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GRIM RENAISSANCE: SIDE ROSTER 02 by Rafael-Domination GRIM RENAISSANCE: SIDE ROSTER 02 by Rafael-Domination
Dexter 'Twin Kronos' Kingsley
- There is a figure who prowls the Dionysus Sequoia Forests, a solemn nomad clad in faded gold with eyes of red, searching for a special kind of oasis and moving on when it has been depleted. The herd he must tend to is the glowing storm of what appears to be red dust wreathing him like a hellish tempest, letting loose a bolt of lightning every now and then. The pasture it must graze on is flesh, as fresh as possible. Namely, the flesh of daredevil Artists who venture into the land of immense purple and blue trees on the quest to gather pine-cones containing seeds that many Chefs would pay handsomely to obtain. Each one who falls to this stalwart hunter gives up not only their body, but their very place in Time. He is a devastating fighter, protected not only by his superb skill and abilities, but by the very lives that he has taken, and they are exceedingly numerous indeed.
- Dexter possess many powers and Techniques, but he prefers to manipulate the paint-stained chalk dust around him. He can use it as anything from a close-quarters tool to a mid-ranged weapon, lashing, strangling and whipping foes into oblivion; the chalk is semi-sentient and will devour the flesh of whoever is caught by so much as a few specks of it. Dexter can also form objects with the chalk, such as a wall to block attacks or a carpet to fly himself around; the dust storm is infused with multiple types of Prerogatives, ranging from Painting to Sculpture. If need be, he can activate the Elemental Paint lacing the chalk dust, and it is a mixture of Red and Orange, which in his Palette represent Fire and Time, allowing him to Fuse or Collaborate those Elements for whole lists of Techniques, each one reputed to cause widespread havoc in their wake. He can Write and Draw using the Chalk itself, adding yet another layer of dangerousness to him, because apparently it's not bad enough that he's an extremely talented fighter, therefore he should be capable of churning out an army and inflicting a variety of disabling effects onto an opponent at the same time. Also, as mentioned, Dexter can assimilate the 'Lives' of those who he kills into himself, effectively rendering him immortal and invulnerable until they are all spent.

Wilma 'Banshee Vase' Strikehard
- Prodigies are considered special in the Renaissance for a good reason. Great power and prestige are usually attained later on in life, and while one may retain youth for extended amounts of time, often permanently if you go to the right people or are born into the right Lineages, there is no question that most Artists must start at the bottom first and work their way up. Not so with a certain pair of twin sisters from the neighboring Renaissance. Willow and Wilma Strikehard are gifted children, and that has been glaringly obvious ever since their birth. Willow herself went on to become the reigning Legendary Class Artist of the Renaissance she hails from before she reached the age of 10, which has only happened three times ever. Wilma, on the other hand, was unable to join her sister in Rank due to her expensive Art Costs and weaker Prerogative. While Willow made out to be a benevolent and caring Artist, jealousy caused Wilma's heart to grow colder, her attitude brattier, and her restraint to take someone's life to vanish altogether. She is now a criminal who attacks without pattern, harvesting the life force and Prerogative of her victims and then disappearing without a trace. But while Dexter collects prey for his direct use, Wilma has been rumored to be doing so for a 'Superweapon' of sorts, one rumored to be capable of great calamity even within Grim Renaissances.
- Wilma is surprisingly agile for her age, and she has been known to dodge even point-blank attacks. That is, if opponents can make it to melee range, and to do that, they must get past the slaughterhouse of blade-like wings she can summon and control with a thought, seemingly without limit. She can manipulate almost everything about them, from their size to their weight, to even their chemical make-up and powers; she can even cause them to block indirect, non-physical powers like mind-control, conceptual effects, and paralysis. These projections are hardened by her Prerogative to the point where they are indestructible to anyone equal to and below her Class, and to make matters worse, even the lightest graze will allow Wilma to forcibly draw out the life-force, soul and Prerogative of those caught by this cruel and terrible Technique, which is only one among a myriad of others as monstrous as it.

