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FF9-  Loss of Kuja by Saimain FF9-  Loss of Kuja by Saimain
Bah, poor Kuja and Zidane... -_- All those giant Iifa Tree roots took pretty much all week...never again will I paint roots.

Third in a sequence of four pics 'based' on the ending of Final Fantasy IX. The other three can be found here:
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RockmanGurl Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014  Student General Artist
I have to say that I think that because of their stories in the games, I think both Kuja and Golbez are both some of my favorite villains and characters in Final Fantasy (though if I had to choose between the two, I'd have to go with Golbez). 
Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
Very sad piece...Kuja may be the best written vilian in FF, as he gets redemption, and has some very good psychological explanations. The whole situation with Garland and Genomes is very interesting, as Garland himself is a bio-android, created buyh the Terrans, so it's an interesting example of an synthethic life form, creating his own synthethic life, and being abusive towards his creations...
ExpressoChild Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
BEAUTIFUL!!:Big eyes: 
zzzzxx Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Angst angst why would he cry on such a fiendish devil?
MARYXULA Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014

Wuauuuuu amazing fanart *u*


MaryTyndale Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2013
Kuja... even though he's been cruel... he made his little brother Zidane (as well as his comrades) escape to safety.
Despite his hatred, his pride hurt to the most since he'd found out about his mortality, he realized only in the very end what the meaning of life was.
And here, Zidane cannot help but cry... over his older brother's "corpse".

Bravo! Such a marvellous picture, a perfect match of desperation and realization of someone's loss!
LadyUnderwood Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2013
I remember seeing this picture on your website quite some time ago and got excited when I found it here.  I think this picture is actually what made me realize what a tragic villain Kuja is, and what a sympathetic hero Zidane is.  I could go on and on, but you've probably heard it all before in the previous comments. ^^; It's a beautiful picture, and successfully captures the dark, tragic and lonely atmosphere of the scene.
AwkwardPenguinGirl Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You may hate roots but DAMN you are good at them. This picture is really powerful emotionally, you did an amazing job! The whole set is moving :heart:
AzureKate Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
awww </3 i love kuja.....poor zidane :(
sarita1893 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
I absolutely love this. Though the commenter beneath me may not feel sympathy for Kuja, I feel that he is one of the very few truly sympathetic villains, and the game absolutely hammers that in. Zidane understands it. Yes, Kuja did some horrible things. Unspeakable atrocities, really. But there are reasons he was the way he was, and in his last scenes particularly, he betrays a pained and fearful nature that's at his core. Zidane understood this and knew that that could have very well been him, had things gone differently. While I'm not sure he would cry like this particularly, this picture captures the feeling of the whole thing. And I love it so much for that.

My favorite game and my favorite characters of all time.
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