Two hagworms in Half-Life



This creature is from the original, 1998/99 HλLF-LIFE video game. For more context you can refer to those two articles :


  • Base Of Operations: Xen.
  • Size: Grub-sized.


Powers and Abilities

Hagworms are more of an annoyance than a threat. They appear in swarms underwater and mob (in DC Heroes RPG terms, a Team Attack) anyone in their path.


The Black Mesa complex is a private high-tech research installation (with strong ties to the U.S. government) located somewhere in the American Southwest. An accident in the Anomalous Materials Lab caused a dimensional breach into the world known as Xen.

Hagworms are one of the more innocuous creatures to fall through the breach.


White grubs with a mouth at one end filled with tiny, razor-sharp teeth. They usually appear in swarms of 10-30.



DC Universe History

This would be a moderate-level threat to the Earth, probably a good challenge for Young Justice or a similarly-powered team. It might be a good solo challenge for Batman.

Game Stats — DC Heroes RPG

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Dex: 01 Str: 00 Bod: 01 Motivation: Nihilist
Int: 00 Wil: 00 Min: 01 Occupation: Mindless Obstruction
Inf: 00 Aur: 00 Spi: 01 Resources {or Wealth}: NA
Init: 01 (03) HP: 00

Claws: 01, Sealed Systems: 05, Shrinking: 09, Water Freedom: 03

Bonuses and Limitations:
Shrinking is Always On and reduces STR and Weight (Hagworm OV against Physical Attacks underwater is 12).

SPR: No Hands, Fatal Vulnerability (Being Out of Water), Misc: Nonsentient.

By Mark A. Ayen.

Helper(s): Half-Life Official Strategy Guide.

Source of Character: Half-Life PC Action Game.