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Tapestry by 1Unicorn-on-the-cob Tapestry by 1Unicorn-on-the-cob
Have not posted in a while, so I finally put the finishing details on this in between working on other pieces. The timing's pretty appropriate, considering Zootopia bagged the Academy Award for best animated picture tonight.

Anyways, these are just practice sketches as well as some scenes and faces from my version of Dawn's past. Something about smol mistreated characters just does it for me.

ETA: Apparently you can only put stamps in your description if you're a Core member? Pooh. Well, I'll just say it then: yes, that's a dog there. If you don't like the idea of there being dogs in Zootopia... :shrug: And people who hate Dawn can just hit the X button at the top right-hand corner of your browser or the back button. Either or. I don't really get why someone would go looking for fan art of Dawn if you dislike her other then you just enjoy getting angry and salivate at the thought of picking a fight with total strangers for liking a cartoon sheep.
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Emilou1985 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing art! I love how you're able to portray her at different ages and stages of her life. I want to see more Zootopia art from you. Ignore those nay-sayers. Fanart is how the creator perceives the characters and their backgrounds. I love the concept you've portrayed here. Keep up being awesome!
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1Unicorn-on-the-cob Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I had to really think about how to go about portraying her in her younger years, since her features are kind of childlike to begin with. I definitely plan on doing more Zootopia stuff, primarily with Dawn and Judy since they're my favorites. And exactly! That's the fun of  fan art, and I wish more people could realize that. But I suspect a bunch of them are of the mindset that other fans must cater to their tastes. :no:
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vaginajerky Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017
Who the hay would object to dogs being in Zootopia? Not only is that racist, but that flies in the face of logic. It's a metropolis with animals! Is there something I'm missing?!?! *rips out hair, foams at the mouth and jumps out the window*

People are cray-cray. But you know what's not cray-cray? THIS. This is the shepherd boy to the good sheep of this harsh and racist-against-dog world, I tell you whut. The top left and bottom right drawings are my favorites. I really like how you draw her eyes and give her 'hair' convincing texture and weight. Yep.

But I wish the dog-hating racists would just take a long walk off a short pier. And stop losing sanity over sheep. I'm so tired, actually. I should sleep. Haha, I'll count Dawn to fall asleep. :P
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1Unicorn-on-the-cob Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Canon Cops/Nazis. The argument is that because no humans in Zootopia = no dogs. But there are domestic pigs, and the sheep are clearly of the domesticated variety. So how can you explain that away? I did get told that domestic livestock resemble their wild cousins more closely, but that dog don't hunt if you'll pardon the pun. Wild sheep and pigs look totally different from their tame counterparts. Plus, pairing a sheep with a sheep-herding dog was too good an idea for me to resist.

Now watch someone come along and try to fight me on this.

Thank you! I love her huge adorable eyes and floof. XD

LOL.
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Coolness.
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1Unicorn-on-the-cob Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for favving this!
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Jose-Ramiro Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
YW
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cakelesspixels Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
I really like these! It's awesome to see different sides of her. Is that an older version of her at the bottom? This makes me want to learn so much more about her and who that dog character is! :D
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1Unicorn-on-the-cob Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's her mother there. I've been calling her Barbara, but she may or not keep that name. The (nameless for now) dog is, believe it or not, her ex-fiancee who she first met back in high school. I plan to touch on Dawn's background in a later DND story called Dawn And Out (a working title since I almost never settle on a story title this early on). :)
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Yukinekocat Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
I really like how you've captured her through these. I'm particularly curious about the final image, is that an older version of her or someone related to her? 
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1Unicorn-on-the-cob Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :) Yes, it's her mother. I've been calling her Barbara because I like dumb puns. XD I'm considering drawing Dawn's father and stepmother at some point too.

And I see I will have to be going though your gallery... :D
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Yukinekocat Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017
You're very welcome! You've definitely now peaked my interest in this father and Stepmother mention.

