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Latevember: Day 21



Molly is an example of a mutant who lost practically all memory of her past life pre-experimentation. She is such a severe case, that all she really can recall of her former self is her name, and that's primarily only because that's what the lab papers she saw when in captivity referred to her as. It drives her mad, she's insatiably hellbent on recovering the fragments of her past and piece herself back together as well as find her family. Initially, Molly joins the Freedom Flyers not because of the goodness of her heart, but because she thinks working with them might help her find clues and such to recover her past life. Of course, over time, she grows into the role as well as grows into a better person. She stops being so selfish, and begins to enjoy her work because she just enjoys making others lives better. And in that regard as the series goes on Molly's life improves so much and she gains so many amazing friends and loved ones that she eventually decides she doesn't need to recover her past life, it's the past and she's perfectly content with the present now. It's foolish chasing memories I can't even say are worth chasing when I can make so many great ones now with who I have in my life now.

A challenger appears eventually though, to step all over that progress and development. Mel, Molly's older sister.

A splice with a human teen and an Orchid Mantis, Mel was abducted by the government's goons simultaneously with Molly. They were separated rather early though, and shipped off to different bases for experimentation. Both however were given similar mutations, Mel is more of a 'perfect' and 'pure' specimen being just one animal in her whereas Molly is a hodgepodge of multiple animals, but primarily showing her Mantis fusion appearance-wise. Mel has most of the same abilities and powers that Molly has; seriously enhanced strength, heightened senses and perception, lightning fast agility and reflexes, a venomous stinger, flight, and the ability to communicate with all arthropods.

Mel may have the same arsenal Molly packs, but their usage couldn't be more different. Even when enraged or frustrated Molly does not go into much of a fury, but Mel is almost always in a destructive state. She doesn't really care about anything or anybody and smashes everything, she does know her own strength but doesn't care about withholding it so she breaks most things even when doing mundane tasks like putting a drink on a table and breaking it in half doing so. She takes a lot of joy in being an ***hole. She's a grade a delinquent, and was such almost straight outta the lab. She was an insane handful for the research staff and eventually managed to break herself free. She ran amok and completely destroyed the place, and when she escaped stole a very dangerous piece of military equipment. A control helmet, seen here, that is directly synced to a newly launched satellite that houses a gigantic mirror-based laser beam. It harnesses and stores the power of Earth's sun and releases it on command as a massive blast of energy at any target on the globe as directed by the wearer of the helmet. Mel takes it cause she thinks it looks cool, as well as stealing a ton of other experimental weaponry and an armored van. When she figured out the actual function of the helmet though, she was ecstatic and she uses it frivolously obliterating entire buildings or forests just for fun. Possession of the control helmet easily makes Mel one of the most dangerous people on the planet and one of the most wanted criminals in the Mutant underground. Unfortunately, her nomadic nature driving the van across America constantly spreading mischief makes her very difficult to catch. The satellite cannot be turned off either, because the control room is in the van she stole. Nuking the thing is out of the question too because the satellite is outfitted with auto-turrets that will shoot down any threats sent to it. No one really can get in the way of Mel's cross-country spree of wanton teenage debauchery coupled with WMDs.

Eventually in the series Mel appears in Boeing reuniting with Molly. At this point Molly's gotten past her search for her lost family and past, but the moment she gets the opportunity to meet her sister again all that progress flies right out the door. All her maturing seems to slip away in an instant and she becomes purely dependent upon Mel. Mel's very abusive to Molly, she talks down to her constantly and berates her, as well as manipulative. She'll make Molly do things she doesn't feel comfortable with all the time, and says she will tell her facts about her past as rewards if she does so. Everyone in Molly's life absolutely cannot stand Mel, and openly say she's a terrible person. She always just laughs it off though and says 'I'm just being a big sis!!" Molly is an extreme push-over, and doesn't speak up. Well, she's mute but, you know what I mean. She's so beyond happy to have her sister she did not even know she had back in her life regardless of her attitude and behavior and tries to spend every waking moment with Mel to make up for all the lost time. The more she does and the more she starts to learn about her past though, she can't help but wonder if she truly was better off left in the dark and disgusted by the picture of her past self that Mel starts to paint for her. She keeps going along for the ride though, and no matter how much she thinks Mel takes things too far she can't bring herself to speak up against her or stop her, even when Mel starts abusing and pulling pranks on her friends and people she's come to love. None of the Freedom Flyer or the Astronautical crew can bring themselves to try to fight Mel off though, because no matter how much they despise it they can see how happy Molly is.... Trying? To be, now that her sister's come back into her life, and they don't want to interfere with it. They all try their hardest to put up with her, and some even try to become friends as best they can with her but her personality is just so beyond toxic it never gets anywhere. Cephie thinks she's a terrible influence on Rachel and Tracie so tries to keep them distant, Sharon thinks she's a horrible witch, Barry and Sacha can't stand her, Frank thinks she's ok but takes the 'fun' too far and kills the mood, the only one that gets anywhere close is Ace. That's only because being Molly's best friend he tries the hardest to please her by being nice to Mel, which is a terrible mistake because Mel turns him into her new personal pin cushion boy toy, always treating him like garbage behind Molly's back and threatening to eat his head off if he squeals on her. When Molly's there Mel acts like Ace is getting along great with her, which only makes Molly trust the two alone together more leading to Ace getting further abused, Mel gets so comfortable that she straight up starts waking him up to go hang out or taking him away from dates with Sharon which infuriates her. Mel's sudden appearance totally flips everybody's happy lives upside down, but they try their darndest to put up with it for Molly's sake. Mel holds a seriously dark secret and malicious scheme though, and when Molly's friends begin to uncover it she has to decide whether family first is really a mantra people should ascribe to. Or if the friends we make, are the ones who truly earn our devotion and trust above all others.

