[ Character drawn, highlighted, and shaded by mouse in Photoshop Elements 7 ]
"The name's Mace, Mace Direwolf to be exact. Professional bodyguard, bounty hunter, treasure hunter, and leader of the the Prowler Gang. The Prowlers for short. Or as some like to call us, the Great Desert Freedom Fighters. Welcome to the hanger of Prowler Gang Headquarters. HQ is codenamed 'The Den'. So... Any more questions you wanna' ask?"
Character profile: Anti-Mace "Malice" Direwolf the Echidna
Backstory:Origins of Malice[link] ______________________________________________________________________________________________
PLEASE NOTE: Firstly, Mace is not Knuckles the Echidna. Just because they look similar to one another, it does not mean they are the same.
EDIT (2013): Secondly, the image for this profile is outdated, and I haven't had the proper time (being a full-time college student) to update it again for a while. This design was version 3.5 and version 5.0 is a work in progress, but I currently have version 4.0: [link]
My Sonic fan-characters live in a fandom expansion of Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog comic series. Mace is the half-brother of Anti-Knuckles from Anti-Mobius (or the evil parallel dimension version of Mobius, which is Canon btw).
EDIT (Nov 5th, 2010): Finished at last! I managed to squeeze some work in on it when I felt well enough and now it finally done lol, now I'm thinking of changing his fur color to a burnt Orange color, to make him look less like his brother, but I dunno, it's fine for now I guess.
EDIT (Nov 13th, 2010): I've cleaned things up a lot (and when i say a lot, I mean everything) and made the shape of his boot soles much more apparent. ______________________________________________________________________________________________
■ Full Name: - Kneecapeon Mace of Anti Mobius (formerly) - Keezheekoni Mace Direwolf the Echidna
■ Gender: Male
■ Species/Race: Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus) and partially Wolf (Canis lupus)
■ Tribe/Clan: -The Knuckles Clan (formerly) -The Wolf Pack
■ Fighting styles: Mace is proficient with basic Judo and Ju-Jitsu, holds a Green Belt in Tae-Kwon-Do, and is currently studying the philosophy of Jeet-Kune-Do
■ Biological Age: Uncertain
■ Physical age: Seventeen
■ Date of Birth: September 15th, 3236
■ Place of Birth: Moebius (a.k.a Anti-Mobius or the parallel or mirror dimension to Mobius Prime)
Physical Attributes ■ Average Runner ■ Dominant hand- Left ■ Birthmark- The Guardian Crest (The Guardian Crest is the birthmark of every descendant of the Brotherhood of Guardians and Mace is the brother of a Guardian after all) ■ Scar- Given to him by his ex-girlfriend; Angele Kyron the Wolf
Usual Attire: ■ Dark brown, Henshel Aussie-style, Leather fedora ■ Equipment belt (contains various tools, such as a grappling hook and warp rings) ■ Gun holster (left leg) and knife sheath (right leg) ■ Custom fitting brown leather gloves ■ A tan vest ■ Khaki shorts (not shown) ■ Mace keep a crystal pendant necklace that's handy for warding evil. Just in case.
■ "Power Channel" or Jet Boots. He uses them to achieve lift-off by tapping into the Chaos Force and channeling his Ki (metaphysical energy manipulated by willpower) through the small nozzles in the soles of his boots, creating jets of flame. They also have special rubber-alloy soles, to help him better combat enemies using his most common weakness. To top it off, he uses hidden compartments he's dubbed "Chaos stores" in the back of his soles to store naturally formed Chaos crystals (or shards) that are required to use his powers.
