YouTube sensation and British inventor Colin Furze has been posting entertaining and super-dangerous videos to his channel for some time now, and we can’t get enough of them. We’ve seen him give himself Marvel-ous superpowers, conjure up some Mad Max-style fury, and even bring an Assassin’s Creed videogame weapon to life. Furze’s latest creation comes from that latter sub-category since he’s now engineered a weaponized arm seen in the Square Enix game, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.
While the game’s publisher came to Furze requesting a real-life take on protagonist Adam Jensen’s augmented arm, they were more interested in a weaponized version than the more practical prosthetic that’s already in the works. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the videogame franchise or its latest installment, Jensen is a covert operative who sports a veritable Swiss Army Knife for an arm, one that contains lethal and non-lethal weapons like “a detachable nano-ceramic blade, a protective nanoshield, and a fist-mounted electro-shock system akin to modern-day Tasers, utilizing prongs that pop up on his hand from between the knuckles, injecting the enemy with electricity.”
For Furze’s creation, the fully functional, weaponized arm contains wrist-fired rockets, ballistic knives, and a Taser. And rather than just being satisfied with building a gauntlet of working weaponry, Furze also delights in putting it to the test. Toys are one thing; this device disintegrates a drone with a well-placed rocket shot, drives flying blades deep into a dummy’s head, and threatens to zap any viewers who get too close, so it’s worth saying: Don’t try this at home!
Check out Part I of Furze’s build below and be sure to head to his YouTube channel for the conclusion:
Are there any other video game weapons or gadgets you’d love to see Furze bring to life (at the potential cost of his limbs)? Let us know in the comments below!
Images: Colin Furze