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Sympathy For The Devil Pg 11-12 by Quarter-Virus Sympathy For The Devil Pg 11-12 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 The art and comments in this Deviation may no longer represent the artist's current views or interests.

The last pages of a 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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EuphoricMania Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Ooh, I love that last panel. It looks so freaky!
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fainting-goat Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
That last panel.  Holy shit that's a whole bucket of 'no thanks.'
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Agawaer Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
You've earned an addition to my deviantwatch. 
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Kaiju-Borru-Zetto Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, man. Re-reading this whole thing.. Such an amazing work O ____ O'
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:iconquarter-virus:
Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!
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:iconkaiju-borru-zetto:
Kaiju-Borru-Zetto Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! Especially the last page. Just. AAAH! You've captured such power and chaos in a mind.
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lghtngblt Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This may come off a bit sadistic but is there any chance of you turning that last panel into a wall-paper? It's such an amazing representation of Laz'ab's inner demons. I could stare at it for hours.
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
It's a bit tall for a wallpaper, unfortunately.
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Studlyfudd13 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful artwork on every page of this series
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PASTEYx Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student General Artist
I would so Roleplay with a character like Laz'ab.... If it were possible.
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Lesprit-deLescalier Featured By Owner May 25, 2013
Would you say there was any influence by Marilyn Manson in Laz'ab's design? The closer I look the more links I see :S
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013  Professional Filmographer
No, I'm not a Marilyn fan, though I do respect him as a person. Laz'ab's design is rather uninspired, using the character creator in Star Wars: the Old Republic, the MMO that I play. I did extensive research on mental disorders, specifically paranoid schizophrenia, as well as researching real-life serial killers, cannibals, and psychotics like Edward Gein, Jeffrey Dahmer, and Dennis Nilsen, who were major reference points for his behavior in-character. This comic is the culmination of that research.

I do, however, liken Laz'ab's voice to sounding like Alice Cooper, especially his song 'Wind-Up Toy'.
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Shadow-Of-Nights Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Jeebus, way to get that in my nightmares Sak! It's positively frightening! D8
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:iconquarter-virus:
Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Woohooo~! Laz'ab would be proud! \o/
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Shadow-Of-Nights Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
D8
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Mizumi28 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is really cool, I just want to warn you that I don't think you're technically aloud to call it Sympathy For The Devil, since there is already a book by that name [link]
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Professional Filmographer
There is also a song by that name which is a lot more popular than that book. It's an old English expression, you can't copyright that.
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sparkbearer Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Professional Photographer
The way you draw creepy long finger nailed hands is just divine :heart:
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Jowain92 Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Heavy metal much? :P
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SilyaBeeodess Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
When you play as a Consular in SWTOR, you get to learn a Jedi Force Shielding Technique that protects people from the Dark Plague, and the Dark Plague is a Dark Side mnid controlling illness that has a terrible effect on Force users. I was wondering if something like that could be used by Azil'mort to help Laz'ab quiet the voices? Are there any Dark Side healing techniques like that?
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Professional Filmographer
As a Sith Inquisitor (Empire equivalent of the Consular) your character literally goes insane from Force ghosts, which I didn't know about when I made Laz's character sheet, but it was a pleasant surprise. The way to "fix" it, however, is far too literal for me and involves some fancy Rakata mumbo-jumbo I want to leave out of Laz's IC roleplay. Besides that, I have no plans to ever get rid of them permanently. They are an intrinsic part of Laz'ab's character.
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SilyaBeeodess Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol, the irony! I was just wondering in case you ever did decide on Laz'ab the latter.

PS: I showed my step-dad the "What Did I Tell You" comic today, but since he couldn't read it without his glasses, I voiced the characters for him. Afterwords, I recorded me doing it just to know how I sounded and I was wondering if I could send the recording to you? I know you've had some experience and knowledge on voice-work picking out people for "Honour Amongst Thieves" and I was hoping you could give me some advice.
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Unfortunately I'm not an actor nor an acting student, so actually I wouldn't be able to help you there at all. I'm also incredibly busy with getting everything handed in before deadlines, so I don't think I'd be able to offer much "advice" about anything.
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SilyaBeeodess Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, thanks anyway!
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starrypawz Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Just want to say that last panel/splash page is very impressive.
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Progressive75 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Wow. Just....wow.

As a player, I feel a great deal of sympathy for Laz'ab.

My character? Despite being light-sided and generally too nice for his own good, my Darth knows when to leave ill enough alone. He'd keep his dealings with Laz'ab strictly on-the-job, and deal with him fairly.