Weapons ■ .50 caliber magnum hand-cannon revolver, dubbed "Wrecker" ■ Obsidian-edged hunting knife ■ Sacred Blackwood and metal crossbow (family heirloom) ■ A light-weight, M-24 Sniper Rifle
Morality or Alignment: ■ Anti-Hero Facade (Performs heroic acts, but pretends to lack the traits of a typical hero) ■ Mercenary (Hero)
Affiliations: ■ The Prowler Gang (Leader) Group Nicknames: ■ The Great Desert Freedom Fighters ■ Also known as "The Prowlers" for short
Occupation Main Occupation: Mercenary Gang-leader Mace acts as the head honcho, main field leader (and agent) of the Prowler Gang. A group he contructed from a handful of friends, orphans, outcast and misfits, that operates together as a functional gang of mercenaries, bounty hunters and more. However under-handed their work of choice might seem, they are actually a respectable group of secret Freedom Fighters, who fight for justice, as opposed to the highest bidder.
Sub Occupations: ■ Bodyguard ■ Treasure hunter
■ Title: Malice the Mercenary, Guardian of the Great Desert ■ Aliases (in order received): Kneecaps (A shortened version of his real first name), "Little Slug" - A less than flattering nickname given to him by his pirate comrades during one of their indoctrinating procedures. "One-Punch Luke" - A nickname derived he earned by his consistent ability to overwhelm or down his opponents with a single, brutal punch "Malice" - A pirate nickname given to him by Captain Dread, during his time captured aboard the Dreadlocke "Mace" - He prefers to go by his middle name, because he dislikes his real first name "Red Avenger" - his com-link callsign, derived from his fur color and love of justice "The Red Rascal" - A nickname given to him by his enemies (most notably Robotnik and his sub-bosses), whom know only the color of his fur and used by those bitter at him because of Mace and his gang's underground operations to encourage rebellion and sabotage their plans. ______________________________________________________________________________________________
■ Place of Residence: Prowler HQ inside a dragon's cave on the peak of Sheer Cliff Heights on The Little Planet (the moon above Mobius)
Team Name: The Prowler Gang
A mostly independent and highly covert mercenary gang and Freedom Fighter Group, led and founded by none other then Dead-Eye Mace himself. With their main outpost located near the southern edge of the Great Desert, they act as generous patrons and protectors of the people.
His gang mostly takes up jobs to act as secret bodyguards of politicians or charitable nobles.
When off-duty, or when the opportunity presents itself, they'll also act as protectors of empoverished villages, fending off robbers, raiders, as well as the forces of Robotnik himself, all free of charge. Being supporters of justice, they're willing to risk their own secrecy to rob from the rich and give to the needy, especially food and supplies.
Team Members: ■ Mace the Echidna (Founder and leader)
■ Amelia the Hedgehog (Co-founder, co-leader, and Mechanical Engineer of the Prowler Gang)
■ Jenna & Lianna Direwolf - Mace's adopted daughters, nicknamed the "Twins" for obviously reasons. Jenna & her sister Lianna are two, young, 4-year-old fox twins that Mace found as orphans, starved and unconscious in the Mobian wilderness. He had promptly taken them home with him, nursed them back to health with the help of his friend Amelia and later adopted them. They're sometimes allowed to perform recon under supervision
■ Kai Malaver the Wolf - Weapons expert and childhood friend of Mace, best friend of Zip Blitzer
■ Zip Blitzer the Hyena - One wild, crazy, and happy-go-lucky Hyena, Zip was born in the southern continent of Downunda (with his family originating in Efrika), later becoming a top-class sprinter & Demolition expert of the Prowler Gang
■ Izo the Black Panther - Knife-throwing expert and Cassi's stoic ninja cousin.
■ Cassiopeia “Cassi” Panthera the Leopard - A truly untamed and rebellious girl, who is Izo's cousin working as the gang's medic. Cassi has established herself as a popular singing saloon belle who can not only hold good notes, but also a fight with just about anybody and is rumored to be a somewhat infamous pickpocket
■ Lyle Schrader the Dingo- A four-year old orphaned Dingo pup, and electronics wiz-kid born under the Dingo Regimen on Angel Island.
