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

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

Mystique is reimagined as Akko.

'Akko' is the familiar name of Ari Anyoku, a famous courtesan of Edo's 'floating world'. She has been the lover of many of the country's most powerful leaders, and it is said that her beauty has brought down clans and spurred armies into battle. In Edo, she may have more political pull than the shogun's own representatives.

Ari's mysterious charms aren't natural, however. She is in fact a cunning fox spirit, and a master of disguise. She uses her powers to transform into whoever and whatever will satisfy her fancy.

Ari has become interested in Master Zenji's little school recently, recognizing the ghost of an old 'kouhai'-- and a man who just might be a child she was forced to abandon in Osaka years ago.
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FeatherSpiral Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so proud that I knew this was a kitsune before I even clicked the thumbnail. :3
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CerealGuy Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
brilliant
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AmalgamImage0 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Hi there, I'm a big fan. I was wondering if you take requests from people
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genesischant Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Sometimes I do, if I really like the idea. I am very busy with other projects recently, so it might be quite a while even if I do. Commissions are the only way to guarantee that I make something, and make it soon, but I'd love to hear your ideas regardless. I can always use good ideas!
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Sailmaster-Seion Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Mystique as a foxi spirit. Nice. :)
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TsukiMizu Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
Oh wow you're making her Gambit's mom?
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Spumped Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2012
Imma like it
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Yagamiseven Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2012
this is really good
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GTOniSonniku Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012
Does dat mean Gambit and Rouge are...siblings?
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genesischant Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, no... Akko/Mystique was Onryou/Rogue's sempai when she was alive. They worked together, and Mystique was something of an older sister/mother figure. It's the sort of relationship that makes sense in the setting. In the comics they aren't actually related by blood, Rogue was adopted.
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dio-03 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Student Artist
man... these keep going and going. so good.
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genesischant Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Will do.
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Gamiel Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Wonderfull, will she team up with Doguu as in the Cartoon?
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genesischant Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Haha, why not?
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RobotMaster3 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
I'm loving these images, dude. Such phenomenal work.
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genesischant Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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SansForme Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
At first I was like "huh? But you didn't include Nightcrawler in this line-up..." and then I took another look at the drawing, and the eye colors clicked. Interesting change.
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genesischant Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, I wasn't sure about it, but I think it works.
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chaoswolf1982 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Perfect. And the twist of swapping Nightcrawler for Gambit is very clever.
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genesischant Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Geekhyena Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Seconded. The different connection between her and Rogue is also nice.
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tamanou Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
...Nightcrawler?
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genesischant Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Well, here I've changed things a bit. In this version, I thought it might be interesting if my Gambit, the part-kitsune 'Chouhan', was the character related to Mystique. I realized she would be a fox, and that sort of suggested she might take that role.
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tamanou Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Ah, OK.
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