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Snow ~Kyraii

August 1st, 2013, 7:41 pm

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Reply Kyraii, August 1st, 2013, 7:49 pm

Instead of working on Velocity like I should be (if I ever want to finish her), I decided to whip up a different character instead! Snow's just a stand-in name for her, since I just kinda made her up on the spot. c+c is appreciated, on both her sprite and on her character info (which is a heavy WIP, she'll be more fleshed out than this when she's finished)

Snow is a friend of Velocity's, and frequently hangs out with her despite having completely different interests. She's brash, rude and generally hard to get used to, but she's at least loyal, and is very sincere (even if it's a bad time to tell the truth). Despite her loud behavior, she responds to bad situations with humor, unless she's being attacked and knows she can take on an enemy. Typically she'll run from her own problems, but will help her friends through thick and thin.
She can control ice and snow to an extent, but her frosty skills aren't very powerful (although she sure is helpful in the summer!). She prefers to punch things anyway. Her other abilities don't stand out in particular, such as nimble reflexes and good hearing, commonplace for cats.
She happens to be 22, and is a Manx cat.

EDIT: Forgot to add that she's a skilled mechanic, and it's her profession.
Might drop the ice elemental thing entirely, not sure if it'll work with her character or just make her another overly cliche mess that has too many irrelevant skills.

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User's Comments:

Reply Kurona, August 1st, 2013, 8:23 pm

Honestly, I really like her character so far. And I'm not sure I understand the problems you have with her powers.

Reply aqua the hedgie, August 1st, 2013, 8:25 pm

Yeah, her abilities seem rather balanced to me.

Reply Draven22, August 1st, 2013, 8:26 pm

@Kurona: not everyone can have complete control over their powers you know

Reply Kurona, August 1st, 2013, 8:29 pm

I meant from the author's perspective, not the character's.

Reply Kyraii, August 1st, 2013, 8:30 pm

My problem is that elemental powers are rather overdone in the Sonic fandom, and giving her ice abilities seem to be pushing it a bit for a character that I'm trying to make original. I'm just concerned that they don't have enough to do with her (aside from just being there) to really count for something.
Her ice skills do cause her a bit of grief since they aren't powerful and she's not good at using them, since she stays away from things she's bad at. I want her to have some ice skills, but I'd rather drop them if they'll make her too cliche.

Also, she can control her powers just fine, they're just rather weak and she's not very good at using them well.
I mean control them in that she doesn't just randomly make other people frozen blocks on accident.

Reply Syogren, August 1st, 2013, 9:11 pm

I hope you realize that originality is a dead concept. Especially since you already decided to use mobians.

Honestly, at this point your character is already more original and fun than most of the characters created by most of the fanbase. The only real thing you can do to make your character more unique lie in internal traits such as personality, not external traits like appearance and abilities.

I could be completely wrong with what I am saying right now. I'm just speaking from experience.

Reply Draven22, August 1st, 2013, 9:13 pm

@Syogren: hey i think muddy is a bit original....dunno about any of mine but i like your characters

Reply Kyraii, August 1st, 2013, 9:19 pm

@Syogren - I'm aware, I just meant in comparison to other Sonic fancharacters. I'd rather not make her a complete copy of a canon character, or a mix of various canon characters, is closer to what I meant I was trying to avoid. And I'm avoiding making her a character that isn't interesting at all.
But thank you for the tip!

Reply Syogren, August 1st, 2013, 10:35 pm

@Draven22: That's funny. He's a green tails with clothes on and both his tails merged. I'd hardly call that original. On the other hand, "Snow" over here doesn't really look like ANY Sonic character. Except maybe Blaze, but that's just because of the eyes. There's only so much you can do with the eyes before it stops looking like a mobian.

@Kyraii: Okay. Well, I can't think of a single game-canon character I could confuse her with. I haven't read the comics or watched the cartoons, so I can't tell you anything related to that. I don't know of any fan-characters I could compare her to either. Of course, there ARE millions of fan-characters, so she's bound to resemble at least one. In terms of whether or not she's interesting, I would first have to see her in action. I'd recommend spriting the vast majority of her poses before doing that though. I learned that the hard way.

Reply Kyraii, August 1st, 2013, 10:52 pm

@Syogren - Snow looks a little like Blaze also because that's what I edited; my sprites are edits, although the clothes I make myself.
And yeah, my only concern with Snow is the ice skills, surely I can work that into something that's not a complete mess, just kinda worries me since there's an absurd amount of fcs with elemental powers that are kinda ridiculous.
It'll probably be a really long time before I finish a majority of her sprites, since I'm probably going to focus on Velocity more.

Reply aqua the hedgie, August 1st, 2013, 10:55 pm

@Kyraii: I personally have never seen a Sonic FC with ice powers.

Just saying.

Reply Kyraii, August 1st, 2013, 11:05 pm

I've never seen one either (mostly fire and thunder, and some water), but I'm sure there's a lot out there. Elemental fcs get a really bad rep for having powers not known to be on Sonic's world (aside from Blaze, whom is from another dimension), and also frequently being wish fulfillment.
Ice is definitely less common than fire though, even if you group it with water

Reply aqua the hedgie, August 1st, 2013, 11:06 pm

@Kyraii: Well you said earlier that you're trying to not seem like your characters are from Sonic canon, right? Then ice is perfect.

Reply Syogren, August 2nd, 2013, 8:29 am

@Kyraii: Knuckles had fire powers, Tails and Metal Sonic had electric powers, and Silver had psychic powers...oh, and Shadow has that weird thing where he turns red and shoots beams of light. Sonic can use wind powers, if his Blue Tornado is any indication. Chaos has water powers. Many of Eggman's badniks can spit fire or use ice moves.

Elemental moves are common in the Sonic World, but yeah, they're probably more common in fan universes. I've never seen it as a problem, but you're not me. In the end, it's gonna have to be your decision whether or not to give her ice powers.

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