I am the culmination of your dreams…and nightmares…
Some of these villains were over the top, some were pretty within realistic “levels of insanity” like Giovanni (Pokémon mafia) and Ghetsis (manipulating with a front) . I seek your creativity! How would YOU, the great Chhrrrriiiiis, make a villain team?
Culmination of… dreams and nightmares…?
But… putting aside the sheer improbability of a threesome with Chris Pratt and Grant Gustin, why in the name of all that is holy would Game Freak choose that as their design for an evolved form of Garbodor?
Pokémon likes villains who believe on some level that what they’re doing is justifiable, even necessary. Which makes sense, because that’s what villains are like in the real world – only a rare few psychopaths are conscious of being evil; most evil people think they’re doing what they have to, because it’s their job or because it will protect their family or because it will help their country or any number of other excuses. It takes real training and effort to recognise that something you’ve done is evil, because you think of yourself as a good person, and good people “by definition” don’t do evil things. Continue reading “Might be Squidward Tentacles asks:”
I miss those FMKs!! So here’s another one… Cyrus, Cheren or Hugh?
marry Cheren because honestly both of the other two kind of scare me and he seems like the sort of guy who’d grow up to get a steady well-paying job as an accountant or something
kill Cyrus because… I mean… he’s basically some kind of death cultist and he tried to unmake the universe so he could become a god, so…
so I guess that leaves fuck Hugh, which… I mean… yaaaaay?
Hey apparently I can’t post links here so if you click on the reddit page for Pokémon conspiracies, there’s a great read called “Pokémon Cults, Infinite Energy, and how it shaped the Pokémon world”. There’s part one and two. I hope you enjoy the read!
(oh god there’s been a third part in the time since you sent this question in; that one deals with Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, which I haven’t played yet, so I’ll stay away from that for now)
Part 1 : Part 2 : Part 3
I feel like this is going to be one of those things where a detailed response/discussion would take me hours, so let’s… try and just see what I think of the main points, shall we? Continue reading “Anonymous asks:”
If they made a region based on New Zealand, would you be a harsher critic, or an excited one? How would you feel? Especially if (no..if they did New Zealand, they will do it)if they design Auckland. Do you have a house/apartment there? Because if you did, wouldnt it be funny if there was a trainer named Chris in the Pokemon version of Auckland. Oh my goodness, what if they designed you as the archeology champion of New Zealand (first they’d have to contact you…of course..), Archaeology Champion Chris of the new zealand region: A moa pokemon, a thylacine pokemon, a LOTR Orc pokemon, Claydol, Sigilyph, and an Ancient version of Vileplume. The ancient version of Vileplume would be similar to the modern one, except it would be three times bigger, a more wilted looking version of the “body”, with ivy all over, and for the piece de resistance, perhaps instead of the rafflesia arnoldii, it would be a gingko biloba looking plant, or ferns, or other ancient plants…
I feel like I would probably be a harsher critic than I usually am, just because the rest of the world (including Japan) tends to have a very idealised vision of New Zealand as very pure and peaceful and enlightened that kind of feeds into our own denial of the real problems the country has, while also missing a lot of what makes our history and culture really interesting. So I think it would be very easy for a Pokémon region based on New Zealand to fail to meet my expectations.
I don’t think I need to be a Champion; I’m not that impressive, or that good a mascot for New Zealand, to be honest (and I should point out here that thylacines are Australian – New Zealand has no native land mammals except for bats). Wouldn’t mind having a Grass-type gym though.
What did you think of the third Pokemon film?
Honestly it’s been way too long since I saw it to comment on it in any detail. I remember liking it at the time, and I love that it gives the Unown their due as a mysterious and alien supernatural force. In retrospect the whole “crystal castle of illusions” thing, and having to confront the little girl’s neuroses in order to defeat her monsters, seems super trippy, and that’s not necessarily bad, but I don’t know if the Pokémon anime is necessarily cut out for psychological horror? Might watch it again if I ever have time.
I feel like that was a cop out answer on Looker, I’m curious in words what makes you hate him so much. Like I said, I’m indifferent, I personally don’t LIKE him but I don’t DISLIKE him, he’s just a thing that exists and persists at this point.
He’s just very very dumb and makes bad decisions with surprising regularity. Like, in X and Y, the whole plotline with Emma becoming part of Xerosic’s experiments as a guinea pig for the cyborg ninja suit happened right under his nose while he was basically acting as Emma’s guardian. He never achieves anything without the player’s help, is never particularly useful, and often doesn’t even provide much in the way of exposition. He’s been responsible for the deaths of at least one previous partner and possibly more, but somehow remains convinced he is brilliant at his job. He’s an irresponsible, incompetent, credulous git; I’m not sure what more justification I need.