Chapter 7 Page 103

June 19th, 2014, 5:08 pm
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H0lyhandgrenade
June 19th, 2014, 11:16 am
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Oh the game lets you KNOW there's an alternative. Just doesn't let you frackin' take it. Turning us into clockwork oranges dangit...

See y'all soon.
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Lovey
June 19th, 2014, 5:13 pm
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YASS
So excited to see what happens now. :3
Zero-I
June 19th, 2014, 5:14 pm
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Oh Daayuuummm >D
qazox
June 19th, 2014, 5:17 pm
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I REALLY, REALLY REALLY want Atty to join team tocket!
troblsomtwins829
June 19th, 2014, 5:21 pm
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really starting to wish that one grunt gave you an option instead of the game designers just ASSUMING you'd say 'no'
if he takes it, this is definitely the unconventional side of the Pokemon story we all know by heart.
Snowy_Death
June 19th, 2014, 5:24 pm
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I for one would love to see how a webcomic plays out with the main character as a team rocket member.

You really don't see that anywhere else.
BattleStarX
June 19th, 2014, 5:42 pm
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Take it. Take it! TAKE THE JOB!
MissDomaYuset
June 19th, 2014, 5:51 pm
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DO IT ATTY. WEAR THE SUIT. BE THE SUIT. AND HAVE A MORALITY CRISIS LATER.
ZZDigital (Guest)
June 19th, 2014, 5:57 pm
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Atty will take the job, but quit the moment he has to wear the uniform.

"Come on, an old guy hat will go great with your old guy sweater!"
Guest
June 19th, 2014, 6:01 pm
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Hoho, this is becoming more cool. Sweet.
MRZ
June 19th, 2014, 6:02 pm
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Do it
DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ITTTTTTTTT
Unclever title
June 19th, 2014, 6:14 pm
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Hmm... catching pokemon that I don't want, then selling them for money?

Sold!

Beats leaving them stored in computer forever.

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I've always found it pretty weird that the message of Pokemon is to treat these fighting animals as your friends when the very game mechanics themselves encourage, even outright require you to treat them as tools for gaining money and fame. It's just that the NPCs seem in deep seated denial about everything.

I sacrifice my weak pokemon in order to let my strong one survive long enough to make the final blow and I get a response like "You're pokemon and you clearly share a deep powerful bond! With friendship like that you'll be league champion in no time!"

This is why I love this comic so much.
Also the art is great and the plot is freaking hilarious.
Guest
June 19th, 2014, 6:22 pm
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Cliffhanger because H0ly hasn't decided yet.
Aamon (Guest)
June 19th, 2014, 6:42 pm
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He should take the job and still take the challenge. What better way to undermine everything than to have a league champion be a member of rocket. You can alter perceptions and gain lots of information. Then atty can go on to sell his drawings for a fortune.
Tsumeken (Guest)
June 19th, 2014, 7:15 pm
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Rocket Being a Rocket is a weird experience. I had a few campaigns where I was somewhat of one and one I ran that had basically the same speech except given by Giovanni to the players to convince them after they lost multiple battle to gym leaders trying it the "right" way.
okamihanyu
June 19th, 2014, 7:30 pm
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Food for thought You know how there are rich people in the pokemon world that seem to have very rare or uncommon pokemon? Where do you think they get those pokemon? How did James as a child have a Growlithe? Where did it come from? I doubt he just found it. His parents are incredibly rich I bet they bought it for him. Maybe from Team Rocket or people like them.
GoogerGeiger (Guest)
June 19th, 2014, 7:32 pm
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Are we going to get a timeskip?
Winterous (Guest)
June 19th, 2014, 7:47 pm
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God damnit is she hot.
Trassa
June 19th, 2014, 7:55 pm
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I'm still just wondering how that Magikarp is still alive.
Koal
June 19th, 2014, 8:29 pm
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@troblsomtwins829: I agree with this, so much. Most rpgs force you to take one path, no choice in it at all, except the side-quests.
spiritsongtress
June 19th, 2014, 9:08 pm
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@Unclever title: /Agreed. This Campaign is interesting. I hope Atty makes some unconventional Pokemon Game choices in his existance, Because.. we need to see the other side of hte pokemon world!
KameHameHaC12
June 19th, 2014, 9:19 pm
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Omg this getting interesting!
SuperScratchkat
June 19th, 2014, 9:21 pm
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You take the Blue Pill, you go back to your ordinary life as a trainer doing as the world intended. You take the Red Pill, and you get to see just how complicated Pokemon's plot gets.

