Derby #287: The '90s
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Super-Transforming Nostalgia Friends

Super-Transforming Nostalgia Friends
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ochopika


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Re: Super-Transforming Nostalgia Friends


Hello! I just wanted to make my favorite video game heroes into Power Rangers because... why not? We'll see how it works out, lol.

llandar


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ochopika wrote:Hello! I just wanted to make my favorite video game heroes into Power Rangers because... why not? We'll see how it works out, lol.


No copyrighted characters.

haikuthoughts


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llandar wrote:No copyrighted characters.


I feel as if this isn't close enough to any of the actual characters, but maybe that's just me. None of the characters these are based on have ever looked like that. $0.02

tgentry wrote:Mario no. Generic plumber yes. Sonic no. Generic hedgehog yes.
Zach and A.C. Slater no. Generic high school D-bags yes. If we think what we're looking at looks too much like a copyrighted character it will get rejected.

For text: Proper nouns "i.e. Mario or Bayside High School" are a no-no.

A good rule of thumb in dealing with pop-culture is tread lightly and don't get all butt-hurt if you get rejected (or someone else doesn't.)

ochopika


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llandar wrote:No copyrighted characters.


This rule is a little unclear this time, so I just went with what Travis said in the pre-derby thread. I am kinda taking a risk since I don't know if these will be considered "generic super-heroes". If it doesn't work then I'll try something else. It will possibly be something Tamagochi-related.

theseize


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ochopika wrote:This rule is a little unclear this time, so I just went with what Travis said in the pre-derby thread. I am kinda taking a risk since I don't know if these will be considered "generic super-heroes". If it doesn't work then I'll try something else. It will possibly be something Tamagochi-related.


Yeah, these are totally not copyrighted. I see it as a combination of a bunch of elements of different pop culture 90s characters.

Is it 100% safe from rejection? Nope. Obviously you never know with those guys what they'll do...

This is a great idea, btw. I'm having fun looking at this and trying to figure out the references. I think I have them all figured out except the green one...

Idea: what if you'd combined 90s elements all into a single super hero? ...or maybe that's un-ninties since it was a time of Power Rangers, Ninja Turtles, Battle Toads, and other teams of heroes/parties of heroes.

ochopika


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theseize wrote:
This is a great idea, btw. I'm having fun looking at this and trying to figure out the references. I think I have them all figured out except the green one...


The green one is supposed to be Link. I wonder if I could have made it resemble him more clearly. Hmm. Incidentally the Green Ranger also plays an ocarina-type thing.

captainpoet


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ochopika wrote:The green one is supposed to be Link. I wonder if I could have made it resemble him more clearly. Hmm. Incidentally the Green Ranger also plays an ocarina-type thing.


Yeah...I wasn't really sure what the Green ranger one was. It looked like it may of been Link due the Ocarina, but the mask looked like your stereotypical green alien heads from the 90's and the weapon that the red ranger is holding looked to me like a green tail...so I thought the green ranger may of been a reference to a reptilian character, but I couldn't think of the name of the cartoon from back then of the fighting reptile that seemed to lose his tail in about half the episodes due to some sort of misshap. Still though definitely voted on this. Also is the black ranger a reference to multiple things? I thought it was Batman at first, but then was confused by the sword, and remember that the black ranger definitely had a power axe!

ochopika


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captainpoet wrote:Yeah...I wasn't really sure what the Green ranger one was. It looked like it may of been Link due the Ocarina, but the mask looked like your stereotypical green alien heads from the 90's and the weapon that the red ranger is holding looked to me like a green tail...so I thought the green ranger may of been a reference to a reptilian character, but I couldn't think of the name of the cartoon from back then of the fighting reptile that seemed to lose his tail in about half the episodes due to some sort of misshap. Still though definitely voted on this. Also is the black ranger a reference to multiple things? I thought it was Batman at first, but then was confused by the sword, and remember that the black ranger definitely had a power axe!


The black ranger is Cloud from FF7, lol. I thought that might be a more obscure reference then the others, ah well. It's the only video game hero that was close in color to the black ranger...well besides the ninja "Zool" from the old Genesis game. Though I doubt anyone played that but me, hehe.

jakev41


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ochopika wrote:The black ranger is Cloud from FF7, lol. I thought that might be a more obscure reference then the others, ah well. It's the only video game hero that was close in color to the black ranger...well besides the ninja "Zool" from the old Genesis game. Though I doubt anyone played that but me, hehe.


The only one I didn't get was the green one. He looks more like an alien than link. The pink one also took me a while but cloud/black came to me pretty quick.

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