Thursday, September 19, 2013

Panoptes

No. Enc.:  1
Movement:  90' (30')
Armor Class:  4
Hit Dice:  5
Attacks:  1 (weapon)
Damage:  by weapon (+3 for strength)
Save:  L5
Morale: 10

Argus was a pious herder, devoted to Hera, who agreed to be transformed by Olympian science into something more than human. Given the epithet Panoptes ("All-Seeing"), he killed monsters in Hera's name and attempted to protect her servitor Io from the wiles of Zeus.

Argus is over 8 feet tall and more massive than a normal human. The top part of his skull and his eyes are covered by a helm, which is actually a biomechanical lifeform bonded to his nervous system. It is able to manifest various forms of impromptu sensors, routed into Argus's enhanced visual cortex. A swarm of some ten flying spheres, somewhat larger than a walnut, are linked to the lifeform and also controlled by Argus.

Argus's visual enhancements give him 360 degree vision and mean he is never surprised (unless his visual system is somehow rendered dysfunctional). He is able to utilize any vision related mutation including: increased vision, night vision, ultraviolet vision, and thermal vision, though he can only manifest one of this powers per round.

Art by Francesco Biagini

3 comments:

Metal Earth said...

I'm enjoying this series, thanks.

Ramanan Sivaranjan said...

You had me at the He-Man art.

Justin S. Davis said...

Tri-Clops as Argus?

LOVE IT.