i was thinking about how the team was acting rly sentimental right before they all left to go on their separate missions in ep 9 and i was wondering why that was a Thing before i realized that this was the first time since meeting each other that they had gone their separate ways without being forced apart by external forces.
ive been pretty salty abt the way the wormhole incident was set up to this big, hyped up thing by being the cliffhanger of s1, yet ended up getting resolved in 2 episodes and never brought up again. but now i realize that this whole scene with them hugging & saying goodbye to one another was meant to convey that none of them had really let go of that event, despite the fact that they didnt have the time to properly deal with the aftermath of what happened because theyre, yknow. fighting a war.
im so here for a pokemon au omg what pokemon types do u think each paladin would use??
Oh man, haha I feel like this is going to get pretty long. But I definitely see all of them having a type of Pokemon they prefer, but ultimately having a fairly balanced team.
His starter was a Torchic, which has since evolved into a Combusken. (Lance used to make fun of how small and cute Keith’s Torchic was before it evolved). Keith and his Combusken spar together every morning.
His second Pokemon was a Ponyta, which followed him home one day and he couldn’t bear to shoo her off. Keith absolutely spoils her - when she eventually evolves they go running for the sake of running together.
The first Pokemon he ever caught was his Scyther - she’ll never evolve into a Scizor because Keith refuses to give her away/trade her, even knowing he would get her back
Keith hatched his Honedge from an egg that he’s had since he was a kid - Keith has a very strong attachment to his Honedge since he’s one of the only clues he has about his mother.
When Keith lived out in the desert, he caught a Trapinch, which has since evolved into a Vibrava. They often sunbathe together.
Lance’s starter was a Totodile, who is a total ham. While Lance loves his Totodile as he is, Lance was frustrated that Keith’s starter evolved before his did. Totodile is totally Lance’s wingman when he tries to pick people up.
Lance’s second Pokemon is a Milotic. When he was a Feebas, Lance absolutely pampered him with little regard to other people’s comments on his Feebas’s appearance. It’s little wonder that Milotic evolved so quickly.
He also has a Rufflet. Much like Lance, it takes a while for him to mature, but he’s extremely loyal, if prone to picking fights with Pokemon much larger than himself.
Lance was initially terrified of his Caterpie as much as he vehemently denies it, but he quickly grew on Lance to the point that Lance soon let his Caterpie ride on his shoulder everywhere. With careful nurturing (Lance was very afraid of his smallest Pokemon getting seriously injured), his Caterpie has grown into a beautiful Butterfree.
Finally, Lance’s last team member is a Vulpix - he received her in a trade with a stranger, and both he and Allura coo over how adorable she is. She’s very young and not yet ready to battle, but she’s a very enthusiastic learner as Lance trains her.
Shiro is the only one with a fully evolved starter - in his case, his first pokemon is a Typhlosion. Despite his intimidating appearance, Shiro’s Typhlosion is very motherly and nurturing towards Shiro and the rest of the crew.
Shiro also has a Gengar, which he returned with after his disappearance. It loves to play pranks, particularly on anyone who messes with its trainer.
Shiro also has a Mimikyu - while it freaked everyone else out at first, Shiro immediately befriended it without hesitation, even going so far as to help it fix up its disguise (nobody had the heart to tell either of them that Shiro’s lack of artistic skills was evident)
His Metagross is the most serious of his Pokemon and seems to be constantly stressed out by everyone. It definitely loves Shiro and the structure and patience he provides.
Lastly, Shiro’s Salamence is an absolute terror - he constantly seeks affection and doesn’t seem to notice how much larger he is than everyone else and is constantly knocking things over with his enthusiastic tail sweeps.
Hunk’s first pokemon was a Bulbasaur, and is almost always out of his pokeball. Bulbasaur often helps out Hunk, using his vines to reach things Hunk needs, and is very protective of his trainer.
Hunk’s second Pokemon is a Munchlax, which wandered into their camp when Hunk was cooking and befriended Hunk after being fed.
Hunk’s Onix is large, but gentle. While she doesn’t get to come out of her pokeball very often, she always enjoys cuddling with her trainer and his friends.
Hunk’s Teddiursa is definitely the most aggressive of his pokemon, and is fiercely jealous of anyone who spends time with his trainer - Lance has been the recipient of quite a few scratches .
Hunk’s Lairon is the most friendly of his pokemon, and is always herding the younger ones around.
Pidge’s starter was a Rowlet, which loves to perch on Pidge’s shoulder as she works.
She has a Joltik, which might as well not have a pokeball for all the time it spends in it. Her Joltik loves to help, and often will often scurry into little nooks and crannies that even Pidge’s hands can’t fit in as needed.
Pidge has had an Eevee since she was very little, like the rest of her family. Her Eevee hasn’t evolved yet, but eventually will turn into a Leafeon.
