Gotham Girls RPG redesign for fun 🙂 They actually make a very well-balanced team! I was originally going to do them all as knights but then saw Mindy Lee’s Poison Ivy Druid and got inspired. www.instagram.com/kelseyeng32
I love seeing women in fantasy worlds with practical and pretty outfits that fit their personalities
Oh, we are very interested. 👀 I love how every gal has her own distinct style, and their armor/clothes are actually… appropriate… for their roles???? There are so many subtle details on each of the ladies, and y’all know how much I love those. I particularly like the fresh take on Harley, because just the “jester” look, separate from Harley, has kind of become boring and same-y over the years, but this version is different and fun and cool. That hat + pigtails idea is Gold.
I would play the crap out of this RPG if it existed, though there’s no healer… Would Ivy begrudgingly hand out healing potions?
So, glossing over the potential issues with referring to them as girls… can we talk about how the outfits in this are leather catsuit fetish, fishnets and leather fetishwear, “jungle” themed bikini and “sexy pot plant” Halloween costume?
Combine this with Catwoman’s line about just wanting to get Batman’s attention and it’s… well, I don’t actually believe that the guys who put this trailer together really cared about the battles that would allegedly define them.
While most critics are busy either wildly celebrating Batman: Arkham Knight or raging over the poor quality of the PC port, this article talks about a very important point – the inevitable diminishing of the female characters.
I feel it would be dishonest not to hold their costuming as at least partially accountable. When developers put all their design focus on making the female characters appear sexy and exposed, then it greatly reduces the options for the kind of roles they can have in scenes. The can either be:
Vulnerable and some sort of device (decoration, instrument, prize or joke but never a person)
Spectacularly over powered in a attempt to subvert the costume and play the “so badass their costume doesn’t need to make sense” card
Since Batman games always put Batman as the hero, it means there’s scant few opportunities for the second option and they usually only get one bite of the apple. Ivy in Arkham Asylum, Catwoman in Arkham City and now in order to make Harley Quinn formidable (instead of the Joker’s puppet) they gave her what’s actually the most practical outfit in the series to date: