Diamont

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Diamont
Spire, the last remaining Diamont

Spire, the last remaining Diamont

Game(s)

Metroid Prime Hunters

Planet of Origin

Mondreus[1]

Notable Subjects

Spire

Status

Extinct

The Diamont are an ancient, silicon-based race whose physiology contains molten ferrous compounds normally found only in a planet's core.[2] The Bounty Hunter Spire is supposedly the last remaining Diamont in existence, and he aspires to solve the mystery of their disappearance.[3]

While little is revealed about them, the fact that Spire can transform at will into the Dialanche, a hypercondensed, spiked ferrous orb, without any technological enhancement suggests that this might be a natural defensive capability of all Diamonts. In this shape, Spire can scale flat surfaces and ram opponents.

Trivia

  • Due to the chemical similarities between silicon and carbon, silicon-based life is a common hypothesis for life outside the regular carbon-based life. Though silicon-based life has never been observed or created, it is often a subject of science fiction.

Etymology

The name Diamont may be derived from a type of phytoplankton, called a Diatom, with a unique silicate cell wall (made of hydrated silicon dioxide). This would be concurrent with the Diamont's silicon-based genetic makeup.

References

  1. "Species: Diamont
    Origins: Mondreus
    " —Introduction (Metroid Prime Hunters)
  2. "Analysis of this creature's physiology indicates the presence of molten ferrous compounds normally found only in a planet's core." —Logbook entry for Spire (Metroid Prime Hunters)
  3. "Spire is the sole remaining member of the Diamonts, an ancient silicon-based lifeform. He hopes that finding the Alimbics' source of ultimate power and solving the mystery of their lost race will help him solve the mystery of his own." Metroid Prime Hunters Instruction Booklet, Pg 54