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Species - Vanguards by purplekecleon Species - Vanguards by purplekecleon

Sorry it came so late! I had errands today.

I'm not sure who will come tomorrow; I think a reptile though.

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They’ll teach you how to swim - The Vanguards

Most common elements: The vast majority of Vanguards have been noted as possessing either Water of any of its subtypes, although there have been individuals having the Sound affinity.

Hereditary magic: Vanguards do not pass down much actual affinity, rather, they pass down the aptitudes for affinity, save for Spirit and its subtypes. Vanguards without an obvious affinity still possess a latent ability to acquire the same affinities as their parents. Offspring with only one Vanguard parent tend to possess the affinity of the non-Vanguard parent. Vanguards are able to acquire non-Water affinities, but they usually must be hereditary.

Elemental weaknesses/resistances:

Magnet: Magnet is often able to easily disorient Vanguards when they are underwater, causing them to completely lose their sense of direction until the elemental assault subsides.

Sand: Sand will cause Vanguards to gradually lose their underwater abilities, culminating in the loss of their ability to hold their breath for extended periods of time. Their abilities gradually return once the Sand assault subsides.

Poison: Vanguards metabolize Poison more quickly than most other races, and although poisons are not necessarily “more” potent on Vanguards, they run their full course of effects on the Vanguards in a fraction of the time it would take in other races.

Common locations: Vanguards are not native to Owel, instead having arrived from Glissod several centuries ago. National Port of Owel was the city many of the first generation Vanguards arrived and remained at, and the majority of present day Vanguards can be found there. Major cities along the Miaoustok River, such as Gnawth, Prospector City, Miaoustok, Mew York, and Althar are often home to smaller populations of Vanguards.

Climate preference: As long as large bodies of water are in the vicinity, Vanguards will tolerate most any environment. They can handle saltwater and freshwater of any temperature, be it warm, cold, or polar.

Level of intelligence: All Vanguards are capable of higher-level thinking, such as the ability to plan ahead, to reason, rationalize, and to understand abstract concepts and principles.

Trivia: When underwater, Vanguards possess tremendous pull strength and heightened senses of hearing and smell. Oftentimes, a handful of Vanguards are enough to tow entire ships to port, whether for rescue or law enforcement purposes.

When the Vanguards first arrived in Owel, they arrived as one large community. They quickly considered the Port as their homeland, and worked and fought to defend it from outside threats and illegal activity arriving from the ocean, such as pirates, slave traffickers, drug dealers, and wanted criminals. The Vanguards were so successful at keeping these unwanted elements out that they were recognized by the city as an official branch of law enforcement simply called “The Vanguards”. Today, any race can join The Vanguards as long as they enroll in and successfully complete a lengthy, physically challenging course of underwater examinations. The first non-Vanguard races to partake in these courses discovered a trait of the Vanguard race: constant and prolonged interaction with Vanguards over the course of several months starts to affect non-Vanguard races, granting them lesser versions of actual Vanguard abilities. These abilities fade over time if the constant interaction with Vanguards is halted.

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:iconsunnysparkle441:
SunnySparkle441 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love the goblin shark one!
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Talonphlosion Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014
Oh my god that is awesome
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:iconhyperactivechaosgirl:
HyperactiveChaosgirl Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm really loving the vangaurds here as well as the painted alligators, the pygym psyzky and the rock candies ^^
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PokeFusher Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Maybe this offends you but if seen allot of these art pieces of yours and I was just wondering. Are these your own fictional pokemons? or what I can't quiet fit them.
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AngelheartTheWarrior Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
These aren't pokemon, they're fictional creatures for her comic, Floraverse. :) They're all hers, and are in no way related to Pokemon.
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:iconcerion-wolf:
Cerion-Wolf Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I was just wondering the average height range for these guys? Also, what is the height range for Foxbats and Flower Cats?
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:iconmissfluffykitty:
MissFluffyKitty Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
A height chart will be made once more species sheets are available, but you are more than welcome to make your own guess.
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:iconcerion-wolf:
Cerion-Wolf Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Ok thank you!^^
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:iconincyray:
Incyray Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Student General Artist
holy shit i love these guys!

