I know I'm a bit late since the real GT!Sylph design was already revealed like a week ago, but I was already about two thirds done with this when that update happened. I know that there's no shame in getting blindsided by canon, especially since we had no way of knowing that Aranea was the Sylph of Light or that she had gone God Tier until we saw it with our own eyes. It would have been a waste to give up on it outright after putting so much work in, but I'm not going to pretend like it wasn't a huge blow to my confidence as well as my motivation...
Canon may have stolen my thunder, but my thunder is still something to be proud of.
--Andrew Hussie owns this character--
Everyone knows that the reason we'll never see Kanaya as a God Tier Rainbow Drinker is because Homestuck would be over, she would be unstoppable. Even Lord English would just take one look at her, laugh nervously, and say "I'm outie."
(Anyone who can guess all the inspirations for her outfit is my new best friend )
Hehe, thanks again . That really isn't all that surprising because the reason I decided to start on my own design was because I didn't like many of the fan designs I'd seen which were made pointlessly "airy" at the expense of elegance.
Of course, then the canon sylph turned out to be more like those fan designs, so much for streamlined elegance I guess
Well only Aranea's polite bookishness was actually all that surprising, Meenah being nasty and violent was completely expected from what we knew of the Condesce's personality. We know that the Dolorosa was demure and motherly, a bit like Kanaya without the vengeful streak. So if her pre-scratch self is going to be an extreme antithesis of either her descendant or her post-scratch self she's either going to be a complete pacifist or a completely self-absorbed (And possibly more aggressive) individual.
I'm personally hoping she's a badass Rainbow Drinker too, but she can't be too much like Kanaya
When you think about it none of the godhood getups are all that practical for fighting in, but reality-bending super powers as well as flight probably make up for the lack of practicality don't you think?