Side-Quest 183. Some People Are Into That!

Hello, and welcome to another episode of Talk This! It’s Dangerous to Podcast Alone. This week, we’re talking about sexy character design in video games and the concept of “sexiness” as a whole. Some of us love injuring Leon Kennedy, and I say, “good for them.”

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The Topic

Key art from Stellar Blade featuring the three main characters

What’s the common idea of “sexy” when it comes to character designs in video games? Who are these designs sexy for? What are some examples of sexy characters that break out of these preconceived notions? Should Aloy have realistic acne instead of realistic peach fuzz?

The Actual Discussion

Picture of a popular Leon Kennedy mod which gives him a crop top and a tramp stamp

We talk about the strange disconnect between being sexy and sexless that many “sexy” character designs fall into. Furthermore, we get into the difference between a sexy look and a sexy attitude, and the differing ways male and female characters are perceived through their expressions of sexuality. Who made the Leon Kennedy tramp stamp mod originally? I need an investigation.

Enjoy the episode! Tell us what you think in the comments or on social media. Make sure to check out last week’s episode and look forward to next week’s where we’re talking about Sly Cooper and Granblue Fantasy: Relink.

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