The Hunter, originally known as the Mini Strider, is a fast and agile synth used by the Combine as a scout and escort. The Hunter's body and legs are partially encased in an iridescent blue-green carapace. The synth is tripedal, much like the Strider; it has three muscular legs attached to the sides & back of its body, ending in a pair of extremely sharp barbs. On the left side of the Hunter's body are what appear to be three compound eyes, and a pair of vertically aligned fléchette launchers are located on the Synth's front; although it could be argued that the fléchette ports double as optics as well, given that they have apertures which are used in cameras to stop too much light from entering. Located directly underneath the launchers are two small limbs tipped with metal blades for impaling targets, behind those and on the back are two oval shaped orifices possibly for breathing, vocalizations, or both.

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