If you were to compare any soulsborne characters to historical figures, who would it be. I always imagined lady Maria to be like Florence nightingale, though I have no idea if she knows anything about medicine. Also,how would you draw them.
When I think of Laurence and Willem I often imagine them as Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison. Tesla was the younger scientist with brilliant but perhaps too ambitious ideas (at least for his time) while Edison was the meticulous, stubborn one who played it safe. And the rivalry was real, or at least that’s what fictionalized history likes to make us believe.
Annalise reminds me a bit of Françoise-Athénaïs De Montespan, one of the lovers of King Louis XIV who became so influent that most people considered her the true Queen of France even if she was never officially crowned as such. It was said that she used black magic to keep the king on a leash and the Catholic Church of Rome harshly criticized and opposed her to the point that she was the only woman to whom a particularly intransigent priest denied the ritual of communion on Easter day.
“My” Gehrman is inspired by various historical figures such as Italian painter Amedeo Modigliani and German composer, author, jurist (and caricaturist, and draftsman, and music critic and.. and… and… what couldn’t this man do? XD) E.T.A Hoffmann. Long story short, really talented dudes with a complicated relationship with the world at large.
Mmmmh can’t really say the same thing for other characters like Micolash and Maria because I would associate most of them with other fictional characters and not real people.