DragonWasp X, Codename: A.P.E.X.

Discussion in 'Original Monster Submissions' started by Drakos, Apr 12, 2014.

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Vote Apex for game

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  1. Drakos

    Drakos Prophet of the Coming End

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    Come to think of it, yeah that is REALLY ubsurd. Looks like I'll be rewriting tonight...
     
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  2. Shashi

    Shashi Well-Known Member

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    Well, when you think about it, humans tend to do quite a number of absurd things over the course of the centuries. So, perhaps you could keep the original story, but have it such that this company wanted to go big (global), and focus more on exterminating pest-type kaiju (those that are not strictly kaiju in a sense, but still contribute towards loss of crops etc), or they faced stiff competition from the growing wave of organic farming, and wanted to strike back and make a tidy profit?
     
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  3. Bambs

    Bambs Princess of All You Insects Theme Team!

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    Ah yes, I somehow forgot of the Antarctic bees nuking of 1963. A tragic loss.
     
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  4. Drakos

    Drakos Prophet of the Coming End

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    I fixed up the story to make it atleast ALITTLE more plausible, although still over the top..which is kinda the whole idea of a kaiju in general so it's fine :rolleyes:
     
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    Shashi Well-Known Member

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    Indeed, since kaiju can't exist in real life without falling pieces under their own weight ;)...and humans are still the reckless, at times unethical, bunch of creatures since the dawn of time :biggrin
     
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    dopepope Well-Known Member

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    Very cool looking kaiju!
     
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  7. Drakos

    Drakos Prophet of the Coming End

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    Thanks! :)
     
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  8. Shashi

    Shashi Well-Known Member

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    I like this kaiju very much; it's rare to get bug kaiju these days, up until the beginning of 2016. Great job! :thumbsup
     
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  9. Drakos

    Drakos Prophet of the Coming End

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    Thanks! Yeah most usually go for giant lizards which can sometimes be cool, really makes it hard to diversify between them so Every now and then I take the challenge of making a unique kaiju :)
     
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    Shashi Well-Known Member

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    Well, it seems to have paid off, handsomely I might add! ;) :thumbsup
     
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  11. AbyssalRuler

    AbyssalRuler Design Team Mr. Krabs

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    DragonWasp X / A.P.E.X. Review

    Like what wewewezing says, I'm gonna leave this note under here.


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    Starting off with the name. Dragon usually means a fire breathing lizard that symbolizes chaos and evil. Though, in Derogatory terms, it means a fierce and intimidating person, especially a woman. The derogatory and main definition really fits this kaiju, but the only nag about this part of the name is that the kaiju specified is male. As far as I know, male bees do not have a stinger, and mainly the queen would rule over her subjects. Now, Wasp obviously means flying insect, but there is an acronym to this word, and it comes from white Anglo-Saxon Protestant. Though slightly racist, there is a snippet in the acronym's definition, and that is member of the most powerful group in society. The queen of a bee or wasp community is the most powerful of her hive, so this part of the name literally means most powerful insect. Good Job!

    On the design. I do have to say, for a biologically engineered insect built for war, I think the design completely represents the perfect organism! Though What I am curious about is why the second set of arms in woodzilla's art isn't really used to its advantage. If I were the creator, I would make it slightly more bulkier and have the claws be sharper as well, but that is just my opinion. Another thing I would love to see incorporated in his design is something like this - http://images5.fanpop.com/image/pho...on-2-and-white-version-2-30851275-552-426.png, or like some sort of mask like this - https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/1e/3a/34/1e3a344a8ce7c21c55753b07815012d6.jpg - to fit his theme of being a bio-engineered killer, but once again, that is my opinion.

    Overview. Very good, really helps build a picture of who A.P.E.X. is, but there is one problem with it. When you say bring business to an exterminating company, Then why is there no mention of the exterminating company in the Origin? Plus, if you were talking about the government-run bio weapons lab, then technically it wouldn't be a company, but rather a facility or branch.

