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pawn vs knight by ZetsubouZed pawn vs knight by ZetsubouZed

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Youngling clinging to her for dear life, Panya darted down the dark corridor back to the speeder.  She turned a corner and stopped dead in her tracks.

    An all too familiar figure stood before her, silhouetted by the hellish conflagration marking the path to escape, his pale armor contrasting starkly against the dark stone of the desecrated temple pillars.  

    Two gleaming lightsabers were now clipped to his belt - the remnants of one, or worse, two fallen Jedi, reduced to idle trophies.  A temple guardian, likely their previous owner, lay slain at his feet.

    Still partially cloaked by shadows, she slowly retreated back into the corridor, fear gripping mercilessly at her insides. There had to be another way out.  Perhaps he hadn’t seen…

    “Not so fast!”

    The sound of the ill-gotten trophies clacking against armor grew almost deafening before being replaced by the –JOOM- -JOOM- of the sabers activating.

    “Run!” she barked, drawing her blaster and turning to face their pursuer while the youngling ducked behind her.

    The footsteps stopped abruptly - Overkill stood not three feet from the tip of her blaster, lightsabers posed to strike her down but paused in mid-swing, emitting enough golden light to illuminate their faces.  Upon recognizing her features he quickly deactivated them, though Panya kept the blaster trained squarely at his face.  The contingency order had corrupted even the most amicable of her clone comrades and Overkill's warped mind was no exception.  She knew how easily he could have disarmed her, but to her surprise he made no indication that he intended to do so.

                  “You shouldn’t be here,” he hissed urgently.

                  “Neither should you!  This isn’t just a coup d'état, it’s genocide!”

Overkill glanced at the youngling, then back at Panya.

                   “You’d off me just like that, huh? Ouch.”

                  A resigned crease formed on her brow.

                  “If it stems the flow of innocent blood in this massacre, I’ll do what I must.  Don’t force me.  Please.”

                   Panya’s voice wavered slightly on the final word - out of anger, despair, the sheer injustice of it all and the realization that the clone before her – despite their recent understanding – was still known and feared for delighting in thoughtless carnage and was at that moment probably deliberating whether or not she was prey like an indifferent carnivore.   

    Undaunted by the blaster aimed at his skull, Overkill’s face was hard to read in the dim light.  Footsteps echoed through the corridor once more.  A moment more and it wouldn’t matter if he aided them or not.  She started to squeeze the trigger.

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Cliff hanger, lolz... *is shot*

Another pic and excerpt, folks. Had this scene playing in my head all day, too much work to do so I needed to get it out.  These guys need more character development for me to know exactly how I'm going to tackle this whole Order 66 thing, so think of this as a "what if" piece until I make the panels.

Inspirational songs for this pic:

"Black Blade" - Two Steps from Hell

www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjHSEz…

"Run like Hell" - Two Steps from Hell

www.youtube.com/watch?v=y1kjxG…

"To Victory" - Tyler Bates

www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5RgEt…

"Immortals Battle"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkZl06…


w/lyrics:

Lauren Aquilina - King, Edwin McCain - "I Could Not Ask For More"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFBdXB…

"Whole" - The Dreaming

www.youtube.com/watch?v=bg6Lf2…


:happybounce: OCs Overkill and Panya created by ZetsubouZed. Please do not use without permission, giving credit, and linking back, thanks! :happybounce:

Star Wars (c) George Lucas, Disney, etc., not me.

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hardcase1 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
awesome
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Pepsomo Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014
I mean, is he attacking a jedi? Or Defending a jedi? Or Defending a innocent being? Or is he kidnapping a "something"? Its not very clear for me? Some direction would be appreciated.
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ZetsubouZed Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
It's open to interpretation, but I saw it as he's being a somewhat good guy defending his friend and a youngling as they escape from Darth Vader during Order 66. Hope this helps a little!
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Pepsomo Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
Definitely has mate! Thanks for the reply! I apologise myself, I haven't been online for like forever. But thank you for your reply again :) 

Keep up the great work mate!

