King of Fighters Moe Degeneration

athena-moe-blob-3

The recent release of King of Fighters XII has been widely hailed as a disaster, chiefly for gameplay reasons, but some can’t help but lament the direction some of the character design has taken, with schoolgirl fighter Athena Asamiya‘s incongruous degeneration into a generic saucer-eyed pink-haired schoolgirl a case in point…

Current (Moe Blob) Athena:

athena-moe-blob

athena-moe-blob-4
athena-moe-blob-5

GIF:

athena-moe-blob

Previous Athena Designs:

athena-reject-3
athena-reject-2
athena-2000

See also the direction Mai Shiranui has taken

Via Hachimaki.

athena-moe-blob-2

Leave a Comment

133 Comments