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Nintober 008. Medusa
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Published: October 22, 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!

008. Medusa from Kid Icarus

This was perhaps the biggest update to the original sketch. I took more design elements from the new version of Palutena, but wanted to keep her in monster form.
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DaBrontoBurt16's avatar
DaBrontoBurt16Student Traditional Artist
Pit: She's hideous! Me: OMG!! That face of Medusa is hideous!
Chalphy's avatar
I must say, I approve of this redo featuring her 21st century design. Looks much better.
PaperMatt202's avatar
Wait, this is 2008? Then why does she look like her appearance in a 2012 game?
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fryguy64Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Because I'm psychic. No really, I'll prove it! I predict the answer you seek may be found in the image's description or in my latest journal entry... Spooky! ;)
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FanficFetishistHobbyist Writer
She's getting a major facelift in the upcoming Kid Icarus game...

Here she is: [link]
Cheine's avatar
Medusa is actually in the head at the end, her true form looks completly different from the manual art.

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Cheine's avatar
Her true from is at at 2:35.
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fryguy64Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Her true form is just lest chubby... there's not enough detail to decide whether she looks like the official art or not.

But then that's like complaining that my Ridley didn't look like NES Ridley... characters change and evolve - usually from official artwork.
Beau-Skunk's avatar
Nice take on the classic villain. I like how you gave her a body. (Considering all you see of her giant form in the game, is the face.)
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fryguy64Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used official artwork for the body. If I only had the face to go on, I'd probably have played it safe and stuck with that ;)
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FlintofMother3Professional Filmographer
looks just like the one in the artwork. Somehow I remember that when you defeated her in Kid Icarus, she turned into a much slender woman and collapsed.
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fryguy64Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, I was using the artwork as reference ;)

Yeah, she seems to have a much slimmer sprite. No idea what that was about.
Dinosaurprince's avatar
Awesome! Medusa should have been in Brawl!
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fryguy64Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Couldn't you say that about ANY Nintendo character?
tveye363's avatar
tveye363Student Digital Artist
'Das a huuuuge bitch!
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fryguy64Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are not wrong.
YoungLink19's avatar
For some reason I'm thinking of Meusa as "your average housewife". That's what she looks like here.

And no. She's not anywhere as ugly as she is n the game.
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fryguy64Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dude... you must have one UGLY wife!! ;)
DasherKoopa's avatar
Poor Palace in the Sky.

Well in the game, she's INSIDE the giant face. She's just mutated for her evil deeds, and the one who punished her was Palutena, which lead to the whole game.

I can't wait for tomorrow's! Giegue is amazingly deep and evil, I can't wait to see.
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fryguy64Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, I've been enveloping myself in the world of Mother all evening to get a good run up on tomorrow's sketch ;)
DasherKoopa's avatar
What game, the third?
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fryguy64Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No, music and YouTube videos of all three ;)

Somehow I don't think Mother 3 will help much with a Giygas sketch :p
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She's so huge here! :o
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