History YMMV / PokemonTheFirstMovie

24th May '17 2:38:00 AM BreakinBenny
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* CreepyAwesome: Mewtwo, especially in the Japanese original where he's essentially a PsychopathicManchild who's toying with everyone just to stoke his ego.

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* CreepyAwesome: Mewtwo, especially in the Japanese original where he's it's essentially a PsychopathicManchild who's toying with everyone just to stoke his its ego.



** Yes, Mewtwo is [[JerkassWoobie incredibly tragic]] and yes, he [[HeelFaceTurn learns the error of his ways]] in the end. But some fans take this too far and use it to excuse his blatantly twisted and hypocritical actions throughout most of the movie.
** In the Japanese version, Mew is an even bigger victim of this, especially to people who grew up with the English dub. While it ''does'' side with Ash, it [[FantasticRacism believes the originals to be superior to the clones]] and wants the clones to lose in a fight to the death. The problem is, due to Mew being a RidiculouslyCuteCritter and much less menacing than its clone, and the fact that Mewtwo ''is'' a pretty big dick and his clones serve under him, people are inclined to side with Mew despite the movie's moral of "all life is equal."

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** Yes, Mewtwo is [[JerkassWoobie incredibly tragic]] and yes, he it [[HeelFaceTurn learns the error of his its ways]] in the end. But some fans take this too far and use it to excuse his its blatantly twisted and hypocritical actions throughout most of the movie.
** In the Japanese version, Mew is an even bigger victim of this, especially to people who grew up with the English dub. While it ''does'' side with Ash, it [[FantasticRacism believes the originals to be superior to the clones]] and wants the clones to lose in a fight to the death. The problem is, due to Mew being a RidiculouslyCuteCritter and much less menacing than its clone, and the fact that Mewtwo ''is'' quite a pretty big dick and his its clones serve under him, it, people are inclined to side with Mew despite the movie's moral of "all life is equal."



* EvilIsCool: It's often agreed that Mewtwo is the best antagonist of all the ''Pokémon'' movies, with his immense power, BadassBaritone, cool design, being an actual villainous Pokémon and having [[FinalSolution darker objectives]] compared to the other movie villains.
* FanficFuel: Exactly how Mewtwo kidnapped Nurse Joy is left unexplained. Did he find her himself, hypnotize her and take her back to his island? Did he have a different Pokémon abduct her and then hypnotize her? Where did he get her new outfit from?
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* EvilIsCool: It's often agreed that Mewtwo is the best antagonist of all the ''Pokémon'' movies, with his its immense power, BadassBaritone, cool design, being an actual villainous Pokémon and having [[FinalSolution darker objectives]] compared to the other movie villains.
* FanficFuel: Exactly how Mewtwo kidnapped Nurse Joy is left unexplained. Did he it find her himself, hypnotize her and take her back to his its island? Did he Mewtwo have a different Pokémon abduct her and then hypnotize her? Where did he it get her new outfit from?
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** Several people, including ''LetsPlay/HellfireCommentaries'', have pointed out [[CounterpartComparison Mewtwo's similarity to]] [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Shadow the Hedgehog]]. What really seals the comparison is that Mewtwo even has his own Maria in Ai/Amber.

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** Several people, including ''LetsPlay/HellfireCommentaries'', have pointed out [[CounterpartComparison Mewtwo's similarity to]] [[Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog Shadow the Hedgehog]]. What really seals the comparison is that Mewtwo even has his its own Maria in Ai/Amber.



* IdiotPlot: True to typical Pokemon fashion, much of the plot is driven by the failure of most of the characters, particularly Ash and his friends, to ask ''any'' questions about the trainer who's called them all forward to accept his challenge. Thus, they unwittingly makes themselves pawns in Mewtwo's plot to conquer the world cloning their Pokemon.
** And that's to say nothing of the source of Mewtwo's anger, which was his creators treating him as merely an experiment, followed up by Giovanni outright calling him a servant as opposed to an equal as promised, nearly getting himself killed like the scientists before him.
* JerkassWoobie: Mewtwo; while there's no denying that he's a dick, he had an incredibly tragic life up to the point where he vowed revenge on humanity. Even more so in the Japanese dub, where he just wants to prove himself worthy of his own existence.
* MagnificentBastard: Mewtwo, pre-HeelFaceTurn, fits this to a ''tee''. Brilliant? Check. Smooth operator who almost never loses his cool? Check. Has a goal and is going to get there, dangit? Check. Charismatic? From the high amount of fans he's earned, it seems safe to say check. Savvy? Pretty much so. Audacious? It doesn't get much more audacious than ''trying to wipe out all life on Earth''.

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* IdiotPlot: True to typical Pokemon fashion, much of the plot is driven by the failure of most of the characters, particularly Ash and his friends, to ask ''any'' questions about the trainer who's called them all forward to accept his challenge. Thus, they unwittingly makes make themselves pawns in Mewtwo's plot to conquer the world cloning their Pokemon.Pokemon.
** And that's to say nothing of the source of Mewtwo's anger, which was its creators treating it as merely an experiment, followed up by Giovanni outright calling it a servant as opposed to an equal as promised, nearly getting himself killed like the scientists before him.

