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Martin Septim (c) Bethesda
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IAmLexeh Featured By Owner Edited Mar 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Goddammit Martin.
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MarineVasily Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2015
A story of the man who been an Emperor for less than an hour.:( (Sad) 
A story of the man who became a dragon.B-) (Cool) 
Great art for great story, magnificent job my friend.:) (Smile) 
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Spartan545 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015  Student General Artist
Martin now goes to Aetherius to take his place with his father and his father's fathers.  Akatosh was summoned to his full power and remembers Martin's sacrifice even when all of Tamerial is in danger because of his once proud firstborn son.

The God of Time has been watching Nirn, but when he turned to Skyrim, all he saw was what Alduin has done thousands of years ago. His other son, Paarthurnax waits at the Throat of the World patiently, but also in guilt for what he did before he realized that Alduin declared himself the will of Akatosh.

Like Paarthurnax, Akatosh was ashamed of Alduin because of his arrogance and ambition, it was something that he defeated in Cyrodill. Akatosh remembered defeating Mehrunes Dagon, Daedra Prince of Destruction and Ambition as Martin Septim sacrificed himself just so he can summon the Aedra. But Alduin was no Mehrunes Dagon, he used to be the wisest of his children, the Dragons. Akatosh let out a tear from his eyes and hoped that the Dragonborn could stop him. He now wanted to show Alduin the error of his ways after the Dragonborn defeats him.
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DaniTheWriter Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Tears 

Goddammit, Bethesda...
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SweetJuniper Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Stunning! absolutely stunning! Now that's the Martin I've fallen for! Ahhh lol :D Anyway, it's magnificent! Great job!
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Zodeark12 Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
This is gorgeous, gave me the chills. This is one of the most epic moments in gaming for me.
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TheWittenburger Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There are some people who are glad that you don't lose a friend in the main storyline of Skyrim. I think that's something Skyrim lacks. Nothing bad really happens.

(and yay! His face doesn't look chubby!)
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Warlordiern Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
poor martin he sacrificed himself to save us all
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LiuSchamehorn Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
/;_;/
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BlueEyedManiac1 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Why'd you have to be such a hero Martin!?!?!?  :cryingplz:
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Tarzok Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
:clap::clap::clap:
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SLRthechosen Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Martin saved us all!
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iBeSin Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013
You broke my feels. ;v; Rainbow Sob Plz 
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slightlymadking Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
"YOU are the BEST Septim that's ever ruled! Well, except for that Martin fella... but he turned into a DRAGON GOD! And that's hardly sporting..." -Sheogorath (Skyrim)

In my mind, I like to think that our character from Oblivion still thinks about what happened 'back then' and misses Martin just as much as we do, except that "our character" is insane now, and has a harder time expressing it...
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YubariGogo Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Absolutely amazing pic, the colours are beautiful, Akatosh is a scary looking dragon.
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JessicaAddams Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
о, боги, это шикарно!!!
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NeonBlacklightTH Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Martin Septim, he was by far my favorite and possibly the greatest character I've ever met in any of the Elder Scrolls series. The passion, the bond, he is someone I would trully call a friend.
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BloodRosesForAll Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
So...many...feels... :iconcryforeverplz:
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elspethaurilie Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
This is incredible. One of the best Oblivion pictures I've seen.
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ArianneLuinithil Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
Gods, Martin's eyes. Now that I've got the time to sit down and get a good and proper look at this, I Can't. Stop. Staring. into his eyes. The expression--! *is speechless and mesmerized*
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Tikikata Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Professional General Artist
You captured Martin wonderfully! So much emotion in this piece. I love it!
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DancinFox Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012   Digital Artist
Ну как так я пропустила это!*_*
Прекрасный Мартин, пошла ставить Обливион =D
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xkelbix Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so epic! Very well done, i love how you drew Akatosh. Glad to know people still do Oblivion art :)
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IceStormy Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014
Wait that was Akatosh? Alduin father???
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xkelbix Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup :) And Dragon God of Time
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trish05 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
WOW..Nice job, it looks awesome!
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Darthmezcal Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love the coloring on this!
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paladinofthelantern Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is completely EPIC! :eyepopping: It really portrays the relationship between Akatosh and the emperors. My friend, I hereby give you a trophy for sheer awesomeness. :trophy:
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Leonar-Cousland Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012
This is so awesome!
WAY TO GO!!!!!!
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baratron Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
That is absolutely gorgeous. I love Martin so much!
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4TheOneWithoutAName Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
I'll never forget you Martin!!!

You made me have a slight obsession with Sean Bean's voice!!
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RavendeDrieu Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:wow: Damn! This is amazing!!! Beautifully done!!!:heart:
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Milulya Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Thank you)
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RavendeDrieu Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very welcome!
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JackieAlmasy Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
This is absolutely amazing! I always loved Martin Septim from Oblivion but there really wasn't a lot of quality artwork out there for him. Thank you for contributing! It was a pleasure to see this! :)
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Milulya Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Thank you! :hug:
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fevriergobelin Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012  Student General Artist
This seriously touches my heart, amazing work.
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:iconmilulya:
Milulya Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
Thank you very much!
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PunkRoctorok Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
when sean bean sacrificed himself to save a fictional universe.
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Hastur66 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
haha, you understood what were going to happen the moment you met him! XD
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PunkRoctorok Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Sean Bean tends to get himself killed a lot.
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Hastur66 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013
That he does. And it's allmost as depressing each time. :/
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Joshmoe93 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
ah Sean Bean, gets shot by arrows in LOTR, turns into a dragon statue in Oblivion, and gets his head lopped off in GOT. am i missing anything.
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Hastur66 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013
Well, a lot... This vid covers the most, I think. :p
www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJODir…
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PunkRoctorok Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
lol. its ok he is still alive in real life.
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Hastur66 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Haha, sure. It's just that his characters are often all too easy to take a liking to! I got seriously pissed when he got his bean chopped off in Game of Thrones, and I still think the death of Boromir is the saddest death in Lord of the Rings.
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PunkRoctorok Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Well spoil it why don't you? haha, I already saw that ep of Game of Thrones (and read the book) so no worries, but be careful with your spoilers! and yea Boromir was awesome, he wasn't corrupt like people generally think he is.
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Hastur66 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013
Whops. Yes, that was rather careless of me... I simply didn't think about it as a spoiler, since it happened so long ago, and most people allready knows what happened to him. But you're right, I should not fraw assumptions. Terribly sorry. Haha, glad I didn't spoil anything for you, then! :p
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Milulya Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2012
yep
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Tensa-chan Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist
Oh, Martin... this is perfect.
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