History Main / NonStandardCharacterDesign

13th Aug '17 11:01:48 PM klausbaudelaire
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Kaya from the Franchise/AmericanGirlsCollection was a departure from the doll line's trademark toothy smile, out of respect for the Nez Perce tribe she belonged to, though her face mold is no longer exclusive to just her with the introduction of Logan Everett, American Girl's first and so far only boy doll.[[note]]Not counting the male Bitty Twin dolls that is; Logan is the first mainline character to be introduced.[[/note]]

to:

* Kaya from the Franchise/AmericanGirlsCollection was a departure from the doll line's trademark toothy smile, out of respect for the Nez Perce tribe she belonged to, though her face mold is no longer exclusive to just her with the introduction of Logan Everett, American Girl's first and so far only boy doll.[[note]]Not counting the male Bitty Twin dolls that is; Logan is the first male mainline character to be introduced.[[/note]]
30th Jul '17 10:29:54 PM merotoker
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** Lordgenome is deliberately drawn in a sketch-heavy style, to highlight his role as the BigBad. Later applied to [[spoiler:[[PeopleJars Lordgenome's head]] and post-timeskip Simon.]]

to:

** Lordgenome is deliberately drawn in a sketch-heavy style, to highlight his role as the BigBad. Later applied to [[spoiler:[[PeopleJars Lordgenome's head]] and post-timeskip Simon.]]Simon]].



** Excalibur is drawn with very little detail, huge round eyes and an all-white color scheme, looking notably cartoonistic among the other characters. Lampshaded by various characters across the series, most notably how he looks like he has googley eyes from a rainy day arts and crafts project.

to:

** Excalibur is drawn with very little detail, huge round eyes and an all-white color scheme, looking notably cartoonistic cartoonish among the other characters. Lampshaded by various characters across the series, most notably how he looks like he has googley eyes from a rainy day arts and crafts project.



** Nui Harime has non-standard character ''animation.'' [[WorldOfHam Nearly everyone in Kill La Kill moves in huge, over the top motions]], but Nui is rarely ever shown moving from one position to the next (there's usually a cut signifying it) and when she ''does'' move, it's [[LimitedAnimation the cheapest looking movement imaginable.]] The result is a [[UncannyValley singularly unnerving character.]]

to:

** Nui Harime has non-standard character ''animation.'' [[WorldOfHam Nearly everyone in Kill La Kill moves in huge, over the top motions]], but Nui is rarely ever shown moving from one position to the next (there's usually a cut signifying it) and when she ''does'' move, it's [[LimitedAnimation the cheapest looking movement imaginable.]] The result is a [[UncannyValley singularly unnerving character.]]



* ''ComicBook/TheAwesomeSlapStick'': SlapStick has an appearance akin to a WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes character in a world with more realistic designs. This is to highlight his powers, which makes him and him alone follow CartoonPhysics.

to:

* ''ComicBook/TheAwesomeSlapStick'': SlapStick ''ComicBook/TheAwesomeSlapstick'': Slapstick has an appearance akin to a WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes character in a world with more realistic designs. This is to highlight his powers, which makes him and him alone follow CartoonPhysics.



* Similar to its above-mentioned American counterpart, the [=SegaSonic=] characters in ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'' look almost nothing like everyone else. Fleetway [[CanonForeigner original characters]] are usually drawn in more traditional PettingZooPerson proportions compared to the FunnyAnimal Sega ones.

to:

* Similar to its above-mentioned American counterpart, the [=SegaSonic=] characters in ''ComicBook/SonicTheComic'' look almost nothing like everyone else. Fleetway [[CanonForeigner original characters]] are usually drawn in more traditional PettingZooPerson PettingZooPeople proportions compared to the FunnyAnimal Sega ones.



* [=LeFou=] Maurice and the appliances as humans are far toonier-looking than the rest of the human cast in ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''.

to:

* [=LeFou=] Maurice [=LeFou=], Maurice, and the appliances as humans are far toonier-looking than the rest of the human cast in ''Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast''.



