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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:
MU (or Mi)
Created by Ulhaden Corp. in 1991
Power: Weather Control (at large in unsafe conditions), Metereological interference
Current user: Nicholas McKinley (US)

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:
Nick is introduced to the AXIS grounds as a mean to compensate for losses suffered in previous missions which involved collaboration with the United Nations. As such, he's looked suspiciously as a "spy", leaving him lonely in the institution. While most of the agents would have come from wealthy families (or when from orphanages, having been chosen by wealthy people), he came from a mid-class family and has had a normal average-citizen routine, succeeding neither in college and failing physical tests to join the army.
All changed when he joined a militia in his stay whilst attending an exchange program. Having caught the eye of the UNA general for his un-preparedness and clumsy brutality, he'd come to face The Triton himself (and survived!) and has participated in the mission to stop the Omega Theft (a fact that only made he more suspicious for students).
Unpopular, he replies others with unfounded prejudices. He likes to watch TV on spare time and has poor eating habits. All that he makes up with general Wagner's powers, which turned him into a "Molochian", a metallic cyborg. That was enough for him to wear the Mu armor, which required energy input to work (and was unused since 2007). Turned down by the girls (who he come to despise after each "down" he gets - all the time), he's a vociferal advocator of following the rules (he's got no critical sense), and is only supported in that by Ben who he sees as a role-model (having participated in UNA missions and having his age - which earns his jealousy). People like Melissa see that as a poor destiny for Axis' efforts, since it makes him lesser than a soldier and more of a lap-dog.


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". This character in specific is presented in the original story before his participation in AXIS, and will continue even after the end of the arcs, given his role is broader outside the institution.

Hope you like it!
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