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Malefor by FyreDragon5 Malefor by FyreDragon5
Here he is...the Dark Master himself in all of his...evilness. (Sorry, best thing I could come up with at the moment) ^^;

Just looking at this guy gives me the creeps!

I'll admit that the fire was the funnest thing to draw, it was that darned mountain in the background that was giving me grief! The lava on that thing was not easy, let alone the light coming from the volcano. I thought that this scene was perfect for the fallen purple dragon, I mean he did cause it to happen in the first place.

I personally thought he was a pretty okay villain, however--I COULD HARDLY UNDERSTAND A WORD HE WAS SAYING!!!! Seriously, I could understand Christopher Nolan's Bane and Batman better than this guy! I mean why did the game makers have to mess with Mark Hamill's voice so much? It sounded NOTHING like him! He's creepy enough without the voice synthesizer since he voiced The Joker in Batman the Animated Series! The only way I was able to understand him was by reading the subtitles at the bottom of the screen!

I was seriously expecting Spyro and Cynder to be all:

-"What did you say?"
-One more time, didn't catch that."
-"We can't understand you! PRONOUNCIATE!!!"

Epic fail...:facepalm:

Malefor (AKA The Dark Master) (C) ACTIVISION
Art (C) Me

Check out these other dragons I've done!

Spyro [link]
Cynder [link]
Ignitus [link]
Volteer [link]
Cyril [link]
Terrador [link]
The Chronicler [link]
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What the heck are you apologizing for?! I just about died from amazing awesomeness overload!! :wow:

You kinda left me speechless with this one, but I'll do my best.

First impressions...Wow! Just...holy snickerdoodles wow! I love the background! :squee: I know I've said that about all of them but this one...AWESOME!!! The sparks/fire/lava coming out of and flowing down the volcano are so amazing! That is one of the BEST volcanoes I've seen. The sky nicely done, all creepy just like Malefor. I love how the whole thing looks with the fire all around him. I gives it a more menacing feel.
Malefor himself looks fantastic! I love how you did his eyes there and how they glow and it looks like little bolts of energy coming out of them. And of course the expression you put on his face just ties it all together. If I'm being perfectly honest(and I am XD ) I prefer this artwork that you did of him more than in the game! I think they need to consult you for character designs.

And I'm SO glad it isn't just me thinking that about his voice. I seriously could not understand a thing he said. It kind of made him a little less threatening...IMO. :facepalm:
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Enter the villain... I absolutely love this picture: a world on fire, flaming sparks raining from Mount Doom and dark foreboding clouds stretching across the sky. (Yes, I know it's not Mount Doom. But it has that feel, this is a place of evil.) Once again you bring out so much insight about a character - that's the mark of an artist you've shown time and again. Keep it up!
Fyre, you should and have every right to be proud of this piece, including the fire bits. The color and texture is simply, no not simply, spectacularly amazing! I love the angle of the wings - I'm pardoning some strange anatomy features (as I've done in the past) due to this being fan art - particularly the far one showing the underside. Also I love the red sky and lighting on the clouds reflecting the burning ground.
Here's my criticisms: The fire surrounding the dragon, is that intended to be in two straight lines? I think it would be more effective were it a ring of fire or showing some fire closer and some further to add to the burning world effect. Right now it seems as if the dragon stood in the way of a speeding Delorean. :)
Also, the volcano, though I love the fire about it, seems a little flat. There are great effects and I love what's going on, but showing some roundness would help.
Oh wow, your fire distracted me and I thought that there were some markings of flame on your dragon. I'm loving the effect it has right there against his hide.
You are an incredible artist and story teller (loved your fan fic, EVERYONE READ!) Keep it up, you have vision and potential - the world will never know what hit it.
Rock on, Fyre.
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TDManiacXC626 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015
There are forces in the universe beyond you imagination Spyro, we, are but pawns in a universal game of Good vs Evil.
UniverseDragon Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I had to use subtitles too, but I actually understood him okay. I just used the subs to see what I got wrong. I actually like trying to manipulate my voice to be as distorted as his XD
Warriorcatdragon Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Really? I was the only one who could understand him perfectly fine? XD
UniverseDragon Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I could ALMOST completely understand him. But subtitles proved I had a few things off XD
KillerCrow321 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014  Professional Writer
Nah, you're not the only one. XD
RZKesp600TheDragon Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2014

