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''Genesect and the Legend Awakened'' (known in Japan as ''[=ExtremeSpeed=] Genesect: Mewtwo Awakens'') is the 16th movie entry in the ''Film/{{Pokemon}}'' movie franchise. It marks the anime debut of the legendary Pokémon Genesect as well as Mewtwo's Mega form introduced in ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''. The movie follows Ash, Iris, Cilan, and their Pokémon as they arrive in New Tork City, which is being attacked by the Genesect Army, a group of five Genesect led by a Shiny one known as the Red Genesect. The only one who can stop them is Mewtwo, who notes that the Genesect are made by humans, just like it was.

Despite the CoolVersusAwesome premise, the film is one of the most controversial entries in the series, due to replacing the established Mewtwo character from [[Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie the first movie]] [[Anime/PokemonMewtwoReturns and its sequel]] with a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute.

The film was released in Japan on July 13th, 2013 and will debut in America on October 19th of the same year.
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!! ''[=ExtremeSpeed=] Genesect: Mewtwo Awakens'' features examples of the following tropes:
* [[AlphaBitch Alpha Bug]]: The Red Genesect is an asshole (and extremely [[AxCrazy violent]], to boot) towards anyone who isn't on its side...even when "anyone" includes one of its own kind, like [[HeelFaceTurn the Douse Drive Genesect]].
* BigBad: The Genesect Army, and by extension, the Red Genesect.
* BigDamnHeroes: Mewtwo, at least according to what the trailer shows.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: The Red Genesect can bend the other Genesect to his will and force them to do his bidding. This becomes a recurring plot point with the Douse Drive Genesect, who's pulled a [[HeelFaceTurn Heel Face Turn]] and is traveling around with Ash and co.
* CheerfulChild: The Douse Drive Genesect is apparently this...which can come off as kind of odd since it's a scary-looking cyborg bug with a BackpackCannon.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: All the Genesect use different colored Drives. Red also shows itself as the leader with its (obviously) different color scheme.
* [[DistaffCounterpart Distaff]] [[GoodCounterpart Good Counterpart]]: The Mewtwo in this movie has a female voice, unlike the one in the Kanto movies, and is also more of a straightforward hero rather than a villain turned anti-hero.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Mega Mewtwo and [[OurFairiesAreDifferent Sylveon]].
* [[spoiler: EasilyForgiven: Everyone forgives the Red Genesect (as well as the others) in the end. Never mind that they caused several thousand Pokédollars-worth of damage and endangered all life in the city - apparently saying "Everyone is my friend" is enough for New Tork City to wholeheartedly forgive you, no matter what you did.]]
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: The Genesect Army, who died over 300 million years before their revival by Team Plasma.
* HeelFaceTurn: The Douse Drive Genesect is kind-hearted and befriends Ash early on. [[spoiler: During the climax, the other three purple Genesect undergo one too. Then Red turns good in the end.]]
** HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: As a result of Red's mind controlling powers, the Douse Drive Genesect suffers this.
* JapanesePronouns: This Mewtwo uses ''watashi'' to refer to itself, and seems to have a feminine persona in contrast with the original Mewtwo's male persona.
* JerkAss: The Red Genesect, apparently. See Alpha Bug above.
