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Echoes of The Great War by MarkHoofman Echoes of The Great War by MarkHoofman
"We fought together until zhe very end..."

"But I'm still here!"

Decided to do some Cuphead artwork involving who I personally believe has the most tragic backstory of the rogue gallery, Werner Werman. Lucky :iconcupmug30: is doing him next in the "Devil's Dues" comic series, so we'll see how it plays out! Very excited! ;) (Wink) 

In my own personal headcanon however, I believe the reason why Werner made a deal with The Devil was to repress his tragic memories of losing his friends and allies during his service in The Great War (World War I), considering he constantly suffers from daydream flashbacks, memories, sleep insomnia and nightmares due to his extreme PSTD. He often drinks a lot in order to repress his memories, but alcohol always backfires on him. Sometimes, Werner even blames himself for his best friend's death at the hands of British troops. Sad dummy 

Once he signs his contract however, The Devil summons a British gentleman from thin air into the room, who appears terrified as he demanded to know what was happening. Werner and the man quickly recognize each other, as Werner recognizes him as the solider who shot and killed his best friend during the War. The Devil tells Werner he finally has his chance to finally get his awaited revenge, to kill his symbol of hate that cowarded in fear before him, as he hands him a loaded gun. Werner at first, gives in to The Devil's deed and prepares to kill him with the gun, claiming he had waited for this moment for 7 years, before the man pleads with his life, claiming he also lost friends during the War as well. Werner however, cannot bring himself to kill him. The Devil, enraged, does the deed for Werner, killing the man with ease. The Devil warns him about what happens when making deals with him.

Werner quickly notices the next day however, that all of his post traumatic stress has suddenly vanished, as he could sleep properly again. 3 years past with still no signs of it's returns as Werner continues to live his life at his home... at least until two boys show up on his doorstep...

Anyways, this is a serious drawing I came up with and drew showing how Werner feels when he visits the graveyard where his fallen friends and allies were buried, believing he should've been killed, but he wasn't. He's the only one that made it out alive... :worries:

Hope you all enjoy and let me know what you think since this is one of the first times I've drawn Werner!  I am a dummy! 

Werner Werman (C) Cuphead, Studio MDHR
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s233220 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018
As Weepy would always say, "It's O.K. if you have to cry."
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MarkHoofman Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Student Artist
Yep. No shame in crying over your fallen friends... :(
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SansofUndertale Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018
Traurigkeit erfüllt mein Herz!
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MarkHoofman Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018  Student Artist
Indeed it does. :(

I can't imagine fighting in a war with all my friends and allies, and be the only one to come back alive... Waaaah! 
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SansofUndertale Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018
i do not actually speak german
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MarkHoofman Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018  Student Artist
I translated what you said.
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SansofUndertale Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2018
okay
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CA-Sino30 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018  Hobbyist
Wow I like that story idea A LOT. I would've probably considered adapting it, but the script with my own take on his backstory has already been finalized. Glad you're enjoying my comics by the way!
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MarkHoofman Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018  Student Artist
Thanks! :D

Your head canons for Cala Maria and Sally are SO good! I'll see what you have in store, it might be better than mine for all we know! ^^;
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CA-Sino30 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018  Hobbyist
Thanks so much! That really does mean a lot. And we'll see about that once it's released.
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MarkHoofman Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2018  Student Artist
Ok! The only part of the head canon I didn't know how to fit in my own was how exactly did he make a giant robotic cat or have a giant soup can? :XD:
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