What does the word “sky” mean on asteroids? Sky is the atmosphere right? So do they lack one? Or would it just be space and all its twinkling stars? The professor wondered these things as he walked up to the dusty, ruined door of the similarly dusty, ruined building. “Gash!” he yelled angrily.
“Gash here reporting for duty, sir!” replied the hero, Gash, who was to be the professor’s bodyguard on this mission. Most heroes wouldn’t be very excited for a mission like this, but Gash was just happy to be back in the field, after his last two missions both resulted in… incidents.
“I need you to break down this door.”
“Sir, yes, sir!” Gash replied, knocking down the door. The professor coughed as dust filled the air from the old door.
The two walked into the old building, finding the interior to look much more well kept than the exterior, but still it didn’t look like anyone had been there for a few weeks. “Gash, stay here while I see what’s in here.”
“No more “sirs”!”
“Yes sir- I mean, never mind!”
The professor walked into what looked like a high tech lab. There were dozens of computer monitors, and a large chair in front of the biggest one that appeared to be on. He sat down and wiped the dust of the screen. The monitor had a single file on it. “Hmm” muttered the professor out loud as he snaked the cursor to the file and clicked it.
The document appeared on the screen. He began to read it. It was not two weeks after I was assigned The Project that he arrived. He was Nick Evero, a hero on a recon mission for The Breakout. He came to this asteroid looking for escaped villains. Unluckily to him, my research was very important to my employer, so he had station several goons to protect me. They were quickly able to defeat him, locking him up in case he would be needed later. Unfortunately he would be needed.
In those two weeks The Project had consumed my life, so it was that a week after Evero arrived the first prototype was ready. So it was decided that it would be tested on Evero.
I was employed to create a life form, one that would be able to find other life forms, latch onto them and be able to control them. I was to create a Brain Slug. The first prototype was much different than the final design. The prototype had large, round, blind eyes that could only sense heat. It was also more slug-like, without legs. It had a beak, able to break into the victim’s head, in order to access the brain.
We all gathered around the window of the room Evero was restrained in, and watched in grotesque fascination as the slug slowly, menacingly, crawled toward Evero. Finally it made it, latching onto him. At first nothing seemed to happen. The first prototype was branded a failure, and we went back to researching. But the first slug was anything but a failure.
Over the next few weeks Evero was slowly mutated by the slug. It wasn’t until too late that we noticed. By the time we did the final version of the Slug was complete and we had packed up, ready to show it to my employer. As we got into our ship we heard the sound of metal being ripped to shreds. “Evero’s breaking free!” said the last one into the ship, panting. We quickly began to take off, hearing doors being ripped in half, clawed feet shredding the floor, and above all blood curdling shrieks. We saw Evero break though the door, to where our ship was. His shrieks were terrible; they still give me nightmares, as does the sight of him standing over some of my bodyguards, ripping them to shreds.
Be warned, soon there will be a massive Brain Attack. The brains will be much milder than the first prototype, of course.
“A Brain Attack! I’ll surely be promoted for finding this info! Gash!” said the professor out loud. Then he read the last paragraph of the document. I should warn you too. Not that it’ll do you any good. He never left. If you’re reading this, you aren’t… alone.
A sense of dread washed over the professor. “ Gash…” He whispered. He looked to his side to see something eerily rolling towards him. As it stopped rolling the professor saw what it was: Gash’s head, still sparking. “Gash…” He whispered again. Suddenly he felt a presence, a dark presence, and then he knew. The document was right. He wasn’t alone.
The first ever brain slug.
Hey guys! So this was built for the Hero Or Monster contest on Eurobricks. I was supposed to build a hero mutated by a brain slug, and I uh… did. :)
I hope you liked the MOC and story. I put lots of effort into both. I tried to detail him as much as possible. His non-mutated side was inspired by the 1.0 heroes. The mutated side was just my twisted imagination. I really like how he turned out. I love both color schemes and I think they work well together.
OK, so my next post might be my Bio-cup entry, a castle creation, a character for my story or something else random.
I love this both conceptually, and for the figure-work itself. That whole phase last year of Corrupted MOCs missed me entirely, and seeing this inspires me to try something along those lines. Great shaping and greeb details! Cheers!~ =)
Quoting Josh Bisel
Toa, how you even make this stuff amazes me
I've been making BIONICLE MOCs since I was six. I've had a LOT of practice. I actually had a friend who was a TFOL then, he'd come over and we'd make MOCs, battle them, talk about where BIONICLE should go next, it was awesome. :D
Quoting A Sargent
Superb job! I love the organic feel of his left side. (I believe somebody else said that, too...right?)
Thanks! Yup, someone did, but glad to hear it anyway. I'm glad people are seeing the contrast between the two sides, as that was one of the main things I was going for. I thought the color scheme would support that. From the beginning I knew want silver and purple, took me a long time to think of the black and red though. :D