About the MOC
Lieutenant Premod was a MOC I had roughly conceptualized when I first saw series 1 of the Star Wars Planet series
. I have the Sebulba's podracer and Tatooine variant. Charade
from the Soul Calibur series of video games was a big source of inspiration for Premod. He is where I got the initial "eyedea'(
) to use the planet sphere parts as a big eyeball. The rest of Premod is simply my own take on the "giant eyeball monster" concept.
P.R.E.M.O.D. was his working title, it stands for P
eath. His actual name is just "Premod" The acronym was me being humorous about what to call him when explaining what he was to friends and family. First he was just an eyeball monster, once he got spiky he became a "punk rock eyeball monster," then to make the acronym more pronounceable, he became a "punk rock eyeball monster of death."
A couple of interesting facts.
Premod uses a design I tried to make work for Lord Gweeb
but couldn't get to work. The main element of this design is the Hero Factory 1.0 torsos as shoulders.
Premod's photo collage is made exactly the same as Gweebs, except the orientation of the photos and therefore the layout is flipped(gweebs were portrait, Premod is landscape).
Also, the photo of Premod chasing his eyeball is just for laughs, he doesn't actually have a problem with his eye coming out, both IRL as a MOC or hypothetically as a character. its really just to show the eye not in his body. It does pop in and out relatively easy though, which is convenient when working on the MOC. Brickshelf Gallery Bio
Premod is an officer in Lord Gweeb
's army and serves as Gweeb's right hand man. While his ranking is officially only that of a Lieutenant, Premod is a trusted ally of Gweeb's and has far more tenure and clout than even those exceeding his rank. He chooses not to be a higher ranking official because he prefers to be a combatant more than a member of the millitary and political councils. He much prefers to be be Gweeb's "will on the battle field." This is not to say that Premod is a dumb brute, he is a decent tactician and a skilled fighter. Premod prefers basic strategies and contingencies over meticulous plotting and calculating like his lord.
Premod and Gweeb came to know each other in The Pit
as they were contained in adjacent cells. Besides the maintainers of the Jail, Premod is the only person to know of Gweeb prior to Gweeb's mutation by the Pit Mutagen
. However neither warriors ever saw each other as they were never released from their cells and could not see each other through the walls. After the Cataclysm
both prisoners were freed. In the franticness Premod escaped unharmed, while Gweeb was horribly mutated into a small stubby crustacean like creature. It wasn't until many years later after Gweeb had been found by the Barraki
and rose through the ranks, eventually assembling his own army and notoriety that the two were reunited. It didn't take long before they recognized each other as their former cell neighbors and quickly allied with each other. By this time Gweeb was already establishing his on territory with its own military and government. But because Premod was still a newcomer to the organization, he wasn't made a high ranking official just yet. Premod remained content with his position and simply chose to control a small territory within Gweeb's and command what is known as the first legion-a group of highly regarded warriors loyal to Premod and Gweeb who are called upon for missions of high tactical importance.
Premod's body is very similar to Gweeb's in that it is an external mechanized suit constructed by Gweeb himself. However, Premod did not need a new body after being injured or mutated, he opted for the transformation in order to be an amphibious creature and reside in the underwater territories along with Gweeb, while still being able to traverse land. Premod is more acclimated to land and therefor land combat than Gweeb is and spends far more time on land than his lord. All of his body except for his eye which was the main part of his body was replaced. Premod communicates via a vocalizer in his mechanical body where as in his original biological form he could only communicate through a mild form of telepathy. This telepathy is only slightly enhanced so that his biological component(his eye) can operate his mechanical body. He does not possess any telepathic or telekinetic abilities strong enough to be used as attacks.
Premod's main weapons are his dual "rotary Axes." These axes are especially useful for throwing. Premod will often throw one axe one way(i.e clockwise) and counter throw the second(i.e counter clockwise) and the two axes will meet up mid flight and connect together, creating one counter rotating weapon that when struck with is a devastating attack. Besides his axes he has sharp claws and his armor on his back is incredibly thick and jagged, making it good for ramming attacks. Like most fighters, Premod can channel energy through his weapons, though he does not have any particular traits or skills with this power. He mostly relies on his axes and melee attacks in combat. Premod has no elemental energies. MOCs featured in this Deviation.