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Embarrassing Defeat in 3...2...1... by illeity Embarrassing Defeat in 3...2...1... by illeity
MS, PS, Sai

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I made a few artistic liberties with the appearance of the BFS and nanites.

Generator Rex was a really fun show with a lot of squandered potential. Think about: We have this kid who can create any machine at will. However throughout its short run we only got a few weapon forms and a few transport forms and one defensive form. This is as disappointing as John Stewart in Justice League Unlimited who only made shields, green energy blasts and a few tools here and there.

Chalk it up to merchandising necessity; In order to sell "Generator Rex with Big Fat Sword" or "Generator Rex with Smash Hands" he'd have to be shown using it in many episodes. Still, that Crossover episode with Ben 10 was gobs of fun.
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Aclipes64 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014
Awesome advice!
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dragonkingofthestars Featured By Owner May 2, 2013
you know, now that i think about it. Rex is the mechanical equivalent to Alex Mercer from prototype. One uses meat, the other metal and they have similar effects, though Rex doges the 'eat people' and disguise parts of the powers set.
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illeity Featured By Owner May 31, 2013   Digital Artist
And Alex Mercer is pretty gruesome too :)
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Zunachina Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student General Artist
humiliati=ng is a much better word btw
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Zunachina Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2013  Student General Artist
CROSSOVER?! WHERE?!
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illeity Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013   Digital Artist
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SomebodySuperCoolio Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012
I actually had high hopes for this show. I did like the Ben 10 crossover, though.
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RECNEPSRC Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Student General Artist
I Love generator rex! Great drawing!
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AlterEgo911 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think that the idea behind Rex's weapons was that they were all from a giant robot form he doodled when he was a child. Also, I think they were trying to avoid overcrowding him with weapons like Ben 10's aliens, XJ9 or Inspector Gadget. Kind of giving it an element of control and grounding.

On top of that, they probably wanted to make Rex more resouceful than convenient, as well as a human before a machine.
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illeity Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012   Digital Artist
Interesting point, I didn't realize that (I probably didn't see that episode) :)
I always did compare him to something like a mechanical Green Lantern, but your explanations make good sense. Thanks!
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