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Darkstalkers Embrace the Dark contest results

Posted by SFilp • February 4, 2013 at 3:42 p.m. PST
Dubindoh over on Capcom-Unity has posted the results to the Darkstalkers Embrace the dark contest, where fans would create their own characters.

Below are images of the top 3 winners in the contest. Head over to Capcom-Unity to get the full descriptions on Relic, Aria Nightweaver and Oleloque.


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Landshark said on February 4, 2013 at 3:48 p.m.

Center>Left>Right.

#1
maxs2d2ace said on February 4, 2013 at 3:50 p.m.

that spider girl is totally awesome. i dont really like that last one. it looks like raven and jedah's child if they XXXX

#2
Yungin_BLU said on February 4, 2013 at 3:53 p.m.

I really hope Mysterion didn't get 1st.

#3
illness690 said on February 4, 2013 at 3:53 p.m.

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#4
Baller2765 said on February 4, 2013 at 3:55 p.m.

Aria Nightweaver is a MUST in the next Darkstalkers game!!! She looks so sick with her stance and pet spider!

#5
Baller2765 said on February 4, 2013 at 3:57 p.m.

Just realized Aria didnt win first place for some reason beyond me but that third place is a definite slap to everyone who competed.

#6
EthnicRex said on February 4, 2013 at 4 p.m.

Wow, that spider girl is an awesome design, and fits in so well with the existing cast. Well done, whoever designed that! Hopefully they'll adopt that concept for DS4.

#7
Gameplan said on February 4, 2013 at 4:01 p.m.

>Landshark said 7 minutes ago
>Center>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Left>Right.

Fixed that for you.

#8
BunnyBoy said on February 4, 2013 at 4:01 p.m.

They're all pretty bad, to be honest.

The center artist has good drawing skills, but zero understanding of female anatomy. He or she seems to believe that boobs are water balloons, and the character has that "internal organs have been ripped out" look to her abdomen that's so typical of American comic book artists.

I had hoped for better than this. =/

#9
DevilMaySpy said on February 4, 2013 at 4:02 p.m.

I like the blue girl with the big breasts. The other two absolutely suck.

#10
ABSOLute said on February 4, 2013 at 4:03 p.m.

Aria Nightweaver, Isadora (Izzy), and Ismael Sanchez are my personal top 3.

@9 Darkstalkers is a very stylised game to begin with, so the anatomies aren't supposed to be taken seriously.

#11
icejohn said on February 4, 2013 at 4:07 p.m.

Aria should have won,but that back story kinda ruined her.

#12
Tectondrio said on February 4, 2013 at 4:09 p.m.

Really liking the lady arachnid, there.

#13
kara said on February 4, 2013 at 4:12 p.m.

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#14
Ice9 said on February 4, 2013 at 4:14 p.m.

So the winner is the one image that's basically NSFW because Cerberus's little dong is hanging out.

Well, whoever decided the winner is clearly trolling.

#15
Zentsurugi said on February 4, 2013 at 4:14 p.m.

The spider chick should definitely win. If she does and makes it into the game I will main her!
Edit: Oh nvm, I see she got 2nd place. How did she not get first. Her style was the most interesting to me.

#16
illness690 said on February 4, 2013 at 4:14 p.m.

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#17
Crucob said on February 4, 2013 at 4:15 p.m.

Relic was a cool concept with great potential for a fighter. Nightweaver was an awesome looking character design, very professional looking & would've been my top choice based on looks alone. I don't even know why that one on the right made top three, I saw at least two others in the top eight that were more deserving.

#18
JesseRobles said on February 4, 2013 at 4:21 p.m.

Wow, watching the entire list of submissions, all of them are incredibly talented and creative! I personally LOVED Aria, Isadora, Bogey, Edith, Ismael, and Pandora. Not only on visual aesthetics, but the gameplay design and possibilities are driving me crazy! Man, include all of them in the next Darkstalkers! Really awesome characters. <3

#19
BunnyBoy said on February 4, 2013 at 4:25 p.m.

@11

That argument doesn't really work when there is official artwork of Morrigan with better looking anatomy than this.

If this artist was going to submit a character with large breasts, then they should drawn large breasts that actually looked good, and not these spherical water balloons that have been stuffed in this poor girl's shirt. It looks terrible.

