I am a big fan of whatever
draws, and was immediately fascinated with his latest project, Century! For those that haven't read the short story yet, go over to Rocketbot and read it: [link]
So I asked
for permission to make my own Century character and he told me to go for it! The original story is centered around a new recruit with Century headquarters watching her progress. I thought it would be fun to create a gruff, Sergeant Major type of character, and one who played a role in their training and overall battlefield tactics.
So I created Howitzer. Here's his story:
Howitzer was a retired hero before the invasion who had the ability to shoot energy beams from his hands and flight. When the aliens initially invaded Earth, Howitzer joined the fight and lost his right arm in one of the earliest battles. Howitzer did not let the loss sideline him, and he became a training instructor for new recruits in battlefield tactics, and guerrilla warfare against the alien forces.
Howitzer was later fitted with a prosthetic cannon that was designed to focus his energy manipulation abilities into a variety of concentrated blasts. The prosthetic cannon is designed to be slipped on and off and is capable of only harnessing Howitzer's natural energy manipulation abilities.
Now that Howitzer has been fitted with the prosthetic arm cannon, he once again takes the fight to the invading alien forces while also maintaining his status as lead training Sergeant for the Century.