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Felicia (Darkstalkers)«»Felicia is the definitive Cat-Woman in videogames. You think "Cat" and you think "Woman" and stick them in a context of "video game" and BOOM! Felicia comes up. If it's an image search, probably there's some hentai in there. If it's on Youtube, you're bound to see way too many "tribute" video featuring the Darkstalker's tail section. Probably none of it will feature hairballs.
Also available on youtube when combined with Felicia? AMVs, like this . And hilarious examples of why the US should never, ever, ever, attempt to outdo Japanese animation with a Japanese franchise like Darkstalkers, as seen here .
So Felicia's obviously pretty popular if she became the main character in a terrible spin-off cartoon that had absolutely no budget for writers or animators. But who is she really?
Well, she's from the Darkstalkers (or is it Vampire?) fighting game series. She was raised in an orphanage, and she's a catgirl who wants to become famous. Yup, that's it. No terribly deep back story filled with pathos and inner turmoil and a reason to fight off every demon she encounters whatsoever. She's pretty much just eye candy without much depth. So why is she so damn popular? Even so much as appearing in the soon to be epic Marvel VS Capcom 3?
She's a furry fanboy's wet dream!
Combining all of the sexuality of a spunky, precocious woman, and . . . cat. OK, maybe there actually isn't ENOUGH fur on her for those guys and gals who prefer such things, I think? I mean it's really hard to tell. Is Felicia a litmus test of sorts? If she turns you on, are you normal, or totally going to Cleveland in a fuzzy body suit next year?
Even if said body suit wouldn't exactly be all that bad . . .
Plus, is Felicia even a real "catwoman"? I mean sure, she's described as such, and looks the part, but is that even a real thing?
The Dark Stalkers/Vampire Hunter/Night Warrior series (seriously, they need to settle on a name), is full of various monsters and myths that generally have some resemblance to CLASSIC myths and monsters. There's a mummy, a werewolf, a Frankenstein-like golem, a cursed suit of armor, a zombie, a succubus, and a vampire. All of these are classics and instantly recognizable, or at least fit into the context, and a huge chunk of them are basically Universal Monsters direct off the studio tour.
But a Cat person? Sure it's big in Japan (what isn't?) but it really doesn't have the same history or pedigree as anything else in the first game. I often wonder if Felicia isn't actually a completely crazy fangirl dressing up as a monster in order to get attention. That explanation would fit into her back story (if not her movelist), just as well as the nebulous "she's a cat girl!" explanation she actually has.
Plus that explanation would make her a lot more like Catwoman, but WAY more crazy. But hell, I'd prefer Felicia as our standard of Crazy Cat lady to this one:l< << PREV 1 of 13 NEXT >>
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