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Abilities[edit | edit source]
- Haigen gets a 35% damage bonus if he is within two squares to the target.
- Haigen has 100 more health than the other characters.
Biography[edit | edit source]
A common slumdweller from the old ruins of Brightholme, Haigen Hawkins somehow managed to reach the position of Core Guardian in Elysion One. Life was a constant struggle for food and money because he grew up with his mother and siblings in the slums' harsh environment. Even with the limited access to education, he constantly surprised those around him with his intellect. Haigen was considered to be an unsociable outcast by those around him; his calm and collected personality make him appear very introverted. Working stray jobs around the slums let him provide some stability for his family. Whenever he could, he'd spend his time collecting and repairing technological gadgets and machines. He met Charlotte Wray, aka TSYGAN, when she was 19 years old, and helped her in her revolution against Brightholme.
By a stroke of luck (or fate, depending on who you ask) he happened to be at the right place at the right time. For some reason Sweet gave him a chance to leave the slums behind and become a citizen of Elysion One, with all the benefits of a true Brightsider. Grasping his opportunity, he decided to apply for military service, and left Charlotte in Brightholme. He still sent her information regarding The Bright Foundation.
Despite his lanky body and quiet nature, he proved himself to be one of the most promising new recruits in his year. Whether it was the slums that made him stronger, or just pure willpower, it was difficult to say. In any case, he climbed to the rank of Core Guardian and was put into the team as an engineer and close combat soldier. He appears almost bored by everything that goes on around him, but he's very observant. Haigen has an obsession to constantly question things and tries to figure out how they work. His primary trait is his incredible intelligence. He outwits anyone he talks to (if he decides to talk, that is).
Development[edit | edit source]
|“||Hawkins was kind of tricky to figure out. We knew we wanted a male character and we knew he and Skye were supposed to loathe each other. During the concept stages we just called him "Douche" since that's probably what Skye would have called him. His armor was quite difficult to design too since we wanted him to be really tall and lanky but still function as a close combat brawler. How to dress a tech-nerd so that he'll be able to withstand brutal lume bashing while tearing their limbs off with a shotgun? Well, the main inspiration came from the sort of protective gear that is used by crazy people who disarm bombs for a living. Blast protection around the neck, helmet with a shield for the face, some big headphones for chill music and several layers of protective gear over his chest and ribcage, that should do the trick! To be able to carry all his tools and gadgets he's got massive bags attatched to his belt. Silhouette is a vital part of character design and to make his shape dynamic and balanced I designed a pair of reeeally baggy pants for him to go along with his heavy chestplate. The idea is to bring out the difference between his skinny body and the brawler armor that was probably made to fit way sturdier Core Guardians than Haigen.||„|
|~ Emmy "enmi" Wahlbäck, Coffee Stain Studios Concept Artist|
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Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Seen in the credits, the name Haigen Hawkins is made up from two beta testers, Haigen Pennycuick (Credited as Haigen Miller) and Thomas "Hawkins" Richards. Developers had trouble coming up with the name but settled on the idea of giving it to the biggest Sanctum fan and Record holder for Sanctum maps.