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Matic Unit

A team subordinate to Matic

The Strider Matic Unit is a group from the Strider Hiryu manga and its NES adaptation, though it is only mentioned by name in the game[1]. In the Famicom prototype the group is called the Strider's Matic Unit/Force (ストライダーのマティックぶたい)

As the name implies, this is an unit within the Striders under Matic's direct control. Whether the unit existed before he took charge of the group or Matic himself created it afterwards is unknown. All Striders on the unit are completely loyal to him, even following him in his betrayal.

Due to his alliance with Enterprise, and since he realized their soldiers and hired mercenaries weren't enough to confront Hiryu, Matic offered his unit's services in order to protect the ZAIN Project's Main Tree and its child terminals from him. He also issued them with orders to stop and eliminate Hiryu.[2]

During the confrontation, Hiryu has fought and killed any member who crossed his path. While Hiryu was fighting inside Enterprise's HQ, a Strider agent informs Kuramoto that insurgents in the organization started a revolt against the director's sympathizers[3]. By the end of the conflict, however, it's assumed any surviving member has either died or renounced Matic, with Kuramoto telling a cornered Matic that there's no one left on his side.[4]

Unit MembersEdit

Name Appears Information
Manga icon claws
Clawed Striders
Manga/Game A team of Striders who traveled with Matic to Mongolia to seek Hiryu. Two are later ordered to attack a crowd. (manga)

A group of claw-wielding Striders found as guards in the Strider Headquarters and Red Dragon station. (game)

Arana1
Arana
Manga/Game Special-A Class Strider ordered to protect the Amazon Research Institute and eliminate Hiryu. (manga)
A minor enemy found protecting the ZAIN Terminal in Africa. (game)
Kubira1
Kubira
Manga A Class Strider ordered to protect the Amazon Research Institute and eliminate Hiryu.
Nes dragon icon
Dragon Fiend
Game Agent ordered to watch over Kuramoto's residence in Japan and eliminate anyone seeking him. Later serves as a guardian for the second African Terminal and the Yggdrasil in the Red Dragon station.
Nes badger icon
Badger
Game Seen protecting the ZAIN Terminals found in the Chinese Base and the second African cave, as well as the Yggdrasil in the Red Dragon.
Nes flashblade icon
Flash Blade
Game Guardian in the Red Dragon station.
Manga icon strike team
Strike force
Manga A team of 4 low-ranked Striders sent to force Kuramoto to retire and nominate Matic as his successor[5], and later kill him and frame Hiryu and Kain.[6]

OthersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Capcom (July 1989, NES). Strider (English). Disk Recording #5
  2. Wada, Tatsumi (November 10, 1989). Strider Hiryû, Chapter 4, Pg. 116. Kadokawa Shoten. ISBN 4-04-713009-5.
  3. Wada, Tatsumi (November 10, 1989). Strider Hiryû, Chapter 5, Pg. 184. Kadokawa Shoten. ISBN 4-04-713009-5.
  4. Wada, Tatsumi (November 10, 1989). Strider Hiryû, Chapter 6, Pg. 215. Kadokawa Shoten. ISBN 4-04-713009-5.
  5. Wada, Tatsumi (November 10, 1989). Strider Hiryû, Chapter 5, Pg. 182. Kadokawa Shoten. ISBN 4-04-713009-5.
  6. Wada, Tatsumi (November 10, 1989). Strider Hiryû, Chapter 6, Pg. 206. Kadokawa Shoten. ISBN 4-04-713009-5.
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