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Snake Eyes and the Wonder Twins by HowlsInTheDistance Snake Eyes and the Wonder Twins by HowlsInTheDistance
(With apologies to DC. I couldn't think of a better title... XD ) I think I spent way too long on this one... I blame the hair. >_<" Anyhoo, just some superhero OC's. From left to right, they are...

Aether: A synthetic humanoid, created by a government project which sought to create living weapons with unrivaled power. Gifted with powerful telepathic and telekinetic abilities, she is the epitome of psionic potential. However, she's violent, antisocial and has a serious problem with authority. She cares little for anyone but her brother and Yuriale, whom she considers her best friend (though she would never admit it).

Yuriale: Real name, Sophia Katsaros. A half-gorgon heroine with living hair and a petrifying gaze which, while not quite as formidable as her mother's, is still a fearsome weapon in its own right. Strong and determined but surprisingly naive, she seems to have a strange obsession with statues... The snake on her arm? That's her trusty sidekick, Boris. He's no ordinary rattlesnake, he's actually an Ouroboros! They're very rare. :P He's normally perfectly content to remain hidden out of sight in her hair, but is always ready and willing to help. A gorgon's best friend!

Zephyr: Aether's younger brother, and a synthetic humanoid like her. Where Aether was the very embodiment of psionic perfection, Zephyr was considered a failure. He possesses a crude form of telepathy which only allows him to sense the emotions of others, and his telekinesis is subpar to the point where even levitating something as light as a paper clip requires a downright herculean effort. When it became apparent that he could never be the weapon they wanted, he was scheduled for termination. This didn't sit too well with his sister however, so she decided to take matters into her own hands, and helped him escape. They've been on the run ever since.

Version without makeup here: [link]

Yuriale created by :iconmouthofxenu:
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ProfesorTempleton Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
Just noticed, love how her hair tie looks like the end of a rattle-snakes tail.
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HowlsInTheDistance Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep, that's exactly what I based it on! A virtual cookie for you! ^_^

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ProfesorTempleton Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
*splits cookie and offers half of it to Sophia*

*time-warps two glasses of milk*

*noms cookie*
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ProfesorTempleton Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
I really love how pale Yuriale is.

It's beautiful. Like snow. Plus, combined with the green it gives off a slightly peppermint vibe, which I really like.

Aether and Zephyr really capture their descriptions in body language and expression, you can see the confidence in Aether, and how shy Zephyr is.

He looks as if he's not sure about Yuriale, but even less sure of the people through that fourth wall there.
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HowlsInTheDistance Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks Professor! Ms. Sophia appreciates your kind words, too. ^_^

Yeah, Zeph is definitely a bit scared of her at first. I was hoping to capture that with his body language here.
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ProfesorTempleton Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
*buys Sophia a beverage of her choice*
No problem.

You did capture it, quite well.
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SwimmingEagle121 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
For those of you not currently following the spinnerette RPG, Once More With Feeling, there are a couple additions that you should be made aware. First of Aether and Zephyr were adopted by the veteran superhero Joule and he's been personally training them. Since then they both have gotten much more powerful then they previously were. Zephyr was more receptive to Joule's training and got the most out of it. He's now capable of altering the senses of others and has stronger telepathy. He can make the others believe he is invisible, create illusion clones, and over ride senses to perceive thing they cannot (sight in a pitch black room.)

However, their is a more significant change to both of them. Pretty much everyone in the upper west coast of American and some of Canada was caught in a mass super powering event. So 98% of the effected, including existing supers, got a brand spanking new superpower.

So the two of them just got new superpowers. Seeing as they are your characters, i was wondering if you wanted to decide what they received.
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HowlsInTheDistance Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, sounds like you've been busy lol. I kinda figured they'd change or grow over time somehow when you mentioned Joule adopting them. I kept their descriptions as I had originally envisioned them though, since I'd like to write a story of my own for them further down the line. Still, what you're doing sounds pretty cool too. I'm glad you're having fun with them. ^_^

Let's see... So they're getting some additional powers, huh? Well, it doesn't sound like divination is in Zeph's repertoire at all... That was something I originally wanted to go into with the tarot cards, remember? Why not give him some limited ability to see the future?

As for Aether, perhaps some limited pyrokinesis and cryokinesis? I had originally included that in her repertoire, but later considered removing it since I thought it might make her overpowered.

Well anyway, just a couple of ideas. It's up to you if you wanna use them or not. :P
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SwimmingEagle121 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
I still remember the Divination Zeph does, he just hasn't had the screen time to do that. Though that does give me ideas on expanding it.

For Aether... Well we already got a thermokinesis guy in the group, but yeah that could work!
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ProfesorTempleton Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Hmmm...sounds like an interesting setup.
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HowlsInTheDistance Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Derp... I completely forgot about them somehow. :/ They're doing a superhero RP, so you might try looking into that lol.

I played with them for a while last year, which is when I created Zephyr and Aether. Yuriale was created by Mouthofxenu, who also played with us at the time. Our old RP was called Big Shoes to Fill, and it's still in the Spinny forums if you wanna see how I originally wrote my characters.

