The Four Horses of the Apocalypse
I decided to design them for my Klausen universe (which means yes, they’ll appear in the much later comics). With lots of research and inspiration, I tried my best to make each horse look like a good enough interpretation for what they symbolize. (By the way I’m using the term “horses” instead of “ponies” because come on, “The four ponies of the Apocalypse” sounds kinda gay.) I DO plan to design a Conquest, although he may be more mentioned rather than featured in Klausen.
Each of these horses are a little taller than the average size of a regular stallion.
Pestilence is an underweight stallion, covered in boils and growths. He has rotten skin peeling off from his body, so badly that even part of his bones are exposed. You can see this if you look closely at his right hind leg. He’s surrounded by a plague of flies and insects. Maggots and vomit are dripping from his mouth. His mane and tail are in terrible condition (although that is nothing compared to everything else wrong with him). And of course, his eye hanging out from its socket. Pestilence himself is well, a pest. I also imagine that Pestilence reeks badly of rot and vomit and horrid things…
Famine is an extremely underweight stallion. The lack of nutrition has caused the hairs of his mane and tail to fall out. Some of his bones are exposed due to Famine being so starved that he’s attempted to devour himself. Due to his weak state, Famine can barely speak, as well as his struggle to walk as he drags his legs and body behind him.
War is the most vicious-looking, and sounding, as he now and again cries out in roars of pain and anger. He’s covered in incredibly strong armor that is impossible to be broken. He has barbed wire stuck into the flesh of his right hind leg. War also has a bit in his mouth, attached with huge, heavy chain reins. The fetlocks of his legs are ignited, as well as his tail. Blood is seeping down his body from underneath his armor. War always has streaks of blood down his face from his dark glowing eyes.
Death is the most peaceful of them. He doesn’t move much and always keeps his head held high. He’s usually seen with a ripped black cape. He has a white face marking. His rib cage is exposed, as well as his bottom jaw. He has completely plain white eyes and a long, silvery tail. Death will come to anybody who touches him.
I had so much fun designing these. They are only sketches for now but I can’t wait to line art and colour these all.
this is the most intense photo i’ve ever seen
*O Fortuna plays in the background*
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Okay, I know this is bad quality (took it with my phone in a hurry), I was intrigued to get a closer look at all of the systems tied to the suit’s onboard computer. I’ve always loved the idea of Samus having a super-advanced computer.
And Visor technology! Just absolutely brilliant ideas! One that intelligently scans for relevant information of the subject (weak points, composite material, etc.). One that displays thermal information. One that as far as I can tell, uses XBSI (Xray Backscatter Imaging) to see through things. One that is sensitive to interdimensional fluctuations. And a sonar visor that renders sound as visible images.
I could discuss Metroid theory for hours!
Then let’s! How about the fucking Arm Cannon though! How it can assimilate with any weapon technology, and transform in such ways to accommodate them! How the front expands for the missiles, how it elongates for the Annihilator and Plasma beams, how it extends upwards for the Dark and Ice beams, and how it extends horizontally for the Nova, Wave, and Light beams. And don’t get me started on the Phazon/Hyper beams. Arm Cannon tech is one of the things that honestly never gets tiring, and keeps me going back to the Prime series over and over and over again.
This may be farfetched, but the best I can guess is that the Arm Cannon itself operates switching parts between miniature pocket dimensions, OR, having the necessary parts occupy the same space as the arm cannon, but slightly out of phase (like items partially in Dark Aether). When you change beams in Prime 1 & 2, the entire apparatus goes translucent for a moment before solidifying with a different weapon.
In later/earlier Metroids, where your beams stacked, I like to think it was a change of form to the same technology. It adapted aspects from each new weapon into the main structure. If we assume that the arm cannon fires a type of energy unique to Chozo technology (the way I see it), I would think that, much like a sine wave, this energy can be modulated to produce a wide variety of effects at once (sort of like a sound wave can have both bass and treble).
This may be very uninformed, but that’s my guess.
Sounds fine to me! I do agree, theres some kind of shady tech going on with the cannon phasing out. I had read that the assimilation happened because the Chozo’s technology was so advanced, they had surpassed all others, and therefore, all other technology was/is compatible with theirs. Hence, why Samus is able to assimilate Luminoth tech, such as the Dark and Light suits and beams. Same thing with Ghor’s plasma cannon, and the Space Pirate’s Nova Beam. So its not far-fetched at all that the Chozo had come up with some spatial anomalic technology for their weaponry.
Although all this is somewhat thrown into question, as we don’t know if the stacked beams (Zero Mission, Fusion, Other M, Super) are of Chozo Origin or not. I would assume for Zero Mission, Super, and Other M, probably, but Fusion is a strange game when it comes to lore. (not to mention the Prime games are pretty early chronologically)
Honestly Echoes is my favorite, and Prime 1 just has that certain elemental charm to it.
So then, what do you make of the energy source for the suit? It must be something that can last ostensibly forever when idle, and can also be picked up from the environment. Again, I kind of assume that the Chozo were so knowledgeable of the fundamental workings of the universe, they were able build a suit that would run on a sort of distilled energy of living things.