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Dark Preed are Preeds that have been possessed and mutated by the Ing. These Darklings appear in Dark Agon Wastes, Dark Torvus Bog and the Ing Hive on Dark Aether in Metroid Prime 2 Echoes. Dark Preeds let off an even deadlier cloud of Nohadin gas than normal Preeds, and the gas is dark purple instead of green. The Ing's possession of the creature increases the gas's potence greatly, and not only does the substance linger for a longer period, but it also expands to cover a larger radius. Due to it being purple it can be much harder to see in the dark world, thus increasing its danger to Samus Aran more than a normal Preed.
"Bioscan complete. Luminoth subject expired 1.86 decacycles ago. Target Luminoth was exposed to heavy amounts of Nohadin gas. This is likely the cause of death."
Curiously, this Luminoth was dated as having died 18.6 Cycles before Samus arrived, although the Space Pirates (and therefore the Preeds) only arrived approximately seven Cycles before that time. Therefore, it would have been impossible for the Luminoth to have been killed by a Dark Preed, or any other type of Preed. No explanation for this discrepancy is given. However, it's possible that the Luminoth inhaled Nohadin gas in some other form, as the scan never explicitly states that the Luminoth was killed by a Preed and it is never stated that Preeds are the only source of Nohadin gas on Aether, or even in the universe.
Theoretical Explanation: Edit
The room the Luminoth was in may have been connected to an underground gas pocket, which could have been leaking Nohadin gas into the room at a level that was fatal to the seemingly unprotected Luminoth, but unable to damage Samus's suit. Preeds may simply be attracted to Nohadin gas, which would explain why they seemed to gather there.
- Doomed Entry
- Dark Forgotten Bridge
- Brooding Ground
- Undertemple Shaft
- Dark Torvus Arena
- Hive Entrance
Morphology: Dark Preed
Darkling-possessed gas-filled cyborg. Darkling enhances target's durability. Destruction of outer body will release a highly toxic cloud.
The aggressive Dark Preeds are often possessed by darklings for aerial hunting missions. The presence of the dark creature makes the small cyborg more durable. The toxic gas carried by a Preed is enhanced by exposure to dark energy, making it considerably more dangerous.
|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