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Marian Gets A Makeover by MugenKeiji Marian Gets A Makeover by MugenKeiji
Original B&W: [link]

Artist: :iconidarkshadowi:

Commissioner/Concept: :iconmugenkeiji:

Double Dragon NEO/'95 © Yoshihisa Kishimoto, Technos Japan/Million.

The Mask © Mike Richardson, Dark Horse Comics and New Line Cinema.
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A commissioned Mask transformation sequence in comic form, because ~BYPTRIPLEFORCE somewhat interested me in such a thing. Once again much thanks to =IDarkShadowI for taking on the project.

This probably raises a lot of eyebrows even if you HAVE played Double Dragon. Not many people played the NeoGeo version which is not only a TRUE fighting game to the series (DDV was a dreck based on the cartoon and Rage of the Dragons lacks the license but is an otherwise decent game that serves a nod to the classic arcade games) but is also an alternate universe that's based LOOSELY on the movie (yes, the same movie most of you hated likely because Doug Walker told you to) if anything. I say loosely because the characters actually look cool this time, but overall are redesigned compared to the classic games...notably in how the Lee brothers changed places.

What's also notable about this game is that MARIAN (usually the damsel in distress) ACTUALLY FIGHTS IN THIS UNIVERSE. Her fighting style is based on Figure Skating, hence the outfit she gains when "masked", as for the rollerblades...well ice is a limited thing and most of her fighting is done on the street, besides they toughen the image a bit. I know one thing, you DON'T want to be on the receiving end of her Moondrive technique because those wheels effin' HURT.

As for the anatomy...well the Mask makes her joints really flexible.

Disclaimer - To those that actually BELIEVED me on thinking this was going to be a 25k post: [link]

...don't kill me.

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Koga Shuko may have fallen at the hands of the Lee Brothers, but to gang leader Marian Delario it just means that the competition just got a whole lot meaner. Rival gangs that took to silence with Shuko in charge were now loud and about ready to take his throne. In order to protect herself Marian headed off to the Sousetsuken Dojo, hoping to persuade Billy for special training. Along the way, a street merchant caught her eye.

Whether the goods were stolen or not didn't matter to her. Though it was very telling that they were given the quality of the necklaces, bracelets, rings and medals on display. 'Maybe Billy or Jimmy could buy me this' she thought, holding a sapphire necklace. Marian continued browsing and found a jade mask among some miscellaneous items on display.

Marian picked up the Mask and examined it. Looking at it, it didn't seem like a valuable object but more of someone's arts and crafts project. The thought of an object of such quality around all of the dragon statues, stone lions and marble Buddhas made her laugh. What kind of joke was this? Yet...it strangely appealed to her. Maybe it was found recently for a quick sale. It would probably go for 5 or 10 dollars easily.

Realizing she spent too much time browsing, she took the Mask to the merchant hoping to negotiate a price but someone was already in front of her having a disagreement on the price of a horse statue.

While it's true she had it in her to run off without paying, it was better to endure the wait just this once not wanting to have to deal with the police or any thugs running the stand. Boredom makes a person do crazy things though and Marian looked around the streets to see if something could keep her distracted until the dispute petered out.

She noticed a little boy running through the sidewalk, a devilish grin creeped on her expression. She grabbed the Mask and held it to her face but something went wrong...it felt like her nostrils and mouth were placed in the suction hose of a vacuum cleaner, the mask was holding itself to her face without the use of her hand and she spun in a green twister with a flash of lightning. The boy froze in his tracks looking at the strange phenomenon.

Out of the twister came what appeared to be a red haired woman, dressed in a purple figure skater's dress wearing matching roller blades but her face looked abnormal. Green and rubbery yet characterized like a cartoon or Halloween Mask. The odd figure stared at him in a calm yet unsettling manner "Boo" the new Marian said nonchalantly. The young boy ran off frantically as though he had seen the face of Death itself.

She turned around facing the owner, pushing aside the man haggling the horse statue. "Alright doc, enough pissing around. How much for this lovely mask?"

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Notes:

-Some things were toned black off the bat, so that was different from what I'm used to (breaks my heart doing Hue/Saturation on the line art but it's still workable). Though I still wouldn't mind commissioning more comics/art from the guy.

-Eh, just took shots from the game and stretched parts for the backgrounds in the 1st and final panel. I guess I could have painted over the pixel art but I don't want to delay this a day longer. The one on the right is lazily filtered because I'm a douche. Oh well, there's your authenticity folks.

-Shading's probably not as good as Elaine Marley but it still uses the same method (dark brown 14-18% soft brush, hard light layer).

