This is by far the most impressive OFF fanart I've ever seen and I really mean it. The hands/wings, god. I know it was been said before but the hands. Forming wings. Freaking impressive. Also, the light in itself is really well-done and everything is fucking cool and WOW. WOOOOOOW.
Now I haven't played this here game, but I've got to say that once again (like a lot of the times when I look at the stuff you produce) I'm in awe of all your progress and I'm so impressed with how you're refining your own style and create awesome stuff like this. Really cool idea, simple but wonderfully executed.
Here's how I see it. The Batter sees his mission as holy and guided by faith for a few reasons. One is that he knows what's best, so the faith is in his own inborn knowledge that the world is fucked up. The other is, that he sees himself as a saint/saviour, because he's literally correcting the entire world. Like. Fixing the whole fucking thing. He's not just bashing ghosts, he's literally purifying the entire world. And, to do that, he has to kill god (Hugo) as well. He very much thinks he's doing what's right, because the world of OFF is made from impurities, and its better if it doesn't exist. That 'purifies' it. Makes it better. Because its wretched the way it is, and the only way to fix it is to end it. And the second-to-last thing he needs to do to complete his mission is kill his father, his creator, essentially that world's 'god'. So uh, with all that in mind, it makes sense that he sees his mission as a holy quest.
Ok, that makes some sense. I always thought it was supposed to be like his dreams or guilty conscience or something, like the Queen was his wife, Hugo was his child, you know? Kind of like what happens in "American McGee's Alice" and "Alice: Madness Returns", where Alice sees people in the real world as those from Wonderland and tries killing them?
Gosh, I think it's all part of the theory that Hugo is dying of a terminal illness (could be interpreted as him going into a coma too) and creates the world of OFF in his mind, as a sort of escape from reality, I guess. Hugo meets his three friends (Enoch, Japhet, Dedan), who say they'll make everything better, they create the zones, and everything is okay for a while. But the whole world itself is still 'impure' because its created from impurities (that being the sick mind of a dying child). Anyways, as Hugo gets sicker, the world gets shittier, hence the spectres popping up and killing folks and whatnot and the Guardians becoming more and more corrupt and tyrannical.
As is evident in The Room, Hugo's parents aren't around while he's sick, so he creates the Queen to comfort him--but she leaves him alone, getting too wrapped up in her work, or trying so hard to protect him that she forgets to be by his side (as his mother does). And as Hugo gets critically ill, much closer to his death, he creates the Batter out of desperation--as a sort of idol, or a father figure, someone strong and healthy and determined. The Batter is created in the image of Hugo's father,--someone Hugo has mixed feelings (mostly negative?) about. For example, Hugo's father gave him a comic book once and Hugo didn't really care for it, because he wanted companionship, not a fucking comic book. and in the comic, the villain is a baseball player (ballman). So I guess uh. That probably has something to do with The Batter taking on the bad qualities of Hugo's father (and looking like the comic book Villain) and also being cold and emotionless, etc.
So if you wanna look at it that way, uh The Batter quickly recognizes the world is fucked up, and he will not tolerate weakness or fear (which is everything that Hugo is). So he ends the world. So there will be no more fear. He uh---if he was ever meant to be a father figure to Hugo, though, it certainly went horribly wrong. These are ramblings. I apologize.