March 27, 2015

Pyrrha Nikos from RWBY.

“Pyrrha” is derived from the Greek adjective pyrrhos (πυρρός), which means “flame-colored.” Nikos (Νίκος), meaning “victor of the people,” is derived from Nike, the Greek Goddess of Victory.

Had to make a fan art for this character.  Love her fighting style, and it was nice being able to watch a sequence of it during Season 2’s opening each time.

Got the idea for the background from things like Gladiator (2000). I felt her Spartan colors plus the arena she fights in fit well with with concept, even though Spartans and gladiators are from different time periods.  Perhaps she should have an ability that showers her with rose petals after every killing blow? Wink/Razz .