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Marathon fanart II

By juzo-kun
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Adesso è il turno del marine!
Bigger Guns Nearby è il nome del secondo livello del primo capitolo, dove bisogna guadagnarsi quell'ammazzasette che fa bella mostra di sé nel disegno.

(...qualcuno ha detto Freud?)

solito momento di autocritica lagnosa:
...il volto non mi è venuto un gran che...

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The Marine from Bungie's Marathon games.

"Biggers gun nearby" is the name of the level where the player first find that, er, bigger gun. (first installation, second level).
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Snowy-Aegis's avatar
Snowy-AegisHobbyist Digital Artist
I never did understand how you reloaded the MA75 from M1. I'm pretty sure the big wheel is the grenade mag, but no sign of the AR magazine.
juzo-kun's avatar
...uh. You're right! I never thought at that.
Adananian's avatar
AdananianHobbyist General Artist
Sorry for replying too late. I :love: his outfit that suits me well.
Agent-G245's avatar
Agent-G245Hobbyist General Artist
I'd like to use a piece of this picture for a project I'm building, if you don't mind.
Agent-G245's avatar
Agent-G245Hobbyist General Artist
The picture in question is this: Multiverse timeline by Agent-G245
juzo-kun's avatar
OK! let me know when it's finished :)
Agent-G245's avatar
Agent-G245Hobbyist General Artist
The picture's been updated as such:Timeline, complete by Agent-G245 And the whole fanfiction is also done. I uploaded it to here as well as DA: archiveofourown.org/works/5880…
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GAG-CorruptinatorHobbyist General Artist
Give me a D.
Give me a U.
Give me a R.
Give me a A.
Give me a N.
Give me a D.
Give me a A.
Give me a L.

What does that spell? Durandal? No. It spells: A-W-E-S-O-M-E!

Nice work on the drawing, colors, and details! You earn a Fav!

Snowy-Aegis's avatar
Snowy-AegisHobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome pic! Yu really slap-bang got the 1st assault rifle iteration. Well done!
BrutalityInc's avatar
Look at this guy.

This man is a security officer serving upon a hallowed-out-asteroid-turned-colony-ship in the distant future. He is an average joe who just does his job guarding a corridor and have no high hopes for the future beyond the next coffee break and the next payday. He's the sort of person who in any first person shooter would just be an expendable NPC.

And then SHIT WENT REAL, aliens attack the colony ship without warning. His shuttle had been blown up, his colleagues are slaughtered left and right, and soon he's all that's left between the colony ship and an endless horde of alien invaders. 

And what does this guy do? 

He picked up a gun, and went blazing on every alien motherfucker in his sight. The Pfhor aliens threw armies of Fighters, Troopers, Hunters, Enforcers, Juggernauts  even their own High Pfhor commanders, and he wiped the floor with all of them. With the help of the last functional AI computer Leela aboard the ship, he was able to show up at the right places, at the right time, in every important instance to wreck havoc against the alien forces make a difference against the foes.

And, PLOT TWIST, shit went EVEN WORSE, with one of the other Human AIs Durandal turning out to have not only survived the attack, but had gone Rampant, and subsequently takeover the ship during the chaos and sent the Security Officer into the Pfhor ship, RIGHT AT THE HEART OF THE ENEMY FORCES. Does the security officer falter against the endless hordes? NO, he not only went on to FUCK UP THEIR DAY from the inside, he freed the Pfhor alien's slave race the S'pht and kick started a slave rebellion against the Pfhor, before he escapes back to the colony ship and wipe the floor with the last aliens while Durandal took over the Pfhor ship. 

And through it all, he isn't a super-soldier - he is just an ordinary man, placed in a terrible situation, facing impossible odds, used as a pawn to greater schemes on multiple occasions, and despite it all, he not only manage to persevere, he managed to SAVED THE DAY. 

And that... is only what he did in the FIRST game. 

Never played Marathon, and I IMMENSELY REGRET that I never had and probably never will. This Security Officer is THE KING!
Le-Mat's avatar
Not so average as it might turn out, as he might be the missing 10th Mjolnir Recon number 54 BattleDroid. Those are just assumptions, and there is a large dispute around it. But if this was true, I say this makes him even more of a badass.
BrutalityInc's avatar
Huh, never knew that. If it's true, then he's a badass. If it's not, it makes him even MORE badass - in that he did it not as a supersoldier but as a NORMAL, badass Human being; you know, the kind of people who would normally get red-shirted or break down in clusterfuck situations like what he faced. 
Le-Mat's avatar
Durandal refers to him as something more than a human a couple of times. It's all in the details of how AI's refer to him, with most significant "Conditioned Unit 7" by Tycho in Infinity.
Nevertheless, even if he is that cyborg, he seems not to be fully aware of it.
Snowy-Aegis's avatar
Snowy-AegisHobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, it's pretty widely believed he's the tenth Battleroid. And also, he doesn't actually just guard a corridor, in the attack he was woken up from stasis, as was everyone else on the Marathon. The Marathon was similar to a generation ship, but everyone was frozen, hence the AIs, to command it in the meantime. That's why for ages you don't see anybody else, really, save for a couple scattered BOBs-They're all either waking up or dead.
juzo-kun's avatar
For someone who has never played the game, you seem to have quite a grasp on the initial story! :)

[The engine was made available as open source and now all three game are playable for free if you are interested in some really retro-looking FPS.]
BrutalityInc's avatar
I read the plot somewhere else on the net. It was quite a story. 
juzo-kun's avatar
But not all the story ;)
Snowy-Aegis's avatar
Snowy-AegisHobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, wow, in comparison to Durandal and Infinity, Marathon was actually slightly lacking in story. And of course, Infinity is still one of the biggest mind screws in gaming history.
LtLuger's avatar
Dude, this is one of the best drawings of the Marine I've seen on DA in a long time. Just thought i'd say that.
tehbohemian's avatar
you really captured the "badassity" of the security officer able to go through the craziness durandal has planned...
tehbohemian's avatar
Such a criminally underrated game, this game needs a remake, bad.
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SCW-DurandalHobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks amazing! I love the detail on the assault rifle :D
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