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The Time War- Leela by PaulHanley The Time War- Leela by PaulHanley
I've been wanting to do something a little more edgy for a while on the fan art front. Honestly, it's been getting a bit boring and predictable lately. I needed a challenge- something that'd shake things up a bit...

So I'm gonna illustrate the Time War. That's not too ambitious, right? :D This is the first of what'll be a series of portraits, depicting some of the Time War's more interesting players.

So here we have Leela in the War's earlier, more conventional days- picking off the survivors of a crashed Ogron troop transport. And she wears an eyepatch now- because eyepatches are cool. ;) While I was working on this, I thought up a whole epic bio in my head for what she got up to during the war. I thought about writing it up to accompany the pic, but at the end of the day it just seemed too fan-wanky. I think it's better if these portraits mostly speak for themselves.

NEXT TIME: The Doctor...
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android65mar Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
Like it, especially the Dalek Invasion Earth saucer and the Ogron heads
farsh-nuke Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Holy shit I just realised the original plan was for Ace to become a timelord. With Romana and Leela already involved, the introduction of Ace could have seriously turned the tide of battle, sure Romana's experienced the harsh realities of the universe and is an amazing diplomat and sure Leela's a natural hunter but Ace manufactures her own bombs and has already taken on daleks with nothing more than a timelord technology enhanced baseball bat.
TheDeviantMakepeace Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
This might be the best thing I've seen you do (how the 'ell have I missed it up 'til now???).
WhoFan1-13 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2012
Leela survived the Time War, but began to age rapidly when Gallifrey was destroyed, so she died anyway.
PaulHanley Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional
Depends on your interpretation of the final moments of THE TIME VAMPIRE. Or if the destruction Leela refers to in that Companion Chronicles trilogy even was the Last Great Time War (it's purposely vague, and Gallifrey was destroyed more than once if you count the spinoff media like BF, the novels, etc). Either way, this pic portrays her presumably before any of that happened.

There's also more than a few characters who have outlived their apparent deaths in spin-off media (Liz Shaw, Sarah Jane, and Ace all come to mind- probably Jamie too). Leela was a pretty tough broad- it may take more than one BF audio to keep her down. ;)
JamesRiot Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
My copy of this is proudly hanging in my home office. My second favorite companion of all time and one of my favorite "goodbye" scenes.
Josh-Finney Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Absolutely awesome. Love it. You've managed make Leela a bit more "modern and edgy" without betraying the spirit of the character.
simple-minds Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist
Cutting off heads is right up Leela's alley. :D

Can you imagine if Leela met Ace, kicking some Dalek eyestalks together?

Digging her 'Don't mess with me' expression.
G-8 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2011
Excellent idea. Excellent image.
cybernetichero Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2011
That rocks!
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