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Old Gods and New Worlds: Turn of the Tide by Oniwanbashu Old Gods and New Worlds: Turn of the Tide by Oniwanbashu

When ye Old Testament ocean god is as pissed off with the world above as you are. Archie finds a kindred spirit but whether it’s a wise idea combining both their rage to reclaim the sea is from the despoiling of mainlanders…..remains questionable. 

Headcanon says that he met Kyogre once upon a time as a child and mistook it for a large and very friendly Wailord. 
Wailmer and Wailord in Pacifilog culture are seen as ‘Kyogre’s Children’ and are sacred animals. Trainers can commune with them and if they see fit, invite one onto their team via battling or other methods, but the people of Pacifilog will take 0.000% of your shit if you hurt or try to force these creatures to do anything they don’t want. 
If a Wailmer comes with you, it’s because they want to. 

When Archie finds religion in prison, he digs into that memory of communing with Kyogre as a child, studies old text and comes across one describing Primal Reversion, and the rest is Hoenn History. 

I liked the idea of Primal Reversion literally reversing Kyogre who under normal conditions is based off an Orca/modern tooth whale, into a Basilosaurus/primitive whale. 

Archie’s old gods don’t fuck around.

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Aqua-The-Smiter Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I love how he is just glomping kyogre in the first pannel.
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catandcrown Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yesssss! awesome work, i love them so much!!
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SeleneTheWerewolf Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016
I love the world you just built! And the contrast between normal and primal Kyogre is scary o.O
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Oniwanbashu Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! ;u;
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ChineseViking Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This world-building is amaaaaazing. I love the Pacifilog culture you've set up!
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Oniwanbashu Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
I'm 720% blaming Moana for giving this idea life tbh :'D
World-building is a lot of fun when you've got the right angle to tackle it on....and then you get side-tracked as hell and oops, here's some culture 8V
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RocCenere Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have to say that I really do like the way you make the god pokemon into actual physical gods with corresponding religions in the world.  It immediately adds a depth and breadth to your interpretation that is so interesting.
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cjbolan Featured By Owner Edited Dec 3, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Awesome!!! Love your contrast between cute cuddly normal Kyogre and BATSHIT SCARY Primal Kyogre. 

Reminds me of Jonah and the Whale. Also your whole idea about Kyogre encountering Archie as a child and later "choosing" him reminds me a bit of "Moana" 😉
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Oniwanbashu Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Kind of like Te Fiti and Te Ka in a way :D
And Kyogre likes this kid ;u; 
He's probably one of the only people willing to fight tooth and nail for the seas and everything in it. Of course, that determination crossed with a lot of rage can be destructive but it didn't see that in him as a child, and years later, it's as angry as he is with the whole situation. 
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cjbolan Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016  Professional Filmographer
Speaking of which, I think Groudon is even more like Te Ka 😉
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Wheelzzz Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
KYOGRE FEEEEEESH!
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LionheartedPhoenix Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks absolutely gorgeous!!! I love both versions a tonna 80 very well drawn! Totally digging the way you draw kyogre too!♡
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Oniwanbashu Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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LionheartedPhoenix Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :D
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Tenshineko01 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks awesome!
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