2014-Apr-23 14:56:05 Bahmo said: Yellow may have weaknesses; most in the form of being basically a whiny moron, but the plot basically arranges against them mattering. The fact that she's essentially an OC, named after a game that starred Ash Ketchum (who also got by more via luck and his Pokemon being the smart ones at the time) doesn't help me approve of her, but good things could have been done with the concept; however, in practice, her powers aren't used to make her more interesting, but to give her a free pass.
A Mary Sue isn't always a character who's got few weaknesses, and a character gifted with powers isn't necessarily a Mary Sue. For example, Wolverine was gifted with regeneration abilities, and that's cool in a lot of ways, but as a result, he also got Shanghaied into a skunkworks experiment, pressed into loads of unsavory combat situations, and saddled with a life that was long, but so painful he sometimes wishes he could just die. Wolverine's gift is also a curse.
Yellow's is basically an excuse. Her Pokemon are not very high level, which isn't really that hard to attain--just about every other protagonist did it to some extent--yet she can power them up to master levels. The same plot immunity pervades her whole arc one way or another. Several times, she gets out of a jam not via her own skills, but because her Ratata/Raticate acted smart on its own, and speaking of that, I wanted to reach in and smack her when the thing saved her and evolved, and she burst out crying at its new appearance. You think she might learn her lesson after that, as she does reconcile with the thing, but no; her stigma against evolving Pokemon is so unreasonable that she doesn't evolve her CATERPIE. Shit; even ASH evolved his Caterpie! That's just dumb. And how does it finally get to do what nature intended? Not because Yellow wised up and realized she needed to get out of her comfort zone to win the last battle, but because she happened to lose her Pokedex.
Yellow never learns a thing; she ends the arc essentially being the same dumbass she was at the start, having come out on top solely because of the plot warping around her. Specifically, she's a "black hole Sue"; not necessarily the most blatant variety of Mary Sue, but one of the worst.
2014-Apr-23 14:52:16 Kurisu said: Probably. Or he saw a picture of her somewhere.
2014-Apr-23 12:05:58 Pirate king reappears said: Awww ;3
2014-Apr-23 12:00:20 Pokemonspecialgerman said: Yellow a Mary Sui? She has soo many weaknesses in the second arc o.o Why would you think that? Just because she can heal and read minds?
2014-Apr-23 11:52:28 Max said: @The Pirate King
Nope, that's Whitney's Plain Badge.
2014-Apr-23 11:50:44 captain said: ALL ABOARD THE NEW SHIP ( X w X )/
2014-Apr-23 11:38:35 sliver the otaku said: I wish they'll stop adding more characters and just use and build up on the existing characters....( TT n TT )