Post by Omen on Jan 29, 2014 2:43:02 GMT -5
This is a design sketch for a new character created by John Hamilton. The character's name is, '204' and he will be working to develop him over the next few months in preparation for our next "New Legends: The Hero, The Anti-Hero, The Vigilante" anthology. Here is a simple synopsis of what can be expected from this Anti-Hero (note - while the synopsis and illustration was done by myself, the concepts and descriptions were created by John Hamilton):
His name was taken, his identity stripped, his thoughts conditioned, and his will fatigued. The troubled youth entered the program which was supposed to be a new method of discipline masked as rehabilitation.
It was the Director that taught him what a mask truly was, for the entire facility was a mask to the public. It was far more brutal and grim than any school, and yet presented as such.
The torture made the children within its walls monsters, as the drugs stole from them their inhibitions. Their savagery was released upon one another as a social sport. Survival was a blur; reality a scar.
It took beatings, rapes, stabbing, and determination to embrace the three years that past as the youth learned to exist within the boundaries of this world of chaos. It took those same three years before he had the strength to fight the drugs and escape.
It took freedom before he understood what humanity truly was.
Although he was free… the nightmares became his shadows, the hurt his family, and rage his best friend. Isolation and vengeance became a path less of a burden than fitting in with his estranged family that now cared for him. Keeping the darkness within him was driving him insane as he struggled to do what was right.
The only way to save himself was to release the darkness by using the very same techniques the school taught him. He became the mask, the resentment, the secret, and the violence. He vowed to protect the weak and his city.
The youth embraced his second self by becoming the very person he survived as, in his history of hell; within the walls of the school, he was merely a patient with a number.
To his enemies, then and now, he had become…