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Boreal Force

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Back in October of 2016, I started posting a series of profiles for characters that were part of a superhero project I called Boreal Force. It took me a very long time to actually complete this piece as I put off drawing the supporting characters and villains due to a lack of enthusiasm for the heroes.

Premise

Boreal Force is a paramilitary strike team created as a joint operation between all of Canada's branches of military and intelligence. Each member is enhanced through a combination of science and magic, then given their own unique vehicle. Think: Beast King GoLion, Gundam or Super Sentai. 

A lot of inspiration for the mythological elements come from First Nations folklore, especially Ojibwe stories. For instance, a couple of the villains are creatures from Ojibwe folklore and each of the heroes carries a magical totem with them that helps them channel their animal abilities. It's also worth noting that two of the characters (Canis and Ursus) are First Nations.

Characters

There are five members of Boreal Force, each one coming from a different part of military/intelligence. Canis (in red) is the leader and the others on the team consist of Ursus (second-in-command), Gavia (the scout, brains), Rangifer (the heart of the group), and Castor (the newbie). They are overseen by Director Rani Singh, with additional assistance by team psychiatrist Doctor Satomi Nakamura.

The primary villains I created for the onset are Alvar Krol (the Big Bad), Eira (a witiko), and Ciar (an underwater panther).

For more information about the primary characters, you can view their profiles below.

Canis: fav.me/damqzop
Ursus: fav.me/danikdy
Rangifer: fav.me/daoe2po
Castor: fav.me/dap270r
Gavia: fav.me/daqjuwo

Shout Outs

I do want to take this time to say that this team was influenced by my watchers as a result of a poll I hosted a while back. I'd asked them to rank iconic Canadian animals and Boreal Force was thus inspired by the results. I want to give a shout out to those of you that had voted on the poll. Specifically, I'd like to thank GDupons, Godzilla713, bjv016, Jose-Ramiro, kingziggy, Steelpoodle, Gold-Reaper, m4gichat, SargimusPrime, Jovan2013, DanFalcon, K-Jounin, Biruka, Thoth23 and ParisNJones.

As always, I love hearing from you all so please feel free to leave your thoughts in the comments section. If you all would like to see more of my original characters, please let me know.

Enjoy! :)
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ArtIdiotGuy222's avatar
Before I start anything, could I get a context on the name?