Known Rivals: Angele Kyron the Wolf (Ex-girlfriend and rival Mercenary gangleader) Felix "The Fenix" Wright (Close Friend/Casual rival) Nack the Weasel/Fang the Sniper (field competitor) _____________________________________________________________________________________________
Introductory Quotes: ■ "My true name is of no importance to you, but you can call me Mal." ■ "Most know me as Malice, but my friends call me Mace." ■ "The name's Mace, Dead-Eye Mace."
Outcry: ■ "Merciful Aurora!" ■ "What in blazes?!" ■ "Peh. What a bunch of malarchy!" ■ "Fine! Bring it punk!" ■ "Alright then, draw!" ■ "You just picked the wrong guy to mess with!" ■ "If it's a fight you want, it's a fight you'll get!" ■ "You want it? You got it!" ■ "The first to come are the first served."
Others: ■ "I'll do whatever it takes." ■ "I suggest you beg for mercy..." ■ "You should be thanking me for letting you live." ■ "I could care less." ■ "My methods you ask? ...Careful, calculated, covert, and otherwise classified." ■ "I only kill when I deem it necessary." ■ "Hmph. Fine." ■ (With a wink) "Heh, no worries." ■ "I will forever fight for what I think is right." ■ "I don't give up until I give it my all." ■ "Consider it done."
Likes: Loyal Friends Hanging with his gang (or his other friends) Gaming Listening to music (Preferably Hard Rock or Techno) Training his skills (most likely is his HQ's Training Room) Sleeping in his captain's chair Having alone time to meditate and think Stargazing Challenging himself & testing his opponents
Personal Favorites Favorite Foods: Cheese or any dairy product really Favorite Drink(s): Milkshakes (whenever he can get his hands on them), lemonade, and apple cider Favorite Colors: Orange, Blue, Black, Silver, and Red Favorite types of music: Classic Rock, Hard Rock, and Country Favorite smells: Lemons, cheese, fresh meat and cool sea air.
Dislikes: Someone trying to touch his hat friends (or allies) of Doctor Robotnik Dingoes Losing to his enemies or someone he deems less skilled than himself Being told what to do Being woken up from his sleep Heavy Metal (music) His real first name: "Kneecapeon"
Personality Traits: Mace is aggressive and hot-headed, though he tries not to show it much. Probably because, being realitively thick-skinned, he maintains a high tolerance. He also tends to be pretty hot-blooded when his passions are involved, so don't be too surprised when he lays down the "ham" in such a situation.
Mace's is quite withdrawn and skeptical when in the presence of someone he dislikes or doesn't know well. Unless you've earned his trust, it's almost impossible to make him a friend. Mace will only give his trust to those who earn it from him. His trust is hard-earned, but once it is earned, he become much more open, with his loyalty steadfast and unwavering. (Unless they prove themselves otherwise).
Mace's morality is sound and he holds firm to his honor, believing it to be of the utmost importance. Mace is completely loyal to his beliefs, and follows his own rules and guidelines for behavior faithfully. Mace also has a strong sense of justice. If he sees someone unfairly matched, or being brutaly wounded, he'll most likely intervene.
A bit of a loner at times, Mace tends to be quiet and keeps himself reserved in public --as a safety precaution-- but he'll occasionally show his inner thoughts and personality, although mostly when he's alone with friends. He has a strong handle on his short temper, but you have to be careful when dealing with him, as all Hell will break loose if he reaches his boiling point.
■ If Mace gets angry enough, it could cloud his normally sound judgement as does the presence of anyone he hates. Mace's aggressive personality can also bring this about, but it seldom happens, and it doesn't last long, because for the most part he's quite level-headed.
■ He is hardly outright hating, even toward those who are obviously scum, except like most Echidnas, he is downright hostile towards Dingoes in general. Mace's personal grudge against the Dingoes originates from a young age. When he was an infant he was separating his real family by a Dingo raid on his home. He assumes his family were also killed by those same Dingoes.
