Astral spike

Jesse Faden confronts an Astral Spike (background)

We also encountered an Astral Spike, a strange entity from another dimension, appearing as a giant ball made of spikes that is unpredictable like a glitch.

–Elise Favis, Game Informer [1]

Astral Spikes are an enemy type that appears in Control. While little is known about them, they appear to not be variations of the Hiss, but rather entities of their own. They have been described as giant balls made of spikes that are "unpredictable like a glitch". They originate from the Astral Plane.

History Edit

Astral Spikes were first observed by Astralnauts, specially trained Bureau agents trained to navigate the Astral Plane and have their brainwaves turned into footage. Though the agents could only enter the Astral Plane through their minds, it was discovered to exist as an actual place, and its inhabitants could get out. One such Astral Spike (then called an Astral Fugue) "hitchhiked" a ride in an agent's head to get into the Bureau. It burst through the agent's head, killing them, and went on a rampage before being contained.

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Control ControlExpansion 1: The FoundationExpansion 2: AWE
Organizations Federal Bureau of Control
Locations Oldest HouseAstral PlaneOceanview MotelExecutive SectorMaintenance SectorResearch SectorContainment SectorFoundationBlack Rock QuarryMold ThresholdAshtray MazeSlidescape-36Ordinary
Characters Jesse FadenDylan FadenZachariah TrenchCasper DarlingEmily PopeSimon ArishAhtiHelen Marshall
Paranatural Phenomena The BoardThe HissAltered ItemObject of PowerAltered World EventThresholdService WeaponPlace of PowerHedronPolarisHedron Resonance AmplifierHotlineFormerSlide ProjectorAstral SpikeMold‑1esseJ
Events Hiss invasionOrdinary AWEBright Falls AWE
Miscellaneous CollectiblesList of Collectibles
Missions Mission 1: Welcome to the Oldest HouseMission 2: Unknown CallerMission 3: Directorial OverrideMission 4: Old Boys' ClubMission 5: ThresholdMission 6: My Brother's KeeperMission 7: The Face of the EnemyMission 8: Finnish TangoMission 9: PolarisMission 10: Take Control
Developers Remedy EntertainmentSam LakeMikael KasurinenThomas Puha
Cast Courtney HopeJames McCaffreyMatthew Porretta
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