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Ye Olde Legione of Doome -1- by borogove13 Ye Olde Legione of Doome -1- by borogove13
Switching gears and doing some ye olde badde guys to counter ye olde JLA.

The Jester: The Joker as a court jester. The crossbow pistol has a little flag that says "twang" and his scepter's head is heavy and mace-like.

Bizarrus: Bizarro as a bit more of a mishapen dullard. I gave him a Holdyn Twyst styled bigguns cap because I felt like it.

The Riddlesmith: The Riddler gets a more important role in a sword/sorcery world, where riddles are a vital part of quests. I wanted him to feel like the odd man the hero meets on the street who presents him a challenge or engages in a battle of whits. I bent him into a physical question mark shape and he's holding an egg: the ultimate riddle object.

Lord Luthor: Lex has been president and business tycoon, so I see him rising to power in this particular age through war, assassination and intrigue to become a powerful ruler, and a largely effective one for the time. The difficulty would be that he'd actually create a thriving and sucessful kingdom and might even be largely respected by his subjects, so when he sees the powerful threats to his kingdom enter and feels they mock his success by their mere existance, he might be cheered on in his battles against them. Could be interesting to play.
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Kerevon Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2012
Love these so much. Especially Riddler and Luthor.
donobowk Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2011
love these, Lord luthor made me start a dragon age playthrough based on it
Draconicat Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2010
Cool idea!
Jakeemthundah Featured By Owner May 22, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
I love these Ye Olde series-they're great!
Harim2099 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2010
U r a genius!!!
MisterMellow Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
This series is complete comic nirvana. I hope that:

A.) You or someone else colors them and does them justice.

B.) That DC makes this into one or all of the following: comic series, one shot graphic novel, animated DVD, action figures.
What-the-Gaff Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice, but I think the medieval Joker should look more raggedy, like he's been wandering through some horrible places since he put that outfit on. The jester motiff is fine, but more grunge!
borogove13 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Professional Filmographer
I was taking the Joker as a kind of a Shakespearian type: a trickster working from the inside, taking orders from those who percieve themselves as above him but always twisting them to suit his own humor. Kind of that Puckish thing of making the motions of bowing and scraping only to make everyone else look like an ass. Probably a bit more malicious than that, but yeah, I always liked how groomed the Joker tended to be in a lot of the comics and the Bruce Timm series, and how conscious of how he looked he was, so I was staying away from tattered with him.
What-the-Gaff Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just as long as you're not losing his serial killer side. Remember, the Joker is more than a manipulator, he kills people with almost every breath he takes. People cannot be comfortable around him because they don't know when he's going to go off or if he'll take them with him. He has to be able to instill fear in everyone around him, even if he starts making a practice of bowing and scraping. The man's a shark. Mark Hamill's Joker didn't lose that, even though they wouldn't let him actually kill anyone on screen.
donobowk Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011
he kills people when its funny. in one story a kid was scared he would be killed when joker told him to park his car but Joker said that to kill him wouldn't be funny so why would he do it
What-the-Gaff Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, in "Whatever Happened to the Dark Knight?" he said it. I read that one too.
Alandy Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Have you ever tried to pitch this to DC?
borogove13 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Nope, and I probably won't. It's just been an exercise.
Sarabi-Adruenna Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2007
Lex Luthor looks a bit like Patrick Stewart doing MacBeth. Nice!
monsterious Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2007
I love the Riddlesmith :) Way to really push that character design, that pose is spot on!
Ellocobruja Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
Man you are really on a roll here!
Wetterschneider Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Twang! My hat's been doffed to you. Doffed, I say.
awgie Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2007
way cool...i think i like bizarro best...all of'em rock
CinsAngel Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is all kinds of magnificent. LOVE your design for the riddler.
clintrussell Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007   Filmographer
I love it! I think I like the Joker and Bizzaro the best.

rleeny Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Been enjoying this character redesign series and I liked this one especially :)
ErrolRichJr Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
These are so awesome.
Artoveli Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. This is great! The perfect compliment to your redesigned heros.

My favorites here are the Jester and the Riddlesmith. It's true what you say about eggs (and shadows, I find), and I love the question-mark thing. Also *twang* made me laugh:D
tree27 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007  Student General Artist
I loooooooove this, this is like,...the characters I give them in my head.
I love Bizarro's extraordinarily large right forearm, heh.
And the Riddler looks like he'd be telling some unsuspecting travelers a really scary old folk tale or something, very cool.
Lex is really great, I especially love the clothes.

And my favorite is the Joker *drool* (the crossbow is genius)

keep up the good work.
MissCritter Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2007  Professional Filmographer
Oh man - the Jester. It had to be done.
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