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The name's Ashton. 26. Pacific Northwest.
Occasionally wandering elsewhere with my love.

I am: A feisty bear, little critter, rebel nerd.
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"People couldn’t possibly want to play Injustice if Harley’s crotch and boobs aren’t hanging out, we must give her an awful, hideous, Mortal Kombat-like costume." WHAT IS WRONG WITH USING HARLEY’S CLASSIC COSTUME?!

Edit:
I shouldn’t have included that bit about her classic costume…just to be clear, this isn’t a complaint that she isn’t wearing the exact same costume from Batman the Animated Series. This is more so a complaint about every female character in fighting games having her boobs and crotch hanging out. I’m probably the minority here, but it drives me crazy. I’m not trying to body shame and I realize that showing some skin doesn’t automatically equal “too sexy.” I believe her classic costume, even as it fully covers her, is sexy, even more so than one that shows a lot of skin. I mean, it’s a skin tight catsuit! But I personally think this new one is an ugly costume despite any other factor. AND, even if they are trying to make Harley her own character, not reliant on the Joker, thus minimilizing her clown makeup, her costume should still be harlequin inspired and I just barely see that here. I understand the classic costume doesn’t exactly fit into the more realistic world they are trying to create, but I don’t think this costume is the more realistic answer. Other commenters (not all shown in this specific feed) explained it with better articulation. I’m not great with words. But I do have more to add to touch on some of the other comments on my “bitching.”
I’m not a complete dumb dumb, I do realize that the creaters of Injustice are the same creators of Mortal Kombat…so why wouldn’t her costume be MK-like? Maybe I should have seen it coming, but I guess I hoped for better. In Game Informer’s interview with Ed Boon, he actually said “the real message is that this is brand new, that this game has its own identity and we don’t feel like we have to follow any kind of previous template of Mortal Kombat.” So doesn’t this seem like the perfect opportunity to depart from the outrageous female costumes of MK?
I am thankful that it is at least not quite as bad as most of the MK character’s costumes. However, just because we’ve seen more scantily clad women in previous fighting games, does not mean that makes me happy to see it again.
Also, the New 52/Suicide Squad just isn’t really a valid argument here. While the creators want to stay aware of the comic book fans, they “aren’t following the timeline of the New 52 or any other timelines for the DC characters. The character designs are ours…” And even if inspiration for her Injustice costume was drawn from her New 52 costume, there has been much criticism on the over sexualization of Harley (and other female characters) in the New 52, so can you really be surprised that this one is scrutinized as well?
But I should quit my bitching because I’m just a crazy feminist who is stuck in the past and hasn’t a clue what she’s talking about…and at least she doesn’t look like Mileena, right? :P

"People couldn’t possibly want to play Injustice if Harley’s crotch and boobs aren’t hanging out, we must give her an awful, hideous, Mortal Kombat-like costume." WHAT IS WRONG WITH USING HARLEY’S CLASSIC COSTUME?!

Edit:

I shouldn’t have included that bit about her classic costume…just to be clear, this isn’t a complaint that she isn’t wearing the exact same costume from Batman the Animated Series. This is more so a complaint about every female character in fighting games having her boobs and crotch hanging out. I’m probably the minority here, but it drives me crazy. I’m not trying to body shame and I realize that showing some skin doesn’t automatically equal “too sexy.” I believe her classic costume, even as it fully covers her, is sexy, even more so than one that shows a lot of skin. I mean, it’s a skin tight catsuit! But I personally think this new one is an ugly costume despite any other factor. AND, even if they are trying to make Harley her own character, not reliant on the Joker, thus minimilizing her clown makeup, her costume should still be harlequin inspired and I just barely see that here. I understand the classic costume doesn’t exactly fit into the more realistic world they are trying to create, but I don’t think this costume is the more realistic answer. Other commenters (not all shown in this specific feed) explained it with better articulation. I’m not great with words. But I do have more to add to touch on some of the other comments on my “bitching.”

I’m not a complete dumb dumb, I do realize that the creaters of Injustice are the same creators of Mortal Kombat…so why wouldn’t her costume be MK-like? Maybe I should have seen it coming, but I guess I hoped for better. In Game Informer’s interview with Ed Boon, he actually said “the real message is that this is brand new, that this game has its own identity and we don’t feel like we have to follow any kind of previous template of Mortal Kombat.” So doesn’t this seem like the perfect opportunity to depart from the outrageous female costumes of MK?

