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  • Fwee


    #33592980 - 2 years ago

    I'd just like to have it on record that I appreciate your knowledge and I love your generous use of images.

  • Flagwaver


    #33593563 - 2 years ago


    Viridian carries Caliber-X, a variable form Assault Rifle Bastard Sword (ARBS).  It can carry a thirty-round magazine and can accept either Dust ammunition or a direct infusion of powder or crystals.  In its bastard sword configuration, it can fire single-shot at short range.  In its carbine configuration, he uses the blade as a bayonet and can fire it in single-fire or three-round burst at medium ranges.  In the standard configuration, the assault rifle, it is accurate at long ranges and has the additional option of fully-automatic fire.  It stores across his back in assault rifle configuration.




    Ikkonzome’s weapons, Kame and Kaze, are normal pistols that can accept dust ammunition or shoot normal rounds.  With a flick of the wrist, she opens them into a pair of battle fans.  These fans have a razor edge and can block most any attack.  The face of Kami has a painting of a sunrise on the ocean while Kaze has a moonrise on the ocean.


    The wide and flowing movements of her martial art lend to moving her fans around herself in a defensive circle, shielding her from incoming attacks while slicing at any opponents in melee range.  Besides fighting, her fans also allow her to glide and maneuver in the air as well as slow herself for a soft landing from high falls.


    When charged with dust ammunition, her pistols act like any other pistol with similar ammunition.  Hers fans, on the other hand, are able to blow the effects of the dust against her enemies.




    Liath is armed with Sceitseala.  It is nothing more than a sketchbook with a charcoal stylus attached to it.  The edges look brand new, but the pages have charcoal marks on them as if things have been erased from the blank pages.


    There are three distinct sections in the sketchbook, each with a tabbed card-page to separate them.   The first section is full of pages and pages of projectiles in every shape and size; from single high caliber bullets to smaller multiple bullets like a machine gun would fire, to large grenades.  The second section contains various depictions of Grimm in every shape and size.  The third section contains beautifully depicted sketches of Huntsmen and Huntresses with their weapons in various poses and movements complete with the motion lines to show how they are moving.


    Liath’s semblance allows him to case whatever is drawn into reality.  Bullets become fired projectiles.  The living characters take on a life of their own, but retain the appearance of a black sketched version.  If Liath uses a dust pencil to draw the characters or rounds, then they have the empowerment of the dust color used.




    Tuttifrutti’s weapon of choice is Nox, a dust-infused whip.  Because of the infusion of dust, Nox becomes like an extension of Tuttifrutti’s arm when she wields it in combat.  Though the whip is only eight feet in length, it can strike enemies up to twenty feet away and can wrap around anything she wants at the same distance.


    In reality, Nox is a Grimm that has been transmogrified into a whip.  In order to control it, Tuttifrutti had to give up part of her soul.  As a result, she went from a happy and bright child to a humorless goth.

  • hydra645


    #33619352 - 2 years ago

    I've been trying to think of a which of multiple options for an Oc and his weapon(s) to go with for a while now and I think I've finally come to a decision.

    The weapon is to play into his semblance, which is to teleport to a recently touched object. Not sure about a name, but the weapons I've come up with are a pair of Chakram that can be affected by dust to produce an effect when they hit something, whether they ricochet or slice through. I was trying to think of an idea that could also include a gun of some kind, but I've decided to scrap that since I feel like there's not enough characters with weapons that don't have guns of some kind. I feel like his semblances mobility, and the fact that the weapons can be thrown make up for it anyway.

  • Exiakaiser


    #33627351 - 2 years ago

    I'm designing one, but I only have words.  Its a large Double-bit Axe that separates in a way to become two Sub Machine Guns.

  • PaperGodzilla


    #33629335 - 2 years ago

    In reply to Hydra645  you might want to have more then two there is nothing that says your limited to two.  Gren Darcy of team ndgo uses multiple throwing daggers you could keep teleporting around the battle field so you could have 3 or 4 chakram in the air while you keep a pair in your hand to use as melee weapons. 

