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REAL BAD DUDES by Ryanide REAL BAD DUDES by Ryanide
Well I've totally gone and made a story for Rave Battle (just like I said I wouldn't...) and I can now say that it's not just about fighting and dancing.

Auria city, despite being the Melody Center of the world in which Rave Battle takes place, is also a bit of a crime-hive. Besides the honest dancers, musicians and common folk, there are many viscious, sadistic gangs and organisations with far more sinister motifs. The most notorious of this group is an underground mafia-like organisation called MONO (Million Ochre Notes Organisation). The name is a metaphor for the many allies and mobs they have spread throughout the city, refered to as the "Ochre Notes", and their calling card is a single red note with a smear.

Oblivious to all but the secred service, MONO has been slowly seeking power to control Auria City. Only recently, however, a new leader has taken over MONO, and is pushing them to take a more active role. Slowly, more crimes begin to be commited as the King of Raves competition draws near. The people turn their heads to these crimes, wanting to focus on the happy occasion and try to ignore the strange sounds they hear at night, and the dancers who mysteriously disappear from their beds. Some have reported seeing odd mechanical constructions moving between the buildings in the dark of night, but many of these sightings are dismissed as being the result of drunken hallucinations from intoxicated partygoers.

MONO sets its agents up in "teams", usually a group of three or four. Hakiru is perhaps the youngest member of MONO, being only 17 years of age. Since she is directly related to MONO's deputy leader, Hakiru believes that MONO's intentions are benign, and feels a great responsibility carrying out her orders. The problem is, Hakiru's general lack of experience and the fact that she still has a schoolgirl mentality means that even the simplest of orders can prove to be a challenge for her.

Despite this, she's a capable fighter, being good with guns, but also having an improvised hand-to hand combat style. She's fast, with a lifebeat of 200bpm, and she performs best to sequence music (like soundtrack stuff, anime-style music, really).

Hakiru also has a very self-important nature. She designs her own special "uniform" which she forces upon her two partners. Juno and Reeth have been orderd to protect Hakiru and do what she says, no matter what, and that includes wearing her humiliating red bows'n'bells.

Out of the two of them, Reeth seems to have come out on the worst end. As a black panther, Reeth's intimidating image is pretty much ruined thanks to these little decorations, and he's always paranoid about getting laughed at. However, even with the pretty bows, Reeth is a fearsome sight during combat. He speciallises in hardcore rock, and he is comfortable at beats of 160 up to 200, making him an awesome fighter. He is very much a close-range fighter, though, and has no projectiles or defense against projectiles.

Juno has a fluctuating manner. He is either very collected and cool, or panicky and irritated. It's not easy to annoy or distress him, but when he does, it's even harder to calm him down. Juno often loses his cool at the worst possible moments, throwing the entire group into a state of chain-panic. He is the best dancer of the lot, with a lifebeat of 140bpm. He enjoys harcore trance techno, and speciallises in energy-based combat. Despite his robotic look, his armour is actually 100% organic. This is a fairly common occurance for dancers who have studied techno from a very young age.

Hakiru's team get involved with Sean and the others, and during a blunder, she accidentally exposes MONO's true meaning to Sean himself. After this, she is ordered to assassinate Sean and his friends.

Unfortunately for her, she has the worst luck, and she and her team always seem to find themselves in terrible situations, as seen here.

Anyway, I thought that since Sean is already an unconventional main character (being all flashy looking) why not make unconventional villains who can't really do anything? In a way, they're a bit like Team Rocket from the Pokemon anime, only not quite as repetitious.

They are also linked to the group who held Close captive and tortured him. Close can recognise Reeth as the one who pulled off his tail.