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I think Malefor is a character who deserves to be put in before we know it is wrong in DOTD, but it was not always like her I always say that this guy deserved to have its own history in a prequel trilogy of the Legend of Spyro, but called The Myth of Malefor avoided to copy and paste the name of the other series, after all Malefor has a heroic past that seems to be it was even dubbed the Hero of Avalar in his time, "rumors," and I think that finally the Chronicler did not tell us everything about Malefor far away we do not know how he felt once he seemed to be normally quite close to the village chief Prowlus cheetahs that describes as being much like Spyro mentally and emotionally at the time where everyone had hope in him, someone noble, courageous, caring, with compassion, and someone who was afraid to others than for himself, a sort of guardian angel, and he was also very shy, but eager to learn shy, afraid of becoming someone he probably hate to be, but the Guardians of the time the is encouraged to test the limits and that is the mistake they probably realized that Malefor have no limit and power was being surpassed those emotions in the process of submerged, becoming someone who did not want become, they told him to stop, but it probably is Malefor said he could control it, but when you do not control your powers, that you have had control then they exiled second error may Malefor to accept exile, but during that time no one was there to prevent his power to take over on him and he gradually transform into Dark Master, Having no control over it is doomed hatred against his own race the hating everyone, and forge an alliance with the King Gaul and his army of monkeys in their back promising to transfer power to Gaul and his army he has broken promise and malheuresment the noblest destiny of the race of Avalar was Monkeys in great danger with the same powers as désormé dragons, dragons was somehow a race that other creatures could learn their nature have to give a gift that control its elements for good protecting other races as cheetahs and manweresmalls and another against evil creatures stronger than the latter, manweresmalls and cheetahs were not magical so they were vulnerable to any creature who could master such black magic, in d other words the dragons pose to other creatures the only resistance was to, dragons are a noble race, wise, compassionate, generous and protective. But the monkeys had hate this logic to other creatures had their been lower due to the fact they need dragons, so they Voyes dragons as weak minds, because despite their power instead of shown their superiority, and they used their powers with compassion, this was not logical for monkeys. The monkeys were more numerous and were feared warriors so they wanted shown the power of their races in enslaving those who were their inferiors. The only resistance was the dragons when the monkeys had tried to take the town cheetahs dragons probably have saved a painting representing Malefor, is seen surrounded by races who respect and love the most dragons and the Malefor therefore hope cheetahs, and manweresmalls. Outnumbered dragons monkeys. I also think that Gaul has played an important role in the corruption of Malefor, and perhaps even in its heroic past Malefor had been confronted with Gaul's eye and it popped in a battle against Malefor can be also the physics of Malefor it is not at all similar to the representation of him in paintings and statues we saw majestic, elegant, graceful, almost beautiful royal I would say, with a wise and watchful eye but it looks like DOTD a zombie, its purple and far from being similar to Spyro or even paint the former Warfang (the Ruins Warfang level), and it seems to be completely distorted and deformed her face, and was the impression he bloodstains, his voice is also distorted and does not resemble the voice of someone who is in control of his emotions. I think Malefor also deserved a second chance (everyone especially those on a heroic past) redemption if only the reincarnation of Moneybags (Bobby Kottic, Actimoney boss) would not have bought the license for Skylanders, I think it would have been better to make a second trilogy with the Legend of Spyro why not return Malefor hero / ally or a prequel the Myth of Malefor, then Malefor is a purple dragon so he can explain his be operated at much gameplay as Spyro. I also read a lot of FanFiction and FanComics that some well told her about the past of Malefor, or the light go hero or ally.

Cornisch Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Matau99 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
I love his expression! It's angry, but it also has hints of sadness... it makes you wonder if there was more to his story than we saw...
gordhanx Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2014
THIS IS AWESOME! I love the design of Malefor. It. Is. Epic! Great work on the details, colouring, shading and effects. I also love the volcano and fire. Nice touch.
DieHardMusicMan9125 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
evil as evil can be going in faves!
VeganSpyro97 Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Artist

Malefor is actually a really sadistic and evil villain when you think about it. He kidnaps Cynder, and others (If Oc's are to be considered here), He almost succeeded in destroying the world the last time he was alive, technically did when he returned, corrupted Spyro, corrupted Cynder, ransacked the temple, almost obliterated the dragons, is so evil that his voice has been warped by his malevalence, and he kills because he could care less. He also inadvertably causes the death of Ignitus, effectively destroying Spyro's mentor, friend, and father figure and causing him to go ape on Cynder. What a perfect A-hole. I actually find it difficult to think of worse villains.

