Hey there!
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.

Skippable premise:
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.

Puzzle content:
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:

  • Match each drawn character with the corresponding ITH question. Publishers/editors/authors/creators names of their source characters are paired there to help you with that. Double pairs have hints in order to discern which is which.
  • Name each drawn character. Their name is the result of the merge of their source characters' names. For some you have to simply overlap/substitute ending-starting syllables/letters, for others you have to switch or add them; for some is easier, for others is less intuitive. I put all the possibilites that came to my mind as right answers.

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]

Enjoy!

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Great puzzle, great drawings, but oh man... Even when I know the two characters (which is only some of the time), I can't seem to combine them such that it fits. I'll have to try this again tomorrow, maybe a clear head will help me out.

1 month ago
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Bumpie. Nice puzzle!

1 month ago
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Bump for solved. Part 1 Q5 took the longest for me. Thanks for the puzzle!

1 month ago
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The artwork amalgamation is simply amazing :) Thanks for the puzzle, I finished most of part 1 but got stuck on like Q7, Q13. I'm pretty sure I know the characters but the word combinations just don't seem to be correct.

Still trying combinations for Q7 but I'm either mixing it up too much or the names are wrong.

Q13 I think I know what they are but the names don't seem to combine correctly lol.

Thanks for a very interesting and totally unique puzzle :) I can tell it took a lot of effort! Really amazing!

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For Q7, if you've got the right names, you should be able to combine them right away.
For Q13, check their name spelling; you might simply be writing the name of one of them without a real combination

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I cant determine the character Capcom Q2-4. If I chose the right one, the same problem arises as in the previous one. I cant decide on the length and combination.

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That's the worst drawing of the lot, I guess. The face sadly isn't right; anyway, the logo on her head is what's supposed to help you the most, plus gender, weapon in hand, shoulder pads and colors (a bit). I'll post a higher resolution one, if you can't read what's written.

Edit: added the HQ close-up of the logo in the hints summary. I've used a white gel pen for the logo and I had little space, so it's kinda messy, but you should be able to read at least one word, the most important.

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Your drawing skill is amazing! Thanks for the puzzle! :)

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1 month ago
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Awesome drawings and some damn creative combos... this needs another bump! :D

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But what is this wonder! Thanks for all the efort you put on this.

1 month ago
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Bump.

1 month ago
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bump for solved, spent a long time looking at final fantasy enemy names

1 month ago
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great puzzle, too hard for me to solve but it really is amazing :)
Have a bump

1 month ago
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Bump. Really noice drawing dood. All solve thank for fun puzzle ^w^

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Really tricky puzzle, and really creative and well done.

I started with part 2, and am completely stuck on Q2-02. And your hint, rather than helping, makes me question my own sanity. :)

1 month ago
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Bump for solved.
Wow it was a trip! Beautiful puzzle!

1 month ago
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Bump. Solved both now.

1 month ago
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bumpidy bump

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Bump.

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Bump for having finally solved both, some were very creative, some hard, was fun once I got into it.

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Finally managed to solve both.
Very nice puzzle :)

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Bumping for happiness!

1 month ago
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Bump for solved part 1, and part 2 pending.
Really fun and unique idea!

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a bump

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So I'm stuck at P2-Q2 :(
I think I know which characters are these (but I am far from sure) but their names doesn't really match anywhere :/ The hints don't help me either, but I don't get the part about the eggs...

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Got your puzzle done. Tons of fun. Thanks for the ride.

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bump

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