Rave Battle and all related characters (C) Ryanide 2006. Do not distribute/steal. Thanks.
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:iconrainz01:
Rainz01 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2013  Student Writer
I just... Love this picture... So much.
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SoftDiamond Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
wow
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nitrobenz Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
so would a character with like 70 bpm be just ponderously slow in this scenario? like, is everyone over 100 bpm?
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13-year-old-artist Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2008
Heheheh.....sounds like my type of fighting. Can you tell me a little more bra? Like more about what the type of music has to do with it and what is life beat?
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Ryanide Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2008
Well these characters are "MP3"s by default. They may take the form of animals but really they're just wavelengths in a world made of music given form. Just like MP3s they have the ability to play their music around them or listen to it in their own minds.

A character in Rave battle has a "lifebeat" which is a certain tempo that they best operate at. The fighters can ride on the melody of a song and use it to attack when they battle. For example, a crecendo is when they would be at their fastest or most powerful, and a pitch change may cause different effects in their styles.

If the beat of the song that's playing matches up to the character's own lifebeat, then they're in their element.

If they manage to connect themselves with the music enough and become one with it, they can upgrade to a stronger, faster form called a WAV. Likewise they can also compress their power and take a chibi appearance called a Midi, although this is mainly used to conserve energy.
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:icon13-year-old-artist:
13-year-old-artist Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2008
Wow, that is alot of info bra. You covered pretty much every thing.

This is realy my kind of scean, being living music or sound would be my dream bra. Any way thanks for the answer back. You must be a realy buisy guy.
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MindOfGenius Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
WTF?!? Dance fighting??? Awesome idea dude! I can tell you put in a lot of thought into this stuff. Keep it Up.
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Killinov Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2007
wow you thought up of that whole story by urself? how long did it take you? u can make your own movie with all that info!!!
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Taxidrawby Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
For some reason if you search "two heads" this shows up. EXPLAIN.
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Ryanide Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007
I can't. These are the keywords:

rave battle panther red panda wolf music techno water panic

I blame society.
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Taxidrawby Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
MAYBE ONE OF YOUR CHARACTERS HAS A CERTAIN SECRET YOU DON'T KNOW ABOUT
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mohamedfreezer Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2007
HI ryanide it,s me again #1 amazing

grooooooovvyyy very nice
go one ryanide i like it thank you
:dance: :dance: :dance: :dance: :dance:
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as usual thank you very much ryanide my beast freind ever
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Jumplion Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007
Can't wait for the Rave Battle to come out!! When do you think Electrospastic and Rave Battle will come out or are you WAY behind schedual?
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Ryanide Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2007
I'm way behind schedule.

Don't expect them anytime soon. Although Electrospastic is starting to pick up some progress.
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Jumplion Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2007
Man, i REALY wan't them both to come out along with your other things to.*Jumps on each leg really fast*
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ZS3 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2007
Awesome, adorable and beautiful! Go prize Play-Get!!!
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raptorwolfchick Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007
I cant really think of much to say, but this looks real good in this gradient/vector style. ^^ I love the character designs too!
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aliveandwell Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006
AHHHH this is gonna be suuuuuu cool, and teh black kitty is smexy xDxDxD
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Touken2 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I submitted lee. hehe
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chronofox Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006
I love your art more and more. So much to the extent I feel I must put everyone of your drawings on fave, But alas....It was not meant to be for I am to lazy....so, so, so, sooooooooo very lazy to try and fave everyone of your drawings. *Stands near Ryans house wearing a cheap imitation of bush waiting for the perfect moment to get into his house and save all his pics on a cd* XD. I'M STEALTHY LIKE THAT!!!
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Ryanide Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006
Heehee...unfortunately for you, you accidentally disguised yourself as Bush, not as A bush. The chances of you coming into my house will plummet with the use of that guise...
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chronofox Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2006
Arghhh!!! bad grammar strikes again!!!!
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Zagura Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Leaky washtub washing out to sea... :S
Hope they make it out of that situation alive... -_-
Kinda makes me wonder how did they end up there when they were trying to assasinate Sean'n his friends...
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proffate Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2006
You do this all the time, and so do I - start a universe on the most minimal basics and with the humblest of intents, but then it grows on you and next thing you know it's another "project". Damn us for being over-prolific... and damn you for actually FINISHING all your pictures! :XD:
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Ryanide Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2006
Yes I know...I cry at my own lack of self control. >.<

