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[UNDERTALE??] by Cylent-Nite [UNDERTALE??] by Cylent-Nite
Say whaaaaaat. Me drawing stuff for another series besides Sonic?? blasphemy

So apparently the other night I couldn't sleep, and in a daze I found myself writing Undertale fanfiction ideas lol. I never really wanted to invest in the creative side of the Undertale fandom personally, since the story is so definitive it doesn't feel like there's much to really contribute, unlike how I work with the Sonic lore. Though all this came about when reading up on old man Gerson, and how he was a Hero who fought in the war with the humans, which would probably make him like, what, 500 years old?? So I wanted to draw a younger design for him, his outfit modeled as well after Undyne's Royal Guard uniform.

Along the way I decided, "hey why not shove Gaster in this same time period". So along the top is Gerson, my interpretation of Gaster, and the Hero of the Humans waaaaay before the present day events of Undertale. From here on a whole bunch of ideas started spewing from it, and thus this whole display haha. Anyways, there are actually two "stories" to this concept.

The first is obviously focused on the time before the Barrier was erected. Gerson as the then-leader of the Royal Guard has a lot to do with the Royal Cleric, Gaster. The events detail Gaster being the one who initially instills fear into the Hero of the Humans, citing the idea of strengthening monsters using the souls of Humans (I'm tossing up in my head however if Gaster was set up, possibly by the Human Mages who may have given him the idea initially). This incites the war between Monsters and Humans, but even after the erection of the Barrier, Gaster grows an obsession with the idea of merging Humans and Monsters.


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Faaaast forward over 500 years later, not long after the deaths of Chara and Asriel Dreemurr, two brothers climb their way up Mt. Ebott. The older of the two boys, Serif, is driven by curiosity at the rumours of a Goat Monster having fled in this direction after a recent supposed attack. Along with his younger brother, Semi Jr. and armed with a Toy Knife, Serif traverses the mountain in hopes of finding Monsters. As they scale the mountain and find their way to the top, Semi manages to trip and nearly fall in but is saved by his older brother- in the process however Serif loses his footing and falls into a hole in the mountain. Lost and in a panic, Semi is powerless to save his brother, and a sudden strong gust of wind blows away his neck Ribbon, sending it down the hole while forcing the boy to flee.

Within the mountain's floor, Serif finds himself in some strange ruins. He lands on a soft patch of Golden Flowers, and following soon after him is a familiar Red Ribbon. He ties it to himself as he grips onto his Toy Knife before beginning to venture through the ruins cautiously. Anyways, cutting things short he probably meets Toriel who has only recently left her husband. The ruins however are not guarded yet, and as the Monsters are on high alert after the death of the royal heir, Serif when momentarily left alone is encountered by Royal Guard members, Gerson, and a young apprentice Undyne. Serif puts up a fight, but is swiftly killed by the soldiers. He's taken away to King Asgore, where his Cyan Soul is extracted, and is the First out of Seven for Asgore's plan to break the Barrier. Toriel is unforgivably furious at Asgore, and begins setting up traps within the Ruins as deterrents for the Royal Guard, now dedicating herself to protecting the Ruins and saving any other humans who come down from here.

As Asgore has the required soul from the human boy, he has no need for the remains. The now Royal Scientist, Dr Gaster however has a keen interest in studying the subject and takes the body for himself for experimentation. Still with the idea of strengthening Monsters with combining with Human energy, Gaster aims to utilize a means of reproduce a means of not only creating artificial souls in order to break the Barrier, but to empower all of Monsterkind. Gaster as a start takes it upon himself to carve an artificial Heart from his own hand, leaving a gaping hole in his palm and bearing a piece of himself to implant it into the soulless body of Serif. Animating the body, Gaster now has a viable means of studying what makes a human tick, while working towards the prospect of replicating them outright. Gaster names his new son, Sans.


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A good 10 or so years later, Semi Jr, preferred to be known as Junior (not content with just being named after his grandfather), has grown up into a strong young man. He's lived a good life, however he is always haunted by that fateful day when his brother was lost. He thinks back on the events following, how he begged and pleaded to others to help, but no one dared venture to Mt. Ebott for unstated reasons. Now stronger, Junior is determined to go down into the mountain to see if he can find answers for himself, and to learn of the fate of his dear older brother. Armed with his Manly Bandana and Tough Gloves, he is ready to rappel himself down, armed with the skills to face whatever threat comes his way.

