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Gods and Heroes by taresh Gods and Heroes by taresh
Okay this one was a biggy. the prize picture for :iconprimallord680: bit of a big request for the prize, but i didnt specify a size/limit to them XO

well he wanted a pic of various greek gods vs various anime/manga chars. i was like "whu?" but i really had fun researching everyone and designing the gods. tried to stick true to the ancient greek art with a bit of my spin on them.
this is drawn on A4 paper, so had to squeeze it all in. but im proud of the result. took me about ooooooooooh 10 hours total and is the reason there's been no Ryak-lo pages for the last couple of days Lmao.

here's the match ups. some of em i came up with, some PL680 came up with. had to leave a couple of chars off that he requested coz i was inking already when he changed his mind on some. so tough hhaha :P
01. Zeus Goku (i doubt even a God can stop the leetist fanboys crying about Goku destroying planets)
02. Hera Masane Amaha
03. Poseidon Naruto (the sea vs the hurricane!)
04. Hades Ichigo (shinigami vs the lord of the underlord)
05. Ares Kodo (rage fueld yudakin vs the god of war)
06. Athena Yoh Asakura
07. Hermes Allen Walker
08. Aphrodite Sailor Moon
09. Artemis Inuyasha
10. Apollo Sora
11. Hephaetus Edward Elric (Blacksmith vs alchemist!)
12. Hercules Luffy (raaaw strength)
13. Maka - Thanatos

due to the size of the pic i was gunna leave it black and white but i figured what the hell, and started to colour it and time got away from me. ironed out a few colouring techniques in the process. and good practice for some of the effects such as the kamehameha and background etc that ill probably end up using for big ryak-lo pics in the future anyhoo i digress. pleased with the results :D
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Haha, well. Where to start eh? First, I really like the clash between the different characters. But what peeved me was the missing greek deities, as well as some of the characters were not active. Maka and her scyth, I want to point of the legs. They are a good representation of the anime style, but when mixing all these animes you need to have a common reference style, so they match their apponents. She honestly looks like she is doing a standing one legged dance. There should be outstretched left arm to show action, the leg should be more in vision and the staright one should be bent with her foot facing the character behind her. Also if you notice Allen Walker and his facial expression. He should be a bit further away from Hermes, with his right arm doing something. For example, a fist, or maybe bent back to stop him from sliding. Also, metal arm would be outstretched and taunt, to prevent Hermes from attacking. Ichigo should be looking at Hades, maybe snarling and set to attack. Not looking into the distance. The gods that are missing are... well... a lot. Hercules, and Thantos are not gods, but demi gods. The ones that were forgotten were Demeter, Hestia. Dionysus, the god of wine, is actually considered a Major God as well, not a minor god as previously thought. There are many minor gods that could have been included also. For example the daughter of Demeter and wife of Hades, Persephone. She is considered a in between god, not placed in a Jati. Another thing that bugs me is the way you set it up. The ones in the background should be decreaing in size along with the territory. There should be more markers to the farther away areas. I think you have potential and I hope I wasn't too harsh.
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stormgamer706 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016
Me: can you guys not start this on!!!?? We'll ready like to not have the world to be destroyed.
I imagined if hulk,thor and spawn is there to help out the heroes.

and this a amazing picture.
AssassinGhostWolf Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
bruh Bruh! 10/10 bruhnessBonnie Bruh Chat Icon bruh Bruh bruh bruh bruh 
foldabotZ Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015
Can Sailor Moon fly or not, I've been wondering about that.
joann250 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015
Luffy's pose is my favorite; his posture just reads "b*** please."
BlkkGryphon Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015
This badass
Iron117Prime Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Now this is a war.
YamiPhill Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2014
Love to see your takes on the one vs one battles here, especially Ichigo Vs Hades!
Calithane23 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
oh shit I fear if this happens
augbon9 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2014
DanomaruZenon Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014
Come on Naruto, kick that fish's tail with next week!!!  (sorry, poseidon)
Moshe30350 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Student Digital Artist
He deserve it he rape Medusa
Jayage5ds Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
This is such a epic crossover I love it. 
orellana21 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
Greek Mythology vs Shonen Jump?! So awesome!! Seeing Goku against Zeus is epic. 
xOtakuStarx Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Epic! Love 
mangamasterLeo Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wait so who is that guy at the bottom left with the huge double edged sword? With red hair?
taresh Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
<---- this guy... the main character from my own manga Ryak-Lo.  
mangamasterLeo Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ooh ok, he's one of your OCs. I love the sword design by the way. What was the inspiration?
taresh Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014
there's some Cloud and Squall from FF inspiration in there, which people seem to jump on right away. but the main inspiration for a huge sword came from 'Berserk' a few years before i'd ever played ff7 lol.
mangamasterLeo Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aah, nice, I love both those characters, and I love berserk. :3 but I love the idea of a double tipped broadsword. Nice job. :)
omnimon11 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Ichigo, Luffy and Allen: Bitch, please.
Rikuthedragonslayer Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Morlin-2 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013

