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Anyway, this is Kagami, the daughter character I made for the villain of the first season of Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki, Kagato. Her name is one of the few that, while an obvious having obvious simliarities to Kagato’s name, I really liked, because it meant “mirror” and, as seems to be a pattern with most of my old OCs, acted and looked very similar to her related character.
The most I remember about Kagami really though, is that she was a clone. I want to say I remember there actually being sketches of this character and back in that time, I think I had given her smaller glasses like the one Kagato actually wears, but in the redraw here, thought the larger, round ones were cuter, haha. I also decided she would be a bit more arrogant now, instead of just quiet, cute and, innocent.
I would think just being around Kagato in general would instill a bratty, superiority in her, hence her questioning, maybe even judgmental look here.
This character, though, definitely wouldn’t work in a canon sense, even if cloning and the creation of sentient beings weren’t established universe possibilities (and as little as fan character canon-ness really means, considering, lol), if aware of Kagato’s real backstory, which I didn’t even know of until.... very recently.
Back in the day of even being into Tenchi was still the days of dial-up, so getting information, especially accurate information, was a bit difficult. That and they only recently dubbed and released the third and fourth seasons of Tenchi Muyo Ryo-Ohki that continued with the story and had throwbacks to the first season and Kagato.
For a bit of background, for those of you not familiar with the character, Kagato was a space pirate, infamously known for his stealing of artifacts and relics in the name of science, despite the destruction and damage his reclaiming of these objects would do. In the series, he attacks Earth to recapture one of the characters (Ryoko) once under his control so he could continue to use her power to wreck havoc.
In spin off for the character, and later in the series, it’s revealed that he was actually a creation of another character (Washu) who had tried to clone her passed colleague that had disappeared. Unfortunately, this creation went rogue and merged with what was a male version of Ryoko, and took off with a brainwashed Ryoko to do his own kind of science (from what I read lol)
Later on in the anime, Kagato’s female half actually makes an appearance because he had long ago discarded that part of him out of spite. I think it was because he viewed himself as his own being instead of whatever Washu had attempted to create in the first place.
Anyway, even though that version of Kagato merges with another character later in the series, along with some timeline reversal (I’m not as familiar with the later seasons of Ryo-Ohki, admittedly), it kinda makes the existence of my OC a bit awkward.
Another thing I remember was seeing an image of Kagato with a young boy on an alien planet. I assumed this was perhaps a son in some other media I hadn’t seen, but I’m still unsure of how official that image was and actually, haven’t been able to find it since. Again, it was from the time of dial-up, though a part of me thinks I MAY have saved it on a now long-lost floppy disk, which still kind of makes it moot point, hahaha.
Again, it’s all moot point anyway, considering OCs not even being canon because they’re OCs, so that rant was pretty pointless.
Series: Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Background: Strangely, for a character I again didn’t do much with, there is actually some development/background for Vilee here, which, according to my notes/ramblings, I clarified was pronounced “vi-lee” instead of like… “vil-ee” or however else you could think of to pronounce it. It seems I wrote a whole treatment up for Vilee and what reads as kind of a bad fanfiction of a sequel for Twilight Princess, and while I’ll abridge that here, I’ll link to a Google Doc with her background. I would link to the original dA submission, but considering it’s actually in Storage, I’m not sure how well that work work. In regards to the Google Doc, I have changed any of the content from the original description; I just spell checked it to get rid of some of the silly typos I tend to make when writing things down in a spurt of inspiration or whatever, hahaha. You’ll still get an unfiltered view of whatever writing style I had when I was 18-19, which could be fun.
Anyway, backstory/character stuff time: Vilee here was the daughter of Zant, who sought revenge after his rise and fall to power during the events of Twilight Princess. Her relation to Zant seem to be kept a secret and was relatively unknown, mainly for her protection. She still seemed to share his views and bitterness towards the succession of power in the Twilight Realm and was unquestioning to her father’s feelings towards it and was completely supportive of his quest to take the Throne.
Her aversion to the “unfairness” of the system only deepened after his defeat, so after his death, decided to tread down the dark path of forbidden magic that could hopefully resurrect him and provide greater power to use to attempt to take over once again.
