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Your Doom has Been Sealed

by StellarWind Elsydeon

StellarWind Elsydeon Because of overwhelmingly positive response to this ridiculous doodle, I figured I'll throw it on the corner as well - a Popplio-based magic circle. I still can't believe my first art related to the Alola starters ended up being of my least favorite of the three - but... yeah.

The inverted triangle on the left mini-circle is the alchemical symbol for water and the symbol on the right mini-circle is actually the alchemical symbol for Mercury (which is seen in alchemy as a catalyst of change - in this particular case symbolizing Popplio's potential for change - with evolution and possibly gaining a new type eventually).

The words in the rim-sections of the outer circle are the names of the Pokémon world regions known to date - Kanto (קאנטו), Johto (ג'וטו), Hoenn (הואן), Sinnoh (סינו), Unova (יונובה) and Kalos (קאלוס), with the letters of Alola (אלולה) scattered within the circle itself. The letters within the smaller circles, counter clockwise, read "פופליו" - which is just how "Popplio" is written in Hebrew. The neck frill was originally composed of intersecting pentagrams with the letters “כלב ים” (seal, literally ‘sea dog’) written on their points. However, the letter כ got eaten by the Popplio head. Oddly enough, the letters now read “לב ים” - which actually means ‘heart of the sea’ - which is appropriate for a marine creature, I guess!

So there you have it. Full on nerdsplanation, proving once more that I put too much thought into atrocious puns.
  1. EonTheLatias
    *faint ba dum tsss*
    Jun 5, 2016
  2. Senpai Sawsbuck
    Senpai Sawsbuck
    Let us all gather around to start the ritual of summoning the Popplio...
    Rawr said the Popplio but he's not the monstorous against the new legendaries
    Jun 4, 2016
  3. Crazy Umbreon Lady
    Crazy Umbreon Lady
    @StellarWind Elsydeon My personal favorite of the three is Litten. I like her because she is now one of the few cat Pokemon.
    Jun 3, 2016
  4. Linkachu
    Definitely agreeing with @Teapot on this one. I'd love to see this design on a shirt. It lends itself to such nicely. ^^

    Also, I only just got to read your full explanation behind this picture and now I adore it even more. The level of thought that you put into the design is wonderful and definitely adds to the image overall. This is all awesome, and as I actually quite like Popplio I very much approve of this. ♥

    ("Nerdsplanation" is also a brilliant term. XD)
    Jun 3, 2016
  5. StellarWind Elsydeon
    StellarWind Elsydeon
    @Crazy Umbreon Lady: At the moment it's Rowlet, as a grass type owl is a combination of two of my favorite things ever. But it's kind of a close one as Litten cracks me the frell up with how 100% done with everything it looks. XD
    Jun 2, 2016
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  6. Crazy Umbreon Lady
    Crazy Umbreon Lady
    What's your favorite of the three?
    Jun 2, 2016
  7. Starfall
    It reminds me of The Secret of Kells!
    Jun 2, 2016
  8. Steel Seth
    Steel Seth
    Awesome, I really like the Hebrew you incorporated in this.
    Jun 1, 2016
  9. DoctorMental
    this water puppy is my son
    Jun 1, 2016
  10. The AnimeFreak
    The AnimeFreak
    (XD nice job Sir Armblades)
    May 30, 2016
  11. StellarWind Elsydeon
    StellarWind Elsydeon
    I've heard that from a few people now, actually - I am seriously considering it, but I might have to apply some serious edits to make it viable shirtways.
    May 29, 2016
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  12. Teapot
    I would genuinely like to have this on a t-shirt.
    May 29, 2016
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  13. StellarWind Elsydeon
    StellarWind Elsydeon
    I'd like Popplio more if it wasn't so... shitty circus seal, y'know. But it may grow to surprise us all - I'm quite looking forward to see what they have in mind for the thing's evolutions.
    May 29, 2016
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  14. Psycho Monkey
    Psycho Monkey
    Popplio may be your least favorite of the trio, but its my favorite so I'm not sure if I should squee or marvel at the stupendous transmutation circle you've constructed here. The amount of thought and effort you put into this is pretty impressive considering you don't like the thing.
    May 29, 2016
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