OK, as promised, here is cackle's amazing tin. She chose to do Captain Nemo, from Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea.
Before he was the Captain Nemo that we all know and...erm...love?... Captain Nemo was the Indian prince Dakkar. But after an unfortunate run-in with the British, Dakkar's family was no more, and he became the enigmatic and elusive Captain Nemo of lore.
Cackle depicted Dakkar before his Batmanesque rebirth, lounging on his royal bed with a not-so-fluffy pet (as, she posits, he was probably a bit off from the start. Lots of people lose loved ones without resorting to crazed aquatic anti-imperialist vendettas.)
Even the back is amazing!
Needless to say, this tin is way above and beyond the call of awesome. Thank you so much, cackle!