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The Vorti-Cell[1] is a Combine device cut from Half-Life 2. It only exists as concept art.


To be seen in City 17 (and notably the Combine Factories area), the Vorti-Cells were to be used as stations siphoning power from trapped Vortigaunts as Gordon attempted to free them.[1]


The concept and purpose of Vorti-Cells were later recycled in Half-Life: Alyx, with many captive Vortigaunts being used as power sources to power the Vault. However, they are simply held in repurposed and modified prison pods, similar to the ones that Stalkers and later the Vances and Gordon are transported in.


  • In Nova Prospekt, after defeating the Antlion Guard from the showers, Gordon comes across a slave Vortigaunt wearing collars and armbands similar to that of the one sweeping in the City 17 Trainstation, dead on a dentist chair, with electric current directed near it. Although not as complicated as the Vorti-Cell, is seems to be a Combine torture device. In particular, it seems that the machine uses the Vortigaunt's energy against itself.


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