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They Found Love by blobble They Found Love by blobble
...in a hopeless place.

Love the Rhianna song, and also thought it was perfectly fitting for Kunztie and Zoisite, whom I've always admired had found love in such a dark and hopeless place such as the Dark Kingdom.

I finally got Paint Tool Sai back, so I decided to celebrate with a quickie drawing that ended up taking more time than I thought, as usual.

Thank you for all favs and comments!!

EDIT: Fixed transparency on Zoisite's hand.
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Sekemorri Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh wow, this is just gorgeous! I always loved these two :love:
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yokogreyword Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
eEEEEeeeeEEE! :la:
omg this was always my favorite pairing. I remember watching Sailor Moon when I was a kid and being blown away by the fact that the villains weren't completely evil. They actually HAD motives and a back story and feelings and all that stuff! Zoicite especially. He was so catty and mean to Jadeite and Nefrite, but with Kunzite, he was a total kitten. Kunzite called out to Zoicite when he DIED! (Of course, they made Zoicite a GIRL in that version, but I wasn't ready for the yaoi version at that age. Baby steps)

I've had a soft spot for sympathetic villains ever since.
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lafressiaJiang Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Quite a peaceful &happy life for Kun&Zoi
I love it!!!
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savingKP Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
it's nice to see them in normal clothes.
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blobble Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks!
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mkn1990 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012
that's true. it looks like they got a new chance.
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Sailortwilight Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Love this pic! :heart: :love:
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blobble Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you!!!
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moonlightoutsider Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Sweet and moving art~ ^^ Love it very much~
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blobble Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much~~!!! :heart:
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moonlightoutsider Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
:D ^^
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blobble Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
:heart:
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moonlightoutsider Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
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calavel Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
my first and favorite pairing - and love this picture, especially how happy Zoi looks!
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blobble Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That's one of my favourite parts of this picture too! I've always imagined Zoi would be super happy once he was fully free from the Dark Kingdom!
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mkn1990 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
me, sailormoonprincess and moonlightoutsider will support same-sex marriage and parenting:)
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blobble Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Me too!!
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mkn1990 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2012
alright. me, sailormoonprincess, moonlightoutsider and blobble will support same-sex marriage and parenting:)
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Chibikan Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Best couple ever!
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blobble Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
In complete agreement!!
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Chibikan Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
And it's funny because they win in all three categories. Best Straight (dub), Best Gay (original), and just all around Best Couple. Seriously need these two need a big old trophy dedicated to them^^.
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blobble Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I loved them as a straight couple so much. I remember being enthralled with the idea that villains could love and team up to be competant partners - I mean, I remember shows trying to stress how villains failed because they lacked teamwork due to their own inherent selfishness, and I remembered being amazed and also terrified at the concept of two villains in love and in a relationship- holy smokes they would be unbeatable!!

