Recognizer Legacy.jpg
Vehicle Type Aerial security transport
Source Persistent
Crew 1 Pilot
2 Sentries
Passengers 8
Users Rinzler
Black Guards
Behind the scenes
Appearances TRON: Legacy
TRON: Evolution
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance

The modern Recognizer is an upgraded version of the original 1982 recognizer vehicle found in the Game Grid of the ENCOM mainframe. They were used throughout the Grid by Clu's forces to transport sentries, Black Guards, and imprisoned programs.

Characteristics[edit | edit source]

Recognizers are large yet versatile flying craft consisting of a double-decked crew and passenger compartment supported between two enormous pylons. The lower deck has eight foot clamp passenger docks that hold any passengers in an upright standing position. A pair of guards can be housed at each end of the passenger line in recessed alcoves. A transparent floor and ceiling allows for panoramic views of the ground below, as well as a view up to the cockpit. The pilot flies the Recognizer from a standing position.

The two pylons that support the Recognizer on the ground also house the thrust mechanisms that hold the craft aloft. When landed, these struts remain in a stable position while the entire crew compartment descends to the ground. The lower level can then lower from the main body to the ground, allowing great ease of access to programs entering or exiting a Recognizer. Recognizers fly in the manner of a VTOL (Vertical Take Off and Landing) aircraft. Their steering mechanism consists of two grips that act as a steering wheel, and a third that acts as a forward/backward lever. While their speed is not appreciably fast against other flight craft, they do maintain a high level of effectiveness with their ability to move amongst high structures, as well as to provide a robust aerial surveillance platform. They have also been used as bombers in TRON: Evolution.

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