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Mewtwo is imperfect. He was created in an attempt to clone the ancestral Pokemon, Mew. Mew's origins are not known, what is known is that within its DNA lies the building blocks to all Pokemon. Mew has the appearance of an embryo and it seemingly never ages. Mewtwo did not receive this genetic perk. At first hatching it appeared to be a perfect success, though the clone started growing. It eventually grew too strong to be kept under restraint, in its escape destroyed the research facility it was created in. In this purge it freed other undeveloped Mew clones. The cloned sludge, left without a body or identity, yet still with the incomplete building blocks of all Pokemon wander aimless seeking others of their kin. They are known as Ditto and have become a plague on wild Pokemon, killing an absorbing their prey and filling their broken DNA with strains from the world's Pokemon species.

Design wise, I really wanted to bring the theme of birth and life into Mew and by extension, Mewtwo. They both have an umbilical cord ending in a placental brain wrapping around their tail. Mewtwo shares traits with many other Pokemon species as Mew was never supposed to grow, so it took on traits of various Pokemon from its genetic party bus of DNA.

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Dragonet27's avatar

Cronenberg vibes here

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This creeps the hell out of me. Looks like Something out of a horror movie.

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that's terrifying, epic, and lore...e

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Maybe its becuase Dito was actually a failed project of Mewtwo
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Really? Mewtwo's tail can't even transform into anything!

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GugnuglStudent Traditional Artist
It  doesn't transform. The leftover cells from the Umbilical cord, turning into Ditto. His tail stays, they are coming from the Cord
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Oh, that's disgusting, and I love it. Mew is so ugly-cute.

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Mew and Mewtwo are supposed to be cat-based, but I like your twist on it
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Mew is based on an embryo as well so it makes sense for there to be fetus juice. 
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I think that just ruined mew for me, I never knew it was based on an embryo
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Excuse me wtf
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Just noticed the little goop things falling from mewtwo are dittos

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He looks like his organs are spilling out
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Not even gonna try to lie, this DOES look disgusting, but it was executed extremely well, and the description provides explanation for why. Awesomely terrifying work!
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Oh god that is weird
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Um stuff of nightmares ahhhh
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Mew two is almost like a giant feline ambrio this is amazing realistic art I give a million thumbs up to this no judgement.
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Hoo if Mewtwo really looked something like this I wouldn't have tried so hard to catch it in game bc dayum son that's scary xD
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Omg nice fan work
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