The Androsynth Guardian is one of the original ships from Star Control 1. They were on the Hierarchy side. The Androsynth Guardians main weapon fires acid bubbles that slowly home in on enemies using the Chaos(tm) tracking system. It's special weapon transforms it into a flaming comet, which is extremely fast and maneuverable, and inflicts damage upon impact. Androsynth are modified humans. They have numbers in their names, and are frequently clones, and are heavily genetically modified. They have a history of being oppressed by the rest of humankind, and hate humans as a result. Androsynth seem to be much more technologically advanced than normal humans. In Star Control 2, the Androsynth were apparently dead before the game started ; their homeworld showed signs of some horrific struggle, strongly reminiscent of the writtings of science fiction / horror author Howard Philips Lovecraft III. The implication is that all Androsynch were killed (or worse) by the Orz or some race related to the Orz.