Fear me, for my psychic powers make me indomitable. In lesser terms, I can kill you with my brain.
You. Young troper. Come closer.
No, I am not talking to you, for I lack the ability to form words with true speech. I am telepathically projecting my thoughts into your brain.
So, you have entered the lair of Mewtwo, the most powerful Pokémon
in the world. Now that I meet you face-to-face (or at least through this Internet of yours), it's time to fight
But before I get around to destroying you with my Psychic Powers
, you foolish humans should first get to know about me.
My story has been told in many forms
, and in many ways
. After all, I am a legendary Pokémon, and like all mythical creatures, humans know little about me, and therefore present all sorts of different interpretations of the story of Mewtwo. Except, of course, for the humans that created me.
Yes, the humans that created me...
Although many stories have been told about me, one thing remains consistent: I am a man-made clone of Mew, purportedly the ancestor of all Pokémon. However, shortly after my creation, I went insane and destroyed the lab where I was born.
So you want to delay our battle further by asking about the stories that humans have told about me? It won't matter much, because afterwards I will crush you with my mind in a matter of seconds
My first appearance was in the Pokémon Red and Blue
video games. In said games, a young trainer named Red (or Leaf
) read a chronicle of my creation in Cinnabar Island Pokémon Mansion. The trainer would encounter me much later in Cerulean Cave. Many years later, Pokémon X and Y
would show me once again, now having taken refuge in Pokémon Village's Unknown Dungeon
Upon my introduction in Red
, I was by far at my most powerful
, being nearly impossible to defeat by any of your foolish lesser Pokémon. While in later generations that fool Arceus
has overtaken me, X
have given me two new Mega Evolutions
that allow my power to far surpass that of even the Creator. In my X form, my body increases in bulk, and my physical strength far surpasses any known Pokémon. In my Y form, many of my traits regress to make me more closely resemble my template, Mew. I become much smaller as most of my mass is converted into brainpower, enhancing my mental capabilities far beyond known limits. In both forms, my higher offensive stat surpasses even the alien Deoxys in its Attack Forme, who thought it could outclass me in terms of psionic capabilities. I even found a way to overcome the Dark Type, which I freely admit worried me on some level for a time. Finding almost all of my powers all but useless against them was...unsettling. As such, I mastered Aura and created the Miracle Eye technique, both allowing me to overcome them.
I have also appeared in many other video games. Perhaps my most well-known side game appearance is in Super Smash Bros. Melee
, where I was able to use my mental powers to compete against Nintendo
's greatest heroes. Unfortunately, the game designers made me far, far weaker than a pitiful Jigglypuff
, and possibly as a consequence of this, I was replaced with a mere Lucario in the sequel. However, a group of loyal fans
have flawlessly re-integrated me into their Brawl
variant, and made me into the Worthy Opponent
I deserve to be. I am honored.
You humans also seem to have a knack for animated television shows created in order to sell merchandise
, and Pokémon
is no exception. Fortunately, said anime was able to develop me into a somewhat deep and very well-respected character. Pokémon: The First Movie
chronicled my creation by Dr. Fuji and had me go insane at the revelation that I was created by humans and not God, and had me create an army of cloned Pokémon to prove my superiority. For the English version, in order to make said movie more accessible to children
, my motivations were changed to simply Take Over the World
. However, in both versions, I learned the error of my ways and decided that life is worth living to the fullest. I would return in the anime special named, fittingly
, Pokemon Mewtwo Returns
, where I would join Ash Ketchum and struggle against Giovanni once again.
Many years later, the humans made Pokémon: Genesect and the Legend Awakened
, which depicted another Mewtwo
with the ability to Mega Evolve. But this Mewtwo was far kinder, more feminine and more motherly than the Mewtwo standing before you right now. I cringe at the mere notion of such a depiction, and plan to crush the foolish humans who dared to disrespect me and tarnish my fearsome image.
Another series, known as Pokémon Origins
, depicted me as more of a feral, superpowered animal - a much closer depiction to the games. Yet I was captured by Red, who managed to defeat me using his Mega-Evolved Charizard. I am proud of his skills, but do not wish to obey the orders of any trainer.
