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    Queen of the Underworld: Medusa's Secret Hideout

    I sometimes hope that Sakurai won't be involved in the next KI game. I felt he treated Medusa as something of a joke, and has somewhat cemented her as such. In KIU, I felt it was Cree Summer that gave the character life. I hope whoever takes over is passionate about the character. Pygmalio would...
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    Queen of the Underworld: Medusa's Secret Hideout

    I don't think coherent storytelling is really Sakurai's strong point, tbh. At least it made the storyline unpredictable. As for Medusa's comeback at the end, I doubt Sakurai thought about it in that much depth. I think he just needed someone to punch off Hades's head to reveal his last form...
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    Queen of the Underworld: Medusa's Secret Hideout

    There is ambiguity about her motivation and how she came back from the dead, but the explanation we get in-game is so vague that one could infer a lot of things from it. It's quite strongly implied she has a quarrel with Hades for using her, but whether this Medusa that attacked Hades was the...
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    Queen of the Underworld: Medusa's Secret Hideout

    In my opinion, the Medeusa ex machina only served two functions: someone was needed to destroy Hades's head to reveal his final form, but also to crowbar in a surprise Medusa cameo. I don't think it really added anything to her character, considering the fact that she died almost immediately and...
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    Queen of the Underworld: Medusa's Secret Hideout

    It seemed to be the one thing that Medusa is most remembered for, seeing its the only remotely interesting thing Medusa does outside being a boss, but it did little for me, perhaps because it got spoiled to me before I finished Uprising. And even then, Hades overpowers her in just a matter of...
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    Queen of the Underworld: Medusa's Secret Hideout

    How did you all feel about Medusa's eleventh hour deus ex machina during the final battle with Hades? It seemed to divide opinion, some people loved it, some people hated it. As for me, it really irked me, even more so than Medusa being just a pawn of Hades.
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    Queen of the Underworld: Medusa's Secret Hideout

    I think all of the characters, save for the 'big four', are rather underdeveloped and underused, some more so than others. But Medusa gets singled out for her humourless personality and all of the hype she got in the marketing material, and it is particularly strange how she is segregated to the...
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    Queen of the Underworld: Medusa's Secret Hideout

    Sakurai's own exact opinion of Medusa remains a mystery. I don't think he hates her, but I don't think he has any particular interest in her, indifferent maybe. A lot of the KIU fan community dislike her however because the conventional wisdom is her personality is 'boring'. I think her...
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    Queen of the Underworld: Medusa's Secret Hideout

    Well he didn't use those exact words, apparently that was what was implied, but I don't know the exact quote.
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    Queen of the Underworld: Medusa's Secret Hideout

    I'm not sure whether he meant her design in the concept art of the original KI (which was supposed to be a caricature of an ugly monster), or her redesign in Uprising, or both.
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    Queen of the Underworld: Medusa's Secret Hideout

    Does anybody know the source of the rumour that Sakurai allegedly dislikes Medusa because he thought her character design was ugly?
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    Queen of the Underworld: Medusa's Secret Hideout

    I agree that Dark Pit didn't directly take Medusa's spot, but the backlash to his inclusion pretty much killed whatever slim chance Medusa had getting in. And Sakurai didn't like Medusa because she's 'ugly'? I understand that her concept art from the original KI was basically just a silly...
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    Queen of the Underworld: Medusa's Secret Hideout

    I actually had no idea about First 4 Figures and KIU. There definitely seems to be favouritism at Nintendo, and we all Sakurai really loves Fire Emblem. In fact, the presentation yesterday felt like a FE lecture! I expect the remaining DLC will now be third party characters or new characters I...
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    Queen of the Underworld: Medusa's Secret Hideout

    The DLC characters apparently have already been all chosen by Nintendo. I knew the fifth DLC was either going to be a Fire Emblem character, a new Pokemon, a third party character like Sora or a character from a new IP that Nintendo wants to push, and expect more of the same for the last six...
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