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F.I.T.H. by Zaeta-K F.I.T.H. by Zaeta-K
In the final years of the Afterwar, it seemed as though the UPD was running out of manpower - with the maralyn's male-selective viruses constantly evolving and wiping out human soldiers, and the dmargo's various superior TA squadrons demolishing heavy armor and infantry alike, the general moral of the soldiers plummeted as far as the bodycount went high.

Arsaw, the UPD's main weapon manufacturer after Runlar Corporation disbanded, came up with a plan to start recycling the fallen soldiers. With their limited knowledge of cybernetics, they managed to effectively introduce a primitive system of electric impulses that could move a corpse's limbs, even after death. As long as the body hadn't suffered extreme trauma to the brain or spinal chord (i.e., missing them), Arsaw could combine a rudimentary AI program with the host's original brain, in the hopes to restore the body back into some form of fighting shape.

It half-worked. The Recreo were monstrosities at best, but still more useful than a cold, rotting body. Able to wield their custom Arsaw FS-30 sub-machine guns grafted onto their arms and throw grenades with relative accuracy, a Recro is not able to follow through with complex motor functions or commands. They proved most useful for standing guard, acting as mobile turrets, or as "shock" value against dmargo Dusk Legion forces, who were unable to fathom or unwilling to believe what exactly they were fighting.

Recreo aren't fully aware, and Arsaw was fairly confident in the fact that a Recreo did not retain any former memory of their past self. Gas masks were secured onto their faces and heads shaved, mostly to protect the individual's identity. It wouldn't be beneficial to suddenly be fighting alongside your best friend, who just days before was killed in action - now emaciated with most organs removed to make for a smaller target, face twisted in death, shambling and uttering random phrases. A large battery / pump backpack is also secured onto a Recreo's back, pumping their body bull of preservatives and sometimes nutrient cocktails to prevent decay.

The UPD marines often refer to Recro as "Fiths." It came from their uncanny ability to remember and shriek the phrase, "fire in the hole," in their raspy, static filled and muffled voices when throwing their grenades. Some argue it could stand for "fucked in the head," as they occasionally mutter and mumble random, nonsensical phrases as portions of their brain are activated. "Black Pants" is another common term, reffereing to the single article of clothing given to Recreo in order to "humanize" them.
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Lomeidius Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student
Looks like Psycho Mantis.
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Great-5 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Let's just hope he can't read your memory card then...
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Lomeidius Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student
Haha.
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Lomeidius Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013  Student
Looks like Psycho mantis from Metal Gear Solid.
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mehtnaeht Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
You should have certain ones that have been re-incarnated due to unique skill or something else. Just more human looking maybe, maybe they'll talk more...that'll be nice ish. Looks scary as hell and cool though.
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Zaeta-K Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks man ;D
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Telnavi1 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Student Writer
This is....awsome on a very disturbing level.
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Zaeta-K Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you :)
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sharkoo1 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
if there was a game based off tempesion I'd buy that
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Zaeta-K Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
maybe someday never, haha
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sharkoo1 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
so your saying you wouldn't want to try and make money off the idea?
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:iconzaeta-k:
Zaeta-K Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nah, I'd love a Tempesion game, but I have no means to do it.
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sharkoo1 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
*5 years later 2k games picks up on this and makes a strategy game based off tempesion*
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:iconzaeta-k:
Zaeta-K Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think some kind of free-roam / sandbox would be the best :D
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sharkoo1 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
yeah but a strategy game based off tempesion would be like choose a side during the seraphim war will you stop the maralyn as the dmargo? will you dominate as the tsudayin?
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Zaeta-K Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd play it, haha
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Tymeus-2 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
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" I don't know how long we will last. One lucky shot downed our last TA, and we had to burrow in in order to survive for just another hour. And this hour is everything we've got. I can hear them climbing the barricades..shuffling toward us. We hit them, and they do not stagger. We burn them, and they come for us coated in flame. We down one of them, and twenty more raise to take its place. Those who we killed yesterday come to haunt us, in our dreams....and in our flesh. No respite, no quarters given... Don't wait for me, my dear. I still have to fight some more... And after all, not even the dead will see the end of this war.

