Okay. Kinda finished, hopefully decent reference sheet. It's more basic than I wanted. Couldn't quiet draw his internal body structure decent enough for my liking, so that part isn't included in the visual ref, however it is explained in the description. Finished on 3/1/11. Arm pulled back awkwardly to show side, and broken horn pulled forward (THEY ARE EVEN, DERP) to show direction of break. I really wanted to just submit this already before it starts looking too ugly to me.
I've tried to work his story over many times, and apparently this is the best version. It's still pretty terrible. I CANNOT WRITE. FORGIVE ME. OTL
Classification: Mutant, Wendigo Height, 7' 5" (2.2 m) / Weight, 192 lbs (87 kg) Ages / Soul, 3 years / Body, 25 years/ Others, Unknown
A Little Origin Story from an entree in Zephyr's journal
A seemingly ordinary day. People passing each other on the streets. Ignoring all around them. Here we see a chipper religious man trying to brighten the day of the uncaring masses. Quite literally carrying on his fathers work, not God but a preacher. No one listens. He's not very outspoken, he's in the wrong place for this. Perhaps this isn't the right job for him at all. He leaves soon after, staring up at the sky as if expecting an answer of some sort. Anything at all. He sees a streak of faint light pass over the tops of the buildings. He's not sure what to think, He mumbles to himself. He has the drive to follow the path the light took as best he can hoping dearly to see something. He once again finds this glow, hovering near the rooftops. Quickly deciding it's an "angel", he remarks it as some kind of miracle. He glances around, seems no one else sees what he's certain he does. The light then descends. This man gazes in awe, then meets what looks like a large, creeping shadow following a girl in a trench coat. He backs up, unsure of all that's happening, and why everyone's ignoring it. This poor soul. The girl stops dead. She seems distressed. Darkness is creeping up her spine. She takes off running. The supposed angel vanishes. Shadow after the girl, lashing at her back. People all around seem nothings amiss. This man runs after her. This is, of course, the only thing that gets any reaction. They restrain him. The confused one desperate to help. The mass of black tackles her, and everyone thinks she simply tripped. They go over to check her well being, saying how they "stopped him". It's not like there was anything he could do, a mortal against this kind of thing. But that wasn't going to make him quit all his efforts as he shouted his biblical nonsense of demons and angels. The shadow tears her back open, ripping ribs away from spine; panic spreads like wildfire throughout the crowd. A splatter of blood coats the cement. They run. Scurry like ants fearing for their lives. A mist seems to have been lifted out of her back by the dark. Surprisingly, it quickly solidifies into a being made of nothing but ice. It fails wildly, slashing into the shadow with long claws. This makes the shadow visible as well, as it quickly slings this icy humanoid creature as far as it can away from itself. Something breaks away from it and rolls even farther. This would be the girls soul, shaking terrified. Full of anger for what just happened. Alone. Staring at her battered body. Even with all that's happened, this man can seem to move. Only watch as all this unfolds in front of him. That is, until he hears a voice. "May I please use your eyes?" He finds himself surrounded in that same light he'd been following. He hesitantly chokes out, "Yes." Now he's found himself lost in his own self. Face to face with his angel. Shattered wings of glass, eyes gouged from it's pale face. Blood dripping off it's chin. The last thing he'll ever see... The "angel" tries it's best to thwart this large beastly creature, channeling all it's own powers through this human. All it's fighting is to no avail, as it gets critical wounds from the beasts jaws dealt to it's borrowed body. Retreat? You can't have his pathetic human killed like this. It's just not right is it? The beast prepares to give chase. The mans consciousness slipping through with the pain. "Make it stop. All of it." While backing into that icy creature. I believe it's an elemental. It stands, reforming itself. Healing all the cracks to it's surface it suffered upon impact. It stands between the man and the beast. "I W-w-ill." A loud heckling laugh comes from the wide maw of the beast. "You think you can stop me? A fragile fucking thing like you? HAH. Besides, why the hell would you help this disgusting thing? It's just going to bleed to death in a couple of minutes anyway."
