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Sprite Stuff: Fake 'Horror Heroes' RPG by SXGodzilla
Sprite Stuff: Fake 'Horror Heroes' RPG
Well, here's something new involving the spriting concept behind: sxgodzilla.deviantart.com/art/…

A fake old-school RPG battle screen, pitting the combined team of Ash Williams, Vlad, Cassie Hack, and Jack Brooks against the menacing Tall Man from the classic "Phantasm" series, and his deadly Sentinel orbs.

Really happy with how this came out. Used a slightly edited background stage from Killer Instinct, Tall Man was made using the Hojo battle sprite from the 'Record Keeper' Final Fantasy game. Can't quite remember what I used to make the Sentinel orbs.

Hope it looks good.


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I didn't mind the Man of Steel, like at all. It wasn't perfect, (Pa Kent being the biggest example for me) but still feel like it doesn't deserve nearly half the grief it gets.

People complained about how he killed Zod. This always bothered me. Because anyone who has EVER read the comics, or even seen the second Superman movie knows that Zods tend to die. A lot. 9.5 times out of 10 it's at the hands of Superman.

And because I'm bored here are some examples.

The Silver Age Zod was just another Kryptonian criminal stuck in the Phantom Zone who occasionally managed to escape now and then, only to be driven back time and again by Superman.

The first actual death of a Zod happened in 1988, post-Crisis on Infinite Earths. Here's Superman exposing Zod and his two cronies to Green Kryptonite (back when the hunks of rock came in all sorts of colors with varying effects). They hailed from a pocket reality where they had managed to come to that Earth and basically killed EVERYONE on it. Knowing that they were a threat, and fearing the possibility of them somehow making it back to his reality (which they promised him they'd do) Superman makes the choice to execute them.

And it wasn't something Superman did without a heavy heart. The guilt of these actions eventually drove him to exile himself to space for the better portion of a year or two.


Here's Zod's death from the stellar "Superman II" movie. Where Supes tricks Zod, Ursa, and Non into thinking he's given up his powers (via Kryptonian science), when in fact he had done the reverse. 

Now... unless Superman rents the lower portion of the Fortress of Solitude to a pillow and mattress factory, methinks Zod and co. are fuckin' DEAD. Supes turns Zod's hand to tiny bone splinters and chucks him (still gasping in agony) into a foggy pit. He and Lois even smile about the casual nature of this scenario, no brooding about clearly killing depowered individuals. No signs of a guilty conscience whatsoever. ;p

AND yes, before some of you chime in, YES there's an alternate cut where Superman goes back in time (AGAIN) and manages to get a do over where he DOESN'T kill them, and most likely doesn't impregnate Lois, but the first version is heavily considered the canon scenario within that universe. Maybe if Superman Returns (the attempt to restart the series by ignoring Superman 3 and 4) had gotten a sequel this would've been proven to have been undone in the then new continuity. But it didn't. So the Richard Donner Cut remains just that... what could've/should've been.


Here's the turn of the 21st Century Zod who (through convoluted explanations) was the dictator of former Soviet state Pokolistan. He was meant to be this sort of "Inverse Superman" who may or may not be THE Zod somehow possessing the body of some random metahuman schlub who (as a result of "in utero" exposure to Kryptonite pieces that were following Kal's ship when it flew to Earth) just happens to grow stronger when exposed to Red Sun Energy, at the cost of being weakened by Yellow Sun Energy.

Which is why he has on this armor.

Oh and he tried to con the world by getting plastic surgery to look just like Superman.

He too dies, though mainly from his own hubris than anything Superman himself does intentionally. Basically he had managed to (somehow, the exact details are a bit fuzzy to me) make it so only Red Sun energy gets exposed to Earth, thus making him stronger than Superman... until the other heroes of Earth managed to switch it all back.

Unwilling to concede defeat, this Zod flew towards Superman at full speed, only to apparently crush himself up against the now fully re-empowered Man of Steel's body when they collided.

I think. Been a while since I read this. DC seems to wanna ignore a great deal of these events (outside of the Emperor Joker story). And I don't remember how Superman reacted to this aftermath.


If it's a Zod, his chances of catching a case of the DEADS are quite high.

By comparison to these other examples, his death in Man of Steel was practically dignified, and merciful.

:shrug:
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  • Reading: Project Hyperion by Jeremy Robinson
  • Watching: The Flash (CW)
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  • Eating: Ham and Bean Soup
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[COM] I'm Here to Help! (Earth-71) by Trekkiegal by SXGodzilla
[COM] I'm Here to Help! (Earth-71) by Trekkiegal
Owen Renko could barely breath, and the smoke burned his eyes as he staggered through his apartment. All he knew was that something had hit the building complex, something hard. Picture frames, and his flat screen were knocked off the wall by the impact. Almost immediately the fire alarm started blaring. Owen had tried to get out his door, but found it blocked, presumably by some debris. Then the smoke had come.

He heard his neighbors screaming, others crying, and some hollering for help as he stumbled towards a window. Coughing, his lungs desperate for air, he fought unconsciousness as long as he could. Panicking, he started banging on the glass.

