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They Came... by glitcher They Came... by glitcher
This is my entry for the Operation Moonfall art contest to promote The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. Not only is that my favourite game in the Zelda series, but it's my favourite game, period. I can think of no better way to express my love for Majora's Mask by painting one of my favourite scenes in the game: protecting Romani Ranch from an alien attack. Saving princesses be damned! Nothing says 'hero' like rescuing cute ranch girls from ghouls and marauders. Having said that, I always found it strange that Romani (NOT Malon!) cowers in the barn after practising all day shooting balloons with her bow. What was the point of that? After reading the spin-off Franco-Belgian comic "Louve", which features a gifted young Viking girl training to be an archer, I think having Romani team-up here would have been more memorable than just letting 'Grasshopper' do all the work. Oh, and notice how Epona is absent. Seriously, does anyone go riding around trying to shoot Them on horseback? I just camp in front of the barn with my trusty Hero's Bow.... until that one bugger sneaks around behind the house and scuppers my whole plan. :disbelief:


YOU CAN WATCH A VIDEO PLAYBACK OF THIS PAINTING HERE.

EDIT: This image won the grand prize of the Operation Moonfall contest! Everybody in the house say "Way-oh!" :winner:

NEXT PIC: Close Your Eyes by glitcher
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:iconnarrva:
narrva Featured By Owner 5 days ago
Anyone else more impressed by Romani's courage than Link's?  Link is an old hand at this, Romani is just a normal, non-blessed nine or ten year old girl with a bow and a Terrier.
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glitcher Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm more impressed by the dog's courage than Romani's. :p
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:iconrikuchanthefox:
RikuChanTheFox Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Heheh..."scuppers"...It's a funny word... :3
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:iconrobinthebard:
RobinTheBard Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome Pic, Awesome Series of Pics, Congratulations on winning the contest!!! :D Totally deserved it!!!!! :3 <3
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:iconcaldorosa:
CaldoRosa Featured By Owner May 21, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
well done
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:iconc-hillman:
C-Hillman Featured By Owner May 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice!
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BrokenLogic159 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2015
Oh man, I don't even remember how old I was when I first played Majora's Mask but I remember that the first encounter with the aliens terrified me.  The music change, the seemingly never ending swarm of enemies, and that stupid one behind the farm that keeps coming out of nowhere.  I love that Romani and the brave doggy companion are out there fighting the good fight with Link.  It makes the odds seem a little less one-sided.  My favorite part of all is probably the mood though.  Between the aliens getting closer and closer and Romani's nervous response to them it reminds me of how intense that side quest felt.
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:iconvyctorian:
Vyctorian Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015   General Artist
Stunning work!~
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:iconthunderousblaze:
ThunderousBlaze Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015  Student General Artist
I remember this quest! It was so freaky seeing those aliens/ghosts creeping up on the farm house ._. A fantastic depiction! It deserved first-place :)
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Bluestarpost Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2015  Student General Artist
I always love your coloring and lighting skills, epic work on this man.

Congrats on you winning the grand prize too you deserve it!
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:iconpollytheparrot46:
pollytheparrot46 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Student Writer
a more realistic interpretation: link is wearing the bunny hood 
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:iconglitcher:
glitcher Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I actually debated including the Bunny Hood, but I thought it would make the pic look a bit silly. :p
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:iconpollytheparrot46:
pollytheparrot46 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Student Writer
It's all good. I wasn't saying he should have it. Just most people wear it when they do that mission. It's an awesome picture, though. 
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EpicAssassin47 Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I think my brain exploded on the amount of awesomeness in this pic. O . O
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:iconnewciv1:
newciv1 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Student General Artist
They saw...
They were utterly obliterated by the only two competent warrior in the immediate vicinity.
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:iconmetroidfannumber2:
metroidfannumber2 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I never finished this gamas a child because I only rented it. The rental was for 3 days. Really! I couldn't beat it in time. :( :e 
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:iconglitcher:
glitcher Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You should have played the Inverted Song of Time to give yourself time to complete it. :idea:
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jaknife79 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
It's worth going at it again!  You'll definitely enjoy it :)
I think it was the secrets they crammed in this game that made it so much worth playing- they never advertised that you could defend a farm from aliens!

