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Jidaigeki X-Men: Apocalypse by genesischant Jidaigeki X-Men: Apocalypse by genesischant
Marvel comics' mutant heroes reinterpreted as samurai drama characters.

CORE TEAM


VILLAINS


After finishing the X-Men, I thought it might be fun to do a few of their villains.

Apocalypse is reimagined as Doguu.

The thing known as the Doguu has existed since the ancient past. Where it goes, destruction follows in its wake.

The Doguu is a living creature of baked clay, the culmination of a dying culture's considerable spiritual arts. It can be cracked and broken, but it always reforms, for its essence resides in a curse on the land itself. The mysterious civilization that gave it life has fallen, and its secrets are now lost to the ages, but the Doguu remains.

To some it makes promises of great powers, but these promises are naught but ashes of a ruined world. The obliteration of all things is its timeless goal.
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3892 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
Forgive me for my ignorance, but are you using mayan or omec inspiration for this version of Apocalypse? Because if you are, than it is an awesome touch, evoking a feeling lost civilizations alien to the main cast.

It would be interesting if you gave Apocalypse a judeo-christian/religious angle to him, since the word "apocalypse" is greek for "revelation."

It would be him saying: "I am the prophet of the divine. I am the holy revelation and herald of the coming age! I AM THE APOCALYPSE!"
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genesischant Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
In keeping with the 'edopunk' aesthetic of this particular series, the ancient Egyptian character Apocalypse is reimagined using ancient Japanese inspiration. The Doguu are these weird clay figures made by the prehistoric peoples of Japan. [link]

I like the reference, though. Totally appropriate for the character.
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CerealGuy Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Genius...That really gives him an eerie feel about him and fits it very nicely with the others.
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TsukiMizu Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
I really like your design for apocalypse.
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paldipaldi Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012   General Artist
if there's Apocalypse, then you should create the Archangel. just saying. :D
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dio-03 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2012  Student Artist
I did not see this coming, but it's just blowing my mind.
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paldipaldi Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012   General Artist
WHOAAAAAAA~ :horns:
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RobotMaster3 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
This is straight-up incredible. The fact you took Apocalypse's Egyptian roots, and not only made it Japanese, but made it work, only increase the coolness factor.
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chaoswolf1982 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Agreed. This was one of the characters I was seriously doubting he could fit into the Jidaigeki concept, but he pulled it off with flying colors.
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devilkais Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012
Actually he is an extremely diverse guy, see for yourself [link]
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