Matteo has received yet another update.
In the new update I completely revisited all of his accessories to hopefully try to improve them.
- Key ring and keys.
- Additional knife on his belt.
- Additional accessories in his messenger bag which include; Three small books(one on Botany, another on magic, and his personal notebook), and a magnifying glass in addition to his medicine bottle and syringe.
- Lantern: completely redesigned.
- Messenger Bag: Completely redesigned.
- Belt: Completely redesigned.
- Cape: Slightly modified, recolored chain to black.
- Pocket Watch: Recolored chain to black.
- Cane: Redesigned handle to be more ornate, resembles a spider eating a snake now. Matteo now holds cane instead of it being inserted through his fingers.
- Upside down bat pendant: Slightly modified.
Changes made to Matteo.
- Legs: Recolored entire legs to resemble him wearing black trousers, improved functionality of his built in pockets. They now hold his pocket watch more securely and effectively while also improving the shape of Matteo's thighs.
- Torso: Recolored most of his torso to do away with black(as much as was possible) and replace it with red or dark red. Supposed to resemble an embroidered shirt over a dark red long sleeve undershirt.
- Arms: Reshaped them a little, recolored lower arms to fit in with clothing color scheme.
There's a shot of all the goodies in Matteo's messenger bag on the bottom middle photo. Everything fits in there fairly easily. Its just the right combination of being snug like someone packing the bag full, but not too difficult to get the items in or out, nor does it deform the bag too much. I was surprised at how well this turned out and how sturdy the bag is even though its mostly cloth elements with some framing on the sides and bottom to hold it all together. The cloth elements used are two of each of this awning piece
, and this vehicle cover piece
Matteo has two main forms of fighting. If he's up against a typical human opponent, he'll uses his bare hands, and if the situation calls for it, he'll grab his knives. This usually proves effective.
When the situation gets serious though, Matteo calls upon his Blood Letters These are a special blade materialized from red smoke that appears from his wrists. Most can't seem to figure out where this smoke comes from. .If he dematerializes and rematerializes his blades too often, he begins to experience the symptoms of blood loss, indicating that these mysterious blades have something to do with Matteos blood or essence. As Such, Matteo is limited to how often he can use them or what forms the weapon can take.
Along with Matteo's recent updates, it was time to update the detail layout. Now the Detail Deviation is surprisingly not as arge a file with a bunch of photos. For individual looks at the photos, please visit his MOCpages
gallery. (egads did I just link to MOCpages from DA?)
</strike>Directory Main Deviation
This Is a good starting point to go most places concerning Matteo Version comparison Deviation
This is where you can compare the current version of Matteo to the version that came before it. This is also where you can get info on what all's different about Matteo now. Matteo's Gallery
Here's where all things Matteo go to be all Matteo-y and stuff.
's Witching Hour Gallery
That contain comic pages, story chapters and some of her own drawn renderings of the good doctor. Bionicle MOCkery folder
that stars Matteo as a loveable cantankerous foulmouthed old man causing lots of problems for the other MOCs and
There's sure to be a laugh or two(I hope)
Bio The backstory for Matteo is rather extensive and not quite fleshed out. Here's the short version.
Matteo is part of an ancient race that had the ability to become immortal through a ritual that would make people immune to aging, resilient to disease(but not completely immune), and give increased but no super human strength speed and stamina. is people were wiped out by invaders and he fled before being able to receive immortality. He spent years searching for it and was able to obtain it, but about 30 years later than was normal to where he had reached the age of 50 before immortalizing. It was after this time Matteo traveled and studied to be an apothecary and an expert martial artist. He also trained to be an assassin. Being immortal meant he had many men's lifetimes to study and hone his skills.
The most notable powers Matteo his are that of his smoke abilities. Using his own blood as a foundation, Matteo materializes blades from crimson smoke. This allows him to materialize and dematerialize his "Blood letters" instantly, though if done too frequently, he experiences the symptoms of blood loss. His other smoke ability is called "scent intoxication" where he is able to put anyone who inhales it into a drunken stupor. Matteo is a main character in the comic and short story series Witching Hour
In this series Matteo is portrayed more as a good guy, though it is explained that he had a complicated past where this wasn't always the case. In this series Matteo has a runin with a nasty beast plaguing the city he was residing and employed in simply known as Plague
who after an intense battle infected Matteo with the plague. The reaction with Matteo's body turned the plague into another form of smoke ability. This new ability appeared as varying degrees of black or grey smoke that had varying degrees of effects on people. In its most intense form it infected people with the plague and they would most likely die of the disease as it was resistant to medications. In its slighter form it would cause irreversible psychosis of the mind. This was a trait Matteo in his lighter years rarely used, but was a favorite of his in what was known as The Age of Malice
where once again Matteo fell from the path of good and helping others to pursue more selfish endeavors through cruel yet effective tactics. It wasn't until the help of an old friend
that he found his way back from these dark pitiful times and repented for his evil ways by once again being an apothecary to the poor and weak, and an assassin of those who would do harm to good folk.
And yes that's the short version. XD