Underneath his rough exterior, he's a very caring, and an all-around nice guy. This is the most evident when he takes care of his adopted twin daughters, Jenna and Lianna; A pair of 4-year-old twin foxes he adopted when he found them ragged and starving to death in a Mobian jungle. From choosing to don the role of a father at and early age, he worries constantly his adopted daughters, so he's somewhat overprotective of them, and seldom lets them leave his gang's home base (Prowler HQ), even when under supervision.
Notable Weaknesses: ■ Magic ■ Sonics (High-frequency sounds/sound-waves) ■ Electric-based powers ■ Exceptionally attractive women: Mace has a major soft-spot for women in general, who can make his tough-guy act fall apart with ease.
Abilities: Sharpshooting (Keen aim with firearms) Super Durability / Endurance (Such as surviving an average of three days without food and water) Stealth Tracking Well-balanced Reflexes Super-Strength (but not nearly as much as his older brother) Shadow-melding: The ability to transform into a shadow or blend into them. (This was power he obtained as a by-product of being possessed by an evil entity, known as "Essence the Dark")
Techniques ■ Digging ■ Wall Climbing ■ Gliding ■ Screwdriver ■ Headbutt ■ Knuckle Slash ■ Spin-Dash (rarely used) ■ Standard punches and uppercuts ■ Forearm blocks and Knifehand strikes (Tae-Kwon-Do) ■ Basic throws, joint-locks and grapples (Judo, Ju-Jitsu, Tai Chi) ■ Side, front, round-house kicks and the flying side-kick ■ Repulse the Monkey, Ward Off, Box the Ears, Single Whip, etc. (Tai Chi) ■ Maximum Heat Mace Smash ■ Straight Blast (Jeet-Kune-Do) ■ Meteor Strike- A gravity-assisted, fist-first fall onto his opponent
CHAOS POWERS Achievable using The Master Emerald, Chaos Emeralds, or Anarchy Beril (the Anti-form of chaos emeralds). These powers cannot be used properly if Mace doesn't have the enough mystical energy.
Chaos Healing Abilities (Achievable after chanting Tikal's Prayer) ■ Chaos Mend (Heals minor flesh wounds) ■ Chaos Siphon (Draws out poison from someone's body)
Dark Super Transformation (Only obtainable when his anger peaks, and has a sufficient amount of dark mystical energy)
Chaos Fire Techniques (Blue and Orange in appearance when he's in his normal form and purple when he enters his Dark form (or if his powers are somehow amplified) ■ Frenzy Fire - A rapid-fire assault of small fireballs from his palms ■ Fire Arrow (only usable in Dark Super Form) ■ Fire Combination (Fiery punch combo) ■ Fire Dunk - A gravity-assisted fireball ■ Chaos Thrusters: Hovering (Mace channels Chaos Fire through the holes in his Jet Boots, in order to achieve lift-off for a short period of time, or to hover over most surfaces, though he might fall if he loses concentration) ■ Jet Charge - A ramming technique where he propels himself into his opponent using his Jet Boots ■ Rocket Round-house ■ Rocket Jump ■ Chaos Fury - Mace assaults the foe with a rapid flurry of fiery punches, then send them skyward with an uppercut, rising with them he'll follow it up with downward two-fist slam to send them careering toward the ground and follow shortly, coming down fist-first on his opponent ■ Anarchy Rupture (Channels the energies in his body when he punches at the ground, sending a fiery shock-wave) ■ Chaos Flare (Mace's personal finisher: He launches himself into the air with a jet-assisted jump, then charges a ball of Chaos Fire between his hands until it becomes too large, then he hold it above his head, then builds it until it's three time his size and hurls it down at the opponent.)
Forms & States
Super Form: None. Mace's blood has been tainted too far by an evil presence to sustain one. However, he can enter a "hyper mode" at which his agility is greatly increased.
