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Broken Moral colored by Marimokun Broken Moral colored by Marimokun
in the manga Vash's coat turned black when he was going after Lagato and after Lagato he killed him, it turned back to it's normal red. =<

so that's why it's both red and black....

as for the broken arm,...well he broke it in battle with Lagato. and the weird glowy blue stuff around his shoulders I believe is showing that Lagto had partial control over Vash when he was fighting. and finally, the little wing thingy coming from his hand is there cuz he used that a bit while he was fighting too....but yeh... XD that's it.. XD
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Nakuru-Nebelung Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014
It's awesome!
But what happened with hisleft arm here? I mean, I know he loses it, but looks like you drew it with the machinegun still
(nice by the way)
Marimokun Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Ah, that's because it kind of got smashed in his battle with Legato. Have you read the manga? it's very good and quite intense!
Nakuru-Nebelung Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
Nop, I'd like to but I can't find any place to watch it.
Anyway I'm afraid I'd get lost in Nightow's pannels ^^; , they are ver dynamic but seem a bit confusing for me!

So, in the manga his arm ends like that after the battle?
Marimokun Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Oh yeah, they are a bit hard to understand sometimes, but omg, the manga is amazing! like, 100 times better than the anime! *^* and that's saying something cuz I grew up on the anime and loved it....until I read the manga lol

Yeah, the manga is very different from the anime. he gets it smashed during the battle with Legato. I think the reason was because his plant ability was defending him and something was too powerful or something like's been a while since I read the manga. >.<;;
Nakuru-Nebelung Featured By Owner May 9, 2014
I know he loses his arm 2 or 3 times in the manga (which doesn't happen in the anime) but I didn't know it ended up like this! :)
Marimokun Featured By Owner May 9, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Ah yeah, a few times he loses it in the manga. The manga is so much deeper and has really important characters that aren't even in the anime. :< Like Livo/Razlo. They're very important to Wolfwood's backstory. You just gotta read the manga sometime!! C:
Nakuru-Nebelung Featured By Owner May 10, 2014
Yeah! I felt confused the first time I saw a pic of Livio, I thought "who the heck is this guy :o (Eek) ? I don't remember him from the anime ...
Marimokun Featured By Owner May 12, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
aaah yeah, I liked him, but at the same time I can understand why people might hate him. He's such an important character though. >.<
EdenEvergreen Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014
Hmm, I'd assumed the reason why Mr. Nightow drew Vash's coat in black during the battle with Legato was that he was drawing in only black and white (no red available).

With Vash's coat showing as black, to make it even more obviously different from Legato's white coat, none of the readers was likely to mistake who was whom in the various action pictures where the characters' faces might not be fully or clearly visible.

Interesting take on it, though, and very well drawn and colored. :nod:

Poor Vash, wounded both outside and in... and in the manga, unlike in the anime, he gets almost no time to rest or heal. He has to fight again, later the same day. :(
Marimokun Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Ah yeah, the explanation might be as simple as that....but looking back at the manga, the first half of Vash's fight with Legato, his coat was still colored in white. Then some huge explosion or something happened and Vash was attacked like crazy. Then a few pages later (page 98 and 99 in Volume 13) They use a two page panel to show Vash's coat is now black. 

Also, in volume 14 pages 52 and 53 it actually shows his coat changing back to it's normal color. This is immediately after he had to kill Legato. So I lean towards the idea that his coat's color change was done on purpose to symbolize a change in his personality and what he had to do.
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