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FOILjaeger Gottheitzerstorer by VulnePro FOILjaeger Gottheitzerstorer by VulnePro
Long entry (which will get edited down soon) but hopefully interesting (Illustration by :icongenocidalpenguin: with colors and cleanups by me. More info about the collab below history entry)

Forbidden weapons of war: FOILjaeger 3aMF Gottheitzerstörer (Destroyer of divinity) Adjustable Mass Frame Attack System

The feared and terrifying FOILjaeger beasts of an older age of FOIL warfare. These incredibly dangerous FOIL hunting machines were banned from combat long ago in the Genuaa Madreaus treaty of 3156 (Jaamas calender) due to a horrible incident where one lost control and practically obliterated the entire Polemos city state of Reince before finally being subdued. It is because of this terrible event that Polemos city states are now heavily fortified with artillery batteries and often protected by anti FOIL floating rail platforms. The Vulne Consortium coalition was already lobbying to get the machine banned due to it being built in secret beyond the agreed guidelines set in the rules of engagement for Polemos. Due to it's size they were built in space and when they would first appear on the field it would be dropping directly from the sky with a distinct sound indicating their arrival. The attack on Rience was the nail in the coffin for the Gottheitzerstörer machines as they were immediately outlawed after the talks in Genuaa (neutral Indus territory) concluded.

One of the most dreaded weapons ever to prowl the battlefields of Polemos just uttering the name, the cry of a FOIL pilot, alerting their blid krieg one was on the battlefield would send waves of horror though the ranks. At nearly twice the size and height of an average FOIL this machine was one of the largest combat frames built during the endless years of experimental FOIL "warfare". Employing the Icar drive technology, in an even more experimental and mysterious way, the Gottheitzerstörer would change the vibrational frequency of the FOIL's mass itself and essentially phase it's density in and out of our familiar dimensional plane. If the machine struck a normal FOIL with it's giant arms the FOIL would surely be obliterated and if it didn't strike them they better hope it didn't grab them either. The hands of the machine had plasma pulses that would ultimately cripple a FOIL much like an E.M.P. blast. The claws also would heat up to tremendous temperatures which would add to the damage of a connected strike and glow as seen here.

With the machines massive size one might think a smaller FOIL would have the advantage of maneuverability and greater speed. This is true in basic principal but due to the Icar drive being an anti gravitical unit and also allowing other strange properties the Gottheitzerstörer has tremendous speed and maneuverability for it's size which made the machine all the more feared. The machine would phase jump so it could be on a FOIL in an instant with a deadly strike and only the most skilled of pilots and FOIL faedai could evade the attack. When the machine would strike it would phase it's frequencies to a higher vibration and accelerate it's attack out of phase until connecting throwing the Icar into full phase bringing the full weight to bear which would often smash the misfortunate FOIL into the ground along with the arm of the Gottheitzerstörer creating a most spectacular impact explosion and crater. With the FOIL completely obliterated the Gottheitzerstörer would simply kick the Icar drive back to full strength to pull out of the follow through. Using the Icar drive in this fashion proved to be unpredictable in it's effects on the SADUS control entities the FOILjaegers would employ causing the machines to have a rather volatile beast-like nature. The machine in the image isn't standing but suspended by the Icar field, the glowing rings being a visible part of the field. High technology is essentially magic to those who are unfamiliar with it's workings. In many ways the sciences and high technology fields in SOL are closed systems only open to initiates and secret guilds and orders. The general public overall has little interest in how something like this works, to them it's simply pulling a rabbit out of a hat ;)

On the illustration itself. Ever since I joined DA I've been gradually meeting more and more talented artists and creative people and it's simply been a blast. Early on I met :icongenocidalpenguin: as I was drawn to his fantastic mechanical designs and endless imagination, we became friends pretty fast and soon I asked to color one of his illustrations and we began to collaborate from there. As Karl learned more about the Theos Ke Polemos project he asked if he could contribute and, well, I couldn't refuse. In talking about ideas for this project I mentioned how something about this design, what has become the Gottheitzerstörer FOILjaeger, struck my imagination. He didn't have a specific idea for it so we came up with what would be this machine using the original illustration. So the illustration and design was created by :icongenocidalpenguin: originally and can be found here: [link]

and here: [link]

Please, by all means make sure you send :icongenocidalpenguin: some much deserved good words as well.


