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Welcome to the Boss Level! WIR SPOILERS by Turquoisephoenix Welcome to the Boss Level! WIR SPOILERS by Turquoisephoenix
EDIT: This became my most faved deviation in only 24 hours. Man, you people must really like the candybug!






If you know me well enough, you probably guessed correctly that I was gonna draw this guy. And I did. And I had a blast.

A couple years ago, if you had told me that there would be a Disney villain that's part robot, part candy, and part insect with a clownish human head attached to a candy necklace chain neck, I would've said you were crazy.
And yet here we are.

Now, I had entered the theater expecting Wreck-It Ralph to be a good movie. I just didn't expect it to instantly become one of my favorite Disney films. This was the rare film where I exited the theater and I was like "I MUST NOW OWN EVERYTHING THERE IS TO OWN OF WRECK-IT RALPH". I already own the art book but I'm working my way towards getting some King Candy swag.

And yes, King Candy is my favorite character. One of the rare characters that just gets better and better and better as the movie progresses. I'm mostly a King Candy and King Candybug fan over Turbo (I know they're all the same guy), but Turbo is still great too.

I say it was because King Candy is just a fantastic villain reminiscent of the Disney Renaissance and is probably one of the best Disney villains I've seen. Oh, I liked him when he was just being a silly Mad Hatter impersonator in his sugar castle with his sour ball sidekick, and I got a real kick during his big reveal, and even then, they had to amp it up with probably the coolest monster design I've seen in a Disney film. His arms are candy canes and he managed to keep his cufflinks!

I think it's the fact that his monster form, unlike Maleficent who was basically just a dragon at that point, still had his bouncy, happy, bubbly personality, but when it was in a monster form, it was terrifying. Especially since he would switch from happy and bargaining to sudden homicidal tendencies.

I don't know, I could go on about King Candy for days. I also kind of need some Candybug merchandise in my life right now.

Tried to stick to the film as much as possible, except I added a cy-bug swarm behind him because it probably would've been even more frightening if he was like the King of the Cy-Bugs and could control them. It probably made more sense that he was independent of the other bugs, but think of how awesome it would be if he was directing the cy-bugs.

Not much more to say about this, other than I had a total blast coloring this. It offered more colored lines experimentation and glow work. Nothing's more soothing than using glowy purples while blasting boss battle music.

I think I could've used more purple.

King Candy must be really assured of his own masculinity if he can roam around with hot pink salmon wings and a candy necklace neck.

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Disclaimer: King Candy/Turbo/King Candybug/King Turbug/King Cybug is owned by Disney.
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AustinGreywolf Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
Welcome to the boss leval
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skylertheumbereon105 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
gets nuke*
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gogeta17 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
yeahhhhh, i think this is just a picture of the stoopidest retard in the galaxy (i spelled stoopidest on purpose)
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Turquoisephoenix Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Student Filmographer
Wow, thank you for insulting the subject of the fanart I just drew and doing it in the rudest way possible. Do you have any more delightful insight? Probably from all the other King Candybug pictures you just flamed?
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gogeta17 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
ahh! i'm sorry! i wasn't myself! that was evil me!
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Turquoisephoenix Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Student Filmographer
"Evil Me" does things like go onto different deviations with the King Candybug and leave comments like "he's a retard" and "he's gay"? You'd better get that checked out because it's very unhealthy.
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AsherTye Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Definitely going into my Experts in Villainy folder.
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trana-blay5 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"I really should thank you... Buuuut, it'd be more fun to kill you~"
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Coolzafara96 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
How did King candy turn into this, the T-Veronica Virus?
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gogeta17 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
well first, he got turned into a glitch by vanellope, which revealed him to be turbo. then, he got eaten by a cybug.
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Turbotastique Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
When I saw that for the first time, I tought: "Oh shit, these a really creepy character!" That remind me some movie like Beetlejuice or Stephen King... Even in Turbo form, he have some strange ghostly appareance. Not usual like Felix or Ralph.
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Turquoisephoenix Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Student Filmographer
Now that you mention it...King Candybug does totally look like something that'd come out of Beetlejuice. Especially the awesome animated series that came out after the movie.
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Turbotastique Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Yeah, when I saw that...I have big eyes and open mouth like "Oh Gosh". Do you notice the face he have when he see his long, powerfuls arms? He was surprised too!
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Turquoisephoenix Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2013  Student Filmographer
Oh I just adore the expressions he makes when he notices that he's now a giant insect. He even smiles a little bit like he's been granted the greatest gift he's ever received.
Oh, Turbo. Why are you likeable and yet so douchey...
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SecretAvenger Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow this is really good!
The first time I saw Wreck-It Ralph and saw King Turbug I thought "Wow, that's really creepy for a movie meant for children."
Very well done, by the way!
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Turquoisephoenix Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Student Filmographer
Thank you.

