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PMD: VF - 454: Gengar Takes a Stand
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Leo9-ff's avatar
Lol, darn it. when mewtwo said "it needs a ghost," all I could think about was the Ghost Busters theme song.
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MetaKaios's avatar
I have to plan FAST and talking too slow. :iconweponplz:
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Lbely's avatar
Lbely|Student Digital Artist
Right he's a ghost type I forgot about that...lol
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paladinstorm's avatar
Gardevoirs - they FEEL. It's kind of their thing... *grown man barely holding back wibble*

... It's one of the main reasons they've become my favorite. The whole idea of a devoted and loyal psychic empath that can feel so much for someone they'd sacrifice themselves, I can't help but want to return such loyalty. Their human-like appearance further reaffirms that they should be treated as an equal to us, as well; that one should conceivably become true partners with them and always listen to what they want. Their psychic abilities would allow true communication where normally a human would be at a loss to understand their prospective partner, so the aforementioned listening is plausible. They could even, very easily, be smarter than us, as psychics. And lore-wise, I've gathered that they're supposed to grow stronger the closer and stronger their bond with their partner becomes. So many things to like about them, in my opinion.

Anyway, looking back at this page, I'm really looking forward to when we get back to this...

Amend: As a further on Gardevoirs... freaking... BLACK. HOLES. Admittedly another lore-only detail, it seems, but come on- distorting space like that is totally Legendary territory. Further reinforcing the fact that, as far as I can tell, they seem to be one of the most powerful psychic-types, not too far behind Alakazam in raw offensive power while being more resilient so as to allow versatility and flexibility; at least that's how I see it.
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it's troubling sometimes isn't it? I know we're supposed to shrug and let go, it's just a dumb monster-battle franchise aimed at kids, but when these creatures are clearly portrayed as sapient in all official media, there's an awful lot of sticky ethical questions that get raised.

The giant mess that existed between Gengar and Gardevoir is basically the reason VF exists, because Gengar never got proper closure in the game: they pulled out the old amnesia chestnut to handwave away any potential reconciliation on Gardy's part? and then did it again to Darkrai in the sequel? come the fuck on, it's not like those games were afraid to tackle dark or complex issues anywhere else.
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Those same sticky ethical questions seem to be why Black & White's plot exists, especially Lord N. I haven't even played Gen 5 yet, and I know so much because N made such an impact on the fan community. (just to clarify, I'm in my 30s and only now I'm getting into Pokemon at Gen 3, partly thanks to a same-age friend who's been into it from the beginning, partly thanks to Gardevoir, and partly because the community makes such impactful characters of Pokemon; I will note that I'm not a complete newb, though- I've at least watched portions of the anime and a number of the movies over the years when they were on TV during and after high school)

One of the first stories I read had N, with Zekrom and Reshiram's help, create a safe haven for both humans and Pokemon who desire peace to live in harmony together, isolated from the rest of the world- and that was just the setup and history for the real story involving characters who were among the few that were willing to leave the safe haven with N on missions to find more like-minded people, both human and Pokemon. (said story's getting a rewrite by the writer since he seems to be embarrassed by the quality after taking writing courses in college; I support his bravery and wished him Arceus-speed, and hope I'll not have to wait too long to see its new form- he got me really invested in the characters despite the supposed 'cringe-worthy' quality)

I read the crap out of that story (which is technically an adventure/romance), same as when I archive-binged this. Redemption stories like Gengar's have a certain appeal for me. I think it's just the idea, not anything I want to identify with; I don't think I've had enough bad actions with bad intent to need redemption. The other story introduced a side-character who used to be Team Galactic for a redemption side-plot, and he's one of my favorite characters; he kind of reminds me of a mix of Spock (both Nimoy and Quinto) and reformed Sylar (another Quinto role!) in terms of personality- very much a scientific and analytical mind but there's no doubt there's emotion hiding and peeking out through the mask of logic, with that desire to do good in the hopes of balancing out the evils of his past like Sylar (but knowing/believing that said evils are beyond redemption - I mean in Sylar's case he DID kill people - won't stop him from at least doing what he knows is right).
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ZetatheSixth's avatar
Pro tip: Admitting you are crazy or any plan you have is crazy does not, in fact, make it less crazy.
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HJSDGCE|Hobbyist Artist
He's gonna start walking through walls, huh?
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theLostminer626's avatar
im sorry between this and the last page all i notice before reading the rest of this page is team four star....... what about yamcha
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FeCyrineu's avatar
I NEED MOAR!!!
SULFURBUNNY, GIVE ME MY FIX!!!
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DarthTriforce|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Gotta say, Gengar's boss ^^ it's good to see they have someone like mewtwo around. It really helps moves things.
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Lightmaster677|Professional Artist
I really like this Mewtwo. :D
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EurekaTrollcat|Hobbyist General Artist
I think I know where this is going, but I'm not going to be That Gal and potentially ruin it.
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GECKO-Nuzlockes's avatar
GECKO-Nuzlockes|Hobbyist General Artist
Gengar is such a boss XD

"Yes. Yes I am."
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Kidforlife's avatar
Kidforlife|Hobbyist General Artist
Mewtwo, reading minds confuses everyone.... Although I guess you are in a hurry. Just don't make a habit of it, kk?
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Nivryz|Hobbyist General Artist
Mew two please

Mind reading is very rude, let him speak. Not all of us are psychic you know. 
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Mightyena-of-Hoenn|Hobbyist General Artist
Well, it's either best everyone not know, or they just need to be quick about getting out.
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EtherKyu's avatar
The perplexed faces in panel 6 are gold worth!

...and I think there is some mistake in the second last panel, at the word "him".
Maybe not, but it looks weird.
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WatcherMagic|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Way to go, Gengar! I wanna see some ghosty action...
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JadedStrayHyena's avatar
Gotta wonder if she's gonna follow him.
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TheUltimateGravoid|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
He changed, and she noticed it.
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COOLCATGIRLS's avatar
AWESOME. YOU ARE SO COOL INTHE WOE WORLD.
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FrozenNote|Professional Artisan Crafter
Gengar is too pure for his own good I s2g
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HopeOfRiuton's avatar
In an ironic sort of way.
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