I initially thought I’d have a fuck ton of time for this but apparently not. Here I am crunching juuuust before submissions close. Fuck me pls.
Hermes 'Abyss Shriek'
The speed of a hypercar, the terror of a Stuka. We present you, the Abyss Shriek!
Name: Anastasia (Only alias available)
Two seconds. Two seconds changed Anastasia’s entire life. She was a child of 7 when her mother died of cancer. She grew up with her father. He was everything Anastasia cared about, and same for her father Hank. Every day the father and daughter’s bond grew stronger, they were inseparable. Or at least they thought so.
Every month, Anastasia and Hank would go on a trip in Hank’s '97 F150 to escape the rather monotonous life. Just like every other day, they were crusing along the highway. Both were chatting about everyday life stuff, how they miss Ana’s mom and what not. Just when Hank was about to bug Ana about her new crush, they heard loud airhorns behind them. As they turned around, they were welcomed by the horrifying sight of a Mack, inches away from them. Hank didn’t hesitate to take his head out of the window and scream at the driver.
“You don’t own the fucking road motherfucker!”
He cried as they saw the truck slowly decelerating.
“Dad, did he get scared or something?”
“I don’t know. Stay vigilante and be ready to dial 911 at any time”
Just a few minutes later, around an emptier section of the highway, The truck was to be seen again. Only this time, it was coming towards them from a different lane. Hank had a silly feeling in his head, a thought, which he decided to ignore and plow through all that.
The last thing Ana remembers of this incident is the huge Mack slowly inching towards them and PIT them within seconds. 2 seconds, to be precise. Had she let Hank know just 2 seconds ago that the truck is trying to spin them out, they’d both be alive today, instead of just one…
The F150 did more than just spinning out. It flew towards the road divider, and went through it. Ana was barely untouched because the divider wen through the other side of the car, the side where Hank was sitting…
7 days later after Ana’s initial recovery, she was discharged from the hospital, and she went on her own way. No relatives, no friends. Just her. She tracked down her father’s murderer a day later. 3 days later, the trucker was found with a clean slit throat and eyes gauged out. The Mack was stolen by her.
She now drives a more modern and better truck, but she kept the the original Mack as a trophy. To this day, she believes that the only way she can avenge her father’s untimely death is by killing every single street regulation offender. The more of them she kills, the less of losing families for others.
Absolute wack-job of a setup, built by Anastasia herself. She took the body of an existing truck and made the entire chassis/panel combo setup out of nothing but Carbon Fiber. An absolute unit of 12.5L NA V12 Engine powers it with over 1600hp horsepower. The body is specially designed with all kinds of gizmos and structural parts around it for maximum rigidity. How else is Ana going to murder the street regulation offenders if her own truck isn’t powerful and strong enough?
Despite being a truck, this baby can go from 0-60 in 2.5 seconds, and the highest recorded top speed of it was dead on 400 km/h. It only weighs 3.3 tons, although the cornering isn’t as tight as conventional vehicles, it’s more than decent to chase around people and give em the good ol’ crush.
Flame Buster, Special Ability
The two vent-ish looking things on the hood of the left side (left from driver’s angle) of the truck are actually very clever gizmos. They have a recharge time of 10-30 seconds (depending on how much damage you inflicted on the enemies last time). The way it works is, the first vent shoots out a flammable gas towards the front of the vehicle, covering a good amount of width. The second vent, which is placed angularly to the first one spits out a small ball of fire, out of the truck’s own range and onto any opponnent that’s ahead. The more damage is inflicted upon them, the more bonus the player gets and the faster the reload speed for flame buster. Be careful when turning with this on though, as turning too tight could result in turning the flame towards yourself.
Scissorhands, Special Ability
The two pairs of sharp, bumper-ish things are actually automated metal claws. Depending on how well the player is chaining their combo, the more this ability will be available to the player. So players who are consistent with their attacking and offense skills are going to absolutely love this. The way this works is, when activated, the claws are unhinged from their sheath and unfolded once they’re completely out. When unfolded, the claws gain as much as twice of their folded length. In fact, they almost look like Mantis claws when unfolded.
These claws strike enemies from both sides upto 220 degrees (or more if the player is a seasoned one). Any car that tries to go around the Abyss Shriek when this ability is active, it’s pretty much equal to losing half the roof. This ability doesn’t have any repercussions on the truck itself. But being able to utilize this ability while stacking all sorts of combos is pretty challenging.
Dive Mincer, Passive Ability
When Ana was fitting two giant cooling fans to the front of the truck to keep the behemoth 12.5L engine nice and cool, she didn’t expect it to sound similar to the Stuka Dive Bombers when dive bombing. Every time she accelerated past 70 at full throttle, those giant fans would cause massive shrieking and whining noise, hence the naming of this truck. She later replaced to the fan housings and blades to complete carbon setup. This made the blades further efficient and light, hence better cooling but also more noise. The noise alone can cause significant disturbance and fear among the other players. While in PvE mode this can be simulated via some sort of modifier, in PvP mode, the noise alone is enough to keep others at bay when they hear the Abyss Shriek’s thunderous sound.
The Dive Mincer also has a second set of offense. When a car is directly in front of the Abyss Shriek and lined up with the fans, its arse is pretty much getting destroyed by those giant fans, as they have sensors equipped to them to instruct them to open the grilles or close them. Prolonged exposure to the ass-eating of the Dive Mincer fans might result in severe ass-death of the opponent.
The Abyss Shriek, Ultimate Ability
Well you see, when Ana replaced the fan blades and stuff, she didn’t account for how much efficient she was making them. When the fans started collecting and blowing in too much air to the engine, the truck eventually became slower and was more prone to high drag coefficiency. Instead of looking for a happy medium, she decided to transfer excess air to a storage unit.
This air is trapped inside that unit and the more and the faster the truck is driven, the quicker it gets full. Once the charge is filled completely, Ana can divert that massive blow of air directly at the front through the various vents facing the front of the truck. This results in a massive burst of uninterrupted air to be blown at the front. Any unlucky fellow who might be in front of the truck at this moment, will be hit by that blow of air and also the sound of the turbines turning rapidly at the opposite direction. This ability takes a good while to charge because filling up an air storage unit is not an easy, quick task. So the reward for being able to charge it up is handsome as well.
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