** And that's to say nothing of the source of Mewtwo's anger, which was his creators treating him as merely an experiment, followed up by Giovanni outright calling him a servant as opposed to an equal as promised, nearly getting himself killed like the scientists before him.
* JerkassWoobie: Mewtwo; while there's no denying that he's it's a dick, he it had an incredibly tragic life up to the point where he it vowed revenge on humanity. Even more so in the Japanese dub, where he it just wants to prove himself itself worthy of his its own existence.
* MagnificentBastard: Mewtwo, pre-HeelFaceTurn, fits this to a ''tee''. Brilliant? Check. Smooth operator who almost never loses his its cool? Check. Has a goal and is going to get there, dangit? Check. Charismatic? From the high amount of fans he's it's earned, it seems safe to say check. Savvy? Pretty much so. Audacious? It doesn't get much more audacious than ''trying to wipe out all life on Earth''.



** It's hard to resist telling Pikachu to "[[StopHittingYourself Stop hitting itself]]" when it's clone is beating it up.

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** It's hard to resist telling Pikachu to "[[StopHittingYourself Stop hitting itself]]" when it's his clone is beating it him up.
3rd May '17 3:39:10 PM smalltime
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* FanficFuel: Exactly how Mewtwo kidnapped Nurse Joy is left unexplained. Did he find her himself, hypnotize her and take her back to his island? Did he have a different Pokémon abduct her and then hypnotize her? Where did he get her new outfit from?
20th Mar '17 10:09:10 PM CJCroen1393
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** A genetically modified, terrifyingly intelligent, all-powerful monster with a primarily white color scheme and an intense hatred for humanity due to being mistreated by its creators? Mewtwo is essentially a redeemable version of the ''[[Film/JurassicWorld Indominus rex]]''.
** From the soundtrack, a few of the songs become easily applicable to events in Pokemon's future, as opposed to being completely unrelated to anything in the film. For instance, "Making My Way (Anyway That I Can)", a song about overcoming hardships with newfound courage and strength can easily be seen as [[VideoGame/PokemonSunAndMoon Lillie's]] theme song.
6th Mar '17 4:04:08 PM NWolfman
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** It's hard to resist telling Pikachu to "[[StopHittingYourself Stop hitting itself]]" when it's clone is beating it up.
1st Mar '17 11:16:15 AM TheTrailblazerCritic
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** The Harbor Master's InfoDump on the prophecy of a "great storm", supposedly the one being created by Mewtwo. Aside from being blatant exposition on what's to come, many may be tempted to believe she isn't all there reciting this bizarre story to them.
15th Feb '17 12:49:15 PM TheTrailblazerCritic
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* IdiotPlot: True to typical Pokemon fashion, much of the plot is driven by the failure of most of the characters, particularly Ash and his friends, to ask ''any'' questions about the trainer who's called them all forward to accept his challenge. Thus, they unwittingly makes themselves pawns in Mewtwo's plot to conquer the world cloning their Pokemon.
** And that's to say nothing of the source of Mewtwo's anger, which was his creators treating him as merely an experiment, followed up by Giovanni outright calling him a servant as opposed to an equal as promised, nearly getting himself killed like the scientists before him.


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** Team Rocket's viking disguises, which has to be one of their least credible, treats us to this quip from Ash that "They mostly live in Minnesota".
10th Jan '17 5:13:26 AM ExSlacker
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** Also from the beginning, Mewtwo's Dragonite is about to ram into Team Rocket, and Jesse manages to hold it off with a '''frying pan'''. [[Disney/{{Tangled}} "Gotta get me one of these"]] indeed.
10th Jan '17 5:07:39 AM ExSlacker
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** Also from the beginning, Mewtwo's Dragonite is about to ram into Team Rocket, and Jesse manages to hold it off with a '''frying pan'''. [[Disney/{{Tangled}} "Gotta get me one of these"]] indeed.
21st Nov '16 7:29:56 AM rjd1922
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** For a different comparison to ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'', Mewtwo is an anthropomorphic animal with PsychicPowers who halts its attackers via [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]] and then flings them away, even remarking "It's no use" before showcasing this ability against Ash. [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Sound familiar?]] [[http://breakneck-blur.tumblr.com/post/65031566276/mewtwo-said-it-before-silver-did It should.]] For bonus points, both works were dubbed by [=4Kids=].

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** For a different comparison to ''Franchise/SonicTheHedgehog'', Mewtwo is an anthropomorphic animal with PsychicPowers who halts its attackers via [[MindOverMatter telekinesis]] and then flings them away, even remarking "It's "It is no use" before showcasing this ability against Ash. [[VideoGame/SonicTheHedgehog2006 Sound familiar?]] [[http://breakneck-blur.tumblr.com/post/65031566276/mewtwo-said-it-before-silver-did It should.]] For bonus points, both works were dubbed by [=4Kids=].
5th Nov '16 8:09:53 PM Berrenta
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* InkStainAdaptation:
** Outside of the fandom, the English dub of the movie is considered very shoddy, and is partly responsible for the anime's and the franchise's SnarkBait reputation in the West. This is especially bad considering that Shudo's original script is regarded as ''better'' than much of the series.
** To a lesser extent, this movie's Mewtwo has overshadowed almost all other depictions of the character, and its appearance in ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' draws heavily from it.
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