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What little that can be said about the story without spoilers is that it takes place in the Best Wishes series of the anime, replacing almost the entire Episode N arc and taking up the time otherwise used by the Decolora Islands episodes. Ash Ketchum and several of his traveling companions from every region, save Kalos, must speak at a trial because N decided that [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackandwhite people liberating Pokemon themselves was too reliant on their weak minds and biased judgement]]. Thus, he decides to do so himself. However, unlike {{Pokemon Black and White}}, their sequels, and the anime, N has the power to use the attacks of Pokemon via a device called the Natural Machine.

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What little that can be said about the story without spoilers is that it takes place in the Best Wishes series of the anime, replacing almost the entire Episode N arc and taking up the time otherwise used by the Decolora Islands episodes. Ash Ketchum and several of his traveling companions from every region, save Kalos, must speak at a trial because N decided that [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackandwhite people liberating Pokemon themselves was too reliant on their weak minds and biased judgement]]. Thus, he decides to do so himself. However, unlike {{Pokemon Black and White}}, VideoGame/PokemonBlackAndWhite, their sequels, and the anime, N has the power to use the attacks of Pokemon via a device called the Natural Machine.


* InMediaRes: The story begins with Ash, Cilan, and Iris walking through Indigo Plateau, nervously awaiting a trial.

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* InMediaRes: InMediasRes: The story begins with Ash, Cilan, and Iris walking through Indigo Plateau, nervously awaiting a trial.


* ForScience!: Colress finds the fact that N can use Pokemon attacks worthy of study, so he creates experiments which test and improve the strength and scope of N's powers. This motive is similar to that of his interpretation in PokemonBlack2andWhite2, except he wants to unlock N's full potential rather than that of a Pokemon.

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* ForScience!: Colress finds the fact that N can use Pokemon attacks worthy of study, so he creates experiments which test and improve the strength and scope of N's powers. This motive is similar to that of his interpretation in PokemonBlack2andWhite2, ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2andWhite2'', except he wants to unlock N's full potential rather than that of a Pokemon.


* ShoutOut: Ash, Clemont, and Dawn make references to JamesBond and [[Film/TheBourneseries Jason Bourne]] as some of Clemont's favorite movies and technological inspiration for the Net.

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* ShoutOut: Ash, Clemont, and Dawn make references to JamesBond Film/JamesBond and [[Film/TheBourneseries Jason Bourne]] as some of Clemont's favorite movies and technological inspiration for the Net.


* ShoutOut: Ash, Clemont, and Dawn make references to JamesBond and JasonBourne as some of Clemont's favorite movies and technological inspiration for the Net.

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* ShoutOut: Ash, Clemont, and Dawn make references to JamesBond and JasonBourne [[Film/TheBourneseries Jason Bourne]] as some of Clemont's favorite movies and technological inspiration for the Net.


* ArtisticLicenseBiology[[=/=]]ArtisticLicensePhysics: Present as a result of N's and the other trainers' powers. The human body is incapable of many of the feats described. One example is how most attacks are described like biological manifestations of {{energy weapon}}s, more powerful versions of ordinary human actions, or more specialized uses of {{psychic powers}}.

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* ArtisticLicenseBiology[[=/=]]ArtisticLicensePhysics: ArtisticLicenseBiology / ArtisticLicensePhysics: Present as a result of N's and the other trainers' powers. The human body is incapable of many of the feats described. One example is how most attacks are described like biological manifestations of {{energy weapon}}s, more powerful versions of ordinary human actions, or more specialized uses of {{psychic powers}}.



* CruelAndUnusualDeath: This happens to Rourke and Clemont. Clemont is killed while suffering through ColdbloodedTorture, while Rourke's skull is, to put lightly, Gorn/SmashedWithTheNaturalMachine.

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* CruelAndUnusualDeath: This happens to Rourke and Clemont. Clemont is killed while suffering through ColdbloodedTorture, while Rourke's skull is, to put lightly, Gorn/SmashedWithTheNaturalMachine.[[{{Gorn}} smashed with the natural machine]].



