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Were there plans to make the Striation Triplets and the Shadow Triad the same?

Discussion in 'Pokémon Manga Discussion' started by matt0044, Jan 30, 2018.

  1. matt0044

    matt0044 Well-Known Member

    I remember this speculation and the very interesting hints given the Triad's individual masks as well as their choice in Pokemon. Whatever happened to Kusaka making Gym Leaders into villains or making composite characters?
     
  2. Mister Guy

    Mister Guy Banned

    Possibly considering that BW2 (the games) also went out of their way to debunk this.
     
  3. matt0044

    matt0044 Well-Known Member

    Never stopped Kusaka before with how characters are depicted.
     
  4. Lord Godwin

    Lord Godwin The Lord of Darkness

    Wasn't there a fight between these 2 groups already in the manga? I also on liked the theory but sadly it was debunked already...
     
  5. Spider-Phoenix

    Spider-Phoenix Go, Go Power Rangers

    Well, if I have to take a guess, I'd say it was his intention but his editors probably vetoed since the character was a protagonist in the TV show. Or maybe the editors decided Kusaka couldn't make evil gym leaders anymore (I mean, Pryce was the last one wasn't it?)
     
  6. e9310103838

    e9310103838 Well-Known Member

    The most likely reason is that Kusaka decided to try in keeping with the official setting.

    (Not for editing reason I think, since Kusaka has repeatedly convinced editors to accept his proposal, for ex. Ruby and Sapphire's character.) ;101;
     
  7. iml908

    iml908 Well-Known Member

    I get the feeling Kusaka definitely had that theory in mind. The designs for the Shadow Triad were original, and all based on the Elemental monkeys. He gave each of them the respective type and pose as the Striaton trio as well.
     
  8. matt0044

    matt0044 Well-Known Member

    What example do you mean?
     
  9. e9310103838

    e9310103838 Well-Known Member

    I remember Kusaka said (probably from Twitter) at first the editors did not quite agree with Ruby and Sapphire's character. He convinced them to agree.

    So I think he does Striation Triplets and the Shadow Triad to different people just they want to in keeping with the officia. ;251;
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2018
  10. I always wanted to see the Striaton siblings be evil and I have a feeling that Kusaka had the same idea in mind before something changed the original plans.
     
  11. matt0044

    matt0044 Well-Known Member

    If it was BW2, that's never stopped him before with Crys becoming Lyra.
     
  12. lolipiece

    lolipiece Ain't that the tooth Staff Member Moderator

    Crys didn't become Lyra. She just wore her clothes.
     
  13. e9310103838

    e9310103838 Well-Known Member

    They are actually the same prototype. It is reasonable since it did not need an extra female protagonist in HGSS. (And in B2W2 case, the protagonists are different characters obviously, so PMSP also does they as different characters.) :515:
     

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