Every time I see someone confused as to how the Omniverse redesign of Big Chill came about, I have to wonder if the moth aspects of the original just went over their heads or something.
I mean, I don’t know for sure that this is what was intended, but as far as I can tell, they just made him look even more moth-like. It’s a logical design shift and it definitely does explain why he’s bulkier, as well. A lot of moths have relatively large, almost sort of rounded thoraxes. What a few people have mistaken for a beard on Big Chill isn’t a beard, either. It’s what I think is called “setae”, the fur-like coating that a lot of moths have on their thoraxes (and the same term applied to hair-like projections on other arthropods as well).