Congratulations to Vriska for being the first character in the history of Homestuck to *actually* change their hair style.
Vriska’s appearance has officially changed drastically, moreso than just about any character before her who wasn’t literally transmuted into something like a sprite or a robot. Braids, some of her hair shaved off, new piercings, and even an anchor tattoo.
Not, “why she changed her look”. I’m asking why the author chose to change THIS character, specifically, to look so drastically different from her former self?
(Lots of paragraphs to type… Under the cut, I’ll float a potential explanation for this, along with Vriska’s future and the consequences and caveats of potentially ret-resurrecting her.)