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Reaper Volus by AndrewRyanArt Reaper Volus by AndrewRyanArt
My version of a volus reaper enemy, since the idea of a menacing volus is sort of a joke I just turned them into little suicide bombers that can only run close to you and blow up so you have to kill them from a distance.
People kept saying Volus would explode if exposed outside their suits so I changed the feet into mech legs to solve this.
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SgtPrice1000 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Honestly, I'm willing to wager that these things would be scarier than whatever BioWare could come up with if they decided to include these enemies. Well done!
fluff-lynn Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I could bet it'd function as a suicide bomber xD so that means.. great job!
Evil-Count-Proteus Featured By Owner May 30, 2015
I figure the Volus could have been made into a support unit of some kind, like a mobile shield generator and drone coordinator.
MudslingerArtist Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014   Digital Artist
I can imagine them saying "Nothing personal...its just business" 
Battledroidunit047 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2014
Jamespaczer Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
I thought the same thing.
TheGMan123 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
The Bloat is a Reaper husk created from a Volus. Due to their unstable physiological structure and lack of any real physical prowess,Reaper nano-tech compensates by grafting a set of tripod legs to the base of the husk,allowing it to be mobile enough to pursue enemies. However,due to the instability of the internal organ systems with the process,Bloats are naturally primed to self-detonate upon close contact with opponents,making these units out as little more than suicide bombers for the Reapers. However,due to the powerful explosive radius of these detonations,it is advised to maintain a distance.
Avosimus Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015
I can read that perfectly in the codex voice. Well done. And well done to the artist too!
Ouroboros-491 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014
You, Sir, are needed in the comments section of every deviantart post.
Godspeed to you.
Kratosismad Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great, I will never look at another Volus the same way again... ugh.  "Amnesia: A Machine for Reapers" anyone?
TMcGeeSDCA Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Perfect concept for this race.  Yeah, pretty hard to see a Volus as menacing after the red-sand, high-as-a-kite "I'm a biotic God!", weeble-wobble incident.
Commander-Fillmore Featured By Owner May 18, 2013
Oh crap that was all that was needed
K9-Fenrir Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
4 meter sprint - deep breath - 4 meter sprint - deep breath - 4 meter sprint - deep breath - 2 meter sprint - shot in the head
N7Kopper Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Suicide bomber volus?
Niftu Cal and his trusty Reegar can deal with them.
Wolvengra Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... this is funny but still a little creepy and I can ACTUALLY see these reaper concepts in the game.
John-the-Enforcer Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
I think the Council will start taking the Volus a little more seriously NOW...
ACephSoldier Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013
SavageInsight Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
You have GOT to be kidding me O.o - Nice one!
isyiee Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
XD PLOP beybey Volus
Great idea!
Spirit-of-Fire-Hao10 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
kind of like the tikers(sp?) form gears of war.
TAC-Mentality Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012   General Artist
This is Super cool! have you played with the volus engineer in the Mass Effet 3 multiplayer, So cool, he's like a glass canon b/c he could set up mines and explosives, but dies very easily.
Alien-king2 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012
Wow this makes me feel sad for the volus if they were turned into reapers
rmj7 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
'K. . . now that's just plain creepy, straight up. Cool concept. . . but creepy :P
Hedgey Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lumo-chan-223 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012
i think I'm taking this idea as well. In my imagination they would be volus with a genetic disorder called Ternell's syndrome. A volus with this syndrome is unable to break down the amino acid glutamine, and it gradually builds up in the body. As it progresses it causes dementia and kidney damage, although news medicine are being developed to help Ternell syndrome sufferers break down the amino acids.

Also volus with Ternell's sydrome usually has at least 3 of five distinictive signs, the following being;

-abnormally short statue for a volus
-ear deformities ( ears can be small or nonexistent)
-infertility in both genders
-unusual urine smell (smell remarkably like the volus equivalent of apple juice)
-enlarged brain ventricles
AndrewRyanArt Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Good imagination you've got there :)
Lumo-chan-223 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012
Thanks! in my headcanon the Reapers usually target people with genetic disorders that may be useful for tactic purposes (remember the asari ardat-yakshi?)
LePumpkin Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012
Reminds me of Tickers from Gears of War
DevilDein Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2012  Professional Artist
ur pics look great in small size
The--Prototype Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
the fact that they are basically bombs with legs actually makes more sense because ambassador din said that volus ships are basically large bombing vessels.
The--Prototype Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oops soz. this meant to go onto the picture in your favourites ^^;
Antichrist2005 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
I am not going to lie that umbilical...intestinal thing that he's holding makes me really uneasy. Good job.
phantomdotexe Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
JohnnyThat1Dude Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2012  Student Writer
Interesting concept. The only thing they are good for anyways is exploding.
jakaljones Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I like this version, and not just because of technical issues. This just looks so much more terrifying and awesome.
nekonya09 Featured By Owner May 28, 2012
Urgot! :D
fireofargentis Featured By Owner May 27, 2012
i prefer the 2 leged version
comcody336 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hey i found your stuff on another site not sure if u uploaded it there but heres the link
AndrewRyanArt Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student General Artist
Would need to see a specific link, I can't find it in the huge forum.
comcody336 Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sorry i search the mass effect rebellion dlc and in images some of your stuff was there on about page 3 of the search sorry
AndrewRyanArt Featured By Owner May 27, 2012  Student General Artist
no need to apologize :)
RoluevasVasReisa Featured By Owner May 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
lol that is awesome heh, since theres speculation that Vulcan bombers just drop themselves as living bombs, i think this doesn't change a huge amount with their regular tactics sadly >< but still amazing work on this
CrossBencher Featured By Owner May 19, 2012
Volus as suicide bombers is great idea! I'm mean of course they should have some kind of cloak ability or tough armor to have a chance to get close enough to detonate themselsfs but still great idea!;) and btw. if you run out of species to turn into reapers:D I suggest taking under consideration cross-species repears, like brutes for example or cannibals. Keep up the good work:)
leoshades Featured By Owner May 17, 2012
People would finally pay attention to the Volus... Of course, only to lay down fire to blow them up at a distance...
FoolsGil Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
Still sort of cute. Knock over the biotic god.
parvudan Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
nice! ka-blam!!
fireofargentis Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
The volus homeworld Irune features an ammonia-based ecology and a gravitational field 1.5 times that of Earth, as well as a high-pressure atmosphere as consequence the low pressure atmospheres tolerable to most species, their flesh will actually split open.

Sooooooooo... if u know this and u base the desing to fit this u should have work in the cration of the game and make this happened (u have a grait brain)
if not and only did this because u thought it was cool or because u "felt like it" then u have OMFG instincs
Serenno Featured By Owner May 12, 2012
A Reaper Creeper! Yeah!
TonomuraBix Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is indeed creepy! D: though i imagine them yelling "for you, biotic god!" and then blowing up XD
Nazo-the-Keidran Featured By Owner May 11, 2012
Thank god they can't be turned into reapers. They'll just explode from the pressure difference.
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