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Paper Mario:TYD Vivian by elazuls-core Paper Mario:TYD Vivian by elazuls-core
So this character from Paper Mario Thousand Year Door, I hear that in Japan, Vivian is supposed to be a male and not a female... but did that stop me from drawing it as a female? Nope.

I haven't played this game, so I don't know anything about it or Vivian, but I did like her design, so I drew her. ^_^
The background was.. eer inspired (Copied) by Monato Esprit's (Another game that I don't know anything about but has GORGEOUS character designs) website's front page design.

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Grand-Dimentio Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
at the end of the  japanese version  it truns out that Beldum was just bullying Vivian and Goombella toke it the wrong way  

in fact Beldam  said in the Japan version to Vivian what are you saying that you are not a man?  that mean's that Buldom thought Vivian was a man because she is a tomboy or Beldam being a BULLY that gommbella toke the wrong way and Mario pit it in his book base on what Beldum said
Bond-of-Blood Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
no not even it the japanese version she is a girl her sister called her a man as an insult like if you called a woman a man your saying she is ugly people miss read it and take it literally
CatriamFlockentanz Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012
Whao HOT and I LOVE her hair!!
yoshiboy64 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
MoonWarriorAutumn Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011
She's so beautiful and cute!

Vivian will always be female in my book.
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PastelBonesXx Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
'ven if she WAS a guy, she kissed mario in twilight town so... o@'
What's wrong with two guys kissing, eh? cx
UnluckyLadybug Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
nothing wrong with that at all, I made that comment 3 years ago when I was a lil' shit
NintendoVeteran85 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
I LOVE THIS!!!!!!!! XD
WilliamPetty Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
Considering Vivian would most likely still look like that while still being a guy, ahaha.

Good job~
DaxterBoyAwesome Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome! she's beautiful nice work.

................She looks just like that Mismagius pic!!
RAGINGWALRUS Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010
Vivian is the best female Mario character ever (Aside from Rosalina...) and I don't care if she's a dude in the Japanese version of PM2.
Sarmsboss666 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
Shippuden23 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
She looks beautiful :wow:

I think it was just an insult when bedam said she was a boy. Besides if she really is a he then it would be ironic since she is the cutest and girliest of the sisters (Marleene looks like kind of like a man and Beldam is as ugly as hell).

Pluse, she's a shadow siren and sirens are only female
YoshiLovesAuto Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Vivian rules. ^^
CinderFox73095 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2009  Hobbyist
Vivian wasn't actually a boy. Her sister, Beldum, insulted her by saying she was a boy. It was a joke, but the mass fucked it up by taking it literally, and the argument was changed when it was dubbed to English. :p
Generationslayer Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2009
i lve vivian. She was my favorite in paper mario 2
Timmy22222001 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2009
Supposed to be male, that's weird seeing they call themselves sisters and all, lol.

Still breath taking work on her elazuls-core, you've done what alot of people might overlook and that's really getting into the detail of who Vivian really is.

The adding of bust kind of fits her looks from the game but nevertheless that is some A quality design work you got here and hats off for the work with her eyes/hair, bravo!

todd18 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2009
Damn, EC...that's pretty damn good. Wish I would have seen this sooner.
pdonyin-0 Featured By Owner May 29, 2009
I want to see someone draw vivian as a male >.<
Nice drawing though
MegaMagikarp Featured By Owner May 20, 2009
Vivian was a boy in the Japanese translation?
That disturbs me for some reason.
justinlugo1709 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
DAMN!!!!! You Did Good
SetoKaibaBlue-Eyes Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this is so awesome, but im not sure if she was supposed to be male, cause she still acts in the game like a total girl :giggle:
Well, maybe vivian name was male's name in asian, or something like that ^^;
But still, i love your artwork, it is awesome!!
LuisaRafidi Featured By Owner May 3, 2008
You've never play Paper Mario TTYD? It's the best Paper Mario in my opinion :)
I've heard about this thing of Vivian being a boy in Japan. But it seems that when her sister (whose name I forgot) call her a boy it's just a way of insulting her. You know how people translate Japanese...
Bunchabugs Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2008
OH come on you havent played paper mario so muhc fun XD!! Also, cute I actually want to see someone draw viv as a dude too since I also hear the male thing. Either way fav character.
Mau2Due Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2007
Paper Mario is a great game! :D

and Vivian is so lovly :love: and a cool character too :)

Your art rocks! :clap:
dalek300 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2006  Student Digital Artist
PerfectPinkWater Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Dammit... Sorry,about the link. Just go there and search for 'Naga (mythology)'
PerfectPinkWater Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
[link]) This is what Vivian is actually based off of, FYI. *favs*
Mrs-Crocker Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! I love your rendition of Vivian. She's in a great position, and I like the gloves, but I have the feeling you made the body a little too forced. She has some really strong curves and bones near the waist, and usually girl's boobs aren't so perky unless they have implants. It would look more realistic if there weren't shadows around the tops of them and they were just coming down with shadows underneath. That other eye that you drew underneath the hair also probably wasn't necessary because the hair is covering it and it just makes it look kinda messy. :/ Plus it's lower than the other one- doesn't really fit the rest of the structure of the face. Know what I mean?

