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The Archer[1] is an alien cut from Half-Life. It can be found in the game files.


The Archer's model has the size of a small shark. A fish-like creature, it was to be seen and encountered underwater.

Behavior and skills

According to its animations, it was to bite the player, and shoot from its mouth an unknown substance, possibly a toxic spit or water-based projectile, an attack also seen in the Bullsquid and another cut creature Mr. Friendly.


  • Its name is most likely based on that of the real world archerfish, as they share similar behaviors.
  • In the Half-Life mod Azure Sheep, the Archer is fought in combat, mostly in the chapter Liquids, where it bites the player. The sound files used are very distorted Ichthyosaur sounds. It also appears in another mod, Point of View, and the upcoming mod, Half-Life: Absolute Zero.


List of appearances


  1. Half-Life game files
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