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Suicide Grunts




There are 2 types of suicide grunts seen in the Halo games so far:

- Halo 3, Reach, and 4's suicide Grunts. These grunts decide to commit suicide when leader units are killed, in hopes of taking down the enemy when they die (let's face it, when a Brute or Elite goes down, what are the chances of a Grunt succeeding). These situations are a "last resort".

- The other type of suicide Grunts are the ones seen in Halo Wars. These were individual units that carried larger-than-normal tanks of methane to make their explosions more deadly. These are unique, as they are actually a dedicated suicide squad. As these units are only available to the Arbiter, Ripa 'Moramee, it's possible that this Arbiter conceived of these units himself and force these Grunts to kamikaze enemies.

Now, as for fiction, neither of these units have ever been seen/mentioned outside of the games. While there is no doubt that Grunts, from time to time, decided to kill themselves when Leaders die on the battlefield, the existence of suicide squads is somewhat questionable. However, a line from Halo Reach seems to suggest that Grunt suidice squads aren't uncommon:


Romeo Company, be advised: we have reports of Covenant suicide squads.
What about the Grunts that do it when they spot you? This can be seen in ONI Alpha Site, Exodus, Composer, and various Spartan Ops missions. These could possibly be the Halo Wars suicide Grunt.

I should also add using active camo nearby Halo 4 Grunts makes them kamikaze.
Well, the ones seen in Halo Wars have larger-than-normal methane tanks and are often under-armed compared to other Grunt units. These Grunt units are unique, and quite obviously put together with the intention of suicidal sacrifice. The Grunts seen on the level Exodus are very similar, minus the larger methane tanks.
In one particular Spartan Ops episodes (I think it was Ep.5 Ch.5) a Phantom drops off about a dozen Grunts, and upon seeing the player, they all go kamikaze, no matter what the player does.

My guess is that Grunt Suicide Squads used to have their own unique armor, but not anymore; now the Covenant either 'encourage' all Grunts to use suicide as an option, or Grunt Suicide Squads just no longer have their own unique armor.

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Suicide Unggoy

Sergeant Major Duvall: "Romeo Company, be advised: we have reports of Covenant suicide squads."
Army trooper: "You gotta be kidding me..."
— UNSC personnel encountering suicide Unggoy during the Fall of Reach.[1]

Unggoy infantry sometimes use suicide tactics as their mode of attack, either out of their own volition or due to specific orders to carry out such attacks; units consisting of the latter are commonly known as suicide Grunts or simply suicide squads.[1][2]


Mainline Unggoy infantry in service of the Covenant and its splinter factions occasionally employ suicide attacks as an act of desperation, often upon the death of their leader, running at the enemy carrying a pair of ignited plasma grenades. Specific Unggoy squads, however, were tasked solely with such tactics in mind. Such "suicide squads" either used plasma grenades or were fitted with special plasma-ignited methane tanks on their harnesses for the sole purpose of igniting them near opposing forces and structures.[3]

Examples of suicide Unggoy deployments during the Human-Covenant War include the Harvest campaign, the Battle for Arcadia, the Battle of the Etran Harborage and the Fall of Reach. According to his UNSC target profile, Ripa 'Moramee frequently used Unggoy in this role.[3]

Simulations of the Battle of Draetheus V in 2554 indicate the use of suicide squads by Merg Vol's remnant of the Covenant.[4] Simulations of the conflicts on Installation 03 and in New Phoenix in July 2557 likewise indicate the use of Unggoy suicide bombers by the reformed Covenant led by Jul 'Mdama.[5]

The suicide Unggoy in service to the Banished are drawn from thrall colonies, where the absence of the environmental hazards of the Unggoy homeworld Balaho, as well as the lack of Covenant oversight, has led to a dramatic increase in the numbers of violently aggressive individuals. The Banished have thus adapted existing indoctrination protocols to turn these Unggoy into legions of suicide bombers. Such squads were used during the Second Ark Conflict in 2559.[2]


"Beware the shiny hiney."
— Jeff Easterling on suicide Grunts.[6]

FPS games[edit]

Occasionally during combat in Halo 3 and all subsequent Halo first-person shooters, Grunts will enter a suicidal stage. If their leader is killed, Unggoy may sometimes activate two plasma grenades and rush to the player in an attempt to suicide-bomb them. Headshots can easily deal with them if spotted quickly, but if in large numbers, or if the player does not notice them until too late, they can be a devastating force. They are seen attacking head-on only at ONI Alpha Site where the Suicide Grunts are used in the initial assault inside the structure. If they are killed close to other Suicide Grunts, their dropped plasma grenades may result in impressive chain explosions.

Halo Wars[edit]

Suicide Grunts in Halo Wars are a special unit available only if the Arbiter is the chosen leader. They cost 160 resources, 1 population slot, a tech level of 1, and can be built at the Covenant citadel. Although they are armed with T-25 plasma pistols, their ability to explode (toggled using the 'Y' button by default) makes them effective against vehicles and structures.

They can receive the following upgrades:

  • "Zeal": Speed boost while in suicide mode. 500 resources and a tech level of 2.
  • "Defile": Suicide explosion does extra splash damage. 800 resources and a tech level of 3.

