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CC: Duke Ref by incandescentMoonlite CC: Duke Ref by incandescentMoonlite

CC: Duke Refby incandescentMoonlite

Digital Art / Drawings & Paintings / Animals©2011-2014 incandescentMoonlite
Well. I still really want to enter this OCT u.u
Cita just wont make the cut, and she isnt a very well rounded character.. So here is duke. I put more thought into him.
And I think he'll fit alot more into the tournament.

Name: Duke
Breed Base: Saint Dane
Age: 7 years
Gender: Male
Abilities: Duke has no special powers
Strengths: Duke has pure, brute strength on his side. His stature is rather large and muscular and the thick fur and skin around his neck make it near impossible to deal lethal blows in that area.

Weaknesses: Duke is not very fast, and it takes him quite a bit to get up to speed when it comes to running, but he's not completely clumsy, he can make a quick turn if needed. He lacks his right eye that was gouged out in a fight in his younger days. He also has minor hip problems in his left hip, in cold weather it gives him issues when worked too hard, or if just rising from rest.

Personality: Duke is extremely gruff and rough around the edges. He rarely speaks to anyone unless its to snap at them for disrespect or to state his opinion. He's a grumpy old fellow and looks down upon small terrier breeds, finding them extremely inferior and not worthy of the title "dog". In human terms one would call him racist if you will. Dogs who take even the littlest luxury's like a decent rain proof shelter for granted really grind his gears and he wont hesitate to aggressively lash out. Duke is very intimidating as his expression only ever changes from angry to furious. But despite his rude and bitter attitude, he can be quite chivalrous sometimes when it comes to females. Lonliness has been known to strike him aswell, but any time he's tried to socialize his awkward behavior always really ruins the moment.

History: When Duke was born, he was born to a previous winner of the tournament. His Saint Bernard father was always pushing Duke to be the best dog there ever was. Duke had a younger brother, who was softer natured like his great dane mother, and their father was ashamed of him and treated him unkindly. His mother was always defensive of his brother and eventually the two left Pripyat, leaving Duke and his father alone. Duke's father was extremely furious and always talked badly of his mate, and how she was too soft to survive this harsh city and good riddance to them both.

Duke's father died fighting over territory side by side with his son. Needless to say they won, and Duke's father's last words to his fretting son were "Quit yer whinin' you big sissy. Make me proud and give this city hell." and the bloodied old bernard sighed his last breath, scarred but full of pride. Duke was 3 years old then, and his fathers arrogance and harsh attitude had already since rubbed off on him. From then on out he did just as his father requested, He gave every dog who dare cross him hell, and his size allowed him to do that. With a stature of 33 inches at the shoulder, and a body weight of 153lbs Duke is a enormous dog, which is common for Saint Danes, and he isnt the biggest one ever recorded either.

Likes: Winning, being alone, putting inferior dogs in their place
Dislikes: Whiny snappy small breeds, Young ignorant dogs, Spoiled pets that sometimes wander through the city thinking the life of a stray is so much easier than putting up with a human.
Other: All the info on a Saint Dane can be found here. As you can see the lot of the dogs there are slightly bigger than him, theres a few smaller however :P [link]
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CarlyTheLombax101 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
*Starts backing up*
He's kinda…tough.
AmiliaLongTail Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
That underbite is so cute for some reason ='D
Looks good~ Hope you enjoy the tournament!

Duke and Beyra are siblings. Fo srs.
incandescentMoonlite Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you ;u;

and i noticed their alikeness after I looked at beyra's ref xD
big breeds ftw
AgentDarkhorse Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Neat guy, haha I think my boy Jig would be scared of him lol
incandescentMoonlite Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
;u; thank you
Hucca Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
I have a feeling that Duke and my character Ty would not get along...
Anyway, I really like this character and his grumpyness! Can't wait to see your audition =D
incandescentMoonlite Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
XD Not likely. Duke would try to sit on him XD
thank you!
Hucca Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Heh, that's probably true! 8D
petanimalia Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cool character. Good luck on your audition, looking forward to seeing it :)
incandescentMoonlite Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you ;u;
i love your character<3
hes so cute u.u
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