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Time Tomcat by CybershockSheep Time Tomcat by CybershockSheep
W Mavericks:
Time Tomcat, Guts Grizzly Bear, Fire Stallion, Cybershock Sheep, Ice Hedgehog, Metal Mouse, Galaxy Lemur, Stealth Snake


“This prattle is truly a waste of time!”

Reploid Name: Time Tomcat
Original Robot Master: Time Man
Weapon: Time Stop, Athletics (Time)
Weakness: Electric (Thunder Wool)
Rank: A
Allegiance: W Mavericks
Position: Time Research
Base of Operations: Chrono Research Center

Timeman was one of Dr Lights original ten robot masters before being upgraded into Time Tomcat. Much like his former self, he puts high priority on perfection. Now that his new body is perfected, his obsessive nature finally paid off, making him one of the most formidable of the 8 W Mavericks. Rather than try to over compensate for being incomplete Time Tomcat desires to prove his worth, and scoffs at those who knowingly avoid putting in effort. He envies all other reploids as they were built perfect, while he was made a prototype and fought his way up. His time sense is phenomenal, now able to track time by 0.0001th of a second. His reflexes are equally devious. He will commonly teleport out of harm’s way within a millisecond before taunting his foe about his terrible timing. His main tactic is to stand on the edge of the field while shooting time arrows, usually waiting for his opponent to strike (and miss) before leaping onto the upper corners of the room, and continuing to shoot on the other side. He prefers toying with his opponents, initially only using “Time Slow” before he either gets board, or finds it necessary to switch tactics. With his Time Slow attack, he teleports randomly, setting time arrows until he appears in the center of the room and unleashes his assault, which slows the player down, while forcing him to dodge a large number of attacks coming from every direction. His main weapon, “Time Stop,” is the upgraded version of “Time Slow,” except this time, the player is frozen solid, unable to move until the assault is over. His secret technique, which he only uses in the hardest difficulty, is “Time Reversal,” which is a health recovery technique. In spite of his clear speed superiority, his weapon damage as well as his health are both low for a reploid of his rank. His weakness is electricity, which is too fast for him to predict. The sudden outburst of electric currents disrupts his time control, temporarily slowing down his reflexes, negating his teleportation, and preventing him from using time abilities (except time arrows.) Due to the nature of Time Tomcat staying on the sides of the stage, and “Thunder Wool” being built to hit anything in this sort of vicinity, this attack is especially devastating. Time Tomcat took over the Chrono Research Center in hopes of developing new weapons. He has already eliminated several hunters before the player arrived at his base. He has a very low view of maverick hunters, but seems to have a clear respect for X, due to the relationship they have as brothers.

Although a bit of a haughty snob, I always found Time Man appealing as a character (the cool level music doesn’t hurt.) This is my second reploidized robot master, this time it’s Time Man. Since he, unlike most robot masters, has a clear personality and back-story, he was much easier to create overall. I have 6 more of these guys planned out, but if anyone has any suggestions for a reploidized robot master, I’d like to hear it. The main reason I decided to make these guys is because I couldn’t find this sort of art anywhere on the net.

When I finished the original drawing, I thought to myself, “This is exactly what I imagined,” …save for the feminine hips. I suppose he does have “cattitude?” I'll fix that. For some odd reason, I had to give him a bow on his tail (complete with bell.) Something about the “serious business” expression and the deliberately contrasting bow just seem to click. It looks like his brooding expression is a result of that thing. It reminds me of when I put tape on my cat’s feet (which I rarely ever do.)

Another thing, his design was greatly influenced by Time Man’s drawing by Hitoshi Ariga.

Disclaimer:
Time Man is property of Capcom and the Mega Man franchise. I hold no ownership of either and respect the rights of both.

:iconazuroru: was kind enough to create a beautiful piece of art featuring Time Tomcat, and Copy Cat (who belongs to Azuroru.) Here it is: [link]

Edit: I fixed his "invisible leg" problem, and I'm aware that one leg is bigger than the other. I'll fix that in newer pictures of him
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BeamBTWLaZor7890 Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I think him and Galaxy Lemur was to be Space 'n' Time Research.
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:iconcybershocksheep:
It could happen. :nod: Judging by the different personality types, I doubt they accomplished much together.
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BeamBTWLaZor7890 Oct 19, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why don't you make one about Oil Man
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:iconcybershocksheep:
I was considering it. Perhaps I'll do a build of him later on. However, I'm a bit pushed back with school and other projects at the moment.
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BeamBTWLaZor7890 Oct 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Me 2 Man... Me 2
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:iconwagdawgwag:
Hannah-barbarra-Wily-Light presents! Time Tomcat! :XD:
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:iconcybershocksheep:
He does look a bit like Tom, doesn't he? It never even crossed my mind until now. Not sure about Hannah-Barbarra though. In the “Tom and Metal” skits, "Jerry" is naturally the aggressor, and their verbal "death matches" would clearly not pass the radar.

Metal Mouse: I’ll kill you, you son of a bi-
Radar: What did you say?
Metal Mouse: Um… I was calling him a… son of a bigot… because he’s… racist… against me?
Time Tomcat: That’s right Metal. *Pats him on the head*
Metal Mouse: Shut up you pussy-!
Radar: :ohnoes:!
Metal Mouse: CAT! Pussy cat! I was about to finish it! That word’s legal, damn it!
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:iconwagdawgwag:
Not when they were first made! ^_^
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:iconcybershocksheep:
Back then it was all visual though. Tom and Jerry may have ACTED violently, but there is a reason they never spoke... often, that is.
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:iconwagdawgwag:
Um....The owner? They thought she was offensive.
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