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YMMV: Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl Adventure
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Compared to other continuities a few characters are this. Candice stands out, being The Ojou and much more stoic than her other counterparts (which are typically Genki Girl's).
    • Cyrus is also a lot more expressive and zealous in this incarnation, even though he still claims to disregard human emotions.
  • Badass Decay: Regigigas. After the huge buildup it gets, it fades to be really about as powerful as anything else Hareta has, and no one has any reaction to him having a legendary ancient guardian.
    • The bit about it being as strong as Hareta's other Pokémon may be justified by the fact that its Slow Start ability gets mentioned several times, which does bring down its battle potential in-game quite a bit. Hardly anyone commenting on it being Legendary after its initial appearance, on the other hand...
  • Complete Monster: Charon was a money-obsessed Jerkass in the Pokémon games. But his method of introducing himself in Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl Adventure is to order his agents to suicide bomb a crowded stadium. Of course, it fails, but his intent is clear. He holds no regard for the lives of others and plans to control the world with money made from selling legendary Pokémon. Two of his organization's top officers leave to find the previous leader—Charon tries to kill them. Which becomes even worse when you find out that said previous leader is being held captive in Charon's base. And as a capper, that previous leader, who goes on to rally the remaining agents against Charon, had previously tried to destroy the universe.
  • Crowning Moment Of Awesome: Has a page.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: Again, quite a few.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: Oh yes again a few. Let's list.
    • Hareta fighting to stop Onix's rampage, and Piplup's subsequent revelation.
    • Jun telling Mitsumi that everyone cares about her and they don't want her to go, after her passive suicide attempt.
      • Her Eevee (which Cyrus had kidnapped to make her cooperate) jumping into her arms afterward just makes it even better in this troper's opinion.
    • Cyrus telling Mitsumi that the final battle is only for Team Galactic, which she's no longer a part of. Effectively freeing her from her bonds to them. Although she had already been trying to do so, that he finally realized it and, after all those years, did what was truly right, makes it doubly powerful.
    • The final battle with everyone fighting together. Cyrus's smile alone makes it. Compare his relaxed expression there to his incredibly creepy genuine smile in volume 2.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: In a franchise where the only manga most people know is Special (with the occasional anime adapted one), this series stands out due to its notability and access. Just look at the size of this page.
    • Part of this is that this series actually got released in America in recent times when manga is more popular, so people actually now knew it even existed.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Everyone in Team Galactic except Charon is incredibly hot. Even B-2 if you ignore his most prominent feature.
  • Foe Yay: Cyrus's interactions with both Hareta and Mitsumi are made of this. Then there's Jupiter's interactions with Mitsumi. To a lesser extent, there's also that chapter with Koya and Mars...
  • It Was His Sled: That Mitsumi is a former Galactic member. The covers even spoil it.
  • Les Yay: Cynthia's obsession with fighting Mitsumi.
  • Magnificent Bastard: Cyrus
  • Mind Game Ship: Everything Cyrus does to both Mitsumi and Hareta in volumes 4 and 5.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Charon accomplishes this before he even shows up, what with the would-be suicide bombers ready to take out a crowded stadium basically because he told them to.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Cyrus's goals, and several of his rants. Not so much what he says (although most of it's pretty scary itself), but the art accompanying them is TERRIFYING.

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