So after calling Ryuko and Satsuki the “Sisters of Battle” (it’s a direct reference to Warhammer 40k’s Sisters of Battle), I stumbled upon these two wallpapers on this site depicting the both of them in that description:
I’m not sure if they’re both by the same artist, but the styles are very similar. They both have that rugged, futuristic grimdark 40K look, and I love the artists’ interpretation on what their battle attire would look like without exposed skin. I am not against their original attire (KLK is in a way, making fun of the fanservice stereotype), but one can’t help but wonder what their appearance would be like had Trigger decided not to use that type of design.
Can you imagine a 40K Senketsu Senjin Ryuko? She’ll probably look like a female Assault Terminator with power claws.