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SDL: Mara. by Endling SDL: Mara. by Endling
:iconroninsultramix:
Another contender in the SDL, and a member of the extended family in the Gokiburi-gumi.

Name: Mara M. Alptraum. (Oliver's younger sister.)
Age: 13.
Height: 5'2"
Weight: 91 lbs.
Weapons:
- The oni medallion is rumored to be the source of her power. (Mara might be the only one to know this is completely untrue.)

Likes: Putting anything she finds curious or interesting on top of her head or in her hair.
Dislikes: No one is actually sure. She is ridiculously mellow about nearly anything.

Odds & Ends:

Mara is as aloof as her older brother, if not more so. Normally seen with their eldest brother, Bertram, she is constantly off in her own little world.
It's worth noting that though she doesn't speak very much, when she does, you're likely not to understand a bit of it. She speaks in what most people consider to be (and most likely is) complete gibberish, in the tone of someone who believes everything she's saying is making perfect sense. Even if you don't understand her, she won't be frustrated anytime soon. She'll likely just move on to doing something else.

Did I mention she is a hypnotist prodigy?


The 'official' template for Mara will be uploaded to my scraps, availble here: (In a minute.)


More information later, I'm about to fall asleep on my desk. - 3-


Mara, Oliver, and Bertram Alptraum©S.Healey/=Endling
The Samurai Duelers League©*RoninsUltramix
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:iconxelianthought:
xelianthought Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Cool.
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:iconsharpestkatana:
SharpestKatana Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013
Screwball? Screw baseball?
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:iconyournamehere8888:
yournamehere8888 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012   Writer
Is there any place where I can find a list of the whole roster of SDL?
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:iconluca-irr3:
Luca-irr3 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2010
that's "KAWAII"...!
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:iconllikeoavsine:
LlikeOaVsinE Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
kitty~!
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:iconvysryder000:
Vysryder000 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010
how could somebody RUN in THAT kind of footwear???
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:iconthatjanedoe:
ThatJaneDoe Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2010
(Is she saying "screw baseball"?)
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:iconquixoticmoon:
quixoticMoon Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
Never did get the chance to upload the official template of her, huh? XD
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:iconbroeckchen:
Broeckchen Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010  Student Digital Artist
It's kinda strange to see characters named "Alptraum" with their last name... Thing is that German names work otherwise. A person could be called nightmare, but then it would probably not be with the word "Alptraum", but an old German word, like "Alptroum" (That's like the first version of the later, modern word). Additionally, in this case it could match better to just call him Alp. Because the Alp or Alb is the creature in German mythology who is the source of such dreams.

I could understand though If you'd say now: Meh, but I already named him. I just wanted to add this here, because I also like to give my characters German names and know the problem. A very good dictionary from modern German to medieval German can be found here: [link]
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:iconroatang:
Roatang Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009
she reminds me of this one homeless girl that takes refuge in the old abandoned train station in my town.....im serious
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:icontamkittyxyz:
tamkittyxyz Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
That's so sad D8
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:iconroatang:
Roatang Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
Yeah but shes hanging in there ^_^
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:icontamkittyxyz:
tamkittyxyz Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2010
Well that's good.
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:iconmizaia:
Mizaia Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2009
screw baseball.
very good work, u have a great eye for character design... though I always wish i though of it first....
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:iconca-g-e:
ca-g-e Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
I really would like to cosplay her °_____° love the big gloves~ kitty and haircolor~ <3 <3 <3<3
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:iconpandaphobia:
Pandaphobia Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
OMG I just love everything you do!
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:iconsiriuskenshin:
SiriusKenshin Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2008
yes, screw the baseball. Its a very logical thing to do.
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:iconazoron:
Azoron Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
lol, screwballs...
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:iconif-love-was-blue:
IF-LovE-WaS-BluE Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2008  Student General Artist
Wow, I'm stupid, I thought she was saying "screw baseball"

