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Impractical Armor – WIP

I often come under fire for having so called impractical armor designs. Because of this, today we shall be taking a critical look at armor design and when it fails. It will be a very comprehensive analysis and in the end we will understand what is needed in truly practical armor…

#1 work in progress

Let us analyze the design flaws in this armor; first let us call out the tassets, which are restricting her hip movements. And then her pants and shirt are made of velvet, which is a completely impractical fabric to use under armor...

But all of those things pale in comparison to the most impractical feature and serious design flaw, you guessed it, the cape! It can snag, entangle or otherwise be seized from behind and upset her center of gravity or impede her mobility. And they used velvet again, which will be difficult for her to rip if she has to suddenly free herself from any of the aforementioned scenarios

  1. The armor design is definitely beautiful however, it makes me think “heavy” and so that would impede agility of movement and tummy is unprotected? I love the cape — it is impractical but hey, superhero needs cape just so they look gorgeous lol




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      • A bare midriff is liability during fight – one thrust of dagger or sword would be the end of her. The covering in the chest is good for fashion but constricting in a fight; if you use some of that to cover the tummy…and anyway, her chest would be a nice distraction to enemy — and feminists would be horrified to read this lol




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          • yes, but if she’s too armored then her opponents will just dogpile on her and then she’s toast. All they need is a misericorde or a fair sized stone…




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#2 gender parity

Thanks to tireless female campaigning, men may someday be free from the tyranny of impractical armor and enjoy the same liberties as women adventurers!

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#3 rough sketch

Here's a nice rough sketch for you, colored pencil on canson paper. So what have we learned today? The superior range of motion granted by her bare midriff is ruined by the impractical tassets, the breastplate is most likely just weighing her down but the most critical flaw is velvet!

Velvet is entirely impractical and unsuited for armor...

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