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Reaper Concept Ideas - Progression (Unfinished)

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More art for my game - Dreams Of The End. If you want to read about it, it's all explained here -  kck.st/2Tntqh9

This is a bit more advanced than the last one. It's not quite finished yet though. Expect to see a different final looking character in the future.
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Readeroffate's avatar

They say don't fear the Reaper, yet this guy makes me feel terrified

WakingOfSkyTree's avatar

Wait until you see the top hat

Readeroffate's avatar

Didn't think the design could get any better and yet it did XD

WakingOfSkyTree's avatar

I know right. It gets dark

Readeroffate's avatar

Will the reaper also have a monocle?


Also thanks for all the favorites!

WakingOfSkyTree's avatar

Top hat, monacle, moustache. Character design 101

Readeroffate's avatar

Of course, how else are we going to know that the Reaper is evil?

floofyboi23's avatar

SPOOKY MAN PT 2 YAY!!!!!!!!!!!

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TheTubich's avatar

You are welcome :D

NanoBanana's avatar

I love the skull-like face and protruding spines/spikes OvO The spikes from the abdomen almost look like they're leaking some kind of black ichor and the moth-eaten/torn edge of the hood looks so good >v<


This reaper looks like something that would be continuously shuffling after you, all slow until you turn your back... then suddenly they're right behind you, an icy breath on your neck.

WakingOfSkyTree's avatar

Yeah i'm really glad I didn't add the top hat now. Might have ruined that feeling.

NanoBanana's avatar

Hehe, yeah probably xD


I almost want to suggest a special mode for people that replay the game where little easter eggs like that would show up, but it's more important to get a working version first. There will be time for top hats later.


(The idea of the top hat could work though. Like an old funeral director or grave digger)

WakingOfSkyTree's avatar

Yeah I think top hats can be cool. I said it as a joke but with enough confidence I think the reaper could pull it off.

Malivarde's avatar

The reaper is so perfect * u *

But his weapon is maybe... too banal ?

WakingOfSkyTree's avatar

Thanks! Yeah I might change it. Any ideas?

NanoBanana's avatar

Maybe something like a gnarled staff? I keep thinking of the reaching branches of dead and/or spooky trees where they almost look like hands or fingers. Not sure how that would translate into a weapon if I'm being honest, but maybe that might help provide a little inspiration >v>'

WakingOfSkyTree's avatar

That's actually a pretty good idea. I imagine the branches wrapping around the blade almost like the death counterpart to the living branches on other characters. That's actually a really good idea

NanoBanana's avatar

Ooh, yes! That works really well! That meshes with the branch-like antlers on the main character as well.

Malivarde's avatar

euuuh... a skull and some bones ? yeah i know it's basic (i'm so sorry ) TwT

WakingOfSkyTree's avatar

Yeah that’s a good idea. Could have bones tied to it with rope dangling from it

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