possible (like if I have a vague memory) I have
given credit to the sources of these pictures. For
more information, see 'Credits and Techy Stuff' in
Visitors are welcome to download any of these
images for whatever purpose they please, on
condition that they do not direct-link to any of
them. If you do this, a big dragon will come and
bite off your arms until you are sorry. Thank you!
Enjoy the eye candy!
of Escaflowne video volume
- okay, I lied, I did scan this one when my
friend Kevin lent me his tapes. A beautiful
juxtaposition of harshness and delicacy, and nice
tulips. Very reminiscent of an Edward
Scissorhands poster showing Edward with a
butterfly poised on the bundle of rusty shears that
passes for his fingers. Tim Burton would love
not especially flattering
of Folken reaching towards you. (This was the
Zaibach Army 'I Want YOU' poster. A lot of young
ladies enlisted and were very
looking sad about his
I love this picture. Look at his
of Folken, very useful if you want to draw him
yourself. I believe this and the two following
pictures come from the The
vision of Folken in the
happy with his two catgirls. Please don't think too
hard about how that works.
as the dragon stares them out. I guess he's seen
of a teenaged Folken taking care of little Van -
he's just read him something about dragons and you
can tell Van is ready for beddy-bye.
of Folken's face. You can see his eyes are sort of
reddish-brown. What is it with albinos and
slightly wider focus. Damn, he's
in his makeshift
in Asturia, after defecting. Nice
with Hitomi talking to him.
For every action there is an equal and opposite
reaction... so what happens when you kill a man who
to the catgirls.
holding Eriya in his
- it's the fate-changing experiment on Allen and
- I have a thing about these. The pink background
tells me it's from the lovely galleries of
off. Wings out. Oh yeah.
His cute floppy-haired period.
There's some duplication here, but some show
certain things better than others, or include bits
that others don't.
- cute little Van dragging on Folken's
from the Memory of Gaea
- thanks to Kevin Pezzano of
Mainly showcasing Van's childish cuteness
(which is why you'll find it in his gallery too)
but I love the drawing of the pair of them on the
of a Newtype film
showing Van and Folken with wings. You know this
one from the site graphics. Lerv it.
of that video cover - it's starker, less pretty bg.
I don't like that boxy typeface, do you?
- this is one of my favourites, the casting/voice
recording/ whatever one where Dilandau is playing
with Meruru and Folken is standing with his back to
all the silliness. Yeah, like he's never
played some dorky game with Nariya and
- Folken looking very swish in top left-hand
corner. Why is Allen looking at Hitomi like
Folken's on the left, behind Dilandau. Not a very
good picture for Folken, but at least he looks
better than Allen - scary eyebrows.
design for movie-style
- ACK! He's gonna look like this? Oh, he's
so not cute any more! I'll never complain
about series-Folken's hair again... I now know for
certain that it could have been worse. A couple of
people have pointed out that the hair here is very
reminiscent of Jareth, the Goblin King played by
David Bowie in the movie Labyrinth, one of
my all-time favourites. And hey, Jareth has a coat
with the same kind of curly collar as
series-Folken's sorcerous cloak. Now I find myself
wondering if Allen's white owl has a secret
- Hurrah! The gallery has been augmented by these
pictures kindly scanned by the proprietress of
Garden of Anime
one of the nicest people you could hope to
full-length picture of
- from his character page in the Memory of
Gaea artbook. This is a fuller version of what
I call the 'I Want YOU' picture, very good from a
fanartist's point of view because it shows the
structure of his clothes so clearly.
whispering in Van's
- this would be just before the needle-jab in the
back of the neck. A jury of other people who have
little brothers would never convict him... although
he does look very villainous. Well, he is a
of the ghost-vision picture of Folken, Nariya and
Eriya. Not many people get an afterlife full of
pretty catgirls in tight leather minidresses; lucky
one where Folken looks very
- nifty blue shadows and narrowed eyes. Quite apart
from my Deep Thoughts on the Speculations page, it
could just be that he dresses this way and does his
hair this way out of an innate sense of drama and
the style befitting a villain. I mean, you've got
to look the part. It just wouldn't be the same if
you tried to be a villain in cargo pants and a
teeshirt. Your victims would feel cheated. Right?
