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See, what I'm getting from this conversation is that Abel and Rocket have some sort of prior agreement.

The idea of Team Rocket having control over the Storage System worries me.
Milo is a work of art, and is probably going to get himself killed.

I love it.
Hm... Mewtwo versus Rayquaza? Now there's a fight you could sell tickets to.

Not that I'd buy one... or want to be on the same side of the planet as that fight, for that matter. But still. Pretty sure there's a business opportunity there.
Oh.

Well.
@WriterRaven: I was just having fun with the expressions on this page! I mean no insults to any OCs.

Besides, that Bayleaf definitely agrees with me.
I figure I'll submit a cameo request, just for shiggles.

Artemis the Absol (though I doubt the name will matter): female, a bit on the scrawny side, and with her horn broken off at the base.
I'm just going to say it: that Eevee definitely can't read. It has the look of someone trying very hard to look like they know what they're doing.
Darkrai busted down Butterfree's door just to have a stern conversation with Lovrina?

I'm less okay with this than if he had actually tried to hurt her!
THIS IS NOT GOING ACCORDING TO PLAN
The PMD universe, while advanced in many other ways, has yet to develop the study of statistics. As such, it isn't common knowledge that just because the two things are on the rise at the same time doesn't mean they're rising for the same reason.

Correlation does not equal causation, folks.
NOT THE SPINARAK!

Their little eye patches will be missed.
Ahhh, good old Plan B: Traumatic Brain Injury.

Gets 'em every time.
And in panel 5, we can see the creative process for an average page of Victory Fire.
OBJECTION!

Not about the presence of a firearm - I can see the value of weapons in a society where some of its members can spit fire or melt brains with a stern glare.

My concern is with the DESIGN of the weapon, specifically, its grip and sights. The gun is clearly designed with a slanted pistol grip and trigger guard, shaped to fit a roughly human hand. While this works for humans, this design would be VERY difficult to use for most species of Pokemon. Sure, a custom-made version MIGHT, in theory, exist, but it makes far more sense that mass-produced firearms would have a generalized design, likely with some sort of lever trigger so it could be used with a wide variety of appendages.

The ironsights have a similar problem - that particular layout works by exploiting human binocular vision, which would only be useful for pokemon with a pair of forward-facing eyes. Pokemon with a different number of eyes, eyes in different positions (such as any non-predatory species likely has), or some other primary sense would find such a sight next to useless.

So while I like the idea of a more modernized PMD setting, I don't think something a complex as a semiautomatic firearm would be identical to one found in our world.

Is this a needlessly specific criticism? Yes. Will I continue to defend it? YES.

(Oh, the comic is still very interesting, by the way. I'm just obsessing over details.)
Ahhh, I'm loving these pages so much. The second-to-last panel in particular has a full range of confusion, from N (who's probably used to all this by now), to Jen (who I'm guessing understood none of that conversation), to Darkrai (who's probably thinking "haven't I done worse, and didn't they fix that too?").

Also, I'm VERY curious - who actually gave Mewtwo that charcoal? Because I'm pretty sure almost everyone there would've written it off as just another one of his quips...

...It was Jen, wasn't it?
Don't know what it is? Poke it with a stick. What's the worst that could happen?
"The underground bunker's what he cared about the most..."

I admit, I lost it here. This is so very, very accurate.
"So... I still get to kill them for stealing your stuff, right?"

"Oh, definitely. Fry 'em."
Can we PLEASE not trigger the Nightmare King? I like Pokemon Square better when it's not crater-shaped.