's character is Vic Viper from Gradius.
Yeah, just like I did with Amaterasu yesterday, I went for a "gijinka" rather that doing the legendary spaceship. It was kinda hard, but at the same time fun experimenting with a mechanic character. Unlike in Star Fox where Fox McCloud and his furry friends are the eye-cath of the series, Gradius is more known for the ships rather than their pilots (especially Vic Viper and Lord British from Salamander).
Gosh, who knows how many characters I used references to create this dude. Including the original Vic Viper ship, the Vic mech-thing from Zone of the Enders, Tilia's armor (Ar Toneclico 3) and a bit of Turrican... <_>
And I think this will be the last non-official interpretation of a video game character in the series, unless I draw another Gradius ship like this, but that is another story for other day...