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9th Apr '16 10:41:21 AM ANewMan
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* AdaptedOut: In the games, an ex-Team Plasma scientist named Dudley completed Genesect after N ordered Team Plasma to cancel the project. No such character appears in the movie or series, as the Pokémon's origin has been changed so that ''five'' Genesect are created and completed solely by several Team Plasma members.

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* AdaptedOut: In the games, an ex-Team Plasma scientist named Dudley completed Genesect after N ordered Team Plasma to cancel the project. No such character appears in the movie or series, as the Pokémon's origin has been changed so that ''five'' Genesect are created and completed solely by several Team Plasma members.members working for Colress.
31st Mar '16 5:43:13 PM SpinAttaxx
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* AccidentalMurder: Mewtwo blew up the lab where it was created and its occupants unintentionally, unlike the original who purposefully killed its creators out of anger.



* LighterAndSofter: Than the original Mewtwo's stories. This Mewtwo's backstory is far less complex and isn't ''quite'' as tragic, and it's a heroic figure all the way through unlike the original; meanwhile, the Genesect Army's HeelFaceTurn is handled more simplistically than the original Mewtwo antagonist in the first movie.

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* LighterAndSofter: Than Compared to the original Mewtwo's stories. stories, this movie is definetly this. This Mewtwo's backstory is far less complex than the original's and isn't ''quite'' as tragic, and it's a heroic figure all the way through unlike the original; meanwhile, the Genesect Army's HeelFaceTurn is handled more simplistically than the original Mewtwo antagonist in the first movie.
27th Mar '16 8:50:32 PM SpinAttaxx
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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 one of Mewtwo's Mega Evolutions introduced in ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''. The movie follows Ash, Iris, Cilan, and their Pokémon as they arrive in New Talk 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. Of note, this is a new, separate Mewtwo rather than a return of the Mewtwo from [[Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie the first movie]] [[Anime/PokemonMewtwoReturns and its sequel]]. This tidbit (among others) has made the movie... ''divisive'' among fans, to say the least.

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\n[[caption-width-right:350:[[Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie Mewtwo's]] back? And he's fighting [[CyberneticsEatYourSoul Genesect]]? In an official movie?! AWESOME! [[TemptingFate I mean]], WhatCouldPossiblyGoWrong[[labelnote:*]][[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Oh... right...]][[/labelnote]]]]

''Genesect and the Legend Awakened'' (known in Japan as ''[=ExtremeSpeed=] Genesect: Mewtwo Awakens'') is the 16th sixteenth movie entry in the ''Film/{{Pokemon}}'' movie franchise. It marks the anime debut of the legendary Pokémon Genesect as well as one of Mewtwo's Mega Evolutions introduced in ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY''. The movie follows Ash, Iris, Cilan, and their Pokémon as they arrive in New Talk 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. Of note, this is a new, separate Mewtwo rather than a return of the Mewtwo from [[Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie the first movie]] [[Anime/PokemonMewtwoReturns and its sequel]]. This tidbit (among others) has made the movie... ''divisive'' among fans, to say the least.



* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: The Genesect Army take control of Pokemon Hills early on.

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* AllYourBaseAreBelongToUs: The Genesect Army take control of Pokemon Pokémon Hills early on.on.
* AntagonistTitle: Genesect is the main antagonist, and has a greater impact on the plot than co-star Mewtwo does.


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* NonIndicativeName: No legends are ever awakened over the course of this movie, and Genesect's too ancient and Mewtwo too recent for either of them to have any legends focused on them. Presumably it refers to Mega Mewtwo Y, but no big deal is made of it in-universe, and the special episode acting as a prequel to this shows that Mewtwo was using it since day one of its life.
29th Feb '16 4:55:13 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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The film was released in Japan on July 13th, 2013 and debuted on Creator/{{Cartoon Network}} in the United States on October 19th, 2013. It was released on DVD in the United States on December 3rd, 2013.

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The film was released in Japan on July 13th, 2013 and debuted on Creator/{{Cartoon Network}} Creator/CartoonNetwork in the United States on October 19th, 2013. It was released on DVD in the United States on December 3rd, 2013.



** DarkActionGirl: One of the Genesect has a feminine voice in the dub.



* [[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 [[TokenGoodTeammate the Douse Drive Genesect]].
* [[invoked]]AlternativeCharacterInterpretation: Invoked; [[http://dogasu.bulbagarden.net/movies/bw_genosect_mewtwo/extreme_speed_genosect_awakening_mewtwo_director_yuyama_comment.html the director wanting to make a new image for Mewtwo is his rationale behind the use of a different one from the pre-existing character]].


