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Duke Darkhider, my character for the ones who are new, has a pretty huge back story that I have yet to even flesh out completely. Even Lysandra is helping me work on it every now and then. Anywho, yes, Duke has a bigger story than you think. If you assume that he’s just a mindless murderer going on random rampages, then you’re a dumby. There’s alot more to him than a giant dick with a huge fuck off Scythe. Allow me to explain a bit more in depth.First of all, let’s explain the outfit here. What you see here is Duke at the age of 17. He.. really doesn’t look it, does he? I tried to make him a tad bit younger by taking off the beard I guess. I even tried giving him short hair, but it really.. didn’t work out the way I wanted it to. But hey it looks nice in my opinion. The gauntlet, bracelet things are basically something he’s forced to wear whenever he leaves outside of headquarters on a mission. They contain the ability to shock Duke’s entire body whenever he’s not on task. And let me tell ya, it happens pretty often. Anywho, let’s continue onto the story.The Duke you see right here is a slave to an Agency which is part of his back story. When his town was burnt down, a man and two others took him in at the age of 6 because they saw something in him. So they decided to enslave him to their dirty work. They weren’t complete asshats to him. They respected him every now and then, fed him, clothed him, gave a roof over his head and a place to sleep. The only major downside is that he’s forced to do unbearable amounts of training and work. The reason being is that their trying to test if he’s capable in being their “Secret Weapon". So days turned into weeks, which turned to months, which turned to years. 10 years to be exact. On his 16th birthday he was sent on a mission to the location of his hometown, which has been rebuilt, to destroy everything he sees there. He was sent along with 5 agents to make sure he didn’t do anything rash. Right when they arrived, he had a flashback containing the horror he witnessed on that day 10 years ago. He went mad, and instead of killing the civilians, he killed the agents that were watching over him. He ran away from his home town and just didn’t stop running. The agency were not aware of Duke’s sudden turn of events, only then an agent came in and warned the main boss that Duke killed 5 agents and is currently running off on his own. That’s when the gauntlets shot out electricity all over his body, and more than usual. While struggling, he kept going. Then soon enough the gauntlets burnt themselves out and malfunctioned. That being said, he got up and continued running. The agency were about to send in everyone to search and kill him, but the main boss told them not to bother. He let him off, saying that they’ll start a search later on, assuming that he’s no trouble on his own.That’s basically all I’m saying to the public for now. If you read this entirely, you get a cookie! Thanks for reading and I’ll see you later.
Also there's another version of this drawing, but with a little bit of effects.
Here ya go: sta.sh/012gayaaizw6