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Risk (aka Ventura Riscula Fortuna) with Lady Luck
This, ladies and gents, is Risk. Ventura Riscula Fortuna (pronounced Ventoora Riscula Fortoona), if you want the full name.
Now then, since it's pretty important to mention, he's a gamblin' vampire.
I've personally never seen that before, so if I'm the first to do that, then I guess I done did a first. XD

Idea is, is that he'd use things as weaponry that are gambling-based (cards, dice, dominoes, and checkers, and tie in slots and a roulette wheel as well) and while he could have some straightforward attacks, his big draw and mechanic is that the effects would be random to whatever is drawn/rolled or resulted via slots. So, things could vary between really good, decent, or assy. XD

When thing's go his way, he says "BRAVIO!"

Since Last Legend is an RPG, I could have him originally show up on there, running a casino.
An idea is to have him be able to join if you can beat him xAmount of games in a row or something fun like that.
And he could be of introductory importance because you have to beat him for either a tip or to win some important item.
I figure he could use hypnotism to get people to play or pay out if they lose.

Outside of that, I can have him show up on either Concrete Jungle or Hybrids of Steel (the two different fighting games).

And I'll bring it up because it was a funny observation I made is how he unintentionally wound up looking kinda like David Bowie. I didn't mean for that to happen, but it does amuse me. XD

And you probably noticed a woman there with him. That's Risk's lady friend, Lady Luck herself!
Her hairstyle simulates a clover. Which, because of her hair color, he'll call her his "Crimson Clover".
Whenever she appears, it makes Risk's chances for success and winning extremely high.

You might have noticed it, but I made the hood or whatever you wanna call that on her outfit look like a roulette wheel.
I thought that'd be a fun thing to do with her outfit.

I thought the gold horseshoe head jewelry thing would be fun to tie in. I'm gonna try to tie in different lucky items and symbols into her design.

Also, I went with some something Yoshitaka Amano and Ayami Kojima hybrid style with her.
Same with Risk.

Risk's jewelry thing on his coif collar deal is like this:
A golden heart with a diamond shape and two clubs in the inside. :D

So...that only leaves us one question to ponder...
"What's life without a little risk?"
Ester and Hoppi
This is Ester and Hoppi. They are both characters for Last Legend and Hybrids of Steel.
The latter of which they'd be playable on.
The little evil rabbit there named Hoppi carries around an egg that traps people's soul inside of it (aptly named The Soul Egg).
He can take people's souls.  Which mechanically would work by taking a portion of it, and they are slowed down by him doing so, and lose a special move, which Hoppi can then use against them.
He does so by creating a soul silhouette of that person he does that to, to do a special move of theirs back to them.
He can also use The Soul Egg to do a "Soul Hop".
Soul Hop is where he can send one of the acquired souls he's stolen over the years that resides inside the egg into a person.

Moveset-wise, since they'd be playable on Hybrids of Steel, they'd had 3 different movesets.
To run those down:
* Ester and Hoppi together (which would work like how Stands did on the old Capcom JoJo's game)
* Ester (Solo. REALLY fast and rushdown based)
* Hoppi (Solo. He'd be pretty technical and dependent on his Soul-related tricks, keepaway, and having a small hitbox)

A fun thing that Ester would be able to do in the moveset of the duo together and her solo, would be eat an actual carrot (randomized colors: orange, white, atomic red, cosmic purple, and yellow) that offer different buffs. But it's random as to which one she eats. So some can be more desirable than others.
I'm still not sure which color should be assigned to what buff yet, though.

Now to harken back to the storyline stuff, Hoppi can send one of the stored souls into a person's body to possession them (one example is that he has a serial killer's soul stored in his collection and sending it into someone's body can make them do horrible, terrible things as a means of amusement, reason, or to frame them).
Hoppi himself can also Soul Hop into people's bodies, too (think kinda like Captain Ginyu). And then lead them to their death and leave their body moments before.
Gameplay-wise, he can use Soul Hop to send a suicidal person's soul into someone and make them hurt themselves, for instance. Or Soul Hop himself into his opponent's body for a few seconds and then you could basically just use them walk into attacks from a CPU controlled Hoppi.
Why? Because Hoppi's a dick. That's why.

