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Imagine normally very calm and sweet reader finding out Guz got beat up and going on a complete rampage and beating the absolute snot out of his assailant and putting them in the ER. The next week and a half all the grunts meme at them like 'I heard boss man's girl is shredded. I heard she's got an 8 pack'
I understand that reference >:D
What a first impression…
You’d come to the Shady House with your hands stuffed inside
your stained pockets and your mouth shut. The schoolgirl. Boss man’s schoolgirl.
What could they say? When a girl grunt had come up to you trying to chase you
off, you simply dumped a load of coins in her hands along with a couple
Pokeballs, spilling them on the cobblestone streets of Po Town and shoving past
anyone who pissed you off, going to nurse your wounds in Guzma’s room as though
you belonged there. According to the rest of the grunts Guzma would be trapped
in the hospital for an indefinite amount of time. Fighting over turf with the
piss poor pussy bitch gangs cropping up was commonplace for Team Skull, but
with the new big bastard Torvald that had been terrorizing the island with
fists instead of Pokémon everyone had to be on their guard. Unfortunately Guzma
happened to be on the receiving end of that dude’s rage.
It was a hard blow to his pride, but his grunts were so
worried that their sole provider was in the hospital that they didn’t even care
about his rep. His past was no secret. So they didn’t think anything of it when
he’d lost a blow, but they didn’t harbor any kind feelings towards you. As far
as they were concerned, it was your fault that Guzma had gotten his ass handed
to him. If you hadn’t been hanging on his arm at the malasada shop and let that
buffoon Torvald insult you, Guzma wouldn’t have flown into a rage trying to
“The shit was she doin’ goin’ in the boss’s room?!” cried a
grunt, “Bitch don’t live here!”
Someone was about to answer him and agree, but were
interrupted by a group of other Team Skull kinds screaming savagely and jumping
up and down like enraged Primeape.
“DUDE, DUDE!!” one girl screamed, “DID BOSS MAN’S GIRL SHOW
“Yeah. Went inta his room like she fuckin’ owned the place
and gave me all this money-“
“She kicked Torvald’s ass!” gasped a boy with shocking
purple hair, “She ran up on him when he was kickin’ boss man and fuckin’
hammered him over the head wit her backpack!”
Instantly the group was surrounded, a gaggle of Skull
underlings demanding details about how you had slammed open the door and jumped
him, distressed shorts and all, pummeling him with your books and letting your
Pikachu thundershock the shit out of Torvald’s boys when they tried to lay into
you. According to the kids it had gotten so bad that even old man Nanu had
gotten off his lazy ass to break it up.
You were the talk of Po Town after that. They didn’t disturb
you as you hid out in Guzma’s room, but left offerings of food and various odds
and ends outside the door. Trying to appease you. Murmuring your name in the
“I heard Boss Man’s girl is fuckin’ shredded.” A newbie,
Matt, asserted. “That she got an eight pack. That she fuckin’ ripped off
“Well… Ain’t no doubt about it, she sure care a whole lot about
After plauing Pokemon Sun, Team Skull is the first enemy group in the games that I actually feel sorry for and want to help. Not help in their evil plans, of course, because they need to knock off all that evil, but after defeating them I want to help them fix their lives and get out of the dark place that they’re in. Team Skull were outright criminals who chose their lives. Team Magma and Team Aqua are idiots who need to learn that large-scale geoengineering is not a toy. I haven’t played the intervening generations, but from what I’ve seen the enemy teams there are more like religious fanatics or deluded would-be do-gooders. But in this generation, the apparent main opposition group Team Skull is convincingly portrayed as being made up of kids who just don’t have anywhere else to go with their life and have banded together because nobody else will help them. Sure, I want to stop their evil plans, but then I want to help them get some consoling, a jobs program, a better place to live, some PTSD consoling, whatever it takes to turn their lives around.
Po town is particularily heartbreaking. It’s initially presented as this dark and scary place, the headquarters of what at that time has been presented as the main group, which you have to brave in order to rescue a child’s stolen Pokemon. The guard outside warns you that if you go in, they’ll have to make preparations to notify your next of kin. But once your’re inside, you realize this isn’t some supervillain lair, it’s an abandoned slum with homeless kinds squatting in it. Half of them are too apathetic to even try to stop you from getting in, and they don’t even have enough power to keep the Pokestop running. The walls around the town aren’t to stop people from getting in, they’re to keep Team Skull contained and locked up away from the rest of the region.
Which is why, when I visited Po Town again in the endgame and there were two Team Skull members selling a T-shirt at an inflated price, outright stating that it was to raise money so they could get out of there, I bought it without hesitation. I would do so repeatedly if the game let me.
And then there’s Guzma, and the actually quite surprising for a children’s game not so subtle hints of physical abuse when you visit his childhood home. He may be an arrogant, full-of-himself asshat, but he’s got a quite dark and heartbreaking backstory of his own.
So kudos to Gamefreak for actually coming up with a villain group that’s better written and deeper than just “We’re committed to doing evil with Pokemon!” or whatever. Now I want to team up with Plumeria to take care of these idiots and help them turn their lives around.
Time to post some photos! Here’s the first batch! If you see yourself in here, let me know and I’ll tag you in here! I got my badge super early, but I still had to wait almost forever to get inside the convention center itself!
The coolest group of Team Skull members I met at AX 2017! They all ran up in a group cheering and when they found the Pikachu cosplayer they all ganged up on him. XD They were so cool, my favorite is the selfie and the girl with the Guzma pillow.
hello all! my name is Hazel and I’m trying to get into the vulture culture community after having been collecting skulls and some bones for a while. I have a few more skulls than this now but this is a general look at my group. :-)