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Badass reinterpretations of famous characters

Some characters are so fantastic that they beg for reinterpretation. A Braveheart style sword wielding Vader, a viking Batman, or even an Martian inspired Superman. Below we’ve assembled some seriously sick character reinterpretations for some of the most famous superheroes (and villains) around.

 

First up, Darth Vader

Ottoman Vader by Anil Duyal Baydir
Ottoman Vader by Anil Duyal Baydir

The sixteenth century is full of strange tales, would a dark warrior with a flaming red sword be that outlandish?

 

Vader Redesign by Julio Bencid
Vader Redesign by Julio Bencid

Barbarian Darth Vader? Yes please.

 

Vader by Andre Sutherland
Vader by Andre Sutherland

Oh man. I can feel the Dark Souls fear coursing through my veins again.

 

Dark Fantasy Darth Vader 2 by conorburke
Dark Fantasy Darth Vader 2 by conorburke

I’m sure Luke looks cool and all, but come on. Massive Darth Vader in black armor with a Braveheart style lightsaber? Worth it.

 

Gundam Vader by Asher Ben Alpay
Gundam Vader by Asher Ben Alpay

THIS IS LITERALLY COOLER THAN ANYTHING ELSE EVER.

 

Let’s move onto the Dark Knight

Fatman by Björn Barends
Fatman by Björn Barends

Not exactly the shadow of justice we all know and love/fear. Maybe after killing joker their’s nothing left?

 

Viking Batman Preparing For Battle Close Up by calebnefzen
Viking Batman Preparing For Battle Close Up by calebnefzen

Ah, that’s more like it. Viking Batman sounds like an amazing comic or movie. I want both.

 

Musketeer Batman by Nathaniel Pengson
Musketeer Batman by Nathaniel Pengson

This piece is a little more Bruce Wayne, a bit more swagger than fury.

That mustache, though.

 

Viking Batman by calebnefzen
Viking Batman by calebnefzen

I know we already did a viking batman piece, but come on. That is incredible.

 

 Batman Redesign by David Corzine
Batman Redesign by David Corzine

Operator Batman here is ready to go Counter Terrorist all over Gotham.

 

It’s Superman’s turn!

Man Of Tomorrow by Neeraj Menon
Man Of Tomorrow by Neeraj Menon

Superman is the man of tomorrow. But what if tomorrow isn’t as bright as we hope it to be?

 

 Mutant Superman by Federico Ginabreda
Mutant Superman by Federico Ginabreda

This Ka-El is a man of steel a bit too literally. His body is a mineral in itself.

 

Superman by Frederico Ginabreda
Superman by Frederico Ginabreda

More alien-like in appearance, this Superman would probably be more like the Martian Manhunter than the actual Superman.

 

 Superman Re Design by edgy Scrawl
Superman Re Design by edgy Scrawl

Sups here could star in anything and we’d would watch – that’s the power of sex appeal.

 

Superthing by Aidin Salsabili
Superthing by Aidin Salsabili

This character fusion between Thing and Superman would be a great Amalgam Comics entry. Ah the 90’s.

 

It’s third impact time! Eva units redesigned

Evangel 3 by Asher Ben Alpay
Evangel 3 by Asher Ben Alpay

Eva units redesigned to be more Angel-like. Still cool, still weird.

 

Evangel 2 by Asher Ben Alpay
Evangel 2 by Asher Ben Alpay

A more demonic take on the same concept.

 

 Evangel Evangelion Redesign by Asher Ben Alpay
Evangel Evangelion Redesign by Asher Ben Alpay

This third redesign by Asher Ben Alpay has a more “Frankenstein” look to it.

 

Beaver Head by Antonio Minuto

A more colorful take on the whole “cloned alien angel thing that’s actually the mother of the protagonist”.

Huh.

It sounded better in my head.

 

 Evangelion Redesign 03 by Hugo Marentes
Evangelion Redesign 03 by Hugo Marentes

New Angels for our Eva units to fight! I wounder how Beaver Head would tackle Skeleton Manta here.

 

Freeza revisited

Dragon Ball Z Freeza by Alexandre Martins
Dragon Ball Z Freeza by Alexandre Martins

Samurai Freeza here, still smug as ever though.

 

Iron Frieza by Steven Howard
Iron Frieza by Steven Howard

Who needs alternate forms when you are alien Tony Stark?

 

 Star Dragon Ball Wars by Sebastian Horoszko
Star Dragon Ball Wars by Sebastian Horoszko

Pay no attention to the fact this is an all around awesome piece that mashes two popular franchises together, drink in the badassery that is techno alien Freeza.

 

Waclaw Wysocki by Dragon Ball Z Frieza Fanart
Waclaw Wysocki by Dragon Ball Z Frieza Fanart

That realistic Freeza has some sexy lips. Just saying.

 

 A Princes Dream by Ryan Richmond
A Princes Dream by Ryan Richmond

Sometimes the best redesigns are the ones who erase the character from existence in the first place.

 

Bonus Redesign: Wolverine.

Wolverine by Rastislav Le
Wolverine by Rastislav Le

Dwarven wolverine? Sounds awesome. Just imagine all of Lord of the Rings, but with Hugh Jackman saying “bub” every couple of minutes. Now that I’d pay to see.

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