What better start than by making your first topic about a moc you might ask? I dunno either so here we are. I'd like to make my first topic about my self-moc because I'm cliche like that. So off we go with Jabberwock, my main self-moc!
The backside was created with the intention of remaining as light as possible to reflect this character's speedy nature. I know the colour back here is a bit fragmented and I will adress that in a future release. The axle sticking out near his lower back is there for a good reason.
The front presentation of the moc. for those who've known me for a bit; Jabberwock has long been a troublesome moc with a look that is hard to capture. Needless to say; I am very proud of how he turned out. I am aware of the issue with the bare axles in his shoulders. This place is rather conflicting because it relies on a pretty unique shoulder-design and I do not want to sacrifice movement.
As seen with his newly made sword. This is probably my favourite pose for him.
As mentioned before; This is what the bare axle was for; It it used to mount things like weapons. Mounted on his back right now is Nancy, the very weapon that has been with him since his first incarnation.
Here is is seen holding another rifle.
And BOOM. Yer dead ;D
Ofcourse, no party is fun without friends so here he is his best friend and my secondary selfmoc; Charles Deccon.
A last pose with him standing casually with his arm wrapped around a rifle.
Now for a backstory:
Jabberwock. The man with no actual name to call his own. No actual knowledge of who his parents were other than the fact they're both considered to be death. With a prophecy tied to his life he travels the world searching for answers. The one who raised him from the point they met when he was five has betrayed him. He has seen comrades die and fought with demons and other horrors alike and despite that he has never seemed to reach any closer to his goals at all.
Now left without a plan,, no friends to call upon and bereft of Nancy, the one constant companion throughout his life, Jabberwock is faced with yet another blade at his neck. The Dragonslayer has won and soon Jabberwock's fate will be the same as the one he took his name from; beheaded and left to rot.
As the blade is brought down for one last time, a flash occurs and suddenly Jabberwock is in a different place. It's a dark room with enourmous pillars that glow a soft purple. Beyond them, galaxies are visible in the night-sky.
"So this is what death looks like? Pretty fancy if ya ask me"
"Death doesn't look like anything. That is the point is it not?" Three eyes light up as the deep voice cuts through Jabberwock's thoughts. "I brought you here so we can make a deal.. I will help you survive if you help me stop your world from ending. I would do it myself but I have billions of other places to attend to."
Jabberwock looks at him and nods "Guess this is the only way huh"
3 months of intensive training pass and then abberwock is sent back to the last seconds of his life. He knows he has to react quickly. Once out, the blade swings at him with incredible speed and he instinctively blocks it. Transformed for the first time in those 3 months, Jabberwock's newfound armoured form will aid him in his quest!
This is Jabberwock's Phase II armor. The armours of soulcasters have this thing where they grow with their human occupant so from time to time they enter a different phase of their existence, just like a person would go from childhood to pubery to adulthood.
I should really post the poem/Prophecy sometime but I cannot be bothered right now. Jabberwock's previous design was Phase I and I'll make sure to make a moc for it to carry out that design later this year.
Thanks for all the feedback on the "preview" photos from earlier. I decided to bring his older style of head back because II feel it suits the character more. However, I'd like to take this moment to state that NONE of my mocs are canon. Any drawings I might post probably will be.
Feedback is very much appreciated!