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Fight For The Right by ShadeofShinon Fight For The Right by ShadeofShinon
Zweilous for "Draw me a Pokemon" in #Poke-fanclub.

If I win I'll call Dragonair.

This picture was both an experiment and also some kind of study of Zweilous' behavior. I came up with a small report sort of thing.

It has been argued why Zweilous has two heads as its other two forms only have one (dominant) head. Deino's case is more clear but Hydreigon is a little more complicated. Technically it has three heads but as the middle head dominates the other two Hydreigon could be considered one headed in this case.
However, Zweilous has two dominant heads that don't get along at all. The heads are constantly fighting and competing against each other. One of the most common ways to compete is to eat more than the other head. The reason why eating is one of the most popular ways is probably because when Zweilous is full it's too tired to move and the two heads can cease fighting for a bit. Eating also boosts growth, which makes Zweilous evolve faster.
Deino stage lasts the longest, and during that stage the Pokemon gets most of it's power and experience. Zweilous stage is some sort of last boost to the growth, as if the Pokemon hit puberty really fast. Researchers have come up with a theory that explains why Deino grows an extra head. It is a survival mechanism that ensures that when Zweilous evolves into Hydreigon it will be as strong as possible. Usually the original head wins and gets to be the leader, but sometimes the extra head surpasses the original. However, original heads tend to be stronger to begin with, and the competition maximizes the power.
After the relatively short period of time as Zweilous the competing will end in a final fight which determines which head will become Hydreigon and which will disintegrate into the secondary heads. Zweilous' evolution is one of the most brutal evolutions. The fight is merciless and frightening. It's not certain if the heads really try to kill each other or if they only try to make the other one give up. Either way the losing head hardly ever dies, and when the winner is clear, Zweilous evolves. Usually evolution takes place right after the fight but it might take up to a couple of days until Zweilous becomes Hydreigon.
Because of the brutality of the Zweilous stage, the dominant head of Hydreigon is cruel and vicious by nature. Some individuals turn into completely mindless beasts but there are also some that will remain as docile as they were as Deino. This states that Hydreigon are incredibly hard and dangerous to raise and only experienced trainers should even consider it. Kindness and love in raising the Deino might not have any effect later on as the trainer cannot control the two competing heads of the Zweilous stage. If trained well, Hydreigon will recognize his trainer after evolution and will remain loyal. But if something goes wrong or the training hasn't been successful, Hydreigon might eat his trainer and fly off to spread terror somewhere else.


I hope you like it!

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Time taken 1-2 hours
Zweilous c Nintendo Gamefreak
Art c *ShadeofShinon

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HorseCookies Featured By Owner 13 hours ago  Student Traditional Artist
Your inkwork is gorgeous! :wow: I hope you won!
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Octoboy-the-8th Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2014
Wow, this is quite vicious. I love how you portray this line. There's something so cool about how you give it these dark, flowing feathers like some sort of ravenlike harpy hellspawn of a gargoyle. It's a brilliantly gothic sort of portrayal which your use of very deep, dark inks really enhance. And there's something primal about those ferocious mouthfuls of teeth snarling at each other. Zweilous may be a dark type, but I still feel I've got to hand it to you for making what basically looks like a pair of muppet heads with shaggy, grungey face-obscuring bangs look this deadly. 
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SacredInsanity7 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2013
Wow, perfect picture and the most amazing description I ever read for the Hydreigon evolutionary line. Definitely a fave!
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!
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XxXBloodshotXxX Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
That is the greatest Zweilous I have ever seen...
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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RukahTsubasa Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
I'm loving the watercolor! Perfection! Cool pose too!
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!
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Chrisyorkyy Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013
Bad ass. Like the description too. The colors match up well, also.
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ShadeofShinon Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks you!
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