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* ShoutOut: A, a.k.a. "A for Anarchy", has been named after ''ComicBook/VForVendetta''.


* AlasPoorScrappy: Flareon. Most of the community considered Flareon to be a symbol of abject evil. However, after his untimely release, a large portion of the community felt sorry for the "False Prophet", often producing fanart to express their sadness. Others feel he was just too good of a villain and was simply [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter killed off too soon]]. And since [[DarkestHour Bloody Sunday]], the ire has shifted to blaming either Zapdos, or the PC and Bill, who many are beginning to interpret as the true False Prophet of Dome.
** Digrat attracted a fair bit of this too. Despite being considered TheLoad and an inconvenient WildCard, many people were incredibly sad that a veteran of the stream met an untimely and unfair fate.

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* AlasPoorScrappy: AlasPoorScrappy:
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Flareon. Most of the community considered Flareon to be a symbol of abject evil. However, after his untimely release, a large portion of the community felt sorry for the "False Prophet", "FalseProphet," often producing fanart to express their sadness. Others feel he was just too good of a villain and was simply [[TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodCharacter killed off too soon]]. And since [[DarkestHour Bloody Sunday]], the ire has shifted to blaming either Zapdos, or the PC and Bill, who many are beginning to interpret as the true False Prophet of Dome.
** Digrat attracted a fair bit of this too. Despite being considered TheLoad and an inconvenient WildCard, many people were incredibly sad that Digrat, a veteran of the stream stream, met an untimely and unfair fate.



** [[BlankSlate Red]] is sometimes portrayed as a literal robot obeying the players' commands, with no will of his own. Another common portrayal is that Red is a poor kid constantly tortured by the thousands of voices in his head. When choices are shown to be his free will, he's shown to be an [[CloudCuckooLander incompetent mess.]] Red could also be seen as [[SmallNameBigEgo extremely arrogant,]] thinking himself always in the right and [[NeverMyFault preferring to blame others for his actions]] when he screws up. Still others think he's just a regular guy who happens to have a severe case of schizophrenia, making his successes more inspirational than anything else.
*** Apparently Red is a [[Franchise/KingdomHearts Keyblade]] [[http://www.deviantart.com/art/Twitch-Plays-Pokemon-Secret-Keyblade-437680273 Wielder.]]

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** [[BlankSlate Red]] is sometimes portrayed as a literal robot obeying the players' commands, with no will of his own. Another common portrayal is that Red is a poor kid constantly tortured by the thousands of voices in his head. When choices are shown to be his free will, he's shown to be an [[CloudCuckooLander incompetent mess.]] Red could also be seen as [[SmallNameBigEgo extremely arrogant,]] thinking himself always in the right and [[NeverMyFault preferring to blame others for his actions]] when he screws up. Still others think he's just a regular guy who happens to have a severe case of schizophrenia, making his successes more inspirational than anything else.
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else. Apparently Red is a [[Franchise/KingdomHearts Keyblade]] [[http://www.deviantart.com/art/Twitch-Plays-Pokemon-Secret-Keyblade-437680273 Wielder.]]



* BreatherBoss: Bruno. While he is a member of the Elite Four, Red has a much easier time taking him on thanks to a combination of ArtificialStupidity and losing in ElementalRockPaperScissors

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* BreatherBoss: Bruno. While he Bruno is a member of the Elite Four, Red has a much easier time taking him on thanks to a combination of ArtificialStupidity and losing in ElementalRockPaperScissors



* DracoInLeatherPants: Despite being generally played as [[BigBad the devil]], there is a vocal minority of people who believe the Dome Fossil is actually the true savior.
** Pretty much happened to "False Prophet" Flareon. Originally a cunning villain responsible for the death of Abby and Jay Leno, many have since been portraying him/her as a misunderstood victim. Not a difficult task, considering the popularity and cuteness of the Eevee line.

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* DracoInLeatherPants: DracoInLeatherPants:
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Despite being generally played as [[BigBad the devil]], there is a vocal minority of people who believe the Dome Fossil is actually the true savior.
** Pretty much happened to "False Prophet" "FalseProphet" Flareon. Originally a cunning villain responsible for the death of Abby and Jay Leno, many have since been portraying him/her as a misunderstood victim. Not a difficult task, considering the popularity and cuteness of the Eevee line.



* RonTheDeathEater: Despite being portrayed as [[BigGood God]], some believe it's the Helix Fossil trying to mislead its followers with false promises of glory.
** Doesn't help that in the sequel, there are depictions of Helix believing that his presence is doing more harm than good and wants to be slain to release everyone from belief in him.

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* RonTheDeathEater: Despite being portrayed as [[BigGood God]], some believe it's the Helix Fossil trying to mislead its followers with false promises of glory.
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glory. Doesn't help that in the sequel, there are depictions of Helix believing that his presence is doing more harm than good and wants to be slain to release everyone from belief in him.


* StopHavingFunGuys: What a lot of Pro-Anarchy members of the stream accuse Pro-Democracy members of being.



* StopHavingFunGuys: What a lot of Pro-Anarchy members of the stream accuse Pro-Democracy members of being.


