In today’s Mighty No. 9 Kickstarter update, boss Mighty No. 3 is revealed, along with her electrifying design. Currently the overall campaign is $2,179,456 with 15 days to go.
Like in previous Mighty updates, we find out about the brainstorming and designing process behind these enemies. In this case, it was already know that No. 3 would use electricity and be female, so that served as the base for her design. We find out that in Japan, electricity is often associated with the Japanese thunder god Raijin or Kaminari-sama but since Western fans may not understand that reference, Kimo Kimo (the character designer) decided to base her after an appliance. From there, her looks had to be simplified and her face needed to be scarier. Thanks to a stroke of genius from Inafune, she was given a cloak and her hands were changed to sharp hooks for a clawing attack.
Finally this design was settled on, and it’s honestly one of my favorites:
You can check out the rough drafts in the gallery below to see the design process step-by-step. And if you’re interested in contributing, go here to do so.