Ok a special tribute for tonight. This one covers all four members of Metal Gear Solid 4's Beauty and the Beast Unit. Atomic Chinchilla the mastermind behind this set gave a great summary of this team. "They're four beautiful women from different parts of the world who each went through a horribly traumatizing experience during a war. They're all completely psychotic killing machines manipulated by the game's villain. They were brainwashed and given powerful cyborg armor suits to fight with the intention of hunting down the Metal Gear Series' hero Solid Snake. They go by the codenames Laughing Octopus, Raging Raven, Crying Wolf and Screaming Mantis. While they're not technically barefoot, underneath their armor they wear skintight bodysuits and you can see the contours of their toes through them. Plus the camera focuses on their feet several times." Each of these women appearances are based on different models from around the world. ^_^
Laughing Octopus specialty is camouflaging with her environment. Her suit comes equipped with stealth camouflage allowing her blend into the background or take on the appearance of objects nearby her. In addition to that her armor is equipped with 4 tentacles capable of impaling, strangling or shocking her opponents. Her appearance in the game is based on the south african model Lyndell Jarvis
Raging Raven is one of the quicker members of her team. Her armor is equipped with a razor sharp set of wings and a jet pack allowing her to fly and maneuver herself in the air really well. If that didn't make her dangerous enough, her suit is equipped with a their own set of missiles and she carries a grenade launcher to boot. (Man this girl is badass). As her name suggests, Raging Raven's signature emotion is anger. Needless to say her battle in the game requires a lot of running for cover. ^_^; Raven appearance is modeled on one Hideo Kojima's (the director of the Metal Gear series) friends Yumi Kikuchi who also provides the voice for the character in the Japanese version of the game.
Crying Wolf's armor is designed for hunting an opponent. It provides her with heightened senses, giving her protection and durability and making incredibly quick and agile. She's equipped with a variety of explosives and making mater worse she wields a powerful railgun capable of decimating any opponent that she goes up against. In the game you wind up facing her in a snowstorm allowing her to use her abilities to maximum efficiency. Crying Wolf''s Appearance in the game is based on the swimsit model Mieko Rye. Hot!!
Screaming Mantis is the Leader of the Beauty and the Beast Unit and the most powerful member of her team. She has a variety of psychic abilities including telekinesis and telepathy. She can use her mind to control objects which she takes advantage of using it to manipulate throwing knives . She also has mind control powers which she uses on the main character getting his allies and soldiers that were previously killed off to attack him. Her armor looks like that of puppeteer manipulating dolls on a string. Hardcore Metal Gear fans will recognize the two dolls on her armor as being Psycho Mantis and the Sorrow...two of the former psychics in the series. Screaming Mantis appearance is based on the Slovak American actress and Model Scarlett Chorvat.
Ok everyone. That's basically all for tonight. Just want to give a really massive thank you to Atomic Chinchilla for recommending, capping and organizing the tribute. It was a lot of fun to do.
Until Next Time