- Jun 5, 2016
- Reaction score
I guess I can see why people are fine with the Z-Move overpowering Electivire. But my issue is due to the history of the Z-Move in particular. I was borderline spammed and called biased and what not for pointing out the obvious on the previous thread, but this episode solidified it. This Z-Move is a piece of plot armor worse than Ash-Greninja. At least Ash-Greninja needed mastering and tactics after transformation.
This perfectly explains my opinion on the topic as well. I’m so, so sure that I will be spammed by people telling me it’s not a Deux Ex Machina because it doesn’t fit in with one word of the googled definition, but it is very clearly the very definition of plot armor.This just proves what I've been saying: this Z Move is nothing more than a Heaven-sent, cataclysmic-level, ''get-out-of-jail-free-card" plot device. In every single use of it, it's always to assure Ash the victory. Nothing can resist it, apparently: A powerful, ultra beast/human fusion can't, an Electric-type Legendary using a Legendary-level Z Move can't, and now even an ability that was supossed to negate it's damage was unable to do so. Honestly? I won't be surprised if Ash just uses it on a Ground type without Soaking it first and being able to brute-force his way past type immunity.
Well, Ash vs Cynthia's theme could be "The strongest Pokémon" that ends up being a Pikachu vs Garchomp with the Z-Move. Realistically though, I want Garchomp's defeat to be a team effort like Drake's Dragonite.Ash using his Z-Crystal here seemed more like a thematic choice given how the battle focused on electricity