- Nov 29, 2012
- Reaction score
I don't know. I personally liked that special, even if I admit the voice acting was a bit… off. For example, May sounded a bit too adult for my tastes.I never understand fandom's hate for Mastermind of Mirage special. What was so terrible about the plot?
However, as someone who never followed the English dub, I guess I wasn't as "biased" as most people, and I was barely bothered by the characters' voices.
The way I interpreted the plot, I liked the idea of this movie being some sort of reference to cheats and hacks, considering the fact that Mirage Pokémon are essentially hacked Pokémon with unnatural moves and with infinite health cheats enabled.
Of course, I don't think that was the original idea of the movie, but I simply loved that theory.
The way I see it, Dr. Yung found out about Mewtwo through Pikachu's inner memories and created a replica by using said memories as a source. After all, following the events of Mewtwo Returns, Pikachu knows well who Mewtwo is.The villain was pretty weak and I thought using Pikachu's memories to learn about the different Pokemon it had encountered was forced into the story just to make it feel more like an anniversary special. The fact that the villain seemed to know that the others had seen a different Mewtwo before also seemed odd.
Otherwise, another interpretation could be that the doctor was actually talking to the audience rather than to the characters. As in, "Look everybody! This is not the same Mewtwo you all know! This is a Mirage Mewtwo created by me!", in a sense.
Now, I may understand that the plot is a bit cheesy and predictable, but I personally still liked it. The idea of "hacked" Pokémon fascinate me, and I wish the movie explored that idea a bit more in-depth.