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Westlands-X Variant 2.0 by skywarp-2 Westlands-X Variant 2.0 by skywarp-2
The Westlands, Mid 1800's..Strange things are happening in the Wild American West. Monsters, Angels, Demons, Robots, Mutants, Outlaws, Lawmen, Cursed souls, and Aliens roam the wild untamed lands. What is the treasure fabled to be won at the town of Belgrave? The Gang known as the Fateful, are from a prophecy that tells the tale of 7 strangers who band together, and ultimately save the world.

The Aberrant: not Normal, Varying form, the Unusual..Unnaturals, Mutants, and legendary creatures..

The Westlands are home to gangs of high powered Mutants, humans born with super abilities. most stay hidden, but here in the Westlands they roam free and vie for power, and the ultimate power that is rumored to be held in the town of Belgrave. Most of these High powered mutants.. or Aberrants as they are referred to, have amnesia.. they do not know where or how they came to be and possess such power.. One such Mutant who awoke with this power went insane.. his name is X!!!

The Aberrant called X, was once Insane, he led the evil Gang of Mutants called the Slingers!

Note: this whatX looks like when he joins the Fateful, and becomes a good guy..

this is a name they gave themselves because of their abilities to sling power from their hands.. Each Slinger can produce a different effect. Some are able to produce fire, some are able to produce ice, and some can shoot spikes of Bone from their fingers.. but the most powerful of them all is their leader, he was called X. he has no real memory of his past, and has a large branded "X" symbol on his chest.. sometimes X will have memory flashes of himself being tortured and that giant "X" being Burnt into his chest with a Large Branding Iron..

in those cases he usually ends up incinerating something..

Powers:

X is a mutant (Aberrant) with the superhuman ability to absorb ambient cosmic energy into the cells of his body, transform it in an unknown manner, and release it as waves of energy that heat the air in their path enough to turn it into plasma, which is a super-heated state of matter consisting of charged subatomic particles. These waves will emanate from his body in all directions unless he purposefully tries to channel them in a single direction, usually along the length of his arms. X is himself immune to the intense heat he creates, as well as the flaming heat blasts generated by his former teammate Infernous!

Despite past accounts, the energy that X releases is not truly a concussive force. When X strikes an object with the waves of intensity of hot plasma, the sudden vast jump in temperature will often cause objects to shatter, explode, or seemingly disintegrate, and an observer might therefore wrongly think that the object had been struck by a concussive force. Should X direct his energy at the lowest level, he can project it towards a human being and his target will suffer a severe headache but will not burn up.

X's body is constantly in the process of absorbing cosmic radiation. When each of his body's power-storage cell enclaves reaches its capacity, excess cosmic energy is thereafter absorbed and immediately re-emitted in negligible quantities. Upon the total expenditure of all his available energy, it takes X's body about 16 hours to recharge to its peak level. The act of concentration involved in releasing his energy in anything other than an omnidirectional wave is physically exhausting for X if he continues it over an extended period of time.

this has been proven as a way of wearing him down and eventually causing him to retreat in defeat..

X is the older Brother of the Aberrant Known commonly as The Ghost., and eventually X joins the gang known as the Fateful. His relationship to the Ghost is made apparent when X sees Ghost for the first time without his mask, and recognizes him as his little Brother..this fact does little to stop his insanity, which eventually get equalized later in the series..

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Design Notes:

this guy was my very first Westlands character..I had always wanted a mutant who had the powers of Havok to be a super hero in the westlands.. but that Idea had taken a back burner to the creation of other characters for the super heroes universe, namely star superion.. so in many ways X is my very first super hero..and he is even older then good ole' Star Superion..

the "X" that is on his chest is a Brand, much like you do a cow.. only in his case it didn't scar his body, rather it left a dark "X" which is forever ingrained in his skin..since he can absorb heat and not take damage from it, it is assumed he got that mark before his powers became manifest.. which begs the question.... who was it that tortured X?
His eyes are Black with a white Iris, which is pretty cool and symbolizes his powerful nature, not to mention will scare the crapola out of any enemy.. he is known for disintegrating his enemies..


