Haha, yeah Kars'll do that to people xD
He's appearance-wise like what Kuja would be if he decided he wanted to take on the Mr Universe contest. Fun guy.
I mean, whole series has lots of strangely feminine posing, but he and the two cowboy characters really go overboard.
Oh yeah, I just remembered this strange sequence from Plastic Nee-san too.
(trigger warning: may kill you horribly with laughter and goofy translation)
Again, it's a case of creatively working backwards, because this explanation actually makes it even worse.
She dresses like an idiot because she breathes through her skin.
She breathes through her skin because she hasn't got any lungs.
She hasn't got any lungs because a villain burned them all up.
Is there an explanation for how her lungs can get burned to a crisp, but her skin is able to remain pristine and perfectly serviceable?
I saw another post up there somewhere that said she was given an artificial skin, which is how she can photosynthesise and not look like Joshua Graham at the same time. The science behind it is perfectly serviceable by MGS standards, which is fine, but we know damn well that a male character would be granted badass cybernetics instead.
Also wouldn't she just be so much cooler if, rather than having photosynthetic artificial skin (why does she even bother with clothes?) she had a respirator and a full-body minimalist mech suit?
Yeah there are so many better ways to do it...that it makes the end result of this feel like an embarrassing lie.
Like I mentioned earlier, even if she HAD to keep her skin exposed, the placement and how she dressed makes no sense (especially covering up her feet and arm so much. She should have at least the upper parts of her feet exposed, if not be wearing full on custom-made sandals.) I wish I could remember what anime I saw it in, because there's a really
good example of what I mean by 'naked yet also covered' in it, but I couldn't remember the terms to find the costume I had in mind. This one particular Bene Gesserit is somewhat close from the midsection up from what I'm trying to recall, just replace that vest over her chest with a bit of kevlar, and headpiece with a bridal veil.
Considering how near-naked everyone is in Reign: The Conqueror, it might be that, but I haven't seen the full show in some time so that's just a guess at where it might've been.
Oh, and that level of fanservice (and even some posing) I feel was capably justified in the Witchblade anime. So it CAN
be done well enough that you don't really notice it, it's just that the design itself was failed from the start.