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Joy by JessicaElwood Joy by JessicaElwood
More cartoony art, with another desc by talented pen.
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Character Name: Joyeuse “Joy” Erebus
“Free-Spirited Thief”

Age: 18 years old at time of death
Species: Mouse

Background: Joyeuse’s first memory is of waking up, as a child, on a street corner next to the frozen body of her dead mother. From a very young age, she was forced to live on the streets, scavenging for food from dumpsters and stealing from unwitting passers-by. As time went by, this timid young mouse soon learned the arts of thievery, becoming one of the most talented thieves and burglars on the streets. Her talents soon became a sought-after commodity, and she would gain the attention of several large crime families, which used her talents to liberate certain items from various difficult-to-reach places.
In the end, several close calls convinced her that it might be time to put away the pitons and breaking gear and just lay low for a while. So when the stranger approached her, offering a ridiculous sum of money in return for her assistance in liberating two bone gauntlets from the University museum, she agreed. The job went off without a hitch, and she soon made her way back to the docks for her payment. Unfortunately, her employers soon decided that it would be better to keep the money for themselves and decided to kill her. Even more unfortunately, they also decided that as long as they had time, they might as well have some fun with her first before their buyer arrived..
Lying there on the cold floor, taken and beaten and about to be killed, Joy somehow stumbled over the table where the gauntlets lay. There was a flash of light, and the next thing she knew, the gauntlets had somehow fused themselves to her body. As if in a trance, she swiftly slew her captors and was about to escape when a mysterious figure stabbed her through the heart with a spear, knocking her into the water. She sank into darkness, where a voice came to her, and asked her one question.
Are you ready to die?
No, Joy replied. Not yet.
Your sins are many, the voice said. But I offer you a chance for redemption. Take my hand.
And when she awoke, she was in Death’s parlor, alongside two other recently slain women, and being offered a chance to buy herself some more time on this Earth.

Talents: Joy is an excellent thief and consummate break-in artist. She is swift, agile, and dexterous, and skilled in the arts of stealth, climbing, lockpicking, safecracking, and so on and so forth. Her favored weapon used to be the dagger and blackjack, but after her transformation, she now favors the claws permanently attached to her wrists.
Her major talent, however, is the ability to use the claws to summon up a bone golem from its gems. Unlike the undead, the bone golem is not a trapped soul animating a dead body, but a simple mass of dead bone being controlled by magical energy. Her favored form uses the bone golem as a kind of power-suit or mecha: she sits in the ribcage and controls the creature from within using the gauntlets. In this role, she serves as a kind of heavy armor support, taking on large monsters while Styx and Lethe handle the crowds.

Personality: Joyeuse’s greatest strength is her intelligence and cunning. Despite the fact that she is in control of the DDs’ most powerful heavy unit, her greatest contribution on the battlefield is in the fields of tactics and strategy. She is a brilliant chess player and regularly whips Death in games of Go and XiangQi.
Unfortunately, she also tends to have a short attention span. It is a truism among the DDs that if you need Joyeuse to do something, you had best make sure she finishes within the hour or you’ll never get it finished. She is easily bored and enjoys moving from one thing to another like a butterfly tasting flowers. On the other hand, if you can hold her attention, she’s also capable of doing absolutely nothing else for long hours on end, giving up food, drink and sleep to pursue a particularly interesting conundrum or solve a particularly difficult puzzle. She’s the same way with men, too: it takes a particularly exciting man to hold her attention longer than a date or two.
So far, she hasn’t found anyone who can do so.

Sexuality: Despite her rather bookish appearance, Joyeuse is actually the most sexually experienced of the three Death Dealers, and is quick to chime in with her opinions on all matter of sexual trivia. If there is a fetish or a kink or a deviant sexual practice, it’s a pretty good chance she’s tried it at least once, everything ranging from lesbianism to bondage . . . all except monogamy and abstinence, basically. She is also the most promiscuous of the three, searching out random men and always having sex on the first date. Free-spirited in every sense of the word, Joyeuse has sworn never to settle down. Not that she has anything against it, but really, she’s having too much fun to stop now!