Dark Form: Achieved when his anger peaks while using his powers (However in this state he has much less control over his powers and may even lose track of friend or foe in this state, due to the demon-like entity, that cursed him, known to him as "Essence the Dark").
In his Dark Super form Mace is called "True Malice". In this form, Mace's eyes turn a fiery orange, his pupils turn into snake-like slits, and his fur turn a pitch black. The tribal markings on his dreads glow silver, his clothing greys, and his fists are engulfed in Chaos Fire.
Enraged: If Malice's anger is pushed to the limit, but he doesn't have the energy to sustain his Dark Form, he may blindly attack anyone in range, friend or foe alike.
■ Its my life - Jon Bon Jovi ■ Headstrong - Trapt ■ Boulevard of Broken Dreams- Green Day ■ Me Against The World - Simple Plan ______________________________________________________________________________________________
Anti-Mace "Malice" Direwolf the Echidna, Sheer Cliff Heights and the Prowler Gang (c) of yours truly Kneecapeon Mace "Kneecaps" the Echidna, Lara-Le, Locke, & Mobius (c) Archie Comics Knuckles the Echidna, Nack the Weasel & the Little Planet (c)
This is simply awesome! The sheer detail with regards to his abilities/forms and even personal bios for Mace are very detailed and make him out to be a real person-er-echidna! With regards to the picture itself- very well done on the emblem on the wall as well as the sheer details on his outfit...and you can draw/colour guns (I can't to save my life DX). It's looks as though he is looking at someone off the set and tipping his hat with a friendly "good day to ye ma'am" although his gun says "dun mess with me or you're in for a world of hurt! Well done!
Ok, first of all, this is AWESOME!!! And this is free handed? That's so hard to believe!
Ok, so, let's start with the goods.
Pros: > I really love how his expression is so readable. He looks so content. Your facial expressions really do show. > I love the background texture. It almost looks like real concrete. > Your shading technique is so professional. I love how you did that. > The gun is amazing!! I love how that looks!
Now, for the bads (if I can think of any)
> Umm.... I kinda think you could try to blurr the stripes on his dreadlocks a little to try to make it look like they're blending in with his base fur. They kinda stand out too much. > Uhhhhhhh....... maybe try to bring his one heal down a bit? It kinda looks like it's going up too much, and that's not something you normally see.
That's about it! Amazing piece, very original, and I can't wait to see more works. C;
On the contrary, my dear Watson. This was made gradually over a few months.
Oi, alright--I admit it, he's a work in progress. That's why I cut the profile date at 2012. And why does no one notice that he also has wolf ears? (lol) Oh and let's not forget--assuming you actually read the profile--that I purposefully made him a family member of Knuckles (from the mirror dimension), so of course he's going to resemble Knuckles! This picture is just old. This design isn't final. He's still improving, FYI, wise-guy.
Unfortuantely, although I've improved his design to be more original, he needs a new profile. I hope to show my newest design soon, which is substantially improved; a more wolf-like muzzle, two-tone furcolor, different haircut, a visible space between the eyes, muscle toning, a somewhat different body type (and more I haven't decided on yet)--which will be a more original design than Scourge (if you even know who I'm talking about). Anyway, this is his latest look: [link]
Unlike a lot of people around here, I know when my characters need improvement. I appreciate the critque, though (despite it being lazy and an outdated response for my outdated profile).
Wow. Talk about attention to detail. This is the most in-depth fan character I've ever seen. I love his personality, his adopted daughters, and, well, I love it all actually. I can't pick just one part. And the drawing itself is awesome. I love the color choice and smoothness. My dear friend, you truly have a talent and I applaud you. Keep up the great work.
Ha! Seeing my work makes me want to finish the rest of the characters I haven't draw too! I have dozens of undrawn characters waiting to be put on paper. In fact, 30/37. It's been like that for 4 years now and it's quite emarassing, really...
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