Who's gallery are we talking about?
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1Unicorn-on-the-cob Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oops, sorry I wasn't clear. :sheepish: I meant yours'. See, I thought I recognized your username, and when I took a peek at your gallery and saw your Zootopia OCs, it confirmed it. I really like it when fans put real thought into the minor characters like Lionheart as well as Dawn's situation, as opposed to stuff like "and then Bellwether wented to jail for ALL OF TIME until she broke out and tried to kill Nick and Judy on their honeymoon!!111"*

*If someone wants to do that, they can. I more then likely won't be looking at it though, LOL.
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Yukinekocat Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017
Aw thank you, I thought it was an interesting topic to pursue on; especially since there wasn't a great deal of closure for Bellwether in the first film. 

How would she be able to find them on their Honeymoon if she had been in jail, though?
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1Unicorn-on-the-cob Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, that's one of the things that drew me to her too. Her story doesn't have to end with the film.

Logic and realism mean zip in this fandom. :lol:
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Yukinekocat Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017
Well, if we're looking at shipping a fox with a rabbit, logic means little. 
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1Unicorn-on-the-cob Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know what you're saying, but people shouldn't use that as an excuse to throw realism and logic out the window. In almost every fictional world out there certain 'rules' are laid out and followed by the pro writer(s). They help to keep the story and the world it's set in grounded.

It'd be like if someone wrote a fic where Nick and Judy are chasing a suspect, so they summon a dragon, hop on it, and it proceeded to fly them around Zootopia, LOL. I'm someone who picks and chooses what bits of canon to follow as I see fit, and even something like that would make me go, "Wha -- why am I reading furry Game Of Thrones all of a sudden?"
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gonzo22 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2017
I like the one where she smiling and the hearts are above her head
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1Unicorn-on-the-cob Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hee. :D That's one I really love too. Thank you!
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Disneycow82 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 27, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
I know that Dawn Bellwether was not born evil to begin with, meaning she must have possibly once been a victim of prejudice, bullying, and abuse because of what she is, a sheep which makes them easy targets. While her past with her parents is a mystery, either they were loving, or unloving to the point where Dawn felt unwanted and abandoned with only one friend and one family member that cared for her. But even if only one parent was supportive with the other rather prejudice against predators for a reason, even that could not save Dawn from what would soon follow her into adulthood which happened to her in school. Other tragic villains have been victimized by cruelty, prejudice, bullying, abuse, and trauma, worse is them having nobody to turn to when they needed it, and ended up making bad choices out of anger, fear, stress, confusion, trauma, and self loathing. You can check out my meme if you want. As for Bellwether, it's possible that her past bullies were more predators than prey that caused her to fear them and later blind her vision that all of them were her enemies that needed to be dealt with, and wanted to run away into fantasy where prey like her are accepted, love, and safe from a society without predators, only for it to become a warped kind of fantasy that went too far. I must agree with what you said that people who hate Bellwether personally just for being a villain shouldn't go around spitting vile at users who want to feel sympathy for her. I suggest you watch out for one called DragonStrider

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1Unicorn-on-the-cob Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I think she fell victim to her own bitterness and hurt rather then being psychopathic or born bad too. And I actually buy it with her. Some villains that fans do this with I don't see as being innocent little angels even when they were young. But that's totally the fun of characters like Dawn, where we're not told about their backstory. We can speculate to our heart's content. :) I created my own take on Dawn's backstory, but you are right in that I have her mom here as being the bigoted parent.

I looked at your meme, and agree with most of the choices there. Personally I don't realy think of Agatha as being a villain myself. I guess to me she was more of... an antagonist or even a force of nature, rather then actively evil? I never hated her or anything though. I definitely agree about Callaghan. Fun fact: he's in my number one spot for favorite Disney villain while Dawn's number two. I love 'em both though! Pretty ironic how they're both hated by people in spite of actually being a little more complex then most Disney villains are and not obvious bad guys (even though there are a few characters like that I like).

