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Rex uses two separate machines to battle an opponent while in motion.

Being an EVO, Rex Salazar can build a variety of machines with his nanites at will. Dubbed as 'builds', Rex's machines can be utilized for transportation or offensive attacks. They are infused with his limbs and add to his enhanced physical condition. Starting off with six original builds, he was granted with the Omega-1 Nanite[1] and gained the ability to build five more.

He could initially operate one machine at a time with minor exceptions; being able to quickly shift between builds. He eventually learned how to employ two builds simultaneously.[2] Unlike the original machines, Rex's Omega-1 machines apply some form of energy-based attacks.

Original machines

Smack hands

Smack Hands

The powerful smack hands seem to be Rex's most reliable build.

The smack hands are massive orange gauntlets that Rex can transform either arm into (preferably both) to take down larger EVOs. The smack hands give him incredible strength, allowing him to break through obstacles or lift heavy objects. When forming them, he has control over the overall size, length, and flexibility; being able to extend them to reach certain distances. Without the use of his punk busters, Rex can use his smack hands to significantly push himself into the air and ultimately use them to absorb impact when landing.[3] They are also moderately capable of shielding against lasers [3][4] and debris, [5] however, they are weak against acid.[1] Out of all machines, the smack hands seem to be the only ones that are nerve-sensitive.

Combat drill

In addition to the smack hand's original assets, the drill mode allows the smack hands to function as high-powered drills and add additional power behind his strikes. Rex can use this to easily drill and travel through underground pathways.[6] Since his smack hands are already sinkable, he has used his drills to quickly propel and drag him underwater when wanting to reach a destination at a certain speed.[7]

Boogie pack

Boogie pack

Despite its wide build, the boogie pack is very aerodynamic thanks to its turbines.

The boogie pack is a jet pack with a pair of wide orange turbine wings. Rex is capable of using it to fly at high speeds; it also gives him a high level of agility. He can launch the twin turbines at an enemy EVO like a bola. He can also shoot two large grappling hooks on the top of both turbines.

The boogie pack can also successfully propel Rex underwater.[7] Rex has also use the turbine wings to create compressed air. Unfortunately, there is a limit as to how much weight his boogie pack can transport at once.[1]

Slam cannon

Rex's Slam Cannon

Rex prepares his cannon for an intake of ammo and an aim at his target.

The slam cannon is a large orange projectile cannon that Rex can transform either arm into. Similar to a rocket launcher, it is positioned to rest on his shoulder. However, it does not produce its own ammo; instead, a maw on the back end of the slam cannon can extend into the ground and reload solid material for ammunition. It then proceeds to fire the balled material at its target with great force.

Rex ride

Rex ride

The Rex ride is Rex's primary use of transporation.

The Rex ride is an orange hover motorbike that Rex can form out of his lower legs. The vehicle can drive over any terrain and can go over 200 mph. Despite lacking wheels, the Rex ride is capable of driving up vertical loops and curves.[8] It has a retractable battering ram instead of an engine block and it can be used like a shield to break through trees and incredibly thick walls.[9][10] For protection, a black helmet is formed over Rex's head.

Punk busters

Punk Busters

The punk busters seem to be one of the few limb-enhanced builds that maintain a singular size.

The punk busters are a pair of massive orange super boots with retractable spikes on the soles. They allow Rex to jump hundreds of feet into the air or jump across ten square blocks. He can also use the punk busters to repel powerful EVO enemies or kick through thick metal.[5] In his own words, it feels as if "you were roundhouse kicked by a freight train".[11] Like a hydraulic cylinder, the punk busters can have its foot extended to kick enemies away.[12] The punk busters are so strong, a stomp is enough to dismantle its surrounding[13] or cause rising fissures accurate enough to repel its target.[8][14]

Big fat sword

Rex's big fat sword (BFS)

Usually a last resort, Rex forms the B.F.S. in hopes of quickly defeating a difficult EVO.

The big fat sword (also known as the B.F.S.) is a massive orange sword that Rex can transform either arm into. It is one of Rex's most lethal machines. Although it is used offensively to easily cleave through objects, it is can be used to deflect attacks.[14] Once stabbed into the pavement, the big fat sword can provide mobility for Rex and others who hold on to it.[9]

Battle saw

Rex's battle saw

Rex cuts himself free after being ingested by the Slug EVO.

