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* DirtyCoward: Damian runs away crying after Charmander and Pikachu fry him.



-->'''Damian:''' (''in a whiny voice'') [[CrocodileTears BOO-HOO HOO HOO HOO! MUMMY!!!!]]

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-->'''Damian:''' (''in a whiny voice'') [[CrocodileTears BOO-HOO HOO HOO HOO! MUMMY!!!!]]MUMMY!!!!


-->'''Damian:''' (''in a whiny voice'') BOO-HOO HOO HOO HOO! MUMMY!!!!

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-->'''Damian:''' (''in a whiny voice'') [[CrocodileTears BOO-HOO HOO HOO HOO! MUMMY!!!!MUMMY!!!!]]

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* TheSociopath: Damian is manipulative and materialistic to the extreme, and the value he sees in Pokemon is proportionate to how strong they are. He has little to no empathy for Charmander's plight, and is not only startlingly okay with abandoning him to die, but ''brags'' about doing so.


-->'''Damian:''' (''in a whiny voice'') WAHAAAH! MUMMY!!!!

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-->'''Damian:''' (''in a whiny voice'') WAHAAAH! BOO-HOO HOO HOO HOO! MUMMY!!!!


* SmallNameBigEgo: [[{{Narcissist}} Damian's whole character]]. The only reason he's even a trainer at all is just so he can win battles and blow his own trumpet, [[LazyBum while not even being motivated to work hard]] [[AllTakeAndNoGive in raising his Pokémon]].

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* SmallNameBigEgo: [[{{Narcissist}} Damian's whole character]]. The only reason he's even a trainer at all is just so he can win battles and blow his own trumpet, [[LazyBum while not even being motivated to work hard]] [[AllTakeAndNoGive in raising his Pokémon]].Pokémon himself]].


* SmallNameBigEgo: Damian's whole character. The only reason he's even a trainer at all is just so he can win battles and [[{{Narcissist}} blow his own trumpet]], [[LazyBum while not even being motivated to work hard]] [[AllTakeAndNoGive in raising his Pokémon]].

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* SmallNameBigEgo: [[{{Narcissist}} Damian's whole character. character]]. The only reason he's even a trainer at all is just so he can win battles and [[{{Narcissist}} blow his own trumpet]], trumpet, [[LazyBum while not even being motivated to work hard]] [[AllTakeAndNoGive in raising his Pokémon]].


'''Brock:''' (''outraged'') How ''dare'' you call you call yourself a Pokémon trainer!\\

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'''Brock:''' (''outraged'') How ''dare'' you call you call yourself a Pokémon trainer!\\


'''Damian:''' What if did? That toughened it up! Besides, what's wrong with dumping off a weak Pokémon? I wasn't gonna come back for it, but now that I've seen what it can do, I'm real glad I ran into you guys! The best thing is I didn't have to raise it myself!\\

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'''Damian:''' What if did? Good thing I did! That toughened it up! Besides, what's wrong with dumping off a weak Pokémon? I wasn't gonna come back for it, but now that I've seen what it can do, I'm real glad I ran into you guys! The best thing is I didn't have to raise it myself!\\


* SmallNameBigEgo: Damian's whole character. The only reason he's even a trainer at all is just so he can win battles and [[{{Narcissist}} blow his own trumpet]], [[LazyBum while not even being motivated to work hard in raising his Pokémon]].

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* SmallNameBigEgo: Damian's whole character. The only reason he's even a trainer at all is just so he can win battles and [[{{Narcissist}} blow his own trumpet]], [[LazyBum while not even being motivated to work hard hard]] [[AllTakeAndNoGive in raising his Pokémon]].Pokémon]].
-->'''Damian:''' Charmander is mine. I'm the one who caught it, remember?\\
'''Ash:''' Damian, you bragged about how you abandoned it!\\
'''Damian:''' What if did? That toughened it up! Besides, what's wrong with dumping off a weak Pokémon? I wasn't gonna come back for it, but now that I've seen what it can do, I'm real glad I ran into you guys! The best thing is I didn't have to raise it myself!\\
'''Misty:''' That's terrible!\\
'''Brock:''' Raising a Pokémon is the best part of being a trainer!\\
'''Damian:''' You wish! It's the most ''boring'' part of the job!\\
'''Brock:''' (''outraged'') How ''dare'' you call you call yourself a Pokémon trainer!\\
'''Misty:''' (''to Charmander'') You see? He doesn't care about you. He just wants to use you to win matches!\\
'''Ash:''' Charmander...\\
'''Brock:''' Charmander!


