Phantom Fencer (Dragon Quest) Custom Miniature / Figurine
Custom #:45348
Name:Phantom Fencer
Contest:Way of the Blade
Custom Type:Miniature / Figurine
Toy Series:Dragon Quest
Date Added:December 18, 2012
Base Figure:Sculpted from scratch
Height:2.50 inches
A tattered cape and a rusty sword animated by powerful black magic. These undead creatures inhabit the Swordsman's Labyrinth in Square-Enix's 2005 "Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King" Sony Playstation 2 roleplaying video game. Like most Dragon Quest characters, the Phantom Fencer was designed by world-famous manga artist Akira Toriyama (creator of Dragon Ball).

As the name implies, a Phantom Fencer is a proficient edged weapon fighter. These floating fiends glide gracefully around the battlefield, darting in-and-out of range to savagely swipe at opponents with their ancient swords. By focusing its energies, a Phantom Fencer can also temporarily imbue its blade with electricity, allowing it to execute a devastating Thunder Slash. Because their ability to defy gravity is supernatural in nature, Phantom Fencers are completely immune to spells that affect air flow.

Although the items rarely survive a skirmish intact, brave souls can appropriate the Leather Cape and Templar's Sword of a slain Phantom Fencer. Despite superstitious rumors to the contrary, once the malicious spirit that animates them is destroyed, these objects are completely harmless. Of course, individuals tend to be understandably reluctant when it comes to handling the mantle and blade of an evil entity that just tried to hack them to pieces.

The sword and cloak were modeled completely from scratch in two days and finished with acrylic paint. I created the hollow form by building up the cloak on top of another action figure.

User Comments
Voting ends for the Way of the Blade Custom Contest (customizer revealed). - Tuesday, January 8, 2013
NeCrollector -
Friday, January 4, 2013
This is so FLIPPING COOL!!!
SansPedes -
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Wow! Great concept from a legendary masterpiece of a game! You executed it flawlessly! Well done!
ZoltanMotherwell -
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
5 stars. Period.
fastfreddie -
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
that would be spooky seeing in the dark or otherwise
Voting begins for the Way of the Blade Custom Contest (pictures revealed). - Tuesday, January 1, 2013
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