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Hellequin by GENZOMAN Hellequin by GENZOMAN
A very old draw, 2006 or so. Is clearly somekind of medieval The Joker, but there is more... The Hellequin is a not well knowed french myth and the origin of our modern "Harlequin" why? wanna know?

LET´S WIKIATTACK!

Hellequin (also Helething, Herlequin), a stock character in French passion plays, is one of the suggested origins for the modern Harlequin. The physical appearance of Hellequin offers an explanation for the traditional colors of Harlequin's mask; red and black.

Hellequin (The devil's horsemen), a black-faced emissary of the devil, is said to have roamed the countryside with a group of demons chasing the damned souls of evil people to Hell. The name has a Germanic etymology, from harii "troops, host", and thing "moot, assembly", suggesting an association with the Wild Hunt in Germanic paganism, first described by Tacitus in terms of the Harii who fought at night taking the appearance of an army of ghosts.

PSCS/Grapphire2/Music : Hellequin - Therion (Thats why I love Therion songs, som many myths there, also this song rocks alive)

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LYRICS:

Harlequin
Hellequin
Trivelin
Arlecchino
I'm harlequin
Take off the mask
In the feast of the night
I'm going to appear
Dancing with you in the labyrinth
All through the night
In the wild hunt
And chasing your fear
I am a Devil in Hell
Dante could tell
I am one of thirteen
Harlequin, jester of Hell
Harlequin
Hellequin
Trivelin
Arlecchino
I am the hellequin
My mask is red and black
(I'm) The sneaking devil
The emissary
I bring you to the play
Into the masquerade.
I am the devil.
I am the winter dream.
You are ensnared in the harlequinade
Yes, ride the bull on Saturday night
Wear triangular patches in the comedy.
Hail, Capricorn and the Fairy Queen.
Wear the black mask (of) Arlecchino
Join the wild hunt (and) enter Saturn
Hail the Elf-King.
I'm harlequin
Take off the mask
In the feast of the night.
I'm going to appear
Dancing with you in the labyrinth,
All through the night,
In the wild hunt,
And chasing your fear.
Harlequin, jester of Hell.
Malebranche, thirteen we are.
Odin's followers.
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:iconupster262:
upster262 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015
Looks really cool
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:iconazakishimo:
AzakiShimo Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2014  Student Artist
Scary~ :(
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:iconjbtepes:
jbtepes Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014
fantastic
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:iconcosmicmoonshine:
Cosmicmoonshine Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Eye see you.
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:iconaceturnbull:
AceTurnbull Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013
Epic.
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:iconiluvmedevilsummoners:
:icony-u-notearplz: SMT why u no have Hellequin?
or maybe they do somewhere...whelps if they don't this thing needs to be a thing
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:iconzyndarius:
Zyndarius Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This character could say to the joker the classic quote "Joker I am your faaaather" Nice work.
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:iconaudiomaniak:
Audiomaniak Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2013
Yeah. And Joker will scream: "Noooo!" and will lose his arm. P.S.: This guy definitely looks like his father LOL like Cpt. Jack Sparrow's father, more badass, you know
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Mauro1987 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2013
Hola...
Mañana me tatuare este diseño... Esta genial...
Ahora esperó q quedé bueno el tattoo...
Saludos desde viña del mar
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:iconneverrmoore:
NeverrMoore Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Mmmm Dim EYES!
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:iconlimi16eve:
Limi16Eve Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
The real joker
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:icongigascythe:
GigaScythe Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013
pls tell me he rhymes
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:iconmegamorfko:
megamorfko Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2013
Awesome!
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:iconbloodking30:
bloodking30 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
like me a joker
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:iconcrazychuvak:
crazychuvak Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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:iconukog:
Ukog Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2012
Nice skin for Schaco:P
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:iconstellablue2:
StellaBlue2 Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
WOOHOO!!! HARLEQUIN!!!
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:iconskynight16:
skynight16 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2012  Student Digital Artist
harley quinn ohhhh :)
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:iconswanburglar:
SwanBurglar Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
VERY cool and VERY interesting - thank you!
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:iconpablocamargo:
pablocamargo Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
i love this one so much its really mo..fu... badass
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:iconxsandra97:
xSandra97 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012
I SEE what you did there o-o awesome work btw <3
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:iconwranus:
Wranus Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
Hellish ,crazy,awesome pure art XD
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:iconjkuhl:
jkuhl Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh wow, that's just creepy
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:iconraigakurosawa:
raigakurosawa Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
hey !!!!

dont play with my eye !!!!!
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:iconkeirtanaka:
KeirTanaka Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
The Hell Spawn of the Harlequin and the Joker!
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:iconchrischaos369:
ChrisChaos369 Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
looks awesome
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:iconamine999:
amine999 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
SHAAAACOOOOOO!!!!
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:iconcatsnyder:
CatSnyder Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2012
This.
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:iconamine999:
amine999 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
=P
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:iconpixelrapist:
pixelrapist Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is ridiculoulsy kewl!
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:iconpatricknegro:
PatrickNegro Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
Makes Joker look like a common thug.
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:iconmustageice:
MustageIce Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2011
purely awesome q.q
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:iconwtfwonder:
WTFWonder Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2011
It's gorgeous! How can he juggle such slippery balls though?
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:iconmythosorcery:
MythoSorcery Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:o Omg how do you draw like that? o_O?!
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:icontwincastx:
twincastX Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2011
:jawdrop:
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:iconlordbufon:
lordbufon Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
nice, you art is my inspiration ajaja :D
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:iconsophia-rademacher:
Sophia-Rademacher Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
good-job.--- can imagine laughter coming from this piece.
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:icontariheskil:
TariHeskil Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2011
THERION <3 <3 <3 I, too, love their music and mythical lyrics! This guy looks like a terror :D
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:iconking-kubar:
King-Kubar Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2011
I have no deep or well thought out comment for this one. I just felt this was an awesome pic, sinister and evil while funny and whimsical. If anything I'd say this is the being that inspired the Joker, and if he were super powered this would be it. In fact you should market the idea to DC, the child of Joker and Harley, Hellequin.
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:iconhitman0300:
hitman0300 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
this is one of the coolest picture i seen
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:iconb-klein:
B-Klein Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
AMEI! hahaha, que sádico, porém, adorável
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SketchAndPrint Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2011
aaaahh!! my eyes !!
=P
really awesome. =D
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:iconkotekigo:
Kotekigo Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice. ^^ Eyeballs, yay :dummy:
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:iconcultfreak1998:
cultfreak1998 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
cool...
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:iconhaihailittlebunny:
haihailittlebunny Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2011
Eyeballs??? The greatest Harlequin of all time =D
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:iconhauntingcarrot:
HauntingCarrot Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
OMG this reminds me of Shaco sooooo much
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:iconministig1:
MiniStig1 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
"Why are they covering their eyes, he couldn't be that bad a juggle--OH GOD!"
-Exact thoughts
Amazing nether the less!
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:iconectoborge:
ectoborge Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Student General Artist
is it bad that this makes me laugh?
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:iconizzynoodles:
izzynoodles Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011
awesome sauce.
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:iconbloodyjunkey:
BloOdyJunKeY Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011
SHACO from league of legends
but your design is better.
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