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* DarkActionGirl: One of the Genesect has a feminine voice in the dub.


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* {{Jerkass}}: 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 [[TokenGoodTeammate the Douse Drive Genesect]].
23rd Jan '16 5:30:28 PM SpinAttaxx
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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 [[TokenGoodTeammate the Douse Drive Genesect]].



* BadassBoast: [[BigBad Red Genesect]] has one during it's confrontation with Mewtwo in the city:

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* BadassBoast: [[BigBad Red Genesect]] has one during it's its confrontation with Mewtwo in the city:



* 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 and formed a friendship with Ash and friends.

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* 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 and formed who forms a friendship with Ash and friends.



* ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames: Because the mechanic of Mega Evolution hadn't yet been revealed while the movie was released, Mega Mewtwo Y is referred to as Mewtwo's "Awakened Forme" in promotional material... but never in the actual film.

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* ComicBookMoviesDontUseCodenames: Because the mechanic of Mega Evolution hadn't yet been revealed while the movie was released, Mega Mewtwo Y is referred to as Mewtwo's "Awakened Forme" in promotional material... but never in the actual film.film, it goes unnamed.



* EasilyForgiven: [[spoiler:Everyone forgives the Red Genesect (as well as the other Genesect) after the climax. Never mind that they forcibly evicted all Pokémon out of Pokémon Hills against their will (injuring quite a few in the process), endangered all life in the city with their nest and that [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking the Red Genesect was a general arsehole to everyone around him]] - apparently saying "We're all friends" is enough for New Talk City to wholeheartedly forgive you, no matter what you did.]]

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* EasilyForgiven: [[spoiler:Everyone [[spoiler:''Everyone'' forgives the Red Genesect (as well as the other Genesect) after the climax. Never mind the fact that they forcibly evicted all Pokémon out of Pokémon Hills against their will (injuring quite a few in the process), endangered all life in the city with their nest and that [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking the Red Genesect was a general arsehole to everyone around him]] - apparently him]]. Apparently saying "We're all friends" "Everyone is my friend" is enough for New Talk City to wholeheartedly forgive you, no matter what horrible things you did.]]]] And you thought [[Anime/DragonBallZ Vegeta]] got off easily.



* 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 Genesect turns good in the end.]]

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* HeelFaceTurn: The Douse Drive Genesect is kind-hearted and befriends Ash early on. [[spoiler:During the climax, the other three purple Burn, Shock and Chill Drive Genesect undergo one too. Then after being saved from their burning nest. Then, the Red Genesect turns good in the end.]]



* IGaveMyWord: Ash, to the Douse Genesect.

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* IGaveMyWord: Ash, to the Douse Drive Genesect.



* MissingTrailerScene: By now it seems to be mandated by Japanese law that ''Pokémon'' movie trailers have at least one. Each of the Japanese trailers had some, and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tn5BvytJooA the English trailer]] is made up ''entirely'' of these:
** The Genesect Army being created in tubes similar to Mewtwo (as opposed to a more elaborate machine with coffin-like pods) and fleeing immediately upon activation.
** Ash seeing the Red Genesect flying past several buildings, shattering their windows and knocking him on his ass through its speed alone.
** The Genesect Army attacking Pokémon Hills in broad daylight with Ash and co. present.
** The Genesect nest being farther up in the park, and Team Rocket falling on top of it.
** The Genesect Army attacking New Talk City itself, causing large scale destruction as civilians flee and Water-type Pokémon try to quench the ensuing blazes.



* NeverTrustATrailer: '''Many''' of the trailers used footage that either showed certain events happening in a different way than in the movie (such as the Genesects' attack on Pokémon Hills taking place during the day and while Ash and co. were present) or was flat out not in it at all (such as Team Rocket falling into the Genesect nest, Iris and Cilan witnessing the Genesect creating said nest, and the Genesect fighting Mewtwo in New Talk City proper with people running away).

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* NeverTrustATrailer: NeverTrustATrailer:
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'''Many''' of the original Japanese trailers used footage that either showed certain events happening in a different way than in the movie (such as the Genesects' attack on Pokémon Hills taking place during the day and while Ash and co. were present) or was flat out not in it at all (such as Team Rocket falling into the Genesect nest, Iris and Cilan witnessing the Genesect creating said nest, and the Genesect fighting Mewtwo in New Talk City proper with people running away).away).
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tn5BvytJooA The English trailer]] is guilty too - dubbing over said {{Missing Trailer Scene}}s, but also conspicuously never showing footage of Mewtwo speaking. Fans of the original Mewtwo who are blissfully unaware of the controversy may watch it, believe the original Mewtwo returned, get the movie, then wonder why Mewtwo sounds female all of a sudden.