#20
Crazcar said on February 4, 2013 at 4:26 p.m.

I can imagine the main reason people seem to like the middle one is because it is one of the few that is drawn really well. That and tits.

But, having said that, just from reading her "bio" I like the character, but her design needs work. The only give away that she is spiderish are the extra appendages that look like the arms of a coat, nothing else resembles a spider. Just make her eyes a solid color and have a few on her forehead, like certain spider lady from a certain... *cough* oh, never mind. Just look at Q-Bee for what I mean.

Also, Sangre Negra and Isadora (viva Mexico!) look like they can work in a DS game too, heck, most of them do...except maybe Angus McCoy...the disco is too stronk.

#21
Kenshiro said on February 4, 2013 at 4:29 p.m.

^ what a goon. You've obviously never heard of Bengus and his overexaggerated feature while he was doing the Darkstalkers cast. To say it looks terrible is very telling of your ignorance.

Spidergirl looks hot and a welcomed addition to the cast of freaks

#22
Phynx said on February 4, 2013 at 4:32 p.m.

Aria is a fantastic design. I'm blown away by how well it was done.

#23
Aluppoj said on February 4, 2013 at 4:42 p.m.

Then center picture is a straight up effing blow up compared to the other two pics!

If that spider girl doesn't win I'm calling straight up Bull $hit.

#24
oyako said on February 4, 2013 at 4:43 p.m.

Why does Cerberus have a penis or am I looking at it wrong?

#25
yanglikeswang said on February 4, 2013 at 4:44 p.m.

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#26
triplefierce said on February 4, 2013 at 4:50 p.m.

The Grave- robber is not the best drawn, but it is the most well thought out and imaginative, happy it took the grand prize. Points for the center, clever- spider preying on a bee.

#27
Ice9 said on February 4, 2013 at 4:50 p.m.

@ oyako /#25

You're not looking at it wrong. That IS a tiny doggie dong.

I mentioned it earlier. I figure Capcom is either blind or the person that decided it was good enough to win first prize has a furry fixation or some other similar deal.

It's not exactly well hidden or anything. They had to have looked over the thing more than once before deciding, too.

#28
Graphf said on February 4, 2013 at 4:52 p.m.

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#29
Aluppoj said on February 4, 2013 at 4:53 p.m.

And btw, to all of the "boob experts".

They come in all shapes and sizes dorks,

And the first image of her is from a 'bottom up' aspect ratio. They appear rounder on the bottom. Every other sketch (from top or side) illustrates shape appropriate to a top or side profile.

I also LOVE how he depicts his character interacting with existing DS characters.

And images of her attacks! 10/10 IMO!

#1 looks like a 12 minute sketch (good idea though)

#3 looks good, but is massively outclassed by Spider Girl.

#2 wins by a country mile.

#30
InitialR said on February 4, 2013 at 4:57 p.m.

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#31
Aluppoj said on February 4, 2013 at 4:59 p.m.

Wait wait wait.... #1 already won?!?

Wtf dude. This is honestly upsetting. That is disturbing that #2 didn't win.

#32
Mac_Gargan said on February 4, 2013 at 4:59 p.m.


1) CAPCOM stated that it was NOT an art contest.

2) Aria Nightweaver, while professionally illustrated and awesome, probably did not win because that would have made it seem like an art contest, and what would be the point of having her redrawn by the [other] pro illustrator?

#33
Ice9 said on February 4, 2013 at 5:08 p.m.

^ But the first/winner is still NSFW.

#34
DevilMaySpy said on February 4, 2013 at 5:11 p.m.

Disappointed that there's overwhelming support for Aria yet the dog penis won. Was this contest rigged or what? Who voted for this, Capcom or the people?

#35
Chrisuchiwa said on February 4, 2013 at 5:22 p.m.

That spidergirl is soooooo sweet, easy to put into a real game and beautiful. OMG why 2nd?

#36
gentlestrength said on February 4, 2013 at 5:22 p.m.

Well, Aria Nightweaver was well-drawn indeed but I do agree that the grave robber looked like the best fit for the game, more dynamic. So does this mean it's JUST the grave-robber who's getting included in the next darkstalkers game then?

