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Viola Grey by AnalexBeetleBum Viola Grey by AnalexBeetleBum
*NEW EDIT* I've started writing a story about Viola and Vincent, which can be found here: [link]

*EDIT* OMG, I snagged a runner-up spot! Thank you so much!

This is my entry for the Seventh Sanctum Weapons and Warriors Contest [link] I used the General Character Generator and the Firearms Generator. I also used the Character Scrambler to give my General Character a bit more, well, character, and I threw the Currency, Greek Namer, Realms, Dragon Character, Evil Sounding Names, and Superhero/villain Organizations generators into her backstory. Her name and the name of her weapon are of my own choosing.

The model is myself, the photographer is also me (hooray camera timers!), the costume I put together from various outfits and costumes I had on hand, and the gun is a toy gun that I painted. I also did all of the digital editing.

So without further ado…

Viola Grey is the solar system’s greatest assassin – when she can get there on time. Her superb aptitude for assassinations is matched only by her abysmal time management skills. She has attempted to improve her punctuality by wearing a multitude of timepieces, which has thus far proved unsuccessful.

She is wanted across 14 sectors, and has a bounty on her head for 20,000,000 Imperial Farthings, mainly stemming from her assassinations of King Arususeri of the Shield Kingdom and of the ancient dragon Spiketail the Learned. She has actually earned a medal for killing the vile Gorirmim of the Brigade of Slayers, but she would be arrested on the spot if she ever went to collect it.

Despite her propensity to lose track of time, Viola never loses track of her trusty single-shot disintegrator, Vincent. This pistol is a custom piece built by Ms. Grey herself. It is based upon larger disintegrator rifles, but packs quite a bit more of a punch since it focuses the power of an entire laser cartridge into one shot. Once fired, the spent cartridge must be ejected and a new cartridge installed before it can be fired again. Though the weapon’s single-shot nature may seem limiting, Viola’s stealth and extreme accuracy more than make up for this perceived drawback, and she has to date never needed more than a single shot to take down a target. It is rumored that this is the source of Viola’s supposed catchphrase - “Once and done.”

Ms. Grey’s wardrobe is not what one would typically expect from an assassin. It has been reported that when asked about this she replied with a grin, “You should dress for the job you want, not the one you have.” If true this indicates that she may not actually want to be an assassin, and perhaps instead wants to be some sort of aviator/fashion model.

My Generator Results:

General Character Generator:
This girl reminds you of a clock that can't keep proper time. She has round eyes that are like two chunks of jade. Her luxurious, straight, red hair is worn in a dignified, practical style. She is short and has an athletic build. Her skin is light-colored. She has thin lips. Her wardrobe is unusual.

Firearms: Single-shot Disintegrator

Character Scrambler: The stealthy assassin who is a bit wacky.

Currency: Imperial Farthing
Greek Namer: Arususeri
Realms: Shield Kingdom
Dragon Character: ancient dragon Spiketail the Learned
Evil Sounding Names: Gorirmim
Superhero/villain Organizations: Brigade of Slayers
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thereareFIVElights Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
Personally, I would have given you first place, just for the amount of work that went into the backstory.
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AnalexBeetleBum Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Aw, thanks! :)
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Astrophysic17 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2011
Congratulations! Though I think you should have placed. Great job!
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Astrophysic17 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011
This is a very neat entry! I hope you do well!
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AnalexBeetleBum Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you very much! :D
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Astrophysic17 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
Very welcome!
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Xarratha Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
Boredom sent me browsing through the entries. I think yours is the most inventive and well thought out I've seen so far. I hope you do well in the contest!
Wacky is definitely the best description of this character. I would read a book about her, if there were one (I could try writing one, but my writing has not been up to par lately and I'd never do the idea justice).
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AnalexBeetleBum Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you for the lovely compliments! :D I'm definitely up against some stiff competition, so we'll see how things go. I actually did toy around with the idea of trying to write a book about Viola, so perhaps you will see a Viola Grey novel one day :)
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Xarratha Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011
You're welcome.
Oooh, I hope so. I'd love to read about her (mis)adventures. I love the way you put such a colourful character together from a few generated blurbs. Such a well-fleshed out character shouldn't be left to collect dust.
I love your expression for the picture by the way. Its fits perfectly.
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