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Paul's Epilogue: aka, Getting Away With Murder

Discussion in 'Pokémon Animé Discussion' started by LilyTwo, Mar 6, 2011.

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  1. Murder?!? Paul murdered someone? You sure you're watching the right show?

    Anyways I don't think Paul or AJ were abusive, but I highly doubt kids would act like them if pokemon was real. o_O

    I will now stop replying to this thread.
     
  2. LilyTwo

    LilyTwo Well-Known Member

    That's pretty much the gist of what bugs me about Paul. He never got a satisfying comeuppance and was randomly changed into a nice-ish person for no reason at all.
     
  3. RedJirachi

    RedJirachi Veteran member

    Oh,there was a reason.The same reason Tobias exists:because the plot demands it!

    Oh wait,you mean a good and in-universe reason.In that case,complain to the writers
     
  4. DarkWobbuffet

    DarkWobbuffet BEEEEAAAARR!!!

    Jees Chocobo and Lily, you two seem to be the only people here who actually know what you're talking about.

    People are seriously expect me to sit here and tell me Paul did not abuse his Pokemon? You call savagely beating Chimchar within inches of it's life, ignoring a professionally trained doctor's orders not to use it, leaving it to be beaten up by it's opponents in mid-fight, and then abandoning it right afterward not abuse?!?

    To those that say Paul didn't hit Chimchar, recall the episode where Ash and Dawn had a practice match with Chimchar and Piplup. Chimchar lost, and was miserable about it, then when Ash reached down to pet him, before Ash made contact, he flinched.

    Chimchar flinched.

    What does that tell you about how Paul treated him?

    I just love how the writers hang a blanket over his nastiness with that half-arsed "Every trainer has their own way of battling" crud. Hear that guys? Abandoning, beating and berating living creatures is okay if that's how you choose to raise them!
     
  5. Simon Alexander

    Simon Alexander basalit-an

    You don't have to be physically hit to flinch like that. Plus, I don't think Paul would be stupid enough to hit a pokemon, especially one as powerful as Chimchar. Paul did see the power Chimchar can have, especially when brought to the edge. Paul would in no way put his own physical being at risk like that.
     
  6. DarkWobbuffet

    DarkWobbuffet BEEEEAAAARR!!!

    That's the thing though, Chimchar was afraid of Paul. He was too scared to disobey him.

    Even when Chimchar was ordered to attack that one Zangoose, which would hurt Turtwig as well, he tried to say no, but Paul intimidated him into doing it.

    Besides, if Chimchar ever did go psycho, all Paul would have to do is recall him. He has no regard for a Pokemon's feelings and forces them into whatever he wants them to do.
     
  7. avi42

    avi42 New Member

    I have a theory about why Paul is such an ******* to his pokemon. He is on a nuzlocke. Think about it. You never see him catch more than one pokemon in an area, and he releases the weak ones. They might have had a battle and lost. Paul's team changes dramatically through the show without specific reason. He is a horrible person to his pokemon because he doesn't want to get attached when they inevitably lose. He saw potential in chimchar, but like many nuzlockers before him, he realized that it can be too hard to take a shitty pokemon and make it great in a nuzlocke.
     
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