#37
deteknician said on February 4, 2013 at 5:23 p.m.

Aria is awesome. Please put her in the game. Tone down the boobs whatever. I love her character design and style. She fits in this game like nothing else. Amazing.

@BunnyBoy hasn't seen a comic book, anime, or other fighting game in his life. If you like cack that's all fine but don't ruin my fun BattyBoy.

#38
Aluppoj said on February 4, 2013 at 5:24 p.m.

@35

I agree. Dog Penis? Wtf man.

This $hit was rigged.

Has to be. Because #2 couldn't have been more perfect for the game unless it had been designed by the creators themselves.

#39
oyako said on February 4, 2013 at 5:25 p.m.

Maybe the Dog Penis is his Dark Force.

#40
deteknician said on February 4, 2013 at 5:25 p.m.

"Because #2 couldn't have been more perfect for the game unless it had been designed by the creators themselves." +1

#41
owned2dabone said on February 4, 2013 at 5:26 p.m.

Like many of you guys I also think that Aria was drawn much better than the rest but the idea of Relic seems more original, IMO. Seeing as this was NOT an art contest, I can see why Relic won.

#42
doctorzoidberg said on February 4, 2013 at 5:26 p.m.

like the relic and arachnid lady one they look good.

#43
Otter_of_Death said on February 4, 2013 at 5:29 p.m.

I love the relic first place. It doesn't have the best presentation, but it's easily the best concept.

#44
BunnyBoy said on February 4, 2013 at 5:31 p.m.

@31

Don't get the wrong impression: The artist is quite skilled. In terms of ability with drawing tools, he blows these two competitors completely out of the water. It's only the anatomy that he needs to work on a bit. He should study female anatomy a little more closely, paying special attention to the chest, abdomen, and waist.

But... this apparently wasn't an artwork contest to begin with anyway. Whoops.

#45
SnakeX said on February 4, 2013 at 5:35 p.m.

For those of you too lazy to click the Capcom-Unity link, Relic was first, Aria was second, and Oleloque was third. The contest was NOT an art or popularity contest. It was based on creativity, imagination, and the amount of depth and thought put into the character design/moves/etc.

@35

"Dog penis" didn't win, Relic the skeleton guy next to Cerberus did. As hard as it may be for you, do try to focus on the character in the art. I kid I kid, but let's lay off with the conspiracy theories just because your personal favorite didn't win eh? Not like the winner gets their character in the next game or anything anyway, just some personalized art, a statue, and a DS art book.

#46
Crazcar said on February 4, 2013 at 5:42 p.m.

Is it that hard for people to think that maybe, while the art wasn't as good as it could be (and who cares about the random, although really unneeded, dog wang), the rest Relic's bio and other details that the judges saw were really creative and clever?

Honestly, I think if they gave us the full bio for Relic and got to see what the creator envisioned a lot of you wouldn't be flipping out about this. Provided if any of you would read it, which a lot wouldn't.

And as #33 said, this was never an art contest. Besides, if you want to just talk about design then Aria's design is the 2nd least 'Darkstalkerish' of any of the other submissions. Sure, it is the most professional, but all it has is four spider limbs. Big whoop.

#47
JustSTFU said on February 4, 2013 at 5:43 p.m.

2nd place spider lady that everybody seems to like just replaced Q-bee's idea w/ a spider, what's so great about it?

#48
illness690 said on February 4, 2013 at 5:46 p.m.

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#49
Ravellino said on February 4, 2013 at 5:55 p.m.

Center>Left>Right [2]

#50
DevilMaySpy said on February 4, 2013 at 5:56 p.m.

@ 47: Morrigan JUST has bats flying around her and Felicia JUST has cat skin. Oh wait...You've completed contradicted yourself by referencing Relic's background story and details as justification for his selection, whilst undermining Aria's. Capcom could add some finesse and turn her into their next covergirl with her appearance alone.

#51
RoanHen said on February 4, 2013 at 6:19 p.m.

The last one looks like Raven

#52
BurningVigor said on February 4, 2013 at 6:19 p.m.

The spider girl looks bland. Really should of went with something else besides the leotard look.

