Foreigner (Chen's Dark Hunter contest Round 1) . My entry to Round 1 of Chen's First Annual Dark Hunter Contest. . (Taking a page out of Chouju X's book and writing this from the Shadowed One's perspective, it just feels right)
Foreigner hails from an isolated race of proud warriors who live by a strict moral code. Normally this would prove an issue when doing business, except that this species' 'morality' is completely backwards from any race I've ever met. Violence and all manner of depravity are revered as virtues to Foreigner, and all of his assignments are executed with precision and fervor. Stealing and assassination were elementary studies to him, and from what I've seen he must have been a model student. His swordsmanship has been the bane of many Toa, his targets are always retrieved in excellent condition, and best of all he never questions any mission, no matter how obscene.
Powers: Foreigner possesses sharp claws and long limbs that allow him to scale the sheerest of citadel walls, a tough exoskeleton that serves as natural armor, and antennae that act as an early warning radar that makes sneaking up on him well near impossible. His race can also hold their breath for hours at a time, allowing them to creep along sea beds and infiltrate from almost anywhere, making Foreigner an exceptional spy despite his large stature. He can also seamlessly switch from running on two legs to four, greatly increasing his speed.
Foreigner was chosen from his clan for service in the Dark Hunters. He views his employment as a holy crusade to spread the morals of his island to the world, and so long as none of his missions conflict with that code he will remain a loyal and effective agent. Fortunately, I've yet to find an assignment revolting enough to shake his resolve, and I doubt I ever will.
Battle ready, he can go high...
...And he can go low.
On all fours.
Checking his blades for dullness. The prongs on the back of his legs act as a natural chair for resting.
Just a cool pose.
Front view. Using Toa Mata Lewa for comparison might be exaggerating his height somewhat, but you get the idea.
split into his three main components.(EDIT: This is showing off the inner workings of the MOC, not something he can do in-universe. :P)
*Fourth wall phases away*
One of my favorite things about the Dark Hunters was how strange and bizarre they were, all limbs and weapons splayed out every which way. I also wanted to practice using more G1 pieces in my MOCs. So for this MOC I started with my box of old G1 parts and just started sticking things together until I had a basic skeleton, then fleshed it out to try and emulate that same wackiness. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out, but as always comments and criticism are welcome. Guess that's it for now, Torp out.