Sunday, October 9, 2011

Gajeel Redfox [Fairy Tail: Battle of Magic]

"A tall and muscular man with the power of iron dragon, Metalicana."
— Description

Gajeel Redfox is a playable character on Fairy Tail: Battle of Magic, a Fairy Tail fanmade Multiplayer Open Role Playing Game project which I create. Gajeel is short-tempered. Like Natsu, he lives for the thrill of combat and is visibly frustrated when faced with circumstances where he is denied the opportunity of fighting a skilled adversary.

Character Information
Gajeel using Iron Dragon Slayer Magic as his primary magic, his magic deals with producing multi-sized iron rods as well as changing parts of his body into steel. Most of his attacks involve transforming his arm's into hard-as-steel which he can do at will.

Character Appearance
Gajeel is muscular young man of average height with long spiky black hair, which is usually kept slicked back revealing his forehead. He has red eyes with slitted dark pupils and no visible eyebrows. Most of his exposed body is covered in sets of simple, round studs.

Gajeel's usual outfit consists of a shabby, black, sleeveless tunic with studded edges with a studded belt around his waist, loose whitish pants tucked inside studded black boots and a pair of studded brown gloves paired with similarly studded wristbands. He also sports a distinctive wing-like ornament, seemingly made of feathers jutting upwards, over his right shoulder, attached to his tunic by a large stud.

Character History
Gajeel's History
If Natsu learned his Fire Dragon Slayer Magic from Igneel, Gajeel learned his Iron Dragon Slayer Magic from a Dragon known as Metalicana, who raised Gajeel as a son. However, Metalicana mysteriously disappeared on July 7 in the year X777 along with other dragons, leaving Gajeel on his own. Gajeel described Metalicana as a selfish Dragon, saying that he does not care for him anymore. Gajeel was close to his former Guild Master, Jose Porla. Jose had trust in Gajeel's strength, as he had sent him to damage the Fairy Tail building and to assault Shadow Gear so as to provoke Makarov into an arduous war. Jose was also pleased with Gajeel when he was successful in kidnapping Lucy Heartfilia. Eventually, the Master entrusted his Ace with the task to exterminate the Fairy Tail Mages who had infiltrated the Super Mage Giant Phantom MK II. After Phantom Lord's wonfall, Gajeel is no longer shown to be in touch with Jose.

Sometime later, Phantom Lord is disbanded, and Gajeel remains at the ruins of his former guild. He is eventually approached by Makarov, who tells him that Juvia Lockser, another former member of Phantom Lord has joined their guild, much to Gajeel's displeasure. Although still clearly enraged that Gajeel had destroyed his guild and injured Shadow Gear, making it clear that he would never forgive Gajeel for it, Makarov offers Gajeel membership to Fairy Tail to help guide Gajeel down the right path. Moved by Makarov's mercy and compassion, Gajeel accepts his offer.

Main Abilities
• Move 1 - Iron Dragon's Club
Gajeel transforms his arm into a large steel club, increasing his punching power. Dealing damage and causing stun to a single target enemy.

• Move 2 - Iron Dragon's Roar
Gajeel emits a powerful tornado from his mouth, which releases shards of metal to shred the opponents' body. Dealing damage to target enemies in a line area of effect.

• Hyper Mode - Iron Dragon Force
The final and most powerful stage of a Dragon Slayer can obtain, turn Gajeel's body into steel. Temporary increase Gajeel's damage rate by 60% and defense rate by 50% when on Hyper Mode state.

• Hyper Strike - Karma Demon: Iron God Sword
Only available when Hyper Mode is activated. Gajeel claps his hands together above his head to subsequently swipe down a gigantic sword. Dealing massive amount of damage to enemies in a huge area in front of him.

Exclusive Additional Abilities
• Additional Ability 1 - Scale of Steel
Harden Gajeel's body, temporary boost his defense for a certain duration.

• Additional Ability 2 - Steel Breaker
Obtained at level 10. Passively give Gajeel a chance to knockback a single target enemy each time he attack.

• Additional Ability 3 - Terror Fist
Obtained at level 40. Attack a single target enemy, dealing damage and decrease target's damage by 20% for a certain duration.

Gajeel Preview Screenshot

Gajeel's Iron Dragon Club Fist revision

I was thinking to make an alternate iron form of him as his special move. But decided not to do it since I think in original anime that form only appear once, while he was fight Natsu.
On the 2nd revision, I ended up use his iron form as his Hyper Mode which increase Gajeel's damage and defense when it's activated. Karma Demon: Iron God Sword is still stay as his finishing move which now it's called Hyper Strike. Beside attack, I also make Gajeel's area of expertise in defense which can be seen on his additional ability list, especially the exclusive one like Scale of Steel. In the game, it's also possible to build Gajeel as a tanker role in the game beside attacker since I made HP gain rate for Gajeel is quite high.

Model and Arts

— Gajeel Model Cover: Old and New

— Gajeel Brand New Model

— Gajeel Previous Alpha Stage Model and Title

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