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My final picture to upload (just for the moment), and then I'll be caught up with the backlogue of all my commissioned pictures. ^_^

I commissioned this excellent picture from :iconarabatos: ~arabatos about a month ago, (along with a few others which I've already posted up here), because I wanted an image related to the Gaia Trilogy of Super NES video-games that I could also get printed off and use it as a kick-ass poster on my bedroom wall. ~arabatos delivers. :nod:

This pic is seriously dramatic and made of awesomesauce and WIN! and all the characters look properly in the mood (well, Lisa on the far left looks more angry than just determined and ready to fight, but that works). Kara is smiling happily, but she was always a little bit blasé about dire situations, to be honest. :)

From left to right; the cast of this poster-ific pic are:
  • Lisa, the "love interest" from Soul Blazer.
  • Will, the hero of Illusion of Gaia, and a descendant of the Dark Knights.
  • Princess Elle, the heroine of Terranigma, and Ark's girlfriend in the end. She can be quite dangerous when she really needs to be... :evillaugh: Also known in Europe as Princess Melina. She's also Princess of France and adopted daughter of King Henri XIII.
  • Ark, the hero of Terranigma.
  • Princess Kara, Will's girlfriend in Illusion of Gaia and ends up taking the lead in the group as they travel the world together. She's also a descendant of the Light Knights, and Princess of Edward Kingdom (daughter of King Edward and Queen Edwina).
  • Blazer, the warrior sent from Heaven by the Master to save the world in Soul Blazer.
    There is, seriously, not one thing about this picture that I don't love. I love and +fav and hug this picture sooooo much, thanks to ~arabatos! :glomp:

    All characters and games mentioned above are © Quintet, Square Enix, and Nintendo.
    THIS ARTWORK PRODUCED BY :iconarabatos: ~arabatos. +Fav him today! :dance:
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    :iconhylanvahr:
    Hylanvahr Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
    The epic heroes of Quintet. I miss them all. Thanks for the resurrected memories. ;)
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    Yet-One-More-Idiot Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014
    You're very welcome, Hylanvahr! :D
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    LA--RANA Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Student General Artist
    WOOOOOOOOOOW! i remember Blazer! hehe what times!!! And elle and ark are so awwwwwww! :heart: i love the way you draw this!
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    Yet-One-More-Idiot Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013

    Thanks, I'm glad you love it! :D

     

    But I didn't draw it, I commissioned :iconarabatos-workshop: to draw this for me. :)

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    :iconla--rana:
    LA--RANA Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2013  Student General Artist
    awww i see! :heart:
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    :iconguy110:
    Guy110 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
    I could nitpick over some of the colors, but the pic is just so epic anyways.
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    :iconyet-one-more-idiot:
    Yet-One-More-Idiot Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
    Yeah I know, I've had a few small complains before, especially about Kara's non-black hair. ;)

    Thanks for the comment though. :D
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    :iconshimochisama:
    Shimochisama Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    Awsome is the best n.n!!!!!!! im happy
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    Yet-One-More-Idiot Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
    Thanks so much! :D
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    :iconshimochisama:
    Shimochisama Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
    :D you are welcome n.n
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    :iconletdragon:
    Letdragon Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
    They just don't make classics like these anymore.
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    :iconyet-one-more-idiot:
    Yet-One-More-Idiot Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
    Which is a massive shame. Ah well, I can keep enjoying them on my ZSNES emulator, even if RPGs like these don't get made anymore.

