would you mind explaining the Prompto is a magitek thing for me? thanks!
Prompto is listed in the guidebook as having Verstael (Niff Researcher) as his “biological father”. The game explains that Magiteks are made from biological components, mechanical components, and souls collected from daemons (which are just the souls of humans that were corrupted by the virus-thing put on Eos after Ifrit’s betrayal)
So Prompto’s soul had to originate from a person who was turned into a daemon by the virus, and was then collected by Verstael under Ardyn’s direction. In that case, if Prompto has a biological father, that only means that Verstael used his own DNA to make the biological part of Prompto’s new body. There’s no telling how old Prompto’s soul really is. (Old enough to remember Aero wax though).
Obviously he’s more sophisticated than other Magiteks. Unlike the others who are stated not to have free will, and are forced to do the empires bidding, Prompto clearly has free will. So he was created by the same process as other Magiteks, but he’s not quite the same.
As for his purpose, this is all my conjecture, but due to the fact that he was sent to Lucis, alone, to the same school as Noctis, with an insatiable need to photograph everything he sees, I’m going to assume he was sent as a spy to watch Noctis. After they became friends I think it’s safe to say he stopped doing the empire’s dirty work– at which point he was out of reach of the empire within the Crown City. Seeing as Pryna came to him (who is not an actual dog, but a spirit messenger) I think it was part of his destiny, and he’s always had the gods on his side wanting him to be friends with Noct. 👍
That’s what I’ve gathered. I’m sure we’ll find out more in the DLC.