Especially Zoycite and Malachite, I always got the sense they were more equal partners (both in their relationship and in their duties), unlike Zoisite and Kunzite. In Zoi and Kun's case, Zoi would be willing to give his life for Kun in an instant, whereas it was a little ambiguous whether or not Kun would do the same. But Zoycite and Malachite - you could tell those two were pretty damn dedicated to their cause and to each other!
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mkn1990 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
hmm... I saw something different between the Japanese and the English episode 33, where Venus hurts Kunzite with Crescent Beam. in the Japanese version, zoisite clearly gets worried about kunzite's injury yelling "Kunzite-sama!" in a worried voice. while in the English version, after kunzite has get hurt, female-zoisite says something "she broke the force field! how could she?" female-zoi got more worried about the forcefield than kunzite. and maybe I'm wrong, but in the English Sailor Moon malachite shows his feelings towards zoycite more than zoycite shows her owns towards malachite.
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blobble Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
In that, I also completely agree. I found that in the English, Zoycite's motivations were more on her mission than on Malachite, and Malachite was more concerned about her ("Zoycite, you're trembling!", from episode 35). I think she was very career/goal oriented, while Zoisite wasn't in the original (everything he does is for Kunzite and not for Queen Beryl, and he gets jealous when Kunzite is more concerned about the mission and not paying any attention to him); however, as a couple, Malachite treated Zoycite more as an equal than Kunzite treated Zoisite. Zoycite knows it too- in the episode right before Nephrite's death, she is nuzzling up to Malachite and worrying about her mission, and calling him by his first name. However, when dishing out orders, she insists that others call him "Lord Malachite", which to me implies only she is considered his equal.Whereas in the original, all youmas and Zoisite included regarded Kunzite as "Kunzaito-sama" (though I bet in Zoi's case it eventually just became an affectionate pet name).
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mkn1990 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
"he gets jealous when Kunzite is more concerned about the mission and not paying any attention to him." zoisite sounds like a spoiled brat, but still the characters of the dubbed sailor moon were stupid!
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blobble Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
In many ways I think Zoi is; even the way he treats Nephrite reminds me of one of those annoying younger brothers who are always bothering you to either a) show you up or b) asking in a weird way for attention. I'm not sure how stupid the characters in the dub were on a whole - Neflyte was still pretty good and I think Zoycite got a big dose of career-womanism, Jedite was Jadeite and even in the original he wasn't overly too bright anyway! I think for me, Malachite was the one who got dulled down quite a bit, just due to his overexpressiveness and how they cut so many of Kun's original lines to make room for things like "Zoycite, you're trembling -". Eventually though, at some point, I felt like Kun also lost a lot of his touch after Zoi's death - he got a lot more rash and careless in his missions - so perhaps that's where they drew Malachite's personality from?
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mkn1990 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
still I dislike zoisite's sex change, that was based on homophobia(although have to admit, girl-zoi is pretty hot)
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blobble Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I wish they hadn't changed him, as I don't agree with the choices in which they did it in, but yes, Girl-Zoi is very hot :).
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mkn1990 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
still I adore more male zoixkun.
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blobble Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I adore both! :heart: And you are so right on the dot on Malachite loving Zoycite more than Zoycite loving Malachite - I've always thought Zoycite and Kunzite would make a pretty badass strictly goal oriented couple and Malachite would make Zoisite feel pretty happy all the time XD.
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mkn1990 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
and yaoi kunzoi-stories are more beautiful and emotional than straight zoymal-stories. look this story for example:[link]
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blobble Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I think too, a) Zoi/Kun has more fans which would in tern create greater chances of better fics, and b) Zoi/Kun tends to be more complex simply because it can be ambiguous whether or not Kun actually does return Zoisite's love - half of the Kun/Zoi stories I've read are all about that and Zoi trying to get Kun to be less emotionally constipated LOL!