** Disney/{{Cinderella}} and Disney/{{Snow White|And The Seven Dwarfs}} look somewhat less stylized than the later princesses. This is because Snow White was rotoscoped in her film and Cinderella was drawn with a more realistic face compared to other princesses.

to:

** Disney/{{Cinderella}} and Disney/{{Snow White|And The Seven Dwarfs}} White|AndTheSevenDwarfs}} look somewhat less stylized than the later princesses. This is because Snow White was rotoscoped in her film and Cinderella was drawn with a more realistic face compared to other princesses.



* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobMovieSpongeOutOfWater'', all of the CGI models of the characters in their superhero forms look like their cartoon counterparts... except for Sandy Cheeks, [[FourthWallPortrait who looks like an actual squirrel.]]
* Fiona's human form in ''Franchise/{{Shrek}}'' stands out against against other humans in the franchise. She is an InkSuitActor of her voice actress, Creator/CameronDiaz. Future humans (including her parents) are less hyper-realistic looking and more stylized.

to:

* In ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongeBobMovieSpongeOutOfWater'', ''WesternAnimation/TheSpongebobMovieSpongeOutOfWater'', all of the CGI models of the characters in their superhero forms look like their cartoon counterparts... except for Sandy Cheeks, [[FourthWallPortrait who looks like an actual squirrel.]]
* Fiona's human form in ''Franchise/{{Shrek}}'' stands out against against other humans in the franchise. She is an InkSuitActor of her voice actress, Creator/CameronDiaz. Future humans (including her parents) are less hyper-realistic looking and more stylized.



** There's also the very unusual ''Solaris: The Game World'' designs. They don't have the straightforward and functional war-machine look of most Battlemech designs, being more heavily decorated, detailed, stylized, and sometimes a bit bulbuous. The reason for this is that, in a strange twist of fate, some of these designs are actually Studio Nue redraws of Battlemechs--many of which are designs based on Studio Nue's own ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' series! This leads to the somewhat surreal situation where the the Battletech ''Colossus'' is actually the Japanese art for the Battletech ''Marauder'', because the Battletech ''Marauder'' artwork was originally a Zentradi Officer Pod in Japan.

to:

** There's also the very unusual ''Solaris: The Game World'' designs. They don't have the straightforward and functional war-machine look of most Battlemech designs, being more heavily decorated, detailed, stylized, and sometimes a bit bulbuous.bulbous. The reason for this is that, in a strange twist of fate, some of these designs are actually Studio Nue redraws of Battlemechs--many of which are designs based on Studio Nue's own ''Anime/SuperDimensionFortressMacross'' series! This leads to the somewhat surreal situation where the the Battletech ''Colossus'' is actually the Japanese art for the Battletech ''Marauder'', because the Battletech ''Marauder'' artwork was originally a Zentradi Officer Pod in Japan.



* Here's an example from ''VideoGame/{{The Legendary Starfy}}'': The {{Terrible Trio}} wouldn't look out of place where ''Manga/{{One Piece}}'' is concerned...

to:

* Here's an example from ''VideoGame/{{The Legendary Starfy}}'': ''VideoGame/TheLegendaryStarfy'': The {{Terrible Trio}} TerribleTrio wouldn't look out of place where ''Manga/{{One Piece}}'' ''Manga/OnePiece'' is concerned...



* Monokuma in ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}'' (and Usami in the sequel) is drawn to look like a kawaii mascot without many details, wheras all the other characters have a more realistic pop-art manga-type look. There is also ([[RecurringElement traditionally]]) one character among each cast of characters who looks almost nothing like any of the other characters.

to:

* Monokuma in ''VisualNovel/{{Danganronpa}}'' (and Usami in the sequel) is drawn to look like a kawaii mascot without many details, wheras whereas all the other characters have a more realistic pop-art manga-type look. There is also ([[RecurringElement traditionally]]) one character among each cast of characters who looks almost nothing like any of the other characters.



