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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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Benrex177 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Love to see a fanfic involving these three.:)
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The-Robot-Cat Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dang wouldn't that be cool!  I'll have to think on that :D
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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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bbb35 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013
My Fave theme for those shows :D
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The-Robot-Cat Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me too, definitely :D
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Cleverun Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student General Artist
An anti-hero is someone who does heroic things for non-heroic reasons. A villain is something entirely different.
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The-Robot-Cat Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, I'm aware of that. I mean it in the sense that they're the "anti" or opposite of the heroes, at least in appearance. I'm not sure if there's a more appropriate term for that or not; I didn't check.
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Cleverun Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student General Artist
I think you should change the word "hero" to "protagonist" or "warrior". Something along those lines.
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Xenomaster Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
the opposite of protagonist is antagonist
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The-Robot-Cat Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I could, but it still wouldn't fit well in my opinion. The word antihero doesn't have a dash, so it technically is okay because I have a dash. Grammar crisis averted! c:
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BenjaminHopkins Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You shoulda called 'em "Evil twins". BTW, why does twin #3 look like the long-lost cousin of Dante & Vergil?
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Xenomaster Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Albedo is a Galvan turned sort of Bizarro
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The-Robot-Cat Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Perhaps, but that still doesn't quite fit in my mind.
I'm not familiar with that, so I can't really help you there. :shrug:
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Xenomaster Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
it is PERFECT for these three, calling them antiheroes would mean they do good.
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The-Robot-Cat Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Please refer to the edit I've just added to the deviation description. c:
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Xenomaster Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Albedo turned into a copy of Ben because he was the Omnitrix's default

An Anti-Hero (also spelled Anti Hero) is a character who, while not necessarily evil, has a number of flaws that make them different from the traditional heroes of fiction and folklore - Anti-Heroes can be selfish, rude or even criminal in nature but will play the part of a hero under certain conditions: whether it be for money, fame, and glory (such as Wario) or because they don't have a choice.

and if you think that anti-hero is the middle;

Basically the opposite of an anti-hero. While the anti-hero often fights on the protagonist's team, but with selfish motives, the anti-villain plays a villain's game, but for what's at least in their eyes a noble cause. They may be personally more noble or heroic than an anti-hero but the means to achieve their ends are often considered immoral, unjust, sometimes even evil. Sometimes, they may simply be a villain with gentlemanly qualities or a code of honor or some sense of justice. Anti-villains will occasionally side with their rivals (usually the protagonist) if a greater threat than themselves comes or it is in both of their best interests. Oftentimes, if they do join the protagonists, they are distrusted. Often also considered "grey" characters due to their moral ambiguity. It is possible to be both an anti-villain and anti-hero at the same time, depending on the character's goal and their methods of attaining it.

Examples of popular anti-villains include MagnetoOzymandias from Watchmen, Eric FinchBenjamin Linus, General Thaddeus "Thunderbolt" Ross from the Incredible Hulk comics, the Jigsaw Killer, Francis Hummel, Kane from Command & ConquerThe Operative from the film SerenityNagato from the Naruto series, Loki from the 2011 adaptation of the Thor comics, and the Imposter Dan from Dan Vs.. Despite this, there are some villains that do have good intentions but carry them out in a vicious manner which can make them Complete Monsters. An example of this would be Sentinel Prime from Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

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The-Robot-Cat Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If I may, what point are you trying to prove?  Do you want me to admit that anti-hero is a flawed description of these characters and change the title, or are you just trolling me?  This conversation seems to be going nowhere.
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BenjaminHopkins Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Nothin' but a joke...
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The-Robot-Cat Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh okay c:
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bbb35 Featured By Owner May 13, 2013
Awesome!!!
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The-Robot-Cat Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you c:
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bbb35 Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
Welcome .
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