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New Hyrule's Anouki by UndyingNephalim New Hyrule's Anouki by UndyingNephalim
The Anouki of New Hyrule, a race of people from the two Zelda games Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks: zeldawiki.org/Anouki . They were recently announced as a new playable race in Hyrule: Total War so I thought I'd put the concept art of them up after being encouraged by some friends.

The original Anouki from Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks looked something like the weird love-children of Inuits, Teletubbies, and deer with a decent dose of wackytastic injected for good measure. By that sentence you can probably tell I'm not a big fan of them at all, so when they were demanded to be playable I figured they'd need a massive, massive visual overhaul. Of all the races introduced into Hyrule: Total War they've probably seen the biggest makeover compared to their canon counterparts.
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JoetheBladeMaster Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014
I used to like the canon design for the anouki. Now I can never appreciate anything less than this epic piece of amazingness.
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Flammifleure Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, you have turned the Anouki from something I despise into something I like. Thank you. ^^
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UndyingNephalim Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014
Yeah I thought they were pretty dumb in Phantom Hourglass and Spirit Tracks.
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Vexacuz Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
That is pretty cool. I Wish they were like that in the game. 

Maybe if Nitendo includes then in a TP-style Zelda game, they will probably be redesigned to something less ..eh..silly than what we have in the games they appear.
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UndyingNephalim Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2014
I have models of them from my Zelda game floating around in my gallery somewhere.
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darklord86 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2013
Really epic, and nice redesign!
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Teh-Lucario Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
They do have some penguin in them though.
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VoidQueenElishiva Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Professional General Artist
:rofl: Inuits, Teletubbies, and deer! Hahahahaha!
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UndyingNephalim Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
Well that is what the official Anouki look like to me. ^^;
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DekuscrubGanon Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013
wow impressive. i think you should add some skyward sword races such as the mogmas or parella into hyrule total war. some visual changes would have to happen though.
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Wise-Idiot Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
*looks at concept art*

*looks at original game art*

*looks back at concept art*

...That is quite a change indeed.
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DeadCobra Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
Great
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lordsiravant Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
So what side are they on? Are they a Goddess race, neutral, or a Majora-worshipping faction?
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Kerian-halcyon Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I thought the Anouki were adorably ridiculous to look at, which in my opinion at the time is what gave them their charm.  Your version here looks pretty impressive, and for a more realistic Hyrule appears rather fitting.

Any chance that their age-old enemies, the Yooks, will be getting an appearance perhaps as a merc race?
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UndyingNephalim Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
The Yooks have actually been in the game for awhile now. :nod:
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Kerian-halcyon Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh wow, really?  Didn't know that.

Actually it'd be interesting if you made concept art of a more realistic Malladus.  I always thought he was quite an interesting villain, even though the game was rather goofy in appearance.
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Warrior536 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
They look great! What is going to be their faction's specialities? Heavy Infantry? Mobile shock infantry? Missile? Economy?

Sorry about the questions, but I'm really loving your mods and am looking eagerly foward to seeing it improve even more ^^
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UndyingNephalim Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
Doing really well in the snow is a plus for them, since most of the races in the game have some nasty snow penalties. They are a pretty nasty Anti-Cavalry race too.
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TheNightmareCooper Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student General Artist
Now this looks awesome.
The original just looked like a bunch of kiddy toys. This one actually looks like a diverse race.
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JaidynReiman Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I looked them up. I don't think they look... TOO bad... One thing that annoys me about this kind of thing is taking races and completely redesigning them to something that doesn't particularly look like the originals at all.

I have mixed feelings about this. My only real annoyance is that they barely look like the originals. This design is completely and totally epic, though, so points for that. I just feel that this design is better as a new race. :P
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UndyingNephalim Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
I think the only real changes were that I got rid of the foot flippers, which these Anouki actually have but they are things they wear rather than biology, and I made them more deer like rather than human like. Other than that they still have the same coats and antlers I suppose.
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JaidynReiman Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I dunno. They still look pretty good either way.
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S3rb4n Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your designs are, as always, amazing. Should I assume that you are planning to insert new contexts into Hyrule Total War, i.e. Majora's Mask and Spirit Tracks?
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UndyingNephalim Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013
Yeup.
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S3rb4n Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Just when I thought the game couldn't get any better. You never cease to amaze me, Neph, great work!
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Eventua Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Student Writer
I... don't know how to feel about those guys. I don't mind the cute stuff, especially considering that Kokiri and Gorons were already 'a bit cut and silly' anyway, but that older design is still a bit, eh, I dunno.

Either way, this redesign is beyond awesome.
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Once again, you know how to take ANYTHING from LoZ, and relace it with an EPIC flavor :D
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