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Gary Oak was the nice guy all along.
 
QueenNic  posted on Mar 25, 2010 4:55:29 PM - Report post

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In the original Pokémon Red/Blue, when you encounter your rival in Lavender Town he asks whether or not you know what it’s like to have one of your Pokémon die. At this point in the game, he no longer has his Raticate that he used in previous battles. Your rival battle before this took place aboard the S.S. Anne. Your rival’s Raticate sustained serious injuries from the battle… but, because crowding and confusion on the luxury liner, he was unable to make it to a Pokémon Center in time and the Raticate passed away. The real reason your rival is in Lavender Town to begin with is to lay his deceased friend to rest. Despite all of this, your rival never outwardly tells you that you’re responsible for the death of his Pokémon. He hides his grief and instead channels that energy into the motivation he needed to continue his quest to become Indigo League Champion. The death of his Raticate effectively destroys your rival’s impish, childhood innocence. Although he tells himself that he doesn’t hold you responsible, he subconsciously holds a great deal of resentment towards you which further fuels his ambitions. Tearfully swearing upon his Raticate’s grave to not fail in what he set out to do, he trains hard in hopes of becoming better than you… defeating you… and to eventually make it to the Pokémon League. Mere moments after he became Indigo League champion, he was defeated… by you. Although he fulfilled his promise to his fallen Pokémon, it was only for a painfully brief instant. In the end, your rival is scolded by his grandfather while you receive the professor’s praise. During the course of the game, you steal your rival’s innocence, crush his dreams, and ultimately snatch away the love of his own grandfather. Oh, and by the way, your rival doesn’t have any parents. He’s an orphan.

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(Just because it's GD doesn't mean we can't have funny topics. Just don't post for the sake of posting or spam. There's no reason stuff like this should be demoted to OTD)

 
Latiosmaster47  posted on Mar 25, 2010 5:00:06 PM - Report post

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Well that is just too bad because that jerk would always find a way to challenge me to battles seconds before I could make it to a pokemon center.

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Plus he could have just put his Raticate in the PC storage box for all we know. <_<

 
QueenNic  posted on Mar 25, 2010 5:13:39 PM - Report post

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So, LM delights in ruining the lives of orphans? Who'd have guessed?

The rival was irritating though...

 
Elite  posted on Mar 25, 2010 5:14:35 PM - Report post

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He goes on to become a gym leader in gold/silver so that's hardly ruined :/
 
Paradox  posted on Mar 25, 2010 5:20:47 PM - Report post

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Also, Gary is standing next to a grave when you battle him in Lavender town.

[Edited by Paradox, 3/25/2010 5:33:49 PM]

 
DABhand  posted on Mar 25, 2010 5:37:21 PM - Report post

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[Edited by moderator Darkish, 3/25/2010 6:57:47 PM]

 
QueenNic  posted on Mar 25, 2010 5:40:13 PM - Report post

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Humour. Why can't something fun go here?
 
Elite  posted on Mar 25, 2010 5:48:34 PM - Report post

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Why so serious?
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