    Origin. You did very well constructing the story for A.P.E.X. One flaw is that the government that created A.P.E.X. isn't really specified, and if it was in the United Nations, then the auction for weapons is really just more of a trading opportunity. Another flaw that fits with the last one is that why would the bio-weapons be sold worldwide? I think that government would be smart enough to only use it for war. That seems to be about it with the origin, really.

    Energy. The energy specified seems to fit Fury, Parasitic, and Hunger. I don't know how many types you can have, but I think Fury or Parasitic fits What you are describing the most.

    Ranged. All the ideas you present to the battlefield are good, but there is a fundamental problem with the spawnable warriors, I believe. You can't just have a horde of them, nor have one spawn in the first place. Believe me, it is a good idea, but creating a whole bunch of mini kaiju really can be annoying. I think you should have a system similar to Space Godzilla's crystal summon ability, and then It'll work.

    Grappling. Hes one tough sonuva*bee*tch.

    Melee. The way you describe it is kinda messy, but I can get the *point*. His hands really do not function well, so bio-engineering magic allowed him to have stingers in order to slice the enemy open. This reminds me alot of the Predator's varying wrist gauntlets. Good Job bud!

    Weaknesses. Well, there is something interesting I'd like to note. The Asian Giant Wasp, or rather what it is really called, the Asian Giant Hornet, has a very powerful carapace, and is able to resist stings of enemy bees, but there is a side effect to this. Bees have a tactic where they pile up on the hornet, and start vibrating, making it very hot for the Hornet. This eventually suffocates it. If this surprises you, then no doubt that heat is perfect weakness.

    Overall, DragonWasp X / A.P.E.X. is a balanced fighter, but has minor flaws here and there. If this guy were to be in a SPN like old times, his design and origin really would help him have a good chance of winning. Well Done!
     
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  12. Drakos

    Drakos Prophet of the Coming End

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    I always Appreciate Opinions when it comes to my creations, as it helps me better grasp what impression people get when they look at them. :)

    Okay so let me just say that NONE oIdea Etymology behind the species name "Dragonwasp" was ever the original Idea, can't take credit for it simply because it was unintended and I literally just combined dragonfly and wasp :p but I'm atleast glad I made something that made a reasonable amount of sense.

    And I'm glad you like his design, I didn't really incorporate any enhancements because all the enhancements the kaiju has are within it's biology, rather than prothestics...also I'd find it kind of hard to explain how the prosthetics survived an nuclear explosion or grew with the kaiju. :rolleyes:

    I do also like the Idea of the secodary set claws being bigger and more dangerous design wise but I figured it'd be unecessary and kind of unbalanced if it ever came to gameplay or just fighting in general.

    Now when it comes to the Origin there never really WAS a extermination company, it was kind of a cover for a black market weapons dealing facility, run by multiple sponsors of each government. Now the twist with the story is that in trying to get ahead of each other, the warring nations unknowing enlisted the help of the same weapons dealer, While the dealer itself was selling the same weapons to each and every benefactor, that's how the Dragonwasp colonies got spread worldwide.

    The energy is mostly just Hunger and Parasitic, yeah. Probably gonna remove Fury.

    What I was thinking when it came to the drones is that it'd work like Mothra's Wing Gust in the Godzilla games, except if the target is hit it would deal ongoing damage for a certain amount of time, wasn't really expecting too much, just a pixel swarm like most game depictions of bugs.

    Yo so I decided to actually multiply his weight by 100(If I even did it right) today just to see how much he'd be able to actually lift...its 70,060,000..Its so ridiculously absurd that I don't even know what he'd need to lift that'd be THAT heavy.

    Yeah Melee needs some cleaning, but I'm Glad you understand it!

    And I actually did not know that, Another Lucky coincidence!

    Thank you so much for you feedback it really means alot to me, it helps me become better at creating more fleshed out and complex characters!
     
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