- Aug 1, 2016
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I do agree to a certain extent (even tho the BBS Armors is considered a modern thing), tho on the bright side, each trio seem to have their own thing. the Armor is mainly the BBS & Dark Road gang thing.I appreciate any change in costume because I love the variety of alternate outfits. I hope they bring back the costume collect from Fragmentary Passage because I am so much more motivated to collect costumes than I am to collect puzzle pieces.
On the one hand, I think the Keyblade Armors are nice that they are completely unique to each character. It adds a little bit of personality and injects a bit of that "fantasy" element to the character designs that are otherwise fairly modern in style.
On the other hand...I hate armor. Like, a lot. Some of my least favorite character designs were the Judges from FFXII just because of those huge clunky armor sets with equally ridiculous helmets. It's bizarre because I LOVE knights, but yuck do I hate full suits of armor. I much prefer a somewhat blended aesthetic where you can still see a characters face. I also hate how chunky they make everyone feel.
I do prefer the designs for DR armors over the BBS cast because they lean more into a Samurai/Shogun helmet design which feels more practical and fitting to the time period to me somehow. The BBS armors didn't seem like they meshed with the characters' personalities very well. Terra's armor was so shiny and bold which really seemed to go against the whole "lets not attract attention when we visit places" thing.
Overall I want the armor sets to stay as a relic of the past and move onto something different altogether. They make the characters look pointy and cold when they are in them which is odd for a cast that for the most part are supposed to be warm and kind.
I really hope Sora, Riku and Kairi never get armor. I want them to get their own unique thing as a symbol of times moving forward into a new "era".
Which Armor would you say is your favorite in terms of design overall?I've always liked the idea of the Keyblade Armor. Maybe nostalgia for The Gathering has something to do with it. It's also where it looked the best in my opinion.
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That being said, a good idea isn't always executed well. For example it's unfortunate that Aqua fell victim to the cliched "Boob Armor". It's really out of place in a Disney game and I wish they never did it. I'm also not the biggest fan of the DR designs, they're a little too Power Ranger for my taste.
I felt the same way about the BbS armor myself.I'm also not the biggest fan of the DR designs, they're a little too Power Ranger for my taste.
Yeah, I definitely do not want that to happen.SweetYetSalty said:I don't want to see Sora, Riku, and Kairi getting armor because they don't need it
It is the most iconic after all, so I totally get it. My favorite however is Ventus’s Armor. I love the blue color of his Armor, and the overall design looks cool, especially the helmet. Kinda looks like a dragon.I'd say Terra's is probably my favorite design out of all of them.
I was going to say that to me it's funny people tried to shove Riku into Terra's role because Riku fits more with Aqua based on color schemes. But then of course there's Terra's issues with darkness and Xehanort. Which got me thinking....Back in the pre-KH3 to early years after its announcement people were just obsessed with the thought of SRK getting armor too cuz it just looked cool I guess and it was in the time where the fanbase kinda just...tried turning SRK into TAV 2.0 in every way[except for design in regards to Riku he just had like two bits of Terra's design while everything else was just his KH2 outfit recolored.]
The way i see it is that all three of the Wayfinder trio are mix of characters.I was going to say that to me it's funny people tried to shove Riku into Terra's role because Riku fits more with Aqua based on color schemes. But then of course there's Terra's issues with darkness and Xehanort. Which got me thinking....
The longer I think about it, in a way I think of it almost as if Nomura took aspects of Riku and Sora and then switched them with Aqua and Terra. Terra has colors more similar to Sora, is more of a standard hero type like Sora as well as being kind of...dumb like Sora (lbr) combined with Riku's story of being tempted and manipulated by darkness, having his body stolen, etc. Aqua is more reserved with the blue colors and the air of strength/responsibility like Riku (compare Ventus saying "You've changed" to Aqua to Kairi saying the same about Riku to Sora at Destiny Islands in 1) while being the "good" character who's always seeking to rescue the others a la Sora. She even falls into darkness to save Terra, much how Sora fell to darkness to release Kairi and then dived into the End of the World to save Riku.
I guess that means Ventus is more like Kairi. Both figures of light, she being a PoH and him having his heart split or whatever. Him being "asleep" at the end and needing to be rescued does remind me of Kairi constantly disappearing, "dying," having to be found a la Princess Peach, etc. And then his history in the mobile game reminds me of Kairi's convoluted history of not really being from Destiny Islands but from Radiant Garden. Of course, his design isn't swapped with anyone's, but if you think about it, green is the opposite of purple, which was Kairi's dominant color.