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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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Pepsomo Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2014  New member
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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Pepsomo Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  New member
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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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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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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