Finding himself in the Ruins, he is met by a Goat Woman. Remembering why he and his brother climbed the mountain in the first place in hunting a Goat Monster, he is on his guard towards Toriel. He questions about his brother, but Toriel gives no answers. Yadda yadda yadda, there's probably bonding, but probably a fight as well so Junior can leave the Ruins or something. Anyways, Junior is a big and strong fully grown adult, and basically reks the Underground (I always like imagining the idea of an adult venturing the Underground as opposed to just children- do note they always state six Humans, not six Children), he defeats the entire Royal Guard, likely decommissioning and forcing Gerson into retirement and causing the entire Royal Guard to restructure, soon instating Undyne as the new head.

Blah blah blah basically he's on a rage beating everything up trying to find his brother until he reaches Gaster at the Core. As no other Monster has been strong enough to defeat Junior, he summons his son, Sans, to execute judgement on the human. Junior is shocked at the sight of the Monster before him, bearing the same frame and clothing as his lost brother- however he is just a skeleton. The two fight, but Junior is on the defensive and eventually has to run, getting chased all through the Underground until he is stopped at Snowdin, where he is destroyed by Sans. Just like Serif before him, his Orange Soul is harvested by Asgore as the second in his collection, while his bodily remains are left with Gaster. Considering Junior a fine specimen, he repeats the process as with his first, carving another heart shaped hole from his other hand to create another artificial soul. Placing it within Junior's remains, his second son, Papyrus, is born.


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other gaster sans and papyrus stuff here except i'm too tired to type it out to be continued ok


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BLAHBLAHBLAH this is way more typing than expected and this isn't even a story. tl;dr this is an expansion on the events of pre-Barrier times, my interpretation of Gaster, as well as linked origins for Sans and Papyrus with the lives and backstories of the Second and Third Humans.

Also note as well, these aren't "headcanon" or "theory" ideas, they're just random ideas that came out of nowhere because I wanted to be different from the conventional norms for these subjects hahaha.


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Design Trivia:

- I wanted to be different with Gaster's design, instead of the basic handsome doctor look haha. Firstly, I really wanted to stray away from the "skeleton" idea, because Gaster's appearance doesn't really come across to me as a skeleton really. His overall look and the emphasis on "darkness" actually gives me more of a "boogeyman" vibe from him.

- More on Gaster I wanted to maintain the actual physical proportions of the overworld sprite, especially in relation to comparing with other overworld sprites, particularly Sans and Papyrus. He is a very large character with an overbearingly large head, haha. Top row design is obviously pre-science, while the latter I refer to as "Fallen Gaster". More details on this when I type up the last bit lol. Also, Sans inherits Gaster's slippers.

- I should have come up with a proper colour scheme for the Hero of the Humans, but I found amusement in just giving him the sepia colours from his Opening appearance lol.

- It's important to note that Serif and Semi Jr. ARE NOT human Sans and Papyrus. Their identities and lives are that of the Cyan and Orange Souls- the bodies that make up Sans and Papyrus are merely their lifeless skeletons, with their souls being created and grafted from pieces of Gaster (think more along the lines of ghosts merging with inanimate husks, like the Mad Dummy and Metatton).

- Serif's design is obviously modeled after Sans', but I've also featured on his design: the cap, t-shirt and shoes from Papyrus' "Cool Dude" outfit. I have in mind shortly after Papyrus' birth Sans offers these clothes to him, as he is created naked lol.

more probably later it's past midnight and i'm really tired hahahaha
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undermixbro Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2016
Gerson looks cool when he was young
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! xD
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goodfebruarian Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016
Ahh~

A prequel?
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I guess you could call it something like that! Just something for fun, haha.
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goodfebruarian Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2017
...I like it though
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well thank you! I'm glad you like the ideas here!
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FoxyDaPirateFox99 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I bet the description was hard. Lemme give you a hug, buddy!
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. xD
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FoxyDaPirateFox99 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Meep XD
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grond60 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2016
Very creative designs and ideas :D (Big Grin) 
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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luciano6254 Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Undertale: Origins
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:iconcylent-nite:
Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes.
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MrDibara Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2016
Oh wow! I'm really impressed by your ideas. Random or no, I'd love to see them happening. The concept story you created for Serif and Semi Jr. is also well developed, their interactions with the characters, Toriel, Gerson, Undyne and, of course, Gaster. The idea that the souls and lives of Sans and Papyrus actually came from a piece of Gaster is also great, with Serif and Junior only lending their deceased bodies as vessels.

