Ooh, can this topic be about the amazing iconic Pokemon designs that were found in the original Pokemon Red/Blue versions?#003 - Venusaur
Hey that's a nice forest drawing. Wait, what that's thing squished up at the bottom of it? That's a frog, right? The artist just drew half of a frog jumping and put a forest on top?#006 - Charizard
Extremely threatening fire breathing dragon. You can tell he is threatening because he has both paws clenched like fists, one resting on his knee and the other resting on...nothing. Badass.#034 - Nidoking
In a stunning reversal of gender roles, Nidoking's boobs are noticeably bigger than his wife's. Also, he has a bunch of random scales and features that make it harder to make out distinct body parts, which adds to his character and makes him seem more iconic as an iconic character.#037 - Vulpix
Vulpix blushes in embarassment as he realizes that his artist forgot to shade his sprite.#042 - Golbat
Golbat's tormented eyes reflect his hatred of his miserable existence. Between battles he writes LiveJournal entries while listening to noise music.#045 - Vileplume
Artist draws huge flower, realizes that the perspective doesn't match and he only has 2 8x8 tile rows left, just says "fuck it" and draws a completely incongruous black smiley face cylinder with arms and feet.#065 - Alakazam
Alakazam is holding spoons as large as his feet next to his head, which is larger than the entire rest of his body.#062 - Poliwrath
Artist is short on time and can't shade his sprite, because he spent too much time on the last one.#068 - Machamp
Before Machamp became a cynical smirking adult, he was a happy baby who just wanted to give everyone a great big hug.#083 - Farfetch'd
Yeah.#092 - Gastly
Take a Microsoft Paint spraycan tool, add eyes and a smile. Now you have an iconic monster design for a children's videogame series, hooray!#107 - Hitmonchan
Artist didn't like spending that much time to make Hitmonlee's pose look cool, so he just chooses the most awkward perspective possible to showcase the character design and hopes that kids won't notice because omg cool fists. Except they aren't even fists, they're boxing gloves. Except they aren't even boxing gloves, they're just brown spheres. How is his body bending that way so that his legs are in that position relative to his head, if his sprite directly facing the camera? Is that arm just floating in midair? What the hell is this sprite?#149 - Dragonite
Man, what a cool looking dragon. Look how cool he looks, it's like he's depressed and having a mid-life crisis, just like the fathers of the kids who are playing this game. Subtle social commentary on Japanese culture.#151 - Mew
Mew is shocked and confused to discover that he has a terminal brain tumor.
The artists who made these sprites are probably millionaires today. This is what the Pokemon franchise has done.