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After five solid minutes of intermittent jogging and sprinting Overkill hadn’t heard anything from his cargo. He’d not heard anything but his own labored breathing reverberating in his helmet. For all he knew the kid was dead. It was time for a brief pit stop. He picked a spot up a head with decent cover to check on the rookie. Gasping for breath, he laid the young man out before him and checked his pulse – it was faint, way too faint. He was pale too, sweaty and barely conscious but still alive. His eyes were glazing over and threatened to roll back into his head. Overkill would have none of it.

“Hey!” he barked hoarsely, startling 4397 and shaking his left shoulder none too gently, “One dead clone, know what that is?”

“Unnghhh…tragic, sir?” he murmured while Overkill made him finish the last of the water before they continued. What else would it be?

“Acceptable losses. We don’t mean osik to them.”

The kid’s condition was deteriorating as they sat there and the liquids could hardly compensate for what had been lost. Despite failing to both formulate an alibi and catch his own breath during their short respite, Overkill decided it was already time to go. At the pace they’d kept they’d make it to the hangars in another two minutes.
As he struggled to keep his eyes open he noticed Overkill, having briefly removed his helmet, was no less jarring to behold. The features of his face, namely his cadaverous eyes and prominent cheekbones, were accentuated to the point of macabre abstraction by bold tattoos that gave him the sinister appearance of a Zabrack warrior. His disheveled hair was slicked back with sweat but random tufts stuck out sharply at odd angles and could have passed for horns, adding to the comparison. There were elements of the original Jango about him – the ferocity of the eyes, basic facial structure – but he was far from resembling the other clones in more ways than appearance.
Maybe that was the exhaustion talking. Hell, he had no idea anymore. This could be a nightmare. Maybe his squad was still alive and looking for him at that very moment and he was still passed out under the tentacle-tree…As thoughts and things began to blur he felt himself being pulled over a pair of shoulders once again.

“K’oyacyi, alright?”

As they resumed their journey 4397 deliriously wondered what k’oyacyi meant and whom “them” referred to. The Umbarans? The Separatists? The Republic? The Jedi? And with that trail of thought he was losing focus again, and before he could fight them the tendrils of darkness dragged him back into their blissful void.

Quick drawing and excerpt from the "Rude Awakening" fanfic I'd uploaded a while back. Mostly lighting practice on this one...

OCs Overkill and Snowflake created by ZetsubouZed, please do not use without permission, giving credit, and linking back, thanks!
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Kuro-Tsuki-san Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
"I hunger" right.
ZetsubouZed Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Professional General Artist
Yup. Overkill's not a big people-person.
Pepsomo Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
may I ask what book this Character is from? Or is there no book? I would love to read something about him! Great work!
LunaticStar Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2014
Ahhhhh I'm a little bit in love with your character now.  Fabulous SW gallery!
EchoArcher Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Awesome!!!! :D

TheLastWorshipper Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
A wesome
   M agic
      A dmirable
         Z edsubou
           I  mpressive
             N ice
                G enious

                     I think I've fainted.
Kyramud-Tal Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013
goes off to hunt down the fic while humming vod'e an
ImperialGuard202 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Wait you have Fan Fics for your characters!? Where can I find them!? I've dying to get to know your characters your been creating!
ZetsubouZed Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yep. n_n only uploaded one so far, "Rude Awakening" which can be found under the Star Wars folder, under the Fanfic folder.  Will upload more when they're finished!  Same here, the stories seem to write themselves...
ImperialGuard202 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013
Going off to find it now!
Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
This is pretty much exactly as I pictured this scene- okay, the light was more purple in my mind, but pretty much exactly like this.
I think I'm seeing bit's of your "Lizard Gatsby" technique creeping in here, and I like it.

Side note- what's this doing in #hot-bishe? It seems Overkill has some VERY misguided fangirls...
ZetsubouZed Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yay! Yeah, it was originally more desaturated purple-ish, but I kind of liked having some of their skin and the grey armor closer to their original colors plus some orange, it looked a lot more, I dunno, graphic? Harsh? Sinister? 
Yeah, Lizard Gatsby be creepin' in every aspect of my life...a good thing, I hope.  

:icononionhohoplz: Ha ha ha... about that.  As you probably noticed I tend to spam even the most vaguely related groups with my art like there's no tomorrow.  That group I found when clicking on one of the affiliate groups of another group I'd submitted it to.  I figure, what the hell, the worst they can do is decline the piece.  They actually ACCEPTED it.  I'm just as baffled about this.  Apparently one of the group members (or whoever decides what stays and goes) thought it was relevant enough to add?   Oh well.  Wherever they let me show my work is fine with me.  They don't like it, they can decline it just as easy.:shrug:  

wait...Overkill's got fangirls?  :iconcannotevenplz:
Allison-beriyani Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Sinister is right.  Thought the lighting looks more like they're near a forest fire than in weird grope-tree forest.
Lizard Gatsby is a good thing. Embrace the Scaly Swagger.  How is he doing, By the way?

I feel vaguely bad about Spamming groups, but if they're as accepting as you say, maybe I shouldn't...

Of course he does! Violent Sociopaths always get the ladies! Zarachi Kenpachi, Ichimarru Gin, Sebastian, Bill of Kill Bill, Orichimaru, Moriarty, Edward Cullen, Pyramid head, slenderman, the list goes on and on! I'm sorry for mentioning Overkill and Edward in the same paragraph, but they represent the same neurosis, though he's much better written.  I'd chalk it up to some sort of adaptive insanity made up to cope with our rape-happy ancestors.
mo13thenerd Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love Overkill's eyes and the red highlights!!! :la:
Jedi-Cowgirl Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It looks amazing! :dummy:
Rookie141 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really awesome. i love the colors and the red lines ^^
Clone-lover13 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
RebecaCh Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool :D
ThomasBlack1 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Look good and really gloomy o.0
ChillBolt Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
eregnar Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Nice. I like how they're outlined. 
lordhadrian Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Awesome :)
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