I have also appeared in many other media, such as the manga series Pokémon Special
Enough talking. Now we fight!
Mewtwo used Trope Overload! It's super effective!
- Ambiguous Gender: I am an asexual being regardless of continuity, like most legendary Pokémon. From my anime portrayals which give me masculine voices, you may be used to thinking of me as a male, but the Mewtwo that fought the Genesect Army was given a more feminine voice.
- Antagonistic Offspring: Some continuities depict me as literally a child born from Mew. Be it my parent in a paternal or genetic sense, he and I do not see eye-to-eye on humanity and are bitter enemies.
- Artificial Human: In some continuities, I have human genes in my genetic makeup.
- Badass: I have always been one of the most powerful Pokémon in the world, able even to vanquish the gods of space, time and antimatter. Now that I have the ability to Mega Evolve, I am once again the most powerful Pokémon in existence. None shall surpass me. I dare you to challenge me.
- Badass Adorable: Many would say that I look rather cute as Mega Mewtwo Y, as I inherit many of Mew's traits that you humans associate with "cuteness". But you humans will be eating your words once I destroy you.
- Badass Boast: When one is as superior as I, can one truly be expected to be modest about it? My moniker of "the world's strongest Pokémon" comes to mind, as does much of my dialogue when I have appeared in voiced depictions. In my cinematic debut, I declared myself "the new ruler of this world, the master of humans and Pokémon alike".
- Bare-Fisted Monk: As Mega Mewtwo X, I gain the Fighting type and the ability to use martial arts techniques more adeptly than any mortal.
- Bishonen Line: As Mega Mewtwo Y, my body mass is converted into brainpower, and as a result my head becomes much larger and my body becomes much smaller and more graceful.
- Blood Knight: I care for little more than defeating opponents and demonstrating my strength.
- Breakout Character: More than 700 other Pokémon exist besides myself, yet aside from the electric rodent Pikachu and the fire-breathing reptile Charizard, my fame and popularity among fans are unrivaled, and I am featured in a great deal of spin-off media and merchandise. Is it surprising that in this too I am superior?
- Cartoon Creature: People try to figure out which Earth animals were put into my genetic mold. Most common answer is "humanoid cat" (with the genes of someone called Frieza), particularly due to Mew both looking feline and having a name that sounds like "meow".
- Cloning Blues: Upon my birth, I was distraught to realize that I was but a mere experiment for the humans to congratulate themselves over, and that they had no plans for me beyond satisfying their own curiosity. Therefore I decided I would create my own destiny, beginning with slaughtering those fools who wanted to play God.
- Confusion Fu: I invite you to bear witness to the listings under Elemental Powers. I know a variety of techniques with which to battle, both offensive and defensive, and may use them in whatever combination I wish.
- Distaff Counterpart: In the anime's continuity, the second Mewtwo has a similar background to me, but assumes a feminine telepathic voice and a much more compassionate personality. While such an unfaithful portrayal would be an annoyance, it does raise the question of whether there is another one of my kind somewhere in the world.
- Elemental Powers: My mastery of the elemental forces of Pokémon extends to control over Ice, Fire, Electric, Ground, Rock, Ghost, Grass, Bug, Flying, Fighting, and of course, Psychic.
- Evil Is Cool: While I may have the most savage heart among Pokémon, I get the respect from fans that I rightfully deserve.
- Evil Sounds Deep/Evil Sounds Raspy: My telekinetic voice adopts a strong voice with a bit of edge to it. Depending on your memories, it either resembles the voice of Phillip Bartlett (may he rest in peace), Dan Green or (for those of you who speak Japanese or play Super Smash Bros.) Masachika Ichimura.
