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Verian, Crimson Death by bittenhard Verian, Crimson Death by bittenhard
Character's name: Verian
Sex: Female
Race: Pheonix?
Age: Unknown
Weapon: Most weapon types

Abilities: The mask she's wearing is actually a living parasite that will bind itself to the soul of a fresh host if it's previous host dies. It twists the mind of whoever it infects and turns the victim into a fighting machine devoid of emotions and grants the host the ablility to 'absorb' the fighting prowess of whoever the host kills. The current victim being a pheonix, has the ability of rebirth upon death.

History: A long, long time ago, there was a man known only as 'Great Death'. He travelled much of the known world and has killed thousands, there however were never accounts of him taking the lives of commoners, only those of soldiers and well-known exponents of weaponplay. Heroes, bounty hunters, assassins, and even armies where rallied against this man but few returned... alive. Thus earning him the nickname, 'The Great Death'. The description of the 'Great Death' varies from witness to witness, but the white coloured half-mask in the shape of a skull remains true to all the harrowing and grisly accounts...
One particularly famous party of adventurers took on the quest to take on this seemingly unstoppable legend. The party of five encountered 'Great Death' shortly after their acceptance of the task. "Survive... with all your might..." are the words he spoke before charging at them. He is unlike anything they have ever fought before and the epic battle went on for days. Slowly but surely, the brave heroes fell one by one... until only the pheonix remains. Luring 'Great Death' into a trap, the pheonix managed to end the life of the unstoppable legend...
The pheonix, Verian lamented the loss of her companions but unknown to her, the insidious effects of the skull-shaped mask is starting to creep into the darkness of her soul...
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:icon1aiden1:
1aiden1 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008  Student General Artist
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!, very cool, I love how you colored it.
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Nijuugo-San Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007
This is very cool.
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Aslan1 Featured By Owner May 14, 2007
Gorgeous, it's just beautiful, and the coloring......wow.
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DrayVonGoff Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2006
Wow such an amazing pose and the colouring makes her look so fiery.
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raeth Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2006
This is beautiful. Your method of colouring and posture is unique, and I love it. Love the expression, too.
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KaranBeyomd Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2006
HOOOLLY SHI!!!...wow..thats sooo awesome...the angle and everythin...wow...simply amazing!!!! !!!! WOW
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Wag-Tail Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2006  Student Filmographer
wwooowww :o you make an really interesting desrciption :lol: and a great feel to space around Verian with the work on the arms and swords :)

I can just picture her from this coming around with swing O_O
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Crystal-for-ever Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it looks totally better then i first saw it 0-0 OMG!!! you getting better and better!! WOW!!!!
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:iconbittenhard:
bittenhard Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006
Thanks Crystal, :D I really appreciate that. :D :
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mewmewpower Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006
The pose is SWEET!! and the outfit is very cool! and on the sword the markings make it look so awesome X3 i also liek the thing with her eye and the flames on her wings X3 i so love the colors and again the light spots X3
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:iconbittenhard:
bittenhard Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006
Thanks, :D I'm glad that you like the picture as much as I like creating it. :D :D
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:iconmewmewpower:
mewmewpower Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006
XDD no problemo X3
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tster Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is one of the best pictures I seen all month. The coloring is top notch. Great job. Please post more great art.
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:iconbittenhard:
bittenhard Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006
Thanks much. :)
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BoneSatellite Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2006
Pretty awesome! Especially the story. so the parasite-mask is like the ring from Lord of the Rings, and now its host is invincible...whooboy. :)