** CurbstompPincushion: When he fights Rourke, however, Rourke loses the fight, but he manages to injure him, thus proving that N is not an illusion. See MasterOfIllusion below.

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** CurbstompPincushion: CurbstompCushion: When he fights Rourke, however, Rourke loses the fight, but he manages to injure him, thus proving that N is not an illusion. See MasterOfIllusion below.



* InMediasRez: The story begins with Ash, Cilan, and Iris walking through Indigo Plateau, nervously awaiting a trial.
* IntimidationDemonstration: Ash recounts how N does this when he is about to take Pokeballs from a trainer or facility. Unfortunately, even after seeing these demonstrations, TooDumbToLive/{{many citizens ignore him and than fighting back}}.

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* InMediasRez: InMediaRes: The story begins with Ash, Cilan, and Iris walking through Indigo Plateau, nervously awaiting a trial.
* IntimidationDemonstration: Ash recounts how N does this when he is about to take Pokeballs from a trainer or facility. Unfortunately, even after seeing these demonstrations, TooDumbToLive/{{many [[TooDumbToLive many citizens ignore him and rather than fighting back}}.back]].



** GeniusBonus: Depending on the math terms he uses, more about his feelings, motives, and method of harm can be determined. Thus, unlike in Pokemon Black and White when Ghetsis says that the player character must be NeverSayDie/{{eliminated}}, he is using the term in the physical version of the mathematical one.

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** GeniusBonus: Depending on the math terms he uses, more about his feelings, motives, and method of harm can be determined. Thus, unlike in Pokemon Black and White when Ghetsis says that the player character must be NeverSayDie/{{eliminated}}, [[NeverSayDie eliminated]], he is using the term in the physical version of the mathematical one.



* Reasonable Authority Figure: Mr. Ian Davis, the judge for the pseudo-trial. He always tries to be as unobtrusive as possible during the witnesses' testimony, only doing so when he wants a detail clarified for the jury. Only when he finds out that his lifelong friend has been killed HeroicBlueScreenOfDeath/DoesThisDemeanourVanish.

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* Reasonable Authority Figure: ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Mr. Ian Davis, the judge for the pseudo-trial. He always tries to be as unobtrusive as possible during the witnesses' testimony, only doing so when he wants a detail clarified for the jury. Only when he finds out that his lifelong friend has been killed HeroicBlueScreenOfDeath/DoesThisDemeanourVanish.[[HeroicBlueScreenOfDeath does this demeanour vanish.]]

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* DarkerAndEdgier: Along with BloodierAndGorier, this is one defining trope of the story. The characters have more problems than just saving the world, or rather, the consequences for failing to do so and the way in which they have to do so are much more dire and complicated. They are put through situations that would never appear in the video games or anime, even in diluted, less edgy, forms.


* GoryDiscretionShot: Happens when Ash is watching the footage of N attacking Rourke. The hologram ends when the Natural Machine is about to slam into Rourke's forehead.

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* GoryDiscretionShot: Happens when Ash is watching the footage of N attacking Rourke. The hologram ends when the Natural Machine is about to slam into Rourke's forehead.forehead, so this is purposefully invoked.

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* HowWeGotHere: The testimony. It essentially serves as a story-long flashback, as the witnesses are telling the jury about what happened to them.
* InMediasRez: The story begins with Ash, Cilan, and Iris walking through Indigo Plateau, nervously awaiting a trial.


* BittersweetEnding: The truth about what happened to N is revealed, which is what N truly wants, but the jury cannot decide on a verdict. Two gym leaders have been killed, and half of the world's Pokemon and Pokeballs have been liberated and destroyed by the time the story ends.



* DownerEnding: Another interpretation of the ending, where the issue of whether N should be formally tried for his crimes is not resolved and where the collateral damage done to the world and to its people is too great to be repaid by N being punished.



