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Lucrecia, Hojo, and Vincent's corpse. Speedpaintage. Perspective and light theory - what are these things?

As always, there's a story here, but I'm too tired to tell it. You can make up your own bits and pieces. ;)

...and, y'know, it's occured to me that I've done a few similar pieces along the same train of thought:

Lucrecia being homocidal 1
Lucrecia being homocidal 2
Lucrecia being homocidal 3

...I guess I just really like my mad mad Lulubelle. She's so hysterical in DoC; I'll always prefer her as the cold calculating kind of crazy... Just like her hubby. :D
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lmhfantasy Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think Hojo would probably just blow her off since he cares more about science than anyone or anything else.
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AquaAssassin Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Student Writer
OMFG. THIS SUDDENLY HAS A WHOLE NEW MEANING.

Crim. CRIM. What did you doooooo- feels.
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maleficmistress Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You know what is sad? The more I think on it the more I can't blame Hojo for shooting Vincent...I mean... some Turk, the son of his rival, came in a fucked his wife. Or at least Dirge heavily hinted to an affair....so...I wouldda shot him too in Hojo's shoes o.O
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kyoandyuya Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016
They're not even married when the affair was shown, are they? In fact, it stopped after Vincent was dumped in favor of Hojo so I doubt it's plausible that he'd shot a rival when she clearly chose him.
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maleficmistress Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
FFVII timeline is ridiculously hard to gather but from the research I did her and Hojo were seeing each other when she cheated on him because she fell in love with Vincent. But then her guilt cropped up from nowhere and she went back to Hojo to marry him. At least that's what I /think/ went down. It's not very clear XD
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kyoandyuya Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2016
Hmmm.... actually as I've known it, Lucrecia was still single before Vincent came into the equation. Both are not even romantically involved with each other and Hojo has been implied to be attracted to Lucrecia only because of her beauty and intelligence but beyond that, he feels nothing considering the fact that he never even called her by name outside the ones where he addressed her at all. And she in turn is implied to love Vincent when the words "Vincent" and "I loved" are in the same segment. If she had not been the indirect cause of Grimoire's death then she would've chosen Vincent in a heart beat. It's just that as Vincent said, she only she's what she wants.

Tvtropes did not even label them married as Lucrecia is only Hojo's lover in it. They would've mentioned her marrying him if the creators indicated that. But since all we get is canon Hojo/Sephiroth biological ties then it's only a speculation that she married him when for all we know, she may not have married him at all.

On another note, I see the appeal of Hojo/Lucrecia ship but only because the x-rated hentai I've seen had paired an ugly (professor) guy to beautiful students. In other words, I'm talking about Hojo sex appeal and not his appearance. Still not enough to make me ship them though. Sorry about that. :D
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maleficmistress Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Nah it's fine for people to see things differently man XDD You made your point I made mine, it's all good X3 No need to apologize. Besides, with the creators leaving everything for speculation it makes it fun to piece together the story yourself and everyone does it differently. 
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kyoandyuya Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2016
Haha! True. ;)
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AlTheRipper Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'd have aimed for the head. XD
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jawXkneeXmusic Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist
Ahhhh Hojo's expression is awesome. The style is simplistic, yet you managed to express a buttload of emotion in just a few strokes.
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OneHonestMistake Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I find the idea of her being homicidal very entertaining.
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Angryspacecrab Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
I see, anther practitioner of self brain surgery
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JUBISCHOU20722 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2013
She'd do it,too.
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Blackcat413 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016  Hobbyist
Knowing her
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D4rkenedSkies Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Hojo have a priceless face! lol
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SeersSword Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012   General Artist
I wish she would have shown this much gut in the game.....
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Rinoa00Rose Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
I love the tragic story of these three characters, and I love the coolness of Lucrecia and the colors in the picture : D <3
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Takara-z Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
Love how it look like, "Release him, or She'd get it..er I mean I will get it."
Dr.Hojo- "..you love him that much?"
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Lupetta307 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011
Splendida *.*
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MintFlavoured Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011
Love the lighting, I think you did a great job. I really love how you've drawn Hojo and his expression, too.
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drakonlily Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2011
I. Adore this.
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The-Devi-stator Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
Lu would so do that too. I love how you draw her.
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Ayu-Dev Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my... I'm guessing someone doesn't really have much choice...
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Phoneix-Faerie Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
took me a moment to see Vincent, but its a really interesting idea and picture :)
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TeatimeCyanide Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love it! I never thought of Lulu in this manner but I love it :D Hojo's expression is great and the colouring is gorgeous. Great work!
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AshleyCope Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Pull the trigger! Pull the trigger!
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TheLilacWolf Featured By Owner Edited Aug 28, 2015
XD
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Litheba Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I love Lulubelle more than a little crazy too.
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IlluminedCraft Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
This is so beautiful. :3

