From a player doing their best to make handsome Shrek in Elden Ring, to another creating Doctor Strange's Benedict Cumberbatch, players have been able to use the improved character creation system to their advantage. Rarely do players of FromSoftware games attempt to make serious characters that reflect the game's setting, as every RPG game from the studio save for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice allowed for players to create strange and hilarious characters to roam around the world.
Often, players of FromSoftware RPGs see their silly characters as the perfect juxtaposition to the game's serious world. Recently, one player has sought to create a crossover between Elden Ring and popular cartoon series Adventure Time, by creating the Ice King from the latter in-game. The Ice King is first introduced as a minor villain in Adventure Time, though he quickly evolves to be a beloved character within the series. For many fans, the Ice King has one of the most interesting and heartbreaking backstories in the series, and has many details only die hard fans of Adventure Time may notice.
The Elden Ring player who created the Ice King posted their character to Reddit, to the praise of many fans of both FromSoftware games and Adventure Time. A few comments were disappointed that penguin ashes weren't available in the game, meaning that the Ice King couldn't summon his famous penguin allies to his side in combat. Another comment hoped that the player was going for a full frost damage build in order to match the overall theme of the Ice King.
This isn't the first time Adventure Time has crossed over into the gaming world. As the show often has episodes centered around the sentient videogame console B.M.O, and features videogame references often, it's of little surprise that games like Immortals: Fenyx Rising and Animal Crossing have featured Adventure Time crossovers. Either in official crossovers of unofficial fan creations, Adventure Time has featured in multiple gaming settings, though the world of Elden Ring may make for the oddest crossover yet.
Elden Ring is available now for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X.