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The Winter Jackal by GossamerWing The Winter Jackal by GossamerWing
No one quite knows when he appeared, and most will never lay eyes on him, but all refer to him as the Winter Jackal. Why? Because once he's had his fun with victims, he leaves their corpses behind to be buried under a blanket of freshly fallen snow. He calls upon the snow and ice to aid him in his dark endeavors. Children are his favorite prey, for they are the only ones who can see him. He leads them astray from home and work, promising them a game. Hopscotch is his favorite, when played on frozen lakes or ponds. He shows children how to play and invites them to join in, waiting for the perfect moment to raise his gnarled, blackened shepard's crook and let its tip shatter the icy surface beneath the little ones' feet. Other times the Jackal will gather a child up in his arms and take to the sky with the help of northern winter winds, showing the youngster the joys of flight, before simply letting go. Some have said that the spirit (and they swear the Jackal must be one, for what else can control winter itself?) grants his victims one mercy. No matter what he has in store for those who fall into his traps, he makes sure to get as many laughs and smiles as possible from them before bringing about their end. Indeed, many a broken child has been found in the snow days after going missing, the ghost of a grin wreathing his or her small face. The rare survivor of his games will tell of a tall boy with dark hair and tattered clothes who wanders the woods in search of a playmate, a crooked staff held loosely in frostbitten hands and shoes absent from frostbitten feet. Rarer still are those who have seen him smile wide enough to reveal his jagged, snow-white teeth. And all will swear that his voice sounds far too kind and happy to be bad when he introduces himself, saying, "Hi! My name's Jack. You wanna have a little fun?"

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So, having drawn a Nightmare!Tooth/Fang, I thought I'd try my hand at making a Nightmare!Jack (wearing an outfit mostly influenced by his human/colonial garb). Like Fang, Jackal exists in an AU where his powers are the same as our Jack's, but are corrupted. Jackal still brings fun, but only because he can feed off both happiness AND fear, which is why he ensures his victims experience both before their end.
(I almost promised myself I wasn't ever going to do a Nightmare!Jack when I first started making RotG fanart and now look where I am:ashamed:Asdfghjkl trying to think up a title for this picture was way more difficult than it should have been. ALSO, I cannot tell you how close this came to being called "Jack the Knife" or "Jackknife":facepalm:I blame Ella Fitzgerald, as I was listening to her rendition of "Mack the Knife" while drawing this.)
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Mezzoak1876 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist
So cool!

Nightmare tooth: (exited) ohh! Look at those teeth! So sharp!

Nightmare jack: ngggh (a bit panicked)

Pitch black: (calmly) tooth, fingers out of mouth, he bites.

Nightmare tooth:( ticked) ow! You little bastard! Why the h*ll did you bite me?

Nightmare jack: (yelling) some people don't like fingers in their mouths. Guess what? I'm one of those people you overgrown pixie!Pitch why the h*ll did you not stop her?!

Nightmare tooth: (yelling) I'M NOT A PIXIE YOU OLD SNOWMAN! Why didn't you tell me he bites?! gahhhhhhhhhhhhh

Pitch black: (calmly) I did try to stop her, first of all, and second, I did tell you he bites, so don't blame me. And stop yelling, it's giving me a headache. *walks off*

Nightmare tooth and jack: (yelling) PITCH BLACK!!!!!! DON'T YOU DARE WALK AWAY FROM HERE!!!!!

Pitch black: oh, how am I ever going to deal you two children?

Nightmare tooth and jack: ( yelling) We are not kids!

Pitch black: (getting frustrated) then stop bickering, go fly off, and argue elsewhere. Deal?

Nightmare tooth: (frustrated) gahhhhh *flys off*

Nightmare jack: (similar to tooth) grrrrr *flies off the other way*

Pitch black: (relived) finally, some peace and quiet. *sits down to read a book*

Me: 😨
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Mezzoak1876 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 21, 2014  Hobbyist
Lol, I should attempt some fanfiction, I already have some ideas, some ideas and characters are from about fifteen? Different fanfitions or more though...😅......😓
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GossamerWing Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
:clap:
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buslimpan Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow. He is just scary. And awesome.
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GossamerWing Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you!:D
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bs13thebarbie Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Such a twisted, horrifying, and demeaning story....I LOVE IT! Jack looks so dark, yet he's still so true to his original character. You have to make more of him like this. :O
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GossamerWing Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:happybounce:I'm so happy you like my interpretation of dark!Jack. Thank you so much!
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MissIp Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
this was a great idea you came up with
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GossamerWing Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much:aww:
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superkim111 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
I'd shiver but then I'd be worried that he was behind me.
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GossamerWing Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Good thinking:nod:
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superkim111 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Thank you very much. But I must admit that I am curious as to what Pitch would be like in this universe of Dark Guardians.
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GossamerWing Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
As far as Pitch goes, I was toying with the idea that he would either be some sort of hero/good guy, or perhaps a victim of the Dark Guardians...but beyond that I hadn't thought much about him. I really only had a solid idea for who Fang (or Nightmare!Tooth) would be, then Jackal kind of nudged his way in:shrug:Not sure about how Nightmare!North, Sandy, or Bunny would be, but I think I might try to figure something out for them eventually (after I've had more practice drawing their normal, lovable selves first:giggle:).
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superkim111 Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013
Perhaps in this dark world Pitch gains power by helping children overcome their fears whereas Sandy is the one inspiring nightmares? North could have a decidedly deadly approach to naughty children and Bunny could rob kids of hope and actually have a negative effect on nature.
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GossamerWing Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Hmm, maybe:confused:Those are great ideas, though!:clap:
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superkim111 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
:bow:
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LadyZimaMythos Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh my...now that's a nightmarish death I wouldn't mind so much. :XD: Seriously though, I bet this darker version of Jack would know how to charm anyone and everyone, from little kids to impressionable preteen girls (that cruel, cruel fiend would make them fall in love with him just as he brought them to their most horrific end). It all makes him that much more frightening. :fear: But, like I expressed before with your nightmare version of Tooth, it still remains awesome and creative. ;)
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GossamerWing Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
(Ikr?:blush::ashamed:) I'm so glad you said that, because that's exactly the vibe I wanted Jackal to exude!:w00t:He definitely uses his charms to his advantage, and has fun doing it. Like the Jack we all know and love, this twisted version thrives on fun and laughs -whether they're someone else's or his own - but his favorite kind of fun is the much more sinister:fear:
Thank you~:hug:I plan on making a Nightmare!JackxTooth (or in this case, JackalxFang) picture sometime soon (aka once finals are done:dead:).
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Bella-Gina Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013   Photographer
Sexy byr no more than pitch
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red-winged-angel Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ohh. <3
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GossamerWing Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
:bow:

(Just kidding:XD: But still, thanks very much!:D)
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red-winged-angel Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. :XD:
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Passin Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
What a horribly twisted character. Very nice work
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GossamerWing Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Why thank you!:happybounce:
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Wolfwingss Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Sexy and awesome. xD I love it!
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GossamerWing Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Glad you like it! Thanks:D
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BlueRoseAngel15 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks awesome XD
he seriously looks good in anything or any form XD;;
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GossamerWing Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you very much^^
(Ikr? It's kind of not fair:faint:)
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BlueRoseAngel15 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
your welcome ^^

(yep XD lol)
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