">.>

awesome picture anyway!
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:iconmonsta-e:
MONSTA-E Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
yo, i like the way how ya make your characters and thoroughly explain who they are,and etc.all in all this is damn sick man !
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:iconadorangelle:
adorangelle Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2008
lol. Nice outfit. =D I love all the color. xD
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:iconrainbow-slut:
Rainbow-Slut Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2008   Traditional Artist
:noes: :heart:
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:iconeb-and-koi:
EB-and-Koi Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2008
I like the hues in this one, good work. ^^
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:iconstar-seal:
Star-Seal Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2008
I just happened to come across 'Maras' in a DIFFERENT sncient scipt! Aha! So, is Mara named after 'life stealers' or a particular deamon?
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:iconblackminds15:
Blackminds15 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008  Student General Artist
great design!especially the eye patch part!im gonna fave this. . .XD
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:iconmori--chan:
mori--chan Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008
I like her desing! Let me tell you something, in polish "mara" means illusion or, in some situations nightmare, pretty fits since she's hypnotist, huh? :)
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:iconendling:
Endling Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2008
Illusion huh? That DOES work perfectly. 8D
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:iconbaboonette:
baboonette Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2008
love it XD!!!my middle name is mara....how do you get ideas for the names of your characters?
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:iconmsyuffie-chan:
MsYuffie-chan Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2008
screw...baseball
lawl....funny,she seems like a funny one in a good way
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:iconazure-edge:
Azure-Edge Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2008
actually its screwball.....u know like out of your mind or something like that
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:iconanimefresh:
AnimeFrEsH Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2008
D8 THATS AWESOME!
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:icondrasus:
Drasus Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008
Yaaaay. She's awesome. ^^ I really like her design, it's brilliant. ^^
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:iconryo-san:
Ryo-san Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Simply adorable...
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:iconmiyuki-chan-7:
Miyuki-chan-7 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2008  Student General Artist
Yup, she is definately Ollie's sister, although she freaks me out less :nod:
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:icontomahagne:
tomahagne Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
No way could her skinny neck support an iguana, cat AND mouse! LOL

She's lovely. I really like her kimono pattern and the over-sized Kingdom-Hearts-style gloves.
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:iconinvaderchia:
InvaderChia Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
cute, I love the head cat ^.^
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:iconmewtica:
mewtica Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow thats soo awsome :)
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:iconx-legalize-smoking-x:
X-Legalize-Smoking-X Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
Love the kitty.
< 33
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:iconinsan-kun:
Insan-Kun Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008
Um... sorry to ask, but what do the three Kanji stand for, also, what's iko iko mean?
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:iconmikaidesu:
Mikaidesu Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008  Student General Artist
nice i havent seen much from you then again i havent checked DA in so long
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:iconkarotte-chix:
Karotte-Chix Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008
wow...& her shoes! =P
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:iconcrazedpotato:
CrazedPotato Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008
Not tall enough, amirite? :slow:
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:iconhoney3:
honey3 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008   Interface Designer
great kimono
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:iconxeroclaw:
XeroClaw Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2008
^^ Me gusta jejeje
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:iconnoidexe:
NoidEXE Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Wonderful piece, but what does "ragore" (over "Samurai Duelers Leage) mean?
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:iconendling:
Endling Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008
Not my emblem. *RoninsUltramix made that. It's for the SDL. It's stylized to look like the letters "SDL", not meant to be read like actual characters.
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NoidEXE Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2008  Professional Filmographer
Oh, I See. I was pretty obvious now that you tell me, but when you study Japanese for a while you stop noticing the resemblance between kana/kanji and roman characters.
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JasmineAlexandra Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Student General Artist
Well first let me say that the color and lines in this beautiful piece is wonderful. Your art is most excellent.

Yet... there is something that perhaps I do not mean to offend you, but I wanted to point out to you respectively.

I do love your character of Oliver, which is wonderfully complex and entrancing like an Escher drawing personified.

However the way that you had described this character, seems more like... to put it respectively... Like Scrappy Doo to Scooby kind of development (I mean like Mara is Scrappy…;) I am not saying against Scooby or if it was a cartoon you liked, but as an example of how this character is coming off to me.

Other than that, this is a beautiful piece.

Please do not be upset with my comment. This had been bothering me a bit, so I had to speak up.
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:iconendling:
Endling Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008
Well, I'd hardly say basing a critical opinion off of a single image and brief description is being very fair to that character. XD

There are a number of reasons you may feel this way:

1. When I finished this image it was late at night here and I wanted to be as brief as possible with Mara's description, as I had to work early the next day. I knew this was making it very clipped, but I thought I'd flesh it out later.
2. You have only seen Mara's feudal version made for a fictional samurai league here on DA. Her actual, original character would be a tad more revealing in terms of who she is and what she's like.
3. She is a minor character compared to Oliver, despite being his sister, as such, she's not going to be as completely fleshed out as he is. She has her own purpose to serve to the reader, which is different than Oliver. And it is in no way as horrendously annoying as.. "Scrappy Doo", which is a bizarre comparison, but all the same, I'll try to understand where you're coming from there, haha. She's not a spunky comedy-relief sidekick. At all. That's about the farthest prediction you could ever possibly make about her, haha, and you'd be completely wrong. Which perhaps is a good thing, since you seemed awful worried about this possibility.
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:iconphilrey:
PhilRey Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2008  Student General Artist
Why is she saying "screwball"?
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