Wednesday, July 13, 2011

100 ARAW ng KOMIKS: Karma’s Chapter 1 Characters

Did You Know?

Fact 1: Karma’s characters are not original to the series. In fact, they are a form of doujinshi or “fan comic” of my own work. Just as Chapter 2 is a doujin of A.illusions, so is Chapter 1 a doujin of my first novel, “Guardians of Celestia”, which was supposed to be my first manga. It was later renamed “Vanguards of Heaven” for my college thesis, but never made it past the first installment.

karma character cecilia marxFact 2: Cecila Marx’s personality and appearance are based on a real person that I had unfortunately encountered. Her hairstyle was tweaked so that I wouldn’t get in trouble if she ever found this comic! xD;;; Her name was changed dramatically for the same reasons.

Fact 3: Cecilia is the only character who has not appeared in the first installment of Guardians of Celestia. However, she was set to appear as the college dean in the second installment; a fact that could change if Guardians of Celestia rises from the ashes.

karma character julian angeles karma character dominic hunter karma character reign shuei

Fact 4: Julian Angeles, Dominic Hunter, and Reign Shuei’s real names are Julian Lee, Sean Allen Kreuz, and Sean Vincent Kreuz respectively. Their appearances remain the same in Guardians of Celestia, with the exception of Dominic who has a long braid as Sean Allen.

Fact 5: Dominic and Reign are brethrens (brothers not related by blood) in Karma. However, Sean Allen and Sean Vincent are identical twins of the Kreuz Family.

Fact 6: Sean Vincent Kreuz’s personality makes a complete turnabout as Reign Shuei. He is kinder, happier, and more approachable as Sean Vincent, whereas he is cold and distant as Reign.

Fact 7: Dominic’s representation of Fire and Reign’s representation of Water have the same significance as Sean Allen and Sean Vincent in the original series.

karma character christine angelesFact 8: Christine Angeles is loosely based on the younger version of Claire Angela Lee, another character from Guardians of Celestia. One of the main differences are their eyes; Christine’s are green while Claire’s are brown. Christine’s bangs are also parted in the middle, while Claire has full bangs.

Fact 9: Christine and Julian are siblings in Karma, which is the pretty much the same with Claire and Julian in Guardians of Celestia.

Fact 10: The events in Karma Chapter 1 holds certain secrets to the first installment of Guardians of Celestia.

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