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This pic means a bit more to me than some others I've done in the past because it's actually FROM the past, sorta. This is a remake of a picture I drew waaaay back in 2004/5, when I just started playing Megaman (but drifted off for a while because the games were so difficult) and wanted to draw stuff for it, but had very little knowledge of the series.

First, the pic itself. Bass, for whatever reason and by whatever means, has Megaman under his control. What he does with the Blue Bomber is his own business--or so he thinks, for even Bass seems to be influenced by some shadowy figure lurking in the background; a figure that only watches with sick satisfaction, knowing full well that Bass has no idea what he's gotten himself--or even Megaman--into.


That "figure" is actually the Evil Energy manifestation/robot that Duo battled in MM8's first cutscene. Since Duo has been typoed to the Italian word for "god", Dio, I've decided to name this bad boy the opposite--Abaddon. Whether or not he is the "carrier" of all Evil Energy (or at least the most powerful version) or if he is the EE himself is negligible--he's extremely dangerous either way. His actions and motives are clear--to himself, anyway.


As for the changes made to the original pic--originally, Bass was smiling like a sick bastard (and was badly drawn); Megaman's eyes were pupil-less and he had a feral snarl on his face. Here, what Bass is doing is unappealing even to himself, and it shows. On the other hand, the only thing that could be noted as "different" with Mega is the change of eye colour--something that wouldn't be apparent until it was too late. [I chose brown because, simply put, no third-party product has given him brown eyes before.] Yes, I realize that Abaddon's arm vanishes behind Bass's head, but he isn't really supposed to be there in the first place...just kind of watching from afar.

Some details from the original I kept, such as the way the two robots are highlighted, the posing, and Bass's gauntlets. Megaman's armour is just as plain as Capcom draws it--in MM9, it's a mix of Ariga, MM7 [boxart], and Nintendo Power. The original was drawn LONG before I knew there was anything but a comic and cartoon made for the MM series. Abaddon is the only totally new thing added (besides a colour background).

Back then, my Internet access was fairly limited (not the service, but how far I "surfed"), and so was my knowledge of MM. That, and I couldn't complete the games, so I had no idea why Cossack (the bad momma-jamma of MM4) was helping Mega in MM5, or why Protoman had gone berserk in that same game and still be helping Megaman in later installments, or even who created Bass. On the plus side, that era was when I conceptualized Sydney/Baroque, T. Bile, Inspector Damien and Wheel. They're old gits. XD Other concepts (ex: Bass/Roll, the basis for the MM9 story) took root there.

What little I "knew" of Megaman came from visiting *lizsama's gallery of awesome and going to Sprites Inc. Wasn't much, but 'twas a start. My rendition of the Megaman world at that time would have made the poor experts (like the godly Zan Sidera ) vomit.

The original is taped to my dresser and I'm not sure I want to scan it in just yet. This'll have to do. [And no, this is not how Abaddon will reveal himself. I'm workin' on it.]
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MoonSong123 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2014
This needs to become a fan fic
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Rovelae Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is a really cool idea. I haven't thought much about Duo's enemy since he suddenly vanished, but now...That's a great name for him, too.
You have a nice style. ^.^ Keep up the great work!
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General-RADIX Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2012
Thanks, and I will. :)
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shadowthehedgehog988 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Student
if u can, can u show the original
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shadowthehedgehog988 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2012  Student
thanks
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NIGHTSANDSONIC Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
great job! hey can you do a request of bass exe doing this to sonic? but not in color? just black and white and remember to add bass's cape
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General-RADIX Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
I dunno...
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NIGHTSANDSONIC Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
please it is for my nazo return movie *starts to cry*
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General-RADIX Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
How will it be used?
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NIGHTSANDSONIC Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
well my friend will animate it and i will color it but don't make it too large
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General-RADIX Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2009
I'm really not sure if I want to.
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NIGHTSANDSONIC Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
please just this once and then no more request
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General-RADIX Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2009
I dunno. I'll think about it.
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dragonzmoon Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008
This one's so cool, really nice perspective on the hands and feet. They look intense! :D
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General-RADIX Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2008
Thanks!
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dragonzmoon Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008
Yw! :D
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GreyScale9 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2008  Student General Artist
T: *twitches* ....so...many....ideas.....
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zkfanart Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
Good job, and after read the comment I figured out the "energy" behind Bass. I think those expressions and poses are better than the ones you described ^^ Great artwork! =D
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General-RADIX Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
Thanks! :bow:
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zkfanart Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
welcome! :hug:
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MicroProcessor Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008   Digital Artist
Very cool, I like ghost effect used for Abaddon, Bass, and of course Megaman. It's like an infinite loop of mind control.
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:icongeneral-radix:
General-RADIX Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
A cornucopia of brainwashing, eh? :evillaugh:
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zaiux Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
Ah, the evil energy. I agree that it needs a bit more history, and in fact attempted to do so with a comic. However, the comic fell through, since I didn't have the required spriting ability required.