* IntimidationDemonstration: Ash recounts how N does this when he is about to take Pokeballs from a trainer or facility. Unfortunately, even after seeing these demonstrations, TooDumbToLive/{{many citizens ignore him and than fighting back}}.
* LackOfEmpathy: Reshiram and Zekrom hint at the Natural Machine, while connected to Team Plasma's Pokemon-brainwashing device, having this side effect. They cite how N was willing to commit crimes which he would never do otherwise as long as the Natural Machine was connected to him and directing his powers.



** GeniusBonus: Depending on the math terms he uses, more about his feelings, motives, and method of harm can be determined. Thus, unlike in Pokemon Black and White when Ghetsis says that the player character must be "eliminated", he is using the term in the physical version of the mathematical one.

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** GeniusBonus: Depending on the math terms he uses, more about his feelings, motives, and method of harm can be determined. Thus, unlike in Pokemon Black and White when Ghetsis says that the player character must be "eliminated", NeverSayDie/{{eliminated}}, he is using the term in the physical version of the mathematical one.



* RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic: Played With. Depending on the character, the diction is varying degrees of this, especially noticable when comparing Reshiram's dialogue with anybody else's. Since most of the story is dialogue used as narration, this trope could also be called "Realistic Syntax is Unrealistic". Performing typical "unrealistic" acts, like going on tangents, are even lamp-shaded occasionally.

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* RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic: Played With. Depending on the character, the diction is varying degrees of this, especially noticable noticeable when comparing Reshiram's dialogue with anybody else's. Since most of the story is dialogue used as narration, this trope could also be called "Realistic Syntax is Unrealistic". Performing typical "unrealistic" acts, like going on tangents, are even lamp-shaded occasionally.occasionally.
* Reasonable Authority Figure: Mr. Ian Davis, the judge for the pseudo-trial. He always tries to be as unobtrusive as possible during the witnesses' testimony, only doing so when he wants a detail clarified for the jury. Only when he finds out that his lifelong friend has been killed HeroicBlueScreenOfDeath/DoesThisDemeanourVanish.





* BadassBookworm: Clemont. Iris even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this fact when Ash, Cilan, Touko, Touya, and herself are completing their Net training.
* BenevolentBoss: Clemont. Iris lampshades this fact when she recalls how Clemont treated everyone as his "close friend", even the newest Net members and those older than him.

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* BadassBookworm: Clemont. Iris even [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this fact when Ash, Cilan, Touko, Touya, and herself are completing their Net training.
training. In the anime, he is a WeekendInventor who is intelligent but indicisive. In this story, he is the first to realize that N poses a threat, having the conviction to ban trainers who do not even know each other together into a resistance movement. Also, he provides them with the knowledge necessary to recruit more members, which he has either learned or discovered himself.
* BenevolentBoss: Clemont. Iris lampshades lampShades this fact when she recalls how Clemont treated treats everyone as his "close friend", even the newest Net members members, and how such behavior garners him the respect of those older than him.



* CruelAndUnusualDeath: This happens to Rourke and Clemont. Clemont is killed while suffering through ColdbloodedTorture, while Rourke's skull is, to put lightly, Gorn/SmashedWithTheNaturalMachine.
* CurbstompBattle: N delivers some to Cheren, Bianca, and Clemont.
** CurbstompPincushion: When he fights Rourke, however, Rourke loses the fight, but he manages to injure him, thus proving that N is not an illusion. See MasterOfIllusion below.



* MadMathematician: N displays this tendency much more in this story than he does in the video games. Generally, the more math references he makes, the closer he is to hurting someone.
** GeniusBonus: Depending on the math terms he uses, more about his feelings, motives, and method of harm can be determined. Thus, unlike in Pokemon Black and White when Ghetsis says that the player character must be "eliminated", he is using the term in the physical version of the mathematical one.
* MasterOfIllusion: N can become one by using Double Team and combining it with his PsychicPowers so his dopplegangers can interact with physical objects. Since he stays in a location for little time, and he can change his illusions as needed, he can disguise himself, liberate peoples' Pokemon, and legitimately make it look like he wasn't there after he does so. Becomes frustrating for the Net when they try to help people.
* NeverSayDie: Averted, except where N is concerned. Characters often talk about hot someone will die or how there is a possibility that someone could be killed. N, however, prefers to say that someone will be "eliminated", which serves the same purpose.



