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Mechtoid Autopsy is a research project in XCOM: Enemy Within.

In-Game Description[]


This robotic cybersuit is designed for a Sectoid pilot. It appears that the suit's cybernetics interfere somehow with the Sectoids' innate mental powers. We should consider this if we decide to apply this type of technology to our own soldiers.

Initial Findings[]

We were only able to recover the suit's central core, although the pilot's corpse also survived intact. The armor itself is quite interesting - the design is highly responsive while still providing extraordinary strength.

Project Report[]

Codename: Goliath

As it appears that the Sectoid creature within this mechanized armor is of the same biological makeup we had seen previously, most of our efforts were spent disassembling and analyzing the inner workings of the armor itself - in close collaboration with Dr. Shen's team, of course. As our soldiers quickly discovered in the field, this suit is equipped with two substantially larger and more powerful plasma weapons when compared with the standard Sectoid equipment. The armor itself provides a great deal of protection to the operator, while also maintaining an impressive degree of mobility. The suit is capable of climbing over rough terrain and seems to have no trouble even with staircases and other obstacles, as it is also maneuverable enough to operate confidently in enclosed spaces.

One of the more interesting discoveries we made while examining this subject is that the suit's armor plating appears to interfere to some degree with the Sectoid pilot's unique mental capabilities. I can assume that this was an unintended consequence of the additional armor plating - the aliens sacrificed what would appear to be an extremely powerful ability as a tradeoff for an increase in sheer combat power. However, it should be noted that the aliens seem to have offset this potential disadvantage by implementing a new technology. A small module located within the armor's core appears to serve as a sort of "amplifier" for these telepathic abilities. When targeted by an allied unit, rather than linking the two, the amplifier seems to takes this power and use it to form a sort of shield around the suit. Our troops should be wary of this capability, as the suit is already quite formidable without the additional shielding in place.

Project Requirements[]

Mechtoid Core

Prerequisites: Obtain Mechtoid core
Research Point Cost: 60 Points
Project Cost: 1 Mechtoid Core

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