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Sonic Redesign- Mephiles phase1

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I really wanted to learn more about character design. The idea of re-imagining the Sonic cast intrigued me because it seemed to present a lot of fun and interesting challenges.
Not only did I find that the franchise had a lot of cool, weird concepts to work with, like “ purple kitty pyro queen” or “evil shape shifter”, but there was the issue of creating a sense balance and diversity between the characters as a whole.

For reasons unknown to my self I kept adding to the project. Earlier drawings were more zany, illustrative and experimental and later versions were softer and three dimensional.
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Mephiles
Essentially an evil shapeshifting creature with confusing motives. Also it can time travel apparently. It was a chance to exaggerate different feature without breaking the suspension of disbelief.
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william023's avatar

Is this mephiles made of light photons? Some consciousness that's above true life, and sees itself as an immortal and there for superior being.

This Mephiles reminds me Nyarlathotep.

william023's avatar
that is beautiful. the perfect organism. untethered by empathy, or deluded with concepts of morality. i admire it for its purity. it is a survivor.
Team-Friction's avatar
I like that he's this unholy blend of cloth and water.
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Theautisticonenamedm's avatar
I imagined Mephiles as a combination of this, his SEGA design, SpaceGodzilla, Apocalymon, Millenuimmon, Emperor Palpaltine, Makuta, and Monster X
hyperchris3's avatar
TheRealChdonga's avatar
Mr. Dark lost his hat.
cartoonking1's avatar
cartoonking1's avatar
I would have loved to see this in the game! :D
AmrasFelagund's avatar
So, basically a robe and pair of gloves given animate life... Seems legit! I like it!
Hexidextrous's avatar
Perhaps he'd gain Shadow's form by forcefully going over him (as if Shadow were wearing the robe), and then after gaining shadow's form, the Shadow-like being suddenly materializes inside the cloak as its new body.
SnackKracker101's avatar
He reminds me of a symbiote from the Marvel universe!
Hexidextrous's avatar
Is that a Chao he's eating in that one panel?
todpole's avatar
If I can make a suggestion for Solaris. Try to make him a hybrid of Iblis and Mephiles. Making him strong and powerful like Iblis and dark and menacing like Mephiles.
Nerfuffle's avatar

I always found it weird that a fire monster and a crystal monster made a silver bird thing, then again a lot of the sonic monster of the week characters didn’t really make a lot of sense to me. Might take a whack at it if I get the time.

william023's avatar
imagine him, trapped in an orb-like structure, and leaking out of it. also, mephelese really reminds me of the lich from adventure tiime.
todpole's avatar
Might want to do Iblis first so you have both demons to work with.
todpole's avatar
i like the design of him a formless monster. Makes him creepy and a bit scary.
 From what I heard and seen, Mephiles wasn't a bad villain, he just suffered because if the story's bad writing. One thing that can be fixed is him using time stone's instead of chaos emeralds, or the Iblis in the future was a fake and that he's been manipulating everything to bring Iblis back.
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