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The Space Rovers by MetalExveemon The Space Rovers by MetalExveemon
As many of you know, I am one of the hopefuls that "Road Rovers" will come back. And even if it doesn't, I will continue to dream and to write and to draw and create, because I love this series, and it shouldn't die out. :D

Now, some of you might remember the Space Rovers who appeared in the episode "Take Me To Your Leader." I rather resented the way how they just randomly appeared with no background story or introductory or anything else. Not only that, but only their leader, Persia, was given a name and speaking lines, while the rest were just speechless drawings.

In my own personal remake of the series, the Space would be given a story to show how they came to be, and each of them would be given their own name, personality, skill, background, etc.

Unfortunately, because I could only find one screencap that showed only Persia and two other Space Rovers (from the front; there was another Space Rover, but I could only see him from the back), I can only present drawings of these three as of this time:

Persia, an afphgan dog;
Molly, a cockerspaniel (the reason I named her Molly is simply because that's the name that came to mind when I was thinking up possible names, and it just stuck; plus I would have her be a romantic interest for Exile, simply because that seems like such a cute coupling)
Duke, a black lab (I named him Duke because I've seen and heard about a lot of black labs who had that name, plus it just seemed to fit)

Also, I think I would have the Space Rovers be a female-dominated team, as opposed to the Road Rovers and Ninja-ken, who have only one female team member each. The Space Rovers would consist of 4 female dogs and one male.

So anyway, if anyone has any extra screencaps of the Space Rovers, please feel free to share them, as well as any possible dog species and names you think I could use for the extra two slots I have open for the remaining Rovers. :)

Space Rovers (c) WB
Duke/Molly (c) well, their designs belong to WB, but their names and personalities belong to me
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:iconfurrynation13:
Furrynation13 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Is Persia French? Because she sounded French in the show.
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:iconmetalexveemon:
MetalExveemon Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Don't know. :)
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TheSims65 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This guys is like the parody of Star Trek :XD:
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MDTartist83 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014   General Artist
Their outfits definitely seem to be inspired by Star Trek.
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danwind Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
Cool I can't wait to see them, Anyway there another Male Space Rover Character, A Bulldog
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:iconmetalexveemon:
MetalExveemon Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
Thank you! :D Was it a Bulldog? I thought it was a Schnauzer.
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danwind Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2013
It's is a Bulldog and yes It's a male and don't forget other four road rovers appeared with persia in Dawn of the Groomer
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:iconmetalexveemon:
MetalExveemon Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
Oh I haven't forgotten them, believe me. :D
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danwind Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
Well I highy Recommeded you do them by draw them
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:iconmetalexveemon:
MetalExveemon Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
I hope to. :)
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:icondanwind:
danwind Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013
I know you will
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gumballdudley Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013
star trek ?:| (Blank Stare)
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:iconmetalexveemon:
MetalExveemon Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
What about it?
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gumballdudley Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2013
no its what pop up in my head when I saw this
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:iconmetalexveemon:
MetalExveemon Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
Ah. :XD:
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:icongumballdudley:
gumballdudley Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
I guest that's where they got the idea from
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:iconmetalexveemon:
MetalExveemon Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Yeah.
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gumballdudley Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
you said it
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SilverZeo Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist
Reminds me of those Space Rover fanfics...
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MetalExveemon Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013
I haven't read any. :)
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ExileLink Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
It's good that you gave these guys attention. However, these guys were introduced in "Dawn of the Groomer," when Shepherd debuts the portraits of five Space Rovers (including Persia) about 12 minutes in before the Rovers leave to put a halt on the Groomer's ritual.

This, however, causes a gaping plothole. If the Road Rovers had affiliates around the world, why do we focus solely on the five main heroes, who are also from around the world? There should have been an episode about the far-off colleagues' life of fighting crime.
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MetalExveemon Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Wait, what? Really?! ^^ Ooh, I wish they still had the episodes up on youtube so I could go back and check!

