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Sympathy For The Devil Pg 07-08 by Quarter-Virus Sympathy For The Devil Pg 07-08 by Quarter-Virus
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WARNING: OLD ART!! The art and comments in this Deviation may no longer represent the artist's current views or interests.

Pages 7 and 8 of a 12-page comic I drew at the end of last year as a filler to make up for my absence in SWTOR. Unfortunately, due to real life pressure, I've only just got around to colouring it now.

It delves into Laz'ab's condition--my psychotic Sith Inquisitor--from the perspectives of Doctor Azil'mort, his personal physician, and Caspira, an Imperial Agent tasked with making sure Laz doesn't suffer too many relapses of "The Murders".


--Sak
Star Wars the Old Republic © BioWare
Azil'mort © :icongellyh:
Caspira © :iconlesatho:
All other characters and artwork © Shamine Athena King

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DarthRalek Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2015
Excellent work.
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XxLyraLunaSilviaxX Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's not exactly everyday you see that sort of add for that particular job in the paper... 
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sablehaven Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013
Do you watch Criminal Minds? Because I see this exact psychological evaluation on that and I've never seen it anywhere else, not even during research.
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I got bored of the show fairly quickly. I spent 6 months researching psychosis, serial killers, and schizophrenia using factual documentaries and criminal reports for the buildup of this character, not fictional criminals; I wanted to see if I could pull it off.
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Tadokoro Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015
I'm here reading this and I feel you did a great job in the development of this psychotic yet damaged character. Learning about mental myself the only thing I have to say I haven't seen yet is any auditory hallucinations from his psychosis. But I haven't gone through it all. Either way well don't in making this a very extreme yet believable way for character with such deep mental disorders.
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2015  Professional Filmographer
I guess I haven't done anything specifically auditory by means of sound effect cues, but I was hoping it would be implied in the smoke or visions: Koma's Pet by Quarter-Virus

I assume most visual hallucinations are accompanied by auditory, especially with schizophrenia which is largely made up of voices you can't shut out. But you're right, maybe next time I should try to make it clearer.
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Tadokoro Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2015
Be honest there's a large range you could do. Some visual hallucinations are silent and some auditory ones have no visuals to go with them. There can be both as well which again makes psychosis and schizophrenia so disturbing for not just the one with the disorder, but the people around them who cannot see or hear what someone Like Laz  can. Still you did a wonderful job with this background.
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sablehaven Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
It does get boring after a while, I made it into the third season, then it just seemed like they were running out of ideas.

And that is cool, I always do a lot of research when I make characters with mental disorders.. which is more often than not.
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Agawaer Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013
"He is a psychopath and a serial murder, without conscience or empathy, with the perfect job."

0_0

Sweet Jesus...
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LuluDallasMultipass Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
Ok.... What is it about Psychotic serial killers I find so attractive? I could have had a fetish for hairy guys, fat guys, or even FURRIES..... But no, I had to have a psychotic serial killer fetish. I swear one day I'll end up dead on a riverbank because I'm so attracted to those types. 
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jazzknh Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Everything hurts and nothing is beautiful about sums up how this makes me feel. But then again, that coloring job is amazing and the lineart is pro.  But the FEELS. >_>;
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PASTEYx Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Your Sith Inquisitor reminds me a lot of mine. The attitude, the lust for blood and carnage. But a contrast would be the outfit, race and Gender. The name of my Inquisitor is, Silvenus. She wears the Battlemaster PvP gear as part of her roleplaying set and stocked with PvE mods (currently level 66 mods). The dye coloring is Deep Red Primary, Black Secondary. She is a Sith Pureblood and body size 1. She also likes her Overlord's Hoverchair.