And I agree with your little story about it. My Lucy wishes she had thought of that. :')
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inacardboardbox Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
Only a matter of time, I'm sure...
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IlluminedCraft Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
... <:

Oh, now, surely you could give her the benefit of a doubt! Like she could really devise anything so wicked. ~_^ (Lucy: ... *adds this to the top of her "Must Try" list!*)
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Alpha-Xis Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
Do IT! DO IT WOMAN! HELL GIVE ME THE GUN I'LL DO IT FOR YOU!

That is probably what Hojo said.
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Kellatrix Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
This is absolutely amazing. I love the coloring and composition, and Hojo's expression is perfect. This is so awesome.
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Animesaki Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
if only

stupid Hojo
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Dagon123 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For a second there I thought this was Itsuki and Sayoko from RahXephon (The similarities are striking) but yes fantastic picture!
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IlluminedCraft Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
The comparisons and contrasts between those two are ASTONISHING!

(So cool, btw, to meet someone else who's seen RahXephon. XD;;;;)
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Dagon123 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha I know right? I really enjoyed RahXephon, and after re-watching recently, and seeing this pic it was like BLAM
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IlluminedCraft Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2011
I've been an FFVII fan forever, then a friend of mine had me watch RahXephon and I was like, "OMG! AOFJAWERJWOEIIJRWOEJROW LOOK AT THEM, LOOK! D8"

(So now I RP both Lucrecia and Nanamori. I think they're closer to the same than Itsuki and Hojo are but YEAH. The alikeness. 8|;;;)

And if you want ANOTHER set of doppelgangers: Appleseed Ex Machina, Dr. Kestner and his wife, Dr. Xander! :D (Another friend turned me on to that... AND THEY ARE EVEN MORE ALIKE to Hojo and Lucy. It's frightning.)
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Seimyx Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
very nice :D
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gabrielsangel Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Student Artist
Oh Jeez.... Beautiful... but heartbreaking.
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ShadowHaloedAngel Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Student General Artist
Fantastic, the colouring is wonderful too.
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KatimusPrime Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Lu is the biggest case of baby-mama-drama ever, but I loff her. <3 This is brilliant!
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Fischy-Kari-chan Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
I kind of see the story here like this: Hojo killed Vincent because he was in his way and he wanted to get rid of him. Lucrecia tries to bring him back but suddenly Hojo finds the two of them.
Luc: "Not one step closer to him or....*scene in the picture*"
Hojo: ".......*shocked/silent/thinking* ...You care about him that much?"
Luc: "*silent for a moment,thinking* Yes."

I can see Lucrecia's expression before me. Blank and seemingly emotionless, yet so much determination in her eyes. Just because Hojo can read how serious she is about what she is doing he is so shocked.
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RavynneNevyrmore Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Except Hojo probably wouldn't mind if she shot herself so she's kind of taking a useless hostage here. :dummy:
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CrimsonSun Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
Oh, he'll mind. At the very least - who will clean up the mess? D8
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chrislea Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
Doooon't do iiiiit! He'll put your head in a box and give it to Sephiroth to play wiiiiith~!
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CrimsonSun Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
But then at least she would've seen her son! :D
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chrislea Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
Pfft. You think Hojo would give her a nice window? He hasn't gotten a haircut in forever. There's no way he'd shell out cash for upgrades like that!

I was thinking the other day though, you know, Jenova and the little box puts a whole new spin on the legend of the utsurobune.
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chess411 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Oh. My. Gawd! :iconohgodlaplz:
This, I, seriously, but, it just, ooooooohhhhhh....
I love the expression on Hojo, the furrow of the brows and the downturn of the lips. As far as 'story' background, I think it was a brilliant move to place Lucretia with her back facing the viewer, it's sort a mystery, she's the crucial piece in this, or at least the one that draws focus for me, but the she's the one you can not read, you can not see her expression. It's freakin awesome!
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CrimsonSun Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2011
Thank you very much! If the picture feels like it's got a story behind it, I'm happy. :)
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