Final Fantasy Designer's Alternative Catwoman Continues To Look Insane

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When he wasn’t busy adding a hojillion extra arms to Batman, esteemed Final Fantasy director and character designer Tetsuya Nomura lent his own particular brand of insanity to Play Arts Kai’s variant Catwoman. Now we’ve got an even better look at the figure, and it’s still ridiculous in all the right ways. WHIP TAIL!

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Mixing in a sort of sci-fi-y, Bubblegum Crisis-esque aesthetic with armor that quite frankly can only be described as “Battle Panties”—confusingly managing to cover almost everywhere on Catwoman that isn’t her vital organs, the direct opposite thing armor is meant to do—Nomura’s take on Selina Kyle may not have giant wings or a bunch of extra claws, but it’s by no means a less-radical look for the character.

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Honestly, the whip tail may be the least ridiculous thing about this look, and that’s saying something. Catwoman will come with two whips, one normal and one “exploded” and ready to attack (presumably with a wiggle of her butt, because that seems like just the sort of thing this design would promote) as well as a small pistol and a set of extended hand-claws for when a shake of the whip tail just isn’t enough for Ms. Kyle.

Illustration for article titled iFinal Fantasy/i Designers Alternative Catwoman Continues To Look Insane

No pricing details have been revealed just yet, but expect Batman-tax (and Tetsuya-Nomura-tax) to apply to Catwoman too: Somewhere around 21,000 yen, or roughly $175 seems likely, just like Bahamut Batman.

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DISCUSSION

This isn’t Catwoman. Regardless of whether or not you like the design, it bears no resemblance to the actual character. It’s something new he came up with, and then called Catwoman. If you just showed this to people and asked them who they thought it was, no one would say Catwoman.