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Giygas by Lord-Zymeth Giygas by Lord-Zymeth
Giygas, the last boss from Earthbound and one of my favorite videogame villains. I never liked the game until I found out about Giygas, really. He's a lot like Majora, only even more insane. He's essentially a psychic embodiment of sheer evil and pure insanity and the enemy during one of Nintendo's most emotionally draining boss battles. He's also one of Nintendo's most tragic characters, being not necessarily evil, but so confused, depressed, and absolutely insane that he becomes a threat to the state of every living being throughout the timestream.

The original Giygas sprite was only a spiraling blood red face, screaming in pain, since he had no technical physical body. But I tried to give him a more corporeal form while still retaining that surreal, spiraling, whispy look.

The Blur Tool in Photoshop is GREAT for that same whispy look as well. I also used an in-game shot of him as a minor background element. I added that little pinpoint of light in his chest because... well I dunno, it just seems fitting for him.
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DreamRevolution Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
There's a Black "Hole" on the Chest of Your Take on Giygas. Like He Had lost His Heart or something? Was that on Purpose?  
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Guyverman Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2014
Are you aware of the whole abortion symbolism associated with the character?
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Kyra2286 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I thought he symbolized rape? 
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memes4evar Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
I think he symbolizes both, watch game theory to find the answer
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Kyra2286 Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, thanks. Mind giving me a link to the video?
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memes4evar Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015
sorry don't know how to make a link but this is the title of the video: Game Theory: Earthbound, The Dark Side of Mother. Just search this on youtube
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NorthStars4ever Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
best final boss ever! no, best boss ever! and this song is the best boss battle music: www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3nYwT…
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ShinyGamez Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
in 3rd grade after merely watching a video game of this guy i slept in my parents room for months, but that was a little phase, now he doesnt scare me at all.
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ShinyGamez Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i mean just a video not a video game
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:icondeadlytowerssux:
DeadlyTowersSux Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
This asshole gave me nightmares...
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:icondreamlandwarrior:
DreamLandWarrior Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That asshole is more depressed than a jerk :/
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smokehunter2 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Student Artist
What exactly IS Giygas anyway?
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Kingdomkey202 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Origionally, he was an alien sent to earth to stop the spread of PSI, which happened because his race abducted a couple, and the man started studying said powers. At the end of the game, the grandchild of the couple, Ninten, defeats Giygas, but the alien goes insane. Somewhere between that game and Earthbound, his body is destroyed and he turns into the swirling void of negative emotion you see before you.
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DubstepWraith Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A cosmic embodiment of destruction, and the most tragic character to ever exist. Because he represents abandonment, insanity, sadness, and hatred.
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kentaurosman Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fucking Giygas, man.
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TechZeroPyro Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
Actually...your pic really does call attention to the fact that Giygas is hard to image. We can see him right on the screen, but...what exactly is he? The final battle is hard to picture in my mind's eye.

Okay, he doesn't really need to touch the kids, what with his "incomprehensible" psychic attacks....and since all the kids' attacks are futile anyway, there's no real reason he even needs a physical form, and it would help explain why the fight goes so poorly.

Do you bash this screaming red mass with your baseball bat? Or that one?
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HatcherWarrior Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
WHEREZ MEH SHAWTGAWN!?!?!?!?
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:iconblack-demon-dragon:
black-demon-dragon Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
F*#k not grasping the true form of his attack, you can't grasp the true form of Giygas himself.
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Jystel Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
You cannot grasp the true form of... ahh forget it.
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:iconrhsleague:
RHSLeague Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
Yes, just yes.
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crazygamerrofl Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
really amazing
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Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012
Awsome!
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:iconulcanorox:
ulcanorox Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
I AM YOUR GOD NOW! BRING ME YOUR VIRGINS!
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Commander-Boggy-B Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
:shrek: :shrek: Popcorn 2 (Meme) Popcorn 2 (Meme) 
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jonnyboom Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2012
Earthbound at first is this happy game where you say Hi to everyone and pick flowers NOW KILL THIS FETUS! how scary is that
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spacefoxx85 Featured By Owner May 13, 2012
Actually Giygas isn't a fetus he's an alien who's lost all consciousnesses and is unable to control his own power.
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jonnyboom Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
No I thought he was a fetus....
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spacefoxx85 Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
Well according to the first and seconded games he's an alien invader of extreme Psychic power., The devil machine to in-which he's is housed is holding the last of his metal stability together and when it's turn off it destroys his body and mind leaving only his raw psychic power.
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jonnyboom Featured By Owner May 14, 2012
...:iconlolwutplz:
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Laharl234 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
The fetus shape is an effect caused by distorting his screaming face.
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jonnyboom Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
oh...shit
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TheIndigoLynx Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013
Have you read about what inspired the character, Giygas?
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UxieSweetie Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is what would have happened HAD Ness gone back when Giygas asked him to.

XD but still i like it a lot! ^^ Im not much for rendering character appearances but this turned out nicely. And I like how you kept the swooshy appeal that his fetus had
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NickMaster64 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
he could be a good addition to my fighting game idea DA DEATHMATCH his super move can be RED NIGHTMARE a powerful super combo move simply put down forward x2 and heavy punch when the super meter is full
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giygas1 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2011
minus the flower this what his humanoid form seems to be in my eyes
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NickMaster64 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
if i get you and nintendos permission i could make him into a big action figure

im wondering if he will look good in solid plastic or translucent plastic?
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TiraxSorel Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
translucent
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NickMaster64 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice choice ;)
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TiraxSorel Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012
:iconthumbsupplz:
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moogoesthecow12 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
ok well this was always my least favourite part of the game especially when your battling him at 10 pm and it's pitch dark everywhere but the light emitting from your tv but he looks really cool this way! I'm starting not be so afraid of him and I'm starting to like him better know that you refreshed my memory of his background.
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buddyguyman Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2011
Beautifully Horrific.
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Hansoui Featured By Owner May 26, 2011
I wonder what would happen if Giygas would deform and become bigger and more evil...
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Dartz124 Featured By Owner May 23, 2011
If this was his true final form in the game, he'd be even more terrifing !
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ThomasMiletich Featured By Owner May 4, 2011   Digital Artist
Creepy, very very creepy.
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marshmallowcookiwolf Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2011
that is the most BEAST thing i have ever seen
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:iconmattdaddy64:
mattdaddy64 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
he's my dad
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NessAndHisDog Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
NICE WORK! Giygas truly looks intimidating in this form which is no wonder Pokey quoted he himself was, "Scared" of him...
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theGigamix Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2011   Traditional Artist
When you think about it, giygas/giegue is one of the most tragic antagonists in video game history.
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black-demon-dragon Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Not to mention one of the most powerful.
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GrounderTheRobot Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011
:iconflandreplz::iconsaysplz: I R SO POWEFALL
:iconwtfgiygasplz::iconsaysplz: SERUYAWSLY
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