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    Post by katimus_prime on Thu Mar 05, 2015 4:52 pm

    I have a problem and his name is Mumkhar.

    I should probably be ashamed of myself, but I really adore Mumkhar, and all of it is spoilery.

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    The JRPG genre has been hurting for a villain they love to hate, and Mumkhar more than delivers that for me.  

    In no way am I defensive of his actions - he's a complete slime, but I really love that he exists, and I really love his rivalry with Dunban.  I've been the unwitting victim of betrayal in one friendship where I thought I was doing everything right, and I've been the betrayer in another friendship that just got continually sour as the other party stayed completely ignorant and tried to play the angel, so both sides of Dunban's and Mumkhar's story intrigue me and squeeze at my feels.

    I do wish it was better addressed and that they got more in-depth with it, but what we did get of him, I thought was splendid, and I'm tickled pink that Metal Face was featured in Smash Bros!

    All of this makes me super-excited about Lou and Doug in Xenoblade X, because I can't unsee Dunban on Lou and Mumkhar on Doug, especially in this image - http://xenoblade.wikia.com/wiki/File:Illustration_of_Lao_and_Douglas_g_img_rareengine06.jpg

    Maybe one day, I will calm down, but today is not that day.  I might use this thread later to link to art about Mums.  I did a lot of Rule 63 Mumkhar back when I first played XB and it's gotten dusty, but I still want to show it around.


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    Post by Kire-Kitsune on Fri Mar 06, 2015 10:29 pm

    Oh dear God, Mumkhar. He is such a deliciously shitty person. He is just pure human garbage. (Or Homs garbage, I suppose.) And I love him for it. His voice actor had a ball with it, too. Like a cockney Albedo. (At least on a scale of pure melodrama and overacting.) I wish there was more about him pre-battle of sword valley.

    Oh, I just wanted to mention that female Mumkhar threatens all that I understand in life. It terrifies me. lol


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    Post by katimus_prime on Sat Mar 07, 2015 3:26 pm

    Haha, I guess I'll have to organize my draws of Mamakhar for you. I had a lot of fun with her because there was no expectations I had for making her pretty, but she still kinda ended up a little bit pretty anyway. When I worked at a gas station chain, there were a lot of rough, wirey women who came through as regular customers, so I kinda drew on them for inspiration when drawing Mumkhar (both male and female, actually).

    Mumkhar is just a deliciously terrible person, and gaming hasn't had that since maybe Kefka. As crazy as Albedo was, he still drew a lot of fangirls and was somewhat sympathetic. Mumkhar just came off a lot stronger as a villain than that, and it made me really happy to see. (Disclaimer, though, if I ran into someone like Mumkhar in real life, I'd steer the hell away.)


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    Post by Kire-Kitsune on Sat Mar 07, 2015 3:46 pm

    I dread the day those drawings are organized. Plus, I like that he's a gnarly looking guy, lol. I think the temptation to make his character type really foppish and feminine is one that JRPG's turn to too often, you just don't have many "ugly" villains in JRPG's. Most are Albedo-esque. Insane, yes. Antagonistic, certainly. Yet, he's also ridiculously sexy. I think artists are obsessed with sending mixed signals, lol. (Or conciously laying fangirl bait.) I mean, look at Sephiroth. Utterly unquestionably despicable. But his hair is magnificent! It just cracks me up. Of course, that's better than the western approach where all villains look like beaten up potatoes.
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