This is the final approved concept art for the Templar from Mechwarrior 4 Mercs.
I really like some of the existing designs for the Templar but we had to change some of the visual elements, especially the shoulders, because the mechs' silhouette was too close to some of the other mechs such as the Awesome. Mech silhouettes were extremely important in the game because long range combat was common and you needed to be able to visually discern which mech you were fighting from far away.
I don't know if anyone ever notices, but I gave the Templar a retro "super robot" face on his torso
The guns are it's eyes. I know it it is silly but I like super robots like Gaiking and Grendizer