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Check Out This High Fantasy Take on The Avengers


Fanart never ceases to amaze us. The time and the talent poured into depictions of often fictional characters, the results of which have the power to even outdo the PR teams and artists who are actually employed to promote the thing in the first place. It’s what we love about fandom: the power that fans have to take one thing they love and mix it with so many other things. Like these super intense illustrations by deviantartist theDurrian, which takes characters from The Avengers and infuses them with “high/dark/epic fantasy.” 

Maybe if Loki’d tried to take over the world in the Middle Ages he’d might’ve had better luck getting people to kneel?

And here’s Hawkeye…

Thor…

Captain America seems to have signed that contract to crossover with the Alien franchise…

Black Widow…

The Hulk…

And Fury…

Pretty intense, right?

Although we have to admit, we’d love to see how Agent Coulson’s suit and bluetooth would translate.

(via GeeksnGamers)

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  • Sabrina

    This is The Avengers meet Guild Wars 2. The artist is a big fan of Kekai Kotaki’s work and boy does it show!

  • http://wrongsirwrong.blogspot.com/ Magic Xylophone

    Just looked up that artist. Now I’m a big fan too!

  • Anonymous

    This needs to be in or become a video game…like…yesterday!

  • http://twitter.com/Totz_the_Plaid Totz_the_Plaid

    Too grimdark and over-designed for my tastes. Skilled artist, but this art does nothing for me except to bore me.

  • http://twitter.com/LJo83 Lindsay Beaton

    Hawkeye wins this round for me–that is an epic bow. Hulk has all the angst, and his skulls look a bit…gleeful? I’m pretty sure Fury could translate in any realm and still be badass. Love it.

  • http://twitter.com/Harmy_Dreams Amanda Cagle

    Yep. Exactly what I thought man. I was like.. Holy shit this looks like Guildwars art.