* In ''Webcomic/TheFrumps'', the [[http://www.thefrumps.com/comic/2013/10/07/anytime-i-want two main characters]]. are the only non-realistic characters, appearing like "slugs with floating limbs" . Everyone else is human, or humanoid.

to:

* In ''Webcomic/TheFrumps'', the [[http://www.thefrumps.com/comic/2013/10/07/anytime-i-want two main characters]]. characters]] are the only non-realistic characters, appearing like "slugs with floating limbs" .limbs". Everyone else is human, or humanoid.



* Taito from ''Webcomic/{{Consolers}}'' sticks out a bit compared to the rest of the cast with her BlackBeadEyes and yellow [[BlushSticker Blush Stickers]].
* In ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'', [[spoiler:the manifestation of a dead christian priest encountered in a world where christianity has fallen out of practice]] is drawn more realistically than any other character. [[http://www.sssscomic.com/comic.php?page=566 The difference can be seen on this page]].

to:

* Taito from ''Webcomic/{{Consolers}}'' sticks out a bit compared to the rest of the cast with her BlackBeadEyes and yellow [[BlushSticker Blush Stickers]].
{{Blush Sticker}}s.
* In ''WebComic/StandStillStaySilent'', [[spoiler:the manifestation of a dead christian priest encountered in a world where christianity Christianity has fallen out of practice]] is drawn more realistically than any other character. [[http://www.sssscomic.com/comic.php?page=566 The difference can be seen on this page]].



* The first episode of the ''WesternAnimation/KryptoTheSuperdog'' cartoon has an appearance made by Superman, who's sporting his ''Franchise/{{DCAU}}'' looks. This is in contrast to all the other characters, who are drawn in an art style reminiscent of ''ComicStrip/{{Dennis the Menace|US}}'' or a classic Creator/HannaBarbera cartoon.

to:

* The first episode of the ''WesternAnimation/KryptoTheSuperdog'' cartoon has an appearance made by Superman, who's sporting his ''Franchise/{{DCAU}}'' ''Franchise/DCAnimatedUniverse'' looks. This is in contrast to all the other characters, who are drawn in an art style reminiscent of ''ComicStrip/{{Dennis the Menace|US}}'' or a classic Creator/HannaBarbera cartoon.



** Also the band Korn in "Korn's Groovy Pirate Ghost Mystery". The band meant to be a parody of the ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' gang and aren't designed like ''South Park'' characters, but how they would be in a Hanna-Barbara cartoon.

to:

** Also the band Korn in "Korn's Groovy Pirate Ghost Mystery". The band are meant to be a parody of the ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo'' gang and aren't designed like ''South Park'' characters, but how they would be in a Hanna-Barbara cartoon.



* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' :

to:

* ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'' :''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants'':



** Rumble [=McSkirmish=] from the episode "Fight Fighters" is a video game character brought to life, and as such is rendered as 16-bit pixel art reminiscent of ''VideoGame/StreetFighter'':

to:

** Rumble [=McSkirmish=] from the episode "Fight Fighters" is a video game character brought to life, and as such is rendered as 16-bit pixel art reminiscent of ''VideoGame/StreetFighter'':''Franchise/StreetFighter'':



* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'', where the title characters take part in a Plastic Surgery Tournament, and one of the task challenges at hand includes recreating a "photo-realistic beaver".

to:

* [[LampshadeHanging Lampshaded]] {{Lampshade|Hanging}}d in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/CowAndChicken'', where the title characters take part in a Plastic Surgery Tournament, and one of the task challenges at hand includes recreating a "photo-realistic beaver".



