Seekers have a large croissant-shaped balloon on their back, giving them the ability to fly. They have two large red eyes and two arms, which can adjust the bellow on its back to pump fire into their balloon or sound an alarm. Its alarm sounds much like a siren from World War II. This alarm is their primary function.
They also collect garbage and scraps from the wastes so the Fabrication Machine can build more machines with it. They have a set of searchlights that helps with this.
Role in the filmEdit
One Seeker first appears watching the ragdolls going to the library after the Winged Beast destroys The Cathedral. It spies on them and apparently rescues the winged beast's head and goes back to the factory, where the Fabrication Machine is making Spiderbots. It dumps the head to the Fabrication Machine, perhaps telling it the stitchpunks defeated its creation and telling it where they have headed to.
Later in the film, a group of Seekers scout outside the factory. They shine their lights near the oil 9 6,5, 3 and 4 and 1 are near. When 1 attempts to light the barrel on fire, they are caught in the light of a Seeker. 5 panics and fires his harpoon at the machine, catching it by the back. As 5, 6, 3 and 4 try to pull it down to prevent it from warning the other Seekers, it sounds its alarm, and attempts to fly away, lifting the four stitchpunks into the air. 1 pulls the rope onto a ripped piece of metal on the barrel, making the rope snap straight. The four fall and the Seeker is stuck and continues to sounds its alarm.
As 9 and 7 escape the factory to get away from the Spiderbots, the five other stitchpunks push the barrel down. The Seeker, still tied onto the barrel, goes into the tunnel. 7 grabs 9's knife and the two rip and jump through the Seeker's balloon. The Seeker is dragged into the factory. It is assumed the rope snapped since when the barrel bounces into the factory, the seeker isn't on it. The factory blows up and all of the Seekers are destroyed.
- A Seeker appears in the top right corner of the 9 DVD cover.
- The balloon on its back was probably made out of old parachutes.