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April 17th, 2018, 2:00 am

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Oh gosh! Something serious is about to go down! Victini is out for revenge :/

posted by Sleepypandadream on April 17th, 2018, 2:13 am


*Boss battle music begins*

This page is really sad though. Jen is Lovrina's sister and she outright claims Lovrina wouldn't care for her too.

It kinda reminds me of Frisk fighting Asriel. I really hope it ended with Jen hugging Victini, they both needed it.

posted by Guest on April 17th, 2018, 2:36 am


You just don't get it do you Victini?
All of your efforts, all the bloodshed, the destruction, won't change a bloody goddamn thing.
You are forgotten. She won't care.
She would probably even care less, considering how she "looks" right now.

Do you even see her once for the past month?

posted by ILeninVelikyNamPutOzaril on April 17th, 2018, 2:56 am


Lovrina doesn't care about you! I know her! She can't!

posted by Truefan108 on April 17th, 2018, 3:05 am


It's really striking how Victini's all dusty and bedraggled right now. Sucks not being able to fly around whenever you want, don't it?

Also, I wonder if that's part of how Lovrina was able to make greater achievements in the creation of Shadow Pokémon -- her test subjects (especially powerful Psychics like Lugia or Victini) were able to pick up on her lack of empathy, which makes the whole process more traumatic.

I'd always kinda figured Victini's "butt wings" were basically adapted tails, but looks like sulfurbunny's gone for more of a winged feet vibe, which kinda makes sense given Victini's inspiration.

posted by spudwalt (Guest) on April 17th, 2018, 3:31 am

Plot twist:

Lovrina has a Narcissistic personality disorder!

posted by EdgedPixie on April 17th, 2018, 4:19 am


f u c k

posted by Guest on April 17th, 2018, 4:51 am


You guys are forgetting something.

Jen knows Taek-Won-Do.

posted by Tallen (Guest) on April 17th, 2018, 5:00 am


Notice how Victini's text isn't yellow here?

posted by Numberplay (Guest) on April 17th, 2018, 6:04 am


Well Numberplay, that would be because she can't speak using her powers anymore. She's stuck with actual vocal chords due to the distortion.

posted by EdgedPixie on April 17th, 2018, 7:02 am


I've got this strange feeling like their fight is going to be interrupted before it begins. As for who, or how it happens, I'm not sure. Also, Victini doesn't need psychic powers to speak, neither does Mewtwo. The only reason Mewtwo has trouble speaking is because he's relied on his powers so much and for so long that he's neglected other parts of his body to the point where doing anything else is a lot harder for him. If you remember in earlier in the comic, he was shown doing physical exercises in the form of moving rocks without relying on his psychic abilities.

Also, I think I get what Victini is trying to do, but its a bit strange. She isn't doing all of this to please Lovrina, she's doing it probably because she believes it will help Lovrina in some way. Victini probably doesn't fully understand why she wants to help Lovrina, but she's doing it anyways due to the effects of the XD-Strain's influence. This doesn't mean that Victini is completely controlled by the virus, only that her mind and behavior have become entirely unstable, and her loyalty towards Lovrina is nothing but an illusion caused by the XD-virus as a by product. Basically, Victini has gone insane, but not in the same way Darkrai is, nothing she does makes sense, and she isn't in control of her own actions. I'd say she's somewhere on the spectrum of Anti-social disorder, but leaning more towards pyschopathic tendencies rather than sociopathic, since she was completely commited to killing Mewtwo during their fight. I'm pretty sure she has no problem with killing anyone, but so far the comic hasn't actually shown her taking a life yet.

posted by Guest on April 17th, 2018, 8:07 am


Anyone else headcanon victini as sounding like Envy from FMAB?

posted by Rizza (Guest) on April 17th, 2018, 8:36 am



posted by Satazo (Guest) on April 17th, 2018, 9:22 am


aww victini just wants to be loved...

