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23rd Dec '16 2:23:35 PM Darthrai
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** ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' are objectively the darkest games in the series. They feature many moral questions, a grieving, disillusioned champion, and a little girl literally killed in her sleep by nightmares, as well as [[spoiler:the implied mental abuse and brainwashing of a young man, manipulated all his life and kept in an emotionally immature state (with a creepy theme and childlike "playroom" to show it, itself accompanied by creepy music) by the BigBad Ghetsis, with said BigBad being quite possibly the most vile villain the main series has ever seen.]]

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** ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' are objectively the darkest games in the series. They feature many moral questions, a grieving, disillusioned champion, and a little girl literally killed in her sleep by nightmares, as well as [[spoiler:the implied mental abuse and brainwashing of a young man, manipulated all his life and kept in an emotionally immature state (with a creepy theme and childlike "playroom" to show it, itself accompanied by creepy music) by the BigBad Ghetsis, with said BigBad being quite possibly the most vile villain the main series has ever seen.]]


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** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' have new Pokédex entries that tend towards the darker and more realistic, for example, many of them elaborate on the predator-prey relationship between Pokémon, whereas previous games and iterations of the franchise barely touched upon such things. Adding to that,[[spoiler:the BigBad of the game is surprisingly dark and twisted, guilty of several types of parental abuse, including emotional abuse, manipulation, and neglect to outright abandonment.]] Furthermore, Team Skull [[spoiler: is a surprisingly cerebral {{deconstruction}} of the typical ''Pokémon'' evil team with goofy grunts, as it's revealed that they merely ended up that way due to their inability to find better lives and are only doing what they need to to survive]].
23rd Dec '16 2:12:34 PM Darthrai
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** ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' features many moral questions, a grieving, disillusioned champion, and a little girl literally killed in her sleep by nightmares, as well as [[spoiler:the implied mental abuse and brainwashing of a young man, manipulated all his life and kept in an emotionally immature state (with a creepy theme and childlike "playroom" to show it, itself accompanied by creepy music) by the BigBad Ghetsis, with said BigBad being quite possibly the most vile villain the main series has ever seen.]]

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** ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' features are objectively the darkest games in the series. They feature many moral questions, a grieving, disillusioned champion, and a little girl literally killed in her sleep by nightmares, as well as [[spoiler:the implied mental abuse and brainwashing of a young man, manipulated all his life and kept in an emotionally immature state (with a creepy theme and childlike "playroom" to show it, itself accompanied by creepy music) by the BigBad Ghetsis, with said BigBad being quite possibly the most vile villain the main series has ever seen.]]
23rd Dec '16 2:09:15 PM Darthrai
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* The ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games fall under this, as the plots of the games run surprisingly deep and dark, the villains are often terrifying and vile, and many Pokemon have dark backstories. Some games, however, fall under this trope more than others:

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* The ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games fall under this, as the plots plot of every game in the games run series runs surprisingly deep and dark, the villains are often terrifying and vile, and many Pokemon have dark backstories. Some games, however, fall under this trope more than others:
18th Dec '16 7:59:45 AM WhatArtThee
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* The ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games sometimes fall under this:
** ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' features many moral questions, a grieving, disillusioned champion, and a little girl literally killed in her sleep by nightmares, as well as [[spoiler:the implied mental abuse and brainwashing of a young man, manipulated all his life and kept in an emotionally immature state (with a creepy theme and childlike "playroom" to show it, itself accompanied by creepy music) by the BigBad Ghetsis, with said BigBad being quite possibly the most vile villain the main series has ever seen.]]

