Laid to Wake
- Oct 18, 2012
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While cryogenic preservation for humans isn’t a reality, it has been a staple of sci-fi for decades. Those Pokémon are alive, they’re just in suspended animation. As underlined by the fact that there’s an NPC in the labs who says that she will take care of the Pokémon so that one day they can return to their previous state. She even says that they’re in a cryogenic sleep.Pretty sure you die if you free yourself. I don't think those Pokemon were alive lol
This, however, is true. That said, she has a somewhat understandable reason for doing it, as she explains. She needs it to open a wormhole in order to go to Necrozma’s world so that she can prevent Necrozma from causing a disaster for Alola. Classic trolley problem. (It’s not really justifiable in SM, but of course, in that version of the story, Necrozma was never brought to her attention, so she was left saddled with her unhealthy obsession. Without something more altruistic to pour her energy into, she just sort of goes off the deep end. But then, SM also aren’t focused on redeeming her so quickly.)Also she does try to murder Nebby
I mean, she completely and utterly fails to stop Necrozma. As soon as she shows up in its world, it runs wild and kicks her right back out. To her, that cuts rather deep, since it proves that she isn’t capable of doing anything to stop the oncoming crisis. She’s not able to protect anything when it really counts. Which is what precipitates her decision to change.Yeah... US/UM Lusamine isn't less of a bad person as her original counterpart. She just doesn't get her behind properly kicked.
We don’t really know that. Granted that we’re dealing with a flexible sci-fi concept, but cryostasis isn’t always portrayed as traumatic... frankly, in my experience, it very rarely is portrayed that way (typically I see the “trauma” coming into play if, like, somebody is left in cryostasis for a hundred years or so and they wake up in a world very different from the one they knew, but that’s an unintended byproduct, not a problem with the actual act of freezing). In most portrayals I see, you’re just unconscious for the time you’re under, like being anesthetized.She still froze gods know how many pokemon in cryostasis. Even if in pokemon universe they can survive such things, even characters in the game do not think it's okay so.. yeah. It might not 100% be murder but it's still a traumatizing act to put on a pokemon who thought she loved them.
It’s still an egregious violation of those Pokémon’s agency and an unhealthy overreaction to her insecurities, but it’s probably not torture.