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[Project Shadow 2.0] - The Chimeras Three by Cylent-Nite [Project Shadow 2.0] - The Chimeras Three by Cylent-Nite
As per my more recent pieces, I've found a nice style that I've found enjoyable for design presentation, so I'm going to keep using it while I still have the momentum, haha. Here's a design display I've been wanting to do for a while now of characters relating to my Earth-2 future timeline.

[Project Shadow 2.0] - Destiny the Chimera

Most who've followed my gallery would probably be familiar with this old character of mine, Destiny the Chimera. For a period of time he was my main focus character, but sadly I don't do as much with him anymore. So Destiny the Chimera (center) is displayed here in this image along with his "siblings", Kismet the Chimera (left) and Fate the Chimera (right).

I've tweaked Destiny slightly from the above updated design, so as to suit the revisions I've made for Kismet and Fate. Fate is updated from her original design that I posted up back in 2010: Fate the Chimera - SA Style. I've created her to be more noticeably evil in appearance and not redeemable by any means, since she's meant to be pretty heartless.

Kismet is the third in the trio, whom I've never done a proper image for. I have however sprited the three together back in 2008: img.photobucket.com/albums/v12… His design has changed quite dramatically to suit my more current ideas. You'll notice as well between the three of them there are different tones in their fur colours, when before they all shared the same colour scheme.

So just as a brief run down of the three Chimeras' storyline (you can read in more detail Destiny's individual origin in the more recent image of him linked above), the three of them are created by Eggman Nega as artificial genetic hybrids, or "chimeras", blended between Shadow the Hedgehog's DNA and Tikal the Echidna's spiritual essence under the Project Shadow 2.0 banner.

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Kismet the Chimera

DNA:ESSENCE Ratio
SHADOW: 75%
TIKAL: 25%

Kismet was created as the very first stable prototype in the Project Shadow 2.0 series. For the longest time Eggman Nega had been attempting to physically clone Shadow the Hedgehog as a means of attaining a controllable weapon for himself to rule over the world of the future. But as Shadow himself is a clone of Black Doom, all of Nega's results would prove to be unstable failures, with the specimens losing their physical structure after only a short period of life.

After the discovery of Tikal the Echidna and her spiritual properties, she was captured by Nega and used in experimentation as the second element in his work. Her essence revealed to have similar mollifying property as the Master Emerald itself, making it the perfect counterbalance to Shadow's chaotic Black Arms DNA.

Kismet still retains the same somewhat unstable nature of Shadow's Black Arms DNA, taking on the physical build on the level of a Black Arms warrior. His mental functions are also very hindered, slow to taking in new information and breaking out in fits of rage frequently. Despite being the first stable prototype in the series, Nega deemed Kismet a failure due to his uncontrollable nature. During one of his outbursts, Kismet caused massive damage to Nega's base and escaped into the firey wilderness.

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Destiny the Chimera

DNA:ESSENCE Ratio
SHADOW: 50%
TIKAL: 50%

Destiny was created as the first usable prototype in the Project Shadow 2.0 series. After the "unsuccessful" creation of Kismet, Nega was quick to use his recent findings to begin the next stage in his experiment, giving birth to Destiny. Realizing that even with Tikal's spiritual essence being applied to the cloning process, Shadow's DNA found to be still very chaotic. Extracting more and more from Tikal, Nega aimed to find a balance between the two sides, wanting a working prototype but still wanting to retain the Ultimate Lifeform aspects of Shadow whom he is trying to recreate.

In the initial stages of his creation, Destiny's development was very promising. But just like his predecessor, he was also prone to emotional outbursts and mental instability with Destiny experiencing blurred visions and memories of his progenitors. In his outbursts, Destiny would summon the use of his inherited Chaos abilities, however this would also cause deterioration to his own physical body.

To counter this, Nega installed Destiny with cybernetic implants to his brain to enable him more focused control over the vessel, and to counter his unstable Chaos energy output, Inhibitor Bands were applied at several points of his body to contain and restrict Chaos energy, disallowing him use of his powers. To make up for his limitations, Destiny's limbs were replaced with artificial ones to focus his strength and speed, and his eyes were replaced with cybernetic implants, to both give Destiny clear vision through Iblis' flames, and to allow Nega insight into Destiny's outlook.

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Fate the Chimera

DNA:ESSENCE Ratio
SHADOW: 25%
TIKAL: 75%

Fate was created as the final and perfect stage in the Project Shadow 2.0 series. At some point in Destiny's development, Nega observed that Destiny was beginning to falter and overcome Nega's impants with his developing will. Nega aimed to use Destiny as long as he can while he began the development of the final stage of his experiment. Deciding that while it was his original ideal to recreate his ancestor's work through cloning Shadow, he began to realize that he shouldn't discount the value of the secondary element, turning his focus more towards the spirit Tikal the Echidna. His sights were now changed from cloning Shadow to attempting to clone Tikal.

