This isn’t my observation, I’m just writing it up for someone who can tell me later if he wants credit.
There’s a particular sort of chin, jawline, and clavicle region that are endemic to the Pacific Northwest and relatively uncommon elsewhere. The easiest way to find examples is to look through pictures of famous grunge rockers from the 90s.
When this was pointed out to me, I noted the similarity of the strange underbite to the Habsburg jaw. While it’s not necessary for the person to be literally pencil-necked, even the more testosteronized examples with thick necks in absolute terms will appear (for some reason I can’t put my finger on) to have thinner necks due to the shape of the jaw and shoulder area. Ardyn Izunia, the villain in FF15 that Obadiah has been talking about, is a good example of this:
Personality correlates: Moderately high IQ, almost always between 110 and 120, extremely neurotypical (i.e. feminine-brained, tending to schizophrenia and psychopathy rather than autism), remarkable native social fluency and Machiavellianism, disagreeableness, and psychoticism. The attitude of casual factor-1 psychopathy toward other humans reminds me of aspiepaths like Mark Zuckerberg.
And indeed, this seems to match up with the Ardyn’s personality:
He handles the Niflheim Empire’s political operations for Emperor Aldercapt, and is responsible for the expansion of Verstael Besithia’s magitek infantry.
Ardyn is a shrewd, humorous and manipulative man who appears casual and unfazed by the events around him. He has an eccentric appearance and personality, often coming across as patronizingly civil. He is unpredictable, and his exaggerated and performative personality hides his sinister intentions and dark past. He enjoys manipulating events and watching them unfold.
This may be a catch-all degenerative melonhead archetype that shows up when elite genetics are in decline, which is popping up due to the brain drain of the upper-middle class to Portlandia.