So Lady Kagami was the main antagonist of Tenchu 2… which was supposed to be an epic battle between ninja clans and rulers in Feudal Japan but somehow ended up with this as the major villain.

How seriously can you expect to take people take this kind of villain when facing off against a protagonist like this:

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For those rushing to type that it’s an old game and doesn’t matter – it’s worth remembering what the final installment in core series was.   Design aspects like this left unaddressed can kill otherwise unique and engaging properties.

– wincenworks

King’s Raid is a mobile game with good graphics and artwork, typically addicting gameplay through psychologically rewarding progression mechanics, and a fun, cooperative Raid gameplay mode.

In other words, a Skinner box game with Sexy Girls, got it. Could have just said that, it’s much shorter.

I got an ad for this game the other day, so I decided to check out the wiki for some Bingo material, and now I’m feeling really bad for the poor Bingo card. This one is literally the first character listed under their first category in the Heroes tab: Aselica the Knight (she’s a Tank, can’t you tell??). Here’s a better look at her “armor:”

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Good Graphics and Artwork™, as advertised.

And of course, this is what her lesser version looks like:

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At least her wings acquired more protection…?

-Icy

So, for those not away – about a year and a half ago the YouTuber known as H.Bomberguy made a video which highlighted the absurdity of claiming men were equally objectified in video games, specifically called out Taki as a bad example of female character design and proposed God of War would be better if Kratos actually acted like a character rather than a screaming murder machine.

Coincidentally, less than a month after where we get a God of War game where Kratos acts like a character with feelings instead of a screaming murder machine… a trailer goes live (and then is taken down) for Taki and… they’ve managed to actually make it worse.

Of all the options to expand her outfit… they chose to add some sort of weird fetish mask that looks like someone designed a classic Hannibal hockey mask but for a sex doll.

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Look if I can’t unsee it, neither can you okay.

– wincenworks

H.Bomberguy on YouTube

(Hey you, the one typing up the explanation for the mask: no, it looks exactly nothing like a traditional samurai mask)

Ophis (Dragon’s Dogma)

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Ophis (Dragon’s Dogma)

Okay, I just have to include this blurb about her from the wiki because it made me laugh:

“The leader of the Westron Labrys band of lady bandits in the western part of the peninsula. She loves to fight, and hates men.”

Is that why she doesn’t wear a normal breastplate, cause it’s too man-like? Seeing the designs of other lady NPCs in the game, this looks like just another generic bad armor design rather than any attempt at characterization. It’s disappointing that they decided that she needed sleeves, but not the rest of the undershirt, which would have prevented the chafing that’s probably the reason she’s so grumpy.

My headcanon is that she’s killing men because they’re the ones wearing comfortable armor, and she just hasn’t looted a breastplate that fits her well enough yet.

-Icy

“I hate men, therefore I dress in a way that panders to them!” reminds me of Oglaf’s Glamazon Way strip.

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Except Oglaf is a self-aware parody and makes a point about gendered double standards instead of playing them straight with no subversion.

~Ozzie

Can you believe we never bingo’ed the Final Form of the wizard from Diablo 3? Well, fret no more! Where do I even start; this looks like a chafing apocalypse, honestly. Not only is she going to freeze in the icy locations, she’s going to get bitten by some zombie and contract an infection. And that’s if the zombies are kind and don’t bite her right on the femoral artery, which is nicely framed for those zombies that crawl on the ground.

But who needs protection when you have a vaguely skull-like cod piece thing?

-Icy 

Imagine all the armor she could wear if she just used the metal from her ridonculous headpiece for protecting her vital organs! 

~Ozzie 

eschergirls:

animaloftheelements submitted:

In
relation to the “Super Manga Matrix” book, I actually have a fairly
similar book called the “costume matrix” and well… It’s far more helpful
than what I’ve seen of the other book.

its
basically the same concept, take a “base” clothing style (school
uniform, military uniform, japanese clothes, gothic/formal, casual,
foreign cultures) and mix it with another base, or with a “motif”
(animal, elements, scifi/mecha, seasons, plants).

each section of
the book has one of the bases and combines it, usually showing at least
two designs (in terms of motifs though, there may be more than one
design but they would use something different i.e. having four school
uniform x animal examples but with four different specific animals) so
there’s a little more variety

It’s
mostly a reference book rather than a “how to draw” and even then they
have a little brainstorming game using web diagrams and word association
to make a design

It’s got absolutely no escher girl posing however they do have a few slightly questionable designs

the worst of the bunch being this girl

it
is combining Military clothing as a base (specifically armor) and a
dragon and they got this. Granted its far better than what I’ve seen of
most womens’ armor(even by the same author) but it is a disappointing
one compared to everything else

I guess what I’m trying to say is, here is the same concept, with better designers

That’s really cool!  And it does seem very helpful for brainstorming, especially since they show you a variety of combinations and bases! 

The dragon armor amuses me, but I do like how the dragon design wraps around her, even if it’s bikini armor x3

Thanks for sharing!

Sigh, even in a practical interesting book that helps with costume design there had to be a physics-denying bikini armor, huh? 

What upsets me the most is that this book’s idea works basically the same as @dogbomber​‘s Lady Knight Generator, so the result could look like any of these awesome characters, yet this artist’s first idea for “dragon armor” was the underbooby thing in the last image :-/

~Ozzie