Character Design

The following is a character design project that I executed as a part of a Game Design Project at NID, Bangalore

Hover over the character silhouettes and click to peek into the character design documents

 

 

They say his eyes are always red and rage never leaves him. Being the most feared man in the realm comes with a reputation to live up to. He can cut through men with a single slash of his battle axe. He can smash walls into smithereens with his enormous War Hammer. What makes him really dangerous though is the fact that his enormous body is his best weapon.

As swift as the wind and as silent as the moon, she strikes her enemies down when they least expect it. With no regard for the lives of those who end up on her list, she is regarded to be a ghost by some and a witch by others.  But the scariest part is that she doesn’t fight alone; when she attacks, she brings with her a swarm of deadly assassins and you’d wish you were a child she spared who could live to tell the tale.

A master of disguise, he continues to hide from the eyes of law. But don’t be fooled by his size and silence. Take a gang with you, or a horde, it just doesn’t matter. When it’s all said and done, he’ll be the last man standing. As eerie as it may seem, his victims often lose memory of what happened and even go as far as to forgetting how they got their wounds.  He never kills, but when he’s not happy, they say death is a mercy boon you’d rather wish for.

A talk with them

The following is a hypothetical set of conversations you'd probably have if you were to bump into them in their fictional world.​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Stranger

I've been looking for you!

 

Ibu

(smiles)

What is it that you seek?

 

Stranger

Your recent activity has raised some unrest in the upper quarters. People don't want you here.

 

Ibu

I am aware

 

Stranger

Then what's keeping you from leaving?

 

Ibu

(smiles)

Do you really want to know? Or do you just want me gone?

 

Stranger

(agitated)

I want you to stop meddling with the affairs of the imperial ministers.

 

Ibu

(nods in agreement)

I understand your concern.

 

Stranger

(enraged at Ibu's audacity)

This will help you understand better

(takes out a club and pins Ibu's left hand onto the table)

 

Ibu

(slips his right palm up the man's armpit and gives a poke. Man staggers back impulsively)

There is no need for violence. 

 

Stranger

You dreadful eunuch!

 

Ibu

(stares at the man with cold eyes)

 

Stranger

If you are not gone by sunrise tomorrow, be warned. You might pay for impedance with your life.

 

Ibu

I'm sorry. It is important that I compete at the Zaha combat tournament. There must be another way for us to make peace.

 

Stranger

(walking away)

Maybe you will care for the lives of those whom you love.

 

Ibu

I do, as I care for yours.

(sits down calmly)

Do come back for some tea sometime.​

Stranger

I've been looking for you!

Hana

And who might you be?

Stranger

Lets just say that I'm a well-wisher.

Hana

A stranger who doesn't want to identify himself. Choose your next words wisely my friend.

Stranger

It'd be wise of you to not take part in the Zaha combat tournament girl.

 

Hana

(holds the stranger against the wall with a knife at his throat)

Who sent you?

 

Stranger

(helplessly)

Wait... wait. Please don't.

Hana

You wear an imperial ring. But your robes are not made of pure silk. Let me guess, servant? or thief?

(thrusts the knife just a little) 

 

Stranger

Please, I have a wife and kids.

Hana

(rolls her eyes and lets go of him)

Speak!

Stranger

My master, the high priest. His name is Rogul

Hana

(thrusts the knife onto the table)

The ministers and priests are just scared that I might succeed.

Stranger

That's all I know. They didn't tell me their intentions. 

Hana

Why do you still serve him? After how he got your brothers imprisoned?

Stranger

(bewildered)

How did you...?

Hana

(smiles)

 

Stranger

I talk with concern; please don't concern yourself with his affairs. 

Hana

Go home Junad, maybe you won't have to report this meeting to your master tomorrow.

Stranger

I've been looking for you!

Angadh

(ignores her)

Stranger

Angadh, Sir?

 

Angadh

"This better be important"

 

Stranger

"This is about the Zaha combat tournament..."

 

Angadh

"I'm will not fight this time. You may leave"

 

Stranger

(hesitantly)

"The stonekeeper wishes you well. He offers gold, imported armors..."

 

Angadh

(loudly)

"I don't care whoever the fuck has sent you. Go tell them their money can't buy me"

 

Stranger

(with teary eyes)

"Please, my life depends on it"

 

Angadh

"Do you know why they sent you, a girl?"

 

Stranger

(remains silent)

 

Angadh

"The man who came before fainted from the push I gave him" 

 

Stranger

(after a long pause)

"If there was anything I could do..."

(begins to undress)

Angadh

"This meeting is over"

(turns to leave)

Stranger

"But they'll kill me if you don't say yes. Please. I have no choice"

Angadh

(booming voice)

"SHUT UP AND LEAVE YOU FUCKING CUNT, BEFORE I SMASH YOU INTO THE WALL" 

 

Stranger

(leaves the room)

Angadh

(exhales deeply and looks out the window lost in thought)