I think Jen is just gonna hug you and say something heart-warming or sappy (depending on your POV). Then you'll likely hug her back and start crying. Then Jen will put the sphere thingie that I forgot the name of where it's supposed to go... Then you will try to be a better 'mon - though Lupony and Mewtwo will likely give you a lecture-type punishment as well.

posted by Dark/Light on April 17th, 2018, 11:13 am


Ohhhh dear

posted by Nashew on April 17th, 2018, 12:16 pm


Yup, it just got A LOT harder then before.

posted by MercenaryX on April 17th, 2018, 1:38 pm


Does anyone else miss kecleon?

posted by Daniel (Guest) on April 17th, 2018, 2:25 pm


Victini has no more f***s to give

@Tallen(Guest): oh snap Victini is dead!

@Daniel(Guest): I'm expecting an "multi-typed chameleon ex-machina" now

posted by Shadow_Strikr on April 17th, 2018, 3:00 pm


Yes let's make it clear your gonna.kill us after the destruction of a town and the end of the world (which will not happen because anime logic) XD

posted by Guest on April 17th, 2018, 4:42 pm


We also need the obvious save.of the day probably by team charm or the Houndoom and haunchkrow or hangar just chucks a rock at victinis face and too her

posted by Guest on April 17th, 2018, 4:46 pm


Victini don't you dare do anything that everyone else will be sad about. That is NOT the way to start being a good guy. And btw killing Jen is something Good guys don't do.

posted by ComicLover (Guest) on April 17th, 2018, 8:20 pm


And the battle had begun! Between Victini and.. why can't I remember names that good dammit.

posted by AndreTheLugia on April 18th, 2018, 12:48 am


Wow Victini, for someone with such a pointy head you sure are blunt with your actions.

posted by CyberNinetails on April 18th, 2018, 2:46 am


I just noticed, Victini's speech bubbles are different. They used to be yellow. I wonder if that ties into the lack of pokemon power in this place...

posted by Muatt88 (Guest) on April 18th, 2018, 3:47 am


@Guest: One thing I'd like to point out: there is no XD-Strain or XD-Virus. The XD Program was a process of physical and psychological torture to break some of the built-in instincts in pokemon. Namely, "hold back from killing strikes" and "don't hurt humans".
Also, though, I'd say Victini's actions do make sense. Given what I just said about torture, this is going to get into abuse and psychological effects, but please take this with caution, I am NOT a psychological expert, I'm just doing guesswork based off of what I've seen in various books, tv shows, and movies. MAKE YOUR OWN CONCLUSIONS.
One of the things I like is how @sulfurbunny has portrayed XD-002 here: as a defense mechanism, not a split personality. It's a fine line, but XD-002 is less a separate person and more of a 'wall'. It's basically when the pain tries to overwhelm them, and they go into 'safe mode', where they try to get everyone to stop hurting them, physically or emotionally, and do it in ways that are more sustainable in the long term than just lashing out. In that, we see a more in-depth version of one commonly portrayed response to abuse.
Victini here shows the other one of the common portrayals, longing. This is more common when the abuser is a family member. In this case, the heart and mind are in disagreement. Logically, they know from the evidence that the abuser doesn't care about them, that they can't care about them. But their heart wants to believe it can be otherwise, so they just keep trying. It's a case of denial and willful stupidity. They want what they know they cannot have, yet if they give up on it, then it is to admit that what happened to them was without purpose. Mewtwo said earlier that victini was trying to make sense of their treatment, was seeking purpose from it. After who knows how long of being in the XD Program, now that they're free, they have no idea what to do, so they want to go back because there, they had purpose. It was horrible, and they know it, but it must have been for an end goal, a purpose for them... right?
As several people have already said, there's a nice comparison here with Jen and Victini. Both are lost children, looking for purpose and seeking Lovrina's love, but Jen has no realized what kind of person Lovrina really is, and has accepted that. It kinda shows how she's grown since the confused and scared girl at the beginning, and I love it.
But as shown, Victini can't give up now. They've gone into the point of no return, where they've put too much into this to give up now, and, as I said, giving up means everything they've gone through and done since being put in the XD Program would be for nothing.
Sorry about the very long-winded analysis. But, again, I AM NOT AN EXPERT HERE, so feel free to add your own thoughts to this.
@sulfurbunny: You get cookies for character development and excellent storytelling. (::) (::) (::) (::) (::) (::) (::) (::) (::) (::)

posted by Guest_3 (Guest) on April 18th, 2018, 10:40 am



1. Victini was experimented on by scientists, of course the XD process is either chemical related, or energy related. Most likely both.(I'm leaning towards biologically altered on this one.)

