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The goal of the ADVENT/Alien project is the perfection of this entity.
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The Elders' own bodies have degenerated to a substantial degree. The goal of the ADVENT/Alien Avatar project is the perfection of this entity - a new perfect body for an Ethereal to inhabit, with high psionic ability, speed and agility, and a blank slate with no existing mind to interfere with the Ethereal's control.
  
Physically, it actually resembles your own Psionic soldiers, save for a shock of wild, white hair, and a detail-obscuring faceplate, and it's own unique Psionic Repeater rifle. In actuality, it is a hybrid creature: the genetic soup of countless human beings have been processed and integrated with the DNA of both the Ethereal elders and various alien races.
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Physically, it actually resembles your own Psionic soldiers, save for a shock of wild, white hair, and a detail-obscuring faceplate, and it's own unique Psionic Repeater rifle. In actuality, it is a hybrid creature: the result of rendering down countless human beings, especially those with psionic potential, in to genetic soup, then adding alien and elder DNA.
  
Like the Codex, it is capable of teleportation, and will do so after every time it takes damage. Fortunately, it is not capable of cloning itself. It makes up for this by having a much heftier health pool. it does have a tendency of staying close with it's reactive teleports, giving you a chance to move in for a high-damage flank with other soldiers. It also has the Rift ability, as well as Mind Control and Psi Lance.
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Like the Codex, it is capable of teleportation, and will do so after every time it takes damage. Fortunately, it is not capable of cloning itself. It makes up for this by having a much heftier health pool. it does have a tendency of staying close with it's reactive teleports, sometimes giving you a chance to move in for a high-damage flank with other soldiers. It has the Dimension Rift ability, as well as Mind Control. Avatars are immune to Disorient, so their Mind Control is hard to break - you may want to bring a Solace Psi Operative along when you're expecting to face one.
  
Your first encounter with this being will be after you're prompted to Skulljack a living Codex: much like how you encountered the first Codex after Skulljacking an ADVENT Captain, the Avatar will appear in response to this latest objective (and like the Codex 'brains', even if the mission ends with an evac, you do recover the corpse automatically). Fortunately, this will be the only 'random' encounter with it.
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Your first encounter with this being will be after you're prompted to Skulljack a living Codex: much like how you encountered the first Codex after Skulljacking an ADVENT Officer, the Avatar will appear in response to this latest objective (and like the Codex 'brain', even if the mission ends with an evac, you recover the corpse automatically). Fortunately, this will be the only 'random' encounter with it.
  
After killing it, you are prompted to complete any and all other Blacksite/Avatar-related Shadow Project research, then doing a final project to unlock the last two missions: one to hijack the main ADVENT control tower to expose the Administration's evil (you will have only 3 soldiers on this mission), and another to assault the underwater alien base, in perhaps a callback to the battle of [[T'leth]]. In this final mission, ''your'' mind will be 'riding shotgun' in the Avatar corpse, and will be a seventh soldier in this final battle: much like the Volunteer, Your Avatar must live to the end of the final battle.
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The only other time you'll encounter enemy Avatars is in the final room of the [[Storyline Missions (XCOM2)#Alien Fortress|final mission]]. Three alien Avatars will attack you, and defeating them completes the game. In the final mission, you also control an Avatar of your own, inhabited by you, the Commander.
  
At the end of the Alien Base, you will encounter a room with many areas of cover, more portal gates, and multiple Avatars. After a cutscene, the first one will be on a raised platform up high in the middle of the room-- and can be flanked from the left path, being spotted by a soldier in concealment and a Sharpshooter squadsighting from the full cover pillar near the statuary. It will move to engage you when spotted/wounded (and the game may glitch if Exectuted via a Repeater. Then as the turns progress, more will spawn in from the other portals, accompanied by alien pods of varying composition and threat level. Killing all the Avatars wins the game, so keeping away from the other aliens to focus on the Avatar may work as a last stand, even if means continuously falling back through the level to keep ahead of the aliens.
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Latest revision as of 14:18, 22 October 2018

The Elders' own bodies have degenerated to a substantial degree. The goal of the ADVENT/Alien Avatar project is the perfection of this entity - a new perfect body for an Ethereal to inhabit, with high psionic ability, speed and agility, and a blank slate with no existing mind to interfere with the Ethereal's control.

Physically, it actually resembles your own Psionic soldiers, save for a shock of wild, white hair, and a detail-obscuring faceplate, and it's own unique Psionic Repeater rifle. In actuality, it is a hybrid creature: the result of rendering down countless human beings, especially those with psionic potential, in to genetic soup, then adding alien and elder DNA.

Like the Codex, it is capable of teleportation, and will do so after every time it takes damage. Fortunately, it is not capable of cloning itself. It makes up for this by having a much heftier health pool. it does have a tendency of staying close with it's reactive teleports, sometimes giving you a chance to move in for a high-damage flank with other soldiers. It has the Dimension Rift ability, as well as Mind Control. Avatars are immune to Disorient, so their Mind Control is hard to break - you may want to bring a Solace Psi Operative along when you're expecting to face one.

Your first encounter with this being will be after you're prompted to Skulljack a living Codex: much like how you encountered the first Codex after Skulljacking an ADVENT Officer, the Avatar will appear in response to this latest objective (and like the Codex 'brain', even if the mission ends with an evac, you recover the corpse automatically). Fortunately, this will be the only 'random' encounter with it.

The only other time you'll encounter enemy Avatars is in the final room of the final mission. Three alien Avatars will attack you, and defeating them completes the game. In the final mission, you also control an Avatar of your own, inhabited by you, the Commander.