I was watching this week’s episode of Pokémon XY, and for some reason I felt somewhat uncomfortable with how Gardevoir is depicted. In fact, I kinda feel this way about every Gardevoir that’s appeared in the anime, but I don’t think figured out exactly why until today.
Is it just me, or does Gardevoir have no personality whatsoever? Fanart often depicts Gardevoir as being dynamic, peppy, curious, or at least in possession of some kind of emotion, but in the anime it just stands there. In Pokémon Colosseum she sashays in place and makes happy magical-girl faces with some of her attacks, (and I’m ashamed to say I have yet to actually use Gardevoir in Pokémon X or Y) but in the anime it is almost static and isn’t especially expressive. It makes some token gestures while attacking, but there’s no emotion behind it. Even its dodging attacks is just flash-stepping, as if the animators couldn’t be bothered to show her actually moving. When Gardevoir is kidnapped by Team Rocket, just stands there in the cage. It doesn’t even look that bothered, when any other Pokémon at least shows concern. And in the flash back, when Gardevoir leads everyone through the fog to the misplaced Diantha, it’s not even in a hurry. I almost thought this was supposed to be when Diantha first met Gardevoir until I saw everyone catching up to it. Even when it hugs Diantha, the gesture just feels shallow.
It wouldn’t be so bad if everyone else in the scene was clearly more expressive. Gardevoir barely even expresses dull surprise. I don’t get it. This is a popular Pokémon, and its emotions are supposed to resonate with its trainer’s. I remember Ralts and Kirlia being expressive, but Gardevoir is like some kind of robot. Do the animators not like Gardevoir for some reason? Is there some editorial mandate to complete underplay Gardevoir so it doesn’t overshadow Pikachu? I don’t get it.
I wonder what lies ahead
THIS WAS REALLY HARD but I did it oh my god
Inspired by this which was inspired by another post…. I’ve never drawn Gobber or Stoick before, but I wanted to give it a try! IT WAS REALLY HARD but I think I pulled it off!
It’s not perfect, but I hope it gives you a good laugh!
I HAVE WAITED FOR THIS MY ENTIRE LIFE
I AM SO HAPPY THAT THIS EXISTS
A friend of mine is trying to make a new Tumblr account, but every time she makes one it’s deleted immediately. The first time she logs in, she gets a message saying her account was terminated and to contact support to find out why. I also tried to make a new one and got the same message.
Is anyone else experiencing this? Any idea what’s going on?
I like how Lucina’s message has a question mark on it, like Nintendo isn’t even hiding how big a stretch that pun is. It’s literally the best they could come up with and they’re not even sure it’s that good. “Lucina… Wakes her blade? Yeah, sorry, I got nothing.”