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During the early development of Big Hero 6, the Fujitas were a trio of female criminals in San Fransokyo, the high-tech city where the story takes place. At one point of the film's production, a draft was written where the Fujitas serve as the henchwomen of Mr. Yama, who was initially intended to be a major antagonist. However, this was before Mr. Yama's role was reduced to a minor antagonist at the film's beginning, resulting the Fujitas being written out as his minions.
A piece of concept art suggests that during the stage of the film's development where the Fujitas worked for Mr. Yama, they go to ambush Hiro and Baymax, deflating Baymax after shooting him with a dart while kidnapping Hiro in the process.
At a later point, another draft was made, and in this, the Fujitas serve as the henchwomen of Yokai, the film's main antagonist. In this version, Yokai rallies together a legion of San Fransokyo's most notorious criminals (including Mr. Yama) to assemble a portal capable of sending him to another dimension, leading the Fujitas to accept his offer and join his legion to defeat the Big Hero 6.
Unfortunately, the Fujitas were ultimately dropped from the story of Big Hero 6, but as compensation, the filmmakers left several hints that the Fujitas still exist in the film's universe, yet it wasn't explored in the film itself, as design artist Scott Watanabe came to note. Whether the Fujitas will ever become part of the official Big Hero 6 universe or not remains to be seen.
- Interestingly, at the film's beginning, the ringleader of Mr. Yama's bot-fight bears an striking resemblance to the various peaces of concept art which featured the Fujitas, minus their face paint. Whether this was a coincidence or an intentional nod from the filmmakers' part as previously mentioned is beyond anyone's guess.