is more "random" than other designs from Garou:
Mark of The Wolves. It's almost as if Hokutomaru was created to be an
obnoxious and annoying character... (making him my least favorite
design of the Garou series). He annoys the crap out of me. However, I
can see the place for a "comic relief" ninja in Garou... even
though I usually prefer more serious ninja characters - like Ibuki.
In fact, Hokutomaru looks like he could come from the same ninja clan. However,
Chris Farley proved in 1997 that funny ninjas can be a thing.
As the main "zoning" character of Garou: MOTW, Hokutomaru has a
pretty unique fighting style. His annoying personality seems to compliment his
annoying zoning style (which originally pissed me off)... but, I see what you
did there SNK. lol. I guess it works. Hokutomaru is more entertaining that some
of the bland fighting game characters in existence. He's is also one of those
slightly awkward characters where you can't quite tell their sex at first
glance. Visually, Hokutomaru is obviously a simple design though... and IMO,
they could've given him a better hairstyle. The Vegeta thing isn't really
working for him.