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Maria Reborn by Cylent-Nite Maria Reborn by Cylent-Nite
Something I just doodled on a whim, I'll probably chuck this in scraps later. I was contemplating the possibility of starting a join.me/livestream, but I wasn't sure how efficiently I could draw in the public eye, considering how messy the initial stages of my drawing style is. So to practice, I attempted another speed drawing, but taking my time with things to create neater-looking art, which I managed to do in an hour or so. So I think I'll be able to attempt a join.me sometime!

Anyways! This is just a loose concept, the design isn't really concrete yet. Again, this was merely an art test, but the general framework of the character is still there. Like a lot of my character ideas, she's a parody/subversion of common fandom ideas. She is an ironic variation of the whole 'Maria Robotnik reincarnated' idea, in contrast to my previous Maria the Hedgehog idea, who is just a deranged lady dressed up as Maria. I haven't decided on what kind of clothes she'll wear yet, so I've left her naked. I'm not sure why I gave her gloves, though. I based her species design loosely on a mix of Espio, Vector and the Biolizard itself, since they're the only game-canon reptiles to draw ideas from. Essentially I have no idea what's happening in this pic at all. Looks like she's coming out of a pipe or something. I don't think about these things, haha!

A little backstory, in Sonic Expanse, I have a third sub-series called Sonic Legacy, which takes place after the main storylines to bridge the gap between Sonic's timeline and Silver's timeline. This character appears in one of my 10 Years Later storylines. In one of my little Expanse-related additions, I explain that after the events of Sonic Adventure 2 leading into Sonic Heroes, Eggman finds Shadow drifting in space as he does in canon, but along with him I add that he also finds a lone Biolizard egg which survived the Chaos Control. Eggman takes it under his wing along with Shadow. While the egg was still unborn, Eggman could see that it still holds the same power and potential as the Biolizard itself and wishes to harness it as a re-usable power source. Which soon gives birth to E-123 Omega, with his infinite energy being drawn from the unborn egg within him.

Later on in my Sonic Legacy story which takes place 10 years later, I depict the scene where Omega is reluctantly reprogrammed and has to turn on Shadow in order to capture him after he goes rogue from the G.U.N. In a fateful battle, Shadow instead comes out victorious and leaves Omega in a dismantled state, having broken apart his shell to reveal the core. Recognizing that the egg is in fact the progeny of his prototype, in a rage he attempts to destroy it, but is stopped by the spirit Tikal, who reveals to him in an ironic turn of events that the creature within the egg is the spiritual re-incarnation of his beloved Maria Robotnik, and that Maria has been protecting him all this time through the machine. Much after the egg's release from Omega, it is finally hatched and raised by Shadow until she has grown up.

A more updated version of this design can be found here: [link]
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LunarMew Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Nice concept! And Shadow and Maria are seen as family rather than a couple? Count me in. :D
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Indeed, I like the ironic turn out with my reincarnation characterization. xD

In the past, Maria Robotnik was more of a mother/sister figure to Shadow, so it's fitting that in the future Ark shares more of a daughter-like relationship with Shadow.
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OrionTHedgehog Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, that's an awesome idea.
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, man!
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OrionTHedgehog Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome. ;)
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xsamxthexhedgehogx Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
1 word cool
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, man! ^^
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xsamxthexhedgehogx Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
your welcome dude ^^
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SuperBroBrawlerKart Featured By Owner May 19, 2013
Damn, this is a pretty cool idea. That's amazing!
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! Really glad you like the idea!
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DarkArtsWolf7 Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
Very cool story! Never heard something quite like that, in terms of Maria's re-incarnation. Nice version, and very nice sketch!
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! Glad you like the idea! ^^
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Terrortheslayer Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
cute :)
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! ^^
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Terrortheslayer Featured By Owner May 24, 2013
np ^^
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Blinded-Djinn Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thats amazing is it cool that i do a pic based on this :)
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks! xDD And I don't mind at all. <3
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Blinded-Djinn Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
oh thats awesome lol XD
say u havnmt finished the collab yet have ya? just asking :D
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Shinbaloonba Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012
I was like "what the hell" when I saw the preview,but as I've readed up the concept,I'm amazed you make any concept work,no matter how crazy it might seem at first lol
This story is not only cool on it's own,but also kinda gives a good explanation on why Omega and Shadow like each other so much for no apparent reason,great job CN.
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SoulEaterXMaka Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Her design and her back story are simply brilliant ^_^ You're always coming up with original ideas that no one else seems to think of~ |3 (You should totally work for SEGA)
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! And LOL, glad you think my ideas are good enough for working there. xD
Anyways, thanks again! <3
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JoanMystique Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
He/she's right you know.

Maybe then there will be a game that's worthwhile to play xD.

No seriously. Your THAT good.
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much. It means a lot to hear my ideas are appreciated this highly. xD
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SoulEaterXMaka Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome ^w^ <333
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FireballStardraco Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012
Oh-ho, that is a bloody brilliant story to this and an amazing twist aswell, I like where you are going with this.
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, thanks a lot, man!
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JoanMystique Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
at first I was like... Maria as a lizard? yeah its original, but what??

But actually...

I love it ten times more than EO29 whatever the name is's popular maria the hedgehog design!!!

The story is SO original, and it makes sense!! It's almost cruel too... how she was forced to be the energy source for a robot meant to control/destroy her best friend....

So is she yellow, or brown like the biolizard?
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crystal-thunder Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012
I do love your character designs and story's behind them, each one is quite interesting and different than the others and this one is no different.

Fantastic work as always mate
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you think so, I do my best to make the ideas fresh and original! Thanks a lot, man!
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crystal-thunder Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
You're very welcome mate, you deserve it!
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DTrain2695 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Jesus, you've really got some ideas cooking there!

Quite original too!
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks a lot, man! Glad you think so!
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felousefarnayne Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
oooo she looks really lovely and pretty to look at how you drew her posed like that and the design looks awesome too, nice work and keep it up n_n
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! ^^
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DoctorAllanGrey Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fairly awesome for an hour's worth of work. Take you long to mash up the story idea?
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SpeedCircuit Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, I adore your interesting idea's, and how detailed you are on backstories! I love reading it :heart:

And the look of her is extremely cute, but accurate! I remember killing that mean ol' lizard in the games!! >(

Amazing work on this, and I'd love to watch you draw sometime!! <33
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much, I'm glad you like her! <3
I will definitely try to get a stream going soon.
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SpeedCircuit Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, I love her!
Okay great! I'll do my best to attend it~ :heart:
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TheTodStar Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Now that is a very interesting idea. Not to mention that she looks cute. :nod:
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FancyStrawberryDemon Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Daw she is precious :'D
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pyrorptrs Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2012
Maria as a lizard? cool idea
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, man! xD
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