#11 and #12 – Eddie and Venus

| November 12, 2012 | 0 Comments

Up until now, most of the trainers and monsters we’ve seen have been pretty low on the competitive scale. Venus here is probably our first real example of a high-level competitive blob monster; Eddie, on the other hand, is nowhere near our first example of a competitive-level trainer. See, Eddie is the son of a very rich construction magnate, and having a very large, powerful monster under your control is a sign of real success. And heaven forbid a rich kid’s gonna walk around without the latest in status-proclaiming technology, so daddy took it upon himself to get the best monster money could buy. He even commissioned a famous artist to design the creature’s final appearance, which is why it seems so completely out of place next to a precocious teenager like Eddie.

Let’s take a look under Venus’s hood, shall we? First off, Venus has multiple computer cores, which are required to manage the huge amount of nanoparticle material that makes up her body. These interlocking cores also boost her defense significantly, since she can afford to lose one or two without going completely offline. The egg-shaped things that orbit her body are used for defense and scouting, as well as giving her a way to explore smaller, tighter areas that her huge body would never fit into. They can also be used for offense, boosting the sonic resonance patterns that form Venus’s main attack method.

Of course, all of this is rather lost on Eddie. Rather than being stunned or worried about the frankly immense power that Venus affords him, Eddie’s decided that the clothes make the man. And since he’s got the latest in blob monster technology, he’s obviously the best trainer ever. In short, Eddie’s the kind of kid who confuses buying his way to the top of the leaderboard with being extremely good at the game.

The keywords I got for Venus’s design were Geometric, Sphere, Whale fins, Lantern, Eggs, Orbitars. Usually, the Geometric keyword suggests that the resulting monster will be an NMSA agent, but in this case, I felt that the strong suggestion of a whale felt better with a student, especially if it was a student with ties to the Agency.

Category: 2012, Scifi

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