:nod: I mean, so what if someone likes a character you ("you" as in the Bellwether anti-fans) don't like? Why do these people care so much about what some strangers on the Internet do? If it's not hurting anybody, then just live and let live I say. Thanks for the warning. I've seen him around before. I'm gonna be drawing more Dawn fan art, and if people like him don't like it, then I can't say I care what they think. 8-)
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Disneycow82 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
That's what happened to a lot of the villains on my meme list, falling victim to their own bitterness, pain, depression, loneliness, anger, fear, confusion, and self loathing, having nobody to turn to when they needed it. Even Randall Boggs didn't start out villainous, he was used, tainted, and manipulated by those who would later toss him aside when he was no longer useful and possibly told all his life that he'll never amount to anything big to earn enough respect and appreciation. Sure maybe none of the villains on my sympathy list are complete innocent angels, perhaps nobody is in real life since we all have flaws and make mistakes big and small. But even if we're only given the small amount of clues to what their life is like, we can still speculate what really happened to them that made them what they are. I would love to hear your story version of Dawn's history, whether she once had loving parents or if one of them was a stepparent who wasn't very kind to her or predators.

The very first wolf in sheep's clothing villain was another lamb named Chirin (Ringing Bell of Chirin) who is on the first list. The movie itself is an allegory on the WWII society using animals as symbols and representations. Makes me wonder if any of the artists or creators saw the film and were inspired to come up with the idea of Bellwether, and no, I doubt she was based on politicians because the film was in production long before the election. Just now I'm tired of all the stupid Hitler and Trump comparisons with Bellwether which drives me insane when people can't shut up about those guys. Well even if Agatha wasn't an evil villain, she was still a sympathetic and tragic character that didn't deserve what happened to her and in most ways, her actions are understandable and justified in a way. Sometimes I don't understand how villains like Randall, Hans, Callaghan, and Bellwether are hated as if people act like their actions really happened, but ignore the actions of other past villains that have done a whole lot worse than they did. Even reformed villains had once murdered, or even attempted murder like Kenshin (Rurouni Kenshin) and Xena: Warrior Princess. Sometimes it just too easy to hate the villains on my list without understanding where they came from and what drove them there, which is what villain haters forget. Not to mention "evil for the sake of being evil" is already overused and cliché, even making their reasons only for money and power, which is also overused.

I know right, I'll never understand the rabid villain haters (when I say rabid, I mean people that tend to take every single villain's actions too seriously and believing all of them deserve to die for being villains, then attack other people who love villains they don't personally) must look up villains or heroes they hate personally and bother wondering what strangers online think about them enough to create fandoms for those guys. I once got attacked by someone for mentioning I love Bellwether and he/she took it like I was supporting real life terrorism. You're welcome, usually I'm not the one to spread rumors or gossip about someone, but when I take notice of someone's nasty attitude toward others, I feel that I must spread a warning one way or another. If any of his remarks begin to sound more like insults, it must be dealt with and can't be tolerated. I already had him insulting three of my friends over Bellwether.
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1Unicorn-on-the-cob Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

With Dawn's backstory, I wanted to do something different instead of her being bullied in school. I’m not bashing on that idea if fans want to do that/like it, but I just like to be different from everybody else. So I came up with the idea of her being a product of divorce. Her overbearing mother detested her husband’s new wife (a predator) and told Dawn her stepmother was responsible for taking her father away from them. Then Dawn wound up in a relationship with a predator (the dog guy) that ended very badly. No abuse or anything, it just ended badly and that was her breaking point.

I’ve never seen Ringing Bell of Chirin before, but heard a little about it. I’d be curious to know how the creators originated Dawn's character too. I did read that her design was based on some previous sheep characters in Disney animation. I also heard about people comparing Dawn to Trump, which is stupid. At first glance the Hitler comparison makes a tad more sense -- until you sit down and really think about it. He and Dawn are totally different. She operated on spreading fear, while Hitler was outright wiping out anyone who didn’t live up to the ideals of the Aryan race. So no... not similar.

Well even if Agatha wasn't an evil villain, she was still a sympathetic and tragic character that didn't deserve what happened to her and in most ways, her actions are understandable and justified in a way.

Oh no, I never said that I didn’t find her character unsympathetic or anything. Just that I never really thought of her as a villain.

