Time for some scribbly, hastily-done “concept art”, boys and gals!
Sooo this is a concept for a new type of necromorph I’ve been kicking around recently. Meet the “Doppelganger”. (The only name I could think of that doesn’t sound completely retarded and have actually grown to like.)
Generally, they’re related to the Stalkers in terms of intelligent predatory behavior, though Doppelgangers rely on trickery to draw you in. The only mutated parts of their bodies are the hands and the skulls, so from behind, they look very eerily human, even still having hair - which is how they get you. They will act like an injured human survivor in need of assistance, stumbling around, kneeling on the floor, making moaning, even crying sounds, luring unwary and most likely desperate survivors to them. Once the target is close… they whirl around, omnomnom, desperate survivor is no more! (Though, if you somehow manage to blow their cover, they’ll just come at you like pretty much all the other necromorphs. Btw, hands would ordinarily be harder to make out than what I scribbled there, lol.)
They’re still largely a WIP, I’ll have to draw something less shitty for them sometime by hand and not just with my tablet. Those are two possible designs for the face on the upper left, and I think I’m personally liking the leftmost one with the big, exposed eyes more right now. (If you’re wondering how those eyes are actually staying in the head, it’s mostly because the brain kind of degenerated into a big blob of necrotic flesh clinging to the upper part of the cranium, and the eyes are sort of stuck into it.) And yes, those are the tongues hanging down.
I was going for the whole “looks normal from the back, and yet has the most horrifying-looking face from the front” theme here, really, but idk, brah. I’ll quit rambling now.
(Entire Artist's Comment copypasted from Tumblr because I'm lazy as holy fuck and didn't feel like retyping all that. AWWW YEAAAAH.)
Necromorphs, all that fun stuff (c) EA/Visceral
The Doppelgangers (c) moi. Expect more of them!