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Jidaigeki X-Men: Cyclops by genesischant Jidaigeki X-Men: Cyclops by genesischant
Jidaigeki X-Men, Marvel's foremost mutant hero team reimagined as characters from a Japanese period drama.

>Jubilee>Professor X

Cyclops is reimagined as Dokugan.

'Dokugan' (One-eyed) is the sword name of Sousuke Natsume, the eldest son and heir to the Natsume samurai clan. When he was a boy, the head family was attacked in the night by a mysterious, sinister demon. The demon spirited away his parents, and though he escaped capture, he caught a glimpse of the creature out of the corner of his left eye. Ever since, that eye has burned and pulsed with corruption.

When superstitious (and power-hungry) members of a secondary branch of the clan refused to allow him to succeed his father because of his curse, Sousuke cut the eye out. Unfortunately, its evil power persisted in the empty space- and Sousuke was forced to leave, his young brother Akihiro becoming the nominal family head.

Sousuke found a new place at a strange new sword school that accepts outcasts such as himself. He is a diligent student, prone to over-seriousness, but absolutely loyal to Master Zenji and the other students of the school. Despite its absence, he can see perfectly well with his missing eye-- and it has other weird properties. People who look into its depths are beset by nightmarish visions, and he is often able to see spirits and other supernatural beings that normal human eyes cannot.
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PhaidrosthePeep Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014
Way cooler than the original!
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Axe-Canabrava Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like how his powers have nothing to do with the original's, but you managed to keep the spirit behind them.
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ItachiXMegumi Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student
Awsome .
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chaos-muse Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
I like this better than the original cyclops. These are fantastic.
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
this is really cool
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genesischant Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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SansForme Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
Man, I wish they'd pay you to turn these into full-length features. I would buy the hell out of this series.
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genesischant Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I wish that too, haha! It would be a great deal of fun.
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HorrorViewed Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Need...to....do....FANART ^^
As long as it is with your consent that is ^^
(Had been waiting for this one forever :iconlaplz: )
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genesischant Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Feel free! Send me a link if you do!
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HorrorViewed Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well you keep making them then I will do them ^^
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tamanou Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Nice adopting the backstory to the setting, as usual.

It will be interesting to see what iteration of X-Men you will be working with.
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genesischant Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I will tell you now! I'm going with the X-men team I most identify with the brand: the team from the 90's animated series. I grew up watching the show and collecting the cards. It was years before my folks would let me buy the comics, and longer before I went back and read any older storylines.
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ArthurShelby Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
Nice Work / History !!
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genesischant Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! It's been the history/concept that have been slowing this project down. I want to get it right.
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Serain Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
This is awesome and you are awesome.
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genesischant Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hahaha, thank you. So are you, of course. But you knew that.
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CrazyDem0n Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
You should have made it so that if he somehow activates the cursed eye, he sets shit on fire.
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genesischant Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I think that if he stares at something long enough with that eye it eventually decays, rots, or otherwise falls to ruin. I focused on its more short-term effects on people though.
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CrazyDem0n Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
so.... a beam of decay?
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RobotMaster3 Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012
This is the start of something awesome.
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genesischant Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I hope so.
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RobotMaster3 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
So do I.
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girlgunner Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I can't wait to see how you deal with the other X-men! : D
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genesischant Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Me neither!
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