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: The Red Genesect is the Army's leader.
** RedOnesGoFaster: It also happens to be the fastest.
* MultipleChoicePast: Mewtwo's backstory contradicts a bit of what was established in the prologue.
* MythologyGag: When Mewtwo and Red Genesect fly through Times Square counterpart, some video screens show [[Anime/PokemonZoroarkMasterOfIllusions Pokémon Baccer]].
* NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: New Tork City is an '''obvious''' reference to New York City. Likewise, Pokémon Hills is simlar to Central Park.
* SoundtrackDissonance: In the trailer, Smiling Face (a happy upbeat J-pop song) plays while the Genesect Army attack Mewtwo and destroy New Tork City. [[SarcasmMode Fits that scenario like a glove.]]
* SuperMode: Mega Mewtwo appears to function as such in the movie.
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler: The Douse Drive Genesect]] leaps to take the combined attack of [[spoiler:four Genesect out of five of]] the Genesect Army aimed at Ash at one point.
* TheresNoPlaceLikeHome: This is the Army's main motivation: however, their home has changed over 300 million years and they come across New Tork City while searching for the landscape they're familiar with. [[spoiler: In the end, they make a new nest in a place where ancient flowers that grew in their homeland grow.]]
* TransformingMecha: The Genesect Army, who can turn into a High-Speed Flight Form to achieve flight.
* UniquenessDecay: Prior to this movie, Mewtwo was portrayed as a unique specimen with a unique personality; this movie introduces a second Mewtwo into the anime's canon, and essentially turns Mewtwo from a one-of-a-kind character into a race of two.
* ViewersAreMorons[=/=]ViewersAreGoldfish: An easy (and otherwise strong) defense for the entire [[FanNickname Newtwo]] controversy would be that ''Pokémon'' is for a FleetingDemographic of [[AnimationAgeGhetto young children]]...except that the powers that be promoted this movie ''using'' [[Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie the original Mewtwo's]] [[Anime/PokemonMewtwoReturns movies and specials]]. And advertised their remastered TV broadcasts to those very same children.
* VocalDissonance: The Douse Drive Genesect telepathically speaks with a little boy's voice that sounds VERY much so like a little girl's. And this is coming from a 4'11" tall cyborg insect with [[BackpackCannon a cannon on its back]], [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]] and a permanent SlasherSmile. Made even more jarring when you hear the Genesects' real voices - garbled [[Series/DoctorWho Dalek-esque]] noises.
** Mewtwo itself also comes off as this; it's a very tall and intimidating mutant humanoid feline, and thanks to [[Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie the original Mewtwo]] the species has been forever associated with a more menacing, male voice. It can be said that its female voice suits [[NonIndicativeName Mega]] Mewtwo better, with it being smaller and more graceful-looking.
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''Genesect and the Legend Awakened'' (known in Japan as ''[=ExtremeSpeed=] Genesect: Mewtwo Awakens'') is the 16th movie entry in the ''Film/{{Pokemon}}'' movie franchise. It marks the anime debut of the legendary Pokémon Genesect as well as Mewtwo's Mega form introduced in ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''. The movie follows Ash, Iris, Cilan, and their Pokémon as they arrive in New Tork City, which is being attacked by the Genesect Army, a group of five Genesect led by a Shiny one known as the Red Genesect. The only one who can stop them is Mewtwo, who notes that the Genesect are made by humans, just like it was.

