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Embrace destiny, Simon Petrikov by Metal-Kitty Embrace destiny, Simon Petrikov by Metal-Kitty
I have to say that I was really touched by the alternate reality of Adventure Time - one in which Simon Petrikov saves the world (and ultimatly denies the Lich his existence - well, A Lich...)

It leaves me to wonder - was Simon a hero in the true timeline? Did he ever encounter the Lich?

Moreso, does that mean all the candy people and so on and so forth are mutant descendants of humanity? So many questions!

Art (C) :iconmetal-kitty:
Adventure Time (C) it's creators
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:iconlegoranger:
Legoranger Featured By Owner 4 days ago
This is like terminator again!
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Blackfire2Q Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Student Artist
Oh hi

Didn't know you liked adventure time.

Hehehe now for some fun
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Kradeiz Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
I've always found this so eerie. Everyone in the world's about to die, and really, Simon Petrikov isn't far behind.
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Tigereye77 Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer

I love this piece. I love the characters too. In fact, I love Marcey and Simon so much I made a YouTube video about them, and I put your piece in the video! Hear is a link if you want to watch it: www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGr-nL…

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Cakeisacat9001 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student Filmographer
"Only cool people walk away from explosions"
~Zach, one of my dear fiends
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mariomarioaqw Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013
"The best of people try to prevent explosions, preserving the lives of the innocent despite the cost; that is what selflessness is."
~Me, myself, and I
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pawned777 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
walk like a boss
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Broxmonkey Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2013
Such a amazing and stunning artwork!
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WDDTheDraftsman Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Metal-Kitty, you're amazing :D !!!!!
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DogzOK Featured By Owner May 3, 2013
yah. what about a Call Of Duty about him durring the mushroom war?
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scmrph Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
I don't think simon/ice king ever encountered the lich in the original reality. More the just evil the Lich is intelligent, very intelligent. He doesn't fall for he same thing twice. The lich regarded the Ice King as nothing more than a minor nuisance which is why he ignored him and the Ice king was the one to stop him the second time after he possessed PB.

If the Ice King had fought the lich before the lich would have reacted more seriously to his presence.
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Safferon Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Student Digital Artist
actually the Ice King and Lich are in the Episode "Finn the Human".
But Simon and the Lich never fought/met each other but he stopped the Mushroom bomb that was about to go off altering the present.
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Metal-Kitty Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
How do we know the Lich doesn't fall for the same thing twice, first off?

Secondly, what's to fall for? I mean, Ooo has existed for 1000 years - and so has the Lich. Would it be so unbelievable that at some point Simon froze the guy for a lengthy vacation? I somehow doubt he was twiddling his thumbs for the better part of a millenium.
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Banana-Strings Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013   General Artist
I just did a feature journal that is adventure time themed. I have featured this piece (thumbnail link back to you) Please let me know if you would prefer I take it down ad I will do so ASAP. otherwise, thank you, have a great day and keep up the good work!
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Metal-Kitty Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Psh, I love attention. :D Feature my art all ya like! It just serves to make me MORE POWERFUL. *lightning crack*
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Zestersen Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
What if the Lich king was like,some sort of anti-Christal dictator figure, who wiped out humanity by launching nukes,and straight up being the villain bad ass / So-evil-he's-totally-unlikeable in a likeable way?
Who was also a magical lich.
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Metal-Kitty Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
I think the episode 'Finn the Human' established that the Lich was created when the final bomb that would have destroyed humanity fell.
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Zestersen Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
It could also be that the Nuke thrower was turned into the Lich, thus in expanding The Villains evilness,and making it canon possible.
Would also give him a better back story.
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Metal-Kitty Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013
I somehow doubt the 'nuke thrower' would willingly plant himself where he planned to have a bomb dropped that, for all intents and purposes, seemed designed to destroy everything. Not only would it be incredibly stupid, but even if it was his plan from the start, it seems to me it would be easier to initiate that sort of thing in a controlled environment.

I'm fairly certain, based on what we know, that the Lich's creation was accidental, and probably not a case of someone being hoist by his own petard.
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theworgenwarlock Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
Gotta admit, it's a decent theory =p
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:iconmetal-kitty:
Metal-Kitty Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
No. No, it really isn't. xD

No offense, but it's.... a truly ridiculous theory. I don't even want to say unimaginative cause I don't even know why anyone would want to use such a theory as that.

A better theory (by leagues, if I may?) is that the Lich is a physical manifestation of the bomb itself. This is supported by the fact that in the alternate reality, Jake became a Lich once he fell into a pool of radio-active goop left by the very bomb that birthed the Lich (Episode was Jake the Dog) and the fact that the Lich seems to be able to body-hop when he needs to (the body he WAS using had been 'dead' since Mortal Folly).

