been a while since I drew on paper, yeah?
This "villain" debuted as a filler character on HEROES, but will take a more significant role in GT's webcomic. I'm rather fond of this character, as she was inspired by my second favorite Marvel hero(guess which one
) as well as one of my favorite Japanese film genres
Name: Miyuki Hayabusa
Home, Nationality: Tokyo, Shinjuku district, Japan
WT: 120 lbs
Hair: Black, long
HT: 15+ feet
WT: 30+ tons
Eyes: Yellow, pupilless
Skin: Rocky orange/golden brown
Description: Miyuki is a small, skinny, frail-looking Japanese woman in her mid-twenties with a seeming look of worry pressed upon her face. She is very high-strung, easily frightened and vexxed. Her sensitive nature causes her to shy away from company, most particularly because of her "condition".
As Gigara, Miyuki's body is covered with massive bone/stone-like plates and grows to monstrous size, turning into a massive beast of daikaiju(japanese iteration of giant monster) thematics. Gigara is an aggressive, mindless beast that destroys anything that moves that Miyuki's subconscious does not recognize(such as a loved one). It will continue rampaging unless it is stopped or it runs out of "fuel".
Known Powers; Equipment:
Without turning into Gigara, Miyuki, despite her frail appearance, is in peak physical condition, and can even lift half of a car with both hands.
Whenever Miyuki grows excited, angered, horrifically frightened, anything that raises her pulse and heartbeat to high enough levels, her body undergoes a radical transformation. Turning red from intense heat radiation from her body(hot enough to burn a human hand), bony plates grow out of her back and start to cover her body entirely, forming more and more pieces as well as muscle and ligaments until an entire monster is formed, the creature known as Gigara.
Gigara has proportionally massive strength and durability relative to its size. Its body is burning hot to the touch, seemingly having an electric charge as well, and powerful blows and metaphysical assaults cause sparks to fly across its body, although it doesn't seem to be able to be injured. What makes Gigara more dangerous is that its body is a constant energy siphon, absorbing heat, electricity, plasma, and all other similar energies into its body, which causes it to increase in size. It reportedly has the potential to reach atmospheric heights, and perhaps even planetary size(though such sizes would require ridiculous amounts of energy absorbed). Gigara is also able to fire a powerful, destructive beam from its mouth, composed of the energies that power it. This beam seems to have no effect on its energy reserves, as it is a power it has from the moment it is spawned.
Weaknesses: Extremely powerful cold, overtime, can cause Gigara to shrink and weaken until it disappears, its exoskeleton dissolving to dust and leaving an exhausted Miyuki in its wake. Large levels of toxins, tranquilizer, etc. in gaseous form can also start to disorient Gigara enough to cause it to recede. At any rate, in Gigara's current form, Miyuki can only stay in kaiju form for a maximum of 24 hours before it recedes back automatically from exhausting Miyuki's body. Miyuki cannot transform back into Gigara equal to the amount of time that she has spent as Gigara last(example: In kaiju form for 2 hours, she will not be capable of transforming again for another 2 hours). Gigara will not attack those close to Miyuki, but simply move out of their way. However, witnessing their injury will cause Gigara to grow angrier.
Origins: Miyuki was diagnosed with a hyper-evolved form of Leukemia during a turbulent period in her life, and the situation only grew worse upon the discovery. With her relationship with her family extremely strained, her career situation going nowhere and her boyfriend leaving her because of her illness, she turned to superscience experimentation, feeling that her only other alternative was suicide. The doctors that experimented on her were working on a special mutated protein, grown and genetically modified from organic tissue found deep within the Earth's crust, that could theoretically cure such highly mutated diseases. After months of experimentation and therapy, the process seemed to be a success, and Miyuki was back and seemingly better than before. However, that entire outlook changed upon her first emotional spike, in which she turned into Gigara, accidentally crushing her parents in the process of growing out of the side of their home. She reawakened deep in the woods, miles out of Tokyo, with only dream-like memories of what happened, and too afraid to be within society for fear of another episode, found has found herself on the run from the authorities ever since. She lives on the outskirts of society, coming into cities only when she needs food or clothing, living on odd-jobs and pick-pocketing to make ends meet.
Gigara is ©