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    Is Smite's Nude Portrayal of the Morrigan Lore-Accurate?

    The Morrigan is definitely one of the more important goddesses Smite has released and with that, I kinda have high expectations of her. Her gameplay is fun but the visual design..

    Her portrayal in Smite is that, she is a pornstar. Kinda distracting actually and is one of the reasons why I keep passing her up whenever I unlock another god. If she was meant to be nude like Aphrodite, it's ok but if they made her nude just for the sake of it, no, just no. Pornstar Morrigan is not how I remember the Morrigan's portrayal in real-world mythology but I could be wrong. From what I found from google, no, she's not a pornstar. Celtic is not one of my strongest suits in terms of knowledge unlike most of the other pantheons.

    So to all you Celtic buffs out there, should the Morrigan be nude? Was this how the Celts viewed her or should she have more clothes on her?

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    The Romans have accounts stating that the Celts fought in the nude. Their war deities should follow suit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SirKeksalot View Post
    The Romans have accounts stating that the Celts fought in the nude. Their war deities should follow suit.
    Then why is Cu Chulainn and Artio not nude then? Your point would make sense if we're talking about Artio, a gallic deity but the Morrigan is an Irish deity. And the Romans never invaded Ireland so your argument isn't really a strong one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiamX View Post
    Then why is Cu Chulainn and Artio not nude then? Your point would make sense if we're talking about Artio, a gallic deity but the Morrigan is an Irish deity. And the Romans never invaded Ireland so your argument isn't really a strong one.
    Cu Chulainn is just as "nude" as The Morrigan.

    She's designed as a wildwoods witch, and her outfit reflects that. Kind of "nubile savage/barbarian" thing going on. she doesn't need an ornate ballgown, she's fine.

    And honestly though..."nude"? Seriously? She shows a lot of skin, but she's covered head to toe in various accessories, so she more or less comes across as fully covered, to me.

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    @Degalon
    Are you sure? Cu Chulainn's only nude part if 1/2 of his upper body. The rest, all of his lower body and 1/2 of his upper body are covered.
    The Morrigan on the other hand is the same as a woman wearing a bra and panty with tatoos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiamX View Post
    @Degalon
    Are you sure? Cu Chulainn's only nude part if 1/2 of his upper body. The rest, all of his lower body and 1/2 of his upper body are covered.
    The Morrigan on the other hand is the same as a woman wearing a bra and panty with tatoos.
    If you ignore the mantle, skirt, braces, boots, various accessories, then sure.

    The only "skimpy" thing about her really is that her "top" loosely covers her breasts. Otherwise she's covered in feathers and straps and huge belts and tattoos

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiamX View Post
    Then why is Cu Chulainn and Artio not nude then? Your point would make sense if we're talking about Artio, a gallic deity but the Morrigan is an Irish deity. And the Romans never invaded Ireland so your argument isn't really a strong one.
    They're not war gods. They wouldn't have military "dress" just like Apollo doesn't because he's not a war god. As for actual Irish tribal warfare, we know for a fact that they didn't wear actual armor (sauce). They had leather corsets--something Cu Chulainn is explicitly described as having worn--but nothing more; the most covered they would have been is if they had a tunic on. So, no, the Morrigan isn't breaking lore.

    Quote Originally Posted by LiamX View Post
    @Degalon
    Are you sure? Cu Chulainn's only nude part if 1/2 of his upper body. The rest, all of his lower body and 1/2 of his upper body are covered.
    The Morrigan on the other hand is the same as a woman wearing a bra and panty with tatoos.
    You say this like a top and skirt don't count as clothing. She's not even naked. If we're really going to be accurate with how naked the gods would be, this game would have to be a fucking hentai.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiamX View Post
    The Morrigan is definitely one of the more important goddesses Smite has released and with that, I kinda have high expectations of her. Her gameplay is fun but the visual design..

    Her portrayal in Smite is that, she is a pornstar. Kinda distracting actually and is one of the reasons why I keep passing her up whenever I unlock another god. If she was meant to be nude like Aphrodite, it's ok but if they made her nude just for the sake of it, no, just no. Pornstar Morrigan is not how I remember the Morrigan's portrayal in real-world mythology but I could be wrong. From what I found from google, no, she's not a pornstar. Celtic is not one of my strongest suits in terms of knowledge unlike most of the other pantheons.

    So to all you Celtic buffs out there, should the Morrigan be nude? Was this how the Celts viewed her or should she have more clothes on her?
    It's because the Morrigan is supposed to be seductive and stuff too.

    And why does it need to be lore-accurate? Ever heard of creative liberties?
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    I'll throw this out here, Smite designers have been given the leeway to creatively portray how they see the Gods. Despite the questionable lore accuracy to the hardcore, it's withing the designer's right to design said God the way he/she portrays due to creative rights.

    The last knucklehead that tried enforcing his ideologies on others for "realism" got booted out by the community because let's face it, nothing in a video game has to be real or historically accurate because it'd be boring. People play Smite to have fun, not for lore accuracy.

    Yes, playing a game with bland designs of half-naked men and women without a single tinge of creative flair would kill this game faster than Warner Brothers killing Shadow of War with micro-transactions.
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