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Brand X and Lady Zhi by ArTGutierrez by Joybuzzer
Brand X and Lady Zhi by ArTGutierrez
Newest commission by :iconartgutierrez: of my OC Brand X and fellow team leader, Lady Zhi (OC of Macy)!   Good friends, Brand X tends to be the one Lady Zhi (a healer/buffer) can usually ignore, so imagine when she doesn't have to or HAS TO!  Either turn her into a bit more of a combat beast or OMG SOMEONE IS SURPASSING THE HEALING FACTOR!  :)  Mact/Lady Zhi also just happens to be one of the best RPers one can RP with!
Brand X by LOYProject by Joybuzzer
Brand X by LOYProject
My newest commission of my OC, this time by the talented :iconloyproject: and OMG did it turn out great!  She looks to be in her teens too!  Often she's made to look older, while she may be turning 21 this year, but she'll forever be 16.  O.O  Brand X: The Immortal Gunslinger!  While not 100% accurate (ageless and regenny but not 100% immortal and also a fighter) it's quite catchy imo!

So check out the artist and tell me what you think!  
Brand X Sketch 1 of 3 by RamArtwork by Joybuzzer
Brand X Sketch 1 of 3 by RamArtwork
One of three sketches by ::iconramartwork:: when I got my commission done by them!  I got permission to display the sketches, just hadn't put them on yet and besides, I like the idea if I spread them out, people may revisit the artists page. :)

This pose was my favorite of the three (other two will be uploaded later) but I liked the gargoyle Brand X was on in one of the others.  So, they were combined and we got the color version!  Just can't help it :)  I love to imagine my OC atop a stone gargoyle watching over the city!
*sigh*  While not the end to BrandX, it seem City of Heroes is coming to an end.

She'll likely live on in Champions Online, but just as likely with a new name.

Jessica Kaitlynn McClain aka BrandX.

The reason for the change, is because I picked the name BrandX for two reasons.

1) That was the original name for her, when I created her many years ago, before CoH, before MMOs, and back before most people knew what online meant :p  She was created in basically fanfic as mutant hero in the Marvel Universe.

I always thought the one problem with the X-Men is they didn't have any real dedicated superheroes.  Yes.  They saved the world from many things.  But no mutant hero on the streetlevel sense of Spider-Man (who also did some world saving adventures).

BrandX.  It's a term used for a product when compared to another named brand item.  I liked it as it had the X in it, without being something like you'd see in picking an email addy, or naming a character in a game when the name you wanted was taken.  What?  Joybuzzer is taken?  How about Joybuzzer X?  :p

2) So when I brought my creation into CoH, it was when I didn't think I'd ever get to make her how I originally envisioned.  But saw something close and in spirit with it, but this was down the line.  Names I wanted where taken.  So what do I name her?  How do I make her look?

Well, I always loved the X mask in CoH (though I wish they had a X Mask that didn't look like it was painted on).  So using that mask, I recalled her original hero name "BrandX" and it was available! \o/

I thought it worked in CoH as well.  BrandX: Just another hero in a city of heroes.

Now, I think I'd likely change her name to something else.  I have a few ideas on what I'd change it to, but haven't fully decided.

I am however sad to see CoH go.  I've loved this game FOREVER!  I've retconned many things on BrandX during her lifetime on CoH for various reasons (Telepathic abilities are just a pain to RP without strict guidelines in an MMO for instance), but she's always evolved.

From shy to outspoken.  From rather conservatively dressed to put put on some clothes to what we've seen now.

I actually like where her outfit is now, as I've grown tired of the "OMG WHY NO PANTS?!" remarks to some superheroes, like Wonder Woman.  I hate the changing of classic outfits for PC reasons seemed to try to lure in demographics into a genre they're never going to get into even if the changes they want are made.

Superhero Comic industry is not going to gain a massive influx of new readers by altering classic/iconic outfits.  Infact, a lot of the caving the industry does seem to do to appease vocal groups hasn't done any influx :p  Want to make an influx, get people to realize comics arent just for little kids (and usually aimed at boys) and get them remembering a time when comics where loved by adults just as much as they were kids.

The same goes for cartoons.

Now obviously I'm not THAT old.  I wasn't there for those times.  But they did exist in the US at one time :p


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Frogwalker Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
Happy Birthday! :D:cake::party::handshake:
Joybuzzer Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
Thank you :)
Estonius Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
Happy Date o' Birth!
Joybuzzer Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
Thank you :)
hellbat Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
Thanks for the fave.
lockett730 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
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thanks Rodney
SlimmmGoodie Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the faves! much appreciated!!!
Joybuzzer Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014
Love your OC :)
SlimmmGoodie Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks! me too :)
fradarlin Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
thank you so much for the watch!! Party Hard! Party Hard! Party Hard! 
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