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This article is about the cut Civil Protection unit. For the cut Part-human, part-Synth unit, see Combine Guard.
The Combine Guard is a part-human, part-Synth unit. The Combine Guard was apparently the first humanoid unit to have been suggested, and was probably an early higher ranked Civil Protection unit, like the Elite Metro Cop. Concept art from Half-Life 2: Raising the Bar shows a soldier with a long trench coat inspired in part by the German SS uniforms of World War II. The different helmet versions were the basis of the final Metro Cop and the Overwatch Soldier. The Combine Guard was to use a shotgun instead of a XM29 OICW.