A Tale of Two Worlds: A Prophecy Fulfilled
by, 17th March 2012 at 03:50 AM (1106 Views)
The following is a description of my main ideas regarding the premise and climax of Black 2 and White 2's story. I'll try to keep this as succinct as possible, because ultimately this is a theory posted at a time when barely any facts are known about these games. But I hold that everything proposed here flows very nicely from the previous story, and that even the bold ideas stem from a reasonable interpretation of things that were stated in Black and White, albeit vaguely. Incidentally, A Tale of Two Worlds is an allusion to Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities.
I don't expect anyone to treat this as anything more than an elaborate theory, but I hope that at least some of you will accept its merits. First, let me summarize the basic assumptions under which this story was envisioned. If you're familiar with my forum posts, then some of the following points are just a helpful reminder, but if you haven't read those posts, then it is a good idea to do so if you'd like to understand the flow of ideas (that is, if you care at all).
Interpreting the Myths
1) The Abyssal Ruins are very important and basically tell a prophecy about a future king who is fated to defeat White/Black Kyurem and be joined by Black/White Kyurem. The prophecy was written by an ancient civilization that lived on the shore of eastern Unova; the same civilization built the Dragonspiral Tower so that the original dragon would be born there, but since they lacked a leader, they chose not to live with the dragon in the land that would become Unova. (For details, see here.)
2) About 500 years later, the twin heroes traveled to the continent of Unova and ended up in the Dragonspiral Tower. The dragon, having yearned for a human partner, saw them as good people that would help it build it the land for other people and Pokémon. This did happen and all was well at first, but when the twin heroes grew apart, the dragon had to choose with whom to side, and its indecisiveness led it to be split into Reshiram and Zekrom. However, one part of the dragon saw neither truth nor ideals as the greatest value to work towards; that part is Kyurem, which represents what remains of the ancient civilization's dream for the original dragon.
3) Kyurem went unnoticed by the twin heroes, who were ready to go to war. When Reshiram and Zekrom purged themselves as well as Unova itself, Kyurem realized that the split was a mistake. At the same time, it also began to notice that there were two sides to reality. Somehow, dual versions of events followed the great war: One in which truth and past shone, and another in which Unova was moving towards ideals and future. Only Kyurem could see that there was more than one version; its body was essentially the boundary of two parallel universes. While Kyurem's actions were a constant, everyone else had two versions with some differences - in some cases trivial and in others profound. (For more details on the split timeline theory, read @The Outrage's description and my comments on it.)
4) Ever since Unova was destroyed, Kyurem has been looking for a person that stood out from the others - someone who could experience more than one universe. Due to its frightening appearance, whenever Kyurem interacted with people it was deemed as a threat, and those people believed that it was there to harm them (more specifically, devour them). More than 2,000 years passed without any person understanding Kyurem's plight, and this frustrated the incomplete dragon. Not only that, but with Reshiram and Zekrom in stone form, there did not seem to be any hope for the original dragon to be restored.
The Premise of the Sequels
5) There will be a new region in these games that will more or less be as prominent as Unova is. This is the faraway region where N has been hiding since the end of Black and White. Due to not featuring new Pokémon, it will be more comparable to the Sevii Islands than to the familiar regions, but that does not mean it won't be central to the story; most of the new features will be found there.
6) Despite its distance, the aforementioned region has a historical link to Unova as the twin heroes hailed from that region. Not only that, but most of the Generation V Pokémon originated from that region and migrated to Unova when the twin heroes established it as a kingdom. For the sake of convenience, I will refer to this region as Medeara; I see it as a region that has not evolved in time nearly as much as Unova has, and where the medieval era is still strongly felt. Presumably, it is loosely based on some part of Britain.
7) Ghetsis has had a strong hold over Medeara for years; Team Plasma's base of operations is actually in that region, and the Shadow Triad are but a few of an army of dedicated soldiers who work for Ghetsis. N was not told about this to feed the delusion that he was meant to be the king of Unova. Ghestsis has wanted to conquer Unova because, much like the twin heroes at their time, he desires a more prestigious land than Medeara, and more specifically he seeks the legends of Unova to enrich his power.
8) After the Shadow Triad freed Ghetsis as he was being led out of N's Castle, Ghetsis escaped to Medeara and N followed him there to see what he was up to. The Shadow Triad also tricked Hilbert/Hilda into accepting a gift from Ghetsis, the orbs associated with the Creation trio, but the true purpose behind this was to plant a tracking device so that the Shadow Triad would ambush Hilbert/Hilda when they didn't suspect them.
9) You will play as Hilbert/Hilda again and your player character will be referenced as the hero who stopped N and Ghetsis in Black and White. However, you will have to start from scratch as your Pokémon and items will have been stolen; one of your goals will be to find your previous Pokémon, but this will only be accomplished when the main story has been completed. (More details are available in these two posts.)
10) You will begin the adventure in Unova, but it won't be long before you can go to Medeara by plane. You will have to go back and forth between the two regions in order to proceed in the story. Medeara and eastern Unova have a large number of Pokémon from previous generations; some of these (at least 50) will be available in the main adventure. The Unova Gyms will be optional and will basically serve as places to have rematches against the Gym Leaders from whom you already received badges in Black and White. The new bosses will be a variety of Team Plasma soldiers scattered over Medeara and eventually even Unova; Ghetsis is their king, or champion if you will.
I think this is enough material for the time being. I will edit this entry with more explicit ideas about the beginning of the new story, and eventually the main theory regarding the culmination of the story, which will explain the title of this blog entry. If time constraints don't allow me to make the updates today, I will probably continue this in a new entry.
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