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Tales of the Abyss: Ion and Arietta Extra Scans 
6th-Apr-2007 09:11 pm
Reborn - Yamamoto CHIBITA
Long, busy day today: That is also aingeal_isilme's birthday! ♥ If you're reading this, sweetheart, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! *grin* Though we've already talked on the phone, I wish I could be there in person! ;) DON'T WORRY, THAT'LL BE TOMORROW. ♥

Scanning Ion-Arietta makes me very sleepy because there isn't anything much there to keep me interested. I'd have scanned this sooner if Asch, Luke or Guy appeared in it. Whoops, looks like being tired makes me honest, too.

This Abyss extra is drawn by the Abyss mangaka (who, I've recently discovered with risax, also illustrates yuri novels), and it's about original!Ion and Arietta. Present!Ion and Van make the occasional cameo appearances. Van and original!Ion were clearly partners in crime and evilness.

Still, I liked the original more. He was completely more kickass. And psychotic into the bargain, which only endeared him to me.

Ion and Arietta Extra
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Original!Ion. So cute! And... so evil!


Sweet, innocent Arietta. I think she's being presented as a Fon Master Guardian in this panel. Such a startling contrast to who she used to be:


Snarling, savage, wild-child Arietta: before being tamed by the original Ion.
I liked her more the way she was.

And she bit original!Ion. Which only says how much more kickass she was before being domesticated. >D


This and other panels reveal to you how psychotic and manipulative the original!Ion was. *evil grin* He and Van were clearly partners in crime and cooking up every conspiracy in the book. The original Ion refers to Arietta as his "pet" - in the scans, there's a scene where the original!Ion is attacked by furious citizens. Arietta tries to stop them and is knocked aside. Ion reacts by killing Arietta's attacker and saying, "No one but me can touch my pet." (Or a rough approximation)


I do think this is baby!Arietta.


And this is baby!Ion - the version we get in Tales of the Abyss.


Rough approximation of what goes on:
Original!Ion: "Ah - read that. What does it say?"
Replica!Ion: *holds up book* "You will die at the age of 12."

If I may say so in so many words: the original was a real bastard.


Happy Arietta! She gives a raiga skull to Ion, saying that this was her elder sister (from the time when she was adopted by the Raiga Queen), and that this elder sister was strong and protected Arietta, just as she would protect Ion.


Clearly, then, as now, Arietta suffered from a major case of separation anxiety. But then again when you see how important Ion was to her, you can understand that.




Van makes several cameos!


Sketch.


Apologies, seki_yumizu, your Guy-Luke present/reward should come soon! ;) I didn't expect scanning this to be so exhausting.

And you have got to check out narugami's new post on Tales of the Abyss: an explosion of Namco updates! My favourites are the official Peony anime art, introduction of Cantabile (whose outfit, in my opinion, looks like Van's, Asch's and Dist's ripped up, sewn together at random, and dyed). Thank you so much, Adi! ♥
Comments 
6th-Apr-2007 01:35 pm (UTC)
This is awesome... I like this rendition of Original!Ion. It's very close to what the Japanese depict him as in fanart, and it just made him waaaaay way more interesting to have him as a complete manipulative bastard. I bet he never took shit from Mohs, either. Constantly made him make sandwiches for him and stuff. XD

It also creates a fine little link to Sync, too, since I always loved the idea of Original!Ion having a personality closer to Sync's than Replica!Ion's. You know, just to burn up Sync even more that he wasn't the chosen replica for replacing Ion despite being similar in personality.

And :O @ Arietta's hardcoreness. Manga does wonders for these God Generals~ it opens up SUCH a lovely can of worms here.
6th-Apr-2007 02:34 pm (UTC)
*beams!* I'm glad someone feels the same way about him as I do! *grin* I'm not familiar with Ion in Japanese fanart, but it's good to hear that their fanart has come that much closer to canon. *grin* I actually preferred the manipulative bastard Ion to the sweet innocent one we have - maybe precisely because he's such a contrast.

Original Ion? *grin* I bet Mohs was his bitch. And enjoyed it.

Constantly made him make sandwiches for him and stuff. XD
I can totally get into that scenario! XD

I always loved the idea of Original!Ion having a personality closer to Sync's than Replica!Ion's.
Yes, exactly! *beams* It was what I thought the first time I read the extra - how very much Sink was like the original Ion. You thought a lot about this. *smiles*

Arietta's hardcoreness
AND. OH. ABSOLUTELY. YEAH. I was so impressed with that single panel of vicious!Arietta that I wished we'd had that Arietta instead of the SUPEREMO version we have on our hands. She was so much more interesting. BITING THE DOUSHI, how hardcore is that. *grin*

This comment was a real joy to read! *smiles* Thank you! ;)
6th-Apr-2007 11:20 pm (UTC)
::after working, schooling, and taking a long nap due to the resurgence of WINTER:: Haaaa, I always try to make my comments worthwhile.. even if I don't comment often. XD

But it makes me GLEEFUL how much we are on the same page. :D Perhaps it'll be this weekend when I massively SHARE all of my Abyss-related fanart findings, and you can see for yourself, if you want, the loveliness of their fandom~

Seriously, though. Original!Ion is like, one of my favorite minor characters now. ♥
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