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Tempest Extra: Phuong Truyen

Friday, June 27th, 2008


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Design: Character designed by Hnilmik, art designed by MidnightRaven


Character Profile

Name: Phuong Truyen
Origin: Southern Vietnam

Age: 24
Height: 5’2”
Weight: 100 lbs

Occupation: Wandering Storyteller

Arena: Rice paddy outside an ancient Vietnamese palace

Winning pose:
1. Smooths out her ao dai (long dress) and sits down to commune with the earth
2. Rings the bell on her bicycle before riding off on it

Likes: Telling stories and riding her bicycle.
Hates: The culture of her people going to waste.

Purpose: To keep the true culture of her people alive.


Special moves:
The Two Sisters
↑↓ + Punch + Kick

The Crow and The Peacock
↓↙← + Punch x2

The Salty Sea
↓↙← + Kick x2

The Iron Horse
tap ↓ repeatedly + hold Strong Kick

Killer moves:
Golden Turtle’s Crossbow
↓←↑←→↓→↑ + tapping Strong and Weak Kick interchangeably

The Return of the Golden Turtle’s Sword
↓←↑←→↓→↑ + tapping Strong and Weak Punch interchangeably


Comment:
What I like most about ‘Tempest’ is the emphasis on cultural backgrounds and how they’re highlighted within the characters. As a someone whose parents escaped from Vietnam after the war, I always loved my country and the strong sense of nationalism other Southern Vietnamese refugees feel for their waning culture… Even when they know that Communist corruption will eventually lead Vietnam’s destruction. I created Phuong to symbolize that still-present struggle to a save Vietnam’s true culture. A direct translation of Phoung Truyen’s name would be ‘Phoenix Story’.
- Hnilmik


Tempest Extra: Chun

Friday, June 6th, 2008


Discussion

Design: Designed and colored by Max


Character Profile

Name: Wu Chun
Origin: Macau

Age: 26
Height: 5’8″
Weight: 150 lbs

Occupation: Card dealer (part time)

Arena: Palace Casino

Winning pose:
1. Grab a glass of cocktail from service girl and take a sip
2. Toss cash confetti

Likes: Lemon tea and fishball
Hates: Paying tax

Purpose: Casino promotion


Special moves:
Pong
←↓→ + Punch

Gong
←↓→ + Kick

Chow
→↙→↑ + Punch

Hu
←→←→←→+ Punch

Killer moves:
Pure One Suit
↑↓↘→↓↘→ + Light punch + Heavy punch

Three Great Scholars
→↙↓↘→ + Light kick + Heavy kick

Nine Gates
→→→→→→→→→ + punch


Comment:
Inspired by G-Force’s comment under the Tempest discussion thread. If the basic idea is mahjong tiles, then the character most certainly has to be Asian. I happened to be visiting Macau for my last trip, and the place (not really literally a country anymore) fits perfectly for this character. While the casino industry has boosted Macau’s economy, in another way it also ruins its future as teens and college students started to drop their education pursue to become dealers. Chun is modeled after that.
- Max


Your Tempest characters?

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

Slain will mark as an end to our long running Tempest character release. But of course we’d hate to close the project like this as we will be releasing more characters from time to time when inspiration comes.

We’d also like to thank Loempiaveter and Vegaman for their guest entries, and we’d wish invite more guest entries. It can be a design submission, or just a character profile/movelist submission. We will work together with those guest ideas and feature them on the official listings. Again, make your submissions available on the forum.

Tempest: Slain

Saturday, May 31st, 2008


Discussion

Original Design: Designed by Max, colored by Steven


New Design: Redesigned and colored by Max


Character Profile

Name: Slain
Origin: Atlantis

Age: 25
Height: 6’7″
Weight: 170 lbs

Occupation: Dictator

Arena: Bottom of Bermuda triangle

Winning pose:
1. Give a fly kiss and look away
2. Raise his energy and destroy the battle stage

Likes: Atlantis glory
Hates: Everything else

Purpose: Atlantis restoration


Special moves:
Sword of Soul
←→ + Punch

Take of Soul
↓↑ + Punch

Slash of Soul
←→ + Kick

Whirl of Soul
↓↑ + Kick

Haze of Soul
↓↑↓↑ + Kick

Killer moves:
Forbidden Royal Crush
←↙↓↘→←→ + Heavy kick

Sealed Sovereign Sever
←↙↓↘→←→ + Heavy punch


Comment:
Huge difficulties with Slain. First of all, the old design somehow incarnated as a certain Kazahana leader without my awareness. The new is pretty much a more gruesome Clothos. In the original concept they are supposed to be brothers…now they can be twins. I had a ton of trouble figuring a good pose for him. Energetic poses certainly ruin his menacing image, yet still poses make him lifeless. At the end I needed to seek Steven’s help to set an acceptable pose. Slain’s blank expression feels really similar to the final boss character in Legends of Far East…. call it another Max tendency. - Max


