also everyone has their own way of battling.some trainers can in fact talk to their pokemon. while others actually trust their pokemon judgment. For me as long as Will was their interacting and helping her pokemon. then there was no abuse, negligence or abandonment.
Also Will did not abandon her pokemon up thier. she was there for them and while there was some disobedience. but will is still learning. i mean we give pokemon to ten year olds for crying out loud. also she handle the disobedience and won fairly. whitney just dont like to lose. so she dragging will name thru the mud because of it.
also in the world of pokemon. pokemon use to live as equals. for whatever reason they no longer do but i would not come pare them to our world animals. they are far beyond that.
RHONDA & LIBERTY JUST PROVED OTHERWISE WHITNEY, SO STOP BEING A WHINEY BABY & GIVE WILL THE BADGE! (HE HE! WHINEY WHITNEY, IT SUITS HER PERFECTLY!)
I hate to be ‘this person’ again, but… I’m strangely with Whitney’s on this one. Disregarding the character traits you picked for her to be like this – Whitney does have a point. Looking from the outside on this battle Will (or Liberty) should not get the badge. Whitney made a mistake when she allowed for this time out. She should have kicked Will’s ass out of the Gym and tell her to come back when her Pokémon obey. Why? Because such lack of any control is a danger to any Pokémon involved in the battle. Given the flow of the battle (disregarding the actual game) without that silly motivation speech Rhonda could have ended as a bloody puddle. Or she could have seriously hurt her opponent since she was just blindly punching. Whitney is totally right claiming that Will is incompetent. I don’t know what’s Pokémon’s level of intelligence compared to human, but I only assume that it can’t be equal to human’s intelligence. I’ve seen a dog being taught how to drive a car, but that doesn’t mean all animals suddenly should be given driving licences.
So yeah. Did they win? Yes. Do they truly deserve the badge? Hell no!
This probably stems from my basic assumption that Pokémon are not people. In a sense that they are not equal to humans as creatures. Just because they talk like normal people doesn’t convince me that they are on the same shelf. Just like in ‘Lady and Tramp’. Dogs surely talk. Normal human speech. Yet there are some things they can’t comprehend even if they operate in the same language area and in the same World, which sets them apart from humans. Not entirely in a bad sense, but that clearly sets some ground rules for the story. If Pokémon are basically people with the same feelings and emotions, logic and all that, then there’s a huge question: why are they even obeying people? If they are just as intelligent, then I see no reason why they should be inferior in the end. One could think that Liberty was not the first Pokémon ever to think of doing something so unorthodox. If in ‘Animal Farm’ animals could have a revolution while still being basically animals, then what stops Pokémon from waging war upon people? You’re right – I don’t remember the entire comic. I don’t exactly remember the beginning and what was sprinkled through the pages, but I’m pretty sure you didn’t mention any such incident as ‘Pokémon Revolution’. Or any other such occurrence as it seems Liberty was really the very first to get such an idea as everyone upon hearing it act as if it never happened in history before. Maybe if you addressed the issue it would enlighten some folks like me.
As a creator you have the right to lead the story where you want. But as a reader I can judge how characters behave without exactly keeping in mind what you wanted to say. I mean no offence by this. It might be like characters in the novels. You don’t need a deep in-character analysis to form an opinion. So whatever I’m throwing in the comments is not a thought-through essay. It’s just how I feel about certain characters and events without filtering it through ‘what the creator had in mind’ to give a balanced feedback. I have my own small Nuzlocke and I know already that there are points people are not gonna like or disagree with. It comes with the project. Nothing is perfect. I seem to be in the minority here with my way of thinking, and honestly I avoid commenting on your pages, because I don’t want to offend anyone. Especially you. Despite what you may say, in the end I am aware it's not exactly pleasant to deal with such comments as mine.
I wonder if half the pokedex entries should add the phrase "for a pokemon" because the way Whitney is describing it they're all just dumb animals and even the psychic, who tend to have a greater intellect, shouldn't even consider to be equal to humans.
Well let see how this development will proceed in the future pages.
It's also very satisfying to see Will standing up for her team and saying that even if she doesn't deserve the badge, they definitely do!
I have just been informed that bashing people in the face with a shovel is considered a felony offense in most places, so I will settle for writing an angry comment on the internet.