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MapleStory Winter Update Preview!

November 21, 2012 Leave a comment Go to comments

A new letter was sent to members of Maple Club Henesys, which talked about the Winter update for this year! It mentions  a huge system update with more powerful items and says that it will be beyond our imagination!

Now for the image, it says “What is the identity of he who makes the Maple World shake with fear?!” Could this be the Resistance thief, Automata? We can see that he’s holding a sword on his back.

It might also be a new boss… who are those minions behind him, and where is this picture anyways? Some people are saying that this person looks similar to Demon Slayer, and possibly his brother Damien. What do you guys think?

  1. Pitk
    November 21, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    wow looks nice

  2. November 21, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    O.o yea look cool

  3. mar
    November 21, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    i’d say new boss

    those gates on the background (on the right) could be those of the temple of time?

  4. GyroBeatz
    November 21, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    My guess would be that this is Automata.
    However, his storyline will go something like this….

    When the DS’s house was destroyed by the commanders, Damien lived, but was seriously wounded. A few days later, some high tech bandit peeps found him, fixed him up, and trained him. He one day finds his older bro/sis, and decides to join the resistance…..
    he just hears about the resistance and joins it for revenge aainst those who kiled his mother

    • Bob
      November 21, 2012 at 4:07 pm

      Good story line. If i had to pick one i would pick the 1st one.

      • GyroBeatz
        November 21, 2012 at 4:16 pm

        THANKS xD

    • Anonymous
      November 21, 2012 at 11:14 pm

      The high tech bandits could just be the resistance since they are technological after all.

  5. anon
    November 21, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Items more powerful then what we can imagine? When there are already a few people with max range ~ max range?
    INB4 Second/third

    • Anonymous
      November 21, 2012 at 11:43 pm

      Aww ninja’d

      But on a serious side note, they really should do something about that.

  6. Anonymous
    November 21, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    hope they revamp the game graphic

    • zenarix
      November 24, 2012 at 1:42 pm


  7. MajorSkorn
    November 21, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Wow, more powerful items? Well, I’m out… I was hoping for a nerf for potential…. BUT THE OPPOSITE? REALLY NEXON?

  8. lype98
    November 21, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    i dont think this is going to be a new boss, looked like what is expected from automaton

  9. Bob
    November 21, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    *O* My eyes are killing meh!!!! Did i just read MORE OP CRAP COMING OUT?!?!?!

  10. Grim.
    November 21, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    well that is Damien’s eye mark in demon slayers picture in his locket

  11. Anonymous
    November 21, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    oh my gosh

  12. Bob
    November 21, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    If i had to say who he is, i would say he is the little brother.

    I mean he looks similar to DS. Half Human Half Machine just like DS Half Human Half Demon

    They go well together dont you think?

  13. Anonymous
    November 21, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    yeah it looks like the DS’s brother and if this is automata that would be such lame sauce i was expecting some better character design than just a flashing eye patch of doom and that sword is way to huge to be for a thief class….

  14. Anonymous
    November 21, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    why cant he gets blue hair??

  15. Anonymous
    November 21, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    they should give him blue hair

    • Anonymous
      November 21, 2012 at 4:58 pm

      yes i agree

  16. November 21, 2012 at 6:05 pm

    hmmm……Let’s see how this play out

  17. nwadekoko
    November 21, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    It’s a girl, come on… Nail thingy, the eyes looks like it has make up. IT’S A GIRL NO MATTER HOW YOU LOOK AT IT.

    • Mr. Tentacles
      November 21, 2012 at 6:18 pm

      I point you to the favoritism towards “traps” in Asian entertainment.

      • nwadekoko
        November 21, 2012 at 6:46 pm

        Second time I see someone saying this.. I seriously think it’s a girl, It just can’t be a boy (I’m talking about the artwork only, the job itself will not be gender locked from what I heard)

        • Anonymous
          November 21, 2012 at 8:17 pm

          i’ve seen a ton of dudes in anime with those kind of eyes and with colored nails( when i look at his nail’s i think of sebastian from black butler.)