And when whatever reason he'd had to be in touch with Laz'ab was done, he'd back off very, very carefully. Psychotherapy is a job for trained professionals, not Force-strong, soft-hearted archaeologists like Cathan.

But seriously, it's brilliantly drawn, and it conveys huge character depth and realism.
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Shastania Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
Woman, I demand you make that last page available as a print for it is glorious and must adorn the walls of my dwelling! D: Sensational work as always, Sak. *throws confetti*
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Filmographer
That would be a very disturbing image for your wall!
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Shastania Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
Hah. I'm a pretty disturbed individual as it is but don't worry- I'm just your friendly internet weirdo. Sure, we're all mad here. *Eeeehehehehehe*
Seriosuly, though, I love the flow of this image. It's very striking and I've always had a fondness for dark artworks.
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Osanagokoro Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Holy shizah that last page! This comic is so brilliant--love the colors, and your style is always so engaging. I'd be thrilled to see more of this story! <3
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Herebellama Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
The fingers grasping the eye sockets makes me feel quite uncomfortable to look at. Really good job. :)
Only crit would be that first text bubble keeps throwing me off. Would have benefited I think to have been a bit closer to Caspira. Like around that yellow tube in the background area. I understand the need for a gap however having it over the door gives the impression that it's coming in from the other room.
Other than that everything is excellent! :)
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Filmographer
When read back-to-back with the other pages it seemed to flow a bit better, but you do have a point. I would also have put the last bubble into the next page to flow better, but I wanted the image to work as a stand-alone graphic as well.
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Herebellama Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Wouldn't layers have helped with that? (So you could have had both?)
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Professional Filmographer
I draw the bubbles by hand on the same line layer. I have used layers in the past (a lot of my old Pirate!HoND comics had Photoshop bubbles) but I didn't like the effect very much.
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Tidus-Yumemiru Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013
wow just read the first to last page... i'm hooked MORE plz! @.@
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RedeadDie Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Last panel. <3
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Isyll--8 Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
*0*
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Kiira-Kat Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
I love Laz'ab so much :) I love all the characters but he is by far my favorite. Not because I'm secretly hoping he becomes pure good because to me that would be boring and predictable.....maybe alittle more tolerable. lol I like his craziness ^_^
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survivor686 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Well drawn and executed. One of the more darker depiction of the star wars universe. Am kinda hoping you do one concerning republic troopers and the morally grey actions they commit in the line of duty.
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Not really big on troopers, unfortunately.
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KKgirls Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
::brrrr:: Well, there go my nice hours of sleep.
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Nick-Matulich Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
lovely
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Mstrydude Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
do death threats carry much to an imperial agents? Odds are they have been trained to kill Jedi so they should be able to stand their ground with sith also.
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Quarter-Virus Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Agents aren't trained to kill Jedi. They're trained to be the eyes and ears of the Empire, to do as their told and disappear like ghosts, or assume identities should need be. Depending on the rank of the agent they'll have a different set of skills (ie: Romal is a fixer, therefore he's more into hacking/information retrieval; Caspira is a cipher agent, her specialty is disguising her identity and infiltration). It's an agent's job to listen to their superiors all the way up the rank and file to their Keeper, who is the agent in charge that reports directly to their "Handler", usually the Sith in charge of the entire operation.

Sith are trained to kill Jedi, and Jedi are trained to kill Sith.
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Mstrydude Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
I see. Still new with the Agents. My main RP OC's are a Sith Warrior Jedi Knight and Bounty Hunter. All I got down with My agent at the moment is she is trained well in Stealth and knife combat and was given a HK-51 unit by my Sith Warrior.
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boogerejean Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Ho-lee buckets!

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Let's do the Time Warp again!!!
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JackJack71 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Woah, just like Freddy Krugar.
Attacking himself.
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MountainLygon Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
From a design perspective, seeing how you turned Laz'ab's lekku into snakey tendrils is awesome. The effect is perfect. Excellent way to really show off his inner demons.
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leeannett Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Student Artist
this will haunt my nightmares for a long time
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thegriffin88 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013  Student Digital Artist
LOVE that last panel. I suffer from anxiety myself and recently had a bad attack when my medication was underdosed (along with outside stressors) I can tell you that that last panel is exactly how I felt. You can't control your brain, it's like it's become a sentient entity that seeks only to remind you of your worse nightmares. If I was at all religious, I'd say I was possessed.
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