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- The character looks at your cursor.
- Click to use your current power. Some are aimed at cursor
- Push spacebar when idle to change power.

EDIT:
- You can move "forward" and "backward" with arrow keys. You can still use powers while doing so
- Push left or right twice to "blink". You can't do it while using a power


EDIT: Couldn't resist seeing if I could use the same basic animation technique for cheap movement. For something so cheap, it actually looks fairly decent. To look really good, some things would really have to be redrawn, though. Especially the cape.
Crap, this really starts to feel like a game at this point... Please don't bring that up. As I may never come up with the resources to do one.

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"Victory Girl, why u always come back? You should know indie flash games are a dead business! Stop being fun to draw and leave me alone"
- Me

Anyways... My mania to finish what I begun, including things I should really abandon, is bound to kill me one day... I think this is why I need to be more serious and focused in my creative process. ^^;

Basically, I had been working a while ago on improved effects to use in my old superheroine game (and by "while ago", I mean more than a year), before I decided to leave the thing behind.
But then I did a sketch for fun and somehow the whole thing snowballed. In the end it became kind of an experiment in animation, and a way to show off these improved effects I developed with experience.

The worst part is that finishing this kind of reawakened the whole idea of that game. It would be really cool if I could rework it to use this level of graphics.
Hopefully, it will happen... who knows.

By the way, it may be complete non sequitur I was thinking of changing the superheroine name from "Victory Girl" to "Victory Belle", in order to mark the evolution in design.
The costume is different, the haircut is different, and if it somehow goes further, I think the plot too will be different. So a name change seems justified.

I kind of wonder what you think about this.

Anyway, have some fun! Critiques welcome!

Victory Girl/Victory Belle and the art belong to me.

Other animation on the same model :
Pulsar pureheart (*Dangerman-1973's OC) : [link]
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Kaitoraikan Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
(reste appuyé avec la heat vision on) :evillaugh: Burn, baby !! Burn !! Dommage qu'il y a pas les effets flammes et fumée, tiens.

Mais, soyons clairs sur ce point : Victory Belle est Victory Girl, n'est-ce pas ?
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HyaKkiDouR4n Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oui.
Même si ça assez peu de chances d'aboutir à des trucs concrets ambitieux, le personnage a évolué progressivement dans mes élucubrations mentales. Je n'étais plus satisfait de son dessin, et surtout je me suis mis à trouver l’intérêt du personnage très limité.

Après tout, à quoi bon quand une société ayant des millions de dollars possède "l'original", et que tu n'apportes pas grand chose? Autant faire une autre histoire. (Et c'est d'ailleurs ce que je fais, déjà 20 pages de Serina sous le bras...).
Malgré tout ça, Victory Girl traine encore dans un coin de ma tête, et j'ai pas pu m’empêcher de ruminer un peu intérieurement sur comment elle pourrait avoir un intérêt.

A ce stade, je pense qu'avoir un état d'esprit décalé pourrait être la solution. Tu te souviens du second jeu que j'ai jamais totalement fini, et où elle combattait des robots-tirelires? Je me dis qu'il faut pousser ça encore plus loin. C'est probablement le seul moyen pour ce personnage d'avoir le moindre intérêt face au rouleau compresseur DC comics.

Eux ils jouent à fond la carte "sérieux/réaliste" avec leurs films ou leurs comics, mais moi je pense que les super-héros ont un côté ridicule et gamin (qui fait partie du charme) et qu'a cause de ça, ils fonctionnent mieux dans un monde cartoon. C'est en allant vers cette direction qu'il y a peut être un futur pour Victory Girl.

Pour marquer toutes ces évolutions, je me suis dit qu'un changement de nom était justifié. Elle s'appelle donc Victory Belle maintenant.
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Kaitoraikan Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Ah, okaaaay !! On est bien d'accord, donc :p !
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Leo-Inu Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
Just realized something, her eyes aren't purple :I
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HyaKkiDouR4n Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Someone finally noticed. XD
I wanted to try blue eyes for the new design, because even if this is only inside my head, the character has actually changed a lot.

