Lysandre’s design as fun to play around with because he’s supposed to be very suave and attractive and obsessed with beauty and all that, and the easiest route for the GameFreak guys on that probably would have just been to make some kind of Vega clone but instead they elected to design some kin of big hairy dude who looks like the scienceBaby of Will Powers, Damon Gant, and Ganondorf. I still feel like as far as beardy older guys go Lysandre should still be kind of a pretty dude, because beardy doesn’t necessarily have to mean rugged. So when I was figuring out how I wanted to interpret his Pokemon design into this style I tried to splice in a heavy dose of David Bowie, because I could totally see Lysandre being some kind of weird french Ganon-Jareth