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Tron chute
Data
UsageAerial drop pack
SourcePersistent
UsersBlack Guard, Beck
Behind the scenes
AppearancesTRON: Uprising
TRON: Legacy
TRON: Evolution


Tron chutes are accoutrements of the Black Guard that are equipped on their backs to facilitate aerial drops. When deployed, they appear as eight wiry appendages supporting four energy webs with a hexagon pattern. The Black Guards can use their Tron chutes to control their descent in a manner very similar to using a parachute. A landing is often quite heavy and can take some skill to avoid injury. Even under the controlled descent of a Tron chute a Black Guard can still derez a program unlucky enough to be caught directly in the path of the fall.

Tron chutes are housed in a compartment on the soldier's upper back, or in a parachute-like backpack that can be strapped onto a non-military program or user, with the appendages tucked under each side of the identity disc. When activated, the back panel pops out from the rest of the armor allowing the wires to snap out and down. They then unfold out and up into an X-pattern, before unfolding a final time into their flight positions. Once they are stable they rez their four energy wings.

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Black Guard combat drop

Tron chutes are shown in the build up to the Black Guard attack on the End of Line Club, where a squad of guards drop from a Recognizer to launch a surprise assault through the top of the club. The chute features a second time when Sam Flynn steals one to effect an escape from Clu's Command Ship. This escape demonstrates the Tron chute's ability to support body weight owing to the presence of Quorra hanging on as a passenger.

NotesEdit

  • In TRON: Evolution, Black Guards are seen using their Tron chutes to evade attacks and quickly maneuver across the battlefield.
  • In TRON: Uprising, Zed called this device a wing chute, and Beck, advising him how to use one, told him to glide with his arms and legs out and land with his feet moving.
  • In TRON: Uprising, Black Guards have been shown to leap out of damaged light jets or recognizers, using Tron chutes to get them to safety.

Tron Chute DeploymentEdit

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