Kind of reminds me of Morrigan and Q bee combined.

#53
Crazcar said on February 4, 2013 at 6:22 p.m.

@49

Morrigan doesn't need to look like a monster since succubi? tend to look human anyways (or at least that's what most think of when they think succubi), so it is excusable (she can at least turn into a bat, maybe look more devilish, idk). And Felicia has fur over a lot of her body, has cat paws for hands, a tail, cat ears, sharp teeth, cat eyes, can turn into a regular cat, and even acts like a cat. See what I mean?

But if Aria is supposed to resemble a spider all she has is her 4 spider limbs and nothing more. I'm not saying she needs to be hideous, but giving her more spider-like features would be better. Even if it's just the eyes, like I mentioned earlier.

@51

I "undermined" Aria's backstory because I was only talking about designs in that last paragraph. Not backstory. Which I only brought up for Relic because many were upset that Aria lost. Even then, she did lose, so, for the judges, her's wasn't as good as Relic's anyway. Capcom could spruce it up, but they could do it to any other submission as well.

#54
BoscaBat said on February 4, 2013 at 6:34 p.m.

Isadora is the best of them for me.

#55
Abbadon36 said on February 4, 2013 at 6:39 p.m.

At spider girl is BADA$$ looking!!!!!!!
She doesnt seem to fit previous styles of the game as far as art wise but she looks awesome.

#56
RunningWild said on February 4, 2013 at 7:08 p.m.

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#57
shadow050 said on February 4, 2013 at 7:36 p.m.

amazing that the spider-chick didn't win... the gargoyle dude should have been higher than 5th place imo too, but i guess people didn't think interesting enough, idk.

#58
H3XxMAjiN said on February 4, 2013 at 7:36 p.m.

idk. i dont really like any of them, and im a HUGE darkstalkers fan.

1# is way westernize. almost as if its been stolen from some random horror flick, or comic. it doesnt look original at all. it has nice concept....but no style

2# is creative but i dont understand her at all. all darkstalker chars are creative adaptation of classic horror. this....is just meh. also, also as a queen bee fan, it irked me to see her cry through her fake eyes instead of her real eyes. theres a reason why her pupils are black, decoy.

#3......is meh.

#59
slx said on February 4, 2013 at 7:55 p.m.

Graverobber looks and sounds like a generic thief from your standard jrpg. Zero explaination as to why cerebus is in the picture. Is undead (Lord Raptor wannaba) also has random greek myths medusa's head and midas's touch for some reason.

Aria atleast has a setup to be a rival for queen bee.

You can say that kunfu has already been done with talbain imitating bruce lee. But hey, there are different styles, maybe the spider can be like gen and have multiple stances. What else are the appendages for?

Maybe the fanbois will shut up if capcom redrew her with a larger cup size like juri.

#60
illness690 said on February 4, 2013 at 8 p.m.

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illness690 said on February 4, 2013 at 8:02 p.m.

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#62
Veedot said on February 4, 2013 at 8:07 p.m.

#59

I agree 100% on #1, I know this isnt an art contest but the design is awful just seems like a lot of random themes thrown together (plus L.Raptor fills the undead role well enough)

#2 looks awesome but just borrows too much from Q.bee its like only difference is shes a bee not a spider

#3..........

still disappointed no over the top invisible man type character made the top 8(hes considered an american horror classic) almost every other classic horror archtype is represented in some way

#63
Crucob said on February 4, 2013 at 8:15 p.m.

@45 actually, she's not human so he really doesn't have to be constricted by realism in his design (besides, this franchise has never leaned toward realism either). Her extremely narrow waist & extra wide hips can be seen to mimic the way a spider's two body segments connect together at a very narrow joint. As for her breasts, #30 already explained that aspect. The only thing I would've added was more eyes & maybe fangs or mandibles... BTW, am I the only one who DIDN'T notice the dog wang until I read the comments?? LOL

#64
Chameleonice said on February 4, 2013 at 8:15 p.m.

I'm admittedly a little sad my entry didn't even get an honorable mention, but those are the breaks when entering a competition ;) And, really, they had over 800 entries? Goodness that's a ton!