Jakonen (SwimmingEagle in the forums) asked to borrow them for the current story arc, and it sounds like he's been having a lot of fun with them lol. Not sure I wanna join in though, since I'm currently devoting so much of my spare time to making art for you guys lol. Not to mention it just wouldn't be the same without Yuriale there... Still, it might prove interesting if they decide to take you on as a teammate. Gonna ask to join them?
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ProfesorTempleton Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Hmm...you're the Big Bad Wolf, I'd guess?
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HowlsInTheDistance Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Eeyup.
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ProfesorTempleton Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Muahahaha, *detective powers*
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ProfesorTempleton Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
I'm not very good at asking for things, but I'll try.
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HowlsInTheDistance Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Go for it, Professor. [link]
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ProfesorTempleton Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
I'll try, Fluttershy.

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Croc0Guy Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
So does Boris like munching on himself when he's not otherwise occupied? ; )

Love it! Absolutely great drawing, and your skill with the colors is still an envy of mine. In my mind, that green for her hair is *perfect*.

Love Yuriale's outfit, too, I'm a sucker for miniskirts. : D

But again I like the colors on it, too, the two-toned shades of purple/lavender/whatever version you want to call it.

And your 'Wonder Twins' look excellent as well, color and artistically both!
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HowlsInTheDistance Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the kind words, Croc! I picture Boris sleeping with his tail in his mouth, rather like a baby sucking its thumb. ^_^
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Croc0Guy Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013
::Snicker:: Perfect.

And you have Piers Anthony and the Xanth books to thank for my having known what an ouroboros is. ; )
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HowlsInTheDistance Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's cool, you're not the only one. Much of my knowledge of Greek mythology comes from the Percy Jackson books. ^_^
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Croc0Guy Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
So, you like those I assume? How does it compare to the movie series?
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HowlsInTheDistance Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've seen the first film, and it is vastly inferior to the book in my opinion. Have you read it? Dunno how you feel about spoilers. :/
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Croc0Guy Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
I have not seen it, and kind of doubt I will any time soon. Spoil away as far as I'm concerned! ; D
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HowlsInTheDistance Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well basically, the movie just changed too much in my opinion. The main characters were much older than they were in the books... They made Annabeth a warrior, rather than the uptight book nerd she was in the books. Seriously, she's a daughter of Athena... What else would she be, but a book nerd? Also, for some reason they made Grover the satyr cool, and a bit of a pervert, when he was actually sort of a shy, quiet loser in the books.  Furthermore, in the books Hades was actually a pretty cool guy, if a bit creepy. (Much like the original myths.) But for some reason the movie turned him into the main villain! I mean, I'm not opposed to Hades as a bad guy, Disney did that very well in my opinion. But to deviate so far from the source material is just unforgivable, if you ask me... :/ The movie never even mentions the real main antagonist!
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ProfesorTempleton Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Hmmm...if they're superheroes, do they have costumes, or no? Do they just wear this on the job?
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HowlsInTheDistance Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sophia does. The length of her hair is actually highly variable. In her civvy form she has short hair, glasses and dresses far more modestly. I still need to draw her this way.

Zephyr and Aether were never given names, just designation numbers; they chose their own names after escaping. Thus, they don't really have secret identities, or families to protect. While still a part of the program, they wore something like the plugsuits from Eva, to monitor their vital signs and brain activity. So in a sense, plain clothes are the best disguise they could wear. That's not to say Ms. Sophia won't try to talk them into wearing something more befitting superheroes, however...
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ProfesorTempleton Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Imaging her hair any longer than that, I now want to see her swinging between buildings with it like Rapunzel in Tangled.

Also. Those poor poor kids.
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HowlsInTheDistance Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Tangled... Still haven't watched that movie. I should really get around to it already.
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ProfesorTempleton Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Yes...do, DO!
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ProfesorTempleton Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Waitwaitwait...

Is she the daughter of any old gorgon, or is it Medusa? Because only Medusa had the petrifying gaze.

On either note. She's lovely. *ducks under pistol fire*
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HowlsInTheDistance Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yep, Medusa is her mommy. I never knew the other gorgons didn't have the petrifying gaze though... :/ Still, I might go ahead and run with them all having petrifying gazes anyway. Artistic license and all that.

Ms. Sophia thanks you for the compliment. *offers you kevlar vest*
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ProfesorTempleton Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Oh, also, tell the fair lady that it was my honor.

*Eliza hits me with a motorcycle*
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ProfesorTempleton Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
*puts on the vest*

Aye, the other Gorgons lived forever, even if you diced them up and ate them as soup or what-not.

But Medusa gave that all up for what she thought would be an unstoppable power, and since she still had the eternal life as long as she stayed in one piece, she believed she was golden.

She did NOT account for reflective surfaces.
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mouthofxenu Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow, the time and effort you told me you were putting into this one really shows! I'm glad to finally get a chance to see Aether and Zephyr. Pretty much how I imagined them. And I'm glad I let you take on designing Yuriale further. She looks amazing and I know she's in good hands. Nice nod to my... peculiar tastes too, lol.
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HowlsInTheDistance Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Glad you like it. :D
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Deffx69 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
awesome picture :D
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HowlsInTheDistance Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! ^_^
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