Ma'Kara: Lord of the Darkening Sea

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  1. Asura

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    Name: Ma'Kara: Lord of the Darkening Sea
    Height: 110 meters
    Weight: 74 500 tons
    Gender: Male
    Combat Style: Control
    Primary Attacks: Tentacle Smash; Mandible Snap; Pincer Crush
    Secondary Attacks: Chelae Smash; Raptorial Laceration; Rending Bite
    Primary Weapons: Void Astra Tri; Abyssal Cavitation
    Secondary Weapons: Mandible Guillotine; Ichorous Corrosion
    Energy System: Black Ichor (Stamina/Fury)

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    Appearance:
    Ma'Kara is a large creature armoured with a biomechanical exoskeleton that has, over the centuries, become encrusted with algae, barnacles, coral, sea anemones, and other sedentary sea-life - all mutated by black ichor. Ma'Kara has jagged cephalofoil protrusions on its segmented head, like those of a hammerhead shark; a large mouth lined with a set of long, pointed fangs resembling those of a deep-sea fish; and inner rows of shark-like teeth. His lower jaw is split and opens at a 45° angle, his throat is grooved like that of a humpback whale, and he also has a pair of long, serrated mandibles resembling those of predatory beetles. Ma'Kara has four arms: a pair of chelae with two rows of teeth-like spikes, and a pair of bladed raptorial limbs. His bulky body is armoured by spiny osteoderms like those of an alligator snapping turtle. His lower body has a pair of flippers tipped with long claws, several long tentacles tipped with hook-lined clubs, and a long, flattened tail used for swimming and smashing opponents.​

    Overview:
    One of the Void-Spawn, Ma'Kara resides in the abyssal depths of the oceans, worshipped as a god of storms by the inhabitants of nearby islands and fjords. Slow on land, he fights using his tentacles and chelae to grab and restrain enemies before slashing, stabbing, and biting them with his raptorial limbs, fangs, and mandibles.​
     
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    Origin:
    Ma'Kara is a Void-Spawn, a denizen of an eldritch realm of darkness and chaos. When and how he escaped is unknown, but he has resided in the deep-ocean trenches for untold ages, seemingly content with being worshipped as a storm god by the inhabitants of the nearby isles and fjords. Unusually for the Void-Spawn, he appears to provide for his worshippers by sinking passing ships, the wreckage of which washes ashore; and by gifting them with bountiful harvests. Whether this benevolence is deliberate is debatable, but regardless it comes at a steep price: periodically villagers are selected as offerings, and missed tributes are harshly punished. Being chosen is considered the highest honour, and it is said that those selected are reborn as Ma'Kara's acolytes, who dwell in ancient sunken cities and carry out their master's will.

    Only rarely does Ma'Kara rise from the depths, as he is slow and unwieldy on land. Nevertheless, he is powerful and exceedingly dangerous when his ire is raised, as destructive and unyielding as the hurricanes he is said to cause. He does not tolerate challenges to his authority, and has an intense animosity towards Asura stemming from past conflicts.​

    Energy:
    Ma'Kara's body is composed of an eldritch substance called black ichor, which generates a seething wellspring of Void energy that manifests as a fiery black-and-red aura. When not actively fighting, Ma'Kara regains power at a slow rate, feeding off the negative emotions of both himself and his opponents. When engaged in combat and destruction, his rate of regeneration greatly increases.​

    Ranged:
    Void Astra Tri:
    Ma'Kara charges large spheres of Void Energy between his mandibles and in his pincers, and fires them as powerful beams.
    Abyssal Cavitation:
    Ma'Kara snaps his pincers, creating a shockwave of Void Energy that stuns opponents.
    Mandible Guillotine:
    Ma'Kara wreaths his mandibles in Void Energy, increasing the range and power of his bites.
    Ichorous Corrosion:
    If Ma'Kara is damaged through melee attacks, the black ichor that comprises his body eats away at his opponent's defences, making them more vulnerable to counter attacks. The effects of this corrosion are most pronounced on organic and supernatural opponents.​

    Grappling:
    Ma'Kara uses his tentacles, pincers, and raptorial limbs to restrain opponents, crushing and ripping them apart with his fangs, claws, and mandibles.
    Melee:
    Ma'Kara's possesses a range of mid-to-close range combat options. His fangs and mandibles deal nasty bites capable of crunching through tough armour. He has pincers and raptorial limbs for close-range combat, which are used to smash, crush, stab, and lacerate opponents at close-range. His tentacles can be used to strike opponents at mid-range, the hook-lined clubs at the tips latching onto segmented armour and ripping at exposed flesh. Even his flippers are tipped with long claws capable of dealing nasty scratches.
    Weaknesses:
    Ma'Kara's movement on land is slow, crawling forward using its tentacles and flippers. As a Void-Spawn, it is vulnerable to magic attacks. Untold millennia spent in the benthic depths of the ocean means he has little-to-no combat experience beyond raw predatory instinct, and his arrogance due to being worshipped causes him to underestimate all but the most formidable and ferocious-looking of opponents.​
     
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  7. AbyssalRuler

    AbyssalRuler -.-/-/...././-.-./-./..-/-..-/--..////

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    Erm...

    Something seems familiar here...

    But its still a great kaiju though.
     
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  8. Asura

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    Glad you like it, but what seems familiar?
     
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    Cosbydaf Design Team ?

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  10. Asura

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    Har har, Cosby. Better to reserve spaces for additional content than risk running out. :p
     
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    No worries. You can edit it to quote my post:
    That said, I wasn't deliberately or consciously paralleling the King of Herrings. The Void - "a nightmare-realm of darkness and chaos inhabited by eldritch monstrosities" - has been a part of the backstories of Asura and related entities like Rak'Sha for about three years now, and by "abyssal" I meant the deepest part of the ocean rather than the "place of eternal twilight" referred to in KoH's bio. I've amended the wording to "benthic", if that helps differentiate.

    Raw predatory instinct isn't unique to Ma'Kara, Asura, or the King of Herrings: a lot of carnivorous Kaiju rely on predatory instincts while fighting, Sarcosteus/Sarcosteon being a prime example.

    An aquatic Void-Spawn is an idea I've been mulling over for a few years and, if anything, I was going for something of a Dagon/Cthulhu parallel.
     
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    Oh... I thought that was unique only to him. My dearest apologies.
     
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    No need to apologize. I appreciate feedback and constructive criticism. :biggrin
     
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  15. thegiantankylomon

    thegiantankylomon cool creator of deltasaur and design team

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    asura did it already bro
     
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