And yeah, I'm surprised the cy-bugs were as creepy as they were in the movie. It sure was awesome though, and not something I would expect from Disney at all.
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CobaltTheFox Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
King Candybug is unquestionably my favorite villain ever (out of every villain I've ever seen). His design is wicked, his personality and voice are hilarious, he's the first Disney villain that ever actually frightened me, and all in all is just an awesome character. You did a great job recreating him. ^w^
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willieboomer Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Agreed. While I love this guy, I also dislike him because... well... he brags that he's the greatest racer in history. But I say, Horrible, but incredibly popular. And besides, What's scarier that a Dangerous monster combining with a nasty villain?
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CobaltTheFox Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ikr? ^w^
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Kooky4U Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Does anyone else think of the Jabberwocky from the 2010 movie version of Alice in Wonderland whenever they see this form? It wouldn't be surprising since King Candy's design and mannerisms are based off of the Disney version of the Mad Hatter.

And on that note, I wonder what Wreck-It Ralph versions of the March Hare, the Cheshire Cat, and the Queen of Hearts would look like?
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Turquoisephoenix Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
You know, now that you mention it, it sort of does. Too bad Ralph didn't have any sword to cut the King Candybug's tongue out.

Let's see...well, the only character I can think of that has a Chesire Cat grin is Turbo, so that effectively gives all three of Turbo's forms some sort of Alice in Wonderland counterpart. =)

As for the other two, that's hard to say. King Candy certainly didn't have a partner and his rule wasn't at all like the Queen of Hearts' rule.
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Kooky4U Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I see. I was merely asking because I'm already in the process of drawing up WIR versions for the March Hare and Cheshire Cat.

I have a backstory for them that involves them being Vanellope's original bodyguards due to an upgrade given to Sugar Rush. There isn't going to be a story coming from me about this yet since I'm still working out the designs.
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lookman3733 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
you now for kids. ys this is one of the darkest kids movies i have ever seen. 3 attempted murder on a 9 year old are you kidding me
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Turquoisephoenix Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Student Filmographer
Disney's been really stepping up their game lately in terms of storywriting and overall creepiness. In addition to this movie, we had the very realistic and very scary emotional abuse that Gothel inflicted on Rapunzel in Tangled and Dr. Facillier's frightening death scene in The Princess and the Frog.

And yet people still think the phrase "Disney movie" means bright and cheery movie with zero conflict.
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lookman3733 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
i think it good for kids to have quality stuff like that. this one is the darkest of the butch emotional abuse and attempted murder on a 9 year old. 3 time (i count tampering with her source code as one atemped) i love seeing dark content for kids

i did feel that censorship killed the tone of a good scene. here is how i thing the script read until they remembered "o hay this is for kids " this happened before the end fight when the antagonist trying to kill one of the protagonist buy ramming her into a deviding wall

"I am turbo the grates racer ever and I did not reprogram this world to let you and that halitosis-riddled warthog TAKE IT AWAY FROM ME!!!." "end of the line bitch

also i think her glitch is is triggered by a heightened emotional states just look at the car smash sene she glitcs like 10 time in that sene
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ariri21121 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Scary and yet I can't stop looking at it
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xam77 Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013
If he was turned into a Yu-Gi-Oh card, this would be perfect for the artwork. He would be a Chaos Xyz for a regular King Candy, if he was an Xyz monster.
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8BitStitchPunk Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Holy carp, this is EPIC!
He's terrifying, and yet I want to tacklehug him....
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todpole Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013
I thought he was a great villain. the only thing that was spoiled for me was the cybug part, but i thought he died when got eaten.
the only thing I don't like about King Candy/Turbo is that people like to ship him with Vanellope. I mean he was ruining her life before Ralph came along. Besides i think he was always a self-centered, egotistical, attention seeker even in the flashback.
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Autohunter2000 Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
The nightmare i see is beautiful
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xXFlamey25Xx Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Let the nightmares begin...