I gave Hoppi Angora Rabbit styled fluffy hair covering his eyes and his ears tied together like a ponytail. 
I thought that'd be unique. The bead necklace is a reference to Japanese soul warding, exorcising, and whatnot. The stick has ward papers on it.

Ester is basically like a mixture between the Spring Goddess of folklore and Ishtar.
Ishtar was the fertility goddess, and is kinda viewed as kinda chaotic neutral.
So, I think it fits really well for the pairing for her to be more neutral but her associations and such make her be a villain. Especially since Hoppi's her BFF, so she's like evil by association.
She's not wearing an outfit either, she's anthro-ish, like Felicia from Darkstalkers. So her "outfit" is in actuality made of her own fur. Even the bowtie.
Facially, I was inspired by Fran and the Viera race's rabbit-like facial features on Final Fantasy XII and its connected canon for her face.
And yes she wields drills that are stylized to look like carrots. I just thought that'd be a fun thing to do weapon-wise.

I want her to have her own island, called Ester Isle, that looks all bloomy and springtimey, with eggs scattered around (with some things hatching), and instead of the Moai head statues, they'll be rabbit heads.
Oh, and yellow birds flying around, which is a reference to the Peeps candy.
It will be oh so bright and cheerful, but that's because it's a massively false sense of security...

Their 8 palettes and the references some of them make are:
1st: Default
2nd: P2 Alt
3rd: Playboy Bunny-esque
4th: Rabbites from the Mana video game series
5th: Cuddles from Happy Tree Friends
6th: Buster and Babs Bunny from Tiny Toons
7th: Bugs Bunny and Lola Bunny

8th: Bucky O'Hare and Jazz the Jackrabbit

Oh yeah, and one more thing...HAPPY EASTER! :D
The character here is Zelato (aka Zelly) intended for Concrete Jungle.
She fights like a Greco Roman wrestler and obviously has a gladiatrix theme as well...but there's a twist!
She can mold and manipulate her body to work like a mix between Plastic Man, T-1000 (Liquid Metal Man from Terminator 2), Venom, Jell-O, and gelato.
Flubber counts too I guess. XD

Since I was inspired by gladiators (well, gladiatrixes) I set out to make her facial features and hair texture look like Ancient Greek and Roman statues and depictions of women from Ancient Greece and Rome, to really drive home that overall Greco Roman inspiration going on with her and her design. 

Now to delve into WAY MOAR of what she can do!

Her body works like gelatin. So, she if she gets can hit she jiggles instead of actually getting like legitimately hurt, or get cut and can reassemble, and generally can manipulate her body to do crazy things (like becoming a friggin Jello cube and dropping on people to suffocate them). Essentially like a blob absorbing someone...but in Jello cube form. XD

But, she's also able to control her solidarity! And solidarity turns down her body temperature, and she emits condensation when "hardened". So her attacks when doing so can freeze people.
Which, adds onto why she was a star gladiatrix. She couldn't be beat with brute force 'cause she can either be ultra malleable or too hard to be broken (and too cold for some to even handle).

One thing about her hair is that it will be very bouncy, which I thought was a fun and witty thing to utilize since curly/wavy hair tends to be bouncy as well.
She can split herself in half, then materialize a clone from it (and can create multiple clones by being split, like Flan style enemies in various games throughout the years). And turn into a pile of jelly and slide elsewhere for easy travel (like a teleport of sorts).

And as a specific parry, if she gets punched or kicked, her opponent's hand or foot can get stuck, then she bind around them.
How's that for a sticky situation?

Also, she can form around them, like a big Jell-O square of sorts (with her face showing) with them inside, and then you can button mash to basically suffocate them inside.

If you've ever seen any kind of amateur wrestling, you know how the kinda slide in to go behind?
Instead when she does that, she'll turn into like a kinda gelatinous substance.