I don't know if this will actually go anywhere in terms of drawings/game/anything "real", but the character is evolving to become much more humorous and parody-based. The more I grow up, the more I think characters like this only work either for kids or as a joke. But attempts at drama don't truly work, because it is hard to take seriously a character like this because of the obligatory contradictions.

Now, I kind of see Victory Belle having glasses as a disguise rather than the eyes thing(obvious homage and joke), and Sarah would actually totally have guessed that her mom is Victory Belle since long ago.
Sarah would always be throwing clues and snaky remarks at her mom so she actually admits it, but she would never take a clue and just keep pretending. And it would become increasingly ridiculous.

So yeah, the reason I made a name change is because really, the whole thing is becoming completely different from what it was. Only a very few building blocs are the same than before (basically: the civilian names and the fact she is a superman-template heroine with a daughter).

In my downtime I have written a few short texts to try what could be the "new Victory Belle", and it definitely is becoming something really weird but also kind of awesome and hopefully funny. Lots of breaking the 4th wall jokes and meta humor. I also think this new tone makes it more unique. More worthy to "exist despite the fact there already is Superman".

Maybe I should throw some of those texts out there to test the concept? I kind of fear it will rise demand for more Victory Belle as I am still attempting to kickstart Serina, though. XD
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Leo-Inu Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012
I'd definitely give a critique on it if you did release those texts :) And I always wanted to discuss her disguise with you but since it was something that wasn't on your top priorities I didnt want to irritate you.

Cause yeah, there really wasn't anything to her alter ego besides the eyes :I I know super man did that whole glasses bit, but I don't know ^^; I guess it just worked better with a male character? If you dont mind suggestions perhaps have her civilian look have the original hair, but as a super hero have the hair currently featured?
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HyaKkiDouR4n Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, in this new humorous take, having her be exactly the same face and haircut would actually be great for jokes. Her world becomes increasingly wacky and nonsensical over time, so really, having things be logical becomes less and less relevant.
At this point , I pretty much decided that the point of Victory Belle was to embrace the stupid in the super/magical heroine genre and have fun with it.
And as I said, I think it would give her value : because she basically was created as a ripoff to create a "superhero shooting little game", she always had been lacking something that would truly justify her existence. I think experimenting on the tone of the story could be something that would make her more worth existing.

The fact is that Serina seems like a so much better original project on a "regular" super/magical heroine, that Victory Belle probably was forced to evolve... even though she just is kind of is a daydream at this point ^^;.
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GDupons Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
About the name change, I think it's a good idea because she isn't a girl anymore. But Victory woman sounds stupid, Lady Victory is taken I guess, so good choice!
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HyaKkiDouR4n Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
All english speakers support the change it seems. But I have problem with other french people because "belle" also exists is French and doesn't have the same meaning...
Overall I think I'll stick with the change. But I am not sure what this means for the future of this character.
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GDupons Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012
Why does the french speaking people have a problem with "belle"? It's the female form of beau and in my eyes it says quite the same. OK, it's an adjective and not a noun like in english but is that so problematic?
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HyaKkiDouR4n Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I think it's all about "belle" being mostly used as an adjective in French.
"Belle" in english implies a person, a lady, because it's a noun.

