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Old Meg by TyrantisTerror Old Meg by TyrantisTerror
10,000+ PAGEVIEWS! WOOOOOOT! To celebrate this momentous occasion, I am bringing three old monsters of mine back from the dead, so to speak. While they will not show up in the main Tyrantis storyline, they will still be sharing his universe and eventually end up on his island. The difference is that they'll be the stars of their own short stories that take place after Tyrantis's main storyline, so WOOT AGAIN!

I have decided against shading concept art. No, it's not (just) because I'm lazy. These pieces are basically my reference pictures for when I draw and color these critters again, and as such I need all of their colors unobscured. Shading would make things like Old Meg's belly here look dark when it should be bright, and I'd end up having to reinvent her belly color every time I draw her and bwa. So no shading in concept art.

Speaking of Old Meg, her resurrection is an mix of two different monsters of mine. The first is Poseidon the flying shark kaiju from the last written chapter of the last draft of Tyrantis's Saga, and the second is a giant shark from an animation I did last year for my High School film class, from which this shark gets her name.

I wanted a shark kaiju because sharks = awesome, but I was suddenly confronted with a problem: a strictly aquatic kaiju can't do that much damage. Sure, it can destroy boats, but it can't do crap to cities. I couldn't give her arms or legs, since Dunkleora already has that covered, so something else needed to be done. Then I looked at my old design for Poseidon and a lightbulb turned on in my brain. Flying shark for the win! I spruced up her design with some armor, spikes, and some strange fin designs I gotr from looking at different sharks and voila! Old Meg is ready for business.

Meg is actually rather benevolent as far as kaiju go. Despite looking fierce and being damn huge compared to other monsters in my gallery, she's fairly mild mannered. Old Man Fince often recites the various legends and folktales associated with her, telling of how she helps sailors that give her proper sacrifices by chasing the fish to them and keeping her children (normal sharks) at bay. However, those who disrespect her or harm her children are in for pure hell. She's also fairly intelligent for a monster, being able to understand human language and even reasoning with other creatures.

Why make a gnarly looking shark a good gal? Why not? Old Meg is my attempt to break more cliches, as she's a female kaiju yet looks badass as well as a shark with a noble streak. Take that conventions of monster fiction!
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kyrocon Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010
megalodon aeropysis
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name-already-chosen Featured By Owner May 20, 2010
Cool!
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survivor-127 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
that is some scary looking thing. seriously i think i just shit my self the pwnage level on this is OVER 9000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! sorry about that, i just love sharks and i love the meg novels and to have 2 of my favorite things giant prehistoric predatory fish and kaiju's put together its just badass!
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HA HA HA I'M ALIVE!
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Ravensaurs-Rex Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
Sharks=Awesome Shark Kaju=Pwn Flying Shark Kaju= BRAIN EXPLODING PWN! Flying Shark Kaju that breaks cliches=Priceless Brain exploding pwn.
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a3dkid Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
Say can I make an art with the Neptunian kaiju assaulting Tyrantis' Island?
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TyrantisTerror Featured By Owner May 24, 2008
Um... well, that really has nothing to do with this picture, but sure.
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Paleo-Beast-Emperor Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So she can fly? How can she fly? Does she have a specialed liver or something? And since Old Meg's a fish, doesn't she need to go back to the water to keep her gills pumpin' oxygen into her system? And what's the purpose of that tail design if she can fly? Is it for steerin' in air or somethin'?
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TyrantisTerror Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008
Kaiju in my universe can survive without air, food, and water if their regeneration is strong enough (that's how the blue tyrantis makes it to San Francisco: he basically fell into the water and was washed up in California). Meg is able to leave the water for long periods to time without ill effect, although eventually she does get dizzy/irrational if she's out too long.

As for flight, well, it's basically part of her magic kaiju powers. Really, that's the best way I can explain it. All kaiju are physically impossible anyway: in real life Tyrantis would collapse under his own weight. Being a kaiju means you can automatically defy and spit in the face of the laws of physics.

The tail deisgn is there to look pretty. Her flight is all in her front fins/wings.
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Paleo-Beast-Emperor Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Okay, I'll stand by that.
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Macuahuitl Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2008
Awesome. Your prehistoric knowledge is refreshingly acute. Love the Carcharadon Megalodon kaiju!
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