Cindy’s trademarks are her hat and yellow work jacket, both adorned with the Hammerhead logo. Her grandfather also wears this de facto Hammerhead uniform; his hat and jacket match hers. Her toolbox, which is also the same yellow color as her jacket, is stuffed with her tools of the trade, including a spanner, a monkey-wrench, and a hexagonal wrench key, among others.
This is the description for Cindy Aurum. But reading the description doesn’t do her character model justice.
…is what she looks like. And this is her description on the Final Fantasy Wikia.
Cindy is a slender woman with short, curly blond hair and olive green eyes. She wears a red cap with yellow outlines and a logo with the words “HAMMERHEAD” and “FULL-SERVICE STATION” and black goggles which she hangs around her neck when not using them. Cindy wears a cropped yellow jacket that reveals her stomach zipped a few inches under her breasts and an orange bikini top with deep décolletage. She wears jeans shorts with a brown belt loosely hanging around her hips, thigh-high black stockings, white high boots on heels, and brown gloves.
Notice the difference. She’s obviously an erotic character.
Strangely enough, that’s not what Tabata thinks.
“She’s actually not meant to be an erotic character,” Tabata explained. “Her character is very energetic and outgoing, a very active character. With those traits paired with her appearance, we feel it wouldn’t be too problematic even if, say, she shows up on screen while your parents are in the living room.”
Does he mean she wasn’t originally meant to be an erotic character?
But the development team went along with the design anyway?
Why is she wearing unprofessional clothing unless sex-appeal was the case?
So she can’t be erotic if she’s also “energetic and outgoing”?
You mean a teenager’s parents will think nothing of Cindy’s outfit once they see she’s a “very active character”?
Tabata tried to gaslight us. Not sure why, though.