* PhlebotinumRebel: All the Genesect, eventually, given that they were cloned and equipped with Drives by Team Plasma as weapons.

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* PhlebotinumRebel: All Both the Genesect, eventually, Genesect Army and Mewtwo (especially the former, given that they were cloned and equipped with Drives by Team Plasma as weapons.were its creators) blew up their creators' labs and escaped.



* TheresNoPlaceLikeHome: This is the Army's main motivation: however, their home has changed over 300 million years and they come across New Talk 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.]]

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* TheresNoPlaceLikeHome: This is the Army's main motivation: motivation; however, their home has changed over 300 million years and they come across New Talk 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.]]]]
* TokenGoodTeammate: The Douse Drive Genesect is the most pacifistic of the lot, and whenever it does fight, it's always while being mind controlled by the Red Genesect.



* [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight Unusually Uninteresting Line]]: After meeting Mewtwo for the first time, Ash thinks its the original Mewtwo from ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie''. Mewtwo doesn't seem to care that Ash seemingly knows it despite them meeting for the first time, nor do his friends seem to care that he knows it despite meeting for the first time, nor does anyone (particularly and egregiously Mewtwo) seem to care that there has apparently been another ''identical'' Mewtwo that Ash had met before.
* UselessProtagonist: As tends to be the case in recent Pokémon movies, Ash and friends don't do much to impact the plot beyond interact with the Douse Drive Genesect, and largely take a back seat to Mewtwo and the Red Genesect.

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* [[UnusuallyUninterestingSight Unusually Uninteresting Line]]: After UnusuallyUninterestingSight: Well, line - after meeting Mewtwo for the first time, Ash thinks its it's the original Mewtwo from ''Anime/PokemonTheFirstMovie''. Mewtwo doesn't seem to care that Ash seemingly knows it despite them meeting for the first time, nor do his friends seem to care that he knows it despite meeting for the first time, nor does anyone (particularly and egregiously Mewtwo) Mewtwo, who spends part of the movie believing it's alone) seem to care that there has apparently been another ''identical'' Mewtwo that Ash had met before.
* UselessProtagonist: As tends to be the case in recent Pokémon ''Pokémon'' movies, Ash and friends don't do much to impact the plot beyond interact with the Douse Drive Genesect, and largely take a back seat to Mewtwo and the Red Genesect.



** Chill Genesect sounds female in its few lines.
** Mewtwo comes off as this for some people. While it is merely the second member of the Mewtwo species and not the same as the original character, to some its voice still feels as if [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]] suddenly had a motherly female voice.

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** The Chill Drive Genesect sounds female in its few lines.
** Mewtwo comes off as this for some people. While it is merely the a second member of the Mewtwo species and not the same as the original character, to some its voice still feels as if [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]] suddenly had a motherly female voice.
* WithUsOrAgainstUs: [[spoiler:When the four purple Genesect decide to ignore the Red Genesect's orders to keep fighting, it sees them all as enemies and tries to destroy them.]]
22nd Jan '16 8:08:41 PM SpinAttaxx
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* GetOutOfJailFreeCard: [[spoiler:The fact that the Genesect Army's motivation was building a new home seems to be the sole reason why they receive little to no punishment for attacking a protected reserve, forcing all the Pokémon in there out, and threatening the city with outright destruction as a result of building their nest in the city's power supply. This goes double for the Red Genesect, who not only mind-controlled them against their will numerous times, but also doesn't hesitate to attack his fellow Genesect for not following said destructive orders.]]

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* GetOutOfJailFreeCard: [[spoiler:The fact that the Genesect Army's motivation was building a new home seems to be the sole reason why they receive little to no punishment for attacking a protected reserve, forcing all the Pokémon in there out, injuring more than a few of them in the process, and threatening the city with outright destruction as a result of building their nest in the city's power supply. This goes double for the Red Genesect, who not only mind-controlled them against their will numerous times, but also doesn't hesitate to attack his fellow Genesect for not following said destructive orders.]]



* {{Irony}}: While this Mewtwo is explicitly ''not'' the beloved character that hadn't appeared for years, Ash's Charizard appears in the movie and ''[[TheBusCameBack is]]'' the same character that hadn't appeared since the early seasons (only recently having returned to the series).
** A meta example - while this movie's Mewtwo is supposedly meant to be a new portrayal/interpretation of the species, its backstory borrows so heavily from the original's that it ends up being almost exactly the same as it post-''[[Anime/PokemonMewtwoReturns Mewtwo Returns]]'', with the only thing different about it being its female voice and Mega Mewtwo Y (the latter of which could easily have been given to the original Mewtwo if they so desired).

