Elden Ring fans as of late discovered an interesting detail about Malenia’s Greaves. Malenia is the game’s most iconic character and most challenging opponent, arguably making her the game’s secret final boss. Many players have fallen to her blade, while the famous Elden Ring player Let Me Solo Her made his name for his remarkable ability to defeat this powerful adversary with stunning reliability.
Elden Ring players that manage to defeat Malenia’s devastating attacks can get her remarkable Armor and Katana from the merchant NPC Enia at Roundtable Hold. The Malenia’s Armor Set includes her Cap, Armor, Gauntlets, and Greaves, the latter of which appear to be made from her prosthetic legs and feet.
Reddit user Abhorent20 as of late made a post appreciating some of the fine detailing on Malenia’s Greaves’ feet. While the golden leg armor is shrouded in ornate carvings, they caused particular to notice the toenails visible on the items’ model. It’s hard to discern whether these details are present in Malenia’s character model in Elden Ring. In any case, a smart idea reflects well on From Software’s attention to detail while developing the game. Additionally, as Abhorent20 pointed out, it’s a great piece of storytelling since it demonstrates the work that Malenia’s brother Miquella put into crafting his sister’s new limbs.
Of course, not everyone on Reddit thought the toenails were very as wholesome as Abhorent20 seems to think it was. “The degree of detail of Miyazaki’s foot fetish is mind blowing,” said one user, parodying how Abhorent20 phrased their original post. Several more commenters joined in making similar jokes about Elden Ring chief Hidetaka Miyazaki’s supposed appreciation for feet, which has been a running joke since at least Dark Souls 3. Others made fun of the length of Malenia’s toes, comparing them to fingers or a monkey’s feet.
For anyone who isn’t up on the legend behind Elden Ring’s demigoddess Malenia, she was conceived afflicted by the Scarlet Decay, which still covers quite a bit of her left arm, face, and torso. Players can see this clearly during the second stage of Malenia’s boss battle, where she transforms into the Goddess of Decay. Despite her affliction, Malenia nevertheless became the greatest warrior in the Lands Between and appointed herself as her brother Miquella’s defender.
Elden Ring never makes it totally clear whether Malenia lost her limbs in battle or from the Scarlet Decay slowly consuming her body, however it may have been a combination of the two. Malenia’s twin brother Miquella created her new limbs from Unalloyed Gold according to the Greave’s thing description. Fans presently know that included giving his sister metal toenails.