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I was planning on making a cakeday puzzle like I did last year, but let's say I'm a bit late for that, so it's gonna be a Xmas puzzle! It will last untill the 25th.
I used to draw a lot as a child and some people used to say I had potential, but while growing up, for reasons I still don't totally comprehend, I've stopped drawing altogether. Only recently I started drawing again from time to time, when I feel like it.
What you'll see here is not perfect, I lack practice and technical knowledge, most of all when it comes down to draw human faces or coloring, but I think it's decent overall. If you find some color choice odd, consider that I'm colorblind (if the light is not optimal, I have problems descerning light green from yellow and some shades of brown from red) and that my scanner darkened the colors a bit for some reason. Anyway I'm open to any sort of criticism.
you'll see a series of drawings portraying different characters. Each character is the result of other two "famous" characters merged together (let's call them "source characters" from now on). The source characters are from videogames, comics, books, TV shows and/or movies (but almost all of them ended up in videogames anyway).
You have to:
That's it. I hope it is nothing too weird/hard/nonsensical/stupid for you. If it's the case, I'll try to help a bit depending on the number of solvers.
I had to divide them into two batches because ITH has a 20 questions cap; there's a total of 31 characters (15+16).
The prize for solving the 1st part is a train with my HB leftovers from the last few months (some of them are region locked, sorry for that);
the prize for solving the 2nd part is Disco Elysium.
You have access to both parts right away:
1st part [ENDED]
2nd part [ENDED]
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Important, choose wisely.
First of all I want to thank everyone for the kind words; I'm happy that most of you liked my drawings and that the puzzle was fun. Thank you, really ^^
Edit: added a hint list. I won't give any more hints, unless a lot of people have problems with a specific character.
Obviously I will still accept feedback (from the solvers) on possible better answers than the ones I've chosen or if you want to report any mistake or criticism, feel free to share.
1st of all, I wanna thank everyone again! For participating and for the kind words most of you have spent about my drawings. It was a good boost to morale.
2nd of all, I wish you all Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays! Congratz to the winners ;)
3rd of all, here are the solutions! Answers in italic were added after the puzzle started thanks to solvers feedback.
green: Luigi's clothes color
red: Mario's clothes color
pluto: Mickey Mouse's dog
timon: Pumbaa's pal
sniper: Widowmaker's “class”
archangel: Tyrael's former nature
fanservice: Lulu's lore
auroch: Wakka's blitzball team
unsent: Auron's secret
-9999 HP: Tonberry's typical damage dealt
fulgur: Anjanath's subspecies
I just have to pause my solving to say these are really cool! Fun to figure them out, too! :)
It would be great if in this post a couple of examples of possible "outcomes" would be provided (not solutions, just examples of what could an answer would look like) :-)
By the way, wonderful drawings indeed! Gratz!
The poll anwers in the OP are an exaple:
let's say you have tomato and potato as source characters, the possible names for the merged one would be pomato or totato.
edit: other examples with animal names
"panda" + "pangolin" = "pandolin"; "tiger" + "viper" = "tiper" or "viger" (you substituted one letter);
"horse" + "sea lion" = "horsea lion"; "otter" + "termite" = "ottermite" (you overlapped the ending of one name with the beginning of the other one; most of them are like this);
"bald eagle" + "beagle" = "bald beagle" (you added one letter of the 2nd name into the 1st)
"chimpanzee" + "zebra" = "chimpanzeebra" or "chimpanzebra" (you added/dropped a letter);
"badger" + "giraffe" = "badgeraffe" or "badgiraffe" (very evil giraffe; another letter substitution).
It's actually hard to make them fit in a single category.
I can't think of other examples at the moment, sorry.
Thanks a lot for the cool examples, it helped a lot and I hope it helped many others as well!
Keep up the good work!
And a bump for having happily solved part one!
I need to get some sleep tonight though, so part two will have to wait.
Great puzzle though, hope you get many entrants to see the excellent art you've made!
Bump for solved part 1!!
I'll come back later for part 2
Neat. Have a bump, and thanks.