Well, I still love it! Maybe I'll go check your gallery now.
elazuls-core Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2007
A late reply, I'm sorry! But wow, thanks for the critique! ^__^ Yah, I'm starting to realize that figures need to have more gravity, better lighting, more realism in my drawings. The more helpful criticism I get, the better!
KingMonster Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
aqua-gem Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2006
i luv those silver eyes and the curls in the hair! pretty! vivian must be sad b/c her sister beldam(oldest) just punished her for no apparent reason and rewarded marylin(middle sister and dumb as a stick) for's cuz beldam's jealous. u should do the other two evil sisters getting executed together by vivian...not to ruin the game or anything, but viv betrays her sisters...u should play it...great game. u should draw the shadow queen!
Malion Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh I love Vivian... she is my fave partner.
This image is so great... your talent has no bounds.

Keep up the goodness.
Sprite37 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2005  Professional Digital Artist
Oh that's cute ^_^, I loved that game and Vivan was so fun to use, it was sad how her sister treated her.
AK-Is-Harmless Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
VERY cool! :D

HumblyDevilish Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2005
She's a she, through-and-through. The male-thing was just a rumour - which, apparently, even the supposedly all-knowing Wikipedia fell for. Just for your information, of course. ^^
Hmm... I've already commented on this picture, so I'll settle for a "nice", here, too.
KanameKururugi Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2005
Vivian was an awesome character and one of my favorite allies to use :D great job
elazuls-core Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2005
I'd use her a lot too, if I had that game. She's puuuurple, and cute.
scamwich Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2005
Vivian's a dude in the J-version? NOOOOOO! But, uh, great drawing still. Allow me to get over my shock.
elazuls-core Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2005
That's what I've been hearing on other people's fanart of Vivian on DA, but not everyone seems to know and/or say it.
Hadn't played the game, but I heard that he kissed Mario a few times, too. xD
SolBee Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2005   Filmographer
Last person I told about Vivian being a boy in the original version got angry. . . =_=;
What a bum.

In any case, I like your version of Vivian waaay more than the game's version <3
Sexy ghostness.
elazuls-core Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2005
HAHAHAHAAA! How dare video gamedom's weird cases of domestication question someone's sexuality?! Tha AUDACITY OF IT ALL. Maybe it wasn't quite like that, hehe, but that's still funny to me.

Thanks, Soly!
SolBee Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2005   Filmographer
Domestication questioning one's sexuality . . . I think that's what happened to Poison back in the Final Fight series as well, leading to so much confusion up to this very day XD;
elazuls-core Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2005
Poison's too hot to be a guy... and lookit her shorts! Where's she gonna hide... Uhm. JUST NO, not a boy! xD
Oh yah, and the US versions seemed to have the Poison character looking less sexy, as well as Cody's girlfriend not being shown all tied up, stripped of her clothes other than her bra, and prolly some other things to protect da yewf from such things in those days.
SolBee Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2005   Filmographer
Changing genders, un-sexifying characters and removing stripped and tied-up girlfriends... have they no morals? ;___;
elazuls-core Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2005
That game was pretty racey or something I guess. 0_0 I mean, I didn't remember much of it cuz I've not played it all the way through, but I remember da game over screen. Your tied up character, a close up of their face with dynamite all around it, and 9 seconds to continue. That's HARSH. Makes ya really wanna not let the guys game over, tho, I mean, it'd just suck if Guy had to explode. =<
SolBee Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2005   Filmographer
Woah! XD
I totally do not remember that... and I played Final Fight a lot at the arcades...
The original Ninja Gaiden arcade game's Game Over was creepy too from what I remember. Ryu is held down by tentacles or something while a spinning saw slowly crawls down while the 9 seconds countdown does its thing.
elazuls-core Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2005
A buzzsaw, I remember that! Man, back in the old days of arcade games, failure was NOT an option, huh? 0_0
I really sucked at that game, so I saw that scene quite a few times. ;_; It was a fun game, tho. Made my cousin and me want to make our own ninja based video game, hehe, so we designed charas and enemies and junk, but that was back whenever I REALLY sucked at art, so I'd probably laugh at them if I saw 'um again.
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