Can anyone give me a reason that the Faxon is feminine? Because seriously, the Elda is feminine. The Faxon is hardly so. Its eye holes are jagged rather than rounded. In fact, its whole design is jagged. And while the Elda has a "mustache" that doesn't look at all like one, the Faxon has two bizarre entities sprouting from its cheeks.
I'll be impressed if anyone can provide one reason the Faxon is more feminine than a typical mask.
EDIT: I'm officially impressed, not with the mask (it'll take some more solid convincing, not that anyone should expect that they have to make me believe them to be right) but with the feedback I received. I'm making a list of the current reasons people have offered (at least those that are solid in judgement).
- Streamlined appearance-- while I don't find that enough to override all the jagged edges on the mask, particularly the eyeholes, it cannot be denied that the Faxon is as streamlined as people posit. Still, I find it hard to believe that this is a deciding factor when the larger mask of the Toa Terrain Crawler is more streamlined and looks distinctly masculine. Thanks to Seranikai and BCii for pointing this out.
- Large eyeholes that offer the visor a delicate shine-- this one was the result of BCii's observation again. The shape of the eyeholes jumps out at me more than this, but still such small details could have had a big impact otherwise.
- Gender not specified-- this one I could argue against, given that the sharp and jagged angles of the Faxon certainly strike me as masculine and not feminine, but still it does address one way the mask is superior to the Elda, which looks feminine and not masculine, even if it is in some people's eyes not feminine enough. I would be disturbed if I were to see an Elda on a male Toa. Credit to ToM Dracone and BCii for pointing this one out.
Please continue to offer whatever reasons you came to see the Faxon as feminine. I do not ask that you convince me that it is-- that's up to me, and these sort of debates don't exist for such a purpose but rather to help us understand each other's views and possibly encourage one another to believe. But I am still curious, and love a good debate. Thanks to everyone who has offered their opinions so far!