Shiva is a conceptual maquette of a female engineer in a hovering battle suit. The following are the suit attributes and abilities:
1. The upper right arm discharges a chemical agent not unlike the black liquid in Prometheus. The upper and lower barrels of the gun like apparatus, squirt an A & B type liquid that is inert until combined mid air approximately 18"-24" from the weapon. The A&B liquid is stored separately in the left and right tanks in the upper back of the suit.
2. The upper left arm houses the male proximity scythe weapon. The serrated barbs on the scythe secrete a corrosive acid enzyme when engaged not unlike the Xenomorph's blood. This enzyme is stored in the hardened center tank located in the upper back of the suit. When not in use, the blade conveniently tucks underneath the forearm.
3. Both lower arms are for normal hand and arm dexterity use with an extra set of opposable thumbs. These and all otehr appendages are are controlled via the cranial neural helmet worn by the operator.
4. The tail of the suit houses anti-gravity orbs located on either side of the vertebra. These orbs run the entire length of the tail and several other key points all over the suit allowing the user free range of hovering motion in zero gravity and heavy gravitational planetoids. The tail can also split creating two appendages for slashing and impaling damage.
5. The central orb in the abdomen is the power source of the suit which is surgically or genetically grafted to the user. Removing this can terminate the operator. This section is missing an outer shell not unlike the "Space Jockey's" which covers the chest and face as well.... but I happen to love boobs :)
I listened to "In the Mountains of Madness" while sculpting her and was trying to infuse some of those other worldly sculptures described in the story. Of course, H.R. Giger played a HUGE role in the piece a s well. My original purpose for creating her was to use her in my next stop-motion animation short film but a part of me thinks it wold be fun to make a Prometheus fan film with her instead.
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