- Final Boss: It is only fitting I often be portrayed as such, as defeating me would be the ultimate test of any trainer's power. In my games of origin, I await trainers in the Cerulean Cave to test their prowess after they have become Champion of Kanto. I also appear before young trainers from Johto in the same locationnote . In Kalos, I once again appear in a very similar role, which is only shared by the serpent Zygarde - a much weaker Pokémon than me, and therefore not as worthy of the Final Boss title. I have also stood as the final test of power for trainers participating in the Puzzle League, to rangers operating in Oblivia, and those travelling to the Pokémon Stadium.
- Genetically Mutated Cats Are Mean: I feel compassion for no being.
- Genius Bruiser: Naturally, my immeasurably powerful brain affords me conventional intelligence in addition to my powers. In my anime depictions I was able to rebuild the cloning labs and the machines that created me, and was able to create a new type of Pokéball that allowed me to capture Pokémon belonging to trainers already, a normally impossible task.
- This is taken even further when I become Mega Mewtwo X, as I now possess immense physical strength in addition to my intelligence and psionic capabilities.
- Gone Horribly Right: My creators dreamed of creating the world's strongest Pokémon. They succeeded.
- Kamehame Hadoken: Though surely the jackal prophet Lucario is more famous for this, I am capable of numerous such moves including Heal Pulse, Aura Sphere, Focus Blast, Energy Ball, and Shadow Ball. The last is my anime depiction's Signature Move.
- Lightning Bruiser: My speed and psychic strength are rivaled only by one other, the mutated space virus Deoxys. Yet its defensive capabilities and vitality are far inferior to my own, rendering me, as I have stated before, without equal. Even though it surpassed me in terms of strength and speed despite its frailty, I once again outclass it in all respects thanks to my Mega Evolutions.
- Mind Control: At one point I needed a human aid to my plans, and found a suitable puppet in the form of one of the Pokémon nurses near New Island. I released my control after she served her purpose.
- Oh Crap: I will admit to have been...startled when I realized just how much stronger Mega Charizard had become.
- Power Floats: It's common for me to not even touch the ground.
- Psychic Powers: Humans believe me to have one of the most potent psionic minds in the Pokémon universe — no human dares test my abilities against other famous Pokémon to verify my exact aptitude. I know however that my powers are unsurpassed. An incomplete list of my powers includes telekinesis great enough to manipulate and levitate dozens of objects at once, to levitate myself to fly, to erase memories and thoughts from human minds, and to teleport entire landmasses elsewhere.
- Purple Is Powerful: Mock not my bright purple and lavender color scheme — it will only intensify the agony you feel when I destroy you.
- Red Right Hand: You may have noticed the tube that runs from the top of my spine to the back of my skull. It delivers more blood to my brain to help strengthen my already formidable powers. In my Y Mega-Evolved form, this tube becomes a much larger tail-like structure to encase my greatly enlarged brain. In my X form, I simply develop a second tube.
- Secret Art: Psystrike, which I learned during the time of the Plasma crisis. While it draws on my immense mental capabilities, it comes out as a physical attack, allowing me to vanquish those specially defensive Pokémon who believed they would survive the onslaught of Mewtwo. Had I actually been present in Unova during that time, I would have obliterated Team Plasma and plunged their horrendously evil leader into a world of unimaginable mental and physical pain.
- Super Mode: My Mega Evolutions, which enhance my already-incredible powers to surpass any other Pokémon in existence, deity or otherwise.
- Unique Enemy: Unlike other so-called "legendary" Pokémon, I am truly one-of-a-kind. In the anime based on my games of origin, another Mewtwo has shown itself, but in the games I remain the sole clone of Mew.
- Walking the Earth: Some of my depictions portray me as searching the land for a multitude of things, a purpose in life, a home to call my own, or a Worthy Opponent.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Originally in the anime, I sought revenge for humans out of my anger that they used Pokémon as tools, and saw Pokemon as little better, being willing slaves to this system. I thought that the best solution would be to exterminate life and replace it all with clones such as myself... Suffice to say, I had to rethink my plans after that.
- World's Strongest Mon: I was this in my games of origin, and remained so for three generations. Although many other Legendary Pokémon have attempted to match my power, my ability to Mega Evolve allows me to claim this title once again, surpassing even the Creator Himself.