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The Anti-Heroes by The-Robot-Cat The Anti-Heroes by The-Robot-Cat
EDIT: Mmmmkay. Thanks to continued comments telling me that these are not antiheroes, please allow me to explain my thought process. I thought for a long time about what to call this, and anti-heroes was the only thing that came to mind that was accurate for all these guys. Evil clone/twin doesn't accurately describe Albedo, after all (he didn't start out like that, I mean). I added the hyphen because (anti meaning opposite) anti-heroes accurately describes these characters' appearances, which is the main thing I was trying to convey in this. So please just enjoy this piece of fan art instead of criticizing my word choice. Besides, when you think about it, all three of these guys are totally antiheroes--it's just that the creators chose to tell the stories from different angles. //end edit

Because I'm waaaaaaay overdue for a TV show fan art. In fact, I was so overdue that I even put three characters. c:

Anyway, my brother and I have been watching the Ben 10 series like crazy lately (we finished Ultimate Alien in a stupidly small amount of time xD) and I think Albedo is totally my favorite bad guy from the whole entire franchise. He kind of reminds me of Box Ghost--the persistent yet slightly out-of-it guy who hates the hero but doesn't have a good way to get rid of him.

And of course, Zak Monday, simply because he's the only bad guy I've ever seen who gives away his team's plan just for the sake of being a pain in the rear, and I can respect that. Also Zak Saturday himself is one of the coolest characters I've ever seen in a cartoon series, so naturally Zak Monday is one of the best baddies, too. (Second only to Albedo.)

So, having decided that the dastardly versions of heroes are the best villains, you can imagine my delight when Mad Jack showed up, so he had to be included for the sake of all anti-heroes out there.

The whole time I was drawing this, I couldn't help but think there's a fourth one I'm forgetting. I know Danny Phantom faced some evil Dannys, but they were all either him in an evil state or pathetic clones that didn't even get dialogue. So I'm still not sure who I'm missing, but oh well. The team is just as good with only three members, I suppose. I might also add that Monday would lead the team by default, because Mad Jack has issues and Albedo seems like the type of guy to get distracted easily.

Also, the background behind Monday is the melting interior of the airship, but it's kind of hard to tell (sorry :c). Also I didn't have time for a few small details on the Fang, so please just overlook those, yes? c;

Don't forget to fave/comment! <3

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Art © ~The-Robot-Cat
Zak Monday © Jay Stephens
Albedo © Man of Action
Mad Jack © Genndy Tartakovsky

Materials used: Bamboo Wacom Tablet, gimp, Paint Tool Sai
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Tsukasa57 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
nice one
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The-Robot-Cat Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks!
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Xenomaster Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
these aren't antiheroes
Antiheroes are still heroes, these are more of Evil Twin/Clones 
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The-Robot-Cat Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I get where you're coming from, but in my opinion the hyphen saves me.  (Antihero, anti-hero.)  I thought about the evil twin/clone idea, but neither of those titles fit the characters quite as well as anti-hero, in my opinion.  Anti meaning opposite, I'm primarily referring to their appearance, not motives. c:
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Xenomaster Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
how are these guys anti-heroes? Albedo wants to become a Galvin again because of his ego, Mad Jack is Jack's anger personified and Zak uses his powers to turn Cryptids rabid.... for fun



none of them want to help humanity in any way and have no good qualities in any way. they are full on villain
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The-Robot-Cat Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Every villain has motives, some of which aren't always explained due to the short life of a show or other factors.  Some might have more twisted motives than others, but all have a set of reasoning that dictates their decisions.  I might also point out that not every hero wants to help humanity...that's only one small facet of what a hero (or antihero) might want to do.

If I make another fan art starring any of these characters, it'll probably get a different title.  I'm going to respectfully ask you to drop the topic, because I don't like to make enemies and this conversation really isn't worth having. :shrug:  Also, your art actually looks pretty cool, and I don't want any bad blood between us.  Thank you.
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Xenomaster Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
anti-heroes do heroic thins for their own gain, they may fee a kingdom from a tyrant, not because it was the right thing to do, but to get revenge


i just like these things
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The-Robot-Cat Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm.  I'll concede that Mad Jack and Albedo are not antiheroes, but in my opinion Monday could possibly have a very intriguing back story that qualifies him as an antihero, at least to some degree.
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Xenomaster Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
he turns Cryptids crazy, enjoys it, and threatens to send them on a rampage if his good counterpart doesn't bring their antimatter airship from his world that could rip the fabric of our universe apart just by existing and follows the orders of a hyper-intelligent lizard with a Puerto Rican accent


nope, defiantly evil
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The-Robot-Cat Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Maybe so, but his back story is never explained in detail.  A lot of stuff could have gone on behind the scenes.  c:
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