I know what you mean. I started off as Felix the Cat - a cartoon character - then I forgot all my super hero abilities and became a man in a fursona suit with a rocket up his arse. I now do progressive commercials for my career. Something that gets to me is how Sonic Team and DIMPS think the chubbier look is aesthetic. It is not. Sonic was chubby so you could see detail of his sprite in 2D, and to compliment his form for when he rolled into a ball. This is why Advance and Rush Sonic look so damn retarded and why 'Classic Sonic` can be jarring in 3D at times. It always perplexes me how Sonic game designers do not understand this fundamental design choice that is totally functional in purpose.