Ok wolfy ... firstly i love simply characters also ... but although the cosplay costume is incredible (hairstyle wow! how some of the Japanese manage to mimic those cartoon hairstyles so perfectly is amazing)
However it really does look like he is holding a a plastic sword of impractical proportions that happens for some reason to be wrapped in loo paper... like he brings it into the gents or something
Remember these Pirates board space ships ... ships have narrow corridors .. they would have guns or short swords which are fast (No over the top hilt or pummels) they do need room to swing it ... or even something more like a light sabre is more likely.
If you want your character looking like cloud awesome. why not choose this one ..
and just find another pic for a sword a space pirate would have (with the expectation of using it in confined areas). The ship your entering is roomy but your not used to that nor expecting it. IF you want to have a super large sword later for whatever reason I am missing... making one later shouldn't be too much of an issue.
Um ... TheVillain ... lol!
Ok.. firstly i get your push of the idea that
a) he "was grown to be a supernatural-Einstein" (An effort which was ... an outstanding success) ... then
b) "genetically altered to be a supernatural Casanova" (an effort which was ... an outstanding success) ... then
c) "re-altered to be a supernatural genius again (an effort which was highly
that I get. I do .. I really do.
What I don't think you
get ... is my point. The reasons why I beleive what i do is ...
a) Someone that is genetically SPECIALIZED to be a genius ... would have ALL of their gene's chosen to make their use as a resource for research or whatever optimized. So he would have major genetic tendencies not to be interested in anything else .. AND have a nature that doesn't perk the interest of those thinking of sex.
(ie sexless in his own intentions and sexless or even anti-sexy to those interested in sex .. bad BO phps ?)
If a one or a bunch of genetic engineers who were women felt like changing someone into the perfect lover they would more likely choose someone who is very smooth or good socially (funny etc) and change what they dont like of their physical form (lets give him broader shoulders .. etc) If one took a novel interest in the enigmatic scientist and wanted him as her lover it is unlikely she would change him to be anything but perfect (and likely loyal) for her alone - thus skills being the perfect lover to all women is unlikely
If women choose to try and do this to your character due to a bet or a dare or to just see how good their own skills were or they were bored or wanted to try it with another OR used him to test certain things before attempting it with another that they REALLY wanted it to work on ... and it worked ... he wouldn't look like that.
( hang about why risk anything less than perfection ? If you were the company you would prefer to make another not "try and savage genetically tainted products" right ? )
If you want to come over as someone women would likely want to sleep with
a) Do not have a character that directed by the whims of others in their background OR
b) Have a dumb lovable character which does have a life directed by things out of his understanding (like joey from friends) but is a light hearted presence not an intense one.
If you just want a "A horny geek who actually has a rough idea what to do with a woman, in effect."
.. fine ! nothing wrong with that ... however make him a geek that is highly physically attractive with a good sense of humour - that is special enough.
The background you propose is a little rich for someone who just wants
"A horny geek who actually has a rough idea what to do with a woman, in effect."
However .. your effort to justify it is cute :)