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joacen
August 8th, 2010, 06:44 AM
There was always one thing I never understood about Team Rocket's Jessie and James. With their original motto they started off with "Prepare for trouble and make it double." Then, Jessie would begin to say "to protect the world from devastation" and James would go "to unite all peoples within our nation." These first 2 lines do not sound like evil intentions to me. I know that there was an episode where Butch and Cassidy told Jessie and James that they were saying the motto wrong, and yet years after that, they continued to say that they wanted to "protect the world from devastation." What was the idea behind that? Was it just to show how much of a failure Jessie and James are?

GFA
August 8th, 2010, 07:49 AM
Nobody knows, nobody knows

Rei Shingetsu
August 8th, 2010, 07:52 AM
To denounce the evil of truth and love~ to extend our wish to the star above~
Apart from that, I'm unsure too :P

RivalGator
August 8th, 2010, 10:38 AM
To denounce the evil of truth and love~ to extend our wish to the star above~
To denounce the evils of truth and love, to extend our reach to the stars above.*

I figured they did it because they thought they sounded cool. I mean, who is to really say they gave a crap about Team Rocket's real motto, or even that Butch of Cassidy got it right? And Jessie is kind of a hopeless romantic, so why the heck not be a little poetic about it? lol.

Neelh
August 8th, 2010, 11:50 AM
Because it's just an EVIL FAIL!

Plus it sounds better in 'Double Trouble'.

luf100
August 9th, 2010, 12:41 PM
I always sort of thought it was to show they aren't true villains. They aren't as mean and nasty as they want to think they are, they're actually good people underneath. I guess. xD The motto sort of shows that.

Tomackze
August 9th, 2010, 01:12 PM
I agreewith luf100. Remember the scenes of James' past? He really is a nice guy... remember Growlithe?

Naruto Uzumaki
August 9th, 2010, 01:30 PM
I guess they were just wannabe villains XD

BakingBluePotatoe
August 9th, 2010, 05:29 PM
Yeah, I'm going to agree with the last three posters-

At this point, I think they're just doing it out of habit.

Ynfiniti8
August 10th, 2010, 01:18 AM
It's evil in Team Rockets own little way :3

Anna
August 10th, 2010, 09:18 PM
Aww, J, J, & M are the real heroes of the show! They never really hurt anyone... even in Legend of Dratini they never fired a gun.

Otter Mii-kun
August 11th, 2010, 07:41 PM
I never really understood the meaning behind the two lines about protection from devastation and "uniting all peoples" but now that I think about, they're probably said as a trick.

Kirbychu
August 12th, 2010, 10:12 AM
I guess they were just wannabe villains XD
Agreed. Team Rocket isn't evil at all, if you ask me. They're just three young adultes with nothing better to do. :/

orange discontent
August 12th, 2010, 10:29 AM
It's probably one of those things where the baddies "save the world" by doing obviously evil things (coughnaziscough).

Anyway, Jessie and James should work for Team Galactic with that motto.

KnilShadowLink
August 14th, 2010, 01:54 AM
Aww, J, J, & M are the real heroes of the show! They never really hurt anyone... even in Legend of Dratini they never fired a gun.
Too bad people in NA never seen that episode...damn butthurt parents

Amore
August 14th, 2010, 02:06 AM
1. They're wannabes, although Jessie is the verging on bad, in that she cheats at everything, followed by Meowth, followed by James.
2. I think it's the writers being sarcastic. Team Rocket is typical thuggish stealing, or meant to be, not all possessed with their goals like the others, so they can't believe they're protecting the world...

Anna
August 14th, 2010, 03:55 AM
1. You're right about them being wannabes.
2. I think you meant obsessed

Too bad people in NA never seen that episode...damn butthurt parents

Some do. If they know where to look~

mervyn797
August 19th, 2010, 03:04 AM
they aren't actually evil. just steal pokemon- don't hurt them or something.... I'm guessing they made it up just for fun xD. They aren't protecting anything.

GlalieX
August 19th, 2010, 10:26 PM
Listen to Butch and Cassidy's motto. They have the right one. Jessie and James are meant to look like the idiot grunts so they get the motto wrong.

Cassidy: Prepare for trouble
Butch: And make it double
Cassidy: To infect the world with devistation
Butch: To Blight all peoples in every nation
Cassidy: To denouce the goodness of truth and love
Butch: To extend our wrath to the stars above
Cassidy: Cassidy
Butch: Butch
Cassidy: Team rocket circling the earth both day and night