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Why did Malva change sides?

Discussion in 'Pokémon Animé Discussion' started by Jeal, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. Jeal

    Jeal Well-Known Member

    They would not animate 15 pokémon battling. They were battling in a not very spacious place, too.
    Commanding a single attack is not the most incredible thing for a main character to do. It was the minimum.
     
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  2. LilligantLewis

    LilligantLewis primarina donna

    That still doesn't help @04n70n10's point though.
     
  3. Jeal

    Jeal Well-Known Member

    I was just giving a explanation. Alain's team was a DEM.
     
  4. AuraChannelerChris

    AuraChannelerChris Final Destination me, you *****.

    So Serena gets screwed waaaaaaaay more against an Elite Four everyone knows. Ha ha.
     
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  5. 04n70n10

    04n70n10 Well-Known Member

    We all know that Alain is a Charizard-enthusiast, he used Metang-Metacross very rarely on-screen and the others only in the final. Potentially he could use the other mons, but the focus was rightly on Ash's Team and Alain-charizard duo in that moment.

    But still my point remain, even if I really liked the battle in general, Lysandre was basically overwhelmed and back then Malva would have been perfect to "reinforce" the Team Flare. No, instead Lysandre VS rest of the world. At least Malva... instead to battle Lysandre when she arrived... why not the twerps? I would have even liked a direct use of Z-2 (in battle i mean)....

    I agree with @shoz999, they simply didn't want to drag further the team flare arc for various reasons (time-consuming to make these episodes, need focus on main cast, etc.).
     
  6. LilligantLewis

    LilligantLewis primarina donna

    She beat Amelia in Amelia's hometown.
     
  7. AuraChannelerChris

    AuraChannelerChris Final Destination me, you *****.

    Of course she beat her. People actually realized she was an awful person!
     
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  8. AznKei

    AznKei Getting ready for Pump It Up XX.

    Lesson of the episode: Just because you're known from a hometown it doesn't automatically make you champion of the world/region material.

    Besides, we barely knew her outside of her audience that we don't care in the 1st place.
     
  9. zazarickoty

    zazarickoty New Member

    Malva: I'll go where the money's at, while the world stays the same at the same time.
     
  10. RedJirachi

    RedJirachi Veteran member

    Because the anime hates moral ambiguity, see the mess that was the Team Plasma arc
     
  11. Shadao

    Shadao Well-Known Member

    Malva would only delay the inevitable if she sided with Lysandre. Then there's the risk of her becoming nothing more than a glorified mook. If Team Flare was well-intentioned in the past, then it makes sense if there is a Team Flare member who genuinely believes in the goals of Team Flare but not to the methods employed by Lysandre.

    Alain, though a member of Team Flare, was kept away from the actual inner circle of Team Flare, given that he was nothing more than an unwitting pawn for Lysandre to use and Lysandre has to spell it out to him. Not to mention that Alain, despite being older than Ash, is still a child whereas Malva is an adult.

    Malva can afford knowing the larger agenda of Lysandre than Alain could, can afford to be the self-aware cynic, and can afford to see hope in future generations. Thus it stands to reason that she is better in the XY anime used as a foil to Lysandre than a willing ally to him.
     

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