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Re: post any random thought on your mind
« Reply #5360 on: January 07, 2019, 12:48:24 PM »
In retrospect, I think Nintendo is onto something when they made Bowser Jr., being that he's a younger version of the main villain that is also willingly following into his footsteps.

The reason I am mentioning this? After Sonic Mania was released, an upside-down sprite of Eggman in a spider boss had caused some to freely interpret him as a her, specifically as a separate character called "Eggette". The fan-made character is appealing because, according to a fan's theory: "...fits in to a specific role of being really cute, and small, and kind of unsuspecting. She’s this little girl, you’d never expect her to be much of a threat, but she IS and that’s awesome. But she’s not overly ugly, she’s not overly nerdy, she’s just this really great twist on the Dr. Eggman design". I think that there are similar parallels with Bowser Jr., so he is indeed a worthwhile addition.

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That description does indeed sound very similar to Bowser Jr., especially the part about being threatening while also being a little kid.

I guess my only issue is that Eggette feels like the sort of character that would be better executed  in the Sonic comics or some other media rather than the games. Bowser Jr. actually subtly acts as a foil to Bowser in that he's implied (and even outright shown in some cases) to prefer use machines and smarts rather than directly fighting Mario, which is something even his Smash trophy points out. Additionally, while there are times that could imply that he can be more dangerous than Bowser, Junior is shown to also be possible of acting nicer (or at least, more willing to owe up to his mistakes) than Bowser. I feel that, especially from a gameplay stand-point, it would be harder to make Eggette stand out more from Eggman since the only thing that's coming to mind right now is having her be the Act 1 boss instead of a random robot.

That's without mentioning, of course, that Bowser Jr. is still a love-him-or-hate-him character in general and we all know how the internet feels about Sonic characters...
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Re: post any random thought on your mind
« Reply #5361 on: January 07, 2019, 10:13:12 PM »
Waluigi looks like Doofenshmirtz.


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« Reply #5362 on: January 07, 2019, 11:29:56 PM »
Waluigi looks like Doofenshmirtz.


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Re: post any random thought on your mind
« Reply #5363 on: January 07, 2019, 11:34:17 PM »
More like Piranha the Plant, for taking his spot in Smash.

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Re: post any random thought on your mind
« Reply #5364 on: January 07, 2019, 11:35:15 PM »
I always associate Wario and Waluigi with Heat Miser and Snow Miser, respectively, from "A Year Without a Santa Claus"
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Re: post any random thought on your mind
« Reply #5365 on: January 08, 2019, 07:58:28 AM »
More like Piranha the Plant, for taking his spot in Smash.

Speaking of the Piranha Plant, I'm probably guessing that it would feel much less awkward if it was Petey Piranha who got the playable promotion for Smash Ultimate instead. I mean, in the Mario spin-offs, he's only slightly larger than Bowser, but that's only really because he has a huge head.

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« Reply #5366 on: January 08, 2019, 09:41:40 AM »
Eh.

I love it the way it turned out

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« Reply #5367 on: January 08, 2019, 08:03:22 PM »
Too lazy to dig out the old topic so, here.

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« Reply #5368 on: January 08, 2019, 10:19:42 PM »
Remember when that Yoshi game had a Yarn aesthetic instead of general plush?.
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Re: post any random thought on your mind
« Reply #5369 on: January 09, 2019, 12:45:58 AM »
Was Baby Bowser really all that distinct from Bowser Jr., Because if Junior was introduced in the SNES games, he would certainly look like Baby Bowser, just without a bib.

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« Reply #5370 on: January 09, 2019, 01:06:30 AM »
I like how the idea of how to convey a crafted, plush character is to vomit a bumpmap all over them.
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« Reply #5371 on: January 09, 2019, 08:00:14 AM »
Was Baby Bowser really all that distinct from Bowser Jr., Because if Junior was introduced in the SNES games, he would certainly look like Baby Bowser, just without a bib.

Well, the difference are in the minor details. His armbands still had spikes, his nose was a bit more prolonged, his shell's spikes were fully extended and he had more than one tooth.

But whatever, I've long since accepted he's just Bowser jr now.

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« Reply #5372 on: January 09, 2019, 08:06:35 AM »
If you think about it that way though...

Would Bowser Jr look exactly like his dad when he grows up?

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« Reply #5373 on: January 09, 2019, 08:27:19 AM »
Most likely. A child looking exactly like their father isn't terribly uncommon in fiction (especially for stuff like ancestors). Brawl in the Family even pointed that out.
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« Reply #5374 on: January 09, 2019, 05:39:49 PM »
Well, the difference are in the minor details. His armbands still had spikes, his nose was a bit more prolonged, his shell's spikes were fully extended and he had more than one tooth.

But whatever, I've long since accepted he's just Bowser jr now.
The armbands and having more than one tooth are a fair deal, but I don't really think the nose being more "prolonged" or slightly longer shell spikes are really buying points for me, especially when the longer snout was a quirk only in the Super Mario Advance 3 art and the spritework of the original game. Beyond that, he always seemed like Bowser Jr. to me.

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« Reply #5375 on: January 09, 2019, 05:55:00 PM »
Well, the difference are in the minor details. His armbands still had spikes, his nose was a bit more prolonged, his shell's spikes were fully extended and he had more than one tooth.

But whatever, I've long since accepted he's just Bowser jr now.
The armbands and having more than one tooth are a fair deal, but I don't really think the nose being more "prolonged" or slightly longer shell spikes are really buying points for me, especially when the longer snout was a quirk only in the Super Mario Advance 3 art and the spritework of the original game. Beyond that, he always seemed like Bowser Jr. to me.

Can't speak for the longer sprites, but I feel like Woolly World managed to get the snout (though it might just be my eyes playing tricks on me.
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« Reply #5376 on: January 09, 2019, 06:35:32 PM »
I *think* it may have been just the eyes, but I'm not convinced by longer snout, especially when we have now Bowser's Inside Story art for Bowser Jr. running around. I really don't think the physical differences really exist beyond armbands and teeth amount.


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« Reply #5377 on: January 10, 2019, 08:05:38 AM »


I dunno, seems pretty clear to me.
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« Reply #5378 on: January 11, 2019, 03:44:58 AM »
The two sprites on the left are practically the same sprites while the rest are from different games and styles.

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« Reply #5379 on: January 11, 2019, 07:31:06 AM »
Considering how Yoshi's New Island island is basically an attempt to replicate the old yoshi style but with crappy 3D models I'd say it shows how his look has changed fairly well.

But like I said, I've long since accepted it, doesn't bother me all that much anymore.
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