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Spirit of Paragon by DNA-1 Spirit of Paragon by DNA-1
Saw this went live on Facebook today, so here's the complete version.

As many of you know, CITY OF HEROES will be closing its doors shortly. I put this image together fairly quickly, but I hope it will serve to honor the game, Paragon Studios, and the entire CoH community. We definitely had something special here, and I'm sorry to see it go.

The character isn't anyone in particular, but she's meant to evoke several things at once:

--Statesman, the key signature hero and 'face' of CoH, who wears a large white star on his chest
--the blue and white Hero icon
--Paragon Studios itself

Does it "mean" anything? I'll let you be the judge.


EDIT 4.21.13: By popular demand, this is now available as a print. I've uploaded it at the maximum size too. Cheers!
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KnightofSpades Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
Awesome looking character and I really agree with you.
DNA-1 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
DreamKeeperArts Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014
CoH was the first MMORPG I ever played, and it was a lot of fun... there hasn't been one like it since. It will be missed, big time!
I created a few characters there that I really liked, but have no idea what to do with now that it's going.
Your designs that were in game were great, it's what first got me to notice your work.
This particular image, in my mind, shows hope, new opportunities, rebirth. It invokes myths of the phoenix... in it's final moments, the phoenix dies in a fiery blaze, only to be reborn from it's own ashes. In this case, though, the phoenix isn't waiting for the blaze to finish, it is being reborn right out of the flames! City of Heroes may be going, but the spirit, the characters, the fans, all live on.
Great image, David!
mcgates4 Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Loved COH/COV it was indeed one of my favorite MMORPG's, still miss it to this day :(.  I hope someone soon will come and re-light the torch to carry on it's legacy.
DNA-1 Featured By Owner May 31, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I've got some hope for the Plan Z project.  Or maybe NCsoft sells it off some day.
LazaroRuiz Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
I loved COH :( sad its gone. Good job on capturing the spirit of the game. 
DNA-1 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Me too. :(  Thanks for your comment!
MagicCeles Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very Beautiful I love it !

Miss City of Heroes ... Waaaah! 
DNA-1 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Me too. :(  Thanks for the comment!
oO-Monkey-Oo Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist
Awesome work!
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