So, Mai Shiranui is the latest crossover character in the latest Dead or Alive game, continuing their trend of amazing double standards in character design.

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I think the fact that the trailer’s only priorities are to reassure us Mia doesn’t wear anything close to conventional panties and jiggle physics (did I mention that Team Ninja also try to maximize upskirt physics?)

They also released a trailer for new bunch of costumes and a stage crossing over with Attack on Titan – so naturally they need to assure their intended audience that the otherwise sensible costumes will be destroyable.  So that’s going to be thing that we’re going to have in this reality.

Oh, and for those who worrying we’re demanding compromises on an artist’s important vision and forcing censorship

Tomonobu Itagaki doesn’t like this either and thinks it’s ruining the series that he started:

“Thank you everyone. I’m so glad to hear your voices. Please support our DOA together. I have to say. DOA can’t survive with money earned by continuously selling too much sexual DLCs. DOA can live with respects from all of the DOA fans. So, please make them aware of what they have to do for the future of DOA.”

– wincenworks

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round is getting a new character from Samurai Warriors

The part I find saddest about this, amazingly, is not that even Naotora Ii seems to realize how tacky these outfits are (based off her expression in the last image).  

It’s that people from both the Dead or Alive and the Samurai Warriors team seem to think these costumes are clever and a good idea.  That’s two teams of decision makers seem to think that these are a way to stand out and be unique.

Only three months after Soul Calibur: Lost Swords closed down, and as terrible, ridiculous and horrifying as their outfits were – at least they were being innovative in their quest for terrible costume ideas.

– wincenworks

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round is getting a new character from Samurai Warriors

The part I find saddest about this, amazingly, is not that even Naotora Ii seems to realize how tacky these outfits are (based off her expression in the last image).  

It’s that people from both the Dead or Alive and the Samurai Warriors team seem to think these costumes are clever and a good idea.  That’s two teams of decision makers seem to think that these are a way to stand out and be unique.

Only three months after Soul Calibur: Lost Swords closed down, and as terrible, ridiculous and horrifying as their outfits were – at least they were being innovative in their quest for terrible costume ideas.

– wincenworks

It didn’t take long for people to point out that Linkle looks distinctly like Elf from Dragon’s Crown, only with crossbows and some small style changes:

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But personally my bigger issue is why does Linkle need thigh high boots, ridiculous dual crossbows (good luck reloading) and to look so adorable when Link looks like this:

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I mean it’s Hyrule Warriors – the core gameplay is literally smashing armies and bosses in a war across Hyrule.  So there should less this:

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More this:

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– wincenworks

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peaches submitted:

I decided to take a look at the rest of the armor in hyrule warriors. I love the game to pieces, so these may be a little bit biased. The first one is my favorite, obviously, Impa. Looking at her design critically, she has several flaws, but her armor is surprisingly practical (at least, for this game). Some definite improvements can be made on the torso (hello, single, literal boobplate, and bare skin galore), but it seems to match what many male fighters in her genre wear. My main problem with this, and the source of my anger, is a) heels? Why? and b) How come she can’t be bothered to wear a shirt underneath, when a very, very similar character in design and personality, Volga, is so heavily decked out?

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His armor is nowhere near practical (especially with all of those sharp edges, ow), but at least he’s wearing some sort of clothing underneath and has actual protection for his vitals. 

Either way, neither of them has anything on Zelda, and none of the aforementioned characters are even close to the monstrosity that is Cia’s armor. 

Speaking of Cia, Lana, another title-exclusive character thus far, can score a pretty good number of x’s on the card herself. 

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Note- I added an extra “how does it attach”? Because you cannot convince me that that cape, with the huge, heavy metal piece on the shoulder, will sit politely during combat.  Also, it’s not surprising that her costume is less revealing, as Cia disappointingly falls into a vat of cliches- “evil is sexy”, “villainesses want heroes”, etc.

This is a great illustration of the trend of double standards when it comes to unrealistic and impractical designs.

Men get ridiculous costume designs to make them look scary, or powerful, or super intelligent, etc.

Women get them to fit them onto some sliding scale from “sexy” to “ridiculously over the top sexy”.

– wincenworks

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