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Smite the World by teacupballerina Smite the World by teacupballerina
You can't think of a single happy time in your life.

When you came to exist, although you were weak and had not much of a mind to cause trouble, the gods hunted you, almost killed you. Why? Their motivation continues to elude you.

When you fled to this planet, it never forgave you. Plants died to escape you, animals refused to approach you--save for the canine, but you killed it, and no matter how much you grieved, your accident could not be undone.

Humans were your last hope, as they possessed complex systems of life, and spoken language...you hoped they would be the ones to finally understand. Instead they never gave you a chance, branding you "Evil" for things beyond your control.

Well...if it's Evil they want...you might as well give it to them. Maybe if you become what they want, they'll listen to you. And if they don't...you'll make them listen.



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I've been spitting out a bunch of kawaii, cutesy stuff for weeks, so the angsty drama had been building up for some time. It finally came out of me as this thing...I actually drew Aku crying holy shit what o__o;; jeez

But yeah this is just some headcanoning. I think things like Frankenstein and Elfen Lied have WAAAAAAYYY influenced my feelings about this character for some reason. Hell, this comic is even a bit of a reference to a scene in EL itself.

The last panel/remark is a little further headcanoning beyond "oh poor precious baby woobie aku" and into some serious shit. Aku totally could have killed Jack by now...why hasn't he? I've come up with several different possible reasons, but I think the most plausible of them all is that Aku just wants to prolong Jack's suffering because of his grudge against the emperor. And going even further, he probably holds all humans in this regard..."You will pay for my pain in the past with your pain in the future" and all that.

If anyone felt chest pains of sadness I will consider this a success. If you laughed, thats ok too

Also this is like, in-between "Birth of Evil part 2" and "Episode I - The Beginning" <3 And the extra characters I used like the cavewoman and the random samurai archer are from Birth of Evil.
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BenjaminHopkins Apr 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I dunno. Before Aku was "Aku," he was a formless darkness. The deities fought against it for fear it might consume the entire universe. I've noticed that darkness is often portrayed as evil and corrupting, but until the Big Bang, once God said "let there be light", darkness was the only thing around.

Aku is the more corrupt aspects of darkness. Since the beginning of time, its only interest was to destroy and conquer. At first, it was nameless and formless, until Jack's dad unintentionally gave it a face and a mind of its own.
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darkhaven97 Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This all makes sense, you really have to read between the lines of Aku to realize that he was innocent at the very beginning but he was never given a chance so he's :pissed: rvmp off at everyone for not giving him a chance:( (Sad) 
The only plot hole I found was when he became well....Aku he just seemed to know that he was called that. I wish they gave us an explanation in the episode why he decided to call himself Aku. Any ideas?
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teacupballerina Mar 21, 2014  Student General Artist
it's not even reading between the lines for me, like once you realize that almost everything else in the series concerning Aku makes perfect sense

as for his name, i've theorized that he adopted this name because that's what people called him. 'Aku' means 'Evil' in Japanese. Throughout the episode, before he's "freed", humans called him Evil. I would say that he actually thought that's what his name was supposed to be, until he realized the meaning of the word--and kept the name because he declared himself the enemy of mankind

?? idk lol
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darkhaven97 Mar 21, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know that his name means 'Evil' but I don't remember him getting called Aku/Evil when he's stuck in the black goo. I guess i'll have watch the episode again.
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teacupballerina Mar 21, 2014  Student General Artist
The emperor calls him 'Evil' and 'Evil abomination'

I'm quite sure he isn't the first person to do so either >_>;;
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SweetEmberCakes Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
omg...I feel bad for Aku.. nicely done :)
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teacupballerina Jul 27, 2013  Student General Artist
he is a precious baby always <3 thank you
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Aburameclanhead May 27, 2013  Student Writer
Sad.
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PampasFox Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really deep. It acctually makes a lot of sense, now that I think of it. I can totally imagine and episode based on this theory o.o

Aku is still kawaii tho //shot
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