Just when he started losing hope, a vast shadow filled his view. Instinctively, (out of fright most likely) Renko backed away as a large silvery hand smashed through the glass and mortar. Just as he was about to black out, Owen felt said hand grab him with a gentleness that belied it's massive size. Soon cool fresh air hit him, the light outside blinding from the darkness that had choked his eyes previously.

He coughed, wheezed as he tried to steady himself.

"It's okay. You're alright now. You're safe." said a voice, it was calm yet strong. Through teary eyes Owen looked up at a face he recognized. It was Mighty Amazonia. She had saved him.
"Don't worry. I'm here to help." she whispered, winking down at him. By the time she lowered him to paramedics, Owen Renko was out cold. Giggling to herself, the giant heroine went about aiding in the rescue/recovery.



A neat little commission idea I bought from :icontrekkiegal: of her character's "Earth-71" counterpart, who in this world (like everyone else) is more in line with old-school Japanese Tokusatsu TV shows and movies than Western comics. ;)

You're meant to be seeing it from Renko's perspective. :D

The thing that hit the apartment was a stray beam from a giant monster Mighty Amazonia was fighting. 

Gonna have to play more with this world concept in the near future.


Mighty Amazonia could be found in a version of the world of :iconangel-fallsda: and belongs to the awesome :icontrekkiegal:
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I didn't mind the Man of Steel, like at all. It wasn't perfect, (Pa Kent being the biggest example for me) but still feel like it doesn't deserve nearly half the grief it gets.

People complained about how he killed Zod. This always bothered me. Because anyone who has EVER read the comics, or even seen the second Superman movie knows that Zods tend to die. A lot. 9.5 times out of 10 it's at the hands of Superman.

And because I'm bored here are some examples.

The Silver Age Zod was just another Kryptonian criminal stuck in the Phantom Zone who occasionally managed to escape now and then, only to be driven back time and again by Superman.

The first actual death of a Zod happened in 1988, post-Crisis on Infinite Earths. Here's Superman exposing Zod and his two cronies to Green Kryptonite (back when the hunks of rock came in all sorts of colors with varying effects). They hailed from a pocket reality where they had managed to come to that Earth and basically killed EVERYONE on it. Knowing that they were a threat, and fearing the possibility of them somehow making it back to his reality (which they promised him they'd do) Superman makes the choice to execute them.

And it wasn't something Superman did without a heavy heart. The guilt of these actions eventually drove him to exile himself to space for the better portion of a year or two.


Here's Zod's death from the stellar "Superman II" movie. Where Supes tricks Zod, Ursa, and Non into thinking he's given up his powers (via Kryptonian science), when in fact he had done the reverse. 

Now... unless Superman rents the lower portion of the Fortress of Solitude to a pillow and mattress factory, methinks Zod and co. are fuckin' DEAD. Supes turns Zod's hand to tiny bone splinters and chucks him (still gasping in agony) into a foggy pit. He and Lois even smile about the casual nature of this scenario, no brooding about clearly killing depowered individuals. No signs of a guilty conscience whatsoever. ;p

AND yes, before some of you chime in, YES there's an alternate cut where Superman goes back in time (AGAIN) and manages to get a do over where he DOESN'T kill them, and most likely doesn't impregnate Lois, but the first version is heavily considered the canon scenario within that universe. Maybe if Superman Returns (the attempt to restart the series by ignoring Superman 3 and 4) had gotten a sequel this would've been proven to have been undone in the then new continuity. But it didn't. So the Richard Donner Cut remains just that... what could've/should've been.


Here's the turn of the 21st Century Zod who (through convoluted explanations) was the dictator of former Soviet state Pokolistan. He was meant to be this sort of "Inverse Superman" who may or may not be THE Zod somehow possessing the body of some random metahuman schlub who (as a result of "in utero" exposure to Kryptonite pieces that were following Kal's ship when it flew to Earth) just happens to grow stronger when exposed to Red Sun Energy, at the cost of being weakened by Yellow Sun Energy.

Which is why he has on this armor.

Oh and he tried to con the world by getting plastic surgery to look just like Superman.

He too dies, though mainly from his own hubris than anything Superman himself does intentionally. Basically he had managed to (somehow, the exact details are a bit fuzzy to me) make it so only Red Sun energy gets exposed to Earth, thus making him stronger than Superman... until the other heroes of Earth managed to switch it all back.

Unwilling to concede defeat, this Zod flew towards Superman at full speed, only to apparently crush himself up against the now fully re-empowered Man of Steel's body when they collided.

I think. Been a while since I read this. DC seems to wanna ignore a great deal of these events (outside of the Emperor Joker story). And I don't remember how Superman reacted to this aftermath.


If it's a Zod, his chances of catching a case of the DEADS are quite high.

By comparison to these other examples, his death in Man of Steel was practically dignified, and merciful.

:shrug:
  • Mood: Lazy
  • Listening to: Nothing
  • Reading: Project Hyperion by Jeremy Robinson
  • Watching: The Flash (CW)
  • Playing: Legend of Dragoon
  • Eating: Ham and Bean Soup
  • Drinking: Soda (almost always)

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