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FF9- Kuja's Fall by Saimain FF9- Kuja's Fall by Saimain
Feathers, whee! The wings are symbolic, as Kuja was once called 'angel of death', (and he has so many feathers in Trance anyhoo he might as well have wings). ^_^ The burning Genome city came out pretty pathetic, but I like the purple Trance fire!

Second in the sequence of four pics 'based' on the ending of Final Fantasy IX. The other three are here:
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MaryTyndale Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Amazing picture.
All one might realize is the association with Lucifer... I think Kuja is the same, since he's been called an Angel of Death or the Dark Messenger... his final moments are represented by this huge fall to the Earth, only to realize his desire for life only in that moment. Your picture has turned out beautiful and symbolic, simply love his scarlet wings and fur... and his... lost, empty expression...

great! one of my favouritessssss X3
bestninjaever Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012
This is epic.
NekoZidaneTribal Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
Wow this is so awesome Trance Kuja is such a badass!
BiancaZ589 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
That's very amazing and epic, Kuja needs love for what he's been through.
sanyoretta Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
soo beutiful & cool pic art :$
UsagiBard Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, I bought this at the Anime expo. Thanks to the little card on the back I was able to find allot of your awesome work.
ZackKaze Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2012
This is amazing : D
firehorse20 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
Oh my God I love all of these sooooooo much! Kuja does not get enough attention in my opinion. He's an awesome villain!
Finalsweet Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
I can only say the same as Dark1577-7!
And you make the pictures in a important scenes! :wow:
Isar-Anon Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Gorgeous picture, wonderful pose
Dark1577-7 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Student General Artist
Man i love this. Kuja.... Why did he have to die?
LizzyThanatos Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
this is so perfect, love it *_*
Midorii-kiri Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooo! Pretty!
neekeeta Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2011
Awesome picture of Kuja in his trance form!
cuongqtran Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Very graceful. The color scheme is on point.
GrayFoxNinja Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
The star has fallen from grace, and the show is over. Oh how I do love you Kuja! *curtain falls, round of applause*

MasterInuYasha99 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
kool detail on the feathers
Nevikx Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2010
It really shows his despair...
TheMysteriousMrMezzo Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010
Amazing. Really...that's all I can say. It's wonderful!
ArtistTool Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is beautiful and just amazing. It looks amazing and it was done quite well. Wonderful job :clap:
CastleOblivionUS Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2010
Ah, so wonderfully feathery :D I really like this 'winged' design better than the one in the game, it's so much more... sinister (for lack of a better adjective) Kudos <3
Merween Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Poor Kuja... Come back ! x'(

A very beautyfull draw, you deserve more than applause! =D
SephSeraphim Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
From all Kuja-Pics I ever sw, is this my most beloved Picture of him <3

You made a perfect job with this ;D
Baggins-sama Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
I can't believe I did not find this piece before. It's epic.
Faded2Indie Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2009  Student Writer
Stunning piece of work. The colors are so vibrant!
barrie91 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009
Beatufully detailed!
I love FFiX! ^^
btw were it featers? thought he just had a lot of hair xD
darkqueen1209 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2009
oooh pretty XP *runs away with him*
Yuvorias Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2009
Really well done picture. I haven't played 9 yet (my only copy is burnt, and I don't have a PS1, only PS2 :() but this picture makes me look all the more forward to eventually playing it!
Sukudow Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009
you can play ps1 games on ps2 too rite?

and about the art. just WOW! :dance:
really pretty :D im faving it :+favlove:
Yuvorias Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2009
Normally yes, but it's burnt, and for some reason that means it won't work on my Ps2. Burnt CD'S, Burnt DVD's, they're fine, but burnt games? NO WAY.

I don't understand either...
ZidanielRaziel Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2009
This picture is very awesome. I saw this 1st on a long time ago. Final Fantasy taught me a lot about life, or more so it showed me life. Nice positive message and very profound that after the last battle, that the main character goes back for him. Thx for the favourite. Excellent Colors!
HPHGDM Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2009
and i didnt think Trance Kuja could be sexy. You have proved me wrong and i thank you for it. Though there was this one screeencap of him turning his head that made me swoon for ever...
FFSummoner Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2008
DavidDeb Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2008  Professional Traditional Artist
you've been featured on my 'Best of' Final Fantasy on DA:)
have a nice day
Saimain Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you! That's very sweet of you. :)
MysteriousFoxGirl Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i luv kuja!!! i own this game and i love and hate it at the same time (had bad and frustrating experinces with it)
i beat on LV 78! go me!!!
Lou136 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Come on Kuja ...
Hinhinhin... :love:
TouchedVenus Featured By Owner May 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Greetings. This is just a comment to let you know that this deviation has been featured HERE.
Saimain Featured By Owner May 5, 2008  Professional General Artist
Thank you! That was very sweet of you. :) I really need to redo this old thing...
TouchedVenus Featured By Owner May 5, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome. I think I have a few more of your works lined up for featuring this week as well. I'll let you know. :aww:
Born-a-Zombie Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2008
Sigh. How much I love this pic! :heart:
Poor fav FF villain.
Welliame Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2008
Great and amazing work...I like very the character and the efefct of this...wonderful work!
Lilielo-Lawliet Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2008
Very very good! I loved ff9.
FalanyelRhofal Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2008
very good picture!
TaintedStarlight Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007
O_O That's incredibly good. I'm rather speechless. He still retains his majestic look even though he's falling from grace, so to speak.

The whole this is bloody amazing. I love the feathers and the dying Ultima wisps ^_^ Me loves very much.
Parasite-Dawn Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
SapphireJesse Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2007   Writer
OOOOH! That's amazing! Finally, somebody who can do a decent picture of Kuja. Of course, this is bigger than decent, this in incredible. Very very nice job. [link]
ShiningThanatos Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2007
Good evening, Ego here.

Wow... it's so beautiful. Even though Kuja was triumphant in this part of the game, this picture portrays it as poignant, almost melancholy. I really like the face here, and the sky.

Man, Terra was so interesting. They did a good job of making it "alien". =]
I hardly een notice the quality of the city since it's not the pictures focus, all in all its pretty awesome!
VanityElric Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you dont mind, I recreated this peice but I DID give credit to you.
If you like here are the links:

also I redid the other Kuja Trance, and just so I dont have to send a second comment, here are the otehr links(also given credit to you):
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