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Jjuno the Crusher

Mythic Legions
by yo go re


As a former member of Attlus' wasteland army, Jjuno the Crusher is no stranger to staring into the face of adversity. When she was a young child her family joined with Attlus the Conqueror and his band of outsiders. When her parents were killed in a skirmish with Skapular and his Sons of the Red Star, Jjuno blamed Attlus. Although Attlus tried to care for her after the loss of her parents, Jjuno left his army in search of a new home for her hatred and anger. It was only after Gorgo pulled her from an evil horde of Skeleton Soldiers that Jjuno found her new family - the Legion of Arethyr.

Wait, what kind of timeline are we dealing with for Mythic Legions? So far the stories have made it seem like we've been discussing a few years' worth of developments at most - Attila taking over the army, the Order of Eathyron's purge, etc. But now we've got a grown-ass woman who'd been with Attlus since she was little? We're talking decades, at least! This changes everything!

Jjuno the Walnut Buster is a barbarian lady, so she's mostly bare and unarmored - that means she's built on the Queen Urkzaa body. This time the space between the straps on her metal bra is painted brown, rather than matching her skin, so it looks like a single wider strap and thus like a unique garment. Her fur bikini has a huge ornate belt decoration thing (and, thanks to the way the Mythic Legions figures are constructed, the little front portion is removable - you know, like she sent her underwear out to get a Brazillian). She wears a leather bracer on her right arm, and a full armored gauntlet on her left. The figure also comes with the optional pauldrons, but since there's a small bit of armor sculpted on the back as an excuse for the wings to plug in, the pauldrons actually look like something she's wearing instead of just floating in place.

We already knew that the world of Mythoss has a Greece and a Rome and a Transylvania, and now we see they have an Ireland, too. Jjuno has dark red hair that's shaved and pulled into several large braids on the left side. The exposed bit of scalp is decorated with angular blue patterns - either tattoos or woad, but either way they contrast well against her skin and hair.

The Mythic Legions figures are incredibly well-articulated, and also incredibly modular. Jjuno Tamakeri has a balljointed head, swivel/hinge shoulders and elbows, swivel forearms at the top of the gloves, swivel/hinge wrists, a balljointed torso, swivel waist (though that's more for construction purposes than play and poseability), swivel/hinge hips, swivel thighs, swivel/hinge knees, and swivel/hinge/swivel ankles. Pretty much every one of those joints can be pulled apart with only a modicum of force, so if you want to create your own custom figure, it'll be easy enough to do. Create your own badass barbarianette!

Jjuno was unlocked at $150,000 in the Kickstarter, the same time as Queen Urkzaa. She didn't earn any extra weapons as the campaign went along, either, coming only with the things she was planned to from the beginning: the plain sword and strap everybody gets, plus an aged gold war hammer and a bearded axe. The axe is the one that most suits her, but the square hammer definitely goes with her name!

It was surprising to learn Jjuno the Crusher is a baddie - you look at her, and she immediately looks like she should be part of the House of the Noble Bear. But the story explains that handily, and if you don't like it, you can have her join whatever faction you like. Redeem her of her evil ways!

-- 05/11/19

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