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Eclipse the Darkling by inualet Eclipse the Darkling by inualet
Eclipse the Darkling, from Sonic Universe #62 / Archie Comics
Now he's angry with Shadow, I'm expecting his revenge.


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Sir-Duke01 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
MY NAME IS ECLIPSE THE DARKLING U KILLED MY FATHER PREPARE TO DIE
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FraKow49 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The Ultimate Alien Form is coming to kill everyone...


I WAS JOKING!  Laugh LOL 
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wolverine959 Featured By Owner May 26, 2016
Awesome! :D
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OrionTHedgehog Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I applaud the guys at Archie for making me like "Black Arms" characters.

Not easy considering how much I hate the "Shadow the Hedgehog" game. xc
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ForgottenScarsLove Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*gasp* It's Eclipse! I love that story arc so much! :iconglomp2plz:
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RubyNeko Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just another character for me to love! This is awesome! XD
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EmeraldZebra1234 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
Nice!
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HanakoFairhall Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Definitely creepy looking....I do feel a little bad for him, but he's definitely frightening..
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RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
I feel his design is lacking myself.
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HanakoFairhall Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Oh?

It's obvious that there's elements from Shadow's design, but from what I read, it's supposed to be like that.

What do you see that makes you think that?
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RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
He looks to bland really. If you look at the blackarms aliens they have scale like texture, claws and defined muscles eclipse... Is showdown if you shave some quills ditch the boots and three digits on each appendage and give him a tail. this is kind of my problem with the "sega" look the comic has now (though I don't read it anymore) it's to plain.
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HanakoFairhall Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Well that I can explain a bit, I can only see it from the POV of an animator though but I wouldn't be surprised if Comics can work that way too.

I don't know what Showdown looks like, but here I go:

Animation companies like not having to draw crazy detail, I think it's like that with comic companies too, and too much detail does get distracting, but bland is no good either.
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RedWingsDragon Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Right but this is a comic and comics tend to get away with a lot more than tv shows do. There are quite literally artists that have been able to cram characters into ever courner of the page and not make it looked cluttered (a skill I want so badly lol) all the while accounting for details. Hell animators have done this 

showdown... Oh that was suppose to be shadow.

Actaually bland is what I think when I see the new designs of the character and the new characters themselves. The took out the little details (such as clothes on some ans cheek fuzz on the others) to make them 'fit', but instead made them 'boring'.
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HanakoFairhall Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
it's not really about how many characters, but what details a character has, if you watch Dragonball Z, you'd notice there's a lot of detail (tons of folds in their tunics, pants and capes), wrinkles on their faces (even young characters)


