Titan Design Thread: Mothra

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Re: Titan Design Thread: Mothra

Postby HeiseiGodzilla117 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:47 am

SenseiTeriyakiV wrote:Love everything except those weird ass horse legs. The eyes are also a touch odd, but I don't mind them as much. Overall can't wait to see her in action.

I also like how this, combined with the trailer, implies she can change her colors.




So, it wasn't Ghidorah that was getting the horse legs after all. It was Mothra.


I like this version of Mothra. My one criticism, and maybe it's different in the movie because this is just a toy, is that I don't see any fuzz on Mothra's body. Classic Mothra has fuzz and so many real moths have fuzz. It's one of the reasons I like moths so much more than butterflies. Cuddly little bastards.

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Re: Titan Design Thread: Mothra

Postby Tyrant_Lizard_King » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:06 am

Don't hate it from a design point. Its kind of a neat design but its just not Mothra to me. Nothing about it says Mothra to be. It's better than that shitty drawing that came out, that thing was disgusting, but its still a little too ugly for Mothra. She's far and away the worst thing i've seen from the movie so far.
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Re: Titan Design Thread: Mothra

Postby Mr_Goji_and_Watch » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:15 am

Pretty bad compared to some of the other Mothra designs we've gotten over the years but I think it'll look fine for this movie.
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Re: Titan Design Thread: Mothra

Postby Moogabunga » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:19 am

Genuinely the greatest Mothra has ever looked - although admittedly this coming from someone whose one of all time favorite Godzilla moments is in GMK when Godzilla quickly turns around and blows the hell outta Mothra...cause you know, Mothra sucks. BUT, that could be changing now. As I mentioned previously, this design does look combat capable which is a huge upgrade to this....

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Re: Titan Design Thread: Mothra

Postby GigaBowserG » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:30 am

I like the legs, I love the wings - but really not a fan of the tiny body. At least her eyes are large in proportion to her head (compared to the beads that are eyes for KG, Godzilla, and Rodan), I always found Mothra's large eyes as one of her staple design aspects. Kind of wish they looked less... human. I don't really see a large bug in the face, rather some bizarre human/alien hybrid.
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Re: Titan Design Thread: Mothra

Postby tbeasley » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:44 am

The wings look great, and they've basically inversed the traditional big head and little legs with the opposite. I don't hate it at all but it ultimately comes down to how she's depicted onscreen.

I have to admit though I'm leaning more towards the proportions seen in the mural...
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Re: Titan Design Thread: Mothra

Postby ebirah_scampi » Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:58 am

tbeasley wrote:The wings look great, and they've basically inversed the traditional big head and little legs with the opposite. I don't hate it at all but it ultimately comes down to how she's depicted onscreen.

I have to admit though I'm leaning more towards the proportions seen in the mural...
https://wikizilla.org/wiki/images/e/e7/ ... arving.JPG



That was a perfect design and I'm really disappointed it's not what they went with.

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Re: Titan Design Thread: Mothra

Postby Godzillian » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:31 pm

Much more insect-like than the traditional Mothras. I love this redesign, excited to see it on film.
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Postby Maverick Centigrade » Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:44 pm

With Morthra, I feel like this...

Wings: Perfectly beautiful.
Body: Eh...might have strayed a little too far from form.

It's ok, I don't hate it, but I'm not entirely sold on it. But I'm sure that will change soon enough. It's the weakest of the 3.
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Postby Hellblaze » Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:17 pm

Just like a real moth bug she is. Great design seriously I'm seeing these from someone on Deviantart...*thinks hard*
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Re: Titan Design Thread: Mothra

Postby Destorogoji » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:12 pm

Sorry, guys, I really dislike this design after thinking for a while.
It just doesn't look like a God or anything like that, it's just a big bug from a 50's american horror movie, it even captures the anatomical inacurracies (in any case anyone want to say something like "muh realism, she's an actual moth").
And don't come with the "It's just a different design, get over it" argument. The anime designs are different designs too, and yet they nailed it in making the monsters look like actual deities, whether you liked them or not.

Yeah, I probably need to see her doing actual stuff and interacting, but right now, I don't like her. Rodan and Goji are the only two guys who got the real work.
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Re: Titan Design Thread: Mothra

Postby LSD Jellyfish » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:44 am

Destorogoji wrote:Sorry, guys, I really dislike this design after thinking for a while.
It just doesn't look like a God or anything like that, it's just a big bug from a 50's american horror movie, it even captures the anatomical inacurracies (in any case anyone want to say something like "muh realism, she's an actual moth").
And don't come with the "It's just a different design, get over it" argument. The anime designs are different designs too, and yet they nailed it in making the monsters look like actual deities, whether you liked them or not.

