This was my second entry for the Battle for the Golden Mask (BFTGM) Competition, along with Zigben, Deflecto, and Pyroclastius.
- Build date
- About 8.5 inches tall, not including stinger wings or extended head
- Piece count
- Ball-shooting mouth
- Venomizer Bow
A cunning and scheming villain, Ventox is an insectoid hunter who is both extremely agile and extremely dangerous. His dual toxin stingers are filled with a powerful poison that paralyzes most victims and gives them severe pain. He can also change the type of venom in his stingers to one that causes his victims to be temporarily enslaved in mind-control. He can shoot a blinding, acidic venom from his mouth that will burn through most armor, and the spikes on his body contain small amounts of the same paralyzing toxin in his stingers, and those small amounts are enough to significantly weaken most opponents. His head can strike out and shoot toxic venom very rapidly and unexpectedly, and there are few times when one of his opponents has avoided getting poisoned by him somehow. He is equipped with an energy bow he calls the Venomizer Bow that he uses to shoot balls of concentrated plasma mingled with some of his toxins, and he is a skilled sniper, so even if he can’t reach you with his stingers, he can still reach you with bow. His armor is composed of a hard metal (probably protodermis unless that doesn’t exist in Gen 2) and a special crystalline shell that reduces the effect of energy blasts and is resistant to all poisons. He himself cannot be poisoned anyway because he is immune to almost every poison, toxin, and venom in existence. He has small wings on his stingers which he uses to soar through the sky, aided by his small amount of innate elemental air and jungle power. He is extremely agile, to the point that even Lewa cannot match his agility. His main weaknesses are Remove Poison Kanoka, as they will temporarily render all his powers and weapons useless, and Stone and Earth elemental powers, as he is not strong enough to resist their force and enough pressure will break through his crystalline armor.
He is on a quest to find the Golden Skull Spider Mask so he can use it to rule the Skull Spiders and take over Okoto. During his quest he came across Zigben, and they briefly fought, resulting in Zigben nearly defeating Ventox. Zigben then offered Ventox the position of ruler of the Jungle region of Okoto if he helped Zigben find the Golden Skull Spider Mask and become ruler of Okoto. Ventox agreed, and they continued on their quest together. Of course, neither intends to fulfill their side of the promise. Zigben intends to either destroy Ventox or use the Skull Spiders to mind-control him once he obtains the mask, and Ventox intends to surprise attack Zigben and shoot a powerful blast of his most dangerous poison straight at Zigben’s core, one of the few weak spots on Zigben’s armor, crippling Zigben. Ventox then intends to claim the Golden Skull Spider Mask for himself and then finish off Zigben. So beware, for all who end up as Ventox’s victims end up paralyzed and poisoned.