I figure I would post some art here since I haven't done so in years. This has been part of an ongoing project of mine where I was inspired by the movie Ninja Batman. The idea of the Sonic cast being put into a feudal era japanese period and adapting to it. I currently implemented the idea of every incarnation of Robotnik existing as rivals to one another with Sega Eggman as the supreme leader. Below is the art I've done with little write ups with each...enjoy!
SHOGUN JULIAN ROBOTNIK
Julian Robotnik, otherwise known as the Red Oni is the most brutal and violent of all the 4 Shoguns. He rules over the mountains extracting ore and coal from the earth with his factories, which are then made into new weapons of war. He has lined his borders with catapults and large dug in moats filled with spikes. Those who work badly or not at all are threatened with "freedom". However, freedom is when the unlucky individual is doused in oil and set ablaze and then set free to flee his borders to seek refuge elsewhere. Most often those set free never make it far and their charred remains are a reminder to never make their leader angry. Despite his brutality he can be easily persuaded if proper tribute is given to placate him. He rules over the industrial zones.
SHOGUN BOOM ROBOTNIK
Boom Robotnik, otherwise known as the Blue Shark is one of the more benevolent of the 4 Shoguns, but still devious and highly untrustworthy. He rules over the coasts and rivers of the land responsible for prepping much of the farmlands and food supplies. He has the largest navy among the 4 Shoguns which are mainly made up of pirates and criminals. He will often send surprise raids to towns and cities along with tainted food supplies to spite his rivals. To gain his protection you will be forced to kill a random captive taken from one of the 4 countries as a initiation in front of him.
SHOGUN FLEETWAY ROBOTNIK
Fleetway Robotnik, otherwise known as the Purple Rhino is one of the most formidable of all the 4 Shoguns. He rules over the cities and towns building towering wonders that reach high into the sky, along with new weapons taken from Shogun Julian and expanded upon. Despite his ability to bring jobs and innovations to small towns he is considered the most cruel of all the 4 Shoguns. All that dwell under his protection are forced to work as slaves building endless tribute monuments dedicated to him, with half of everything they own is taken from them as taxation. To keep his kingdom growing many citizens are often spirited away from other places beyond his borders and forced to start new lives under his rule. Any who dare resist or show signs of disloyalty disappear into his dungeons and never seen again.
SHOGUN NEGA ROBOTNIK
Nega Robotnik, otherwise known as the Green Serpent is the most mysterious and unknown of the 4 Shoguns. He rules over the forests and plains responsible for harvesting and cultivating much needed food supplies and resources that are traded. He is however the most untrustworthy and manipulative of them all, often engineering conflicts and uprisings in other areas of the kingdom. Trespassing into his territory is a death sentence, as all along his border is lined with booby traps. To enter into his forests you will encounter deadly snakes and crocodiles, along with an assortment of hostile wild life with a taste for flesh. He has also cultivated many diseases to spread through the kingdom to weaken his rival Shoguns for his inevitable strike.
Lording over all is the golden dragon, Emperor Eggman. He rules over the capital city behind towering walls of steel impenetrable to any invading armies. The streets are paved with gold as all who live under him live a life of luxary and hedonism. Considered a living god by the populace, Emperor Eggman rules with ease over the 4 Shoguns keeping a tight grip over their movements should they ever rise up against him. Beneath his palace lies the deadly secret of a weapon capable of annihilating entire countries known as the Heavenly Egg. A flying ship that once fully operational will expand his empire to conquer the world.