It's her ears. They're far too long, and far too pointy. I'm afraid she's going to turn around quickly and put one of the other character's eyes out. Probably Parn. I suppose it's the risk he runs, snuggling with an elf, but really. There's no reason for them to be that long! I mean . . . well, have you seen them? They're as long as daggers, and at least as sharp. I think she should have to register them as deadly weapons. Seriously, if Parn starts sporting an eyepatch, I won't have to wonder why.
And even if her ears weren't a danger -- which they are -- those shoulder guards of hers are also incorrectly proportioned. If she doesn't stab you with her ear, it's only because you got close enough to be a casualty of her shoulder pads.
Now, don't get me wrong: I really do like Lodoss War. It's just that whenever they're all standing close together, I start to fear for the non-elf members of the party. I find the elongated ears to be an incredible distraction. I've watched other anime which featured elves, and they didn't have ears like Deedlit's. Those Who Hunt Elves is a good example. Every once in awhile one of the animators gets carried away, and we have Ears of Death, but generally the elves have reasonably-sized hearing appendages. Maybe it's because the other series came after Lodoss, and they learned from their mistakes . . . but Deedlit is back in the Lodoss War TV series, and I don't think they shaved even a hair off the length of her ears.
I just hope Parn knows what he's in for, getting involved with Deedlit. Elves are wonderful people; this isn't a racial commentary. He just better have really fast reflexes, that's all I'm saying.
May 16, 1999