Splicers Metamorph Armored XenoForm
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Hey Everyone, I recently completed illustrations for (2) new Splicers O.C.C.s (Metamorph & Swarmlord) in the latest Rifter#51 published by Palladiumbooks. This issue can be purchased directly through Palladiumbooks: [link]
Splicers Guru, Chris ‘Slappy” Kluge & I developed this concept together and it was a ton of fun seeing this concept come to life. The Metamorph is one of the illustrations where I did illustrations for its 15 various forms. I will upload and showcase (5) of the 15 forms as I don’t want to give away everything.
The experimental Biotic variation known as the Metamorph is an attempt to augment human beings with the awesome power of Bio-Technology without forcing them to permanently surrender their humanity. The idea was that the subject would retain his human/her form and physiology when interacting with civilians back at home, but before entering the field, they would be able to quickly transform their body into a powerful Bio-Tech war machine. Metamorphs can assume various forms, some are larger than their human forms, some are smaller. Watching a Metamorph transform into a larger form is somewhat disgusting, but witnessing one transform into a smaller creature is truly horrifying.
Armored Form: This form was designed to maximize defensive protection at the expense of pretty much everything else. The thick armored shell substantially limits mobility and the form does not really possess much in the way of natural weapons, but it can really absorb punishment. The back and limbs have sort of a rounded appearance. This is to allow the armored form to pull in his limbs and fold his body into a tight ball. When tucked into this armored ball, the Metamorph is even more resistant to impact weapons and concussive forces like explosions and rail gun rounds (takes half damage).