Despite the CoolVersusAwesome premise, the film is one of the most controversial entries in the series, due to replacing the established Mewtwo character from [[Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie the first movie]] [[Anime/PokemonMewtwoReturns and its sequel]] with a SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute.

The film was released in Japan on July 13th, 2013 and will debut in America on October 19th of the same year.
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!! ''[=ExtremeSpeed=] Genesect: Mewtwo Awakens'' features examples of the following tropes:
* [[AlphaBitch Alpha Bug]]: The Red Genesect is an asshole (and extremely [[AxCrazy violent]], to boot) towards anyone who isn't on its side...even when "anyone" includes one of its own kind, like [[HeelFaceTurn the Douse Drive Genesect]].
* BigBad: The Genesect Army, and by extension, the Red Genesect.
* BigDamnHeroes: Mewtwo, at least according to what the trailer shows.
* BrainwashedAndCrazy: The Red Genesect can bend the other Genesect to his will and force them to do his bidding. This becomes a recurring plot point with the Douse Drive Genesect, who's pulled a [[HeelFaceTurn Heel Face Turn]] and is traveling around with Ash and co.
* CheerfulChild: The Douse Drive Genesect is apparently this...which can come off as kind of odd since it's a scary-looking cyborg bug with a BackpackCannon.
* ColorCodedForYourConvenience: All the Genesect use different colored Drives. Red also shows itself as the leader with its (obviously) different color scheme.
* [[DistaffCounterpart Distaff]] [[GoodCounterpart Good Counterpart]]: The Mewtwo in this movie has a female voice, unlike the one in the Kanto movies, and is also more of a straightforward hero rather than a villain turned anti-hero.
* EarlyBirdCameo: Mega Mewtwo and [[OurFairiesAreDifferent Sylveon]].
* [[spoiler: EasilyForgiven: Everyone forgives the Red Genesect (as well as the others) in the end. Never mind that they caused several thousand Pokédollars-worth of damage and endangered all life in the city - apparently saying "Everyone is my friend" is enough for New Tork City to wholeheartedly forgive you, no matter what you did.]]
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: The Genesect Army, who died over 300 million years before their revival by Team Plasma.
* HeelFaceTurn: The Douse Drive Genesect is kind-hearted and befriends Ash early on. [[spoiler: During the climax, the other three purple Genesect undergo one too. Then Red turns good in the end.]]
** HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: As a result of Red's mind controlling powers, the Douse Drive Genesect suffers this.
* JapanesePronouns: This Mewtwo uses ''watashi'' to refer to itself, and seems to have a feminine persona in contrast with the original Mewtwo's male persona.
* JerkAss: The Red Genesect, apparently. See Alpha Bug above.
* LawOfChromaticSuperiority: The Red Genesect is the Army's leader.
** RedOnesGoFaster: It also happens to be the fastest.
* MultipleChoicePast: Mewtwo's backstory contradicts a bit of what was established in the prologue.
* MythologyGag: When Mewtwo and Red Genesect fly through Times Square counterpart, some video screens show [[Anime/PokemonZoroarkMasterOfIllusions Pokémon Baccer]].
* NoCommunitiesWereHarmed: New Tork City is an '''obvious''' reference to New York City. Likewise, Pokémon Hills is simlar to Central Park.
* SoundtrackDissonance: In the trailer, Smiling Face (a happy upbeat J-pop song) plays while the Genesect Army attack Mewtwo and destroy New Tork City. [[SarcasmMode Fits that scenario like a glove.]]
* SuperMode: Mega Mewtwo appears to function as such in the movie.
* TakingTheBullet: [[spoiler: The Douse Drive Genesect]] leaps to take the combined attack of [[spoiler:four Genesect out of five of]] the Genesect Army aimed at Ash at one point.
* TheresNoPlaceLikeHome: This is the Army's main motivation: however, their home has changed over 300 million years and they come across New Tork City while searching for the landscape they're familiar with. [[spoiler: In the end, they make a new nest in a place where ancient flowers that grew in their homeland grow.]]
* TransformingMecha: The Genesect Army, who can turn into a High-Speed Flight Form to achieve flight.
* UniquenessDecay: Prior to this movie, Mewtwo was portrayed as a unique specimen with a unique personality; this movie introduces a second Mewtwo into the anime's canon, and essentially turns Mewtwo from a one-of-a-kind character into a race of two.
* ViewersAreMorons[=/=]ViewersAreGoldfish: An easy (and otherwise strong) defense for the entire [[FanNickname Newtwo]] controversy would be that ''Pokémon'' is for a FleetingDemographic of [[AnimationAgeGhetto young children]]...except that the powers that be promoted this movie ''using'' [[Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie the original Mewtwo's]] [[Anime/PokemonMewtwoReturns movies and specials]]. And advertised their remastered TV broadcasts to those very same children.
* VocalDissonance: The Douse Drive Genesect telepathically speaks with a little boy's voice that sounds VERY much so like a little girl's. And this is coming from a 4'11" tall cyborg insect with [[BackpackCannon a cannon on its back]], [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]] and a permanent SlasherSmile. Made even more jarring when you hear the Genesects' real voices - garbled [[Series/DoctorWho Dalek-esque]] noises.
** Mewtwo itself also comes off as this; it's a very tall and intimidating mutant humanoid feline, and thanks to [[Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie the original Mewtwo]] the species has been forever associated with a more menacing, male voice. It can be said that its female voice suits [[NonIndicativeName Mega]] Mewtwo better, with it being smaller and more graceful-looking.
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9th Sep '13 8:54:33 AM PikaHikariKT
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''[=ExtremeSpeed=] Genesect: Mewtwo Awakens'' is the 16th movie entry in the ''Film/{{Pokemon}}'' movie franchise. It marks the anime debut of the legendary Pokémon Genesect as well as Mewtwo's Mega form introduced in ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''. The movie follows Ash, Iris, Cilan, and their Pokémon as they arrive in New Tork City, which is being attacked by the Genesect Army, a group of five Genesect led by a Shiny one known as the Red Genesect. The only one who can stop them is Mewtwo, who notes that the Genesect are made by humans, just like it was.

