Advanced Manipulator Device, Advanced Blink Pack
A highly modified version of the Mastermind, it can mind control several units in a single area. Highly effective, it could mind control an entire population within days of arriving. It still retains the ability to control a single unit, and can be used at the same time as its area ability, if need be.
Little remains known about this unit. Even among the Scrin, the origins of the Prodigy remain unknown. Its birth is speculated by many to be a result of dark experiments conducted by Traveler, involving genetic engineering and inbreeding, or it could've been an experiment gone horribly wrong with a Mastermind. It is known however, that the spawn of these creatures can be planted onto human brains, resulting in 'human' mind control units loyal to the Scrin, called Cultists.
With a personal Blink pack, it can teleport anywhere in the battlefield. Notably, a Prodigy would covertly transport itself into an area, causing anyone under its control to inexplicably attack their side. The Prodigy also has the ability to teleport units at its location, using the chaos to its advantage to send in reinforcements. A Prodigy can also go into an Eradicator Hexapod, granting the Eradicator's ability to teleport.
Despite its awesome power, the Prodigy can not use its mind control on Epic Units. Its area mind control is limited to ground forces, and cannot affect aircraft (although it's still capable of controlling a single aircraft while it's on the ground). Also, the unit lacks a direct weapon to defend itself. Worse still, because of its power, enemy Commanders make the Prodigy the first target to eliminate.
- Can take over units and buildings,
- Can take over multiple units at a time,
- Can utilize the blink pack for fast movement,
- Can teleport units,
- Wreaks havoc on enemy units,
- Fast moving,
- Expensive and tier 3,
- Relatively weak,
- Vulnerable to anti-infantry units and base defenses,
- No defense if not controlling another unit.