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Still a bit absent here, still relatively active on instagram and facebook, so either way those recent drawings can be some news!
I've designed 13 armors from a part of the "Alpha-Omega series" in collaboration with Guiler-717. His 14 armors plus mine make all the alphabet (and if you guessed it right, the additional letters from numeral system). The whole project will be posted at my behance soon.

Background Story:
Created by ABEL Inc in 1990
Power: Underwater-Breathing, Resistance to Pressure, Sea Localization, Torpedo Speed and Underwater Sonar
Current user: Anna Graham Whitaker (CA)

Currently owned by the private institution known as AXIS Military Academy, which mission is protect Tredius from demon-related threats (actually, an initiative by Ulhaden Corp & ABEL Inc, two major weapon industries that have created the Alpha-Omega series armors. The AXIS is more likely an academy for young bounty hunters who're unknowingly testing a likely inhuman technology, and doing the dirty job for the UN to "cleanse" everything dangerous that escapes its hidden slave pits)

About the pilot:
Ann is the young daughter of famous researcher, detective-for-hire and adventurer Archibald Graham. She pursues a philosophy of helping others through her efforts as well as by inspiring others through it. Sometimes she's very competitive, enjoying it to bring tension in the school grounds, creating situations where she'd eventually "win" over whatever she wants. She do that to cover her own weaknesses, most of them suppressed memories (she'd have just finished a relationship with other AXIS veteran in the beginning of the series). But she's most times optimistic and talkative. Her first missions were mostly rescue missions in high-sea accidents, so she get quite sensitive when AXIS' offensive units are labeled as "bounty hunters". She believes she does good, but she's wise enough to responsibilize individuals for the deeds of themselves, knowing that people wouldn't seriously just follow "scripts on the paper". That is reflected on her existentialist beliefs, whereas she blames one not necessarily for how he or she were risen, trying to build up their stories on her head. That keeps her sensitive even toward declared enemies. She somewhat dislikes Melissa because she often ignores her rivalry, staining their sociability to basic compliments. She becomes very close to Nina Roux, who's a newcomer in the beginning of the series. She likes to boast how she defeated Tara in the original competitions. Even though, Tara obtained an armor (the newest at time) on her own without a competition, and due their powers, they are often working together (and Tara get to work directly with professors, differently of Ann). This lead her to see her own boasting useless, and she grows to have more humility and care as the series progresses.

The user of this suit is arguably the latest incarnation of a character I had from my old stories, one I created around 2002 when I was a 8 year old brat. Deemed somewhat to be the "perfect girl", she's got her up n' downs so many times since then. Her suit also has similarities to the one she originally wield as "AG Shell" (a remake made in late 2014 can be seen here)

This side-project* consist of a series of armors and high tech gear developed by two distinct fictional enterprises and some "un-invited guests", all products of a previous project for an ultimate soldier. Different directions and results led to new analysis on the powers, which culminated in armors containing from elemental-based to physical enhacement and even space-time warping powers.
To house such classified average-tested armors at the disposal of something other than the belicous enterprises, a joint was formed, in no better facade as a school on its own: The AXIS Military Academy is like a school grounds for combatants, tacticians and fellows from other areas of human knowledge of greatest need in the likes of an upcoming catastrophe (such as healing, surviving, leading and fixing - to illustrate it better, it was officially formed around the turn of the millennium, and they're constantly warned about the changes in the world, politically and geographically).
To make things more dubious, a secret group of students are given the alphabetic, lettered armors (the others are given any of numeric value and with regular powers from a production-line), once they've matched the required specs to wear them. Constantly tested, sometimes it's in the grades (solving complex systems and having prowess of thinking in possibilities and achieving deductions), in the physical prowess (swimming, running, etc) or through good old duels between two or more students that seem fit (with the loser having no knowledge of the armor it was ever entitled to wear). The school has a corpus of teachers which inherited some armors and others that develop new ones. They can choose to tutor a specific student from the alphabet series of armors, and will regularly form squads in the eternal hunt for missions no other soldier are trusted with.
An example of mission was to find the reasons of a mass-murder in the venice coast. The goal would be both to find the culprit and neutralize it. Many agents would be required.

*- Even though having its own cast of characters, the events from the APKALLU Mythos affects them directly. This focus on the relations between the teenagers and young adults who wears the armors to hunt "demons", the other on a pre-teen who himself is arguably "half-demon".

Hope you like it!
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