While the beast continued with it's rant, I tried to calm the soul of this frantic girl. She refused to listen to me, in fact, she refused the idea that something like me even existed. Therefore, there was no way she was simply going to take my hand and let me lead her to the afterlife. Even with all this stubbornness and disbelief I wasn't quite expecting what she did next. An innocent soul becoming a poltergeist, and not even I could stop it. I feel a failure, she really doesn't seem like the type to have anything like this happen to her. Even more shocking is she decided to use me for an energy source. I'm not sure why she though this was a good idea, or if she even knew what she was doing. She then proceeded to use my stolen energy to get away from me, leaving a sizable gash along one of my shoulder blades. I do believe she was trying to remove one of my wings. After that, she downright devastated the ever still ranting beast. Fracturing it's skull against the concrete. Even breaking off one of it's horns. I actually like that it's gigantic pointlessly insulting mouth is finally shut, no matter the brutality of which was needed. The demonic creature attempts to escape while it's still among the living. It now sees it's only exit as possessing that dying human. The Ice Elemental tries to prevent this, and oddly enough, is drug along into the body as well. Not only is he now hemorrhaging blood, he has hypothermia. Absolutely horrid. Even after the body dies, the soul refuses to leave it. It even seems locked inside. Nothing much I can do with that. I decide I had just better make sure this little poltergeist doesn't eliminate everyone. I'm forced to take my energy from her. Although that doesn't sound so bad, if I leave her here there's a good chance she will fade into nothing, so I'm going to have to do something. It's just cruel to abandon one like this.
From a later account, I've found out that when they attempted to dissect the body, he seemed to awake. His destroyed sternum replaced by a sizable piece of ice, along with some other "mutations". I'd love to examine what he's become. It interests me.
((Lil' note, The girl is Atra, or Arashi as some of you know her.))
Elemental Base, Glass Soldier. Detachment / Lucid Thought / Cold / Claws, and Muscularity / Partially influencing teeth A powerful humanoid Ice elemental that takes the appearance of the gender of the creature it empowers or possesses. Being calm and obedient makes them a good choice for a summoner, as long as you don't mind the nippy cold that comes with them or all the sharpness of their claws and armor. However, their bizarre habit of possessing their summoner when said summoner is in a rage makes them hard for many to utilize successfully.
Light component, "Angel" - Messenger. Emotion / Snow White Skin, Missing Eyes A common creature of light sent to deliver something, probably quite important. Can be compared to a messenger pigeon. Speed/agility is their best skill, to avoid being stopped or slowed down.
Dark component, Demonic Beast - dubbed "Crocolope" for it's appearance. Hunger / Rage / Teeth, Feet, Tail, Horns, Ears /Sense of Smell / Partially influencing claws A type of demon usually sent to hunt down a specific target, not unlike a bloodhound; has an excellent sense of smell. Predatory and will stalk said target and kill or in some cases, simply capture it. Extremely destructive by nature, as well as ravenous. Will eat almost anything that moves.
Human component, Male. Gender / Base Body The basis of Nemo's now mutated body, as well as his recycled (or reincarnated, if you prefer) soul.
He's clearly a mutant, and can most easily be described as a Wendigo. A mutated human, possessed by an ice spirit. With a blue heart and a need to devour human flesh. While having two other dead souls in him, and having been resurrected from what was obviously death, I wouldn't classify him as living dead. He doesn't seem to deteriorate like a zombie, his heart is beating, and he appears tangible in all realms.
The two shades also seem to be able to be removed, though would probably have some consequences. A theory I have would be removing the shade of the demon would cause him to become blind, seeing as at this point he has no physical eyes. It simply seems to be a light cast from his empty eye sockets. The Shades and Elemental speak to him "in his head". They still have contact with him and seem to be teaching him and influencing him. However, his reincarnated soul is only about 3 years old. He calls himself Vile, and Nemo. I can easily see the demon's derogatory remarks leading to him using the word vile for a name. Nemo could have been given by either of the other two, meaning that he has no name to speak of.
