Okay so Pokemon Adventures Volumes 40 and 41 recently came out concluding the Platinum chapter and starting the HGSS chapter (and only three years after the games ). I'm really glad though that they added a few more stuff to the HGSS chapter though. In the magazine runs it was awfully bleak. I'm glad though that the Kanto dexholders all made cameos (save for Yellow). Better flashbacks then nothing. They definitely deserve some sort of appearance since they appeared in the games. But if spiky-eared Pichu does not appear then I'm gonna be mad. (not only does he deserve to appear in the manga since Gold's Pichu could possibly fill in for the Pikachu-colored Pichu but also he holds the Zap Plate in the games which is a crucial element in the manga) And Giovanni should really not be considered missing in the manga since in the games he and Silver met in that route so that should have happened in the manga in a way. I also do hope he will be located in the Tohjo Falls within the chapter. But one thing that is my biggest question for the manga is WHAT THE HECK HAPPENED/WILL HAPPEN TO SIRD???
Let's recap. Sird pretended to be loyal to Team Rocket but her true intentions were to capture Deoxys for her real boss, Cyrus of Team Galactic. And a little before that, she offered the armor and sword of Sinnoh legends to Archie and Maxie because she didn't want pure evil to be "wasted" like that. Within Team Galactic, she brainwashed the cloaked grunt so that she could get the Sinnoh Pokedexes. Recently known, she had Darkrai but released it in the Distortion World because she couldn't control it and had no use for it. But let's face the facts. Sird has lasted WAY TOO LONG. Most Pokemon Adventures villains last one generation if not just one chapter (save for Giovanni because he's sorta special). It did raise some questions and opened a cliffhanger when Sird somehow petrified the Dexholders and was revealed to be responsible for the chaos in the Emerald chapter and was brought back for answers after what, five or six years? Sure, it is pretty cool that Sird is the only character in the entire franchise to be somehow connected to all four villainous teams of the first four generations but let's be honest, her being connected to Galactic didn't really lead to anything. Sure, she appeared alongside the commanders in the last few chapters of the DP chapter where her past motivations are explained but that's all that happened. She didn't even appear in the Platinum chapter save for one cameo. And that's the chapter where Galactic is seemingly cancelled. Maybe if she was the greater evil in the HGSS chapter (the one really leading the Rocket generals) and that's where's she'll finally be defeated once and for all then it will be suiting that she survived this long. But that's not going to happen since there's only one volume left and it most likely won't deter too much from the magazine runs. Let's face it, Sird really doesn't have anywhere else to appear in the manga without it seemingly being an a**pull (unless SHE'S actually the greater evil behind Plasma, that would explain EVERYTHING!!! *sarcasm*) Sird's time really has passed a long time ago and the writers really need to finish her off soon, imo.