How I would explain the plothole is this: have the Space Rovers get an introduction (show how they were chosen and how they got turned into canosapiens) and then have them go off on their own adventures. They could either be recurring characters on the show or get their own spinoff - or both. :D
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bigfootRULES Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student Writer
i think the space rovers job is to protect earth and other planets from evil aliens such as these.
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MetalExveemon Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013
Whoa. Those are quite some formidable-looking creatures! ^^
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bigfootRULES Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2013  Student Writer
which one looks intimidating to be a main villain for the space rovers?
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MetalExveemon Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
I'd say the second one, because the first one doesn't look like a main villain type, he's just some monster creating havoc. The second guy looks like he's got a plan...
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bigfootRULES Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Student Writer
yeah the first monster looks like minion. i also have an idea for an alien character who is a weapons specialist and lives aboard the space rover. i imagine he would look like this.s.cghub.com/files/Image/306001…
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MetalExveemon Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013
Ewwww, groooooosssss! :XD: Rofl.... hideous weird-looking thing! :XD:
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spike360 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
I like this! Persia is cool! Persia inspired my Indian-motif Afghan female warrior Lakshmi, who wields a katana, even though she has Indian blood. I also modeled Lakshmi after Barriss Offee from Star Wars, who was the Jedi Knight apprenticed to Jedi Master Luminara Unduli.
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MetalExveemon Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Thank you! Yeah, Persia is cool. :D Wow, Lakshmi sounds pretty cool herself! :D
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spike360 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
You're welcome. Lakshmi is named after the Hindu deity Vishnu's wife. Maybe I'll do a pic of Lakshmi soon. She has a fondness for jewelry and lotus flowers, and she'll be the other female Inu warrior on the team besides Tora, my first leading lady of my warrior canine series.
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MetalExveemon Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
Awesome! :D
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spike360 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Yes, thank you for the enthusiasm.
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MetalExveemon Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013
Your welcome. :D
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willylliw Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey, I remember these guys! :) Awesome that you featured them! :D Too bad they didn't have a big part in the show. When I saw them, I thought they were going to be new characters with the Rovers. But sadly, I was wrong. :(
Superior work! ;)
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MetalExveemon Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Thank you! :D Yeah, they really should have had a bigger part or something. But thank you so much! :D
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DragonSnake9989 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice work. But there's one slight error on the description: it's not aphgan' it's "Afghan."
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MetalExveemon Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Oh, thanks! :D
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DragonSnake9989 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. :)
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marlon94 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student Filmographer
I saw this characters too on episode 12 of the original show, and I'm also quite dissapointed their small appearance, like the other characters. And I agree with your proposal, to keep on the dream of the Road Rovers and the hopes for WB gives a pleasant come back to them with good merchandise including a DVD release and some re-runs. And I'm quite proud to know more people with that dream of the Road Rovers, because I also carry the same dreams of them. Anyway, amazing work with these characters, and the custom names for the nameless background guys.
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MetalExveemon Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Aw, yeah! Thanks a lot! :D :D :D :D :D
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marlon94 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student Filmographer
You're welcome!
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Mirumoto-Kenjiro Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
I remember in a menagerie of Space Rovers fan-fics by someone who left the fandom years ago, the other two were named Saundra & Boomer. And they had a big story behind them in past and future.

Keep up the good work!
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MetalExveemon Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013
Sounds neat. :)

Thanks! :D
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MDTartist83 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013   General Artist
Hey! I remember these guys! Awesome work here, dude! You made an absolutely amazing rendition of these guys!

I like how you gave them names. I know who Persia is, but as you pointed out, only she was given a name and dialogue. Whereas everybody else remained completely silent and served little importance. This is not particularly surprising because it's like Lupe's introduction in Sonic SatAM. In their debut appearance, only Lupe's name was given, and only she had the most lines of dialogue. Everybody else was just part of the background, and it wasn't until later on in the comics when their names were given.

Anyway, I think in that particular episode, I saw another Space Rover at the controls. I'm not sure if the character was male or female. But it looked to be a Schnauzer type dog. Kind of like Jacques from Lady and the Tramp. Of course, it's kind of hard to tell because of the crappy quality picture from those YouTube videos. Usually in fiction, such dogs are depicted being male. So I guess we could name this guy "Billy", or "Jerome". Or something like that. But aside from that, excellent work, MetalExveemon. Indeed, we REALLY should have seen more of these guys. I mean just to imagine what kind of things they could have encountered out in space. From killer aliens (like the Xenomorphs, necromorphs, or even the creature from The Thing), or an alien race (like in Starwars or Voltron). The possibilities are soaring in the heavens.

I like how you drew Persia's pose. You should try drawing Lupe in your own style. I'd love to see how that turns out.
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MetalExveemon Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013
Thank yooou!!!! :D :D :D :D :D I really appreciate you wonderful comments! :D :D :D :D :D

Heh, yeah; like I said in the description box, in my own remake of the series, "Take Me to Your Leader" would show the Space Rovers being created, and they would serve a little more purpose in the episode's plot (like they would be the ones who alert The Master of Storm's mind control thing). And afterwards, they would pop up here and there over then next four seasons, either having adventures of their own or helping the Road Rovers out. :D

Do you like the idea of Molly being Exile's girlfriend? ;) :XD:

Thanks for pointing out the Schnauzer, though I also said in my description box that I personally would have the Space Rovers be female dominated, just to contrast with the male dominated Road Rovers...

...though ROFL I just imagined that the Schnauzer is revealed to actually be a girl! It could be kinda like the ladybug from "A Bug's Life", where it's actually a boy ("So! Being a ladybug automatically makes me a girl! Is that it, fly-boy?!"). :XD:

I can imagine Exile being introduced to the Schnauzer and saying something that indicates he thinks that he's talking to a fellow male, only for her to say "I'm a GIRL, you mongrel!" :XD: Lol...

But yes, I love your ideas of killer aliens and alien races! That would have been so awesome! Another space cartoon would be "Buzz Lightyear of Starcommand". Did you ever see that one? That was pretty good. :D

Heh-heh, thank you, and yes, I really should draw Lupe one of these days! :D :D :D :D :D :D
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bigfootRULES Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013  Student Writer
molly being exiles girlfriend sounds like a good idea. molly's power should be taming and commanding alien wild animals like these.
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MetalExveemon Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014

Thanks! :D

 

Ewwww, nasty looking aliens! :XD:

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bigfootRULES Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Student Writer
heck she could have a little pet creature that keeps on the ship like this demonml.deviantart.com/art/Con…
and she thinks is cute.  what do you think about her power?
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