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8th Evil Ex - CRUISE CANNON by taves 8th Evil Ex - CRUISE CANNON by taves
RAMONA'S 8th EVIL EX
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Cruise Cannon
Age: 24

Playlist to kill SCOTT PILGRIM too: [link]

Powers: Using music and sound to boost stats and deliver powerful sonic attacks. Cruise knows the perfect song to play for any situation, his thousands of hours spent cruising the internet for unknown bands lending to his superior song selection (surprising, as he makes such a "meh" DJ).

GEAR/ARMOR: Cruise contains constant music flow via headphones or built in speakers located in his backpack and gloves. When concentrated, the bitter, hateful sounds can empower Cruise, giving him increased speed and strength. He is also able to physically condense the sound waves into Orbs using his speaker gloves, which upon impact, smash his opponents square in the mouth, sending them reeling.

Fun Fact: Cruise's real name is Hadrian.

Cruise and Ramona met during their freshman year in college. During those fragile first few weeks away from home, they became inseparable. After a semester or two though, like most first year acquaintances, they realized they had literally nothing in common. The relationship remained stable till Ramona met Roxy. She left Cruise shortly after that.

Crushed, Cruise careened into an emotional psychosis. He stayed up night after night, trying to find the perfect song to fuel his anger, or say what he needed to win Ramona back. THAT song never came, but what Cruise discovered was the other powers the songs granted him.

Cruise seethed for 5 long years, doing nothing with a useless Bachelors Degree, DJ'ing at night to pay the bills. One night, during another mediocre set, he was approached by a well-dressed dickhat by the name of Gideon Graves. He told Cruise that he was forming a team of Exs to crush Ramona Flowers and her current boyfriend. Cruise, feeling the familiar rush of jealousy and anger, casually brushed it aside. Leaving a card as he left, Gideon flicked the hair from his eyes, turning as he said, "Roxy already said yes..." Cruise jammed the business card deep into his pocket, collected his gear, and stormed home.

Weeks later, during one of his bi-monthly laundry runs, Cruise came across the crumpled business card he'd jammed into his pants pocket months ago. A pay-phone call later, Cruise was on the next bus headed for Toronto, ready to finally end Romona, Roxy, and most of all...SCOTT PILGRIM.

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Geeked out big time making this. Full of Street Fighter Reference.

I had a BLAST making this. I could have spent hours more, but all good things must come to an end. To Bryan Lee O'Malley, Edgar Wright, Nigel Godrich, Anamanaguchi, Ubisoft Montreal for the video game - EVERYONE involved in the Scott Pilgrim Experience....THANK YOU! It's been a pleasure to share and enjoy with others, and I look forward to enjoying it for years to come.

- Adam
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:iconlovelyness101:
lovelyness101 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014
my brother just bought me this poster at dragoncon!! i love it so much
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:icontaves:
taves Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Professional Filmographer
I'm glad you like it! You and your brother have wonderful taste. 
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:iconicyton:
Icyton Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Wow, that's a cool guy!
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:icontaves:
taves Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Professional Filmographer
too bad he's not a COOL guy...see what I did there? ;)
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:iconicyton:
Icyton Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Eeyup... But he's still awesome!
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:iconfaraxx33:
Faraxx33 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
AWESOME!
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:icontaves:
taves Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for the love my man! Glad you enjoy.
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:iconfaraxx33:
Faraxx33 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
:highfive:
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:iconmagegg:
Magegg Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
He looks too powerful for Scott xD
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:icontaves:
taves Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Professional Filmographer
...yet, we know, somehow, Scott would end up defeating him. Pilgrim works in mysterious ways. :)
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:iconqaydev:
Qaydev Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so sweet man!!!! You should have gotten first!!! i showed this to all my friends!! XD
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:icontaves:
taves Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Professional Filmographer
YOU SIR, ARE A MASTER OF WONDERFUL TASTE! Thanks for the all the love, my friend.
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:iconflamingfoxdragon:
FlamingFoxDragon Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2011
This reminds me a lot of my neighbor...I find that to be amusing :D
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:icontaves:
taves Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Haha. Glad this hit close to real life. I'd like to think everyone knows someone like that...
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:iconmr-fuzzykins:
mr-fuzzykins Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
Sonic boom? ;)
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:icontaves:
taves Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I see what you did there...;)
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:icontrumi:
trumi Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
So you won !
Congrats !
Glory and fame for the winner :clap:
Well earned !!!

Yes,I agree,you must have won and you did.
I love all the technology based masters/maniacs/technology benders =)

I feel familiar reading about this guy you created-
good,old music,old games...enjoying the old school
and retro times... :D

I also search for a lot of music,
my favourite,but forgotten 12 year old music video clip,

Also,I prefer Decepticons to Autobots ;-)

Marvelous job-I hope we will GET him as a DLC :D
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:icontaves:
taves Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Haha! Thank you so much for the love and good vibes. I had such a wonderful time creating him - it was so good to see the other artist create their own versions as well.

Oh MAN, if he turned into DLC...that would be SO RAD! A dream come true.

