El Tostador is different from other heroes, he is in the team to show that although the enemies are synthetics it doesn’t mean that all synthetics are evil. Synthetics suffers from human prejudice about them. Most humans believe that synthetics don’t have feelings and only exists to take their jobs and destroy humanity. El Tostador is the complete opposite of evil, he is kind, emotional, funny and clumsy.
Our first thoughts about the synthetic character were that he shouldn`t be a cold machine, prepared to execute orders, that doesn’t care about itself. This kind of machines does not reflect the truth about synthetics. Synthetics are not robots, although they live through a robotic body. So why not a fun personality with a lot of human traces?
The design choices were defined by the previous concept, so without a human face, he displays emotions with his display-face. He literally has a screen where he can draw emoticons to communicate feelings and thoughts. He is the biggest hero so far and his height contrasts with his clumsy behavior, although he is big he is not threatening.
As a synthetic, he wouldn’t need a helmet but he just… wants one. El Tostador wants to be part of the group, wear the uniform and act as a hero. Also, he has a shape-shifting hand, when he finds a weapon his hand absorb the weapon and become part of him until it is empty. The way he walks is different as well, it is more rigid and artificial.
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