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alleyWAY - Rayfe Concept by ellana alleyWAY - Rayfe Concept by ellana
Whee. Oh gosh this guy is so mean~ First I couldn't get the hair right, then I didn't know what clothes to put on him, and then the colors got all mussed up. It's really amazing how changing the pant color completely changed the look of the character (kinda like Yukio's vest change). He still reminds me of Trowa Barton (Gundam Wing), but not as much so now that I've gotten away from all neutral colors. His clothes match Ellana's in a way. I guess those will be the afterlife theme colors, because there's no other reason they match.

Anyway... what can I say about him while avoiding spoilers...? His name went from Koris/Coris -> Madrigiel -> Rafe -> Rayfe. I still think Madrigiel sounds kinda fun, but, meh. I also had Vesper in the mix, but nobody liked that. Anyways, I changed the spelling of Rafe to look cooler, but it basically means "shield" (for a reason, although it will be a LONG time before you find out why). Rayfe is an angel. Despite his weapon, he is NOT an angel of death or shinigami at all, and he doesn't go around killing people. The weapon itself does indeed have a lot of symbolism, and it's a little patriotic too. You probably can't tell, but it's topped by an eagle with an olive branch (or whatever) in its beak and it's smashing an arrow (think the American quarter). Another thing you might notice (and critique me on) is the fact that his left arm kinda... disappears into oblivion. This was done on purpose, as he's missing an arm (explained later, it will ALL be explained later XD).

Rayfe is one of the higher ups Ellana talks about, and he was sent to oversee the deal Ellana has made with the human boys (ie. to make sure they don't like break any Spirit World rules or anything). He looks young, but he's actually in his mid-late twenties, a little older than Jenski. Um... personality... I'm not quite sure. Perhaps a little aloof and mysterious. Perhaps a little suspicious too... He'll show up briefly in the first chapter with Star and then disappear for a while.

Um, that's it?

Character and alleyWAY manga (c) Me. Rawr.
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Apple-chan Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006
He does look very...er...preistly, godly? I'm not sure what the word I'm looking for is. But you did a very nice job on this :D Great work.
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Ickiakki Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2006
Love the character design. <3
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Saica Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2006
Late comment, but go me? xD;

His weapon looks cool, and fits him well. x3; ( ::bricked?:: ) Not too much else I can say that probably hasn't been said already. Excellent job as always, and keep up the good work. ^^
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Meawsy Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2006  Student Digital Artist
*Meawsy reads the comment above "drool pathetically all over the keyboard"*
ahahahahahah xDDD That comment rocks xD as the pic =3
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VintageKitty Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2006
*drools pathetically all over keyboard*
I like him....
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elven-meito Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2006
Cherry, that's beautiful. He could be alleyWAY's bishie boy... XD
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ellana Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
But then I'll put Jenski and Yukio out of a job. ^^;
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elven-meito Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2006
You could have all three of them...
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ellana Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I know. ^^; A trio picture would be fun. ...or a trio POSTER. >D
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elven-meito Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2006
THAT'S A GREAT IDEA!
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Rina-ran Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really like the weapon and wings. His outfit is pretty cool to. ^_^

Does the reason his weapon seem patriotic get explained as well?
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ellana Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes, it will. ^^ I have his entire backstory figured out already. I actually decided on the past and who I wanted him to be before I designed the character.
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Kaioh35 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2006
Cool pic love the colors
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sasukerocks25 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2006  Student Traditional Artist
dude he's cool! i love the shines you put on the metal parts. it's awesome how you have a whole past for your characters...i don't think i could ever do that....^^; i like his hair and his pants
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AutumnAki Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2006
Haha I see a cross hidden in there somewhere... ^^

Great job! ^_^
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Agirl3003 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2006  Student Filmographer
ooh! Love it!
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AnimeKittyCafe Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2006   Digital Artist
Sweet! His design is so cool! Love the weapon and straps on the pants.
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tee-moogle Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2006
Awesome! Love his wings o3o
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Tamao Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2006
Really nice character design~ ^^ I love his hair and expression :3
The weapon's really creative too ^^ You're so much better at designing guys than me xD
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ellana Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
The weapon: I honestly was thinking of my friend's cross-based weapons and then decided to put another definition to having a cross-weapon, so I made it a weapon on a cross rather than a weapon topped with a cross decoration... thing. O_o; I dunno. I'm still trying to figure out where I stole the pants style from. I know what inspired me for the rest of the elements, though. x.x;
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Tamao Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2006
Hehe, it sure is cool though ^^
I'm guessing the rest of the outfit was ToS based? (haven't played the game myself, but it I can see from your fanart :3)
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ellana Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, it does seem that way. Eesh. e-e;
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