Open to adjustments, suggestions or what I probably overlooked in the picture. Comments too. Just don't suggest I commission male wearers though, that's just boring.
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:iconkiske-otoko:
kiske-otoko Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
omg another art of this Fantastic game *---*
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:iconmugenkeiji:
MugenKeiji Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
How nice of you to enjoy it.
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:iconkiske-otoko:
kiske-otoko Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2015
yes ^^

kiske-otoko.deviantart.com/art… See my Billy art ^^
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:iconguytales:
Guytales Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
A family picture!
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:iconmugenkeiji:
MugenKeiji Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013
...

kay.
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:iconguytales:
Guytales Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Nostalgia Critic says:

Come see Son of the Mask, a Family Picture!

(still of eyeless dog appears)
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:iconjesphox11:
Jesphox11 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Me thinks there is not enough Double Dragon Neon on this page...So here's a lesson on the alternating dash, it's so simple you can learn it in a flash.
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:iconaghorixxx:
Aghorixxx Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012   Digital Artist
She's still smokin'.... hot. Lol.
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:iconnanaya-wen:
nanaya-wen Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
LMAAAAAAAAAAAAAAO~
FUCKING AMAZING!
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:iconwriter4commissions:
Writer4Commissions Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Professional Writer
Love the final pose, funny
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:iconmaetch:
Maetch Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Technically, this isn't the first time that Marion's experienced the thrill of having godlike powers. Remember "Noriam"?
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:iconmugenkeiji:
MugenKeiji Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Double Dragon III, what an experience.
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:iconmaetch:
Maetch Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
Yeah, but at least this time, she gets to call the shots. Let's see Willy try to shoot her now.
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:iconmugenkeiji:
MugenKeiji Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
She'd pull a Dorian on him and his boys.
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:iconthemask14:
themask14 Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Student Writer
You should make more pics with the mask transformation.
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:iconmugenkeiji:
MugenKeiji Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
How about "no"?

I prefer commissioning what characters do when they're Masked and on the occasion, simple pinups. The only reason why I commissioned this was because there wasn't any done before at the time.

Transformation sequences can be nice to look at but they appeal more to the TF faction of the fanbase rather than appreciating the appeal of the Mask (when worn by a female character) for what it is.

If anything I'm a bit mixed as most fans have become dependent on looking at transformation sequences now and I want to distance myself from that as much as possible.
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:iconthemask14:
themask14 Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Student Writer
kk.
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:iconkeyotea:
Keyotea Featured By Owner May 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
SOMEBODY STOP ME! :trollface:
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:iconsousetsuken:
Sousetsuken Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Smookin!!!!
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:iconmugenkeiji:
MugenKeiji Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2011
I like your screen name.

:iconphilkensebbenplz: Ha ha, fighting styles.
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:iconavatarkal:
Avatarkal Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
This mask thing is great do more!
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:iconmugenkeiji:
MugenKeiji Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2009
I am commissioning more. On my own time.

More Mask crossovers I'm interested in doing because they're commissions, so my money my rules. =/

If you actually READ the descriptions, you'll see how clear I am about these not being drawn by my own hand (colored yes, but that's about it)
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:icontoonvasion:
Toonvasion Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2009
This is good man.
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:icondarkshadowartworks:
darkshadowartworks Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Pretty nice coloring really! Specially in the background... a pixel one XD... nice!
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:iconchibimotherfan:
ChibiMotherFan Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009
Oh my god This looks so freaking awesome (Nerdgasim) I don't think you realize how much I have been waiting for this The coloring on this is just freaking awesome good stuff dude.
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:iconninjaspence:
ninjaSpence Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
nice job with the coloring and such
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:iconmugenkeiji:
MugenKeiji Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
I don't mind doing the soft shading but I kind of wonder if I should use other colors to shade these days or if I should try my hand at cel-shading AT LEAST once or twice.
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:iconninjaspence:
ninjaSpence Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009
well, as you see, I been around but have not posted anything in a while, but later on tonight I going to post some stuff that I been sketching, most of it scraps because I been drawing from life and anime a lot recent.
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:iconnamho14:
namho14 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
Greeeeeeeat!!!!
I waited this picture!!
Please make more picture like this!
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:iconmugenkeiji:
MugenKeiji Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
I shouldn't spend TOO much money on Mask commissions.

There's other things in the world I need to function, like DVDs, booze and tickets to the amusement park.
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:iconslime-series:
Slime-Series Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
Wonderful work as always!!
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:iconwonderstories32:
wonderstories32 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
GREAT JOB
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:iconxidphel:
Xidphel Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
The title reminds me of the words of a famous psychopath: "I JUST GOT AN EXTREME MAKEOVAH!" (RE5)

As for the rest, love it.
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:iconhazardgallantmon:
HazardGallantmon Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2009
Okay, I get the point about that '25K' thing.

Anyway, all and all, this is really good work! The coloring and background was excellent!

Can't wait to see more from you and other artists!

Later and best wishes!
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:iconfapiolo:
fapiolo Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
make more of this :)
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:iconhazardgallantmon:
HazardGallantmon Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
Mugen doesn't make these, shoxxe does when Mugen commissions shoxxe for B@W 'Mask' pictures. And that's with money, my friend.

Later and best wishes!
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