(Semi) Technical Specs: Monsoon’s Body(s)
I believe most would say that Monsoon’s body is a very fascinating thing but there are probably few that would know roughly the lines of how it works. Below is a semi-technical breakdown of his body specs:
Serpentine Implants: Monsoon’s older-style optics were developed specifically for him during a time where optical technology wasn’t as advanced as it is in later years. Due to the limitations at the time, nothing small enough to fit into his eye sockets could be constructed and instead a compound lense was created with two modes: regular and advanced infrared imaging. The latter was used to provide minimum assistance when in combat situations to accompany his ambushing tactics that involve red phosphorous grenades. Due to heightened levels of hearing and touch he was able to sense more where his victims were.
Updated Implants:Depending on a particular timeline, in a later years Monsoon opts for updated optical implants that can be placed on par with 977-AZQEE (Mistral)’s. They are much more compact and resemble a regular set of eyes. They glow red when he uses advanced vision modes such as advanced infrared and thermal imaging. Unlike older optics, they also sport a HUD mode that can be used to sift through his CODEC, track friendly and enemy positions and manually control the various packages installed on his frame such as sensitivity outputs and pain receptor intensity.
Visor, Lorentz Force Generator and Facial Rigging
Visor: Monsoon’s visor can be best described as the heart of his combat body and has been updated over time. With older implants it doubled as his HUD system. Serpentine optics were directly connected to it and its domed shape acted as his means for monitoring combat data. With newer optical implants, the HUD function was no longer necessary but sported additional thermal imaging along with its former ‘normal’ and advanced infrared viewing modes.
Lorentz Force Generator: His visor also stores his Lorentz Force generator which extends fully when in high-output mode. This is so the generator can vent itself more efficiently and be used more effectively.
Of the various reasons for Monsoon not enjoying anyone near his face, a quintessential would be his body’s one major weak point. In combat, he typically tries to avoid damage, at all costs, to his visor. If struck, the Lorentz Force generator is temporarily knocked offline leaving him at his opponent’s mercy.
Facial Rigging: All of Monsoon’s facial rigging can be removed with various degrees of effort including his visor which must be disengaged manually. There are very few who know those particulars, but it isn’t very hard to figure out either. It involves a certain button on the rigging. After such, it will slide to half mast and sever connections to his top section’s power supply.
His brain casing is composed of a very dense and high-impact CNT polymer that is designed specifically to protect his gray matter. The brain casing is also outfitted with a life support system that allows interaction with his nanomachines to initiate an induced medical coma should any aspect of his augmentations fail or serious damage incurred. If recovered within a certain amount of time, his life can be spared.
The ‘halo’ that runs the length of the back of his brain casing acts as a type of broadcasting device to help increase the active range of his generator. The thick black plate over the front of his throat is a thyroid guard and can offer some protection in instances of higher radiation, for example. The last notable component of his facial rigging is the amplifiers that cover his ears that help compliment his previously mentioned heightened sense of hearing that came from being blind for so long.
The Top Section
Monsoon’s top section is the only organics that remain of what body he formerly had. He still retains the full curvature of his Cervical Spine (C1-C8) as well as a portion of his Thoracic Spine (T1-T5). Within his top section is: a small artificial heart, lung and stomach. The stomach is so small that he cannot have more than about a 1 Cup of fluid within it at a time. The stomach also is unable to digest anything more solid than electrolyte paste that is used to help maintain a small batbox. With support, his top section can exist independently of the rest of his sections and sustain him biologically for a set period of time unassisted.
Monsoon’s top section ends with an organic base. This is where what remains of flesh meets the powerful CNT that he is made of.
Nerve Bundle Ribbon Cables (NBRC):On the bottom of his top section are several ribbon cables that act as the medium to connect real bodily nerves to pain receptors that are lined in his combat form. Each ribbon cable can be thought of as an organic nerve bundle. One bundle, for example, might pick up sensations detected in the CNT of his left hand. Another cable might pick up sensations in his back. When these cables are severed from his magnetic base, the sensory feedback to the brain is marked by an intense shooting pain that the brain interprets as something akin to having a section of your body hacked off.
When connections are reestablished the pain is just as intense.
