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Ben Franklin VS. Zeus by SharpWriter Ben Franklin VS. Zeus by SharpWriter
In 1752 before Ben Franklin invented Pizza, Gameboy, the iPad2 or Mexican food he was contemplating how to conquer electricity. Being the genius he was he decided go get it at its source, this being Zeus. Strapping himself to a kite, and equipping some homemade lightning claws he ascended through the clouds and into the realm of the Gods to battle it out with Zeus. This is a painting capturing the exact moment the battle started.

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:iconred-jirachi-2:
Red-Jirachi-2 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2018
Zeus has finally met someone who's libido surpasses his own
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:iconkraftkirby:
kraftkirby Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I love these
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:iconaterribleidea:
aTerribleIdea Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2018
I would like to think that Ben has no control of the kite and he just keeps going up then hovers back down to the ground. 
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:iconschoolgirlgoldi:
SchoolGirlGoldi Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
In the next ten years I better see this in a text book at school
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:iconqueenshibaa:
QueenShibaa Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2018
the perfect battle
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:iconindigowizard:
IndigoWizard Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
he must've never played any game with elemental resistancees
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:iconlabgnome:
labgnome Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Prometheus came for fire, I'm here for your thunderbolts beyatch!
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:iconhammer-of-war:
Hammer-of-war Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2018
PLOT TWIST:


Tesla wins. ;D;D;D

HAV - Nikola Tesla 
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:iconfrostwolf223:
Frostwolf223 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is fantastic. Perfectly captures the essence of the moment when it actually happened.
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:iconbanjoker:
Banjoker Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't drink and Kite children.
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:iconlaugh-butts:
Laugh-Butts Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I CAN'T- ARE THOSE WOLVERINE CLAWS? AHAHHAHAH
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:iconbbenjoe:
bbenjoe Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2017
Little known fact that Benjamin Franklin was never president.
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:icontheguywhorapedspace:
theguywhorapedspace Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my fucking god
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:iconhomieboon:
HomieBoon Featured By Owner Edited Nov 7, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I swear I saw this years ago...

edit: nm im a fool
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:iconanimemaster133:
animemaster133 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2017
I don't even know what's going on anymore and I'm okay with that.
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:iconplainfaceponders:
PlainfacePonders Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
"Historically Accurate, 10/10" -IGN
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:iconsirweeb:
sirweeb Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2017
7/10 to much air.
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:iconsatyrbones:
satyrbones Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
majestic
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:iconanimexsyndrome:
animexsyndrome Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2017
All of these, seriously, look awesome!
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:iconcrispydesire:
CrispyDesire Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2017  Student Digital Artist
HE. HAS. CLAWS.
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:iconartistalways:
Artistalways Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
Love this!!!
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:iconresidualrose:
ResidualRose Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2017   General Artist
Well, the man did basically make the term "Going Postal" possible...
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:icondiskfire:
diskfire Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2017
Dear Lord, I have seen few things in my life that capture nearly as much awesome as this. :XD:
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:iconpyschic-peanut:
Pyschic-Peanut Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You have seen nothing this awesome.
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:icon0luna123:
0Luna123 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Ben Franclin acquires electricity (1752, colorised)
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:iconcirjohn:
CirJohn Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't often share things on my facebook, but this got a share.
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:iconxeno-genisis:
xeno-genisis Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2017  Student General Artist
How are these not the actual make up of history?
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:iconmasteroshawott:
MasterOshawott Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2017   Digital Artist
The government lies! This is obviously the REAL truth to American History.
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:icondubaibunniesuae:
DubaiBunniesUAE Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2017
Wonderful job
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:iconhighfieldcountrypark:
He is not Ben Franklin it Wolverine hehehe..Amazing work done..Love it..
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:iconmadmother88:
MadMother88 Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
0_o I think my brain just died a little LOL. These should be hanging in museums
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:iconphilosopherrogue:
PhilosopherRogue Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017
I am SO glad to have found you, I have seen your work going around uncredited for so long.. I'm just happy to have found the source. Thank you for all of these.
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VisionalSavage Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017
XD!  Legend has it that after Ben beat Zeus, he ripped one just for good measure. Zeus was down for the count! In addition to bestowing upon us electricity, this act became the inspiration behind one of his lesser known works: www.amazon.com/Fart-Proudly-Wr…
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:iconemperor-koto:
Emperor-Koto Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes. That's how it happened.
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:iconyjlim2000:
YJLim2000 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
not to mention that those claws sparked the imagination of comic artists to create the iconic WOLVERINE CLAWS
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:icondragonstrider:
DragonStrider Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Knowing how weird Ben was, I honestly don't put it past him to attempt this.
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:icontheburningredpyro:
TheBurningRedPyro Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2017  Student General Artist
The epic showdown my History teacher never told me.
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:iconalessoi:
Alessoi Featured By Owner Edited Nov 28, 2016
Whatever I touch is so electric. I can see the bolts on my finger tips (lol, I am also charged, it's natural). Also the greek gods are angels, not gods at all, but for humans. :D Some may say my counting is not good. Mine is not.
Also I have a flat belly.
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:iconmrfoit:
MrFoit Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2016
America has ALWAYS been a fearless innovator. Like when Ben Franklin harnessed electricity from Zeus; proving there is no force of nature that cannot be tamed with enough American ingenuity, elbow grease, and the power of the almighty dollar. I'm looking at YOU climate change.

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:iconderekstars:
derekstars Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2016
hahahah~GJ!
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:iconhorseturtle:
Horseturtle Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2016
LOL
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:iconlordwolfbane7:
lordwolfbane7 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i love these
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:iconmlg-history908:
MLG-History908 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG This is awesome XD !!!!
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:iconhowlingsymphony:
HowlingSymphony Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HAHAHAHA! this is awesome! 
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:icondepardokai:
Depardokai Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2016  Hobbyist
your paintings crack me up, ill be watching
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:iconspectrataika:
SpectraTaika Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2016
Should make one but with the real father of electricity instead; Tesla.
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:iconthemenaceathand:
TheMenaceAtHand Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2016
Wolverine Franklin?
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:icondorofeyvolk:
DorofeyVolk Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Benjamin Franklin was a genius I wouldn't put this against him
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:iconladyblackbird13:
ladyblackbird13 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Franklin all the friggin' way! :D
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