This is based on an actual a scene from The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Looking at Majora's Mask...it is a really dark game!
The masks that change your form were all obtained from characters who had tragically died and left loved ones behind, and when you use these masks Link hunches over and screams in pain.
You also deal with a lot of other ghosts/dead characters, there is Pamela's father turning into a Gibdo, you have Anju and Kafei (namely the results of mucking up that side quest) the monkey being dunked in a cauldron (I thought they killed him) there is the attack on the cows at the Ranch (freaked my sister out something fierce) there is the song Elegy of Emptiness...
And all the while the Apocalypse is approaching and we get to see how upset everyone is, and you get this dramatic end of the world scene...
So we have a game focused on the end of the world and death.
No seriously, I love this game, it just seems like it should be rated Teen not E
What struck me most was the whole Mikau thing, for many reasons...namely because we see him die!
All other deaths are past tense.
And I wanted to approach his death in a more touching way than the game did because...uh...his "let me sing of what happened" *insert spazzy song here* was awkward. The manga handled the entire thing better, it had him peacefully sitting there playing his guitar, partly because it was the only thing he could offer as thanks to Link and mostly because he wanted to play one last time (the line I used is from the manga)
Both did handle his passing nicely, with his dying vision of bing back with the band...
But both versions did not handle the eggs thing so well, the eggs in the end get disregarded... In the game I was like "Lulu you have babies go visit them damnit!"
And how does everyone think Zora Link is Mikau <_<; the lack of tattoos alone are a dead giveaway.
BUT Looking past any awkwardness, it is rather touching:
Mikau was mortally wounded trying to get back Lulu's eggs, it is never stated that he is the father but that is very likely the case since he shows so much concern. Aside from Lulu, music and the band are the love of his life, after entrusting Link with the task of completing his quest, Mikau plays one last song, leading to Mikau's dying vision of being with the band and his girl.
...He was going to be a father, and he died ;__;
Now as for the artwork.
-There are three visual versions of Mikau! I based the belt off the manga, the head tattoos and spots off the game graphics, the guitar is a combo of all three, and the arm tattoo is based on the official art.
-I gave Lulu a microphone since it looked awkward with just her mouth open.
-And since the game was rated E it could not have blood...yes he could have died from internal injury but considering the pirates weapons I think him getting slashed is very likely.
PS I fecking LOVE Japas! His design is so cool, hippie Zora for the win! X3
Oh and there was this running gag I had with a commenter on my dark fanart who was like "quit killing Link" I did a piece with Sheik and they were like "fine just kill everyone" well...you can't blame me for this one, Nintendo Killed him!
Line art via pencil and paper, colored by mouse in Corel Painter X
More of my dark fanart