Okay, I wandered a bit off subject there. Anyway, nice pic! Love the look of disgust on Bass's face.
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General-RADIX Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
I think it does too; wonder why Capcom abandoned it.

Thanks! I'd be disgusted too...
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zaiux Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
...Why? You have what is perhaps the most powerful robot in the world at your beck and call.
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General-RADIX Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
Yes, but you're also sworn to kill him dead.
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zaiux Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
Well, yes, but I was more speaking from my or your point of view.
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General-RADIX Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2008
Musta been one of those "if I were Bass" moments. :/
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anime86fan Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
I like this...
I really do...
It has that... "Oomph" factor...
Seriously, the evil energy needs to get more love... A bit more history, a bit more form... >.>

Ahem, anyways, I was thinking red pupils on Mega... but, that would be too evil... :P

*favs*
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General-RADIX Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
Yep, a dead giveaway.

Thanks!
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StephODell Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008
I have a terrible mind. >< It's wandering into places it shouldn't.

So before I really stick my foot in my mouth, I'm gonna say this pic rocks, and I love it.

*Fav'd*
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General-RADIX Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
Thanks! (I have a terrible mind as well...)
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StephODell Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2008
I think mine's terrible in a way that may actually scare you. >>
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Dracozombie Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008  Student Writer
Hooray for evil mind control stuphs. I'm not really sure what Bass would possibly want to make Megaman do aside from killing himself. Even then, I'm sure Bass would wanna do that himself without the help of those new mind-controlly powers.

Is that really what "Abaddon" looks like, or did you take artistic license? Megaman's left arm/buster cannon looks a little off, but aside from that, I like how you colored Abaddon. Y'know, for some reason, he reminds me of Fatso from the Casper series. XD
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Kasabouaa Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008   Interface Designer
:laughing: You got that right.
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General-RADIX Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008
Perhaps Bass needs Megaman to do one last horrible thing before he's offed? Back then, I didn't realize how much Bass hated MM, and toyed with the idea of the black bomber screwing around with Mega's mind.

I did take screenshots--Abaddon is only ever shown as a vaguely humanoid blob of protoplasm, and wasn't named. That's as close as I got just by looking off those shots. [Thanks!]

Fatso? Oh dear Lord, I just remembered those three Ghostly Stooges. Funny and scary all at the same time. XD
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Vegnas Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah sweet, the Evil Energy robot! I thought everyone forgot about the guy. I'll have a picture of him sometime in the near future.
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General-RADIX Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008
Le gasp! Someone other than me remembered that purple blob? *hops up and down with joy* I look forward to it!
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Vegnas Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...you know, Abaddon kinda reminds me of Byte from Mega Man X3.
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General-RADIX Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008
Really? *checks* Hmm...they DO kinda look similar. Must be the giant shoulder thing(s).
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Vegnas Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello again. Here's that Abaddon (or Dirge in my case) drawing I promised you.[link] [link] Can I get an opinion on it?
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General-RADIX Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008
Opinions granted.
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