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Silas - Doctor Who, Worlds in Time by Girl-on-the-Moon Silas - Doctor Who, Worlds in Time by Girl-on-the-Moon
So I've been playing a lot of Doctor Who: Worlds in Time lately, and I'm getting a bit annoyed with the set of seven NPC assistants you are randomly assigned three of for each mission you partake in. Why annoyed? They have no backstories, no personalities, no motivation, no NOTHIN. They just... help. Silently. And normally I wouldn't mind, since that's pretty standard for randomly generated NPCs that help you out when none of your friends are online, but the thing is... they're not random. I mean, it's random which three you get, but it's always the same group of seven.
Silas of Cheem, Mal and Meera the Catkind, Darren and Noma the Silurians, and Camille and Gethin of... well, they're just human.
SO it seems a bit odd to me that we have here a set of quite deliberate characters... that have no character. I know the game's just in Beta (or whatever) so I hope they add some backstories for these guys later.

This bit of Silas fan art is just me trying to inject a bit of personality into the team in my headcanon backstories for the Worlds in Time Seven.

I encourage fanfiction about these guys and I'd love to read it. It'd be cool to see what people could come up with while the slate is blank and the possibilities endless.

An hour or two in Photoshop. More to come soon, I'm sure. I LOVED doing his bark/hair.

ALSO, I'm not going to bed until I get some comments on this piece. Don't even have to be nice. But it's 2am. I have class in the morning. Your move.
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:iconpaulltrelles:
paullTrelles Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Me encanta esta obra :)
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Girl-on-the-Moon Featured By Owner May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Gracias!
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crazy-gemini124 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Thanks to this picture, I've just wasted an hour playing this game. As if my procrastination wasn't bad enough.

Lovely detail by the way.
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CrystalParadise Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i love dr. who!! have u seen the tv show???? the one by bbc
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SwimmerOcean Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
My god, do I hate Silas. But your picture is wonderful :D
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Mr-Ripley Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Cool work =D
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uberlutra Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
I don't usually play those sort of games, though they do seem interesting and many people tell me I should. I might give it a try at some point because it's DW and I should? I don't know.

Either way, I love his bark hair very much! It's unfortunate he doesn't get story because I've always wondered what kind of life/culture/backstory the Forest has.
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FlyingGuineaPig Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
I do fanfiction! Look at me!
...I feel weird about commenting this, like self-promoting is an evil thing I shouldn't dare to do, but I took Silas and Chamille and Mal and gave them personalities and, eventually, back stories, although I haven't gotten around to that bit yet. The fourth character is Flyer, my own avatar, and this is what I consider to be my best story about them [link] although not my first. The first I didn't really know what I was doing.
They all take place in the game, based in real interventions as I move forward.

The reason I'm doing this evil self-promoting is that I feel (irrationally) personally insulted by your insinuation that these characters are untouched and up for grabs. They're not; they're covered in my fingerprints and have been for weeks. End rant.

...five bucks says I regret this comment in the morning.
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Girl-on-the-Moon Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha! Regret nothing! Fun fic. :)
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InspectorClarke Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student General Artist
That game was awesome! ...then I ran out of money. :( How is it?
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TheRustyRobot Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
SILAS IS AWESOME and have you SEEN Darren's hoodie? I WANT IT.
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God-of-Toskonot Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
lawl i have the problem, wen i rly do find a random character with a own name/ etc (for excample no "Guard of Town..." and so on) , im taking everything i know about him and imagine myself a bg story for them. not in Dr. Who bu in every game i play.^^
i really like your drawin^^ it rly has charakter and everything, such random chars/units dont rly have. great work! ^w^
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BeatrizAlbano Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
I never played, but now you made me interested *can't resist characters with endless possibilities*
I like his face a lot ♥
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Mogira Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Filmographer
LOL. Those guys are derp. I do like how you did him in the style of the game, nice touch!

Have you gotten to the planet Ember yet? In fact, has ANYONE gotten to Ember yet? I'm always alone in the lobby. D:
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Girl-on-the-Moon Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm on Ember! :D
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:iconmogira:
Mogira Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Oh cool! I'm a Cheem named Reeses. Usually I'm wearing some kind of helmet or mask. :D maybe I'll see you sometime!
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Girl-on-the-Moon Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm a Silurian named Azketra. See ya around. :P
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Mud-kip-per Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student General Artist
I'm so glad I'm not the only one who comes up with stories for them.
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VampireNerd13 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the glow from the thingy on his face andneck :D
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ArtticWitchica Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Sweet. I do admit it would be nice for them to actually have some personality and maybe actually go and fight the ood we are currently fighting instead of repairing the object we can deal with AFTER (this happens all the time)

but I have funny enough developed preferences. I like Gethin because he seems to work pretty fast, and Silas seems useful as well. Camille is often just support, and Mal stands there most often but is a powerhouse when he actually works, while Meera seems annoying XD

