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PARODIUS: Upa by professorfandango PARODIUS: Upa by professorfandango
The eponymous miracle baby himself, Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa was the only game in its series but the little scamp was given a second wind by Parodius.

Now here begins a problem I have with some of the guest characters. Original characters Like Mambo, Koitsu and Michael have recolours as their second players and it's hard to argue with that since they were made for these games to begin with. Guest characters like Upa and Kid Dracula also got recolours, essentially making up new characters attached to another series to which they don't really belong. I never understood this. When Goemon appeared in Fantastic Parodius on the SNES he was accompanied by Ebisumaru, the natural second player for him. For Upa (and also Kid Dracula) no effort was (apparently) made to find a suitable existing character so recolours were simply fabricated.

This is less of an issue for Upa because, according to sources, Rupa is his younger sister and since he only had one game it's feasible that a second baby was born after its conclusion and as babies it's feasible that they would look incredibly similar.

Despite this I borrowed the design from one of the kidnapped babies in the instruction manual, just to make Rupa look a little more distinguished.
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Superjustinbros Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is adorable. :3
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IndyGoNagaretton Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
I always regard Upa as one of the most mightiest yet cutest VG characters of all time: HE'S A FREAKING BABY FOR CRYING OUT LOUD! Yet goes out there and saves his kingdom in his own game. What a badass! 

From what I read from the JPN Wikipedia for Jikkyo Oshaberi Parodius, Rupa had to go off "retrieve" back his brother by request of the king of Upa's kingdom. (According to Bio Miracle Upa, Upa is a prince). Upa could also seemingly smell the tasty takoyaki with his extra-sharp senses.

Also I gotta love how badass and borderline broken these babies can get (Upa goes Raiden while Rupa goes Truxton II. So goood. And their dogfight theme is adorable.)

Your design for Rupa made me think if she could have been one of the kidnapped babies during Upa's game, hahah-
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Garvals Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013   Digital Artist
Wait...nevermind, found the answer.
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professorfandango Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013
You didn't even give me the chance to answer!
Though I'm not entirely sure I understood the question. What was the answer?
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Garvals Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013   Digital Artist
I mean-i wanted to draw that penguin but after looking at your drawings, started to think that you making fanarts of one extra-special Parodius game that has more interesting sprites.
Then i understood that the answer is NO. You just using your imagination + parodius reference, adding some cool features.
+ i have tons of emulators and roms of almost all platforms - why making such questions if i simply can play ALL parodius gaems and find out by myself. :D
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professorfandango Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Ohoho yeah that's a goo point.
Though I do use a lot of official artwork too, it tends to be more detailed.
Of Pentaro (the penguin) specifically, in game he's very simple and naked, but in artwork he wears a flak jacket and carries a machine gun! If you're having trouble finding some I've got a vast repository of offical art, I could upload a couple for you.
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Garvals Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013   Digital Artist
I already found what i need. PS: That snes-game where Pentaro carries a machine gun is my favorite at this moment. Some neat small details, and a bit sick enemies like dudes that can open coat to show their naked bodies and rush at you!
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professorfandango Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
Hahah, yeah. It's full of great little details like that.
I've very interested to see what you come up with!
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Garvals Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013   Digital Artist
I like your attitude alot! Sure these characters could be forgotten if you didn't draw him. (i mean..i don't remeber them, and i don't think there are tons of fanarts of Upa :D)
Keep it up!
PS:
Also...what is the most detailed Parodius game? I wanted to draw that Penguin but all Parodius i remember is very simplistic, but seems you being inspired by special Parodius with some extra detailes....or not?
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Garvals Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013   Digital Artist
ugh...my engrish..
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