2. Victini is not suffering from stockholm, she just said that she already knows that Lorvrina is incapable of caring about others, that doesn't matter to her. Her denying it would make it stockholm.

3. It is portrayed as a split personality for Darkrai.

4. Victini hasn't thought about what happens to the world after she's altered it. She hasn't thought that far ahead. The only thing she knows is that by spreading the strain, she'll be able to make everyone like her. (I'm going to call it a virus/strain since that's what it sounds like to me) She's obviously doing it to make everyone suffer equally. Yes, she is crazy, no she is not sympathetic to others. Her goal doesn't serve a purpose for anyone but herself. Her referring to helping Lovrina doesn't mean she cares about the person who caught her, that's the insanity speaking. That is the point, it doesn't have to make sense, SHE'S INSANE, it only makes sense to her and nobody else.

5. She is classic case of Antisocial personality disorder, which would make sense since it is caused by trauma or chemical imbalances in the brain. Victini is clearly unwell as a result of shadowfication.

6. I know this comic will end happily ever after, but right now, Victini is about to kill Jen. She is the enemy, not the victim.

posted by Guest on April 18th, 2018, 3:01 pm


Cue getting smacked around, Mega Evolution scene, then hypervoice

posted by Vex (Guest) on April 18th, 2018, 3:20 pm


"I'm going to kill you now" quite straightforward, is it not?

posted by Stumpy (Guest) on April 18th, 2018, 4:34 pm


But wait...what if Jen told Victini that she was Lovrina's sister? or did I get that extremely wrong?

posted by Arolachette217 on April 18th, 2018, 9:55 pm


Victini can't use her powers, as evidenced by Mewtwo being unable to use his.
Jen doesn't need powers to win this. She knows Tae-kwon-do. Remember when she hit Gengar?
This'll be funny. The great and powerful Victini, struck down by human martial arts techniques.

posted by TripleKings (Guest) on April 19th, 2018, 2:46 am


What's the new release date for the next comic pages? It seems different from the usual Thirsday-Friday.

posted by Guest on April 19th, 2018, 8:35 am


Also, on the second-to-last frame, did Jen drop the Space Globe? o_o'

posted by Guest on April 19th, 2018, 8:37 am


Quick, Jen!

Use Globe Flail!

posted by LordGimsbury (Guest) on April 19th, 2018, 9:16 am



posted by Tide The hamilweeb (Guest) on April 19th, 2018, 12:13 pm

Still laughing at "Quick, Jen! Use Globe Flail!"

Really though, if the Space Globe still retains any power (Or even if it doesn't if she uses it like LordGimsbury said) I'm pretty sure Jen can kick her ass.


..But that's all assuming Jen *actually* fights her back.

posted by IcyLucario on April 19th, 2018, 11:24 pm

  oh no

Victini looks like it has winged foot thing I like it

posted by S (Guest) on April 20th, 2018, 12:27 am


@guest 3(guest)

I like your conclusions but I have to disagree with you due to a point most everyone missed... darkrai, is the darkrai from the epilogue of time darkness and sky. Darkrai used to embrace the “strain” like victini does... he also tried to create a world of darkness via corrupting dialga and the future as a result. The “wall” you speak of wasn’t put up until darkrai was “cured” by the combined efforts of palkia and cresselia.

But that’s just my thoughts

posted by Aaron’s Lucario (Guest) on May 2nd, 2018, 8:14 pm