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Tanabata Rain by matildarose Tanabata Rain by matildarose
9 x 12, watercolor and prismacolor pencil

Updated on Dec 30th with edits made!

Sort of a semi-Christmasish piece for a friend I roleplay with on PersonaMush, who made me a 'fan' of Adachi, in the way you could be a 'fan' of any villain type.

We've had a lot of interesting conversations over the 'nice guy' and 'ring of Gyges' tropes, and how, even if Adachi could find someone he appreciated and even loved, in the end, his 'redemption', however it comes, can only come from himself and his own actions. That's why I liked the 'true' ending of P4, and how they just didn't shift the blame on the true big bad's actions.

On PersonaMush he's found someone, but there's been many times when his own beliefs have repeatedly almost screwed himself over. It's been a fun ride, and it's great to roleplay and pick apart at tropes surrounding the character, without falling into bad, bad 'someone's love will change him!!!' or 'he's just misunderstood!!' territory.
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sexykyo Jan 2, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
how is it that everyone loves adachi if he's a sicko inside?
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matildarose Jan 3, 2011   Traditional Artist
The same reason people like the antagonist from an fictional medium: they're interesting as fictional characters. I don't think very many people actually *love* him in a serious sense however.
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sexykyo Jan 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
ah i see, he is interesting, but he still crazy. :lol:
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matildarose Jan 3, 2011   Traditional Artist
Yeah. It's also a good lesson on how *anyone* can sink low. I think that's why he's interesting to people because they probably *know* someone who thinks like him in RL, as opposed to someone who wants to take over the world.
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sexykyo Jan 3, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
probably, idk anyone like that. :shrug:
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Lustrare Dec 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, that Fumbles.

(Part of me hopes that all -- or most of -- our villains can be redeemed, to be honest.)

<333
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