Yeah, I see where you're coming from
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shadeowwolfmix Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014   Traditional Artist
yea he is a evil hearted darkling....
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HanakoFairhall Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
In action, oh yeah, he is, in motive, hard to say 9_6
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shadeowwolfmix Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014   Traditional Artist
no matter doom almost killed all humans so he might do the same to get to shadow...
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HanakoFairhall Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014
Hmmm...I'll have to try and get more information on this guy
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shadeowwolfmix Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014   Traditional Artist
me too find weaknesses and what he doesn't like at all beside shadow I don't really think he is the son of doom..
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HanakoFairhall Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Son of Doom? Naw, I doubt it, I think he's more of a nephew or a distant descendant, but not his direct son
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shadeowwolfmix Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014   Traditional Artist
sonic.wikia.com/wiki/Eclipse_t… here is some data of him...
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shadeowwolfmix Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014   Traditional Artist
I'll try google on him to see if there is anything
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Mondenschein81 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Nice work!
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Brseitz Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014
"With Black Doom as my witness, the Black Arms will be avenged!"
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Unbound-Caelum Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
this guy its the new Mephiles! but Mephiles still being the best XD
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ShannonAllAround Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Man, he's a creepy looking guy! I hated him and yet kinda felt sorry for him at this part. He's totally coming back for revenge. 
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Moon-Phantom Featured By Owner May 4, 2014
Next time.......It's personal!
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ShadowLvr15 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
When I read that issue I almost cried, poor clipsey. Tears  Really good drawing though, it's awesome!:D
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DragonGirl1213 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
Hehe I'm a stalker and a new watcher XD 
I didn't almost cry...I DID cry! 
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ShadowLvr15 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It was so sad!
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DragonGirl1213 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
I know! I was playing a song called This Broken Soul in the background too! So coincidental! 
Im glad I found another Eclipse fan! Seriously, there has been a lack of them lately :/ 
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ShadowLvr15 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww! That made it worse. Sadly, my family did not understand the tragedy of the moment:(
It is so good to find another fan out there. He hasn't made an appearance in my fanfics yet, but he will!
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DragonGirl1213 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
That's awesome! My best friends like Eclipse also, but they don't read the comics like I do sadly :/ 
I've been planning on doing fan art of Eclipse and my characters, I just wanna hug the poor guy so I guess my characters will have to do it for me XD 
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ShadowLvr15 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sadly, none of my friends understand the comics as being so amazing. One of my friends said that treasure team tango was too depressing, so she couldn't read it.
I'll have to keep an eye out for your fan art. 
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DragonGirl1213 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2014
How was treasure team tango depressing? It was amazing! 
Seriously, we gotta chat about comics more often! Wanna be friends? Although, I think we kinda are already XD 
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ShonowTH Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Good grief, I wish people'd stop reading those comics. It's just a licensed fanfic, essentially. I don't understand why people like them as much as they do.
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If by that you mean it's full of cliches, then yeah, you're more than likely right, I personally have decided to embrace what I like, Cliche or not, I suppose I'm hopeless, I may even have terrible taste, but I know what I like.

On that note, have a look at this:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYziL5…
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ShonowTH Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Did you get offended without knowing what I was saying? o-o

When I was in middle school, I did a lot of drawing and came up with plenty of fan characters. I knew the comics existed, but wasn't really into them. What I'm saying is the creation of one character after another gives it a very grating feeling, especially regarding design. I have some old picture that I won't go to the trouble of digging up, but it's in my SNG folder. Each of the characters in it, I've sort of bonded with when I came up with them, but as a whole group, nobody likes them. More hilarious is that it's only my favorite (at the time) characters. I have 2-3 times as many more, but they feel like they go in the Archie comics.

Or, in short, I'm making no reference to clichés. When you're desperate enough, you end up coming up with very lousy character designs.

With all due respect to the awesome skill of the guy who drew this one (though the character design is not his), the design makes it seem like they wanted to have another character like Mephiles. I have no clue what he's actually like, but I'll bet if nothing else that he's more ruthless but less intelligent. THAT would be cliché.
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HanakoFairhall Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
Offended? Naawww, not offended, I just figured I'd tell you that "This kind of thing happens more often than you think, and it can't be avoided"

Yeah, I think I know the feeling you're talking about, If I do, then I've had it too, so I see where you're coming from.

I guess by character design, you mean physical appearance and personality...did I get that right I hope? 9_6

They probably were thinking of Mephiles a bit when they thought of this guy, there do seem to be some similarities, but there's differences too, for instance, I doubt he'll sneak up behind Sonic or Shadow and stab them through the back with a chaos lance, that doesn't sound like his M.O.  He can't make pools of shadow goop and shadow minions either, Flynn basically said that "he's his visualization of what Shadow would be if he were pure black arms" I don't know if he meant that in personality as well, but I'm confident he meant that in physical appearance
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ShonowTH Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Makes sense. It looks pretty Black Arms-ish, but the eyes oughta be more insistently yellow.
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HanakoFairhall Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2014
the Sclera? or the Iris?
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ShonowTH Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
The black part that'd normally be white.
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HanakoFairhall Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014
that's the sclera, and funny you should mention that, a friend of mine made also a black arms character before Eclipse came around, although he's a reverse recolour of Shadow (Meant to be his biological older brother) He has scaly yellow sclera.
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inualet Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't know either, but my reason is it's fun. So I read that comics. If that comics is not fun, then simply not to read. If it's fun, then continue to read. Comics is a part of the entertainment.