Yeah, I probably need to see her doing actual stuff and interacting, but right now, I don't like her. Rodan and Goji are the only two guys who got the real work.

I sort of agree with you, on that it doesn’t look “God like”. But as I said in the Ghidorah thread, bear in mind that this is just a static toy. Mothra’s wings in trailer were already shown to have something special going on. I still think it’s a great redesign though.

Also sortve unrelated, but the fact that the Larva isn’t getting its own SH monster arts toy leads me to believe the Larva will be only a small part of the film, maybe only in that scene with it and Millie.
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Re: Titan Design Thread: Mothra

Postby UltramanGoji » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:27 am

I think the larva is in a similar boat as the first two Shin forms in that they're not revealing it initially because it's kind of a spoiler.
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Postby MechaGoji Bro7503 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:32 pm

I like her wings, but overall it's okay. I don't care if it's the greatest any of them have looked just because it's literally the latest modern designs. The other three look absolutely fantastic, but Mothra's design I'm not a fan of yet. The Tokyo SOS design is still my favorite Mothra.
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Re: Titan Design Thread: Mothra

Postby vibramrunner » Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:39 pm

Had the same complaint as HeiseiGodzilla117 (sorry got the name wrong at first, I'm an idiot and can't read, haha) above, in that I wish she was hairier/fuzzier because they would be much more moth-like. Would have preferred larger, more oval bug eyes as well. I feel like, for these reasons, that Mothra feels a little too American and loses some of that weirdly unique Japanese qualities that makes Mothra "MOTHRA". Mothra always to me felt vulnerable, sensitive, extremely powerful and even judicious -- yet all at the same time. This incarnation owes a lot more to the MUTOs.. just sort of lacking in personality right now.

That said, there's a lot I love about the design (the eyes especially -- nice inspiration from nature!), and I'm literally judging before I've seen any of the movie. A couple great CGI shots and I'm pretty sure I'll be in love, and again they have a whole movie to establish her character and importance. I applaud them for going bold here.
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Postby erod510 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:45 pm

Sup guys, been away for a while. For my own thoughts on the new design its grown on me from my first reaction. Yes I was a bit put off in the beginning because it didn't look like the tradition look, even the wing pattern colors are different from almost rainbow colors to autumn colors. But I come to accept after basing its place in the context of the universe. First, her kind probably evolved in ancient/prehistoric times so she does give off that bygone age vibe. Her Muto limbs are an indication that she is a fighter, any insect or arthropod built for combat are usually long legged and pincers in which case her mantis claws . C'mon lets be honest, she's suppose to fight other monsters of all shapes and powers which of course would explain her abilities, she also has a stinger, and the "God Rays", plus her long limbs would come in handy for overhead aerial attacks.

I also have a theory of why she has Muto legs is that perhaps Mothra and Mutos are part of the same Order or Family of super arthropods but diverged into different evolutionary lines along the way, one becoming an enemy of Godzilla, and one evolved to symbiotically coexist with him.
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Re: Titan Design Thread: Mothra

Postby Godzilla165 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:14 pm

Keep in mind as well on Mothra’s overall fuzziness: she’s probably a lot fuzzier in the actual movie, than what can be translated on a tiny plastic figure.

Her design has grown on me more over the last few days. Mothra does look a lot more, “hardcore”, yet still beautiful here. She looks like she can hold her own in a head on fight, and even smack Godzilla around, instead of just wildly flapping her wings in his face and hoping for the best. I also think that Mothra’s more angular and aggressive design fits in better in the Monsterverse. If she had her more traditional, rounded and plushie look, compared to the other three, then she probably would have really stuck out, and not in a good way.
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Re: Titan Design Thread: Mothra

Postby Dino-Mario » Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:50 pm

I admit i really like her wings and the pattern they gave her, albeit the body seems still a little iffy for me, but i can understand it given the point was to make her more combat-capable. Anyway, i'm looking forward to seeing her in action.
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Re: Titan Design Thread: Mothra

Postby HeiseiGodzilla117 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:26 pm

Godzilla165 wrote:Keep in mind as well on Mothra’s overall fuzziness: she’s probably a lot fuzzier in the actual movie, than what can be translated on a tiny plastic figure.



That's what I've been wondering. The color of her body reminds me of many of the moths i've seen around my house. And they're fuzzy. So it does make me curious.

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Re: Titan Design Thread: Mothra

Postby miguelnuva » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:00 pm

Not my favorite look for Mothra which still goes to Rainbow Mothra but this hit all the points I wanted. Looks vastly different from Toho but you can tell it's Mothra by looking at it.

I do hope it looks a little more fussy in the film but so far it gets a pass from me.

All 4 Titans do get me excited for what the other Titans will look like.
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