Typical JRPG Character Design

Go ahead, cosplay that. I DARE YOU.
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Posted by Shawn Handyside on October 13, 2011 · 1:10 AM 
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Bad Ideas, Fashion Faux Pas, Overkill, Square Enix, Swordplay, Uncategorized, Weird

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140 Responses to “Typical JRPG Character Design”

  1. Skrist on October 13th, 2011 1:13 am

    <img src="http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lfp2hoS7xu1qc9f5v.jpg"&gt;
    They're also missing the annoying emotions…

  2. smashpro1 on October 13th, 2011 1:15 am

    Kinda want that pizzacutter sword.

  3. Fai57 on October 13th, 2011 1:15 am

    I was going to jokingly post "Are you a boy, or a girl?" but I realized that I actually couldn't tell. >_<

  4. JordanTH on October 13th, 2011 1:15 am

    He/she's not even close. For starters, where is his/her massively pointy hair? He/she's got nothing on Cloud.

  5. UndeadLex on October 13th, 2011 1:18 am
  6. Skrist on October 13th, 2011 1:22 am

    I also like how Shawn tagged Square Enix… I would say there should be more companies but… rel="nofollow"> I can't.

  7. GameboyPATH on October 13th, 2011 1:25 am

    :O You are
    overencumbered and
    cannot run.

  8. Jimmy on October 13th, 2011 1:26 am

    I now have this incredible urge to play Phantasy Star Ø.
    <img src="http://29.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kt6ovnk0LF1qzp9weo1_400.jpg"&gt;

    Legitimate dialogue in game:

    Sarisa: "Hey! That's off limits! Ah! Ah ha ha ha! Ah ha ha ha ha! Stop it! Th-That tickles! I-I'm gonna pee!"

    Your available responses:
    "I wish I had popcorn."
    "I'll save you!"

  9. _JoJo_ on October 13th, 2011 1:28 am

    Needs more leather and angst.

  10. Exylus on October 13th, 2011 1:29 am

    NOT NEARLY ENOUGH BELTS. He's got nothin' on Haseo. http://dothack.neoseeker.com/w/i/dothack/e/e5/Has… I count at least 16 belts on this guy.

  11. Twilightdusk on October 13th, 2011 1:54 am

    I KNOW I've seen this image before…

  12. Apceros on October 13th, 2011 2:07 am

    Interesting that they would make the sword phallic shaped with a protagonist who could easily be passed off for a girl.

  13. OrionX on October 13th, 2011 2:10 am
  14. dope92 on October 13th, 2011 2:24 am


    taking the outfit off

  15. Nick Soapdish on October 13th, 2011 2:25 am
  16. SolidScientist on October 13th, 2011 2:26 am

    Fuck, that's a ridiculously flamboyant outfit.

    Fuck, I wanna play that game.

  17. VyseRogueKing on October 13th, 2011 2:51 am

    I laughed and now I feel quilty that, so far, I'm the only person who's posted with a character from a standard JRPG as an avatar.

  18. endplanets on October 13th, 2011 3:51 am

    That is not a badass beret. It is actually a baseball hat. Backwards.
    Not only is that thematically wrong, it is totally lame.

  19. UndeadLex on October 13th, 2011 3:53 am

    I just realized… Shawn didn't put the Halolz.com watermark on the picture.
    He, too, was gender confused.

  20. Rathial on October 13th, 2011 4:18 am

    Final Fantasy Tactics A2 was a fun game

    They forgot to put zippers on his hat though :P

    <img src="http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/Donald_Duck_03.jpg"&gt;

    Everythings better with zippers

  21. Ragnellrok on October 13th, 2011 5:43 am

    Anyone else notice that the sword is at least as large as this character? Which raises the question of how he is holding a blade that is like 5x his weight with no visible muscle tone to speak of…..

  22. OmegaJunk on October 13th, 2011 6:04 am

    What about blue hair? You gotta have blue hair! Oops, I think I am thinking about Japanese cartoons, not JRPG's.

    (Too late for Home Star Runner references?)

  23. CriticalQuit on October 13th, 2011 7:06 am

    Thankfully, there are a couple JRPGs that don't take costume design so far. I always thought the Golden Sun characters looked okay.

  24. BlurrySandwich on October 13th, 2011 9:23 am

    I just spent 5 minutes trying to find all 4 belts… I could only count 2, unless that ripped up green thing counts as one.

  25. Vabolo on October 13th, 2011 9:28 am

    I'd try to trade for his hat, he clearly has enough scrap metal on himself to be set for life.

  26. Xifihas on October 13th, 2011 9:42 am

    Doesn't have enough belts and still looks too much like a guy.

  27. Ice_Cold_Water on October 13th, 2011 9:48 am

    <img src=http://gamesareevil.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/JRPG-Characters.jpg>

  28. ganru4 on October 13th, 2011 10:10 am

    "Go ahead, cosplay that. I DARE YOU."

    Challenge Accepted

  29. geoffrey_mt on October 13th, 2011 12:16 pm

    <img src="http://img802.imageshack.us/img802/480/22301010150745183695174.jpg"&gt;

    Right hand glove is wrong. Missing the ladybug. Book doesn't have the spires on it and is hanging off the wrong belt. Neither sword is done.

    I can be critical because that's me.

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  31. TheAceOfSkulls on October 13th, 2011 12:42 pm

    It's funny how complicated the costumes are for sprite based games. It almost seems like they get away with more here.

    Also next up needs to be an analysis of the average Space Marine clone, and possibly either an explanation of why they haven't focused on making stronger armor so much as they have figured out how to stuck a whole truck that barely seems to protect them on them as well as why they can't seem to figure out how to operate a helmet.

  32. AManWithACloak on October 13th, 2011 1:47 pm

    Sad Truth: She probably has higher defense than him with that on.

  33. Jimmy on October 13th, 2011 3:33 pm
  34. whydeviatenow on October 13th, 2011 8:14 pm

    I just made an account right this second to state that this character appears to be heavily based of of Rue from Threads of Fate for the PS1.

  35. _XD on October 14th, 2011 6:43 pm

    Little did people know that these were character designs of Team Fortress 3…
    <img src=http://s3.amazonaws.com/kym-assets/photos/images/original/000/014/903/Dundunduncurses.gif?1251939527>

  36. marscaleb on October 15th, 2011 11:18 pm

    If my concept artist tried to make that, I'd probably fire him.

    If he tried to take it to court, I'd use that as evidence that he's been taking drugs at work.

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