trilogy is a set of three Creepypasta
stories (one of which is still to be written
), about two kids who used Gamesharks
to hack Pokémon
video games, and get into various paranormal troubles. The first was written by an author known only as Spiffy, the second written by an author named Daniel Ernston, and the third to be written by both of them.
The first story, titled Coward
, can be read here
The second story, titled Hero
, can be read here
The third story is titled Villain
, and is currently being written, slated to be released sometime in 2013.
The first story, titled "Coward", contains examples of:
- Anti-Heroine - Anat just wants to cheat without having to sit through a horror show. She worries about being a murderer, but is dissuaded by the implication that she couldn't cheat anymore if she wanted to do the supposedly right thing. She does talk about making Pokemon and items for her friends, though, hinting at Aunt Pennybags tendencies.
- Catch the Conscience - Like countless Pokémon creepypastas before it. It scares Anat for a moment, but after contemplating the restricted life she'd have to live to get the approval of the Elites, she gets better.
- Condescending Compassion - The Elites offer to put the protagonist's hacked Pokémon, who they deem unnatural, "out of their misery".
- Cowardly Lion - What the protagonist ends up being.
- Deconstruction - In many Pokémon creepypastas, the protagonist cheats, awful things happen to them, and they swear off cheating. Coward is the story of a cheater who refuses to be scared away from her Gamesharky pleasures.
- Dirty Coward - The Elites would have the protagonist think she is this.
- Emotion Eater - Spiky says the Elites feed on fear.
- Evil Virtues - Inverted. Anat's Greed for Pokemon and items and would-be Envy of those who could cheat without fear strengthen her resolve to stand her cheating ground and defy the Elites. Without these "Good Vices", she wouldn't be bad, but she wouldn't be good either - a sort of Cowardly Neutral.
- Epigraph - The story ends with a quote from G. K. Chesterton.
- Fluffy Tamer - The protagonist is given a pep-talk by her Gengar and protected by her Mewtwo.
- Hacking Blues - Averted. Psycher has no angst about being a hack, a trait shared by Scar in the sequel. Scar's owner, on the other hand...
- Genre Shift - The second dream, with Spiky, starts the protagonist's quest to get the Elites off of her back, and has a distinctly children's fantasy feel. It darkens during the final battle, then lightens back up during the epilogue.
- Ironic Echo - Psycher likes to repeat what the Elites say, like so:
Lorelei: Screeching your precious cheats won't save you now. Don't fret, it will be over soon.
Psycher: *uses Thunderbolt on Lorelei's Slowbro* It WILL be over soon, and we'll win.
- Kill 'em All - Psycher with the Elite Four and their teams.
- Meaningful Name - According to The Other Wiki, Anat is a common female Israeli name, but not even many of the Anats themselves know it was the name of a vicious warrior goddess from Semitic Mythology. "Shaked" is Hebrew for "almond", but in English, shaking is something that scared people often do. Similarly, Anat can be quite fearful, but is braver than she thinks.
- In addition, the Greek word for almond, ἀμυγδαλή (amygdalē), lends its name to the amygdala, a structure in the brain that plays roles in both fear and aggression.
- No Fair Cheating - The Elites try to enforce this trope. Ultimately, it's defied.
- No Name Given - The protagonist is only ever called a coward, cheater, and a murderer. However, her name is said to be Anat Shaked.
- Not-So-Imaginary Friend - The protagonist's Pokemon. The Elites are Not So Imaginary Enemies.
- Obliviously Evil - The Elites scare the protagonist into thinking she killed them with her cheating, making her worry that she was this.
- Off with His Head! - How the Elites eventually die.
- Papa Wolf - What Psycher acts like to the protagonist.
- Scare 'Em Straight - It doesn't work. The protagonist is scared by her nightmare and the thought that the Elite's accusations that she's a murderer are correct, but resolves to keep cheating. Since that was before she learned the true nature of the Elites, it might strike people as immoral. On the other hand, a big theme of the story is not letting fear control you, which Josiah of Hero didn't learn until after all of his Pokémon died.
- Self-Insert Fic - Spiffy claims that the events in the story are loosely based upon things she did in real life.
- Shadow Archetype - The Elites in Coward are actually the dark sides of the real Elites.
- Shout Out - "Was I going to end up like Sid in Toy Story, a few scary experiences denying him a normal life because nobody told him his toys were conscious?"
- Spirit Advisor - Spiky tells the protagonist about the nature of the Elites, and encourages her to be brave.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech - Pretty much everything the Elites say to Anat is a reason she sucks. Predictably, she retorts with a "World of Cardboard" Speech and proves it.
- What Measure Is a Non-Cute? - Inverted. While the protagonist has a Mew in her team, we only see her interact with her Gengar and Mewtwo. Her Pikachu is impersonated by one of the Elites, who tries to convince her to stop cheating with sympathy ploys.
The second story, titled "Hero", contains examples of: