The Combine, abbreviated as CMB and referred to as "Our Benefactors" in propaganda, is the title of an immense and powerful inter-dimensional organisation, composed of a massive variety or both allied and enslaved species. It is the Primary Antagonistic Force in the game Half Life 2. The goal of the Combine is to build a massive inter-dimensional empire known as the Universal Union and dominate the Half-Life Multiverse.
The Combine Empire sprawls across countless parallel universes and is composed of an unknown, but likely massive, amount of sentient species. The leaders of The Combine Empire still remains anonymous but it is clear that the an alien species called The Advisors are the ones responsible for maintaining control over the Earth. The Combine military is filled with a massive amount of bio engineered alien species, known as Synths. This essentially lead to the creation of an army Super-Soldiers, a highly mobile and effective military force to be reckon with, able to adapt in almost every environment throughout the Multiverse.
The Combine has also access to extremely advanced teleportation technologies. They are able to expand their empire throughout the the Multiverse by teleporting their forces to any desired Universe they want to gain control of. At some point, the Combine discovered a series of portal storms on the human home world Earth, and in response to this, they came to the Earth, destroyed the entire Earth military force in mere hours and conquered the Universe the Earth was in. However, Gordon Freeman, along with the Resistance, were able to push back the Combine, destroyed their main Base of operations on Earth, The Citadel, and successfully driven the Combine off the Earth and the remaining Combine forces on Earth are force to retreat and are trying to call for reinforcements.
Powers and Stats
Tier: At least 9-A to 8-C with Striders Warp Cannon. 7-B with Dark Energy. Their full potential is Unknown
Name: The Combine Empire, CMB, Our Benefactors, Universal Union
Holdings: Countless number of Universes, Earth, The Combine Overworld, Home planets of the Nihilanth, Vortigaunt, Headcrab and Antlion species.
Powers and Abilities: FTL travel, energy weapons, Teleportation, Inter-dimensional portals, control of dark energy, "synthing" (The technology to turn organic beings into synths, such as the Strider and Combine Gunship)
Attack Potency: At least, Small Building level (Combine Soldiers are armed with deadly Pulse rifles with a dark energy launcher attack to it) to Building level with Striders Warp Cannon. City level with Dark Energy (Dark Energy Core of the Citadel destroyed City 17). Unknown (Various official sources states that the Combine controls countless number of Universes and are indeed trying to Dominate the Multiverse)
Lifting Strength: Unknown
Striking Strength: Unknown
Stamina: Virtually Inexhaustible since it is fueled by Dark Matter
Standard Equipment: Weapons powered by Dark Energy, Inter-dimensional Teleporters, APC trucks, Rollermines, Combine Dropships, Razor Trains, Manhacks, vocoders, thumpers, turrets, shields powered by dark energy, city scanners, Combine Autogun, cybernetic enhancements (varied depending on troop), hunter choppers, hopper mines.
Intelligence: Extremely High (Created portals that allows them to travel to other Universes, uses Dark Energy, an undetectable force, as a fuel source for their Technologies
Weaknesses: Despite their technological advancements, their are unable to teleport from one point to another point in the same Universe, where else they are capable of traveling outside reality to other Universes.
Civil Protection: Quasi Police force of the Combine Earth Branch, they are the everyday law enforcement of the Combine and regularly stage raids on rebel targets
Standard Soldier The Standard human soldier of the Combine Overwatch, enhanced with cybernetics that remove the possibility of disloyalty and specially trained. Their is a shotgun wielding version of the standard soldier who is more aggressive in combat than the normal soldiers
Elite Soldiers Far more cybernetic-ally enhanced than the standard soldier, these humans have excellent aim and are given state of the art armor. They have deadly dark energy secondary fire options on their weapons which disintegrates anything organic it touches.
HunterA tripod alien species armed with flechette launchers and touch hide. Highly intelligent and often works together in packs
Pod Scanner Flying synth units that act as mobile cameras. They are protected by their thick hide and can carry hopper mines to the battlefield. Often works with striders to find enemies.
Strider Giant Building sized tripod with extremely tough exoskeleton and armed with dark energy powered gatling guns and a warp cannon.
Combine Gunship Flying assault unit that often works with ground troops and striders.
Combine Dropship heavily armored synth that carries containers full of troops. extremely high durability and is unkillable in game
Mortar Synth not much is known about these units and are seen only in the citadel
Crab Synth Not much is known about these units and are seen only in the citadel
Advisors Slug like creatures capable of flight with enhancements on their bodies. capable of telekinesis and are a high ranking species in the Empire
Wallace Breen A human and the administrator to the Earth Combine Branch and formerly the Administrator to Black Mesa. He answers to the Advisors and has complete control of the Combine forces.
Head Crabs Parasitic crab like aliens from xen. Although not formally allied with the Combine Empire they are often used to flush out resistance cells.