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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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:iconkwony101:
kwony101 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014
I love it! XD So captain is a bad guy? NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!XO 
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's not a bad guy, lol.
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:iconkwony101:
kwony101 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015
Okay. You are awesome! 
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:iconzarbor:
zarbor Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Student
Love the waterbending idea :) Looks amazing!
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks
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sayuri12moonlight Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:iconnewlaplz: awesome!!! Great designs :D
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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Dumbass-Red Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Professional Artist
Good job! The talent is! Try and be sure to become a somebody!
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:iconmacy-chan:
Macy-Chan Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE their clothes. Captian's jacket is epic! Awesome design.
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconamorekristall:
amorekristall Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
One word.
AWESOMENESSSSSSSS
:iconepicstareplz:
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:w00t:
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origem Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Those are some pretty interesting characters!
I quite like them, and the bizzare power triangle that goes on between them
Just one question though: Does Captain's swords do anything, or is he just REALLY good with them?
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's just really good with them.

But the reason he can hold his own against peers with powers :XD: isn't just the sword fighting...he has a secret small degree of precognition (kinda like spidey sense) which gives him a serious edge against opponents because he's always a step or two ahead of them.
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amorekristall Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:excited: sounds like Sherlock Holmes precog epicness...
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:iconorigem:
origem Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012
Cool, a badass normal with a bit of precog against power users?
Sounds like a recipe for AWESOME.
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ya, mostly his planning and smarts are his biggest weapons.
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MissZenGray Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow that sounds like an intense story! How long has this been floating around your head?
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Couple years?
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Sucubus2D Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It is amazing!!! If this is just on your mind, imagine if you write it and make it a comic too!!!!!!!! (also have I mentioned how hot Captain is???)
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Everyone has ;)
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:iconlynja:
Lynja Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you have a really cool wy of colouring :) Liike
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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:iconlynja:
Lynja Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
NP!
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odovoro Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
really great designs ! :D
Captain looks great and Lack is one sexy thief :)
but i think Rum looks a bit manly :D
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mallettepagano Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Really cool and interesting characters. :)
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks love!
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Uranus-seventhsun Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist
Really good composition, and their poses fit the description. Rum does look like she's gonna fall apart any second, Lack looks like the 'whoo, fun!' type, and Captain does look like he takes himself too seriously. I like how the water is done, it looks like liquid glass.
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks love!
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thatreevesgirl Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011
Your description of these characters are amazing. I really hope that we get to see them in some kind of project soon. I love how your characters are deeply flawed people, but you can tell that you'd want to know their story and jump into their world and possibly even be their friends.

Lack's outfit is awesome. Actually, I really enjoy her design a lot. From her freckles to that smirk that doesn't speak a lick of good. XD <3
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconohuplz:
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CherryRiceSammich Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I love the character designs, and the colors on this are lovely!
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks!
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Cliffjumper78 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is amazing -- I love the character profiles. This is a story I would definitely get into -- especially love all of the intricacies and how each character is entangled with one another. And of course the character art is just brilliant and the colors are amazing.
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconohuplz:
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TheLitanyofRa Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
these = awesome
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Spoonful0fcats Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
I love the character designs and composition~!

original character for the win :heart:
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:la:
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LinxKitty Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sweet! Nice story! *mumble*. I'm trying for the hundreth time to try to write one with my cousin...
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:iconacaciathorn:
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
it's so difficult, isn't it... ^^;
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TenLongFingers Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
omg, they are so cool....And really, really interesting relationships, too!!

Rum's costume is awesome...her tight sleeves makes her look really skinny and sickly, but she's got a strong red armor-like halbard thing, and her tense stance, which makes her look like a desperate fighter....Lack just looks sexy, but in a cute way. I LOVE the cherries in her hair. And Captain looks awesome. He's not wearing massive amounts of armor, but there's padding at his shoulders, so he looks like a soldier....

omg. Cool-looking bunch of people. <3
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconohuplz:
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TenLongFingers Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconnouplz:
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconohmeplz:
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TenLongFingers Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
haha, didn't even know that one existed! XD haha

In the description, you said you were thinking about doing it for NaNoWriMo. Did you?
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not this year (I finished a different story)...but next year!
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RnRuination Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Student General Artist
Of course the theif is black lol jk! Love the character ideas and thankx for the llama btw dont kno wat to do with it but ill keep it!
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
she's not black anyway :XD:
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RnRuination Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Student General Artist
Lol I was just joking :D itz awesome how you have a character tri factor though. The guy dislikes the thief but is interested in the dying girl, the dying girl is well dying and relies on the thief for her healing powers, and I don't really understand the theif's feeling's towards captain.
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Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
she probably trolls him for lulz ;P
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