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Megaman 3 Robot Masters by Variable-Edge Megaman 3 Robot Masters by Variable-Edge
Back in 7th Grade, I did a bunch of drawings based on the bosses of Megaman 3, which was the hot new game at the time.

(Yeah, I am old...)

Anyways, here's the main Boss cast, with my own updated designs. I still wanted to make them as close to their original counterparts as possible, so I used a bunch of references. I used the Megaman Knowledgebase Wiki to confirm a bunch of details, but what I used most, mainly for nostalgic inspiration, was my old Nintendo Power issue that featured Megaman 3.

Anyone remember that gem? :XD:

Clockwise starting from the upper left we have Top Man, Spark Man, Gemini Man, Hard Man, Shadow Man, Magnet Man, Snake Man and Needle Man. Of these, I think Magnet Man and Snake Man are my favorite redesigns, though Hard Man came out extremely cool.

But there was something else I did with these guys I'm still rather proud of. Let's just say I was underwhelmed by the last boss, Gamma... ;)

Pencils on A4 Vellum Board

Megaman and all related characters (c) Capcom
Original art and designs by Jon Mallari
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Mrtrainfreak12 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student Filmographer
Awesome !
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Variable-Edge Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Mrtrainfreak12 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Student Filmographer
no problem!
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neo-magnus Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
awesome re-desing of the robot master
shadowman and hardman are my favourites
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Variable-Edge Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010   Digital Artist
Glad you like them! Magnet Man was my personal favorite, but the others practically drew themselves. :D
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adony Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
I remeber my lil' bro' had gotten that game for his birthday!
I couldn't beat that final boss without a turbo-controller!
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Variable-Edge Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010   Digital Artist
There were also the enemy pause and super jump cheats that were fun, but totally broke the game wide open and made it too easy, though. But playing it for real was very satisfying!

>I wish my NES still worked... :cry:<
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adony Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
The best I can do is recommend a NES emulator. A computer controller'll run you about $30.
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xzael Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I ment might lose
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:iconvariable-edge:
Variable-Edge Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010   Digital Artist
I guess I'll have to even the playing field a bit! :D
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xzael Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah it would be awesome
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Variable-Edge Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010   Digital Artist
I already have something in the works, so keep an eye out! ;)
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xzael Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
alright
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xzael Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
megaman might unless upgrade
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CaptainVigilante Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
Top Man has incredible balance...hehe
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:iconvariable-edge:
Variable-Edge Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010   Digital Artist
At least he isn't ticklish! :giggle:
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daigospencer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Whoa!
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:iconvariable-edge:
Variable-Edge Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010   Digital Artist
Glad you like it! :D
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daigospencer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I like this design!
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hastypixels Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
This would be something else colored! Very gritty, real world impression of those RMs! MM3 was, incidentally, my first Megaman game. What was it that drove me to win? ...I did, eventually. MM1 always crushed me. Still does.

But it was SO worth it to beat MM3.

These guys are tangible. That's a sure sign you've got skill. ^^
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Variable-Edge Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010   Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it! I'm planning on coloring these guys in the near future, as well as their "ultimate" form I posted a moment ago. :D
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hastypixels Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Professional General Artist
I look forward to it. ^^
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MightyGoodrum Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really great work my friend:)
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:iconvariable-edge:
Variable-Edge Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010   Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :D
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MightyGoodrum Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your welcome:)
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sonicstick7 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
very cool good job on fitting all them on one paper
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Variable-Edge Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010   Digital Artist
Especially with Hard Man there! :XD:
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sonicstick7 Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
yes and that sounds so wrong
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:iconvariable-edge:
Variable-Edge Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010   Digital Artist
Not my fault! :D I didn't name the poor guy!
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sonicstick7 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2010
lol
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Design-Escape Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
Wow, nice line art! I like Magnet Man and Spark Man! Is Top Man balancing on top of Needle Man's head?

The perspective looks really sharp. Very cool take on the MM3 bosses.
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Variable-Edge Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010   Digital Artist
That's right, Top Man is balancing all right, though he's not quite comfortable with it! :D
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MegaGundamMan Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
I JUST LOVE THESE DESIGNS!! :iconexcitedplz:
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Variable-Edge Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks much! I got inspiration from the classic designs, and added some action figure inspired articulation to add parts and details. :D
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omg-chibi-sorn Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
i reaaly love the way you did shadow man! but topman always made me laugh becuasd his level was like it was on drugs! funny thing is top backwords is pot XD
;OOOO
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Variable-Edge Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010   Digital Artist
What can I say? Ninjas are cool, but robot ninjas ROCK, man. :D

>bangs head on desk<

Anyway, Topman was fun because in my interpretation, he can balance himself on practically any place (like Needleman's head), even when he's dizzy as all heck. o_O
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omg-chibi-sorn Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
yellz yeh! metalman and shadowman are like my two fav robot masters exept for crashman...cuz i love crashman...XD

but LOL XD i can just imajen that XDD
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Variable-Edge Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010   Digital Artist
My personal favorites from MM2 were Crash Man (Killer Driller Arms, yeah!) and Quick Man (mostly from his stage, since I actually got past those damn force beams without having to rely on the Flash Stopper, but I also love his design).
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omg-chibi-sorn Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
XD i REALLY love the music on crashman's stage! well the all the music in 2 XD and i always died on the lazer beam things XD they were always to quick for me! no pun intended XD. but i always forgot i had flash stopper XD and i only ever really used it on quickman XD but quickman is one of my favs to >w>
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Variable-Edge Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010   Digital Artist
MM2 will always be my favorite when it comes to the stage music. Characters and gameplay aside, the series always hit the right spot when it came to sounds!
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omg-chibi-sorn Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2010
XD yeh i always loved the music for megaman and end up singin with the level music with the megabuster XD but yeh megaman has always been high on my fav videogame music list!
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Kalari-Lupus Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
When I saw this I squealed out loud.
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Variable-Edge Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010   Digital Artist
Thanks! I hope you'll like what I have coming up! :D
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