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FernandoLemon Fan of Night in the Woods and Hamilton from Argentina
Fan of Night in the Woods and Hamilton
Feb 23rd 2021 at 10:16:11 AM

The image is poorly cropped, and the image shows creature in question from up-close and at a tilted angle, which doesn't give a good look at it. Subjectively, I also don't see the "cute" part; the fact that the Scotoplanes isn't listed under "real life" doesn't help with context.

Some suggestions:

  • A Tonberry from Final Fantasy: tiny and wide-eyed, while also brandishing a knife.
  • A Litwick from Pokémon: a Ghost-type pokémon, but a very cheerful one (just look at that smile!).
  • A Chincho from Super Mario Odyssey. Mummies are classic horror creatures, but these are also cute due to their starry eyes.

In this case, we have to prioritize physical cuteness, as using an image of a character who's only cute due to their personality (such as the turrets from Portal) would fall under JAFAAC.

Edited by FernandoLemon on Feb 23rd 2021 at 3:19:37 PM

And we keep driving into the night. It's a late goodbye, such a late goodbye...
Feb 27th 2021 at 8:12:12 AM

Definitely not getting the "cute" from the current...not sure about the suggestions.

Feb 27th 2021 at 8:46:58 AM

Imp from She-Ra and the Princesses of Power? Babylike, but also demonic.

Edited by Snicka on Feb 27th 2021 at 5:47:40 PM

Feb 27th 2021 at 9:15:22 AM

[up] That's the best one so far. [tup]

FernandoLemon Fan of Night in the Woods and Hamilton from Argentina
Fan of Night in the Woods and Hamilton
petersohn from Earth, Solar System Relationship Status: Hiding
Feb 27th 2021 at 11:36:52 AM

I vote for 1.3 so far.

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Feb 27th 2021 at 1:14:11 PM

Is there a still of just him we can use?

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petersohn from Earth, Solar System Relationship Status: Hiding
Feb 27th 2021 at 1:54:38 PM

[up]That one is really creepy, but I don't find it cute.

"My battery is low and it's getting dark."—Opportunity
Feb 27th 2021 at 2:06:00 PM

[up][up][up]Imp (3) or Chincho (1.3)?

If you mean Imp, here are two other possible images of him where Hordak's face isn't there to distract.

FernandoLemon Fan of Night in the Woods and Hamilton from Argentina
Fan of Night in the Woods and Hamilton
Feb 27th 2021 at 3:05:43 PM

I'll admit, though; 1.3 is pretty low quality. If anyone can find a better-quality image (an in-game screenshot could work), that'd be better.

And we keep driving into the night. It's a late goodbye, such a late goodbye...
FernandoLemon Fan of Night in the Woods and Hamilton from Argentina
Fan of Night in the Woods and Hamilton
Feb 27th 2021 at 3:12:54 PM

Wait, alternative suggestion. A different ghost-type pokémon came to mind that's a much clearer example: Phantump. Obviously a ghost, but also really cute.

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/phantump708.png

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jandn2014 Hangs around Image Pickin’ a lot from somewhere in Connecticut Relationship Status: Hiding
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Feb 27th 2021 at 3:43:41 PM

I’m not a fan of any of the Pokémon suggestions; they’re too strong on the “cute”.

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Feb 27th 2021 at 6:27:19 PM

How about Chester from Don't Starve?

[1]

FernandoLemon Fan of Night in the Woods and Hamilton from Argentina
Fan of Night in the Woods and Hamilton
Feb 27th 2021 at 6:53:29 PM

[up][up] Of course, what an obvious choice! How could I have forgotten him?

Edited by FernandoLemon on Feb 27th 2021 at 11:53:41 AM

And we keep driving into the night. It's a late goodbye, such a late goodbye...
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Wild Child
Feb 27th 2021 at 7:07:37 PM

How about something from Ruby Gloom?

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/ruby_gloom_ruby_gloom_24650351_437_443.png

https://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/artworks_000647982091_snm41d_t500x500.png

Why so serious?
CrimsonShark The Man of Tomorrow from That one Place where it Rains All Day. Relationship Status: One Is The Loneliest Number
The Man of Tomorrow
Feb 27th 2021 at 7:08:58 PM

[up] I like the images, but still not feeling it. It's leaning too much on the "cute" aspect.

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FernandoLemon Fan of Night in the Woods and Hamilton from Argentina
Feb 27th 2021 at 7:18:17 PM

[up][up][up] Agreeing with the previous, the cute far outweighs the creepy.

Edited by Willbyr on Feb 27th 2021 at 7:18:24 AM

Feb 27th 2021 at 7:19:46 PM

Due to the Tim Burton inspired art-direction, we could use about anything from Don't Starve.

So if Chester is too much on the Ugly Cute side, there's:

1. Webber [1]

2. Glommer [2]

3. Wormwood [3]

And others.

FernandoLemon Fan of Night in the Woods and Hamilton from Argentina
Fan of Night in the Woods and Hamilton
Feb 27th 2021 at 7:22:44 PM

[up] Webber is an example, but I would say that that's moreso due to his personality. Maybe another image could exemplify the "cute" aspect better. That's also why I like the image of Chester so much.

On a separate note, what's the correct course of action when so many images are proposed?

And we keep driving into the night. It's a late goodbye, such a late goodbye...
Feb 27th 2021 at 7:30:22 PM

[up] Maybe one of Webber's alt skins like this one? [1]

Also when we've got a lot of images and no consensus, we hook a crowner and vote on it.

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27th Feb '21 7:48:05 PM
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