The Results Are In: The Third Skullgirls DLC Character Is Eliza

The Results Are In: The Third Skullgirls DLC Character Is Eliza

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If you're bummed that your choice didn't make it, there is still one more upcoming fan vote for the second mystery DLC character.

Despite PayPal putting a hold on its crowdfunding payments, developer Lab Zero is still determined to continue the development of new Skullgirls DLC characters, revealing the results of the first mystery character's fan vote. Meet Eliza, an Egyptian-themed fighter with a couple of burly bodyguards and the trademark Skullgirls "breasts-that-are-bigger-than-her-head."

She'll be joining Squiggly, Robo-fortune, and Big Band, along with a second mystery character, as new DLC characters for the game. If you are bummed that your choice wasn't voted for, fear not! You still have one more chance to vote for your character of choice, as a second fan vote will soon be held to determine the second mystery character. You can see all the possible choices in the gallery bellow.

My vote for the second mystery character goes towards Andy, because a) having another male character in their roster alongside Big Band may help the developer distance itself from those earlier cries of sexism, and b) he's a freaking anvil with legs and boxing gloves! How can you not vote for him?

Lab Zero have been entirely transparent throughout this whole development process. Keeping an eye on its IndieGoGo page will reward you with constant updates, showcasing streams and concept art of work-in-progress on the DLC characters and their stages.

Squiggly, along with the PC version of the game should be arriving in July. Lab Zero intends to let players beta test the new characters on PC first, so if you are itching to get your hands on the five new DLC characters, picking up a PC version of the game will be your best bet.

Source: IndieGoGo

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Oh yeah that was his account. Bet nobody will be complaining about HER proportions.

I actually don't want to see Andy, because he is an extension of Peacock's powers and him acting on his own or fighting would just open up massive plot holes.

Not the character I voted for, but I'm still glad that we're going to have more characters to choose from in Skullgirls.

Not G. Ivingname:
I actually don't want to see Andy, because he is an extension of Peacock's powers and him acting on his own or fighting would just open up massive plot holes.

I kind of feel that way about Brain Drain and the like. I think he would make an awesome character, but it just doesn't feel...right. Brain Drain doesn't seem like a fighter as far as the plot goes.

Edit: Stanley is still the best.

Steven Bogos:
he's a freaking anvil with legs and boxing gloves! How can you not vote for him?

Because Stanley is a f-cking shark. He's an implanted laser beam away from being the greatest thing that ever lived. And if the lab coat is any indication, it's only a matter of time before he gets that laserbeam...

I was/am hoping for Issac. He looks cool, he would be a second male character, and his time shenanigans power seems like a lot of fun.

Steven Bogos:

Meet Eliza, an Egyptian themed fighter with a robot-leg and the trademark Skullgirls "breasts-that-are-bigger-than-her-head."

Will she come with a PA Report article about how disappointed Ben is for this choice of art direction, and how we're horrible people for playing a game with it?

Calamity:

Steven Bogos:

Meet Eliza, an Egyptian themed fighter with a robot-leg and the trademark Skullgirls "breasts-that-are-bigger-than-her-head."

Will she come with a PA Report article about how disappointed Ben is for this choice of art direction, and how we're horrible people for playing a game with it?

I think that was Bob, not Ben. And Bob's complaining is the whining of a petulant man-child, so don't concern yourself. I take Bob's opinion less than Anita Sarkesian's.

Glad that Eliza got voted in, some of the other choices don't really fit with the Skullgirls aesthetic but she does nicely

I kinda wanted Stanley or Annie to win. I mean, Stanley's a freaking scientist shark and Annie... I actually don't know why I wanted Annie to win. I guess I just like her design.

I'm not complaining, though. I don't really play Skullgirls, mostly because none of the characters really fit my preferred playstyle as well as Lambda-11 and Nu-13 from BlazBlue do, but also because I couldn't really figure out combos very well. I didn't vote, either, so I don't really have the right to complain about the winner. Still, I'm sure Eliza's gonna be a good addition to the roster.

Fucking what is this.

SuperSuperSuperGuy:
I kinda wanted Stanley or Annie to win. I mean, Stanley's a freaking scientist shark

Exactly, minus the Annie bit. Oh well, I still have one more chance...

