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Third page for this month's :icondeviantuniverse: Challenge
And I just so happened to add a warning for that F-bomb there :O

The trap snaps! The lovely Rachel Koenig tells Centauri what she thinks of her ( and all of Thunder Force and deviants in general ).
She seems nice, doesn't she? :D
Centauri is completely caught off guard. No surprise, given how good her intentions are and always were.
Welcome to ungrateful 101, Centauri! This is the 21st century and, no matter what you do, haters are always gonna hate :no:

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Now please tell me, has Rachel Koenig made your shit list, yet? :P
She has reasons for what she does, of course, but still that doesn't mean she has a right to.
( Please note I'm not bashing/hating Thunder Force or anything, just trying to get Rahel Koenig over as rather despicable )
So, from 1 - 10, how far on the Someone-please-just-bitchslap-her-already scale is she to you? :fork:

Deviant Universe - Rachel Koenig by Branded-Curse Centauri DU Handbook entry by Kostmeyer

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Rachel Koenig was created by :iconbranded-curse: & :iconmja42x:
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Kostmeyer Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2017
Koenig's really sneaky here - she's obviously baiting Centauri hoping she'll say something or do something that creates a story - and it will probably work! Great scene. I like the first panel with Centauri landing especially. Centauri's dialogue is spot on here too - great characterization all round.
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Branded-Curse Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, thank you :bow:

The biggest difficulty I have with her is not falling into that Vigil pattern, I am used to when using your characters.
I will need to be reminded there every then and now.
Otherwise I think I get her ... or at least the type of character she is.
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Kostmeyer Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017
They have a very different role I think - Vigil always believes she is able to handle a situation - so goes into every fight assuming she has the edge. She's confident, very powerful and superior - but it's all done based on compassion and wanting to help. Centauri's actions are just as noble and heroic but she's a soldier - she follows orders - goes where she's told - and puts herself into dangerous situations because it's her job - not because she thinks she can win necessarily. Centauri's more willing to take a bullet for the mission (metaphorically) whereas Vigil doesn't envisage taking a hit at all - if she can keep out of harms way and deal with the threat using her powers from a distance keeping her hands clean, she's happy! Vigil's smarter but definitely less of a team player!
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Branded-Curse Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That much is obvious :XD:
Vigil, as noble as she is, does have a talent to make other heroes wanna punch her in the face sometimes.
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Speedslide Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2017
Yeah, and last time I checked, leaking sensitive information like witness protection files was illegal. So poo onto you too, Ms. Koenig.

Honestly, I kind of liken her to a barking dog. Annoying, but harmless. This is not meant as an insult to either the character or you as a writer, it's just that I don't think I've seen enough of her backstory to get involved in her as a villain, or more accurately, an antagonist. Now, if she continues to have a strong presence in the DU and we get to see more of her actions first-hand, then I think she'll rise on the want-to-slap scale.

Virtus: "Hmm... I'd say a strong 2. I don't know her personally, so I can't really judge her. Something horrible must have happened to her. Hatred doesn't sprout from nothing. And I would need to hear her version of the story. Now, if she's doing all of this just for publicity... Then she's just pathetic and a solid 10."
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Branded-Curse Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That ... well, that actually sounds solid.
She was ment to oppose President Hatfield's pro-deviant agenda in the DU.
Of course, she will likely never have the same stroke the president of the United States has. Not by a long shot!
But she is there to be the doubting voice that always finds a negative aspect in his pro-deviant actions and views.
Maybe it will get a lot worse ... but after all, she is supposed to be somewhat relatable and not a full-fletched villain.
I'm thinking that her attitude will get her in trouble and that she will at some points start doubting herself.
In the end I of course want her to come through and accept that she was just running away from her survivor's guilt.
But that day is not coming soon.
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KnightSlayer115 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
not a complete bitch.... but still a bitch 
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Branded-Curse Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Being traumatized and guilt ridden is only an excuse for so long.
Eventually, you have to snap out of it :nod:
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KnightSlayer115 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nothing like a Wake Up Call to help remedy that
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Gaston25 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017
She's a piece of work! I'm sure Rachel will eat those words at some near future
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Branded-Curse Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Her learning curve is not the best so far :P
She sure will cause some more trouble before it's all set and done.
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mja42x Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017
In a way, I can understand her point of view. There are many regular citizens that probably think just like her. You're doing a nice job of portraying her character in this entry so far!
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Branded-Curse Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, I'm glad to hear that.
She needs to be fleshed out more :-)
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Lecter-the-Werewolf Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
"You know the oldest lie in America, Centauri? It's that power can be innocent." ;)
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Branded-Curse Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Personally, I didn't care much for that Lex Luthor interpretation.
Not my Lex.
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Lecter-the-Werewolf Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
True though I could picture Rachel saying something similar to it :shrug:
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Branded-Curse Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nah, not really. She's neither insane nor philosophical nor a genius :P

Her hatred comes from a different place, she's just channeling her pain, even if in a wrong direction.
Maybe some day she will realize that.
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Allard-Liao Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017
Hmm. To me, she rates about a 4, currently.
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Branded-Curse Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Let's see if it'll get worse before it gets better :D
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Zorzathir Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017
Well, for making Rachel absolutely despicable, you got that down packed. :thumbsup::D
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Branded-Curse Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks :D

The goal is for her to stay 3-dimensional. With her backstory it is easy to see where her hatred comes from.
Still I don't want her to be too sympathetic and it needs to be obvious that at the end of the day she's still wrong.
But just how much space she gets needs to be decided by everyone individually.
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Zorzathir Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017
For the kind of character that she was created to be, you did very good I think. :thumbsup::)
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Branded-Curse Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks a ton :winner:
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Zorzathir Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017
No problem.
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