can i make a Vangaurd?
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:iconmissfluffykitty:
MissFluffyKitty Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sure.
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:iconincyray:
Incyray Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student General Artist
YUS! :iconsuperw00tplz:
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:iconspookyscreamz:
SpookyScreamz Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
holy shit, i just can't get over that goblin shark vanguard. he's way cool.
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:iconrynsi:
Rynsi Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
I love this species project! It's so fun to see what you come up with. :)
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:icondragonstar1278:
Dragonstar1278 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
cool.
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:iconepicaaron:
EpicAaron Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
What a goblin shark.
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:iconcinder17:
Cinder17 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
If you are thinking of doing a reptile, may I suggest the dragon species in the comic?
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:iconshrapnelshark:
ShrapnelShark Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I love all these designs,aaaaah i must draw a Vanguard.
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:icondasher-dart:
Dasher-Dart Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really dig all these Floraverse designs! I can definitely see that they are well-thought out and the ideas are pretty original.
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:iconspigos:
Spigos Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Just wow! :wow:
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:iconhoshposh:
HoshPosh Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist
OH MY GOSH THEY ARE ADORABLE!!!! :la:
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:iconheartshark:
heartshark Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist
Wow, these are so cool! I love the goblin shark. Oh, if you don't mind me asking, what other species can Vanguards mix with?
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:iconmissfluffykitty:
MissFluffyKitty Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There are a lot of combination you can make up.
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:iconfauxboy:
FauxBoy Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional Artist
I'm really diggin' the Vanguards PK, wow wow, A+ designs on these!!
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:iconkiddlecornn:
kiddlecornn Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014   Digital Artist
Upright standing sharks are nothing new.
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:iconfauxboy:
FauxBoy Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional Artist
you are a child. Please go away.
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:iconalexandrasalas:
alexandrasalas Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Nothing is really new.  Whatever type of art you make, you're being inspired by something that already exists. Unless you're outright copying someone else's work, there's nothing wrong with that.
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purplekecleon Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
hahahahahaha
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:iconwanderer619:
Wanderer619 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
O mai gosh they're so awesome xD
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:iconrainbowcharizard:
RainbowCharizard Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I like how all these species vary drastically.. Each one can be completely different from the next .o.
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:iconsifyro:
sifyro Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Student Filmographer
what is plan/abstract?
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:iconsoulsmith1:
soulSmith1 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
THOSE ARE AMAZING MAN you remind me of that scientist ho made a book of a parallel universe in a new language no one ever knew what it sayd
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:iconkiddlecornn:
kiddlecornn Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014   Digital Artist
lol I did that too with my own species xD
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:iconsoulsmith1:
soulSmith1 Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
can i marry your brain O.O
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:iconnailz-sama:
NailZ-sama Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
wow awesome. this grants me so much awesome ideas to work on >w<
Maybe reptilian species next? cool, I wish it was dragons xP
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:iconcrazyratty:
CrazyRatty Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Oooh, this is probably my favorite species so far, I LOVE the goblin shark one! Does it have telescopic jaws like one, too?
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:iconwyvern-1:
Wyvern-1 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Cool! Sharks happen to be my favorite sea creatures (after dolphins, but only because they are ADORABLE :icondragonwant:). Plus loyalty, intelligence and a high sense of law and order...they sound just like me.
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:iconselenethewerewolf:
SeleneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
This species is amazing, how in the world did you get these ideas?
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:iconkiddlecornn:
kiddlecornn Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014   Digital Artist
Probably neopets, looks like the Jetsam to me. static1.wikia.nocookie.net/__c…
Well, some of them do look like it.
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The-Rebexorcist Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
I can't remember PK ever once mentioning Neopets, so I highly doubt it. They don't even look like Jetsams at all so I don't know why you'd even think so.
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kiddlecornn Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014   Digital Artist
Well, you never know. Maybe she knows about it, maybe not. People don't always tell everything.
You don't think they do? The sandy colored one does. To me, at least.
And the upright standing sharks aren't anything new.
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AndeliaMaddock Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014
what is actually your problem? Why would you come here and make multiple comments about how "upright sharks are nothing new" etc. That's just obnoxious and unnecessary. What IS new? Is there ANYTHING new? Are your species new, like you said above about how you made up your own language and species? Is it completely original? Good job if so, but please leave others who are creating alone. This is why people are afraid to show their work, because omg not original enough. If you had just made ONE comment about this, maybe it wouldn't matter. But you're clearly making as many as you want. Why? Why?
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:iconthe-rebexorcist:
The-Rebexorcist Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Or maybe she just has an amazing imagination? The mammalian aspects are something I personally have never seen in a shark creature before.
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:iconiandragonlover:
IanDragonLover Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
reptile!?! YEAH!!!
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:iconweeeps:
weeeps Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
dat goblin shark 
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:iconlovefromsam:
LoveFromSam Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I must say I'm adoring the color palettes you're using in your recent works.
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:iconstraviios:
Straviios Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
Lots of likes alright? lots of love and likes. Wondering on how many more there are (because for reasons as creating a new character and a new spreadsheet of more additional creatures are out) making it myself harder. (for characters. Like to stick with one)

so many choices
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:iconkage-niji:
kage-niji Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love these so much, I think these are my favourite so far :D

I really like the one on the top left corner, it's so awesomeeeee
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:iconthatonesaint:
ThatOneSaint Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
I think I have a favorite.
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:iconcoloured-prisms:
coloured-prisms Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
These are actually my favourite <3 i think i'll make this as my non-original group character. And then i'll add my original species! I love the colours and unique qualities each have. Nice!
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UltimateSassMaster Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Ahwao what beauties ; v ;
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