* PsychicPowers: N, being a psychic type, has many of these, including {{telekinesis}}, {{Telepathy}}, and those of {{The Empath}}. Sebrina has them as well.

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* PsychicPowers: N, being a psychic type, has many of these, including {{telekinesis}}, {{Telepathy}}, and those of {{The Empath}}. Sebrina has Sebrina, Reshiram, and Zekrom have them as well.


Natural Liberated is a Pokemon fanfic written by Touko_K which combines elements from both the video games and the anime. It is a slight [[AlternateUniverseFic AU]] story since it contains characters from two continuities while trying to be faithful to both at the same time.


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Natural Liberated ''Natural Liberated'' is a Pokemon fanfic written by Touko_K which combines elements from both the video games and the anime. It is a slight [[AlternateUniverseFic AU]] story since it contains characters from two continuities while trying to be faithful to both at the same time.




* RestrainingBolt: The Natural Machine, when the center block of the top face is not loosened. The different {{power levels}} provided by the different settings of the Natural Machine serve to loosen said restraining bolt the more of them are aligned correctly.



* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Reshiram lapses into this way of speaking sometimes, but its dialogue usually lacks the use of the {{Author Vocabulary Calendar}}, instead using more formal grammar than the rest of the characters' dialogue.



* RestrainingBolt: The Natural Machine, when the center block of the top face is not loosened. The different {{power levels}} provided by the different settings of the Natural Machine serve to loosen said restraining bolt the more of them are aligned correctly.
* SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Reshiram lapses into this way of speaking sometimes, but its dialogue usually lacks the use of the {{Author Vocabulary Calendar}}, instead using more formal grammar than the rest of the characters' dialogue.
* {{Sound-only Death}}: [[spoiler: Happens to Rourke. Done so to Clemont as well.]]


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* SoundOnlyDeath: [[spoiler: Happens to Rourke. Done so to Clemont as well.]]


Natural Liberated is a Pokemon fanfic written by Touko_K which combines elements from both the video games and the anime. It is a slight {{AU}} story since it contains characters from two continuities while trying to be faithful to both at the same time.


What little that can be said about the story without spoilers is that it takes place in the Best Wishes series of the anime, replacing almost the entire Episode N arc and taking up the time otherwise used by the Decolora Islands episodes. Ash Ketchum and several of his traveling companions from every region, save Kalos, must speak at a trial because N decided that [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/PokemonBlackandwhite people liberating Pokemon themselves was too reliant on their weak minds and biased judgement]]. Thus, he decides to do so himself. However, unlike {{Pokemon Black and White}}, their sequels, and the anime, N has the power to use the attacks of Pokemon via a device called the Natural Machine.

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Natural Liberated is a Pokemon fanfic written by Touko_K which combines elements from both the video games and the anime. It is a slight {{AU}} [[AlternateUniverseFic AU]] story since it contains characters from two continuities while trying to be faithful to both at the same time.


What little that can be said about the story without spoilers is that it takes place in the Best Wishes series of the anime, replacing almost the entire Episode N arc and taking up the time otherwise used by the Decolora Islands episodes. Ash Ketchum and several of his traveling companions from every region, save Kalos, must speak at a trial because N decided that [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/VideoGame/PokemonBlackandwhite [[VideoGame/PokemonBlackandwhite people liberating Pokemon themselves was too reliant on their weak minds and biased judgement]]. Thus, he decides to do so himself. However, unlike {{Pokemon Black and White}}, their sequels, and the anime, N has the power to use the attacks of Pokemon via a device called the Natural Machine.



* GoreyDiscretionShot: Happens when Ash is watching the footage of N attacking Rourke. The hologram ends when the Natural Machine is about to slam into Rourke's forehead.

