Dr. Robert Bly was once a globetrotting archaeologist and seasoned adventurer in his youth. Over twenty years ago after barely surviving a traumatic expedition in Sudan, Robert retired to the quiet life of being a museum curator so he could focus on raising his young daughter, Shelby. Now that Shelby is grown, Robert has decided to come out of retirement and resume his life-long search for Vril. He hoped that with the aid of his assistant, Joel Rio, he would finally be able to uncover the Vril Source in the lost Realm of the Vril-ya. Not far into his renewed quest, Dr. Bly was captured by his former partner and now nemesis, Blair Nimway of GEEVA. Now he desperately tries to stay alive while GEEVA mercenaries viciously interrogate him for information about the Vril-ya. He believes it will be up to himself to find a way out but little does he know that the daughter he tried so hard to protect has stepped up with a plan to rescue him herself.
What you see here is now the finalized version of this particular character concept. I still need to create a few alternate versions of Robert Bly including a younger version for an early flashback sequence. Once the alternate versions of this character concept are finalized, I’ll add them all to this post… as long as they don’t include any spoilers for the story after Chapter 1. You will be able to see all the non-spoiler alternate versions of this character below.
Below you will see the alternate outfits and other variations of this character that will be needed for the graphic novel. In the novel, the characters change their clothes as needed like normal people rather than wearing the same outfit in every scene. Some of the following alternate outfits are finalized concepts but others I am still working on so these may be subject to change. Click an image below to zoom in.