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I Love the Dave Filoni Cartoons... But the Character Design is Pretty Bad
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28-Sep-2021, 11:06 AM

Maybe I’m the only one to see it this way, but I really think that the characters from Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels look nothing like they belong in the Star Wars universe.

Okay, most of the guys from the Clone War era look fine. It matches the prequel aesthetic, if a little cartoony - which I guess was the point. The clones themselves are kinda weird sometimes with their hair styles, but they keep their helmets on most of the time so no big deal. My main issue is with the crew of the Ghost. Zeb is pretty unapealing, even for a character who is supposed to be ugly, and Ezra’s and Kanan’s models make them look like they’re wearing body paint instead of clothes. Man, the artstyle switch really did this guys dirty.

But truly the worst one is Sabine. She’s got dyed hair and custom Mandalorian armor with graffiti and her skin looks so unnatural and weird. How am I supposed to believe that this character exists in the same galaxy and at the same as someone like Han Solo?

You know? I feel like I’m being too mean. Like I said, I truly like the stories and the characters from these two shows, but I just can’t get over how the styles seem to not even try to match the aesthetics from the original movies. You may say “Well, it’s a big galaxy, people look different” but these are just movies and shows - there should be a cohesive artstyle that ties them together and makes them feel like one big story instead of a multitude of smaller fragments written forty years apart… Which I mean, that’s what they are but… Let us pretend.

There’s a few other examples of this. Everything in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and the Han Solo movie looks a little too modern and videogame-like for me. And there’s some comic books where imperial characters are going around rocking fade cuts and stuff. But what do you think?