Other than the fact that she doesn't really have the normal body build of a rat and is the size of a dog, I'd say her trademark is her fire tail that never goes out, rain or shine!
(Apologies if this thread have been created but why didn't I have ideas for threads when I still had my premium/search button lol)
So! One of my favorite part of a character design is them having a certain design trait or accessory (or just anything like hairstyle, clothing, item, etc) that are strongly associated with a character--they wear/hold them most of the time regardless of outfits, situations (or heck, you can spot it even if the character appears as a silhouette) or they absolutely have that as a part of their character and it's either rare or looks strange if they are seen without one? As one would say, well, their "signature" or "trademark" in a form of design.
Do share as many characters as you want here, I'd love to know! (Also feel free to share if the said design trait is just an extra addition to their design or have a certain story or reason to them)
Prime examples would be: Any form of hats, plushes, hair clips/necklace/bracelets, maybe the character is always seen with a ponytail? And many others
Definitely DS's glitching head and cheshire grin are his signature traits. The gltiching shows just how unstable he is--physically and mentally. And his grin makes him lowkey creepy.
Ahh, yes. My digimon-loving ass is a sucker for those key character accessories.
- Evie's glasses and her plush whale shark, Nautica.
- Lily isn't my character, but I designed her. She always has a flower in her hair.
- Caspian's capelet and messenger bag-styled repair kit.
- Missile's mask and scarf. She also has a special sword, but I need to draw her with it more.
- Kaliban's buckler hat (with the magnifying glass under the ribbon) and kerchief.
- Bass's diamond glasses and monster hat.
- Rai's glasses, binoculars, and gym towel (that looks like a god ribbon).
- Stitches/Blackjack's bowtie.
And I have so many more, these are just the mains.
There's quite a bit on Sledge that I never really looked that much into before. Their hair being the most obvious and I think signature of their physical traits. Their eye type is second, which never change shape. Their hat is quite iconic, their arms were burned black, the healing scars on their chest, and the three black lines under their eyes - resembling eyelashes, are next.
(I'm unsure if I posted here before, but I'll go ahead)
Prince wears a butterfly hairpin to the right of his head, and the reason why he has it is because butterflies are his favourite animal, and also, butterflies hold some sort of symbolism, as they represent fate.