I also like how, in your story, you didn't make Gaster a full out asshole who tortures and stuff. Gaster is a scientist, he's obsessed with his goals and is cold and calculated, but he never does anything extraordinally devious like torturing Sans and Papyrus like their nothing but subjects. (yes, I'm reffering to a certain fanfiction here in DeviantArt)

Also, I don't see a problem with the Human Hero's colour scheme. I think it kinda suits him. What I liked the most was seeing Gerson's design. You just made him a total badass! Now I wished I had seen him fight during his prime. The monsters say they couldn't kill a single human during the War due to how strong they were, but I dunno. Seeing Gerson and knowing history can be twisted, I tend to think this guy offed a few good humans before he was forced to surrender or something. Great job on his design! Gaster's as well. I liked your original approach.
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh, thank you so much, sir! It's great to hear that the ideas can be appreciated! xD

I found them very fun to put together. And yeah, I wanted to paint Gaster in a way that was different to how he's most commonly portrayed. Well, that's my general idea with everyone here actually, I like to go out of my way to be different yet still fun and reasonable, haha!

Anyways, thanks again! Glad Gerson looks okay, he was the first one I started drawing before I started elaborating on with the other characters!
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princce7 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
THIS IS REALLY COOL I READ IT ALL WHILE AT SCHOOL NICE
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HAHA thank you!!
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princce7 Featured By Owner May 18, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
and here i am showing it to a friend literally at school again
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What did they think? xD
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princce7 Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
they really liked the gerson armor, and the summary i said of wha twas happenning in the writing because we had no time to actually explain it.
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner May 19, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fair enough. xD
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princce7 Featured By Owner May 20, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
i'd like to see more of this concept if you ever have the time or inspiration for it. but i know it's not your maind deal, so i won't pressure you or anything :P
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's alright! I'd love to get more into the Undertale fandom, so I might expand on more of this as a pseudo-AU. xD
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Skiethehedgehog Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016
(Hm... could you possibly make a Sonic-Undertale Crossover fan art piece at some point please?)...I like your art.
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! xD
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Skiethehedgehog Featured By Owner May 18, 2016
No prob... Your art is really awesome though, but all she cares about i-(A crossover that is rare as f*ck to find that's somewhat good?) I'm going to kill you. (Can't do that without killing yourself.) Ugh... Ignore her. Sorry about her... oh hey do you take requests?
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FlameHeadSavvy Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh gosh, I love the design for Gerson!
also how dare you with that sad headcanon of Papyrus and Sans's origins the goddamn game itself makes me cry enough
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THANK YOU HAHA
and sorry not sorry
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Blazerona Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Student General Artist
I honestly think that this Gaster is a breath of fresh air compared to all the other designs of him I've seen. Seriously, who thinks of a hot doctor when they see a blob of white and black lol. And the age difference between Serif and Junior might make sense as to why Sans and Pap's heights are so radically different. Kudos to you for coming up with all of this!
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
<333 ;___;
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SimonSoys Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really fun ideas! I love seeing different interpretations of Gaster and the other fallen humans.
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much, haha! Really loving your Undertale stuff by the way!
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SimonSoys Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! XD
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SonicGal390 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooo they're awesome ideas you got going on 83
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!
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SonicGal390 Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
^-^ your welcome 83
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wolverine959 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016
That is so awesome. ;0;
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks so much!
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wolverine959 Featured By Owner May 17, 2016
You're welcome! :D
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TayzeJacksonBell Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016
Great artwork as usual, though I do wish I could get into it more, unfortunately I have next to no knowledge of undertale.
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Hydroxianchaos Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016   Digital Artist
Semi Jr, eh? Gives the impression of a Sr. A grandpa, maybe..?
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, yup. The idea is he was named after his grandfather.
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SonicHex Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
Grandpasemi.ogg
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Zakanuva Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:O Those are some great ideas! I'd love to see more!
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I actually wouldn't mind doing more Undertale stuff. xD
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MountyTheBat Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice
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Cylent-Nite Featured By Owner May 17, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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