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inner demon by nocturnalMoTH inner demon by nocturnalMoTH
in the graphic novel version of my "Spike" story, I had planned on Spike to have an inner demon, or "imaginary friend" of sorts. His name is Hatred and he's a shape shifter who changed shape into a Spike-looking creature. He's far more wicked than Spike is though. They have very different personalities, and Spike doesn't like having Hatred around at all. Hatred keeps telling him to do evil stuff, convincing him it's the right thing to do and encourages him whenever he's done a bad thing. His goal is to rid Spike of his conscience and be in complete control of him. Turning Spike into a killer.

and here's where I shut up or I'll spoil a lot of things in the story... XD


But I kind of like Hatred ackshully... :B dunno why though.

but he's fun to draw.. x]

And he's fun to write about. I've done a couple of chapters where Hatred speaks to Spike. I'm just not sure whether to include him in the story or not. I figure either he'll spice things up a bit, or he'd just make the story less believable. Though, Spike hearing voices would in fact be a realistic thing, in the way that he develops a mental disorder caused by trauma. That happens, you know..



...I wonder what Hatred's eyes look like :o (I've never drawn them). Judging by Spike's expression I'd say they're pretty terrifying.. :3






aw well..!



characters and art (C) Elise M.Syvertsen / nocturnalmoth 2010
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Suuno Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2017
I loove the atmosphere in this. Hatred looks so... animalistic? Truly scary, whereas Spike has human features that we can relate to. so gooood gj 
Just the gesture is amazing. Realllly scary :O
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HybridTheEevee Featured By Owner May 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
The shading and the atmosphere in this is When the Deviation/Art/Upload is Just Right (icon) 
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JacksonandLizzyForev Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2016
that reminds me of Professor Lupin.
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Esteenas Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That actually made me feel a bit scared, good job :D
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Armorknightmaster Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Demons truly are scary things. They could kill us all if God didn't protect us.
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JonasTheTomato Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016
Do you really believe in existance of gods and demons? According to your comments, yes.
"In the beginning fear made gods" Gods and devils only exist because we need them to understand the world, and to escape the reality that we are afraid of.
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Reo-C-Ray-Racheal Featured By Owner May 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Use the demons to kill Charles... he handed you a gun in one chapter, just kill him with that.
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LupuzKing Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't fight your demons Spike, they're on your side.
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Armorknightmaster Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
There is no such thing as a good demon. No demon is on your side.
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LupuzKing Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It was a figure of speach. >_>
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LupuzKing Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dammit, can't edit to correct my spelling. Speech*
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AuranaWolf Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
that is wicked awesome...
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Kryopsique Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014
When you get in front the mirror and don't like what you see... D:
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SchrodingersMeerkat Featured By Owner May 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Disossotive Identity Disorder? 
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SilenceOfTheSoul Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014
Hatred..
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R3DNECK101 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
the feel this work gives off is awesome, very neat!
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Stellar-Z Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is pretty neat. Eerily frightening to say the least. My character story is somewhat similar to Spike's except for a few twists and turns.
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ChaosCalix Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Feels like looking in a mirror.. hah.

'emo'note aside, this is a really cool concept, actually. Favourited for sure.
This may be way too late, but I'd say that having him in the story would work just fine and be perfectly believable.
If he is exceptionally traumatized, it isn't unheard of for him to go well over the insanity cliff and start seeing things like this.
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Armorknightmaster Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
You do realize that demons do actually exist, right? Insanity is not possession.
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StarryTC Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist
do you think you could draw me a pic with the same concept? commission or request?
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CommandoRye Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Student Artist
I dunno know about you but I think it would make things interesting if Spike had another conflict to deal with. It's with himself, so that'd make it pretty believable.

Not sure if schizophrenic or if Spike has the Shinning or he's secretly doing drugs, idk. O.o

sweet piece either way! ^_^
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CrowsDelight Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Totally inspiration for a story I'm working on. Excellent work!
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Willheimus Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sounds just like mine, Villian.  He is basically me - all my good aspects.  He is insane, angry, paranoid, unforgiving, prideful, and hateful of tons of people, most of all himself.  Here's the link. willheimus.deviantart.com/art/… I like the pic
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ladyzuzanna Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
i love it a lot keep up the good work
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TheTogaedHail Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I was listening to "In the House in a Heartbeat" when I came across this and right as the pic loaded, the climax of the song played O_O
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PosionWolf65 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
so dark and shadow scene keep up the good work
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KevinRollins Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Whoa. So dark. So many emotions. Awesome picture. Also, clears up that bit about Hatred in chapter 0. I was thinking Hatred was Spike's name for his uncle or someone else.
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RichTheWolf257 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...Maybe Hatred doesn't have eyes...
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kraymond78 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Wow that's really amazing and it speaks to my inner demon
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Heathen-God Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
OH MEH GOAD!!! stopped breathing for a minute when i saw this, yes i do believe i just fangirled over an anthro :D lol spike is amazing!!!!
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KomodoGecko Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Student Photographer
woah... this is beyond amazing!!
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storming-darkness Featured By Owner May 8, 2012
great but creepy, i can just imagine wide, gold, crazy, hungry eyes
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Wolfblackninja Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wow.. this is actually pretty cool!! Nice job!
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Ship-Rat Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2012   Artist
my inner demon is my best friend :)
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Dogis Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012
AWSOME
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Salocinist Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2012
That look on Spike´s face says a lot.
I sometimes feel kinda like that. The way sometimes feelings you´re ashamed of start rotting inside you, and start poisoning your mind with thoughts you´re even more terrefied of....
When sometimes you fear that you´re dammed to live the rest of your life with the mind of a monster, and that maybe you should just give yourself up to what you carry inside, because you can´t stand how weak it all makes you feel...
¿Am I mad? ¿Should I dissapear to save others from myself?
But giving yourself up to the darkness feels so tempting and warm, and safe, and un-complicated...
That´s what Spike´s eyes seem to say.
He looks so weak before what he feels...
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candy3314 Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
O_O
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jroy101 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
make it so he's got no eyes and they're just hollowed out sockets!!!! :D
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Danimous Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2011
"Hatred's eyes"
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EnkaShiahara Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2011   Digital Artist
I am dyinnnnng to see the graphic novel~ if you have it posted somewhere and I haven't found it, shame on me x~x but if you haven't posted it~ I AM BEGGING YOU D:!!!???
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xxBlueLoverxx Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh my god. I love this. This is one of your most intense Spike drawings. Ever.
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mattmc95 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011  Hobbyist
I love your demon!, great job on the blood. Btw i've tried to draw antro demons, but's yours are SO much better than mine... Have any advice?
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xXxXxBreakxXxXx Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
Wow. That's awesome sauce...O.O
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Nightfier12 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
wow that's pretty sweet
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ShiningCrimsonDragon Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2011  Student Digital Artist
I don't think any other word could describe this drawing other than incredible. Great job.
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harukowolfdemon Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
niiice i like
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killerxnikki Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Student General Artist
i. love. this. picture. <3 good work!
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DjAsian Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Kinda reminds me of Maximum Ride :o
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Kieth-Wolfe Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hey, i'm not the only one!:highfive:
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PuppyAkamaru Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
nice drawin' theeere!
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