    Who knows, maybe someday they'll make a comeback, and get retooled or at least a basic re-release on the Wii or WiiU. A full upgrade to use the full functionality of the Wii would be awesome. :D
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    Letdragon Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
    I wish, but since Quintet is no longer considered a "company" by definition, that will never happen. I don't want to sound like a nostalgia fool, but the SNES era really was the most innovative gaming development time.
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    Yet-One-More-Idiot Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
    Yeah, that's sad that Quintet simply vanished into the ether. Do they still hold the copyrights on these games? Maybe someone else could buy the rights to the games, redo them for modern console systems/gamers, and make a fortune with some awesome old-school RPGs brought bang up to date! ;)
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    :iconletdragon:
    Letdragon Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
    Here's some information about them from Hardcore Gaming 101. I didn't even know Granstream Saga was part of the Soul Blazer series, but neither did most people probably:

    "With its immensely enjoyable combat system, excellently executed story, and very strong presentation, Granstream Saga is easily Quintet's finest work. Where Quintet/Shade have gone now, I'm not sure. Yokota's last few games were the ancient PS2 RPG Orphen, and one of the Bouken Ou Beat games in 2005. Quintet hasn't really seen any activity lately either, with their last official release being Godzilla Generations on the Dreamcast, and their website hasn't been updated in years. Perhaps one day, the Soul Blazer series may continue, but the outlook is not very good."
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    Yet-One-More-Idiot Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
    I know, I've read that whole article. I actually downloaded an emulation of Granstream Saga and started playing it, but after playing SNES and SNES emulators for so long, the controls for the PS3 emulator are really hard for me to get the hang of. Plus a movable 3D camera view is a nightmare for me, I'm not very spatially aware and keep getting bad guys creeping up on me! :P
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    Letdragon Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
    Well that was just one example.

    I found some other details from various other sources, but it just seems like no one wants to acknowledge that Quintet ever existed to begin with anymore, which is absurd because the name still technically exists. It's like saying Circuit City didn't ever exist and do business just because the name was legally bought and changed for online distribution.
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    Yet-One-More-Idiot Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013
    It's so silly, somebody must own these great games! It's a real pity that we can't get a consortium of Soulblazer/IoG/Terranigma fans together, and some financial backing, and bring these gaming gems back for a new generation of gamers! ^^;
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    Unmeimiru Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
    Cameos from all three games. Yay!
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    Yet-One-More-Idiot Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
    This is still one of my favourite pieces out of everything I've ever commissioned, with all three games depicted equally. I wanted to do a followup/remake that also featured the Master and his angel from Actraiser, as well as the hero from Robotrek (and one of the female characters), and Eon and Arcia from the Granstream Saga, but that would be hugely expensive.
    But at least I still have this awesome piece. :D
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    :iconunmeimiru:
    Unmeimiru Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
    maybe you can do that one in the future?
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    :iconyet-one-more-idiot:
    Yet-One-More-Idiot Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
    Well sure, if I can ever afford to do one big commission, I'll definitely get that done. It's on my "when I win the lottery" list of things to do. :giggle:

    (Actually, it'll contain ALL the player characters and ALL their friends from all the Quintet Soulblazer series: Actraiser, Soulblazer, IoG, Terranigma, (Robotrek) and Granstream. It'd be HUGE) :D
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    :iconunmeimiru:
    Unmeimiru Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
    oh wow!

    yeah, I have one of those lists too.
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    :iconmonstrocker:
    Monstrocker Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
    All three of them have girlfriends XD

    *sigh* I miss Quintet :(
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    Yet-One-More-Idiot Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
    Yep, in each game the hero gets the girl by the end. :D Though lack of relationship-focused plot means that Blazer and Lisa's relationship especially came out of left field just at the end of the game, and Will and Kara's relationship got kinda sidelined too for a lot of their game (though they did at least have the whole thing on the raft). Ark and Elle's relationship was handled in a lot more detail than either of the previous two. :)
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    :iconmrclromero:
    mrclromero Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
    Will seems a little gay ._. , ark is more masculine x3
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    Yet-One-More-Idiot Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2012
    Yeah, Will does often look a little girly in pictures. I think it might be the leggings. ;P
    Ark is usually more masculine, but those parachute-pants he wears don't help him. :P
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    Bandooo Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
    Great tribute. :D I'm happy to see this.
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    Yet-One-More-Idiot Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
    Thanks you. :D
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    :iconagadejobi:
    agadejobi Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
    I'm here for Terranigma
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    :iconyet-one-more-idiot:
    Yet-One-More-Idiot Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
    Of course you are, Terrangima is an awesome game. :dance:
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    :iconagadejobi:
    agadejobi Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
    You can say that fifty times over.
    Although I never finished playing Illusion of Gaia or Soul Blazer
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    Yet-One-More-Idiot Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
    Really? Did you get stuck on a boss or couldn't find who to talk to? The only Quintet game I got really stuck on was Robotrek - it was so convulted, in some parts I needed a walkthrough guide just to tell me which way to go, it was like a flippin' maze. :P
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    agadejobi Featured By Owner May 17, 2011
    I just never really got around to finishing them. They were my brother's games, so I could only play a bit a time. Perhaps I'll