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* The ''Franchise/{{Pokemon}}'' games sometimes fall under this:
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this, as the plots of the games run surprisingly deep and dark, the villains are often terrifying and vile, and many Pokemon have dark backstories. Some games, however, fall under this trope more than others:
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''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' features many moral questions, a grieving, disillusioned champion, and a little girl literally killed in her sleep by nightmares, as well as [[spoiler:the implied mental abuse and brainwashing of a young man, manipulated all his life and kept in an emotionally immature state (with a creepy theme and childlike "playroom" to show it, itself accompanied by creepy music) by the BigBad Ghetsis, with said BigBad being quite possibly the most vile villain the main series has ever seen.]]
11th Dec '16 3:16:32 PM WhatArtThee
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** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' wins the grand prize for being one of the darkest main series Pokémon games to date; the Pokédex entries are ''even more'' graphic than usual, such as references to the dried bones of a living sandcastle's victims, trainers getting their spines snapped and killed due to their Pokémon trying to show affection, screaming souls leaking out of a dead Pokémon's body, and Pokémon getting so mad that they outright ''die''. There's also plenty of [[RealityEnsues realistic]] and gruesome entries on the predator-prey relationship between Pokémon species, and no species is safe; not even the cute ones. There are also the Ultra Beasts, horrifying [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]]from another universe with extremely creepy designs and dangerous, world-destroying powers to match and [[spoiler:Guzzlord is stated to have eaten a little girl something that would be commonly shown in [[ExaggeratedTrope high PG-13's to an R rating]].]] Then we have the game's villain [[spoiler: Lusamine, who (while her plans are not as destructive as those of Ghetsis) tops even Ghetsis as one of the most disturbing and psychotic villains in a main series Pokémon game, if not the entire franchise, who abused her children for god-knows-how-long, became extremely obsessed with the Ultra Beasts after the apparent death of her husband, freezes Pokémon alive and keeps them in her room as decorations, and ''[[BodyHorror fuses herself with an Ultra Beast]] for the final battle''.]] Rated E for Everyone, people.
11th Dec '16 1:24:06 PM ReynTime250
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** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' wins the grand prize for being one of the darkest main series Pokémon games to date; the Pokédex entries are ''even more'' graphic than usual, such as references to the dried bones of a living sandcastle's victims, trainers getting their spines snapped and killed due to their Pokémon trying to show affection, screaming souls leaking out of a dead Pokémon's body, and Pokémon getting so mad that they outright ''die''. There's also plenty of [[RealityEnsues realistic]] and gruesome entries on the predator-prey relationship between Pokémon species, and no species is safe; not even the cute ones. There are also the Ultra Beasts, horrifying [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]]from another universe with extremely creepy designs and dangerous, world-destroying powers to match and [[spoilers:Guzzlord is stated to have eaten a little girl something that would be commonly shown in [[ExaggeratedTrope high PG-13's to an R rating]].]] Then we have the game's villain [[spoiler: Lusamine, who (while her plans are not as destructive as those of Ghetsis) tops even Ghetsis as one of the most disturbing and psychotic villains in a main series Pokémon game, if not the entire franchise, who abused her children for god-knows-how-long, became extremely obsessed with the Ultra Beasts after the apparent death of her husband, freezes Pokémon alive and keeps them in her room as decorations, and ''[[BodyHorror fuses herself with an Ultra Beast]] for the final battle''.]] Rated E for Everyone, people.

