Operation: Hollow StormEdit
The first known uses of processing were discovered by the COG during Operation: Hollow Storm. Gear squads discovered captive Gears and Stranded being tortured by Locust. They were loaded aboard Torture Barges or taken to Nexus to be processed. The process involved being hung up by metal hooks, and whipped by metal chains that had spikes on them. Other techniques are slowly dipping prisoners in a vat of Imulsion as the flesh melts off, starvation, decapitating heads and limbs for Bloodmounts. The final step of processing is lobotomy. A prisoner is chained down while a device cuts under the left tear duct (such as the crescent scar under Maria's left eye) and begins to scrape at brain matter, resulting in the prisoner becoming a mindless slave to the Locust Horde.
Behind the ScenesEdit
- The torture the Locust did in Gears of War 2 was Cliff Bleszinski's "thinly veiled" statement about Guantanamo Bay.