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Roommates 285 - Shadowhunt by AsheRhyder Roommates 285 - Shadowhunt by AsheRhyder
In which some shadows are set free,

OR

In which mortals must face themselves, and myths must face their legends.

For clarity, Odin's shadow manifests as Fenrir, the giant wolf monster he'll have to face in Ragnarok. Arthur's shadow is a dragon, representing the weight and power of Arthurian myth (which, however, I don't recall having any actual dragons, but I'm probably wrong). The Erlkonig's.... well. Any guesses?

Transcript for Jareth, because my handwriting is abysmal:
P.4: My lords, gentlemen, I have cut loose your shadows and given them their own way. They are our prey tonight, all our own cunning brought against us. Catch your shadows, good sirs. The dawn is not so very far away.
P. 10: I wonder what kinds of shadows plague the steps of gods and legends...

Erik belongs to Leroux and Webber.
Jareth belongs to Henson, Lucas, and Bowie.
Norrington belongs to Disney, Bruckheimer, and Davenport.
Javert belongs to Hugo, Boublil, Schonberg, and Kretzmer.
Erlkönig, Odin, and Arthur Pendragon are mythological characters and belong to everyone and no one.
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:iconfighting-dreamers-94:
Not wise but I daresay deviously brilliant & fucking awesome.
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MikazukiOkami Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
Ooohh, I think I'm going to be very surprised with his arc, it reminds me kind of Peter Pan. But this is 10x better!
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TheChinaSorrows Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2014
Jareth always gets the best lines.
They're so, so, so, so, so, so very pretty!
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DolphinSilverwolf Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Erlkönig's shadow is...Harry Dresden?
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Dracorex4 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, there might not have been any dragons in the Arthurian myths (not that I'm all that well-versed in it).... but he is the Pendragon. It's a pretty appropriate metaphor.
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DaEvilKitty Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2013

I must admit, I’m not particularly surprised that Jareth’s shadow was happy enough to sit on his arm instead of immediately buggering off. I wonder if this means that Jareth’s more in touch/accepting of his “shadows” than the others here?

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NikiMaweird Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Pure epicness. Lu Emoticon 
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SchalaDresdan Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013
The shadows are so pretty and appropriate. I love them!
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AsheRhyder Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks very much.
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etile Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
pretty shadows are pretty.
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