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** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' wins the grand prize for being one of the darkest main series Pokémon games to date; the Pokédex entries are ''even more'' graphic than usual, such as references to the dried bones of a living sandcastle's victims, trainers getting their spines snapped and killed due to their Pokémon trying to show affection, screaming souls leaking out of a dead Pokémon's body, and Pokémon getting so mad that they outright ''die''. There's also plenty of [[RealityEnsues realistic]] and gruesome entries on the predator-prey relationship between Pokémon species, and no species is safe; not even the cute ones. There are also the Ultra Beasts, horrifying [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]]from another universe with extremely creepy designs and dangerous, world-destroying powers to match and [[spoilers:Guzzlord [[spoiler:Guzzlord is stated to have eaten a little girl something that would be commonly shown in [[ExaggeratedTrope high PG-13's to an R rating]].]] Then we have the game's villain [[spoiler: Lusamine, who (while her plans are not as destructive as those of Ghetsis) tops even Ghetsis as one of the most disturbing and psychotic villains in a main series Pokémon game, if not the entire franchise, who abused her children for god-knows-how-long, became extremely obsessed with the Ultra Beasts after the apparent death of her husband, freezes Pokémon alive and keeps them in her room as decorations, and ''[[BodyHorror fuses herself with an Ultra Beast]] for the final battle''.]] Rated E for Everyone, people.
11th Dec '16 1:22:47 PM ReynTime250
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** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' wins the grand prize for being one of the darkest main series Pokémon games to date; the Pokédex entries are ''even more'' graphic than usual, such as references to the dried bones of a living sandcastle's victims, trainers getting their spines snapped and killed due to their Pokémon trying to show affection, screaming souls leaking out of a dead Pokémon's body, and Pokémon getting so mad that they outright ''die''. There's also plenty of [[RealityEnsues realistic]] and gruesome entries on the predator-prey relationship between Pokémon species, and no species is safe; not even the cute ones. There are also the Ultra Beasts, horrifying [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]]from another universe with extremely creepy designs and dangerous, world-destroying powers to match. Then we have the game's villain [[spoiler: Lusamine, who (while her plans are not as destructive as those of Ghetsis) tops even Ghetsis as one of the most disturbing and psychotic villains in a main series Pokémon game, if not the entire franchise, who abused her children for god-knows-how-long, became extremely obsessed with the Ultra Beasts after the apparent death of her husband, freezes Pokémon alive and keeps them in her room as decorations, and ''[[BodyHorror fuses herself with an Ultra Beast]] for the final battle''.]] Rated E for Everyone, people.

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** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' wins the grand prize for being one of the darkest main series Pokémon games to date; the Pokédex entries are ''even more'' graphic than usual, such as references to the dried bones of a living sandcastle's victims, trainers getting their spines snapped and killed due to their Pokémon trying to show affection, screaming souls leaking out of a dead Pokémon's body, and Pokémon getting so mad that they outright ''die''. There's also plenty of [[RealityEnsues realistic]] and gruesome entries on the predator-prey relationship between Pokémon species, and no species is safe; not even the cute ones. There are also the Ultra Beasts, horrifying [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]]from another universe with extremely creepy designs and dangerous, world-destroying powers to match. match and [[spoilers:Guzzlord is stated to have eaten a little girl something that would be commonly shown in [[ExaggeratedTrope high PG-13's to an R rating]].]] Then we have the game's villain [[spoiler: Lusamine, who (while her plans are not as destructive as those of Ghetsis) tops even Ghetsis as one of the most disturbing and psychotic villains in a main series Pokémon game, if not the entire franchise, who abused her children for god-knows-how-long, became extremely obsessed with the Ultra Beasts after the apparent death of her husband, freezes Pokémon alive and keeps them in her room as decorations, and ''[[BodyHorror fuses herself with an Ultra Beast]] for the final battle''.]] Rated E for Everyone, people.
7th Dec '16 12:25:51 PM geekgecko
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** ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' features many moral questions, a grieving, disillusioned champion, and a little girl literally killed in her sleep by nightmares, as well as [[spoiler:the implied mental abuse and brainwashing of a young man, manipulated all his life and kept in an emotionally immature state (with a creepy theme and childlike "playroom" to show it, itself accompanied by creepy music) by the BigBad Ghethis, with said BigBad being quite possibly the most vile villain the main series has ever seen.]]
** The [[VideoGame/PokemonColosseum Orre]] [[VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness games]] were one of the first instances where the games truly started exploring darker territory, albeit ''Colosseum'' more so than ''XD'' featuring, among other things, a gritty, bleak CrapsackWorld of a region and a deadly practical, vile, ruthless evil team that would give [[spoiler:Ghethis]] a run for his money. It shows that ''Colosseum'''s protagonist, Wes, being 17, is practically ancient by Pokemon protagonist standards back then, and even now is still quite old.

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** ''VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite'' features many moral questions, a grieving, disillusioned champion, and a little girl literally killed in her sleep by nightmares, as well as [[spoiler:the implied mental abuse and brainwashing of a young man, manipulated all his life and kept in an emotionally immature state (with a creepy theme and childlike "playroom" to show it, itself accompanied by creepy music) by the BigBad Ghethis, Ghetsis, with said BigBad being quite possibly the most vile villain the main series has ever seen.]]
** The [[VideoGame/PokemonColosseum Orre]] [[VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness games]] were one of the first instances where the games truly started exploring darker territory, albeit ''Colosseum'' more so than ''XD'' featuring, among other things, a gritty, bleak CrapsackWorld of a region and a deadly practical, vile, ruthless evil team that would give [[spoiler:Ghethis]] [[spoiler:Ghetsis]] a run for his money. It shows that ''Colosseum'''s protagonist, Wes, being 17, is practically ancient by Pokemon protagonist standards back then, and even now is still quite old.