It would be an extremely silly plot point to have it so the Lich was a man who planned to be hit by his own bomb to gain super powers.
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theworgenwarlock Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
:iconyikesplz: whoa, easy there buddy. Maybe it was a tragic misfire. Well ciao.
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Metal-Kitty Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
I doubt that either. You don't accidentally send an army of planes somewhere to drop a world-killing bomb. XD
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theworgenwarlock Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013
icon fail -.-'
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theworgenwarlock Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
Actually, the writers have said the abnormal beings of Ooo (I.E, candy people, door lords and the like) are caused by the massive waves of radiation left over from the fearsome Mushroom Bomb
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picturecritic Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
simon should be the founding fathers of ooo.
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NamelessManic Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
After the bomb it was said the world froze (at least a part of it). Who knows when exactly, but I would think a world frozen and preserved is better than a world fully enveloped by the Lich. In a way Simon saved the world, in the long run. Funky stuff hu? Makes ya want more info ya know?
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jigslozada Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2013
"the entire earth was buried in ice for 400 boring years"
so, WHOLE world froze, and for 400 years. Preserving whole world means preserving Lich, sooooo... alternate reality simon died for temporary safety.
alternate world sucks.
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NamelessManic Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2013
Yes it does, I was talking about the main world. Just going by deduction, there are similarity between them. The world was ruined by the Lich bomb, yet there is still life. I would think that the Ice King might have had something to do with that, or Simon at least.
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jigslozada Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013
2 things:
Simon/Ice king did kill a lot of those "things".Probably killed a lot more.
World wasn't ruined by the lich bomb, it was made better!

the lich bomb made choose bruce into choose goose :3
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NamelessManic Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
All excellent points. But won't stop the fanfictions.
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jigslozada Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
dont think anything can.
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WaveSayHey Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i wonder who sold him the crown.. and i had a thought that what if simon, hudson abadeer, and the person who became the lich, (wich could be blonde and blue eyed liek finn) wee friends when younger. they went there seperate ways after simon went, crazy, hunson went to the nightosphere, and the young lich, became the Lich?
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Arashi93-sama Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
yup actually..
i guess that at ehe end of the season we ll know more about that
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SecminourTheThird Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So many feels...
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JamesKILLING Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Sorry Will Smith,but Simon needs his own "I am the legend" movie
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Pyro-Assass1n Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
:D :D :D
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Laowyin Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
tan tan tan taaaaaaaaaaaaan!
drama bomb!!!
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Reace-DJ-Peto Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I personally think Simon/Ice King isn't evil, he just doesn't know any better, he captures princesses because he lost his Princess, Betty, although he can't remember her, no one was there to guide him when he started to forget...
God damn feels, damn you Pen...
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Metal-Kitty Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012
Of course the Ice King isn't evil. Perhaps a little... mislead, yes, but evil he is not.

At worst, he's not good. At best, he's chaotic good.
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Reace-DJ-Peto Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Well said!
Before the Holly Jolly Christmas episode I didnt care for Iceking at all, now after that and I remember you...
He is probably one of my favourites in the show.
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A-Tem Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Remind me of WW2..
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Pyro-Assass1n Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
How much Adventure Time have you watched?
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A-Tem Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Season 1-5
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Path0of0cloud Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
Simon does at one point hold the Enchirdion, the Heros Handbook. He definetly was a good guy based on Marcaline's memory of him and the song the two sang. Easily the deepest and most tragic part in Adventure Time.
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UnknownSaint111 Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
Yes i believe Simon was a hero. I don't think the crown itself was evil because it spoke to him that he will save him with the power of frost
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Metal-Kitty Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012
I wouldn't say that's proof of it being non-evil; after all, one can protect oneself through evil methods.

I do not think the crown is inherintly evil itself, although it does seem to have terrible effects on those who wear it. As far as I've noticed, it seems that the longer one wears it, the more 'stable' they become under it's effects (given Ice King is still a sociopath, he is slightly less chaotic than he apparantly was when he first started wearing it, and a bit less than Farmworld Finn after putting it on.)

Additionally, given the crown was cited as 'grieving it's lost master' in 'Finn the Human', it may or may not be alive in some manner, possibly even sentient.

Compiling these together, I came up with a theory.

I think that the crown might sort of attempt to form a sort of dependence upon it's wearer to it; but, rather than forming it out of some sort of evil desire, it's more of a desire for companionship. This would also mirror the Ice King's own attempts to kidnap princesses and force them into marriage as the crown basically enthralled Simon and forced people away from him like a nasty girlfriend.

Of course, this is all theory.
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SergeantKeroroK66 Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is SO awesome, I'm going to use it in my Simon Petrikov Facebook page!(As long as you don't have any problems with that.:meow: ) It's also REALLY getting me to want to draw some Adventure Time art. REALLY awesome pic, you captured it so well, this is so cool.(Sorry, I just REALLY like this picture.)
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maybesca Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student Filmographer
I love the emotion! You really captured Simon well!
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The-Erin-show Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I really really love this piece <3 Very inspiring.
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