Disconnect Valves: Monsoon’s organic base is pocketed with valves that can be opened and closed; these valves are connected to organic blood vessels and his esophagus. Before acquiring his civilian body, Monsoon’s body had no way of dialyzing his blood and had to be hooked up to a machine to perform such a task every few days. His civilian body, in possession of artificial kidneys, later performs that task for him when connected to it.
Spine Connection: Whether connected to his magnetic base or onto his civilian body, he also has a socket for attachment of an artificial spine. This connection is painless and is simply in place for real and artificial backbones to connect so that he has support to his civilian frame.
Combat Body Sections
Magnetic Base:The top section of his body, in order to function and sync with the rest of his combat body, must have his organic base attached to the civilian chassis’ magnetic base. When he is mounted into this base NBRC’s (Nerve Bundle Ribbon Cables) are connected and work in conjunction with the nanomachines that line his cerebral cortex to help transmit the thought processes of what movements he seeks to perform. This is what allows him to move even though he does not have a complete spine.
The technology was improved upon based off of the former Neurobridge design implemented to assist para and quadriplegics move their limbs again.
The improvements also employ the ability to allow a sense of touch and even pain to be relayed. Such advancements in technology proved not only necessary but essential for a man without real limbs; there is a need for an idea of pressure sensitivity as well as pain proving quite necessary in combat.
Lag Compensation: There is a small lag that is due to the fraction of time it takes for the signals being transferred back and forth between brain and sections. This lag must be kept in mind so that it can be compensated for. In a combat situation, that split second can mean the difference between life and death, even to a cyborg.
Sections: The remaining 20 sections of Monsoon’s body work together in a type of harmony. They are composed of various magnets (visibly) and coils (internally) these coils output a very high level of heat and must be kept cooled so that his body does not, essentially, turn to molten metal. The internal magnets that hold him together also act as a heat syncing system to distribute heat to appropriate sections to maintain a self-sustaining electrical system that can be best compared to a thermoelectric generator.
Each section contains a bat box that allows it to function, for a short time, with his body separated. Placed in the correct order the sections help sustain one another by using the heat to constantly charge the various bat boxes in place which, in turn, power the cooling system in place.
Civilian Chassis and Transfers
As mentioned previously, Monsoon has a more human-looking civilian frame he can be transferred into. The body, aside for making life more bearable, is often used for escort missions or for board meetings that are attended in and out of the city.
Skilled technicians can have him changed from one body to the other in under an hour and the process is relatively painless and hassle-free so long as he agrees to be sedated. In situations where Monsoon isn’t sedated it can be agonizingly painful when the process of severing or reattaching NBRC’s comes into play.
His civilian body body is as autonomous as his top section and can run on its own. It notably contains artificial kidneys that filtrate his blood when his top section is attached and a full-sized artificial stomach capable of standard human digestion. The body runs on a primarily self-sustaining system powered by electrolyte products that charge an organic-style bat box like that of his top section—just on a larger scale.
The CNT count of his civilian body is less dense which means: less weight but also a lower output in strength. That being said, even in his civilian frame, he is still stronger than any unaugmented human.
Real Heart: Monsoon’s civilian body contains his real heart that was placed in a cryogenic freezer along with various other tissue and fluid samples which include but are not limited to: bone fragments, other organs, skin and tissue samples, and blood and sperm samples.
Donations: What organs that didn’t go into shock were kindly ‘donated’ by the dear Captain upon his cyberization. They were most likely sold on the black market or used for experimentation if not still in the freeze locker.
Anti-Rejection Medication: Monsoon’s daily routine includes having to take anti-rejection medicine daily to keep his body from rejecting any of his augmentations.
976-AZQEE: Monsoon is the first of the AZQEE series that is known of. As his serial indicates of the Winds, he is the oldest model in use. AZQEE is only designated to Winds of Destruction (with the exception of what serial Sam comes up as registered).
The AZQEE line began at, at least, at 970-AZQEE but the information surrounding earlier attempts and chassis is heavily classified. It seems that only the Senator and top scientists would be privy to such information. What has been mentioned is that previous persons involved with unsuccessful models either died in their initial transfers, became mentally unstable, or have possibly been killed in action in reports that have not been disclosed.
The First Time: Monsoon’s initial transfer was performed with elevated expectation of death and as such almost died not only in the incident put him in such a dire position to begin but on the operating table as well.
On Fire: Due to the components of his bodies (particularly his Combat Chasis) his core temperature is higher most human beings but still cool enough to be tolerable.
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