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Bioroid Subcommander

Also known as: Green Bioroid

Bioroid Field Commander

Mecha Class: Mentally-controlled Battloid
Crew: 1 pilot.
Weight: 11.73 tons

Depth: 2.05m
Height: 6.52m
Breadth: 2.8m
Max walking speed: 95 kph

1 x pulse cannon gun pod, usually using the more common "drum" gun

The front of the Bioroid Commander

The "Green Bioroid" was encountered within the Robotech Masters' ships. Superior in speed and armor to the blue Bioroids, this mecha was reserved for unit commanders, although at times may be piloted by complex bio-androids that enable the bioroid to be remotely controlled like the one captured and analyzed by the Southern Cross research division.

The Bioroid is unarmed and incapable of flight, and makes up for these deficiencies with one of two types of gun pod and the Bioroid hovercraft. The Green Bioroid is usually equipped with the "Drum" gun pod, so named because it is shaped like a sideways drum.

The Bioroid is controlled by a mechanism unique to all Robotech mecha. While Battloids and Battlepods use input from control sticks and pedals to translate pilot's intent to the mecha, and whereas Power Armors amplify limb movements to the mecha's own limbs, the Bioroid is completely mentally controlled. Because of this, the Bioroid is extremely difficult to disable without killing or incapacitating the pilot. A side effect of the control system is that when the pilot is improperly removed from the mecha, his/her nervous system is placed under shock, and may become completely unresponsive.

It is also probable that controllers aboard Robotech Master Assault Corvettes were capable of controlling their Bioroid pilots directly, as evidenced by the fact that hits to the control center on the Corvettes often caused the Bioroids and Corvette to quickly retreat.