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Puzzle 013 - Deadly Nightshade by nattherat Puzzle 013 - Deadly Nightshade by nattherat
Part of the Layton 100 theme challenge ( [link] )!

Here we have 13 - Flora

Are you ready for some headcanon?! The Deadly Nightshade is the name of Flora's mysterious alter ego she develops given a few years of living with Professor Layton. Inspired by the infamous criminals of the archaeology field such as Mr Jean Descole and Miss Lara Croft as well as her own adoptive father, Flora aspires to subvert the classist and sexist barriers inflicted on her by society and become an enigma. Too doting to discourage her, and so aware of her social lot that he even endorses it just a little, Layton doesn't stop her pursuing this dream. Although so far her nightly adventures have only seen her smash a window and graze her knees a few times, Flora is determined to make a name for herself in the only way society will allow her.

Her outfit is a modified version of her disguise from Curious Village, with little extra touches like her mini Layton hat. :XD: I really should have done a background for this one, but it happened rather spontaneously and by the time I thought about it, she was inked in her floating pose. XD

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fafaaf61 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
Deadly Nightshade is actually another name of the Belladonna flower which would fit her name, Flora. Coincidentally, in Professor Layton vs. Ace Attorney the German name of the first culprit in the witch trials is Bella Dorner, a play on the flower's name which also fits as she is a killer.   
Platypusofdoom Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Excuse me, this is the CAP (Cuteness Anomaly Police). You must dispose of this drawing immediately, or the sheer volume of its adorableness will become unable to be supported by the universe and it will tear a hole in space-time, and we will all die. Thank you.
genericfandom Featured By Owner May 19, 2013  Student General Artist
This would make me like Flora if it were canon.
Ameymoo Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I like it, a devlish side to Flora
LexLight92 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
Adorable and awesome! <3
SamCyberCat Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012
This looks really adorable~!

I can't help but smile looking at Flora's expression, you can tell that she's trying her hardest to look sinister, but it's really just coming across as adorable. xD The outfit choice is great too - the dark greens of the Curious Village outfit are better suited to what you're going for here and the tiny top hat is a nice touch.

And I'm sure that Miss Croft is a wonderful influence for her, based on everything you've told me. I can only imagine where that headcanon might lead.
Golden-Apple-Ribbon Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
insert random comment here--> The Nightmare Before Christmas movie just popped into my head when i saw the title XDDD if u know what i mean :iconwinkfaceplz:

anyway cute! very nice!!
nattherat Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2012  Professional
Ah, because of Sally gathering some deadly nightshade? :XD: I think a couple of people have been reminded of that, which surprises me! I would have thought most people would be more familiar with the real deadly nightshade (can't remember it's latin name, who does?) plant, rather than tNBC, but oh well! :D

Glad you like it!
Golden-Apple-Ribbon Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL YEAH@!!! lol well ive never seen the actual thing (f*ck i feel like an idiot cuz i didnt even think it was real XDDDD -*fcking shot* i watch alot of movies wow XD) haha well i guess when ur more of a movie geek like me, u think of that first before anything elseXDD haha np^^
DSeethe Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2012
I imagine Flora would do something like this, but in a way that she's seen as a vigilante rather than a straight up criminal, since her morals are still intact, and I doubt they'd stray too much.
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