But it can actually be a noun in French too, even if it's rare. So as I said, I think I'll stick with Victory Belle.
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GDupons Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
The movement makes it even better, you really have skills programming with flash! Just one suggestion: For right handers using the "w-a-s-d" would make it even more ergonomic to use because they hold the mouse with the right hand and move the character with the left hand. But the arrow keys are at the right side of the keyboard, so it's not so comfortable. It's also easier to hit the space bar then btw.
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HyaKkiDouR4n Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're entirely right, but I think you overestimate the scale of this little experiment. ^^;
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Flyerscurse Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:iconbwahahaplz: I could do that all day long
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SquallLion1 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well done
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Airrider1 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm actually kind of sold that at this point you could use this as the basis for a multidirectional shooter of some kind.
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HyaKkiDouR4n Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're easily sold, because in reality this would be kinda like saying I can build an aircraft carrier because I have a nice chunk of metal. ^^;
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Airrider1 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess I am, but on the other hand I could see where one could go with development. Eh *shrug*
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mandalorianjedi Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
if you use the cyclone skill while blinking it messes up the character y having the cyclone her and the normal her behind it
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HyaKkiDouR4n Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Considering how rushed that experiment was, a bug really isn't a surprise.
I'll fix it next time, if there is a next time.
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CPT-America-1965 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012
Cool!
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SSJGoen Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Victory Belle is pretty clever, in my opinion. Pretty cool to see Victory again.
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Farskye Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
... Can't talk, must twirl Heat Vision around her head. =D
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HyaKkiDouR4n Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am sure everyone here did it once. =p
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idiotax2 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Finally back! :)
I'm silent, but great fan Victory Girl ;) Always in my head was made some story for her.
I think old heroine looks better, but it's your character ;) Keep goin' and good luck with it :)
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HyaKkiDouR4n Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, I am always a bit embarrased when I get comments like this...
It's always nice to hear support, but I also don't think I'll be able to do much with this character. She is just too similar to what already exists in big comic companies to truly stand a chance.

But who knows what the future holds...
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SquallLion1 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
amazing!
what is the goal of the 'special view' (negative)?
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HyaKkiDouR4n Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's for "X-ray vision" or whatever it's called these days (because x-rays don't actually allow to see through things as it happens in comics).
The effect is hard to understand since there is nothing to see through. ^^;
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SquallLion1 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok
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DrMuttonchops Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
SO AWESOME! Great job! :D
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HyaKkiDouR4n Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :)
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DrMuttonchops Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You're welcome
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starwingcorona Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Excellent flash, and I wouldn't say flash games are a dead business, it's all in how you conduct said business with them.

ALSO: The funny thing is that pun was my immediate thought when I first heard Victory Girl's name. I'd say go with the change.
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starwingcorona Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, nearly forgot to say I love the new design~!
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HyaKkiDouR4n Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. I'll note your vote for the name too.
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ninja-kitties Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student Filmographer
This is all kinds of amazing!
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Hunter2045 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012
Very nice work. I like it. Victory Belle dose sound a little better.
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HyaKkiDouR4n Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. I'll take a vote in favor of the name change too. :)
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ValiantRarity Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
So cool! How did you make the laser in flash? It can't be just the glow filter.
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HyaKkiDouR4n Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rectangle with gradient + animation with tweens + use of hardlight blendmode. ;)
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ValiantRarity Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, thanks a lot! :)
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Airrider1 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good work on this animation.

I wonder if I'm the only one who expects a quick animation of Victory Girl/Belle all dizzy for a moment after using the spin too long?
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HyaKkiDouR4n Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That would be funny but I had no time for that. ^^;
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Airrider1 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey, not complaining, after all. Hindsight's 20/20, y'know?
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HyaKkiDouR4n Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed.
But who knows, if I get back to it someday, I could consider this...
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Airrider1 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I guess when you've made the base for something, it becomes tempting to plant Easter Eggs.

I wonder if that's how most Easter Eggs get into games in the first place, like, that kinda thought process?...
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Dangerman-1973 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice one.
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Dash-Speed Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Perso j'pense que Victory Girl va beaucoup mieux que Victory Belle... Quand au design de Jessica, elle reste stylée quoi qu'elle porte une fois transformée.
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HyaKkiDouR4n Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Je pense que le problème que tu as avec ce nom vient du fait que le mot "belle" existe aussi en français... mais bon, je note. Si beaucoup sont d'accord avec toi je laisserai tomber ce changement.

Merci pour le commentaire.
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Dash-Speed Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Il manque quand même son pouvoir le plus badass (selon moi) son Victory Punch, j'pense même que tu pourrais l'améliorer afin qu'elle déclanche une onde de choc quand elle balance son poing, un peu comme le kiai de Goku
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