" Bada bum bum badapow!! (excited asian voice) NEW CHARRENGAH'!!"
Awahh? You didn't think you bastards could just do a lil' fighter comp', and leave me out of it, did ya?
Heh, just kiddin'. Any who, I have a confession to make. As many know, I'm a huge fighting game nut. So when this challenge was created, I thought, "cool beans, right up my alley!" However, the only idea I could think of, was some Asian mix of many martial arts. So the character is basically made up of shaolin(monk), ninjitsu, Samurai, and even japanese drama, Kabuki, (hence the name Amalgalm.)
"Kabuki, Kabuki, hmm? Why does this sound so familiar?", I thought to myself. So I kept animating, and animating. And finally, I took a look at the stance I decided to settle with, and at about 80% completion, BOOM, it hit me: Holy crap! I think I was just sub-consciously inspired by "Kyoshiro's" design, from Samurai Shodown! I found this interesting, at least. I hope this doesn't disqualify me, as the idea of this type of fighter has been done before.(by the way, his weapon is a hook that hangs off the end of his large head dress.)
Any hoo, good luck to all!!