    • Anonymous
      November 21, 2012 at 8:55 pm

      Demon Slayer had eyeliner too.

  18. Anonymous
    November 21, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    hmmmm This is my new main when it comes out to GMS 😀

  19. mithi9
    November 21, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    I’d say boss
    Doesn’t look like a class
    I dunno

  20. Haejeok
    November 21, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    This hair would look awesome! On a boy… but then people say this class (if it’s really Automata) may be a female, well, then F you, NEXON Korea.

  21. Stranger
    November 21, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    I hope it’s not a kms version of hayato

    • zenarix
      November 22, 2012 at 12:01 am

      hope it is

  22. Pitk
    November 21, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Genderless pictures. Anyways.. he/she looks like a boss to mean to be a class. even though the slayer looks like this, he has an army of what looks like evil minions so i guess he is a boss i mean what class has his own army.

    • Pitk
      November 21, 2012 at 8:21 pm

      their own.* Boss!!! but if it is that new class it still looks pretty good.

    • Anonymous
      November 21, 2012 at 11:47 pm

      fangblade class

  23. Anonymous
    November 21, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    If you look on the left sleeve, it appears to be a symbol with a wing on it. My guess is he is related to the Demon Slayer (C’mon, he looks so much like him) Maybe he’s also involved with the Black Mage?

    • zenarix
      November 22, 2012 at 12:20 am

      its a pig with wings. increase brightness and contrast

  24. November 21, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Wooow, looks really interesting. I hope there will be a new high level map which includes Party Play Area XD

  25. Willy Wonka
    November 21, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Am I the only one who remembers the evil doctor guy from the resistance tutorial who said he’s making some kind of “android?” Maybe these two are related?

    • Anonymous
      November 21, 2012 at 8:50 pm

      oh i do i made a character design based off it too bad i dont have a scanner lol

  26. erp
    November 21, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    plzzzz be orchid. not…this.

    • Anonymous
      November 21, 2012 at 11:40 pm

      What is wrong with this?

  27. November 21, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    actually it might be automaton
    look to it’s right waist
    looks kinda like a jet pack
    automaton is fugly …

    • November 21, 2012 at 10:23 pm

      maybe it’ll bring with it a helsium expansion
      perhaps a high level one ?

    • Anonymous
      November 21, 2012 at 11:39 pm

      Shut up!!! He’s beautiful on the inside and that is all that matters ❤

  28. Anonymous
    November 21, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    It’s the new resistance thief class..

  29. 1111
    November 21, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    It’s the new resistance thief..

  30. Anonymous
    November 21, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    I just made a forum on this in basilmarket lol i was right

  31. Idontknow
    November 21, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Okay, confession time. When I was still just a noob(oh wait I still am) I accidentally used flame arrow on leafre. I saw a boy who looked like Damien who bumped into me and somehow we switched minds. I now forever possess the power of Damien (being half demon) AND the ability to transform into a sparkly unicorn. … Then I woke up.

  32. November 21, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Hmm. Well we can obviously conclude he/she is related to Demon Slayer. If Dr. Gellimer created him/her after a freak accident, then he/she would have to have at one point been evil. And if he/she was evil, he/she must be good now if they joined the Resistance. So, he/she would have to have been evil and became good, which seems rather similar to Demon Slayer’s original story arch… Further more: As previously explained, he/she seems to have minions. That probably means he/she will be a boss. As that no classes in Maplestory currently can summon minions. Now, I say currently because if he/she is to become the “Automata,” and can summon minions, that would make a pretty kewl class. It would probably raise controversy, and people would surely say, “MS fucked up n0w!” But, we all have probably all seen “Automata’s” skills from beginner up until hyper. At no point did it say “Automata” could summon an army. It could be in a patch coming later, but that’s really doubtful. GyroBeatz’s possible prologue seemed to be rather sound in his first explanation. His story line seemed very, “Mapley.” I’m pretty sure Demon Slayer had a sibling, and we know that his house was burnt and ravaged. It’s possible that Demon Slayer’s sibling’s eye and hands (glowy parts) were either scarred or burned or both. He/She could have just wanted revenge, and the Resistance provided the tools necessary for him/her. Although in my opinion, this is likely an evil boss. Don’t take my word for it though. This is merely my speculation, or rather my wish.

