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    ^Still, it wouldn't surprise me at all if Kusaka the Triad and the triplets one in the same. He made Lt. Surge, Koga, Sabrina and Pryce villains, Sird a member of Team Galactic before Sinnoh was revealed at all and more. Even if Grey reveals the two groups not to one in the same, Kusaka will do as he pleases with them.

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    you are all forgetting kusaka can see the future

    given the small touches on everything to make the Shadow Triad be the three gym leaders, and yet still not be something I have noticed much (although I haven't been keeping up with this arc) makes me really think that yeah, they are the shadow triad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ReiZerou View Post
    These two cover images are similar in style, with those guys in front and people on the background. Do I hear Kusaka and Yamamoto laughing or are they serious?
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    ..This is getting too obvious. I can't see it as being a big reveal.

    As said, this manga doesn't really care much for canon. Last time I checked many of the early villains are neutral characters - even good guys - in the games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ememew View Post
    Anyone else think it's a little odd that even real manga authors have about as much to go on for their stories as the average fan-fic author? You'd think that those with real, licensed manga would get a little advanced info or something.
    I don't. Because if they knew things in advanced the manga would spoil things. Plus they would have to do it for any other current Pokemon mangas as well, and it wouldn't be a good idea to tell them something in advance if they ended up changing their minds or not using it later on. It works best the way it is. Plus I think it makes Special more impressive that its done everything it has without knowing anymore than we do.

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    As said, this manga doesn't really care much for canon. Last time I checked many of the early villains are neutral characters - even good guys - in the games.
    That's true, but there haven't been any good/neutral-game-characters-becoming-villians-in-Special since the Gold/Silver/Crystal arc. So I don't think Kusaka will go through with this unless it is confirmed in game canon. He might still go through with it if they're still left ambiguous in Gray too, but that's only a possibility, not a guarantee. As for the early manga villains, you have to remember at the time we didn't really know much about them or the Pokemon world, so I don't think it's really the same situation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1dbad View Post
    I don't. Because if they knew things in advanced the manga would spoil things.
    You sure? The manga writers don't have to let readers know. They could set things up without making future plot reveals obvious to... well, its target audience anyway.

    If Kusaka does know stuff in advance, he'd probably be told what he can and cannot put in the manga he's writing.

    Plus they would have to do it for any other current Pokemon mangas as well,
    Or at least any who ask (maybe even ask specific things)- not necessarily all of them.

    and it wouldn't be a good idea to tell them something in advance if they ended up changing their minds or not using it later on.
    Well, the game designers don't have to say everything they're planning, if they are indeed letting Kusaka know.

    It works best the way it is. Plus I think it makes Special more impressive that its done everything it has without knowing anymore than we do.
    Wait... do we know this for sure? I haven't heard anything confirmed as true or false for that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Tomato-kun
    ..This is getting too obvious. I can't see it as being a big reveal.
    Well, this is a series aimed at kids around ten years old or so. Getting a monthly magazine (Coro Coro Ichiban) over time. The "Welcome to Striation City" chapter came out in April 2011 and this recent chapter with the Shadow Triad's come out in February 2012.

    Meh... my point is I don't know how much people in the target audience are seriously looking into these hints.

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    I never cared about the Shadow Triad=Striaton Brothers, I always considered it the fanbase over thinking a situation. The games never mention Cilan, Cress, and Chili as the Shadow Triad, they are always a mystery,
    If the trios are the same, the games never mention the Striation Gym trio as the Shadow Triad because the Shadow Triad is a mystery.

    and why would the Gym Leaders help N and Team Plasma in the first place? Perhaps Grey will shed some light on this if they do confirm it to be true.
    That's just it- if those trios are the same, we're not supposed to know about it now. In fact, I don't even know how much the game makers expect people to even be speculating about this.

    Still Adventures is making it look very convincing so if it's confirmed true I would simply like to know why? That is all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomato-kun View Post
    ..This is getting too obvious. I can't see it as being a big reveal.

    As said, this manga doesn't really care much for canon. Last time I checked many of the early villains are neutral characters - even good guys - in the games.
    Well, it'd be a big reveal for the characters in context, since they obviously have no idea. That's probably the draw of it, as opposed to confirming the obvious.

    And it's PokeSpecial, so inevitably they will find a way to make it a big deal. I agree that the Shadow Triad are more neutral in the sense that they are on the side of anyone they're loyal to -- which is Ghetsis, which makes them bad, but if they were to ever shift their loyalty, that could change.

