Originally Posted by Ememew
Well to be honest, Cresselia is two years older than Palkia however the difference is that Cress doesn’t have much of a family where as Palkia still has hers. So she can’t be considered a full deity. When it comes to school, all Pokemon are different. They are all being taught the basics such as math, reading, PE etc. etc.
It’s hard to explain to be honest.
And why hasn’t Palkia learned what space is from her family? I can (kind of) get her not learning how to use it, but to not have even been told so much as what space IS is hard to swallow, to say the least. Maybe it would help you come up with a solid reason (or otherwise, just decide it really does make more sense to have her know after all) if you figure out what Legendary family life is like before they attend school.
Now that you say it, it DOES make sense for her to at least know what space is. It seems like I cannot use the “because she doesn’t wanna” argument a lot can’t I?
For the list, I’ll explain it in later chapters since there is one Pokemon who made the list and will go into detail about it.
Wow, Palkia’s been pushed over the edge by Cresselia’s teasing, hasn’t she? With a reaction like this, it looks like she’s been holding this frustration in for a long time.
Being teased will make someone do crazy things, especially since this person is one of the main reasons as to why you hate yourself.
Again, nice description of Palkia snapping from being driven to the edge. When she (eventually) learns how to maintain her calm during a fight, she’ll make one powerful battler.
And if she learns that she is indeed powerful…
Hmmm, at the same time as she feels she was able to fight for herself to scare off a bully, she also feels the need to be guarded from the others by Dialga? Or is it her own violent streak she feels Dialga is protecting her from? While the latter works, the former seems to be at a disconnect. I’m just trying to establish what Palkia feels she’s being protected from here, just after she demonstrated she can protect herself from Cresselia.
To be honest, Dialga was trying to protect her from both, and in case the kids try to get to her.
Again, is she crying and feeling the need to be protected because of what she just did or because of what she thinks the others might do to her? I ask because this:
suggests that she’s upset because she lost control and went further than she probably meant to while this:
implies that he’s protecting her from the other Pokémon even though she seems to have emerged the least damaged from her brawl with Cresselia.
Don’t get me wrong, they can have two different interpretations of the same event if that’s what you’re intending here. But I just want to make sure that’s what you are trying to get across.
I was intending it to be both. I mean, he was trying to pull her away from the fight but at the same time, protect her from getting hurt by the other kids.
And why does the teacher just take Cresselia’s word for it? Doesn’t she listen to Palkia’s side of the fight?
But she didn’t even take sides, she just asked what was going on…
Why, after attacking her tormenter, is Palkia unable to articulate a defense for herself to the teacher/other kids? She wants to just retreat while Dialga defends her. I get that her attack was because she snapped from the built up pressure, but does she really have to curl back into her Dialga-reliant ball immediately after the adrenaline runs out?
With everything that’s going on in the classroom, it’s too much for Palkia to take. All she wants is for Dialga to fix the problem for her in this scene. And at that point, she’s just tired.
After a fight in which she badly injures another student, the teacher just stands back and lets her boyfriend carry her out of the building without even the slightest disciplinary consequence for either the fight or for leaving school early? Um, What?
At the same time, the teacher wasn’t paying attention to them. Everyone was so focused on Cresselia at the moment.
Out of curiosity, what is Mrs. Applebee? Is she even a Pokémon at all?
Again, her “self”-worth doesn’t even come from herself at this point, so I hope you’re planning to have her learn her own skills when gaining real confidence.
Also, Palkia is coming across as obsessed
with strength/power or the lack thereof. It might be a good idea to start exploring the idea that confidence and worth don’t come from battle ability alone. Physical might isn’t the end-all-be-all measure of what makes a person worth anything in this world, right?
It isn’t, in fact, Gothitelle isn’t just respected for her strength but also respected for her wisdom and courage. I say this because well, it’s an example of how power isn’t everything. But to most Pokemon, they think that power makes them more respected. To Palkia, seeing everyone else and Cresselia etc is making her believe that the stronger she is, the more liked she’ll be.
At this point, you have to think like someone who’s been hated because they are not a certain aspect. Take me for example, I’ve been hated and made fun of because I wasn’t perfect looking. But now that I look at it, looks aren’t everything but the way people are, it seems to be like it. I have a role model who is gorgeous, but I liked her mostly because she’s a great singer and her personality. People hate on her for being prettier but hey. I say that because to me, looks aren’t everything.
Ok, just wondering why he jumped to this as the solution.
And why does he also sound like “strength/power is everything”?
Well because knowing Palkia, she wants to be power strong. Tho Dialga doesn’t believe powers are everything, he wants to help his love out, so that’s why the suggestion.
The focus on “strength/power” as Palkia’s only hope to gain self-confidence and worth is worrisome. Just how much focus is placed on combat ability in this world? What does this focus imply for the world? Or is it just Palkia obsessing over strength as the end-all-be-all that makes her think this way, rather than the culture? Again, I ask, does Palkia have any other talents or hobbies that don’t involve stripping Dialga or worrying about being inferior in appearance/power?
In my world, powers aren’t everything, BUT they sure can help you. This is just Palkia obsessing over it because well powers arnt everything.
Talents and hobbies? That’s a good question since I never really gave her any. She can make waffles, does that count?
Oh boy, here we go . . . Why does Palkia dislike Latias? Apparently because she doesn’t obey her brother’s commands without question like a good little servant. You have Palkia, the character the reader sees the world through, saying that Latias is arrogant for not doing what her brother commands. As controlling as her brother is, the only way Latias has any say in her life at all seems to stem from disobeying her brother’s orders, and Palkia says that doing that is wrong. Should Latias act like a robot without a mind of her own? Is that what Palkia feels her place is?
It all goes back to Latias and her new Friends, where Latias was fighting with Palkia because she wanted to send her back to Latios? Where Latios was threating Dialga? All because Latias refused to do what he told her to do in an immature way? That scene is stuck in Palkia’s mind.
Like I said before tho, I am working on separating disobeying from disrespecting.
and Palkia is sitting back and enjoying Latias’s suffering.
What made you think she was enjoying it? (tho I changed the scene)
Exactly why does Palkia accept this acknowledgement that she has potential from a jerk like Latios while she doesn’t believe it when coming from Dialga?
I’m kinda confused on this one. She accepts it from Latios because one, he’s strong and two coming from someone who doesn’t think highly of some girls out there and plus Latios doesn’t like Palkia, yet he’s learning to respect her. She also accepts it from Dialga as well.