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Death Wears Many Faces by terriblenerd Death Wears Many Faces by terriblenerd
A commission for the dastardly gentleman ~Scribbleykins, of the judges of =mippins's Writing OCT, The Exchange! All of the judges are different gods of death from different cultures. It's pretty sweet, I must say.

And with this, the cat is out of the bag, I suppose. These are sketch commissions, but I feel terrible about them taking so long, so anyone who got a sketch commish way back when is, well, getting a colored upgrade, as it were. (Which, admittedly, takes a bit longer. But not that much. ;) )

All characters (c) their respective owners!
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:iconchristianathealicorn:
ChristianaTheAlicorn Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Student Digital Artist
WHERE IS KARL?!
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:iconcreepercreativity:
CreeperCreativity Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
is Thanatos skinning a patatoe?
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:iconsquid-brick:
Squid-Brick Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent
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:iconlordolllle:
lordolllle Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
you forgot him [link]
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:iconangelpunch00:
angelpunch00 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
how does Persephone represent death?
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:iconhisa-kumini:
Hisa-Kumini Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
Because she was the queen of the underworld, wife to Hades (God of Death and the underworld) and in said persona was a bearer of curses upon damned souls?

In other news, I really like this image. It works well with the various depictions of death.
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:icondemonickingteshay:
DemonicKingteshay Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2011
"Death Wears Many Faces" One of thems mine.
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:iconjessieshadowhold:
JessieShadowhold Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
and the best part is, this barely even scratches the surface for death gods in all of culture.

MUST FAVE :iconzombieglompplz:
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:iconhatsuharuluna:
HatsuharuLuna Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
D:
XD nice
I like anubis!!!!
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:iconneon8988:
NEON8988 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2010
sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much death . :wow:
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:iconzachri:
zachri Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
So awesome ;D
you just reminded me of this Trafalgar Law pic I saw ;D
kyah~
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:iconironnarwhal:
IronNarwhal Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2010
xP LOL! I like how death turned out! And for some reason, I think Anubus was always meant to look that way...

:la: This is awesome! Fav!
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:iconraded-skull:
Raded-Skull Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
This is fantastic
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:iconclockworkpersonlady:
ClockworkPersonLady Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010
Um, is Thanatos peeling a potato?
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:iconshatterglass1:
shatterglass1 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2010  Student General Artist
That's what it looks like, but I think he's carving something...
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:iconthreebooksinthefire:
ThreeBooksInTheFire Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010   Photographer
I can't decide who I like more- Coroner or the Grim Reaper D:
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:iconjust-nith:
Just-Nith Featured By Owner May 23, 2010
Awesomeness, pure awesomeness
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Tsukitsune Featured By Owner May 4, 2010
*raises hand slowly* uhm, yes, Persephone is the goddess of spring. The only connection she has to death or judging is that she's Hades' wife. /nerdraeg
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:iconblue-demon-hybrid:
Blue-Demon-Hybrid Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
Whoa, nice.
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:iconshadow-warrior-nami:
Shadow-Warrior-Nami Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2010
This is simply gorgeous.

I have never been so awed and attracted to a skeleton as I am now. |D

You have seriously, seriously just rendered me speechless. This comment alone took several days to write because I was so 'AKLJSLKS'.
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:iconm-09:
M-09 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Very vivid indeed...just beautiful Ms. BlackLillian...I do recall that death looks different in other heritages across the world...one commonly being the Grim Reaper.
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:iconp1stachi0jellyb3anz:
p1stachi0jellyb3anz Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Pfff. I find this amusingly ironic considering I've been playing Discworld Death lately in RP.
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:iconpititsakura19:
pititsakura19 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010
Anubis is awesome! =)
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:icondontshoottheducks:
DontShoottheDucks Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
They all look really great! I love the Grim Reaper. I want to pet Anubis!
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:iconjon-wood:
Jon-Wood Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Yamaraja has the most awesome 'stache.
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LaineyAnime15 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
I like this picture a lot, I enjoy the modern redition of Anubis quite a lot!