 If some Fanfic's are to be considered, (like the one I'm working on) he was actually even worse than he was depicted in the game. Seriously, he is crazy evil. No matter how you look at it.

RZKesp600TheDragon Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
You know it is very rare for me to defend the villains but I often think that only an unhealthy spirit of pure evil can turn a good spirit who has a heroic past someone like Emperor Palpatine evil (Darth Scidious), which corrupts Anakin Skywalker (Darth Vader) in Star Wars Palpatine is pure evil spirit he has no compassion and he managed to corrupt the savior of prophecy, and Malefor also had a good mind once as Spyro so I think that it happened to him something I'm trying to build a fanfic around the character of Malefor because I read a lot and I say why not me, and I worked hard on it.

I do not know but at Malefor there as something that draws me to think it is not really a monster.
VeganSpyro97 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Yeah, I actually wrote in that story of mine that Malefor's corruption came at the claws of his brother, the Dragonlich Malecide, who not only corrupted his brother's spirit, but brought him back AGAIN by having him possess the new Purple Dragon, (Everything magical had been thrown out of whack by the huge release of power at the end of DOTD, so a new Purple was born decades early) who in turn forgot who he was and effectively became the real, uncorrupted Malefor after he was released at the end of the story. 
 Corrupting a hero IS something that makes a true villain.
RZKesp600TheDragon Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014
I agree thanks for the post.
VeganSpyro97 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
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LightningDraco Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
It's weird, but funny when Malefor fans color him these colors from the DS version when the Console version has those red and yellow and purple colors on him. X3
AvalarGuardian Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My old Enemy...Malefor.
PlatinumDrawings Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist
115spartan Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012
when I listin to "Warrior" by Disturbed, it match the picture
DarkwingDrake Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pure Epicness! nice touch on the flames coming off the ground, and the volcano`s awesome!
NMB-Leader Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Background was glorious, the lights and fire was very well done I liked it. I just have one small conflict though, Malefor should be smiling, instead he looks like he is in denial or regret. From what we have heard from him already, Malefor strongly believes he, as the purple dragon, is destined to bring about the end of the dragon race. He should smiling proudly that he is reaching his goal, not frowning in 'regret'.
FyreDragon5 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I just wanted to draw Malefor in an environment that matched his personality (Sick, twisted, power monger, evil, etc.) This isn't supposed to be a screenshot from the games, this is just my personal opinion on what kind of bacground and pose would suit his character. Think of it as a character shot. I wanted him to look angry because he's naturally evil, not because he's "frowning in 'regret'"
NMB-Leader Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Oh,no I'm sorry, I was trying to criticize your work. That was just me telling you how I interpret it and how I thought it would've been better in my opinion. I respect your outlook on him though, I really do wish we got more character background from him and the other purple dragons.
FyreDragon5 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, okay then.
Imwritten Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Like what you have done in this picture. I remember playing through DotD and thinking how sad this level was, I mean this is the same area you start at in the first game. (The swamp area, after Malefor rises the Dragon Temple from the ground into the air)

So I feel you have done a good job with this. Malefor looks evil, the volcano has some lovely lava effect and the fire around Malefor just makes the picture look right. So good job. :)
dragonmaster35 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Alright, Malefor down, who next, the chroniclar! BUT WAIT, WHICH CHRONICLAR, Ignitus Cron, or the orignal?
FyreDragon5 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
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Girlover10 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Malefor... Beat him twice since my birthday in march
Dragonfinder Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
That suits him :XD:

Good work! And now you deserve a :+devwatch:
descaiger Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Professional General Artist
so good e.e
BigMaleforFan Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
perfect in every way!!!!!!!!!!
i think the makers were trying to give him a voice like apocalymon from digimon adventure ( since they both had the same goals and ideas ) but with 10 times the distortion!!!!!!!
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