** Rose Quartz is drawn in a slightly more detailed {{Animesque}} style than the rest of the cast. Her hair is and face are more detailed as she often has a good deal of highlighting and shading. She looks almost like she belongs in a shoujo manga. Rose Quartz is also the most humanoid looking gem shown (as opposed to the others, who tend to look more abstract). She appears to have breasts and her skin is human toned. She essentially looks like a very tall woman with long, pink hair.

to:

** Rose Quartz is drawn in a slightly more detailed {{Animesque}} style than the rest of the cast. Her hair is and face are more detailed as she often has a good deal of highlighting and shading. She looks almost like she belongs in a shoujo manga. Rose Quartz is also the most humanoid looking gem shown (as opposed to the others, who tend to look more abstract). She appears to have breasts and her skin is human toned. She essentially looks like a very tall woman with long, pink hair.



* The Hex Girls from ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheWitchsGhost'' stand out amongst everyone else as they're depicted in a less cartoony style and their movements are less exaggerated.

to:

* ''Franchise/ScoobyDoo''
**
The Hex Girls from ''WesternAnimation/ScoobyDooAndTheWitchsGhost'' stand out amongst everyone else as they're depicted in a less cartoony style and their movements are less exaggerated.
29th Jul '17 10:27:15 AM TrendingToon1
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** TheHero Lightning [=McQueen=] has a rather unique design compared to most other stock cars -- specifically his hood area is squished in a little and the sides are raised up slightly, his spoiler is bigger with rounded edges and curves in at the center, and his back bumper is completely yellow instead of having a yellow double stripe (a tradition in NASCAR given to racers in their rookie seasons). This sets him apart from the others.
24th Jul '17 10:24:14 PM Gamermaster
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* Kobayashi from ''Manga/MissKobayashisDragonMaid'' has notably smaller irises then the rest of the cast.



* Tojo is a cub that appears in ''Disney/TheLionKing'' comics. He stands out amongst the other cubs because he is one of the few lions to have blue eyes.

to:

* Tojo is a cub that appears in ''Disney/TheLionKing'' comics. He stands out amongst among the other cubs because he is one of the few lions to have blue eyes.
15th Jul '17 8:05:22 PM JohnnyNevada
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''ComicBook/{{Shazam}}'', characters designed by C.C. Beck (and Pete Constanza, working in Beck's style) generally tended to be much more cartoonish and simplified in appearance then those from Mac Raboy, Jack Binder, and other artists; until the final issues of the 70's ''Shazam'' title, however, they were almost always drawn "on-model", particularly Billy with his classic BlackBeadEyes. The trend is most noticeable in [[http://cdn.coollinesartwork.com/Images/Category_2/subcat_43177/ShazamGoldenBookPgs67.jpg the finely detailed work of Kurt Schaffenberger]], where Billy often looks bizarre and inhuman next to the realistic Freddy and Mary.
** Some non-DCU spin-off media (such as ''BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'') still uses the Beck designs, even if the other characters are less cartoonish looking.

to:

* In ''ComicBook/{{Shazam}}'', Fawcett and DC Comics' ''Captain Marvel/ComicBook/{{Shazam}}'' series, characters designed by C.C. Beck (and Pete Constanza, working in Beck's style) generally tended to be much more cartoonish and simplified in appearance then those from Mac Raboy, Jack Binder, and other artists; until artists. Until the final issues of the 70's ''Shazam'' title, however, they were almost always drawn "on-model", particularly Billy with his classic BlackBeadEyes. The trend is most noticeable in [[http://cdn.coollinesartwork.com/Images/Category_2/subcat_43177/ShazamGoldenBookPgs67.jpg the finely detailed work of Kurt Schaffenberger]], where Billy often looks bizarre and inhuman next to the realistic Freddy and Mary.
**
Mary. Some non-DCU spin-off media (such as ''BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'') ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'') still uses use the Beck designs, even if the other characters are less cartoonish looking.
15th Jul '17 7:54:49 PM JohnnyNevada
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* In ''ComicBook/Shazam'', characters designed by C.C. Beck (and Pete Constanza, working in Beck's style) generally tended to be much more cartoonish and simplified in appearance then those from Mac Raboy, Jack Binder, and other artists; until the final issues of the 70's ''Shazam'' title, however, they were almost always drawn "on-model", particularly Billy with his classic BlackBeadEyes. The trend is most noticeable in [[http://cdn.coollinesartwork.com/Images/Category_2/subcat_43177/ShazamGoldenBookPgs67.jpg the finely detailed work of Kurt Schaffenberger]], where Billy often looks bizarre and inhuman next to the realistic Freddy and Mary.