  33. Anonymous
    November 22, 2012 at 12:23 am

    “What is the identity of he who makes the Maple World shake with fear?!”

    sounds like the black mage

    • November 22, 2012 at 12:25 am

      likely. though it could be the epic….

      White Mage. or his brother the-


      • Anonymous
        November 22, 2012 at 12:55 am

        Oh, I expected something deadly like the polkadot Mage or maybe even the neon rainbow Mage

  34. ChosenFruit
    November 22, 2012 at 1:14 am

    Oh, I guess this could explain why they used Demon Slayer’s wing as the image for that release date image. Interesting.

  35. Pooka
    November 22, 2012 at 4:27 am

    He actually does look like Demon Slayer’s brother. Judging from this picture of course..

    The mark/tattoo on the right eye looks similar (Left of picture) And the hair looks a bit similar too, but of course the top one has to age. Just a speculation for now, but we’ll see when it actually arrives.. Ermahgerd!

  36. November 22, 2012 at 5:27 am

    I think this could easily be Damian AND the Automata.

    Demon slayer was a valuable commander to the black mages army. When the black mage had Demon Slayers village attacked who’s to say it wasn’t to seek out Damian? Demon Slayer possessed powers black mage wanted but couldn’t completely control, but he also had a brother who could be molded.

    Black Mage had Arkarium seek out his brother and kidnap him to create a super soldier without Demon Slayers knowledge. He didn’t want the soldier to possess a free will so he turned to control, and what better way to control someone than cybernetics.

    Black Mage had experiments done on Damian to infuse him with cybernetic powers both so he could be stronger and so black mage could control better control him. When Black Mage was sealed away Damian was left in some undisclosed location in a test tube.

    Flash forward to current time and Black Wings possess Demon Slayers brother and the cybernetic half demon, Damian. They release Damian when they think they can control him, but Damian finds his brother fighting for the resistance and joins him in the struggle for true freedom.

    I just really want this person to be Automata and not another good character design wasted on a boss. He is so badass looking.

  37. Anonymous
    November 22, 2012 at 7:26 am

    I d say it is new class, because recently experience told us nexon will never put a new boss before a new class being introduced. I also hope he is Damien because he has wings, special feature of demon’s in maplestory.

  38. Anonymous
    November 22, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Anyone noticed jetpack like in his right side ?

  39. Anon
    November 22, 2012 at 9:16 am

    It seems to be there’s going to be 2 new classes 😮

    • Ramio
      November 22, 2012 at 10:57 am

      Hmm. That could all possibly be fan made, but you never know. A class with a whip would be interesting however.

    • November 22, 2012 at 11:01 am

      Great find! I believe Damien is left and Automata is right, one is resistance thief for sure and the other maybe is a new Nova? Speculations drive me insane!!!

      • lype98
        November 22, 2012 at 11:14 am

        i dont see any horns or tail….im not really sure we are getting nova

  40. SilverJack
    November 22, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    Moar power creep?

    The new class will probably get a lot of crap just for being new, but the ever increasing strength of items and equipment is where the true game imbalances come from.

    Then again, since almost all difficulty in MapleStory is fake difficulty, I guess bigger numbars are the only thing they can think of to improve gameplay. Or those annoying as fuck jump quests.

    But if they’re going to double down on doing the same thing as always, the least they could do is get rid of the ability to bribe your way to victory with cash shop items. Alas, gone are the days before gachapon ruined MapleStory forever. Now it’s all about hitting the damage cap using “more powerful items.” Why even have a cap in the first place?

    At least Automaton will be flashy and cool for all of 5 minutes.

