Pokémon General The home for theories, clubs, polls, and other discussions involving the Pokémon franchise that aren't covered in any of the other boards.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1    
Old September 18th, 2013 (8:53 AM).
Lucreciatwo's Avatar
Lucreciatwo Lucreciatwo is offline
A Mewtwo Lover
     
    Join Date: Sep 2013
    Location: Home :P
    Age: 34
    Gender: Female
    Nature: Lonely
    Posts: 54

    I personally think Mewtwo shouldn’t be listed as a species. He is far too gifted and intelligent. To me he’s more like a race because of his brilliant mind and intelligence. Plus he’s practically half human and his design is based off an alien anyways! Anyways, that’s one of the reasons Mewtwo will always be my favorite pokemon character. (The female one from the new movie is okay, but to me she is waaaay too bland.)
    That's my opinion and I hope you all can respect that.
    Thank you

    __________________

    "Some questions have no answers, while some answers have no questions..." -Me

    Reply With Quote

    Relevant Advertising!

      #2    
    Old September 18th, 2013 (9:01 AM).
    adventure's Avatar
    adventure adventure is offline

    Page of Hope

    • Super Moderator
    • Platinum Tier
    • Social Media
    • Discord Moderoid
     
    Join Date: Nov 2007
    Location: Skaia
    Gender: Female
    Nature: Naive
    Posts: 27,433

    What do you mean the difference between a "species" and a "race" is, in that case?

    In some iterations of pokémon, for instance the Electric Tale of Pikachu manga, animals exist in the pokémon world and pokémon are all regarded as one special species of animal with a lot of different races within it. So in their terms, Pikachu and Rhyperior are of the same species, but different races.

    I think the games talk about the pokémon as different species though.

    And when you say Mewtwo is half-human, are you referring to its DNA having part human in it?

    __________________


    roxyjanedirkcallie
    Hope to me is all about believing in stuff.

    Reply With Quote
      #3    
    Old September 18th, 2013 (9:13 AM).
    Lucreciatwo's Avatar
    Lucreciatwo Lucreciatwo is offline
    A Mewtwo Lover
       
      Join Date: Sep 2013
      Location: Home :P
      Age: 34
      Gender: Female
      Nature: Lonely
      Posts: 54

      Quote:
      Originally Posted by Red's Hawt Chibi Pelippers View Post
      What do you mean the difference between a "species" and a "race" is, in that case?
      And when you say Mewtwo is half-human, are you referring to its DNA having part human in it?
      Kind of. I always thought the intelligence was one way to tell a species from a race a part. (is nervous.)
      And yes I was talking about the human DNA in him.

      __________________

      "Some questions have no answers, while some answers have no questions..." -Me

      Reply With Quote
        #4    
      Old September 18th, 2013 (9:26 AM).
      adventure's Avatar
      adventure adventure is offline

      Page of Hope

      • Super Moderator
      • Platinum Tier
      • Social Media
      • Discord Moderoid
       
      Join Date: Nov 2007
      Location: Skaia
      Gender: Female
      Nature: Naive
      Posts: 27,433

      Okay :) In biology, different species are like cats and dogs, or even tigers and lions. Races are variations within a species that can still produce viable offspring so to speak, such as a poodle and labrador.

      But, what you basically mean is that you consider Mewtwo to be more than just a pokémon? I can agree some there. It was genetically created rather than of a natural or mythological origin like most other pokémon, and if you trust some canon enough sources (I don't fully recall what the games say), it does have some human DNA mixed into Mew's to stabilize and enhance it.

      So yeah, if anything I think Mewtwo should have been #151 rather than Mew; I know Mew was called the mirage pokémon and believed not to exist anymore and that's probably why it was given the last number in the Kanto dex, but the fossil pokémon are there and it was the same with them :x That is, if you want to make some in-game lore reason for it - the real reason is that GameFreak first didn't plan to add it in at all, but the glitch appeared so they decided to gift Mew away officially in events, iirc.

      Quote:
      That's my opinion and I hope you all can respect that.
      We respect all opinions here, as long as they are not harming anyone. Which I don't believe yours are :)

      __________________


      roxyjanedirkcallie
      Hope to me is all about believing in stuff.

      Reply With Quote
        #5    
      Old September 18th, 2013 (9:33 AM).
      Lucreciatwo's Avatar
      Lucreciatwo Lucreciatwo is offline
      A Mewtwo Lover
         
        Join Date: Sep 2013
        Location: Home :P
        Age: 34
        Gender: Female
        Nature: Lonely
        Posts: 54

        It's the human DNA that made me rather drawn to him.
        That and he's very handsome. (The male from the anime movies.) <3
        Speaking of the anime, it's funny that they don't do the genderless thing
        in it. LOL

        __________________

        "Some questions have no answers, while some answers have no questions..." -Me

        Reply With Quote
          #6    
        Old September 18th, 2013 (9:40 AM).
        adventure's Avatar
        adventure adventure is offline

        Page of Hope

        • Super Moderator
        • Platinum Tier
        • Social Media
        • Discord Moderoid
         
        Join Date: Nov 2007
        Location: Skaia
        Gender: Female
        Nature: Naive
        Posts: 27,433

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by Lucreciatwo View Post
        Speaking of the anime, it's funny that they don't do the genderless thing
        in it. LOL
        Actually, maybe that is because of his human DNA? Or maybe they just decided to go with a female voice this time, to change things up. Maybe they referred to Mewtwo as a male in the first movie, but it's not certain that it actually has a gender because of that. Most legendaries like Keldeo, Shaymin etc have been depicted as boys, but that's probably mostly because they should become buddies with Ash and because they need to put some kind of voice on it.

