The PRIDE Drone is an aerial drone designed by Victor Stein.
Under the leadership of Victor Stein, PRIDE designed drones in prevision for a confrontation against their children, the Runaways, as they knew that the teenagers would not willingly come back home. The drones were equipped with several pieces of equipment designed against the Runaways, such as the Subsonic Wave Generator and the Multidirectional Tranquilizer Darts.
Tina Minoru launched a flock a drones against the Runaways after they refused to follow Chase Stein, who had left the group to return home and had been secretly followed by the drones in prevision of his failed negotiation. She then chased the teenagers through a forest, firing multiple tranquilizing darts at them but without hitting them. The Runaways then hid behind trees and attempted to destroy the drones, but both Karolina Dean's light beams and Alex Wilder's Fistigons were unable to deal damage to the aircrafts.
During the ensuing chase of the Runaways, who had split up, several drones were damaged or destroyed, and Tina eventually ran out of ammunition. One drone hit a fence closed by Dean and Nico Minoru; while two others were destroyed by Molly Hernandez when she threw a foot scooter at them. Tina used a drone to follow Wilder, only to be later told by his parents Geoffrey and Catherine that her assistance was no longer necessary as they were already following him in their car. Another drone followed Dean, enabling Tina to disclose her whereabouts to Stein, who was actually controlled by the Magistrate.
Design and Capabilities
The PRIDE Drone is a black aerial drone with a sharp and edgy design, shaped as an irregular pyramid. Specifically designed against the Runaways, it features several pieces of equipment meant to counter their powers: as such, it contains a Subsonic Wave Generator which disturbs the brain of its target, in this case Nico Minoru; it can surround itself in an energy shield protecting it from Karolina Dean's light beams and it scrambles electronic communication as to disable the Fistigons formerly used by Chase Stein. It is also able to be armed with Multidirectional Tranquilizer Darts. The drone is quick enough to catch up with a sportscar. Despite this advanced features, however, it is not overly resistant and will be broken if hit with enough strength or colliding in an unmovable object.