Also, Mal/Zoy stories, at least for me, are really hard to write just because Malachite is already so cheesy and they've already reached a point in their relationship where it's clear they don't need to grow much anymore. I'm sure if they could, Malachite would've already married her long ago.
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Chibikan Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
And it added so much drama. When Zoycite died and Malachite was forced to work alongside Endymion, you could sense that his animosity was more than just jealousy. Of course, I can’t help thinking why did Malachite take Zoycite back to Beryl in the first place. Surely they both knew that Zoycite would be marked for death for the failure and deliberately disobeying Beryl. Malachite should have taken Zoycite out of there, to a hospital or a place where he could help him or even to Sailor Moon, begging for her to help Zoycite and defecting because it’s better than losing Zoycite.
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blobble Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I have some hesitations about Malachite's competancy in the dub to be honest. His personality certainly isn't Kunzite's - for one, he definitely outwardly shows his emotions for Zoycite, something Kunzite has possibly -ambiguously-maybe-if-you squint-and-look-this-way done twice for Zoisite. Malachite put up such a fuss when Zoycite got wounded ("Zoycite you're trembling!") and by her deathbed he was extremely dramatic - ... "I am so sorry I failed you" ; "I will never [forget you], my love." - but I don't think he genuinely thought Beryl would kill her. Malachite in the dub doesn't seem the brightest to me and he seemed like he really thought Beryl was going to punish him instead of her, possibly leading up to his dramatic woe-begotten confession. Kunzite on the other hand pretty sure knew damn well that Beryl was going to kill Zoisite, but knew he had nothing he could do but possibly plead to his punishment instead (too loyal for his own good) - which could explain why he asked Zoisite to forgive him (twice) by his deathbed, but didn't exactly elaborate why he needed to be forgiven-because as a loyal leader of the Shitennou, it was what he had to do.
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Chibikan Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Either way, it’s a sad, dramatic moment. Either way, when Zoisite/Zoycite died, you could feel the heartbreak that Kunzite/Malachite was feeling. A lot of people criticize the dub for making Zoisite into Zoycite, making him into a female. Nevertheless, while I know that was a move made by homophobic assholes that should be strung-up by their toes, I also feel that it worked. Gay or straight, the emotion was still there, the drama was still there. In the end, all they changed was their orientation and in the manga, there was no romantic relationship there, it was that of brotherly love, Philos not Eros. What should matter is what the relationship brings to the story and in this case, it didn’t matter whether they were gay or straight because no matter which, the emotion was still there and it served to further the story which is what a relationship is meant to do. Gay or straight, Zoisite’s death drove Kunzite/Malachite in his quarter of the season. It’s because he blamed Endymion for his/her death that Kunzite/Malachite was unable to work with him. It was because of Zoisite/Zoycite’s death that Kunzite/Malachite refused to be healed because really, all he wanted was to be with the one he loved. Gay or straight, you could see that. I actually got the idea that during his quarter of the season, he had already figured out that the Sailor Senshi could not be beaten, or even if they could he was slowly losing the desire to live at all and was trying to set himself up to die either by Beryl’s hands or by Sailor Moon’s. That would explain his lack of competency in his part of the season because he was supposed to be the strongest of the Shitennou but now he can’t beat 5 teenaged girls? At least DiC didn’t try to pass them off as brothers or even cousins and yet leave in the obvious romantic stuff, *cough* Cloverway *cough*.
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blobble Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I completely agree :heart:. Regardless of their gender, or whatever differences between them, it was always clear that these two had a passionate and loving relationship.

aaoeiurpaghtthiscoupleisamazing!! So many feels!
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Water-Spryte Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Finally. Love it
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blobble Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you! :heart::heart:

Out of curiosity, what was the "finally" referring to??
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Water-Spryte Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
Them finally being together.
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blobble Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
YES!!! :heart:
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Water-Spryte Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
^^
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JayaLaw Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Sailor Moon taught me that villains can care about others and show compassion. Zoicite was a vain villain, but Kunzite really loved him.That's what made his death so poignant, with the flowers.
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mkn1990 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
the only one, to whom zoisite gave all his love from his cruel, evil heart, was kunzite.
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JayaLaw Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yes; that love almost made me forgive him hurting Mamoru-kun. What a layered villain.
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mkn1990 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012
zoisite is a tragic character in his own way.
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JayaLaw Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Tragic yes, but still a villain. There's a reason why he was set up as the jerk who killed Kunzite and then turning people into monsters to get their crystals; the writers didn't want us to sympathize too much. No, he didn't deserve Beryl killing him, but there was so much potential for him to be a good person that he wasted.
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mkn1990 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
I always liked the villains, who despite that evil-thing really cared about their partners: zoisite and kunzite, ali and en(although I don't consider them as "real villains"), ayakashi sisters, dimande and saphire, amazon trio and lead crow and aluminum siren.
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JayaLaw Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Dimande was my favorite villain; it was a shame they only used his obsession with Neo-Queen Serenity for five to ten episodes, since it could have led to actual redemption.
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mkn1990 Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
sailor moon has a range of different villains: there are 100% evil villains(rubeus, kaorinite, wiseman), "villains", who are not really evil but only brainwashed, cheated or mistreated(ali and en, ayakashi sisters, saphire), first bad villains, who then repented(nephrite, amazon trio) and tragic yet evil villains, whom you wished they had lived or at least repented(kunzite and zoisite)
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JayaLaw Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Oops, sorry, I meant killing Nephrite. What am I typing this morning?
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