Holy crap, she's actually going to be throwing in a major canon Pokemon character into her "story" (and a league champion no less) but is also going to have her signature Pokemon, a Gardevoir (because of course) be a villain? Wow.So in a fit of boredom I decided to revisit the wiki page and I found an upcoming plot element, It's not likely to appear but it had a spoiler warning.
The archive site is being weird so I just have this screenshot and a link.
View attachment 995391Diantha's Gardevoir is a minor antagonist in Madhouse. She is Diantha's mate, and has used violence and blackmail to keep their secret safe. At some point before the comic, Lily Orchard discovered Diantha's secret, but her Gardevoir blackmailed her into silence. Being too powerful to overcome...pokemadhouse.fandom.com
It's a Gardevoir that apparently beats and threatens its trainer into keeping its mating bond going, which seems elaborate to me, why not just...you know, mate with a dunsparce or a ditto or something. Those aren't going anywhere.
This makes me wonder what lily thinks of the power dynamic thing. Since it's the Gardevoir and not the trainer doing it.
Also Lily herself on this very same wiki says that her and Gardevoir's relationship is meant to deconstruct fat neck beards giving Gardevoir tits.
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That seems fucked up to me but whatever. Why add this codependency, wet dream, sleep rape shit? If I wanna fuck a stupid made up anime monster that's one thing, but Lily's version strikes me as more depraved.
First off, I'll give Lily VERY minor props for not going the super easy route that typical bad fan-fictions take and just have a canon human character be the bad guy that ends up opposing their OC, having a Pokemon be the bad guy is actually the road less traveled here and has the potential to be an interesting story. Granted, it still completely breaks canon, as Diantha can Mega-Evolve her Gardevoir which requires a strong bond and there's some extra source material go into detail about their friendship, but I can still recognize a decent story idea, though I doubt Lily will execute it well, and speaking of...
The big issue here is that it's freaking Diantha's Gardevoir, one of, if not THEE, most powerful Gardevoirs in the Pokemon universe and this artical implies that Lily's Gardevoir is strong enough to go toe-to-toe with her? At least, that's the vibe I'm getting seeing as Diantha's Gardevoir was threatening their reputation and friends rather then them directly, but the point is, you can't just magically have your fan character be as strong or stronger then established canon character that's really strong and expect people to be cool with it. If you want me to even begin to believe that your fan character can even stand along side with even regular canon characters, much less the powerful ones, you really gotta earn that. Your character or characters have to be so well written and flow into the story so smoothly that I'd honestly believe they'd be part of the actual franchise instead of an unofficial fan character if shown without any other context.
Also, did you check out that bit on "Lacey Beaulieu" ?
So, apparently she was Diantha's ex-girlfriend (oh, Diantha's is gay/ bi in this comic apparently), is a "cynical fast talking socialite" who spends all her time in cafe's talking about fashion, is considered the second most attractive and desirable women in all of Kalos just behind Diantha, and weights about 220 lbs., which would make her at least obese unless she happens to be over 6 ft. tall (which is unlikely). If you think I'm trying to make a big deal out of it, I'm not, the "Trivia" section of the wiki goes out of its way to point this out. You know, stuff like this reminds me how the "Tumblr art style" became what it is and I'm glad it's dying out.