Spartan series[edit]

Grunts perform suicide attacks during certain scripted sequences in Halo: Spartan Assault and Halo: Spartan Strike, often attacking in large waves. As in the rest of the series, it is preferable to dispatch them from a distance with precision weaponry, particularly the magnum (in both games) or the battle rifle (in Spartan Strike). The explosion effect can also aid the player if nearby enemy infantry, such as Jackals or Elites, are caught off-guard by it, and, if lucky, it may also destroy enemy armor as well. The player can also try to avoid the Suicide Grunts' plasma grenades (or at least one of them) by quickly moving backward after meleeing them. One can attempt to calculate the maximum range of the melee attack in order to avoid damage from the plasma explosion further since sometimes the player has to melee them as part of Weekly Challenge Assault Ops. If the player catches a Suicide Unggoy that has not made its suicide charge yet, it will still result in an explosion due to game mechanics.

Halo Wars 2[edit]

  • Info: Anti-infantry, Deadly in numbers, Cannot attack air
  • Tier: 0
  • Cost: Population 2, Supplies 80, Power 40
  • Suicide Grunt upgrade: New "Recruits"
    • Info: Increases squad size
    • Tier: 3
    • Cost: Supplies 0, Power 600

Unlike their Halo Wars counterparts, suicide Grunts in Halo Wars 2 have no weapons. They can be built at the Raid Camp by all Banished leaders besides Yapyap. Unupgraded Suicide Grunts do well against infantry, okay against structures, poorly against vehicles, and cannot attack aircraft. Once "New Recruits" has been researched Suicide Grunts will perform well against structures and okay against vehicles. In Blitz, suicide Grunts cost 60 energy and (unlike in other modes) can destroy aircraft. Using Huragok is one of the lethalest combinations since the player can spawn an endless number of Suicide Grunts through constant healing. Exploded Suicide Grunt will not harm its nearby allies.


  • Depending on how far away they are, the player occasionally doesn't need to kill Suicide Unggoy who charge them. It is only if they get close enough to be a threat does a player have to actively deal with them.
  • In the Halo: Reach level Exodus, at least on lower difficulties, the player will encounter a squad of Suicide Unggoy that activate their grenades and charge from so far away that if the player hangs back, the squad will kill themselves without getting close enough to be a threat.
  • If the Mythic and/or Tilt skulls are activated, a Suicide Unggoy in Halo 3 and Reach may survive its own explosion. Having dropped its weapon, it will be unable to attack, with the exception of throwing grenades.


  • Closer look in-game in Halo Wars.

  • Another closer look in-game in Halo Wars.

  • A group of Suicide Unggoy in Halo: Reach.

  • closeup of single Unggoy in Halo Wars.

  • Model of the Suicide Grunt for Halo Wars 2.

List of appearances[edit]


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Suicide Grunt is a zombie that appears in Zombie Army Trilogy and Zombie Army 4: Dead War, this zombie whose only attack consists of running towards the player screaming and detonating a grenade when he has reached his target. This causes a high amount of damage, but does not deal lethal damage to the player. He dies from a single shot, and explodes shortly after, dealing damage to everyone around him. He can also be kicked, but will explode and cause damage to the player. They ware a Nazi Swastika armband on their head, and a Waffen SS uniform. The best way to deal with a Suicide Grunt is to snipe them before they get too close.


  • Quite often, a Suicide Grunt will place its grenade in its mouth before it detonates.
  • Suicide Grunts sometimes shout ''Halten Sie!'' which is German, and means ''Hold it!'' or ''Stop!''. He will also shout "Tötet Sie!" which is German, and means "Kill them!".
  • Historically, these kinds of enemies behave and resemble Japanese Kamikazes, who were well known by Allied forces to commit to suicidal tactics in desperate moves to win the war for the Axis powers. Several of which using similar explosives to the grunts to kill nearby enemies should things go south.
  • A well placed sniper shot at a Suicide Grunt while they are in a crowd of zombies is a popular, crowd-clearing tactic as it saves explosive consumables.

Zombie Army 4: Dead War[]

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The Suicider are much like the Zombie Army Trilogy counterpart however, they have less clothes and no arms. They already carry two grenades in their mouths and ignited sticks of dynamite strapped on their bodies. Suiciders can also be summoned by Suicide Generals and are used as ammunition for Hitler's Hell Machine.

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In the Terminal Error Mission DLC Suiciders carry Electric Grenades and instead of exploding after death they Electrifies everyone around it.

Halo 3 ODST AI Battle - Endless Kamikaze Grunt Waves

The girl undresses completely and kneels down. Then he bends forward and presses his face to the floor. Holds his hands behind his head.

Grunt suicide

He just took ready-made models and painted pictures from them, and I stood in this chain much higher than the artist. I was able to remake a woman. I woke up before Nastya and looked at her for a long time. The cheek she pressed against the pillow flushed.

Halo 3 ODST AI Battle - Endless Kamikaze Grunt Waves

I poured my boss at work, so you know how kind she immediately became. - If only I had him, my mother would let me go for a walk until late. I pulled a jar out of my pocket and shook it in front of his nose. - I give it. If you add to food or tea twice a day, then a person becomes kind, as.

Now discussing:

Some women, it turns out, are not really women. What he saw was discouraging. Only now I realized that everything in my pants is staked. The member was about to explode.

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