She could do somethin' kinda like this…
Which then has her wind up behind you and she does a German Suplex.
And THEN after there could be a window of time where if you do it quick enough she'll do a blob thing where she bounces you upwards and it becomes an OTG (Off the Ground) and leaves it open for combos or she can catch you and do another German Suplex in the air.

And something that would allow her to reach out for long range grabs like the gelly stuff kinda flinging out at them like...REMEMBER THEM OLD TOYS FROM BACK IN THE DAY THAT WERE LIKE STICKY HANDS THAT STRETCHED OUT? Something reminiscent of that.
Which she would utilize the stretchy arm in different variations of attack and "GET OVER HERE!"-like action, but moreover as a way to bridge the distance gap for grapples. But doing so just to bring someone to her just to hit 'em doesn't sound like a bad idea.

Her turning her brassard arm into a blade like T-1000 is a definite.
As well as molding a blade out of her elbow (the pointy just grows in length), but it'd be akin to how Kars from JoJo's Bizarre Adventure pops out his arm blades out of his forearms, but hers is out of her elbow.
While her other arm (the one with the arm band jewelry) can create a shield. Think kinda like how Venom could here:…

She can manipulate her hair to do different things with it, hairstyle-wise. A comparison I could think of is how Franky from One Piece can manipulate his hair to do different hairstyles.
However, she can use her hair as a means of being able to use it to attack with, since, well, she can already manipulate and do crazy, creative things with her body already, so why not her hair too?
So it can basically be used akin to tentacles (slaps, smacks, slams and binds) and other unique methods of attack.

She's a very...different and unique type of character.
And a fun part is how her design can be deceiving.
The fact that someone could go into a match against her, thinking she'd be some type of typical grappler would be in for one hell of a surprise.

Storyline and origin-wise. I want her to be a gladiatrix that was enslaved and had to fight for her freedom, and she'd been a slave since childhood. She managed to survive all throughout, and that's partly because of her abilities, but she didn't always have them. I'm not sure at what exact point in her life she will have gotten them, but I want it to be attributed to either forced experimentation or via the extinction event that happens with Olympolis getting destroyed and turned into the post-apocalyptic wasteland that it is now (aka The Concrete Jungle).

Now then, since Odagren is the glue that brings all those characters together there (if they already weren't still or are already living there like her) for a chance to kill him since he's a fan of resolute fatalism and fucks with these different character's lives to give them a reason to kill him, and live a life based on revenge. And the idea is that he will have done these various acts in such a way where they didn't even know who he was until invited there and with a cryptic statement of admittance. And telling them to find him in The Concrete Jungle.

Her reasoning for getting involved is that, while enslaved, she will have had a child. He too while be enslaved as a result, but was not used as a gladiator. He instead was an indentured servant. Odagren (in a shapeshifted disguise) will have been the one to suggest putting the boy in the place of a combatant who was killed for an act of dissent.

Later on in her life, she had no idea that she had to face him in the coliseum. She wound up killing her son and when she looked into her eyes before he died, he muttered "mitera". Which will be another word for mother there (and the word it for it in Greek). She thought "maybe he was just asking for his mother?" and she tried to shake it off. But she could never get over that. In all of her battles throughout all of her years, no one ever called out for or died like that. And his eyes, the look in his eyes is what eats at her. She could never get over that. She was granted her freedom from slavery after that fight...but at what cost? Her peace of mind to never know if that was her son.

Until Odagren reveals that fact to her and gives her a reason to take her vengeance upon him. Because Odagren's idea of doing these terrible things to these powerful people, is that one of them could finally be the one to kill him, and grant him his wish of death in battle. But they need to be inspired. They need to have the drive and determination to do so. He wants them to kill him with passion, because he knows it's the only way anyone will be able to push themselves far enough and reach that upper limit of their power to do so.

