Rampage (Villain) WIP Thread by Thaddeus Mitra Maharaj
Hey everyone... here's my entry for the competition...
Started off not really knowing where i wanted to take this - just that i wanted to do a villain who was kind of a "hulk" character... So i started with a sphere and just playing around a bit as a searched for a concept head...
Once I had that I did up a quick concept sketch of the body I wanted:
So that's what I'm going with... hehe
Here's the backstory:
Formerly Juao Luis Gilliard – an ex-marine – he was already a beast of a soldier before the procedures which eventually changed him. A true grunt and ruthless warrior, he was chosen as top of his class and squad to undergo an experimental bio-engineering of super-soldiers the military was testing.
Chosen for his strength and unrelenting resolve to win in battle no matter the cost and danger to himself – he was just the type of fearless volunteer the Abishai Project was looking for.
The project, shrouded in secrecy, was a type of genetic alteration achieved through radiation induced mutation and the infusion of genetic information from other species to the human DNA code. Many trials had been done with disastrous and often inhumane results – all of which were quickly destroyed and all evidences wiped out as they would be severe infringements of human rights. Juao – henceforth referred to as “Rampage” – was one of the first ‘successful’ tests. Although the procedure caused irreversible mutations to his appearance and mental state – while it made him exponentially stronger, faster and with heightened senses – the aesthetic outcome was nothing short of hideous. It also caused his brain to regress slightly to a more primal state of a true hunter/killer and increased aggressive tendencies.
His skin now had become a tough hide, and his bio-engineered right arm – a formidable weapon which was an infusion of advanced bio-weaponry and organic circuitry. He can generate directed pulses of energy for short bursts and also channel it into a sort of ‘photon punch’. His bone structure has been modified to be harder to better accommodate and endure the added pressures of his new biology as well as combat. Also – his skeleton has been made to protrude at key places for added defensive and offensive capabilities in hand-to-hand combat. The skin-armor on his right arm – a thicker organic armor which is resistant to small arms fire and heat extends up his right arm and to some of his torso. Scientists weren’t able to get the organic armor over his entire body as originally intended because of unforeseen complications in the gene-alteration procedure. However it does cover his heart and with his increased healing ability – makes him an incredibly hard target to take down.
After falling out with his commanding officers, Rampage broke loose of his containment facility and is now on the loose. He’s constantly looking for the war that he was so specifically designed for and has an intense appetite for destruction. Now the public is at the mercy of this rogue beast unless he can be contained or stopped – else the rampage continues….