Weblings appear only once in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes, in the Feeding Pit Access of the Dark Agon Wastes. There are two that block the way, and can be killed with the Light Beam. Once gone, these Darklings are never seen again, making their scan critical.
Though the scan states that enemies can be caught in the Webling, Samus cannot become entangled. In fact, the Webling does no damage to her at all. The Webling pair along with their room also appear in the Metroid Prime 2: Echoes Bonus Disc; however, the scan instead describes the "Dark Webbing" they create.
Curiously, the Weblings are identical in structure to the objects called Luminoth Webbings, with the only differences being the latter's white colored webs, their lack of red glowing lights and a green tinted shell located on their centers instead of an eyeball. Their similarities suggest that a Webling is a Luminoth Webbing under the control of an Ing. Supporting this is the Webling's scan which describes it as a Darkling, a term often used for Ing-possessed beings. However, no connection between the Webling and its supposed light-counterpart is ever mentioned in any scans related to them.
Logbook entry[edit | edit source]
Darkling capable of generating and energizing tensile biomaterial. Creature is immobile and immune to most weapons. The Light Beam will be able to disrupt and destroy target.
Weblings spin a network of energized snare lines, then sit in the middle and wait for prey to get caught in it, much like a spider. A webling is incredibly durable, though it has the darkling weakness to light.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Ings usually require their hosts to be either organic or artificial beings in order to be candidates for Darkling conversion. If the Webling is indeed the result of an Ing possessing a Luminoth Webbing, it makes the Webling an entirely unique Darkling due to the fact that the latter is simply an inanimate object.
- The texture of the Webling's eye is reused from the Eyon enemy in Metroid Prime.
|Ruling caste||Emperor Ing|
|Battle forms||Warrior Ing • Hunter Ing • Boost Guardian • Jump Guardian • Ingstorm • Darkling Tentacle|
|Submissive||Darkling • Inglet • Ing Webtrap • Flying Ing Cache|
|Immobile||Bladepod • Ingsphere Cache • Ingworm Cache • Ingworm • Webling • Ingclaw|
|Misc||Black fog • Ing Horde • Ing Larva • Fusion attack • Transdimensional energy • Phaz-Ing|