Maybe it's just me, but I figured giving her something kinda fucked up of an origin and backstory highlighting how terrible, destructive things that both Greek mythology and real life and taking a page out of that was fitting with inspiration and what I set out to accomplish with her. As for when her powers appear, I kinda think when it becomes the Concrete Jungle fits best. I imagine an event like that would fuck with how people's bodies (who survived it) work, after all. And with how abhorrent some stuff in Greek mythology can be (and is lol), and Greece itself was, it seemed apt to give her a really messed up origin story and motivations to really highlight the inspirational from an all-encompassing standpoint, rather than glorify something. I'd rather present it in a brutally honest fashion, and how someone can come out of that better, but worse off at the same time. Duality and all that.

''The Noble Savage'' Armon Gracer
This is Armon Gracer, a character for Last Legend and Concrete Jungle in particular.
At the moment, I intend for him to be playable on Concrete Jungle, but I might wind up making him playable on Last Legend since I am really keen on the character.
Anyways, time to explain some stuff!
He was a character I designed/collaborated with my friend
Geisa (zugaikotsu-no-joo.deviantart.c…) on last year over the summer based on similar interests we have (Record of the Lodoss War, Fist of the North Star, JoJo's, and Ayami Kojima's art style) and tying in where she's from, Brazil, and I meshed different things from those things together in different ways and presented that to her and went from there.

Here was an old concept art thing that were of amended changes that were to be applied when she drew him again in a legit, fancy picture...but it never wound up happening (yet?). XD
So I utilized the changes there that were to be made when making the sprite.

For some background, he utilizes a fantastical version of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, specifically the Gracie family type, which is a fun reference 'cause his name reflect that 'cause I thought it'd be witty.

So basically he does a fantastical/over-the-top version of Gracie Jiu-Jitsu and can utilize and ties in wind and wood/earthen powers. Like being able to create armor out of wood. And it'd be utilized in Super Armor fashion.
The fun reference there is that his wood armor will look like sparring gear. And once the armor goes away, I want it to do a wither effect with wind and leaves that'll spin around when it blows away.
Personality-wise, Armon Gracer is an aristocratic naturalist badass with a cocky, kinda smug, smug air to him in a way, and he can kick the shit out of people (violently even, if he needs to, but he chooses not to sully his hands), so it isn't like he can't back it up.
A nickname I'm giving him is "The Noble Savage".

And for some additional ground to cover...As a result of creating him, it wound up having me create a whole backstory of him and his people being the original inhabitants of Cyperion (when it was named Gracia), and the majority of them fought the Cyperians and their technology, only for the majority to either get wiped out, or abducted and to put things nicely "assimilated" into their culture genetically. Because some aliens are just assholes.
So the remaining Gracians lived in a unconnected part of what was considered Gracia that they are able to live and hide at unbeknownst and peacefully at (though not without a grudge still at Cyperion) where they protect The Tree of Knowledge (one of The World Trees).
It was once cut, which as a result made the inhabitants of modern Cyperion dumb, forget, and be ignorant to the past events and history of pre-Cyperion life and its history of how it was founded.
The Gracians managed to heal the Tree of Knowledge to prevent worldwide and permanent ignorance, but as a result, the Dryad that the tree is made of is left crying as a reminder.

And as kinda said, due to him and that, I then wound up tying in different world trees as a result of writing that in and tying that into the canon of Last Legend, Concrete Jungle, Hybrids of Steel, and Thor's Blood.

And here those are:
* Yggdrasil/The Tree of Life = Once cut it makes people sick, and ages people and things
* Tree of Knowledge = Once cut it makes people dumb and forgetful
* The Gifting Tree = Once cut it makes people greedy and start stealing from eachother
* The Tree of Might (dunno if I'll keep the name, but I like it for reference's sake) = Once cut it makes people weak and unwilling to fight back
* The Tree of Woe = Once cut it unleashes woe and terrible depression upon people

Now then, you probably noticed 4 palettes here. I'll run those down now!
1st = Armor Gracer (default, obviously lol)
2nd = Link (because it seemed like a missed opportunity not to)
3rd = Stallion from Suikoden
4th = Stallion from Suikoden II

Annnd I wanna make more palettes later. Mainly more Link references, 'cause why the hell not? XD
Tapion and Kaioshin, too. 

