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First Summer - Extra 1: Little Brendan

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It is strongly recommended to read Pg. 10 of the comic before consuming this abomination.

Oh god, what have I done? :stare:

You might recall that Ruby/Sapphire Brendan was replaced with =Leptocyon's character of the same name on Pg. 10. It was a pleasant experience but it led to some ideas being unused...
So this is pretty much what would have happened if Sara had met original Brendan! ... No, it's not. It's a parody that also contains one or two ideas from Lepto. ^^;
Anyways, en...joy? I'm a terrible chibi artist. Their lack of proper hands and feet is disturbing.


I don't like Brendan. If you ever played a Hoenn game as the female character you probably remember his quote: 'I didn't know that you're a girl. Dad, Prof. Birch, said that our new next-door neighbor is a Gym Leader's kid, so I assumed you'd be a guy.'
Absolutely, it's something that any bratty 10-year-old boy could say, but it's also something you shouldn't put into a video game you want to SELL TO GIRLS. I wanted to punch him in the face from day 1, but I couldn't even properly do that because that coward stops challenging you to battle even before his starter is fully evolved. Can you say worst rival ever? :grump:
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I never really noticed that bit of dialogue. Still, I don't think Brendan is the most annoying rival. That title goes to Barry in Sinnoh, The ADHD representive king. I've never liked how this guy acts so battle smart in his dialogue while with that same dialogue makes himself seem brain dead. I know he's not always that bad, but he's the only rival I didn't solely get annoyed with just because he's team could be hard to beat.
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The title of "most annoying" sure goes to Barry, it would have been nice if he had more personality traits besides the ADHD :V
But I still hate Brendan more. At least he's less pathetic in ORAS, but I can't believe they kept that sexist dialogue bit.
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I'm sure it was just an oversight by the translation team for Gamefreak. Honestly, I always got the impression that when he got surprised that you were a girl, it was just that he made a poor assumption due to something his parents had said about May without clarifying.
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Let's hope so!
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I never noticed that Brendan said that, huh.

Even then I will always like the one from the manga better (Which if you still don't like him, at least he gets beat up by May)
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I heard the one from the manga is actually a good character (but the beating up part sounds fun anyway :'D). I wonder if I will ever get around to reading it. xD
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The manga character is so much better, like most of the portrayals there, but the beating up isn't as fun as it seems, if I remember correctly he didn't really deserve it (I may be wrong it's been years) I think it might have been that Brendan (Ruby in the manga) was overly protective of May (Sapphire in the manga) after an event that involved a wild salamance that hurt May, this made him give up being a trainer and focus on being a coordinator, and I remember that that was linked to the beating, hell he never hit back, all he did was use a Pokemon (not against her) but once again don't quote me.

Tangent aside it's a much better/more developed pair of characters.
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Ah man. Epic randomness. I must have missed that particular part of his dialogue about successful people being male. But man, Brendan in this comic is epicly sexist and clueless at the same lol.
For someone that big of a dick, he deserves to have all his Pokemon get beat up. I'm surprised you didn't put that in lol. :D
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He only says the exact quote I mentioned in the description, but that's definitely offensive enough. xD Brendan in this comic is 10 years old and has zero education and no appropriate role models because his father sends him into the wilderness to study Poochyena and Zigzagoon instead of making him go to school. :'D
I didn't put that in because I didn't feel like properly drawing all those Pokémon I thought an anticlimactic ending was funnier. :lol:
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Owch. Way to make him look bad.
Yep lol. Understood.
How do you type words with a line through it anyway? And how do you make the words smaller?
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Strike through:
< s >Your text here.< /s >
Small text:
< small >Your text here.< /small >
Just remove the spaces!
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What's kind of sad is that I never got mad at Brendan for saying that. Guess I never payed much attention to his dialogue at that point.
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Maybe I am the exception, I've been told it's a weird thing to do for a 11-year-old to carefullly read all the dialogue in a Pokémon game. :dummy:
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Considering that there is no mass depression due to Banette or Cubone, You might be right.
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Pokédex entries are the only thing I didn't read either. :XD:
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haha I think I just played the beginning so much that I just wanted to get to my starter and tuned out
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I'm playing Emerald at the moment to get a Kyogre for my Black2 Pokédex, and I remember each and every line of every trainer and random NPC ever. I don't like Hoenn at all. :iconsulkplz:
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haha I'm working on getting Kyogre and Groudon and possibly Latios in Emerald for my White 2 and then Lugia in my HG for my White 2 as well.
I love Hoenn, it's my favorite region. I can't explain why but it is, maybe it's the pokemon, I love the pokemon. I don't like Johto that much, can barely play my HG after the story
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Hey! I take offense to that!

I'm just kidding. It looks like Hoen would be a pretty nice region except for all of the water. It makes to much room for hoards of Tentacool...
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haha. yeah, but it's so tropical, I love it. I mean I love the atmosphere of Johto but I just bored rather quickly. Hoenn keeps me there for some reason.
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      I do have to admit, before my Nuzlocke run of HeartGold, I had a normal play through. ( This was when I was just getting into the games. Back then I had no idea what Nuzlocke was.) just before the Elite 4 I had to train so much that I quit the game for a couple of months. In the end, I agree that training in Johto SUCKS.


      So how's the weather in Hoenn during winter? Johto doesn't have seasonal weather. (kind of like Oklahoma)
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Will this be your first completed Pokédex, too? After Kyogre, I only need to glitch my Diamond again to get Darkrai (got Shaymin already) and someone who can show me a Mew, then it's done afsjjskjaddf. :eager:

Haha, exact opposite here, I love Johto. Except for grinding in Johto, that sucks.
I agree on the Hoenn Pokémon, there are so many great ones. But all the water routes and the painfully slow beginning, ugh. xD
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My nationaldex won't be completed but I have completed a pokedex for a region before....I think, I can't remember, might have been my Sinnoh dex. Anyway after capturing them I'll have all the legendaries except for Mew in a sense since I can get Deoxys from my Ranger game eventually as well as Manaphy and Phione.

Grinding in Hoenn is terrible too. The levels of the Victory Road are so low that it's impossible to level for the elite four properly. I was training with the elite four since you don't lose money in that game after you're defeated. I think my pokemon hated me since I killed them so much.
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I could never finish one before because I missed most of the events. I regret everything about not having payed attention to Pokémon for a few years. But the Shiny Charm in B2W2 is a good motivation to really try for once. :XD:

Yup, never going to do a Nuzlocke in Hoenn. ouo
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