Very cool character design! I like your reference to Nanaki in the meme. Nanaki is super awesome (though this character doesn't really remind me of Nanaki, but they should totally get together and wreak havoc...because why not?).
I dunno, this version of Zylien just sort of reminded me of Nanaki for some reason. Probably the colour scheme and the whole 'feline' thing. But now that you mention it, Nanaki and Zylien would make a pretty badass team. I might do a drawing of that one day.