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handclaw 06-21-2016 03:42 PM

Most iconic characters/units of blizzard games
 
I'm working right now on a picture for the blizzcon art contest which will include a ton of characters,
and for that reason I've been pondering what the most iconic units/characters per game are.
In some cases there are obvious choices, but in others it can end up being tricky.

So, I've wondered, what would you choose?
Might be interesting to get a different perspective on this.

It's rather simple: Choose up to 4 characters, units or creeps per game which you find are the most iconic, without repetitions!

Anyway, here is the list of games I'm working with:
  • The Lost Vikings
  • Rock n' Roll Racing
  • Blackthorne
  • Warcraft: Orcs & Humans
  • Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness
  • Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal
  • Diablo
  • The Lost Vikings 2
  • StarCraft
  • StarCraft: Brood War
  • Diablo II
  • Diablo II: Lord of Destruction
  • Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos
  • Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne
  • World of Warcraft
  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
  • StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
  • Diablo III
  • World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria
  • StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
  • Diablo III: Reaper of Souls
  • World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor
  • Heroes of the Storm
  • StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void
  • Overwatch
  • World of Warcraft: Legion

Mutterscrawl 06-21-2016 04:08 PM

Lost Vikings, Fang, Scorch, Freya, Tomator

Warcraft:
Orc Shaman, Grunt, Blademaster
Nelf Warden, Huntress, Druid
Human Footman, Mountain King, Paladin

Starcraft:
Terran Marine, Siege tank, firebat, battlecruiser
Hydralisk, zergling, ultralisk
Zealot, Reaver, Carrier, Colossus

Noitora 06-21-2016 06:08 PM

Overwatch: Tracer, Widowmaker, Reaper, McCree

Starcraft: Marine, Hydralisk, Zealot
Brood War: Kerrigan, Zeratul, Stukov
WoL: Raynor
LotV: Artanis

GenyaArikado 06-21-2016 07:37 PM

Thrall, Arthas, Illidan and Sylvanas

Shaman 06-22-2016 12:26 AM

The friendly murloc is pretty notorious. :murlocman:

handclaw 06-22-2016 12:54 PM

Alright, thanks for the replies so far, but now, to go even further:
what characters/units are most iconic per game?

So, not by franchise, but for each individual game. So, who/what is the most iconic thing in Warcraft 1, what is it for Warcraft 2, and so.

Noitora 06-22-2016 03:25 PM

Same answer for Starcraft. I imagine that a footmen and grunt for the Warcraft series.

Funk, the Bard 06-22-2016 07:57 PM

Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos

Quote:

Arthas, Thrall, Demon Hunter (hero unit), Archmage (hero unit)
Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne

Quote:

Rexxar, Destroyer, Kael'thas, Spellbreaker
World of Warcraft

Quote:

Onyxia, Sergra Darkthorn, Marin Noggenfogger, Hemet Nesingwary
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade

Quote:

A'dal, Nobundo, Liadrin, Malchezaar
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King

Quote:

Saurfang, Dranosh, Yogg, Thaurissan
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm

Quote:

Sylvanas, John J. Keeshan, Lilian Voss, Garrosh
Diablo III

Quote:

Shen, the Scoundrel ... (this is hard)
World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria

Quote:

Sunwalker Dezco, the Celestials, Wrathion, Taran-Zhu
Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Quote:

Venture co. Mercenary, Huffer, Silent Assassin, Edwin VanCleef

Mutterscrawl 06-22-2016 09:46 PM

This might help you for Rock N' Roll Racing Handclaw

http://vimm.net/manual/?p=details&id=2076

The manual has character bits on all the pages.

GenyaArikado 06-22-2016 10:02 PM

For SC1 id say the marine/hydralisk/zealot trio

For SC2 reaper/queen/stalker

W3 Arthas, Thrall, Demonhunter and Blademaster

TFT Rexxar, Chen, Kael and Spellbreaker

Malygos 06-22-2016 10:28 PM

probably missed the premise, oh well
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by handclaw (Post 1485587)
  • Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness
    Dragon, Gryphon Rider, :footman:, :troll:

  • Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal
    Deathwing, Giant turtles, :sheep:, :mage:

  • Diablo
    Gharbaaaaaaaaahhhd, Adria, Wirt, Butcher

  • StarCraft
    Zergling, Zealot, Siege Tank, Vultures

  • StarCraft: Brood War
    High Templar, Science Vessel, Defiler (classic), Lurker

  • Diablo II
    Sorcercess, Cain, cow level, Mephisto

  • Diablo II: Lord of Destruction
    Baal, Shank the Overseer, Gheed, Charsi

  • Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos
    Druid of the Claw, Roflcopter, Keeper of the Grove, :necro:

  • Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne
    Faerie Dragon, Spirit Walker, Archmage, Blademaster

  • World of Warcraft
    :azuregos: :onyxia: :ragnaros:, boars

  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
    :kael:, :illidan:, bronze dragons (caverns), naga

  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
    :malygos:, Arthas, Alexstrasza, Sindragosa

  • StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
    Marine, Marauder, Medivac, Raynor

  • Diablo III
    Valla, Li-Ming, Kormac, those wasps in Act 2

  • World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria
    The celestials

  • StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
    Hydralisks, Mutalisks, Baneling, Queen

  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
    Anduin, Worgen Infiltrator, :kelthuzad:, Mad Bomber

  • Diablo III: Reaper of Souls
    Maltheal, Shen, Greed, Kadala

  • Heroes of the Storm
    Rehgar, :greymane:, Brightwing, Nova

  • StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void
    Protoss don't exist anymore

  • Overwatch
    Tracer, Winston, RYUU GA WAGA TEKI WO KURAU, Mercy

Based on the stuff that comes to my mind.

handclaw 06-23-2016 03:31 PM

Thank you for the additions :)

So, here is my list after my own initial thoughts:
  • The Lost Vikings
    Eric, Olaf & Baelog, obviously

  • Rock n' Roll Racing
    Dirt Devil or Airblade, undecided on driver... Snake Sanders perhaps

  • Blackthorne
    Kyle Vlaros

  • Warcraft: Orcs & Humans
    Footman & Grunt

  • Warcraft II: Tides of Darkness
    Troll Axethrower & Elven Archer

  • Warcraft II: Beyond the Dark Portal
    Kurdran Wildhammer & Teron Gorefiend
    BtDP was more hero centric than ToD imo... also, allows the use of two iconic units

  • Diablo
    Diablo, Warrior Hero, Cain
    (initial thought was all three hero classes...)

  • The Lost Vikings 2
    Fang & Scorch

  • StarCraft
    Marine, Hydralisk, Zealot

  • StarCraft: Brood War
    Medic, Lurker(?), Dark Templar
    While I pondered about using characters from the story, the BW esports scenes feels a bit more iconic to me... also, I want to avoid a kerrigan repetition :P

  • Diablo II
    Barbarian, Necromancer, Mephisto, Tyrael(?)
    Still considering using all heroes... right now including those who stood out to me the most

  • Diablo II: Lord of Destruction
    Assassin, Druid, Baal

  • Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos
    Muradin, Cairne, Kel'thuzad, Tyrande
    Intended to include thrall, but wanted to include some other races as well. Same with Arthas, who will appear later anyway

  • Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne
    Maiev, Kael'thas, Anub'arak/Sylvanas, Rexxar

  • World of Warcraft
    Murloc, Kobold, Gnoll
    I did consider the raid bosses, but due to their size they would be more problematic concerning the composition... so I thought of the next iconic things: Murlocs, "You no take candle" and Hogger :P

  • World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
    Draenei Shaman/Blood Elf Paladin; Maraad; Valeera; Akama(?)
    Due to Kael'thas being used earlier, I had to pass up on him...

  • World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King
    The Lich King

  • StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
    Raynor, Tychus

  • World of Warcraft: Cataclysm
    Deathwing (human form); Garrosh, Varian
    Due to the composition, I think I'll go with human form Deathwing...

  • Diablo III
    Demon Hunter, Witch Doctor
    again considered all heroes for this... still undecided

  • World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria
    Chen Stormstout

  • StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm
    Kerrigan, Abathur(?)

  • Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
    Innkeeper

  • Diablo III: Reaper of Souls
    Crusader, Malthael

  • World of Warcraft: Warlords of Draenor
    Grom, Gul'dan, Other Warlords(?), Yrel

  • Heroes of the Storm
    Undecided heroes using funny skins, e.g. Beach Stitches
    undecided due to wanting to avoid hero repetitions and for composition reasons

  • StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void
    Artanis, Alarak

  • Overwatch
    Tracer, Winston, Widowmaker, Hanzo

  • World of Warcraft: Legion
    Illidan

As mentioned, just my initial thoughts. You might notice, that's a lot of characters I'm planning to draw... :P
So I will also have to consider how to reduce my workload a bit. Anyway, my list will very likely change a lot.