Edit: I also forgot about Samson. I wanted him to win too t_t.

Awwwh, Aeon... You got so far.

I really thought we'd have it.

Pah.

The Gentleman:

Steven Bogos:
he's a freaking anvil with legs and boxing gloves! How can you not vote for him?

Because Stanley is a f-cking shark. He's an implanted laser beam away from being the greatest thing that ever lived. And if the lab coat is any indication, it's only a matter of time before he gets that laserbeam...

But he DOESN'T have an implanted laser beam, and until that point nothing even comes close to the sheer manly awesomeness of this guy:

He has a Panzer tank.

ON HIS ARM.

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I was hoping for Annie, Feng, Minette, Juju, or Marie... any one of the 'cute' ones, really. Then again, I don't actually -play- the game, so I didn't vote.

Yeah, well Hubrecht didn't win so what's the point

I voted for Black Dahlia. Where's the love people?

If I had to vote, it would be for Aeon. The fact that there is the stereotypical, "hourglass figure," for women and how she is an actual hourglass is something I find hilarious.

Also, time powers are cool, if that's her actual thing.

Can you even measure?

Each of those breasts is clearly smaller than her head, and the same is true of every potential DLC character whose image is linked in the article. Honestly, this is why game journalism is going to hell in a hand-basket: so-called professionals can't even make the effort to check their facts, even when it only means picking up a ruler. And before anyone says that it was just a harmless bit of hyperbole, I would remind them that characters whose breasts are actually larger than their heads are not uncommon enough for any exaggeration to be implied in the original statement.

OtherSideofSky:
And before anyone says that it was just a harmless bit of hyperbole, I would remind them that characters whose breasts are actually larger than their heads are not uncommon enough for any exaggeration to be implied in the original statement.

It's also mockery; scepticism that people are going for the the lowest common denominator of aesthetics(sex). I agree sadly enough, the most wildly imaginative characters (which were mostly male) got voted out pretty quick...

mad825:
I agree sadly enough, the most wildly imaginative characters (which were mostly male) got voted out pretty quick...

I'm sorry, but which male characters do you refer to, and what was so much more imaginative about them to be disappointed with Eliza?

I mean, all of Skullgirls characters are twists and exaggerations of some trope or another, and hardly any of them can be bashed for being unoriginal(or praised for being 'original-er') more than the others, especially when you look even an inch deeper than the appearance.

Eliza actually has a cool gameplay twist behind her, not as mind blowing as Issac but certainly equally 'never seen before'.

Yuuki:
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This freakin' guy.

Seriously, how can you claim a game is any more innovative than if one of the fighters has a tank on his hand?

Huh...Is it weird that I've never heard of this character until it was announced that she won? I always thought that Minuette one was winning, definitely the most hype on the Internet was about her. Disappointed she didn't win, was rooting for her.

I didn't vote, as you can tell.

Thus begins the second wave of the great waifu wars...

chikusho:
I voted for Black Dahlia. Where's the love people?

Don't worry, brother. We will have our time.

We. Will. Have. Our. Time.

waj9876:
Huh...Is it weird that I've never heard of this character until it was announced that she won? I always thought that Minuette one was winning, definitely the most hype on the Internet was about her. Disappointed she didn't win, was rooting for her.

I didn't vote, as you can tell.

In my case, while Eliza wasn't the character I wanted to win the most, she was fifth on my list. As the poll went on, more and more of my other top 4 were knocked off until only she was the only one left, so she got a vote from me in almost every round. I don't think that's true for everyone, obviously, but I wonder how the results are going to change during the second poll, which uses the system where you give your number one three points, your second pick two points etc.

There's no point in listening to internet hype, anyway. The ones that post fanart on tumblr and make stupid memes about the characters are only a small percentage of the voters.

Eliza would be my fourth choice, but I don't mind her winning.

Mine would be Black Dahlia, Aeon or Samson.

Aeon being my favourite out of the three. Black Dahlia looks cool, but her weapon reminds me of the TF2 Demo Man a little too much, and Samson is technically already a character, seeing as he is Filia's hair.