This is off-topic, but are you planning on continuing the "Innocence end" or "Fairy Tale" comics? They were very creative and interesting, and I really enjoyed them. :clap:
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:iconbittenhard:
bittenhard Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2006
Thanks. :D The One Ring only gives power to Sauron but insanity to others. But the mask gives both to whoever is unlucky enough to get infected by it. :)
Yeah, I'm continuing Innocence End and Fairy Tale. If you're wondering, this dark pheonix pic and others in this series are not going to be an actual story. It's just an after effect of watching my friends play Soul Calibur 3. :3
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BoneSatellite Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006
Cool. :dance: You update your gallery more often than some of my other favorite artists, and your comics are like nothing I've seen before (or at least very often). so I anticipate your continuation of them. And I think I'll add you to my friends list now.
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BoneSatellite Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006
Er, DevWatch, whatever. :)
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:iconleviathan-ice-dragon:
That's amazing!
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:icondeafblood:
Deafblood Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2006
Ah, sweet coloring, and I love the pose.
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PrincessSugar Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2006
I love this one! I'm gonna fav it :+favlove:
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avencri Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
First of all, impresive piece, specially for the red blade. The parasite, i don't think i understood well, is it some kind of energy that posseses a victim?
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:iconbittenhard:
bittenhard Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2006
Thanks. :D
The mask she's wearing is a sort of mental parasite that seeks out a new host when its previous host dies (preferbly the person that killed the previous host) It uses its powers to insidiously influence the new host take the mask from the dead host's body and keep it with him/her. The new victim would slowly become very possessive of the mask and eventually wear it. When he/she finally does wear it, it fuses with the victim and can never be taken off unless the host dies. The mask grants its wearer with the ability to absorb the knowledge and skills of whoever it kills, any absorbed powers from kills by previous hosts would also be retained. However, the parasite warps the mind and soul of its victim eventually leaving a souless husk that only finds meaning in existance through fighting. The parasite is also very picky on who to fight, for it never wills the victim to kill innocent civilians.
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avencri Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So, basically we are dealing with an entity that gather the knowledge of centuries of warriors and keeping all the information for further use? Sounds dangerous, but maybe getting a host that resurrects kinds of leaves it stuck to the knowledge aquired so far don't you think?
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bittenhard Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006
Actually, getting a host that rebirths upon death assures that the mask would never be able to change hosts anymore. The host would acquire skills and knowledge with every victim she kills. So basically, the host still gets more powerful with every kill she gets, Only this time, even death will not save her from her cursed fate.
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avencri Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, so it gets skills from both host and victims? That is one nasty godly creature!
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CathyStephens Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2006  Professional
Very cool, I love how vibrant the colors are :heart:
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:iconbittenhard:
bittenhard Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006
Thank you. :)
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shinigamispark Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2006
Wow, you just don't see many phoenix characters! Nice work!
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:iconbittenhard:
bittenhard Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006
Thanks. :)
Yeah, not many artists like to draw birds.
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FenrirB Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2006
Are you sure she's a hero and not a bloodthirsty villain? X3

The pic looks great, color and all. ^^
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:iconbittenhard:
bittenhard Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2006
She's a hero ages ago, now she's just a battle freak that only exists to fight.
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notveryathletic Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool character design! ^_^
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:iconbittenhard:
bittenhard Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006
Thank you. :D
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Underworlder666 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2006
You're coloring skills are beyond that of amazing ^^
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:iconbittenhard:
bittenhard Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006
Thanks. :)
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ororo-chan Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2006
Ah, lovely soft colors... it almost seems to glow. :nod:
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:iconbittenhard:
bittenhard Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006
Thanks much. :D
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RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2006
Whoa! Dang that's cool.
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:iconbittenhard:
bittenhard Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006
Thanks. :)
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mistypine01 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent! You never cease to amaze me. Great pose and colors!
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:iconbittenhard:
bittenhard Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006
Thanks much. :D
I try to make poses dynamic. :)
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mistypine01 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem.
You do those dynamic poses very well.
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xxlizardxx Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2006   Digital Artist
That's totally awesome, the coloring is kickass. Nice job, once again.
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:iconbittenhard:
bittenhard Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006
Thanks. :)
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jadedfreak2005 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your coloring on almost everything you do its so cool
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:iconbittenhard:
bittenhard Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006
Thank you. :)
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Aramakael Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2006
:wow: This.....wins.
Do you have any idea how mind blowingly awesome this is?
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:iconbittenhard:
bittenhard Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006
Thanks. :D
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Aramakael Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2006
No problem
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