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This page is some sort of TODO for the player model side of the project. Q3A had nearly 30 characters, and OA isn't going to shy away from that.

NOTTODO applies. Art direction from OA tries to steer away from the common "Real Is Brown"/"Lovecraft Lite" setting found in many games, especially in the Quake series.

Characters for inspiration Edit

These characters might be copyrighted, so, at best, they should be taken as inspiration, rather than remake them.

  • King Aslan, from Narnia.
  • Super Mario.
  • Kenny from South Park.
  • Castlevania's Alucard.
  • Dr. Rockso, from Metalocalypse.
  • Batman
  • Gordan Freeman, from Half-Life.
  • Jugga, from Conker's Bad Fur Day.
  • Doom's Cyber Demon.
  • Bender, from Futurama.
  • Krusty the clown, from The Simpsons.
  • Alien (like Alien (the movie))
  • Birdman.
  • A hydralisk/dark templar from Starcraft.
  • A Terran Ghost or facsimile, such as Nova, from Starcraft.
  • Ghost or your fav. character from any Call of Duty.

Not exactly characters, but these include several trademarks which should be avoided.

  • Woody Allen type character with vest, tennis shorts, thick rimmed glasses, socks halfway up shins and slippers.
  • A McDonald's worker
  • A paperclip a la MS Office.
  • A Lego character.

Generic characters Edit

  • A techno-bandit, like the one appositely drawn here on the forums.
  • A swiss guard cyborg/android.
  • A Knight in shining armour-cyborg.
  • A cyborg-ninja with one laser eye.
  • Big evil borg or so with spectacles.
  • A cyborg, like the terminator without his skin. (Could be a skin for skeleton model or so)
  • A robot/alien with spider like legs, like a centaur but with a giant spider behind instead of a horse.
  • Matrix-ish guy in trenchcoat with sunglasses.
  • Zombie Jesus
  • A zombie tree.
  • A floating spirit/ghostlike girl with lots of hair and wearing absolutely nothing. Glows. Possibly anime styled to emphasize the 'omg from a fantasy world'.
    • Jeanne, from Gunnerkrigg Court, might be a good inspiration for this.
  • Angry german fat kid
  • An extremely busty maid with a short skirt and a mole on her boob.
  • A busty princess
  • METAL ROCKER with headbanging taunt and \m/ with long hair animated by having the head in the torso mesh.
  • Regular generic hero in regular generic pants and generic shirt with a generic head.
  • Security guard-ish or SWAT-ish (well anything with a kevlar helmetish) that has intentionally stiffish animations which makes generic flesh impact noises for pain sounds and also makes beepy noises when it dies.
  • Some kind of prehistoric hercules like guy
  • Construction Worker
  • A hillbilly
  • A guy who smokes and constantly yells out "smocking kills" as a taunt, or maybe even "it was not i who killed you, but 'twas the smokes!"
  • Cold war era parody spy (Austin Powers style, kinda like how they did Harry Tipper from Timesplitters)
  • "Gangter", intentional mispelling of gangster, just a trenchcoat man with two types of hats (Fedora and Akubra) fitting well with both Caleb/Alucard like characters and smooth criminals.
  • Torgo, complete with warbly voice, big knees, and alternate "Torgo the White" texture. When he walks, he should play the Haunting Torgo Theme.
  • An OpenArena-Tan like exists in OS: [1] [3]
  • A multicoloured, flaming chameleon-ferret hybrid called Gavin (he also wears a mankini and sounds like Aleksandr Meerkat and The Incredible Hulk merged into one).
  • Timaster: a Nostradamus-based character, the Master of Time and Universe, which can be inspired by him and Kyonshi, but a little bit bigger. He could be the final boss of the game, and should be as dangerous as Xaero was in Q3A
  • A gigantic pacman/smiley.
  • Mantis with praying taunt.
  • La chuppa cabra.
  • Some fat disgusting monster, made of three complete corps reorganized in some grotesque fashion (Hans Bellmer? Warcraft3's abomination?)
  • The cookie monster.
  • A swedish meatball, eddy.
  • A werewolf-like creature.
  • An human sized eyeball.
  • A big fat baron bastard in a hovering chair, using his weapon as a turret.
  • A mermaid
  • A female gargoyle
  • Elves (a male and a female)
  • Dwarves (a male and a female)
  • Orcs (a male and a female)
  • Goblins (a male and a female)
  • Halflings (a male and a female)
  • Yetis (a male and a female)
  • Ogres (a male and a female)
  • Trolls (a male and a female)
  • Angels (a male and a female)
  • Harpies (a male and a female)
  • Paladins (a male and a female)
  • Barbarians (a male and a female)
  • Wizards (a male and a female)
  • Farmers (a male and a female)
  • Samurais (a male and a female)
  • Priests (a male and a female)
  • An insect man mutation
  • A gypsy lady mutant that looks like a bug
  • A giant red eyed panda
  • A quark (just like in super secret secret squirrel)
  • Ant

Other Edit

Q3A-isht Edit

For a complete list of Q3A's characters head here. Note that OA is NOT ABOUT remaking their concepts! Just "ishes" that don't look alike (not just "exactly") but share some common shapes and characteristics.

  • Quake 1 VORE!
  • A big juggernaut-ish porportion male like this but much much lower poly.
  • A fat ogre-like man
  • OpenQuartz's player.mdl ported and reanimated, with the same old UVs.
  • A futuristic cowboyish soldier. (Sarge replacement?)
  • A skeleton outfitted with an old naval uniform who also has a top hat.
  • A cyborg in a communistish outfit. (ta blitzkrieg-ish)
  • Cyborg-implant girl (pi-ish)
  • Grism girl!
  • Orbbish idea: Monkey/ape/gorilla who runs around on arms twices as long as his body. Holds his gun with his feet.
  • Maybe a one-eyed pink fish with mechanical feets? (like futurama's).. that could end up in many skins. Concept - looks like Q3A's Orbb (Eye => aquarium :) )
  • lucy-ish ish character (BBW type figure) only make her look somewhat good looking/sexy
  • An ability to add custom bodyparts/clothes and other nice little things to make custom models.
  • Why not a Werewolf?, you know they are hunters, i think is the perfect character.
  • Michael Jackson (black) + (white) version.
  • The Mad Hatter!

"Mascot Pack" Edit

Other ideas about characters Edit

characters categories Edit

  • player/player bots (already exist)
  • mobs
  • mounts
  • pets

custom characters Edit

Character made by the player, using already existing body parts.

Skin/Color scheme ideas for current characters Edit

Angelyss Edit

Arachna Edit

Assassin Edit

Ayumi Edit

Beret Edit

Gargoyle Edit

  • Gargos from Killer Instinct.

Kyonshi Edit

Liz Edit

Major Edit

Merman Edit

Neko Edit

  • Krystal From Star Fox Adventures/Assult
  • Blaze The Cat From Sonic Rush/Adventure

Penguin Edit

  • Penguin suit.
  • Norimaro from the japanese version of Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter.

Sarge Edit

Sergei Edit

Skelebot Edit

  • White, "almost normal bones"-esque.

S_Marine Edit

  • Grey-esque suit. (as in, uncolored)
  • Iron Man from Marvel Comics.

Sorceress Edit

  • Tessa the Witch from Red Earth.
  • Grey/Black color scheme.
  • Black dress with purple or red details.
  • Juri from the Street Fighter series.

Tony Edit

Todo Edit

  • Nice, polished animation sets for both basemeshes in .blend format.

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