Man I love that Cat-Shaped Reminder of Mankind’s Hubris so dang much. This is a good analysis of what makes him so freakin’ cool.


#150 – Mewtwo

Mewtwo, originally presented as the last Pokémon in the Pokédex (for both months before people knew better), and probably the most loaded Pokémon to talk about barring Pikachu. Since 1996, it’s been both the de-facto Legendary Pokémon and the de-facto villain of the series.

And d’you know what? Mewtwo’s does a pretty solid job at it.

We’ve had obviouslyartifical monsters up until this point, but those seem more synthetic and purpose-built to thrive in specific environments. Mewtwo, on the other hand, feels like it’s in a halfway state, obviously organic, but absolutely not anything that would occur in nature. The gangly limbs with odd, webbed extremities belong to something amphibious or even alien, whereas the shape of its head (and its name) tie it to a hairless cat, but as a whole it stands upright on two legs with the full presence of…

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