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Nintober 004. Medeus
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Published: October 20, 2008
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EDIT: From Nintobervilltch 2008, the progenitor for my annual Nintober project. Back then I only sketched 11 Nintendo villains rather than 31 monsters. It's 2012 and I'm redoing the old artwork and dragging them into the new template to make it one continuous project, if you like!

004. Medeus from the Fire Emblem Series in Manakete and Dark Dragon form.
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LittleAl16's avatar
Just a little pit of a correction here, it wasn't the humans that basically told the dragon tribes to assume human form. That was the idea that came from Naga, the Divine Dragon Queen.
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fryguy64Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah well, that's what I get for trusting Wikis ;)
Cheine's avatar
Don't worry your information is basically correct. Basically as humans rose to prominence and the world changed, Dragons lost power, Dragon Elders told them to assume human form to surivive.
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darkness-idounStudent General Artist
This picture of Medeus is pretty good. I like how his dragon form surrounds his human form. It was an idea I even had myself, but was never able to really pull it off. Alas, you did great~
The Dark Earth Dragon is always fun to draw. From bald-headed human form to big powerful Dragon. Again, good job.
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fryguy64Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. If I ever redo this piece and finish it, I'll try and make it a little more stylised, methinks :)
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darkness-idounStudent General Artist
Well, if you ever do, I will look forward to seeing it. :)
OldManRupee's avatar
This is a very cool composition. The poses just work really well!
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fryguy64Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks. I found it hard to find a pic of the dragon from the neck-down though :p
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Ah, the memories after i went through FE3. :nod:
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fryguy64Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooh! All the way through both chapters?
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yep, with the help of a FAQ of course.
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Looks great, I have yet to play any of the Fire Emblem games, but I've always been curious about them. (I hear they're easier to get into then most stredgey/RPG games.) I hear they're going to remake the original NES Fire Emblem (with Marth) for DS, and release it outside of Japan to.
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I really can't get into them. I find them cruel and punishing - I'm not a strategy/RPG man. Especially when said strategy/RPG kills your characters permanently, and is written entirely in Japanese ;)
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Acctually a few recent Fire Emblem titles have been relseased stateside. (No clue if they're on your side of the pond.) I hear they're good regardless of those things. And I'm not normally into stretedy/RPGs either, but I like to keep an open mind sometimes. ;)
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Yeah, they started coming out here the same time as the American versions. We're not THAT backwards in Europe ;)

I picked up the first couple DS games and the Gamecube game... but just... can't... get into it!
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<3

I love the story for the War of Darkness, so it's great to see the lead villain. (though I like Camus more)

Plus, mamkutes kick ass.
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fryguy64Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't think I made him look mean enough - oh well! ;)
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You wanna see his meanest look? Check out the Fire Emblem 11 design. Yours is more like the Famicom boxart one, methinks.
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fryguy64Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I found an old Famicom-esque piece of artwork that had a close-up of his upper body, so I used that. The intention was to make him look a bit like his original appearance ;)
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Ahh, makes sense.

And if you're curious, [link]
Cheine's avatar
Wind waker Ganon always reminded of Medeus.
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fryguy64Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There are some similarities. TWW Ganondorf has better hair... or indeed any at all ;)
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