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Character Spotlight #4: Kyna

Sat Feb 5, 2011, 7:53 PM


Well, since I already did two characters for Riled, I decided that since my 8 watchers that voted couldn't help me make up my mind I would just go with logic and give Double Edged another character in the spotlight.  I'll just cut out the poll and do Alex as #5, though I will be asking about #6, maybe throw in a few more characters... So far I've mostly stuck to the characters with pictures.

Ahem, anyways.  Kyna.

Inspirations and Apperance

Kyna is possibly one of my favorite characters of all time.  She has many versions and they all started with a character originally named Rika.  As I said in Kaida's character spotlight, Double Edged originally started as a hopeless Manga wannabe rip-off thing.  Kyna, or Rika as the name was at the time, was a sort of ninja-like character.  Sneaky, mysterious, bla bla bla.  Ugh I was... not a good writer then.  And so starts the timeline of one of the characters with the longest history. (aside from Seiya)

So it all started out like this.
Rika - Lines by SparkOut1911

It is a newer picture, but it's revisiting how I used to draw her.  She originally started out as an Inuyasha fan character... (I should have been shot lol.)She's always had a sort of stoic character, that didn't really change.  Then I grew out of anime fanfiction and decided that I needed something original.  Even through all of the changes Double Edged has gone through, this character remained and she still plays much the same part in the story.  When I started changing names, I had to brainstorm and research a little, find names that not only fit the characters but sounded fantasy-ish. (While keeping them easy to pronounce of course.)  So with that, Rika turned into Kyna, which I've seen listed as Gaelic meaning corageous or royal, or English meaning wise. Satisfied with this new name, she also got a new look.

Kyna by SparkOut1911 I Am the Queen 2008 by SparkOut1911

At that point... I still sucked with Photoshop, the first picture I drew while still in high school.  The second one came a year later after I got a tablet.  Apparently she has this Xena Warrior Princess vibe that I didn't quite shake until just recently when I redesigned some of her look.  Thanks to the game Perfect World International.  I tried to make my character look as much like my written character as possible with the customization the game had.  The bangs from the game grew on me... so

I Am the Queen 2008 by SparkOut1911 + Perfect World Kyna by SparkOut1911 = Kyna - Profile by SparkOut1911

I also redesigned much of her armor by photoshopping it onto her in game model.  Aside from the boots, I was rather happy with the simple outcome although it's still not perfect.

Entries Held Back - 1 by SparkOut1911

I kept a lot of the same elements; just made them more practical and for some reason didn't add the swords.  Which are kinda important but I totally suck at weaponry.

SO WHAT ABOUT HER CHARACTER?? D8<

Her character is very cold and icy.  Her past made her quite the bitch... she is mean and has her own agenda.  So if she's helping you, it's not because she cares, and it's not that you've hit a soft spot.  If she helps you, it's because it is helping her get what she wants.  When she's first introduced in Double Edged, she's on the bad guys' team.  While she is human, she has earned rank with them and one can only imagine what she's had to do to prove such loyalty.  A few other humans have betrayed their own kind as well but the Valcorian queen took interest in her, and decided to do an experiment to see if humans could even handle Dark magics at all.  Kyna, being very strong willed, seemed like a good candidate. (I'll have to write this story and post it for anyone to REALLY understand all of this so just nod and smile for me kay? lol)

So as a result, Kyna can now use dark magic. (which harms her with too much use since humans weren't made to handle it.)In turn it earned her even MORE rank, and a few more enemies.  Some are really not happy to see her, a human, at such a high standing with their queen.  They also speculate what she's done, and what kind of strings she has pulled with the queen's right hand man, that he would bring Kyna to the queen's attention.  So even to a small number in the Valcor ranks, she is a shady figure.  Most of them find her interesting though.  Unlike them, she is human... her body is far more fragile, she could never be as strong without magic, yet somehow she's survived and become rather powerful.

Behind it all, a lot of the purpose of her character is to show the other side of the war plaguing this continent.  With the plot of Double Edged, I've tried to blur the line between good and evil just a bit.  Although the Valcor are on the invading side, I had to give depth to their race, and showing them off through the eyes of a human that has found a place with them seemed a rather interesting way to do so.  They are a fun race, kinda dark.  Animal-like, yet sentient, and their nobility is strangely refined despite their like of raw meats, brutal sports, and their sometimes overwhelming instinct.  

Unfortunately I can't talk about her character too much more.  Otherwise I may ruin a few things.

Other Versions?

Yes, she has quite a few running around.  All of them with red hair, and blue eyes, most of them within the fantasy setting.  Although her past changes to accommodate the setting, her personality remains much the same.  Stoic, icy.  She always has one or two things that will cause her blood to boil should you be unlucky enough to press that button. (If you do, run.)  All of her versions usually seem to feel little toward taking another life, should she find it necessary to.  She does, however, come with a sense of honor, so the chances of her just stabbing you in the back or poisoning you to death is very unlikely.  Might want to stay wary though, just incase.

Versions of her include:
Rika - Lines by SparkOut1911--> Inuyasha fan character
FIST - Revisited -color by SparkOut1911--> PWI Kyna (written into my pwi fanfiction as well) Story found here:rikasstorycorner.deviantart.co…
Kyna - Profile by SparkOut1911--> Double Edged - Story found here:rikasstorycorner.deviantart.co…
Rika - Character Design by RikasStoryCorner--> Riled (Rika in that story is a variation of Kyna's personality though the look is MUCH different) Story here: rikasstorycorner.deviantart.co…
You and What Army by SparkOut1911Kyna - Pen Sketch by SparkOut1911--> Post Apocalyptic Fantasy mash-up RP character (for lack of a formal name for that plot line.  I'm already considering redrawing the first picture, I don't like it.)


If you read all of that, THANKS you are awesome and I'm really glad that anyone would be intrigued enough to read anything about any of my characters!  If you feel the need to comment, by all means, please do lol, I like to know I'm not just writing this to write it.

Previous Spotlights!  
Just incase you missed a few and would like to read them.  Feel free to comment on those.

#1: Riley rikaflare.deviantart.com/journ…
#2: Zeph rikaflare.deviantart.com/journ…
#3: Kaida rikaflare.deviantart.com/journ…

  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Pendulum
  • Reading: Proof reading...
  • Watching: COPS (lol)
  • Playing: Dragon Age: Origins
  • Eating: EVERYTHING
  • Drinking: JAVA!!!!!! javajavajavajava
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NDGO Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
The Post Apocalyptic Fantasy sounds intriguing i saw a drawing on another persons page that led me here. I'd really like to see that story as a comic.
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SparkOut1911 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011   Digital Artist
thanks! ^^ that was a very interesting mash up a friend and I did, we're working on writing it now and I really do hope to have it in comic format one of these days. It's one of my favorite story lines and settings to date.
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NDGO Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011  Professional General Artist
The concept has a lot of elements of other stories i like. Specially Lone Wolf and Cub. I hope you get it done. I'm looking forward to it.
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SetQesu Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Doesn't get out much does she, she makes a vampire look tan.....just saying.....
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SparkOut1911 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011   Digital Artist
>_> mawr? What're you talkin' about, she's plenty tan... lol
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SetQesu Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
Please I bet she glows in the dark!
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SparkOut1911 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011   Digital Artist
o.o how?
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SetQesu Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
You cant see it? She makes flour look dark....
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SparkOut1911 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011   Digital Artist
o.o but she's tan!
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SetQesu Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011
After further review...(and a right hook by a fiery redhead with a gun pointed at me), That this is by far the prettiest woman I have ever seen and shall ever see in my life!
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