The DASTRO Series is a series of robotic units that serve the Brotherhood of Makuta.
The Alpha-Class DASTRO units began the series, being built as hulking giants with heavy armor and outfitted with many weapons. They were built mainly was warrior-droids, with large, cumbersome fingers which were useless for delicate tasks but perfect for combat.
There are nine units that belong to this class, with the last being the strongest, best-outfitted, and most dangerous.
Currently only one robot is known to exist of this class, which is more capable of delicate tasks like maintenance and constructing/repairing other robots or minions. They are closer to standard size of most beings in the Matoran Universe, and thus also better function as messengers and major-domos.
Known Units Edit
Abilities and Physical Description Edit
DASTRO units are bipedal androids designed for combat and communication.
The robots commonly are outfitted with weapons, usually affixed to the arms or held in hand. They are also outfitted with durable armor, which protects them from attacks and weathering.
The robots are built to know every detail of their inside mechanics, and thus, if they are damaged, or part of them is removed, they can reassemble themselves with little difficulty. They can also automatically upgrade their clockwork systems and internal processors as soon as they are aware a new version is available. They also can learn to use new weapons, and newer versions of the Alpha class and all those of the Beta class can improvise with fallen opponents' weapons as well. Sometimes the Brotherhood makes upgrades or modifications for the robots, but they need only send the bot specs of the mod and it will automatically install it.
The robots often have a power source in their torso, which means a heavy blow to the torso can be terminal to the unit. Their main clockwork systems are contained in their head, to shorten the distance between their sensors and the systems that react to their environment.
The robots' joints are powered by high-torque servos and pistons, often with more then ample power to lift the robot's own weight, and recently enough to give the robot impressive strength. Beta-class robots use a recently discovered new algebraic formula to calculate the power and size of their servos, which allows for more compact design.
All of the robots to date have had a visible cooling system or fluid-filled tubes reaching from their chest to their back.
- Dastrox's name was mainly an attempt at getting a name that started with a D for the list of Altronia Continuity characters, but since the last letter in the acronym represented "Mark 10" nine other robots had to have existed. To give another example, Mark 9 was created, but it was so awesome that Sidd had to give it a part in the story. Both name robots will appear in the near future of the story.
- Dastrox is based off the commando droids and the assassin droids from Star Wars.
- Dasrto-IX is based off Stane's upgraded version of Mark 2 from the Iron Man movie.