And here it is, My entry for the
Round 2: Alternative Universe.Universe Description
SUPER MARIO is the golden child of Nintendo Video Games. One of the first video games to be released by the company(and ever), Super Mario follows the adventures of Mario (and his brother Luigi), a plumber from the Mushroom Kingdom, who endeavors through the several worlds of his realm seeking to rescue Princess Peach (the one in pink) who has been kidnapped by a turtle/dragon hybrid named Bowser. From the very first game, Mario faces many dangers and challenges till he reaches the castles at the end of each world, defeats Bowser or one of his minions in search of the princess, BUT, what he usually finds is a Toad, a Mushroom Kingdom inhabitant (basically a small humanoid with a mushroom head), who tells him "Thanks Mario, but our princess is in another castle"... Mario finds this message many times till he finally reaches Bowser's castle and rescues the real princess.
In the games, Mario usually has 1 hit point but he can get extra hit points by "catching/eating" orange/red mushrooms (2 HP) and Fire Flowers (3 HP) which also allows him to shoot fireballs to kill his enemies (Bowser's minions). In later games, there are other upgrades in addition to the Fire Flower but this is still the more iconic of them all.Why choose Super Mario
I wish I had a better reason as to why I chose to insert Teodora into the world of Super Mario... but the truth is there isn't one... The "why" I took so long to finish (*cough cough-start-cough cough*) this piece was because I had NO idea where Teo could fit in other than in the Winx Club universe. Most of my Winx OCs were created for the sole purpose of the Winx Club universe and, as the last Fairy OC I have added to my insanely long list of Winx Ocs, Teodora is still quite underdeveloped and I'm basically making it up as I go along...
Super Mario is part of my childhood, I grew up playing their games, so when I had to choose a game without any real direction in relation to the character itself, it was either Super Mario or one of the Final Fantasy franchise games. But then, I got this mental image and, well... the choice was made ^^ Teo In Super Mario Land
Teodora is the Fairy of Conductivity. Quite basically, Teo is able to channel other people's magical powers and use them. In her more basic form, she is only able to use a power if in close proximity to the owner of said power. The more familiar she is with the person and/or the type of power, the easier it is to control it and the better she is at it. Teo can "conduct" powers not only from fellow Fairies, but from Witches, Wizards and Warlocks as well...
... So when a Witch with the power over Portals & Teleportation comes to the Fairy Academy, Alfea, Teodora unwillingly starts channeling her power and accidentally transports herself to another realm...
When Teodora comes to, she is in a bright, colorful and unfamiliar place. She knows not of any place in the Magic Dimension that looks like what she is seeing. As she is wandering, trying to find something or someone that will give her an idea of where she is, and how she can go back home, she comes across a couple of people: a tall, blond young woman in a pink dress with a small crown on her head; and a shorter man with a big mustache, wearing a blue jumpsuit with a red shirt underneath and a red hat. Teodora becomes excited to have finally found someone who might be able to help her, but as she moves to get to them she notices they are being chased by odd little brown creatures and what looks like turtles with red or green shells, walking on two legs and in boots... and they are about to become surrounded by said creatures.
Now Teodora isn't exactly the type of person who goes looking for trouble, however she does seem to find herself in the vicinity of troublesome situations quite often. Unable to sit idly by when someone, even one she has never met before, is in trouble, Teo rushes over to try and help. As she is running towards them, she sees the man grab a strange yellow and red flower out of apparently nowhere. The flower disappears as soon as it appeared and suddenly the man's clothes change colors: His jumpsuit is now red and the undershirt and hat become white. Teo doesn't know what is going on and is even more surprised when the man can suddenly shoot fireballs from his hands.Now that's handy...
Teo thinks as she comes across one of those flowers and, while still running, she plucks it up and joins them.
The woman, a princess judging from the small crown, notices her first and is initially in alarm. She quickly seems to realise Teo is not a threat as she joins them and stands back to back with the man, holding the fire flower up and protecting the princess.
Classic Teo of not thinking before acting, she holds up the fire flower with NO idea of what to do with it...
"How does this blasted thing work?!?" She asks aloud to no one in particular as the brown creatures are almost upon them...
............ To be Continued............About the art
I had a ridiculous amount of fun drawing this (and a not so fun, longer amount of time painting it...). This is actually the first time that I have drawn Mario even though I have played his games for well over 20 years. Princess Peach, though also a first time drawing, turned out surprisingly good and I actually love how her hair turned out. The creatures/monsters belong to the world of Super Mario and were very fun to draw too ^^. The background was inspired in several game scenarios though not a one in particular. I tried to take several elements and make something that would be obvious it belonged to Super Mario to those who know or have glanced at the game before. Bright colors are fun
Teodora's outfit was partially inspired by Princess Peach's dress (and Daisy's, another princess in the lore) so as to make her look as she belongs to the Super Mario Universe. As far as I am aware, every human female in the Super Mario universe is a princess... Teodora ain't no princess, so I took some liberties with her outfit
And I think she looks cute!
I do not own Winx Club or Super Mario
All of Teodora and the art above were made by and belong to me