    In reply to Exiakaiser Are you thinking of working guns the blade into the blade or the shaft

    Iron Sage a hammer that turns into a revolver type rocket gun. the ammunition is based on real world gyro jet rounds which were rocket ammunition instead of conventional bullets.  The rocket ammunition also allow the hammer to be used as a welding torch 

    Iron Sage 

    <img src=" alt="Iron Sage 2 by brightbrawn">

  • hydra645


    #33629510 - 2 years ago

    In reply to PaperGodzilla this is true, I was just thinking of him throwing them and then teleporting to keep 2 in his hands, but I guess having extra's would make him more versatile.

  • PaperGodzilla


    #33638130 - 2 years ago

    Celestial Chorus: a monks spade combined with an automatic rifle.  a monks spade is a Chinese pole arm a flared spade blade on one end the other end a crescent shaped blade.  the weapon is linked with Buddhist monks. the gun is based on the (BAR) M-1918 Browning Automatic Rifle firing 30-06 Springfield  the bi-pod on the front is beefed up and the but sock is larger.   the bi-pod flip forward and folds into the crescent blade the but stock unfolds like a a books and extends out form the base to become the pole arm.  When fighting recoil of the gun can be use to trust the spade blade into targets the crescent blade centers on the muzzle. so you can pin targets between the crescent blade and fire a burst into them point blank.   standard dust ammo can be used but the character prefers standard ammo and gravity ammo for moving with the gun.  current idea is they carry it as the rifle slung over shoulder but might have a compact mode were barrel folds back for smaller traveling package

    the weapon (simple image)

    Celestial Chorus

    weapons its based on

    Monk Sade


  • e-moss


    #33640490 - 2 years ago

    I've been working on this idea for the last couple of days, I call it the Chain Drive.  There are gauntlets connected to a backpack by tubes.  Each gauntlet can extend a heavy chain at great speed.  The tubes move the chains from the backpack to the gauntlets.  At the end of the chains are 12 inch spikes.  The user could use the chains as whips, with slashing damage from the spiked ends, as grapples to quickly move about the battlefield, with the chains all the way retracted and just the spikes out, one could some punching, and I imagine you could b*tch slap the hell out of a grimm by retracting the chain mid-slap to gain insane velocities.  I'm thinking that to reduce encumbrance during non-combat situations, the chain tubes could quickly detach from and reattach to the gauntlets and be holstered on the thighs.  Dust could be optionally used to coat the chains for a variety of effects.  Any ideas for refinement?  I'm thinking about sketching or 3D modeling this later, but I'm not the best artist.

  • ImmaThinkin


    #33640598 - 2 years ago

    In reply to e-moss

    Sounds like one of those backpack belt machine gun systems, except... more of a morning star/ gauntlet hybrid.


    So, what if the gauntlets and spikes assemble into a machine gun or a Dust-thrower- like a flamethrower but it uses Dust?

  • PaperGodzilla


    #33640659 - 2 years ago

    In reply to e-moss

    you might want to look into the martial arts weapon of a chain whip.

    In reply to ImmaThinkin

    I had an idea similar to this where the back pack was a shield.  so when on the back you pull the ammo belt out to feed the weapon. in melee combat the shield was then moved to the arm

    whats interesting Is I have been working on a flexible weapon myself. 

    the idea is a weapon that starts as a baton.  a lash extends out form one end.  when wielded by the baton end it works like a bull whip. when wielded by the lash end it becomes a Chinese rope dart.  the weapon is going to use dust as it ranged attack like Myrtenaste. different types of dust are inserted in to the baton like the clip of an automatic pistol so to change from fire dust to ice dust a clip must be exacted and a new one inserted.  the rope dart delvers large concentrated blast of dust on impact with target. the bull whip can throw the dust as the whip cracks. usually sending the dust out in a slashing like attack.  when in baton form the weapon either delivers dust on impact in melee combat or is used like a wand. the dust used more like magic where it requires the users will to use it but this requires more concentration to use safely

  • hydra645


    #33644614 - 2 years ago

    In reply to e-moss I know some people don't always like taking ideas from other characters, but if you're not one of them, I'd recommend checking out different incarnations of the Marvel/Iron Man villain Whiplash, as it sounds somewhat close to what he uses, at least the whip part anyway.

