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American Spirit by genesischant American Spirit by genesischant
Turn of the century Occult hero Captain America.

A note on the design: I recognize that the military uniform worn by Stevens here is a little WWI-looking, and I apologize that his shield isn't very visible. I will try to rectify both problems in his Avengers picture.

Obviously my Teddy Roosevelt is not photo-accurate.

For the nerdy among you:

In 1775, Thomas Jefferson stumbled upon a small cache of artifacts left behind by an extinct ancient civilization. Hoping it would aid the the revolutionary cause, he brought the artifacts, which included a cylinder of a strange otherworldly metal, to the other Founding Fathers. Benjamin Franklin used his keen metaphysical metallurgical know-how to craft the metal into an unbreakable shield-- with various mystical properties. Taking a cue from a Native American practice that had been observed in years previous, they sought to bond a soul to the Shield, to create an unstoppable Super Soldier. George Washington would be the first of the American Spirits, but he voluntarily gave up the title and power to become the first President of the United States in 1789. Each era has seen the rise of new American Spirits, each embodying the spirit of their age.

Partial List of American Spirits:
(1776-1789) George Washington
(1805-1834) David Stern Crockett
(1850-1865) David Derickson
(1861-1863)'Rebel Spirit' Shield is forged, wielded by John Wilkes Booth
(1891-Present) Roger Stevens
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warman546 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
nice
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name-already-chosen Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
Excellent!
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genesischant Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I liked parts of this enough to try and include them in my updated version.
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Clazziquai Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
GASP.
Can it be? Two of my favoritest things together in one picture? I think I might be in love!

I totally dig Cap's scarf/cravat.
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genesischant Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a lot! Yeah, it turned out pretty well.
President Roosevelt likes it too.
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greenfrostfire Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2009
how fun ^^
reminds me vaugly of this comic i read a while back about some anthromorphication of the united states that was a superhero
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genesischant Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Was it "Uncle Sam"? That's one of my favorites.
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:icongreenfrostfire:
greenfrostfire Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
*looks it up*
yes it was actually XD

one i really want to see one day is this one here [link])
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genesischant Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Oh, yeah-- That's what I meant. I have it, it's great!
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greenfrostfire Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
someday i will have it XD
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