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Eric the Big Tank Engine by Galaxy-Afro Eric the Big Tank Engine by Galaxy-Afro
Another one of :iconwildnorwester:'s characters redone with new colors, new lamps, an added crew, and a brand new face! In addition to appearing as a regular in WildNorWester's Sodor the Modern Years, Eric is also a main character in the fantastic Stories of Sodor by Victor Tranzig on Youtube! If you haven't watched it, I suggest that you do, it's really well-written and tells an alternate history of Sodor with new characters and a new lore, all told by Edward himself! For those of you who have a problem with Edward being demoted to a supporting character in Big World, Big Adventures, then I suggest you watch it! ~ Afro

Edits ~ Added a new number 12, edited face, and added both NWR and Sodor Rail variants.

The character Eric belongs to :iconwildnorwester:, and the sprite was originally made by :iconjamesfan1991:.
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TobyandMavisforever Featured By Owner May 5, 2018  Student General Artist
Apparently, in Victor Tranzig's series Eric is shipped with Molly. Don't get me wrong, I like shipping, (it's in the username), but the fact it's WNW's OC being shipped with someone else is a bit concerning. And for the record, Lily's shipped with Douglas in that same series and apparently Gordon had feelings for her at one point. Again, I'm a bit concerned.
Galaxy-Afro Featured By Owner May 5, 2018  Student Writer
Nothing to be concerned about honestly. Victor knows what he is doing in the series, and as far as I know, there's no set rules on these characters.

Stories of Sodor is an alternate universe, where Victor makes his own rules. If we didn't have that as fans, then ALL of our series would be quite dull and repetitive.

Because of shipping wars between fans, I'm nervous to reveal who's getting with who on Sodor. Some will be shocking!
TobyandMavisforever Featured By Owner May 5, 2018  Student General Artist
Yeah, WNW said he didn't like shipping with his OCs. I highly respect that and wish to follow his rules. I do agree Victor knows what he's doing, and I found the Thomas/Kate(Lady) shipping quite adorable to watch.

I was a bit put off when the Scottish Twins' backstory was completely changed because I absolutely love the real backstory for them and it shows how dedicated they were and how much they care about each other. The fact Donald was told off for bashing the breakvan rubbed me the wrong way, as did the fact it was Douglas who crashed into the signal box, because I made up a headcanon where Donald crashed into the signalbox on purpose to stop Sir Topham Hatt from sending Douglas back to Scotland. But, when I looked past that, I realised that it was kinda intreasting to rework it that way for this series.

I don't really care who ends up with who, just as long as whoever created the OCs is cool with it.
RattlerJones Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2017  Student Filmographer
Galaxy-Afro Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2017  Student Writer
Thanks, just needed a re-do on the sprite, because I really enjoyed Eric's character! ~ Afro
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