Appearance: Recon is almost identical to his operator in size and shape. This comes in handy with the amount of weapons he carries in his arsenal (more on those further down). Mainly black in design (shock horror), Recon doesn't boast many body-shaping modifications, for fear it will interrupt his battle style. His emblem is mounted onto the top of his arms and is comprised of a circular disk that is dark grey on the outside with four smaller disks inside, arranged in a 2-by-2 design; you'd have to be staring at it from a very close distance to even notice them though. Of his normal appearance, his eyes are the only unsettling part, shining bright white, odd enough to make anybody passing by look twice. However, these are rarely visible, as his eyes are hidden by his EAAS (Enhanced Aim-Assist System). In appearance, it is simply a thin visor that pulls down from his head covering to over his eyes. However, it serves as a short-range radar, night-vision assist, and co-ordinate lock-on for some of his more powerful weapons. It's probably a good idea to go over those now. With all weapons equipped, Recon is able to battle on many fronts. A shoulder-mounted rocket launcher is strapped to Recon's right side; a simple slide up and forward, and it's ready to go. In similar fashion, a sniper rifle is mounted onto Recon's left side. Again, swing it forward and it's ready for action. On the underside of Recon's legs are two daggers, nicely mounted not to interrupt any battle poses, but with ease of access to allow quick deployment in a heated battle. Finally, there are a line of explosives that surround Recon's waist; some grenade-looking, others like small bricks, but each have unique purposes and abilities. After looking at all this, you would think that Recon is a hitman. Not true. While he's prepared for small war, Recon's primary duty is to protect and defend.
Graphic Model Overrides:
Upon activation of this GMO, Recon's body structure undergoes major changes. First of all, the length of his legs is halved, but the thickness is incrased by a half as well. The joints which connect the legs to the hips take a 90 degree shift, forcing his chest into a horizontal pose instead of the usual vertical stance. His arms likewise change, becoming half their length, but with added thickness. His hands and feet also shift in direction to 90 degree out from their former position. His spine thickens threefold, and bends back on itself to become more straighter than usual. The final change is his neck sucking into his chest his head shifting into place just like every other body part, shifting 90 degrees. The resulting form turns Recon into a large black puma, with small claws coming from his fingers and toes for grip. The EAAS is still in place, The S-99 and D-01 stay in place on his back, but are now hardwired into the EAAS for automated action. The advantage of this form is that Recon can run much faster and more silently due to the nature of this creature.
Custom Weapon: NC-21 Assault Rifle
Rapid (Requires 1 action, deals 2 damage)
Collective (Requires 3 actions, deals 8 damage)
A quick transform turns Recon's hands into his patented GC-21 Assault Rifle, a quick-firing backup that can deal some damage in the absence of a better weapon. The GC-21 has two modes: rapid, dealing one pellet at a time, or collective, where several shots are passed through the magazine and into the reserve well, to be fired all at once. Rapid shots are practically instant, but collective shots have a short delay due to the amount of bullets needed to fill the well.
S-99 Sniper Rifle (Shot Attack, deals 40 Phasing damage) [40 Points / 1 Turn Cooldown]
The S-99 uses the network-equivalent of .45 calibre bullets in a long-range delivery system. Once a target is selected, the bullets' unique capability renders it safe to all other possible targets, increasing the chances of a successful hit. The user simply has to have good aim, and a steady hand. Or failing that, an EAAS.
D-01 Rocket Launcher (Shot Attack, deals 40 damage) [40 Points / 1 Turn Cooldown]
A shoulder-mounted rocket launcher is mounted to Recon's right side. A shell is created in the aperture and launched at enemies in a quick and efficient manner.