Dark Ingsmashers are Ingsmashers that have been possessed by the Ing. They are similar in appearance to the Ingsmasher, but with a characteristic black-and-purple Ing texture on their armor plating. Dark Ingsmashers are slightly more resilient than their non-possessed brethren, with a weakness to Light energy. However, they still use an opposite-polarity system where they project light or dark energy, sometimes requiring Samus to fire at them with the Dark Beam. With this, except for the Emperor Ing itself, the Dark Ingsmashers are the pinnacle of Ing abilities to control light energy without harm. Dark Ingsmashers serve as sentinels in the Ing Hive, but unlike their light counterparts, they tend to respawn, however seldomly. The easiest way to defeat them is for Samus to drop a Power Bomb, incinerating the Ingsmasher immediately. Dark Ingsmashers appear in two locations: the Hive Portal Chamber and Hive Reactor.
Mechanism: Dark Ingsmasher
Darkling-possessed assault drone.
Mechanoid target enhanced by Ing possession. Target has darkling weakness to light energy as well.
Once the Ing discovered they could possess intelligent machines, the mighty Ingsmashers were top priority targets for the Horde. The drones retain all of their attacks-shock wave fists and missile launchers. It uses an energy shield in battle that can be adjusted to protect against a variety of beam weapons. The shield can be overloaded by opposite-polarity beams.
|Guardians||Amorbis • Chykka • Quadraxis|
|Darklings||Chykling • Corrupted Sentreye • Dark Alpha Splinter • Dark Blogg • Dark Diligence Drone • Dark Grenchler • Dark Ingsmasher • Dark Missile Trooper • Dark Phlogus • Dark Pirate Commando • Dark Pirate Trooper • Dark Preed • Dark Quad MB/CM • Dark Shredder • Dark Splinter • Dark Tallon Metroid • Darkling Tentacle • Dark Trooper • Dark War Wasp • Nightbarb • Dark Luminoth|
|Hybrids||Asborean • Chozo Statue • Darkling • Dark Samus • Dark Suit • Light Suit • PED Suit • Samus Aran • Unnamed Suit|
|Bio/Mechanical||Aurora Unit • B.O.X. Security Robot • Cortex Chamber • Dark Diligence Drone • Dark Ingsmasher • Dark Quad • Fusion Suit • Mother Brain • Nightmare • Quadraxis • SA-X • Space Pirate Boarding Pod|
|Cyborgs|| Crash Pillar • Cyborg Zebesian • Ghor (-G) • Kyratian • Leviathan Battleship • Pirate Militia • Preed (Dark) • Puffer Mine • Ridley (Meta/Omega) • Samus Aran • Slench • Space Pirate • Weavel • Zebesian |
Large Leviathan-class armed ship • U-ton