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Character Art by Phil Cho phil-cho :iconphil-cho: // Profile Design and Character Concept by Roy Westerman Roysovitch :iconroysovitch:

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DarthYan Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016
I liked that in Double Talk wesker redeems himself.
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Perrydev Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Quite a tragic villain.
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SerasuFarron Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2015
I've allways wished the writers would do more with characters in Batman who have actual psyhclogical conditons liek him, but their just wasted with no significance to them. Awesome work again.
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Foxy-Knight Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Student Writer
Quite a tragic case as he is in the comics, he is dangerous but also sympathetic so long as we keep him away from Scarface.
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Roysovitch Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
Agreed. Most casual fans dismiss him as a silly villain, but when you peel back the layers, you find there is a great deal of depth here: most of it tragic.
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Foxy-Knight Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Student Writer
Originally at some point wasn't he part of a mobster family? Maybe that is where the Scarface persona came from
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Roysovitch Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
Yeah, he has two origin stories.
One is he is a member of a mafia family who sees his mother assassinated and takes up ventriloquy as a form of therapy until he loses it later in life...
The other is he kills a guy in a drunken brawl and goes to prison. In prison he is cellmates with an inmate who carved a dummy from the old gallows tree after it was struck by lightning. Arnold immediately believes the dummy is speaking to him and so he kills his cellmate to "free" the dummy. The rest is history.
I think both stories have merit, so my personal take on it would be that as a child he was a part of a gangster family until his family was massacred. Arnold was spared and raised by another family, but the trauma ate at him until he killed a man in a bar as a young man... and then goes to prison, kills another man for Scarface, and attempts to rebuild his original family's empire, except now with Scarface serving as an outlet for his pent up aggression.
I also like the idea of teasing that there might be more to Scarface than just a simple puppet. Like, he might actually be alive or a magical conduit of negative energy or something. Don't be blatant with it, but tease the possibility that Wesker isn't just a crazy old man who carries a toy around.
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Foxy-Knight Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Student Writer
Yes they did something creepy like that with the 52 ventriloquist but Wesker is always an interesting case, I liked in the 2004-08 batman cartoon where Wesker actually got free of scarface and became a kiddies entertainer. It showed how tragic he was in a weird and sad way.

Also I like your story take, it's a combination of known elements but has it's merits to explain why he is messed up. Would Peyton Riley come into this?
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Roysovitch Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
I did consider using Peyton Riley for this series. I do like her "romantic" relationship with Scarface and I love a good female villain, too... but in this case, I had to favor Arnold Wesker for this series. I might commission an alternate Ventriloquist with Peyton Riley down the road, but for now it'll just be Wesker and his dummy.
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Foxy-Knight Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Student Writer
Indeed, Peyton was a bit of a Darker Harley in many regards but also a weird one because she was sort of in control
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Roysovitch Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Professional General Artist
"Dark Harley" is REALLY dark...

But yes, that's an interesting way to put it.
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crazyman54 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015
Good stuff. 
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