'''Pikachu''' (''fuming'') Pika! Pika!

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'''Pikachu''' '''Pikachu:''' (''fuming'') Pika! Pika!



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* SmallNameBigEgo: Damian's whole character. The only reason he's even a trainer at all is just so he can win battles and [[{{Narcissist}} blow his own trumpet]], [[LazyBum while not even being motivated to work hard in raising his Pokémon]].


-->'''Brock''': '''''GO AND GET IT!'''''\\
'''Damian''': Huh?\\
'''Brock''': That Charmander is still waiting for you! GO AND GET IT '''''NOW!'''''\\
'''Damian''': Why should I?\\
'''Brock''': You lied to your Pokémon and said youd be back! Now its waiting out there in the rain for you! (''brief cut to Charmander still on the rock, desperately trying to protect his weakening tail flame with a leaf from the heavy rain'') And if its tail flame goes out, it'll die!\\
'''Damian''': (''shoves Brock's grasp off his collar'') [[LackOfEmpathy Oy! What I do is none of your business!]]\\
'''Ash''': DO WHAT HE SAYS!\\
'''Damian''': What'd you say, nerd?\\
'''Ash''': You heard what I said! And you wanna be a Pokémon trainer!\\
'''Misty''': You're disgusting!\\
'''Pikachu''': (''fuming'') Pika! Pika!

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-->'''Brock''': -->'''Brock:''' '''''GO AND GET IT!'''''\\
'''Damian''': '''Damian:''' Huh?\\
'''Brock''': '''Brock:''' That Charmander is still waiting for you! GO AND GET IT '''''NOW!'''''\\
'''Damian''': '''Damian:''' Why should I?\\
'''Brock''': '''Brock:''' You lied to your Pokémon and said youd be back! Now its waiting out there in the rain for you! (''brief cut to Charmander still on the rock, desperately trying to protect his weakening tail flame with a leaf from the heavy rain'') And if its tail flame goes out, it'll die!\\
'''Damian''': '''Damian:''' (''shoves Brock's grasp off his collar'') [[LackOfEmpathy Oy! What I do is none of your business!]]\\
'''Ash''': '''Ash:''' DO WHAT HE SAYS!\\
'''Damian''': '''Damian:''' What'd you say, nerd?\\
'''Ash''': '''Ash:''' You heard what I said! And you wanna be a Pokémon trainer!\\
'''Misty''': '''Misty:''' You're disgusting!\\
'''Pikachu''': '''Pikachu''' (''fuming'') Pika! Pika!


* BerserkButton: Naturally, the gang is outraged by Damian's abandonment of Charmander, but it's Brock who's pissed off the most as he shows his distaste of Damian's action by grabbing him by the collar and [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech calls him out for lying to his Pokémon and leaving it to die in the rain]].

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* BerserkButton: Naturally, the gang is outraged by Damian's abandonment of Charmander, but it's Brock who's pissed off the most as he shows his distaste of Damian's action actions by [[AngryCollarGrab grabbing him by the collar collar]] and [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech calls him out for lying to his Pokémon and leaving it to die in the rain]].



* TheDogBitesBack: [[BrokenPedestal Realizing]] that Damian doesn't care about him, Charmander swats Damian's Pok&eacute Ball back into his face, and then blows flames at him for good measure.

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* TheDogBitesBack: [[BrokenPedestal Realizing]] that Damian doesn't care about him, Charmander swats Damian's Pok&eacute Poké Ball back into his face, and then blows flames at him for good measure.


Later, at a Pokémon Center, we overhear a trainer named Damien bragging about abandoning his Charmander. Brock and Ash confront Damien, who challenges them to a battle. Nurse Joy breaks things up and reminds everyone that Pokémon are not to be used for settling personal disputes.

