These two characters are from a creative writing class I took early on in college. I was inspired by the “desert romance” theme, so these characters were born. Haha the first drawing is so old. From 2010 prolly? I can’t remember. It’s basically supposed to be like a romance/adventure similar to Fire Emblem, in which the former princess goes around and through impressive military strategy, reclaims her rightful place on the throne. Kind of an overdone story deal, but I still had fun with it nonetheless.
Amir/Amira are the same person. Amira was a princess of a powerful desert nation whose throne was usurped by extremists, when she was little. This nation was vast, and had a massive golden palace that sat upon an ancient mountain. The nation’s royal knights bred and rode wyverns into battle, destroying all armies that had ever tried to claim the throne. The military had similar control over large dune lizards that raced over sands at speeds similar to those of horses on land. With these creatures at their disposal, this great nation was a powerhouse, and the fact that the throne had been taken away from Amira was a baffling and unfortunate obstacle.
She’s been in hiding ever since, with the help of her childhood servant and best friend, as well as her aunt, who was married to the decorated general of the desert nation’s military. In order to keep her heritage completely under wraps, she had to adopt an entirely new appearance through the use of her own magical powers and a peculiar magic stone inherited from her mother, which she still is learning to control. At the age of sixteen, she now has enough control over her powers to completely change her gender and appearance for a certain amount of time each day, and goes by the name “Amir.”
Amir is a new recruit in the infantry division of the desert nation, directly under the lead of Aiden, the taller man in the first image, who eventually falls in love with her, initially in her male form. Aiden was a former slave from a foreign nation that tried to invade Amira’s home and failed. He is frequently looked down on for his slave tattoos as well as his lighter skin and blonde hair—traits that were common in the foreign nation’s people, completely unlike the darker haired and darker skinned individuals born and raised in Amira’s homeland. But his charisma, strength, and patient understanding bought him his freedom and high standing in the military, as well as Amira’s respect and silent adoration.
Luckily for Amira, few people know about her special abilities, as there was a mass killing and enslavement of all mages, by her own great-grandfather, decades ago. Through a series of events, Amira’s cover is blown and it becomes apparent that her father is not the man she thought he was. She goes back to the capital with Aiden and their own army of pretty random individuals, frees the enslaved mages and reclaims the throne, mending her nation’s horrible ties with all the other countries its terrorized in the past.
Aww you guys ;_; Thank you for your interest in my OCs. All these characters are from a project I’d randomly named “War Dolls” from a story I’d been working on as a class assignment from college that I grew really attached to. Sorry for the wall of text below!
I guess the background for their story is a post-war environment that had been forsaken by the rest of the world, after a civil war basically broke out between the wealthy elite and the lower and middle classes. The wealthy had total influence over the government and military of the country prior to the war. In an effort to expand the country’s military prowess, lead researchers from numerous branches of science were recruited to create a new type of super soldier to replace the use of regular human troops pretty much indefinitely. These partly autonomous super soldiers were given the nickname “Dolls” as they were all specifically designed to be female for certain strategic reasons, and could be operated from a secret facility by “puppeteers” trained to use them for combat, like gundams I guess lol.
Each Doll had the strength of fifty men, and could break the sound barrier in terms of speed, as well as read heat signatures. They were also entirely computerized and could relay information in real time to the pilots and the base. Eventually, about a thousand Dolls were created and were used against the rebellious middle and lower classes in a long war that slaughtered millions of people blah blah blah.
And then all the dolls were all supposedly destroyed after the war, after the elite had seen what a mistake they’d made, and how all this power was for naught.
"Dos," the female Doll pictured above, is a special type. Her creator’s stolen research is what started the Doll program, and she and her twin sister (the evil OC I drew) were the initial prototypes. There was a reason they were created, and it was pretty much for the opposite of war. Because the research was stolen and the creator was imprisoned, the government was never able to fully replicate the twins, who were not only fully autonomous, but they had much more strength and speed, among numerous other abilities. They somehow survived the destruction of all the Dolls, but something sinister is at work, as it seems someone was able to create more autonomous Dolls and is planning to use them for unknown reasons.
Joey is the little boy who found her and essentially saved her when she was unconscious for fifteen years after the war. He’s a child born four years after the war, but is terminally ill and his growth is permanently physically and mentally stunted. He’s not very bright, but through a series of events, Dos is able to transfer some of the sophisticated technology that keeps her alive into Joey, which saves his life and activates numerous special abilities within him through his own DNA. He becomes the superhero he read about in all his salvaged comic books, and helps Dos try to save her sisters and her creator.