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Shotgun Chuck
Alaska burger jockey with a lot of ideas but not much artistic ability. I also love to drive (very fast, when possible) and have memorized a flatly insane amount of car trivia.

New avatar was not drawn by me! It's the work of another, a drawing of my car as it once was, before rust and neglect sullied its shine.
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@WriterRaven: So then PheonixFire was trolling.

"Anyway it looks like our good friend Natalya is a about to cool down.
will there be ice puns!? will she get out of this pickle!
find out soon tm "

That page's alt text is, in fact, an ice pun. With this page, as well, the attack does look like blue fire but in such a way that it could also almost be oddly-drawn ice. Either one would have done the job against Carnivine... and as far as I know, even from a Ninetales, fire attacks are not normally blue unless they're Will-o-Wisp.

Not trying to argue but more trying to show how I got to my original conclusion.
@WriterRaven: Except it did use an ice attack in 01-20 against Natalya, must have been a hidden power as I originally suspected?
In this episode of Crossroads, a developmentally disabled Carnivine gets tied up, the confusion over which type of Ninetales we are actually seeing here continues, and the heroes easily escape from a cardboard prison.
@MercenaryX: I believe the sidecar has some kind of levitation mechanism... which can somehow loft the engine (larger and probably heavier than any big block Chevy you care to mention) as well. And somehow keep the whole trash sandwich perfectly balanced despite being fairly far aft and to the side.

And the other thing, which I noticed before and now @solaris127h has as well, is that there is no way for that engine to be transferring power to that one wheel. With a longitudinal mounting like that, it would have to be shaft driven, but I see no driveshaft and no place for a driveshaft. Looking up some pictures online I saw what looked like a chain drive hooked to the wheel, which appeared as thought it was designed to connect to a normal engine in the normal (i.e. middle of the frame) place, but could not conclusively identify any such engine. Come on Gamefreak, just give him a fricking KTM dualsport or something, it'll actually be cooler.

You know, it really says something when one of my character ideas is a frickin' Ninetales who taught himself to drive competently and his ride is more normal than this human's (and has a more reasonable engine).
@solaris127h: I've created a monster, haven't I? One tired moment of derpiness and I've caused something crazy to happen?

Also, I agree with you about the bike. What was Nintendo smoking when they came up with that thing? I actually had to look it up to understand what I was looking at and now the car nerd side of me is going crazy. I seriously don't see how the back wheel could be getting power; with a longitudinally-mounted engine it would have to be shaft driven but I see no driveshaft and no place for a driveshaft. Thus the only way the thing could actually move is if it also had a transversely-mounted engine in the normal place with a chain drive, and after finding some rear-quarter shots of it, it does appear to have a chain drive (though I couldn't conclusively identify an engine for it to connect to), in which case what is that big ridiculous engine at the front for? A generator to keep the hover-sidecar powered? Which can supposedly loft the rest of the bike as well?

Honestly, just giving him a normal bike would probably have been cooler. Seriously Nintendo, not everything has to be SUPER RIDICULOUS.
@solaris127h: Good unintentional catch, you mean. I guess I did a tired there. I'm interested in Pokemon but obsessed with cars, and from there I leave it for you to figure out how such a dopey synthesis of ideas formed in my mind.

Now I see that's Wes taking the keys. I'm not used to people wearing weird gauntlet-things and so I assumed that was a handguard on his bike!
Not having ever played the original game... is that Espeon about to try to ride the bike? Because, I'm seeing signs in that direction (calling Wes too slow, etc.) and my Awesome Radar is goin' frickin' crazy right now. I hereby preemptively award the Espeon a theme song. Fits Wes too.

(beware this band may or may not have produced raunchy songs)
Classic memes are best memes.
@Ark the Glaceon: Apparently wanted for murder, claims to have been framed, that's all we know.

Also why do I suddenly not trust the funny-colored(?) delphox with the fancy glowing jeweled stick? This house has too many psychics and ghosts and one of them is a chandelure and one has a fancy glowing wand and I'm telling you, something is not right here. Maybe they should be making plans to move on out before someone decides to add Naya and Talon to their soul collection.
@Zirilon: You take that back right now oatmeal raisin is the best
I'm a simple man.

I see a Chandelure, I reach for my namesake weapon.
That date tho.
I don't know, something about it still sits wrong with me. Are they really destined to be pets half the time and soldiers the other half, never given any... consideration, I guess you would call it?
Are you frickin' kidding me...
@venami: Despite being immune to them.

Panel 7: that is one tall Flareon... either that, or my sense of how tall an Abra is is messed up.

Panel 4: Seems Mist is actually rather young, at least for her species. Of course, that depends on how long ago she ran away. Gotta admit I didn't expect that, though maybe I should have...?
Well I mean, I think we all sort of knew Mist was loaded, so is this really a surprise?
FIRST now give me my worthless internet points.
And that ladies & gentlemen, is the sound of progress being made. Now if only someone could figure out what he'd be making with all that stuff, because I don't have a frickin' clue.
@VelvetRainbow: I do, actually. Mostly out of having a lot of free time but not really having a life. I think much of the reason for this is, the comic kicking around in my head, if I ever act on my idea, will have a little bit different villains than most of the PMD games themselves. In the games, you get dumped into some podunk nowhereville and have to save the world from some impersonal force/object or a rogue legendary, and on the way there you're saving people out of deadly dungeons. Most of the territory is fairly lawless, and in any case the pokemon you're beating up are either evil minions or angry ferals.

With my idea, though, many of the villains are more "ordinary" on the face of it and may frequently cross over to the human lands as well. It's not just about "go here and beat this guy up to save the world", because the villain may not have actually done anything yet that the law would see as justifying beating them up, and if you're a "former human" then they probably have more right to be there than you do as well. Saving the world from a nightmare king, an asteroid collision, or an abstract manifestation of darkness is one thing, since those are all rather outside the usual confines of the law, but meddling in the day-to-day political and law-enforcement affairs of your new home is something else... especially when you still remember your human life, are still loyal to the country you lived in as a human, and are trying to find a way back. Furthermore Pokemon will be seen as a good bit more civilized than the typical portrayal, with the lawless "podunk nowherevilles" being shown as frontier towns or as a result of "development" being hidden and held back to keep human spy aircraft from spotting things that might tempt governments to invade.