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Re-Design Sheet: Dee Cryption

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A wild V.I.L.E. Agent appears! *tomatoed*
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I don't remember when I first drew this... but it was almost a year or two ago and I never scanned it in until recently. I said I was eventually going to get to doing the characters from Carmen Sandiego's Great Chase Through Time that were exclusive to the PC game, only to forget about it for a while... until now.

So, without further ado... Dee Cryption (who only had one mission in the PC game)
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PC Game Canon

Dee Cryption is a master hacker working for V.I.L.E. in Carmen Sandiego's Great Chase Through Time. She is the perpetrator in the Thomas Edison mission, in which while you initially attempt to handcuff her, she runs away into a force field she made herself, which has to be sabotaged with the help of the mission's Good Guide, Ivan Idea. Unlike the rest of the villains in the game, she gets only one caper as opposed to two.

Headcanon for my Story

A Seattle native in the mid 1990s, Dee Cryption is just fascinated with the latest technology. Internet, cellphones, CD players... you name it. However, she also knows its darker corners and weaknesses. She has heard about "hacking" and is intrigued by the idea of wanting to sabotage the internet. It started as harmless pranks, before evolving to much-larger scale hacking. She could probably be sitting at a coffee house with a clunky IBM laptop and no one would even give it a second thought that she's figuring out a way to crash AOL with a virus program she wrote herself right on the spot. One day, as she was working on accessing the HTML code at her local coffee shop, she was approached by a woman in red and her band of misfits. They ask her if she would like to go time traveling, and she accepted.

Dee is basically... just Sombra from Overwatch, except she's blonde, dressed in 90s grunge, and lives in Seattle instead of Mexico. In fact, I ended up giving her Sombra's gun a beacon, and she will use an EMP in range of ACME agents. She is a bit more hyperactive, however, and easily prone to electric shock (yes, this is based on the computer game). Just the slightest jolt of static is enough to make her drop unconscious (on that note, Carmen may be a criminal boss, but at least she's not a certain woman known as the "Insidious One"). Dee gets along well with her V.I.L.E. teammates, but prefers to be with all her monitors in the basement, occasionally coming up for food (which she takes back to the basement).

Bye! 
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Dee Cryption was quite simple to redesign. I wanted to update her mid-90s grunge look, and her reference sheet design combines 90s grunge with Y2K aesthetic. Wish I could have given her outfit a Y2K flair (like Zenon), but maybe another time; the grunge will do for now. Also a bit of makeup to pretty her up, 'cause she doesn't look the prettiest in the PC game (then again, neither does the Disney-villain wannabe Medeva).
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So, that's it for Dee Cryption. I also drew Jane Reaction, which I might work on soon. I wanted to get General Mayhem and Baron Grinnit done, bu I got stuck with them. Until them, stay tuned, 'cause you're watching Stephanie's Channel!
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Please do not copy/edit/steal/repost!
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Art © of me
Dee Cryption © Broderbund, The Learning Company (formerly), and now I'm guessing Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (they've got the rights to CS)
Overwatch references © Blizzard Entertainment
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Now that is a badass design! I love this!

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Thanks. Glad you like it.

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Insidious One? Sounds like Dr. Sara Bellum

nice design by the way
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MU-Cheer-GirlHobbyist Digital Artist

The "Insidious One" is actually a character from my J.E.D.I. series. She's the secret boss of the "Tyrannical Tyrant". I don't think anyone in V.I.L.E. comes even close to being as diabolical as the Insidious One.


And thank you very much. Hope to color Jane Reaction soon.

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the one called Sidonia, yes?

Can't wait to see Jane Reaction and whoever comes next (also hoping for a few 'Where in the World' characters)
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***You totally spoiled J.E.D.I.!!! Okay, everyone should know the identity of the Insidious One.***


I'm probably not going to do "Where in the World", since I haven't sat down to actually get to know the cast as of yet. Also, no offense, but I don't think they have a place in my Carmen Sandiego AU, aside from being mentioned as part of another V.I.L.E. division.

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oops, sorry about spoiling J.E.D.I. (though I kind of doubt there's anyone who didn't figure it out beforehand)

I can see what you mean about the 'Where in the World' cast not fitting, especially since some of them are really silly; to be fair, there's really only three characters that I hoped to see:

Patty Larcenry, Sarah Nade, and Robocrook
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