The Combine are an underground group of high-tech, powerful, and influential individuals. Their goal is to eradicate the weak and replace them with a superior race of people based on the principle of “survival of the fittest.”
They’re intolerant to ignorance, apathy, and dependence. To them, these qualities, and the people who wallow in them, are a disease eating away at the foundation of society, holding back mankind’s progress and evolution.
The Combine’s members aren’t your typical bad guys. They don’t employ bombs or bullets. They aren’t racist or sexist. Ethnicity and gender are meaningless to them; intellect is what they value most. They’ve infiltrated the highest levels of government, business and law enforcement, and recruit only the most talented and driven individuals to join their ranks.
Their vision for the future is one filled with astonishing innovation, unforeseen exploration, and unbound creativity. The key to this utopian world is the very Z-Kron microbe Alex’s Immune System is fighting. As the Black Plague eventually gave rise to the Renaissance, The Combine envisions their Z-Kron Virus giving rise to a second Great Renaissance. They are relentless in achieving this goal, but they have a problem: Alex Hawking.