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! This is a rare creature/object. It may only be scanned in one or few encounters.




A Dark Quad is a Quad robot possessed by the Ing. This Darkling, like its Aether counterpart, is in fact made up of two individual machines: the flying Command Module and the four-legged Main Body. Both of these are scannable in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes as two separate entities. Samus can blast off their heads with the Light Beam, then deactivate the body with the Boost Ball, or disable the body first and attack the head as it floats around on its own.

The scan of the Command Module states that, when a Quad robot is targeted for possession, a dominant Ing assumes ownership of the Command Module and forces a submissive Ing into the Main Body to receive the former's orders. It is unspecified if the two compete with each other in order to determine which parts they will inhabit, or if an individual Ing simply calls upon a lower ranking member of its species. The Ing Horde used these robots as guards within the Ing Hive.

Quadraxis was capable of releasing Dark Quads from an opening underneath its Head Module in order to aid it during the battle against Samus in the Hive Temple.

Logbook entriesEdit

Dark Quad MB

Temporary scan

Mechanism: Dark Quad MB
Darkling-possessed combat drone.
Ing possession strengthens target. Main Body specializes in close combat. Boost attack can disrupt its vortex spin.

Logbook entry

The Ing discovered they could possess and control artificially intelligent machines as well as normal beings. They soon turned to the loyal Quad right against the Luminoth, finding the machines to be quite useful additions to the Horde.

Dark Quad CM

Temporary scan

Mechanism: Dark Quad CM
Darkling-possessed combat drone.
Ing possession strengthens target. Command Module relies on ranged attacks. Beam shield can be breached by opposite-polarity systems.

Logbook entry

The Ing discovered they could possess and control artificially intelligent machines as well as normal beings. They soon turned to the loyal Quad right against the Luminoth, finding the machines to be quite useful additions to the Horde. A dominant darkling assumes control of the Command Module, forcing the lesser Ing into its body to do its bidding.

TriviaEdit

Mp2 quad hybrid

A "hybrid Quad" with a Dark head and a Light body.

  • Dark Quads are only found in 2 locations throughout the game: entering the Sanctuary Temple for the first time enroute to the Energy Controller (these are replaced by Mekenobites upon returning) and the Hive Temple during the Quadraxis fight.
  • Upon entering the Sanctuary Temple the first time, should Samus shoot one of the two Quads found in the chamber before leaping down and activating the cutscene, the targeted Quad will pursue her as soon as she lands. This prevents one of the Quads from being possessed in the cutscene. As a result, this makes it one of the few, if only, rooms where both a dark and light counterpart of the same enemy can exist at the same time. Neither attack the other, either due to it not being programmed into the game or because the rogue machines are in league with the Ing. Interestingly, should Samus destroy the body of one and the head of the other, the remaining parts will still combine, creating a hybrid of both light and dark entities.
  • Like the Dark Troopers, scanning the lower body of a Dark Quad post-defeat will show that it is no longer possessed.

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