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* GoreyDiscretionShot: GoryDiscretionShot: Happens when Ash is watching the footage of N attacking Rourke. The hologram ends when the Natural Machine is about to slam into Rourke's forehead.


* {{Abusive Parents}}: Ghetsis. He wants to use N's powers to further his goal to become ruler of the Unova region.

* {{amplifier Artifact}}: The Natural Machine and its Technical Machine modules increase the potency of N's attacks, as well as how many he can use at a time. It is supposed to be the cube on his belt in pictures of him.

* {{Artistic License Biology}}/{{Artistic License Physics}}: Present as a result of N's and the other trainers' powers. The human body is incapable of many of the feats described. One example is how most attacks are described like biological manifestations of {{energy weapon}}s, more powerful versions of ordinary human actions, or more specialized uses of {{psychic powers}}.

* {{Badass Bookworm}}: Clemont. Iris even [[ lampshades]] this fact when Ash, Cilan, Touko, Touya, and herself are completing their Net training.

* {{Benevolent Boss}}: Clemont. Iris lampshades this fact when she recalls how Clemont treated everyone as his "close friend", even the newest Net members and those older than him.

* {{Bloodier and Gorier}}: Definitely more graphic than both of its sources. [[ Rourke's death]] is one example.

* {{Calling the Old Man Out}}: N does this to Ghetsis at the White Ruins when he argues that Ghetsis is to blame for giving N his powers because of exposing him to abused Pokemon.

* {{The Cuckoolander Was Right}}: Professor Cedric Juniper, when he suggests that Ash and his friends go to Verbank city to tell people about N.

* {{Elemental Powers}}: N, having the power to use every TM move and every move of the Pokemon he has met, can use all of them.

* ForScience!: Colress finds the fact that N can use Pokemon attacks worthy of study, so he creates experiments which test and improve the strength and scope of N's powers. This motive is similar to that of his interpretation in {{Pokemon Black 2 and White 2}}, except he wants to unlock N's full potential rather than that of a Pokemon.

* {{Gadgeteer Genius}}: Clemont designs all of the Net's equipment and uses the money donated to his organization to buy supplies.

* {{Gorey Discretion Shot}}: Happens when Ash is watching the footage of N attacking Rourke. The hologram ends when the Natural Machine is about to slam into Rourke's forehead.

* {{Power Limiter}}: Played with. The Natural Machine, rather than limiting N's power, gives his power ways in which to manifest itself, in the form of the TM modules. The center block, attached to his belt, is the true power limiter, for if it is removed, N's true power can be unlocked.

* {{Psychic Powers}}: N, being a psychic type, has many of these, including {{telekineses}}, {{Telepathy}}, and those of {{The Empath}}. Sebrina has them as well.

* {{Realistic Diction is Unrealistic}}: Played With. Depending on the character, the diction is varying degrees of this, especially noticable when comparing Reshiram's dialogue with anybody else's. Since most of the story is dialogue used as narration, this trope could also be called "Realistic Syntax is Unrealistic". Performing typical "unrealistic" acts, like going on tangents, are even lamp-shaded occasionally.

* {{Rousing Speech}}: Ash delivers one to the citizens of Unova from using Verbank City's television station.

* {{The Scottish Trope}}: Similar to {{Speak of the Devil}} below, once N starts liberating peoples' Pokemon, they cannot say his name or else there are consequences.

* {{Shout Out}}: Ash, Clemont, and Dawn make references to JamesBond and JasonBourne as some of Clemont's favite movies and technological inspiration for the Net.

* {{Sliding Scale of Idealism Versus Cynicism}}: Most of the story is very cynical, due to it somewhat deconstructing the tropes usually associated with the Pokemon video games and anime. Even N's original ideals from Pokemon Black and White are warped so that they are seen from a cynical perspective.

* {{Restraining Bolt}}: The Natural Machine, when the center block of the top face is not loosened. The different {{power levels}} provided by the different settings of the Natural Machine serve to loosen said restraining bolt the more of them are aligned correctly.

