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Mocking SHODAN by DeepChrome Mocking SHODAN by DeepChrome
I've had this one sitting around as lineart for a while, mostly because I wasn't entirely happy with my earlier humanization for SHODAN. So here's a new one, mostly inspired by my having SHODAN as my desktop wallpaper for the past two weeks. I realized that her face looked like it was made up of cables, and the "hair" was basically cables. So I thought....this woman would totally be made up of cables smooshed into something approximating a human shape - sufficiently creepy and unsettling to suit SHODAN. I also put in a bit of an homage to the Borg Queen in that stretch of chest and neck being visible too. ;) Jade Harley's Dread Shuffle skirt from Homestuck is also an inspiration for SHODAN's bottom half there. Hehe.

Anyways I really liked the idea that SHODAN (as referenced in ~MuriraRK's GLaDOS has an Ex comic) also has this thing for trying to get humans to join up with her, and always get killed by said humans when they realize she's just a manipulative, evil, digital b*tch...

Okay GLaDOS is way less of one than SHODAN, relatively speaking, but still... >_>

But I thought it'd be hilarious if my character and GLaDOS had a few things in common: finding the completely ridiculous irony in SHODAN having a humanoid form of any kind. Ahahahaha.

GLaDOS is copyright Valve
SHODAN is copyright Looking Glass Studios and Irrational Games
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:iconaugustow08:
Augustow08 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017
Read all that in their voices lol
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:iconasantai:
Asantai Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016
okay, GLaDOS, that is most definetly a cackle face.
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:iconpokeyfluffytail:
PokeyFluffytail Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2015
SHODAN: "glaaaaAAA-GLaDOS has b-b-b-been officially retired. (retired~) (retired...)"
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can hear that in my head now...hehehee. :D
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:iconpokeyfluffytail:
PokeyFluffytail Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015
Glad I could help with that~ x3
Hehe~ ^u^
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Wakko666 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
GLaDOS is nothing compared to SHODAN
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah I've found this out recently. :D Guess who's now my favorite AI? ^__^ -points to the line of SHODAN-themed stuff in her gallery-
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:iconlordomegaz:
LordOmegaZ Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
shodan meets hal-9000 maybe?
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dunno. I think she'd find him boring. XD
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kah0922 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2014  Student Artist
GLaDOS looks more like Nemissa in this...
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:iconxconceptartx:
XconceptartX Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014
Well in the end of SS2 Shodan possess or fusion with a women survivor. I think she no only want a new hacker, she want all the universe.
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah that's pretty much SHODAN for ya.

At least that hacker won't be footing the bill for a zillion dinners cause she doesn't eat. XD
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UberChimerism Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I've always wondered how convos between GLaDOS and SHODAN would go...

Also, am I the only one who thinks GLaDOS could've been the love child of SHODAN and HAL from 2001: A Space Odyssey?
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That I could sort of see, given GLaDOS has that mix of adorable and crazybitch. :D
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UberChimerism Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Okay, now I'm imagining this:

:iconshodanplz:: GLaDOS! Wh-wh-what did I t-tell you about playing with in-in-insects?
:iconportalgladosplz:: But Mommy! They're so much fun to play with!

:giggle:
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:lmao:
Oh my God ahaaahaahaha.
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:iconuberchimerism:
UberChimerism Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
And now I wanna see a lineart of that! :XD:
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:iconthewildwestpyro:
TheWildWestPyro Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Student Writer
GlaDOS. Always. Wins. Period. 

Because even though SHODAN's the better villain, her stutter ruins it. 
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hahahaha, I'm totally thinking SHODie needs a voice makover. XD
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Dethcon5001 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
SHODAN is best waifu? :o lulz
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zergking3 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014
Do you mind if I crop the SHODAN pic and use it as my avatar pic on another site (Citing where I got the pic, and links to the original)
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure. As long as you're citing where you got it, and linking back to my piece here on DA, I'm cool with it. :D
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zergking3 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
I shall. Thanks
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orribu Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh my goodness this is gold ; w;
I love the way you designed the human translations; it's freaking brills! :'D
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :D
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:iconorribu:
orribu Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome ;u;
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davidprogamer64 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
you know who you should draw next. some one from half-life 2 , i was inform'd that GLaDOS hates people from black mesa.
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah yes Still Alive is a pretty good information source. I think someone's topped me on that with a picture of Gordon Freeman in the Extended Relaxation Vault.... XD
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davidprogamer64 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013

I Just got done beting system shock 2 . . . . . . . . . :icondarkrageplz: SHES ONE CRAZY ASS BI**H

and by the way. is that GLaDOS in the white?

