Metal Bod was woken up one night by the teenager in his house playing some sort of music very loudly while his parents were out. He snuck into the boy’s bedroom to see what the racket was and immediately was transfixed. James (the teenager was called James) was playing a video of a band that was like nothing Metal Bod had ever seen or heard and he fell deeply in love with the look and the sound. Up until then he had been known as Thomas but as he learned the music was called Heavy Metal, he decided to rename himself Metal Bod. Over the next few weeks, he managed to salvage and make some ‘gear’ that looked right and even went as far as making himself a flashy guitar which, perhaps fortunately, has yet to be plugged in and played. He is now looking for a home where he can perhaps get more ideas and listen to more bands so has put himself up for adoption.