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Bionicle MOC: Lord Gweeb
WARNING: AUTO-PLAYING THEME SONG! Lord Gweeb-Master of the deep.
About this creation
About the MOC Okay first off. THIS MOC WAS A TOTAL PAIN IN THE ASS AT FIRST! Getting a body that I could build off of and armor around the "cradle" proved to be more difficult than I had anticipated when conceptualizing. Gweeb is another rare MOC of mine where I put some considerable amount of thought into the designs and concept before actually building it.
The inspiration hit me when I was working on Grayskayl, I found the printed part that makes up his face, and knowing I had the black cockpit that I could attach it to to make a full head. From there the "360 head" concept came about and I knew I wanted him to be a most unusual character. Gweebs color scheme was also inspired by the series of sets that the printed face comes from, the Stingrays that came out in 1998. Old lego part is old. :XD:
Early on I knew I wanted him to be a somewhat ambitious MOC after taking inspiration from Welcometothedarksyde's Glideslope, making this the second MOC Liam has had a hand in inspiring(the first being Kutumah). However, I didn't plan for Gweeb to come out quite like this. I initially meant to make him kind of squat, almost to a point that he might have been wider than he was tall. But this was the end result. The original concept is also where he got his name, Gweeb, which sounds like dweeb(haha beat you to the joke lol). He originally was supposed to have a huge Napoleon complex, but now I had to get creative about how to work that into his character. :P










Bio
Gweeb's original form is known only to himself and the originalHydraxon. He originally was a warrior of some type who betrayed his faction and was sent to The Pit where he was imprisoned until the Great Cataclysm destroyed the pit freeing him and many others. Like most who escaped, he was mutated by Pit Mutagen. However, his transformation wasn't for the better. The mutagen transformed him into a nubby little bulb of a creature. He became no more than a mere head with small stubby tentacles that barely allowed him to move along the sea floor.
For many years he scoured the bottom of the ocean in solitude, feeding off of krill and plankton. He was eventually found by The Barraki who he swore allegiance to. They used various remains of deceased creatures such as Maxilos robots and sea rahi to fashion him a bio-mechanical integrated body.
Gweeb became a part of the Barraki's army, training, learning to repair and augment his body, eventually improving upon it greatly. As Gweeb did this he rose through the ranks of the Barraki army until only the Barraki themselves outranked him. When the Barraki were reimprosioned by the Hydraxon clone(Dekar-Hydraxon) Gweeb broke off connections with the Barraki, taking much of the army that ruled under him to establish his own undersea colony away from the Pit and any other known underwater cities.

Gweeb is overall a bombastic, eccentric and self important character After being such a small miserable creature for so long, he built himself up to a state of grandeur. He has self appointed himself as Royalty, though his subject don't question his authority and there is never much rebellion in his faction. Those that are foolish enough to try and subvert him find a slow and agonizing death. Gweeb could be considered a "Chaotic bad" character. He doesn't go out of his way or send legions to fight "the good guys" like the Brotherhood of Makuta or Dark Hunters, but has done so when the alliance between either faction best suited his interests. Gweeb is mostly interested in keeping to his city and attending its welfare.
Within the boarders of his city, he does not discriminate between factions and often matoran, toa, dark hunters, Makuta and any other beings can come and go as they please. The city is mostly comprised of exiles or rejects wanting refuge from the wars and sqabblings of the world above sea.














    Weapons and features
  • "Deep Thrasher" (sword)

  • Dual Zamor sphere launchers integrated into his arm designs.

  • Spinning Propellers integrated into his feed design and head.

  • 360 vertical and horizontal head movement

  • Royal Armor consisting of a "hydroparent" fabric cape that reduces drag in water, and large energized should armor shields(that can be removed if neede).

  • Angler lure for navigating the deep when light is scarce.









