Pokemon Lightning Version.
Done laughing? Good.
I believe that an absolutely amazing deconstruction could be made out of Chris-Chan's fantasy world and the policies he would implement were he elected in Real Life
Imagine it. You're just a normal, if somewhat bright, thirteen year old kid about to go out on your very own Pokemon adventure. But slowly, the world painted by propaganda begins to crack. Smiling faces hide the poverty of an economy choked under state control. Terrible atrocities, such as people having their neighbors sent to a camp to "cure" them on accusations of homosexuality become ever more common.
You look around and realize this world is the result of putting a deranged manchild in power. You abandon your quest to become Pokemon Champion after your fifth badge to take this deranged madman down by any means necessary.
You join the PVCC, the Private Villa of Corrupted Citizens, as they have taken to ironically calling themselves after propaganda painted them as heinously evil traitors to the land. Slowly, you gain influence among the populace. You have the option of settling conflicts using either force or persuasion. Each has its advantages and, unlike most games, neither is presented as explicitly right or wrong.
Force gains you influence among the radicals, but allows state propaganda to paint you as completely evil and wrong more easily. Persuasion gains you influence among the common folk, but you also need to stand against some who insist on violence, sometimes with violence.
Once you finally reach Chris-Chan in his tower, getting to the top one way or another, he sends out Sonichu. After you defeat him, you either kill him or spare him depending on whether you've used mostly violence or persuasion.
If you kill him, you move on to kill Chris-Chan. The radicals take control of the government and loosen its grip on social policies, keeping its grip on politics. The economy, although still regulated, is loosened to flow more easily.
If you spare him, you incapacitate Chis-Chan and call for a democratic election of the next leader. Your recommended candidate, Mary Lee Walsh, wins, but by what majority depends on how much violence you used. With Mary Lee Walsh as your president, you create a libertarian government with citizens largely allowed to do as they wish, so long as they don't harm others.
Three years later, you set out to finish what you started and gain your last three badges and become a Pokemon Master. The effects of your work can be seen all around you with private or public security, state factories or privately owned factories, etc.
Do me a favor and don't take this as a political statement. Either ending is meant to be seen as perfectly valid.
edited 14th Oct '12 4:48:35 AM by TextchatRogue