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Gullet by RobertMacQuarrie1 Gullet by RobertMacQuarrie1
There's no easy way to say "I wanted a big fat bad guy called Gullet." 

Really, the name and imagery came to me all at once, it was just a factor of nailing down what the look would be. I knew he'd be big and fat and he'd have a distorted face.  But I wanted something a big more memorable with the design.  Nothing clicked until I decided to "Kirbyfy" it a bit, and try to make it a bit like a character the late, great "King" Kirby would design.  The banded metal arms and blast furnace for a stomach helped finish the design.

For his powers, I saw Gullet as someone that was accidentally merged with some form of energy field.  The field didn't provide power on it's own.  He'd have to "Feed" it.  And it fed on any solid matter.  In return, he'd gain increased strength and durability.  However, the process would also warp and distort his body to ill effect, transforming him into the grotesque blob that he is in the picture.  He'd down a car for a quick boost of strength.  Or down a telephone pole to gain enough energy to fire a blob of toxic plasma out of his maw.  The more he ate, the bigger and more powerful he got.  Making the key to defeating him finding some way to upset his appetite, and curb his hunger.
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TheAuthverlord Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2019
COOL!!! Love the design and power set. His arms look like they can stretch out, grab something, then pull whatever they have back into his mouth. Maybe a way to defeat Gullet is having him eat a highly unstable or combustible form of matter that he cannot digest properly causing massive internal damage or destabilizes his energy field to the point his powers are temporarily malfunctioning?
Ben-J-Kirby-Tennyson Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018  Student General Artist
roygbiv666 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2018
Awesome idea and execution.
mr-redx Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2018  Student General Artist
Another thing I have been similarly struggling with is how to make Fat characters unique, which is what you've done here. Unless its the Blob from X-men, it really isn't all that interesting. But what you've done here really makes him stand out in terms of design, origin, powers and drawbacks to said powers. It really sets him apart from other fat guy characters.
UnexpectedToy Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
The 'Kirby Krackle' really does sell the design!  Clap 
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