  • PaperGodzilla


    #33645368 - 2 years ago

    Espino Fuego  (Spanish translation for firethorn) 

    The weapon itself is a combination of a nagamaki and an owen gun, a submachine gun.

    Nagamaki is Japanese sword with a long handled close to or the length of the blade.  The weapon is kind of a cross between a sword and a polearm. The gun is based on the owen gun a submachine gun used by  Australian forces in WWII.  The gun is the long handle of the nagamaki the grips fold flush with the body of the gun the magazine stays out. The nagamaki blade folds and slides under the own gun to become the butt of the owen gun.  The blade will use fire dust for flaming sword effect. The gun usually use standard ammunition. The gun can be fired in both forms, in nagamaki form it fires out the bottom of the handle.

    the weapon simple images

     Espino Fuego

    based on


    Owen Gun

  • nanditshadow


    #33649343 - 2 years ago

    This is the weapon made for a character I created

    Weapons): Copser and Wildabeest

    • Weapon Mode: Two pickaxe like weapons that he can swing and flail around like Kunoichi from Samurai vs Zombies 2

      • Can be connected and disconnected by a retractable chain

      • Can be used to swing like a rope

    • “Gun” Mode: Both can turn into dual mini golden eagles

  • PaperGodzilla


    #33656256 - 1 year ago

    so working on a Team HONY Honey and I wanted a number of weapons that were Bee themed. so hear are some of the weapons I am looking at creating.

    1. a set of juggling Clubs combined with a MetalStorm gun.  metal storm is a gun with multiple barrels each barrel has stacked rounds, it can fire single shot or a burst from one or multiple barrels. 


    I think each club could hold 7 or 19 stacked barrels of pistol ammo. The barrel are stacked like honycombs and the shape of the club is like small bee hives.   In gun form the handle of the club shift down to make them like pistols with multiple barrel. Now using the ability of metal storm they can work like machine pistols with single or burst fire, it can even work like a volley gun firing all the barrels at once creating a shot gun effect this creates recoil they can use to move like yang.  The clubs can be used like simple clubs or the character juggles them bouncing them off the enemy making their fighting style more like a circus act with multiple weapons in the air.

    2. A Jousting Lance combined with a shoulder fired recoilless rifle. the long end of the lance retracts to become the recoil baffles in the back of the recoiless rifles and the back of the lance become the barrel of the recoiless rifle.  Now the round it fire are bee hive round. These are shells packed full of flechettes at a designated range the shell breaks apart and spreads the flechettes in a cone of destruction. <img src=JepYvXc.jpg

    3. an ax and shield that become a reverse draw cross bow and a nest of bees. the nest of bee also work as the quiver for the cross bow.  each weapon uses to Chinese fire arrow, an arrow with a rocket engine attached.  the nest of bees fires volleys of fire arrows no accuracy but high rate of fire and destructive power.  the crossbow is more accurate and use the rocket to increase the range and striking power of the arrows. anther idea is that the arrow have collapsing shafts so more arrows can be stacked inside the nest of bees when they are fired or pulled out of the nest of bee they extend to full length. 


  • PaperGodzilla


    #33660155 - 1 year ago

    sorry for posting after myself but its been a week and I have a new idea

    Steam boots. large metallic boots.with thick soles and a set of tubes with vents on the sides of the boots. 

    the main weapon of the boots is Steam dust.  the weapon uses a compression chamber to alter the steam into the form they need before shooting it out the vents to achive a number of effects.

    some examples I am thinking of.

    1 created clouds of steam to work as smoke screen.

