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Poll cat pretty final by falingard Poll cat pretty final by falingard
15 polls later, I give you: Paul Pignon du Jasmin, and his alter ego Jazz.


As determined by you, the deviants who voted on the polls:
Paul is a young adult, in his early twenties. Paul is the apprentice to a reputable wizard. Reputable, undoubtedly skilled and powerful, but expensive! To continue to afford his education and become a full-fledged wizard himself, Paul must work on the side. But Paul has standards. Paul has class. Paul is easily bored. He needs something glamorous and exciting. He needs to work as an assassin.

He also needs to hide his identity, so this criminal endeavour will not reflect badly on him or his mentor. Paul spends some time researching shape changing spells. In the end, the only thing he can manage is an enchanted tattoo that he can activate to change gender. He still looks almost the same, but not. That will do for him. And besides... it opens up so many OTHER possibilities.


I give you, the people, this character! Do what you will with him/her! :D

I still reserve my rights to this picture, though :p If you do use this character for anything, you don't even need to tell me! I would like that, though. And I could, like, link it here.

Additional facts I have thought about:
:bulletred: I named his pet rat Anaxagoras. A mouthful, to be sure! Anaxagoras is the only one (at least, initially) to share Paul/Jazz's secret... and he's not telling anyone. As a wizard's apprentice's familiar, Anaxagoras is smart, resourceful, and often the target of various trial enchantments, which may or may not have lingering side-effects.
:bulletred: As an apprentice, Paul's magic is limited, so he has to use it creatively, and supplement it with a bit of athletics and a lot of fast-talk. It helps that things tend to go his way most times. One thing I imagine him being able to do is.... a letter-opener charm! To make his finger able to cut through paper... as well as skin and possibly other things, if the spell is properly overloaded.
:bulletred: The magical tattoo is on Paul's chest. You can see it at the top of the picture. When he's in male form, it takes the shape of a butterfly. When he turns into Jazz, the tattoo also changes, into a panther's face, which you can see on her cleavage.
:bulletred: Paul is very curious. Can't resist a mystery. This is why he gets sidetracked on his missions, and does detective work in addition to his killing.
:bulletred: Paul is also curious about other things. BI-curious. Don't think for a minute he won't explore the possibilities of his female form. Add to that that Paul is a charmer, a rake, a hedonist... and there's really nothing stopping him from sleeping with anyone. Not that being male had stopped him in the past.
:bulletred: Just a few partner ideas: his own wizard mentor (is it a man or a woman?), other fellow apprentices, assassination clients, possible victims, bystanders, rival assassins, agents of the law trying to catch the mysterious assassin? Any of these he could woo in EITHER form. ...possibly BOTH forms, in some cases. Crazy!
:bulletred: Paul has a family. I don't know any more than that.
:bulletred: Since he wears glasses, I imagine Paul to be FAR-sighted (hypermetrope). This would be why as a wizard's apprentice who reads a lot of books up close, he needs large glasses that cover his whole eyes, but as a free-roaming assassin dangling from ledges and looking out in the distance, she wears slightly smaller glasses, which it is easier to lower and peek over if necessary. This can also lead to jokes when someone comments on his impulsiveness and lack of foresight by saying "You're so near-sighted", to which he can reply "Actually, I'm far-sighted." Haha!.... ha... hum.
:bulletred: More might be added if people do things with the character?
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:icondarkpyre:
darkpyre Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014
Ever thought of introducing this character into Flaky Pastry...or maybe a offshoot of the comic?
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:iconreginleifthevalkyrie:
I am loving his WHAT. face. And mmmmmm, lady sideburns.
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:iconlauraorganasolo:
lauraorganasolo Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2009
THIS SHOULD BE A DAILY DEVIATION.

I don't have anything constructive to add because I always say the same thing when I comment on your stuff -- I looove eeeet.

I have to admit I'm particularly fond of hedonistic mage boys, though. :awesome:
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:iconfalingard:
falingard Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009
You can always RECOMMEND IT to be a daily deviation ;) ;) ;p
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:iconryu238:
ryu238 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
Can we see a comic of him transforming?
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:iconfalingard:
falingard Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2009
We can see it if you draw it! ;)
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:iconbordertowndirector:
BorderTownDirector Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2009
awesome. and would love to see more of him/her.
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:iconfalingard:
falingard Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2009
You know YOU can do something with him/her ;)
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:iconridleyphoenix:
RidleyPhoenix Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
first of all, i love your art and character designs and read flaky pastry every week.

second when i saw Paul i thought that he would be easy and fun to do as a gaia avitar, so i hopped on to tektek and came up with this [link]
hope you like it.
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:iconfalingard:
falingard Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2009
Aaw, he's even got a rat!
Well done :D
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:iconkalad1:
kalad1 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
she get used in anything yet?
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:iconfalingard:
falingard Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009
Not to my knowledge!
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:iconkalad1:
kalad1 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2009
dang, and such a nicely developed concept...
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:iconalternatecash:
alternatecash Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
Glorious design, as always. I've always loved sideburns.
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:iconpenril:
Penril Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
This is SO cool and creepy at the same time, haha. I love it! You got some pretty rad skills for character design, most of them look very...likeable XD.
Cool shit, mayn :thumbsup:
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:iconfalingard:
falingard Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
Why thank you, sir! :)
You're not so bad yourself ;p
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:iconpenril:
Penril Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
Hahahahahaha, we should do something together one of these days. I really love your characters! I was flippin' through your gallery earlier today and they're all so adorable and cool. I loved that lady from the airships story that is the typical mysterious waif but suddenly goes all berserk and has this creepy psycho smile on her face. I forgot the names, sorry :C, I have the memory of a goldfish.

