2015-Jul-29 20:19:58 Lolipiece said: A series about the bonds between people and their Pokemon used friendship as a means to victory?
This is bad...how? And it's not like they used "we're friends, so that means we automatically win!", they showed Cyrus that being incomplete isn't bad, because we have others to help fill in the gaps we're missing.
2015-Jul-29 18:50:10 MeltingPenguins said: Yeah, but we're still left with the whole 'power of friendship' thing which by definition is plainly nauseating.
2015-Jul-29 18:24:11 lunerblade said: if you want my opinion this is a step up for cyrus. in the games when i got to him during the heatran incident he sounded like a broken record to me. i found him interesting at the beginning but redundant by the end. nice to see that in the platinum chapter a new villain is raised up with his own ideas and was responsible for half of the reason why cyrus plan failed in the first place.
also we can say that after finding out why he choose this path and him realizing the reality of what he was doing gave him rather good character development. more then his desire to reset the world was to understand what it meant to be a complete being and in realizing that one man alone cannot be complete but with the sum of the parts of a whole can true unity be made. he was even given proof of his redemption with shaymin which was a nice touch. if N can change because of him being a pretty boy then Cyrus can change by philosophical pondering. added points of having this shift while conversation with dia who i find the most fitting (platina may be the smartest, but dia is by far the wisest).
i see a lot of giovanni in him as he is complex, free thinking, and strong and would have loved to see him and the commanders of team galactic take on team flare who also have desires to reset the world for different reasons.
2015-Jul-29 17:40:04 MeltingPenguins said: Though one could argue that they kind of ruined him in the manga when they felt it necessary to 1. Give him emotions and 2. make him rethink his ways upon seeing the 'power of friendship' going on with the protags... Cyrus could have been hell-damned more terrifying if it wouldn't have been for this. And honestly? In the manga even Ghetsis falls flat as, yeah, he's evil. but it's the 'evil for evils sake with the good guys lacking common sense' kind of 'evil' and that's boring.
The weirdest thing, and I said this before, is that many of the good guys are prone to more evil deeds than any of the bad guys.
2015-Jul-29 16:41:14 DaPokemonMadster said: I like how we get more threatening villains in the newer regions. Team Aqua and Team Magma I think were much more dangerous than Team Rocket, and then we get Team galactic. The grunts having a hive mind? That's just freaky. Especially that part in Veilstone where the power goes out. I think Cyrus is on the same level of terrifying as possesed Archie and Maxie, maybe even more so!
2015-Jul-29 16:40:53 Lolipiece said: They'll have to show both, so both stones will need to be absorbed.