GP sent me a hi-res scan of the pencils and I went to task, with his approval, of cleaning up the line work and adding various new, but subtle, design flourishes of my own (which can be seen differing from the original illustration in various small ways but overall I wanted the original's spirit to remain), and a new set of nastier hands on his request. Once the line work was polished up it went to color, a Panzer gray with spotted cammo, red, and "bee" marking accents. Being the machine is actually an older weapon, assumed to be mothballed long ago, it's very rusty (the classel armor over paint) and battle worn. From the looks of it this machine has executed quite a few FOIL crews. A terrible machine that should have been forever destroyed somehow kept hidden away on Indus only to return, to the horror of Polemos forces, to spread terror once again. More of Theos Ke Polemos to unfold... stay tuned.

Pencil illustration, design concept, and Gottheitzerstörer name by :icongenocidalpenguin: (Karl Östlund)

Digital clean ups, additional design flourishes, and colors Mike Majestic Photoshop CS3 and Painter X

Total blast working on this one :)
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Linxis Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really like this. Reminds me of the images I'm trying to portray in a story in a race called the Talagoz, even if it's a robot. I love it! ^^
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eva012 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Student Photographer
dude i saved this exact pic off of google years ago im so glad i finaly found where it came from :D
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rahulvyas Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
wow
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rahulvyas Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2011
wow
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hivemind111 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
I can see why it was banded from the battlefield its a n agent of pure death.
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AndrewCurtis Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010  Student General Artist
that thing would do some kick-A*s F***ing damage!
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lancerdrake2phmode Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
I love to have this man. you knew already why
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Zaeta-K Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOME!

I love the coloring and EPIC backstory!!

:iconbravoplz: Awesome work!!
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Jovha Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Truly badass, and those urban spines looks very cool
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tarukatheultimate Featured By Owner May 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know what to say...
This is just pure win O_O
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Threvlin Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Love the details, great coloring!
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:iconvulnepro:
VulnePro Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2010  Professional Filmographer
My thanks for the kind words :)
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:iconthrevlin:
Threvlin Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Student Digital Artist
No problem at all.
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PlasmaFire3000 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010
Unsure why I didn't fave this sooner, given that this was a part of your ANN interview, and partially what got me interested in your works. I still love those segmented arms and the glowing plasma "grips of death." :)

Triple Icar drives. Now that's a lot of momentum!
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Yeah this guy was always one of my favorite designs by :icongenocidalpenguin: and once he asked to be a part of the Theos project it eventually ended up becoming one of the project's designs. I had a blast working on it but Karl's imaginative design was what made the story behind it easy to create. It's really one of the most feared weapons in the TKP universe. The triple Icar drives are part of it's experimental nature and phase shift attacks. There are other FOILs with more than one visible icar ring phenomenon, dual drives, etc, but this monster is the only one using it like this.
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myname1z4xs Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
looks like protoss.
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:iconvulnepro:
VulnePro Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Not sure what protoss is but then I didn't design this :icongenocidalpenguin:did. I did colors and some additional design flourishes after the fact. My thanks for the fav though :)
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myname1z4xs Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Hobbyist Artist
Its just a faction from the game star craft, sorry about that, I assumed you know the reference.
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El-Bronco Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Killer !!
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!
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themajeen Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009
nice arm,nice figure,and nice painting and very excelent new idear of design.
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Luis-Guerrero Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2009
Duuude, this is what i'm talking about!
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:iconaeoline:
Aeoline Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Professional General Artist
uuh, holy shit. Thats sweet.
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sonmezler Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009
Nice panting...
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:iconvulnepro:
VulnePro Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!
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BlazeEagle Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2009
Weird yet interesting. Overall though, I quite like it!
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:iconvulnepro:
VulnePro Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2009  Professional Filmographer
My thanks, glad you dig it :) Send some love :icongenocidalpenguin:'s way as well seeing as how he designed the machine, I simply did the color work and a few design touches ;)
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Konjur Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009
this is sick nasty...love the arms
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:iconvulnepro:
VulnePro Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2009  Professional Filmographer
Thank you and by all means send some love :icongenocidalpenguin:'s way as he is the designer of this beast, I only did color on this one ;) There's plenty of them I did design in the gallery though.
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Terror-and-Love Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2008
This mecha is a thing of beauty!

