Korrina is perhaps the most unlike her normal self, having ditched the roller skates and athletic training to act like a spoiled young princess in Shalour City, even treating the Tower of Mastery as her castle- she has a variant of Fleurified Lucario as her partner, but Diantha's process wasn't quite perfected by the point of her 'recruiting' Korrina... thus his typing became more Dark/Fighting instead, and he acts a lot more violent and overprotective of his Trainer, much like Prince Adam in Beauty and the Beast (all the more fairytale references, naturally).
On a developmental standpoint, I feel like the hairstyle is the strongest part of this design; Korrina's outfit doesn't exactly lend itself to a lot of intricate design when looking at something more 'elegant' or princess-ish. But curling out her blonde hair was rather fun to work with, and the tiara she wears is meant partially to reference her helmet for further inspiration. Probably one of the weaker designs among the cast imo, but it does its job being quite different from her original self, so that's the best I could ask for.
Ah, r-really? I'm surprised to be hearing that from you, given that you seem to be the master of large gowns... but thank you! I don't think this design is anything special, to be perfectly honest; if I had more time or interest I would probably have tricked out her dress with more accents of different sorts. But if you'd like to see more gowns like this, just let me know- you might also be interested in the "Vintage Garden" series of drawings from some time ago.
...OSNAP, wait, Korrina's been brainwashed/mind-controlled like Emma? WELL THEN! THAT makes things interesting! Between this and what happens to Viola, I am really getting this sorta "The Belles" vibe; Diantha is forcing these influential women to conform to her ideals of femininity and beauty, whether they want to or not.
I’d be lying if I said these concepts weren’t spurred on by my growing interest in transformation & mental change plots (TF/MC), so... make of that what you will. Never quite heard of “The Belles” before, but I’ll give it a look to see what it’s about- Grant and Clemont were also meant to be ‘recruited’ by Diantha in the narrative, but I never got around to sketching designs for them, so you’ll mostly have to take my word on that ^^;.
although that description is quite accurate to this version of Diantha... she’s more distrustful and self-centered than the canon counterpart, which is partially WHY she resorts to brainwashing so often.