terra stardroid

Maniax profiles: Terra




The alien creators of the Stardroids discovered that the HEC reacted to a person’s heart and spirit at a very early stage of their research. This was largely due to the makeup of their civilization, which was not only heavily mechanized, but also focused on things we would likely consider as magic.

They thought that creating a receptacle with a strong spirit would be the best way to maximize the power that could be harnessed from HEC, and to do so, they created the device that would become known as Terra.

Yet for all that Terra was a perfectly good robot, he despite their hopes did not manage to draw much energy from the HEC at all (although of all the Stardroids, he did manage to draw out the most).

The aliens concluded that on its own, even the strongest will could only do so much, and so rather than keep using Terra alone as a vessel (lit: as a miko), they developed a new plan: finding a way to concentrate the power of as many hearts as possible within a single container.

(This container of hearts was Dark Moon, which, immediately after its birth, began to feed on the naturally-occuring negative emotions of the star’s inhabitants– but that is another story.)


Terra’s main weapon, the Spark Chaser, keeps firing an invisible thread of energy after launch (which itself is tied to Terra’s energy shield). The laser is literally wired to Terra; he can not only manipulate and reorient it at will, but the laser itself also acts as a sensory organ for him. He receives tactile input from each of the lasers he fires, informing him of their surroundings, and enabling him to manipulate them with perfect precision.

Provided the fancy struck him, Terra could accurately shoot the eyes out of his enemies’ heads even if they stood on the other side of a planet. He can also use that unseen energy thread in a nonlethal fashion; by shooting it at a living being, he can connect, if imperfectly, to their thoughts and emotions, and even interfere to a degree. Terra was able to communicate with people all across the planet, as well as funnel their fear to Dark Moon, by using this ability.


(Yes, it literally says miko. Yes, that’s where the haircut on my doodle comes from.)

“Terra wants to send in meme confessions but can’t get past the ask box because he’s a robot.”