Is Lusamine a Tragic Villain?
Discussion has begun to flood the Internet with the critical acclaim of the latest instalments of Pokémon (Sun and Moon). One of the biggest points of said discussion is the true villainous leader, Lusamine. More specifically, a debate has started on her degree of villainy in light of some revealed information the player obtains after they defeat the Pokemon League. It is to the point now where some people have started to express admiration for her position of power as a female President and sympathy for how she came to be the villain that she is. These same people often believe that the only reason for her cruelty was the neurotoxin that UB:01 (Nihilego) injected into her.
I, however, do not agree with these sentiments. Lusamine cannot be classified as a tragic villain. In fact, I believe that she was flawed even before her downward spiral; a woman who knows absolutely nothing about the true meaning of love. And as a great of a character she