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Because why not? by JocelynSamara Because why not? by JocelynSamara
I've been following the Smash Bros hype pretty closely because I am slightly obsessed (not that anyone should be surprised).  Heck, it's not even the first Rain/Smash crossover I considered (see also Rainalina and Zero Suit Ana ;P).  It's probably a bit late for me to be doing something like this, since the full roster is known now.  Still, I happened to be drawing while listening to the Nintendo Treehouse thing (not even up to Smash yet), and this suddenly popped into my head and I'm like, "Oh, what the hell?  Why not?"

Originally, I was going to draw her as just a Mii Fighter, but then I remembered the Mii I used in the comic can't be done.  There is no hairstyle that covers one eye, so any Rain Miis would be sadly kind of an accurate.  I might still draw it for the hell of it, but it couldn't technically be done in-game (but while I haven't tried other characters from the comic, I imagine most of the rest of the cast could be made).

The design seen here is based on one of Rain's costumes from the original fantasy version of the story.  Obviously, the current Rain probably couldn't fight with a sword (much less the way the old one did.  Hint: the sheath is also a weapon).  It makes me feel a little nostalgic seeing her like this again.  The quality is a little iffy here, but whatevs.  It's just a little throwaway thing I did because I could.  Still, I hope you like it.

Since this pic might draw in some players who have no idea who Rain is, I should probably throw a link here so you can learn if you're interested.
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thcloud19284 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2017  New Deviant
I wonder if Rain Flaherty is a reference from Cloud Strife, who somehow happened to enter Smash with the phrase, "Cloud Storms Into Battle!"" Also, is Rain like Lightning from Final Fantasy XIII?
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2017  Professional Writer
I actually posted this like a year before Cloud was announced for Smash.  I even called them out on it at the time.

But no.  Rain is no way a reference to Cloud or Lightning.  Neither one was a thought in my mind while making the character.
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SierraRebecca Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015
I'm thinking that one of your watchers is a developer for Smash Bros. Too much of a coincidence, in my opinion. :)
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Jtman12345678 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
Im already on makeing the characters now
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Jtman12345678 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
On super smash brawl
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ShadowHinata Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014
id play as her XD
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OjouTsuki Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
I'd main her :3
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ShadowHinata Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
id maid rudy. and tri to get the hidden ruby skin :3
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I feel the need to make a Rain Mii for the game now. And a Gavin one... and Maria... and Rudy...

I wonder what weapons the other 3 would use? I'd guess Gunner for Gavin due to his love of giant robots, and maybe Brawler for Maria since she just seems a more hands on type...Got nothing for Rudy though. And yes, I know I think on this too much.
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LadySerena Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!  Rain .. Storms?  get it?  GET IT?  AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
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EgoKryAllen Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Can I use Rain as my Smash Bros character? I would be everyone's butts. Mwahahahaha!!!!
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flex35 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 13, 2014
It's a pitty (three words in and I've accidently taken a reference from Kid Icuras) as I was saying, it's a shame you couldn't make a Rain Mii Sword Fighter, but still Rain as a Smash Bros Character looks really good. You did a great job. It actually looks a lot like the intros they did for the new characters (My fav was Megaman).

I guess if there was a Rain-verse version of Smash Bros, I think I can guess at some of the characters in it; Fabio from Super Fabio Bros, Monkey Kong from Monkey Kong Commonwealth, Bond and Hilda from Legend of Hilda, Space Vulpes from Space Vulpes, one of the main characters from Terrestrial (that name strangely eludes me for some reason), Krabby from Krabby Pop Idol and new comer to the series Giga Man from Giga Man (Sorry if I missed any, I don't exactly know all the games where the Smash Bros characters come from and if anyone is interested where I got the names from, there is this Rain Delay and you can scroll down in the comments to the seeker-of-revelation, who got all the real world equivalents correct)

Gah, being broke, I can't wait for the 3DS demo to come out (supposedly there will be an english version coming out).
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Professional Writer
The demo officially comes out next week (although, I may have kinda sorta won early access to the demo yesterday).  It's an absolute blast, but I think it's actually making the wait for the full game more agonizing for me.  So, do try the demo at your own risk. XD
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flex35 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
For me, it will be my first real taste of Smash Bros, so the demo will help me decide whether or not to buy the full game. Though I did spend most of yesterday watching a stream of an LPer I follow, playing the Japanese version of Smash Bros for the 3DS, since it came out midnight Thursday in Japan.
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Suki-chan36 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
You wouldn't happen to be referring to TheJWittz, would you?
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flex35 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
Well, I do follow him and did see he was livestreaming it, though I ended up watching a livestream by someone else I follow, Kwing.
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Magnatic Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014   Writer
The colours of the trans flag totally complete it XD Nice one
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Blufire1992 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Student Writer
do Gavin and Maria as Fighter and Blaster!
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Chicken-Yuki Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014   Traditional Artist
Remember when Rain used to be a fantasy protagonist?

Pepperdige Farm Remembers.
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waffliesinyoface Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
I just got the 'storm' pun. *sigh* you dork. XD
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jessica2kiv Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
Ohh titan crossover! or not..lol
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DaphneHughes Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This kind of begs the question, is there smash in the rain universe? What would it be called? Hyper smack siblings? :shrug:

Well anyway, this is awesome! <3
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Wiinner159 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
I would definitely play as her if she were in the game (this look, not the mii) even though I'm kinda sick of new swordfighters. Though I am interested, what would be her final smash? Cause I have NO idea what she'd do and how'd she play
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JocelynSamara Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Professional Writer
I couldn't do a Mii Fighter of her anyway, sadly.  The right hairstyle doesn't exist for Miis. There's no "hair covers one eye" option. And you know me; if it's not accurate, it's not happening. It just wouldn't be right.

This Rain's final smash though?  She could summon Kaminari into battle.  ^_^
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Wiinner159 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
And she could have the Dark Angel costume as an alt. QUICK! Someone with better programming skill then me make a Super Smash Rain!
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SonicANIMEfan Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
like the outfit... but points docked for the line, that was kinda too cheesy
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epic-agent-63 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
she looks ready to kill~!
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SHDWKLR Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Still best pun intended. Think I may do some fan art if you don't mind.
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Undertaker972 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014
haha the old Rain would kick ass in Smash Bros
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Animasword Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome! So she used to fight with both sword and sheath? That kind of reminds me of Kenshin (in a good way). Speaking of the Mii fighters, maybe a custom avatar would be a way for fantasy to appear in the main comic? I doubt it would ever plot relevant, but that could be one way to pay tribute to these designs/ideas.
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Lolice-Scarlet Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are a genius.  Also, Rain should wear that outfit to a cosplay convention sometime.  That'd be awesome!  :D
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JamieAgathaRose Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Now your fighting game character and my fighting game character have to do battle. Cause honor and stuff!

ROUND 1 FIGHT! :punchshoryuken: 
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Animasword Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I would enter my character as well, but then things would get out of hand and before we know it we'd have kind weird crossover fighter of our own...with X/Cross in the title!
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JamieAgathaRose Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's no excuse! DO IT!
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CrossdressPrincess Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
love the outfit :)
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atlantifique Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
not that anyone ever made a dime off an alternate story... just sayin'
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