Hey, everyone! Here is another MOC. This is Unit-7 "Avalon." She is the fifth in my current lineup of villains. Anyways, on to the MOC!
So, this is obivously a system heavy build, and I did that for a few reasons. First of all, I wanted her to have a more detailed aesthetic than some of my other builds, and I wanted to try my hand at mecha inspired builds. And here we have Avalon.
For those interested, here is her backstory:
A product of the pride of the Predecessors, Project: Avalon is the first successful attempt at creating a synthetic life form. Unit-7 was built by the Predecessors to wield the Distortion Engine, a device that can bend the fabric of reality. Avalon, as she prefers to be called, was programmed to serve Diaa in the Predecessor-Conduit war on Okoto. Following Diaa's fall, Avalon was temporarily deactivated, but Diaa reactivated her once he returned to Okoto.
Although she was programmed to be a killing machine, Avalon possesses a pure soul. Even after years of being used as a living weapon, she is naive and innocent at heart. She is not particularly evil; she has merely been misguided by Diaa. She has even showed the capacity to care for eithers, as exemplified by her friendship with Ryylem.
Abilities: Avalon is an incredibly capable fighter. Her synthetic body is quite strong, and her programming gives her a proprensity for tactics and strategy. Her levitation gear grants her great mobility and agility on the ground and in the air. The Caliburn blades are versatile weapons that can be mounted on her shoulders as guns, or can be used as katanas. Her most useful tool is her Distortion Engine which she carries on her back. She can use this device to bend reality around her, allowing her to deflect attacks. She can also use her engine offensively by combining it with her Caliburn blades to form Excalibur, the Distortion Blade.
So, that is Avalon. I am quite pleased with how she turned out. I had originally planned to make a custom head, but I could not get anything to work.
As far as inspiration goes: I drew information from a number of sources.
First of all, this lovely creation by @War_of_the_Worlds provided the inspiration for the blades being stored on the back: http://board.ttvpodcast.com/t/vki-mk10/17470
I was also inspired by some of @MrBoltTron 's builds on flickr. Unit-7 and her weapon's names are references to the Lady of the Lake from Arthurian legend. I will let you guys figure out the rest of the sources...
As always, any suggestions or comments are appreciated! If you would like to see more photos, check out the full album here: https://flic.kr/s/aHskwnMX91
That is all! Thanks!