WARNING:Autoplaying Music. 5pr1nt3r is a smart robot that likes to run.
About this creation
About the MOC
5pr1nt3r(Sprinter) is a MOC that started out as a simple "doodle" type MOC in order to alleviate some MOCing frustration from having two other projects on Hiatus. He was initially meant to be a quick MOC I intended to take apart afterward but turned into something more serious after deciding he needed more work. Now I'll be keeping this little guy together.
5pr1nt3r was a former target practice and test android. He lived a very sad and cruel life. His owners barely maintained him, forcing him to see to his own repairs and refittings. He was never provided with new armor and seldom had the right tools needed for his repairs. His owners thought of him as little more than a walking hunk of metal and circuitry to abuse. While he was a kind robot, his fellow target robots were never keen to make friends since they'd probably be dead or scrapped anytime soon. This was furthered by 5pr1nt3r being the only one of his model and type class, an agility class android with moderate to advanced AI capabilities. Being an outcast even amongst the other androids he'd scavenge for parts amongst the recently "terminated" machines for parts to make do with. He became quite good at making what he had and could find work. While always in a state of disrepair, he was usually capable of maintaining an adequate level of functionality, though it never looked pretty.
On day, 5pr1nt3r was taken out to a big open area for another target practice mission. As an agility class machine he was often tasked with providing more intermediate to expert target practice, or as it was simply put to him, "run like hell and try not to get shot." On this particular day he wasn't quite so lucky...he got shot. But something strange happened.
'...As I laid there on the ground, half my face blown off, leaking oil and hydraulic fluid, and who know's what else, I heard a voice in my head, it told me to get up and run, run far away, they can't catch you. You were told by your human to run like hell, then do your job, and RUN! So I got up and I ran like crazy. I ran harder and faster than my parts had ever allowed me to before. I even managed to pick up the other half of my face the fat ugly human managed to blow off, how convenient. As I ran, the voice got louder. I thought I was going crazy, but apparently insanity is strictly a human trait. No one had bothered to tell little old me that Advance AI Androids can receive transmissions from other advanced AI androids..."
This other advance AI robot turned out to be Grayskayl , a custom built one of a kind research robot that escaped his master to go on adventures with his small crab friend, SnipGrayskayl was sending what later became known as his "liberation transmission" though unintentionally. It all worked out in the end. The sad poorly maintained robot became the first other robot to join the duo and were now a group of "free machines," as well as gain two new friends.
When asked by Grayskayl what the android's name was, he simply recited his serial number. knowing that that simply wouldn't do, Grayskayl asked what he liked to do, which he replied "I like to run, running is fun and it keeps me safe." So it was decided that his name was 5pr1nt3r. After some time traveling with Grayskayl 5pr1nt3r was able to find better parts(albeit not entirely legally ^^;), get some proper maintenance, as well as something he had never had before...A PAINT JOB! :la: With all new fittings and a fresh coat of paint and spay on sealant, 5pr1nt3r was looking sharp and ready for a fresh start with his new family. It didn't take long for him to find what he truly liked even more than running, Parkor. 5pr1nt3r became quite skilled at the sport relatively fast, applying most of his processing power to studying humans and androids alike, he even had a run in with the Android celebrity, Rodney Dieter who challenged 5pr1nt3r to a race. He likes to argue that he would have won had it not been for snip wandering onto the track, causing 5pr1nt3r to trip up and lose to Rodney. 5pr1nt3r has often times used his agility and free running skills to get himself and the group out of trouble. This has proven especially useful when running from the big mean cyborg sent to capture them all. 5pr1nt3r moves much faster and for longer than Grayskayl can so he's often the one who scouts ahead or makes supply run for the trio of bandit bots loosely avoiding discovery and capture.
I really like this photo of 5pr1nt3r. I think he looks very chilled and relaxed here.
Quoting Fenrek (Fluffy)
Beautiful looking moc. The bright contrast of lime and purple give off a complete sporty vibe in terms of colour. The heads pretty nice and this build has quite a lot of character to it :)
Thanks Aaron. That means a lot to me coming from you. You're like the master of using lime and purple parts. LOL I very much was going for sporty looking, but not hyper aerodynamic, which is why he's kind of blocky as well, that and I wanted to use system parts. :P I'm glad to know I succeeded.
Quoting Ben Cossy
Very cool! Love the poses this guy can do! Excellent shaping and excellent use of system :D
HAHA that's funny you say that, my use of system pretty much got panned on DA. BioMOCers don't seem to like system too much. XD I really like the poses I got him to do to. The sprinting one was hard cause I had to balance him on a clear stand. But it payed off. Thanks for the comment and compliments Ben. =D