<3
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PaperMatt202 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Probably my favorite part of the movie!
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Turquoisephoenix Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2013  Student Filmographer
I know it was MY favorite part of the movie.
...that and the entire Sugar Rush racing sequence.
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darkshadow278 Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
theres some rumors that the cybug that went to Sugar Rush with Ralph was the one that consume King Candy creating Turbo the Cybug King.
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Turquoisephoenix Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013  Student Filmographer
Hey, I'll buy it for now, if only because it's a nice roundabout way to tie together that character arc (the very bug that Ralph brings to Sugar Rush in the first place becomes the hardest one to beat), but I'm waiting until it comes out on video before I make any final judgements.

Either way, I'm sure King Candy tasted turbotastic.
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Xanadu7 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I finally watched Wreck-It-Ralph (it only came out a few weeks ago here) and I really love this artwork :) He's a complex character with many details and you managed to draw him well with good use of secondary colour scheme. The coloured lines and purple highlighting/rimlighting really gives it a ton of depth. I also like the subtle texturing on the hair and limbs. Great job on the pose too... reminds me of a cat ready to pounce!

I think the only thing that jars me is the background, a little too bright and overwhelming for my tastes. But that's just me.

King Candy was certainly an interesting villain with the best lines - I was disappointed the 'boss fight' was so short! While I definitely feel sad at his demise (given he was just an unplugged character trying to survive) I am definitely on the side of the 'good guys' though, no surprises there. Heh. Don't hate me. As for Turbo, don't see why people would like him given he's hardly in the movie but then again, fans will woobify anyone.

PS Don't you wonder why King Candy didn't just use a cheat code to win the race? Pfft :XD:
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Turquoisephoenix Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2013  Student Filmographer
Oh man, thank you so much for this comment. =D

Yeah, maybe the cy-bugs in the background is kind of overdoing it. I wanted them and his wings to be the only source of light, but to have the bugs and the wings in the exact same area of the picture only makes them compete in places. I should see if toning the buggies down will fix it. Thank you.

Oh yeah, King Candy was likeable, but I also wanted Ralph to win. He was just awesome as a villain, but I totally recognize the need for him to be killed, especially in this state where he's in a cy-bug mindset to consume everything. He was just too far gone that extermination was way kinder of a fate than to let him live.

Well, technically Turbo is in most of the movie...as King Candy. Whether or not his goofy, lisping behavior is truly himself or just a ruse/part of the programming he gave himself in Sugar Rush is pretty malleable, so you get pretty much any characterization of Turbo under the sun.
I can see why people would woobify him; his past has something relatable in that he didn't want to be forgotten. It sometimes gets out of hand, it being the Internet, but hey, he has some redemption to him.

As for him not using a cheat code, I like to think that King Candy tries to win just by being an insanely good racer. Cheat codes are for non-turbotastic racers.

Anyways, thank you again for the comment. =)
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angieuzumaki24 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
may i have your permission to use your art to make a video?
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Turquoisephoenix Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Student Filmographer
Just as long as you give credit and don't claim the picture as your own, I'm totally fine with it. =)

Thank you.
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angieuzumaki24 Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thats no prob. I'll link you.
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laura-MIMI Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2013
ˇˇˇˇguau esta muy bien hecho!!!!.(! wow this very well done!).
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EvilFrenzy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
what this guy is actually in the the move damit way didn't i go see this movie
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Turquoisephoenix Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Filmographer
Yep, this guy is actually in Wreck-It Ralph. And even before that he does some pretty awesome things like trying to bash a little girl's skull in with a car part.
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EvilFrenzy Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
holly dam nugget really
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ARTgazer12 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the scariest Disney created villain I have ever seen
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NintendoGamer5000 Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WHEN DID VIDEO GAMES BECOME SO VIOLENT AND SCARY?!?!?!?!?!
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Hikari-Dareigan Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This is probably the creepiest villain I've ever seen in a family-friendly movie. Well done, Disney :D

He'd make an awesome boss battle on Epic Mickey.
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Spilled-Sunlight Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Student General Artist
Great shading!!!!
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Qille Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
:wow: Welcome to the Boss Level..... it's just.... I.... I can't even! *glitches out* This is just absolutely fantastic/frightening.
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Crystalitar Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I COULDN'T AGREE MORE WITH YOU! I IMMEDIATLY SEARCHED THIS UP AFTER COMING HOME FROM THE MOVIE! CAN'T STOP USING CAPS!
i LOVED the double plot twist! and his design is so awesome, i would love tht if the game is out, i would only buy it to attack this guy
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