I keep uploading more on tumblr and forgetting DA oooohhh shame on me.
Some Engelbert doodles from all-year I decided to compilate because I need to upload stuff. Also I have an EATG character dump coming sooooon
I just realized I never posted many tropes associated with him because they are too many but here are some:
The Trickster [link]
Admires legendary german trickster Till Eulenspiegel's ways of treating society a little too much.
Guile hero [link]
Cheshire cat grin[link]
,slasher smile [link]
, psychotic smirk [link]
: He'll likely be sporting ANY of this.
Loser son of loser parents [link]
He's seen as this by both sides of his family.
Loners are freaks [link]
Then let me be evil [link]
Often tries this but can’t bring himself to.
Tragic Mischling [link]
The jewish side of his family, and the gentile one are both ashamed of him.
half german half jewish
halfbreed discrimination [link]
done to him by both sides.
don't doubt it for a second.
madden into misantrophy [link]
doesn't need anyone's acceptance, or so he says.
jerk with a heart of gold [link]
emphasis on heart of gold.
brutal honesty [link]
get's in trouble for this often.
debatable in how much of it is real and how much is an act to lower everyone's guard.
psychopatic manchild [link]
with a bigger emphasis on manchild.
stepford smiler [link]
His smile is not always genuine.
self deprecation [link]
years of people putting him down affected his self-steem, does especially with his physical appearance.
distinguishing mark [link]
his port wine stain birthmark of course.
trrrilling rrrss [link]
a verbal tic, especially when speaking another language.
berserk button [link]
say bad things about his heritage, his mother, and his birthmark. It won’t end well.
man bites man [link]
REALLY likes to bite if provoked to fight.
I just want to be beautiful [link]
He’s actually quite handsome despite his birthmark, but doesn’t do anything for his appeareance.
I’m am not pretty [link]
Sees himself as this, funny enough if he gave himself a very much needed bath and combed his hair he would look really different and more classy.
I just want to be loved [link]
phileo, eros, and agape tho he won’t admit.
momma’s boy [link]
a positive example, his mother is the only person -at first- who wants him to get better.
genious slob [link]
They aren't many differences between Engelbert and a homeless heroine-addict when it comes to looks, but Engelbert can be really refined and show that he didn't spend his time at school loafing around.
Riches to rags [link]
came from an aristocratic family that lost everything duiring the Great Depression, and Engelbert's father went missing...
Parental abandonment [link]
his father went missing at sea.
A man is not a virgin: [link]
AVERTED, he's never done it. Engelbert is kind of a "late bloomer" regarding despite having been quite promiscuos as a pre-teen. Let's just say that if a girl hugged or kissed him he would be like "asdfghjjhgfd!? *freezes*" and be a total nervous wreck, not because he doesn't like it but because he has zero experience in that kind of love.
Tropes relating to post-war Engelbert -who seems to become creepier the more I draw him- are here [link]
He's creepy for a reason, he's alone, PTSD'ing HARD, and has no one to look after him.
I actually find it funny that he shares some characteristics with Astley and Tybalt who-after all-are his great nephew and grandson respectively.
Also Joachim Marseille is fucking gorgeous.