For my Red Alert 2- themed mod for Zero Hour: Red Alert Zero.
The Desolator in this mod is functionally identical to the Red Alert 2 version- only much more dangerous;
He wears a radiation suit, and wields a large radioactive shoulder-mounted cannon.
-Primary fire shoots a long-ranged beam that melts infantry units.
This version does extreme damage to vehicles as well- and can fire at much longer ranges. Furthermore, his weapon causes tiny radioactive fallout areas wherever he shoots.
The drawback is a very long time to recharge between shots.
-Secondary fire mode deploys the gun face-down to contaminate a large area of earth around him- and can keep doing it without stopping or needing to recharge.
The difference with the old one is visual only- instead of crouching down, pointing his gun down- he simply hoists it off his shoulder, flips out some tripod legs, and stands it on the ground.
Themewise, I wanted a character that instead of the usual hunched over, ratty character that is usually done with radioactive (or toxic) themed characters, I went for the exact opposite- a top-tier recruit, brawny and sharp- strong enough and competent enough to be entrusted with the most dangerous hand-held weaponry in the Soviet arsenal and fine batch of plutonium rods to boot.
Being recruited from the same kind of people the Tesla Troopers are, I wanted to make it appear they were given similar considerations- a heavy protective suit being one- with the slight details of riveted, segmented radiation suit stand him apart visually from other jumpsuit-wearing units, and hopefully implies their is slightly more to his suit than normal.
The mask is based loosely off the original Red Alert 2 conscript concept.