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Porcupine - Emblem
Porcupine
General information
Classification Human
Gender Male
Affiliation and military information
Affiliation Global Cortex
Occupation Raven
Rank Global Cortex Arena Rank C-5
Craft AC Barbed Wire
Real world information
Appearances Silent Line: Armored Core
Armored Core: Silent Line Portable

Porcupine is a Raven affiliated with Global Cortex. He is ranked C-5 in the Arena where he is one of the handful of melee-specialized AC pilots.

Biography[]

Porcupine is one of the Ravens contracted by Global Cortex to destroy the power core of an old facility supposedly connected to the Silent Line. The strike team included him, Calamity, Carom, Ice, Surface, and XA-26483. Once they reach the facility, the Ravens quickly split up, with Porcupine being the first of the Ravens to clear out a sector. He clears Sectors A01 and A18 but the latter is deemed impassible. Afterwards, Porcupine travels to Sector B04 where he is surrounded by enemy units and killed. He is the second Raven to fall. Despite this loss, XA-26483 eventually destroys the power core, thus completing the team's mission.[1]

Quotes[]

"Destroy Power Core"[]

  • Sector A01 clear. There's nothing here.
  • Sector A18 clear. It's impassible!
  • They've got me surrounded in sector B04...uaahhh!

AC Barbed Wire[]

Barbed Wire is a lightweight two-legged AC equipped with an OB core, laser blade arms, and dual chainguns. It is capable of using its chainguns without kneeling, an indication that Porcupine uses OP-INTENSIFY.

Barbed Wire
Classification: Armored Core
Porcupine

AC Performance:

ATK PWR: E
DEF PWR: E
MOBILITY: B

EN SUP: A
COOLING: D
SUPPORT: D

Overall: C

Parts:

Head: CHD-01-ATE
Core: CCL-01-NER
Arms: KAW-SAMURAI2
Legs: CLL-03A-SRVT
Booster: CBT-FLEET
FCS: AOX-F/ST-6
Generator: MGP-VE905
Radiator: RMR-SA44

Inside: -
Extension: -
Back Unit R: CWB-DC-150
Back Unit L: CWB-DC-150
Arm Unit R: -
Arm Unit L: -

Optional parts: OP-INTENSIFY
Stats:

AP: 6,692
Arm Weight: 1,311 / 3,141
Leg Weight: 4,475 / 4,535
Weight: 6,315
EN Consumption: 4,779 / 9,943
EN Capacity: 43,000
EN Supply: 5,164
Total Firepower: 3,956
Defensive Points: 2,209

Stability: 2,258
Moving Ability: 974
Turning Speed: 105
Rising Ability: 3,316
Cooling: 3,882
Radar Ability: -
Sensor Ability: 250
FCS Performance: 2,025

Paint:

Head:

Pattern: Normal

Core:

Pattern: Normal

Right Arm:

Pattern: Normal

Left Arm:

Pattern: Normal

Legs:

Pattern: Normal

Weapons:

Back Unit R: Black
Back Unit L: Black
Arm Unit R: -
Arm Unit L: -


Gameplay[]

He is one of the Ravens participating in the mission "Destroy Power Core". Much like the other allied NPCs, Porcupine's involvement in the mission is purely off-screen. After clearing out two sectors, he moves into Sector B04, where he is killed by the base's defenders.

In the Arena, Porcupine is ranked C-5 and can be challenged once the player defeats Rank C-6 pilot Solo. Porcupine is partnered with Eclair in the Extra Arena where they hold the title of the eighth-highest ranked team. Both specialize in close-range blade combat and not only use lightweight high-speed ACs but also equip laser blade weapon arms.

Arena profile[]

This lightweight AC design suits the pilot to a tee, providing him with the speed he needs in order to execute close-in attacks with his favorite weapon, the blade. When unable to close on an opponent, the dual chain guns are brought to bear.[2]


Gallery[]

Trivia[]

  • Porcupine refers to rodents with a coat of sharp spines, or quills, that defend them from predators. Porcupines are indigenous to the Americas, Southern Asia, Europe, and Africa.
  • A barbed wire is a type of steel fencing wire constructed with sharp edges or points arranged at intervals along the strand. After its invention, barbed wires were widely used during wars to protect people and property from unwanted intrusion. Nowadays, the barb wire is more commonly used for agricultural and military purposes.
  • Porcupine's Barbed Wire AC is practically identical to the Black Scythe of Merciless of Armored Core 2 Arena: they are both melee-specialized builds with laser blade weapon arms and dual back chainguns (complete with an upgrade for the kneel-free usage of back weapons).

References[]

  1. Silent Line: Armored Core, "Destroy Power Core"
  2. Silent Line: Armored Core, Arena Rank C-5
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