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* {{Irony}}: {{Irony}}:
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While this Mewtwo is explicitly ''not'' the beloved character that hadn't appeared for years, Ash's Charizard appears in the movie and ''[[TheBusCameBack is]]'' the same character that hadn't appeared since the early seasons (only recently having returned to the series).
** A meta example - while Although this movie's Mewtwo is supposedly meant to be a new portrayal/interpretation of the species, its backstory borrows so heavily from the original's that it ends up being almost exactly the same as it post-''[[Anime/PokemonMewtwoReturns Mewtwo Returns]]'', with the only thing different about it being its female voice and Mega Mewtwo Y (the latter of which could easily have been given to the original Mewtwo if they so desired).



* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Following the Red Genesect's HeelFaceTurn, it receives almost no comeuppance for the the actions it did and how they threatened the city at large. What's more, he ends up getting exactly what he wanted - a new home.]]
* KickTheDog: While the Genesect were trying to create a new nest in the park, they attacked all the Pokémon that already lived there. The Red Genesect went so far as to attack some rock type Pokemon, sending them into a pond full of water. Remember, rock type Pokémon find too much exposure to water ''painful''.

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* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Following the Red Genesect's HeelFaceTurn, it receives almost no comeuppance for the the actions it did and how they threatened the city at large. What's more, he it ends up getting exactly what he it wanted - a new home.]]
* KickTheDog: While the Genesect were trying to create a new nest in the park, they attacked all the Pokémon that already lived there. The Red Genesect went so far as to attack some rock type Rock-type Pokemon, sending them into a pond full of water. Remember, rock type Rock-type Pokémon find too much exposure to water ''painful''.
22nd Jan '16 8:01:20 PM SpinAttaxx
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* GetOutOfJailFreeCard: [[spoiler:The fact that the Genesect Army's motivation was building a new home seems to be the sole reason why they receive little to no punishment for attacking a protected reserve, forcing all the Pokémon in there out, and threatening the city with outright destruction as a result of building their nest in the city's power supply. This goes double for the Red Genesect, who not only mind-controlled them against their will numerous times, but also doesn't hesitate to attack his fellow Genesect for not following said destructive orders.]]



* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:Following the Red Genesect's HeelFaceTurn, it receives almost no comeuppance for the the actions it did and how they threatened the city at large. What's more, he ends up getting exactly what he wanted - a new home.]]



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%%* * OffModel: Where to start!?Near the end, [[http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/thumb/c/c3/M16_Ash_hair_error.png/800px-M16_Ash_hair_error.png Ash's eyebrows are shown over his hair]].
18th Jan '16 1:04:49 AM JayRomeo
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*BadassBoast: [[BigBad Red Genesect]] has one during it's confrontation with Mewtwo in the city:
--> '''Red Genesect:''' Interfere, and you will be '''''DESTROYED!'''''
1st Jan '16 11:41:37 AM SpinAttaxx
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** Despite this, the ''Eevee and Friends'' short picks up the slack by featuring Sylveon.
1st Jan '16 10:37:25 AM SpinAttaxx
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* BrokenStreak: Until this film, all the final films released in the lifecycle of a given generation had a Pokémon from the next series of games as the main Pokémon [[note]]''Anime/PokemonTheMovie2000'' with Lugia, ''Anime/PokemonHeroes'' with Latias/Latios, ''Anime/PokemonRangerAndTheTempleOfTheSea'' with Manaphy and ''[[Anime/PokemonZoroarkMasterOfIllusions Zoroark: Master of Illusions]]'' with Zorua and Zoroark[[/note]]. While Mega Mewtwo Y is a new concept in ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'', it's a Mega Evolution of an older Pokémon and not a brand new species like usual. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Also, Genesect gets top billing over it]].

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* BrokenStreak: Until this film, all the final films released in the lifecycle of a given generation had a Pokémon from the next series of games as the main Pokémon [[note]]''Anime/PokemonTheMovie2000'' [[note]]''Anime/{{Pokemon 2000}}'' with Lugia, ''Anime/PokemonHeroes'' with Latias/Latios, ''Anime/PokemonRangerAndTheTempleOfTheSea'' with Manaphy and ''[[Anime/PokemonZoroarkMasterOfIllusions Zoroark: Master of Illusions]]'' with Zorua and Zoroark[[/note]]. While Mega Mewtwo Y is a new concept in ''VideoGame/PokemonXAndY'', it's a Mega Evolution of an older Pokémon and not a brand new species like usual. [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Also, Genesect gets top billing over it]].
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