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''Genesect and the Legend Awakened'' (known in Japan as ''[=ExtremeSpeed=] Genesect: Mewtwo Awakens'' Awakens'') is the 16th movie entry in the ''Film/{{Pokemon}}'' movie franchise. It marks the anime debut of the legendary Pokémon Genesect as well as Mewtwo's Mega form introduced in ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''. The movie follows Ash, Iris, Cilan, and their Pokémon as they arrive in New Tork City, which is being attacked by the Genesect Army, a group of five Genesect led by a Shiny one known as the Red Genesect. The only one who can stop them is Mewtwo, who notes that the Genesect are made by humans, just like it was.



The film was released in Japan on July 13th, 2013.

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The film was released in Japan on July 13th, 2013.
2013 and will debut in America on October 19th of the same year.



* [[spoiler: EasilyForgiven: Everyone forgives the Red Genesect (as well as the others) in the end. Never mind that they caused several thousand Pokédollars-worth of damage and endangered all life in the city - apparantly saying "Everyone is my friend" is enough for New Tork City to wholeheartedly forgive you, no matter what you did.]]

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* [[spoiler: EasilyForgiven: Everyone forgives the Red Genesect (as well as the others) in the end. Never mind that they caused several thousand Pokédollars-worth of damage and endangered all life in the city - apparantly apparently saying "Everyone is my friend" is enough for New Tork City to wholeheartedly forgive you, no matter what you did.]]



* SuperMode: [=MegaMewtwo=] appears to function as such in the movie.

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* SuperMode: [=MegaMewtwo=] Mega Mewtwo appears to function as such in the movie.
27th Aug '13 2:14:00 AM GreatGuts
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''[=ExtremeSpeed=] Genesect: Mewtwo Awakens'' is the 16th movie entry in the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' franchise. It marks the anime debut of the legendary Pokémon Genesect as well as Mewtwo's Mega form introduced in ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''. The movie follows Ash, Iris, Cilan, and their Pokémon as they arrive in New Tork City, which is being attacked by the Genesect Army, a group of five Genesect led by a Shiny one known as the Red Genesect. The only one who can stop them is Mewtwo, who notes that the Genesect are made by humans, just like it was.

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''[=ExtremeSpeed=] Genesect: Mewtwo Awakens'' is the 16th movie entry in the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' ''Film/{{Pokemon}}'' movie franchise. It marks the anime debut of the legendary Pokémon Genesect as well as Mewtwo's Mega form introduced in ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''. The movie follows Ash, Iris, Cilan, and their Pokémon as they arrive in New Tork City, which is being attacked by the Genesect Army, a group of five Genesect led by a Shiny one known as the Red Genesect. The only one who can stop them is Mewtwo, who notes that the Genesect are made by humans, just like it was.
27th Aug '13 2:06:45 AM GreatGuts
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* [[AlphaBitch Alpha Bug]]: The Red Genesect is an asshole (and extremely [[AxCrazy violent]], to boot) towards anyone who isn't on its side... even when "anyone" includes one of its own kind, like [[HeelFaceTurn the Douse Drive Genesect]].

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* [[AlphaBitch Alpha Bug]]: The Red Genesect is an asshole (and extremely [[AxCrazy violent]], to boot) towards anyone who isn't on its side... even when "anyone" includes one of its own kind, like [[HeelFaceTurn the Douse Drive Genesect]].



* CheerfulChild: The Douse Drive Genesect is apparently this... which can come off as kind of odd since it's a scary-looking cyborg bug with a BackpackCannon.

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* CheerfulChild: The Douse Drive Genesect is apparently this... which can come off as kind of odd since it's a scary-looking cyborg bug with a BackpackCannon.



* ViewersAreMorons / ViewersAreGoldfish: An easy (and otherwise strong) defense for the entire [[FanNickname Newtwo]] controversy would be that ''Pokémon'' is for a FleetingDemographic of [[AnimationAgeGhetto young children]]... except that the powers that be promoted this movie ''using'' [[Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie the original Mewtwo's]] [[Anime/PokemonMewtwoReturns movies and specials]]. And advertised their remastered TV broadcasts to those very same children.

