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Skeletal Armor by DNA-1 Skeletal Armor by DNA-1
Some 'lost' art from the Paragon Studios archives--here's a glimpse of what might have been had the game continued. Skeletal Armor was slated to be the 2nd top tier reward for players after Celestial Armor, but following a shift in 3D artists, the project was put on hold (in favor of Elemental-themed armor). The silhouette here is aggressive and unique, and the weapons are primal and brutal. Would've been pretty sweet, and something different for the game, but alas.

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ohkai Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Sorry for double commenting, but I forgot to mention that I REALLY, REALLY like that six-eyed skull back piece. If it came with some sort of magical runic wings that'd be interesting...well, I have to say that I'm inspired by it and make take that idea upon myself |D
and yeah, this is a cool glimpse into what could have been ( :< ) !! I'm working in one of the CoH spiritual successor projects and looking at your work is really inspiring and helps me keep in mind what aspects of CoH and such on : D Now I want to suggest a skeletal costume set, but I don't want to steal the design or something from you haha... @_@!! Either way, thanks again for posting this!!
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ohkai Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Student Digital Artist
OHHH MAN I defientnly agree with the line "The silhouette here is aggressive and unique, and the weapons are primal and brutal." and I'm glad you mention it. That is crazy detail!!
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Scholar-K-Hobbit Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
That looks so bad ass and scary it's great. Man I miss this game.... :(
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Heavensrun Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
I see this, and all I can think is "Man, that would've made for way better incarnate-level Banished Pantheon than the bioluminescent set did.
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cohenator11 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
looks cool, but sadly he is pokeable everywhere, he die
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cohenator11 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
from hail of atlatl darts?
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PaulOoshun Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Love tha helmet I would definitely have used that. Auras too.

I always wanted to see more tribal stuff just to round things out. Not something I wanted much myself but just felt like a staple of the genre that was missing.
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DNA-1 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely. We had enough tech already.
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cgron Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
dude the skull/bones aura is sick
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Maatko Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
impresive
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RougeGunner Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Damn, this would have gone GREAT with issue 22.
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egmccann Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Yeah, I could see several characters using bits and pieces of that... and rolling even more characters (like 300 isn't enough...) for it.
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K-Defender Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Perfect costume option for Necro Masterminds. Goes well with anything dark related. Especially if you color your dark powers to darkish red so they look like blood. Love that skull on back.

I personally still can't believe this game gone. As I am not regular player for year or so it feels like it is still there just I don't play it. Remembering where you guys were taking the game, both artistically and story-wise... shutting down that game feels like a murder.

I am leading sessions on DDO with my CoH buddies. While they are trying to enjoy the game I always feel and know they are longing for CoH. As a guy who tried many games, CoH had that unique charm no other product can fill in the market.

Anyway on a New Years eve better to hope for best for each of us.
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TheQuestionMan1 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
I got a bone or two to pick with this design.

Cheers

QM
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CXZecoatl Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
...
Legends of the Hidden Temple Guards?
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Quakester Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Damn it. Now I'm all sad again. :(

Nice work though. It would have been cool to see.
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R603 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very epic! Love the head and back details!
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keeperofdreams Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
I would've killed to have those skull pets in game. Aw man.
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DNA-1 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Just like Alucard in Castlevania--would've been fun.
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keeperofdreams Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Oh man, you just keep on breaking my heart. I mean that in a good way.
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niekitty Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
still cant bring myself to uninstall CoX
this would have been a wonderful addition.
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DNA-1 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Felt like a funeral when I uninstalled. :(
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PerilComics Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
yeah me too. I was there till servers shut off. Made a small memorial HERE using my Robot Mastermind. Love your work! Glad to watch you!
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niekitty Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
*nods and hugs*
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khamya9 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
I did love the elemental set, but wow this would have been awesome. Especially the skulls aura. I did a couple characters with the ghosts aura because it had three skulls kinda of visible in it. And that bow would have been great for a lot of primal characters, especially an archery/natura ffinity defender or corrupter.

Still great work.
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DNA-1 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
We had plenty of tech stuff, so I was really pushing for the skeletal and elemental stuff--anything different.
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CaptainMane Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
amazing :O
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Enforcer84 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work David. Screw NCSoft.
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el-douglas Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love this concepts of yours :)
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DNA-1 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, sir. :)
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F1r3m0th Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Writer
I'm going to cry now, David. I'm still in mourning over this game....

(Heck, we have moments of silence on SWToR still for City)

:cry:
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DNA-1 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I miss it too. At least I get to post some of this archival stuff now though.
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F1r3m0th Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Writer
Yeah. That's probably the only joy right now for us players. The costume hog in me is feeling horrid on a game where my gear determines my stats....I can only look awesome some of the time.... :(
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DNA-1 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Bummer, man.
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OneBigNerd Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Save it for Cryptics new hero MMO...one can only hope.
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DNA-1 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Do they have a new hero MMO? Beyond Champions?
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OneBigNerd Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Dang...mixed up Cryptic with Paragon Studios. My bad. But not to my knowledge that was wishfull thinkin on my part. Unless you know somethin! It would make all of us who crave the Superhero genre and are washed out with the wizard/fantasy mmos extremely happy. To be honest I would cheer if Paragon would come out with a hero based mmo.
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RolandGrey Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
While I lacked characters who could have made use of the full set, I'm sure I could have worked elements from it into some of my characters' outfits...

*sigh*

Oh well.

*watches NCSoft stock plummet* Heh.

Actually... Shoot, it's on a slight uptick, but still nowhere near as good as they were four months ago.
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Nowio Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
This should be a school uniform!
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DNA-1 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Super villain school?
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Nowio Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
As the starting point? sure, why not? :evillaugh:
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projectsurreal Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
brutal is right! that looks downright wicked! It's a shame it was never meant to be... I miss COH...
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DNA-1 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Maybe it'll return some day. If so, then they're welcome to use this concept with my blessing.
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projectsurreal Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
One can only hope...
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zerry Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
*marvels at the beauty before going off by himself to cry*
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RedValkyrja Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
<sigh> :cries:</sigh>
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FireBrandi Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Oh wow! That would have been cool

The great costume options has always been one of CoH's best qualities. Not like other games where you would get maybe a handful of faces and hair styles, and the rest is dependent on the equipment you get.
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