It never really gets discussed, but one of the true perils of growing up is that taking a bath ceases to be a magical, terror-filed playtime and turns into standing sleepily under a shower for a few minutes in an effort to make yourself presentable to society. Fortunately, an artist called Loki-Chan has a remedy for boring bathtime: Custom-painted rubber duckies.

Through the medium of bath toys, she's brought us awesome, weird and occasionally downright disturbing duckie versions of superheroes, Avatars and Pokémon that are awesomely strange. Check out a few of our favorites after the cut!

The Joker and Harley Quinn:


001: Bulbasaur:



Eevee:


Avatar Aang:


The Cast of The Legend of Korra:


Loki and Thor:

Sherlock and Watson:


Street Fighter's Chun-Li:



Well. That last one was a bit horrifying, wasn't it?

For more, check out the full gallery on DeviantArt, and note that commissions are open for a price of around $20, just in time for the holidays!

[via Neatorama]