History YMMV / PokemonGenesectAndTheLegendAwakened

24th Mar '18 10:09:14 AM yuugame2
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* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: In a meta sense. While one of the biggest criticisms of this Mewtwo was her potential to {{retcon}} the original amo,e Mewtwo and effectively replace him within the franchise, Mewtwo's return to the fourth ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' game with similarities to his original anime characterization helped quell some of these fears and calmed down much of the backlash towards this new Mewtwo, even if not completely. Giving it Mega Mewtwo Y as its Final Smash had a similar effect towards the form in general, which was previously [[NeverLiveItDown best known for being this Mewtwo's alternate form]].

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* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: In a meta sense. While one of the biggest criticisms of this Mewtwo was her potential to {{retcon}} the original amo,e anime Mewtwo and effectively replace him within the franchise, Mewtwo's return to the fourth ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' game with similarities to his original anime characterization helped quell some of these fears and calmed down much of the backlash towards this new Mewtwo, even if not completely. Giving it Mega Mewtwo Y as its Final Smash had a similar effect towards the form in general, which was previously [[NeverLiveItDown best known for being this Mewtwo's alternate form]].
24th Mar '18 10:02:37 AM yuugame2
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* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: In a meta sense. While one of the biggest criticisms of this Mewtwo was her potential to {{retcon}} the original Mewtwo and effectively replace him within the franchise, the original Mewtwo's return to the fourth ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' game helped quell some of these fears and calmed down much of the backlash towards this new Mewtwo, even if not completely. Giving it Mega Mewtwo Y as its Final Smash had a similar effect towards the form in general, which was previously [[NeverLiveItDown best known for being this Mewtwo's alternate form]].

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* RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap: In a meta sense. While one of the biggest criticisms of this Mewtwo was her potential to {{retcon}} the original amo,e Mewtwo and effectively replace him within the franchise, the original Mewtwo's return to the fourth ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' game with similarities to his original anime characterization helped quell some of these fears and calmed down much of the backlash towards this new Mewtwo, even if not completely. Giving it Mega Mewtwo Y as its Final Smash had a similar effect towards the form in general, which was previously [[NeverLiveItDown best known for being this Mewtwo's alternate form]].
19th Mar '18 9:52:51 PM Chasem
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** The concept of a Mewtwo with a feminine personality in general. Some found it cool in theory, others (particularly those who view Mewtwo as a specific character rather than a species) found it to be a sacrilege.

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** The concept of a Mewtwo with a feminine personality in general. Some found it cool in theory, theory (if not in practice), others (particularly those who view Mewtwo as a specific character rather than a species) found it to be a sacrilege.
6th Mar '18 2:20:28 PM MagBas
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** The concept of a Mewtwo with a feminine personality in general. Some found it cool in theory, others (particularly those who view Mewtwo as a specific character rather than a species) found it to be a sacrilege, and nearly everyone agrees that the concept was completely squandered by not respecting the beloved previous Mewtwo.

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** The concept of a Mewtwo with a feminine personality in general. Some found it cool in theory, others (particularly those who view Mewtwo as a specific character rather than a species) found it to be a sacrilege, and nearly everyone agrees that the concept was completely squandered by not respecting the beloved previous Mewtwo.sacrilege.
6th Mar '18 12:22:00 PM Chasem
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* BrokenBase: The fandom's primary point of contention with this movie is the use of a different Mewtwo than the original. Though there are various reasons for it, it ultimately comes down to the first movie and Mewtwo's popularity in the fandom, and having wanted to see it in action again.

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The fandom's primary point of contention with this movie is the use of a different Mewtwo than the original. Though there are various reasons for it, it ultimately comes down to the first movie and Mewtwo's popularity in the fandom, and having wanted to see it in action again.again.
** The concept of a Mewtwo with a feminine personality in general. Some found it cool in theory, others (particularly those who view Mewtwo as a specific character rather than a species) found it to be a sacrilege, and nearly everyone agrees that the concept was completely squandered by not respecting the beloved previous Mewtwo.
6th Mar '18 12:19:27 PM Chasem
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: The existence of a second Mewtwo isn't ''necessarily'' a bad a thing, and many people even believe a feminine Mewtwo heroine to be a cool concept in theory, but the film botches her character by making a her a gender-flipped [[RecycledScript rehash]] of the original in both backstory and personality. Had she had a different personality (like making her a {{Foil}} to the original by having her be friendly to humans), and a back-story that wasn't [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute the same as the original Mewtwo's]], there's a good chance she wouldn't have gotten the hate she did. Additionally, just like with ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'', any notion of this new, feminine Mewtwo gaining respect as a strong female(-behaving) protagonist was completely quashed by the movie's utter disregard and disrespect for the original material and its questionable quality in general.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: The existence of a second Mewtwo isn't ''necessarily'' a bad a thing, and many people even believe a feminine Mewtwo heroine to be a cool concept in theory, but the film botches her character by making a her a gender-flipped [[RecycledScript rehash]] of the original in both backstory and personality. Had she had a different personality (like making her a {{Foil}} to the original by having her be friendly to humans), and a back-story that wasn't [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute the same as the original Mewtwo's]], there's a good chance she wouldn't have gotten the hate she did. Additionally, just like with ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'', any notion of this new, feminine Mewtwo gaining respect as a strong female(-behaving) protagonist was completely quashed by the movie's utter disregard and disrespect for the original material and its questionable quality in general.general, whereas some sort of respect and connection to the original Mewtwo (such as depicting the new Mewtwo as its cloned "daughter" or "sister") would have sufficed.
6th Mar '18 12:16:59 PM Chasem
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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: The existence of a second Mewtwo isn't ''necessarily'' a bad a thing, but the film botches her character by making a her a gender-flipped [[RecycledScript rehash]] of the original in both backstory and personality. Had she had a different personality (like making her a {{Foil}} to the original by having her be friendly to humans), and a back-story that wasn't [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute the same as the original Mewtwo's]], there's a good chance she wouldn't have gotten the hate she did.