Ivar 'Warhog Kaiser' Romagnoli
- Among the many Aesthetics of the Grim Renaissance, those who have practiced the Cooking Aesthetics, and for that matter Crafting, enjoy safety from all sorts of adversaries, especially if they have taken a Neutral stance concerning who they cater to. This is because Neutral Artists provide their services to the good, the bad, and other 'unbiased' factions like themselves. Often they will help a hero, and their very next client will be a villain. It is foolish for any one group to force a Neutral Artist into serving them only. Any attempt to do so is almost always met with overwhelming resistance, not just from the oppressed, but from villainous, heroic, and other neutral parties alike, all of which hold the integrity of their patron in high esteem. Ivar has long since abandoned his Romagnoli oath of neutrality. Now he serves no one but himself and a ruthless quest to create an empire of beasts, this mission having been caused by the demise of a beloved pet.
- Ivar's greatest asset is not his mammoth strength and constitution, nor his great Cooking and Crafting prowess, nor is it the set of stolen amulets hidden deep inside his armor that protect him from all sorts of attacks and abilities. That would be the stampede of mutated boars he commands through Taming Aesthetics, which in this particular Renaissance is the collaboration of the Theatre-Gaming-Prerogative Aesthetics, while in others it is a standalone Aesthetic. These ferocious animals have been known to flatten anything in their path. Ivar could even turn a mountain within the Renaissance into a meadow of gravel by ordering his boars to charge through it, tearing through and trampling the very bedrock to smithereens. As a testament to the durability of these creatures, Ivar lines his armor with their bones and teeth; very scarcely has he had to replace them, for rare indeed is an Artist who is capable of breaking a single one. Should that happen, the horns shatter with immense concussive force, usually vaporizing their attacker. If need be, Ivar can devour his own minions, albeit with some reluctance. Their bacon is capable of healing serious wounds, and with each boar he eats via Cooking Aesthetics, Ivar gains access to even more physical power, their leftovers as weapons, and their even dormant Techniques – for those Boars were once Grim Artists.

Madame Desdemona 'Celsius Lake' Rodin
- To modify one's body via Cosmetic Surgery Aesthetics isn't considered a big deal in the Grim Renaissance. It is considered as just another form of Art, one applied to flesh as opposed to a canvas. However, to mold it using Aesthetics not usually meant for one's physical form carries a great deal of risk and/or failure. Those who can pull that off using Self-Sculpt Techniques are scarce at best, and while scarce is still a sizable number when considering an entire Renaissance, finding one is no easy task. Jae MacGillebrath, who is among Professor Xiaofang's strongest agents, has long since been the envy of many Grim Sculptors, some of whom would kill to be compatible for such a Technique. One of them did just that. A certain Madame Desdemona murdered one of her nieces the moment she knew the girl would be able to Self-Sculpt, driven by jealousy and envy. And for a moment, she succeeded. But as she fashioned herself a second pair of arms with little Musette Rodin's stolen abilities, Desdemona came under attack. A young Renaissance Prefect on patrol, Jimmy Zeigratio, had secretly witnessed the atrocity. He bombarded Desdemona with a salvo of highly potent Techniques, keeping her preoccupied enough to apply one that revived Musette and purged her power from her heartless aunt, who immediately fled the scene, and until today seeks the fulfillment of her selfish wish.
- Madame Desdemona retains the extra pair of arms that she had Sculpted from her own body, doubling her already-formidable talent with the use of rapiers. But when swordplay fails, Desdemona employs a Technique that cemented her current title. She is a Part-Specialist, meaning she has decided to forgo learning many Aesthetics or Techniques in favor for fewer ones, albeit not to the extent of a True-Specialist. In exchange, the meager list of abilities she has are honed a lot more than what a Generalist normally could manage, since the latter must spread themselves thin over a wider field of study. Desdemona has focused on Painting and Sculpting, with some Combat and Prerogative on the side. She prefers drowning foes in floods of magma, generated from the terrain or transported from a Realm that she has access to. She freely controls the infernal deluge, even quickly molding and hardening it into a vast array of Sculptures, which while standard in their mobility, meaning they don't move very much, pack a lot of firepower.

Dexter and Wilma appear to want something from Professor Xiaofang, the manager of the Roster members. They are not working together for it; in fact, they seem to be competing for it. But if they get their hands on whatever it is they're looking for, it is certain that there can be no good that will come out of such an occurrence. And while the Professor can fend for herself, those who are on her team are not safe, especially if they were ever to be alone by themselves. Ivar and Madame Desdemona, on the other hand, don't particularly care about Professor Xiaofang. However, they do have their sights set on her agents. Desdemona in particular has marked Jae as a potential victim, and Ivar has expressed an interest in adding everyone on the Rosters to his herd of monstrous pigs.

As dangerous as these four are, they are but a few among many the Professor and her team must face from mission to mission.





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:iconhipster-kei-rei:
Hipster-kei-rei Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
josh is more talented ivar,take him first.
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Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
YOU TRAITOROUS PIECE OF-

*mauled by boars*
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Hipster-kei-rei Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*passes to popcorn to saberblade and siegfried*
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Lord-Naraku Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I think the second one, the girl, Wilma, has got to be my favorite simply for the wicked looking wing-like things she has. The guy to her right, Ivar, is also pretty awesome looking.