This is a theory, but I think what it is that these more complex villains are too human-like. it's easier for people to sympathize with crazy, over-the-top characters like Joker and Jafar because they’re so.... well cartoonish and far removed from reality, versus more down-to-earth characters motivated by prejudice or feelings of sadness, bitterness, revenge, etc. Jafar and Joker are also clear-cut bad guys, whereas our dear sheep, Callaghan, etc aren’t, and that confuses and upsets fans because it takes too much thinking to process what they're seeing. I’ll just copy and paste what my friend because I think she hit the problem on the head XD: "It's also harder to project whatever you want onto a villain who is more complex. It also throws our whole black and white thinking of good vs evil into question even if we don't actively acknowledge it.”

Also, in the case of Zootopia, I’ve come to notice a bunch of fans are really obsessed with Judy and Nick. Judy’s my second favorite character in the film, but the fanbase takes their love to an uncomfortable level. Anyone who threatens her or Nick is a source of pure undiluted evil, and to them, Bellwether is just that.

Even reformed villains had once murdered, or even attempted murder like Kenshin (Rurouni Kenshin) and Xena: Warrior Princess.

People conveniently forget about stuff like that, especially if they’re trying to prove how right they are. :roll:

Funnily enough, I’m more of a hero fan then a villain fan. I actually don't mind villains who are evil for the sake of being evil, but that totally depends on the story being told. Different plots require different types of villains, yknow? I do think that you can’t judge every single villain by the same merits though.

I once got attacked by someone for mentioning I love Bellwether and he/she took it like I was supporting real life terrorism.

That’s crazy. I notice people are far more receptive towards female villains if they're attractive. I’m willing to bet you anything that if Dawn was more traditionally pretty (I certainly don’t think she's ugly or anything, but she isn’t designed like the typical gorgeous female character either) these same detractors would be slobbering all over her. I'm kind of conflicted with people like that. On one hand I don’t like giving them attention, which is precisely what a bunch of them want when they lash out at others the way they do. But on the other, they do need to get called out. Maybe you guys just need to block him.

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Disneycow82 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2017  Hobbyist Filmographer
That's fine if you want to do a different version other than her being bullied horribly in school. Some of the villains on my list are victimized more by trauma, loss, and tragedy like Chirin, Mr. Freeze, and Callaghan. Your idea sounds like a good one, as I heard many cases that divorce destroys the children, depending on the situation, but it happens and they don't know how to deal with the fact that their parents no longer love each other, or if one of them who was more loving than the other is suddenly gone from your life and it makes that child feel abandoned and no longer loved. And there is nobody there to comfort and teach them how to deal with the sudden loss and change that has happened. Whatever her real mother was life, I do hope she wasn't entirely heartless; racist against predators possibly for more than one reason that happened in her life, but maybe some part of her did love Dawn at that time and who knows if she still does, but struggles to overcome her prejudice and grudge against predators. I wonder also what Dawn's stepmother was like soon after, whether she was good or not. It would be sad to hear how bad the relationship Dawn once had with a predator will end badly, even if there was no abuse, but maybe he gave made her think that it was because she was a sheep and couldn't love her because of that. However badly it ended, there was nobody to teach her how to move on from relationships that don't work out and I still feel some of the students at school did not give her a good time with anything either.

You can find Ringing Bell of Chirin on YouTube which really will make you cry to see how the main character starts from being born a lamb until he grows into a wolf in sheep's clothing. Since it is supposed to be an allegory of the WWII society, Chirin is supposed to represent the loss of innocence and childhood snatched away from children who were around at that time, losing mothers and loved ones, even a backlash against the actions of the Emperor who sent families out into a war they never wanted to be a part of. I remember all the sheep from past Disney shorts, and I made a drawing with Chirin and Dawn in it together. Of course it is stupid and shallow comparing Dawn Bellwether to Hitler and Trump. Those guys only hate a certain group of people for no real reason other than political agenda, money, power, and world domination. It's also sickening to ever think of Dawn ever falling for a man who has been married three times and doesn't care for anyone but himself and I seriously doubt Dawn would ever share his ideals with him, because she is nothing like those two guys because it is not only money and power she was after. I hate using real life comparisons with Dawn Bellwether, because her ideals are different. Hitler started on concentration camps, and killing of babies, children, and families, making himself known right away. Trump, I doubt ever wants to do good for this country, but too bad the idiots here voted for him in the first place, now who knows what other countries will think of us after this. I prefer using fictional villains for comparisons, or for differences in how they start their reign of terror, like Fire Lord Ozai and Kuvira, responsible for real mass genocide once placed in power, and even make themselves known rather than doing it all too slowly. Dawn has nothing in common with those guys either.