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Later, at a Pokémon Center, we overhear a trainer named Damien Damian bragging about abandoning his Charmander. Brock and Ash confront Damien, Damian, who challenges them to a battle. Nurse Joy breaks things up and reminds everyone that Pokémon are not to be used for settling personal disputes.



When our friends wake up the next morning, however, the Charmander is gone! Ash, Misty, and Brock head out to find Charmander and fall into one of Team Rocket's pit trap. Team Rocket also traps Pikachu in a balloon to negate its electric attacks. Charmander appears and defeats Team Rocket with a Flamethrower attack. The trio runs off. Ash escapes the pit trap and offers to let Charmander join him, but Damien shows up and having been impressed at Charmander's attack, offers to let Charmander come back "just as promised." Charmander rejects the offer with a Flamethrower and Damian is chased off by Charmander and Pikachu. Charmander willingly goes with Ash, who captures it in a Pokéball.

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When our friends wake up the next morning, however, the Charmander is gone! Ash, Misty, and Brock head out to find Charmander and fall into one of Team Rocket's pit trap. Team Rocket also traps Pikachu in a balloon to negate its electric attacks. Charmander appears and defeats Team Rocket with a Flamethrower attack. The trio runs off. Ash escapes the pit trap and offers to let Charmander join him, but Damien Damian shows up and having been impressed at Charmander's attack, offers to let Charmander come back "just as promised." Charmander rejects the offer with a Flamethrower and Damian is chased off by Charmander and Pikachu. Charmander willingly goes with Ash, who captures it in a Pokéball.



* AshFace: Happens to both Team Rocket and Damien when Charmander uses Flamethrower on them.
* BerserkButton: Naturally, the gang is outraged by Damien's abandonment of Charmander, but it's Brock who's pissed off the most as he shows his distaste of Damien's action by grabbing him by the collar and [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech calls him out for lying to his Pokémon and leaving it to die in the rain]].

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* AshFace: Happens to both Team Rocket and Damien Damian when Charmander uses Flamethrower on them.
* BerserkButton: Naturally, the gang is outraged by Damien's Damian's abandonment of Charmander, but it's Brock who's pissed off the most as he shows his distaste of Damien's Damian's action by grabbing him by the collar and [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech calls him out for lying to his Pokémon and leaving it to die in the rain]].



'''Damien''': Huh?\\

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'''Damien''': '''Damian''': Huh?\\



'''Damien''': Why should I?\\

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'''Damien''': '''Damian''': Why should I?\\



'''Damien''': (''shoves Brock's grasp off his collar'') [[LackOfEmpathy Oy! What I do is none of your business!]]\\

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'''Damien''': '''Damian''': (''shoves Brock's grasp off his collar'') [[LackOfEmpathy Oy! What I do is none of your business!]]\\



'''Damien''': What'd you say, nerd?\\

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'''Damien''': '''Damian''': What'd you say, nerd?\\



** Ash & co act like this with Charmander. When Charmander is being attacked by Spearow, Ash throws a rock at it and gets Pikachu to use Thundershock to scare them away.
** Charmander returns the favor later in the episode. Just when it seems like Team Rocket finally gets away with Pikachu in an electric proof bag, Charmander suddenly appears and demands that they release Pikachu. It then unleashes a powerful Flamethrower on them, causing Team Rocket to drop Pikachu and run away in fear.

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** Ash & co and company act like this with Charmander. When Charmander is being attacked by Spearow, Ash throws a rock at it and gets Pikachu to use Thundershock to scare them away.
** Charmander returns the favor later in the episode. Just when it seems like Team Rocket finally gets away with Pikachu in an electric proof electric-proof bag, Charmander suddenly appears and demands that they release Pikachu. It then unleashes a powerful Flamethrower on them, causing Team Rocket to drop Pikachu and run away in fear.



