I think it's partly to do with the incompetence (or poor taste) of their stock of workers, and partly intentional. It'd be interesting to know whether there's situations that arise where management tells the artist to make the character look more androgynous or say things like "you need to stop pandering to the male gaze" after seeing the first iterations.BobT wrote: ↑ February 8th, 2024, 01:31Oh I fully agree with you. I just didn't want to name any specifics as I couldn't be bothered having a lengthy argument over being called a schizo or whatever.
It's like the whole "white replacement is a myth" or all the stuff about feminism and all that. And then in the next breath the same people are admitting just that (insert Ash Sarkar vs Ash Sarkar meme).
The uglification of female characters (back on topic) seems to have really ramped up just in the last couple of years though. It's like they've decided they've won the gay & tranny battle, body type 1 & 2, pronouns and all that, now full-on attacking female beauty. Now they're also going back and "remaking" all the old movies, cartoons and games so young kids will only ever see those new versions and be told "it be always like that".
The remaking of beloved movies/ games or the taking over of IPs feels like it has the same intention as re-writing history in dramas of those eras or documentaries. It's to gaslight people into accepting a "new normal," and invoke a feeling of "it was always this way," I hate to repeat the meme, but it really is like 1984-- "Whoever controls the past, controls the future."