Quotes: “No, you need to use your tongue more. Here, I’ll show you.”
“That was yesterday, this is today.”
“Come on, lighten up!”
*adjusts glasses* “All right, what we need here is a carefully thought out plan, but we don’t have time for that, so here’s my half-assed idea that I came up with in a last-minute panic instead.”
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:iconturbotowns2:
Turbotowns2 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love that 4th quote, so hilarious. XD
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savanna13 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
wow thats really really cool. I'm new member and i say thats really cool.
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y0ungcapc0m Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009  Student Digital Artist
ohh i remeber this
my friend :iconkiyo90: show this long time ago
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:iconkiyo90:
kiyo90 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sweet
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:icontanithlipsky:
TanithLipsky Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2009
cool
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:iconfreeza-frost:
freeza-frost Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow! she's cute, but not really my type. i like monogamy.
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:iconanimacgyver:
AniMacGyver Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Is this Puffy Ami Yumi inspired drawing by any chance? because it certainly looks like them.
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:iconrazorbladekiss117:
razorbladekiss117 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
except all the nudity, and huge chests your artwork is very good!
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SethObsidia Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007
Wow, what story is this from. does it have an online link? if so, send plzzzzz!!!!!!!!!!! X3
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:iconswordbunny4486:
swordbunny4486 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2006
cool geeky-looking biatch. Nice claws! Love it!
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:iconkid-vegeta:
kid-vegeta Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2006
i like the character... hee... which story is this for?
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:icondoctordrink:
Doctordrink Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006
I'm not a fan of mouse girls, but in this case I'll be more than happy to make an acception. I love her outfit, espically her little hat... plus she has glasses, and I adore girls in glasses. Of course, everything else about this pic is great.
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TheGeckoNinja Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well its kinda obvious being a mouse she would have sex as much as she wants since roddents spend most of there lives having sex and breeding
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PlastikFan4evR Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2006   Traditional Artist
I do like the costume design on this character and your art skills but I'm just not into furry girls :(
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puritylf4 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
Hm.. can't remember if you showed this one to me o.o;

Well, like most of the comments I've given on these styles, it's pretty much the same. I realy adore it T.T

Love the shiney-glowy look on her latexy clothing, it's hot <3<3
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ShadowLetheria Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
I realy like her and Saya. realy wonderfull work

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:iconosmont:
Osmont Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2006
omg so lovelly!!!^^
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:iconmarystewart:
MaryStewart Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2006
cute! but i guess "slut" sums her up huh? ^^;

if a guy called her a slut, would she slap him or sleep with him?
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:iconjessicaelwood:
JessicaElwood Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2006
lol, possible one then the other to make up ;P
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:iconmarystewart:
MaryStewart Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2006
ok. :D
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:icontirrany:
tirrany Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Another cutie! Luv the last quote.
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:iconmocaw:
MoCaW Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2006
Thank you! It's so. . . Joy.
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crybringer Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006
Ah, free spirited geeky girls with libidos that could burn stars. Nothing better.
Joy's pose doesn't grab me like the others do, but it's cute nonetheless. We need to see her in action--using those claws--but not in bed. Yikes.

You're on a roll love, lets see more!
-CB
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Phantomblade1 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006
:omg: Wow!
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:icontenko72:
tenko72 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006
I really like that color scheme and how those claws shine like that. So cool!
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:iconchalodillo:
ChaloDillo Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Very nice. she looks cute.
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Golden-Rabbit Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006
YAY!! cute skulls again and on a very cute mouse ^^ hehe like the hat and I want that belt X3
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pt018 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006  Hobbyist Filmographer
Let me guess. Before she died and went in her trance her employers had their way with her, then they beat her up. I think you made the skirt a too short but she looks great nonetheless. She is the ultimate combo of brains and beauty. I bet her IQ is like 2500.
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:iconmocaw:
MoCaW Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2006
2500? Only on a bad day! XD
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:iconpt018:
pt018 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2006  Hobbyist Filmographer
Wow.
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:iconinterfeci:
interfeci Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006
also sexy :D
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:iconthefremen:
thefremen Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006   Writer
WHEN WILL THE CUTENESS END?!
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:iconmocaw:
MoCaW Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2006
Nevar! NEVAR! The Cuteness will continue FOREVAR! Birds fly TOGETHAR! With their FEATHARS!
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:iconcrazybob1301:
Crazybob1301 Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2006
omg more cuteness
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:iconangelonight:
Angelonight Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006
B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L as always
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Orochi-Gama Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006
Haha, excellent! Your work never ceases to impress me! :XD: Way better than my stuff!
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RocMegamanX Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your skills translate well to this cartoony style. Great work.
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electricfuryrc10t4 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006
mmmmmm.....i love it :3
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:iconkrahazik:
Krahazik Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I like her weapons. Thoes claws are very whicked looking. :) She is cute too.
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DeathNinja Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006
:drool: I love all your DDs that you've done... you should have a story about them, not just a back ground.... as for the artwork, you are a goddess, your characters are breath taking and makes me wish I could meet them all
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:iconmocaw:
MoCaW Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2006
Keep watching, it will be coming soon if the good Lord is willin' an' the creeks don' rise.
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:iconmrmanga:
mrmanga Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006
Deadly and Sexy! :D
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:iconweirdolod:
Weirdolod Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006
a kinky mouse girl with claws and glasses...sounds like my fantasy ^-^ i wouldn't mind be sliced into pieces by her
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:iconmocaw:
MoCaW Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2006
I hope being sliced up is not your first choice. There are more pleasant things you could be doing. O.o
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Weirdolod Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2006
true true
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DrOfDemonology Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006  Professional Writer
More HOTNESS!!! :lick:
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:iconpt018:
pt018 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006  Hobbyist Filmographer
So your friend came up with this and Saya's description. Nice work none the less. A mouse thief. Very nice.
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:iconmocaw:
MoCaW Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2006
*buffs nails against his jacket* Thanks. *Smug look, totally spoiled by Joy giving him "bunny ears."
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:iconpt018:
pt018 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2006  Hobbyist Filmographer
You're welcome.
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TheGeckoNinja Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol thats cute XD
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