  41. SneebleDoo
    November 22, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    … has anyone noticed he doesnt have wings…? anyways, it would make sense that DS’s bro could have an energy sword since he has an energy shield. idk, im stumped

  42. zenarix
    November 22, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Mitsunebewbs :
    It’s Damien! http://gamerbewbs.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/intro_bg.jpg
    The guy on the left? Hah, no clue. Maybe the Resistance Thief we’ve all be itching for? Max will tell us 8D

    i know this is on the kms webpage but…. FAKE!!! demon slayer does NOT use swords!

  43. lype98
    November 22, 2012 at 3:50 pm

    zenarix :
    and the whip is probably just his energy sword

    thats not a whip, if u watch closely he is wearing a dagger, with a trail of glowing stuff XD

  44. knite0
    November 22, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    If it is his brother, maybe he’s a cyborg? (from the image I’d assume so)

  45. Anonymous
    November 23, 2012 at 8:20 am

    The picture is not fake but it is misleading. It is not fake because it has maplestory picture all over it and color too. Its misleading because the picture above a sword on its back and the picture here has demonslayer holding the sword. http://gamerbewbs.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/intro_bg.jpg

    • Anonymous
      December 22, 2012 at 10:00 pm

      wow in that picture its DEMON AVENGER! Not Demon Slayer

  46. Howard
    November 24, 2012 at 6:58 am

    Interest to buy golden maple leaf?


  47. Shamsi
    November 25, 2012 at 7:42 am

    it could be demon slayers brother cuz in the intro of demon slayer when you go back to leafre and find a pic of his family youll see that the boy in the picture is similar to this guy

  48. Shamsi
    November 25, 2012 at 7:43 am

    or maybe demonslayer made the resistance create a robot that looks like him maybe thats automata thats just my theory though

  49. GM_Maple
    November 25, 2012 at 7:28 pm

    I just thought about the storylines.the good side and bad side.good side-damien managed to get out of the burning house alive,but he was weak and he was half dead.but an scientist found damien and. Took him to his lab. Damien woke ip and saw himself straped to a. bench.the scientist found out he is ds,s bro.since he weak the scientist made a technialdevice and put it on him which made him a cyborg….bad side

  50. November 25, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    I’m guessing this will only bring higher prices to %luk gear D:

  51. ss
    November 29, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    so who is that guy?
    we know its not demon avenger nor xenon

  52. SwisonCheese
    November 30, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    I was thinking because of the recent post of Xenon and Demon Avenger, the character in the image MAY be a black wing commander. (Not entirely sure) It can also be the resurrected brother, Damien, who was brainwashed by the black mage in order to think that the “DemonSlayer” destroyed the village. There’s a problem though. The character in the image does NOT have any wings. I assume all demons have wings. (Mastema has wings if I do believe so.) So one or two things are for certain. A: He isn’t a demon and B: That coat he’s wearing is DEFINETELY a black wing. coat

  53. bubblingg
    December 1, 2012 at 11:47 am

    I hope Winter Update will hit GMS within a few months. I accidentally deleted my Demon Slayer.

  54. Anonymous
    January 2, 2013 at 1:40 pm


  55. Anonymous
    January 12, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Orangemushroom blog is wrong, he doesn’t looks like Damien, he IS Damien! Damien haven’t died, and then, Damien joined Black Mage, he is now, the newest black mage commander, and if you see this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rgXkKWhAfk&list=PL21F7D10C0EF663DA&index=30 Damien is the new boss, if the Root Abyss dungeon becomes the strongest dungeon, Damien will be the strongest boss, the good thing in this: Demon Slayer will probably join with Damien and take the Demon Slayer’s revenge!

  56. December 26, 2014 at 8:30 am

    He IS Damien. lol.
    How do I know? Well…. By playing maplestory. Lol.

    • Simroh1
      December 26, 2014 at 8:34 am

      Also, he ain’t xenon. He is one of the black mage commanders, and he COMMANDS RA bosses. (Play maplestory to figure this out, lol) So he is stronger than RA bosses. And chaos vellum ain’t exactly easy….

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