Fueling her carnage is her spec, she is Madness DPS and loves the abilities Crushing Darkness, Deathfield and Force Lightning. Oh and I forgot to mention that she was forced out of the Dreadmasters' group because she had an obsession with their power and wanted it for herself. (That's all I am going to say, not going to give away the server she's on.)
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DameMadam Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
Oooohhh god I want that background of Laz'ab as a desktop wallpaper right now...
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Mstrydude Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Man this guy is everything my Main isn't... Though she is a Jedi but still, to see the two duel would be awsome. The enraged psychopath going agents the calm guardian... Good work on this. it really makes you feel what this guy is.
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Shadow-Of-Nights Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Jeeeeeeeeeeesssss D8
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noneofurbussiness Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
yeah.....you've made a genuinely evil character, the kind that in real life should be put down!
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Page-Mistress Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
I've said it before, and I'll say it again.
I would totally give Laz a comfort hug, were it not for the fact that, as this comic outright states, he would stab me.

And unlike when he would have stabbed me when I tried covering him with a blanket (just go to the picture of him sleeping for that conversation, if any one is interested), it would not be out of reflex.
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SilyaBeeodess Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Let me know if this plan works:
1.) Put a canister filled with some type of strong knock-out gas that'll work for a good while in the ventilation system that connects to his room while he's already sleeping (or get a droid to do it for less risk).
2.) Strap him to a chair by his wrists and ankles where the controls for them and the metal room with nothing available that can be used as a weapon are on the outside of the door. Bring his lightsabers, but keep them outside of the room also. (I'll explain later)
3.) When he wakes up, give him said comfort hug.
4.) Get out of the room and roll his lightsabers inside. Close and lock the door as soon as there inside. Press the buttons of the controls that will free him from the chair. He'll beable to get himself out of the room.
5.) Proceed to RUN LIKE THE WIND to an already prepped and waiting speederbike to an unknown location.
6.) Good luck!
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Page-Mistress Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
[reads over plan] ...Think I should try leaving cookies inside in hopes of distracting him?

If nothing else, he might end up slightly taken aback, which should buy me anywhere from a few seconds to a couple minutes.
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SilyaBeeodess Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My thoughts exactly!...and adding cookies might help, but I guess you'd have to see if he likes them first and what kind.
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Page-Mistress Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
After reading 11-12, I've decided that your plan might not be the best thing to do in regards to his mental state.

It'd probably counteract any good feelings I'd be trying to convey from the hug.

Any plans for trying to figure out what baked goods to make him, however, be appreciated!
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SilyaBeeodess Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Try things without nuts or that may contain nuts, made in a plant that had nuts, etc, in case he's allergic? Idk.
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iwannacheesesandwich Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I have thoroughly enjoyed these pages thus far, but I absolutely love this one because of the attention to detail, not just in the art but in the thought put into it for the depth of the characters.
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lesatho Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh man, you continue to amaze of course. It's so wild watching these take shape and stick to the impressions that I got from the comic and scenes when you showed the black and white versions. But that rain picture, woah! I did not see that coming at all and it is just astounding. That veiny speech bubble too, makes me think of what you see when light's on your eyelids. Creepy horror-movie stuff. This is just coming along so amazingly, I am just always impressed with that you manage to accomplish when you already have so much on your plate.

Hopefully people come away with some more insight into his character that's more accurate a portrayal and leave the OOC aspects of him in the OOC comics were they belong. Oi Laz. What a creeper o.o
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks, dear! You know I was originally going to throw Nar Shaddaa in there for the background, simply because I love it so much. But I figured, even though Azil'mort's medbay is there, it would be more logical for Laz'ab to be shown in a more "comfortable" location for him, and Dromund Kaas is a departure from the usual reds and oranges we've been seeing associated with him.

I'm glad it's creeping everyone out accordingly so far. =P
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survivor686 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013
This is...this is quite dark. But very well drawn! Keep up the posts
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Cokollet Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
FFFUUUU!!!
Черт! ПОчему я не могу ничего вот так просто перевести? Что за хрень?! ><
А так работа очень хорошая(
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RedeadDie Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
You're making me love the Star Wars verse through these characters. I love how you did the blood fading with the water washing/dripping it away.

