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Demon - The Hero of Darkness by theheroofdarkness Demon - The Hero of Darkness by theheroofdarkness
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"Although he wants to become his own persona, he still longs for control over all worlds, something he and Xehanort shares.

Everything and everyone around him means nothing him. He only treats those nice who he thinks they prove themselves to be useful to him or his plans.

The only persons Demon seems to care at least a little bit are the cunning Contractor (Gabelle), his Second in Command Astarot, and some point later Aramuil - his pretended “grandson” . For a curious reason, he also shows great interest in Jenny, the Nexus of Sora and is obsessed with getting her and seems to be worried for her, a trait he shares with Master Eraqus. Besides that, parts of his appearance and a weakness for overblown speeches are also similarities he has in common with the Master of light.

In his quest to take over everything, Demon gathered a lot of knowledge about his origin, the Nexuses, the Keyblade and his own powers over darkness. While he recruited many followers for his plans, Demon began countless experiments on creating even more dangerous weapons for his conquests against the worlds. At the same time, he also worked on various projects on the heart and body. One of the results – the Project “Futus/IF” – was the artificial youngling Xavior who later became a copy of Larxene by accident. Another achievement of this project was the sinisterly Xedom who was an empty shell of darkness fused with a shard of Demon’s existence.

In combat, the Hero of Darkness wields the Keyblade of his original persona, Master Xehanort and is the only known incarnation of him to do so. He also relies on many abilities of his original selves and his own achieved powers."

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At last, the last one is up! One of the oldest and from my set the most evil ones - Demon the Hero of Darkness!

Now, the whole cast is complete...

so, in that case I can say, that Demon makes me especially proud of his new attire - from all characters, he was the one to get a whole redesign as villain.

The original Demon wore more or less a big cloak with those "spikes" coming out of his anorak (and I really hated to draw that, so that I tried my best to let the numbers of his appearances limited).

Now, I instead can say, that - although it was most difficult for me to redesign him the way he's now - that I really had more fun in remaking him in the end.

Especially what I disliked about his old clothes was the that he looked a little bit fat in them, although he was more strongly built in my imagination - the newer design instead looks better I think.

Yeah, to make the story more sense I declined using the Devil's Claw and gave Demon Xehanort's Keyblade (what I think that's more to him after all)

Yeah, the reason he's black hair's because he's mostly made out of the sealed heart of Master Eraqus.

Originally, the red jacket was supposed to be the same color as the one MX wore, but then I thought that I wanted at least some reminder of the old design, so I let the red in to make him more recognizable.

Also, unlike the other incarnations, I let his hair grow out - I think that's where I took inspiration from Emperor Mateus (as I'm playing Dissidia 012 now - but unfortunately only for the extras as I already got everything and already beat everyone)

The armor and gloves are reminders of MX, Eraqus and No Heart

In that case, I really can't decide what I love most on this whole thing - the effect full background, the darkness effects, MX Keyblade, the shoulder armor or just the look of evilness in Demon's face.

Originally, Demon was the only character who wasn't supposed to be tied up with Xehanort, but rather was the son of the devil who wanted to turn the world into living Hell.

In that case, Jenny was created as his counterpart of being the "Heroine of Lightness" , something I got up with after I had a talk with :icongodoflizards: who presented his own "Hero of Lightness" and came up with something like a counterpart

Now, when I look back, then I get the strange connection between him and me - his Hero of Lightness looked almost like Firion while Demon's something like Mateus - crazy isn't it? Or was it just an accident? At that time, I didn't know about FFII besides playing Dissidia and with that knowing nothing about Firion and Mateus at all...

well, whoever once I thought about a different type of enemy, I came with the Nexuses and with that, I then gave Demon a completely other role.

All about the Nexuses can be read here: [link] (at least until I write a new explanation sheet)

Now then - all 4 works are uploaded (I discarded the Omega-Organization, 'cause I just think they wouldn't cut through the bunch of Organization's Ocs who meanwhile exists, while the others got some better chances compared to Aramuil and his people.)

If Demon wins, I at least am thinking of adding Xedom, his shadow back into the line as both are supposed to belong together as one big being somewhat. (eventually also with Xavior/Larxene-Replica)

Well then - I'll prepare the poll now.

I'm really interested who'll acquire victory for her-/himself

Have fun with voting...


Well, then - I'm really interested what will come up once I check up tomorrow night on this...

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Well I just can say, this is an awesome picture. I can see every detail of his clothes. His face fits perfectly and anything about him seems to bee very detailed (is that a word?) I realy like his background story, which is prety good writen. (I do like that kind of storys) The key -sword fits perfectly to him just like the background. With this awesome colors and symboles, it gives the picture a dark and prety cool effect.
I think you should defenitly make more about him.
(sorry for my bad english, Im only 13 >.<. This is my first critic. Please tell me what you think about it)
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animefreaksakurakun Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oh.. I realy love this picture. that history is awesome.
theheroofdarkness Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
glad that you do... ^^;
TeiMari Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love the color scheme and history of the character! :thumbsup:
theheroofdarkness Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thank you for that kind comment... :la:
Matija5850 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Really cool character :D
theheroofdarkness Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thanks :-)
Gamerdragon1992 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2012  Student
So cool
sporeboy200 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
Xeahnort's KeyBlade cool
theheroofdarkness Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thanks - and for the faves :-)
Irishbrewinc Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Have to say his new outfit represents him much better than the old one.
theheroofdarkness Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
yeah and it's a lot of easier to make than the other one :iconimhappyplz:
Darth-Drago Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
Well done, that a good looking guy you made. Thumb up.
theheroofdarkness Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
thanks after all... :-) - now, he looks like a real tyrant! :iconfearmeplz:
The-blade-of-bane Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011
An OC that knows it's an OC?

That's pretty funny.
theheroofdarkness Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
well... in some sort of, it surely is... :D
Vargant Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
One can really see your improvement here! Looks much more refined!
theheroofdarkness Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Student Digital Artist
yeah, that's what I still got to think myself when I look at him - compared to all the others (who mostly only got more details in their clothes), he was the one to get the real makeover after all... after all I wanted good characters as representatives and the old Demon version just didn't cut in.

But as I see things for now, it more looks like as Jenny made the race after all (not that I'm sad about that of course)
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