Your work never ceases to amaze me bro! Keep it up!!!
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Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Believe it or not, she's actually the most 'wicked' among the four. Desdemona is ruled more by envy, Ivar by greed, and Dexter doesn't really give a hoot about anything. Wilma, on the other hand, is the Moriarty who takes pleasure in her calculated wrongdoings...
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Lord-Naraku Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah cool! Watch out for the small ones haha
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Wyvern-1 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
:icondragonshock2:Y-yeesh...way to bring on the nightmares. Are we...competing?

I swear, that man reminds me of Gannondorf, even if only a little. Ivar's my favorite of these villains so far, make no mistake.
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Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Competing? More like fighting for our lives. >___<

Lol, Ivar does have a fat-dark-lord feel to him. I'm sure you'll be his favorite meal as well. :D
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Hipster-kei-rei Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't make it easy for us young artists,can you raffy boi?
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Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, this too shall pass. Eventually, we'll rise in the Class and give those noobs who were once like us a hard time as well. :D
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Hipster-kei-rei Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If i die,tell desknight i hated him.
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Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Try not do that. Mortimer du Noiregale (known as Mortimer Noirouge outside the Renaissance; you may have seen him before in my Artists at the Ready pic) has a penchant for bringing the dead back to life, and an Artist of your caliber would make a fine addition to his brigade.

Taxidermists can be quite creepy sometimes. :evillaugh:
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Hipster-kei-rei Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
any other wonderful news i should know about?
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Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
We have a person who can collaborate Array and one who can collaborate Grand Arrays. :D
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Hipster-kei-rei Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well atleast that's good news:D
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Kgustafso Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent job friend:)
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Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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Heart0fInk Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh dude! That is so cool! :D
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Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, and thanks for the fave! :D
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Heart0fInk Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't be helped. ^-^
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Strider-Tina Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
QAQ oh... oh goodness, you added more. they look amazing!
what happened to pigman's other fingers though? o o

and that little bit at the end now scares me even more x'D
oh gosh, you just love making uber powerful peeps don't you? and ones that are looking at the gang and not their boss.
;u;
must plan way to escape and hide...
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Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He fed them to his Elite Boars. :D

Lol, unlike a lot of anime out there, I don't plan the majority of the fights here ending in a way that the protagonist uses minimal effort to win. :evillaugh:

Oh there is. It's called teamwork. Then we might stand a chance. >__<
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Strider-Tina Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
0xO

;u;
I can only image what might happen if they teamed up, either all of them or just two of them. I can picture lots of hiding on my end :'D

might stand a chance... :iconrazycryplz:
WITH THE POWER OF FRIENDSHIP WE CAN CONQUER ALL!
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Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:D

Well, then we're going to have to call on backup. Maybe on the Professor herself. She is, after all, Master Class, and can hold all four off with our help.

FRIENDSHIP! And a bargeload of Techniques.
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Strider-Tina Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
hmm, that may be true, but also keep in mind that things can happen and maybe people can get weakened or poisoned or trapped or taken hostage or so many other things. ;u;
you know what nvm, I may be feeding you ideas now...

THAT ALONG WITH THE POWER OF HEART, NOTHING CAN STOP US!!
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Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I'm stuffed with ideas, so no need to worry about feeding me. However, I will say that a 'hostage situation' will be a lot more prevalent concerning Ivar, and he might be the one that will force Professo Xiaofang to relent on her attacks for fear of hurting one of her own agents...

DON'T FORGET ABOUT CAFFEINE!
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Strider-Tina Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Professional Filmographer
... I wonder, do you retain yourself while in boar form? :U

YES, WITH RAINBOWS, KITTENS AND PUPPY DOGS!!
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Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Only a few have ever done so, but such exceptions are usually eaten by their fellow boars automatically to prevent them from escaping. Only one Artist so far has succeeded, but that was due to other circumstances as well.

BLADED RAINBOWS, MOLTEN KITTENS, BLACK HOLE PUPPY DOGS.
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Lord-Naraku Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AWESOME! I FUGGIN LOVE YOUR "EFFECTS" AND GLOW STUFFZ!! Keep up the great work amigo, as always, impressive!
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Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you, good sir! :D
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Lord-Naraku Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problemo!!
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Crystaldemon93 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
I can't ever stop to love the effects of your drawings, they're always so freakin'epic!
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Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! :D
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Wyvern-1 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
:icondragonshock2: Yikes!

