You are incredible because you are odd, you cannot be classified into a type or a sort. Your flaws are wonderful weapons. Your zany ideas are the stuff of legend.
Don’t worry about the nay sayers and the people who will mock you or are determined to fit you in a box and pull you down. In video games and in life, you know you are going in the right direction when you encounter obstacles and enemies. The most interesting people I know, the most successful people I know have fought their way there. They have been ridiculed and mocked. They have been betrayed by people who promised to love them and let down. They have lost jobs and hit rock bottom again and again and despite all these obstacles, they made a name and a success of themselves.
Because you do not get to the top by being well liked all the time. Heroes and the most intelligent tend to be solitary creatures because they do not go with the flow, they are not part of the usual crowd.
Being so well liked by everyone has its own problems, it means you have never pushed the boundaries or escaped your comfort zone just for a while so you can see what you can do. And eventually you become so lost in what others think or say about you, you lose the ability to become anything other than the skin of yourself you put on everyday. The only way you will find peace in this world is to just keep being you. Unapologetically, unabashedly you. And eventually you will find your tribe, you will find your passion, and you will find what moves your soul.
Nikita Gill, Your Weirdness Could One Day Change the World
Seven Zero Seven, the Legendary Defender of Justice! And part-time hacker who’s currently a slave to a human-run intel company out to sabotage the entire human race, but no one needs to know, right?
Technokinesis is a power that can be further subcategorized into various abilites. Seven specializes in Data Manipulation (self-explanatory, he can change codes with ease whether with his computer or his mind), and Cyberlingualism. If you need to know why your phone’s laggy, give it to Seven, and maybe he can ask for you hahah! Fun fact: nobody took him seriously when he first told them he could talk to machines. It took quite a while before they found out he wasn’t messing with them.
4th Wall Awareness? Hell yeah. Expect a lot of nods to your presence, he loves entertaining the reader almost as much as I do!
Gadgets? Hell yeah (x2 combo). He’s watched every sci-fi movie, and you bet that his lab is more decked out than Tony Stark’s. His pockets are brimming with all kinds of guns and tasers and lasers and wires and probably-illegal battery packs (and there are even more in his bag hahah shet). Don’t expect him to pass through metal detectors any time soon. He’s also got this wicked pair of gauntlets that helps him pack that extra punch if he needs to get physical, but he’d very much prefer to stay in a nice, cold, air-conditioned room where he slides around in his wheelie chair and litters the floor with Honey Buddha Chips crumbs 24/7.
Open to hero name suggestions for the entire gang~ I’m beginning sketch designs for the non-RFA cast (V, Unknown, Rika, Vanderwood bc i haven’t started on them yet rip), so if you’ve got suggestions for them too, hit me up! Pm me if you want info on their powers for inspo! :3
I was thinking about the Grand Relics (because of reasons) and I realized something: only one of them is actually a weapon. All of them can be weaponized, but only the Phoenix Fire Gauntlet seems created with the purpose of destruction.
What the relics really seem to be is the mastery of each school of magic - unlimited potential for whichever form of magic the relic possesses. The Philosopher’s Stone allows the user to transform anything to anything else, the Gaia Sash gives the user complete control over nature, etc.
That would mean the Phoenix Fire Gauntlet represents a mastery of evocation magic. It makes sense, that such an item would give the user the ability to cause devastating destruction, and Lup seems to enjoy destroying things. At the same time, this relic is an item that will be put into the world, and Lup is the one who saved a civilization from the bad judgment of her family. Why would she create a weapon?
I wonder if the gauntlet is actually meant to be a weapon. The mastery of evocation is maybe not so much about the amount of destructive power that one has, but instead in the ability to control it. I think Lup understands the importance of restraint with evocation magic. Power of any kind is only as useful as a person’s level of control over it; someone who sets off a wildfire does not have the ability of someone who can prevent the fire from spreading.
