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VtM, Malkavian by AlexanderNysyos VtM, Malkavian by AlexanderNysyos
Nickname: Lunatics.

Faction: Camarilla.

Disciplines: Auspex, Obfuscate, Dementation.

Malkavians suffer from a specific flaw: in this case, they are incurably insane. However, many Malkavians believe their insanity to be a strength rather than a weakness. Exactly why they all suffer from insanity is unknown, but according to the Book of Nod, all third-generation vampires were cursed by Caine after the second-generation vampires were destroyed. One of these third-generation vampires was Malkav, from whom Malkavians come.
According to Malkavian legend, when Malkav was killed, all his childer came to his corpse and drank the blood of their father, thus collectively diablerizing Malkav. He is said to speak inside each and every Malkavian's soul and connects them into one collective consciousness. This "hive-mind" is sometimes called "the Cobweb" or "the Malkavian Madness Network", which contains each thought and memory that any Malkavian in the world has ever had (and sometimes is about to have).
The Malkavians possess a rare ability (Discipline) called Dementation, which can alter the way a victim senses reality. It can be used to increase the Malkavian's own oracular ability or to induce insanity in others. In earlier editions of the game, this power was the initial province of the Malkavian antitribu, but now can be found in the vast majority of the clan's membership. Some Sabbat Tzimisce elders endeavor to learn Dementation, however, to gain insight in the great ways of the Jyhad if they succeed. Most Malkavians are willing to attempt to educate others of their rare power, but unfortunately, learning Dementation will often turn a non-Malkavian insane themselves; as a result, study of the Discipline is rare among other Clans and the Malkavians themselves are often viewed with a mixture of suspicion and contempt.
With the formation of the Camarilla, the Malkavian elders came to the conclusion for the clan to survive they would have to remove Dementation, instead taking up the commonly-known mental Discipline Dominate. According to the Malkavian Clanbook, Dementation was blocked by six of the oldest Malkavians who called for a gathering of the entire clan through the Malkavian Madness Network. This became known as The Great Prank, and strangely, no one else noticed that the Malkavians were gone. When almost all the Malkavians had been collected, they were changed.
Roughly one-tenth of Malkavians did not attend for whatever reason, and as a result the clan was split into two parts - the changed and the unchanged. Those who had their grasp of Dementation blocked remained part of the main clan, while those who refused to do so became known as the antitribu - most of whom later joined the Sabbat. The Malkavian antitribu continue to practice Dementation, growing steadily more insane due to the brutal conditions of Sabbat unlife (represented in game-terms by Sabbat Malkavians having two permanent derangements rather than the Camarilla's single derangement) while the more "stable" Malkavians remained part of the Camarilla. This division lasted for centuries until the Final Nights, when the "ban" was released in 1997 and Dementation surged back into the minds of Malkavians everywhere, an event which became known as The Awakening. This roughly coincides with the death of Anatole (White Wolf's canon Malkavian character), but there is no definite link between these two events, although it may have been related to the Week of Nightmares in July 1999.
One reason the Malkavians are so highly tolerated is summed up in the advice an elder vampire gave to his childer: "Listen to the Mad Ones." Despite their insanity, or perhaps because of it, the Malkavians have the capacity to "see" the future. So a vampire who pays attention to a Malkavian can get a warning before things go wrong, so long as the Malkavian's ramblings can be correctly translated.

Tzimisce: [link]
Lasombra: [link]
Ventrue: [link]
Brujah: [link]
Nosferatu: [link]
Toreador: [link]
Tremere: [link]
Gangrel: [link]
Giovanni: [link]
Followers of Set: [link]
Ravnos: [link]
Assamites: [link]
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LillyCadaver Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll be faving this. Don't suppose you provide a gift wrapping service? Nevermind. At least it's not looking at me like all the others. Crazier Face 
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Malk-Velvet Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
Nice... This reminds me fire horses, don't you think?... Heheheheheheh...
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AlexanderNysyos Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional General Artist
Absolutely
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Malk-Velvet Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
We should hunt in the forest while the gangrels are in city, it would be amazing!! I got an incognite in my psyque... a damned and isolated monster can understand or learn some good ability or disciplne if another monster teaches him?? I'm a son of malkav, and i would like to learn dominate, hihihihi. ☺
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2195Razielim Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
:love: reminds me of my brother
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AlexanderNysyos Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Ahahah and it's a compliment? Thank you for all the comments, and for the watch by the way
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2195Razielim Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
No problem keep up the good work yeah Malkavians can simply have dyslexia which people often forget sadly though my brother became one 3 years ago but he often is normal we still have a sibling bond nothings changed to much :huggle:
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elliotpoison Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Incredible work!
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AlexanderNysyos Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Professional General Artist
Many thanks
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elliotpoison Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem ^^ :D
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Malkalady Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
These are quite awesome ! Oo
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AlexanderNysyos Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you very much. I can tell you are on the "Malkavian-side" ahahah
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Malkalady Featured By Owner May 15, 2012
I'm also on the Tremere one, but hey, only one discipline apart !

Damn, really, they're good, your versions of the clans <_< I'll submit them to some groups if you don't mind :D
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AlexanderNysyos Featured By Owner May 15, 2012  Professional General Artist
Free to suggest them, thank you
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Wolven-Slave Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Student Photographer
Played a Malk for 5 years <3 ^.^ always been my fave.
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AlexanderNysyos Featured By Owner May 14, 2012  Professional General Artist
Played few Malkavians... I'm more into other Clans ahahahah
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