It works even better because the first games were Blue and Red. XD
leo_dragon_knight
June 19th, 2014, 9:23 pm
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Well his goal IS to get rich.
QueenYaoiSparkleBishes (Guest)
June 19th, 2014, 9:57 pm
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DO IT ATTY!!! DO IT FOR THE MINI-SKIRT!WEAR THE ROCKET MINI-SKIRT!!! >:3
gothaman1
June 19th, 2014, 10:59 pm
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a new path has been opened to our wildcard, the fool... hill he take this new path, or shall he do the morally correct thing?
Drakey (Guest)
June 19th, 2014, 11:18 pm
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@Unclever title: I'm more amused by the existence of the move "frustration," the power of which actively declines as your Pokemon love you more. You have to go out of your way to be a dick to your Pokemon to make that move work.
Eternity Everest (Guest)
June 20th, 2014, 12:06 am
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And THAT is how you sell joining Team Rocket. None of this short-person-yelling-at-you nonsense, Thad.
And no trying to woo the fourteen-year-old. THAD.
conscious (Guest)
June 20th, 2014, 12:35 am
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Do it
You can become stronger AND make MONEY!
Lanval (Guest)
June 20th, 2014, 1:31 am
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I'm interested in H0ly's comment here in regards to clockwork, since we (as readers) are basically along for the ride.

However, I reiterate from the last page; Atty joining Team Rocket would take your story off the rails in a beautiful way and I am so in support of this.

@Trassa: Pure determination. By the time it's a Gyrados, it will be a pile of hatred and murder.
Tabbycat (Guest)
June 20th, 2014, 1:55 am
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Am I the only one who doesn't want him to join? I mean yeah, it'd be interesting, but team rocket do all sorts of awful things to their pokemon, steal them from others, hold people hostage and what have you. Sure, Atty isn't the nicest person ever and he doesn't really fit with the the whole friendship and happiness thing that well, but don't think he's quite enough of a douchebag to be a member of team rocket.
Saphyron (Guest)
June 20th, 2014, 2:57 am
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TAKE IT!!!!! Please take pretty pretty pretty please. I allways wanted to take the offer myself but damn game wants me to say no....... PLEASE TAKE IT!!!!!!!
Saphyron (Guest)
June 20th, 2014, 2:58 am
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@SuperScratchkat: Interesting....
Koranos (Guest)
June 20th, 2014, 3:02 am
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@Tabbycat: Well to be fair, SHE isn't all that mean either (well she doesn't appear to be anyway), and she's an exec, so perhaps not ALL of team rocket is as cruel as thy're made out to be...
avian-reader
June 20th, 2014, 5:31 am
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Oh wow I wonder if this is where Atty realises he could make a ton of money out of Pokemon? The comic description did say he's out to be the "richest", if I remember correctly.

George sure will be upset if he turns to the dark side won't she? I get the feeling we haven't seen the last of her xD
Someguy (Guest)
June 20th, 2014, 8:41 am
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Maybe he'll do an "association deal" or something. I mean, in the games when you were raiding Sylph, your rival would be the second last person you fought before Giovanni - all of the grunts were making a fuss about /you/ raiding the building, and none of them even seemed to notice /him/. Not a single grunt mentions a second kid, or the PC looking different...
Raxis (Guest)
June 20th, 2014, 9:36 am
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It's a new story route! :O
The_Hankerchief
June 20th, 2014, 9:43 am
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He's going to either turn her down, or he'll say yes and she'll turn him down. Watch. Lol
RedX73
June 20th, 2014, 1:33 pm
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I really want him to join, and topple the organization from the inside or something.
varsaigen (Guest)
June 20th, 2014, 2:14 pm
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Atty gets the choice we never truly had. In playing Pokemon Blue as a kid, I always wanted the option to join Team Rocket, and was frustrated that the game forced us down the path of good anyway. The games are FAR too linear, without even alternative paths to the same goals.
Barn0wl
June 20th, 2014, 3:00 pm
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Estelle's pitch is not only more subtle, but much more effective than Trixie's. Hell, I'd join Team Rocket for that. ;)
Guest
June 20th, 2014, 3:08 pm
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morality crisis @Saphyron: Which is why he'd have a morality crisis down the road and switch back or Perhaps he'd build enough notoriety for himself that the masked fellow might show back up. But this time the fight would be a bit more fair.
Bartimaeus (Guest)
June 20th, 2014, 3:33 pm
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I like this idea.
Kittycatz22
June 20th, 2014, 6:28 pm
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@troblsomtwins829: They assume you'd choose yes which is why they don't give you the option
sowerofash (Guest)
June 20th, 2014, 6:54 pm
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nooooo @GoogerGeiger: Oh God I hope not; I hate time skips. >_<
Shriek (Guest)
June 20th, 2014, 6:57 pm
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@Kittycatz22: This. I do not think I have ever met anyone who doesn't want to try playing a different route. Not even just team rocket, but anything that isn't the exact same story as the last three thousand pokemon games. (I know they're not exactly the same but you know what I mean) One of the ones I heard about was actually the opposite, treating pokemon as more human, maybe even having a pokemon for a main character, or saying "screw the 'six pokemon at a time' rule!" and building an army. Just anything different. At this point, if they offered us another option, no matter what it was, a lot of people would take it.
Siri.K (Guest)
June 21st, 2014, 12:39 am
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Atty takes the offer and becomes neutral bad guy.
And then good guy Khan has to fight it out with him at the end.
And George is like "whyyyyy he loved you!" *eeeee*
MaximumCarnage (Guest)
June 21st, 2014, 12:44 am
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Sticking point... I think Atty is interested. But there's one -little- detail that may kibosh the whole deal for him.

