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Modest Medusa 882 by JakeRichmond Modest Medusa 882 by JakeRichmond
I appreciate all the comments with concern about Nintendo suing me into oblivion. I don't think thats going to happen. if Nintendo contacts me and asks me to stop (which they might) I of course will. Thats fine. Until then I'm going to keep telling the story I want to tell.
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Shmitz Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018
I figure you don't have much to worry about with novels like Ready Player One or Jim Hines's Magic Ex Libris series out there, not to mention the vast, vast well of fanfiction on the internet.
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Master-Geass Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I'm still not sure she knows what "Super Effective" means. Electric attacks do only normal damage against fairy types. It could be a critical.
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JakeRichmond Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018
They only call themselves Fairies.
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Master-Geass Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
I figured as much, but couldn't help myself. Still it doesn't look like anything that would be weak to electricity.
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Annqueru Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018
Hah! Lots of awesome :heart:
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shinigami1717 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's one scary fairy. Nice work, Jake! :)
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Cheetaur Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018
I think that was an owie for sure
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Fierce-Dities-Link Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018
Someone sure is enjoying their elves! XD
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Ethemy Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You got sued by Nintendo?? o.O Oh gosh I'm sorry man
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JakeRichmond Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018
Oh, no. It was by another company. And it wasn't even a lawsuit. It was just some legal bullying, but unfortunately it drove my small game company out of business when I tried to fight it. But this is a pretty different situation.
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Ethemy Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh man that sucks :s I hope you can get your company back
on track again some day.
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Vixen525 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Honestly I think it’s different enough to qualify under fair use as being ‘inspired by’ rather than copying.

It was a luck bunny summoned by magic, not a pokemon caught in a pokeball. It’s appearance is based on her interests, and you even showed how her sister’s luck bunny looked different.  It may look and fight similar to a Pikachu, with some minor style differences, but the storyline made it clear it is definitely not a genuine Pokemon, but a creature of magic who’s appearance and abilities were influenced by her love of pokemon.

Which, I actually know a fair bit about the topic because I’ve fought to take down art stealing websites in the past, so I’ve done research into copyright laws, Fair Use, take downs notices, and all that jazz.
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Redholm Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018
Where they would be able to get him is the fact that Modest is using the actual Ability names for Pikachu. If they really wanted to get him on something they would be able to get him on this. It's not right but they could. One way to avoid it would also be to give this one a Brown tipped tail. Which would be more different from the original but still very recognizable :P
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Vixen525 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Well the ability names are little more than random words, not really anything distinctively named like the various specific terms like ‘pokeball’ and what not. I doubt this would be significant enough to get on Nintendo’s radar. Usually companies focus on things that are more directly copying their work, like if it was captured in a ball then battled a different pokemon.
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Redholm Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2018
Well yea. That's why I said that if they really want to get him they could use this. As I don't know if this would be transformative enough to not be.
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JakeRichmond Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018
I think you're probably right (but I'm no expert at all) but I also know that, if Nintendo wants to, they could sue me into oblivion for pretty much anything, and theres not much I can do. But i doubt they'd want to. Its not worth their time at all. What they may do is send a cease and desist order. Thats happened to me before (for a non-Modest Medusa releated project years ago). If they do I'll go ahead and comply. No big deal. 
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scared192 Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2018
That face! oh, the horror!
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