CCC - Character Compounding Contest! (Round Seven: Mia, Astram, Flavia)

Welcome to the next round in my continuation of the previous CCC’s!

The goal of this contest is to take an existing character (posted at the bottom!) and reimagine, reinvent, or rework them into a new form! What sort of new form? Taking inspiration from FE Heroes and other similar media, you simply redesign the character in one of (but not limited to) the following ways:


  • De-age or age up the character. Make them younger, or make them older.
  • Turn them into another character! These ‘cosplay’ edits are not limited to mainline FE games or fangames, you can even do characters from other series, TV, etc.
  • Give the character a new design! Make them jacked, give them cool armor, redesign them from scratch, or whatever your heart desires.
  • Genderbend them! Make Lucius into a boy, or Jaffar into a girl! The possibilities here are endless!
  • RADICALLY redesign them: Make them into crazy demons, the Joker, Kirby(???), but try to keep the ‘essence’ of the original character in some way.
  • Heck, why not just take a regular character’s design and make them into a halfbody? That could be fun too!

This contest is very free-form. You come up with the character’s redesign and try your best to get people to vote for you!

Here are the rules:

  1. All submissions to this contest will be F2U, or even F2E if the submitter is okay with that! This contest involves expanding the resources available for the Portrait Repository, so this is mandatory.
  2. Each round of the contest will feature two mugs; a male and a female character. (Unisex characters can count too; they take up the male or female slot at the host’s discretion)
  3. Artists may create an alternate outfit/design/etc for one or both characters, if they wish.
  4. You may submit multiple designs, if you wish. They will all count toward your one submission vote. (Voters will vote on all of the works you created for the two mugs at once)
  5. No pre-existing artwork! The point of this contest is to expand the repo, so we want new art. Also, it’s unfair to compete against artwork that may have had weeks or months of editing work put into it.
  6. Eye/mouth frames are preferable, but optional. They aren’t necessary, but it would be awesome if you included them!
  7. Characters must either be from Fire Emblem 1-16 (Or whatever the current new game ends up being) or one of the Fire Emblem spinoffs, such as Heroes.
  8. All characters must be sprited in GBA format!
    (Hackbox size is not necessary)
    (Halfbodies/fullbodies are A-OK!)
    (Do try to keep the color count at or below 16 though, that would be great)
  9. Submissions must at least somewhat resemble the original character! Even with the Demon Anna example earlier, it’s still possible to see that she looks like Anna; use that as the extreme guideline.

The winner of each round picks two mugs for the next round! If you want the community to work hard toward making designs for your favorite waifu/husbando, you’ll have to get that top vote!

This competition is very casual. It’s not intended to be a hardcore demonstration of spriting prowess or anything, though that can be fun, too. The primary purpose is to create lots of cool mugs for the community to use.

Here are the winners of the previous rounds:
Round One
Round Two
Round Three
Round Four
Round Five
Round Six

The previous round’s winner got to choose two of the three mugs for this round! As such, they chose Astram and Flavia. Additionally, I picked one additional character to add a base for less-experienced spriters, so I chose Mia. This is a Non-GBA character round!

Here are some designs currently listed in the repo for each character.

Character 1: Mia from FE9/10. She has some mugs in the repo, so she makes for a good base for less-experienced spriters to try out.

Mugs by, in order, @Redbean, @Atey, Bizox, and @SaXor_the_Nobody.

Character 2: Astram, from Archanea.

Mug by @GratedShtick @NICKT and @cardcafe.

Character 3: Flavia, from FE13.

Flavia does not have any artwork in the Repo. This cannot stand! Let’s make some cute portraits for one of FE13’s best girls!

For those of you who aren’t sure what sorts of designs you could make, here are the characters’ wiki-pages, complete with alternate designs and artwork.

Mia’s Gallery: Mia/Gallery | Fire Emblem Wiki | Fandom
Astram’s Gallery: Astram/Gallery | Fire Emblem Wiki | Fandom
Flavia’s Gallery: Flavia/Gallery | Fire Emblem Wiki | Fandom

Remember… really exotic designs work great too! Let’s get some wild, interesting, and diverse character designs going! Reach into your imagination, and first place could be yours!

