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Siegfried and Daryl by ObstinateMelon Siegfried and Daryl by ObstinateMelon
I've got a pretty literal interpretation of Siegfried's what-the-hell-am-I-looking-at sprite here. It's definitely not the battle one, down to which eye is showing and which arm isn't covered; which is weird, it makes me think the battle sprites are designed facing the same way as your party but flipped, since every solider in the game is left-handed (Almost every soldier). Anyway, Siegfried's battle sprite is interesting because it reminds me a lot of Vincent...?? If you don't know what I mean (and I'll have to explain it because I didn't draw it), his head is wrapped up in cloth, his armor makes one of his arms look robotic, his other arm that's holding his gun has a sleeve rolled up to the elbow and the hand has a glove on it, there's the cape of course, and it's pretty hard to tell but his feet miiiight be pointy. There's a Siegfried costume in Lightning Returns (Oh god, the references have come to this) that has pointy feet, so I wouldn't put it past it. It's all 'interesting' because I see no reference to it in any Wikis and nobody has pointed it out to me before!
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Shinbufuman Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016
I remember there being a lot of theories about Siegfried because his name kept getting spelled differently throughout the SNES version (Ziegfried was one, I recall) and there was the one in the Coliseum that claimed someone had been impersonating him. First one was probably down to the translators, but who knows what to make of that second one.

I still like the theory that Daryl ended up becoming Gogo.
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ObstinateMelon Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2016
Yeah, they fixed it in all the later translations so he's always Siegfried. Makes me wonder if, with how infrequently the character shows up, Woosley named him Ziegfried at first (A very common wacky-Japanese way to spell it, like Ziekfried from Wild Arms), then named him Siegfried or whatever came next, noticed his mistake much later, and then was all "...Oh shit, uh, no, no, the name is supposed to change every time you see him! Get it? Ha ha...". I'd want to know if his impostor line wasn't in the original and just thrown in there to make sense of it all. That one should at least be true given the weird circumstances of him being extremely powerful or extremely weak.

That theory is pretty out there. It'd be a nice touch in a remake or something though. :P It's not a big enough change to outrage me. It was like my stupid theory made up on the spot when I drew Clyde and Baram; how Clyde is the only sprite that's kind of skinny and doesn't have the puffed-out chest from the side-view (Shadow, Locke, Cyan, Sabin, they all have it. I think it's just a MALE sprite thing to have, but Clyde is the only one missing it) And, since Shadow is extremely buff looking, and Baram is the only part of the Shadow team that's buff... I thought it would be neat if Shadow wasn't who you thought he was half of the time. Like, maybe one of the Shadows did die but you didn't know which one. Clyde did walk away from Baram in the flashback when he wanted him to put him out of his misery, so we never see him 'die'.

Of course, I don't believe one lick of of this theory and am completely bullshitting it. It was just a fun thought!
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BakaGrappler Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016
I remember thinking of Siegfried as just an enormous douchbag.  Every time he appeared all he did was annoy me.  Daryl got a custom sprite, but the game didn't really do much with her.  I mean, she got her own tomb and all, but she appeared for only a single cutscene.  ...I guess the same could be said for Opera Celes, though...
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ObstinateMelon Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016
Well his thing is to steal treasure. Which I don't understand since Lone Wolf makes a reappearance in this game and that's what he does. Two characters that fill the same role. Unless... gasp, Shaggy and Scoob, take off his mask...!!?

Who IS Daryl that she gets her own giant labyrinthian mausoleum haunted by Marlboros and demons and such? She's just one person, man. I guess Setzer said he enshrined the Falcon there so he probably built the whole damn thing. That's a little bit weird, buddy. You and Locke should hang out some time and discuss creepiness.
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video-boy-mal Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2017
(We see Setzer and Locke sitting down to tea and small cakes in a cafe)

Setzer: ...And so I built an entire mausoleum complete with a demon chariot from Hell to protect Daryl's remains.

Locke: ...Well, I enshrined my kinda girlfriend in some creepy guy's basement, who keeps her looking young and alive by putting special cream on her a few times a day until I can find the legendary Phoenix Magicite, which at the time I didn't even know was a thing.

(A long pause)

Setzer: ...I wasted so much money training those turtles to be part of a puzzle.

Locke: We're certainly messed up in more ways than one. Hey, at least we're not like Japanese Edgar!

Setzer: (Laughs) There's never going to be ANY Final Fantasy character as bad as him!
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diskfire Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016
Dang, Ziggy looks like he just flew out of Tatooine. :XD:
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ObstinateMelon Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016
There's nothing Star Wars about this game, that's absurd.

Now don't look up what the sprite for Owzer looks like or the Cult of Kefka members...
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Shadow-da-Hedgie Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
boobers

I thought Daryl was a guy's name, though?
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ObstinateMelon Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016
Well the name isn't spelled right, but it's clearly a lady.
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Shadow-da-Hedgie Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, yes, clearly.

But then against there is... What's their name, from Chrono Trigger? Was it Flea?
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ObstinateMelon Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
Oh lols. I would love it if Setzer's girlfriend was some sort of hermaphrodite.
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Shadow-da-Hedgie Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It'd be a shame for him, if his Lady Luck had a dick.
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sauron9 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I have heard rumors that Daryl might be Gogo, though I don't believe that has been confirmed as canon. 
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ObstinateMelon Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016
I didn't know she was an FF5 fan!
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MasterRob Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016
Are you planning to draw EVERY single character?

Why does Siegfried have a gun?
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ObstinateMelon Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016
Every cool character. And old ones, 'cause Cid.

Because Siegfried has a gun.
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MasterRob Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016
Wat?

*zooms in on Siegfried's battle sprite*

......That he does. I thought that was a fold in his cape! Why does he have a gun? Are we sure that's not just a fancy steampunk shield? It is a bit hard to tell for absolute certain.
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ObstinateMelon Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2016
It looks like a friggen grenade launcher; not just any gun. :laughing: Or perhaps an automatic weapon and that explains why he attacks 8 times in one turn. Why wouldn't he have a gun...?!
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RWQFSFASXC1234562 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Maybe cause ff6(and the others)
Is a fantasy universe so if someday ff6 have a remake i want see guns and guys smoking on it...since i think Square wanted put it but the limitations :(
....but now they're making ff7 remake but if someday they do Ff6 remake...I want see guns smoking prostitutes rock'n roll yeah...nice draw though :)
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gizmo01 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There always got to be a smexy bad girl -_-

Sweet work on them both :)
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ObstinateMelon Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016
Why thank you!
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gizmo01 Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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alexx Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016
 AWESOME.  Good god man, that Siegfried design seriously needs an action figure!  That was a guy that I had always wished would have...ya know, DONE something.  And man, I don't think I ever looked at Daryl's sprite enough to wonder what she looked like beyond "blonde lady." 
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ObstinateMelon Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016
Thanks! It's weird that they play him off as comic relief looking as badass as he does. Then again that's what they did with Gilgamesh. As the game that came directly after it's not surprising they'd try to do that character again... I think if he had "DONE something" that's what we would have got. Really striking character design on these things though. Even the pointless characters look a lot cooler than anything you'd see past FF8 and onward.
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LordZerotheMighty Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
so we think were looking at seigfried but it is actually Zeigfried posing ans Seigfried who is being copied by Zeigfrieg...I think we've hit Freidception
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bahamut920 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016
Needs more Zeikfried.
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ObstinateMelon Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016
Needs more Motherfried.
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dullahan1 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016
So where's Ziegfried? =)
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OmegaMorph Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016
Hrm....forgot all about Siegfried.
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