The Phoenix Fire Guantlet is more than a weapon. It allows the user total control over fire - an individual could hold the world’s hottest fire in their hand without worry. They could adjust the temperature to exact specifications, or manage the size of the flame. In the right hands, that power can be turned to something that creates. Before there were circles of black glass in Faerun, there were little sculptures of black glass for Lup’s family. The flames were exact enough that experiments in Barry’s lab had more accurate results. Lup could precisely light the fuse for fireworks from a distance when they were barely still in sight. She tossed flames around the kitchen while she and Taako cooked. The fire from the gauntlet never hurt anyone she didn’t want it to hurt; she could burn her enemies and spare her family in the same blast.
No one explored the potential of a controlled flame in the face of the relic’s destructive potential. Everyone else looked at it and saw a weapon.
Q: How did Saitama manage to get by before he became a pro hero?
A: By living frugally and saving money.
(Caption: He lives a slow paced life and his finances are always dire. ONE sensei states that he doesn’t use Genos’ rent money.)
Murata: How was this again?
ONE: When he was financially troubled, he did part time jobs. He would save up and then spend the money he had frugally. Sometimes, he received vegetables from the people he saved…
He lived a slow-paced life.By the way, he hasn’t touched the money Genos gave him and his standard of living hasn’t changed that much despite Genos moving in.
Q: When Genos came to live with Saitama, he had a huge bag on his back. What are its contents?
A: Spare parts, paraphernalia needed for living.
(Caption: It seems that Genos has brought most of his stuff with him, so he doesn’t need to mooch off Saitama’s things.)
ONE: He gathered his parts and essential living supplies and came with them.
Murata: He probably also had parts for housework!
ONE: He does small repairs himself, like if he breaks his wrist. He doesn’t need to go to Dr. Kuseno’s place every time because he already has the spare parts. He does go when he needs a big repair, goes through a big upgrade or to receive scheduled check-ups.
Q: Saitama Sensei and Genos live together, but is the housework solely Genos’ responsibility?
(Caption: When he switches to his housework arms, he has the ability of a first rate housewife. In fact, he looks just like a wife?)
Murata: I think it’s like, Saitama tells him he doesn’t need to, but Genos still does it anyway.
ONE: Yes, that’s the feeling I get as well~
It’s not as if Saitama is making him do it, but even when there’s nothing to do, Genos starts tidying things up, washes the dishes.
Murata: I draw him with the idea that he has parts for housework.
Q: What was Genos like when he was a normal student?
A: (ONE sensei’s answer) Not that different from right now.
(Caption: He was a responsible, diligent boy from the start. He probably was an eyesore for the thugs.)
Q: When did Genos get his piercings?
A: (ONE sensei’s answer) After he became a cyborg.
(Caption: He has round piercings on each ear. According to ONE sensei, they don’t seem to be just for appearance.)
A set of concept art images for various aspects of Call of Duty: Black Ops’ Shangri La, designed by Arnie Swekel at Raven Software.
It is amazing to see just how the artist thinks through these concepts, especially in the case of the concept-designs for Shangri La’s wonder weapon, now officially named the 31-79 JGb215.
Also, it seems that the final decision came down to either the 31-79 JGb215 model that we know and love, or this “Village Bell” concept. Amazing to think that one decision could’ve made such a difference in how we play Shangri La!
- images courtesy of Raven Software, and artist Arnie Swekel.
i. “Switchblade” Holy White Hounds ii. “Sick of Losing Soulmates” dodie iii. “Troublemaker” Grizfolk iv. “’18″ Anarbor v. “Animal”’ Badflower vi. “idfc” Blackbear vii “Landslide” Oh Wonder viii “’I Like Me Better” Lauv ix “Let Me Know” Will Lowry x “like you lots” LANY xi “Bob Marley” Grizfolk xii “Aviation High” Semi Precious Weapons xiii “Deadroses” Blackbear