Not only did I find that the franchise had a lot of cool, weird concepts to work with, like “ purple kitty pyro queen” or “evil shape shifter”, but there was the issue of creating a sense balance and diversity between the characters as a whole.
For reasons unknown to my self I kept adding to the project. Earlier drawings were more zany, illustrative and experimental and later versions were softer and three dimensional.
Essentially an evil shapeshifting creature with confusing motives. Also it can time travel apparently. It was a chance to exaggerate different feature without breaking the suspension of disbelief.
This was originally a Shadow redesign that somehow turned out to be a shambleing monstrosity. I liked it too much to give up.
(I'm not racist! Let's be clear on that xD A jew friend I have made me notice that and he laughed on it too ^^)
Really? Whoops, I didn’t know those features were a part of the stereotype.
To be honest this was largely inspired by the final Scarecrow design from the 90s Batman cartoon and that was based off of a western preacher costume.
He's supposed to be wearing a fisherman's hat and the spines were once whaling spears and hooks that were later changed to squiggly hedgehog spines. The curls around his face are tattered bandages and seaweed. I remember at some point I tried to make him look like a “battered corpse that rose out of the ocean” with cues toned down later for making things too convoluted.