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The Baroness Strikes Back by wondermanrules The Baroness Strikes Back by wondermanrules
I've been wanting to do a Baroness picture for a while now and was finally inspired to do so when looking through some photos my friend sent me.

For Baroness I went with her newer sunglasses look instead of her old round lenses and green lenses sunglasses and gave her one of Cobra's trademark blue laser pistols.

For those of you who don't know her, here's her deal:

Anastasia DeCobray was a spoiled rich, naive teenager whose family hails from Eastern Europe.

Ana, worrying about her brother Eugene, decided to visit him when he was working as a volunteer for a peace organization in South East Asia during a military offensive.

When Eugene discovered the relief supplies he was in charge of were being sold to arms dealers to finance the offensive he was assassinated by the supply sellers before he could reveal their crimes to the authorities.

Eugene's body is soon discovered by future GI Joe member Snake-Eyes. Ana arrived to visit her brother after the fire fight with the fleeing criminals. Seeing an American soldier standing over her brother's corpse with a smoking gun made Ana snap and blame Snake-Eyes for his murder.

Restrained by other soldiers Ana is escorted from the murder scene just as the Scottish arms dealer Destro (James McCullen the XXIII) and his son (James XXIV) enter the scene and are revealed as the arms dealers the dead men were selling the supplies to.

The elder Destro discoverd that Eugene wore a bulletproof vest, easily capable of stopping shots from Snake-Eyes' pistol and deduced the truth of the young man's death, clearing Snake-Eyes of the crime.

Ana never hears this revelation, returns to her home in the United States and becomes increasingly bitter and full of venom towards the American government (their military in particular) and actively protests their hypocrisy.

Joining a few militant revolutionary groups over the following years Ana becomes known as the Baroness and develops intelligence gathering and espionage skills on par with professional spies and saboteurs. These lead her to the fledgling terrorist group Cobra where she quickly becomes second in command under Cobra Commander as the organization grows in size and power.

During these events the Baroness crosses paths with James McCullen Destro XXIV, who has succeeded his father as an arms dealer. The two share a brief but passionate relationship for a time but they are then separated by their duties until Destro formally joins Cobra as their exclusive arms dealer a while later.

Together with her one true love once again the Baroness often finds her loyalties to Cobra and Destro at odds when the two don't share the same goals. Despite this the Baroness is a dangerous femme fatal that should never be underestimated.

Cobra, GI Joe, Baroness and above characters copyright Hasbro.

Special thanks to my friend Kelly [link] for the awesome pose :tighthug:
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rudeboy308 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Damn, I hadn't known about 90% of that Baroness backstory. It's been a while since I had those personnel cards from the backs of the figures, and I didn't read much of the comics. Love the detail on the armor and guns. So evil, so deadly, yet I'm in love.
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wondermanrules Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2011   Traditional Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you appreciate the info :D

I used her original action figure for the details and my friend Kelly was the model for Baroness.

Baroness is definitely one of the reasons I started to like bad girls :XD:
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rudeboy308 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
For me as well. I know that anime is not your big thing, but I've got to tell you about a shock of the familiar you'll get with Gundam G. The combat is essentially Gundam meets the Olympics, with its oftentimes ludicrous mecha designs folowing national stereotypes, until a larger force unites five of them (Japan, USA, China, France, and Russia). The big hulk for Russia, a convict pressed into combat, has a female minder: brunette, glasses, Slavic extraction, military uniform, severely beautiful. Sound familiar? Though the American rep., Chibodee Crockett, has four hot female Gundam mechanics, I still love this Baroness look-a-like best.
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wondermanrules Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011   Traditional Artist
I honestly gave Gundam a shot a few times with a few different series but I could just never get into it. I can't really explain why. I love giant robots, space ships,violence and hot chicks but for some reason it just never did it for me. :shrug:
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rudeboy308 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2011
I like a few installments of it, but I am not that big of a fan of the franchise in general. I saw Gundam G on Cartoon Network's Toonami and liked it fine, even given how ludicrous a lot of it is.
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wondermanrules Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2011   Traditional Artist
The one anime I wish they would bring to Adult Swim is Highschool of the Dead. I've only seen the first three episodes of the translated series and it's friggin awesome. :iconzombiewalkplz:

The only animes I really liked so far on that channel were FLCL and Cowboy Bebop. Though I have to say I love the anime G4 has of Wolverine. :D
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rudeboy308 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2011
HOTD is available on video, and wait till you get to the fan service festival of episode 6.
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wondermanrules Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2011   Traditional Artist
I'm going to have to look for it. :D
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davidlucas Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love the lighting effects on her costume and glasses. Baroness was one of the sexiest figures ever! I used to make her and Scarlett have catfights (Baroness always won!)
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wondermanrules Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010   Traditional Artist
hehe thanks. I always loved the character because she was hot and dangerous in the comics and the cartoon.