But yeah!
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:iconskaski:
Skaski Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2009
The rat is so cute! I love that you had people vote on the different parts of who the character is/looks like. That's such a nifty idea :)
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VsubAS Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
Not that this comment is all that constructive but, Paul/Jazz turned out really cute! It was fun voting in the polls and seeing the final result even if a lot of my votes were for other options. (I had really wanted to see you draw a coybow/girl. Maybe some other time. :))
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:iconfalingard:
falingard Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
Perhaps! :cowboy:
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:iconarchicrash:
ArchiCrash Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
Its a uniquely shaped face...
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:iconfalingard:
falingard Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
I think you mean "nose" :D
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:iconminiji:
Miniji Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2009
LOVE it. Jazz's makeup is so awesome. And I love the eyes!
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QueenGwenevere Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
Aw, he/she turned out awfully cute! =D I love the femme-form, especially the blue lipstick. (Does he/she know how funky that looks? Or did he/she get the lipstick mixed up with the eyeliner? :XD: )

Dang, if I wasn't caught up in a tournament... PaulJazz X Erroneous would be sooooo tempting. :XD:
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:iconfalingard:
falingard Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
I would surmise that he DOESN'T know, since that is one of the things that got chosen in the polls :D

And for using the character, there's always later! ;)
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enmesarra Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
How funny! Jazz used to be the name of my old shape-shifting thief. That alone wins big points. The cute rat even more! Truly cool character :love:
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Eohlas Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
Wow. I LOVE how the tattoos are nearly identical. I recall that I wasn't too happy with the color scheme being blue, yellow, and such, because I thought it'd look ugly. But you made it look good!

Seeing as I'm a sucker for hardcover books, I have to say, I LOVE the book Paul is holding. And.. LOVE the corset/bodice thingy on Jazz!
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:iconfalingard:
falingard Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2009
Thanks!
Haha, glad I made you a believer in blue and gold and white! :D
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:iconcarterkid:
Carterkid Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
That is bloody brilliant, i have to say. Getting to see the most of the characteristics i voted for actually picked is awsome
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DataDias Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
...Maaaaaaaaaybe I made him a bit too cute, but that's just my style. I just hope I'm portraying him correctly. Anyway, here's a rough sketch: [link] (I have a scanner for later, don't worry, lol)
This is the base for one of the first panels for the comic I'll make, where Paul is looking at my OC Hans. Since they are both mages it's easier for him to be in the same place as the "victim", to check him out before acting. And boy, checking him out he is, indeed! Who wouldn't be interested in a redhead, after all? My poor Hans is in for a very rough day! :giggle:
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:iconfalingard:
falingard Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
That... was really fast :XD: Wow, cool!

I think you've captured him well in your style! :thumbsup::nod:
I'm curious to see where this is going! :D
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:iconparuser:
Paruser Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
Who says design by committee never works out well?
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:iconfalingard:
falingard Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
I don't know! :shrug:
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:iconcrazycrowson:
crazycrowson Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
Eyeliner much? It's cute. The liner "sets 'im off"!
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:iconfalingard:
falingard Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
Well, one of the things the polls decided on was that he doesn't know how to put on make-up, but tries to anyway :p

I could have interpreted that in even weirder ways :D
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:iconcrazycrowson:
crazycrowson Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
Yeah, that's true. You need to tell him he looks like a hooker though - lol - he might b sending the wrong message, unless he doesn't mind getting hit on. ;) peace.
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:iconfalingard:
falingard Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
You didn't read the description ;)
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:iconcrazycrowson:
crazycrowson Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2009
...~giggles~...
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:iconlordsantiago:
LordSantiago Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
wow...15 poll character creation!?! yikes, here i thought playing pen and paper RPGs were hard!

great job on both design and character background.

so, are you saying you wouldn't mind some random fan art from people? i'm game for that!
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:iconfalingard:
falingard Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
The poll thing wasn't HARD per say... maybe uh... complex at times? :XD:

I never mind getting random fanart from people! :D I love fanart!
But in Paul/Jazz's case it wouldn't really be fanart for ME, since this is a public character of sorts. Still, if you want to do anything with him/her (such as drawing) go ahead :)
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:icondahila-mockery:
Dahila-Mockery Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
This is awesome!

Oh, this was so fun!!
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:iconthundercake:
thundercake Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Great character design, I like the subtle differences between the two genders and the continuous theme of their outfits :)
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:iconfalingard:
falingard Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
Thanks! :) Those were two aspects I put my efforts in, so I'm glad you noticed them! :D
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:iconhalflight17:
halflight17 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
wow. The character design turned out wonderfully!

the quizzes were fun by the way.
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:iconfalingard:
falingard Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
Thank you! :)

Quizzes are something entirely different from polls, though ^^;
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:iconhalflight17:
halflight17 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
well thats what happens when your new to these kinds of things. You embarrass yourself...
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RokaShotar Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
I really like the detail. This is an entertaining character concept.
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:iconfalingard:
falingard Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
Thanks! :)
Again, I can't take credit for the concept :bucktooth:
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Oly-RRR Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009  Professional General Artist
Heh, it was an interesting experiment. X) With a nice picture as a result.

I don't imagine I'll find a way to do anything with this character (that and not much of the options I voted for ended up as top results anyway) but I might draw him/her/them sometime, who knows!

...and why do I have a feeling Jazz often uses wardrobe malfunctions to distract her victims. :|
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:iconfalingard:
falingard Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2009
Because that is probably what she does :D
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