"Funneh bunneh and the dammut Bahamut go on an adventure!"-Chespin Circa 2009
I sure was funner back then, possibly even stupider....
This new Mewtwo-like Pokemon (I am going to call it Mewthree) has fascinated me, because it brings about two very cool possibilities for where Gen VI is going.
My first hope is that this signifies the expanded use of the DNA Splicers. I don't know about anyone else, but to me, Mewthree looks like a combination of Mew and Mewtwo. If that's what Mewthree looks like, why can't it literally be a fusion of Mewtwo with a Mew? If this is the case, it would be sensible for Gamefreak to reuse the DNA splicers to this end.
And if Mewthree is indeed a fusion of two Pokemon, could this mean that Pokemon X and Y will have lots of fused Pokemon? Oh boy, that would be SO cool!
My second hope is that this signifies the return of Team Rocket. Whether or not Mewtwo was created by Team Rocket is irrelevant- Mewtwo was one of the most iconic figures from Gen I, and another of those figures was undoubtedly Giovanni. If Pokemon X and Y features a return of Team Rocket, I am buying a 3DS and both games!
Incidentally, I also feel that Team Plasma has much more potential. Gasp... What if Pokemon X and Y revolves around the conflict between Team Rocket and Team Plasma in this new region? And if so, what if your two rivals are N and Giovanni's son? That. Would. Be. AWESOME!!!!
Mewtwo's role illustrates that.
I doubt they will be bringing back past villain teams to play a role in the new generation. I agree, that as much as I like Team Rocket, they have been disbanded and shouldn't be reformed once more in a new region. I'm interested to know what the new villain team's name will be.
We will have to agree to disagree. I found Team Rocket and Team Plasma to be the two only believable teams- Aqua and Magma were fluffy environmentalists, and Galactic was basically just a bunch of emos hell-bent on destroying everything just for the heck of it, but Rocket was the OG team that did bad things for the only legitimate reason in crime- to make money. Likewise, I loved how Team Plasma masqueraded as this hippie Pokemon freedom group that suddenly was revealed as a screen for its higher members' world-domination plan. Those two teams were legitimately evil, no morality questions asked, and a showdown between them would be great. Hey, if it ain't broke, why fix it?
Also, Giovanni's son has so much more potential for character growth. Likewise with N. Just sayin'.
Returning to the main subject brought up... I also don't think Team Rocket will make a return in this, or any other previous team for that matter. And why should they? There is no evidence in the games that supports that TR had a hand in the creation of Mewtwo. TR has only been involved with it in the anime and the numerous manga adaptions. It's a common portrayal for TR to be involved, whether it be actually creating it or funding the research, but it still stands that in the actual canon games, TR had no role. Only Fuji of Lavender Town is suggested to have a hand in it, but it doesn't seem likely that he was involved with TR's efforts, and given that TR outright kidnapped him and held him hostage in the Pokemon Tower, I don't think that was GF's intention either.
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Team Rocket were disbanded at the end of HGSS and had no connection to Mewtwo in the games. So I find it highly unlikely that they will appear.
So, it turns out the new Pokémon is simply a Mewtwo form. I'm not sure how I feel about it to be honest. My nature-nurture theory is still intact, but this whole thing of adding new formes for legendaries is getting really tiring. It is interesting though in that this is the only time a new forme/form has been added to a Pokémon outside of the generation that Pokémon debuted in (excluding the ? and ! Unown forms which were mere aesthetic changes).
I also wonder what this means about Generation VI, as it now means that although it's a new forme, the main Pokémon being used to advertise the new generation in the pre-release movie is an old Pokémon.
And damn it TPCi PR, now you've just painted yourself as absolutely unreliable.
Honestly, I've little interest in seeing Team Rockets return.. I'm far more interested in seeing Mewtwo's return. This isn't the anime.. So I don't see what relevance Team Rocket has in this.
Kudos to Gamefreak for basically putting the character on total hiatus (even from the movies, to some extent, excluding cameos), makes it far more believable that he'd return from a deep slumber, with a newer form.
I guess, considering he's made his appearance in-game, that means he'll have to follow two individual canons - A clone in the anime, and the child of Mew in-game.
Personally, I'm not at all a fan of the "clone" thing.. I think it's far more of a tragic character, having been separated from it's parent. For that reason, I'm very, very glad it IS Mewtwo, because that gives them enough reason to ELABORATE on what it's been doing for the past decade. B2/W2 also taught me that elaboration on existent characters is also quite important - Found myself interested in Cheren and how he'd overcome his superiority complex.. So I'll certainly be interested in some elaboration on Mr. Fuji / Blaine. I'd say that's far more imperative to the bigger picture than just being all; "OMGZ! TEAM PLASMAR HAVE CREATED THEIR OWN MEWTWO CLONE!". In some ways, Blaine/Mr. Fuji deserve relevance, considering what had happened in B2/W2. They reference Lance and Cynthia, and those are mere Champions.. So, why not characters as integral as Blaine? Seems odd, to me. The more they reference characters that matter, the broader the universe feels, for me.
I feel as if I'm the only one who gazes at this new form with a lump in my throat, and an overpowering sense of empathy. I mean, look at it.. It was born abnormal, for it's species.. And now, it's settled for a form that's as close as it could get to normality. Honestly, just to know it eventually reunites with it's mother.. That'd just, I don't know. I can't think of a single character I care more for in the franchise. And I really hope I'm not a minority on that.
Last edited by Halayuuko; 13th April 2013 at 05:54 AM.
Mew and Mr. Fuji to be reunited in the games for a very long time.
Mewtwo forme might not get as much story or explanation as it deserves, especially since Mewtwo is in question. I'm hoping we do get a new storyline, though. :/