I always had her fight Lady Jaye or Zarana since they always sported more cleavage :XD:
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CharLevi Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010
:iconshoopda::iconwhopp:lolz coolies~:XD:
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wondermanrules Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2010   Traditional Artist
hehe thank you :XD:
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Inspired-By-Boredom Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
cool! I like the gun in her hand and the costume is great, I think you could make all sorts of characters on your own with ease (when you have the time :iconlaplz:)
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wondermanrules Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thanks, I used her action figure to get the details. :)

I have a binder full of my own characters I just never use them. I keep them to myself :paranoid:
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Inspired-By-Boredom Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
cool, that's a good idea
lol, I know why :iconimsrspervplz:
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wondermanrules Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010   Traditional Artist
I do that as often as possible with characters. I have tons of action figures and reference pictures of them so it really helps make stuff more detailed.

And no, none of them are porn chartacters. I just like keeping them to myself :XD:
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Inspired-By-Boredom Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool, that must have cost quite some money. Especially when all you get on the internet is crap.

heheh One of the main reasons I like DA is because I can a little bastard and you can't punch me over the internet :iconhurrplz:
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wondermanrules Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2010   Traditional Artist
I've managed to keep a lot from when I was a kid on top of buying re-issues when they came out of certain figures. The only part of my collection that really cost me a decent amount of money was my MASK stuff. People go insane when they bid on those online. :crazy:

Has anyone ever blocked you for being a bastard on here? :XD:
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Inspired-By-Boredom Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Cool, Yeah i have seen some of it jesus you are sitting on a gold mine
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wondermanrules Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010   Traditional Artist
Yeah I got tons. :) There is only one vehicle I want that I can't seem to get complete because so many of these NASCAR assholes want the vehicle on top of the normal MASK fans. I watched some maniac pay 400.00 for the fucking thing. :faint:
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Beyond-Ethics Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
Dude, I like the guns! They look so awesome, esecially the one in her left hand. And the foreshortening is really nice, too. =3
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wondermanrules Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thanks so much :D My friend posed for it with her own guns and so it was pretty easy to draw and add in the guns I wanted for the picture :D:gun:
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StummerVogel Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
She sure looks badass,I'm actually a bit surprisedyou turned such a lame pose intosomething soawesome. But then again,I shouldn't doubt youramazingskills XD
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wondermanrules Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010   Traditional Artist
hehe never doubt amazing skills, especially mine :XD: I told you I can use whatever you send me. :pat: I'm really glad you like the picture :hug:
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Dethkira Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010   General Artist
Love the costume :D
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wondermanrules Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thanks! I used her original action figure to get the details right :D
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Dethkira Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010   General Artist
I noticed that, it's epic :la:
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wondermanrules Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2010   Traditional Artist
hehe thanks :D Can't beat the old toys for references some times :)
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5DaysMourning Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Words fail. I don't think that there are enough word in the english language to describe how much win you managed to put on one page!
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wondermanrules Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010   Traditional Artist
heheh thanks so much! :D I had an awesome model so it helps. I'm telling you, get someone to model for you, it will really inspire the art ;)
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busybusy92 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
:clap:
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wondermanrules Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010   Traditional Artist
:bow:
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busybusy92 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
np :)
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donatien1740 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
She is simply gorgeous! :faint:

There is (almost) nothing as sexy as a woman dressed in a tight combat suit wielding a big gun :giggle:
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wondermanrules Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010   Traditional Artist
Thanks so much! :D I think she's one of the reasons I think nerdy girls and girls with accents are hot.:P

The only thing sexier is a topless woman in a thong weilding a big gun, but so far I can't talk anyone into posing like that. :XD:
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donatien1740 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
From her pose and everything one would never suspect that she's a nerd :XD:

:pat: I'm sure that you're the chosen one to get a woman to pose for you like that :D
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wondermanrules Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010   Traditional Artist
She actually has a lot of qualities of a nerd. She wears glasses, knows way too much about technical stuff and she hangs out with a bunch of guys that dress in strange clothes and have speech impediments or skin conditions. Add in some D&D dice, bad hygiene and an asthma inhaler and she could hang at the comic shop I visit once a week almost unnoticed. :D

Hehe thanks, I will continue to try :superman:
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