Friday Favorites: Asexual Characters

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Asexual Awareness week was October 20 – 26 and, as some of you may know, I identify as asexual. Representation of any kind of diversity has always been important to me, even before I realized my sexuality. In a belated celebration for Asexual Awareness week, this Friday Favorites post details a few characters that I headcanon as asexual.

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Lukas (Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia)

Cool, calm, and collected, Lukas is a soldier of the Deliverance who invites the main character Alm to join the cause. While he ended up being a favorite for his personality in the game, there was a specific DLC support conversation he has with Python where Lukas confesses that he doesn’t feel the same kind of “fire” that Clive and Mathilda — the resident battle couple — has. That little nudge towards not experiencing that longing cemented Lukas as a favorite.

Miles Edgeworth (Ace Attorney series)

I adore Edgeworth’s character arc throughout the Ace Attorney series. Considering it’s canon that he’s not interested in marriage and turns down dates, he’s always been one of my favorite characters to headcanon as asexual. Focused on his work and his tight circle of friends (despite seemingly grumpy at times when he has to deal with them), Edgeworth is a character I can relate to.

Cyrus (Octopath Traveler)

Cyrus was the biggest dork in the bunch in Octopath Traveler, and he ended up amusing me to know end with his love of learning and absolute obliviousness to all the women trying to flirt with him. He was an easy character to headcanon as asexual due to said obliviousness. Even though romance wasn’t really prominent in any of the eight main characters’ paths, it was still rather nice to see a character who had no romantic inclinations whatsoever.

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Will More Characters Be Announced For Super Smash Brothers Ultimate?

Rachel Mii | DoubleJump.comHappy Tuesday!

We’ve got a few months before the release of Super Smash Brothers Ultimate which means there’s a lot of time to speculate more about this anticipated game.

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When the teaser for a new Smash Brothers game came along, everyone erupted into the hype. Blogs and websites everywhere were posting lists and polls of who they wanted to see in the latest Smash game.

So when the roster was announced at this year’s E3, I’ll admit I was surprised to see very little new characters.

Was I disappointed? No, not at all. Believe me, I’m stoked to play as Young Link again. He was my all-time favorite back in the day. Revisiting old characters is just as good as trying out new characters.

Like I said though, I was still surprised to see very little new characters added. The newest we got were the Echo characters.

However, Nintendo Life interviewed Bill Trinen and asked about more characters in Smash. His answer?

“We can answer that when we get closer to December.”

So… we have well over 60 characters for Super Smash Brothers Ultimate. Will there be more announced down the road?

I was also surprised they announced everyone at once, especially when they usually keep up speculating until the release – or they leak characters slowly before the launch date.

Maybe Nintendo has more up their sleeve. Or maybe I’m reading too much into things.

What do you think about this? Do you hope more new characters are added to the roster? Let me know in the comments below!

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Will More Be Added To Pokemon Quest?

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I’ve been playing a lot of Pokemon Quest lately – I go in spurts with it and you’ve played the game, then you know you can only play for a little bit at a time. A message pops up once in a while that got me wondering about the future of the game.

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I’ve noticed this before but have never really thought about it. I was playing the game the other day and a message popped up on the loading screen saying something along the lines of, “Supposedly there are 17 or more types of Pokemon.”

Now, I got excited because I thought that was Nintendo’s way of hinting that they may be adding a new type of Pokemon to the next generation since there’s a new core game in the works for the Switch.

Then I realized that there are already “17 or more” types of Pokemon because there’s 18 total.

So I started thinking again.

Do you think Nintendo is ever going to add onto Pokemon Quest? The game only has 150 Pokemon, the Kanto region, the original Pokemon. So, there’s no dark type Pokemon or Fairy type. Dark was introduced in the Johto region and they’ve been slowly adding each generation of Pokemon to Pokemon Go, so why not do the same thing to Pokemon Quest?

Of course, Pokemon Quest is a pretty small game and there’s not much gameplay to it at all. So I don’t see how or why they would add the other 6 – or 7 – generations to it. I can’t imagine them adding DLC to a free game and adding sequels would be way too much.

It was just a random thought that occurred to me, though. I was curious as to why they said “17 or more types” rather than just saying there’s “18 types.” Then I realized not all the types are in the Kanto region, so there’s that.

Who knows what will happen though. In the meantime, I’m still going to try to beat the game.

What are your thoughts on this? Or am I overthinking things? Let me know in the comments below!

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Friday Favorites: Game Theories

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The Game Theorists is one of Rachel’s and my favorite YouTube channels. The channel does its best to solve or prove these theories about video games with real-world math and science. While some of the more technical terms can go over our heads, it’s always fascinating to see and hear some video game aspects being explained in a way that could work in reality. This list showcases some of my favorites.


Game Theory: Luigi is the Richest Man in Mushroom Kingdom

Calculating the money and coins found in the Mushroom Kingdom, Game Theory speculates whether or not Luigi is the richest man in his fictional world, especially due to his mansion won in Luigi’s Mansion.

