Alright. I understand.
I now know what I forgot to suggest in my last comment:
Make him more unique. Right now, he obviously isn't finished and you might have planned something creative for the rest of him, but if he's just gonna be a red-black-silver dude with some beast-like features, hes gonna be bland.
A custom head. Give him a chain, for example. A cane with a small blade on one end. A little dagger with a translucent stud to represent jewelry. Some different-colored claws to show that he has fought in the past. Maybe give him a mechanical third arm, or even four legs? Prosthetic limbs in general?
Make this guy a great villain and MOC!
I hope I could help, I really got myself invested here, heh.