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Metal Devil or the FAS-BOR7 Horus is ancient war machine manufactured by Faro Automated Solutions as part of the Peacekeeper line of automated defense systems. Derelict Metal Devils can be occasionally seen, their massive size jutting out of mountain ranges.

Appearance

Metal Devils are massive squid- and crab-like machines. With massive flexible, armored tendrils with large rock drills at their tips, and a sinister look the Metal Devils are the ultimate personification of "evil".

Numerous derelicts can often be seen at ancient battle sites, where their tendrils had smashed openings in the underground bunkers and facilities of the Old Ones.

History

Designed in the mid-21st century by Faro Automated Solutions, the Metal Devil (then known as Horus) was a Titan war machine designed to lay waste to all in its path, with a primary purpose of destroying fortifications and tunneling into bunkers. When the "glitch" caused all Faro machines to turn on humanity, whole landscapes were destroyed or consumed by the Metal Devils in their ravenous, never-ending search for biomass as fuel. There may not have been many made or they were unable to self-replicate because all the Metal Devils that have been found are destroyed derelicts, slain giants now being buried beneath the sand and snow of the new world.

However, after the Spire transmitted a kill-code protocol that shuts down the Eclipse's machine army and HADES flees its core, Sylens brought the evil intelligence to the wreck of a mostly intact Metal Devil looming out of the desert sand, possibly with the hope of giving HADES a new, destructive body in exchange for knowledge. This is possible as the Eclipse have been trying to resurrect the Metal Devils as well as recovering new war machines from them.

Abilities

It is unknown just what these Titans were capable of and, hopefully, the inhabitants of the New World will never have to learn. However, they did seem to serve as mobile factories or transports, as the Eclipse recovered many new and intact Deathbringers from the wrecks of Metal Devils.

The massive, half-mile long tentacles are tipped with huge rock drills, allowing them to tunnel into hidden bunkers and smash buildings to rubble. They also may have other weapon systems onboard, but none have been identified.

Trivia

  • Just like Corrupters and Deathbringers, the Metal Devil's original designation, Horus, is a reference to Ancient Egypt.
    • Horus is one of the first established Egyptian gods and one of the most important in the Egyptian religion. Horus was a god over many things, but most importantly he was the god of the sky and war.

Gallery

Machines
Acquisition Class Charger - Lancehorn - Rockbreaker - Scrapper - Snapmaw - Trampler
Combat Class Fire Bellowback - Freeze Bellowback - Sawtooth - Stalker - Stormbird - Ravager - Thunderjaw
Recon Class Watcher (Redeye Watcher) - Glinthawk - Longleg - Tallneck
Transport Class Behemoth - Broadhead - Grazer - Shell-Walker - Strider
Other Corrupted Machines - Corruptor - Deathbringer - Metal Devil

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