Things I Personally Dislike About Skull Merchant
Just like all my posts, this is my opinion. Feel free to have yours in the comments. I always love hearing from everyone else. I have made some of these points in the past, but I wanted to make a nice organized post on it. As terribly as the gameplay was, and I still hate it, I'm gonna try and keep this to the lore.
The awkward thing about SM being hot is that she's conventionally attractive, and yet she's less appealing than characters the fans already thirst over. It takes no effort to make a character hot, and the appeal people feel for SM IMO is shallow. It does take effort to make a character interesting and fit DBD, and look at the love simps have for Myers, Huntress, Ghostface, Wesker, and even Oni. These characters get far more love even from thristy fans. Almost no one has a problem with hot characters, the problem with SM is she doesn't fit in with the other killers, and she doesn't fit DBD. It almost feels like they are trying to bring in more fans who will chase the next hot character, instead of being true to the loyal fanbase.
You may be saying "Trickster is also hot. Why aren't you making this about him?" if it applies to him it is about him too. You seldomly see me praise Trickster. I have a lot of the same problems with Trickster.
You may also be saying "So, you complain about SM and Trickster, but why do you like the Legion then?" I certainly don't like all of Legion's lore and I might make a post about that, but aside from a few cosmetics, I still think they fit pretty well. They are certainly among the more human survivors, but I think they fit in the same way Billy Loomis would fit if he was Ghostface in DBD.
I said before she looks like a modded Fallout 4 raider, and I stand by that. I think BHVR totally missed the genre with their character design. She has this Karen haircut. She's got this shiny mask that gives the eyes no break. For some reason, her outfit is green and white, which doesn't match the mask. What can you tell about SM by looking at her design? Can't tell she's rich, she looks the opposite based on the outfit, except for the fact her equipment looks expensive, but given she's from the future that can be ignored. Can't tell she likes anime or manga. I'm not saying you should know everything about a character based on how they look, but at least something should stand out because apart from her weapon she looks random.
There isn't really anything to like about her in her backstory. Her dad wrote a manga. She was a meanie at school. She wrote a manga. She went to the library and became a millionaire. She kills people of high status and gets away with it. She kills all the big bad CEOS without a trace. She's so outlandish and gets everything handed to her. Her tome didn't do anything to make her more interesting.
BHVR has already done rich person bad. Nea's story and Trapper's come to mind. Nea's story went into depth on this. Actually come to think of it Dwight's story was also about this. I am now very tired and have got that off my chest. What do you guys think of my opinion? What's your opinion?