Minipost: The loading screen mogu's stupid face

Something that's bothered me all expansion has been the generic Mists of Pandaria loading screen. Specifically, the mogu on it.

At first glance he looks like every other mogu. Big dumb face, protruding underbite, tusks, jowls.

We've seen hundreds of mogu by now. I think we're pretty familiar with their massive mouths and chins by now.

But...look at that loadscreen mogu again? A bit closer?

Is that the typical smug, sadistic mogu smile plastered across his face? there a smaller mouth there, grimacing, with clenched teeth?


Those really look like teeth. But then that goes against all the mogu we've seen in-game, who have huge mouths!

It's PROBABLY just a minor detail on a piece of concept art that made it into the final version of Mists, but regardless, all expansion long I've been seeing both faces whenever I look at that loading screen. Every. Single. Time. And they both make sense!

Smug mogu? Angry mogu? Who knows.

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    Thank you! I've been thinking the same darn thing! >_<

    October 7, 2013 at 1:40 AM

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    Cerylia Dawnwing

    Oh weird. x_x I've never really thought about that but you're right!

    Now it doesn't make any sense to me because the two jutting tusks don't seem to come from anywhere. They're not coming out of his lower set of teeth, obviously. It's like they're sprouting out of his lip or growing from a much lower place in his jaw, in front of the other ones. (Like a shark or something. xD)

    Now it's going to bug me. xD Biology/wildlife major here, so I am particularly fascinated with anatomy.

    October 7, 2013 at 7:16 AM

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    Ignoring the totally stupid size of the weapons the mogu is holding? I can't see past the side of the hammer.

    October 7, 2013 at 6:59 PM

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    Grimace IMO. What is more perplexing is how he is going to draw that sword, given he has a mace in his drawing hand...

    October 10, 2013 at 8:15 PM

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    Orthodontically-challenged mogu. Mom can't afford braces.

    October 13, 2013 at 8:31 AM