I...can't wait to see the whole profiles. Just these two, I can already see what you mean. We really need to band together on this one.
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Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And there's more opposition to come! :evillaugh:

You may or may have spotted Xuraios and Soren from my Artist's at the Ready picture. They're going to be a massive handful as well...

Thanks for the support, good sir! :D
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Strider-Tina Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Filmographer
:'I
right sooooooo
make sure to never meet them in an alley way!
though they do seem like nice people I would prefer to not get taken out in that fashion~
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over all though nice designs~
though the chalk dust around Dex seems more like lighting then dust... *shrug* idk
either way it looks fine and cool~
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Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty much. It's going to require at least 2-3 of us working together at the same time to stand up to them, and maybe 3-4 to pull off a win. :D

And yeah, it crackles with bolts, since it generates so much static electricity by itself, kinda like when a volcano erupts and its ash produces lightning as well. It's just a hint at the malevolent force within the chalk dust itself. :nod:

Thanks for the support, milady!
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Strider-Tina Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Filmographer
;w;
I can picture a world of pain if any of us gets caught by ourselves~
|'''D
still pretty awesome peeps to go up against! I'm sure Vidan would just love to meet these two
>w> lol~

ahh, that makes sense now!
cool~

np~!
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Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yep, that's pretty much what I had in mind. :D

Heh, heh, Vidan doesn't really exist where this part of the Rosters are taking place. :evillaugh:
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Strider-Tina Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Filmographer
;u; ... wait...
HEY!! maybe the vanishing artist cost might be useful!! rapidly churn out characters in order to dodge a blade! lol maybe if I vanish enough they'll forget and not bother fighting :'D
I could totally see a spoof thing like that X'D

hmm~ those places seem pretty, but... I think I'll stick to the populated and safe cities/forests/somewhere where they aren't there... areas
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Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Or, they could grab the floating head that's left of you and store it in a jar for poops and giggles. O__o

But that is certainly a creative way of dodging harm. You know how some folks go intangible to avoid an attack or something. Let's say your foot has been hit with Dexter's chalk, and it's starting to devour your flesh. You could use your costs to force that part of your body to vanish, meaning the chalk has nothing to chew on.

Now that, milady, is cunning! :D

That might work with Dexter, since he usually stays at the Dionysus Sequoias, but Wilma tends to attack anywhere without so much as a warning...
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Strider-Tina Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Professional Filmographer
QAQ I would roll/float/hover/whatever away as fast as I could!! maybe have Apaco kick me or ReeBaa eat me up in order to be spat out later.. ;u;

^^
:iconblushplz: anything to save ma skin~ Though it might be a bit more troublesome if I do that when other people are around.


right so just worry about Wilma and create a stick or something that will either fend her off or cover up my escape!
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Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, not to mention I would probably just gawk with my jaw hanging if that ever happened, making myself an easy target to pick off. >__<

A stick? Sure! If it's capable of withstanding a barrage of slicing, hacking, highly-skilled jet black edges numbering in the gajillions, then yeah! :D
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Hipster-kei-rei Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Let me get this straight. his dust is "alive" and devours human flesh? fugging badass.

Also i ...might be backing out the rosters, i'm just not really feeling a connection with my character. i'll just see what i can do, but i really don't like him :I I just work better with female characters.
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Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not so much dust as ground-up chalk. More on that later...:evillaugh:

You are free to back out if you wish. This was meant to be a casual thing, not a burden. And yeah, the connection to one's 'avatar' is quite key. ^___^
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Hipster-kei-rei Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It's actually alive?

I'll see what i can do:D but i'd work better if i could make a character from the ground up instead of being based solely on myself.
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Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes and no. :D

No worries, and no rush. And unfortunately, yeah, the character being as accurate a representation of ourselves as possible is also key. ^___^
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Hipster-kei-rei Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I refuse to back out :iconhardcoreplz:

And these two? they'll wish they never met me.
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Rafael-Domination Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Heh, heh, what's with the change of heart?

Oh? I like that. You sound exactly like a spunky, headstrong protagonist before he rushes off recklessly and gets his tushie handed to him in several pieces; in the worst-case scenario, by a little girl. >___<
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Hipster-kei-rei Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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Oh? I like that. You sound exactly like a spunky, headstrong protagonist before he rushes off recklessly and gets his tushie handed to him in several pieces; in the worst-case scenario, by a little girl. >___<"

I'm more nihilistic and sadistic with an extreme touch of sarcasm:D i'm too cautious to be reckless,which may or may not set me apart >.>

I had a question,this mimage actually is what inspired it. do grims develop characters to counter certain other artists specifically? like i was thinking maybe karkinos could be a counter to a certain aesthetic and have advantages over it.
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