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* ViewersAreMorons / ViewersAreGoldfish: ViewersAreMorons[=/=]ViewersAreGoldfish: An easy (and otherwise strong) defense for the entire [[FanNickname Newtwo]] controversy would be that ''Pokémon'' is for a FleetingDemographic of [[AnimationAgeGhetto young children]]... children]]...except that the powers that be promoted this movie ''using'' [[Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie the original Mewtwo's]] [[Anime/PokemonMewtwoReturns movies and specials]]. And advertised their remastered TV broadcasts to those very same children.
25th Aug '13 9:39:41 AM DarthMegatron
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* ViewersAreMorons / ViewersAreGoldfish: An easy (and otherwise strong) defense for the entire [[FanNickname Newtwo]] controversy would be that ''Pokémon'' is for a FleetingDemographic of [[AnimationAgeGhetto young children]]... except that the powers that be promoted this movie ''using'' [[Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie the original Mewtwo's]] [[Anime/PokemonMewtwoReturns movies and specials]]. And advertised their remastered TV broadcasts to those very same children.
12th Aug '13 2:42:50 PM SpinAttaxx
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* EarlyBirdCameo: Mewtwo's Mega forme, and [[OurFairiesAreDifferent Sylveon]].

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* EarlyBirdCameo: Mewtwo's Mega forme, Mewtwo and [[OurFairiesAreDifferent Sylveon]].
10th Aug '13 4:03:28 PM DarthMegatron
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** Mewtwo itself also comes off as this; it's a very tall and intimidating mutant humanoid feline, and thanks to [[Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie the original Mewtwo]] the species has been forever associated with a more menacing, male voice. It can be said that its female voice suits [[NonIndicativeName Mega]] Mewtwo better, with it being smaller and more graceful-looking.
10th Aug '13 1:10:47 PM Arawn444
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* JapanesePronouns‎: This Mewtwo uses ''watashi'' to refer to itself.

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* JapanesePronouns‎: JapanesePronouns: This Mewtwo uses ''watashi'' to refer to itself.itself, and seems to have a feminine persona in contrast with the original Mewtwo's male persona.



* SuperMode: MegaMewtwo appears to function as such in the movie.

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* SuperMode: MegaMewtwo [=MegaMewtwo=] appears to function as such in the movie.
8th Aug '13 4:15:23 PM DarthMegatron
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''[=ExtremeSpeed=] Genesect: Mewtwo Awakens'' is the 16th movie entry in the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' franchise. It marks the anime debut of the legendary Pokémon Genesect as well as Mewtwo's new Forme introduced in ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''. The movie follows Ash, Iris, Cilan, and their Pokémon as they arrive in New Tork City, which is being attacked by the Genesect Army, a group of five Genesect led by a Shiny one known as the Red Genesect. The only one who can stop them is Mewtwo, who notes that the Genesect are made by humans, just like it was.

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''[=ExtremeSpeed=] Genesect: Mewtwo Awakens'' is the 16th movie entry in the ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' franchise. It marks the anime debut of the legendary Pokémon Genesect as well as Mewtwo's new Forme Mega form introduced in ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''. The movie follows Ash, Iris, Cilan, and their Pokémon as they arrive in New Tork City, which is being attacked by the Genesect Army, a group of five Genesect led by a Shiny one known as the Red Genesect. The only one who can stop them is Mewtwo, who notes that the Genesect are made by humans, just like it was.



* EarlyBirdCameo: Mewtwo's new forme, and [[OurFairiesAreDifferent Sylveon]].

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* EarlyBirdCameo: Mewtwo's new Mega forme, and [[OurFairiesAreDifferent Sylveon]].



* SuperMode: Mewtwo's new Forme appears to function as such in the movie.

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* SuperMode: Mewtwo's new Forme MegaMewtwo appears to function as such in the movie.
8th Aug '13 2:43:10 AM SpinAttaxx
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* [[spoiler: EasilyForgiven: Everyone forgives the Red Genesect (as well as the others) in the end. Never mind that they caused several thousand Pokédollars-worth of damage and endangered all life in the city - apparantly saying "Everyone is my friend" is enough for New Tork City to wholeheartedly forgive you, no matter what you did.]]


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* VocalDissonance: The Douse Drive Genesect telepathically speaks with a little boy's voice that sounds VERY much so like a little girl's. And this is coming from a 4'11" tall cyborg insect with [[BackpackCannon a cannon on its back]], [[RedEyesTakeWarning red eyes]] and a permanent SlasherSmile. Made even more jarring when you hear the Genesects' real voices - garbled [[Series/DoctorWho Dalek-esque]] noises.
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