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Re(2):Today's the day...Vanessa Boogaloo!
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[URL=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6roRcCYF2ks]The video on the SNK channel[/URL] mentions "Vanessa lives a double life as a housewife and a mercenary agent. She is highly skilled in boxing and is able to KO her opponents with ease. Her husband and kid donít know anything about her secret activities." - but wasn't she a widow, and wasn't the fact that she lost her husband to NESTS shenanigans the reason she got involved in the agent business? Then again, I don't recall that being explicit in [URL=http://kofaniv.snk-corp.co.jp/english/character/index.php?num=vanessa]official sources like the KoF anniversary site[/URL], info on Vanessa was always a bit fuzzy, including stuff like nationality, which has no particular reason to be unknown (then again, a kid to keep safe, and the agent gig may benefit from not being directly associated with any government...)... [QUOTE] Something about her 3D depiction makes her arms seem really long, and that reads weirdly to me. She always had a supermodel figure, but she didn't seem so lanky in her 2D version. [/QUOTE] Maybe they took cues from her [URL=http://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/snk/images/2/28/Vanessa-2001.jpg]Nona art[/URL]. [QUOTE] Having her clothes seem more casual (open-toe shoes!) I somewhat don't like, because I thought her combination of super stylized formal clothing (suspenders, tie, white shirt, slacks, formal shoes) combined with her slick boxing that was equal parts technical and fantastic helped enhance her sense of "coolness", while the bits of sass/liveliness that she has in her animations (like her walk animation, or her hands stinging after punching somebody too much, or pulling off one of he gloves with her teeth) helped define her from simply being yet another "cool beauty" type character. [/QUOTE] If it weren't for the tie still being a part of the outfit she'd look like she was on Summer vacation somewhere. I figure part of the reason the tie is there is to emphasize the movement on her dashing and swinging around, but for everything else she's wearing now, I guess something like a colorful bead necklace would have the same effect. I like how her classic look keeps her [URL=http://www.fightersgeneration.com/np7/char/gifs/vanessa/vanessa-xi-intro.gif]a jacket away from looking ready for a formal office meeting[/URL] while her general tone has a "looseness" to it that's more playful than it is relaxed, and the sandals and new pants have that going for them, but the tie really breaks the tone. Hopefully one of her alternate palettes gives her a more uniform color for her pants to help reference her classic look more.
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