That charging sprite is also made of awesome, as always, but the problem is that the hair movement does not mach the original much. I mean, if it's flowing like that while she's charging, shouldn't it be almost vertical when she's actually firing? Here also comes up the problem of lasers: should they affect her in any visible way? I'd vote yes, if only because it looks better with some impact. Realism can go sulk in the corner.
Also, her hair glows because of the light in it but not in the firing animation. So 2 (or maybe 3) things need to be changed in the firing animation.
1. Hair movement
2. Hair lighting
3. Other recoil?
Do you think we could get that charging animation in blue instead of pink? Seems like that would flow better into the explosion.
Ha, the charging animation is for the Velocithor, not the nuke. We still need a nuke charging animation.
EDIT: also, on the subject of hair lighting, the Crack would also look cool with it.
EDIT 2: especially because she blinks when it sparks. She blinks because there's light on her face (duh!).
EDIT 3: You also forgot the throwing and hurt animations on the OP.