Hello! It’s Friday and that’s good for flashbacks. Let’s get to it.
Balrog is a boxer and apparently he was heavily based on Mike Tyson, hence why he was named M. Bison in the original Japanese version. He was renamed Balrog to make things less obvious. He was one of the three bosses you had to fight before reaching the big boss…M. Bison (Vega in the original).
Here’s Barnaby ready to get in the ring. I like how the boxing pose turned out. I tried something new with the mouth to try to make it look like he was sneering at his opponent.
Here’s the comparison to the original. There was definitely something off about his belly in the original and his paws were way too small.
And that’s all for this week. Next Friday is…another day.