TL;DR: humanish original 8 robot masters because I like drawing faces.
Original 8 Robot Masters with a more human-like design.
I played with this idea on and off for a while. I based this around a couple thoughts, like if the Robot Masters at their core looked just as human as Blues, Rock and Roll. I’m still pretty new to the fandom, so if something similar was already done in the Classic Mega-verse, I haven’t seen it yet.
I’ve been entertaining the idea that Dr. Light collaborated with several other different kinds of scientists to make these guys. To keep it shortish: Dr. Light and several other scientists in specific fields of expertise collaborated on the Robot masters. Say, Light(a leading expert in robotics) and another who was in the field of felling or something, worked together to make Cut Man. As a way of creating a bridge between robots and humans, he made the Masters look a lot more human. And since there is a secondary creator involved with each RM, Light would also design them to somewhat resemble their other “Parent” to keep a stronger bond between the two. This is why Light isn’t as Fatherly to the RM’s as he is to Rock and Roll(at least in this silly idea).
Dr. Wily and his creations are a whole other can of worms though.
I hope that makes some sense, I’m not particularly good at expressing ideas.