Mel was designed over a year ago now, and I'm sooo glad the challenge let me finally draw a full reference for her. I LOVE this girl, I dunno where it started but between her and Rai and a few others... Since when did I love bad girls so much!?!? ASKDMLAS I guess hotness runs in Molly's family.
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SinjaAussiaAngels Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Student Digital Artist
She's cute and looks like a wildly fun character.
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017   General Artist
Thank you so much!!! I'm so happy you like her!
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SinjaAussiaAngels Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Student Digital Artist
You're welcome! :)
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Espeonmage300 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm sorry to say this, but this is a mary sue......
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OddVibe Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Really diggin the near symmetry for this one! And especially the perspective~ 
And her colors are so vivid! 
*u*
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IronBrony1981 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
She's cute!!:iconhrtplz:
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Zewdi Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She looks super cute and came out way cuter than the concepts which is shocking because well, she was already cute. 
Cuter than Molly? Now that's shocking, who knew the day would come. 
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016   General Artist
Oh my gosh OH MY GOSH THANK YOU SO MUCH MEG!!!!! TTOTT Hearing that from you is, preeeeetty much the best possible compliment I could get here considering you're like the only person who even saw what she looked like before in her tentative sketches and early designs... Actually the only person that knew she even existed I think? XD ASKLDMASKLD So to hear it from you who got to see her development, ahhh!!! THANK YOU AGAIN!!! I'm really glad you think the final design is so effective.

I love how much she makes Molly's tomgirl personality seem even visible from her appearance now in comparison cause this thing is quite possibly the girliest looking thing I've got now, even if she's the furthest thing from a lady.. XD YOU REALLY THINK SHE"S CUTER THAN MOLLY THOUGH? *screams* Where will this world take us next, that's a possibility I never could have iimagined! If their mother had been abducted and mutated as well and we ever see her, I can't imagine what will happen. I think that's when our world explodes because it can't take something two times cuter than Molly. PARADOX- www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAoR4h…
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Zewdi Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're very welcome, it's always neat to see a character develop over time and to actually see
her have a drawing now. How long ago has it been since I first saw those sketches, dang, that'd
probably have to be like a year ago or so. Time sure does fly! I think it's pretty clever what you have
with the contrast between the two because they're very different, and polar opposites of eachother in
like, every aspect really. The colour scheme, personalities, and even their alignment. What I think is really
neat is that while the sister is nice and cute looking on the outside she can be really vicious, while Molly can
act mean and distant on the outside when she's actually really sweet and caring. 

Do it, make a 'what if' mom design. I don't think the world can handle it, but it sure does need it. 
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hooksnfangs Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SO PINK! AND HEARTS TOO lol
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RolueVasReisa Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Professional Writer
That was fast, I knew when i saw this Pokemon come out, like an alternate Scizor, i knew i'd want the game even just for her alone XD
btw this is a very cute drawing haha she is pretty cute as well as being very pretty =) pretty bug haha love how you made her even more colorful =)
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016   General Artist
Oh, do you think she's meant to be a Lurantis? Hahaha no no, this is one of my original characters! They're based off the Orchid Mantis though so the similarities were basically inevitable, this character was designed over a year ago though way before Lurantis was ever revealed XD But ever since Lurantis was revealed I've been planning to have one nicknamed after my Mel once I get the game hehe!

Thank you so much for the compliments though, I'm really happy you think she looks pretty!! *U*
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RolueVasReisa Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Professional Writer
Oh so Lurantis copied your idea? Its just interesting since u posted this picture right around the time of Pokemon Sun and Moon hence my confusion haha but thank you for the explanation =)
hehehe yes very pretty ^^ i rather enjoy bug girls so she quickly caught my attention haha once again you are welcome of course =) maybe when you get the game, you can catch a Lurantis and base her on your character like you mentioned =)
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016   General Artist
I wouldn't say they copied me, but she does look similar to my Mel. My Mel is meant to look very similar to her sister Molly though (that I linked in the description here) just with more Orchid Mantis traits instead of Praying Mantis, and Molly is, god like six years old now XD This isn't even the first time this has ahppeend to me sadly, I have some alien races in my comic that are all based on animals, and then years later, Pokemon end up making Pokemon based off those animals that end up looking very similar to my designs, Eelektross is an example of that.
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RolueVasReisa Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Professional Writer
eh i am also used to it. Microsoft and Bioware stole my ideas to form entire plots for game XD and i mean literally stole my words for their game scripts so i know they read what i write. I kind of wish they would give me a job instead of just spying on me and stealing what i write but i know i cant exactly fight with big level corporations so >w<
for what its worth i can relate with you haha
still i have always been a fan of Scyther and bug like mantis things since i was a kid ^w^ so i wanted to share the love WOooooooooo!! hahaha
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DakotaStomp96 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Super cute! She looks like somebody who could rip my head off! XD
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016   General Artist
Thanks a lot! Considering what behavior female mantids are famous for, I don't think it's out of the question! XD
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DakotaStomp96 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Well that sucks. I'll just have to love her from a distance.
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PurplePeterPan Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This might possibly be my most favorite of all your drawings!! This is simply Spectacular!! :heart: :heart:
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BLARGEN69 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2016   General Artist
WOW seriously?! This made me so freaking happy, I didn't expect anyone would like it this much, I actually worried this came out a little boring! TTvTT AKLDASMDSAKLDKLSM

Thank you so very much!!!!!!! The funny thing is it's nothing like the original sketch was, which was a totally different pose, an interaction with another character, and a fully realized background with stuff going on XD I have a feeling it wouldn't have come out as good if I did that, once again I learn that sometimes less is more.
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