Nega creates Fate perfect in his sight, more physically stable than her predecessors, and much more mentally controllable. Fate has full control of her functions, even being able to harness forms of Chaos Control and other Chaos abilities. Despite being completely obedient to Nega's orders, when in the field Fate displays a very ruthless persona, showing no empathy for other living creatures, and in fact takes pleasure in ending life. Fate considers herself the true Ultimate Lifeform, considering all other living things as inferior to herself.

One of her first displays of apathy was during an encounter with her prototype, Kismet, whom on sight she set out to terminate him. Instead of destroying him however, Fate would take joy in torturing and toying with the inferior subject, which stirs up Destiny's conscience and leads to his defection from Nega.

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Anyways, rather fun working on these guys again! So as you can see with redesigning Kismet and Fate and tweaking Destiny, I've created Kismet to appear more like Shadow in features, while Fate is more like Tikal, with Destiny being somewhere in the middle. I'll do more with these guys later, haha. Enjoy!
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YinYangMaster2014 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Shadow Tikal fan children
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Iisette Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2018   Digital Artist
is it bad that I read the title as "The Christmas Tree"—
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AnImaginaryColor Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
that is not bad that is very good
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MCN51FJ Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016
Wait. These are Shadow and Tikal's kids?
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sort of but not really, haha. They're artificially created clone hybrids created from their DNA!
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MCN51FJ Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017
I see. Looks cool, though something tells me that they have a big role to play in the Sonic Universe. Good and bad.
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! And yup, you got the gist of them all right!
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MCN51FJ Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017
Well, guess we'll look forward to the story.
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MakeSonicGreatAgain Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016
TIKALS A TRANSGENDER!?!?!?!?!?!
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MakeSonicGreatAgain Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2016
It was a joke hopefully no one gets upset....
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twisterfox321 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2016
LOL, Fate has 75% of Tikal's DNA yet she's the exact opposite of what deffines Tikal
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, haha. That's one of the main points behind her, bearing Tikal's power and likeness but not sharing the same inherent disposition and sense of duty.
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emperorshaokahn123 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016
the big big one reminds me of Crush Bandicoot
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, he is pretty similar! xD
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MaddieBat Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
awesome sauce!
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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BasherTheUC Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Did she just... turned to a dude??
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:iconcylent-nite:
Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, they're three separate characters just lined up.
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BasherTheUC Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I see. Sorry, it just looked like an evolution lineSweating a little... BTW, awesome drawing.
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, man. xD
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MontiRedDragon Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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MontiRedDragon Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
np
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TJBladeX Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2015
Kismet looks like he's on steroids. XD
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha. xD
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CryoCrystal23 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
These are so amazing! But to add some humor, Kismet has a look that says someone stole his food and he seriously wants it back xD
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can imagine that. xD
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thesupremejoyner98 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm just imagining tismet talking like Arnold schwarzenneger, or the Heavy from TF2 Laugh 
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOOOL I can probably imagine something like that. xD
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Maxout2 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
How the heck does 75% of one of the most nicest and purest characters SEGA ever made, turn into THAT?!
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
BECAUSE SCIENCE
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Maxout2 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
Yeah, MESSED UP SCIENCE!
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:iconcylent-nite:
Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I dunno, I THINK IT'S QUITE ELEGANT
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Maxout2 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
Well, that's because YOUR CRAZY- oh sorry I mean EXCENTRIC!
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Yosimio Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Student Digital Artist
lllD i swer i read the christmas tre hahah xDDDD
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahaha! xD
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SomeoneImSure Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
These guys are so well developed. Love their designs and backstories. Though I man curious about this Nega fellow and the Black Arms. hmmm

I need to brush on my Sonic history, I guess. :P
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahh, thank you so much! And haha, would be good to brush up.

Eggman Nega is, depending on which backstory you go with, Eggman's parallel from the Sol Dimension (Sonic Rush series), or Eggman's descendant 200 years in the future (Sonic Rivals series).

The Black Arms are an alien race introduced in the Shadow the Hedgehog game, and Black Doom, their leader, is Shadow's biological"father".
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SomeoneImSure Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, I remember them now. Neato!

If you ever think about redesigning Black Doom or any of the Eggman, I'd be most interested. :D
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've done a few Black Doom-related designs in the past, but I really should try to do more of Eggman, haha.
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FCUniverse Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's FRICKIN AWESOME!

Heck, your FC (In the middle) has the same name as my FC does. :D So awesome :D
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch! xD
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FCUniverse Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your Welcome :D
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KTHteam Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
same as me i like the middle one as well:happybounce: 
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FCUniverse Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah :D
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KTHteam Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah have you seen my drawings check cause so far some people like them:D
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FCUniverse Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I'm impressed :D
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KTHteam Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks i'll post more later:D so do u have sonic boom fan character?
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FCUniverse Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, but I was planning a sonic boom FC.
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KTHteam Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maybe I can help you i made all friends fc's just tell me the powers,gender,abilities, and etc. trust me this happens to me like all the time:D
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