“Destructoid Attracts ENCORE: Selfmade Shin Megami Tensei Demons”
I’m Already a Demon (Summoner)
[Destructoid alumni The Blonde Bass returns with a Shin Megami Tensei-themed entry of the Destructoid Draws series, spotlighting the fine artistic abilities of our community. Amazing work from all, as always! – Moyse]
I’ll be sincere, I’ve been stumped for some time attempting to give you a becoming theme for this Destructoid Attracts. Thus far, the Encore sequence has been attempting to reflect the unique one. Dream Crossovers was the tock to Favourite Franchises’ tick. Favourite Sidekicks naturally adopted from Favourite Villains. And, uh… we did Responsible Gear twice. As a deal with.
However this time round, I didn’t know find out how to observe up the fourth ever Destructoid Attracts: OC Mega Man Robotic Masters. That one was one thing particular. We have been in a position to let our inside children unfastened — and it resulted in a ton of nice designs like Web Man, Soda Man, and Ocean Man. The place do you go from right here? Was there something that might give us the identical mixture of inventive freedom and thematic consistency?
Effectively, Cactooze got here as much as the rescue, suggesting Shin Megami Tensei for this installment. It clicked immediately. SMT is already an enchanting mixture of characters from throughout humanity’s myths and tales as is.
So with out additional ado, let’s get into what members of the neighborhood got here up with!
The Vodyanoy is form of like a Slavic Kappa, so I blended them a bit. It drowns individuals for enjoyable… fairly fucking steel. It will have entry to the Bufu tree as a result of there are not any water expertise on this sequence. Let’s additionally give it a gun since that’s a factor too in these video games!
(Bass: That is one more reason why Persona 2 is the objectively superior Persona, it has the Aqua line)
Watch out of the Corriveau’s wiles, lest you find yourself as one other useless husband within the pile. Or, so the legend says. A preferred character in Québecois tales, the one clear-cut reality of Marie-Josephte Corriveau’s life is that her husband was discovered useless shortly after New France fell beneath English rule. The demise was first discovered to be an accident, then investigated as homicide with the Corriveau’s father discovered responsible. Simply earlier than his execution, nonetheless, he confessed to being an confederate to his daughter. Ultimately, she was executed and placed on public show, whereas he obtained off with out a sentence…
This public show after the execution was placing, resulting in a distortion of her story. Mentions of the Corriveau in tales and songs typically point out as many as seven husbands murdered in chilly blood, a quantity certain to carry chills to kids and adults alike.
It will be fascinating to signify her duality as an SMT character. She’s in spite of everything a possible sufferer, of the remedy of her husband, of the accusations towards her if she was harmless, and the twisted approach her story has been twisted posthumously. However so far as SMT goes, she’d should be representing the impression she left on the collective unconscious. She’d most likely be an early-to-mid sport demon utilizing Marin Karin to attraction get together members together with some beefy bodily assaults.
The Large Dangerous Wolf
I attempted to include parts of every of the tales this wolf has appeared in into the design. He has wind assaults and is weak to fireside. He wears Little Purple Using Hood’s grandma’s glasses and bonnet, and a shepherd’s whistle from that boy who cried wolf.
I’d think about he’d be an early sport demon (possible the bottom stage Wilder, and early sport Garu/Zan consumer). Their interactions may very well be like: “Why do you scent like a human?” – As a result of I ate one – “Yeah they style good, onerous to maintain in your abdomen although!”
The Grim Reaper
Excessive Magic, Low Bodily Assault
The Grim Reaper is reimagined as a bratty skater child. I’ve been drawing variations of this man on my pocket book in highschool again within the day once I was attempting to make steel album covers for the band I by no means shaped with my pals.
Jeanne d’Arc’s a determine of French historical past, a younger maiden who led a military towards English invaders after listening to a message from God. She was later offered out and burnt on the stake, earlier than getting canonized as a saint by the Catholic Church.
I see her as main a principally human military for a Regulation faction. She would most likely be an early obligatory mid-boss/boss. Whereas preventing she could be joined by a number of Archangels/Powers who would defend her by taking injury as a substitute of her whereas she buffs them. She would additionally often assault with Mild magic. Though I drew her surrounded by flames she is definitely weak to Hearth (it will really feel so improper to not get a press flip when casting Agilao on Jeanne) and Darkish whereas being proof against Mild and Illnesses.
The design is impressed by the track Bigmouth Strikes Once more by The Smiths. I discovered the thought of her with some headphones somewhat humorous. The cross on them means that they could be the origin of the message she heard.
The Mazomba is a big fish within the mythology of the Chaga individuals of Tanzania. I don’t a lot about it, and it’s onerous to search out a lot about it both on-line, so I’ll simply make its description up.
It’s a impartial deity solely taking motion when its life or house is threatened. The individuals of Tanzania worship Mazomba for its lovely blond hair and its near-encyclopedic information of weeb shit and Magic playing cards.
(Bass: I can’t assist however form this sense… Like there’s an imposter amongst us.)
Whew! Issues obtained a bit bizarre there on the finish, however I hope you’ve loved this version of Destructoid Attracts. Possibly you even discovered a factor or two this time round? As all the time, if in case you have an concept of a mythological determine that will match effectively with Shin Megami Tensei, please be at liberty to take part within the remark part!
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