Most Esteemed One-Shot Contest (Now in 4k!)

Donutman

[12] Conqueror
I've been on a Megaman X binge lately with the X legacy collection, and right after I finished X4 and read the topic for this next challenge, I had this idea of Zasalamel's next reincarnation ending up taking the form of a reploid within the timeline of MegaMan X. I took different inspirations between many of Sigma's different designs throughout the series and while also including design elements from Zasalamel, this is the result. I give you: reploid maverick Zasalamel, in the year 20XX
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"Something's different about this maverick.....be careful Zero!"
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Onyyx

[13] Hero
I hope I've understood this contest correctly, though looking at the other entries I'm not entirely sure.

I created a Zasalamel from a hundred or so years before the events of Soulcalibur, reincarnated on the Western fringe of Europe, in one of the Celtic nations. During his lifetime there he became a scholar, even an alchemist, researching the Philosopher's Stone and its possible connections to Soul Calibur, as well as the Elixir of Life. Maybe research notes were even sent to and from Paris, to that famed scribe Nicolas Flamel. If alchemy could give someone eternal life, perhaps it could also be the key to bringing an end to his own accursed immortality?

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I tried to echo Zasalamel's costume as much as I could, starting with the colour scheme of white with gold accents, having many long, flowing parts to the outfit such as the sleeves on this creation, and the wide brim of the wizard's hat tends to cover most of his face from most angles, as an alternative to having him wear yet another hood for a lifetime. I also put one of the embossed modern patterns on the scythe and made all parts the same colour, to give it a textured feel. I'm pretty happy with my placement of the golden eye too, it totally hides his natural eye underneath but does actually get completely covered when he blinks, so it feels proper. It's a shame it shatters when his costume is destroyed, though. It would be nice to be able to mark certain special items as unbreakable.

Edit: Took a screenshot during daylight lighting, as I didn't realise quite how dark the screenshots I posted are until I saw them on a different computer monitor. I also whipped up a quick P2 colour scheme for him, matching Zasalamel's black and silver alternative to white and gold. I took the time to capture a vanity shot too, don't expect that often from me though as the high graphics settings cause my computer to chug enough as it is.

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NeclordX

[13] Hero
Trivia: Did you know that one of the reincarnations of Zasalamel was actually Gengis Khan?





But doesn't matter the past, what matters is that Zas Will never find a rest, not in the past, not in the present, not in the grimdark future





Spoiler: Or may be its just a robot who thinks is Zasalamel, who knows with these dystopias.
 

Alexandra

Fearless Eyes
My Zasalady is relatively similar to the actual Zasalamel, however I gave her overall look a markedly more North African/Mediterranean vibe rather than the vaguely-Arab-token-mystical-brown-person design they've got going for boy Zas. I'd imagine this incarnation of Zasalamel existing after the fall of the Roman Empire in 476 when their grip on North Africa was all but gone.

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SpellcraftQuill

[14] Master
@NeclordX do you use the very last face paint (half black and half white) and set it to a skin tone or any of the other full-face makeups? I found stickers to change skin tone can be a bit tricky, especially with the face.

@Alexandra Great choice with the turban. I’d change the beads since they’re a bit too Asian and clash with the rest of the design.
 

NeclordX

[13] Hero
@NeclordX do you use the very last face paint (half black and half white) and set it to a skin tone or any of the other full-face makeups? I found stickers to change skin tone can be a bit tricky, especially with the face.
I use other of the full face makeups, really doesn't matter wich as long as it covers the face, every time I did this sort of skin tone change I used one different. Then I use an sticker on the body and place it so it covers the neck and even a bit of the chin. The colors from the makeup and the stickers in the body are never 100% the same but you can match them enough to sell the illusion. Using an sticker on the face directly doesn't give good results since it eliminates the shades (lip color, eyelid shadows etc) and looks really creepy

Another example here, each one of these use a different face makeup
I improved satyr Talim a bit, now her face doesn't look as creepy as before. Although it leaves an small gap on the back of her neck, but doesn't show too much, and could be covered with some neckwear




Also. Sophitalim...I know is not a big thing dress her as another charácter and call it a day but...I think looks cute.


 

brucege

[14] Master
@NeclordX do you use the very last face paint (half black and half white) and set it to a skin tone or any of the other full-face makeups? I found stickers to change skin tone can be a bit tricky, especially with the face.

@Alexandra Great choice with the turban. I’d change the beads since they’re a bit too Asian and clash with the rest of the design.
I dunno. The beads actually look pretty mid east shaman to me. But yeah they also look pretty Japanese haha
 

Gatsu

[14] Master
Wanted to keep some continuity, giving to his incarnations some common traits, keep him ever of african ethnicity in all his lives ( but ever changed face, proportions and in a couple of lives gender) also keept the focus on "close" to each other cultures, making him african/middle-east/mediterranen based (es. ignoring far north or east, or american continent)

For same reason keept the scythe as weapon for all, to represent a continuity of Zasa identity, just as the eye does.
I thought it was fun design thinking each Zasa scythe represent one of his past lives

Wanted to give him a sequence path through pre-SC ages, here the phases:

1- Origin Unknown, once a shaman in some lost african civilization. The original necromancer who was searching a way to immortality. he was well over 100 years old and his magic mutated his body to the point he was'nt entirely human anymore
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2- His first reincarnation, as an high royal guard in Atlantis
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3- As a Babylonian warrior-King
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4- As an Egyptian member of the court, acting as Cleopatra's closest advisor
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5- As a gladiator in Rome
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6- Zasalamel as we know him, his last incarnation
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Fatal_Exodus

[14] Master
Here's my entry: the original young and naive Zasalamel, one of the protectors of Soul Calibur, who tried to wield the Spirit Sword and paid the price with his life. In the process of saving his own skin. he discovered the curse of immortality which now spreads through his body...

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Onyyx

[13] Hero
I'm gonna go ahead and vote for @NeclordX's Ghengis. It's simple but effective, but mostly I really like how you used extra items and stickers to turn the metal helmet into a leather cowl, and made the comparatively modern Aval jacket look like a tiger fur tunic.