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Mighty the Armadillo - Flex concept

By kureejiilea
Concept doodle for Mighty, debuting in the Sonic Universe "All For One" arc.

The basic idea with this one was to reflect Mighty's sort of "rough-and-tumble adventurer" type while making him fit in visually with the Sand Blasters. So he's got some fingerless gloves (which is apparently a popular concept for him?) and heavier hiking boots. I almost felt a little dirty going with the whole "thigh-pouch" thing, but to me, it's kind of hard to get something like a backpack or belt to consistently work well with Mighty's shell, so it seemed a practical choice in this case as well as something that fits the Sand Blaster aesthetic (at least it's just the one and not, like, twelve. With five swords. And three guns.). Then you've got some wraps and such because again, it seemed Sand Blaster-ish. Got a scrape, got a cut, tie a strip of cloth around it and keep going, it's hygienic enough!
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bluefantasy's avatar
I noticed the outfit he had on one of the covers was different than in the actual issue? Do you know what happened there?
kureejiilea's avatar
The covers are usually done somewhat in advance for the previews, but it was actually changed in the final print version.
bluefantasy's avatar
The cover of 48 has Mighty sporting a ballcap-type hat and some kind of strap around him, including his shell. The inner pages show him wearing the outfit he ended up with. Do I have some super-special-rare issue or something? ;P
kureejiilea's avatar
Oh, no, sorry, I meant that #49 had the outfits on the cover changed from the preview version. Still, yeah, it's just the pre-production kind of thing... distributors and such tend to want covers/blurbs in early so they can show previews ASAP.

Like with Mega Man, there was an early preview thingy written up that had placeholder names being used because the actual names were still being developed, and it was changed for the most part for the final version, but the version with the placeholders got posted somewhere regardless... @_@
LBDNytetrayn's avatar
Love Mighty and miss him in the games, so I'm digging this.

And you should totally make a version with the twelve pouches, five swords, and three guns, just for kicks. Heck, that would have made a great Off-Panel gag!
sendoki's avatar
Really nice concepts of Flex you have here! Good job on the boots. :D
I'm honestly not sure how much stuff you could fit in that tiny thigh pouch of his, but I suppose it at least looks nice on him. :lol:
kureejiilea's avatar
He uses it to store after-dinner mints. Just in case.
sendoki's avatar
I like that idea! He must get stinky breath often. :XD:
Trance88's avatar
I like it! I think the thigh pouch is cool. Makes perfect sense in his case. Cool ideas.
SLiDER-chan's avatar
He kind of reminds me of my concept for Rocky. XD Looks great, though!
kureejiilea's avatar
Ahhh, I'd forgotten about Rocky XD Didn't he have an earring? Because there was a joke variant of this design and... yeah.
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Mightymay's avatar
Nice artwork <3
Ziggyfin's avatar
Very great concepts. So will this be a re-design or just his look while being with the Sand Blasters?
Mightymay's avatar
sadly, we won't know until after February when the last comic comes out....
mistypine01's avatar
Excellentr art, Lea. Mighty looks awesome.
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