Like Pidge, her Sableye has an eye for shiny things, and even helps Pidge find parts for her inventions.
Pidge’s Rotom is constantly inhabiting Pidge’s new inventions and tends to hover around her while she works.
Lastly, Pidge has an Shieldon, which like Pidge is small, but very tough. He’s constantly trying to prove it by head-butting the other Pokemon and picking fights.
What Gideon is thinking:I could be because my father abandoned me before I was born. My mother died a few years after. I had to join a gang to survive. We stole from the rich and gave to the poor because my sense of justice didn’t feel comfortable simply stealing things. Then, I got arrested for trying to survive and for doing the right thing.
What Gideon says: “I didn’t sleep all too well last night. I’m fine.”
Later, when harpies and cyclopses attack the prison
Hixus: “Gideon, can I trust you to go grab your friends and help me fight off these attackers?”
What Gideon is thinking:About time I get to show the world my passion for justice! Of course I’ll come back. I never abandon the people who count on me.
What Gideon Says: “Sure.”
Later, on Bant
The Angels and Knights of Bant: “You seem disoriented. Are you unwell?”
What Gideon is thinking:My arrogance cost me the life of my closest friends. Immediately afterwards, I was thrown into an entirely new world. I’m lonely and afraid, mourning my friends, questioning my beliefs and ideals, adjusting to a new plane, and building a new life for myself. Of course I’m disoriented!
What Gideon Says: “Nah. Just a little lightheaded. It’ll pass.”
Later, on Diraden
Prince Velrav: “Are you afraid of what I have prepared for you, Planeswalker?”
What Gideon is thinking: I’ve fallen in love with a woman you’re forcing to marry you. I’m strapped to my death bed as you prepare to suck my blood in an attempt to take my Planeswalker spark. OF COURSE I’M AFRAID!
What Gideon Says: “I fear nothing.”
Later, on Regatha
Chandra: “Feeling guilty for handing me over to your stupid order of Heliud?”
What Gideon is thinking: My sense of duty and loyalty compelled me to quite possibly lead Chandra to her doom. Who am I? What do I really believe in?
What Gideon Says: “I hope you survive the Purifying Fire, Chandra.”
Later, on Zendikar
The Zendikari: “You look tired, Gideon. You okay?”
What Gideon is thinking:I’ve been taking on the Shatter Gang Brothers by myself AND the Eldrazi. I haven’t slept or had a full meal in days.
What Gideon Says: “I’m just a little tired.”
Later, after the Battle of Sea Gate
The Zendikari: “You look tense, Gideon. You alright?”
What Gideon is thinking:I’m in charge of an entire army fighting against the Eldrazi. Every single decision I make will be the difference between losing dozens of soldiers or hundreds of soldiers. No matter what choice I make, people will die. Try to understand the kind of pressure I’m under right now!
What Gideon Says: “I’m just excited for the upcoming battle.”
Later, on Innistrad
Jace: “You alright, Gideon? You look like you’ve got something on your mind.”
What Gideon is thinking: I let my arrogance cause the death of the last tight knit group of friends I was a part of. My self confidence and esteem are ground into dust. I have no one I can talk to about this without compromising the faith the members of the Gatewatch have in me.
What Gideon Says: “I’m getting myself mentally prepared for the fight.”
Later, on Ravnica
Nissa: “You look uncomfortable, Gideon.”
What Gideon is thinking:“I’m… not fighting? What am I supposed to do with my life without something to fight? I’m lost and confused. For once I have time to have some introspection and I’m terrified of what I’m seeing. There’s no battle to distract myself with! What. Is. Downtime!?!?
What Gideon Says: “I want to stretch out my muscles. Train with me?.”
Later, on Kaladesh
Ajani: “I sense that you are in distress, Gideon.”
What Gideon is thinking:I’m having trouble finding my purpose, the purpose of my team, right now. We’re fighting against the Consulate when we should be going after Tezzeret. I’m just questioning my ideals and life choices… again. I feel lost.
What Gideon Says: “I’m strategically analyzing our forces to optimize our movements.”
Chandra: “You look all sweaty, Gids.”
What Gideon is thinking:She’s talking to me! Oh gods! Okay. Okay. Just. Take it easy. Relax. Play it cool. Just be yourself. Oh, wow. She’s got beautiful eyes. She’s just so attractive. Stop it! Keep your mind clear. Just play it cool.
What Gideon Says: “Not used to this heat, is all.”
Later, on Amonkhet
Liliana: “What’s got you all bouncy and excited, beefslab?”
What Gideon is thinking:AAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! There. Are. Gods! Here! Gods that interact with the people even! I feel my existential crisis returning…
What Gideon Says: “Just admiring the architecture.”