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Edit: I always saw Scyther as a very dinosaur/dragon looking critter with some bug parts. It has come to my attention that others did not see it this way, they saw him as more of bug. This is my interpretation. If you want him more insect-like, you're more than welcome to draw him that way :)

Always thought Scyther was pretty sweet. Always wished he was actually a better pokemon. This is the Scyther I always wanted. You can see the entire process recording over at My Livestream Channel

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:iconblackbison01:
Blackbison01 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2019  Student General Artist
Now I want to see Scizor. I always like the evolution more in that it looked like an insect robot
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Guadisaves02 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2018  Student General Artist
I prefer this version, Scyther always looked more a dinosaur rather than a true insect 
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MisterCharger Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2018  Hobbyist
Imagine this, it's late afternoon and you're chillin' as you walk through the grass to the next town, and then this freaking mantis-raptor just jumps out of nowhere and tries to attack you... man, I would run like hell if I see this guy
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:iconalfaartz:
AlfaArtz Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool But This Is Supposed To Be A Mantis
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:iconolmagon:
Olmagon Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018
It's not even an insect it's something like a Dimetrodon.
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:iconglavenychus:
Glavenychus Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
Dimetrodon are not dinosaurs...
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:iconolmagon:
Olmagon Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2019
I never said it was. I am well aware that it is a therapsid.
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:iconalfaartz:
AlfaArtz Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh Oke
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Gur209 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
uH, iT'S aCTUALLY sUPPOSED tO bE tHIS aNIMAL yOU sUCK dICK bURN iN hELLL
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:iconalfaartz:
AlfaArtz Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Caps
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:iconkalecheeps:
KALECHEEPS Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Mmmm yes bug dino nice
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:icondesertfox135:
DesertFOX135 Featured By Owner May 13, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
I've got a picture of this beast at home! It's a very impressive picture and I'm glad I've got it!
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:iconexxvus:
Exxvus Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I absolutely love your take on Syther : ) My favorite part has to be how I could imagine the feeling of the spikes on this pokemon. You really nail down realism on these pieces of art~
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WorkowatyWilczek Featured By Owner May 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It reminds me some dinosaur hybrid
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:iconpinkapop:
Pinkapop Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2017  Student Digital Artist
actually he is mantis
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
NO
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:iconpinkapop:
Pinkapop Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2017  Student Digital Artist
ok?
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:iconsterileritalin:
SterileRitalin Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Motherfucking Bug Raptors!
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EverboundVenvel Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2017  Professional General Artist
Interesting how this interpretation of Scyther could be seen as something of an aggressive insect mimic. Lurantis is canonically exactly that in-game, so I have to wonder if, in this setting, Scyther would be taxonomically related to Lurantis or if they would be an example of convergent evolution?. Of course, I don't know if insect mimicry was your intention with this design, but I find it fun to think about. It's pretty cool how you've translated Scyther's abdomen into a gecko-like tail. I wonder if that would play a part in it's hunting method? Look Mr. Staraptor, there's a nice big juicy bug butt for you in that tall grass! Whoops, looks like you're the one on the menu!
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PenisPadale Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
scyther is more like a Mantis than a dinosaur but its cool anyways =)
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SpeculaTimsauru5 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool freak.
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:iconbrutonyx:
Brutonyx Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2016   Traditional Artist
It reminds me the Venatosaurs from King Kong
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:iconsarria22:
Sarria22 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016
Well now we know where Capcom got the idea for Raizex/Astalos being a buglizard.
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:iconowlvis:
Owlvis Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Scyther has always been my absolute favorite Pokemon, and I support him as both an insect and as a reptile. He's totally badass in your style, and I want 400 on my team ♥
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Dragonik2 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016
I guess this makes sense on how scyther can't learn fly 
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DatArtDud3 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DO SCIZOR!
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:iconhyenagimmick:
hyenagimmick Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Not sure why you've drawn a dinosaur for something called a Mantis Pokemon 
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:iconalphashitlord:
AlphaShitlord Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, Scyther does kinda look more lizard-y than bug-like...
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arvalis Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Its also weird that I drew a turtle for something called the shellfish pokemon(blastoise), it should clearly be a clam.
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thunderblitz77 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol got em there
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XxSithaosxX Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2016  Professional Artist
i thought it would be able to fly at least 
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:icongoldenknight101:
GoldenKnight101 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Fun fact: Female Mantises cannot fly
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:iconzebrafinch12:
Zebrafinch12 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
incorrect, I had a female mantis as a pet and she very much could fly
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GoldenKnight101 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Well shit
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SaitamaTale Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lol
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Melanochrome Featured By Owner Edited Jun 2, 2016
OMG...Since I'm 8 yeras old I found Scyther dangerous and scary, but now...you make the point, arvalis. He is so real and epic <3.

I guess this pseudo-wings increase the sun capture and stock of Scyther's lizard-like metabolism. And then : more heat, more speed, you know the speech. I see him like a predator which makes great jumps to reach his preys. And I easily imagine that the scythes membrane is made of a chitin hard like diamond.
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sangenjin Featured By Owner May 25, 2016
wonder what a scizor would look like...
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Fraknei Featured By Owner May 24, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Scyther has always been my favorite pokemon and the way he looks normally but this makes me love it even more!! 

((I now stick by having it as a real life pokemon if they existed))
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A-Gaming-Fox22 Featured By Owner May 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
looks dirrerent than what i imagined.... i always thought it'd look more like a mantis
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luccario8 Featured By Owner May 19, 2016
Man, that's a really awesome interpretation! Now that you mention it, I can totally see what you mean, the sprite's head looks like a green Charmeleon head with some extra spikes. And those legs were never bug legs to begin with. :u
Mega Scytcher bug/dragon confirmed? ;3
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TheBlueSceptile2 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
scyther is not a dinosaur
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:iconarvalis:
arvalis Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Too bad
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Ravonies Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016
Isn't Scyther a Mantis Pokemon?  Of the Insect Type?
This variant of it.... makes me wonder what the mother or father was... and creeps me out.
It looks epic though :D
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Macrocanthrosaurus Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It looks like it has the head of a Dimetradon. 
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Abbey-Draws Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Scyther raptor!!!!!
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:iconravonies:
Ravonies Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016
Scyaptor!
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Abbey-Draws Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
That will be a nice Pokemon fusion...
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apcomics Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
Like all your work, this great, though curious how Scizor would look, since they bot have lot of differences.
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Unkownbrony52 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2015
This confirms my head cannon: Pokemon are biological weapons Japan created that have escaped and have successfully adapted to earth's biosphere.
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denvardoger Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2015
Hey, dude. I REALLY get your point on the lizard/dinossaur/dragon visual. Yes...I really do. Scyther's face really looks like that. Make his body also a reptilian like. Ok...very cool too...and makes sense. But...removing totally his blades...you'll have to forgive me for this, but it's not Scyther. =/
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