I can’t be the only one who does this. That is, imagining certain palette swaps as completely different characters. As shown here, I sometimes jokingly refer to purple Charizard as Ridley. Green Greninja is Kermit the Frog, white (Light Suit) Samus is a storm trooper, and so on.
What perplexes me, though, is that characters like Lucina and Dark Pit began as alternate costumes in Smash before becoming their own separate character, yet Daisy hasn’t received similar treatment.
Because the Zeon engineers conceived most of them by dropping acid in a Red Lobster. (In all seriousness tho, I feel like it’s because they pull a balancing act between clunky practicality and monstrous outlandishness - sure, they look bizarre and imposing and strangely cute, but it feels like you can look at each part and have a reasonable guess as to why it looks that way and what function it serves.)