Rise of the Living Dead Characters — Day 1: Zene Ashmen (Original Guardian Saga)
The oldest character from this list, Zene has been around for a very long time, even competing against Knick as one of my oldest characters ever. The original iteration for my game concept, Guardian Saga/GSX (first named “Destiny Dream Saga”), and Zene were started back when I was a JRPG nerd and had a ridiculous game crush on Final Fantasy 7.
GSX lived on for a very long time, but it eventually died when the game was replaced with a fresher story, new characters, and a more FF9-inspired theme. I’ve pretty much dropped all the characters BUT ONE from that game. For that reason, Zene is the first character of this art jam.
However, he still lives on a little in the new hero of Guardian Saga, Tralin Doris, and probably a lot in Niko from Heartblade.