Everything about this pic is epic.

The concept. The match-ups. The design of the gods.

It's all epic.
PandaPharoh Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013   Artist
like a boss man, luv it. absolutely in faves
Theanonymousdark Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
Epic artwork...However the Greek gods win at the end. Specially the orphic versions.
orellana21 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
True since they are powerful beings.
Dracnix64 Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
Liked the crossover!!! I know for a fact that Fanboys will NOT stop saying that Goku can destroy planets. I don't know who is Masane Amaha here.... Naruto here would have won agaisnt Poseidon because of Nine-tails chakra mode+Sage mode if Poseidon summoned Kraken. Ichigo's Mugetsu can really hurt Hades, but after that...what happens? Pitting an Exoricst against the messenger of the gods is realy troubling, i just laughed on that one. Inuyasha and Artemis is really something fun to see. Also Edward and Hephaetus is really interesting, but tip for the blacksmith..just don't call Ed smallor midget or pipsqueak etc. Hercules vs. Luffy issomething i would REALLY look forward...Anyways, that's my thoughts on your art. I really like it.. Make my imagination go boom!!
gellvar Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
The kraken isn't a greek creature, Goku CAN destroy planets (First form Freeza did so casually).
Dracnix64 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
The Kraken isn't a greek Creature?
gellvar Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
It was originally norse. And a giant (size of a country) crab. The people in charge of the clash of the titans movie just decided to use the name
Dracnix64 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2014
Thanks for the info.
Conlannalnoc Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2013
I really enjoy the artwork, however I was surprised to see Hephastus and a few others (Aphrodite) fighting. Hephaetus is supposed to be crippled (at least one leg if not both). Heracles makes sense, after his death (he started out as a demi-god) he was promoted to full god status (God of strength, a minor god.) Dionysus god of intoxication and insanity would be a nice addition.
SmileFoxGin Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Asura solo own all olymp god, so other can relax and watch the show ^__^
Epic art=)
avdsouza Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
Hum, no.
SmileFoxGin Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2014
Hmm, yes (i'm talking about Asura Wrath)
monkeyboy4 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
It looks awesome 

Light-He-arth Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013
I didn't know you liked Kingdom Hearts and Fullmetal Alchemist.
Revan005 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013
Great work.:love:
Jester-Hellequin Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
gods are gonna win
kniznik Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2013
Not really. There's enough powerfull charactr out there to fight off the gods and at least half of them have powers that can kill the gods. Not to mention that some of them allready killed godlike beings.
avdsouza Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Gods win.
kniznik Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Nope. Soul eating scythes and demonic god slaying beings say otherwise
avdsouza Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013
Zeus: As one of the Big Three, he has the ultimate powers a god can possess, and is rivaled only by his brothers, Poseidon and Hades.
Aerokinesis: As the god of the sky, he has absolute control over air.

He can manipulate clouds and any other air structures.
He can generate wind.
He can generate incredibly powerful hurricanes and tornadoes.
He can manipulate air currents and fly.
Air waves: according to Hephaestus, Zeus's domain also includes the air waves, as he was able to detect Hephaestus's pirate radio.
Atmokinesis: As the god of the sky, he has control over the weather.

Electrokinesis: As the god of Thunder and Lightning, he has absolute control over both static and celestial electricity.