But, Persephone really isn't a goddess of the death. She is acutally more of a godess of the earth, like her mother Demeter. In some myths she stays in the underworld with Hades, but she is the Queen, she doesn't hold any death goddess powers she just happends to live there. I am not sure she really counts for this decription, Hades would have been a better choice since he is the actual Greek god of death.
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Tamasha Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, the judge characters aren't all gods of death. :) Persephone, for instance, was sent by Hades to check up on things. And Coroner is a demigod who oversaw the building of the Labyrinth.
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Asclepios91 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
In fact Hades is the lord of the underworld but he don't comand to the death. The two deities of the end of the lofe are Thanatos and Atropos
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:iconhollarity:
hollarity Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Student General Artist
tooooo coooollllll

Yay mythology *A*
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AmandaLyn11 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohmygawsh.
I must say Ala looks just fabulous and I think I might love you forever for this. :D
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:iconbluelibrarian:
BlueLibrarian Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
This made me so excited, I think I might have died a little. Which I must say, looking back, seems quite an appropriate response. Love it all lots!
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:iconlctechno:
LCTechno Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Persephone!

My favorite of the lot would be Grim Reaper.
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:icondemoness-melody:
Demoness-Melody Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow. You did such a great job on them, Lil. They all look ready to come to life and judge some souls. My poor little Persephone looks so plain amongst them but damn if she doesn't look hot. Ha ha thank you so much. And job well done. ^.^ <3
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:iconnoobscorpian:
noobscorpian Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Anubis and the Grim Reaper are the best
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:iconcelestial-gold:
Celestial-Gold Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow - such attention to detail like the polka-dot socks, and color changing sun dress - just little thing people might over look.
Great job on all the judges Lilian!
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:iconvertiac:
Vertiac Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Awesome, but you forgot Kali and Santa Muerte.
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:iconscribbleykins:
Scribbleykins Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Not enough judges in The Exchange to create an alter ego for every death god in the world, sadly. Though had I known the end result would be like this, I might've commissioned Lillian for them regardless.
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Averant Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is pretty damn cool, Lil.
You never cease to amaze. The many
faces of Death. Awesomesauce. :D
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:iconnevar18:
Nevar18 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
grim and Thanatos look awesome!
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:iconmasterkagura:
MasterKagura Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
...This is so great. They all look exactly like I pictured them; they look so great! XD I don't know what to say. Coroner is my favorite, all scientific and scrawny, and Grim's effects are so cool. Badass, my friend. 8D
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heysawbones Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Professional General Artist
The way you colored the Grim Reaper's robe is geeeeenius.

Very nice. :'Dc
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:iconquixoticxx:
Quixoticxx Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Student Writer
Wow, they all look great! In that suit, Anubis reminds me of American Gods. :D
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:iconbrianchi:
brianchi Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Oh, never expected Anubis to wear something so shard and good looking. Very nice!

And Death is like, some closer children... I have candy. XD
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:iconmasterkagura:
MasterKagura Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
That's basically how he lured everybody into the tournament.
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:iconmasrix:
Masrix Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Anubis = amazing.
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:iconzehabix:
Zehabix Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like the mesh up a lot.
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:iconblaze-typhoon:
Blaze-Typhoon Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
That is an odd mashup of deaths
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:iconmippins:
mippins Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Student Writer
oh my god. ._.

Literally, hurrr.

Lillian this is so awesome. D: Thank you thank you thank you. All the characters look fantastic. It's neat to see them brought to life like this. Thanatos with all the chains and Ala's dress came out great, and wow the Grim Reaper looks so cool. ._.

:heart:
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:iconaja-aeris:
Aja-Aeris Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
Ah, Persephone. She doesn't get enough love, I swear.
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:icondemoness-melody:
Demoness-Melody Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I know right? But I'm probably biased. ^.^
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