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Victory Fire 717

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kylander108 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2018
Darkrai looks like a European rock star with that drippy hair!
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Tenshineko01 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
lol I love Darkrai's wet hair. XD
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SPQR21 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wet hair darkrai... :I
ARTISTS, TO YOUR DEVICES!!
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RechtBrecher75 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Is it bad if I think that Darkrai actually looks pretty fecking amazing with his hair soaked like that? XD
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Rat-Man1 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
XD
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CrimsonPokemonMaster Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018
Lol
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RobloxOOF Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018
Somebody is a party pooooper
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Loopy-Lass Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018
Soggy Darkrai looks amazing xD
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HikariOkami Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018
My gosh is soaking wet Darkrai adorable.
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Keyotea Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't need a super soaker for that weather.
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Forest-Lark Featured By Owner Edited Nov 9, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Oh my gosh Darkrai looks SO adorable with wet hair :lovesquee: 

You have truly blessed us
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TimeturnerJasmy Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ohhhh my god their precious faces in the last panel x3 I love them so much!
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DawnDewdrop Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Student Artist
lol, throw Gengar in the rain for a sec, pfft, it's fun. then again, I am a totadile, so I never had much issue with it, hahahaha, love your new look, Darkrai!
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EurekaTrollcat Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Wet Darkrai is something I never knew I needed until now.
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ArtisticAutistic04 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Did anyone else burst out laughing, when you first saw Jen and Darkrai soaked from the rain?
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SmoothOperator8 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Darkrai becomes THAT when he gets wet?!?!? LOL
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MercenaryX Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018
Those little moments that make life worth living
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spamer921 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018
Grumpy Cat how dare you dripping gengar's floor??!!!!
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Ryusuta Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018   Digital Artist
Not gonna lie; this page had me grinning from ear to ear. <3
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mywarface Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018
i have seen worse far worse
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Sherval Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018
Yo Darkrai, ever thought about getting a new partner? You know, to replace the one who tortured you and turned you into an unstable mess? Because methinks that there's a VERY good candidate standing right next to you, just now. Jen is still young and can be a bit childish at times, but she's also very kind and really wise for her age. If you crave for attention and affection from a human being, you might as well pick one who's willing to return those feelings and treat you with proper respect.

(And no, I don't ship them. They'd be perfectly fine as friends. Or as a Pokemon and their partner. Heh, the idea of a mature and far older being treating a young kid as their boss/parental figure is pretty cute :3.)
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spamer921 Featured By Owner Edited Nov 9, 2018
you are saying parthnership is some kinda soul bonding slavement?, i mean just because darkrai call Lovrina his parther once on this whole comic doesn't he is willing to do for her as much victini did
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Sherval Featured By Owner Edited Nov 11, 2018
Wut, how the heck did you make that interpretation O_o?

Like I said, they could be seen as friends or pokemon + trainer combo (or Pokemon + partner combo, as the Pokemon themselves call it). Nothing about enslavement, though there is definitely a power structure at play there, no matter what terms you use for it. Hence the "boss" term.

On page 707, Darkrai made it clear WHY he was willing to forgive Lovrina so much and WHY he referred her as his "partner". He wasn't anywhere near as desperate to please Lovrina compared to Victini, but he still wanted her affection and attention, regardless. Especially, when even the Pokemon feared and despised Darkrai so much. Partly because of his nightmare skill/curse, and partly because of all the crap he'd done in the Mystery Dungeon game this comic is based on.

It has been stated multiple times, both in anime and games, that the bond between a human and Pokemon is comparable to that of a parent and their child, or between two friends. Or that's what it's SUPPOSED to be like, ideally. But of course, we have groups like team Rocket who only treat Pokemon as tools.

It has also been hinted that many Pokemon WANT to have a human partner, even if they're initually suspicious about the person who captured them. For example, in gen 4, one of Dr. Footstep's translation about your Pokemon's feelings goes like this:

"<player> is... A remarkable human and Trainer. That I can always perform the best any <Pokémon> possibly can... I attribute that entirely to my partner <player>. When we travel, I can see wild Pokémon eyeing us enviously..."

Mewtwo had this dilemma for quite a while: his natural need for human's companionship versus his fears of being abused, like before, and being treated as a lesser being. That's why he reacted so strongly, when the one person he finally WANTED and TRUSTED as his partner agreed to it.

Now Darkrai faces the same dilemma, in a way. Part of the reason he probably called Lovrina his partner is simply because she captured him. Unfairly perhaps, but still. But more importantly, Darkrai still seems to crave for human companionship, same way Mewtwo did. He clearly had high hopes and plenty of loyalty for Lovrina at some point, but unlike Victini, he became disillusioned with her.

So now, instead of holding onto formalities and his broken dreams, Darkrai should stop viewing Lovrina as his partner altogether. If he still wants to have a human partner (and it definitely seems like it), he could ask Jen to be his partner instead. That way, she would be his parental figure/boss who’d treat Darkrai with love and respect. Instead of seeing him as a science project or a tool.

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spamer921 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2018
well first the term "soul bonding slavement" i used was mainly an exaggeration,

becuase on your comment : "darkrai ever thought about getting a new partner? You know, to replace...."

key word was  "to replace"; i mean what is it  needed to re-place?, does darkrai has a bond so strong with lovrina he willing to be her "slave" that he needs to get a new bond in order to be free?
the answer is freaking no, there is nothing of that and darkrai is already free of said "slavement", he acknowledging Lovrina as his partner to wes, is just his polite nature to reffer the relationship he thought had with lovrina.

that is why you should PAY attention to all the PAST TENSE SENTENCES you just use
Darkrai .... was willing to forgive Lovrina .....he ...wanted her affection and attention

that why he needs to get a real bond, not to get a new one, he nerver had one to begin with.

