Hmm, I dunno... He just doesn't look like...him. Plus, you got rid of the blue scarred eye. :< And, honestly, the other design made him look like he liked to fight, win or lose, and losing meant as soon as he was stronger he'd beat you easily. Now, he looks like he doesn't fight as much, and when he does, he'd win hands down. I dunno, I think he looks better the old way.
Of course, that's just my personal opinion. He's your char, you can do whatever you feel like with him. ^^
this...Kuruthus...has quite a superior commanding officer, yet a certain evilness, look to him if that make any sense..wouldn't like to spill HIS cup of tea by accident, not when he has that sword by his side. o.o