The Merc was built with a similar process to the Destroyer. Blocking in shapes, seeing how they worked in gameplay and pushing the silhouette. The art direction of the Rayonne was to take the huamnistic and blend it with more insectoid elements. This led to the multiple eyes and sort of a more exoskeletal feel. I wanted to give him some method of telegraphing his actions so I added the "rabbit ears", which also helps to make him really stand out on the battlefield. Originally the mercs were black, but they kept disappearing into the environment so we switched them to white and suddenly they were our Storm Troopers. We were still exploring materials here, types of carbon fiber and almost like a ceramic / plastic mix to give the Rayonne a particular material language.