The Dark Schneider as it appeared in F-Zero GX
|First Appeared||F-Zero GX|
The Dark Schneider is the machine driven by the mysterious entity, Deathborn. Even though it's pretty obvious that this pilot, whatever he is, took part in this machine's creation one way or another, giving it an overall imposing, dragon-like appearance by theme and a horribly-strong set of multi-layered body armour to boot! In a sworn allegiance to his apparent master, Black Shadow personally installed a sadistical security system for this particular machine which involves a specialized dashboard that's said to shoot a series of poison-soaked darts into anyone either than Deathborn who's seated in the cockpit, deterring any sane intruders from ever trying their luck.
 F-Zero GX
In the most recent console-based installment of this series, Deathborn's Dark Schneider was introduced as the only machine that could be unlocked once all 8 available Story Mode missions are completed on the Normal Difficulty setting. In terms of stats, this machine roughly follows the same pattern that the Blood Hawk does, having an excellent amount of boosting speed and sizable body strength at it's disposable in exchange for any adequate amount of handling potential.