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** ''VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon'' wins the grand prize for being one of the darkest main series Pokémon games to date; the Pokédex entries are ''even more'' graphic than usual, such as references to the dried bones of a living sandcastle's victims, trainers getting their spines snapped and killed due to their Pokémon trying to show affection, screaming souls leaking out of a dead Pokémon's body, and Pokémon getting so mad that they outright ''die''. There's also plenty of [[RealityEnsues realistic]] and gruesome entries on the predator-prey relationship between Pokémon species, and no species is safe; not even the cute ones. There are also the Ultra Beasts, horrifying [[EldritchAbomination Eldritch Abominations]]from another universe with extremely creepy designs and dangerous, world-destroying powers to match. Then we have the game's villain [[spoiler: Lusamine, who (while her plans are not as destructive as those of Ghetsis) tops even Ghetsis as one of the most disturbing and psychotic villains in a main series Pokémon game, if not the entire franchise, who abused her children for god-knows-how-long, became extremely obsessed with the Ultra Beasts after the apparent death of her husband, freezes Pokémon alive and keeps them in her room as decorations, and ''[[BodyHorror fuses herself with an Ultra Beast]] for the final battle''.]] Rated E for Everyone, people.
6th Dec '16 5:56:49 PM MyFinalEdits
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* The ''Videogame/ProfessorLayton'' series maybe you think is normal that is rated E+10 because kids can exercise their minds with fun puzzles, has cartoon-ish style characters, and it's white humour, well, then [[FridgeLogic why they dont make it E instead of E+10]]... [[FridgeHorror i will explain you why]]. First we have various types of crimes, as well political subjects, some murder cases [[spoiler:which turns out both are fake]], [[spoiler:An OmnicidalManiac which used an HumongousMecha to [[MoralEventHorizon destroy and kill people]]]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Surreal and paranormal events]], A connnection with the devil [[spoiler:which turned out to be just the herzen family heraldic shield]], and HIGH amounts of NightmareFuel. this is why the series is rated like that.

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* The ''Videogame/ProfessorLayton'' series maybe makes you think is normal that is it's rated E+10 because kids can exercise their minds with fun puzzles, has cartoon-ish style characters, and it's has white humour, well, then so [[FridgeLogic why they dont make it E instead of E+10]]... [[FridgeHorror i will explain you why]]. First we have E+10]]? Because there are various types of crimes, as well as political subjects, some murder cases [[spoiler:which turns turn out both are to be fake]], [[spoiler:An [[spoiler:an OmnicidalManiac which who used an HumongousMecha to [[MoralEventHorizon destroy and kill people]]]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Surreal surreal and paranormal events]], A events, a connnection with the devil [[spoiler:which turned turns out to be just the herzen family heraldic shield]], and HIGH amounts of NightmareFuel. this is why the series is rated like that.NightmareFuel.
6th Dec '16 4:19:46 PM Caripija_XXX
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*The ''Videogame/ProfessorLayton'' series maybe you think is normal that is rated E+10 because kids can exercise their minds with fun puzzles, has cartoon-ish style characters, and it's white humour, well, then [[FridgeLogic why they dont make it E instead of E+10]]... [[FridgeHorror i will explain you why]]. First we have various types of crimes, as well political subjects, some murder cases [[spoiler:which turns out both are fake]], [[spoiler:An OmnicidalManiac which used an HumongousMecha to [[MoralEventHorizon destroy and kill people]]]], [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking Surreal and paranormal events]], A connnection with the devil [[spoiler:which turned out to be just the herzen family heraldic shield]], and HIGH amounts of NightmareFuel. this is why the series is rated like that.
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