It would surely bring a whole new meaning to cosplay.
What if the likes of Samus Aran, Princess Zelda and Princess Peach reeked of ugliness? Let’s look at it this way, back in 1986 when Top Gun made Tom Cruise hot property and Madonna sang “Papa Don’t Preach” Nintendo created the intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran. Tightly clad in her powered amour suit she has dealt her own brand of justice for the better part of a quarter of a century.
Imagine if you will, that in all that time Samus never once removed her helmet, why? Because she was really ugly, not battle scarred ugly, but just natural ugly. So it happens one time, Samus removes her helmet by chance and bingo, the truth is exposed. The gaming world goes into shock, fan art depictions are sadly a million of miles off the mark, light years away. Nintendo had created a dog! So all those depictions of Samus Aran being this “hot chick” bounty hunter came to a shuddering halt.
Now do you think Link would even bother to rescue an ugly Princess Zelda, and Mario, would he rescue Princess Peach? Think Sony and their Princess.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, is it not?