Lightning-fast reflexes and a powerful synthetic musculature allow Automatons to jump higher and dodge faster than any other race in the arena. Limitations in the gyroscopic stabilizers require that jumping maneuvers have decreased horizontal motion, in order to ensure a stable landing.
Beneath an exterior of cold metal burns a soul as bright as a dying star, the essence of a being who sought to rule the galaxy at the Emperor's side. With his dreams stripped away from him as easily as his dying flesh, Corrosion now exists only to seek his revenge.
Mandible's programmer thought it would be interesting to have his creation contemplate the meaning of life. Three days and 76 bodies later the automaton still lacked an answer, but had gained extensive knowledge of human physiology.
Some previous descriptions from some of the combatants in the betas:
It is suspected that the battle drones of Premaka contain the recorded consciousness of Imperial soldiers killed in battle. This may explain their bloodthirsty nature, which reeks with the taint of organic contamination.
Thorax seeks his prey with the relentlessness of a homing missile, with no need for food or rest. The only way to escape his deadly grasp is to destroy him.