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Natsume - Make eveyone happy
After Lufia TLR, nothing Natsume does surprises me anymore.
What’s going on here? XD
Instead of saying “everyone,” Ark’s text box says “eveyone.” Natsume…is pretty bad about typos; some of the ones in TLR are legendary in the Lufia fandom.
Also, “Make Everyone Happy” is Natsume’s mission.
Lufia TLR has a huuuuuuge amount of spelling errors, and I don’t think I’ve played a Natsume game that has nearly as much typos as TLR.
And Natsume’s newer games (from what I have played) have less spelling errors in general
Except Rune Factory Tides of Destiny. I feel like that one got an increase of spelling errors/missing words in the post-game and outside of the main story.
I wanted to draw with my tablet and I also wanted to do Rune Factory fan art, so… here’s a Gelwein =P
Izo was carried over from V1, but never actually apeared in the comic yet. I carried her over because I saw her in old drawings and liked the design =P
Ambah was a Sinistral in the older comics but he had way too many powers and in V1 he doesn’t do much (that actually helps the Sinistrals =P) after he revives the four Sinistrals. Daos even throws him out of the Fortress of Doom at one point.
One of Ambah’s powers was transforming into an older version of himself, left Ambah is young Ambah and right Ambah is the older one. I want to stick with the Ambah on the right for V4.
In V2 there was actually a second group of Sinistrals who join Daos and co. Both Ambah and Saphi are part of that group along with a third Sinistral, but he’s so stupid I never want to see him again so he’s definitely not in V4. (seriously, I’d give him the “worst character I ever created” award)
When I was younger, I didn’t get that superbeings were actually gods.
So in V2 I wrote that the superbeings were originally from a different planet, which exploded. Arek and Daos’s Sinistral group and Ambah’s group were the only ones who escaped the planet.
Arek had a brother who was supposed to be the leader of the second Sinistral group, but he didn’t survive the explosion because he was too lazy to escape.
Daos and co went to planet earth and tried to take it over and Ambah and Saphi went somewhere else. (the third new Sinistral was created later by Arek)
For V4 I’m dropping that whole exploding planet backstory from V2 but I wanted to keep Ambah, but most likely not as a Sinistral but as a human. And if I take Ambah, I should carry over Saphi as well =P In V3 I made Ambah and Saphi brother and sister, since they had the same eye color and a similar hair color. Actually, V3 was ridiculous on purpose and there was a huge Sinistral family.
Anyway, just Gades, Amon, Erim and Daos as the Sinistrals are fine for V4.
Redrawing angry Elliot from a panel in V1 of Sinistral Revival.
Or at least, he was supposed to look angry, in that old drawing he just looks like a weirdo =P
I made Cean’s hair light blonde for now, though it looks more like silver on the scanned version.
Not sure what to do with Em(ily) in the storyline, as in V1 and V2 she is already Stan’s girlfriend before the comic even starts so that doesn’t really make an interesting story. Besides, she was just kinda tagging along and Stan was interacting more with Detar than with Em.
Also, Em shows she cares about Stan, but I don’t remember Stan showing any signs of that towards Em.
In V2 (which was made when I was 12 years old) Stan accidentally steps into a timemachine made by Elliot Shaia. He doesn’t know it was a time machine but anyway, he ends up in the past at an unknown place without Detar or Em around.
Is Stan trying to find Em? NO!
Is Stan even worried about Em? NOOOOOOOO!
Then what IS Stan doing after getting separated from his girlfriend and his best friend?
HE IS DANCING ON A COW!
And when the three of them are reunited, Em and Detar are glad to see Stan, but Stan is just wondering where that cow went.(Stan was still named Esto back then)
I’ll just pretend Stan is drunk in that scene!
And another example from V2:
Later in the comic Stan and party members were hit by “Random Teleporter” a spell that teleports the target to a random location. Everyone was split up, though Stan and Detar ended up together at the same location.
Again, Stan doesn’t worry or even think about Em… This time Stan headed to the beach with Detar and two elves he just met a few minutes ago!
That copy of Rune Factory 4 I ordered back in October finally showed up!
(Now I have a physical and digital version =P)
Elliot and Caric have barely changed from their first designs. Caric’s hair went from long to short though. (this change was made really early)
Cean is the only one here that isn’t carried over from the older comics and this will be the first colored drawing of him =P Not sure about his hair color.
Blue or green would be the obvious choice since he’s a merman but then I’ll have too many blue or green haired guys in the team.
Detar and Elliot have blue hair and have pretty much been there since the beginning so I’m not going to change their hair color. Same goes for the two green haired guys =P
On the other side, since Cean is a merman it also means he’s not going to be around much, so it wouldn’t really matter if his hair color is similar to other guys of the main cast.
I was going to have him join the party if I end up making a underwater chapter or something (since I like Preamarl and they don’t really do anything with the mermaid people except in Lufia II)
Stan and Detar.
Both have gone through name changes =P
Stan’s current name is based on the first name I gave him, which was Tan. Added the S because Stan makes more sense as a name than Tan.
He was also named Tijz and Esto before it was Stan.
Detar… well… his name used to be D2 for V1 , which was just short for Dekar 2. Before that, his name was Dekar Junior/Dekar Junior II *throws 10 year old self out of the window*
For the name Detar, I just took Dekar’s name, and changed it to Detar, the “t” was taken from the “2” from “Dekar 2 (Two)”
Then I kept it as Detar after I was searching for meanings behind names and liked the one behind Detar’s name =P
Also, when I created Detar, Lufia TLR was not released yet, and I had no idea about its existence either. Now it’s less original to have a Dekar like character, since TLR had Deckard and RoL had Dekar himself return =P
Stan and Detar are supposed to be best friends, but for some reason their relationship was quite different in V3… Detar was suddenly much younger and Stan was sort of a babysitting him.
In V3, Adio had the role of “Stan’s buddy” instead.
The Japanese always get the better instruction manuals…
This is actually some kind of guidebook, not the instruction manual.
It’s not really a walkthrough, but more of a hints and tips book, with some other stuff as well, like data lists (items,spells,monsters etc)
It’s this one (though I didn’t get my book from ebay)
Stan, Adio ,
Sibel Thibel and Detar.
Didn’t notice that Detar was supposed to have green eyes until I just looked at some older drawings…
Actually… *suddenly realizes that nearly the whole main cast has/had green eyes* Maybe Detar should keep the blue eyes =P
On the Sinistral side, everyone but Erim has had green eyes too =P
Amon has green eyes in V1 and V3, Gades has green eyes in V2 and V3.
And then there was Daos, I drew him with blue eyes in V2 but then his eyes were suddenly green on the newer pages =P