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Scott Pilgrim: The Lost Levels by RoccoBertucci Scott Pilgrim: The Lost Levels by RoccoBertucci
My Scott Pilgrim Contest entry.

Okay.. I had a 179 layers going by the end and that's not counting the ones I merged. My computer started to lag when Photoshop was the only program open, my computer never lags.. It was a bit daunting.

My thought was that I had to come up with a way for there to be an 8th evil ex which also ignored the mathematical laws of, well, addition. Even ignoring in continuity reasons for there being no reason for an 8th evil ex, the only person who actually could be.. Is Scott, since 7 + 1 = 8. Hence "The Lost Levels."

Here is the deal. The first person to note me a list with every hidden "Easter egg" or reference will get one free safe-for-work 1-3 character commission.

Edit: 9/4/10 So you guys seemed to like the search and find aspect better then anything else I've tried! :iconrom-maniac: was the winner. He got all but a handful of references, which I will list now. The ones that are not bold are the ones he missed.

The title is a reference to "Super Mario Bros. The Lost Levels" which was originally "Super Mario Bros. 2" in Japan. Western countries instead got a version of "Doki Doki Panic" with Mario characters replacing the original sprites.
Scott's jacket
Super Mario Bros. 2 Subspace is outside the window.
Note: He missed that the door Ramona is using is also the subspace door from that game.
Grounder from Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog
Piranha Plant from Mario
Keyblade from Kingdom Hearts
Big Key from Legend of Zelda
Ice Key from Banjo-Kazooie

The word "Thursday" is derived from "Thunor's Day" which literally means, "Thor's Day" in old Norse.
"I Want to Believe" Mulder's poster The X-Files
Robo from Chrono Trigger poster
Alex Kidd clock
Nintendo 64 controller
Kracko from Kirby - cereal box
Plumtree CD
Bryan Lee O'Malley's comic Lost at Sea
Pikachu slipper
Game Gear with Sonic
Slippy mentioned; Scott is playing Star Fox 64
Mr Saturn from Mother/Earthbound T-Shirt

Thor's difficulty is legendary, a reference to Halo. I'm sure other games have it.. but that was the first I believe.
Thor makes the "MAH BOI!" gesture. From Zelda CDi
"+2 Against Loki... When he's a girl." Is a reference to Ramona's hammer from the Scott Pilgrim series, "+2 against girls," but I was more interested in referencing the fact the Marvel version of Loki did a gender bender a couple years back.. Yeah..
Thor's speech patterns are Elizabethan English, a reference to the Marvel version of Thor.. It always annoyed me that a Norse god wasn't speaking with like a Scandinavian or Germanic accent..
Finally, Thor makes the "OBJECTION!" gesture from Phoenix Wright.

I didn't count a couple of references, because they weren't really elaborated on to well. Thor's belt is a pseudo-reference to the world championship belt worn by Mr. Satan in Dragon Ball Z. I changed it severely for aesthetic purposes. There was also a barely implied reference to Norse mythology.. Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjóstr are supposed to be Thor's slippers.

I also originally had a page explaining he got angry at Ramona for cutting her hair because it reminded him of when Loki cut off Sif's hair but I thought that it was way to convoluted and ruined the overall flow... If someone managed to read that into this, I was going to give them super extra brownie points.
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Coocme Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2012
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TrenchCloakFigure Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I know why Thor is talking all Shakespearean style!
...'Cuz he's stoned. The eyes scream it.
I noticed:
-Slippy(Bubble)
-Robo(Chrono Trigger+)
-Grounder(Sonic)
-Piranha Plant(Mario)
-X-Men coat
-Game Boy(Yeah!)
-Sonic/Pikachu
-Krako's (DOOM?)
Besides that, no clue!
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Xenomaster Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011
:O
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WarGreymon43 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Why does Thor looks like a gay bondage master? XD
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RoccoBertucci Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Student General Artist
Seriously, all vikings look like gay bondage masters.. Unless Jack Kirby designed them. That man could envision Death as a black man on rocket skis in bright primary colors though..
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RoboGuy9000 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011  Student General Artist
DAT SATURN SHIRT!
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ScrabMaster Featured By Owner May 3, 2011
It's official. Scott's thouroly screwed. And he lost his last extra life against Gideon, too.
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JoshuaxMangaIX Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Student Artist
would have been better if it was the Marvel thor
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:iconroccobertucci:
RoccoBertucci Featured By Owner May 2, 2011  Student General Artist
Also wouldn't have been applicable for the contest.
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ZeeExtra365 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2010
:iconmahboiplz: HE BE COPYING DA BLING KINGS STYLE YO!
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ShonenJump4eva Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2010
So, is this gonna be a regular series thing?
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:iconroccobertucci:
RoccoBertucci Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010  Student General Artist
No.
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ShonenJump4eva Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2010
Aw. :(
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Tailikku1 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Thor has a :iconmahboi: pose.
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josephacheng Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
The only thing I really noticed here is the N64 controller! :XD:
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shrizumalonito Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Hobbyist Filmographer
So that's where the hammer came from. I knew it. :iconicameplz:
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RoccoBertucci Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Student General Artist
Now we just need to find out where the backpack came from..
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Solokin Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Student General Artist
This has the quality and originality to get into the top 3!
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RoccoBertucci Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Student General Artist
Oh, I really hope so. Thank you so much, it means a lot. :D
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smoanwnet Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Tip for photoshop... do it by "pages" or sections at a time, and then do one separate file that has all the jpegs from the other files placed into it. It'll take some of the mayhem off your computer.
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RoccoBertucci Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Student General Artist
You know, I considered doing that.. The pencil work was done on individual pages and scanned into individual files. Combining them into one file made things a lot easier in the beginning for aesthetic referencing purposes. I had no idea I would be getting up to that level of layers when I started; I came up with a lot of neat ideas while I was doing it that weren't even in the back of my mind when I started.
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LuxrayStar Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
wheres the cat from?
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:iconroccobertucci:
RoccoBertucci Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Student General Artist
He's Ramona's cat Gideon. She named him after her ex. XD
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Epsilon-Orionis Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
That's Ramona's Cat...
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multigal Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
your style fits perfectly with this and...i wish i could see that movie -3-
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:iconroccobertucci:
RoccoBertucci Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Student General Artist
Thanks. :) It's a really fun movie, I've seen it twice now. XD
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multigal Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i keep hearing that but surprisingly, it flopped in the box office o.o
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RoccoBertucci Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Student General Artist
Oh, I know.. I was really upset by it. It's a very niche movie. You have to be into video games or be open to fairly eccentric humor. It's also highly stylized, so I think it turned people away who didn't know what it was about.
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abbrielle Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
Do you get irked frequently? It can't be good for your health.
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:iconroccobertucci:
RoccoBertucci Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Student General Artist
By the end of this week, I might have a stroke. It's always fun to see who reads the artist comment though.
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abbrielle Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010
yipppie!!! this is so great!!!
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RoccoBertucci Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2010  Student General Artist
Thank you. :)
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