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Cyclops - The Order of X by NateHallinanArt Cyclops - The Order of X by NateHallinanArt
Scott and his younger brother were both orphans who grew up fending for themselves on the streets. The day Scott's ability manifested he accidentally destroyed several buildings and set fire to half the village. In the chaos of everything Scott lost sight of his brother for he couldn't open his eye without causing more destruction. Xavier, perceiving the trouble, quickly dispatched members from his order to rescue Scott.

Scott has the ability to emit a destructive beam from his eyes. He has learned, for the most part, to live without his sight. He wears a protective blindfold that keeps him from opening his eyes as well as from being easily removed. Needing to cover his eyes all time, people have spread rumors that he is actually a cyclops with a magical destructive eye. False as this may be, he enjoys being called Cyclops; striking fear in his enemies.

(Personal notes) Cyclops was a serious conflict for me. It just didn't seem realistic that they would have the ability to make a functional visor for him in a time period like this. So I thought, what if hes just blind for the most part? Only using his ability for those 'Hail Mary' moments. Jean and Scott could grow close together needing her assistance on and off the battlefield. He could somehow fill the 'blind-wise' leader role.

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avenger09 Jan 22, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Are you going to give the Brotherhood of Mutants a fantasy makeover as well?
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NateHallinanArt Jan 22, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Maybe
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Love the backstory. But, (I hate to be nitpicky) Cyclops' eye beams/optic blasts are not able to melt things/set things aflame. In fact they are beams of complete concussive force that (supposedly) come from another dimension/astral plane that is accessed whenever he opens his eyes. Can't really blame you though, as many outside media sources depict them as being able to light sh*t on fire. Nonetheless, fantastic job!
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Sixela-Midory077 Jan 14, 2014  Student Photographer
To add to what you just said about Cyclops's concussive blasts. Those beams he shoots out of his eyes are more like a Jedi force push than anything else. He's basically punching you with the force of a freight train. But the artistic license he took with his mutant abilities is completely justified in the context of his backstory, which I think is a damn good take on the character.
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NateHallinanArt Dec 9, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank you!
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:iconsuperj0ka:
So...why hasn't Marvel hired you yet?
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JeanaAidebie Oct 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AN awesome painting! And this is Photoshop (Psychotic )  It looks like Maya or some other 3D software. This is fantastic Nod 
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NateHallinanArt Oct 7, 2013  Professional Filmographer
Thank you! Yep, it's all painted in photoshop. I've just been practicing my figures and lighting a lot lately.
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JasonEBlood Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant!
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NafiePanda Aug 21, 2013  Student General Artist
just saw those on 9Gag. very impressive pieces
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