Oh actually I only mean to say that whether or not Agatha was truly a villain of the film or antagonist, I still wanted to add her on the list and give reasons why felt sympathy for her. And to be honest, I never feel sympathy for any pure evil monsters like Freddy Kreuger, Joker, Jafar, Ursula, Riddler, Fire Lord Ozai, Kuvira, or even King Candy/Turbo, as there is nothing sympathetic about any of them. The villains on my list have been chosen as more sympathetic and understanding once you hear their story on what motivated for them to do what they did, even the ones like Chirin, Bellwether, Randall Boggs, Lord Shen (still think they should have used the other background story that made his descent into madness a lot more sense instead of the same evil for the sake of it cliché), Baby Doll, Two Face, Mr. Freeze, Agatha, Phantom of the Opera, and Callaghan, including the ones in the honorable mentions down below. It always pains and saddens me to hear their story and that they were not born evil, but were motivated into that path by many things that they did not understand.

Well I have nothing against people shipping Nick and Judy, but to treat it to a degree where a villain like Bellwether deserves to die, just for being a villain. I don't know why they have to take it like that when there were so many unanswered questions going on after the conference meeting when it was mentioned the 27th attack. Off screen moments that raised more questions than answers. But that doesn't mean I don't love heroes as much as I love villains in movies, comics, games, television and books. Some villains who are evil for the sake of it I can tolerate, but not when some studios try to expect us to believe that with almost every single villain when most of them give us more than one clue that they are more than what they seem.

Of course it's crazy for someone to think I'm supporting real terrorism just because I love Dawn Bellwether, especially when there have been other fictional villains that are responsible for the same crimes, but did far worse than she did. Dawn may not be human, but she is beautiful to me. Oh don't worry, we already know how to block people that give us a hard time or just won't stop with whatever crap they throw on us. Sometimes we'll call out on them when we need to, even when protecting our friends. But I don't do it to give them attention, I only do when I think they need it, and after that, I just warn my friends and others to avoid spamming or trolling on their page in the future.
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1Unicorn-on-the-cob Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, I'm glad you like the idea! :) Oh no, I don't want to make the mom an out-and-out bad person. She loves Dawn, she just has a lot of issues. I also don't want to make the stepmom evil or something either because that's super-overdone. I'm still at a loss as to why Dawn and her fella split, but that's a good suggestion. I can see some kids giving Dawn a hard time because kids can totally be jerks. I just wanted to avoid making it the main factor, y'know? In my headcanon her overall school experience was normal.

You can find Ringing Bell of Chirin on YouTube which really will make you cry to see how the main character starts from being born a lamb until he grows into a wolf in sheep's clothing.

I'm still gonna watch that movie! Things have been kind of busy around here, so I haven't gotten around to tackling it yet. People... ship Dawn and Trump? Or did I misunderstanding you?

I hate using real life comparisons with Dawn Bellwether, because her ideals are different. Hitler started on concentration camps, and killing of babies, children, and families, making himself known right away.

Actually, the concentration camps didn't come around until later, after Hitler had reached power and after a rising series of hostile actions and violence against Jews. But I know what you meant. No, Dawn wasn't promising to return Zootopia to power/or "make it great again." She didn't want to murder predators or throw anyone into a concentration camp (plus she was only the mayor. How could she even have that kind of power??). You also never heard her say that she thought non-predators were superior. So the Hitler/Trump comparisons are even stupider and flimsier when you break them down.

I prefer using fictional villains for comparisons, or for differences in how they start their reign of terror, like Fire Lord Ozai and Kuvira, responsible for real mass genocide once placed in power, and even make themselves known rather than doing it all too slowly. Dawn has nothing in common with those guys either.

That makes more logical sense. I agree that Dawn's not like those villains either.

Oh actually I only mean to say that whether or not Agatha was truly a villain of the film or antagonist, I still wanted to add her on the list and give reasons why felt sympathy for her.

