Well, all the spritework is original, it's the animations that get borrowed from other characters, and unfortunately I am not good at making original animations. So, if I did give them different animations, they would still have to come from some other character. So to be honest, I probably won't, at least not for the SHADEs 2 update.
That's not to say certain characters won't get new animations or new moves in SHADEs 3, though. For instance, I plan on completely respriting Moses Maddigan to give him an updated look. The current Moses sprites are probably the worst looking of the bunch, so I'm taking the opportunity to give him a new outfit since I'll be making new sprites anyway.
Just as a general idea, how drastic of a change to Moses' outfit were you planning to make? I, personally, think his current duds make him seem like a more iconic villain. I could find his suit in a department store and immediately think, "That's Moses. Hope he doesn't kick my ass when I fight him next."
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