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    If in the manga those trios aren't the same, I think it'd be nice to see the comic make a gag of it and have Black think the trios are the same at some instance where he runs into the Shadow Triad, only to have the Striaton Trio come from behind and say "Whaddup" and such.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex Kamex View Post
    You sure? The manga writers don't have to let readers know. They could set things up without making future plot reveals obvious to... well, its target audience anyway.

    If Kusaka does know stuff in advance, he'd probably be told what he can and cannot put in the manga he's writing.
    Nope, as with everything, its just speculation. But all of that is true. I thought of that today before I was able to get on. Guess that's what I get for posting something late at night before I go to bed to where I'm tired and unable to think of how I might need to edit it 'til the next day.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rex Kamex View Post
    Or at least any who ask (maybe even ask specific things)- not necessarily all of them.
    Thought of that as well. Only the ones that wanted/needed could get them, and they'd just have to ask.

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    Well, the game designers don't have to say everything they're planning, if they are indeed letting Kusaka know.
    Also true.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rex Kamex View Post
    Wait... do we know this for sure? I haven't heard anything confirmed as true or false for that.
    Nah, we don't. It never has been.

    Sorry, I could have saved you this whole post had I been able to edit or delete it. xD
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    I like this, Im pretty sure they will turn out to be the triad, it's gonna make the storyline very interesting ^^

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    With the anoucment of BW2, I'm inclined to belive they're the former after all.
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    That's a really interesting theory.

    However I have mixed feelings. It may be just a BIG coincidence or Kusaka trying to work in something the games hinted (like what he did with Silver).

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    The similarities between the Shadow Triad and Gym Leaders are dead obvious. There's too many little details to write it off as a coincidence. It's a very intentional association. The real question is whether it's foreshadowing or a red herring.

    Personally, I hope it's foreshadowing. Gym Leaders turned bad guys has always been some of the best parts of "Pokemon Adventures." When I first started reading the series, way back during the R/B days, I thought it was beyond cool that people like Koga, Surge, and Sabrina had secretly been plotting with Team Rocket. This tactic keeps the reader guessing, since you can't assume that characters' roles in the game were their roles in the manga, and it adds an extra level of depth to an otherwise routine adaptation process.

    So, please let the Shadow Triad turn out to be our favorite culinary kings. It would be a wonderful and unique twist for the story.

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    I just remembered.

    Black and White is supposed to be a fresh start. Maybe this is Pokespes way of doing that? By having Gym Leaders as villains again? We haven't had that in years.

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    If it turns out to be the Striaton Trio..... why? What do they have to gain from Ghetsis' schemes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Porygandrew View Post
    If it turns out to be the Striaton Trio..... why? What do they have to gain from Ghetsis' schemes?
    Nothing. Ghetsis saved their lives once so they are working under their "master" because they are in his debt.
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    Right, it was mentioned in the game. They strike me as the type of characters who lack their own ulterior motives, and in that sense are about as wildcard-y True Neutral as any (set of) characters can get; they don't work for their own purposes, but for anyone who can earn their services.

    But it's always possible they'll eventually toss their wildcard status for whatever reason. We only learned that they feel they owe their lives to Ghetsis, not why or what he did to earn their loyalty, so who knows.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 00poke_maniac View Post
    Nothing. Ghetsis saved their lives once so they are working under their "master" because they are in his debt.
    That would be really awesome I really hope they're the shadow triad. That would surprise White and Black too. Despise it's something you can't imagine but on the other side you totally can. How epic should the climax then be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex Kamex View Post
    If in the manga those trios aren't the same, I think it'd be nice to see the comic make a gag of it and have Black think the trios are the same at some instance where he runs into the Shadow Triad, only to have the Striaton Trio come from behind and say "Whaddup" and such.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyson9182 View Post
    Idea from this.
    The Shadow Triad and the Striaton Trio are twins!
    That would make them sextuplets.

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    This is extremely interesting. The parts that caught my attention/made me believe they were the shadow triad the most are that they weren't there when you were taking over Team Plasmas castle and when they did their poses. This makes me so much more excited for BW2 DD

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    WOW! They really could be the Shadow Triad.

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    They really look a lot like the Striaton trio. Yamamoto is letting the mystery linger perhaps waiting for B2W2 to be released; if the triplets are the Shadow Triad in the games, it will be the same in Special; if they're not (and I still don't believe they will), it all will be a huge red herring. I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fake Psychic View Post
    Isn't Bumping Old threads is not allowed here if I am remember that
    The thread got specifically linked to by a mod. A bump was pretty much guaranteed.

    I find the points made in this shocking actually. I didn't know this about the Shadow Triad in the Manga, but WOW I wonder if it's true now!
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    Maybe they are the same character only in the manga, or maybe they are not the real Shadow Triad, hypnotized by Ghetsis so the real Shadow Triad can strike.
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