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Next up from the fertile mind of Ross Snyder Jr :iconrossps112 is the M.A.W. of Maser Assault Walker. This is part of a new line of commissions called the Super Weapons for the fight against kaiju as part of the MECHS AND MONSTERS series. As usual Ive included the author's words below.
"Concept: A maser tank meets a spider walker or walker tank. The idea is that unlike the Maser Tanks of the Godzilla movies, the M.A.W. is a highly mobile tank. It requires only 2 people to run it, a gunner & a driver. It can not only walk, but Jump great distances & even scale vertical surfaces as it is very light (super poly-alloys) and not much bigger than an Abrams tank. It even has a set of grapnel launchers underneath the front that it deploys to scale said vertical surfaces, kind of like a spider. I have the visual image of close to a dozen of these facing down one of my Kaiju, with them not only being on the ground but on top of skyscrapers as well."
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Rucifer is an enormous (for a zooplankton) bdelloid rotifer that uses her power of dessication to powder and consume non-metals, leaving only twisted skeletons of rebar and metal furniture in her wake. Moisture-based creatures are likewise consumed, unless protected in pressure- and moisture-sealed metal vessels (such as submarines). Once swollen with concrete, Rucifer can level hills with her charge; she can also blast her opponents at range with sprays of quick-drying (grappling) cement. Her foot is used as a pivot, not a weapon, but it can swing her around with terrifying speed. Without the burden of concrete her strength is greatly increased, allowing her to pick up creatures with her cilia and throw them when they are too big to swallow.
Rucifer was first awakened by a deep sea explorer whose mini-sub was swallowed. The vessel passed harmlessly through the creature, losing only its rubber fittings, however the trawler hosting the rest of the research team was not so fortunate. Similes of the crew screamed out from Rucifer’s translucent skin as she brushed past the mini-sub, headed for the coast. The submariner returned to his support vessel to find only the brittle husks of wooden decks remained within its metal hull.
The submariner recognized the zooplankton for its genetic heritage, and quickly assembled the known research. Bdelloid rotifera uses dessication as a mechanism for escaping parasites. The genes of other creatures dessicated around it could also be absorbed into its own dried and damaged DNA as its tetraploid chromosomes re-knitted, providing a means of evolution despite her asexuality. This particular creature must have inherited its gigantism from something it absorbed deep in the ocean; from the unfortunate crew it inherited a city to call home. One solitary marine biologist in a mini-sub may hold the only chance for an ecological solution to the new and terrifying kaiju.
It is not known yet how to defeat Rucifer for good. A big enough kaiju might seek to beat it to death, yet risks dessication and genetic theft of its limbs. A cunning human might try feeding her so many migratory fish that she desires to go back into the sea – were genetics that simple. Even a threat sufficient to cause Rucifer to dessicate completely will only leave her to blow away on the wind – where she is lethally dehydrating, impervious to radiation, and almost invisible. Any dangerous parasite or poison would be shedded. In addition to her translucency, hydrophobic reactions with any ambient precipitation will result in a concealing cloud. She may rest in this state, lost among clouds, for years before an unfortunate aircraft might wake her up again.
Rucifer’s first choice attack is the dessication of anything in contact with her body or in suction range of her cilia/mouth. Her cement-vomiting secondary attack has a very long range. If it grapples successfully and her cement is mostly expelled then she may also rise up on her foot to throw her opponent. Otherwise she will simply charge, smash the opponent, swallow the shattered cement and repeat.
Rucifer’s “Energy Type” is a “hunger” for wet-formed and wooden buildings and moisture-packed lifeforms. She has even been known to dessicate normal window glass. Filling up with concrete enables ranged grapples and charging attacks at the expense of throwing attacks. On a scale of 1-10, Rucifer’s ferocity is 1, simply eating cities unless provoked, and her agility is 4. Her ‘power’ scales from 5 to 8 as a result of eating concrete, while her strength (ability to throw) scales inversely from 5 to 2. Her weight rises from 2 to 8 after eating concrete, while her defense scales inversely from 5 to 2. In her empty, dessicated, airborne form her defense is 10. She is resistant to radiation and susceptible to toxins, although the latter can be eliminated through her ‘defeated’ escape mechanism.
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