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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep. My android design for her. Good spot without any real obvious clues about who she was. Most people come on this piece from following me for the Portal fanart of the same android design. *shrugs* :D
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PokeyFluffytail Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013
Meh, she's still better than Glados in my opinion. :3
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
To each their own. :D
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:iconpokeyfluffytail:
PokeyFluffytail Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Exactly why I said "My opinion" XD

Though Glados is still cool. ^_^

I just find SHODAN way better. :3
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Psydoneus Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD
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R3tr0r0ck3r Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Great drawing of a humanoid SHODAN! (beats the one that was at the end of the game, I think).

I can't help but think that it's extremely foolish to mock SHODAN to her face. Not a clever idea O__O
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The only reason ANYBODY is doing it is because GLaDOS is. :D

I have an updated version I need to post. Might go ahead and do that. :D
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QueenofHell0666 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
I like SHODAN more the GLaDOS for some reason even in design SHODAN is better I guess because she has human like face rather then a single optic like GLaDOS
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LordOmegaZ Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD epic

i'd follow shodan any day ://3
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Ellrc Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really love the designs, they fit the games' styles rather well.

And oh yeah, hot superAI catfight!
*Watches them play minesweeper against another*
So hot.
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you. :D
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Judjin Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012
The real irony is that I just stare brainlessly at SHODAN's humanoid form for like half an hour. God, she really looks pretty. Oh, what a creepy fanboy I am...
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I've seen worse. Don't worry about it. XD;;
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:iconjudjin:
Judjin Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012
Well, the problem -is- that I don't worry, I guess. Nice drawing, that's for sure.
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :D
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Userdrone39575-B Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Okay, I know that this is subjective, and you won't like it, but judging from your comments I do not believe that you understand SHODAN's character, because you have not actually played the games. SHODAN is scary, and -this is important- competent. Her death traps do kill you, her tricks take you in, and she has an ego large enough to be a great classic villain. No, she isn't funny like GLaDOS is - she isn't meant to be. GLaDOS will snipe at you with sarcasm until you got to her chamber, where she'd release a slow acting neurotoxin. SHODAN would try to kill you right from the start, and in fact surrounded her 'throne room' with hard x-rays so that even entering would kill you, in addition to elite cyborg guards.
...Sorry. I get personal over stuff like this sometimes.
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*Shrugs* That's okay. This was supposed to be a humor piece, not one showcasing how scary SHODAN is. I have a friend who did play the game, and explained enough to me. I don't deal much in her because one) I do agree she's supposed to be a beyond-anything-scary AI who actually has smarts about how to kill humans, and two) I don't have enough of a handle on the way she talks and the words she uses to pull off a serious characterization anyways.

So pretty much all you'll see out of me as far as SHODAN references are humor pieces.

Lately my focus is back on GLaDOS these days anyways, so I doubt you're going to see much of SHODAN, if at all.

And no, people mischaracterizing characters I know well would get on my nerves too. Don't remind me of the cute Vocaloid android designs for GLaDOS. :| Blergh.
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Userdrone39575-B Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012
Thank you for replying in the first place, and for not getting...flamey.
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agh, I honestly don't know enough about SHODAN, so there's no reason for me to feel defensive. What I know is based off Wiki, and my one friend who says she's pretty much a very nasty pro-machine racist. >:D As in lethal. Insane but competent I think does fit what I know of her.

So in general, I pretty much agree with you. And I was aiming for comedic impact only on this piece. Realistic!SHODAN wouldn't have had a humanoid form like that to start with, IMHO.

(You're talking to someone who has a bit of an attraction to GLaDOS' robot form, so it's not like I need an AI character to have a humanoid form...)
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The-Patchman Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
SHODAN is by far the creepiest AI ever, she has a god comlex
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:icondeepchrome:
DeepChrome Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, she's pretty creepy just for that alone, nevermind some of the other stuff she does.
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