I did some drawings for the Soul Eater + TGS AU, which I will be writing for NaNoWriMo!
These are designs for Griffin (plus a minor improvement to Archer’s weapon design), Frankenstein, and Jasper.
Griffin is a sorcerer in the AU, and Archer’s new meister. I decided to make them partners because I wasn’t feeling the chemistry between Archer and Virginia anymore. To be fair, though, Virginia will still be in the AU! Probably.
Frankenstein is an enchanter - she makes golems out of clay. Her most legendary golem, the Creature, however, has abilities quite unheard of in a golem…
Jasper’s design hadn’t changed very much, to be honest, but that’s because he hasn’t changed as much as the other characters have in the AU.
Buffalo Sabres-> Golem | Status: Legendary Being | Origin: Jewish
A golem is an animated anthropomorphic being that is magically created entirely from inanimate matter (specifically clay or mud). The most famous golem narrative involves Judah Loew ben Bezalel, the late-16th-century rabbi of Prague. In this legend, a golem is “[created] out of clay from the banks of the Vltava River and brought it to life through rituals and Hebrew incantations to defend the Prague ghetto from anti-Semitic attacks and pogroms”. There are many tales differing on how the golem was brought to life and afterward controlled. According to Moment Magazine, “the golem is a highly mutable metaphor with seemingly limitless symbolism. It can be victim or villain, Jew or non-Jew, man or woman—or sometimes both. Over the centuries it has been used to connote war, community, isolation, hope and despair.“ The oldest stories of golems date to early Judaism. In the Talmud (Tractate Sanhedrin 38b), Adam was initially created as a golem (גולם) when his dust was "kneaded into a shapeless husk.” Like Adam, all golems are created from mud by those close to divinity, but no anthropogenic golem is fully human.
#379 Registeel (Japanese: レジスチル Registeel) the Iron Pokémon
Registeel is a Steel-type legendary Pokémon. It is not known to evolve into or from any other Pokémon. It is, along with Regirock and Regice, one of the three legendary golems of Hoenn.
The top-half of Registeel’s body is spherical and gray with a black stripe running down where its “face” is. Registeel’s face consists of seven dots in a hexagon formation. Registeel has black arms with three fingers each. Registeel has cylindrical legs. While Registeel has been classified as a Steel-type Pokémon, its body is actually made of a material that is actually harder than any known metal on this planet. Registeel’s body has also shown some flexibility as well.
Registeel is a genderless species.
The steel that Registeel’s body is made of is so incredibly sturdy that nothing can even scratch it. Even though the metal appears incredibly durable and stiff, it is surprisingly flexible. Apparently, Registeel’s body is hollow. Registeel is known as the Iron Pokémon because Registeel’s body has been tempered by underground pressure for thousands of years, its body cannot be scratched.
Not much is known about this Pokémon.
Thought to dwell in deep caves.
Nobody knows what Registeel eats, or if it even eats anything at all. It has no visible mouth with which to eat, however.
In the non-English European versions of Pokémon Diamond and Pearl, Registeel’s sprite was edited because of its arm. The arm’s original position is reminiscent of the salute of the Nazis. In Pokémon Platinum, the sprite was changed for all regions to the continental European variation (this change was retained in HeartGold and SoulSilver).
Due to this, in Pokémon Platinum, Registeel is the one of the few Pokémon not in the Sinnoh Pokédex, and not introduced in Generation IV, to have a new sprite. Hitmonlee, Muk, Meowth, Oddish, Ninetales and Primeape are the others, Registeel being the only one not native to Kanto.
Including Registeel, Mareep, Natu, Xatu, Forretress, and Ursaring had their color palettes changed.
As a pure Steel-type it has eleven resistances and one immunity, the second highest number among all Pokémon, second only to Magnemite and its evolutions. Other Pokémon who share this number of resistances and immunity are Mawile, Empoleon, Dialga and the Klink family.
In Pokémon Ranger, Registeel is the only of the three Regis that has a Field Move. The other two have a Poké Assist instead. Registeel could be used on a boulder near its chamber to find a Dugtrio.
Regirock, Regice, and Registeel are the only Pokémon with Explosion as a starting move.
In Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, there is an unobtainable Registeel Doll programmed into the game. It may have been intended to be obtained with the e-Reader.
Registeel and Probopass both have the highest base Special Defense of all Steel-type Pokémon.
Registeel is the only legendary golem without a stat higher than the other members of the trio. Regirock has the highest Attack and Defense, while Regice has the highest Special Attack and Special Defense. In this way, Registeel is the balanced member of the trio, as all three have equal HP and Speed.
Out of the three, Registeel is the only one who learn both Iron Defense and Amnesia at level 41, being the one who learns more moves per level in its trio, with 15.
Registeel is based on the golems of Hebrew legend. The legends cast them as servants of higher powers and are said to have writing on their heads. When the writing is removed, the creature would be weakened. The legendary golem’s typing could have been a reference to the three major ages in history, with Registeel being Iron Age.
Registeel’s name is the combination of the words regius, which is Latin for royal, and steel.