Note, the CAU reference relates to the fact that these designs are a consequence of the time travel events of the CAU-A universe and therefore are not part of the original time line. This is evidenced by the fact that events are occurring nearly 100 years out of sync from the original time line.
You will note I haven't been adding much of a backstory to my recent uploads. This is mostly due to time constraints more than anything.
I wanted to add a little note however to this MOC to explain the progression of the protoagent concept.
2 years ago I came up with the initial concept of the CyberAgents. The design was a fairly limited figure with t-bar joints at shoulders, elbows, knees and ankles. They had a fairly human like proportions and had a range of basic melee weapons.
Though I've improved on the concept going forward the idea here was to create an aesthetic step backwards. Something that looked MORE machine like, and had less human like proportions. The very early protoagent design with its large hands and feet, long limbs and thin body shape fit this pretty well.
The idea here is that the design is changing to something closer to the original cyberagent. I've replaced some of the joints with t-bar joints (this allows for greater stress/weight) I've also slimmed down the overall shape, while removing (some) of the visible mechanical cues.
I've also inverted the "eye" piece. in future this may be replaced altogether with a single stud, which is common to all early cyberagents.
The biggest change from the silver/gold frame is the legs. I've moved the hips so that they hang closer to the body. This makes the figure stand slightly taller, but gives it a more human silhouette.
I've also added the hip holsters in addition to the shoulder clips. This is common of several shadowagent and cyberagent designs.
As the design progresses more recognisable cyberagent elements may be added. But remember I'm creating something which is much more primitive in terms of the technology involved so the protoagents are more machine than cyberorganic.