We're going to be adjusting this boss a bit. First off, she has a proper name "Alraune", instead of just calling her Dryad.
Secondly, while I did try to fix up and polish the old design by Ludus, Magi thought it was easier to just start over and rework her design entirely.
Right here, Magi gave Alraune a Piranha Plant motif for a few reasons:
Originally posted by Magi from the SMWCP2 Discord server
- Recognizable entity from the Mario franchise, tying the character more closely to the universe smwcp2 is set in and bringing familiarity for the player;
- Ties in with the theme of the entire level of being about piranha plants and related species;
- Makes for a motif that's easy to work with on the character, making her cohesive and implying she's some sort of ruler of the species (which, again, ties in with how [Briar Mire] has vines and piranha plants everywhere);
- The player is able to tell immediately that the sides of the sprite are dangerous and should be avoided
While I wasn't keen on the rework at first (I thought it was a little too busy), I can definitely see it works well in her favor considering she loves Munchers and Piranha Plants.
Let us know if you guys think the name "Alraune" works well for her, and if her redesign by Magi works well, too. We'll be tweaking the boss a bit to make her a bit harder and more interesting to fight, tieing in with her theme rather than just flying around, diving, and dropping apples and Munchers.
...Oh yeah, and "Deltarune". Magi said that as a joke every time I said her name. There, I did it. Happy?
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