Thanks.
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Pepsomo Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014
I am abit confused is the Clone good? Or bad? 
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ZetsubouZed Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Professional General Artist
Still figuring that out for myself. I'd say he's "morally grey" at best.
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LunaLovegoodArt Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
Amazing art and characters!
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:iconzetsubouzed:
ZetsubouZed Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Glad you like! :)
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DWTCW Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Student General Artist
this is sad :C
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:iconzetsubouzed:
ZetsubouZed Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
mission accomplished.  I'm sorry/you're welcome. :salute:
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DWTCW Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2014  Student General Artist
 :meow:
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nimbus2224 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice lit and art! Two Steps from Hell has got some great music, doesn't it. ;) Love how you made the glowing burn mark on the armor. Great use of lighting all around! :D Keep it up!! 
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ZetsubouZed Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! It's easier this way, killing two birds with one stone - want to post the fanfics but little chunks along with pictures seems to be easiest to swallow.
(  ( ((d-_-b)) )  )  ...aye, such beautiful music... I feel like if we didn't have words that's the sound our souls would make in our heads.
Thanks! I was like "Ooooh, I can make that a light source! OH THE CONTRAST!" *flails arms:iconfinnplz:style* but at the same time burns suck so I had to make it look like it really freakin' hurts.


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nimbus2224 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aye. *nods earnestly* Burns do suck. True, TSFH is like the music to everyone's life. :headbang: :giggle: Great stuff! :XD:
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ImperialGuard202 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
love everything about this piece! From the art to the excerpt but alas A DAMN CLIFF-HANGER! you evil tease XD
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ZetsubouZed Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Glad you like!
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...yeah, I'm cool like that. What do you think should happen next?


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ImperialGuard202 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013
hmmmm based off what i see and a little bit of my own liberal imagination... probably something along the lines of Overkill nonchalantly telling Payna to take the youngling to a rendezvous that's significant to them specifically. as he walks off to continue Order 66 Payna asks him not to harm any of the remaining younglings and all Over does is wave his hand or some other dismissive gesture... a kind of "yes yes jest get going already." XD
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rayn44 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my that was so awesome! The pic is amazing and the story so exciting! Want more! ><
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ZetsubouZed Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! So glad you like! I keep meaning to post more light-hearted stuff, but then I start listening to movie soundtracks and then this thing kind of appears.
The Order 66 pages I have written at the moment get pretty dark, so there definitely needs to be some funnies before that happens. Didn't want to give too much away, as I want to have the pages be in comic format.   Might upload some of these "what if" Anakin vs Overkill fight gestures when it's close to finished.
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rayn44 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha I know the feeling. : )
I see. Ahh so we will get a comic about this? *___*
Upload Anakin vs Overkill please!! >__< And I really enjoy seeing more about Overkill and Panya as well. ;w;
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eregnar Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Order 66 makes me so sad :( Great pic and piece though. Very emotionally engaging. 
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ZetsubouZed Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Same here.  If only they had read the GAR's disclaimer before agreeing to terms of use...:iconruncryplz:
Yay! That's what I was going for.
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Lixadry Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
WOW! It looks gorgeous!
Your colouring is amazing and
i really really love your style :)
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ZetsubouZed Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! :happybounce:
Yeah, had a bunch of fun with the subtle lighting on the scorched armor with this one.
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Lixadry Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013
Welcomes :D
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Jedi-Cowgirl Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ahhh! What are you trying to do to me?! This is so amazing...
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ZetsubouZed Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
I don't even know. Thanks! :bow:
I'm curious - head to head, Vader vs Overkill, how do you think a match like that would go down?
They're both trying to keep something precious to them safe, albeit in drastically different ways, but Vader has the Force on his side.  Would it even last long enough to be a fight?
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nimbus2224 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmmmm...It might get messy. :| Though clones are very crafty. I wouldn't put it past Overkill to realize his and his friend's danger and find a way for at least her to escape. He is pretty stealthy too. ;D You're the creator though. :shrug: (the suspense is beginning to build though... :o )
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Jedi-Cowgirl Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome!

Hrmmmm, that's a tough one.... I feel like they'd be matched, at least for a little while, unless Vader cheated and used the Force to strangle him....
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ThomasBlack1 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OverKill VS. Vader/Anakin.... UH!
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ZetsubouZed Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Do not try and bend the spoon ... 
The ultimate battle of ultimate destiny.
Canon aside, which rage-fuelled angst-muffin do you think would emerge victorious?
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ThomasBlack1 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm A HUGE Anakin Fan, so that might count against Overkill.
But I think that he will give Anakin a run for his money, if he can get close enough....(A fanfic is forming in my head right at this moment!)
overkill might lose an arm or something like that(OH and get a dusty old one, kinda like anis in epii only in dark silver so it looks more skeletal)
if he survives, perhaps Panya saves him in the end....
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ChillBolt Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I hate cliffhangers... :rage:

Good Job though! :squee: :onfire:
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ZetsubouZed Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Same here. You're welcome/I'm sorry.
Thanks! :highfive:
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