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Prepare for Battle by GiLLi-GaN Prepare for Battle by GiLLi-GaN
"The curse of his powers tormented his life
Obeying the crown was a sinister crime
His soul was tortured by love and by pain
He surely would flee, but the oath made him stay"


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Murtagh heading into battle. I wanted to draw him in some fancy full armor, but whoops, don't know how. :P So we'll just stick with plain armor for now, shall we?

Also, 'Hand of Sorrow' by Within Temptation is the ultimate Murtagh song to me :D

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Done in Photoshop. Questions, comments and critiques are always welcome.
Characters of 'The Inheritance Cycle' belong to Christopher Paolini.
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FalconFate Featured By Owner May 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I knew I recognized those lyrics! So fitting! I love it!
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GiLLi-GaN Featured By Owner May 24, 2014
I love that song! Definitely works well for Murtagh.
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FalconFate Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love the band. I only have the Unforgiving and The Silent Force, but all of their songs are amazing! And a lot of them seem to fit my favorite characters in books, movies, tv, etc. :XD:
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TheBasketKid Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2012
Why are you so cool.
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:icongilli-gan:
GiLLi-GaN Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012
'Cause it's cold in Canada. *bah dum tish*
Ahahaha no it's not, it's summer, who am I kidding?
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TheBasketKid Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
XD wut? LOL
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:icongilli-gan:
GiLLi-GaN Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
I made a terrible joke :P lol
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TheBasketKid Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012
I've heard worse. It was actually pretty good as far as terrible jokes go. :)
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doodlerom Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Student Artist
Let's name this....awesome
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:icongilli-gan:
GiLLi-GaN Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
:giggle: Thank you!
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doodlerom Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2011  Student Artist
you're welcome .w.
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aretenike Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow... that really is a very Murtagh song. How did I not notice? :XD: Awesome picture.
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:icongilli-gan:
GiLLi-GaN Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011
I know, right? It fits so well. Best accidental discovery I've had :P
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:iconaretenike:
aretenike Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Definitely. :XD:
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Suri711 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
8D MURTAGH MORZANSSON <3 *Nosebleed* I love the pic!
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:icongilli-gan:
GiLLi-GaN Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2011
Thank you :)
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darkgallou Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011
I remember reading Eldest while listening to The Heart of Everything and every time I hear this album it reminds me Murtagh :D

good choice!
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:icongilli-gan:
GiLLi-GaN Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
That was an excellent album. Bonus points for all the Murtagh vibes!
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EragonJediGirl357 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2010
Wow, cool!
Okay, I just went on youtube and listened to that song...I've heard other songs that sounded like Murtagh, but that was just scary! How did Within Temptation read Christopher Paolini's mind?!?!?! I am SO downloading hat song! That's just eerie!
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:icongilli-gan:
GiLLi-GaN Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010
Ha! Isn't it great? :D The first time I heard it I just thought "Whoa. Murtagh song." I love it.
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EragonJediGirl357 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010
I got if for my iPod the same day I left this comment, I've been listening to it lie nonstop.
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warrioroffantasy Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2010
I like it and yeah that song is his theme song lol. Murtagh is awesome.
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:icongilli-gan:
GiLLi-GaN Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
Thank you! :) I think I need to find more Murtagh music, but I like the song so much, haha.
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warrioroffantasy Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2010
me too lol i like the look on his face
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RockyGems Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Student General Artist
Cool! The style kind of reminds me of Studio Ghibli!
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:icongilli-gan:
GiLLi-GaN Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
Wow, really? Thank you! :)
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MoonFairy44 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
love this picture... i know this is like a spoiler to me because I started reading eldest... but I don't really care! Murtagh is my lover so.... lol
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GiLLi-GaN Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
Ahhhh, I didn't even think of it being a possible spoiler. It's not the biggest spoiler, so you should be good ;) I hope enjoy the book! :D

Heehee, Murtagh is awesome.
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MoonFairy44 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
not much of a spoiler at all actually.. but I am talking about other fanart.. like the fact that Murtagh gets a dragon. named thorn. wasn't supposed to know that. xD
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GiLLi-GaN Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
Ooo, yeah, you're not supposed to know about that. LOL

I've spoiled some books by looking at fan art too. I can't help it, fan art is so nice!
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MoonFairy44 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
I KNOW!!!! especially when it is of your favorite character... who is irresistible.. lol :XD:
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Hikaen Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010
I'm dying, that song's just perfect for Murtagh.
;___; Murtagh...
and oh, your picture is awesome ^^
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GiLLi-GaN Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2010
I love the song so much (and Murtagh, hahaha). Thank you! :)
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Hikaen Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
I listened to the song all day after I saw this awesome deviant of yours .__. The song really IS awesmome, and so is Within Temptation. Thank you so much for making me realize that ( lol ) ! <3
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GiLLi-GaN Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
You're very welcome! I love finding new bands and songs (bonus points if they make me want to draw! :D )
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Hikaen Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
Oh, and also, Murtagh is absolutely my favourite char ;3 ... but I don't like Nasuada ><
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GiLLi-GaN Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
Murtagh is by far my favourite character in this series. I don't really have an opinion on Nasuada. She's just kind of...there, lol.

I liked Brom too, but he didn't last very long, did he? Poor guy :P
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Hikaen Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Murtagh is da best, I dun want him paired with Nasuada >< you saw what she did to Roran, didnt you? .__.

I also liked Brom... kind of. Didn't get much of an opinion of him since CP killed him off way too early ;__;
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GiLLi-GaN Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
Aw, poor Roran. I never really saw the Murtagh x Nasuada connection myself. I'm not really sure what gave people that idea, lol.
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Elspethelf-Arha Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010  Student General Artist
wow! awesome! :D
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GiLLi-GaN Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Thank you! Glad you like it :)
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Elspethelf-Arha Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2010  Student General Artist
youre welcome :D
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brooklynlovesanime Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010
i agree that is defenatly a murtagh songlove the pic
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GiLLi-GaN Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
I listen to it on repeat when I draw, haha.

Glad you like it! :D
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JeweledFaith Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2010   Photographer
wow this is awsome! Do you take requests?
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:icongilli-gan:
GiLLi-GaN Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010
Thank you!

I've never formally taken requests, but I am always open to suggestions. Do you have something in mind? :)
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JeweledFaith Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2010   Photographer
wel can you do one of Murtagh, Eragon, and my OC Rider Jolina in teir armor [link] [link] [link] almost like the pic here, but almost facing each other with Jolina in the middle, because she (in my story) is the target of both the Varden and the Empior
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GiLLi-GaN Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010
If I get a chance I'll see if I can sketch something out. I'm pretty swamped with school at the moment, so it probably won't be anytime soon. Just thought I should warn you :D
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JeweledFaith Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2010   Photographer
k thanks for the warning
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