She is very tune with the current cast. Woman/girl with monster attributes.

Also, it is nice to have a new dreadfull villain.

I was just hoping that the characters that the plot needs more (Umbrella, Marie and Dahlia according to Lab Zero) had gotten in first. Oh, well.

I see people drawing a comparison with this and the Dragon's Crown hoo haa. It's a fair point, and as someone who has sided with Kotaku, yet defended Skullgirls, I feel like I should explain myself out of what looks like an obvious contradiction.

I tend to be more accepting of games like DoA or Skullgirls, because I recognise that there probably should be a niche for cheese cake in gaming, and that DoA and Skullgirls have no delusions about sitting anywhere but within that niche. They are the Empowered of gaming - they know what they are, and don't pretend to be anything else.

But then there are games like Crown, or indeed many fighting games, hack and slash, and fantasy RPGs, in which women are all portrayed in a cheese cake style, despite staring alongside a cast of diverse and sensibly dressed males. Even Skullgirls, which aims to be cheese cake, has more conservatively dressed and proportioned characters than Crown. That's what grinds my gears; there is a tendency in games to treat all their female characters as fan service, even in those that have no explicit aim to provide wank fodder. Too often, the only depictions of women in fantasy games are that of sexy, sparsely dressed women. I imagine that if we lived in a backwards world, in which most games would only feature men if they appeared as semi-naked speedos models, I and many men might feel a little uncomfortable, bored, and discouraged from playing them. As it happens, many women feel that way about games right now, rolling their eyes at "breast plates" and ass shots. I know I do, even when this shit is there to appeal to me.

So that's the difference. I think there is a place for skimpy girls in games, but they should either be within their own niche, or they should be the exception, and not the rule, in other genres.

I just noticed this, and I'd LOVE to know how to vote so I can have a hope at the coolest looking character in this list.

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Masked, red mage looking man with a woman violin? I will partake.

These next two months are gonna be so hard to get through...

Eliza's character design looks really good... what kind of moveset does she have?

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I heard Molly might be fighting in one of these.
Otherwise I'd love to have Stanley in the game.

Eh, out of the four finalists, Eliza was the one that interested me the least.

I won't be a spoil sport about it, though. Congratulations to Eliza fans.

Now I just need Annie. Though since all of the three left are characters I'm at least remotely interested in, unlike Eliza. Because again, Eliza is the only one of these current top four I really didn't want.

Still, I want Annie. Gimme Annie.

Man are we still talking about this games DLC?

How bout fixing that God-awful tutorial? "Our tutorial is the best at helping newcomers." LIES!!!

EstrogenicMuscle:
Still, I want Annie. Gimme Annie.

I don't get it. I can imagine Annie in a hundred different games than this one, fitting right in. This is a game where over-the-top, crazy characters are what makes it what it is. Besides "little girl with knife", what's her backstory? She's from that in-game show, right?

The Gentleman:
Because Stanley is a f-cking shark. He's an implanted laser beam away from being the greatest thing that ever lived. And if the lab coat is any indication, it's only a matter of time before he gets that laserbeam...

*psst - he's got a laser beam... and a jetpack*

I'll tell you who I'm NOT interested in - anyone who is already represented with a better character. Umbrella, Roxie, Adam, Molly and Panzerfaust (although he is cool) are represented by Parasoul. Can you imagine any of these loyal-to-a-fault soldiers fighting her to the death? There's Samson, who is basically a brawlier Filia minus her kicks, and Andy who is just a less interesting cartoon-themed character based on Peacock (doesn't she use anvils in some of her attacks too?).

I find Leduc, Ottomo and Brain Drain the most interesting... only problem is they're all guys, which kind of goes against the point somewhat. From a purely gameplay perspective, Roxie is interesting with her tires, oil, machinery-type theme, but again, she's a Black Egret. Wait, hang on... Ileum isn't a character already?

Ladies and Gentlemen.

There was an option for a bipedal Shark Scientist (whom I will assume to be named Professor Stanley Von Doctorshark.)
and it didn't win?

This is why we can't have nice things.

"Nice things" here expanded to include Mad Scientist shark men.

 

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