Soldiers made of cybernetics and flesh, a Wire is a soldier of Dark Matter in Killer Is Dead. Dark Matter is capable of infecting humans, turning them into Wires and granting them vast physical enhancements, but ultimately robbing them of their humanity and sanity. Wires appear as either mindless corpses with a thirst for destruction or evolved wires, sentient creatures with sociopathic tendencies and delusions of grandeur. The former are made of Dark Matter crystals from the Moon. The latter usually appear as the antagonists and bosses for missions.
Wires can also come in many shapes and sizes, and have been depicted as mace wielding soldiers, gunmen, ninja, samurai, hulking monsters, and floating eyes. Regardless of what they were originally or their form, Wires eventually become hollow emotionless shells.