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An opposite-polarity system is a shield projector used by Quad Command Modules and Ingsmashers, and their Darkling counterparts. Designed by the Luminoth, these beams project a shield of light or dark energy over either mechanism in combat. The Quad CM fires blasts of the respective energy at Samus while continuously strafing, while the Ingsmasher will hold out its arm and try to ram Samus. The system can be countered through the use of a beam of the opposite polarity, e.g. Dark Beam on a light shield.
Mechanism: Quad CM
Rogue combat drone.
Command Module relies on ranged attacks. Beam shield can be breached by opposite-polarity systems.
A Quad is formed of two components: the quadruped Main Body and the flying Command Module. The units can function independently, or linked together, as the need arises.
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.
The Ing discovered they could possess and control artificially intelligent machines as well as normal beings. They soon turned 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.
Rogue assault drone.
Mechanoid capable of generating earth-shattering shock waves. Energy shield can be breached with opposite-polarity beam systems.
Designed to fight alongside the Luminoth, the Ingsmasher now seeks to destroy them. In close combat, it smashes its energized fists into the earth to send out powerful shock waves, then pulverizes any immobile prey. It will fire salvos of missiles at long-distance quarry. 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, however, damaging the Ingsmasher in the process.