** Some say that the reason Blue brags so much to Red is because he's able to actually win for once when he's not around. It could just be a JerkassFacade he puts on to make himself feel like he's not as weak a trainer as he actually is.

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** Some say that the reason Blue brags so much to Red is because he's able to actually win for once when he's not around. It could just be a JerkassFacade facade he puts on to make himself feel like he's not as weak a trainer as he actually is.


* CrackShip: Red/[[JustForFun/PokemonVietnameseCrystal Vietnamese Crystal.]] [[http://janedoodles.tumblr.com/post/77872545846/i-ship-it Like so.]]

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* CrackShip: Red/[[JustForFun/PokemonVietnameseCrystal Red/[[VideoGame/PokemonVietnameseCrystal Vietnamese Crystal.]] [[http://janedoodles.tumblr.com/post/77872545846/i-ship-it Like so.]]


** There are at least two ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' episodes which are centered around fossils. One was an episode about Dome Fossils (called ''Shell Shock'') which featured an island that was made up off them that was destroyed when they awoke under a blood red moon. Another episode featuring Omanyte (called ''Fossil Fools''), had a scene where Professor Oak was apparently inspired to become a professor after seeing a Helix Fossil at a museum.

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** There are at least two ''Anime/{{Pokemon}}'' episodes which are centered around fossils. One was an episode about Dome Fossils (called ''Shell Shock'') which featured an island that was made up off of them that was destroyed when they awoke under a blood red moon. Another episode featuring Omanyte (called ''Fossil Fools''), had a scene where Professor Oak was apparently inspired to become a professor after seeing a Helix Fossil at a museum.


* MostAnnoyingSound: The "Start Menu" noise. Unfortunately, this is also the SugarWiki/MostWonderfulSound for most of the people that keep entering "Start" to begin with.
* SugarWiki/MostWonderfulSound: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeS1M6BUCoc Bulbasaur's cry]].

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* MostAnnoyingSound: The "Start Menu" noise. Unfortunately, this is also the SugarWiki/MostWonderfulSound for most of the people that keep entering "Start" to begin with.
* SugarWiki/MostWonderfulSound: Multiple:
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[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeS1M6BUCoc Bulbasaur's cry]].cry]].
** The Start Menu noise for most of the people that keep entering "Start".


*** Apparently Red is a [[KingdomHearts Keyblade]] [[http://www.deviantart.com/art/Twitch-Plays-Pokemon-Secret-Keyblade-437680273 Wielder.]]

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*** Apparently Red is a [[KingdomHearts [[Franchise/KingdomHearts Keyblade]] [[http://www.deviantart.com/art/Twitch-Plays-Pokemon-Secret-Keyblade-437680273 Wielder.]]


* AwesomeMusic: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eI_CkvlHm_Y This remix]] of the Rocket Hideout BGM, courtesy of Smooth [=McGroove=].

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* AwesomeMusic: SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eI_CkvlHm_Y This remix]] of the Rocket Hideout BGM, courtesy of Smooth [=McGroove=].



* MostAnnoyingSound: The "Start Menu" noise. Unfortunately, this is also the MostWonderfulSound for most of the people that keep entering "Start" to begin with.
* MostWonderfulSound: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeS1M6BUCoc Bulbasaur's cry]].

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* MostAnnoyingSound: The "Start Menu" noise. Unfortunately, this is also the MostWonderfulSound SugarWiki/MostWonderfulSound for most of the people that keep entering "Start" to begin with.
* MostWonderfulSound: SugarWiki/MostWonderfulSound: [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZeS1M6BUCoc Bulbasaur's cry]].


* BaseBreaker: Eevee was controversial even before it actually became a member of the party. The reason why is this: in these games, you can get both Eevee and Lapras, both are generally {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}s and the latter can learn Surf right off the bat. However, there was only one empty slot in the party and coordinating 50,000 people to use the PC to bench one Pokémon would be impossible. To top it off, some of the users realized that if Eevee was picked then they would have to get a Water Stone so that they would have a Pokémon that can learn Surf and that would be impossible because some people wanted Jolteon to hit the swimmers' Pokémon and others wanted it to be released. Eventually, the memes surrounding it got Eevee/Flareon released, as large portions of the users kept insisting on focusing on the computer until it was released... even though it was one of the team's few remotely competent Pokémon.
** Much of the mob blames Zapdos and has decried it as a false prophet on par with Flareon due to its role in causing the Post Zapdos Exodus.
** While not as bad as the above two, the fact that Digrat is useful half the time (Escaping dungeons and landing in front of the last entered Poké Center) and used at the worst time the other half (See the [[EpicFail/TwitchPlaysPokemon page]]) his [[AlasPoorScrappy release]] caused this reaction.

