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This artwork is an old work I did actually around 2010. The image was used as a promotional poster for a movie.


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Darna is a fictional character and Filipino comics superheroine created by writer Mars Ravelo and artist Nestor Redondo. In her more popular incarnations, she is a deceased warrior from another planet manifesting herself through a girl from Earth, named Narda. She first appeared in Pilipino Komiks (Ace Publications, Inc.) #77 (May 13, 1950).

Darna is a retooling of Ravelo's earlier character, Varga, whose stories he wrote and illustrated himself. She first appeared in Bulaklak Magazine, Volume 4, #17 (July 23, 1947). Ravelo left Bulaklak due to the differences with the editors.


Powers and abilities
Darna's powers include flight, super strength, super speed and near-invulnerability. In the 2003 retcon, the latest releases of the comic, this is due to her psionic background. Thus a form of telekinesis enhances her speed and strength and allows her flight. Her skin has a high level of invulnerability because of her race. Her psionic abilities also allow her to exercise limited psionic influence or telepathy. For weapons, the ruby encrusted in the winged medallion on her helmet also augments her psionic abilities, allowing her to emit a powerful concussion blast and the medallions that make up her belt can be used like throwing stars (shuriken). In the 2005 TV series, she also has heat vision, lent by the ruby. In some of the movies, she uses her bracelets to deflect bullets.

Narda transforms into Darna, and vice versa, by shouting out their respective names (Darna to become Darna, Narda to become Narda). First, however, Narda has to swallow the white stone, which conveniently comes out of her mouth every time Darna changes back into herself. However, it was not so in her comic incarnations. Without the stone in her mouth she can say the name of whichever form she is not using without automatically changing.
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Libra1010's avatar

Excellent Work - I really like the sense of motion in this piece!

annenicole797's avatar
*Childhood memories flashes before my eyes* rainbow cry 
Serathus's avatar
i know right =)
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Raptors0verlord's avatar
its too bad we never get to see bullets bounce off her body
Serathus's avatar
you can watch her movies or tv series, but she can only deflect bullets with her bracelets.

They did show blades bounce off her chest and was completely unaffected by a grenade explosion in the 2009 show

Raptors0verlord's avatar
like wonder women i know, which is why people called her a rip-off
mortalshinobi's avatar
fun little look here
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thanks shinobi
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