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Marlin Elk Model Sheet by KicsterAsh Marlin Elk Model Sheet by KicsterAsh

Marlin Marvin Merlin Elk (KICSter #5)

: elk
Color: caramel brown
Eyes: Dark Green
Height: 6 ft 7in
Age: 25 (beginning after meeting the first 4 KICSters)
Birthday: April 21st
Birthplace: Cliff Ridge, California
Favorite color: Orange
Hobbies: Reading, playing football, soccer and hockey, playing with children, playing trumpet
Virtue: Strength

Fun fact: An avid book reader, Marlin could spend hours on end reading book after book, including textbooks, just to fill his mind. He also isn’t interested in romance of any kind, preferring the life of a bachelor (which makes him the favorite uncle of Spike, Coco and Satellite’s children).

Marlin was born a few months before Satellite, and was meant to be raised with him, until the squirrel was kidnapped. He was also an object of interest for Cat Eye, but his guardians, a young human professor at Sacramento U and his wife, were able to protect him. He grew up in the university and on the campus, having been homeschooled by his guardians and the university’s librarian.

Marlin is quiet and conserved, the Gentle Giant of the group of KICS. He can store large amounts of information in his mind, having a photographic memory. He’s always had an interest in becoming a movie producer, and before committing his life to being a KICS member and moving to Canada, he was able to study and work in the film industry. While his deep southern accent and height come in handy when he needs to be threatening, he would rather spend his spare time entertaining children. He also enjoyed being in the rain and catching frogs as a child.

Physically fit, Marlin is as much the physical strength of the group as he is morally. He never loses hope, not unless Spike does. He may be the most patient of the group, clashing with his best friend Satellite’s hastiness. His antlers also come in handy during missions, although he strays away from using them for violence. While he is not as large a target as Spike is for Cat Eye, he has proven to be a thorn in the man’s side, especially when a wall in his lair needs to be torn down to make a hasty escape. His love for football has also made Marlin skilled at defense, making it incredibly difficult for the enemy to land a blow, despite his large size.

Despite being the eldest of the group, Marlin often looked up to Spike for guidance and wisdom. He is one of the first who always follows the porcupine into danger and never doubts his words. In return, Spike taught him a few offense attacks, which have saved the gang more than once in tight situations.

As dangerous as he is on the field, Marlin is without a doubt the most gentle-hearted member of KICS. He is always willing to do what is right and will gladly lay his life down for his friends.

Despite his patience, however, Marlin does tend to be easily provoked when someone gets his name wrong. Considering his first three names begin with the letter “M”, most often stop him and immediately state that his last name is “Moose,” which aggravates him to no end.

He also dislikes when Coco pokes fun at his initials. --> “So in other words, you are… Mmme?”


Seriously, Marlin's name was a joke between me and my Dad. I couldn't decide what name to use, so we ended up saying all of them together. He said Moose at the end, and I said "No; Elk!" XDDD

MARLIN!!! OMG guys, this is the FIRST TIME I have EVER COMPLETELY COLORED HIM! Not to mention the 3rd time I redesigned him, if not 4th. ^^;^^;^^; I kept forgetting how he looked so I kept redesigning him.

This is official now. :meow:

Em is Next! YUS! And then onto Cat Eye and Ash! And then supporting characters, teehee!

Marlin (c) KicsterAsh
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kika-fox Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
merry christmass!!!
Maerd7733SCAIP Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist that height with or without the antlers? I'm assuming without.

Aww :aww: He looks like such a sweetie! I bet he's very snuggly :XD: I really want to hug him now! And I don't even like hugs!

I can understand his pain with the name, though-I'm usually pretty patient but my name's a toughie. It's one of my pet peeves, when someone gets it wrong ^^;
AleTails Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012
WOW!!!! this is really great!! =D
i-haz-a-doodle-plex Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student Filmographer
Awesomeness. :meow:
I love his personality and his design. Great work yet again.
shamrocs Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Haha, I picture him being voiced by the same person who voices Big Mac from MLP :XD:
MelySky Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
good work
Giwaine Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012
funny fact: Melk is a dutch word for milk ^^
Pan-tastique Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student Digital Artist
More KICS! Yuus! :iconexcitedlaplz:
RobbieMelrose Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student General Artist
A new KICSter! Ooh, So lovin' this...
Itayram Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Can't wait for the Cat Eye one xD
Kkobra Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Looks SO awesome. ^^ He reminds me of a reindeer. XD
Agetian Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
Aww a really awesome character! :aww: Love all the new art you posted! :aww:
Jiosen Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*is not drawing fanarts of these OCs*
Nope. I'm not obsessed with how cool they are and how fun they are to draw and Ireallywanttodrawallmykidsinteractingwiththeseguysbecausetheyreallsointeresting

*breaks down into spaz*
Torosiken-II Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:giggle: For some strange reasons I am thinking about Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer X'D

So now we have an MMM of the Kics :giggle:
EmperorZoo Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Theres the Elk good job!
shieldmaiden5678 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Once again I am blown away by the development and depth of your characters. Well done! :)
phinbella205 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
wow que buen dibujo
The-fleeopian-queen Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
>Flyign Squirrel
>Your dad said Moose

Why am I not surprised?:XD:

Just kidding,oh gosh,I swear,every time you make one of these guys,I fall in love.<3
KrazieKazoo Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always have to wonder how hard it is to balance on legs like that...

I love him btw :heart:
Doodlz18 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012   Artist
his hoof shoes, they look so fly x3
KicsterAsh Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Professional Filmographer
PrincesaDaisy124 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student General Artist
minishcap Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
You have awesome OCs! :D
MilliardPeacecraft Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2012
:aww: Cutest elk I've ever seen :aww:
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