* DebutQueue: The second of three episodes back to back where Ash gets the three starters in Pokedex order. Charmander will notably go on to be his 'canon' Kanto starter in situations like the first movie, and his rival battle against Gary's Blastoise later, with Pikachu becoming a signature overall starter that follows him from region to region.
* TheDogBitesBack: [[BrokenPedestal Realizing]] that Damien doesn't care about him, Charmander swats Damien's Pokeball back into his face, and then blows flames at him for good measure.
* DubInducedPlotHole: In the original Japanese version, Damian states that Charmander is so weak that it couldn't even defeat a Poliwag, to which Brock muses about type-advantages in Pokémon battles. Damian's line was changed into ''it couldn't defeat the weakest opponents" in the English dub, which makes Brock's ElementalRockPaperScissors dialogue confusing since Damian no longer mentions Poliwag or any Water-Type Pokémon for the matter.
* DubNameChange: Damien is Daisuke in the original.

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* DebutQueue: The second of three episodes back to back where Ash gets the three starters in Pokedex Pokédex order. Charmander will notably go on to be his 'canon' "canon" Kanto starter in situations like the first movie, and his rival battle against Gary's Blastoise later, with Pikachu becoming a signature overall starter that follows him from region to region.
* TheDogBitesBack: [[BrokenPedestal Realizing]] that Damien Damian doesn't care about him, Charmander swats Damien's Pokeball Damian's Pok&eacute Ball back into his face, and then blows flames at him for good measure.
* DubInducedPlotHole: In the original Japanese version, Damian states that Charmander is so weak that it couldn't even defeat a Poliwag, to which Brock muses about type-advantages in Pokémon battles. Damian's line was changed into ''it couldn't defeat the weakest opponents" in the English dub, which makes Brock's ElementalRockPaperScissors dialogue confusing since Damian no longer mentions Poliwag or any Water-Type Water-type Pokémon for the matter.
* DubNameChange: Damien Damian is Daisuke in the original.



** One that can be chalked up to semantics. This episode implies that if Charmander's tail flame goes out it dies. Later in this series and other continuities, members of the Charmander line are able to survive being completely submerged in water, perhaps retconning this to mean that if it dies it's tail flame goes out, not the other way around. Still they are shown to dislike their tails getting wet.
** Damien is shown to have upwards of roughly 30 Pokemon on his person at any given time. Contrast this to only a few episodes later, when it's established that a trainer may only carry six at a time (as is the case in the video game), with each subsequent catch immediately being sent to a computerized storage system.
* ElementalRockPaperScissors: This episode continues to explain the system of elemental strengths and weakness present in the Pokémon universe. In addition to fire Pokémon being weak to Water-Type attack, a Charmander might be killed by something like sitting out in a rainstorm.
* EvilBrit: Damien is given a British accent in the dub.

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** One that can be chalked up to semantics. This episode implies that if Charmander's tail flame goes out it dies. Later in this series and other continuities, members of the Charmander line are able to survive being completely submerged in water, perhaps retconning this to mean that if it dies it's tail flame goes out, not the other way around. Still Still, they are shown to dislike their tails getting wet.
** Damien Damian is shown to have upwards of roughly 30 Pokemon Pokémon on his person at any given time. Contrast this to only a few episodes later, when it's established that a trainer may only carry six at a time (as is the case in the video game), with each subsequent catch immediately being sent to a computerized storage system.
* ElementalRockPaperScissors: This episode continues to explain the system of elemental strengths and weakness present in the Pokémon universe. In addition to fire Pokémon being weak to Water-Type Water-type attack, a Charmander might be killed by something like sitting out in a rainstorm.
* EvilBrit: Damien Damian is given a British accent in the dub.



** For that matter, when Ash and the others first encounter Charmander, they mistaken it for a huge Pokemon and a close up on its eye makes it look ferocious. Once again, [[Recap/PokemonS1E46AttackOfThePrehistoricPokemon 33 episodes later...]]
* HateSink: Even Team Rocket are at least {{Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain}}s. Damien however is written to be as loathsome as possible.
* IWantMyMommy: Damien in the dub, when Charmander burns him to a crisp at the end. It's as pathetically cathartic as it sounds.
-->'''Damien:''' (''in a whiny voice'') WAHAAAH! MUMMY!!!!
* {{Jerkass}}: Out of the many trainers Ash and company meet, Damien was one of the worst. He is shown as caring nothing about Pokemon on a personal level, and only caring about their strength. He is completely unconcerned that his Charmander might die due to his actions, and to top it off he believes that raising Pokémon is the most boring part of the job. Seriously, compared to him, AJ's a saint.
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Damien comes back for Charmander...but only when he sees how it can be useful for him.