Amazement.
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009  Professional Filmographer
My thanks and please give :icongenocidalpenguin: a shout and some kudos too as it's his design, just my colors ;)
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Ay4nami-R3i Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008
kool !!
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:iconvulnepro:
VulnePro Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Thank you :)
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AnimusNathan Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2008
I came.
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dasAdam Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2008
yeah i can definetly remember the arms' design even without checking the links =) very cool collab guys! two mecha nerds fused :giggle: world apocalypse is coming soon!
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:iconvulnepro:
VulnePro Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008  Professional Filmographer
LOL Never thought about it in that way but aight, folks do seem to be enjoying this one for sure :) Thanks for the comments!
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dasAdam Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2008
i hope to come up with my own FOIL someday ;D hehe

keep it up
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Tabnir Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008   Digital Artist
Icar field rings are very win. Why didn't I think of that? xD
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008  Professional Filmographer
My thanks! Yeah the Icar drive is something I had intended for the FOILs since the beginning. Mecha are something that tend to push fantasy a bit when you really get down to it so you can either go the Gundam route, that they move with big-ass engines or you can try to do something more exotic, like antigravitic technologies. I chose the latter because it works in the story a lot more convincingly and allows for the gracefulness and speed I want the FOILs to have.
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Marcel-the-Crow Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Holy freakin crap. This is just one bad ass battlesuit
(Battle frame? OH man there are just so many names for these kinda things)

Oh and as a german I must say "Gottheitzerstörer" sounds a wee bit cheesy though it´s accurate at least (and to be honest I can´t really think of a better one..)
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Aye, it is kinda tongue in cheek so we don't mind it being a little amusing and cheesy. 3aMF was a joke too. Though it refers to the Adjustable Mass Frame concept it's also an in-joke with us ;) The setting is kinda a fragmented blender history as well so meanings of names are close but not always accurate. Regardless of that it was supposed to be kinda in the corny fun tradition of goofy names that look good in one language but kinda funny in the language of origin ;)

Thanks a ton for the kind words and your webam Seagull klepto is bloody awesome XD That's some classic stuff right there!

Cheers!
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SikWidInk Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
This is ultimate. Design, flow, detail is just great. :headbang: w0w.
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Professional Filmographer
My thanks and def peep out :icongenocidalpenguin:'s gallery as this one was his design, I did color and some additional design touches on it but the core design was his ;)
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SikWidInk Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008
That's awesome, I will for sure right now check out his gallery. B/c this is just sweet... :thumbsup:
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theanimeister Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
insane mech design!! kool
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shaloop Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008
Man, when you two join forces it's like you form a perpetual awesome machine. Beautiful work, sirs!
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:iconvulnepro:
VulnePro Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2008  Professional Filmographer
My thanks man and I know GP appreciates the good words as well :) There's more to come down the line.
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Usagisama Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008
Awesome collaboration! I really dig the deign, and I enjoyed reading about its history a great deal :)
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VulnePro Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Thank you, it was fun to write though the entry is a bit unruly :) I will eventually edit a lot of the histories and entries in the gallery so it's a bit less rambling. I often just guerrilla post the stuff without editing as they should be :D I'm happy it's got folks interest though, that's what it's supposed to do ;)
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dlredscorpion Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2008  Professional Artist
Lol after so many i looked at it i still love this design. A very strong and nice sillouhete and has a nice epic feel. And plus a good background makes the whole design even feel more infamous by the minute.

Hahaha you and GP are really a good combination on F.O.I.L's creation.
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