As seen in: Half Life 2
I’ll admit it, I always feel a little bad about taking down synths like Striders, Hunters, and Gunships in Half Life 2. There’s something inherently sad about these animalistic alien beings being forced into a war, most likely against their will and beyond their understanding. The combine dropship epitomizes that for me, this gentle giant that may bring new enemies to the battle, but never directly harming the player. Its shape is even a bit reminiscent of the whale-shark, another creature that’s lumped together with fearsome predators but in reality is mostly harmless.