The deadline for this contest ends on the 20th, about three weeks from now!

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Let’s start this one with a bang!
Astram 1.1 (Wasdye)
Full custom Astram based on his FE11 portrait

Edit: Mug comp + small fixes to the Astram mug
CCC7 Comp

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Bang!

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Since Astram is my favorite character of all time and he’s cleary the strongest man in all of archanea, for a 10 star unit here’s a 10 star portrait.
Portrait Editor FE7.gba_71@47 Harken_C96D48

This took me a lot of time to make, just like how long it would take you to kill off Astram.

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I only just got around to it, but I just now finished adding all the Round Six mugs to the repo. Got em!

Sick Astram, Wasdye, great way to start.

And, Rawr… I’m watching you.

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Miarisa,maybe?
瓦尤(头像kai)

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I never knew how badly I wanted Mia to have a ponytail until this moment.

Here’s to praying we get a Redbean-style Flavia for this round. Redbean’s girls = best girls.

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Here’s a NES-styled Flavia (I don’t know how FE1/2 portraits internally work, so I based it on another NES-styled game’s system).
FEdited

What about rule 8? Well, I don’t have the skill nor patience to increase the size for GBA, so have a half-lazy conversion to GBA format (increased color count and added frames).
FGBA

It looks really bad on the status screen for some reason (not really familiar with GBA rom-hacking), but I doubt anyone will use it anyway.

Edit: portrait compilation: F2E.
Compilation

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Mostly custom Flavia portrait (some parts of louises sprite were used here and there)
Flavia sprite sheet

Sprite compilation:
Flavia sprite sheet
Lucina mia sprite sheet

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Isn’t this your first submission to a CCC? Great work!

She reminds me of characters from the indie game, LISA.

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GameBoy-styled Mia, based on her FE9 portrait, with short hair because it kept blending with her cloths. I’ve actually never played a GB game with portraits, but I they’d probably be 32x32 pixels due to the low resolution.
MFinal

And a conversion to GBA:
MGBA

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There are the Gameboy Dragon Ball Games. They Include Portraits.

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Still got a couple of weeks before voting. Anyone working on some cool mugs?

MI

mia dressed as one of the Flavia’s solider.see the TCG art for reference

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I got something in the works

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Saving the best for last, Game & Watch style Astram.

AGBA

This time, I didn’t bother with actual technical limitations, but rather tried to recreate the art-style (think Mr. Game & Watch) in the GBA format.

@Rawr776 - I’ve never heard of them before, but I googled it, and they have pretty incredible portraits using so few colours. Thanks for the heads up!

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One more week before the deadline!

I guess I’ll just make this announcement here: This is actually the final CCC for me to run. I might do another in the future, like months down the line, but I’m looking to cut back on anything that eats up my time. If someone else wants to run the CCC in the same vein, feel free. But as far as I’m concerned, this will be the last one for the immediate future.

I don’t even have time to keep the repo’s animations updated, let alone run contests. I’m pretty much at the busiest point in my life, yet.

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Maybe it’s for better - it looks like people just lost interest in them anyway.

Nah. I think the issue is that I just don’t have time to promote the CCC. I’ve barely talked about this round anywhere, because I’m busier than I’ve been in a long time.

Waning interest plays a part, but it’s waning because I’m distracted by too many responsibilities.

Well, i got done with this, I like both Mia and Nephenee and always kinda put them in the same category of fast but squishy, so i thought why not combine them and give Mia a Lance instead of a Sword. Didn’t even take anything out of existing FE characters this time apart from looking at Nephenee and Mia’s PoR Half bodies for reference. So i guess its fully custom made and not a splice? Whatever it is, its obviously F2U/F2E.

Methenia

HACKBOX EXAMPLE - Kopie
I swear i don’t like armpits, just didn’t know what/couldn’t be bothered to make a good looking minimug, so Armpit memes it is.

I think it could definitely use some polish, but i still like the result. Should be insertable into GBA just fine, although the outline may look weird in comparison with other portraits.

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