The Cybran Nation is one of three factions in Supreme Commander (four in Forged Alliance). They are fighting for their independence, after many years of enslavement by the Earth Forces. Cybran units are often insect-like in appearance, and known for being extremely versatile: from assault bots which can repair other units to walking destroyers, a good Cybran player can adapt quickly to every situation. Though they would not win in a direct fight with either faction their versatility allows them to improvise quickly. They also use stealth technology more than either the UEF or Aeon Illuminate. The Cybran units are quite agile; however, they do not possess the firepower necessary to destroy experimentals with ease. Cybran weapons are generally fast-firing lasers that can wreak havoc on Tech 1 or 2 units; the attacking force can then melt away without a trace. It is important to remember to support Cybran experimentals with other units, such as air, due to their softer nature than other factions' units.
At the age of 1,048, the Cybran Nation is led by Dr. Gustaf Brackman, the founder and inventor of the symbionts. Dostya is a high-ranking military official. QAI is a program which advises and informs Dr. Brackman concerning various elements. When the Cybran nation becomes part of the Coalition, Dr. Brackman is the driving force behind the Coalition research and development, producing items such as a Seraphim Translator, a Quantum Jammer, in addition to the majority of the new units to the Cybran faction.
Dr. Brackman's creations - "symbionts" - served the Earth Empire unquestioningly up until the beginning of the Empire's downfall. They demanded recognition as their own people and sought independence. The Earth Empire responded with a "Loyalty" program, enslaving anyone with an AI implant. Dr. Brackman fled with his closest symbionts to the planet Procyon, creating the first node of the Cybran Nation. They vowed to fight for their freedom.
The Earth Empire began to invade Procyon, in hopes of stopping any organised formation of symbionts. They set off the program again, but Dr. Brackman had already disabled the program in his fellow free symbionts. At first, the free symbionts, now known as Cybrans, employed guerilla tactics to deal with the imperial troops, but soon began fighting an all-out war with the Earth Empire. The imperial commander on site began methodically scorching the planet with nuclear weapons, forcing the Cybrans to flee. But it had made its mark; Procyon, once a rough but life-filled world, now became a barren and desolate wasteland.
As the war against the Earth Empire rages on, Brackman orders many Nodes to do what they do best: hide. In the meantime, Brackman gathers his military commanders in a desperate bid to devise a strategy that will enable the Cybrans to defeat the Aeon and the Earth Empire. The group quickly comes to the realization, though, that the Cybrans will never be able to win such a campaign.
2592 - Dr Gustaf Brackman creates the first symbiont, pairing human and artificial intelligence.
2612 - The symbiont research program finishes successfully, and Brackman provides the technology to the government, military, and public.
2663 - The start of the third great expansion, with hundreds of new colonies, puts pressure on the unity of the Earth Empire
2666 - Procyon, the colony established by Brackman and his symbionts, is one of several planets to apply for independence from the Earth Empire. However, like all the others, this proposition is rejected and military forces are sent instead.
2669 - After the symbionts resist the occupation of Procyon, EarthCom forces massacre the colony. Symbionts revolt across the galaxy, so the Empire activates the secret loyalty program to pacify them, which brings peace but angers Brackman.
2678 - Brackman and a few remaining symbionts, whose loyalty program was subsequently erased by Brackman, found a new colony. They decide to initiate a guerilla war against the Empire, to fight for the freedom of the symbionts, and the Cybran nation is born.
Units: Cybran units
Cybran units are fast and stealthy, with designs that often include triangular shapes. An example of this is the ED-1 Cybran shield generator. Cybran tactics rely not on out-and-out battle, but stealthily destroying as much as possible before their experimentals move in for the kill. Their units also allow a good commander to adapt to almost any situation, with many versatile units such as the Salem and the Mantis. The weapons used are primarily energy, as well as a collection of tracking and non-tracking shells. Like their units, Cybran weapons often include odd abilities like stunning (the EMP Grenade launcher and EMP cannon), or damage over time (the Kril Torpedoes used on the HARMS).
The appearance of Cybran design bespeaks their enhanced cognitive processing powers and their critical perspective, and their units and structures are efficient and and not bound by structural orthogonality. In contrast, the UEF designs around the needs and wants of conventional understandings of human bodies, with bots walking bipedally or vehicles with plenty of interior space rolling smoothly on caterpillar treads across terrain, and buildings designed to be highly orthogonal, with right angles and high vaulted ceilings; and Aeon designs hint at the centrality of their aesthetic spiritual sense, with symmetry, smoothness, organicism, and grace exhibited in every unit and structure, all adorned copiously with twinkling lights and reflective of their familiarity with advanced Seraphim technology.