NO! Reject all ideas of making prostectics! *forces away possible cosplay idea*
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
It's not just prostetics with Laz'ab, but look at that complicated armor! All those layers of cloth and tubing and metallic bits. Banish the thought, you mad creature!!
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RedeadDie Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Tubing and metallic bits, I already had a good idea for that. Walking around the hardware store gives you a lot of options. I wonder if the place I order fangs at has all around sharp teeth dentures....BAH!

No no no! Thought is gone now! *back to other projects* O.o
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threevoices Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I really like the layout of the 8th page!!
And this is also reminding me very much of Red (from my apocalyptic world) haha thanks Criminal Minds / other documentaries ...
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Ah the psyche of a psychotic/sociopathic serial murderer ... fascinating subject. Of course it also makes everyone else wary of you.
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Celero38 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
I'm loving these.
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SleepyALot Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
Can you tell me the names of the documentaries you watched?
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I wish I could, but I watched tons. I did a general search for "serial killer documentary" and went from there, following related videos and Youtube suggestions.
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SleepyALot Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
*Ahem* let me have a shallow moment for a while... OMIGOSH you replied XDD.

Now on to more serious matters, thanks!
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Farbjous Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
BBBAHHHHHHH why can't life be rainbows and unicorns?? BBBAAWWWWHHHHH. :iconsadfaceplz:
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Scringeheart505 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
It's interesting; that the occurance of this comic coencides with my taking a class on abnormal psychology...disorders and whatnot, their origins, symptoms, etc...he'd make an interesting subject for a paper I'm doing, if only my teacher allowed that sort of thing.

I love your lighting, your pace, and the backgrounds. I look forward to more.
And I cheer you on, in the name of your classwork.
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Why not study the serial killers he's inspired by instead? I found they psychology fascinating, and borrowed from dozens of them to construct Laz'ab more fully.
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Scringeheart505 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That does sound like an idea...I'm going to have to be doing research in the library anyway, so I might as well have fun...But, I'll wait until being home, because the service at the school is s-l-o-w...as molassas.
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Herebellama Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
It feels like the wrong word to use in the circumstances (a little immature perhaps?) but that bloody/rainy picture in the end panel is bad-ass.
I also enjoy the way you've made that one speech bubble all 'bodily' like. With the veins and translucency.
Also the mature way you've handled the dialogue is good. :)
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thanks very much. I enjoy making people laugh so I tend to draw a lot of gag comics, but sometimes they give people the wrong impressions of the characters, for Laz'ab and Louis both. Hopefully this helps to clarify a few things.
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fireangelrena Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
wow. Well, i can now officially say that Laz'ab is the only sith my hunter will do her best not to piss off.

Your art is always amazing, and i'm seriously addicted to his story. looking forward to the next page(s) :3
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Lesprit-deLescalier Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
This might sound trite, but I love how wet the water looks, the way the blood is thinning out and dripping down, I can't wait for the next few pages :)
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LapisLazuliLynx Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I really admire the depth of thought that has been put into Laz'ab's maniacal persona. This analysis you've constructed truly describes how his traumatic childhood has warped his perception of the world and destroyed any chance of future relationships. It also provides insight to the anger that fuels his unending ability to take pleasure in other's suffering.

And it doesn't hurt to just add the fact he's an evil motherfucker who loves to torture people. :nod:
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Seraphestus Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013
...Scary.
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SilyaBeeodess Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the piece on page eight, with the rain and how the image it split into three parts.
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DaMushroom Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Someones been studying the phyci of criminals
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OggsFML Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What a wonderful piece on art alone, but I love how you dive into the mind of Laz'ab helping the reader to understand him. Your rain soaked Laz'ab though? Epic. Do you think you'll be uploading that piece on it's own or was it done in a way that the whole picture isn't really done?
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Professional Filmographer
That is the entire picture, there is no version without the borders and speech bubbles, I'm afraid.
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