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PostSubject: Who IS this character?   Who IS this character? EmptySun Mar 06, 2016 1:08 am

This is kind of a weird question, but it's bothered me ever since I saw it back when I was younger.

You know the anthology EQ comics put out in the 90s? Well, I was always confused about who the elf on the cover of #7 was supposed to be. http://elfquest.com/read/index.php?s=EQ2/EQ207

My best guess is Ember, but the outfit and hairstyle and companion wolf all seem off to me. Or maybe she's supposed to be just a random elf?

You guys can add examples of images depicting characters you're unsure about too, if you like. It'd make this topic less of one made for my one small question. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Who IS this character?   Who IS this character? EmptySun Mar 06, 2016 1:30 am

Ahh I remember that cover. One of my favorites!
I've always heard it's Ember (artist being artsy, some say), but I personally feel like she's an early day wolfrider.
(Mainly because I think it's a waste if it's just Ember.)

I remember seeing post about there being 'ninth' of the Chose Eight.

Also, this spawned a few 'Bearclaw went back in time and shagged Goodtree' discussions:Who IS this character? Bearcl11

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PostSubject: Re: Who IS this character?   Who IS this character? EmptySun Mar 06, 2016 8:18 am

I had the same problem with this cover, Lurks ...

Who IS this character? Ember_11

... and I share your fascination, Shadowpath.

For me it stayed simply a riddle, more the promise of a character-to-come than an echo from the past. After I've read somewhere (in the original SoC I guess) that she is actually supposed to be Ember I can see it. Her features, the innoscence of the pre-chieftess-teen, reminiscences of sunvillage adornements and the remnants of the bekini outfit. ^^
And yet ... in my mind I agree with Shadowpath. *make her an ancient Wolfrider in head canon* it whispers.


The other one was "ancient elfes" for me at first encounter - Goodtree and a lovemate who's a lookalike of Bearclaw. Then it became an idealized version of Joyleaf and Bearclaw, changed into "near-High-Ones" in Strongbow's mind. Nowadays I use to see them as an idealized view on former Holt life in general ...

... and love to "play" with it once I need to picture non-canon lovemates. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Who IS this character?   Who IS this character? EmptyMon Mar 07, 2016 2:44 pm

Isn't the "pre-modern Ember" portrait also by Wendy? Looks very much like her style.

Also, am I wrong or does neither "Bearclaw" nor "Goodtree" seem to have a chief's lock?

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PostSubject: Re: Who IS this character?   Who IS this character? EmptyMon Mar 07, 2016 3:17 pm

@Miss Gillespie wrote:
Isn't the "pre-modern Ember" portrait also by Wendy? Looks very much like her style.
You mean the cover? Yes, it's by Wendy - from 1994.

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Also, am I wrong or does neither "Bearclaw" nor "Goodtree" seem to have a chief's lock?
That's one of the reason why I consider them idealized generic elves now.

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PostSubject: Re: Who IS this character?   Who IS this character? EmptyMon Mar 07, 2016 4:40 pm

Who IS this character? Bearcl11

I always wondered if she was the first one Bearclaw recognized...

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PostSubject: Re: Who IS this character?   Who IS this character? EmptyMon Mar 07, 2016 8:22 pm

I always thought that was essentially based on Bearclaw and Joyleaf. It's in Strongbow's mind- right? As a representation of the essence of what it means to be Wolfrider. I just figured it was a concept or feeling based on or channelling his memories of  Bearclaw and Joyleaf.

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PostSubject: Re: Who IS this character?   Who IS this character? EmptyMon Mar 07, 2016 10:05 pm

I thought it was an imagined Goodtree and Lionheart.
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PostSubject: Re: Who IS this character?   Who IS this character? EmptyTue Mar 08, 2016 11:32 am

That cover is obviously Ember during her I'm gonna dye my hair purple! rebelious phase.

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@Miss Gillespie wrote:
Also, am I wrong or does neither "Bearclaw" nor "Goodtree" seem to have a chief's lock?

I'm sure chiefs are allowed to un-do their chief lock sometimes.

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PostSubject: Re: Who IS this character?   Who IS this character? EmptyWed Mar 09, 2016 12:53 am

@Redhead Ember wrote:
That cover is obviously Ember during her I'm gonna dye my hair purple! rebelious phase.

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@Miss Gillespie wrote:
Also, am I wrong or does neither "Bearclaw" nor "Goodtree" seem to have a chief's lock?

I'm sure chiefs are allowed to un-do their chief lock sometimes.
Hmmm. It...could actually be an interesting if they weren't allowed to.
*Writes down notes*

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PostSubject: Re: Who IS this character?   Who IS this character? EmptyWed Mar 09, 2016 2:06 pm

It always looked like Ember to me, with the hair decoration Moonshade may for her in one of the HY issues. Just drawn in a different style than usual.
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