Using a lever on the side of his big fat sword, the top half of the sword will split apart and begin to rotate at a high velocity. This transforms the big fat sword into the battle saw—a giant orange circular saw that can slice through tough objects. He has used it several times to primarily slice tentacles off from huge EVOs or to cut himself free from tough restraints.

Omega-1 Nanite machines

Blast caster

Rex's blast caster

The blast caster.

The blast caster is a machine that consists of a navy-colored, backpack dynamo and a long, black tentacle-like whip that extends from his right arm. It was the first build created with the Omega-1 Nanite.[15] While the blast caster does act as a whip, Rex appears to have control over the appendage like a muscle; wrapping around enemies or managing to grab small objects.[16] When freely flying through the air, Rex can make the whip cut and turn corners at will.[17] Unclear whether this is only possible underwater, Rex has demonstrated taking hold of objects from afar and reeling himself in.[7] It can also channel electrical shocks powerful enough to stun an enemy.[15] The whip can thin out and break if put under enough stress.

Funchucks

Funchucks

The funchucks.

The funchucks are the second build created with the Omega-1 Nanite.[10] They are a pair of giant, metallic nunchaku that are attached to both of Rex's arms. He can spin them at windmilling speeds and then launch either arm at his target. Defensively, they can divert heat seeking rockets if spun fast enough.[18] He can also use them to generate a destructive energy pulse by slamming them together after spinning them, allowing him to shoot a light blue arc of energy at his enemies.

Considering its design, the funchucks can be used as a giant lantern in the dark.[19]

Bad axes

Rex Battle Axes

The bad axes.

The bad axes are the third pair of machines created with the Omega-1 Nanite.[20] They are a pair of large blue axes with energized blades that Rex builds with his hands. The axes are so powerful that they are capable of easily slicing through a Providence fighter jet with one slice.[21] Despite their massive size, Rex still manages to fluidly fight in close combat with his enemies.

Block party

Block party

The block party.

The block party is a pair of navy-colored metallic gauntlets that generate blue energy shields made of highly energized atoms. The block party can either generate two individual, circular shaped shields on each gauntlet, or it can form a dome to surround Rex on the ground or in mid-air.[21]

The energy shields are capable of withstanding an extensive amount of damage before shattering like glass.[22] The shields can block, not only energy-type attacks, but ward off solid projectiles and physical attacks as well.[21][23] If positioned well enough, the shields are capable of deflecting attacks back at the enemy.

Sky slyder

Rex Machine Hover Board

The sky slyder.

The Sky Slyder is a blue glowing machine that Rex builds with his lower legs. It is similar to a regular surfing board, except it can fly at high speeds in midair. Rex initially had trouble creating the Sky Slyder,[10] but he successfully built it later on.[24]

Upgrade suit

The Upgrade suit is the form that Rex takes by merging his nanites with one of Ben's aliens, Upgrade. Powered by alien technology, the Upgrade suit enhances Rex's builds and physical condition to levels far beyond technology known to Earth. After being merged with the alien, Rex could withstand more damage and run quicker.[25]

Power fists

Ben merged with Rex

Ben advises Rex to showcase his builds after being merged with his alien, Upgrade.

The power fists are upgraded versions of the smack hands. They are alien-tech enhanced machine fists that are much larger and stronger and have retractable spikes, can be fired as projectile missiles and explode on impact. They are far stronger than the original versions, easily knocking back the massive Alpha-Omega with a single hit.[25]

Hyper jet

The hyper jet, the upgraded version of the boogie pack, is an alien-tech enhanced machine jet pack. Its speed and maneuverability greatly exceed that of its normal form, allowing Rex to easily avoid a barrage of attacks. Also, as a form of attack it can launch a pair of powerful rockets from the top of its turbines. These rockets pack immense explosive force; a single shot from the hyper jet was strong enough to stun Alpha-Omega and knock him through a large building.[25]

Blast Launcher

The blast launcher, the upgraded version of the slam cannon, is an alien-tech enhanced machine cannon. Rather than needing to reload ammo in order to be used, the blast launcher produces six extremely powerful heat seeking missiles. [25]

