The net has become a lawless virtual jungle where viruses hunt like wild beasts. Enter a very different kind of anti-virus.
Samurock's name is a portmanteau word taken from the terms Samurai and Shamrock and is intended to represent his colours and function. He might be Irish, can virtual entities have nationalities?
Samurock is amongst the most honourable of DigitalKnights, fights must be fair. As such he has been known to step out of a fight if his presence gives the DigitalKnights an advantage in terms of numbers or power. He appears to exhibit a probability field which distorts the physical properties and movement of objects in close proximity. This usually takes the form of enemies "falling over" or their shots missing their mark.
Samurock is an accomplished warrior, favouring the use of his twin spear like weapons, though he can adapt to utilising the weapons of any DigitalKnight.
His armour appears to be much bulkier and heavier than his comrades, this coupled with his tendency to step back from an "unfair fight" has led many to label him a coward. But the reality is, he's probably more brave than any other DigitalKnight. So much so, he would happily face D@rquenz alone if this is what honour dictated.
The 4th wall.
I came up with the idea of a green DigitalKnight last year, but didn't really do anything with it. After messing around with the Free-Zenn frame to come up with something that looked different but similar, I decided to colour it green and voila!
The name was tricky. Already using the name Jade (J@de) for a villain, I couldn't then use the same name again for a hero. Similarly I couldn't really make terms like "Moss" or "Leaf" sound heroic, so I picked "Shamrock", while actually referring to a plant is also a recognised shade of green in many colour charts. I also thought the armour gave him a samurai like appearance, with the skirt and shoulder armour.
Originally I designed a much more sword like weapon, but felt it was far too similar to the designs I'd used for Free-Zenn and Sir Lazerlott.
Principle changes from Free-zenn:
larger shoulder armour
thigh and groin armour
larger hip armour at base of spine
heavier foot design for greater stability.