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Ben Franklin VS. Zeus by SharpWriter Ben Franklin VS. Zeus by SharpWriter
In 1752 before Ben Franklin invented Pizza, Gameboy, the iPad2 or Mexican food he was contemplating how to conquer electricity. Being the genius he was he decided go get it at its source, this being Zeus. Strapping himself to a kite, and equipping some homemade lightning claws he ascended through the clouds and into the realm of the Gods to battle it out with Zeus. This is a painting capturing the exact moment the battle started.

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:iconthemoonmonkey:
TheMoonMonkey Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Professional General Artist
Round 1: FIGHT!
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:iconzmanzac1:
Zmanzac1 Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
What dose his shirt say
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:iconnadjareyam:
NadjaReyam Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  New member
You have a really queer mind. And I mean this in an absolutely positive way. Great art. This is my favourite :)
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:iconj4ck42:
J4CK42 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2015
Yours pictures are some of the greatest things I've ever seen. I love the way you think I try to portray the same insane scenes in mine as well I just haven't posted any.
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:iconjoeyfrango:
JoeyFrango Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2015
meh, Ben looks kinda dumb. But zeus looks awesome.
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:iconchromocat:
ChromoCat Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Without Benjamin, We wouldn't have electricity
Or it would have been discovered later in history.
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:iconsebistara:
Sebistara Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
funfact: Zeus wins because greek gods are immortal

HAV - Zeus 
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:iconhannahelizabethh:
hannahelizabethh Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2015  Student General Artist
Yes!!!! :)
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:iconspydrouge:
Spydrouge Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Professional Writer
All of this- this is phenomenal. Keep doing this. And whatever else you want to do. Forever. 
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:iconnoidonthavepackinson:
oh my sides
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:iconanimexcaso:
animeXcaso Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015
Clash of Gods
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:iconcomplexvariable:
ComplexVariable Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Now, if only there was a divine damsel-in-distress for Ben to "rescue". Then the image would truly be complete. :3
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:iconzeusthunderer:
ZeusThunderer Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I frickin love this! Benjamin Franklin was an awesome polymath (multi-skilled person), he discovered electricity, the positive and negative charge, wrote music, political leader who founded USA with his other multi-talented buddies en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin… ;)
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:icondelta7xx:
delta7Xx Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
Course Zeus and Thor are simple minions of the true god of electricity, Nicole Tesla.
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:iconfredcreator97:
Fredcreator97 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015
rainbow cry 
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:iconjunetheman:
JuneTheMan Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2015
Good idea for the next Skittle commercial... :D
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:iconmajorxenoscooper:
MajorXenosCooper Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg this is hilarious!
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:icontraintor:
Traintor Featured By Owner 6 days ago
only zues Laughing 
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:iconhentaichimp:
HentaiChimp Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is my favorite
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:iconhentaichimp:
HentaiChimp Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is the most badass thing I've seen
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:iconbrojoe2015:
BroJoe2015 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Student General Artist
Awesome start, and we all know who won, that's why he's on the $100 bill
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:iconred-jirachi-2:
Red-Jirachi-2 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
Franklin: The only man to rival Zeus in how many people he slept with
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:iconshadowhobochief:
shadowhobochief Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You are a god damn american hero.
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:iconbattydtno:
battydtno Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
Zeus looks like Jeremy from top gear xD 
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:iconscorpion451:
Scorpion451 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015   Artist
This may be the cooles thing I have seen in a long time.
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:iconzeromklx:
ZeroMKlX Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
You, my good sir, can make everyone's day!
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:iconorlandito92:
orlandito92 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014
lol
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:iconjc2172:
Jc2172 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014
Zeus: "Finally! After untold millennium, a worthy opponent!!!"
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:iconbrojoe2015:
BroJoe2015 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2015  Student General Artist
That's so true
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:iconuglypete:
UglyPete Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014
True story.
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:iconxerxestexastoast:
XerxesTexasToast Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2014  Student General Artist
I will never be able to describe how epic this is.
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:iconkalbahamut:
kalbahamut Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This isn't realistic. Why doesn't Ben have a pair of French whores clinging to his ankles?
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2014
These are incredible. I find them quite an amusing parody of the fantasy genre, where the word 'epic' is over-used, as well as of political propaganda, but the artistic quality on show is also top notch. 
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:iconcanray:
CanRay Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Professional Writer
Oh sure, anyone can steal fire.  Let's go for something a bit more...  Difficult.
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:icongeminice:
Geminice Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2014
EPIC!
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:iconsomekindaspy:
SomeKindaSpy Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014
Should be Tesla vs. Zeus.
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:iconjimmynovakin:
JIMMYNOVAKIN Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is so fucking awesome.
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:iconkamar-al-zaman:
Kamar-al-Zaman Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I found my way to this picture because someone used it as their facebook background.
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:iconjmdespain:
JMDespain Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
This is epic!
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:iconapostate-of-slaanesh:
This is pure undiluted awesome expressed in its purest possible form.
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:iconsilver2012:
Silver2012 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Clap 
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:iconthisischaos9000:
thisisCHAOS9000 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014
I am shure that is 100% acurate
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:iconpfitzy:
Pfitzy Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This made me laugh so hard. Your mind is a crazy place
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:iconseadragon123:
seadragon123 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
La la la la 
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:icontyranous-king:
Tyranous-King Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:clap:
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:iconeboy4190:
Eboy4190 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
These are fucking awesome
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:iconjesper6:
Jesper6 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
And he's surrounded in a cloud of money. This cannot possibly get any more gangsta.
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:iconactingdude17:
ActingDude17 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014  Student Writer
Unlike some of the other fights in your work, this one poses the enticing question: who wins? The viewer is left thinking about the life of the painting long after actually taking it in, just as we are left with Ben's inventions hundreds of years later. Genius.
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PeppermintShine Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I can't not see the rectangular area to the left of Zeus as anything but a poster or something of a stormy sky when my eye's aren't directly on it, and even then it still kinda looks like that.
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BenjaminOssoff Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible. (This is like something John Hodgman would have come up with.)
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