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HRUNTING Mark III [S] Cyclops

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HRUNTING Mark III [S] Cyclops
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Production information

Manufacturer:

Product line:

Cyclops

Model:

Mark III [S]

Technical specifications

Length:

3.4 meters (11.2 ft)[1]

Width:

4.8 meters (15.7 ft)[1]

Height:

4.9 meters (16.1 ft)[1]

Mass:

4.5 metric tons (4.4 LT; 5.0 ST)[1]

Armament:

Wrist-mounted autocannon

Crew:

One pilot

Usage

Role(s):

Affiliation:

United Nations Space Command

 

"You sending a vehicle after me? Suckers."
— A Cyclops pilot during the Second Ark Conflict.[3]

The HRUNTING Mark III [S] Exoskeleton is a variant in the long-running line of Cyclops powered exoskeletons, a part of the UNSC's Project: HRUNTING.[1]

Overview[edit]

Design details[edit]

The [S] variant of the Cyclops features a refactored exoskeleton and completely original control software written by Serina. It is equipped with a wrist-mounted autocannon that gives it more combat utility in the field, and is generally considered easier and faster to operate even with this weaponry and armour. However, it lacks the raw strength of its combat engineering counterparts.[2]

Development history[edit]

The Mark III [S]' origins lie in various Lethbridge Industrial files present on Arcadia in 2531. The files were "recovered" by Serina, the Smart AI of UNSC Spirit of Fire, during the Battle for Arcadia in that year, and used as a basis for her redesign of existing HRUNTING Mark III (B) Cyclops suits already aboard Spirit of Fire inventory. The design schematics for the Mark III [S] were passed onto Spirit of Fire after Serina's death, and were later used by Isabel as a base on which to improve with modern UNSC cyberlink protocols and module concepts.[1]

Variants[edit]

Operational history[edit]

During the Second Ark Conflict, the crew of the UNSC Spirit of Fire used modified Cyclopes to combat Banished forces.[3]

In-game information[edit]

Halo Wars 2[edit]

Cyclops

  • Info: Anti-Vehicle, Fast moving, Heavy armor, Cannot attack air
  • Tier: 2
  • Cost: Population 4, Supplies 120, Power 120

Cyclops upgrade: Shock rounds

  • Info: Weapon upgrade, Shots slow vehicles, Increased damage
  • Tier: 3
  • Cost: Supplies 0, Power 700

Unlike its Halo Wars counterpart, the Cyclops in Halo Wars 2 is an anti-vehicle unit armed with a gun, though it still cannot attack aircraft, and only does okay against structures and poorly against infantry. In addition, the Cyclops is no longer able to repair ground vehicles and structures; this role is instead filled by the Nightingale. The Cyclops can be built at the Barracks by all UNSC leaders.[3] In Blitz, Cyclops cost 30 energy, Reactive Cyclops cost 50 energy, and a Veteran Cyclops cost 70 energy. Morgan Kinsano has her own personal Cyclops equipped with dual M7057 flamethrowers.

Gallery[edit]

List of appearances[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Halo Encyclopedia (2022 edition), page 147
  2. ^ a b c Halo Wars 2, Phoenix Logs - Cyclops
  3. ^ a b c Halo Wars 2, Cyclops unit