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    The apparent decline of Evil Teams

    Yes. Forgive me english is not my first language so maybe i wasn’t clear enough. True but a distinction between Good vs Evil needs to exist. Even in stories like death note where the MC is the villain, the antagonist is a force of good balancing it out. If our hero is on the path of...
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    The apparent decline of Evil Teams

    That was always the point. Maybe i should have used ‘franchise’ instead of ‘anime’ in my first post but the point is pokemon has never produced good villains. Lyandre and hunter J were close-but-no-cigar. IMO a villain who does no evil stuff is not a good villain and i’ll die on that hill. No...
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    The apparent decline of Evil Teams

    I don’t know why you’re trying to make this an anime vs game thing when all i said was ‘death is dumbed down for kids in a kids show’. i’m arguing that pokemon being a kids franchise hasn’t produced good villains because they aren’t allowed to do evil stuff. XY to me felt like it was trying to...
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    The apparent decline of Evil Teams

    All of those ‘death’ related scenes were dumbed down for kids though. Like i said safe and risk-free. Do you think pokemon can get away with villains like frieza, kira yoshikage or doflamingo?
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    The apparent decline of Evil Teams

    I think it has to do with the child-friendly policy of this anime. You can’t make a good villain if they are not allowed to do evil stuff and that requires a mature audience. XY felt like it was trying to be shounen but then someone up the ladder told them to dial it down and go back to being a...
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