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I'm sure people have brought this up plenty of times before but... What's up with Wilson having beard hair arms?

He is the only character who doesn't have arms that are the colour of their skin, so i want to know your theory's.

Is he just simply wearing gloves? Is he tainted by the nightmare fluid? Has he covered his arms with his beard hair?

 

 

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I guess he is very hairy 

But looking at that Emoji:wilson_facepalm:, I guess it is more some kind of sleeves ?

And the art being maybe not that consistent ? Wouldn't be surprised if it is more about aesthetics and then adapted regarding the situation. 

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Probably just the original Tim Burtonesque style they had early on where dark scribbles was kinda the style for small details like the arms. Most of the non dlc males have them like Maxwell and Wes. Wolfgang arms are too big for the scribble arms, and well Woodies sleeves are very long so his arms were probably made white for clarity reasons.

 

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43 minutes ago, DrMcGillacactus said:

He is the only character who doesn't have arms that are the colour of their skin

Of the original cast, 4 characters (Wilson, WX, Wes, Maxwell) have black arms and 5 characters (Willow, Wolfgang, Woodie, Wickerbottom, Wendy) have white arms.

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Some more Wilson variations for you to consider:

1) Here's him with bare white arms in some sort of DST concept art.

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And once again, in an old DS poster in Disney style (by Jeff Agala).

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2) But, here's also him with white arms and black hands (possibly, short gloves) in a drawing made for an old Chester plush Kickstarter campaign.

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And now him with bare arms and definitely wearing short black gloves in Shank-style DS poster (again, by Jeff Agala).

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Making it all a spoiler bc this post is rlly long, full of pictures.

Spoiler

 

Forbidden Knowledge

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Seems to change partway in Forbidden Knowledge?

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Then changes again?

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The End of the Beginning

Normal arms.

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Don't Starve: Underground

Black arms.

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Don't Starve: It's Not a Rock!

First time with black hands.

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Don't Starve: Hungry for your Hunger

Back to his white hands and black arms.

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Then changes every time he flails across the screen at the end.

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Don't Starve: The Stuff of Nightmares

Back to them loooong black gloves... at least this one's consistent.

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Don't Starve: A Moderately Friendly Update

Seem to be sticking with black hands/arms.

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Don't Starve: Six Feet Under

I mean, here we get a close up of Wilson's in-game sprite (or at least, looks very close to his sprite animation), and it looks like his arms/hands are just black.

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Don't Starve: Reign of Giants Expansion Release Trailer

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Don't Starve: Shipwrecked Announcement

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Don't Starve Shipwrecked Early-Access Launch Trailer

Black hands?

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Nope, I guess not--

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Sike, arms are normal for 3 frames

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Also let's appreciate this facial expression while we're here.

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White arms/hands again.

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Black arms.

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Don't Starve: Shipwrecked Expansion Launch Trailer

Consistent, wowie.

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Don't Starve Together Launch Trailer 

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Don't Starve Together: A New Reign Cinematic

Alright, so black arms, normal hands... and it actually stays that way for the whole cinematic.

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Don't Starve Together: A New Reign Part 1

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Don't Starve Together A New Reign Trailer

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Don't Starve Hamlet Announcement Trailer

Uhh... black hands? white hands? gray hands--?

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Don't Starve Together Event | The Forge

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 Don't Starve Together Event | The Gorge

Wilson's wearing his Victorian skin during this entire animation, can't include it :,).

Don't Starve Hamlet | E3 2018 Gameplay Trailer

I actually didn't know this video existed until now. Consistently black arms & hands.

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Don't Starve Together RoT Turn of Tides Trailer

After this one part, his arms are consistently the same in this trailer. I absolutely love this animation btw :D

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Don't Starve Together RoT Salty Dog Trailer

Ok so, from this point on, it seems that in the rest of the animations, Wilson's arms/hands are black, so I guess he's just wearing suuper long gloves or something? Maybe Klei finally decided on a design? LOL, watch me say that and then in the next video they just return to the bare hands or something.

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Don't Starve Together RoT: Hook, Line, & Inker

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Don't Starve Together RoT She Sells Sea Shells

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Don't Starve RoT Troubled Waters

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Don't Starve RoT Forgotten Knowledge

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Don't Starve Together Reap What You Sow

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Tally for no reason:

Black arms/hands: 18

Black arms, white hands: 13

White arms/hands: 8

Yeaaah, pretty sure he's just wearing long gloves or something, and Klei has finally decided that.... or not, idk. It was fun watching a bunch of Klei's animations from the very beginning to the present though.

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Im imagining Maxwell or any other survivor noticing Wilson weird hands and be like: -"Why are your hands looks like that?" *pointing at his pitch black claws* -"Like what?" *looking at his hands, pale white and even without undershirt* -"...Forget about it"

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