I liked the open shirtless look of his design, it says evil and badass, like he doesn't care about covering up his body, he's pure badass in and of itself..he usually wears his bandanna and sports it when he raids towns, and fights other villains or Heroes.

but for now, if there was ever a Magneto to the X-men, then that is what X and the Slingers Gang are to the Fateful..

The Idea of the Westlands centers more around the Aberrant (mutants) Gangs then the supernatural forces that are swirling around.. most of the early stories will center on the Aberrant Gang wars, turf wars, and what it means to be a Mutant in the Westlands..

I wanted this to be very much mutants of the wild west, but with some supernatural and alien stuff rolled in for posterity..which, even you guys who aren't big on the Wild Wild west have gotta admit.. is frickin cool!! :thumbsup: Cheers and Rock On!! :headbang:
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:iconkaptain-kefiah:
Kaptain-Kefiah Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very good, but i'd keep the long hair of the previous design.
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jmqrz Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you get a chance you should give us a close up of his face!
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skywarp-2 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
with the mask on or just his face in general??
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:iconjmqrz:
jmqrz Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd like to see a close up without the mask, so I could see how you draw the eyes,plus I think they would look pretty wicked!
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skywarp-2 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010
actually his eyes look like they are the silver surfer's eyes.. his eyes are white with silver inside..and a black core iris which is actually more square then round..
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jmqrz Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
cool that's actually what I wanted to know! thanks take care bud!
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:iconskywarp-2:
skywarp-2 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
anytime dude!
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CCxProductions Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He looks Russian.
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:iconskywarp-2:
skywarp-2 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
yeah, to me he doesn't look russian, just pissed off. LOL
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:iconccxproductions:
CCxProductions Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Reminds me of my redesign of Omega Red (see my gallery).
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:iconskywarp-2:
skywarp-2 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
though isn't he wearing a beret??
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CCxProductions Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He has the same hair style under it.
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:iconskywarp-2:
skywarp-2 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
ahh
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skywarp-2 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010
interesting redesign, I like it.. I guess it's the hair style that makes the difference..
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:iconccxproductions:
CCxProductions Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And the color choices...red white and black with that militaristic buzz cut...yeah Russian.
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skywarp-2 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
well he just likes those colors is all.. this is more like the x-men of the old west, and all those who are like mutants, or unusual dress unusually strange..
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CCxProductions Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Never did I say it wasn't cool...I like my OR redesign as I like your X redesign.
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skywarp-2 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2010
Ditto :D
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:iconredwingsdragon:
RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Awesome work here dude
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skywarp-2 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
thanks man! more is coming..
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NovaBurst Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Looks sharp!
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skywarp-2 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010
thanks man! wait till you see some of the other characters coming soon..
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Silverskullguy Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
Only thing I'd think of changing is a full face mask or a hood. Not too many white haired ppl in the Wild West I'd imagine. Unless you're going for a Superman/glasses deal. :)
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skywarp-2 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
well, he doesn't change his name, or have an alter ego..he's just not evil any longer, and changed his look slightly to be different from his former self.. though it isn't too much of a change. X is a pretty simple kinda guy..

in his earlier days when he had longer hair, and was mad, he was like a wild animal... out of control and no need of a shirt.. or anything else, except his whim..

but when he is set to right, and his mind is partially restored, he then becomes more sane in his attitude, yet he is still a bit of a jerk most times, and is not very talkative..

as for his hair color, well, he is an aberrant,(a Mutant) and with that title he is pretty much shunned by those who know of them in the Westlands..

so he doesn't much care about his appearance, as he is being hunted by more zealous things..
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Silverskullguy Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
I didn't know if he had a secret ID or not. Just figuring it'd be hard to hide the white hair and tatt w/a bandanna. Looks great tho
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skywarp-2 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
YEAH,I see what you mean now, but then again, X ain't too concerned with hiding himself..

I mean since he can melt bullets just by heating up a small pocket of air around his body..
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Silverskullguy Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
yeah
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gwdill Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010  Hobbyist
Diggin' it, brotha!!
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skywarp-2 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2010
thanks man!
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