Made cutouts of these dummies dancing in Konosuba season 2′s Opening. Not the cleanest of jobs, so I might still work on them later.
Edit: Since this post somehow got pretty popular I’ve decided to add the two missing dances. These should look a bit nicer since I used a better process this time. You can use these gifs for anything you want, just don’t repost them as your own edits. If you notice something weird, throw a message my way and I’ll fix it.
predebut seventeen was so weird rolling around the floor and running around in circles and breaking light bulbs and having to kiss each other for punishment and just meanie moments in general and them speaking english and jisoo with his chocolate song and seungkwan bursting in during his freestyle session and turning off the lights for horror time and them just casually eating bananas and jihoon shaking wonwoo like he’s a dummy and girl group dancing what have i gotten myself into
Something else to consider: The dummies that ruins dummy / mad dummy possess both seem to have the same body and snout shape, and it would be unreasonable to expect that monsterkind could make dummies shaped like EVERY monster type given how varied they are, plus the name "everyman", so maybe it's supposed to be the "default" monster body shape that toys and dummies are modelled after - i.e. the "everyman" of monster culture
This is a great line of thinking! Dummies, by design, are created to look generic or simplified, so the dummies of the underground would have to be based on a generalization of either humans or monsters. The dummies share the elongated, curved head of the monster toys and Everyman, but lack arms and legs. It’s may be difficult to know whether the dummy is meant to represent monsters or humans, but when checking the Mad Dummy in the dump, the narration says the following:
These dummies were created for training, perhaps in preparation for another human/monster conflict. Since the monsters have no reason to fight each other, it stands to reason that the dummies would represent the humans they fought. After all, one dummy is found in the Ruins where there are puzzles originally made to stop humans. Another dummy is found outside of Undyne’s house, and Undyne has been training to fight humans. It seems more than likely this shape is meant to represent a human.
In case there is doubt that the narrator would know whether or not these are training dummies, the following is written in one of Mettaton’s diaries:
Elide was given the rest of the semester off, and she didn’t want to tell Vernon. Asterin and Manon had no problem with her staying in the apartment, but it meant that she had nothing to do most days. She only worked a few hours a week at a dance studio in town. She had been teaching the younger kids, but it was a little harder to do with a broken ankle, so she’d resorted to merely cleaning up. Ms. Kathy had been incredibly kind and told her not to worry. She still paid her the same amount for a lesser job. Elide couldn’t have been more grateful.