* {{Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness}}: Reshiram lapses into this way of speaking sometimes, but its dialogue usually lacks the use of the {{Author Vocabulary Calendar}}, instead using more formal grammar than the rest of the characters' dialogue.

* {{Sound-only Death}}: Happens to Rourke. Done so to Clemont as well.

* {{Speak of the Devil}}: A major source of {{Paranoia Fuel}} for the characters, they cannot say N's name, his abbreviated or full one, or even speak it using any form save pronouns, because of this trope. If they do so, they think that they will give themselves, and any nearby people, away by giving N's {{Psychic Powers}} a pattern in the thoughts of those around him which he can monitor.

* {{The Scottish Trope}}: Similar to {{Speak of the Devil}} above, once N starts liberating peoples' Pokemon, they cannot say his name or else there are consequences.


* {{Well-intentioned Extremist}}: N's motives are more extreme than those of his video game counterpart, for rather than wanting to convince people to liberate their Pokemon, he wishes to use his power and that of peoples' Pokemon to prove that he is correct.

* {{Wide-eyed Idealist}}: N sees Ash as this, for wanting to become a Pokemon master and by wanting to befriend Pokemon by capturing them in Pokeballs. N is one of these when he meets Touko and Touya in Accumula town.

* {{Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds}}: N becomes this type of character after {{Pokemon Black 2 and White 2}} when he meets Team Plasma at the White Ruins, by asking himself what obligation he has to people when most of them have been hostile towards him and when he is more like a Pokemon than a human?

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* {{Abusive Parents}}: AbusiveParents: Ghetsis. He wants to use N's powers to further his goal to become ruler of the Unova region.

region.
* {{amplifier Artifact}}: AmplifierArtifact: The Natural Machine and its Technical Machine modules increase the potency of N's attacks, as well as how many he can use at a time. It is supposed to be the cube on his belt in pictures of him.

him.
* {{Artistic License Biology}}/{{Artistic License Physics}}: ArtisticLicenseBiology[[=/=]]ArtisticLicensePhysics: Present as a result of N's and the other trainers' powers. The human body is incapable of many of the feats described. One example is how most attacks are described like biological manifestations of {{energy weapon}}s, more powerful versions of ordinary human actions, or more specialized uses of {{psychic powers}}.

powers}}.
* {{Badass Bookworm}}: BadassBookworm: Clemont. Iris even [[ [[LampshadeHanging lampshades]] this fact when Ash, Cilan, Touko, Touya, and herself are completing their Net training.

training.
* {{Benevolent Boss}}: BenevolentBoss: Clemont. Iris lampshades this fact when she recalls how Clemont treated everyone as his "close friend", even the newest Net members and those older than him.

him.
* {{Bloodier and Gorier}}: BloodierAndGorier: Definitely more graphic than both of its sources. [[ [[spoiler: Rourke's death]] is one example.

example.
* {{Calling the Old Man Out}}: CallingTheOldManOut: N does this to Ghetsis at the White Ruins when he argues that Ghetsis is to blame for giving N his powers because of exposing him to abused Pokemon.

Pokemon.
* {{The Cuckoolander Was Right}}: TheCuckoolanderWasRight: Professor Cedric Juniper, when he suggests that Ash and his friends go to Verbank Virbank city to tell people about N.

N.
* {{Elemental Powers}}: ElementalPowers: N, having the power to use every TM move and every move of the Pokemon he has met, can use all of them.

them.
* ForScience!: Colress finds the fact that N can use Pokemon attacks worthy of study, so he creates experiments which test and improve the strength and scope of N's powers. This motive is similar to that of his interpretation in {{Pokemon Black 2 and White 2}}, PokemonBlack2andWhite2, except he wants to unlock N's full potential rather than that of a Pokemon.