Cybran buildings and structures, on the other hand, have their own set of considerations related to functionality, efficacy, and pluripotency. Cybran designs are complex, asymmetric, inorganic, deconstructive, angular; very rarely do Cybran structures have high ceilings, and interior volume is kept to a minimum. Cybran bots crawl efficiently across terrain on many legs, their vehicles mostly either hover low to the ground or walk in the manner of bots. Many Cybran units have multiple functions, and double or even triple for different roles, with as many bots and vehicles able to crawl as easily across the ocean bottom as their destroyers can sprout legs and climb up onto the beach. Cybran manufacturing systems make extensive use of networked robots, with flying remote drones and automatic arms that circle and crawl over the unit or structure under construction.
- Monkeylord: Experimental Spiderbot A very terrifying unit playing one of the most important roles in Cybran's attacks. Its costs for building is utmost cheapest and fastest experimental units in war only second to Atlantis. Normally Monkeylord plays a sniper role before extermination. With twin heavy electron bolters, it can destroy almost everything from afar and damage most experimental units including Fatboy. Microwave Cannon on its main turret is a truly nightmare that can annihilate everything in the way within a few seconds so it is very deadly against ACU and plays the best on assassination win condition. Unlike Galactic Colossus's Phason Laser, Monkeylord's cannon can rotate up to 135 degree per side, make it better to destroy most units at close range rather than crushing them. Besides land destruction, Monkeylord has 6 anti-air missile pods for rather self-defense than offense and play 6 mid torpedo tubes when submerged. It is more powerful than Fatboy's. Monkeylord also create the personal stealth field that can hide itself from enemy radar even in vision sight. Its size is big enough to make massive crush on foot and high damage explosion on death. In short, Monkeylord is a cheap experimental unit that can act almost every role in war with only a very few weaknesses, make it be probably the best all-around unit in war.
- Soul Ripper: Experimental Gunship Nothing to say about this unit that is the heaviest aircraft in war. With powerful rocket racks and heavy electron bolters, Soul Ripper can tear any land or naval units in touch while its body is clean. It is heavy enough to survive from a bundle of T3 anti-air SAMs with up to a minute survivability makes Soul Ripper is the one of the best experimental killers or nuclear silo destroyers even it is crashed or not. Although Soul Ripper is very heavy and deal massive damage on land or sea, it has many disadvantages on fight or even using as defensive role; its anti-air missile pods are utmost useless on late game that deal only a little when compare with similar experimental like Atlantis or CZAR. Slow speed let Soul Ripper can be outrun by any T3 Air Superioriity Fighters or CZAR with a number of T3 AA Gunships and not good to chase or escape from any fast anti-air units. While CZAR can engage submarines via Depth Charges and doesn't need to land when idle, Soul Ripper can't at all.
- Scathis: Experimental Mobile Rapid-Fire Artillery This mobile artillery is the best overwhelming artillery if it is completely built and well defended. While in FA game adjust health up to 17500. It has only 2400 that is the lowest health experimental unit before Seraphim Invasion. Scathis is a tank, makes it can hide from enemy sight by move it through the base with stealth field (and it moves very slow). When it deploys, it is a nightmare for most bases although they are well covered by upgraded T2 Shield Generators (Cybran) or T3 Heavy Shield Generators. It fires Proton Artillery from one of 6 rapid fire turrets and reloads per shot very fast, let it be the fastest ROF artillery in war (including the new Aeon T3 Rapid Fire Artillery). It possesses the weakest artillery due to very low accuracy although several proton bullets Scathis fired are still on mid-air. Besides this, Scathis drains energy like drinkable yoghurt; -35000 unit per shot, let it be double-edge sword unit for Cybran to overwhelm enemy bases while stall own base defenses and intel gathers. In FA game, Scathis is adjusted to drain only -2000 energy per shot and increase firing range up to unlimited like Mavor makes it be Cybran's game ender instead of old Monkeylord.
- Megalith: Experimental Megabot While UEF and Aeon have their own mobile factories, Cybran has this but named Megabot instead of Mobile Factory. Megalith possesses the heaviest land unit (110000 while new Aeon GC is only 99999) that can take most several shots from any directions. Its dual Proton Cannons have very high damage output which match to GC's Phason Laser or Monkeylord's Microwave Cannon, let Megalith destroy even the heaviest T3 unit or SACU within a few shots. On shore, Megalith takes advantages and more than most amphibious experimental units; it travels faster underwater and its nanite torpedoes and flares can take down even Atlantis one by one. On production role, unlike counterparts, Megalith builds eggs that unfurl into units and Megalith can lay multiple eggs while moving (others can only produce units when standing still). However, Megalith has many weaknesses and maybe weaker than counterparts; Megalith doesn't have secondary weapon unlike Fatboy, GC or Monkeylord, its anti-air weapon is rather killing T1 air units than defend from T2 or T3 air units, three times Atlantis cost build and finally, its health regeneration starts with 0.5/s while most counterparts have 10/s