Concept and Creation
The character design of the Lufia games share similar styles to other RPG's of their respective eras, incorporating an anime influenced art style, and drawing inspiration from mythology and popular fantasy archetypes. The use of archetypes was particularly evident in the series' first title, Lufia & the Fortress of Doom where each of the four party members was based on a familiar fantasy stock characters (the chosen one, a sorceress, a knight, and an Elven archer, respectively). Later titles saw more detail to characterizations and a wider array of playable heroes. The primary villains of the Lufia series, the Sinistrals seem to have been inspired by the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse mentioned in the Book of Revelation. Like the Horsemen they are four immensely powerful entities, each with a different title, whose sole purpose is to bring about the end of the world.
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