"...One condition. Seeing how you don't wear one of those uniforms... can I still wear my jumper?"
"No."
"...dammit."
LordWaffles
June 21st, 2014, 12:00 pm
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OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHH Crap he eivl i jst no it he gona beat up som peeps yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Yes i've always wanted to choose yes and have it happend :)
Iarei (Guest)
June 21st, 2014, 9:21 pm
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BUT THOU MUST!
SoulStare (Guest)
June 22nd, 2014, 12:29 am
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EXCITING CONFLICT OF EMOTIONS Omg. OMG. I'M SO CONFLICTED.
Half of me wants him to join Team Rocket and eventually, miraculously, become the leader and just being a freakin' badass with a plot that would send all plots exploding out of the water.
The other half of me doesn't want him to go down either the champion path or the Rocket path. I want him to find his own meaning and his own ambitions. Because, so far, all his ambitions have been forced on him.
Lying Lyre (Guest)
June 22nd, 2014, 1:20 pm
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At least give him some time to think before he makes his decision. Atty is smart enough to not go all in at a moment's notice.
Iarei (Guest)
June 22nd, 2014, 4:29 pm
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It's worth considering that moments ago she left her henchmen to be crushed in a cave-in. Doesn't seem like the best person to work for.
Jerry (Guest)
June 23rd, 2014, 3:04 am
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Honestly, I always kinda thought Team Rocket tended to have two kinds of hiring schemes. The first one was for the barely-dodged-prison carnival crew that mostly made up the hench aspect of Rocket. The people that were the visible mooks and got all the official attention. People like Jesse and James or Butch and Cassidy (I only watched the American version of the show so sue me). The other tier was for folks like Atty, the professionals and executives that did the actual managing and money making, that didn't wear the god-awful uniforms and coasted under the radar while the Jennys chased after the guys with the big red R on their chests.
Grey (Guest)
June 23rd, 2014, 7:49 am
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Say what? I've read a lot of pokemon comics and the few that had a character join an evil team had the character already be kind of a moral prick. Atti hasn't shown that yet, he's kind of apathetic towards things but he's still a decent kid. Having him join Rocket would make for some really interesting character development opportunities. Also he'll get a chance to tap that.
broran (Guest)
June 23rd, 2014, 11:17 am
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@Trassa: it bounces off the first clefairy it hit and was far enough away to the pressure wave of the blast sent it flying rather then killing it? as for the landing remember pikachu managed to survive a suborbital launch from bide
Kroki (Guest)
June 23rd, 2014, 4:01 pm
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I am extremely excited about this development.
P-Dizzy (Guest)
June 23rd, 2014, 6:26 pm
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Never thought I'd say this but... Join them Atty. DO EET!
(Guest) (Guest)
May 6th, 2015, 5:38 pm
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"Join the dark side. It is your destiny, Darth Brent..." ...wait. Wrong franchise.
Razz (Guest)
August 23rd, 2016, 6:56 pm
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huh,wow,I wonder what'll atty pick.