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** For that matter, when Ash and the others first encounter Charmander, they mistaken it for a huge Pokemon Pokémon and a close up on its eye makes it look ferocious. Once again, [[Recap/PokemonS1E46AttackOfThePrehistoricPokemon 33 episodes later...]]
* HateSink: Even Team Rocket are at least {{Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain}}s. Damien Damian however is written to be as loathsome as possible.
* IWantMyMommy: Damien Damian in the dub, when Charmander burns him to a crisp at the end. It's as pathetically cathartic as it sounds.
-->'''Damien:''' -->'''Damian:''' (''in a whiny voice'') WAHAAAH! MUMMY!!!!
* {{Jerkass}}: Out of the many trainers Ash and company meet, Damien Damian was one of the worst. He is shown as caring nothing about Pokemon Pokémon on a personal level, and only caring about their strength. He is completely unconcerned that his Charmander might die due to his actions, and to top it off he believes that raising Pokémon is the most boring part of the job. Seriously, compared to him, AJ's a saint.
* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Damien Damian comes back for Charmander...but only when he sees how it can be useful for him.



* ObviouslyEvil: With a name like ''Damien'', do you honestly expect Charmander's trainer to be a nice guy?
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: The usually stoic Brock loses his temper over Damien's cruelty towards Charmander.
* TranquilFury: In the dub, Brock confronts Damien the same, though his delivery sounds far more controlled and stoic. [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness Considering his usual personality]], this actually makes him sound ''more'' on edge.
* UndyingLoyalty: This was poor Charmander's undoing as it faithfully waited for its abusive trainer to return for it, even as the flame on its tail was slowly going out and Damien had no intention of coming back for it.
* VerySpecialEpisode: Could be seen as one--this is the first episode to actually ''show'' Pokemon being abused and/or abandoned by their trainer (not counting "Path to the Pokemon League", which is generally agreed to have handled the subject poorly) and depicts the abuse in an eerily realistic manner.

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* ObviouslyEvil: With a name like ''Damien'', ''Damian'', do you honestly expect Charmander's trainer to be a nice guy?
* OOCIsSeriousBusiness: The usually stoic Brock loses his temper over Damien's Damian's cruelty towards Charmander.
* TranquilFury: In the dub, Brock confronts Damien Damian the same, though his delivery sounds far more controlled and stoic. [[OOCIsSeriousBusiness Considering his usual personality]], this actually makes him sound ''more'' on edge.
* UndyingLoyalty: This was poor Charmander's undoing as it faithfully waited for its abusive trainer to return for it, even as the flame on its tail was slowly going out and Damien Damian had no intention of coming back for it.
* VerySpecialEpisode: Could be seen as one--this is the first episode to actually ''show'' Pokemon Pokémon being abused and/or abandoned by their trainer (not counting "Path "The Path to the Pokemon League", Pokémon League," which is generally agreed to have handled the subject poorly) and depicts the abuse in an eerily realistic manner.


* BerserkButton: Naturally, the gang is outraged by Damien's abandonment of Charmander, but it's Brock who's pissed off the most as he shows his distaste of Damien's action by grabbing him by the collar and [[WhatTheHellHero calls him out for lying to his Pokémon and leaving it to die in the rain]].

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* BerserkButton: Naturally, the gang is outraged by Damien's abandonment of Charmander, but it's Brock who's pissed off the most as he shows his distaste of Damien's action by grabbing him by the collar and [[WhatTheHellHero [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech calls him out for lying to his Pokémon and leaving it to die in the rain]].

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* JerkWithAHeartOfJerk: Damien comes back for Charmander...but only when he sees how it can be useful for him.

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