    Yeah, Robotrek can get to you like that. I've beaten the game, but if you asked me what you were supposed to do after you get turned into a mouse, I still can't remember.

    Fun game though. I'm glad someone still remembers these old games.
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    Quintega Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
    Great pic but a heads up Will plays a flute and that Will is playing a piccolo. FLutes are played side ways. But other then that tidbit its beyond awesome
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    Yet-One-More-Idiot Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
    Thanks Quintega. :) Yeah, I realise that's not a flute he's playing, the artist who I commissioned this picture from has a little difficulty with English sometimes (although actually, he asked him to be shown using it as a weapon, like in the game).

    A piccolo? I thought it looked more like a recorder (I used to play one for many years). :)

    Anyway, thanks again, beyond awesome is what this piece was aiming for. ^_^
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    :iconkite-25-aida:
    Kite-25-aida Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
    impressive, i've played all of this games and i like it
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    Yet-One-More-Idiot Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
    Thanks, I'm glad you like it. :D

    You've played all the Gaia trilogy games too? Which is your favourite? :)
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    Kite-25-aida Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
    well, i've played Illusion of Gaia,(illusion of Time) Terranigma, and Soul Blazer, but my Favourite is Terranigma.
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    Yet-One-More-Idiot Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011
    IoG has a huge nostalgia factor for me, as I bought it when it first came out. I've only played Soulblazer and Terranigma since recently (I tracked down a Terranigma cartridge to get the authentic console-playing experience - can't find a reasonably-priced Soulbazler one though).

    I guess overall, Terranigma is my fave too. The storyline is so much more in depth than SB or IoG, and the graphics and gameplay are that much more evolved than it's predecessors, even in that couple of years.

    I'm currently trying to play through the last big RPG that Quintet made after Terranigma, The Granstream Saga (a PS1 game - again, on emulator); I'm terrible at it, but it's pretty awesome for a 3D game of its time. :D
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    Kite-25-aida Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
    wow, you know all about Gaia Legacy Games, now i'm playing the .Hack//G.U. games
    do you know about that??
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    Yet-One-More-Idiot Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
    No sorry, I have no idea what those games are. I started playing the Gaia trilogy games and just got totally hooked on them. :D
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    Kite-25-aida Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
    oh, OK,i like terranigma a Lot, and i remember that i lost all the time in the dungeon Towers hehehe
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    Yet-One-More-Idiot Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2011
    Heh. I know that the place I get stuck the most, is spending literally ages stuck at the blasted Dragoon Castle near Yunkou. Those guards flashing their torches about are so hard to avoid! :XD:
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    Aurabolt Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
    I thought Kara's hair is supposed to be blue.
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    Yet-One-More-Idiot Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2011
    No, Kara's hair is never blue...Lilly's the one with blue hair. :)

    Kara's hair is black on her game sprite, or light brown/dirty blonde in her portrait picture in the game manual. ^^
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    Aurabolt Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
    Well, it wasn't blue. That part's correct...but I was thinking black. Sorry about that...I was more thinking about the black hair. My apologies.
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    Yet-One-More-Idiot Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011
    Ah. Well as I said, the game sprite DID have black hair, but the artist's rendering in the manual was of a light brunette; so either is correct, technically. :D
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    MenrowSpirit Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Hobbyist
    It's so kool to see some good old school games in one piece :3
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    Yet-One-More-Idiot Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011
    Thanks, I'm glad you like it. :D
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