There’s a darn could reason why Buddy isn’t a mashup of Zero and Eddie and it isn’t because that would look silly. It’s because yours truly would never hack it as a samurai, which is my roundabout way of saying that version of the sprite sheet had mistakes that I’d eventually sort out… but are glaringly evident here.
So, don’t rush. You’ll get there when you arrive and not before. I’d love to say I’ve learned that lesson, but n’hardly.