    2. uses steam like a flame thrower but with jets of heated steam. heated steam can burn and deliver kinetic forces.  saturated steam or wet steam still has liquid droplets in it can be used to put out fires. Superheated steam or dry steam can actually start fires.

    3 using super heated  steam  and its kinetic force the boots can propel themselves on a jet of steam or when put against anther object it can launch it like a steam catapult.  

    the soles of the boot are laced with gravity dust. they can be used to strength gravity to help ancor the character also to create a new gravity field so the user can stand on walls and ceiling. the dust can also be use to push against gravity allowing the character to hover the steam jet then provides propulsion.

  • Cyfex


    #33669510 - 1 year ago

    Pleiades- Seven knives that each have a spool of steel wire in the handle and a metal ring on the end of the wires for the fingers to hold on to.  The wires are thin and flexible, yet tough and sharp enough to cut almost as well as the knives themselves.  Used with gloves that have dust woven into the fingers so that a knife can be imbued with different elements depending on which finger the wire is connected to.   Dust is woven into the index (fire), middle (lightning), and ring fingers (ice).

    Weapon I came up with for my OC-in-progress. Not sure if I should give the gloves a name too though.

  • PaperGodzilla


    #33670596 - 1 year ago

    In reply to Cyfex like the weapon for name Weapons usually have names of two words so a name for the gloves would work. you could come up with other names that refer to the pleiades or expand on them. examples: titans children, Sisters tempest, Pleiades concert,  Pleiades storm,

  • hydra645


    #33671390 - 1 year ago

    That reminds me, I have come up with a name for my OC's weapon(s). I've come up with that my OC's colour theme is purple and his symbol (and name) is Vanda, a genus of the orchid flower. The weapons I've decided on are 4 Chakram that either are infused with a different dust type each or they each have options for dust type, so I was thinking of something like a translation to another language for "Four Moons", I've tried Latin which becomes "Lunaris Quattuor", which seems a bit long, or Chinese which becomes "Si ge yue" since China is a country that genus of orchid grows. Not sure if I want to go with one of those or another name, so would appreciate some help!

  • PaperGodzilla


    #33672491 - 1 year ago

    I would embrace the the orchid for the name like Moon Orchids, Eclipsing Flowers, Lunar Blooms.

  • hydra645


    #33672573 - 1 year ago

    Maybe I'll go with Lunar Blossoms, since I was making it that his semblance would be to teleport to objects he's recently touched, namely the Chakram. And Blossoms could work. I could make it have a similar effect to Ruby's semblance, with how he disappears, turning into purple petals, and reappears, being formed out of petals at the location he goes to.

  • Platniumpersona


    #33674549 - 1 year ago

    A battle axe that has a machine gun and sling shot feature

  • PaperGodzilla


    #33674585 - 1 year ago

    In reply to Platniumpersona a little more detail please, how is the machine gun housed in the ax, is it in the handle firing out by the ax head or the other end or is it fit into the axs head?  how dose the sling shot work 

  • PaperGodzilla


    #33674935 - 1 year ago

    here's an axe concept I had that I am not going to use.  a bullpup rifle and the barrel  folds to be the handle the clip and the fire mechanism are left in the head of the axes so you can use recoil help with the swing.


  • FireTiger07


    #33692077 - 1 year ago

    In reply to elektro7

    I LOVE those weapons!! What software did you use? I'm hoping to model my own :)

  • TheGamingGallery


    #33699886 - 1 year ago

    I am not good with art what so ever so no "concept art", but I was thinking a double bladed dust staff that folds up into a double barrel shotgun. Similar to Myrtenaster (Weiss's rapier) you can alternate between dust types to best suit the situation. As for the blades, there will be one one each end facing opposite direction (like Orthos from Warframe) which will be where the dust is used. The blades will retract into the staff when in shotgun form. It would be medium sized (no longer than the user, but no shorter than 1/2 the users height), it'll be made of lightweight  but sturdy material. Finally, the weapon as a whole will retract into a short rod, capable of being stored in ones pocket.