Hi all, been a while since i posted something so i thought it's about time i updated my gallery here with something new, and it's something i wanted to do for a while.
This Brandy Summers, a character from XCOM 2 which i used in my first Ironman playthrough (one save file, every choice counts), why i thought she is more worthy of praise or being drawn was because of how amazingly badass and lucky that Australian lass is that she survived pretty much the entire campaign (which is why she got the nickname Daredevil), she literally survived horrors and situations that would kill any other XCOM soldier several times over, here are some of them.
1-[Muton Double Attack]
In that civilian rescue mission she got caught between two Muton's at melee range who already laid waste to half the team with their ranged attack and grenades killing at least 2 XCOM soldiers, ironically this was the first time i encountered Muton's in XCOM 2 so i did the mistake of trying to attack them at melee range not knowing they can counter-attack (to my horror), long story short it didn't go too well, Brandy got hit and in the same turn a 2nd Muton closed range on her and attacked.
Normally i'd pronounce any soldier in her place dead meat, but she survived the 2nd attack somehow and to her amazing luck fell unconscious, this meant the two Mutons ignored her completely (otherwise they would have attacked again killing her), after killing them with other soldiers i woke her up and evacuated her immediately, finishing the mission with the last two soldiers i had, at that point i thought it's just a one time thing, little did i know what will happen next.
This was the first time i met an Avatar, in things weren't going too well when it appeared as too many patrols were alerted to my presence at the same time the Avatar showed up, to make matter worse four of my soldier were clumped together as a Gatekeeper and an Avater showed up and i had no idea what horrors those two could unleash on soldiers clamped up together, they made short work of pretty much 50% of my team and shortly after that the Avatar Mind Controlled my best Korean Sniper who was on high-ground and then ran off to hide in the facility behind the Gatekeeper and the two Archons with it, all hope was lost, until it was Brandy's turn (the last turn and she had to deal with an Avatar, a Gatekeeper, two Archons, few Advent Soldiers and her mind-controlled Sniper teammate).
Brandy had Run & Gun active and ran past the Gatekeeper, the two Archons and few Advent Soldiers and flanked the Avatar then with a single point-blank shotgun shell blasted them into oblivion freeing her team-mate sniper which in turn shot the Gatekeeper killing it, Brandy pretty much saved the day with her heroic attack on the Avatar at point-blank.
That one was also the first encounter with Chryssalids in XCOM 2, my Grenadier got attacked by one at the start of the mission, so i sent Brandy to attack it back, except for some reason that triggered an onslaught of Chryssalids, one after the other they all popped from the ground and gravitated towards Brandy and started attacking her, and one after the other she hit them back (she had the Bladestorm ability at this point that allowed her to counter melee attacks), not two, not four, but pretty much eight Chryssalids attacked her at the same time and she made short work of most of them with help from her team, after it was over she was still standing with Chryssalid corpses littering the ground, but she had to be evacuated cause i rand out of healing gel trying to keep her alive through that crazy Chryssalid rush and the nasty poison/parasite effect they inflict (and it seemed the game threw all its Chryssalid at me in this mission as i never encountered that many ever again till end of campaign).
That one was a nasty mission, i was supposed to kill or kidnap an Advent allied human, mission went fine until i stealthed my way to the target and decided to snipe him, as soon as his corpse hit the ground all hell broke loose, ten or more soldiers and robots appeared including my first encounter with a nasty alien called Andromedon that shoots acid and breakthrough walls like the X-Men Juggernaut, and they made short work of the entire team, three where left including Brandy, all injured and a considerable distance from the evacuation point, at that moment the last two soldiers being so very near death and further way from the evac point took it upon themselves to see Brandy to the evacuation point even if it cost them their lives, all three fought valiantly against insane odds until the last two soldiers fell in battle and Brandy had a chance to reach the evac point, she miraculously survived this disastrous mission as the only survivor who came back alive.
It wasn't just those four encounters that made her so special and badass, but there were countless small moments of pure badassery in between that defined her as the fearless reckless and damn lucky Daredevil she is as she carved her way through the alien invaders from her rookie days all the way to the final confrontation, That's why she deserved to be the subject of this fan art.