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* BaseBreaker: BaseBreakingCharacter:
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Eevee was controversial even before it actually became a member of the party. The reason why is this: in these games, you can get both Eevee and Lapras, both are generally {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}s and the latter can learn Surf right off the bat. However, there was only one empty slot in the party and coordinating 50,000 people to use the PC to bench one Pokémon would be impossible. To top it off, some of the users realized that if Eevee was picked then they would have to get a Water Stone so that they would have a Pokémon that can learn Surf and that would be impossible because some people wanted Jolteon to hit the swimmers' Pokémon and others wanted it to be released. Eventually, the memes surrounding it got Eevee/Flareon released, as large portions of the users kept insisting on focusing on the computer until it was released... even though it was one of the team's few remotely competent Pokémon.
** Much of the mob blames Zapdos and has decried it as a false prophet on par with Flareon due to its role in causing the Post Zapdos Exodus.
** While not as bad as the above two, the
The fact that Digrat is useful half the time (Escaping dungeons and landing in front of the last entered Poké Center) and used at the worst time the other half (See the [[EpicFail/TwitchPlaysPokemon page]]) his [[AlasPoorScrappy release]] caused this reaction.


* HellIsThatNoise: The ominous and unsettling [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFtCQNfbEss "Pokémon Mansion" theme]] (''Red/Blue'' variant) quickly became this when Red inadvertently became stuck there for about 1.5 hours ''straight'', with only the "wild Pokémon battle" theme serving as an occasional brief respite. It's described succinctly in this quote:
-->--'''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFtCQNfbEss&google_comment_id=z13qgxty4pi5tf4ik04cjfjziuuxwfbbw2k MFGreth]]:''' It's catchy at first, but it starts to drive you mad. Especially when you're stuck there for as long as Twitch has been.
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kiKM2f2j_o "Rocket Hideout"]] theme (''Red/Blue'' variant).
-->--'''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5kiKM2f2j_o&google_comment_id=z13csvrbqvi1srgul221e3pguqrofvwdq Freakyzhehe]]:''' THIS IS BURNED INTO MY BRAIN. THANKS TWITCH.
** The [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpPWNOhJtqs "Cerulean City" theme]] received plenty of hate back when the Twitch chat was having trouble beating Misty and actually getting out of the city; it was only forgotten after even worse roadblocks appeared.
** THE PC NOISE.


* BaseBreaker: Eevee was controversial even before it actually became a member of the party. The reason why is this: in these games, you can get both Eevee and Lapras, both are generally {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}s and the latter can learn Surf right off the bat. However, there was only one empty slot in the party and coordinating 50,000 people to use the PC to bench one Pokémon would be impossible. To top it off, some of the users were GenreSavvy enough to realize that if Eevee was picked then they would have to get a Water Stone so that they would have a Pokémon that can learn Surf and that would be impossible because some people wanted Jolteon to hit the swimmers' Pokémon and others wanted it to be released. Eventually, the memes surrounding it got Eevee/Flareon released, as large portions of the users kept insisting on focusing on the computer until it was released... even though it was one of the team's few remotely competent Pokémon.

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* BaseBreaker: Eevee was controversial even before it actually became a member of the party. The reason why is this: in these games, you can get both Eevee and Lapras, both are generally {{Ensemble Darkhorse}}s and the latter can learn Surf right off the bat. However, there was only one empty slot in the party and coordinating 50,000 people to use the PC to bench one Pokémon would be impossible. To top it off, some of the users were GenreSavvy enough to realize realized that if Eevee was picked then they would have to get a Water Stone so that they would have a Pokémon that can learn Surf and that would be impossible because some people wanted Jolteon to hit the swimmers' Pokémon and others wanted it to be released. Eventually, the memes surrounding it got Eevee/Flareon released, as large portions of the users kept insisting on focusing on the computer until it was released... even though it was one of the team's few remotely competent Pokémon.


** After being stuck in the Rocket HQ for over 20 hours, the stream host attempted to implement a voting system that would streamline commands more easily. The viewers instantly rebelled by spamming Start9 (which causes them to input Start [[ButtonMashing nine times]]). The host gave up and changed it back, instead implementing a tug-of-war vote system between democracy and anarchy.

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** After being stuck in the Rocket HQ for over 20 hours, the stream host attempted to implement a voting system that would streamline commands more easily. The viewers instantly rebelled by spamming Start9 [="start9"=] (which causes them to input Start [[ButtonMashing nine times]]). The host gave up and changed it back, instead implementing a tug-of-war vote system between democracy and anarchy.


* AnnoyingVideoGameHelper: Good luck enduring Professor Oak's advice...
--> '''Professor Oak:''' "RED! This isn't the time to use that! RED! This isn't the time to use that! [[OverlyLongGag RED! This isn't the time to use that!]]"



* StopHelpingMe:
--> '''Professor Oak:''' "RED! This isn't the time to use that! RED! This isn't the time to use that! [[OverlyLongGag RED! This isn't the time to use that!]]"


** If you interpret Red as a hapless kid who suddenly starts hearing thousands of voices that tell him what to do, then he unquestionably counts.

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** If you interpret Red as a hapless kid who suddenly starts hearing thousands of voices that tell him what to do, then he unquestionably counts. Oh, and note he's still an [[BreakTheCutie eleven year old boy]] who hasn't even hit puberty yet.

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