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I have to admit that DE has really talented concept artists. They also pay attention to details, like, if you view Inaros Prime from the front, his helmet/face has fake eyes (his real eyes are hidden and only visible from the side).

In this thread we want to take a look at the new 'mech, the Bonewidow:

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The "helmet" combined with how the shield hangs in front of her body when it's not in use makes her look like a woman in a mourning dress:

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I think the artists chose to translate this look because they thought that it would fit the 'mech's short ranged specialist theme - and it did.

Now the "old" Voidrig has been on my mind since it was revealed and since apparently no one has been talking about how it looks like apart from the corncob thing, I've to say that the artists wanted to combine a tomb with a skeleton:

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The helmet reminds me of tombs in India like this one:

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What do you think? Do you agree with me?

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First on tonights news we have found that the Bone"Widow" mech looks like a woman in mourning, and we'll be discussing the apparent surprise at this fact. Following that we have an interview with the well known author of "water, is it really wet?", Mr No S#&$ Sherlock. 

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58 minutes ago, Corvid said:

Er... most warframes don't have eyes, and the one that does definitely doesn't have them on the outside of his helmet.

You are right.

In the case of Inaros though, he has a base head like Chroma/Prime and all of his alternative "heads" are "helmets" that go on top of his base head. This head has a set of eyes.

8 minutes ago, DeMonkey said:

First on tonights news we have found that the Bone"Widow" mech looks like a woman in mourning, and we'll be discussing the apparent surprise at this fact. Following that we have an interview with the well known author of "water, is it really wet?", Mr No S#&$ Sherlock. 

Indeed. For someone who isn't familiar with that, it's pretty fascinating to me. Moreover how the artists could integrate that look into the 'mech.

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Yes and no, sprinkeled with some yup and nope.

It is designed to look like a mourning woman, is it a female robot though? No it is a lump of metal and bones. Both it and Corncobilus Prime are simply just using regular old techno-fantasy gothic designs i.e buildings, style and people from the gothic era.

edit: BW actually reminds me alot of a Sister of Battle from 40k or a Valkyrie from Mutant Chronicles.

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Why are everyone acting so witty here? This is a nice thread, the dude is putting pieces together to try to underdtand the design and while it was kinda obvious about the base sex of that mech, I find really cool that they don't just pick random names and actually always try to visually represent their intentions, something incredibly hard imho 

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1 hour ago, vanaukas said:

Why are everyone acting so witty here? This is a nice thread, the dude is putting pieces together to try to underdtand the design and while it was kinda obvious about the base sex of that mech, I find really cool that they don't just pick random names and actually always try to visually represent their intentions, something incredibly hard imho 

Well one could also just say it is inspired by Spartans, since part of the origins to the word Widow comes from ancient greek, meaning "unmarried man". It also wields a shield and has a crecent thingy ontop of the head. 

Does it make sense? Absolutely not whatsoever!

edit: Fun fact, uhm sidenote. One of the translations of the english word Widow in swedish means "Child of a wh**e". Me as a swede did not know that until today.

Thank you thread.

edit2: "Bone" Widow makes all the more sense now!

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1 hour ago, vanaukas said:

Why are everyone acting so witty here?

To do otherwise would be unbecoming of me.

Someone makes a thread about the Bonewidow being a female bot because it looks like a Widow. I comment on how incredibly unsurprising that is. Sure, the artistic link is interesting enough, but the "it's female because it looks like a mourning woman" when it's literally called Bonewidow definitely deserves a bit of poking at.

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15 minutes ago, DeMonkey said:

To do otherwise would be unbecoming of me.

Someone makes a thread about the Bonewidow being a female bot because it looks like a Widow. I comment on how incredibly unsurprising that is. Sure, the artistic link is interesting enough, but the "it's female because it looks like a mourning woman" when it's literally called Bonewidow definitely deserves a bit of poking at.

idk today I just wanna bring love to the world, love for you too dear monkey

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6 minutes ago, DeMonkey said:

To do otherwise would be unbecoming of me.

Someone makes a thread about the Bonewidow being a female bot because it looks like a Widow. I comment on how incredibly unsurprising that is. Sure, the link is interesting enough, but the "it's female because it looks like a mourning woman" when it's literally called Bonewidow definitely deserves a bit of poking at.

BTW for people who don't grow in western culture like me, that Victorian-mourning-dress-wearing-woman-look in Bonewidow may not be obvious.

But this thread is mainly about how DE artist could creatively make a 'mech to look like that. Have you ever thought that maybe because they needed to incorporate the 'mech's big ass shield into the look, they chose a "widow"?

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5 hours ago, Nailclipper said:

What do you think? Do you agree with me?

well, I also figured that since Voidrig appears to be the first prototype of a Necramech, the focus wasn't on looks but practicality and getting it to work. . I could see the Orokin saying "these mechs are bada$$ but.... they're ugly, can't you make them look a bit sleeker and more streamlined?" when you crate a new product, designers will put function before form, then once the product can do what it's designed to do, you can then spend time on making it look more appealing.

but yes, Bonewidow is a fembot. when I first saw the Shield deactivated it reminded me of an Apron.. Bonewidow could pose quite well as a killer Maid mech (and something about killer maids is really cool.)

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So, apparently no one here really noticed that the actual reference Bonewidow draws from, is the ancient torture device known as Iron Maiden. It also draws from the Scandinavian Mythology, the Shield- Maidens, which were in many instances, Female Vikings that took place in warfare, holding a sword and a shield. You also have Valkyries, commonly depicted as female warriors, also wearing sword and shield.

Bonewidow to me, really takes the reference of the Shield Maidens on not just her 2nd ability, but also the obvious design of sword and shield. Her appearance however, looks like they took the ancient torture device known as the Iron Maiden, and combined it with elements of Warhammer 40k.

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hmm, maybe we get a 'rolling pin' melee weapon for her too? i remember there was such a weapon in another game... fallout, maybe? but then again this might be seen as an insult to the feminist movement 😁

14 hours ago, Corvid said:

Er... most warframes don't have eyes, and the one that does definitely doesn't have them on the outside of his helmet.

they don't really have 'helmets' either, even though they were called as such before DE changed that to neuroptics (still the 'alternate' ones still called that). the whole frame is one bio-mech and any optical sensors are integrated any unlikely as such a 'structual' weakpoint as eyes are to us living animals - especially if a brain would be behind those eyes... but i'm nitpicking here, sorry ^^

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