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The Lilac Stray by Nytrinhia The Lilac Stray by Nytrinhia
All the while when I was drawing and painting this, I just couldn't help squealing like a little girl on Christmas who go a pony. Clara is too adorable for words.

So. This is my character from City of Heroes. She's a five foot adorable little siphon. Mechanically, she's a kinetics/energy aura scrapper. Narratively in RP, she's a mutated siphon. She grew up in Astoria and as a result, unknowingly channeled Mot, a god of death who's aura and essence twists memories and thoughts so as to plumment the person into depression and anger and resentment. As a result, her parents and brother committed suicide. She spent years on the streets until she was found by Calla and Thomas (see this picture: [link] ) and is now adopted by them as a "ward" (they're not old enough to really be her parents).

Previous to Mot's sealing, Clara was recluse and would not go near people for fear of infecting them with Mot (she had no understanding that she could actually stop and block Mot, though, I'm still unsure that she could have stopped, considering how integrated she and Mot had become. It's quite possible that only his sealing could have separated the two of them). She could only see her not going near others as the only way that she could protect them from what she was: a pawn of a god who's only goal was to consume everything.

After Mot was sealed, and Clara was able to discover the origin of her powers, she's become a sort of Jedi, so to speak. She channels the energy that flows through all living matter. While she herself is unable to be directly affected by what she channels, she can use it as a shield to protect herself and direct it at others to incapacitate them. She is restricted to channeling a single source, but unlimited in how much to take and what to do with it. As a result, if she were attacked, it's feasible that she could take the life force directly out of a person until they collapse or die. Because she no longer has to fear being around people, Clara is naive and trusting to a fault. Now that she has no fear of touching people, she generously will hug anyone that she considers a friend. She also has a habit of making friends with weird people and things, which makes her groupmates uneasy and on edge.

As far as herself goes, Clara doesn't consider herself pretty or cute at all. She's 18 years old but appears to be 14, due to lack of sun in Dark Astoria and malnutrition in her years on the street. Her growth is stunted and her skin is pale like skim milk. She has a tail and light purple hair which are from her being mutated while connected to Mot. She's extremely adorable but has no awareness of it. After being scarred and mutated over the years, and adding to it all the... developed heroines she's around, she sees herself as being sickly and undesirable. Like those naked mole rats that people keep as pets and you just have to stare and think "WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!"

So there you go. My Clara.

((also, the gap between her legs is an on purpose exaggeration))
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Daigonzo Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Adorable illustration, she just makes you wanna hug her and reassure her she's okay. A big part is the uncertain body language, with the way she's sort of hugging herself in a shy and insecure pose. And the cute pigeon-toed stance. Combined with the girlish face and her sidelong glance, everything gives her a very vulnerable vibe. Then, Clara's made even more huggable by her heartrending write-up. Great stuff.
Nytrinhia Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, very much!
Meemzer Featured By Owner May 16, 2012
Wow, the lighting on here is so pretty! You really understand the mechanics of light. It is one of the things I like best about your pieces. She sounds like a neat character, and I agree with you she is a cutie.
Nytrinhia Featured By Owner May 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :3
Meemzer Featured By Owner May 18, 2012
You're so welcome! :hug:
msfoxface Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
So this is her! :3 She is so cute, me like!! :heart: :heart: :heart:
Asnea Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She is sooo pretty, and I assume she smells like a lilac.
theranforgotten Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
The Tattoo on her back is genious! After a while of staring I get the feeling it's not a tattoo at all. :D Also she looks very charming.
ProfessorSteel Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can't help but point out that the gab between the legs is rather extreme.
Aside from that, good stuff.
Nytrinhia Featured By Owner May 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah it is. It's an exaggeration I did on purpose.
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