This one was created through me drifting through some of my old mecha ideas. One of the Martian ones I drew up, however long ago, included laser batteries to batter the enemy with lasers. Bit on-the-nose, that is, but I liked it, and still like it. I view it as much more cost effective compared to slinging multiple-hundred-thousand dollar missiles at the enemy and hoping they work. Here's a hint: Never name something with a word for failing to hit in it.
But it was a bit of a random monster walkabout. It was just a process of sketching the basic form, then wandering about through various weaponry, strikers, and forms until I settled on one I liked, penned it, and colored it. As it stands, I need more practice yet on the matter known as coloring.
Enough about creative shenanigans, what about the monster? Or mecha, in this case? Well, during naming research, I came across Martian time periods. One of them was the Hesperian Period, in which we can only guess that Mars went from a wet and watery world to the dry, abysmal dust-choked desert it is today. It was also the name of a vast lava plain located on Mars. I liked it, I borrowed it.
Oh yeah, this guy is a martian war machine. Thought you should know.