Dark Quad

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Dark Quad
Dark Quad MB.png

The Main Body of a Dark Quad

Games

Metroid Prime 2: Echoes

Creators

Luminoth

Planet(s)
Area(s)
Threat Capacity

Hostile

Attacks
  • Energy blasts
  • Melee attacks
Vulnerabilities
Vulnerable areas

Venting system (body)


Dark Quads are Luminoth-built machines possessed by the Ing. Like their light counterparts, they are separated into a Main Body and a Command Module. Both components are possessed by separate Ing, with the Command Module being possessed by a dominant one.[1]

Properties

The Command Modules use energy based attacks and are protected by an energy shield that can switch between a light and dark polarity.[2] The Main Body uses melee attacks, such as slashing with their legs or spinning.[3] When both components are combined, a Dark Quad is capable of firing a potent energy beam.

While combined, the Command Module is unshielded and vulnerable to any attack. The Main Body is more resilient and can only be damaged when it vents heat, which is done when its spin attack is interrupted or when the Dark Quad fires an energy beam. This exposes a venting system that is vulnerable to the Boost Ball and Bombs.[3] An unattached Command Module's shield can be overloaded by the Light or Dark Beams depending on the shields polarity, opening a window for attack.[2] The shield is incapable of stopping the blast of a Power Bomb, which destroys the Command Module instantly.

Like their light counterparts, a Command Module can attached itself to an unused Main Body if the one it occupied was destroyed. When one approaches a headless body, the body transmits a homing signal; however, this exposes its venting system. The ability to take command of another body is not just limited to a Darkling Main Body: a Dark Command Module is capable of attaching itself to a normal body as well. This can only be observed in the Sanctuary Temple if Samus destroys the Command Module of one of the two Quads in the room prior to its possession.

Samus first battles Dark Quads in the Sanctuary Temple. She encounters them a second and final time when she battles Quadraxis, a large Quad-like mechanoid capable of generating them.

Logbook

Locations

Area Room Number in Room
Sanctuary Fortress Sanctuary Temple
Ing Hive Hive Temple Varies 

See Also

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 "The Ing discovered they could possess and control artificially intelligent machines as well as living beings. They soon turned the loyal Quad drones against the Luminoth, finding the tenacious machines to be quite useful additions to the Horde." —Logbook entry for Dark Quad MB (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "A Quad is formed of two components: the quadruped Main Body and the flying Command Module. These units can function independently, or linked together, as the need arises. The Command Module relies on ranged beam weapon attacks. It can generate a powerful beam shield to protect itself. Opposite-polarity beams can penetrate this shield, however." —Logbook entry for Quad CM (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  3. 3.0 3.1 "A Quad is formed of two components: the quadruped Main Body and the flying Command Module. These units can function independently, or linked together, as the need arises. The Main Body uses melee attacks in battle. Though durable, it needs to vent excess heat from its body. When this happens, it exposes a venting system vulnerable to concussive attacks." —Logbook (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)
  4. "The Ing discovered they could possess and control artificially intelligent machines as well as living beings. They soon turned the loyal Quad drones against the Luminoth, finding the tenacious machines to be quite useful additions to the Horde. A dominant darkling assumes control of the Command Module, forcing the lesser Ing in the Main Body to do its bidding." —Logbook entry for Dark Quad CM (Metroid Prime 2: Echoes)


Language Name Meaning
Japanese スプリッターダークヘッド  Splitter Dark Head  
Japanese スプリッターダークレッグ  Splitter Dark Leg  
Spanish Cabeza del Quad Oscuro  Dark Quad Head  
Spanish Cuerpo del Quad Oscuro  Dark Quad Body  


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