I am thankful that it is at least not quite as bad as most of the MK character’s costumes. However, just because we’ve seen more scantily clad women in previous fighting games, does not mean that makes me happy to see it again.

Also, the New 52/Suicide Squad just isn’t really a valid argument here. While the creators want to stay aware of the comic book fans, they “aren’t following the timeline of the New 52 or any other timelines for the DC characters. The character designs are ours…” And even if inspiration for her Injustice costume was drawn from her New 52 costume, there has been much criticism on the over sexualization of Harley (and other female characters) in the New 52, so can you really be surprised that this one is scrutinized as well?

But I should quit my bitching because I’m just a crazy feminist who is stuck in the past and hasn’t a clue what she’s talking about…and at least she doesn’t look like Mileena, right? :P

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  3. gredandforgery reblogged this from ashtonmckenzie and added:
    My favorite Harley costumes in order are Original Jester Outfit Arkham Asylum Arkham City They were classy! Sure, they...
  4. thatblogthingy reblogged this from ashtonmckenzie and added:
    They didn’t use the classic costume because they didn’t use any classic costumes. All of the characters got some major...
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  7. nannairb reblogged this from damegreywulf and added:
    So I honestly didn’t know this was Harley Quinn until I saw at least three mentions to her in the reblogs. She looked...
  8. convertedinvader reblogged this from thewickedpath and added:
    By the thumbnail, I seriously thought this is from Mortal Kombat. As stated above, though, the stance has at least as...
  9. damegreywulf reblogged this from numboars and added:
    what the fuck is this costume even like I’m staring at her crotch it looks like she forgot to finish putting it on this...
  10. micdcar reblogged this from mar-void and added:
    I don’t give a damn about her costume. Honestly, I find more irritation in the same-clothes wardrobe cartoon and comic...
  11. mar-void reblogged this from kevfucomicstuff and added:
    "Adam Glass is a horrible writer." wow tumblr make up your mind is it harley’s costume or the writer or the artist or...
  12. kevfucomicstuff reblogged this from phrux and added:
    THIS! FUCKING THIS!
  13. phrux reblogged this from kevfucomicstuff and added:
    Harley has always been a fantastic character. When paired with Ivy. With the Joker she’s just “Joker’s...
  14. daxel reblogged this from combonight and added:
    I forgot you could throw grenades in this game. "Grenades OP, shit game needs balancing" > first 3 days after release
  15. ashtonmckenzie reblogged this from slime-prince and added:
    I shouldn’t have included that bit about her classic costume…just to be clear, this isn’t a complaint that she isn’t...
  16. tittyforman reblogged this from ashtonmckenzie
  17. kenshiro28 reblogged this from atnervesend and added:
    This is about right. Bunch of characters have had big costume changes, plenty of them pretty good. This just isn’t one...
  18. thewickedpath reblogged this from combonight and added:
    Good ol’ MK awkward stances.
  19. atnervesend reblogged this from mar-void and added:
    My beef with it is purely design based. It’s simply too busy and doesn’t tell us anything about her character from a...
  20. gorehose reblogged this from winnerstaysloserpays and added:
    Not a great design for a classic character, hoping for a variety of alt-costumes; not that I’m really planning on...
  21. vorked reblogged this from mar-void and added:
    I am just going to cut out everything from this except for that last comment.
  22. numboars reblogged this from atnervesend and added:
    My boyfriend about sums it up. I am not in the SEXY IS BAD AND THE HUMAN BODY IS TO BE SHAMED camp but it’s STILL not a...
  23. atmos-spheres reblogged this from combonight and added:
    What is she holding?
  24. slime-prince reblogged this from combonight and added:
    WB: Let’s make an awesome DC-only fighting game with Ed Boon, expert fighting game developer, and make sure that it...
  25. winnerstaysloserpays reblogged this from atnervesend and added:
    Yeah, she just kinda looks like a bad cosplayer nowadays honestly. And in this game, she looks even more out of place...
  26. combonight reblogged this from mar-void and added:
    Those boots are way cute, gurrl.
  27. tfwnoarms reblogged this from mar-void and added:
    I remember seeing Suicide Squad back when it was announced and wondering why they didn’t use her old costume. I...
  28. areallyspookyskeleton reblogged this from ashtonmckenzie and added:
    Her classic costume will probably be an alternate. I think it’s mainly that DC’s pushing her New 52-ish look and that...
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