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A Man of Many Faces by Altalamatox A Man of Many Faces by Altalamatox
I could draw Morgan pulling faces all day. In fact that's exactly what I've done.

If you haven't already heard me bitching about it, this semester sucks and I've barely drawn anything for weeks, so today I told responsibility to go to hell and of course it would be Morgan, spirit of all that is dead tired of school in me, that I'd waste the day with.

HahaHAA.... GOD I explain Morgan too often. In simplest terms, Morgan Daubenmire is a shapeshifter who can transform into most any living thing he can imagine, who actually looks like the slime on the right, who was born the human lady on the left, and who now chooses to appear as the wicked bastard up top. He is mischievous, friendly, self-satisfied, powerful, goofy, and the class clown of my cast.

As per tradition, now for something from my notes.

[Morgan 'inherited' a very evil book in her late teens which contained instructions for the ritual that made her a powerful but pathetic creature of many forms. Up until then she was the third eldest in a large farming family in an inconsequential region of Hellecker. Soon after her corruption she faked her death and fled the county, where such black magic was considered so damnable families were expected to stone one of their own for taking it up.]

After receiving her abilities on that fluke of a night, Morgan actually spent the next four-ish years being a fairly quiet, decent citizen of the world, exploring, meeting people, even sneaking into classes at the same college Magda would have been attending at the time. Morgan had an adventuresome little gang of close friends and one friend in particular, Aaron, whom Morgan was extremely close with. Romantically close with.

Morgan was a bit of a hippie. She thought the war was bollocks, and that people were stupid for joining the ranks of the military to go murder perfect strangers for squabbling politicians and greedy monarchs who couldn't manage their one and only job of keeping peace with diplomacy. Aaron being from an old military family, the philosophy of war was one of the only things he and Morgan would wrestle over. Eventually, despite Morgan's protests, Aaron went to take 'his place' in the ranks, but not after a very, very verbally violent fight with Morgan who refused to accompany him to war on moral grounds, and Aaron called this cowardice.

Short story: Aaron marched away alone. Aaron's parents received the king of heart-crushing letters only short months later, and shared the news with their son's friends. Morgan snaps. Feeling vengeful, guilty, and a bit beyond rationality she decides to join the f*cking war herself as a solo guerrilla nightmare on no-one's side intending to make life on the battlefield so awful it might knock everyone's heads together and wake them up from this idiocy.

She never intended to kill anyone. She was after destroying bridges, weapons, shelters, communications and such at first, but after the first few accidents she became acclimated to murder. And let herself go defensively mad so as not to think about what she was doing: she cooked up this frightening Daubenmire persona and somewhere in the act became the character. And he hurt a lot of people in the next year or two before he was stopped in his tracks by Magda's magic-jamming doohickey. In the following months of captivity, mostly stripped of his powers, he cooled off and became rightly horrified at what he'd become.

The next chapter of Morgan's life is him trying to make amends and somehow merge back into a society where the name Daubenmire has become synonymous with Satan. The war has still not ended (though Morgan did make some decent dents in it) and he still wants to throw his might into ending the fighting, remaining a major side player in the scheme of things.

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lonelynightrain Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Your sketches of your characters are way awesome!  I love how you captured Morgan's facial expression in his slime form!  Terrific job!
thegriffin88 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love the idea of having one person be so many characters!  Gah, I wish I could say something about the guys I'm writing for but I'm trying to keep it a secret for when I publish. I have one guy who's two people, and sometimes a dragon-thing, and also one guy who's three people and also half a demon, not that he knows that when you meet him. 

I think Morgan is my favorite of your characters, next to Cornelius because I love his creature form. 
Mayurifanatic234 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013  Student Artist
so was morgan originaly a girl
Synaesthetic1 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2013
yup. I still love it after a month away. So many AWESOME characters.
Saphin Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
I like that weird oozy snake thingy!
Illusioninme Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
that description...threw me for a loop. Wow, so he was born a girl became a goop and is now a man, or a goop posing as a man, which one is her/his true form?
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013
Sorry. :XD: You've got it just right! The goop is the thing Morgan 'really is' now, although since that thing is a shapeshifter you could say (s)he has no true form.
Illusioninme Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013
freaking sweet. I'd love to live in your world, everything sounds like an adventure!
Altalamatox Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013
That's what worlds are for, isn't it? :)
Illusioninme Featured By Owner May 5, 2013
I wish, XD my only adventure everyday is going to work!
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