The last anyone heard of Jim Reyes was in August of 1987, with the scientist he worked with own notes making last mention of him on September 12, 1987. After this point, the scientist slipped from sanity, with the notes going maddening. When his lair was raided to find the origins of his new, monstrous shape originated from, what they discovered was something oddly terrifying and sympathetic. Inside were six or so other monsters, left for dead and displaying signs of weakness and wounds that were only now healing with the “Professor” gone. In their care and their defense came Oculapus, who was able to net the recovery team into a corner at first, until the research duos came running out, calling out to it with Reyes’s name. What they had uncovered was that either the body or the memories of Reyes had been used to create Oculapus, and that his more compassionate nature had led him to take care of the other monsters. When telling him of what the “Professor” had done, Oculapus knew what to do.
I must say that Oculapus is honestly one of my favorites of the monsters I designed for the 30 Day Challenge. Like, I wasn’t sure at first, but the idea of a gigantic, tentacle eyeball with telepathic and energy based powers was something that latched onto my heart and refused to let go. I’m glad that he’s got an image to him, and the pure strangeness he has. Definitely one for the roster to keep.
The image was the second sketch I had comissioned from @c-g-ricks, and I cannot recommend them enough. Seriously, Connor keeps open lines of communication, shows concepts, and enjoies the challenges that come his way. Like, look how well he made Oculapus look. Just look at it. That’s all you need to know. Go commission him. Do it. You won’t regret it.