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Can't We Be Friends?

By Eksafael
I just finished playing Shadow of the Colossus last night, and I have to say I always felt bad killing the colossi. They're so cool and majestic.... Plus, a few of them reminded me of giant teddy bears, with those round, adorable eyes. Sometimes, I wished Wander would just forget that stupid dead girl and ride the colossi in fan-f***ing-tastic adventures that didn't involve killing each other.

Bit of a doodle that turned into not-so-much of a doodle. The design of the colossus roughly follows one of the 16, but it's not exact, seeing as they're a bit ridiculous to get a look at while fighting and to find a profile shot of one via internet is pretty impossible too... or at least it was for me. :D

(Also, sorry about the zoom size, but I wanted you to at least see some of the detail I put into Wander.)
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I know what you mean; sometimes I almost feel sorry for the Colossi; sure the sixth Colossus is said to lust for power, but even then, like most of the Colossi, he's just protecting his territory. Hell, the thirteenth Colossus seems outright peaceful, not so much a vile monster as such a giant bird-dragonfly thing minding its own business.
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This is pretty much what I have been imagining a few past days. It would be awesome if I could just be friends with the colossi. I would love to be Cenobia's friend. I just love that little guy and always feel extra bad killing it.. It just wanted to chill and guard its lair. And then I come and kill it.
this makes me feel sad :( but its cute!!! :)
JinnTachi's avatar
This is cool. Me and a buddy just beat Shadow of the Colossus for PS3.
Its my 40th time and his first playing.
Eksafael's avatar
Oh man, is that an actual 40 or are you guessing? Because if I could keep track, I'd be about there too.
And thanks, lol. I have both the original for PS2 and the ICO and Shadow of the Colossus collection for PS3 . . . not gonna lie, just for the trophies (yesssss).
JinnTachi's avatar
its a guesstimate. And I used to have the PS2 version and had everything beaten and unlocked. Then I let my asshole half brother borrow it and he kept all my games and PS2 then pawned them later for cash.
Anyway long story short I got the PS3 collection, and I am noticing it feels a lot more buggy when trying to hold onto fur and keeping Wanderer stable. Makes Time Trials almost impossible. But I love both games, and the PS3 version was my first time at Ico since its been hard to find for PS2.
Neutral-Death's avatar
And then, *squish!* "Oops."
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Bionic-Kitty's avatar
i think part of the reason why this game is so great is that you really DO feel guilty for killing all of the Colossi. this pic is so cute i love the idea behind it
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DinoRat's avatar
Thats exactly what I think when I play! I've played it about....10 times through and now when I play, I just hop on a colossi and pet its head lovingly saying, ' You're gonna be my best friend!!!'.....but they just go 'OMG IT TALKS!!! GET IT OFF!!!!' *flails*
I'd want the one that I call 'Llama' as a buddy, or the bird one because it flies :3
Eksafael's avatar
lol, my roommate calls the fourth one the horse. I have a fan-art picture in mind of wander and agro riding it, being all epic and cowboy-esque.
DinoRat's avatar
That would be an interesting pic to see :D
Deideirine's avatar
i finished SotC a week ago. such a great game. i love it!
and this "not-so-much of a doodle"-doodle (XDDDD) is sooo amazing *_*
your desing follows pretty well the desing of the first colossus Valus.
well, i really wanted to be friends with all colossi, especially with the Lion Cenobia T_T
he was the smallest of all colossi *_*
i love the cutscene when he walked down of his roost ... poor Cenobia had to die too...
but i get off the point .... this piece of art is great! i mean, just look at Wander! so small and even so detailed!
however, your colossus is perfect too! LOVE IT :dance:
Eksafael's avatar
Haha, thank you! :D
Deideirine's avatar
you are welcome ^^
MaryAnime's avatar
This is very beautiful

I love your concept!! :love:
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MaryAnime's avatar
you´re welcome =D
Quolia's avatar
One of my favorite games :la: And I love how you portrayed the colossus & Wander! Wonderful work :clap:
Eksafael's avatar
Thanks! It's one of my favorites too. The fact that I actually did fan art for it is a lot coming from me, lol.
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