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Gideon's Tower by SarahRStraub Gideon's Tower by SarahRStraub
At the "Distant Worlds: Music From Final Fantasy" concert at the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra I was fortunate enough to see the debut of "Dancing Mad" the final boss theme from Final Fantasy VI.

In celebration of both the inspiration I was given and the 6th Scott Pilgrim book, I now give you Ramona's seven evil exes as the stretching height of Kefka's Tower [LINK], sprites recreated by a fellow deviant. (If it wasn't for their labor, I would not have had the reference for this piece.)
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Due to all the video game references in Scott Pilgrim, it only seemed fitting. Strangely, upon meeting SP creator Bryan Lee O'Malley, he said he had something like the image of this tower specifically in mind for something, but his people didn't get it. Since I had just bought the book, he didn't want to say any more.

Please enjoy. This is not my usual style, but it was quite the labor of love.

7/24/10

Edit 4/22/11: Because I'm tired of explaining, there is an apparent similarity between this image and the final boss of the Scott Pilgrim video game. While I myself am flattered at the similarity (because great minds think alike :D), I get a sense that people think I'm trying to rip someone or something off.

I just wanted to point out that
1)) I have never played the Scott Pilgrim video game, as I do not own the necessary Xbox 360 or PS3.
2) My piece here is based on Kefka's Tower from Final Fantasy VI, which Bryan Lee O'Maley said also inspired him.
3) BLOM also really liked my piece and even faved it back before he deleted his Deviant Art account due to haters.
4) Check out the submission date. It was drawn in July, a month before the game was released.
5) As a fan and a artist, I try very hard to make sure credit goes where credit is due. I would not want my work ripped off, so I would never do it to anyone else.
6) There is a difference between the words "similar" and "exactly the same". And while similar, they are not the same.
7) I'm a really nice person who tries to answer every single comment and just wanted to do a tribute to two things I love, so maybe give me the benefit of the doubt. :)
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keybladeaprentice Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013
to me only one man can pull this whole ego tower off and it pisses me off when I see Gideon in the second battle of the final level in Scott Pilgrim game
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darkshadow278 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013
Ramona with green hair could be human Terra since her original sprite had green hair and Ramona with pink hair and longer could be Esper Terra.
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darkshadow278 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013
This is beautiful for Dancing Gideon (fusion of Dancing Mad and Gideon.) Please even if its a request or not please do Ramona dress as Terra in human and esper form. *passes out*
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SarahRStraub Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh my goodness, thank you so much! I had originally wanted to have an entire party of 4 at the bottom, including Ramona and maybe Wallace and Kim. But I was trying my best to get it done in time to be able to show Bryan Lee O'Malley at Comic-Con that year, so I had to go with just Scott.

While I don't take requests, I am part of a local daily sketch group. If in the future I can't think of something to draw, I'll keep Terra-Ramona in mind. :)
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Romuluspixels Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so awesme
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SarahRStraub Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :D
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TheEndofHeart Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012
This is super brilliant.
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SarahRStraub Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much. :)
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Fantashiama Featured By Owner May 30, 2012
At least the haters here don't seem as bad as the ones on Youtube.
I mean God Almighty...there's some serious trolls lurking in there...
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Katana991 Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
If O'Malley ever returns to Scott Pilgrim, even for a brief moment, I hope he does a homage to the final battle with Kefka. It had to be one of the most epic boss fights in video game history!
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