Not gonna lie, I really love the way Cadmus’ design has evolved over the years, largely because @calico807 has continued to do really excellent work every single time I’ve commissioned her.
The original green tanktop look was back when I originally made some random kink character who also happened to be a bad boy, hence his piercings. And his ability to shift into his Saurian form was so he could do same size vore if the situation called for it. There wasn’t as much thought put into the look beyond I wanted some bad guy who didn’t care one way or the other, so long as he got paid.
But once I realized he was a much larger villain in my series than I originally planned, I start re-evaluating a few things and quickly realized that his duds felt too generic. Plus, I wanted Cadmus to have more style to him, so I swapped a few things out. I liked the pants and the hairstyle / piercings, but decided to show off his muscles a little bit more with a tighter shirt, longer boots to give him sort of a “swashbuckling” vibe, and a leather jacket because style.
And his combat gear keeps a lot of what I like about the leather bad boy look, but also reinforces that he’s an assassin and not to be taken lightly. I didn’t realize until after I colored him in that some might think he resembles Bane from Dark Knight Rises, but hey, that was my favorite of the Nolan Trilogy, so I’m okay with that. ‘XD
It’s also a nice contrast to his younger days within the Saurian Brotherhood. One looks more “official” and clean, very organized and simple, while the other has more of a makeshift feel to it, and looks decidedly deadlier. Which isn’t lost when his gear is torn up in his final fight and he’s just itching for more blood, even if a lot of it is his.
I’m thinking I might actually revamp his Saurian look too for a number of reasons. Primarily because Cadmus makes it a point to NOT shift into his Saurian form, and when I get to writing his chapters in HISS, I don’t see him shifting more than once or twice throughout his entire stint as “dragon-tier villain.” And as such, I want his Saurian look to feel a little more dangerous. And because I’m kinda “shrinking” the Saurians so their doesn’t get all torn up when they shift, he’ll still be in his combat duds. I’m gonna do a lot of sketch-ups on that look before I decide on one and make it official with a commission.
This is part of why I adore writing. Characters can always go on paths you never expected they would, and thinking up designs that fit is just part f the fun. :P
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