Fridge Brilliance: The creation of the Pokemon franchise in-universe, as described in the group Skype chat:
Eclipse Army: Though, can we just stop and realize what a stroke of genius the pokemon franchise would be in universe?
Man-In-Crowd-4: Go on
Eclipse Army: Just think about it. Before the 90s, for over 50 years, pokextinction was actively fighting against horrible monsters with super powers that had alien biology and seemed to be transformations of the youth without rhyme or reason.
Eclipse Army: Then the 90s hit, and mew manages to rebrand the entire thing, and instead of monsters, with have cuddly, friendly, pokemon.
Eclipse Army: Suddenly it's no longer a war for survival by pokextinction, and they're the horrible bad guys because they're beating up on teenagers who have turned into their favorite video game characters.
Eclipse Army: No longer is pokeumans recruiting people for their counter revolution, they're instead recruiting people to control their pokemon powers and play games and have fun.
Man-In-Crowd-4: Oh. Ohhh. You're right. That's genius.
Man-In-Crowd-4: I'd be scared of being an Ampharos if I'd never seen one before. *
Eclipse Army: Exactly.
Eclipse Army: There'd be a thick layer of fear from the unknown making everything so much more unstable.
Man-In-Crowd-4: Now they can peddle the 'You've seen all those amazing powers they have in the games? Those powers are now YOURS!' angle, which will at least tone down the nervous edge.
Eclipse Army: But no, Mew is a genius and comes up with a family friendly way to standardize the entire thing.
Eclipse Army: and launches it out of japan, which I imagine is a rebel strong hold.
Eclipse Army: And manages to make it so that despite the fact Pokextinction is thoroughly entrenched in governments, they can't just deny a cultural trend out of japan
Man-In-Crowd-4: Because it's a worldwide franchise.
Eclipse Army: And that's what Mew's been doing for the last couple of decades.
Man-In-Crowd-4: It's entertainment, not propaganda.
Eclipse Army: He single handedly changed the face of the war.
Man-In-Crowd-4: I can now imagine the Commanders of Pokextinction's responses when they saw the games and that things like Arcanine - a six-foot fire-breathing monstrous husky dog - is being portrayed as something you could have sleep at the foot of your bed.
Eclipse Army: Exactly.