Tempest: Clothos

Friday, May 30th, 2008


Discussion

Original Design: Designed and colored by Max


New Design: Redesigned and colored by Max


Character Profile

Name: Clothos
Origin: Atlantis

Age: 25
Height: 6’6″
Weight: 160 lbs

Occupation: Noble descendant

Arena: Temple of Poseidon

Winning pose:
1. Bow at 45 degree
2. Kick rapidly and form a vertical line with his legs

Likes: The smell of sea
Hates: Insects, height

Purpose: Atlantis restoration


Special moves:
Sword of Soul
←→ + Punch

Take of Soul
↓↑ + Punch

Slash of Soul
←→ + Kick

Whirl of Soul
↓↑ + Kick

Haze of Soul
↓↑↓↑ + Kick

Killer moves:
Forbidden Royal Crush
←↙↓↘→←→ + Heavy kick

Sealed Divine Punishment
←↙↓↘→←→ + Heavy punch


Comment:
I am a big fan on kicking moves. Legs are prettier than punches! Since nationality plays a big part in project Tempest, the final bosses should come somewhere that has menace or mystery written all over. Atlantis comes easily since it can basically be anything. If I had to force out an inspiration source for Clothos, it’s probably that last dude in Drunken Master. I’d love to have Clothos to be always in ready-to-kick stand, but then how would he be able to move in the game? :P . Yes I miss the flames on the leg, but I had to choose a better pose over it. – Max


Next in Line: Slain


Tempest: Kidda

Friday, May 23rd, 2008


Discussion

Original Design: Designed by Max, colored by Allie
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New Design: Redesigned and colored by Steven
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Character Profile

Name: Kidda
Origin: Costa Rica

Age: 28
Height: 5’7″
Weight: 115 lbs

Occupation: Pirate

Arena: Rope on her boat

Winning pose:
1. Take out a knife and start peeling apples
2. Take off her headband and shake up her hair

Likes: Parrot and monkey
Hates: Men with bad smell

Purpose: In search of the treasure of Atlantis


Special moves:
Parrot Charge
↓↙← + Punch

Hook’s Hook
←→ + Kick

Captain Kidd’s Suplex
(near opponent) →↘↓↘→ + Punch

Rising Ocean
←↙↓↘→ + Punch

Hook’s Rope Hook
→↘↓↙← + Kick

Killer moves:
Big Squid Tentacles
↓↓←←→→↓↓ + Heavy punch tapping repeatedly

Temptation of Mermaids
↓↙←↓↙← + Heavy kick

Captain Kidd’s End of the World
During “Captain Kidd’s Suplex” ↓↙←↖↑↗→↘ + Heavy punch


Comment:
Kidda is the last character I worked on for this project, and to be honest, I was feeling pretty burnt out by the time I got to her. Ultimately I think Kidda turned out to be more on the lackluster side of the redesigns, but perhaps I may revisit the character someday, to give her the respect she deserves.
- Steven


Next in Line: Clothos


Tempest: Erik

Friday, May 16th, 2008


Discussion

Original Design: Designed by Max, colored by Steven


New Design: Redesigned and colored by Max


Character Profile

Name: Erik Raoul
Origin: France

Age: 35
Height: 6’7″
Weight: 176 lbs

Occupation: Opera singer

Arena: Arc de Triomphe

Winning pose:
1. Hold a rose in mouth and start dancing Carmen
2. Check himself out with a mirror

Likes: Perfume
Hates: Poverty

Purpose: ?


Special moves:
Bloody Rose
←↙↓ + Punch

Rookie’s Tessitura
↓↑ + Punch

Spike of Roses
←→ + Kick

Coloratura Relief
↓↑ + Kick

Supreme Spinto
↓↑↓↑ + Light Kick + heavy kick

Killer moves:
Maze of Mirrors
↘↓→↘↓→← + Heavy punch

Million Bloody Roses
←↙↓←↙↓←↙↓ + Heavy kick

Wrath of Napoleon
←→←↙↓↘→←←→ + Heavy punch + heavy kick


Comment:
I gave myself the privilege to recycle one pose from the old bunch, out of which Erik seems to be the most interesting. The intention was to create a Vega like masked fighter with both class and mystery (no offense, Zaburo). It easily led to France -> Phantom. The only obvious change is the mask. Both the original phantom mask and the Robin eye shade seem plain. A carnival mask makes the design more interesting and maintain the high class feel. - Max


Next in Line: Kidda