I'm kind of an egocentric one, so I'm really not interested in the reason why people read that comics. So if you are interested into that reason, better go to Archie Sonic-related places and ask more people. (...)
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ShonowTH Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
lol your grammar makes me wonder where you're from (not that it's to my disliking or anything).

Yeah, I definitely hear you, though. I don't do anything that's boring or bothersome if it's meant for amusement, either. The comics, though, I never got into. The original issues had horrible artwork, and the more and more issues came out, the more and more characters with various tryhard designs came out, and you almost always see that in fanfics. I have my own little fan story, but I don't do anything with it because I know all it'd do is annoy people.

Still, this piece for example (don't get me wrong, you did an awesome job with it), the character's name and design are so hopelessly effortful, it reminds me of this lamoid I made named Jolt. He has a very sleek and simple design, quite similar, but with casual, basic electrical powers (just for the record, I haven't even remembered him in the last 7 years).
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inualet Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
From a country that doesn't use English at all LOL totally different grammar, different letters.

I think you better write these in your journal. And you already know I cannot understand your comment that much.

Anyway, Thank you for your comment.
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ShonowTH Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, I just mean "they try too hard to make new character designs."

They make them drastically different instead of keeping them fairly different. I often times have no idea what species their characters are on sight.
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TheBlckHood Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014   General Artist
If I May give my Two cents here, one of the reasons I read the comics is because it expands the world and also shows things that The games sometimes never tell. For example Amy's age from CD to Modern, its never (At least Ive never seen it) explained why she suddenly got so much older. Also why Charmy basically did the exact reverse, being from I believe 16 to 6. The Comics answer both of these questions, also in some aspects even why Sonic does not seem to show interest in Amy in the games. (Sally being his actual Love interest off the game screen)

Also it also makes references to the games to show that this is the same Sonic you're playing as on Screen (Or atleast one thats done almost exactly the same things.). Also allowing the story to expand even further than just Sonic, showing Shadow's, Silver's, Blaze's, Knuckles' and ect's own stories where the games don't sometimes. If you look at the games and such, most of course are just centered around Sonic. Still its fun to see the highs and lows of all The Sonic characters, seeing them in their own stories, battles and such. Not to mention the Comics are keeping the characters alive that haven't been on the game screen for a while, such as Silver, Blaze, Chaos or in this case The Black Arms.

Also on a Side note how you stated they are basically  a licensed Fanfic, in a way you are kinda right but also not quite. There is actualy a chapter where Sonic brings Alternate Dimensional selves together to fight a major evil.So in a way I see it, Fanfics are merely alternate Sonics with their own motivations, Love interests, powers etc(In one example could be Sonic the SpiderHog. Who is in that very old chapter, where Sonic still looked "Classic"). Any hoo Pretty long already, but I hope this shows a little why some fans may like the comics. Also it even expands on Sonic himself. But thank you any way if you took the time to read this, either way we look at it, We all like Sonic The Hedgehog.
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ShonowTH Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
On a tight schedule atm, so I had to skim.

I know the different ways people see the comics. Farbeit from me to get in anyone's way, but I was just saying I don't like them because it just sucks a lot of the good things that make Sonic so cool right out. Not as badly as Lost World, but pretty close.

All due respect, though, I read like 2 sentences in all of that :U
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TheBlckHood Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014   General Artist
Shortened Version then lol

Allows us too See Sonic Characters that have not been in games for a while, or at-least story wise. (Such as Silver, The Black arms  in this case and such)

Connects the games to each other, and answers unanswered Questions the games don't give.

Also may I ask what you mean by "Sucks alot", it merely gives Sonic more of a Background the games sometimes don't.  Also some new Adventures we all can look into, while we wait for new games. Either way hes still the Fast Running Free Hedgehog we all know.
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