Understandable! The best kinds of villains are the ones you can look at and understand their actions. IHMO, of course. And it really bugs me that people feel more sympathy for characters like Scar, Maleficent, Frollo, etc and try to excuse their actions, but then turn around hate and characters like Dawn and Callaghan. The other villains you mentioned seemed more well-liked for whatever reasons (or at least don't get as much hate aimed their way AFAIK).

People can ship Nick and Judy if that's what they like. I have my own ship preferences, but don't care what other people do. I was just pointing out that I've noticed a number of fans who act like Nick and Judy are the only characters in the entire film and obsess hardcore over them/pairing them. Like God help you if Dawn's your favorite or you want to pair Judy with someone who's not Nick. There are perfectly normal folks out there who like them I'm sure, but the crazies are always more noticeable. I need to actually go out and buy the movie to see that scene you're referring to, since I don't recall the fine details. But yeah, people go overboard. For example, I just recently saw this fic about Dawn and Doug getting executed on live TV. It was really... :wtf:

I hope nobody actually tried to make that argument, because it really demonstrates an incredible level of ignorance and childishness. Exactly. Demona from Gargoyles is another villain who hates a different species (humans) and is easily a hundred times worst then Dawn ever was in the film. Like she's actually an out-and-out mass murderer. Yet she's beloved by a bunch of people, in part because she looks/dresses like this: s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/o… Sexy characters can get away with a lot.

But I don't do it to give them attention, I only do when I think they need it, and after that, I just warn my friends and others to avoid spamming or trolling on their page in the future.

Oh, okay. Well that's good. :)
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Well I still would like to hear what kind of issues the mother has that effects Dawn heavily so. Yeah, evil stepmothers are a common thing seen in movies and shows nowadays that it gets too predictable. And it's always hurtful to see how cruel someone can be in documentaries on ID Channel "Evil Stepmothers" that it makes someone question how they can be so blind to love and not see what a monster the other is. Well a break up isn't that much of a good justification for someone going criminal, hearing too many stories of a weak minded violent mate who never learns to let go and move on from relationships that don't last forever. But unless it is not like one of those break ups, perhaps there is more to it than just that. Examples such as her being an easy target by bigger mammals, both prey, but mostly predators that pick on her for being a sheep, and a small sheep as that, meaning I still believe she was once a victim of prejudice, bullying, and abuse that she couldn't overcome or cope with, never knowing if she had anyone to turn to the same way Judy did when it came to friends and family siblings giving support and encouragement whenever she felt down on her luck. Dawn handled it differently and still had it worse I believe. But unless the breakup is caused by one of the worst events of gossip, dispute, prejudice, and mistrust, that would explain how it ended in the worst ways.

If you can't find "Ringing Bell of Chirin" on YouTube, you can find it on KissAnime. I made a crossover image of Dawn standing next to him in my gallery to show how much they both have in common deep down. Chirin was the first wolf in sheep's clothing way before Bellwether. Not only does the sad and heartbreaking film reveal how villains were once innocent children, but how it's a hidden message during the post WWII society with Chirin representing the loss of innocence and childhood after his mother is killed tragically, the same that also happened with the children in Japan during that dark time, and what could never be regained. Goes to show that war and killing gets us nowhere, even when watching "Barefoot Gen" and "Grave of the Fireflies".

Well there were users that wouldn't stop comparing Bellwether to Trump just because he is a real life politician, but in truth shares nothing in common with her, otherwise if he were responsible for such terrible crimes himself, he would be in prison instead of running for president. It got so out of control and terribly annoying that sometimes I had to tell that other person to shut up about Trump already, and even made rules forbidding talks about Hitler and Trump on my page whenever it comes to Bellwether. I have to say some foolish user dared to draw Bellwether shaking hands with Trump while having hearts above her, falling in love with a guy who married three times, is already married and not to mention that such a stupid pairing can never be, because it goes against the laws of nature and I believe it was drawn as just another excuse to keep up with the moronic Trump comparisons that those people can't shut up about. They just want to compare that bonebag with every fictional villain when not everyone wants to hear about him:roll::disbelief:.

