Here’s comic artist Nikolas Draper-Ivey’s take on the main cast of Final Fantasy 7.
Re-imagining this game is nothing new, but Draper-Ivey’s designs here don’t go changing anyone’s outfit. Instead, by altering the race of each character, they show that everything iconic about this cast has to do with their original designs, haircuts and weapons, not the colour of their skin.
“I decided to do heroes and villains from a game I’m fond of and make them people of colour”, he says. “I specifically chose FFVII because it’s already a diverse cast and to Square Enix’s credit, you could literally tell the same story with these designs”.
You can see more of Draper-Ivey’s art at his Facebook page.