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MissingNo by Lord-Zymeth MissingNo by Lord-Zymeth
MissingNo is another of my favorite villains. When I was a kid I used to spend a lot of time trying to master the system in order to use him, even going so far as to go get another copy of Blue just to house him (which was promptly corrupted of course). I know, by technicality, MissingNo is not canon nor is he even supposed to be in the series, let alone play any sort of role. But, to me, that makes MissingNo that much more diabolical. What more of a monster than one that directly attacks the player by corrupting their hard-earned data?

He's kind of a favorite of mine just because he's fun to write for as well. It's kind of a running joke that the reason MissingNo appears as he does is because he's a sort of "Legendary God of Madness". The glitches and tweaks and game-breakings are merely a representation of your character going completely off-the-walls insane from just so much as encountering such a eldrich horror, let alone trying to tame one.

MissingNo's design here is mostly inspired by the fact that, in Stadium, MissingNo appeared as a Substitute Doll by default. But, more than anything, I wanted to make him look psychotic and depraved. He's also a "Bird/????" Type, so he needs wings of some kind flight capability and I also wanted to incorporate his most famous sprite as well.
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Kirbster626 Featured By Owner Edited Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"my favorite villains" when was he anything apart from glitched data?
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dusknoir64 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2014
more like misingNOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE NOPE SOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH NOPE!
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AskCoalTheDragon Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
COOOOOOOOOOOOOL.
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des-rookie Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
In my opinion, I feel like this pokemon inspired giygas, sorta, I think this pic of missingno makes me think of giygas's TRUE FORM, because he's in a solid body, he can't contain his corruptive power.
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Wow... so it's like that one sybolic piece is only a piece of the true monster, and each and everyone of them you find leads up to the grand daddy of them... I know it's not like a real thing or anything... it's just what I thought about O.o
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ridollstix Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2012
Very rad and thought out design!!
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Tori-the-Eevee1234 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He's like the Discord of Pokémon!
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Tsuki222 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012
Awsome and creepy!
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PeanutTechno2 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012
I bet if MissingNo appeard in Heartgold,Soulsilver, Diamond, Pearl, Platinium,Black, and White, THIS is what he would have looked like! Great job! :D
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PokePastaGHOST Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2011
:3 I GUNNA HUG IT.
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CatPat64 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful...
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Yes I Am A Weird And Crazy Person
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CatPat64 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is why I now get nightmares...

That and the dark
I am a chicken...
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ChaosPatrick Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Sweet. Do you think you could make sprite versions of it?
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TheLazyWriter Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
Pretty unique interpretation, I must say. Although it looks more "Digimon" than "Pokemon". Which isn't a bad thing, I loved Digimon as a kid.
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ZXOV73910 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2010
OH HOLY GO-err.... ARCEUS.

Although, I always imagined Missingno. as some sort of Ultimate Evil Who Cannot Be Seen. After all, I always thought what you can't see is scarier than what you can.
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Flamingneko110 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
Ah, missingno the only thing the first gen games have over theyr'e predecessor's. probably the best visualization i'v seen of it so far, others make it look too much like a regular pokemon or stick strictly to the original "sprite".
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Dracozombie Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Heh, I'm planning on writing a fic about this guy. Only, he's not really a villain so much as he is a terrible phenomenon. It's not an entity, but a... thing that turns you insane and lets you see places like Glitch City (which isn't even a real place, just a corrupted version of the map you're on. Chew on that for a while.)
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SunsetFox Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010  Student Filmographer
Hehehehe! This is really well done buddy. Keep it up. Maybe you should do some horror pokemon? I'd love to see your take on Gengar or Muk or even Weezing.
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Lord-Zymeth Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2010
Heheheh, thanks! That actually sounds like a pretty neat idea. I'll have to put some thought into that one.
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