And ONE MORE THING...his name is pronounced "Ar-Moan" not "Ar-Mon" or "Ar-Mun", in case you or anyone else was wondering. lol
Super Starlight Sentainel Blue, Azurao! by TheSixthSaint
Super Starlight Sentainel Blue, Azurao!
Azurao is the leader of the Super Starlight Sentainels, a division of The Super STAR CORPS.
Just what are The Super STAR CORPS?
They are the...


If there's a problem, they'll solve it on foot or by mecha.
They're comprised of androids, too, 'cause that's kind of important.


Since I'm essentially just teasing the rest of the idea at the moment, I feel it'd be even more fun to tease the idea of how their playstyle will work.
Well here's where things get interesting. They're 5 characters in one (Azurao, Blackwing, Fuchsia, Viridio, and Vermilia Rouxby).
They have moves where you can do assist based moves (which can utilize anywhere from 1, 2, 3, or all 5 working together at once) and can switch out who's in (think of it like playing Marvel vs Capcom 2 or 3 for instance, but instead a 5 person team). And obviously all 5 of theirs mechas would be tied into their moveset. :D

Their mechas are called Starmor Suits and they run on STAR Power.

Azurao's Starmor Suit Blue = Lodestar

Blackwing's Starmor Suit Black = Blackstar

Fuchsia's Starmor Suit Pink = Stardom

Viridio's Starmor Suit Green = Stardust

Vermilia Rouxby's Starmor Suit Red = Starlet

Once combined, their Starmor suits become a Super Starmor named Mondo Supernova Sentainel Rekaizer X!

The idea is that Azurao in particular would have some Jin Saotome-esque moves but with some Domon Kasshu and even some Dragon Ball Z inspiration thrown in as well. His personality is the hot-headed, overly passionate leader type, but can be cocky as well.
I feel like I'm already teasing too much with this idea, but I hope I've made some of you reading this curious to see it someday. XD

Oh yeah, and the idea is to put them on Concrete Jungle, Hybrids of Steel, and make their first canonical appearance on Last Legend.

If you wanna see some of the other members, my great friend :iconserjssoda: has drawn some of the others, so here's one of them that she's uploaded so far

And for a fun fact, this was a collaboration with her as well. She drew it traditionally and then I kinda went crazy in SAI and edited a lot of it (completely redid the face, hair, colors, ect.) and while it took me a bit to get it where I liked it since it was only my second actual foray into using SAI so far, I'm happy with how it turned out.

In case anyone was curious how much or what all I did by comparison, here's her version and my version side by side.


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By now, at least ya should, know my name is Masamune.
Though I go by the following names too:
The Sixth Saint, Sixth, SS Masamune, SSM, and Mr. Thou.

Simply put, what'cha see is what'cha get and what'cha don't is better yet.
Art in general is my life and without it, I'd probably be dead or one even more eccentric son of a bitch.
The brunt of my uploads are characters for different stories and various series I'm writing and workin' on, but I do dabble in some fun fan art like the "Mini Sprites" you'll see in my gallery from time to time.

So yessah, I'm a writer and a character designer (if you haven't guessed that already) and my goal is to make said stories and the characters shown off on here into actual games someday, but I will obviously require a team to do so, especially considering how I want them adapted and accomplished.
But I know I can make it happen! :D

Now, to get back to the more "about me" profiley descripshits!
I love and appreciate the things that I hold closest to me.
To borrow a phrase that I live by
"The things I believe in most are my family, my friends and music. They haven't let me down yet." - Dave Williams

I believe in loyalty. To your family, to your friends, and to the things you love in the lives we're livin'.

I tend to create new words and coin phrases way more often than not.
I jokingly have my own language referred to as Masamunese. You should learn it. Enrollment is now open!

For a "fun facts": I don't drink, smoke, or do drugs.
Never have, never will.
The altered state of mind ain't my way of life.
I mean come on, man, you don't need drugs when you can already hallucinate sober, with or without lack of sleep. XD
I've had enough health problems over the years as is, so I choose to take care of my health.
I don't discriminate or honestly care if you do any of that, whatever makes you happy I say.
So long as it isn't negatively effecting yours or anyone else's lives, ya know.