Strengths, Weaknesses, and Some Interesting Things
He's extremely cold resistant; he can't stand heat. Any flame bigger than a candle seems to scare him. The Glass soldier repaired his open body with ice, this would be a legitimate reason for fire to make him uneasy. There's probably no way to kill him, or hardly even damage him with cold.
With a lot of concentration, effort, and some clouds he can make it snow, regardless of the temperature. This is most likely something to do with the ice elemental, but another thing that makes me think of a Wendigo. Creating snow storms to get people, their prey lost in. I do hope he doesn't hone this ability.
When he's worked up with adrenaline, nervous, angry, anxious, or similar emotions, his icy sternum starts melting. This makes his chest open partially, revealing all the internal organs behind his ribcage. They're all held in their place by a thick transparent membrane. This reveals his heart is blue, most likely caused by the ice elemental as well. In this state he is obviously very vulnerable, as this is his main weak point.
The glass soldier purifies any harmful liquid he comes in contact with. While this means he can drink bleach and be perfectly fine, it has it's drawbacks. Alcohol has no effect on him. The glass soldier would likely purify any unknown liquid substances as well. This includes man made medicines.
He's very physically strong; he's not very intelligent. He's a powerhouse with decent speed and razor sharp encased claws on his hands and feet. As previously mentioned, Nemo is technically 3. If he's lucky has the mental capabilities of a 5 year old with bad parents. He has problems communicating and doesn't talk much as he often has difficulty finding the appropriate words to convey what he means.
His separate souls argue and try to control him. This makes him a bit crazy. Such as the demon insisting he only eat humans and the angel begging him to eat something else. Things like this tend to make him starve himself for awhile.
He smokes marijuana. I'm not sure where he picked this up from, but he says it "shuts up crocolope" and makes him relatively harmless.
He's terrified of preachers, overly religious people, and the like. Hell, if someone pursued you, yelling at you, calling you evil, and throwing holy water on you when you're 3, you might be scared of them too. Anyone who's on the line of worshiping him is also disconcerting to him.
Nemo is incapable of digesting plant matter. He's carnivorous. He's not fond of fish. Thinks it stinks and won't eat any of it. He often only eats humans. While stoned, will eat just about any meat, although still complains about fish. For some reason or another he loves ice cream.
Layers - TOO MANY OMG Time - TOO LONG SHIT Program - SAI Musics - Nemo by Nightwish / Parasitic by Psyclon Nine / All Aboard by Negarin
Actually, I was thinking of eventually making a comic along the lines of it, Whenever I get around to it. Won't be any time soon, but eventually, when I can lay comics out better. I'm not very good at animation. Not much practice. No flash. Just sprite animations at best.
oooooh my gossshhh it's about TIME !! i can't believe it took you this long! when you draw stuff that looks like it took longer 8I but anyway, i really do love his expression i could still never get over how epic his design is in the first place. and the writing? puh-leeasseee~ your not only good at writing but the whole planningoutness is amaziiiing. yes, this was worth the wait. i love a character that has a big'ol story and h3lla info XD *even if i take forever to read it since i'm slow* [and dem abs~ -Demonic] yus, i love thisto death. BUT i would've loved to see expressions! maybe you should do an expression meme like you did with Zephyr? <'D
I finished it a long time ago. Well, this piece anyway. I wanted to make a lot more to it, but kept failing, so I decided to just submit it already.
He took a lot of reworking to get his design to work. One of his original sketches he was an AQUATIC creature, but I thought he'd be awkward to RP always needing a body of water. So I did my damdest to change it to something terrestrial. Glad you like my writing though. I was thinking of drawing some expressions later and just linking it to the turnaround here in the description.
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