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Wow.. I'm definitely gonna bookmark this and read it over the weekend. Great stuff here from what I've read so far.
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While I like the fact that you are trying to create a large collaboration of unique Locust characters, in my opinion the Soul Killers and their backstory don't really fit right with me. The Theron Guard's Soul Killer Black armor reminds me too much of RAAM, and after RAAM's Shadow (which I respect the fact that this fanfic was made before that) I cannot accept this into my fanon lore. I think it would be badass if all of these characters were updated to fit the Gears' lore according to rank systems on Gearspedia though.
However, I have already made up my own idea for some Locust OC's that I thought of recently. It would be a squad of ultimate badass grubs like from RAAM's Shadow who have been promoted in the lieu of RAAM's lieutenant's death(s?) and if I decide that maybe he lives post Gears 1, maybe he survives to carry on RAAM's legacy.
There would be the Leader, a newly promoted Theron Elite (who wears the original Theron Elite Armor with no lights and a regular Theron helmet painted black- AKA this http://images.wikia.com/gearsofwar/i...heronElite.jpg , who would stand roughly a head taller than the rest of the grubs. Similar to RAAM's height in Gears 2 multiplayer; Not rediculously huge like the General himself, but tall enough to display authority. He would use similar equipment to the stuff you'd use in RAAM's Shadow.. Elite Gorgon pistol, Torque bow.. I imagined this particular grub would be elite enough to wield a custom Elite Sawed Off shotgun with a third barrel. I'm thinking this http://doublegunshop.com/fanzoj/fanzoj_3br_4.jpg, or this http://e-expeditions.com/wp-content/...il-450x329.jpg .
He would also speak in Iambic Pentameter, as I have been reading Shakespeare in English class as of recently I feel with the Theron's hissing way of speaking it would sound incredibly sombre and scary if a Theron talked in full sentences and ended them with the usual hissing. (aka I WANT to KILL HuMAANSsss.. or something like that)
Depending on which date I want his story to be in (either before Gears 1 or after Gears 1 and before Gears 2), he may or may not use Kryll Grenades. In the event he does not use them, he'd probably just use Inks.
Alongside him (although he'd prefer it be under him) is his second in command -insert name here-. It would be an Armored Kantus that nobody knows exists because the people who've seen it before Gears 3 are already dead. It wouldn't be fully black like the ones in Gears 3 though, I imagined it would still be unarmored slightly in some parts for intimidation and fear purposes. Such as exposed blood red hands, some of those belt thingies that Skorge had attached to his head, wearing a cloak underneath the armor, and having maybe skin scrolls and finger necklaces attached to the armor. Retaining the scary feel of the Kantus when they were introduced. http://images.wikia.com/gearsofwar/i...red-kantus.jpg think this, but without the covered up arms between the forearm guards, and no gloves.
The reason I chose the Armored Kantus in this instance was to sort of have him like a really high ranking priest like Skorge, symbolizing the fact that after RAAM is gone, the Kantus are quickly moving up in the Locust military hierarchy, and are taking on a more combat-ish role.
His weapons would probably be dual Boltok pistols, apparently the Armored Kantus were originally gonna use these instead of Gorgons, and since the Theron Elite is using Gorgons anyway, this would be a great oppurtunity to jump on those old ideas.
So far they're the only two I've thought of who are really big in this Locust squad, but I really wanted to have a use for RAAM's Troika Boomshot as a weapon of choice for these grub's Boomers. I was thinking they could use the Troika Boomshots along with Boomshields, but that seemed too difficult to imagine since the animations would look silly and whatnot.
They would also command a subsect of Grenadier Hunter Elites, which are already in the game, but with some inspiration from Predator I've decided that these special Hunter Elites would always have a different COG trophy on their belts as they charge into battle.Think spines with bloody skulls with Gear helmets still on. I would imagine both of these enemies would be under the command of the Theron Elite.
The reason I wanted to come up with these characters is for a story that not only involves being the rivals of my cool-ass Gear OCs, but to show that after the failures of both RAAM's lieutenants and/or RAAM himself, only the best Theron Guards are slowly being pulled back into the Hollow to defend the Queen. Some Theron Guards percieve this as punishment for such previous failures, and due to their combat support the Kantus are becoming more useful in the field to the Queen than more firepower. In my story eventually the Theron Elite would be met with the Queen to make a choice between being a Palace Guard, or staying in the field and becoming second in command to the Armored Kantus we previously talked about. This would lead to a power struggle between it and the Kantus that my squad would see happening from a distance, and in the event that the Theron survives in a death battle, he must be executed by Skorge for killing one of his priests. If he decides to go back to the Hollow..
SOO yeah. that's my big story that I've been dying to share since I created it a few days ago.
I made a decision to follow my own fanon a long time ago. I'd been at it for so long, I figured by the time any more info came to light, it'd be too late to alter anything. Plus, my fans do like my own take on things, regardless of lore, no real sense in changing it.
You should also know that the Theron Elite and RAAM's Shadow in general are likely based off of Jay's Soul Killers. This thread has been stickied for years after all, and the similarities are plain to see.
Furthermore, what one person holds as their fanon shouldn't affect your own ideas, and trying to change somebody's fanon to reflect your own is just silly.
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This thread has been around for a lot longer than Gears of War 3 and its been stickied long before GoW3 even dropped its first DLC let alone the beta. The idea of the Soul Killers and their black armour have been around since GoW1-GoW2 and Jay's been writing about them ever since. Whether or not Epic intended it, the Theron Elite are more likely based off of Jay's Soul Killers than the other way around. Hell, the bio for them in-game is eerily similar to a line I'd tossed around for Jay's SK-collaboration. But that's besides the point...
As a writer, you're not bound by any law to follow one particular canon or world. Fan-fiction especially, doesn't bind you to following any sort of real path on how you create your world or your characters. Jay has been creating his own world since Gears of War 1 and he's not going to stop simply because it doesn't add-up with the rest of GoW's lore. Jay has been working on this since before GoW even had lore beyond Gears one -- so its a little hard to create something that follows the same path as the games when you know nothing beyond the first one or two in the series. Besides, lately the games themselves haven't been following their own canon.
You as a writer don't need to follow Jay's lore and he himself doesn't need to follow mine or Epic's lore. This is his world and he has his own fiction-series that takes place within it, you most likely have your own world and your own fiction. Not sure whether you thought this was the rule-book for canon because its stickied, its not, this is just a collection of Jay's work over the years and the Mods liked it enough to sticky it.
Good luck on your fiction, though.
Oh, I did not know that.. It doesn't completely surprise me that Jay's work inspired the Gears 3 DLC, nonetheless the fact that it could've is pretty cool.
Anyhow, sorry for the ignorance I may have implied to Jay's fanon. In truth, I wasn't really trying to advertise my ideas. I had my concept that I posted growing in my head for a while, and I thought that I would post here because our concepts were similar, hence posting in the stickied note.. I didn't want to post that to smear Jay the Arbiter's work, I just really wanted to gush my ideas for a concept that really seemed to stick in my head, since I have no friends in real life that seem to love Gears as much as I do.. And I only spilled the details for this potential story due to my attention to detail. ^_^'
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