Alien excalibur

The alien excalibur, the upgraded version of the big fat sword, is an alien-tech enhanced machine blade. It is considerably larger and more impressive than the normal big fat sword. It place appears to be more energized, granting cutting power much greater than the original big fat sword. It was able to easily cleave through the massive and durable body parts, of Alpha-Omega, in a single slash.[25]

Swift rocket

The swift rocket, the upgraded version of the Rex Ride, is an alien-tech enhanced transport vehicle. It is considerably faster than the original Rex Ride, capable of speeds over 1,000 mph.[25]

Full EVO forms

Original form

EVO Rex

Rex's full EVO form.

A young Rex demonstrated the use of a giant bio-mechanical form that had most of Rex's current builds, including a version of the B.F.S. on one arm, punk busters for legs, slam cannons on both shoulders, and a smack hand on the other arm. It also had a chest plate that slightly resembled the Smack Hands, shoulder pads that resembled the turbines of the Boogie Pack, and the helmet from when he uses the Rex Ride.

While in this large and imposing form, Rex demonstrated typical EVO-on-the-loose behavior, and after reverting to his human form, he lost his memories. Rex partially transformed into this form when he was about to be dissected by Dr. Fell, meaning this may be a defense mechanism.[26] He was also about to return to this form when he was trying to regain his memory with Caesar's ineffective memory machine.[22]

When exploring the underground chambers in Abysus, a colored drawing, presumably made by Rex himself, has some resemblance to this form. There is not any indication that this was inspired by his form, or that the idea of it inspired the form itself.[23]

Omega-EVO form

320-Full Omega-1 form

Rex's Full Omega-EVO form.

As a complete armor is activated by the Omega-1 Nanite, it is a powerful robotic body. Rex activated the form to defeat the Consortium. It appears that the robotic armor has fiery blue flames as hair and blue colored armor. Unlike his other Full-EVO form, Rex is in control of himself.

Reversal EVO form

When Rex came in contact with Component 326, he transformed into a smaller version of his full EVO form. While he is in this form he has his Smack Hands, a B.F.S. and the Punk Busters. He also has green glowing eyes.

Trivia

  • The Smack Hands were the first machines to appear in the series.
  • In FusionFall, the Rex Nano's B.F.S. attack is called "Big Freakin' Sword".
  • The blast caster is the only Omega-1 machine to appear in season 1.[15]
  • The boogie pack may be a nod to the original M. Rex comic book series, in which Rex voiced his desire to own "a jet pack with twin turbos", like his favorite hero—"Captain Blade Pierce".
  • Rex showed enough dexterity with the battle saw to carve a statue of himself from a stalagmite.[27]
  • There are a couple of hybrid builds that were not used with the Upgrade suit.
  • All the machines Rex builds with the help of Upgrade have a primary black and green striped color scheme.[28]
  • Rex tried to create the funchucks several times, but only succeeded when his bio-metrics were up and he needed to save Noah.[10]
  • Almost all of Rex's original machines primarily have an orange color scheme. All the new machines have a primarily navy color scheme.
    • The change in the color scheme represents that these builds were formed by the Omega-1 Nanite that Rex received from Dr. Rylander.
  • Rex's first "double up" was a set containing the Rex ride and the slam cannon.[2]
    • For whatever reason, Rex has never used the original and Omega-1 machines together.
  • According to Dr. Holiday, Rex loses his builds in a relatively painless way.[25]
    • However, he shouts whenever his smack hands undergo pain.
  • Most of the original builds seem to have a secondary usage (e.g. combat drill mode, the battle saw, the battering ram on he Rex ride, etc.)
    • The Omega builds on the other hand only have a single usage, mostly to make up for their increase in power.
  • In Generator Rex: Agent of Providence, Rex can spin the bad axes at an incredible speed, slicing his enemies.
  • In the early design, the Sky Slyder was referred to as the Skyslider, Sky Slicer, and Sky Board.[citation needed]
  • When Black Knight absorbed a Meta-Nanite her machines were identical to Rex's but with a purple and black color scheme.
  • Caesar once theorized that Rex's unique powers might stem from the mechanical Meta-Nanite hidden in his body.

References

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