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Title: Manlord!
Pixel Artist: nvision  (Level 4 Team Leader :: 2846 points)
Posted: 6/22/2007 21:23
Palette: 16 colors
Statistics:  15 comments    11 faves    0 avatars

This is a quick sprite test I whipped up today, based on a fantastic character created my NiceIdiot, called Manlord.  Manlord is a humble shepherd, made hero, who is forced to battle the forces of evil, twisted and mutated by strange meteoric powers.  The sprite still needs some tweaking, but this was a spare-time thing (which I have very little of :P ).  Props to NiceIdiot for inspiring me!


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-DE- (Level 11 General) @ 4/3/2010 05:23

Haha, awesome! :)

smk (Level 6 Hitman) @ 3/30/2009 07:39


Souly (Level 5 Killer Klown) @ 6/5/2008 22:08
Where does he get his gloves from?
That and some how his cape stretches.
But I like this none the less.

Hapiel (Level 11 Bonsai) @ 1/16/2008 02:49
Awesome! Both versions!

nvision (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 6/25/2007 12:10
You most certainly can, Myron...  More love for Manlord.

NiceIdiot (Level 2 Quiet One) @ 6/24/2007 10:00
I love it. :)

Ian, can I post the link to the reference materials?

Also, Imagician, in the story he is never "bright", he goes from passive to driven, and his brawn is simply a factor of his need to use the huge sword, he is never meant to be likable, it is a story of revenge and betrayal.

It definitely has some Biblical tones to it, as he is a shepherd that goes on to save humanity by sacrificing himself to destroy a talking goat monster, but that was not how the story started.  I just wanted to have a barbarian that fought mutant animals, and this is how it evolved.

Also, to clarify, Manlord is not affected by the meteor, only the monsters, his brawn is earned.

nvision (Level 4 Team Leader) @ 6/23/2007 21:40
Manlord is actually Oxford educated, with a PhD in quantum physics, and he wrote quite a superb article on superstring theory.  On his weekends he uses his massive brawn to help construct a superconducting super collider in his native land.

Imagician (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 6/23/2007 16:07
Sorry for double post -- have to correct my English: I meant "less likable" when I wrote "less sympathetic"

Imagician (Level 5 Rokkyu) @ 6/23/2007 16:05
Apart from the story stuff you gave, which I don't like but won't discuss here in detail (e.g. the humble protagonist is transformed into some low-brow, featherbrained all brawn guy, which makes him kind of less sympathetic), you could tweak the sword of the big guy a little: if the reflexes stay in place when the sword is moved, it would look more like real metal reflections ("environment mapping" if you like )

Skull (Level 11 CEO) @ 6/23/2007 14:24
Superb work - wonderful animation and style.

daniel (Level 2 Kukyu) @ 6/23/2007 11:43
Great. Most over-the-top powerup I've ever seen. I mean that in a good way. It's like Altered Beast, but better.

froginred (Level 3 Stalker) @ 6/23/2007 03:51

hehe nice, this concept reminds me some bible hero that started as a shepherd... (Moses or David for example)

this is a nice work, yet in the monstersized vesion of it, the bold lines of the miscles just messes things up and dont looks so fine. all other things are just fine.

mikl3 (Level 7 Sheriff) @ 6/23/2007 01:06

Xion Night (Level 1 Thug) @ 6/22/2007 23:19
yeah, man, pretty awesome.
Sheperd version looks sorta off-balance.

soda (Level 10 President) @ 6/22/2007 21:38
Lol, that is awesome. 

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