At first, some of the winners seemed kind of 'meh' to me in design, but the backstories and concepts behind them really did stand out and were very creative. I suggest folks read the judge's commentary on why they chose the various winners. Their reasoning seemed very sound :)

Congrats to all who won and I hope everyone who entered had fun!

#65
Street_Fighter_OG said on February 4, 2013 at 8:27 p.m.

I think that's crazy how Aria Nightweaver didn't get 1st place. The creativity of the character alone is very unique and the fact that they threw in that she would be a nemesis to Queen Bee is badass. Everything about this character deserves developement for Darkstalkers 4.

#66
Hypermarth said on February 4, 2013 at 8:42 p.m.

Remember, this is NOT an ART contest. While it does look amazing I guess they liked the Ideas behind #1 better for playstyle implementation.

#67
Evil_Hayato said on February 4, 2013 at 9:01 p.m.

did anyone notice that cerberus has some dick and balls going on there.. that or hes got poo in his fur where his dick and balls would be.

#68
BlazinKoolBreez said on February 4, 2013 at 9:17 p.m.

Oo I 4got about this, I woulda tried at least

I like the left one, guy looks kool n interesting enuff n may b one of dem bada$$ kinda dudes

@bunny boy #9,y u gotta hate (dont like using hate cuz so many ppl now thro it around like they kno wat theyre talkin about but its only way I can describe ur nonsense) on the mans/grlz work, iss iight, dafuq u an art teacher or sumn, hop off his beef

#69
tktktk43 said on February 4, 2013 at 9:40 p.m.

First place winner didn't deserve it imo. Aria should of won. The who point of the contest was to design a darkstalker character. It matters very little what kind of background the characters have and boils down to character design. This isn't poetry or literature fools! Anyways, fighting game characters usually have crappy background story anyways. Ryu's story is so bland but still one of the most iconic characters ever.

#70
InitialR said on February 4, 2013 at 10:02 p.m.

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#71
jtir123 said on February 4, 2013 at 10:43 p.m.

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost....

These are the characters I submitted.

#72
Kenshiro said on February 4, 2013 at 10:48 p.m.

@59

Are you serious? It really doesn't matter if the artist gets Q-Bee anatomically correct. You couldn't be more irrelevant if you tried.

@68

Yes it was already discovered...good work Columbo.

#73
rosy said on February 5, 2013 at 3:19 a.m.

That relic for the 1st prizes really don't please me. I don't mind the art since it is about idea of character but the description also don't explain much. No story background of the character, no explanation what character capable doing and that cerberus is suppose of his what? pet? shape shifting? No offence. the judge pick this up it gave 3rd prizes instead.

#74
AnthonySilva said on February 5, 2013 at 3:25 a.m.

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#75
irrenmann said on February 5, 2013 at 6:14 a.m.

Reading the above comments has been very illuminating re: Darkstalkers fandom.

#76
Gemakai said on February 5, 2013 at 6:25 a.m.

Darn, I didn't even get into the honorable mentions :/ Ah well, it was still fun to try.

#77
Terrorzone said on February 5, 2013 at 2:50 p.m.

First pic,

the dude drew a dick on the Cerberus.

furfag detected.

#78
RW said on February 5, 2013 at 4:58 p.m.

Aria was the best, and i think Isadora was way better than the other 2 in the top 3.

Wow this was really effing lame actually, really disappointed in a lot of them.

#79
sarif2soon said on February 6, 2013 at 2:07 a.m.

wow, the one who made the left one actually had the balls... to draw the balls.

#80
BunnyBoy said on February 6, 2013 at 4:18 a.m.

@64

You'd think that would be the reason, but in actuality, narrow waists with internal organs ripped out is all too common in western comic book art.

http://24.media.tumblr.com/7064703ad5...

(^And really, when you see images like this, do you think it's any wonder why people would think that geeks are creepy manchildren?)

#81
DarthEnderX said on August 3, 2014 at 6:39 p.m.

#2 obviously has the best artwork, but that doesn't make it the best character concept.

"Q-Bee, only a spider instead of a bee" isn't exactly the most original of ideas. 2nd place is fair.

Of course, #3 is basically just "What if we cross the Sandman myth with Gaara".

Honestly, I liked all of the top 5. Would have liked to have seen them all.

#82


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