2D Artwork: Swish - Original Character

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  1. GrungeWerX

    GrungeWerX Well-Known Member

    Feb 8, 2003
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    This commission was kinda tricky, but I think he turned out pretty cool in the end. Head design was orchestrated by the creator.

    This character was created by Okami-Hu from Deviantart.

    Check out the bio below and leave your thoughts for the creator.

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    Swish Bio
    *Under Construction*

    Name/Nickname: Swish

    Motto: "I can has maxgrade nao?"

    Faction: Neutral / Junkion

    Gender: mech

    Age: doesn't know and doesn't care (presumably he was around long before the war)

    Backstory: Swish's history actually reaches back to the middle of the Golden Age. Back then, he was a proud and famous racer, a true transformer. He traveled a lot, winning one championship after another. Once, after a glorious trip, he was heading toward Cybertron, when his ship was ambushed by a sudden, rare cosmic storm. His pilot fought valiantly, but they eventually crashed down on Junk.

    His companions died immediately, and Swish sustained a lethal amount of damage. Fate was kind to him, though; a Junkion team discovered his body and they reassembled the racer. Swish's Spark was saved, and even parts of his CPU, but not everything; 90% of his memory was lost.

    Retaining his upbeat, easygoing personality, Swish, in his new, smaller, but still remarkably fast body quickly became a cherished part of the Junkion society, the others sort of regarding him as a little brother. Step-by-step, Swish became a true Junkion, absorbing their amazing technical knowledge and gaining their natural ability to rebuild themselves and manipulate their environment.

    His lucky star wavered, however, when Decepticons captured him and took him to their ship. It is suspected, that they crash-landed on Junk, noticed the natives and their abilities, and decided to take one prisoner. Swish was thoroughly examined (and not the nicest way), then placed into the medbay, where he was forced to act as a medic. Swish hated this with passion; being covered with mech fluid and elbow-deep into some dieing warrior's chest was not his idea of a good life. He was not allowed to race, he was denied to spend time with his own projects, and the poor mech suffered. In his final desperation, he started to upgrade himself, despite the hard punishments he got when caught.

    But the orn of freedom dawned on him eventually. The Decepticon ship engaged into battle with an Autobot one, and Swish, in the chaos, managed to hotwire an escape pod and flee. Almost completely drained, he ended up on Earth.

    Color scheme: red, black and gray

    Height: 13'5"

    Appearance/Built: Sort of monkey-like with very long and thin limbs. Moves on a weird, slightly jerky way, with a lot of nervous twitching, though that is merely because of his curiosity – basically, he wants to see, hear and touch everything. He is able to stand straight, though. His optics are red, like any Junkion's.

    Alt-mode: a red Gilera Fuoco 500 ( side and front )

    Personality: First key word: high-strung. After being so damn scooped up in a Con ship, and neither allowed to experiment, nor to run, Swish is like a TF Energizer bunny, squared. He simply can't sit down, he's always moving, listening, poking things, jumps hungrily at anything which needs fixing (aside 'formers), and is utterly fascinated by this new world. That moves us to key word two: curiosity. Swish wants to know everything about this new place, he absorbs information at an alarming rate, which slows down his processor. Also, he craves social interaction – he was used to it on Junk, and missed it terribly on the Con ship. And lastly, due to his overstrained processors, Swish is prone to revert back to behaving like a Sparkling. From time to time, his average intelligence drops several levels and then, he's really like a curious child.

    Junkions speak 'TV'. Naturally, Swish learned that as well, but he took it a step further even, and now speaks lolcat English. W00t.

    Function: racer, technician, former medic ("being a distraction")

    Weapon of Choice: Speed. The Fuoco is not the fastest thing on the road, but Swish is. Thanks to his 'former engines, he's able to power his three wheels to an amazing velocity. He does have weapons, but they don't do much damage. He has an energon-powered whip; the charged, small spike on its end can afflict shallow wounds, but it's not much, and the wrist-mounted small laser gun's hits tend to just sting and do cosmetic damage at most.

    Battle tactics/Fighting style: Back on Junk, when there was a stir and the need to fight arose, Swish was the first to rush out, and draw enemy attention and fire to himself, with colorful expressions and reckless stunts. In combat, he is perfectly useless, and Swish knows this.

    Statistics (max is 10)
    Agility: 8
    Dexterity: 8
    Endurance: 4
    Firepower: 2
    Strength: 2
    Velocity: 9

    - Enhanced senses - Due to the upgrades, Swish's senses operate now 1,5x better than the average. This includes all five senses.
  2. NIDARAM12

    NIDARAM12 Robot art guy

    Aug 21, 2002
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    that altmode is so cool. nice job
  3. Belgrath

    Belgrath Boom! Nutshot!

    Sep 9, 2003
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    Montreal, Canuck-ville (aka Canada)
    Nice to see a TF that transforms into a motorbike. Anyway... as always, neat work GrungeWerX.

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