Precisely, if she was mayor, then why would anyone trust her to just handle predators the hard way as if they were not of value like anyone else? Also I doubt she would have gotten away with such horrific, dictatorship, and cruel ideals that long if it resulted to illegal methods the same as Lionheart, despite his good intentions. I still don't understand what is it with people using Hitler and Trump comparisons when it comes to Bellwether. Sure she might have used fear as a malevolent tool, but the worst she still could have done to all the missing predators as keep them hidden in some kind of secluded area to later release onto a public street and use as her own personal weapons, and she didn't bring up any mentions of concentration camps, TAME collars, or gas chambers like Hitler did. I doubt the ZPD would follow all that from the mayor without question that easily and not arrest her sooner after that, if it were true. So many things happened off screen after the conference meeting that raises a lot of questions unanswered about her so-called villainy, or if her rams went against her wishes on who not to target and where to avoid certain areas. Even Villains WIKIA and Disney WIKIA pages do not give a clear answer why she hates predators, but only say something about their numbers in population which doesn't make any sense, so that's not a real answer. I know she's from the same background as Nick and Judy, but had it a lot worse than they did, all of it coming from predators.

It's also ridiculous to say Dawn Bellwether is more evil than Ursula, Jafar, Maleficent, Chernabog, Cruella, Scar, Fire Lord Ozai, Hama the Bloodbender, and Kuvira, including a lot more evil DreamWorks villains that are in truth more evil, sadistic, sociopathic, and diabolical than she is. Even if a villain like Scar might have had one or two tragic events in his life, she still resulted to doing what he had done in gaining the throne at Pride Rock and with everything becoming a desolate wasteland under his domain and had no regard for those that were supposed to look up to him since he was their king. They meant nothing to him according to the song "The Madness of King Scar". Maleficent deserves no sympathy for anything as there is no clear explanation for her evil or reasoning for cursing Aurora, and neither do the earliest Disney villains, even if some of them are still may favorites. As for Fire Lord Ozai, he was always such an arrogant tool, even at the youngest age, following in the footsteps of his grandfather Sozin and father Azulon, and favored his daughter Azula over Zuko since she was second rate just like he had been to Iroh, so we see where Princess Azula got her devilish behavior from. Once placed in power, he started his reign of terror to later conquer the other nations through mass genocide as a true tyrannical dictator does and never went down that easily until the very last episode. Bellwether never stooped to that kind of level as he did. She never had any attempts to target a school zone and never aimed at predator children. :iconaliasif123: can tell you all that.

It's just too easy to pass off Bellwether as evil for the sake of it, wanting nothing more than money and power, which is not how I see it. I know she is from a background of prejudice, bullying, and abuse that resulted to her taking part in the night howler scandal. I gathered all the clues I could find in the film that have me suspecting she is not all she seems by the end, even taking this from the advice and analyzing by a close friend. That is why I added her on my meme of villains I feel sorry for, the others who also didn't start out villainous, but were driven onto that path by tragic consequences. I can never understand why users hate Bellwether for being a twist villain while give the other far worst villains a free pass, the ones that have done far worse damage than she did. Maybe it is because I know how it feels to be bullied and scarred by so much cruelty that would explain why I feel sympathy for tragic villains. While I don't have much of a problem with people pairing Nick and Judy together, some of those hardcore fans seems to have a bad problem with others pairing Judy with someone else and hate Bellwether as if she were a real person and act like her actions really happened. If Dawn Bellwether were my favorite villain, one of the villains I feel sympathy for enough to draw fan art of her, someone is going to treat it like I'm in support of real terrorism, which is an outrage. I know of that fic where someone wrote a terrible story of Dawn and Doug being executed on live television which barbaric, even for Zootopia. She doesn't deserve that at all.