Villainy isn't just a craft, it's an
taking off his
and looking considerably more muscular than I
usually think of him as being. *Cartman voice*
Beefcake... beeeeefcaaaaaaake! (I'll be quiet
looking intensely freaked out by his first good
look at his new arm. Very good hair,
Folken with his arm torn
lying in a pool of blood. Whenever I think I'm
having an incredibly bad day, I compare it with
this and realise I'm not, really. (Except the time
the mop bucket at Burger King tried to kill me and
I fell on my knee, the knee with the scar
that I've had since 21 June, 1999, and it started
throbbing and prickling again... chiku... chiku...
chiku... excuse me, I seem to be channelling
Dilandau. Anyway, that time sucked.)
- Folken dead! Have you ever noticed how, no matter
how many zillions of feathers float out of Van and
Folken's wings, they never get that plucked-chicken
look? Apparently that doesn't work any more once
you buy the farm.
behind one of the Fanelian
- well, you can't see much of him, but he's there,
and hey, it's a nice wolfman.
Hitomi, showing a lot of
- I really do love black wings. (Just for the
record, the first anime guy I had a crush on
was Bad Bird in the Saban dub Samurai Pizza
Cats. I remembered that the other day when I
was trying to think if there's any sort of
precedent for my Folken crush...)
the other picture I have of Folken at the 'moment
of truth.' I think he's still thinking 'Why have I
got a pain?'
shot of the fate
of Folken sitting in a chair with Nariya and Eriya
hugging his knees, cause he's their 'mental
in the Asturian throneroom at Pallas. I would just
like to say that if King Aston had any ancestors
who actually needed a chair with a back that high,
I wouldn't have liked to have met them.
- that's Allen's joint out in the
astonished at a bright
- an unusual shot in that he's put his 'good' hand
outside his robes.
- if I were a grizzled old career soldier like
Adelfos, I would probably get pretty annoyed at
being bossed around by a twenty-five-year-old who
looks like he wears makeup.
from the back of the Memory of Gaea artbook - that
is, b/w line drawings, not in the style of the
published shounen or shoujo
- what more need I say?
- While I was going through my Big Fat
Escaflowne Picture Collection choosing stuff
for a forthcoming Allen shrine, I found another
good Folken picture I'd forgotten about.
cropped out of a group picture - so excuse the bits
of Allen and Van visible on the right.
- God, it's a long time between updates,
have a cropped version of this playing-card picture
in the Van galleries, where I said I wished I had
the whole thing because that looked like 'a gnarly
Folken' in the background. I
Nice Nariya & Eriya, too.
- two lovely new high-quality pictures of Nariya
& Eriya courtesy of my friend Lizz.
and Eriya by moonlight.
- a mess of lovely new high-res screencaptures,
courtesy of the lovely Nariya.
in sepia-toned catgirl flashback
This picture makes me wonder very much whether he
really needs to take his shirt off to pop
his wings out, or whether he just does it because
he knows he looks sexier that way.
patiently puts up with having
his good arm chewed on.
faces down an irritable Fanelian dragon.
to Van. Given that it's a pretty spiky
weird-looking hand, I'm not surprised Van doesn't
rush to take it.
in sepia-toned Van flashback
I bet Van was born wearing a red shirt.
Van his sword
Van stands there looking sulky because he knows he
wouldn't look that good with his shirt
in Zaibach. Aiee, he's so cute!
his eyes against
close to smiling!
then he looks like he's remembered something
who else wants to play
with his hair?
hard to overstate his
the cat twins
for their blood transfusion.
Really, I can't see enough of this.
in all of Escaflowne. *drool*
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