Since I noticed that we love comparing Antasma with different charcters I made this into an actual topic
So far this forum has compared Antasma to
- the previous Mario RPG villains: looking somewhat similar to them and being a "red herring" - Nightmare Wizard from the Kirby franchise: both are nghtmare themed Nintendo villains (also if I remember correctly one of the base inspirations the devs had was Nightmare Wizard - Vaati from the Legend of Zelda franchise: both were originally weak but got stronger. Both were hjacked by the main antagonist (also both are purple) - Ogura from the Densetsu no stafy franchise. Both are sealed demonic creatures with animal motif whose main motive was to break free and cause havoc. Both kidnapped a royal at one point, have multiple forms,were second to last bossess in their strongest form (if I remember correctly the Alterd/EX version of Ogura is stronger than the final form he had in dns 1/2 but i could be wrong). Both also were revealed to serve under another villain. (on subject of DNS, Antasma kinda looks like Evil/Iburu the main villain of Stafy 3)
So yeah...I might missed some but still. Also i left out the obvious Dracula comparasion because....
Post by solidfalcon3 on Apr 23, 2015 10:05:43 GMT -5
The references to other villains is obvious which is ironically my most hated bit of Tas's design since it make it painfully obvious he is a red herring and it make him look like a "Male Cackletta" which considering how Alpha Dream always made unique villains with cool designs make it pretty jarring.
So i hope that if he come back, they'll undo or at least tone down this aspect (so we can be sure he isn't a red herring anymore but a legitimate and unique villain)
Nightmare wizard is the other that ressemble a bit of Tas, in fact the Antasma Trophy has a body shape similar to the anime Nightmare.
For Vaati what i'd like is to see Antasma's kind, we know that Vaati's kind is the Picori but we never see Tas's kind despite the fact that all mario & luigi villains have shown being of a certain species (Cackletta & Fawful are beanish, there is the shroobs and the dark star is probably related to the star sprites)
I must say I agree with you (weelll with the expection of the Ogura similarity...as we all know I am a huge DNS nerd and ogura is my favorite charcter in that franchise by a longshot) edit whoops you refered to the RPG villains part yeah I agree with youi (excusemeiamastarfytrashlord) Yeah it is obvious lol xD
I NEED THIS NOW (well maybe thats a sign of that tas will return
Last Edit: Apr 23, 2015 10:13:48 GMT -5 by Deleted
He reminds me of Elder Princess Shroob too. Especially since she spent the whole game sealed similar to Shadow Queen, and the various "stones" were related to all three of them such as Dark Stone, Cobalt Shards, and Crystal Stars.
He also kind of reminds me of Zant in some ways, allying with the main series baddie, and then getting used and thrown aside, but was a nothing before becoming powerful.