Pokemon.
* {{Gadgeteer Genius}}: GadgeteerGenius: Clemont designs all of the Net's equipment and uses the money donated to his organization to buy supplies.

supplies.
* {{Gorey Discretion Shot}}: GoreyDiscretionShot: Happens when Ash is watching the footage of N attacking Rourke. The hologram ends when the Natural Machine is about to slam into Rourke's forehead.

forehead.
* {{Power Limiter}}: PowerLimiter: Played with. The Natural Machine, rather than limiting N's power, gives his power ways in which to manifest itself, in the form of the TM modules. The center block, attached to his belt, is the true power limiter, for if it is removed, N's true power can be unlocked.

unlocked.
* {{Psychic Powers}}: PsychicPowers: N, being a psychic type, has many of these, including {{telekineses}}, {{telekinesis}}, {{Telepathy}}, and those of {{The Empath}}. Sebrina has them as well.

well.
* {{Realistic Diction is Unrealistic}}: RealisticDictionIsUnrealistic: Played With. Depending on the character, the diction is varying degrees of this, especially noticable when comparing Reshiram's dialogue with anybody else's. Since most of the story is dialogue used as narration, this trope could also be called "Realistic Syntax is Unrealistic". Performing typical "unrealistic" acts, like going on tangents, are even lamp-shaded occasionally.

occasionally.
* {{Rousing Speech}}: RousingSpeech: Ash delivers one to the citizens of Unova from using Verbank Virbank City's television station.

station.
* {{The Scottish Trope}}: TheScottishTrope: Similar to {{Speak of the Devil}} below, once N starts liberating peoples' Pokemon, they cannot say his name or else there are consequences.

consequences.
* {{Shout Out}}: ShoutOut: Ash, Clemont, and Dawn make references to JamesBond and JasonBourne as some of Clemont's favite favorite movies and technological inspiration for the Net.

Net.
* {{Sliding Scale of Idealism Versus Cynicism}}: SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Most of the story is very cynical, due to it somewhat deconstructing the tropes usually associated with the Pokemon video games and anime. Even N's original ideals from Pokemon Black and White are warped so that they are seen from a cynical perspective.

perspective.
* {{Restraining Bolt}}: RestrainingBolt: The Natural Machine, when the center block of the top face is not loosened. The different {{power levels}} provided by the different settings of the Natural Machine serve to loosen said restraining bolt the more of them are aligned correctly.

correctly.
* {{Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness}}: SesquipedalianLoquaciousness: Reshiram lapses into this way of speaking sometimes, but its dialogue usually lacks the use of the {{Author Vocabulary Calendar}}, instead using more formal grammar than the rest of the characters' dialogue.

dialogue.
* {{Sound-only Death}}: [[spoiler: Happens to Rourke. Done so to Clemont as well.

well.]]
* {{Speak of the Devil}}: SpeakOfTheDevil: A major source of {{Paranoia Fuel}} for the characters, they cannot say N's name, his abbreviated or full one, or even speak it using any form save pronouns, because of this trope. If they do so, they think that they will give themselves, and any nearby people, away by giving N's {{Psychic Powers}} a pattern in the thoughts of those around him which he can monitor.

monitor.
* {{The Scottish Trope}}: Similar to {{Speak of the Devil}} above, once N starts liberating peoples' Pokemon, they cannot say his name or else there are consequences.


* {{Well-intentioned Extremist}}:
WellIntentionedExtremist: N's motives are more extreme than those of his video game counterpart, for rather than wanting to convince people to liberate their Pokemon, he wishes to use his power and that of peoples' Pokemon to prove that he is correct.

correct.
* {{Wide-eyed Idealist}}: WideEyedIdealist: N sees Ash as this, for wanting to become a Pokemon master and by wanting to befriend Pokemon by capturing them in Pokeballs. N is one of these when he meets Touko and Touya in Accumula town.

town.
* {{Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds}}: WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds: N becomes this type of character after {{Pokemon Black 2 and White 2}} ''VideoGame/PokemonBlack2AndWhite2'' when he meets Team Plasma at the White Ruins, by asking himself what obligation he has to people when most of them have been hostile towards him and when he is more like a Pokemon than a human?

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