I LOVED this art so much I even made my user name based on that but I wish this would've been the antagonist instead of the Shadow Blot. And I wish if Junction Point didn't close down I wish he would've in Epic Mickey 3.
WTF?! Why the HELL was OSWALD going to be the main villain?! Is it because Walt Disney lost his rights to the character all those years ago? That wasn't Oswald's fault! Jeez, this is just wrong; I'm glad the idea was scrapped.
(The image itself is well done and quite terrifying; it's just the concept itself I have trouble with.)
In many ways I'm glad Oswald didn't become a baddie. cause if you think about it, buying the rights back to a character just to demonize him just sounds wrong. :/ besides he's back with the crew and that he's in talks to become a meet n greet character in the parks and getting merchandise sold makes him welcomed.
Has anyone noticed the connection to MOTHER 3 in this one? I mean, there's some unused battle backgrounds featuring Lucas' brother Claus--which are so frightening they make Giygas look like a Rabbid--hidden in the game's data. Claus becoming an Eldritch Abomination in MOTHER 3 and Oswald becoming one too in Epic Mickey--both concepts unused--really makes you think, huh?
I'm glad they didn't go with Oswald as the villian in the end... I think it would've been a bad idea to reintroduce a character like Oswald into the 21st century / Disney as a villian (At least as a first appearance in 80 years.). Villians just dont get the love and attention like the protagonists / heros do. Especially with the younger audiences. The small brother rivalry and emotional / Brotherly-bond development that happened between Mickey / Oswald in EM- which was a huge factor to the game and what it was trying to accomplish- just wouldn't have happened with Storm Blot Oswald unfortunately.
Though I am interested as to know how the story ends with this route...
For me,before Mickey arrived in Wasteland and Oswald with Ortensia fixed Shadow Blot into the bottle,the demon was trying taking Oswald to his part, showing him the new powers he could have achieved by accepting (so,an appearence as Storm Blot). But Oswald,first hesitating,refused. He knew how Dangerous and sly was the creature,and chose to catch and trap him.As a redress,the Blot imprisoned and turned Ortensia into stone.
Thanks! XD I want to see a movie about! It may be even possible that some spots of Blot will corrupt Oswald making him relive his pain and turning him into this monster. Blot stains are malicious, so much that in the games they become more visible on Mickey's body if he exaggerates with Thinner or with questionable choices. Other cool idea is that of Oswald's evil clone, created with the form and consistency of a Blot, maybe after having imprisoned the real Oswald, to mislead Mickey. And if in the next (I hope they do it!) Epic Mickey appeared a Mickey 's own evil clone, wanting to conquer both Earth and Wasteland?
Well for something to have a rightful place in Wasteland, it would have to have been created prior to this game for Disney and then be rejected, replaced or discontinued by Disney. otherwise it would have to have been found outside of Wasteland and be brought in by Mickey, like the brush. as for Mickey having an evil clone, if you can find any canon occurrence of this (which will likely be forgotten by now) then it has hopes of happening in Epic Mickey 3.
Epic Mickey 3... Spector said he has a certain idea for the new plot. The strange,interesting thing,is that in the epicmickey wikia the word "idea" was written this way. I'm scareddd! Sounded quite nasty! Will the 3rd be the darkest of the trilogy,with Petes busy on making Mickey and Oswalds' evil copies? Just as one of 'em said, "When we'll hit,nobody can exactly tell what's happening" (More or less). And they trapped poor Prescott. For their goals,probably. He'll build Blot/Animatronic Mickey and Oswald copies for 'em! Can you imagine this?
I cant help but notice the on going insistence on the idea of evil copies of Oswald and Mickey. they (and by they I mean they Both) have enough unique enemies that they don't have to be fighting themselves.
I think the Scrapper Mickey, Hero Mickey, Storm Blot and all the dummied features would be awesome in the game....But then again, whenever we find something that was dummied out, we go all like 'THATS BETTER THAN WHAT WE HAVE!'. And this time, this single time, I think it's true.