Combat and abilities
Gweeb is a complex fighter in his unusual abilities to focus on a target. His abnormal head movement allows him to scan, locate, or follow targets, even if behind him. The 360 rotation of his head is often used for powerful spinning attacks without him becoming disoriented or losing track of a target.
His large body size does come at a disadvantage though. It makes him moderately slow in underwater or land combat. While usually reluctant to, Gweeb will remove his cape and shoulder shields for a boost in speed, maneuverability and to lower the obstruction of his field of vision on either flanks. The other distinct disadvantage to his large body is his field of vision is permanently largely obstructed from below him. In underwater combat he compensates for this by pointing his body downward.
Gweeb's body allows him to be amphibious so he can travel onto land, though he rarely does.
The most used tactic in gweebs arsenal is his Deep Thrasher, a sword he made himself. He uses it mostly as a melee weapon, and sometimes as a tool to channel energy attacks through. The hilt of the Deep Thrasher has an electrified field of current that if an enemy is struck with will be electrocuted in addition to being struck with the energized blades for additional damage. One of Gweeb's favorite attacks is to run the length of the entire sword along a combatant's body for a brutal and devastating attack.
After the Deep Thrasher, Gweeb will use his clawed hands or fists and legs for powerful attacks. In this style of combat is where he utilizes his large shiled armor in spinning attacks that can emulate the slicing motions of a blade. As the name suggests, he will also use the armor as a shield to absorb attacks.
Gweeb's Zamor sphere launchers provide two chances at an explosive moderately long ranged attack. Though once he's expended the two spheres, unless he's near more ammo, he cannot use them again, rendering the launcher as mere armor as he finds carrying additional ammo cumbersome.



Thanks to those of you that read all that. ^^;

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Comments

 I made it 
  May 23, 2013
Quoting Gringat the Repugnant I already gave my thoughts on Lord Gweeb when you originally posted him on DA. Glad to see him here with more shots and angles. The overriding thought when seeing this is how 'heavy' he must be in your hands. That, and the head still reminds me of an axolotl :P
You conveyed you liked it, didn't so much give your thoughts, and you said it looked like a tadpole. Tadpols and Axolotls are sorta the same thing. An axolotl is just a tadpole that grew up and stayed a tadpole. :P Yeah he is a pretty hefty MOC, hard to hold onto since all his torso armor is HF so it kinds shifts and moves around a bit. Its kinda a pain in the butt handling him. Thanks for the Comment Gringat.
 I made it 
  May 23, 2013
Quoting Mohamed Marei This is sheer genius. I love how his color scheme integrates so many ideas successfully. His size is also very impressive, and the fact that he can stand is absolutely genius as well. One thing that you might have done was to make the blades on his sword a bit or two longer; at the current moment it looks more like an axe than an actual sword. Another thing I would recommend is using two blades of the same color (unless you don't have two of the same color) or offset one of them slightly than the other to add more asymmetry to its look if that's what you're looking for. But nevertheless, this is a fascinating MOC that you must have spent a great deal of time and effort on, so a hat-off to you, sir! :D
Thanks Mohamed, I appreciate the compliments. Gweeb was a rather difficult one for me to get that head concept working. Beyond that it came together rather nicely once I got through that tough spot. You guessed right about the swords color, I just don't have two of either color yet. Once I do I'll fix that. As for the shape, it came down to flow, lines and spacing. I agree that it probably could be longer but would mess with the aesthetics a bit. Again, thanks. :D
  May 22, 2013
I already gave my thoughts on Lord Gweeb when you originally posted him on DA. Glad to see him here with more shots and angles. The overriding thought when seeing this is how 'heavy' he must be in your hands. That, and the head still reminds me of an axolotl :P
 I like it 
  May 21, 2013
This is sheer genius. I love how his color scheme integrates so many ideas successfully. His size is also very impressive, and the fact that he can stand is absolutely genius as well. One thing that you might have done was to make the blades on his sword a bit or two longer; at the current moment it looks more like an axe than an actual sword. Another thing I would recommend is using two blades of the same color (unless you don't have two of the same color) or offset one of them slightly than the other to add more asymmetry to its look if that's what you're looking for. But nevertheless, this is a fascinating MOC that you must have spent a great deal of time and effort on, so a hat-off to you, sir! :D
 I like it 
  May 20, 2013
This is one hella-well-designed MOC, man. I love the sinister look and scale, and all the little details that show you put alot of pre-planning into the Build before you went at it, like the Zamor Launchers built into the forearms. Nitpicks? Perhaps less colors in the Thrasher Sword (which I still like) and put your Music Controls back toward the top of the MOC (but I do appreciate the typed warning =P). Limbs, fins, slight Big-Daddy clearly aquatic look - love it all. Makes thing like the Angler Lure such a nice touch. Cheers, m8! - Great work!
 
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