All Geared Up and Raring to Go!

All Geared Up and Raring to Go!

All Geared Up and Raring to Go!

by Steve Napierski to Comics

This comic was intended to be the way that developers dress their heroines in comparison to the heroes, but I guess it could also represent the way that a lot of male gamers dress up their female characters, as well. Your choice.

See Torneko in the comic? He originally appeared in Dragon Quest IV, but he was also the main character from one of my favorite video games ever: Torneko: The Last Hope. Unfortunately, my copy of the game is now unplayable and I need to get another one. This will actually be my third copy of the game when I finally get around to buying it. The first one, which I lost while moving, was in perfect condition. The second copy, which I got from GameStop, was not in the best of shape when I bought but still playable (at the time). Hoping that my next copy will be better than my last one.

Discussion (20)¬

  1. Chaos
    Chaos says:
    January 20, 2011 at 1:36 am #

    Good ol’ chainmail bikini philosophy.

  2. David Herbert
    David Herbert says:
    January 20, 2011 at 2:14 am #

    Hey, it’s proven to be just as effective.

  3. Scott
    Scott says:
    January 20, 2011 at 2:32 am #

    Chainmail = Not rated for stabbin’. Too many holes.

    • Jacob
      Jacob says:
      January 20, 2011 at 5:00 am #

      Good catch. People think it’ll save you from arrows too, but they’re even worse than stabbing. It might dissipate a slash, but you’re still going to get some nasty bruises.

  4. Dan
    Dan says:
    January 20, 2011 at 2:38 am #

    You, sir, are obviously not familiar with the inverse theory of female body armor. The less skin it covers, the better the armor. A super thin string bikini makes a girl unhittable. Put her in a turtleneck and she’ll drop in one swing!

    • Baileyboy
      Baileyboy says:
      January 20, 2011 at 5:22 pm #

      You forget the fierceness of Samus Aran!

      • Shaows
        Shaows says:
        January 21, 2011 at 9:32 am #

        Just like Team Ninja did.

  5. Triaxx
    Triaxx says:
    January 20, 2011 at 6:18 am #

    GOOD chainmail protects against stabbing with wide pointed weapons. Bad chainmail has the rings just split apart.

  6. RawkHawk
    RawkHawk says:
    January 20, 2011 at 7:14 am #

    Torneko is AWESOME. At least you’ve got some good taste in characters. Keep it up!

    • Ido013
      Ido013 says:
      January 24, 2011 at 1:22 am #

      His game sucked bad time though.. XD

  7. Rokai
    Rokai says:
    January 20, 2011 at 7:44 am #

    And in every installment the female figther will wear less and less “armor”. This is known as the Soul Calibur Syndrome.

  8. LMekko
    LMekko says:
    January 20, 2011 at 8:49 am #

    This comic is wrong only because Torneko would try to sell the heroine as many accessories as he did to the guy just for sheer profit. I loved the merchant class, as useless as it was.

    • Anonymous
      Anonymous says:
      January 20, 2011 at 1:06 pm #

      Actually, I think Steve nailed the character, remember? He’s a damn pervert! :P

  9. Sarge
    Sarge says:
    January 21, 2011 at 5:38 pm #

    You try getting the disc resurfaced? Some video stores offer those services. There’s a game store close to me that also does.

  10. Doczilla
    Doczilla says:
    January 21, 2011 at 7:23 pm #

    Funny story, is that many moons ago, a friend and I were arguing about the plate-string bikini armors (thank you WoW), and I successfully convinced him that it was not only more prudent to do this, but more effective.

    Take your standard hero: Full suit of armor, all the same strength spread out across the individual pieces. Opponents must look for chinks in said armor to exploit. Heroine in a plate bikini can use the same amount of metal, smithed into risque pieces that barely cover, granting higher protection for what they protect while the particular cut of the armor works like so: “Hey, see that hot enemy woman over there? We should stop her from her quest! Quickly attack her befo–…heheh, boobies…” Now comes the crux of the argument. You generally aim an attack for where you’re looking. If you’re looking at plate-covered boobs, your attacks going there. Not only is this area more heavily protected by denser metal armor, but there are far fewer places for the attack to go, making it easier to block/parry!

    :D

    • RedMattis
      RedMattis says:
      January 22, 2011 at 6:23 am #

      What kind of retarded goon would look at the girl’s breasts when she comes charging in swinging a bastard sword over her head..?
      Besides, many martial arts teach students to look their opponents in the eyes to better predict their next action. It’s not like everyone subconsciously aim for their eyes/head because of that.

      That said, sex sells, and 3D graphics artists like me like creating them. (oddly that also goes for female CG artists…)
      Planning to add a bit more than a plate bikini to the chick on my website though, just haven’t done so yet ^_^;;

    • Everglayde
      Everglayde says:
      January 26, 2011 at 12:22 pm #

      and as a Chic gamer this exactly what i count on in PVP …
      the sexier the character the more distracting and thus i get underestimated until they are dead – mwahaha!

  11. Cake Ninja
    Cake Ninja says:
    January 21, 2011 at 8:12 pm #

    I just noticed the change in expression in the sixth panel, very nice, very subtle.

  12. Aaron Worthing
    Aaron Worthing says:
    January 23, 2011 at 12:55 pm #

    wait, what is wrong with this? (joking)

  13. Zach Gill
    Zach Gill says:
    January 26, 2013 at 4:40 am #

    As much as I should be thinking of older DQ games I keep thinking of Jessica from DQVIII….