Culture Shock: Peach is a Goddess

Aside from game theories, the channel also hosts Culture Shock, where one of the team members delves into the history and culture that may have inspired certain parts of video games. One of my favorites is where he details how Peach may actually be a goddess rather than a mere princess of her kingdom. (As a side note, there is also a video speculating that Bowser is a god, which brings about a new dynamic to the Bowser and Peach relationship.)

Game Theory: The Pokedex is Full of Lies

Anyone who’s played Pokemon knows the Pokedex entries, the descriptions that give a little insight to the Pokemon species’ habits, behavior, what-have-you. Yet, there have been plenty of entries that are a little weird or even creepy. This particular episode of Game Theory debunks the entry for Gardevoir.

Do you watch the Game Theorists channel? What are some of your favorite videos from them?

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Where Exactly Do The Ultra Wormholes Lead To? [Pokemon]

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I’ve officially beaten Pokemon Ultra Sun and I’m currently working on filling my Pokedex. This will be the game I 100% the dex, I can feel it!

I started overthinking of the main story points though and now I can’t seem to get that thought out of my head.

The Ultra Wormholes are portals to other dimensions — or maybe it’s just one other dimension? In Pokemon Sun and Moon you’re able to travel to this other dimension and catch Ultra Beasts. There’s not much to it though. In Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, they expanded on the Ultra Wormhole idea and created Ultra Megalopolis.

In Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, there are four types of Ultra Wormholes. Type one being the most common and type four being the most rare. Or, you have to travel farther to get to it, I mean.

There are also different colors. White lead to Ultra Beasts, Blue leads you to a waterfall where you can catch certain Pokemon. Red is a cliffside, green is a field, and yellow is a cave. Each color, other than white, has a set of five Pokemon that can spawn and you can catch. Each color has its own legendary Pokemon as well.

Sounds cool, right? Yeah, it is. But what I want to know is where exactly these wormholes lead to.

Ultra Megalopolis is a place that’s out of this world. We know this because the Ultra Recon Squad resides there and are completely unfamiliar with Alola’s customs. So, I think it’s safe to assume these people aren’t from Kanto or Sinnoh or any other Pokemon region.

They dress different, they speak differently, and they don’t understand Pokemon and battling.

I think it’s safe to say that they’re “aliens” and live in a different dimension or world completely aside from our own.

And in addition to that, the Ultra Beasts are super Pokemon (for lack of a better way to describe them). They have types and moves like Pokemon, though they’re less tame. They can be captured in balls, but only in the beast balls. Not the Pokeballs. So, they can’t be caught like normal Pokemon and they’re not even called Pokemon, they’re called Ultra Beasts.

To sum this up, we know that Ultra Beasts are only similar to Pokemon, but not actually considered Pokemon, and also that the people who reside there have no clue what’s going on in Alola or Earth itself, plus you have to go through a special portal to get to their world. Are you with me so far?

So, why then, are we able to encounter our Pokemon in the Ultra Wormholes?

For example, I went through a yellow wormhole and found myself in a cave. What did I find in that cave? A Crustle from the Unova region.

Why is Crustle in an alien dimension?

You can come across Pokemon as common as Floatzel, Audino, and Swellow. Each color homes five different Pokemon across the many regions.

Why are we able to encounter and capture Pokemon from Earth through these other dimensions, if these areas are clearly not on Earth? How did these Pokemon make their home in these wormholes?

The legendary Pokemon I can kind of see… they’re legendary, like “myths” almost. You rarely see them, so where are they hiding all this time? Maybe they have the power to go through the Ultra Wormholes.

Kris mentioned the wormholes may just be portals to other regions, but I find that fishy as well.

One, because once you go through a wormhole, you’re in a small room with a single Pokemon to encounter. You can’t go anywhere else other than to go back out through the wormhole to get home.

Two, because each wormhole has five Pokemon you can encounter that are from different regions. For example, through the red wormhole, you can find Swellow (Hoenn), Altaria (Hoenn), Yanmega (Sinnoh), Sigilyph (Unova), and Swanna (Unova). Plus, Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres, who are all from Kanto.

Three, that would suggest magic exists in the Pokemon world. I consider portals to go under the “magic” category. Pokemon is magical to us, yes, but every single people you talk to in Pokemon games are talking about Pokemon. It’s their life, it’s all they know. Pokemon is not magic to them, they’re like wild animals or pets similar to dogs and squirrels for us.

Does this make sense? Am I overthinking things? I just don’t understand why Pokemon such as Magcargo would reside in an Ultra Wormhole. Where exactly are we going when we go through an Ultra Wormhole?

What exactly do you think the Ultra Wormholes are? What are your thoughts on my thoughts? Am I making any sense? Let me know in the comments below, I’d love to have a discussion on this!

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