LOVE LIVE THE DECEPTICONS! ;)
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:icontrumi:
trumi Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
It is good that we like
similiar things :hug:

If you want to see another cool -female evil ex:
Check my friend work out:
[link]
Queen of cyber space and wires
with kick ass cyber glasses-
VARANA !!! :D


I only wish that all the Ramona exes(maybe except Gideon)
could be given
a second chance,eventually become friends with Scott and his gang,
instead of dying /getting wiped out/eradicated...don't you agree ?
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:icontaves:
taves Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Hmmm, that's a tricky question. If they all got together and became friends, I don't think Scott and Ramona could have remained together. I think it might have been too strange. But that's my take anyway - your version sounds incredibly interesting though.
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:icontrumi:
trumi Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
Thank you for kind words.:nod:
yeah,just thought that
they could provide Ramona
and Scott with some healthy,
non brutal ways entertainment:
music,skating,guitar classes,
martial arts,djing.....etc.
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CirceSilver Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010   Digital Artist
You should have won..
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:icontaves:
taves Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Wow, thanks man. Really appreciate the love. It's always worth the effort when you know there's at least someone out there who really connects with it. Also, checked your work - really great stuff! Love the undead disney series!
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:iconcircesilver:
CirceSilver Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011   Digital Artist
Oh the undead disney stuff was under my favorites. I didn't make them. I wish...
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:iconrecordjockey:
RecordJockey Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2010
I love the power idea : DD
speakers in the gloves is Brilliant XD
awesome job ^^
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:icontaves:
taves Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Professional Filmographer
thanks for the love!!
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:iconxpoppunkprincess:
xPopPunkPrincess Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010
Good idea making him bitter over roxy.
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:icontaves:
taves Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thanks - I thought real hard about how to fit him into the Scott Pilgrim cannon. I liked the idea of one of the ex's hating or disliking another ex (i.e. she left him for someone else). Also, the fact he is lazy/didn't really care was why he didn't show up right away. Regardless though, glad ya dig it!
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Eco-Strata Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Student General Artist
I love how it looks like a mix between a Scott Pilgrim character, and a Gorillaz character :D
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:icontaves:
taves Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Both Bryan Lee O'Malley and Jamie Hewlett are big inspirations for me - if their talent had a baby, it would be the greatest artist know to man! :D
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Eco-Strata Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Student General Artist
Right on, man!
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:icontaves:
taves Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2010  Professional Filmographer
ALSO, thanks for the love!
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:icontyndras:
Tyndras Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool!
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:icontaves:
taves Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Professional Filmographer
short and sweet - I dig it.:D
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:iconoriana132:
Oriana132 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Cool story bro!

No but really, love the character and interesting backstory.
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:icontaves:
taves Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Professional Filmographer
appreciate the good vibes man! I created the character, and he told me the story. :D
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:iconbls-sdmf:
BLS-SDMF Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
Very nice concept! :) I love it, i hope it wins, it reminds me of me, (having insomnia and always listening to music)

Although, i have to say, that is one SORRY playlist for a character who knows "the perfect song to play for any situation". It needs a lot more variety.
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taves Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Ey! Thanks for the love man. :)

Well, much like each and every one of of us, I think I could claim to know the perfect song for every situation in my life - cause it's such a personal thing, "perfect songs" are all relative. As long as it gives him power, there's no need to even discuss the validity, I guess. That's why Cruise makes such a shit DJ - no one really likes the music he plays, and in all actuality, he probably doesn't really have good taste, but he's found what works for him.

sorry if that got a little heavy, but that's my take on it. I WOULD, however, completely and honestly love to hear a playlist you think fits him!
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:iconbls-sdmf:
BLS-SDMF Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
haha, don't worry about the "being a little heavy" you just gave me an explanation. At least some Deftones was on there :D
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:icontaves:
taves Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Professional Filmographer
at the very least, right? :D It's funny though, cause that's NOT my playlist that I would choose to fight Scott.
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:iconbls-sdmf:
BLS-SDMF Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010
Haha :)
Also, i just read your other comment carefully, Sorry man, i wasn't trying to insult your musical tastes.
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:icontaves:
taves Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010  Professional Filmographer
ey man, none taken. Again, they aren't even MY tastes really, but I enjoy all the songs on there, so I can't knock em too hard. :D
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:iconzensai:
Zensai Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
Congrats in placing on the semi-finalists! =D
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:icontaves:
taves Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for the love - it totally caught me off guard. There are so many good ones - can't we all win?!
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:iconzensai:
Zensai Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
They could separate the cash parts of the prizes into merch for everyone and do that... lol
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:icontaves:
taves Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010  Professional Filmographer
You've sold me - I win me some cash prize, I'mma get the address of all the semi-finalists and send em PRIZES!!
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:iconzensai:
Zensai Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2010
That's totally would I would do too! =D
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:iconthal-dawb:
ThaL-DAWB Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010
hey, whoa, nice!

good luck to you too on the contest :wave:
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:iconspidersaiyan:
Spidersaiyan Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2010   Filmographer
Pretty epic looking! The info you wrote is pretty awesome too! Good luck with the contest!
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:icontaves:
taves Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2010  Professional Filmographer
Thanks a lot! I checked your work too, and I totally dig it. Appreciate the love. :D
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