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  • Hazardous Environment Combat Unit
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  • The HECU is employed in the first Half-Life franchise game, to "clean up the mess" made in the incident of the Black Mesa Research Facility. They are deployed to eliminate extraterrestrial life, civilian personnel (to ensure that the incident is totally covered up so that the incident can be manipulated) and to regain control of the facility. The journal entries of Adrian Shephard found in Half-Life: Opposing Force’s instruction manual imply that the HECU was preparing for the Black Mesa Incident well in advance of the Resonance Cascade.
  • The Hazardous Environment Combat Unit or HECU is a special operations branch of the U.S. military that specializes in surviving in harsh environments unsustainable to regular soldiers. They are introduced as one of the antagonist factions in the FPS thriller Half-Life, where their job is to combat the oncoming alien invasion at the Black Mesa Research Facility, and silence the facilities science team in a cover-up operation. They are main antagonists to Gordon Freeman, and Barney Calhoun.
Era
Alignment
  • Lawful Good
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Main Language
  • English
Voice
  • *Jon St. John in Opposing Force) *Harry S. Robins *Michael Shapiro
Goals
  • To fight the aliens and regain control of Black Mesa.
  • Destroy Black Mesa.
  • Kill Gordon Freeman.
  • To eliminate anyone with knowledge of the research project and the extraterrestrial life involved.
Origin
  • Half-Life
Skills
  • Ability to set up traps
  • Can call for an airstrike
  • Specially trained to deal with a variety of indoor combat situations and unconventional enemies
  • Possess heavy vehicles, artilleries, fortification skills, ground and air vessels.
  • Well versed in militray tactics
  • Possessing soldiers trained and readied to operate in harsh environments
Clan Name
  • Hazardous Environment Combat Unit
Affiliation
Recruitment
  • 40
Name
  • Hazardous Environment Combat Unit
Type
  • Special Forces
Leadership
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Foundation
  • United States Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command
Entity
  • monster_human_medic_ally
  • monster_drillsergeant
  • monster_human_torch_ally
  • *Half-Life:
  • *Opposing Force: monster_human_grunt_ally
  • monster_apache
  • monster_grunt_repel
  • monster_human_grunt
  • monster_human_grunt_ally_dead
  • monster_human_grunt_dead
  • monster_osprey
  • monster_recruit
Alias
  • HECU
Vehicles
  • See below
Commanders
  • Unknown
Weapons
  • See below
Headquarters
  • Santego Military Base, Arizona
Image size
  • 300
Playing Style
  • PvE
Fullname
  • Hazardous Environment Combat Unit
Equipment
  • *Powered Combat Vest *Tactical Map
Website
  • http://H.E.C.U.Shivtr.com
Capital
Gender
  • Male
Designer
  • *Chuck Jones *Steve Bond *Marc Laidlaw *Stephen Bahl
Size
  • 300
Agents
  • Adrian Shephard
  • HECU engineers
  • HECU grunts
  • HECU medics
  • HECU snipers
  • HECU squad leaders
type of villains
  • Corrupt Military
Main Timezone
  • G.M.T. - 4
Forum Thread
abstract
  • The HECU is employed in the first Half-Life franchise game, to "clean up the mess" made in the incident of the Black Mesa Research Facility. They are deployed to eliminate extraterrestrial life, civilian personnel (to ensure that the incident is totally covered up so that the incident can be manipulated) and to regain control of the facility. The journal entries of Adrian Shephard found in Half-Life: Opposing Force’s instruction manual imply that the HECU was preparing for the Black Mesa Incident well in advance of the Resonance Cascade. The HECU took over the surface areas of Black Mesa (to secure important points and eliminate alien forces), as well as dispatching forces to interior areas, for eliminating both alien and civilian personnel. The HECU's efforts into the Black Mesa Research Facility was superficially successful. By quickly gaining advantage over civilian and extraterrestrial forces, they established a substantial presence within the facility. Black Mesa's civilian personnel failed to put up any notable resistance, as many personnel mistakenly believed that the Marines were going to rescue them, and those who tried to defend the facility against the HECU were outgunned and overwhelmingly outnumbered. Over time, however, the HECU got overwhelmed by organic creatures from Xen. Surviving facility personnel lent their help to Dr. Gordon Freeman, who was able to sneak and fight his way across the facility despite all the HECU's defenses. Dr. Freeman quickly became a priority target of the troops. Their anger toward him is exemplified by the graffiti seen in various chapters, such as "On A Rail," which reads "YORE DEAD FREEMAN" [sic] or "SURRENDER FREEMEN" [sic] and "DIE, FREEMAN" [sic]. Also, in-game two HECU soldiers can be heard mumbling about Freeman, proposing revenge. As the Xen aliens swarmed through Black Mesa and a sinister team of "Black Ops" gained advantage over the military, the HECU, which was suffering appalling casualties, was evacuated as aerial bombardments tore into the facility. The evacuation, however, was woefully incomplete, leaving many Marines behind in the facility in the unenviable position of being caught amongst the forces of the Black Ops, the Xen aliens, and the newly-arrived Race X creatures.
  • The Hazardous Environment Combat Unit or HECU is a special operations branch of the U.S. military that specializes in surviving in harsh environments unsustainable to regular soldiers. They are introduced as one of the antagonist factions in the FPS thriller Half-Life, where their job is to combat the oncoming alien invasion at the Black Mesa Research Facility, and silence the facilities science team in a cover-up operation. They are main antagonists to Gordon Freeman, and Barney Calhoun. In the expansion pack Half-Life: Opposing Force they appear as allies (due to the player taking the role of an HECU soldier Adrian Shephard).
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