****in order to make that less confussion think in a typical toxic relationship,
can you say there is actual love between the peolple who is part of something like that?
cause if you ask me i would say: nop, there is no love and without love there is no bond

but i'll take your word on what you said in the end

Darkrai NEEDS TO stop viewing Lovrina as his partner altogether.he could ask Jen to be his partner instead
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Sherval Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2018
He once thought he had a mutual bond with Lovrina, yes. He may not be her test subject anymore, but he's not completely free either. Because if Darkrai was truly free, why would he insist calling Lovrina his partner? And he didn't just mean it in past tense, as seen on page 706. He means it for real, even now. Page 709 confirms this. Mewtwo explains that Darkrai chose to see Lovrina, even if there was no need for him to do so (compare that to pages 563-565, where Darkrai was very reluctant to remove the curse he put on Lovrina, but still did it when Mewtwo told him it was necessary).

And notice how Mewtwo reacts when Wes tells him about the "partner" thing? He gets really exasperated! Because they both know that Darkrai isn't using that term just to be formal or polite. He truly views Lovrina as his partner. A partner he utterly despises and a partner that doesn't give a damn about him. Darkai knows that there's no bond between them from Lovrina's perspective. But for whatever reason, Darkrai still has just enough respect to consider her as his partner. Probably because he feels that no other human would ever want him. This remaining piece loyalty IS Darkrai's bond to Lovrina! It's 100% onesided and yes, he really should let go of it.

The only thing stopping him, I suppose, is Darkrai's need for acceptance. And all that loneliness he once had to go through. And like I mentioned before, the natural need for Pokemon to find a partner.
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spamer921 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2018
the page 709 confirms nothing
it just show how wes and mewtwo are making a big deal out of this like you are
because contrary  to what wes say "Darkrai is not calling her parther" he just called her once

let me repeat that DARKRAI JUST CALL LOVRINA HIS PARTNER ONCE IN THE WHOLE COMIC

and he only did to say Wes this :
that bithc and I had history together so i gonna choose to see as many times i want and you can't stop me

but like i said in my last comment the polite nature of darkrai make him prhase that in a different way

the only way you can back up your perspective is if Darkrai calls lovrina his parther agains or depeding in the reaction he has over Lovrina when he sees har again

until then darkrai just used the word partner to describe the relationship he has with lovrina but adds almost nothing to how much attach is he with her
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Sherval Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2018
Let's agree to disagree, shall we? The fact remains, that there was absolutely no need for Darkrai to keep calling Lovrina his "partner" anymore on page 706, not even once. . Yet he still did it, for some reason.

You think that he was just being formal, I think that he was being 100% serious, despite his loathing for her and even the nightmare curse he used on her. It's no different from the games, where you can mistreat the Pokemon to the point where they absolutely hate you, BUT, they still consider you their trainer. Except here, Darkai isn't stuck inside a Pokeball, or bound by other means (like those shackles Victini used). One could also argue, that because he is so formal and old-fashioned, Darkrai wouldn't use that term lightly, or at all. Maybe if he'd called her "his previous/old partner", I could've agreed with you. But he didn't.

There's more than one way to hold attachment to abusive partner. The Victini way, where someone still truly respects and tries the impress their abuser. And then there's Darkrai way, where they no longer respect their abuser and can even strike back, but they still hold lingering attachment/loyalty to them, regardless.

On page 577, Wes had rightly deduced that Mewtwo wanted to be N's Pokemon. He even gave those two the last push they needed to become partners. He was right back there, and I sure as heck trust his judgement here. And so did Mewtwo, for obvious reasons.

Anyway, there's no point to keep going on about this. You have your interpretation and I have mine. Let's leave it at that.
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spamer921 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2018
well you in fact  you just made  a really valid observation with the ""his previous/old partner", and " because he is so formal and old-fashioned, Darkrai wouldn't use that term lightly"

so sure there is something deep going on right now
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chinman Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018
Well its not quite up to Darkrai's "Bride of Frankenstein" hairstyle from earlier but it's definitely a close second!
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Luckysweep Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018
I agree with Jen and Darkrai. The rain is awesome!
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RobloxOOF Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018
SHIP
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Kayriel Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2018
Again, Darkrai seems to be as old as the world from context. He is ancient. Jen is a small child. She's not even a pre-teen. Relax.
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RobloxOOF Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2018
And? Well for his age he seems to act like a normal person and not like an old man AND im not saying their gonna FUCK or kiss anytime soon im just saying they will like eachother
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MercenaryX Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018
Only when they're both old enough for that sort of thing, Jen most of all, I can see her a mother later in life.
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RobloxOOF Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2018
I DONT exactly remember saying anything about them having sex anytime soon 😒
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MercenaryX Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2018
I was speculating on possible future.
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ChiwwyDawg Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww...Jen and Darkrai are so cute... :3
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Mondlichtkatze Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
darkrai looks so cute!! with wet hair and laughing about their bad luck with the rain! thats one of my fav pages  now!!
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tbolt Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Hey, if that is a dirt floor, I'm with Gengar! =^^=
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Yarrix Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Darkrai looksl ike the negative version of the girl from "The Ring".
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Firianne Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Student
omg x'D
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Moe-Kai Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw Darkrai looks so cute!
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Coobalt-Dahonli-One Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018
Outside sky used Rain Dance!

A heavy rain began to fall!
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Yarrix Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
It was super effective.
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