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Radhi - TLK OC

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In honor of Betrothed's upcoming 10th anniversary, I thought I'd celebrate. :aww: (Also... HOW has it been that long?! HOW?!)
And I'm starting with updating as many of the character refs as I can! :la: Next up is Radhi, Rehema and Kurudi's father. :heart:
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Radhi: "forgiveness" - Swahili
King of the Jungle
Mate: Khalil
Half-brother: unknown
Sons: Kurudi and Rehema| Grandson: Taka/Scar
Parents: TBA
Voice Actor: ?
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Radhi's fate is as twisted and checkered as those of his descendants. His life begins with him being unwanted, and almost every significant event leads to more of the same - starting a line of lions who are the outcasts of their prides. Just when he seems to find a place in the Circle of Life, something or someone makes him doubt or pushes him out. False hope plagues him. As a cub, he struggles to please. As an adult, he struggles to belong to anyone or anywhere.

Outcast from his birthplace, he leaves and then arrives to the jungles to discover he has claims to the throne. He builds some reforms and makes new laws to help those of his kingdom find their places as easily as he had once hoped to himself. Breaking a tradition of betrothal, he meets and falls in love with a beautiful desert princess. Just his luck, her only beauty is on the outside. Something she is very good at hiding (and making him forget until it's convenient for her). However she does help him bring two beautiful sons into the world to be his heirs. They become his primary source of happiness, and the biggest thing that breaks his heart is when they see their parents fight. 

A long peace in the jungle is brought to an end when conspiracy arises in Radhi's kingdom. War is raging in the not-too-distant Pridelands and someone is trying to push one side to win. Unrest between the lions and leopards in the jungle ripples to other lands. To add insult to injury, the rains are late and sparse - again. A storm is coming. And one little spark could start fire....
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The comics:
Betrothed Cover by Nala15  Brothers Cover by Nala15
Original design by RedTheLioness Jungle Dweller (Commission) by RedTheLioness
More Radhi (and family):  Pointless (Commission) by RedTheLioness  Rehema's Family by Nala15

Radhi design and art © Nala15. Originally created by RedTheLioness.
Image size
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WolfLion99's avatar

Is Rahdi similar to Taka/Scar? Did he have a hard childhood just like Taka/Scar?

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Nala15Professional Digital Artist

Some of that is hinted at in the description. ;)

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Cool! I LOVE your characters!

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Nala15Professional Digital Artist

Thanks! :D

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It seems like this guy just kept on drawing the short end of the stick in his life! =(

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Nala15Professional Digital Artist

Yup. :no: Poor guy can't catch a break. Maybe he and Maafa could be buddies. :XD:

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Has it actually been 10 years where has my life gone

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He’s such a cutie! :heart:
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Nala15Professional Digital Artist

Thanks! :D RedTheLioness did such an amazing job with his design!

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ScrapesGoatHobbyist General Artist

I THOUGHT THIS WAS REHEEMA FOR A HOT ASS MINUTE

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Nala15Professional Digital Artist

Well, it IS Rehema's daddy, so.... ;P

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OH SHIT

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FousniNew Deviant

He is very handsome!

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Nala15Professional Digital Artist

Thank you! :bow: But RedTheLioness made him this way. ;)

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FousniNew Deviant

Oh okay then! They did a great job ^^

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Nala15Professional Digital Artist

Indeed! :D

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Will he have a half-brother

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Nala15Professional Digital Artist

He has one, yes

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