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* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter: The existence of a second Mewtwo isn't ''necessarily'' a bad a thing, and many people even believe a feminine Mewtwo heroine to be a cool concept in theory, but the film botches her character by making a her a gender-flipped [[RecycledScript rehash]] of the original in both backstory and personality. Had she had a different personality (like making her a {{Foil}} to the original by having her be friendly to humans), and a back-story that wasn't [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute the same as the original Mewtwo's]], there's a good chance she wouldn't have gotten the hate she did. Additionally, just like with ''Film/Ghostbusters2016'', any notion of this new, feminine Mewtwo gaining respect as a strong female(-behaving) protagonist was completely quashed by the movie's utter disregard and disrespect for the original material and its questionable quality in general.
21st Feb '18 4:09:31 AM SpinAttaxx
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* DorkAge: This film seems to be the start of one for the ''Pokémon'' movies, gaining a mixed-to-negative reception with fans, coming after the well-regarded ''Anime/PokemonKyuremVSTheSwordOfJustice'', and preceding the average at best ''XY'' movies (which also contain [[Anime/PokemonHoopaAndTheClashOfAges the lowest]] [[Anime/PokemonVolcanionAndTheMechanicalMarvel grossing movies]] in the whole series).

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* DorkAge: This film seems to be the start of kicked one off for the ''Pokémon'' movies, gaining a mixed-to-negative reception with fans, fans and coming after the well-regarded ''Anime/PokemonKyuremVSTheSwordOfJustice'', and preceding ''Anime/PokemonKyuremVSTheSwordOfJustice''. It also preceded the average at best ''XY'' movies (which also contain [[Anime/PokemonHoopaAndTheClashOfAges the lowest]] [[Anime/PokemonVolcanionAndTheMechanicalMarvel grossing movies]] in the whole series).series), which [[FranchiseKiller ultimately proved to be the last movies set in continuity with the anime]] after ''Anime/PokemonIChooseYou'' started an AlternateUniverse that it followed up on with a 2018 sequel.
23rd Dec '17 8:05:50 AM Silverblade2
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* FanficFuel: A pretty popular concept is to have this Mewtwo meet the original and battle against him or team up with him, or even to ship both Mewtwos, as [[SelfDemonstrating/{{Mewtwo}} the original Mewtwo]] attests on his SelfDemonstrating page.

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* FanficFuel: A pretty popular concept is to have this Mewtwo meet the original and battle against him or team up with him, or even to ship both Mewtwos, as as the original Mewtwo attests on his [[SelfDemonstrating/{{Mewtwo}} the original Mewtwo]] attests on his SelfDemonstrating page.page]].
9th Nov '17 9:18:41 AM Chasem
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* AuthorsSavingThrow: After the backlash against this movie's Mewtwo, other ''Pokémon'' media gradually phased in and emphasized the original Mewtwo's characterization while never returning to this one's, such as in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros for 3DS/Wii U''.

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After the backlash against this movie's Mewtwo, other ''Pokémon'' media gradually phased in and emphasized the original Mewtwo's characterization while never returning to this one's, such as in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros for 3DS/Wii U''.U''.
** Because of how Mewtwo was handled, this movie was also seen as the epitome of the anime refusing to acknowledge its past and adhere to any sort of canon beyond a superficial level. Subsequent anime episodes and movies would include more nods to the past, culminating in Misty and Brock reappearing for a two-parter in the ''Sun and Moon'' series. When ''Anime/PokemonIChooseYou'' was released and featured many story alterations and character replacements, it was outright stated to be an AlternateContinuity, presumably to avoid a repeat of this movie's controversy.
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