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    Classic MerMan loincloth

    just curious if anyone looks at the original characters, and although they came with furry undies, now with all of the optional undies, they would switch if they could?

    Mer man is the character i think would mostly benifit from a switch to something a bit more water friendly. any one else?

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    As absorbant as the furry undies would be in the water, I just can't picture him with anything else.

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    perhaps some seaweed or a grass skirt

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    Why does a fish man even need undies. Doesn't he have fish parts?
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    They could have given him something scale like, similar to Namor's trunks, or something neutral like Aquaman's leggings. But I'm very okay with the fur trunks, there are plenty of aquatic animals with fur that dry quickly, it's probably made of one of those.
    Even Zodac, being all techy has fur trunks. I don't view it so much as barbaric (well it is that in style) but more like a warrior tradition or uniform, just that no matter how advance they get, there will always be fur trunks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by He-Dad View Post
    perhaps some seaweed or a grass skirt
    Haha seaweed undies. There you go. Might get a bit scratchy and slimy when he is on dry land. ....

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    Yeah, I am just saying in hind sight now looking at it, would you take any of the new creation undies, and take the vintage guys and redo them now under the "use what we have as an option".

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    I would love to see a Merman variant that was modeled after his early concept look, which is also seen in the early minicomics.

    His "shorts" are more scaly, the boot tops mimic his underwater creature look.

    I want this variant as bad as I'd love a flesh colored Stratos with new armor to match his earliest looks, and that Trap Jaw all yellow/green variant. While we're wishing, the all red Beastman would be sweet too.
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    The early Alcala version seems to be wearing yellow Speedos

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechTrek View Post
    just curious if anyone looks at the original characters, and although they came with furry undies, now with all of the optional undies, they would switch if they could?

    Mer man is the character i think would mostly benifit from a switch to something a bit more water friendly. any one else?
    well, same for clawful, i suppose.

    personally, i'm not going to change merman's o clawful's loincloth, but i'd like to use a snake face base
    for a marine themed custom character, especially for his "speedo looking underwear" (sorry, don't know
    how to describe it better than so).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Baena View Post
    I would love to see a Merman variant that was modeled after his early concept look, which is also seen in the early minicomics.

    His "shorts" are more scaly, the boot tops mimic his underwater creature look.

    I want this variant as bad as I'd love a flesh colored Stratos with new armor to match his earliest looks, and that Trap Jaw all yellow/green variant. While we're wishing, the all red Beastman would be sweet too.

    Agreed; I'd love all of these, and here's how I'd use them:

    -Stratos: a new character, preferably a villain, as his first appearance would lead you to believe, perhaps named Avatar, as in early artwork

    -Trap Jaw: after his defeat (say, at the 2UB, or wherever), TJ is reanimated by some magic-wielding villain or another (explaining his decayed appearance)

    -red Beastman: I'd army-build these guys! Gygor needs his warriors!

    (I use my TRU MM as his younger look.)
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    I thought his 200X loincloth was pretty much perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terry75 View Post
    As absorbent as the furry undies would be in the water, I just can't picture him with anything else.
    they don't necessarily have to be water absorbent. if they come from an oily animal, or are treated with oil, the water just slides right past...although it's still not the best way to go for avoiding drag.

    i created my own aquatic character for MOTU, but i still went with the furry loincloth because i really wanted that established MOTU look.
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    It don't really matter to me. As long as he don't go bare-nekkid while swimming. It was a kid's show after all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by burgun824 View Post
    Why does a fish man even need undies. Doesn't he have fish parts?
    HUGE fish parts.
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