: (Pronounced "SIGH-in")
After chance encounters with Ego the Living Planet and a primordial Phoenix Force, a consciousness awoke within an undiscovered star on the edge of a distant galaxy. Curious from the stories told by Ego, this unnamed star developed a desire to visit other galaxies and worlds, especially Earth. But stars, though massive and powerful, are relatively fixed in their places in the cosmos. The unnamed star became despondent that it wouldn't be able to venture beyond its empty corner of space. Reaching out with its new consciousness, it sent out a plea into the universe. And the universe answered.
The star became a shooting star, passing through the void of space and hurtling through galaxies. Driven by its curiousity, it sped toward Earth, finally colliding with the planet in a shower of rock and light and smoke.
That night, Beast, Professor Xavier, and Cyclops were performing maintenance and testing new upgrades to equipment. They soon became aware of the instant formation of a new crater north of New York City and quickly prepped a team to investigate. Unknown to them, Sentinels were also nearby and had detected the crash. While the mutant-hunting robots took to the air, so did the X-Jet, Sentinels and X-Men converging on the fallen star's location at the same time. The star, meanwhile, was shaking off the dust and debris from its crash landing, realizing with surprise *it* was now a *he*. The star in human form crawled out of the crater just as Sentinels were firing off their first lasers at the X-Men emerging from the jet. Not sure how to register this new entity, the Sentinels classified him as an unknown threat and fired on him. The star dodged out of the way and quickly shook off his surprise. When he'd recovered his footing he instinctively shot a gamma ray at the robot, while Cyclops immediatley followed up with an optic blast. Professor Xavier distracted the other Sentinel, giving Beast time to rush it and deliver an acrobatic kick. This gave time for the star to summon down a rain of meteor, which collided into the chest and feet of the Sentinels, knocking them to the ground and pounding into their metal frames.
With the Sentinels defeated, the X-Men celebrated their victory with a new ally. Beast named this once unnamed star from a distant, empty corner of the universe "Saien," from a name in a novel Beast had been enjoying. His powers unknown, his mind curious, and his heart full of hope and excitement, Saien decided to join the X-Men and learn and enjoy all he could about what it means to be human.INSPIRATION
I'm not really sure why - probably because of Final Fantasy - but the idea of being able to hurl meteors and comets down on your enemies fascinates me. I've loved the idea of "cosmic" powers for a long time. The idea for Saien came from wanting to create a character with nearly this exact power set. As I got better at modding, I realized I could achieve my dream of raining down meteors and opening up black holes, at least by proxy. Until I have those powers in real life, this mod will have to do.MOD HIGHLIGHTS
To encourage leveling up powers, there are big bonuses to damage, range, or debuff chances, etc. for Saien's abilities, even the passives. He can also dodge starting at level 1 - move in a direction immediately after using a light attack (the equivalent of doing this from a block in MUA1). Starting at level 7, he can do a counterattack with a small knockback from a dodge roll. Press the heavy attack button during the dodge roll to activate (uses EP). The counterattack from a backflip is his special groundattack, unlocked with the Luminosity passive.
Once at least one point has been put into the passive "Luminosity," Saien has some extra powers activated by doing special combos or while flying:
-Do an extra light attack at the end of the light attack 3 finisher.
-Do an extra heavy attack at the end of heavy attack 2 finisher.
-Light attack while flying.
-Heavy attack while jumping or during a backflip dodge.
-After all active powers have been unlocked (powers 1 through 7), a special bonus melee attack is unlocked. Hint: Must be flying to use.
Note: Luminosity powers scale with the Striking (melee attack) stat and also by putting more points into Luminosity.FEATURES
-7 powers, 2 boosts, and 1 Xtreme. Plus extra special powers and dodges.
-Many powers have two forms, by either doing a quick tap OR a press-and-hold.
-Multiple skins with sound/voice file. Alternate skins also included if you need lower textures.
-Uses assigned number #201.NEEDS
Would love feedback! Especially where balance is concerned (damage, EP use, etc.)MOVESET
1. Meteor Storm: Direct projectile attack OR create a trap that shoots projectiles.
2. Solar Flare: Fire damage with knockback. Upgrades to lower enemy defense.
3. Comet: Summon a comet with aoe OR charge into the enemy.
4. Gamma Rays: Shoot a splitting beam of radiation OR summon multiple beams from space.
5. Warped Space: Freeze and slow enemies with a close range radial.
6. Quasar: Like Magneto's ability where he picks up and throws about objects and enemies.
7. Planets Collide: Big boom.
8. (Xtreme) CHAOTIC COSMOS: Bigger boom.
9. (Boost) Energy Flow: Convert damage received and taken into health OR energy.
10. (Boost) Starburst: Absorb damage. Lots of damage. Upgrades to grant extra protective effects.CREDITS
**Models and Original Textures**
WOLFBLADE111 - https://www.deviantart.com/wolfblade111
Maxdemon6 - https://www.deviantart.com/maxdemon6
BaconWizard17 for all the guidance and assistance in helping me make my first models and skins. Couldn't have done it without his patience and expertise.
Stickbro for Nova's sound packs
Maegawa (skin swapping)
Additional thanks for effects wizards that came before me, go to Cohollow (Avalanche mod and Iceman booster), nodoubt_jr (Human Torch, Doctor Strange, and Magma XML2 mods), and Shadowslacks (Storm booster)
Let me know if I missed a credit.
GET IT HERE: https://www.mediafire.com/file/46mfxe7qmnxpzq9/Saien+Custom+Mod+(Ninja+Kyden).zip/file