Alien pinger are Ceph ground forces. They are giant bipedal machines that have rapid-fire turrets and other explosive weaponry, but their signature attack is a "ping," or blast of circular energy that severely damages anything it hits. Pingers use this attack to hurl debris, vehicles, and even people through the air. Pingers are largely impervious to damage, except for a small red weak spot on their backs. Alcatraz encounters only a handful of pingers during the battle of New York City. The first attacks him while he is en route to Grand Central Station. Later, a pinger leaps in through the ceiling of the station itself, and Alcatraz takes it down. As Alcatraz and the marines are evacuating Times Square, another pinger attacks, but the VTOL on which he is boarding manages to escape just in time.

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Main characters
NomadPsychoAlcatrazProphetJacob HargreaveNathan GouldTara StricklandHelena RosenthalSean O'Neill
Supporting characters
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Locations and factions
Locations: IslandAlien shipIce sphereUSS ConstitutionNew York City
Factions: United StatesNorth KoreaCeph (TrooperScoutHunterWarshipSoldierDevastatorPinger) • Crynet Systems
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