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Fr. McCarthy by HugaDuck Fr. McCarthy by HugaDuck
*screams in horror*

YES! Another character! Technically just a human version of Elias from TheEnemyWithin, but another character none-the-less.

Unlike most of my Irkens to Humans, who kept their typical occupation, Elias just went from a 'dentist-playing-medic' to a Catholic priest.
I dunnoooo, I was just looking through my folder, fishing out all my unfinished sketches and found an old drawing of Elias as a human. Tweaked the design a bit, and decided, what the heck, I don't have any ordained OCs... let's make him a priest!!
And not only is he my first ordained, but my first OC WITH A NOSE THAT POINTS DOWN!
(this is a big deal guys. I'm trying to break out of the 'cloned face syndrome.')

He will most likely get a role in White Roses as I flesh out plot and side character cast, but for now he's just another floating character.

Oookie dokie so name~ Father Elias McCarthy.  No middle name yet. Goes by Fr. McCarthy.
lol, so to find his last name, I went through census lists from like the early 1900s, and I had this big list of possibilities, but then I saw McCarthy and just flipped. XD IS LIKE... AMG ONE OF THE BEST NAMES EVER!! 8U

So if he ends up in WR, he will be a chaplain for the relief group. Not sure if he belongs to any specific order yet, so hence the two different outfits I had him in up thar. He is about 30 years old and has mainly Irish and Russian bloodlines. Similar to TEW Elias, he's a tall guy, not all that physically strong and can be rather clumsy at times. He's not as unstable as TEW Elias though, and has a lot more emotional self-control.

True to his surname, which I ironically found to mean 'loving,' McCarthy's got a big heart and is motivated by his want to be of service to others. He's generally willing to do what ever he can to help those around him. However, he doesn't do too well when put in highly stressful situations, and in order to keep his sanity, often needs a time out from being social. He's very much the introvert, regaining his energy from time he has alone. This can knock him off balance as being the chaplain for a relief group, who's out and about all the time helping in the recovery of towns (WR is set in a post-nuclear war era) he doesn't get a lot of time to rejuvenate, so on the rough days, he runs on coffee and support from his friend, Kat.

As stated earlier; physically, he's got the grace of an intoxicated giraffe trying to get a drink of water. He can sprint, but when it comes to long distance, he's dying, (despite those long gangly legs) and lacks a lot of upper body strength as well. Never was good at sports as a kid, always had his head buried in a book. He did play baseball with a rag-tag team of teens from his neighborhood when he was younger, but he certainly wasn't a star player.

McCarthy LOVES making people laugh. Getting people to smile are one of the reasons he keeps doing what he does. And while he does try to keep some pretty good jokes up his sleeve, not all of them make a big impact and a lot of the times with some of his cheesier jokes, people just leave him hanging and then there's just an all-around feeling of awkwardness. :I

McCarthy is also a man of history and science. (this comes in handy in religious debates) and in fact, he was interested in teaching history at one of the recovering schools until he joined the seminary. His science side is mainly in the subject of biology with a little astronomy. (this is where the TEW Elias shines through a bit) He may not be a doctor, but he can treat shock, set bones, diagnose issues and a few other various first aid notes. Just another asset that makes him a valuable member to the team.

So yep.... I'm sure he'll make several appearances in the future.


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PaintFeathers Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018  Student Filmographer
Is this the first picture of him ever??
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HugaDuck Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh, yes! It is!
Well, as a human.
Fr. McCarthy's character actually dates back to when I was just drawing fan-characters of the show, Invader Zim. Elias was a dentist. I REALLY am not sure what the line of mental progression that led to Fr. Elias McCarthy was, but I am glad it happened.
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PaintFeathers Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018  Student Filmographer
I greatly appreciate the fact that you just had Invader Zim OCs and then decided to turn him into a priest instead.
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HugaDuck Featured By Owner Edited Mar 4, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Changing all of my IZ fan characters to humans was a long process and occasionally one still pops up and I end up designing a human version for the heck of it. A LOT of my characters that I have now have some root in one of my IZ kids.

Looking back on the year Fr. McCarthy was created and heavily developed, I believe that was when I'd discovered this one artist who had a Jesuit missionary character that had been possessed by some Native American spirit. That was the first time that I'd seen someone have a really fleshed out, cleric character. I'd never thought about having a priest character before. Fr. McCarthy also came out of my desire to make a genuinely human, Catholic priest. So many depictions of priests I've found now are they're either so holy, you'd think they were dead and already a saint, or they're just horrible, disgusting human beings meant to mock Catholic clergy. I wanted to make a priest character who was more like... well you know, a normal human being who happened to be ordained as a Catholic priest.
I know a few people who didn't like that I had a priest character who was a little more human than perfectly holy, but... if I'm going to accurately depict a human being, he's got to have his weaknesses and odd quirks as well as strengths and piety.
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PaintFeathers Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018  Student Filmographer
Oh yeah I agree, it's really interesting and fun seeing your characters because of that.
You make DeviantArt a better place with your priest OCs for sure. It's nice knowing the back story now hahaha!
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HowlingFlames Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
he looks like a priest 
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HugaDuck Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
well um.... that's 'cuz he IS  a priest....
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HowlingFlames Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
no he's not
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HugaDuck Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
um.... no..yeah, he is.
Sorry, but ah... I DID create him and all......
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HowlingFlames Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
XD relax I'm kidding
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HugaDuck Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lol, I wasn't upset X3
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Cooliberta Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
I like him!XD
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HugaDuck Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
^^ thanks!
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Cooliberta Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Welcome!X3
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