Six months ago, the concept for the main character of MotOO was a rugged fellow named Thomas. We had a good story for Thomas, and some 2D concept art for Thomas. But, there were several issues with Thomas, so we replaced him with Mogal.
Here are some of the issues:
1. We had to reduce the scope of MotOO. Switching from Thomas to Mogal was the single biggest time/money saving change that we made.
2. Thomas was gruesome. Thomas' was mangled in a plane crash, and he subsequently had a parasite latched onto his back. Mogal is not gruesome, just odd.
3. We were still refining the story of MotOO. It turns out that the story is better with Mogal as the main character.