But I still don't intend to go into depth on the story within the animations, no matter how much they winge over at Newgrounds.
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proffate Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2006
Do what you're most comfortable with. 'Cause if you don't, your work will suck. ^^
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duo2nd Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2006
Nice picture. Those cats were so cool.
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Lunais Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2006
What, does she shoot herself in the foot or something? XD
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AJtheBaka Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2006
Ooh, very spiffy ^_^ Juno looks awesome, I less-than-three him, kai? This will be a team of bad guys that I will cheer on all the time xD, kinda like Team Rocket. I always felt so bad for James, though. And Jesse o_o and... Meowth? Maybe. AH! Back on topic, then. The style is so kawaii, makes me want to see more Rave Battle stuff... if you can get around to it seeing as you have so many projects going on O_O

This is just another reason why you get so many page views from me. I'm addicted to RYANIDIN X_X (Side-affects may include pwnage, obsession, computer-screen headaches, inspiration, asplosions, and other cool things).
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Beastgods Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2006  Hobbyist
Did i comment this already >__>? O___O'''
HO WELL!! simply incredible..your the best furry drawer out there1! ^^
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Fox-Hunter Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
the yare so cut... evil o.o
X3
very nice pic =3
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Delamir Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2006
I always loved ur style, and for some reason this story seems kinda interesting. Love the outlines of the characters and thier expression.
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tamalero Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the blackcat is my favorite, he looks very cute with that face, :D
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Sorame Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006
o_O The wolf looks like... someone...
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Ryanide Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006
That's awefully specific. :x
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Sorame Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006
Sorry, but for some reason, my brain just farted and I forgot his name, but he sure seems pretty familiar.
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Mihoko-Haki Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006
Those colors and the way you did the water
are beatuiful. Eye candy. Pure eye candy.
And the small little detail of the village behind them
is a nice touch. The characters look amazing and
the little white outlining you did around them
gives them some kind of aura. :D

(Imagines Hakiru saying, "What do you MEAN they don't have connection out here?!!")
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Ryanide Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006
Thanks a lot!

Heh, Hakiru is having a hard time explaining her situation to HQ.

At the same time, Juno is screaming "WE'RE SINKING! WE'RE GONNA DIE!!", making everybody else panic and complicating things even more.
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Mihoko-Haki Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006
:lol:
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maneco Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2006  Hobbyist Filmographer
cool... i like the one at the left
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GrantPAdams Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice. I love how you do your backgrounds. The expressions on the characters faces are pretty good too.
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Myew-chan Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006  Hobbyist Writer
I love 'em already. =^^= And the story's really cool. :nod:
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Bloo-Ocean Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006   Digital Artist
So does this mean this gang will also have a chant like the Rocket Gang Jessie and Jame's chant? That could be hysterical :XD:
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Ryanide Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006
No, they don't have a motto. That would be a bit TOO much of a Team Rocket rip-off for me to even try, although it's a good idea.

I'll probably give them a special pose or battle formation instead.
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Bloo-Ocean Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006   Digital Artist
:XD:sweet~
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ShawnLeroy Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Woo! I loved Team Rocket (at least for the first season of Pokemon). Villains that have character are the best. I'm guessing you're tired of half baked villains who cause chaos just for the sheer fun of it.
Oh well, I love to hate them. XD
Good work! Your story is forming quite well. I like the word Ochre. Say it! OCHRE OCHRE OCHRE! Wheee!
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EvyCrystal Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL I love their faces XD awwww I can see that happening to me >> with my luck, maybe that y I don't go on boats XD but I am a swimmer >> but anywho really awesome pic I like the BG too really kool LOL heheh I hope they make it XD
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eldiman Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006
:wow: awesome... dude, i just love your style.. it's incredible!!! and i like the black cat... :D i must keep an eye on you from now on... :)
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katfish03 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2006
That's pretty awesome :3
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InuYashaSesshomaru Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2006
This looks great! Reeth is now one of my fave villains...

Fab job as always...
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