I remember Demona from "Gargoyles" and I did sympathize with her situation at the beginning where we find out what happened to her ever since the others were trapped in a spell for a thousand years. But for some reason, I agreed with what she said about the humans being ungrateful and prejudice, that I questioned why bother with those who do not want to show any gratitude if all they wanna do is see savage monsters instead of defenders of the castle. I could see where she was coming from, but not when she just turned against her companions out of the blue instead of wanting to make peace with them. But she did result to murder and denied that she had a daughter, such as Angela. Then there is the very last episode of her where she is just teary and heartbroken, it leaves a cliffhanger of what will happen to her from now on. People love her, despite all the damage she has done, yet hate Bellwether for being chosen as the twist villain to make a point? :confused: I'll never understand. But I won't let that stop me from making fan art of Bellwether. She needs me.
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1Unicorn-on-the-cob Featured By Owner Edited Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All these are ideas I've only just recently put together, so I have yet to work out all the details. The Dawn background story will be coming later on down the pipe, so I've got plenty of time to work on and fine-tune it, don't worry. Secondly, it wouldn't be wise of me to go around tossing out spoilers for it willy-nilly. What I can tell you is that the story will be part of a series where she's forcibly teamed up with some other Disney bad guys in a sort of Suicide Squad type deal. Also, I respect that you see her as a bullying victim, and I'm not making light of that or bullying in general, but I honestly want to do something that's more unique because everybody seems to do that with her character. I've always preferred to make my fics stand out from the crowd. Once I get the story posted, you're more then welcome to comment. :) Thank you for your interest!

If you can't find "Ringing Bell of Chirin" on YouTube, you can find it on KissAnime.

Cool, thank you!

Even Villains WIKIA and Disney WIKIA pages do not give a clear answer why she hates predators, but only say something about their numbers in population which doesn't make any sense, so that's not a real answer.

That's where the fun begins. We can all theorize about why she is the way she to our heart's content. :)

And no, I don't think Dawn is so far gone that she'd want to hurt/kill a child either. In fact, a story idea that I think would be interesting is if she found a carnivore child (preferably not a canine or a feline -- I feel like those species are overused in this fandom at this point) and starts raising him/her.
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MetalExveemon Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017
Well if any Dawn-haters did come across this, it wouldn't be because they were looking for fanart of her, but for Zootopia fanart in general. Either that, or they're just trolls with no life. Either way...

Great artwork, though! Makes me curious about what you have in mind for Ms. Bellwether's past. I'm a little on the fence about there being dogs in Zootopia, since dogs are supposed to be domesticated descendants of wolves, and since humans never existed in Zootopia... but then again, this *is* fanart/fanwork. Plus it hasn't been confirmed whether or not domesticated animals *can* exist in that world, so right now you have a free reign. x)

Btw, the dog reminds me of Blitz. xD
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Fox-The-Wandering Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2017  Professional General Artist
I was wondering who that mysterious canine was LOL. These are very cool sketches depicting Dawn here. The one where she's touching her cheek in a lovingly way interests me and makes me curious as to what happened there. Now I'm curious as to what her backstory here with all the expressions and gestures. Nice work! :)
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1Unicorn-on-the-cob Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm glad you like it! He's an ex of her's. A sheep and a breed of dog known for herding them hooking up was too good an idea to pass up. XD I thought "what if she had a more intimate connection to a predator, but the relationship soured?" That could certainly make someone bitter and vengeful (though it's not the only factor in the picture).

The sketch of her acting all twitterpatted is just that. :D I left it up to viewer interpretation who she could be looking at/thinking about, but in my mind she's making bedroom eyes at one of her cohorts in DND. I think you know who, LOL.
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Fox-The-Wandering Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2017  Professional General Artist
Ah, I see. An ex of Dawn's...DUN DUN DUUUUN. That is a brilliant idea. I dig it! :D I can certainly see that as a part of Dawn's past and part of what set her on the path to her bitterness and vengeful vendetta against predators. I'm definitely psyched to want to learn more on what your take on her past is. 

Ohohohohoho, I think I know whom you're talking about. Giggle 
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1Unicorn-on-the-cob Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD Thanks! I look around and see everyone going the "she was bullied as a child" route and wanted to try something different. You might like to know hat I'm planning to write a story set in the DND-verse about her past as well as do some more doodles on the subjects.

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Fox-The-Wandering Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2017  Professional General Artist
No problem! :)
Ooooh, more doodles and a story set in the DND-verse about her past? Color me intrigued! >D

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