He is immune to lightning.
He can generate tremendous bolts of lightning.
He can send static shock through the bodies of others on contact.
Master Bolt: His most powerful weapon, the Master Bolt, is incredibly powerful, easily making a hydrogen bomb look like a firecracker in comparison.
Hades: As one of the Big Three, Hades has the ultimate powers a god can possess, and is rivaled only by his brothers, Zeus and Poseidon.
Geokinesis: As the god of the Underworld, Hades has absolute control over all the earth and stones, as well as the walls of the Underworld, Erebus. He has the same geokinetic abilities as Nico, only extremely increased.

Ferrokinesis: As the god of wealth, Hades can sense and summon precious metals and jewels from under the ground, as well as manipulate them.

Necromancy: As the god of the dead and ruler of the Underworld, Hades has divine authority and absolute control over the deceased.

He can call forth endless waves of the dead to fight for him.
He can destroy Skeleton Warriors.
He can put the dead to sleep
He can silence the dead wth a gesture
Metamorphysus: He can capture and release living souls in a blast of yellow flames, shown when he abducted Sally Jackson.
Death Sense: As the god of the dead, Hades can sense when a person is dying and when their soul is being judged in the Underworld. He can also sence people's life auras.

Death Curses: Hades is able to place curses on the living. While he is unable to kill people before the Fates decree its time, he can prevent a person's soul from ever leaving their body, as he did with the Oracle. This will mean that a person's body will eventually turn to dust with age and their soul will be lost forever.

Monsters: Hades has absolute control over monsters native to his realm, such as the Hellhounds, Cerberus, and the Furies.

Umbrakinesis: As the god of the Undeworld, Hades has absolute control over shadows and darkness.

He can surround enemies into pitch black clouds lightless space.
He can shoot solid bolts of darkness.
He can solidify shadows into shields, which are strong enough to deflect lightning bolts.
Using shadows, Hades is able to travel anywhere he wants at very high speeds (Shadow Travel)
He can use shadows to cover himself in darkness to become invisible.
Poseidon: As one of the Big Three, Poseidon has the ultimate powers a god can possess, and is rivaled only by his brothers, Zeus and Hades.
Hydrokinesis: As the Lord of the Sea, Poseidon has absolute control over water like Percy, only to a much greater extent.

He can withstand any amount of water pressure.
He can generate water from his body.
He can use sea waves as a form of transportation.
Geokinesis: Being the god of earthquakes, Poseidon has the ability to cause earthquakes, giving him the nickname "the Earthshaker."
Aerokinesis: Poseidon is also known as the god of storms since he controls the weather over the seas. He can create thunderstorms and even hurricanes. However, he can also create clear skies for sailors if he wants. As god of the seas, it is unknown how far this power may extend over land.
basedbeyonce Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013
As interesting as Greek Mythology is to me (and how uninteresting/just plain bad a lot of anime is), I have to say that the anime characters slaughter. The most obvious threat to everyone is Goku, who is easily more powerful than Zeus. He's not nearly as powerful as DBZ fanboys claim he is, but he's definitely stronger than Zeus (can destroy planets and fly at massively hypersonic speeds).

Another threat is (to many's surprise), Sailor Moon. In her final form, she can blow up stars, fly at speeds massively faster than light, play with time, set up shields that can block planet destroying attacks, "reset" entire galaxies, and so much more. She has fought countless planetary threats, and her greatest enemy had turned the entire Milky Way galaxy into ruins (destroyed the planets and killed everyone off). And what's great is that this is all done while maintaining a well done story that isn't so focused around fighting (but rather emotional struggles). 

Don't know much about the others, but those two alone can easily wipe out the gods (or even just one of them). 
kniznik Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013
Tell that to Kratos =D
Jester-Hellequin Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Kratos was a demi god goku couldn't beat superman
kniznik Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2014
Could he not? Considering goku has enough power to blow up planets and is not getting his powers from the sun or allergic to cryptonite he stands a very good chance.
And a key word in Kratos herritage is DEMI.
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christheZfighter Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013   General Artist
don't forget spawn if you watched the "death battle" 
SuperSaiyanCrash Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
At least Kratos isn't here.
Pyrus-Leonidas Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
awesome! like the way you made the gods and the heroes.
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