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Water Shuriken

by StellarWind Elsydeon

StellarWind Elsydeon
"He has obtained the façade used to overcome life's hardships... THE PERSONA DISCO NINJA FROG!"

Alright, I confess: the only thing that stopped me from really liking Greninja was that incredibly dumb tongue scarf - So in the interest of making the thing make sense, the tongue is question does not have a stranglehold around its neck (though it is still doing a silly whippy thing to keep it recognizable).

Water Shuriken is an immensely cool concept for an attack.

Ribbit, I guess.
  1. DutchPokeEmblemFreak
    Gotta show dis to Scepers (his Fave Pokemon ) awsome Btw:D
    Jan 6, 2017
  2. StellarWind Elsydeon
    StellarWind Elsydeon
    Greninja's name derives from Ninja - but also from the French word for frog, Grenouille. Ninjas are often depicted with long billowing scarves, and when the fine folks at Game Freak designed the thing, they figured the best way to render said scarf on a ninja frog was to use a dominant feature of a frog's - its tongue. Clever idea, but completely nonsensical biologically speaking. Which is why I didn't wrap its tongue around its neck all scarf-like. However I couldn't entirely ignore the spirit of the creature, so I made it do a weird whippy thing - as is written in the picture description. XP

    Also, fun fact - aside from Water Shuriken, Greninja has another signature move - Mat Block - which is based on the Tatami Flip technique often depicted as used by ninjas, in which a tatami mat is flipped to block incoming projectiles.
    Nov 5, 2014
  3. LaprasBros
    What the heck is the point for a Frog about 5 ft to be wearing basically, his tongue? as a scarf. That makes no sense as for the name Greninja. A move makes the ninja part make sense which is Water Shuriken.
    Nov 5, 2014
  4. StellarWind Elsydeon
    StellarWind Elsydeon
    That is to be expected when you take a creature that is drawn in a weird anime style and draw it more realistically.

    I fail to see how is it any more awkward than having the poor thing's tongue wrapped around its neck in a completely nonsensical manner, though. xP
    Nov 5, 2014
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  5. LaprasBros
    That is really weird. The Greninja has a awkward look.
    Nov 5, 2014
  6. Green Dragon
    Green Dragon
    Yes.Yes yes yes. That is all.
    Oct 24, 2014
  7. Shiny Pyxis
    Shiny Pyxis
    Whoaaaa the colors and textures are so nice on this *u* And everything has this nice soft glowiness to it eeee~

    I really love the shuriken and the little ripply effect on the ground you did there for whatever reason. Also, Gren looks super cool like that ;D
    Oct 23, 2014
  8. Rinoa Heartilly
    Rinoa Heartilly
    Oh my Gad, I seriously want this in poster form.
    This is just so bodaciously rad' - I can't EVEN.
    The anatomy, background and effects are mind blowing.

    You did a GREAT job on this, Gad.
    This is probably one of my favourites of yours - FFF~
    Oct 23, 2014