Also great job on the picture, glitcher, it's definitely one of my favorite-favorites. lol
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MaskedUndeadUmbreon Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
One of the creepiest scenes of the game for an 11-year old. Still give me chills. Amazing work!
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:icongoliathdoesflash66:
GoliathDoesFlash66 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015   Filmographer
Don't forget the creepypast-COUGHCOUGH
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:iconmaskedundeadumbreon:
MaskedUndeadUmbreon Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2015
Oh no.... :p
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GoliathDoesFlash66 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2015   Filmographer
I NEVA SAID NUTIN


I'm like 17 and I'm still creeped out by that creepypasta..I feel sorry for anyone you ever found the cartridge.
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:iconmaskedundeadumbreon:
MaskedUndeadUmbreon Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2015
Me too, me too......
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GoliathDoesFlash66 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015   Filmographer
lol
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:icondizzylildreamer:
DizzyLilDreamer Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Student Photographer
Beautiful work <3
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:iconknightkeb:
knightkeb Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
Wooow, great work, i love this scene. And I'm a big fan of the classic games of zelda.
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:icondayshines:
dayshines Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I see a bit of Fiona here..
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:iconglitcher:
glitcher Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fiona Fox? I don't get it. :confused:
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:iconlilcreepystoryteller:
*o* umg that's awesome...Llama...an important part of life  you get a llama for that C:
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lukskraken2 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
I love that game! Can't wait for the remake!
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:icon5a1va:
5a1va Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014
You are awesome majora's mask is also my fav of all time no argument accepted!
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:icona-grog91:
A-Grog91 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014
Truly amazing. Six Stars, because Five isn't enough. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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zealot4god Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2014
This is seriously one of my favorite Zelda fanarts ever. ^.^ Is there any way we can get a higher resolution version of this? I'd love to use it as my desktop background. :D
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glitcher Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well, since it's Christmas... here you go. ;)
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SuspiciousTeacup Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014
Wow, I really love your work! And you also included the best spot to stop the aliens ^^ You also chose a very interesting angle - the aliens are especially terrifying when you only see their "claws" and the light from their eyes... I also like the inclusion of Romani and the dog! I like their expressions!
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glitcher Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
And that's 300 comments! :party: Seems like a fitting way to celebrate the announcement of Majora's Mask 3D this week. Thanks for the praise, Miss Teacup. I hope to paint a follow-up to this pic before year's end. ;)
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SVC-TalismanN7 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
The barn? I just sat on top of the house and went Hawkeye on ET and his buddies. Best vantage point on the whole ranch as long as you were fast enough and had good aim.
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glitcher Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Interesting strategy. What happens if They are behind the East side of the barn and you don't have a clear shot?
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SVC-TalismanN7 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2014
It's been a while since I booted teh game up, but as I recall my method for that situation was generally either "Don't lose the shot" or "Jump down, go around the back, shoot, return to roof".
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CaptainNutmeg Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
Lol awesome! (P.S. I hate this quest. Bah! But it makes a great image!)
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:iconcheeseburgertom:
CheeseburgerTom Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2014
I always loved this quest.  One of my favorites of all time.  It was intense with clear stakes, and meanwhile it was so different in tone from the game that it ruled!  This one really did make me feel like a hero.
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:iconkeirtanaka:
KeirTanaka Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
..In Peace?
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:iconzwirrlicht:
Zwirrlicht Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art is awesome!
When my lil' sister first played this scenario she was 5, or 6 (time ago...) and she was so scared of the aliens XD Your work brings up memories :))
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glitcher Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I remember being scared of Ganon the first time I played OoT. Before the final battle even begun, I thrust the controller into my friend's hands because I just couldn't handle it. :XD:
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:iconzwirrlicht:
Zwirrlicht Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is hilarious XD
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:iconbombchu-link:
Bombchu-Link Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wait, YOU made this?!? I remember seeing it in the contest forever ago!  

This is amazing.
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:iconglitcher:
glitcher Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Two years is forever to you? :XD: But thanks, I'm really pleased with the reception this pic has got. I hope I can spare the time paint a follow-up piece I have planned....
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Bombchu-Link Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, it's just over a tenth of my life so yeah. =P (Razz) 

A follow up eh? that sounds awesome.
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BloodiedPink Featured By Owner May 27, 2014
beautiful *0*
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LadyRoseofFlames Featured By Owner May 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I circle the barn constantly when I do this bit. The dog actually helped a surprising amount, warning me when a beastie got too close, and showing me where it was.
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