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Uncertain Loyalties by Acaciathorn Uncertain Loyalties by Acaciathorn
Characters from a story I've had floating around in my head for awhile now...

Their names are Captain (left), Rum (center), and Lackadaisy (right, AKA "Lack", "Lackluster", "Lackey", "Lackwit" etc). I won't give a full description of the world/plotline, in case I do end up writing it, but I'll give you a basic outline of their personalities and relationships:

Rum has a power similar to waterbending and is capable of tremendous acts of destruction, but she is terminally ill with an autoimmune disease that sometimes afflicts people in the world of the story (this is the reason for the dark circles under her eyes). Rum struggles to ignore the fact that all her vast power means nothing in the face of a body that's falling apart with her inside it. She is a girl who suffers a lot from fear and doubt, and she desperately searches for something to fight for. Fortunately for the plot, she's not actually gonna die. :XD: She is granted a reprieve from her death sentence in the form of the girl on the right, Lackadaisy, who has healing powers. Lackadaisy can't cure her, but through daily healings, she will be able to keep Rum alive indefinitely. Speaking of...

Lack is a petty thief and con artist who's in it for the lulz and doesn't care about the consequences. She's fun-loving, clever, and mischievous, but also greedy and manipulative. Her healing power is utterly wasted on her; instead of using her ability to selflessly help others, she extorts money out of people in desperate need of medical help and then still complains about what a lame power it is. She admires and covets Rum's destructive power, and she heals Rum in exchange for loyalty and "bodyguard services". This leads to a sort of co-dependence between the girls, with each relying on the other, yet neither one totally trusting the other. Rum especially fears that Lack will leave her, thus condemning her to death, but there's some indication that Rum is one of the few people that Lack actually likes enough never to abandon. Then again, it's really hard to tell with her...

To the left we have Captain, the guy I've been shoving in your faces for nearly a year now (for some reason he's looking especially like a Korean pop star today. In fact, if you really look at his pose here, you'll realize that he's poised to stroll straight out of the frame and launch into a badly dubbed boy band rendition of Singing in the Rain) ;P Anyway, my failure to draw masculine-looking men aside, let's get into his character. Captain is the head-honcho of the main antagonists of the story; he fights Rum on numerous occasions, and although he should technically be her greatest enemy, the fact that Captain is a good guy trying to be a bad guy (because he's convinced that basically selling his soul to this organization will help control its evil members) makes it a tad confusing to figure out whose side he's actually on. ;) He's rigidly moral about his personal life and takes himself a bit too seriously. He's fond of convoluted plots and chessmaster-type strategies, and this puts him at odds with Lack, who he dislikes for being ignorant, selfish, and disorganized. He keeps his feelings bottled up inside, but he's interested in Rum because she's doomed, and his robot brain finds her contradictory strength/weakness fascinating.

Please tell me what you think of their designs :iconsocuteplz: No critiques on the shading or anything, though, I just did this quick for fun...
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kwony101 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
I love it! XD So captain is a bad guy? NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!XO 
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's not a bad guy, lol.
zarbor Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student
Love the waterbending idea :) Looks amazing!
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
sayuri12moonlight Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:iconnewlaplz: awesome!!! Great designs :D
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dumbass-Red Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Artist
Good job! The talent is! Try and be sure to become a somebody!
Macy-Chan Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE their clothes. Captian's jacket is epic! Awesome design.
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amorekristall Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
One word.
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