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Luke Cage redesigns! by SplendorEnt Luke Cage redesigns! by SplendorEnt
Wanted to give Luke Cage more of a melee mercenary look, because that what he essentially is (hero for hire = mercenary).

Carl Lucas was always two things: A fighter and a hustler. He made his money the best way he knew how: his fists. He described his lifestyle "I'm not dumb, it's just that being smart aint good enough. Not down here. You gotta be tough, and you gotta be clever. If you not, well you better fast!"

He worked the streets as an enforcer, a job he hated, "I wasn't lookin' to hurt nobody, but it put bread on the table, and kept the lights on." Unfortunately the gang Lucas was working for fell out of favor with some of the "higher ups." A disgruntled friend sold him out, to save himself. "Things went down, and I was the last one standing, so they had to put me away."

"While I was inside I had a lot of time to think, I didn't really do too much of that, not with my hands anyway, and it cost me. People go inside and find God or Muhammad, and that's good, (My Big Mamma [maternal grandmother] raised me to respect God), I found myself. I knew I had to better myself." And that's what he did. This didn't go unnoticed.

Due to his latent mutant DNA being discovered by the warden, Lucas was granted a "parole opportunity." "They said I could be the next Captain America, and I was like 'Sweet Christmas!' I got a second chance. Those a rare gifts from where I'm from."

He was experimented on and exceeded everyone's expectations and was paroled as promised. Unfortunately his new employers were not as noble as they presented themselves, and he broke away from them, and started to become "his own man"

"It was like a rebirth for me. I changed my name and everything. Now I'm Luke Cage, 'Power Man, Hero for Hire."

He started indepetly for a few years because he now has trust issues. But eventually he started a partner with Danny Rand that eventually grew into his own small underground borderline illegal business of fighting crime for pay. He eventually recruited Misty Knight and others. Cage also partners with Daredevil, and Moon Knight from time to time.

Eventually SHIELD comes into play later. Nick Fury (the black one) wanted to recruit Cage, but Cage refused because he doesn't trust the government, and big organizations. But Nick Fury told him how he got his powers (the same way Luke Cage did) and the two started to relate to each other.

But working for SHIELD meant that he had to change his appearance to a more uniform, professional look (as opposed to street clothes). This is an idea of what that look would look like.

[edit: 3/31/2012 numbered designs]

SPLENDOR ENTERTAINMENT: A MOMENT OF GREATNESS :film: B-)

God Bless.
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lucwiz50 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
I love number 7! Can you do a piece for the new Defenders Mini-Series coming out in 2015 on Netflix? You'd need Luke/Powerman, Danny/Iron Fist, Matt/Daredevil, and Jessica/Jewel. 
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lucwiz50 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
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RedHood2913 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love the designs and then the story makes it even more awesome! You are officially my favorite artist on this site!
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SplendorEnt Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Wow! Thank you so much, that really means a lot! I'm glad you like my work with characters and stories, they're fun to create, and I really appreciate it when people enjoy my work! I also appreciate the faves and the watch!
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Kerevon Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
ME GUSTA. I'd say I like one of them, but you know what? I think they work better when seen as a succession of outfits he uses as a hero. And the story is excellent.
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SplendorEnt Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Yeah. I was planning on saving the bio for just that (it's like you're in my mind!), but I just started typing, and viola this happened!

Thanks I'm glad you like it. Especially the story, since I respect/enjoy your premises/bios.
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Kerevon Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012
Why thank you.
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SplendorEnt Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2012  Student General Artist
My pleasure. :)
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BobTheEgg Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012   General Artist
YEAH! :D Will you do some Iron Fist ones?
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SplendorEnt Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Fo sho! :D
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