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" I swear to God, Jim. It was one of those freaks.. Back when we were holding out the ammo depot. These things begun closing around the points after we crippled their TA. One o'em walked past me while I was re-loading the launcher...and.."
" And?"
" Some sick fuck had written something on it's back. " Even in Death I serve " or some shit like that."
" Figures. Gallows humor."
" I know. It wasn't that the thing that freaked me out. It..."
" Spit it out, will ya?"
" Just above the heart. An hole the size of a fist."
"..C'mon, it can't be real. After all, Shaun's body was never found..."
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Zaeta-K Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hoaarrryy shieeet bro, you made my night with this haha :D

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Too cool!

I'm really glad I could have inspired you to write this bit :)
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Tymeus-2 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Geez, thanks for the praise!

Anyhow, how id the Afterwar end for the Humans?
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Zaeta-K Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was well-deserved! :D

The Afterwar ends for the humans as it ends for all the other races involved; nobody really wins, and all parties involved just slowly start to realize that with all their super weapons and Seraphim, there's literally nothing really left to fight for, so it's kind of like a mutual, unofficial cease-fire.

Also all their Seraphims suddenly vanish at the last moment - but that's sp01lerz territory lol
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Tymeus-2 Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013
Ooh, spoilers!

Knowing my tropes, they will show up at the least convenient moment. Like, in the middle of another war.
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Zaeta-K Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Who knows? :o
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dAkshEN3 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Holy shit.
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Zaeta-K Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lmao:
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goldflygon Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist
This is creepy. Epic, but creepy.
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Zaeta-K Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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thelastlonewolf Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
well the description make this so much sketchy-er and so much cooler.
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:iconzaeta-k:
Zaeta-K Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks man! That was the general idea :D
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Levitating-Narwhal Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student General Artist
FIRE IN THE HOLE!!
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Zaeta-K Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icongrenadeplz:
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Levitating-Narwhal Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student General Artist
:icondummyplz:
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Cgriffi7 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Holy shit this pretty neat, kinda reminds me of the Drones from Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena. I'll bet the Nazis would have tried something like this had the technology been available to them.
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Zaeta-K Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks man! I'm sure they would have :o
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CryonIndustries Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
Nice and creepy.
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Zaeta-K Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:D
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CryonIndustries Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
You ever played Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena? Kinda reminds me of the Ghost Drones from that game. They had a machine-gun grafted onto their arm as well, but they were operated remotely, unlike the FITHs, which apparently are autonomous corpses. Pretty cool though :D
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Zaeta-K Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have not, but I heard really good things about it :0
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Chrispy92 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student Writer
The idea of them muttering to themselves is guaranteed to scare someone shitless. Reminds me of some survival horror games, or the monsters in Alan Wake.
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Zaeta-K Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks man, I'd like to think so, haha.
I wanted to play Alan Wake but never got to P:
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Uberbiggie Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist
you'd think people would complain about moral issues or human rights lol but this seems like a confidencial project XD
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Zaeta-K Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
At this point, nearly every human is a conscripted soldier, and the alternative would be extinction - so they're not really lodging ethics complaints haha. But that doesn't mean they aren't ashamed of it, or think it's disgusting. As a whole the UPD is upset that they've been pushed to such measures.
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Uberbiggie Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist
so who is in charge of UDP? this is basically enslavement lol die or get sent to possible death and then reanimation XD
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Zaeta-K Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
UPD stands for United Planetary Defense, which is the army of the human's largest government, United Planetary. It's a republic, but by the time they're using Recros, basically the UPD Generals are in control.
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Uberbiggie Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist
it sounds like an interesting system. ok ill leave you alone....for now lol
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Zaeta-K Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not a bother man, I dig that other people dig my stuff :D
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Farraj Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
So basically a high tech zombie :P And here I tought they counldn't get any cooler :P

Omg, the only give them pants to make them look more human?? Did they make them fight without pants at one point? :P

Nice work man :)
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Zaeta-K Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, high-tech shambling zombies haha.

Suicide bomber models or perhaps ones "sprinked" into enemy positions might forgo pants.
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Farraj Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
lol ^^ omg. Don't want that to be the last thing I see :P
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thelastlonewolf Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"IN COMING ENEMIES!....and...they're naked....?"
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Farraj Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
"WHAT DO YOU MEAN NAKED? THEY'RE SPITTING GRENADES LIKE CRAZ...."

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"Oh crap DX"
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