T-elos stands malevolent, but how can one radiate menace when one forgets to attend to such a prominent cowlick?
One trope of popular media is the evil counterpart to the hero; similar powers, similar appearance, but evil. There’s Spider-Man and Venom, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Slash, Ryu and Akuma, and now we have KOS-MOS and T-elos, the two female combat androids of Xenosaga III. An Alter product built in 1/8 scale, I acquired T-elos about a year ago.
The dark-skinned, white-haired character design is another trope, one that I like a lot. T-elos’s outfit manifests both sexiness and malice, and her smirk expresses either bemused confidence or child-like curiosity. Paint and sculpting are very good, as usual, although I see a seam line on her left leg in my pictures. I’ve never noticed it before; it’s not easy to see on the figure itself.
Her mane obscures most of her back, but from the side one can see that she doesn’t have much of an ass, which is somewhat regrettable although certainly not a rare aspect of manga or anime-inspired character designs.
Her pose is rather sedate and while I don’t know much about her character, I would have preferred a more lively posture. Nonetheless, this is still a very cool figure.