        __________________


        roxyjanedirkcallie
        Hope to me is all about believing in stuff.

        Reply With Quote
          #7    
        Old September 18th, 2013 (9:47 AM).
        Lucreciatwo's Avatar
        Lucreciatwo Lucreciatwo is offline
        A Mewtwo Lover
           
          Join Date: Sep 2013
          Location: Home :P
          Age: 34
          Gender: Female
          Nature: Lonely
          Posts: 54

          Sometimes I wonder if they'll ever have the two Mewtwos meet.
          I would be pretty fricking epic. After all, the Mewtwo in the second
          movie isn't the same from the previous. Thing they'd fight or
          become quick friends or something else if they met? LOL

          __________________

          "Some questions have no answers, while some answers have no questions..." -Me

          Reply With Quote
            #8    
          Old September 18th, 2013 (10:34 AM).
          Gfx's Avatar
          Gfx Gfx is offline
          ╰☆╮You're Perfect ❤
             
            Join Date: Sep 2013
            Location: Buried in my Computer
            Gender: Male
            Nature: Jolly
            Posts: 144

            You know, it's weird how he has half Human DNA, but other Pokemon like Machop, who look sort of like a Human, don't.

            __________________

            Completed Challenges:
            Randomized Pokemon Challenge
            Solo Run - Alakazam

            Reply With Quote
              #9    
            Old September 18th, 2013 (11:56 AM).
            Lucreciatwo's Avatar
            Lucreciatwo Lucreciatwo is offline
            A Mewtwo Lover
               
              Join Date: Sep 2013
              Location: Home :P
              Age: 34
              Gender: Female
              Nature: Lonely
              Posts: 54

              One theory I read is that the humans and pokemon use
              to be related at one time in that universe. I'm not kidding.
              Weird huh?

              __________________

              "Some questions have no answers, while some answers have no questions..." -Me

              Reply With Quote
                #10    
              Old September 18th, 2013 (12:15 PM).
              Turnip's Avatar
              Turnip Turnip is offline
              Magnificent Turnip
                 
                Join Date: Apr 2012
                Location: Private property what the heck are you doing here get out
                Posts: 646

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by Lucreciatwo View Post
                Speaking of the anime, it's funny that they don't do the genderless thing in it. LOL

                Hmm, I don't know. I don't know if you've seen the Japanese version of the Animé or the manga (I know I haven't) but I think the Japanese have proper personal pronouns for referring to genderless beings, so maybe they do. English, on the other hand, isn't really set up for it, so its kind of understandable. Also, it's not like they could get their hands on a genderless voice actor/actress :p

                __________________

                Turnips shall rise.

                Reply With Quote
                  #11    
                Old September 18th, 2013 (12:17 PM).
                Lucreciatwo's Avatar
                Lucreciatwo Lucreciatwo is offline
                A Mewtwo Lover
                   
                  Join Date: Sep 2013
                  Location: Home :P
                  Age: 34
                  Gender: Female
                  Nature: Lonely
                  Posts: 54

                  All I can say it's like the Tootsie Pops.
                  The World May Never Know. LOL! XD

                  __________________

                  "Some questions have no answers, while some answers have no questions..." -Me

                  Reply With Quote
                    #12    
                  Old September 26th, 2013 (1:02 PM).
                  Xerneas_X's Avatar
                  Xerneas_X Xerneas_X is offline
                  Raven
                     
                    Join Date: Aug 2013
                    Location: California
                    Gender: Female
                    Nature: Lonely
                    Posts: 447

                    He should just be classified as his own species. He isn't really a single species. he isn't a clone of Mew, but a mix match of perfection.

                    __________________

                    My Friend Code: 3325-2732-4817 - In-Game Name: Raven
                    My Shop: [Pending Re-Grand Opening]
                    My Trade Review: Raven's Trade Review

                    As of Feb 20th: 1500 Wins/264 losses, 85% Win Rate.
                    As of Feb 25th (2nd Playthrough): 150 Wins/0 losses, Undefeated, Challengers Beware!

                    Reply With Quote
                      #13    
                    Old September 27th, 2013 (11:26 AM).
                    AzuGazer's Avatar
                    AzuGazer AzuGazer is offline
                       
                      Join Date: Aug 2013
                      Gender: Male
                      Posts: 91

                      i don't know why people think he is perfection. he wasn't even finished testing when he broke out :U

                      now about the genders... the first Mewtwo was a male and the first one created by Team rocket.

                      the second one must have been a 2nd attempt or an attempt made by team plasma to create it.

                      its like, Math x English =w=

                      Reply With Quote
                        #14    
                      Old September 28th, 2013 (9:11 AM).
                      Lucreciatwo's Avatar
                      Lucreciatwo Lucreciatwo is offline
                      A Mewtwo Lover
                         
                        Join Date: Sep 2013
                        Location: Home :P
                        Age: 34
                        Gender: Female
                        Nature: Lonely
                        Posts: 54

                        The new one was is female.
                        Personally, I think it would be epic if the 2 mewtwos met :3
                        Wouldn't it be cool? :D

                        __________________

                        "Some questions have no answers, while some answers have no questions..." -Me

                        Reply With Quote
                        Reply
                        Quick Reply

                        Sponsored Links
                        Thread Tools

                        Posting Rules
                        You may not post new threads
                        You may not post replies
                        You may not post attachments
                        You may not edit your posts

                        BB code is On
                        Smilies are On
                        [IMG] code is On
                        HTML code is Off

                        Forum Jump


                        All times are GMT -8. The time now is 1:15 AM.