Guessed some, but your drawings highlighted my lack of knowledge regarding console exclusives. Still quite impressed with your drawing skills, especially for figuring out how to combine two different characters. Nice idea. Good luck on persevering with your drawings!
Solved them both! (and learnt a couple of things in the process ^_^)
Thanks for an awesome puzzle and GA!!!
Solved Both, BUmp!
Those pics are amazing! Great work. :D
This will be a challenge as I am not familiar with some of the characters, but there is time for me to try! ;)
What a great puzzle. I figured out all the characters, but getting the combined names is hard.
Thanks, part 1 solved!
Just a challenge for someone who is not familiar with these characters
Solved part 1, bump
Lovely, creative and very imaginative drawings :)
Very funny puzzles! Thanks for the event :D
Bump for solving first part, fantastic puzzle!
Can get a hint on question 1 of part 1, I really dont know who is the carachter from BioWare.
it's part of a very famous sci-fi franchise, started with a movie
Thanks, I actually have the game but still havent played it
Do you maybe have a hint on the combination? I know they have a common part, but i cant seem to find the combination. I get it if you dont want to give too many hints.
Ugh, on part 1 I only have question 2 left and I'm fairly sure on the two characters but no name works. And I'm usually pretty good on these things.
That's odd. If you have the characters right, the combination should be obvious. Use her superhero name, not name and surname; it's the only thing I can think of. Oh, and mind the spaces, maybe.
I guess spookypannkaka might be thinking of another Marvel character. I was stuck on that one for a while because of this. :P
Yeah, I'm wondering if I have the characters right to begin with, I'm not into either of those franchises. Blizzard + sniper hint + the thing on her head leads me to one character and the other one should be obvious, but I'm not linking the outfit to either of the characters. Hm.
Stuck on 1 question in Part 1 Geralt and Assassin's Creed
Solved Part 1. I'll try Part 2 tomorrow.
I have tried every possible combination under the laws of our universe. That thing has no name.
The two syllables of the name of one character are already included in the surname of the other one, so just add what's missing. I hope it helps.
I'll add on to this, I got it with your hint but wouldn't have had a clue without it. The first name of one character ends with the same letter as the other's first name starts with, so my first thought was (firstname1firstname2 surname2) if you understand what I'm talking about. Could maybe be an option?
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Can you remove any reference to characters names from your post, please? I'll add the first one you mentioned as possible answer, I didn't think of that one.
Question 10 of the first one is killing me D:
I think I've tried every combination, but I'm starting to doubt if I'm using the right name for the Charles Perrault character... wikipedia tells me that in English there are several variations of it. It's easier in Spanish, there's only one :P
Great drawings, by the way! You're very skilled.
Yep, I was stuck on that one for ages and tried no less than 15 name combinations. Maybe DogOnSG could add a couple of alternative acceptable answers.
For her I referred to the title of her wikipedia page (the English one). I'm not a native English speaker myself, but I think that's her most common name. Just add what's missing from the name of the other character, considering the words with the same root interchangeable.
I got it now, thank you!
I am so confused, I still dont get it. I tried literally every combination I think. I also included the full name like on Wikipedia, but still nothing.
Tried 10 combinations before reading it lol
Just kept missing the first part of the Perrault character's name because it's usually omitted in English but it makes sense, considering the original French name. Duh.
Thanks for the clue.
Why am I so stuck on this still. The combination seems obvious, but any combination i try is wrong. I am pretty sure i am using the right characters.
I added a few more possible answers based on solvers feedback. The original right answers were 5 words long, now there are a few that are 4 words long, that might help.
Ah thank you so much, got it now finally!
Finished part 1.
Part 2 Question 2 has me stumped. I think I figured out the Capcom part, but I have no idea what the Square Enix part could be.
Also Q11, even with the hint you gave Lunaedge, I can't find two matching syllables for the life of me.
Finished part 2
Brilliant! I wish I had 10% of your talent!
Great fun puzzle (•‿•)(•‿•)(•‿•)