This guy was fun to design, and is a new OC in the same continuity as Reina Cloude and Timberwolfe. There are bits and pieces of some of my favorite armor suits integrated into this design. The helmet is a mishmash between an older design for Karic's SWAT troops and the helmets used by the CEU in Biomega
. Now that I look at it, there's probably some Crysis
in there too, in the shape of the visor. As for the character himself, I was going for a sort of young William Shatner feel. I guess he's a bit of a ladies' man
Name: Jerid Bannon
Age: 39 (Karic Standard)*
Hieght: 6'0" (Karic Standard)
Hair: Dirty blond
Eyes: Grey-blueJerid Bannon is the Captain of one of Karic's E.S.W.A.T. (Extra Special Weapons And Tactics) platoons, more specifically, Green Squad. The men of E.S.W.A.T. are rarely called upon, but are nonetheless the best. They have top of the line equipment, and are authorized to act outside of normal regulations.
Bannon himself is likely the closest thing that Karic has to a "ninja," with a penchant for close combat and expertly wielding a generic combat knife and a small, weighted tactical sword.
There is speculation that Bannon may have contact with the notorious Saldean** freelancer "Timberwolfe," and may have aided his escape from Karic's forces on several occasions. There is, however, no concrete evidence linking the two, preventing punitive actions from being implemented.
Bannon is arguably the only unaltered Human capable of defeating Karic's "Warchild" supersoldiers in single combat. He's the one who trained them, after all.
*In the universe of Novus Imperium, Karic is humanity's homeworld. It is uniformly covered in a blanket of multilevel city, and has an artificial ring, as well as several deep-space colonies in orbit at Karic's Lagrange Points. It is the most powerful planet in the galaxy.
**Saldea is an enormous solid planet. It is inhabited by humanoids, who are heavily muscled to counter the planet's high gravity. On an earth-like planet, a Saldean will likely seem to possess superhuman powers.
Reina Cloude, Timberwolfe, Jerid Bannon (c) me
Karic, Saldea (c) The-Crimson-Wolf
EDIT: "ES.W.A.T." is a term created by Shirow Masamune for his classic manga Appleseed
. I'm currently using it as a placeholder until I come up with a term of my own.