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Mewtwo is imperfect. He was created in an attempt to clone the ancestral Pokemon, Mew. Mew's origins are not known, what is known is that within its DNA lies the building blocks to all Pokemon. Mew has the appearance of an embryo and it seemingly never ages. Mewtwo did not receive this genetic perk. At first hatching it appeared to be a perfect success, though the clone started growing. It eventually grew too strong to be kept under restraint, in its escape destroyed the research facility it was created in. In this purge it freed other undeveloped Mew clones. The cloned sludge, left without a body or identity, yet still with the incomplete building blocks of all Pokemon wander aimless seeking others of their kin. They are known as Ditto and have become a plague on wild Pokemon, killing an absorbing their prey and filling their broken DNA with strains from the world's Pokemon species.

Design wise, I really wanted to bring the theme of birth and life into Mew and by extension, Mewtwo. They both have an umbilical cord ending in a placental brain wrapping around their tail. Mewtwo shares traits with many other Pokemon species as Mew was never supposed to grow, so it took on traits of various Pokemon from its genetic party bus of DNA.

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DarkNightsAwait Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2019  Student Artist
can we not
please this thing is terrifying
i like it but jesus christ that's terrifying
Randomixx8991 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2019
This is good. Creepy, but good.

But fortunately, they didn't do this for his appearance in Detective Pikachu. That would have probably been a bit too much.
SoNiCExe125 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
Absolutely grotesque, you destroyed them.
CJCroen Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2019  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yes, because Mewtwo, the manmade Frankenstein's Monster-style abomination that was born from a science experiment gone horribly awry, should TOTALLY look like a cute widdle kitty cat in a realistic form.
Say what you will about this version of Mew, but I think RJ captured everything cool about Mewtwo here.
serious-sam-64-64 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mew looks like a fetus, and Mewtwo looks like a Flood monster from Halo
blkwhtrbbt Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2019
Oh god that's an umbilical cord. Disgusting, and absolutely genius
FossilFightersTrash Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2018  Student General Artist
Very interesting concept design. It’s not personally my favorite, a little too grotesque for my preference (and personally when I draw realistic Pokémon, I stay pretty strict to the official design and keeping those details; but that’s just me), but I understand how it relates to Mewtwo’s rather dark and unnerving backstory. Very well, actually. It’s not meant to be a pretty-looking Pokémon, this one, and you captured that well. 👍
jekblom Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2018
If I saw that thing standing tall and watching me from the distance I would shit myself.
RoseflightTheWarrior Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The reason Mew is so rare and elusive is probably bc they're endangered if they're just weak jelly blobs. Jelly blobs with psychic skills, but still too squishy.

BTW, I'm curious how Meltan would be incorporated into this kind of backstory.
Taheton Featured By Owner Edited Nov 17, 2018
mew is an aborted fetus that came to life
Soldier667 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww mew is so cute
Oathkeeper0317 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2018
I bet that Mewtwo would look amazing in the Detective Pikachu movie.
AnonymousONIagent Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
You know this guy did the actual concept art for the movie, right? This might actually be in the movie. Or, at least, something like it.
Oathkeeper0317 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2018
Yeah! I know. That's why I wondered.
LiamBobykl Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Now this really looks like something you would see from Resident Evil. (o_o)
WilyWeeb Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2018
People tend to think that 'realistic pokemon' are beautiful 24/7... Sadly, reality itself isn't beautiful, and this portrays true realistic pokemon at it's finest.
Perfect job!
LittleGummy Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so uh the blobs come from his belly button
FuryQuantmin Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2018  Student General Artist
no, just gross. 
chromaticfish Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mew was based off an embryo haha
FuryQuantmin Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2018  Student General Artist
Why are people replying to it now!
cayla71199 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
totally agree with you
AlfaArtz Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gross Looking But Still Very Powerful
TimbersPineEN17 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
i don't need it... i don't need it... i most definitely don't need it... i don't need it.................      

.             I NEEEEEED IT!!!!!
Wishinqq Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mew looks like a fetus
AIRanimechiic Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
description: "Mew has the appearance of an embryo"
ardillacompany Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018
nice dick, 10/10
zekrome20 Featured By Owner May 17, 2018  Student Digital Artist
its sooooo coooool! but they look gross Vomit Gross!  mew looks like un a baby
Elugar Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2018
Mew... Oh. Oh no.
AGeekNamedBenny Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2018
What in the hell are those?!
rbazo Featured By Owner Edited Apr 5, 2018
This is sick af. Awesome job.
SuperElmoreSNES Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I just realized those things down there are dittos!
DragonGem2 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2018  Student General Artist
What have you done to Mew and Mewtwo.... 
fankulaa Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2018
and dittos
Infinitear Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that lil mew is cute as heck though. i adore this rendition. mewtwo has always been so interesting to me, love to see the wrongness of his existence kinda portrayed physically like this. LOOOOVE it
daromix Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2018
alguien puede preocuparse por los dittos por favor !!! jaja genial tu arte
Ninjago123lol Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2018  Professional General Artist
Look,it's Frieza.
dominiPOL Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2018
i have one word     D I T T O
AnnaGiladi Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm pretty sure Mewtwo is just an overrated gerbil whose (real world) creators wanted to force some angst into the Pokéverse :P 
Tanukitan Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your works are pretty effing amazing, arvalis. Fascinating - and not only in the twisted mesmerizing kind of way, but also because the level of detail is really impressive.
No wonder your drawings are so popular... Keep it up!
arvalis Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much, that was a really nice thing to say.
Bookworm86 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018
Let me just say that this is gross but also cool at the same time! Great job ;).
k58mXP4 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018
Great job
GaleMalio Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think Mewtwo in here looks alien and magnificent at the same time. I know some other viewers' reaction is a bit weirded out, but this is one pokemon I would like to see in real life if his origin isn't so sad. 
beedoochong Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ditto = period of Mewtwo
dominiPOL Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2018
you needed to say this did you?
JeyWiz Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
FrappuccinoArt Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Both creepy and wonderful at the same time. Good job! Though, there is a problem, you drew it a little TOO realistic... but other than that, it's great!

I also want to mention all the people who says it is "disgusting". They may not be serious but really, this is the Deviant's art style on certain things. Deviant art isn't just there to look at art, it's also there to see how different and unique people draw. In this case, though it is a strange drawing, it is still a work of art who this person put a lot of effort in. Don't say rude things, only when necessary like judging so that the artist may keep that in mind if it is helpful to improve art. So don't judge other people because we all have our own way of drawing.
Kynareth5 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2018
arvalis pokemon works are horrible, I don't like them at all, pokemons are not supposed to be realistic, if you so eagerly want realism maybe stick to the real world
there are also "realistic" games, there is no need to make Pokemon nightmare inducing, I like the new Monster Hunter world but this s**t makes me wanna barf
Jimbodeek Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018
If you don't like it, then don't come here and post.
SansMegaloX Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018
I find it fascinating how he manages to turn pokemon into animalistic,realistic beings and make them feel like they'd work like real life.
Hating on this just for the sake of ''I DON'T LIKE IT'' is just immature and lame.Also,on the real world we can't have steel-armored dinosaurs and giant flying sneks,sorry for the bad news.
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