What Are Characters Hiding Beneath Their Masks?
Anonymous, faceless characters are a mainstay in video games. They add immersion, allowing players to better relate to a tornado of murder like Ryu Hayabusa, or a sexy pressure suit of sex like Tali'Zorah. But you can't hide anything from gamers for long. For example: At the end of the original Halo, Master Chief takes off his helmet, but the camera is placed at a teasing angle that doesn't allow you to see what he looks like. Luckily, that's not a problem, because someone exploited the game's camera to discover Master Chief's true identity ...
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My god, all this time he's really been ... Master Chief?
And what about those giant armored dudes from Bioshock, the Big Daddies? We never found out what they look like, even when you got to play as one.
You're the one on the right. It'd be kind of a fucked up game if you weren't.
So what does that hulking monstrosity look like inside its diving suit? A slimy, wrinkled walrus man? A swarm of shrieking plankton? A ... lens?
Hint: It's the last one! The disappointing one!
Then there's the dude from Crysis 2. He seems like a pretty generic character, DEFAULT DEATH CYBORG #3. But if you look at him from another angle he's anything but generic.
He is highly advanced warfare taffy.