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Awesome art continues to be the silver lining of the otherwise society-destroying cesspool that is Twitter. Along those lines, Jenny Holmér, a senior and lead character artist at Outsider Games, has created some spectacular fan art of Quina Quen from Final Fantasy IX, but stylized as a nightmarish Dark Souls character. It’s grotesque, disturbing, and generally not something anyone should spend a lot of time staring at — but it’s also extremely high-quality and deserves to be admired, so here we are.

Quina is one of the most memorable characters in Final Fantasy IX for being a jolly, hungry blue mage, which makes the character appealing for fan art, but a crossover with Dark Souls is pretty likely new territory. There is so much disgusting saliva hanging off that massive tongue! If somebody modded this into a Silent Hill game (a brand new Hideo Kojima Silent Hill game?), it would basically just fit without any further modification, and it would obviously fit awfully well in the Demon’s Souls remake as well.

Even cooler, Jenny Holmér provided a little breakdown of her process in creating the Quina Dark Souls fan art too, demonstrating how a cute Final Fantasy IX character can become an abomination. And if all this isn’t enough for you, Holmér has also previously created a Dark Souls take on Eiko Carol.

Last month, a massive leak of Nvidia GeForce NOW data yielded a giant list of games that might be or have at some point been in development, and it included a remake of Final Fantasy IX. It’s anyone’s guess if such a project actually exists, but it was enough to rev a lot of people’s engines regardless. Meanwhile, if you’re a Dark Souls fan, check out how a guy beat Dark Souls using a controller made out of Pizza Hut pizza.

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John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!

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