I kind of hope they are actually like this XD
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13th-madman Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Yeah, they need backstories. bigtime. either that or literally hundreds of nameless ones, but that wouldn't work for DW really at all. So if they don't write the backstories, we will.
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TheMorlock Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student General Artist
"I met the Forest of Dean once. She fancied me."
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jessanight Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student
*Grabby hands*
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chemicalkidd Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
Oh, also ... I love how you kept the style of the game! It's kick-ass.
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chemicalkidd Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
So awesome!! I love that game! But alas, I have no time!
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ValerieToskodes Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice drawing. :D

I haven't heard of Worlds in Time before, so I'm going to go with what I pick up from this picture. I'm inclined to think he's the quiet, steady sort, a little wary of gadgets (especially the Doctor's!), but pretty good at what he does. Nice guy. The sort of person his friends trust. Hmm... I'd say he's... something like an accountant? Some sort of job like that. He might have had a significant other come into his life recently.

And those are the vague thoughts I have. I am a little tempted to grab this character and write up a bit about him. Probably not in the Whoniverse, but... something.
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HouseofDoom Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student General Artist
I can't even play this for some reason so I have no idea what it's about. But this is really cool.
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FireEnze Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
It's such a good idea to make an fanart of him *___* (And great expression)
You're full of good surprises. I never thought about the NPCs personality, but you're right, they deserve a background !

Do you will make an art of them all ?
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LadyLunaTheLunatic Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
i notice that (my?) Silas like to go to barricade fist.He likes to attack (eeerr "defend") Mosters like Mal. he also lest likely just to stand there and watch everyone else work when he gets his job done *glares at Gethin*

Ohhh back stories thats Brilliant!Cemille and Gethin might not be human. They could be a Trion (omg whats the proper grammar for this?! Trion-lin Trionneses?) like Turlough. or some other human like species.

In my head cannon Gethin is a jackass.... for me he just stands there and watches until i tell him to do something. So maybe he owes the Doctor a favor and he is there not by his choice.

Shouldn't it be neet if Silas is actually Jabe grandfather whom she gave the 9th Doctor clippings from :D *dorking*
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LadyLunaTheLunatic Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Wouldn't! i meant wouldn't. Why DA? why won't you let me fix my spelling D:
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the-lady-harkness Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I LOVE how he's looking at his gadget like it's some kind of dubious thing that's about to blow up in his face, and he's unsure if he should trust it since, y'know, the Doctor's gadgets tend to do something... unnatural.

Here's a bit of backstory I've come up with while playing the last few days.

He's wary of the Doctor's gadgets! I like to think it's because he was on an adventure with him once, and the Doctor passed him a random gadget from some random ship (say.... I don't know, a Clum ship) and it exploded in his face when he hit the on switch. Ever since, he does not like gadgets.
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frasierdalek Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah, I've got a comment. Have I ceased to exist? ¬_¬
Or are emails sooo last year


Awfully beautiful though I hasten to say
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Girl-on-the-Moon Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, you haven't ceased to exist. This time of term is always hectic for me. Between the classes, reading, assignments, driving to and from school, bookstores, administration offices, waiting in lines, family, dog walking, my brother stealing all of my computers, and other assorted events, I'm EXHAUSTED by the end of the day. I lack the brain power to respond to your emails that I would normally, happily, respond to. So I play mindless games for an hour or two before the next chore comes along, or whip off some art. Please don't make me feel guilty about the little me-time I get.
When I settle into school again, I'm sure our relationship can return to normal.
And thanks. :)
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frasierdalek Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Sorry that I seem perhaps needy, but then you DIDN'T TELL ME!!...hehe
Nah, it's alright.
Hope all smoothens out for you and speak soon :)
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Girl-on-the-Moon Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I THOUGHT IT WAS IMPLIED. D:
Ah well. Speak soon. Properly. :)
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ClueoEvie Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Well I dunno, I kinda like having a set of mindless slaves playing all the games I hate. If they were actual characters I might be obliged to feel guilty (although probably not).

As for the art, wonderful as usual. The lighting is quite interesting.

Does Mal kind of remind you of Mal from Firefly?
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ClueoEvie Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
Also, where are you in the game? I'm at the third set of missions in NNY and I can't finish it because it bugs out at the end every time.
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Thepiedsniper Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I haven't played DW:WiT before, but it's kind of annoying that they would take the trouble of mentioning different canon races from the whoverse that were only briefly mentioned in the show itself, and not give them any personality or story. What a tease!
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kingwilfre Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist
im stuck on the 2nd mission
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Geilie Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
I just really hope you got to bed before the first comment if you supposed to be in class. ;) Brilliant pic! Haven't played the game though sadly. Looking forward to see more of this from you.
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Kurysu Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yeah I know.. that's awful u.u they MUST add some kind of personality or a back story to the 'helpers' lol

btw this pic is great! I really love his expression :heart:
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veddabredda Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just noticed, glorious knuckles! Love his "hair", as well.
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Soakers Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012
I keep meaning to try Worlds in Time, but then I go play Star wars instead...
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Mousen-Heath Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student Writer
I absolutely adore his expression. :D
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