Cyber Joke 11: Reaper by adorety ()
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Late for Halloween, but not too late, here's Reaper.
Reaper, he was called in his youth. And Reaper is his name now. Born in the United States to Bosnian parents he lived in Brooklyn until he was eight. His parents then went back to the old country when family from there spoke of problems and how bad things were getting. His father could not stay away from his family when he felt they were in dire need and despite protests from the whole family, mother, older sister and himself, they went.
The boy's life was turned upside down. He had never experienced such a change before and he had a lot of trouble fitting in. Perhaps he was unstable from the start. He had always been hyper active and was always aggressive in his play and actions. But he never really hurt anyone. Things changed in his father's and mother's homeland. The kids there never really accepted him, until later. They made fun of him and called him a rich snooty American. The fights were constant.
As he grew older, he grew in size quickly. Soon he was winning all the fights and then the fighs started at home. He lashed out at everybody and anything. He was caught torturing a neighbor's cat and another neighbor's dog. Things grew to a peak when a neighbor's dog bit him when he had tied it up and was prodding it with a stick. The dog got close enough and bit him on the leg. His immediate reaction was to grab a big board and slam the dog hard., killing it. The couple other kids that were there being entertained had also had enough and they ran off, eventually ratting out the boy.
His father beat him like the boy had beaten the dog. That is when his father called him that name in disgust. “You are not my son, you are the Reaper!” And he spat on the ground in front of the boy. There was no real translation in his father's tongue for that word. It didn't take long in the small town, where news travels fast, the name stuck.
It wasn't long before the two boys who'd ratted him out were each found beaten. One would die of his injuries, the other crippled. That boy would not say who did it and the other boy never was conscious to reveal anything before he died. But everyone knew.
And then the father cried at what he'd done to his son and what he'd done to his family by bringing them to the past. He decided they had to go back to the US, but it was too late. Before they could get themselves even prepared to go, the rebellion had grown out of control and the war begun. Their town was ravaged early on, but Reaper didn't care anymore. He ran from home, never knowing if his family lived or died and he didn't care. He planned on surviving and he had no problem killing to do it. Any who approached him were in for a nasty surprise when the young innocent looking boy before them turned on them with a large sickle that had become his favorite weapon. It was well made and he'd found it in a field of razed crops, blackened and discolored from the fire. But it was strong and sharp and served him for many years.
In time he had gathered refugees to his side to defend against rogue soldiers and real soldiers and during this time is when he met Radomir, who would become Ripper.
Dr. Cyber had brought him back from the dead, as far as he was concerned, and his loyaty to her was true and sure. He still was a friend to Ripper, but he did not like Angelo, Arc Angel, and he did not entirely trust Stealth. But Stealth was Cyber's right hand now and he followed orders. As for Tank, he looked at him like a soldier looks at a boy dressed like a soldier. Despite that, he could not argue at Tank's effectiveness in a fight.
These days he carried a large scythe, especially made for him. Not unlike Arc Angel's staff, it was a weapon and was defensive as well. It could generate a protective shield against heavy projectiles and many other forms of weapons. Wayne Tech Security was here and he was ready to use it to cut down his enemies like stalks of wheat in a field.
Image Comments (19)
twelvemark21 () 5:55AM | Fri, 01 November 2013
Menacing and frightening character, excellent render and character detail!!
barryjeffer () 8:57AM | Fri, 01 November 2013
An excellent character my friend... and a great backstory to fill in his details. I like the idea of that weapon!
RodS () 6:29PM | Fri, 01 November 2013
I would not want to meet this fellow in a dark alley - or even a well-lighted one..... What a wicked looking render, Art - and a great back-story on him as well.
mgtcs () 12:14AM | Sat, 02 November 2013
Another cool image my friend, spectacular story, loved the robot!