to:

* In ''ComicBook/Shazam'', ''ComicBook/{{Shazam}}'', characters designed by C.C. Beck (and Pete Constanza, working in Beck's style) generally tended to be much more cartoonish and simplified in appearance then those from Mac Raboy, Jack Binder, and other artists; until the final issues of the 70's ''Shazam'' title, however, they were almost always drawn "on-model", particularly Billy with his classic BlackBeadEyes. The trend is most noticeable in [[http://cdn.coollinesartwork.com/Images/Category_2/subcat_43177/ShazamGoldenBookPgs67.jpg the finely detailed work of Kurt Schaffenberger]], where Billy often looks bizarre and inhuman next to the realistic Freddy and Mary.
15th Jul '17 7:54:23 PM JohnnyNevada
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

* In ''ComicBook/Shazam'', characters designed by C.C. Beck (and Pete Constanza, working in Beck's style) generally tended to be much more cartoonish and simplified in appearance then those from Mac Raboy, Jack Binder, and other artists; until the final issues of the 70's ''Shazam'' title, however, they were almost always drawn "on-model", particularly Billy with his classic BlackBeadEyes. The trend is most noticeable in [[http://cdn.coollinesartwork.com/Images/Category_2/subcat_43177/ShazamGoldenBookPgs67.jpg the finely detailed work of Kurt Schaffenberger]], where Billy often looks bizarre and inhuman next to the realistic Freddy and Mary.
** Some non-DCU spin-off media (such as ''BatmanTheBraveAndTheBold'') still uses the Beck designs, even if the other characters are less cartoonish looking.
15th Jul '17 3:30:17 PM MBG
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Plenty of other Transformers have this going on, due to the original line being basically cobbled together from multiple unrelated lines. Ironhide and Ratchet's toys were originally intended to be MiniMecha and therefore don't have heads, [[ShowAccuracyToyAccuracy infamously]] receiving heavy redesigns to make them look anything like the other characters. But no amount of redesigning could make Sky Lynx, who has two separate bodies, neither of which have humanoid forms (a space shuttle and its platform that turn into a bird-thing and a lion), which can combine into a single robot that looks vaguely like a four-legged dragon, look normal. Even odder, he's not a combiner - he just has two separate bodies that share a mind. Explanations for why he's like this are generally along the lines of [[StarfishAliens "Sky Lynx is weird."]]
14th Jul '17 12:30:26 PM ElSquibbonator
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** In the later seasons there are plenty of characters who look like humans with odd skin colors and no noses.
** Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy appear to be humans (the former being an {{expy}} of ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}) that are drawn in the show's usual animated style while any other human that appears in the show is live-action. Notably, this contrasts with the usual scale since [[HumansAreCthulhu other humans are portrayed as being like giants to the main cast]].

to:

** In the later seasons there are plenty of background characters who look like humans with odd skin colors and no noses.
noses. It's implied that they're supposed to be fish, but. . .
** Mermaid Man and Barnacle Boy appear to be humans (the former being an {{expy}} of ComicBook/{{Aquaman}}) that are drawn in the show's usual animated style while any other human that appears in the show is live-action. Notably, this contrasts with the usual scale since [[HumansAreCthulhu other humans are portrayed as being like giants to the main cast]]. Then again, Mermaid Man ''does'' [[FridgeBrilliance have a shrink ray]].
13th Jul '17 7:56:39 AM Dere
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** Princess Sally in the Christmas special.
** Even Sonic and Tails are this, as they're from the games, and the show's character design style doesn't really match the game style. Likely the reason Robotnik was redesigned for the show.
This list shows the last 10 events of 643. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Main.NonStandardCharacterDesign