So I saw you reblog that what if post and I would like to know what /your/ Erik would look like sans deformity?
(In regards to this lovely piece of art by @toastysalt )
Probably exactly how he looks the way I draw him with his mask on. I can’t get away from the Peter Cushing gauntness–I think it just works for his character. I always pictured Erik being very Paganini-esque (if you haven’t read about Paganini, please do so immediately because he was a gift. Not only was he a virtuoso and composed pieces that are virtually impossible to play, but audiences adored him. He was super creepy and willowy and was pretty thrilled when all of his teeth fell out because it made his already skeletal face look even more skull-like, which made it easier for him to traumatize his audiences. Rumor was that he sold his soul to the devil for his talent, which he totally played up by dressing in black and moving around the stage like a reanimated corpse. People both wanted to stay as far away as possible from him and boink him. A true OG–Original Goth.)
I also think Erik would be just as snarky but he’d certainly have an easier laugh.