But yeah, i was being somewhat facetious with my previous comment. It’s like we’ve run the gamut of literally every female character that can be released.
Who else is left? I mean the Girl 6 before Michael 6?
I never even *knew* there was a 1 through 5
A few, actually: Stephanie, Aiko, Young Teens, and Kids.
DAZ Iconic Characters don’t go by actual version, each follows the number of the generation itself. like most characters, Girl ‘s first installment was in Gen 3, then was upgraded to Gen 4, and was skipped in Gen 5 to return now in Gen 6. David had the same treatment, though he was the absent figure in Gen 4 and reappeared in Gen 5.
I don’t care for the freak name either. But they didn’t seem to have objections to a male freak.
lol true that. I spoke to a friend of mine recently, she’s an artist, but a traditional one. I told her of all the character lines in our 3D community and what area of age/build they fulfill. She is very fascinated, but expressed concern for the names Freak and She-freak respectively and she has no affiliation with 3d art at all.
I agree Freak is certainly a debatable name. But who knows, he might become the next “G” named character for generation 6 LOL
Actually, funny you say this, back when I was taking Poser one semester, I was talking about DAZ 3D to the class and explained to them all the characters. Everything was fine and interesting until I showed them Freak & She Freak. All interest was then discouraged when the only female in the group, who happened to be a feminist, expressed a great discontent with the strong-built female being labeled as a “freak”. As much as I tried to explain the reasons why, it only seemed to have dug the ill feelings deeper for them.
“Oh no, it’s not to call a strong woman a freak, it’s that she the female counterpart of the main Freak’s concept.” “Oh, I see, so these developers are trying to send the message that it’a abnormal for women to be buff.” “No, the developers are trying to market a couple of distinctly exaggerated characters for potentially non-human use. Freak & She Freak are supposed to be Sci-fi/Fantasy characters.” “Well, that’s not what I’m seeing being featured on that promo page. I’m not seeing a monster, I’m seeing a completely human female who happens to be very built with the name “freak” directly attached to it. So if I were these “award-winning” developers of yours, I’d tell them they’re mis-marketing their figures.”
This is probably why in Gen 5, all DAZ had to say was pretty much “We’re not going to market She Freak ourselves anymore [because it’s too risky], so if you still want her, make her yourself.” Though, I don’t think they’re ever going to change Freak’s name, seeing as how he’s too Iconic for actually being one and being called so every generation. She Freak of the other hand, while traditionally Freak’s counterpart, isn’t actually an official Icon, no more than Reby Sky was (even though she got her own Gen 4 Iconic Shape for Genesis). She Freak was a stand-alone character only once for a brief time until she was recreated as a mere customized character for Victoria, since.