Now then, one thing you will quickly find out about me if you're someone I consider a friend (which, if I add ya on here, I do consider you a friend to some extent or degree) and that is, I like to bring out the best in and inspire people.
Maybe you're next.
Only one way to find out!
Not only that, but I enjoy helping people in general.
Through empathy I love doing so.

Personally, I'd like everyone to be happy and live up to their full potential and realize their dreams.
And with the synergy of a nudge in the direction coupled with drive, passion, and inspiration, you CAN.
Don't ever think you can't because whatever bullshit reason someone throws your way.
Seriously. Never let "can't" poison your passion and creativity.

I grew up around a bunch of inspiring things all around me.
I'm very visionary and imaginative I think, because of this.
I always push myself to push the envelope.
From character designs, video games, stories, to the music that I listen to, to art of all kinds, I was surrounded and interested in so many intriguing things.
Thus causing me to give myself that extra creative kick in the ass when needed to produce the same to have that simply timeless and long withstanding effect.
It's pretty damn sad to see that people are "tapped out" of new ideas for art and the outlets of creativity nowadays.
To those I say, always remember where you came from, who you are as a person and as an artist, and what drove you to do what you do.
No one reveres the plagiarist, for it's the innovator that's truly remembered in time.
If you follow your heart, your mind will follow not too far behind.

Enjoy your stay! :D

Favorite visual artists:
Yoshitaka Amano, Hirohiko Araki, H.R. Giger, Nell Fjölmóð (Spoony Bardess), Bengus, Akiman, Shinkiro, Takuji Kawano, Ayami Kojima, Tomomi Kobayashi, Katsuya Terada, Shunya Yamashita, Artgerm, Tetsuo Hara, Kazuma Kaneko, Katsuhiro Otomo, Kentaro Miura, Jim Lee, Adam Hughes, Alex Horley, Alex Ross, AbyssWolf (Daniel Oliver), Luis Royo, Frank Frazetta, Gerald Brom, Simon Bisley, Salvador Dali, Hayao Miyazaki, Eiichiro Oda, and Akira Toriyama.

Favorite bands / musical artists: To be vague on specifics: Metal (all subgenres minus Metalcore), Classical, Classic Rock, Industrial, Opera, and Vidya Game Music.

Favorite games:
Final Fantasy VI, Chrono Trigger, Darkstalkers 3, The Guardian Legend, Street Fighter, Tekken, King of Fighters, Soul Calibur, Samurai Shodown, Guilty Gear, Disgaea, Devil May Cry, Bayonetta, The Legend of Zelda, Dragon Quest VIII, Breath of Fire I thru IV, Castlevania, Dynasty Warriors, and much much more.

Favorite gaming platform:
NES, SNES, N64, PlayStation 1, 2, and 3, Sega Genesis and Dreamcast.

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AniGami Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Student Digital Artist
Thx for the watch
FantasiesAndFathoms Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thanx 4 the Fav!
vesssel Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015
Thanks for the fave! Feel free to check out my Facebook page for more art. :D
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thank you for the fave!
PedroSotto Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015
Hi, thanks for faving !
staino Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015   Traditional Artist
:thanks: Thanks for the watch :+devwatch:
Neos-Ex Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch! ;)
TheSixthSaint Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015   General Artist
You're welcome! And thanks for all the favorites, by the way! :D
I'm curious to see more of your sprite work sometime soon (I'm guessing you made the cow avatar you use).
How long have you been spriting for?
Neos-Ex Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2015  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! ;) Yes, I made the cow avatar, I love this cow. x)
I started pixel-art in 2010-2011, but I have only few experience, I don't practice often...
However, I want to change by doing more sprites! :)
TheSixthSaint Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015   General Artist
I figured you did. Yeah, it looks really amusing. Wait, wait, wait...aMOOsing. THERE! XD
Oh wow, that's not bad at all then for still being relatively new to pixel art.
You should totally practice and do more soon.
I'm awaiting to see what all more you have in store for us in the future! :D
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