Funk, the Bard 06-23-2016 07:30 PM

Deathwing (human form) is one of the best models anyway. It's a shame it was only used in a quest :P

Malygos 06-23-2016 10:56 PM


Skytotem had it right. Reavers are a national treasure.

handclaw 07-02-2016 03:32 PM

Little preview of the sketch for the pic mentioned in the opening post

Mutterscrawl 07-02-2016 03:52 PM

Nice, looking good.

handclaw 07-02-2016 06:41 PM

Alright, finally got to the Legion era.

Added some bigger characters after all although I didn't plan to at first...

I'm at freakin' 87 characters, give or take, at the moment... :P

http://imgur.com/YafW9Na

If I didn't miss anyone while making this list:
  1. Silicon & Synapse Mascot
  2. Eric
  3. Olaf
  4. Baelog
  5. Rock'n Roll Racing Airblade
  6. Kyle Vlaros
  7. Grunt
  8. Footman
  9. WC2 Axethrower
  10. WC2 Mage
  11. Polymorph Sheep
  12. Teron Gorefiend
  13. Kurdran Wildhammer
  14. Aidan
  15. Diablo
  16. Cain
  17. Fang
  18. Scorch
  19. Marine
  20. Zealot
  21. Hydralisk
  22. Medic
  23. Lurker
  24. Dark Templar
  25. Mephisto
  26. Barbarian
  27. Necromancer
  28. Sorceress
  29. Amazon
  30. Paladin
  31. Tyrael
  32. Baal
  33. Assassin
  34. Druid
  35. Wolf (Druid Summon)
  36. Raven (counts as both, druid summon, and medivh)
  37. Mountain King/ Muradin
  38. Tauren Chieftain/ Cairne Bloodhoof
  39. Lich/ Kel'thuzad
  40. Priestess of the Moon/ Tyrande
  41. Maiev
  42. Kael'thas
  43. Anub'arak
  44. Rexxar
  45. Misha
  46. Ragnaros
  47. Murloc
  48. Kobold
  49. Gnoll
  50. Lady Vashj
  51. Kil'jaeden
  52. Nobundo
  53. Lady Liadrin
  54. Tirion Fordring
  55. Arthas, the Lich King
  56. Jim Raynor
  57. Tychus
  58. Garrosh
  59. Varian
  60. Cho'gall
  61. Deathwing (dragon form after all?)
  62. D3 Female Barbarian
  63. D3 Demonhunter
  64. D3 Monk
  65. D3 Witchdoctor
  66. D3 Wizard
  67. Leah(?)
  68. Chen Stormstout
  69. Lei-Shen
  70. Hozen (will likely add a jinyu, too)
  71. Kerrigan
  72. Zagara
  73. Hearthstone Innkeeper
  74. Malthael
  75. Crusader
  76. Khadgar
  77. Grom Hellscream
  78. Gul'dan
  79. Abathur (Pajama Skin)
  80. Stitches (Beach Skin)
  81. Leoric (Starlord Skin)
  82. Artanis
  83. Alarak
  84. Winston
  85. Tracer
  86. Reinhardt
  87. Illidan

Mutterscrawl 07-02-2016 07:10 PM

I think you could afford to swap out the wolf summon for someone more notable, and I'm not a fan of skins if the point is to be iconic, but you do you buddy.

handclaw 07-03-2016 02:15 AM

Hmmm, well, the wolf can stay imo as it is a little bonus to complete the druid. So I can easily add more characters if I want to.

As for skins, they help a lot the game to stand out of the crowd. Seeing the skins makes it clear that this is for HotS.

Also, I noticed that despite all the characters I've included, there is no Thrall. :P

Mutterscrawl 07-03-2016 08:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by handclaw (Post 1489048)

As for skins, they help a lot the game to stand out of the crowd. Seeing the skins makes it clear that this is for HotS.

Also, I noticed that despite all the characters I've included, there is no Thrall. :P

That actually makes a lot of sense, I stand corrected

Also, much as I hate his modern incarnation, can't do without Thrall

handclaw 07-09-2016 05:15 PM

So, for those curious about my progress... :P

Arashi 07-09-2016 05:43 PM

That's pretty cool claw man.

Mutterscrawl 07-09-2016 07:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by handclaw (Post 1491103)

Gorgeous

Dagren 07-10-2016 07:46 AM

Awesome work Handclaw!
It's been nice seeing your progress during these last years. You paint like a pro now and I really like your style.
Keep it up!

handclaw 07-15-2016 04:00 PM

Thanks!

So, done with the basic buildup/"placeholders"...

http://i.imgur.com/JVwlWWD.jpg

Next up, I will add some characters that are still missing (Thrall, Sylvanas, Wrathion, to name a few), set the lightning and then start detailing it out.


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