Belts on Belts on Belts - Tetsuya Nomura's 5 Worst Character Designs

Shalua - FF7: Dirge of Cerberus 

Now I know what you're thinking, and no. I don't hate fanservice. But when fanservice completely clashes with a character's backstory, personality, and story role in every possible way, then it becomes a problem. Shalua is supposed to be a serious scientist searching for her sister (Say that 5 times fast.). But what about her design suggests that?

She has a lab coat with sleeves that appear to be too long for her. Oh, and she's wearing glasses that combine with her hairdo to say,"I'm a sexy librarian!" I guess that's two of the boxes checked off for being a serious character? Or at the least, that's as close as she gets.

Peering beneath the lab coat only reveals an even more ridiculous ensemble. Just look at that skirt. There are two small belts holding onto a piece of cloth so large that it constitutes a second mini skirt. And you just know it would get stuck on everything. Her wardrobe doesn't seem very practical for lab work either, a single splash of anything on her could prove to be a lot more dangerous than it should be.

Oh, and she lost an eye, an arm, and a bunch of organs. Yet somehow, she doesn't have a single scar on her body.

Published Jun. 27th 2017

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