Morphology: Grapple Guardian
Grapple Beam powered darkling.

The Grapple Guardian is another strange variant of Aether. When a Grenchler is teleported to Dark Aether and possessed by an ING it becomes a Dark Grenchler under normal circumstances. When an ING that has the Grapple Beams energy possessed a Grenchler the Grapple Guardian was created. Now instead of electrical shots this creature fires a thin grapple energy beam at a target. It is believed the ING infection tripled the Grenchlers size.

To capture and kill prey the Grapple Guardian corners the creature of its choice. Than the creature snags its prey with the Grapple rendering it nearly paralyzed. If the creature is small enough the Grapple Guardian will swallow it immediately but if it is larger the Grapple Guardian will try to wound the creature by beating it with its horn. Since only one Grapple Guardian exists it can’t reproduce.

When Samus Aran defeated the Grapple Guardian she regained the Grapple Beam ability through the dead ING. Even though the creature was made much larger and stronger due to ING infection its weak point stayed the same. The back plating was still the weakest part of the creatures’ body.

Well-armored target utilizes Grapple Beam to ensnare enemies. Weak spots detect- ed: back shell and eye. Uses special attack when angered. This darkling Grenchler has absorbed the power of the Grapple Beam. It will fire the beam to snare potential meals and pull them into its waiting jaws. The beam is powerful, and can attach to most surfaces, including your armor. Its eye region is sensitive; damage in the area can induce a state of anger in the target. A weak spot under the back shell is a prime target as well. When angered, it will use a special attack.