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WEWY contest - Hero by RoyLover WEWY contest - Hero by RoyLover
Name: known as Creed (real name unknown)
Age: unknown (looks around age 16)
Gender: male
Hobby: play harmonica, ride moped, mess around and tease his companions through body language

EDIT: MORE ABOUT CREED (in depth study!) ------------

REAL NAME: Kouta Maeda
REAL AGE: 17

Personality: Creed, despite the fact that he doesn't talk and looks inapproachable, is actually quite the friendly and playful guy. He will not express this side of him right away, especially if one were to just glance at him and walk on, but after he feels comfortable enough with a person through an encounter, he will began to show more and more body language to communicate with that person better. In the end, he is a kid who is insightful and quite resolved with himself, even with everything that had happened in his past. He's grown to love people and become fascinated by them regardless of how "bad" they seem. Creed just isn't the guy to judge a person.

History: Creed, when only at the age of eight, came home from school one day to a dark, quiet home. He heard a gunshot...and rushed to discover his father shooting his mother...over and over and over as he shouted at her. His father then turned around to face Creed...and was about to shoot him in the head, too, like his mother, until the police rushed in and shot his father in the thigh, stopping him from killing Creed.

But because of this tragic event, his father was put to jail, and Creed was left to stay at an orphanage since he had no relatives nor any living grandmother or grandfather...not even a godparent. Since the incident, Creed could never talk...as the moment was so tragic, it horrified him into silence.

In his orphanage days, Creed plotted to kill his father. He planned it thoughtfully through many, many years. When he was a juvenile at 12 years old, he decided it was time to execute his plan. However, right before the act, Creed had a son-to-father moment when his father confessed his dearest apologies and emotions. Creed finally grew to understand his father's sad, lonely, and betrayed emotions. In the end, he could only forgive him for his broken heart. After all, his mother had been cheating on him since they had gotten married and only reacted wrongly out of misery and now regretted everything. What bothered Creed the most in this encounter was that perhaps he really wasn't his dad's son...but someone else's.

After that event, Creed grew to become friendly and gentle. He grew a heart to love all humans no matter how corrupted they've become. Although, it's sad that Creed was never adopted, he still lives in the orphanage he was raised up in.

Death: Creed ran away from the orphanage in hopes of finding a new, adventurous life. While playing his harmonica peacefully on the sidewalks of Shibuya next to his moped right after the rain, a car sped and skidded right into Creed and killed him instantly.

Entry Fee: Creed lost his love/fascination for the the people of Shibuya in order to play the game. Therefore...he starts out rather emotionless and cold.

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Creed is a mysterious boy because of the fact that he refuses to speak with anyone. Instead, he gives out physical gestures, facial expressions, and plays his harmonica to communicate with people. He received the nickname "Creed" because the engraved word on his harmonica is "Creed." He carries his harmonica everywhere he goes, and it's tied with a string and placed around his neck, acting more like a necklace when not in use. Most of the time, Creed is seen on a random part of a sidewalk, sitting beside his parked moped and playing his harmonica in a tune that match his current mood.

When he rides his moped, however...he can get pretty crazy. He's a daredevil, per say. He'll take his moped at some under-construction area and ride there at full speed! Its a thrill he enjoys doing time to time...and he loves heights. So he'll even ride on skyscrapers to get the thrill he's just edging for! It's amazing he's still in one piece.

If Creed was ever part of the actual storyline, I guess he would be working hard NOT to get erased and gathering badges...even though, most of the time, he will seem like he's on the streets with his harmonica and moped.

On my submission, I not only drew his "official art" but also a few of his expressions as well! I kept in mind about the fact that he didn't talk while I drew his expressions. Overall, this contest was a lot of fun, especially when trying to imitate the same art style as the official art. :) Well, I hope you guys found my character, Creed, a rather intriguing character!

Character: Creed
Character From: original character developed for "The World Ends with You" contest
Done In: OpenCanvas 1.1 (coloring), Photoshop (outlining & styling entry)
Colored By: RoyLover
Drawn With: .5 mech pencil, tablet (outlining)
Drawn By: RoyLover
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caitlin-june Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If I could sum this up in one word, It would be Awesome!
I saw the other pictures with Creed in them, and I like what you've done with him. I also like how developed his background info is ^^.
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RoyLover Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Oh, you did? XD Then I'm glad you found some time to like him. He's a...very strange guy. O_o;

Yup, Creed has a background he no longer...hold strings to. :3 I never had or created a character much like him at all.
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caitlin-june Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
^^ I sometimes get too into character backgrounds. possibly cause I rp a lot OwO.
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RoyLover Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Haha, really? I create my own stories and characters...so that explains why I have that obsession. XD
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caitlin-june Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I do the same thing ^^ I just store mine on FF.net X3, cause i'm more likely to get viper flames here -_-;. Aside from that I put art here XD
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Seraphim-Silveran15 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008
Awww, his "happy" expression is just the cutest thing, especially after reading about how silent he is. XD <3

Nice thick lineart. I could never work with that. ;;;
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RoyLover Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008  Student Digital Artist
Yup, Creed's a mute. :) But he's a really funny guy. XD (Rather goofy.)

Thanks! It's not too hard. Especially after analyzing the official work for TWEWY. I was able to figure it out pretty well. :O
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MegamanZDevil Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
D: ur too good with information, u know that?
lol, well.. i love Creed. he's too kick ass.


n' i made a friend for him! [link]
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RoyLover Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008  Student Digital Artist
How so? I just love to explain myself. XD!
Haha! Creed looks really cool...but deep down inside...he's a really strange guy. ^_^;

:O!!! Well, I am going to have to make fanart of these two. ;3
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MegamanZDevil Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2008
that's probably y, lol. ur too good at explaining urself.
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