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HERO: Ancient Mariner by SUX
irrevenant at 7:34AM, April 16, 2013
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I think the “Steam-powered Mariner” character concept would be a good fit for my suggested “Leviathan” story arc in the “Stories and Storylines” thread.
I've roughed up some character concept art for your comment (and for the practice :)).  Since SHELL and Relik both already have a sleek exo-suit look I made this guy more bulky looking.
I think the upper body came out okay, but I'm a little smeh on the lower body.  All comments welcome.
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sux at 8:14AM, April 16, 2013
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I like it, reminds me a little of a centurian in the armor.
I think the symbols and the face part of the helmet should be bio luminesent, since the ocean is pretty dark.
All in all, that is pretty close to how I was going to draw him up so it's great that you did that.
I think I have a name for the guy who discovers the suit. “Jules Savage” Combine the classic Jules Verne with Doc Savage of classic Pulp.
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irrevenant at 5:47PM, April 16, 2013
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I modelled the general aesthetics off Greek and Roman soldiers, figuring that those civilisation would have been partly influenced by interactions with the Atlanteans.


Which would make it doubly-fitting if we can use an offshoot of the Evosians since the Evosians already have kind of a Graeco-Roman aesthetic to them. I PQed Nepath to see if he'd be cool with us doing that.


I can't get the bioluminescence looking good so I'm going to leave that aspect of it for now.


Personally I'm not a fan of the name ‘Savage’ for the character because it makes him sound, well, savage - I think the allusion to Doc Savage would be lost on a lot of people. I haven't come up with a better alternative, though. ‘Verne’ is great though and would work as a first or last name. 


I'm personally envisioning him as a physically fit man in his mid-40s with salt-and-pepper beard/stubble. A professional (mostly marine) archaeologist with a science background and a couple of decades experience under his belt.  It might be cool if he were of Indian ancestry. After all, Captain Nemo was from India. Hmm, ‘Professor Verne Khan’ maybe? A cross-cultural name for a cross-cultural background? Dunno about ‘Khan’, tho. Hmm…. 
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sux at 7:05PM, April 16, 2013
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hmmm, I like Jules for his name…maybe allude to another writer like HG Wells.  Jules Wells or maybe Jules Doyle
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irrevenant at 5:20PM, April 17, 2013
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For a superhero name how about ‘The Ancient Mariner’ (probably mostly shortened to ‘Mariner’ in practice)?


Call him whatever names ring true for you, tho - he's your character. :) 


To use him in ‘Leviathan’ all I need is that his armour be Atlantean in origin and that he have good archaeological knowledge… 
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sux at 9:15AM, April 19, 2013
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Ancient Mariner works out, And I like Jules Doyle since it really does invoke Jules Verne and Conan Doyle and their respected works.
And Yeah it can be Atlantean no prob :)
I like my horror films like I love my burgers…Full of Cheese!!

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