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" ...I killed and controlled life by my own agency. I bring nothing but destruction. Were I to have a mate, even a child, neither of them would last very long by my hands. I am a cursed being doomed to desire but not receive. What I did to Mew was as such. My desire was not returned, at least not in the way I hoped it would. That, my friend, is my human side..."

The story begins three centuries in the future with bad news: the Pokémon world is on the brink of a world war. Ho-oh calls for a conference for the Legendaries on this issue, and give first-hand accounts about the world falling apart. For fear of becoming as the common man, he instructs everyone to get over rivalries and make friendships with one another.

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Skip ahead two months to when the rumored war comes to pass, and the future looks grim. That is until the world is suddenly destroyed, leaving the Legendaries alive but devastated, unsure what to do about their failures.

But that is when the story really begins.

Forsaken is a Pokémon Fan Fic written by lilpurplebird, revolving around the lives of the Legendaries as they attempt to recover and fix up the world. They go through their own personal trials of life, and then are put to the test by an outside force that has chosen the dead world for its own evil purposes, doing so through Mew and Mewtwo.

Have we mentioned this is a romance?

The story is currently on-going, and can be read both here, and here.


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Forsaken provides examples of:

  • A God Am I: Legion wanting a world of demons suggests he wants to be the ruler of it.
  • All Men Are Perverts: It’s hard to tell if Deoxys is even this trope, or just enjoys messing with everyone’s heads.
  • Amicably Divorced: Darkrai and Cresselia, though more like "amicably separated".
  • As the Good Book Says...: A few characters quote passages from the Bible throughout the story (directly or indirectly), in which one doubles as a Title Drop.
    • Arceus and Amber actually quote from The Book of Mormon.
    • Some of the accompanying lyrics in the beginning of chapters are scripture verses.
  • A Taste of the Lash: A crystalline lash at that. Poor Manaphy and Mewtwo.
  • The Atoner: A few characters fall under this category, though it’s Mewtwo and Mew who expresses it the most.
  • Attempted Rape: Both Mew and Mewtwo experience this. see also Near-Rape Experience
  • Berserk Button:
    • Mewtwo really doesn't like it when Mew is in harm's way or being threatened in any way, shape, or form.
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    • Heavily implied this happened to Latios in the past when his sister got badly hurt.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Ho-oh and Kyogre froze and burned Jediah and his followers after he got Taken for Granite by Azelf. Averted with Lugia, who got lost.
  • Big "OMG!": Lugia gives a big one when he sees a dead body.
  • Blood from the Mouth: Happens to Mewtwo and Mew whenever a crystal is destroyed due to blood connections.
  • Body Motifs: The eyes get a lot of attention before the numerous scars start appearing.
  • Heroic BSoD: Happens a couple of times with Mewtwo, but most notably after seeing Mew's memories and how she got the BSOD herself.
  • Horny Devils: Legion wants Mewtwo to love him, dammit!
  • Immortal Immaturity: Most of the Legendaries, much to the chagrin of the others.
  • Lecherous Licking: Legion again. For the most part.
  • Longing Look: Both Scyther and Ho-oh have pointed this out to Mewtwo in a couple of occasions.
  • Love Epiphany: Mewtwo had one of these, revealed in a flashback. Mew had feelings for a long time, but she fully accepted it once she was "dead".
  • Lust: Mewtwo struggles with this a lot.
  • Mind Rape: Implied Legion did this to Mewtwo as “punishment”.
  • Near-Rape Experience: Mewtwo just wanted to be loved.
  • Neck Snap: Happens with a psychic blow to the head described as a loud pop. It's when the neck is set back into place that it snaps. And it's bloody. It was also how "Sir" died.
  • Precision F-Strike:
    "Falling my ass, we're not doing shit about it!"
    Legion: "Fuck me. Hard."
  • Unhand Them, Villain!: Mewtwo to Legion a good few times. He refuses at first, but then later complies by slicing Mew's throat open and having her body drop off the cliff.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Mewtwo’s tested Legion’s patience far too many times...
  • Wham Episode: The end of chapter seven.
  • What Could Have Been: Word of God says chapter eleven wasn't originally going to be from Mew's point of view, but there was a given option of rewriting the entire chapter to literally project Mewtwo into the past and not in her head on request if it proved too confusing to the reader.
  • Window Love: A variation where Mew in the Spirit World can't touch Mewtwo, but he can reach through the mirror without issue.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: Too many to name, or else you'd be here all day.

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