Vilee’s dabbling in forbidden magic did grant her heightened abilities and powers, but as they are forbidden, came with a handful of downsides. The use of these long-forgotten spells and rituals effectively cursed her, branding her with painful markings which would eventually lead to the User turning to stone.
Her first attempts to bring Zant back also resulted in the unintended resurrection of Ganondorf, and though she wasn’t privy to his true role in Zant’s first uprising, she treated him with caution while seeing him as a useful tool in her plans.
The story would basically follow a similar setup to the one in Twilight Princess, with an older Vilee wielding an ancient artifact called the Scroll of Twilight (that actually causes her appear older than she actually is) and a Resurrected Zant taking over the Twilight Realm, though Vilee would take measures to avoid the mistakes of the first attempt, including Ganondorf’s utter disregard to their well being.
This means a heavy use of the Scroll and its forbidden magic, allowing both her and Zant to become even greater threats than Ganon and actually managing to wrangle his power under their control. Of course, this overuse and Vilee’s determination and desperation ultimately leads to her downfall, as the forgotten magic does take its full toll on her and turns her to stone. This leads to whatever power she had supplied to both her and Zant to fade away, allowing him to eventually be defeated as well.
Anyway, like I said, I’m trying to abridge the giant rant I already typed up forever ago, so I’m just gonna keep it at that. For the full character run down I wrote, click the little link here below.
I do actually have older art for this character, though, so let’s look at those next, haha.
I don’t have a lot of backstory for these older drawings, however, because they were just short, little concept things. Even though I did type up a long background treatment for the character, I didn’t do much with her beyond that.
I guess as a note, the armor is based off birds in this instance, even though I did love Zant’s original chameleon based armor. According to my notes, it’s supposed to be model off of birds of prey (which one, I haven’t the foggiest) and later is recolored to be gold, to then symbolize a phoenix, in relation to Zant’s resurrection.
These are the only things I have though for this character and looking back at it is a little cringe-inducing, mainly because of the old art, hahaha.
These were all done back in 2010 (according to when I posted them on dA anyway), so I was just out of high school and in my first years of college, so by this time, I had my Intuos4 and had moved to using Paint Tool SAI for all of my work.
Name: Rey Mustang
Series: Fullmetal Alchemist
Background: Another one with pretty little real development, but here’s Rey Mustang (I’m super good with names), who is Roy’s younger sister. I didn’t do much with her either, except for a failed RP board and a few RPs back on the good ol’ MSN when that was still a thing.
While part of the State Military, which she only joined to find her brother after he left, she isn’t an alchemist of any sort and instead worked more so with intelligence gathering. Later minor development of her led to her more or less being a spy and a master of disguise. She also had the distinct trait of not being able to cook, which seems to be a trope I still like to use.
Unfortunately, beyond that, haven’t done much else with her. That and her plausibility (which is a thing I consider way too much nowadays for things, even fan characters) is a bit up in the air, considering the actual timeline for the series. When she was created, only the 2003 anime had existed and I was behind on the manga, so she existed based off that alternate universe.
In the actual timeline presented in Brotherhood and with Roy’s background, she could exist, but it would be a very tight time frame for it to still be plausible. But again, that’s just a bunch of hoopla I spend way too much time thinking about lol.
There’s also, unfortunately, no old art for her either, nor any records of the aforementioned RPs. I combed through all my old sketchbooks and binders and… nothing :c
Series: Final Fantasy VII
Background: Not a lot for this one, but a pretty “obvious, bad” fan character to say the least. This is Sophie, another female clone, this time of Sephiroth from Final Fantasy VII. Really, in a way, I guess she’s a bit plausible, considering the remnants and such from the game and Advent Children and there being crazier things in Final Fantasy anyway, but that doesn’t matter much anymore.
I never really did much for her and there unfortunately is no old drawings of her. I do remember though, as the embarrassing thing I did with this character, is that I wrote a short fanfic for her and had asked a teacher to look it over. I don’t remember what the response to it was, though, and what happened to that fanfic is a mystery.
There’s a good chance it’s on one of the hard drives I pulled out of our old computers and there’s a possibility I could get it off there if I converted those to externals, but whoo boy that’s an adventure for another time, cause who knows what kind of old, crazy stuff I could find on those things.