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[COMPLETED]Manic's Dark Stars; Update #41: Epilogue
Topic Started: Feb 4 2014, 07:43 AM (203,324 Views)
Hyperius629
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It astounds me how you can get 3 pages of posts (in one day) while only posting a prologue.

Anyways, to all saying he's the starter, I propose that he will become a voice in Sophie's head, and then the run will consist of Manic telling Sophie what to do from inside her noggin.

Alternatively he becomes Sophie but that's boring
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Reikaosu
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There's always the possibility Manic is MULTIPLE pokemon, perhaps split back into the aspects?

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...Ok, nevermind, that's the dumbest theory anyone's posted yet. (That's actually serious)
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Daxter
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Reikaosu
Feb 4 2014, 11:15 PM
There's always the possibility Manic is MULTIPLE pokemon, perhaps split back into the aspects?

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...Ok, nevermind, that's the dumbest theory anyone's posted yet. (That's actually serious)
That is still a very cool idea, and given that it is Manic, entirely possible.
Edited by Daxter, Feb 4 2014, 11:19 PM.

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Excuse me, get this weak-sauce out of here.
Jumping on the Starter bandwagon.

But someone that's not the trainer as Manic? Stop blowing my mind.

Also inb4 He really is a block of cheese.
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Well there are a few things I can think up, given all the speculation:

If he's a Pokemon, then we could have a sort of 'Pokemon training the trainer to help them improve' dynamic going, akin to him and Hideo in Vega.

If he's the rival, then it might be something more along the lines of what he was needed for was to bring about a change in Sophie to bring her up to the level that Sinnoh needs, in the same vein as a mentor figure but in a less prominent role overall (After all, Cresselia never said that it needed to be him that directly fixed the timelines, only that he became what was needed to fix them).

That being said, I'd love to see the aspects make a return like Reikaosu thought up. Heck, there's even six of him when you split Determined back into War and Peace versions. The reason I'm leaving Ascendant out of this theory is because he was formed from the other five reuniting. Heck, we still had him during Der Gnizalb.

I was about to pitch an idea of Manic the Artificial for Gnizalb's form for him, but then I remembered we have Mega Manic.

EDIT: I derped on Final Vega characters, fixed it now.
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Whew! Didn't think this topic would blow up quite so fast.

I was going to wait until later in the week to post an update, but at this rate, I think I'd better have one posted sooner than that. I'm thinking sometime Wednesday night.

Also, I'll go ahead and debunk two theories now: Manic is not split up in any way. Counter-proof exists in the epilogue of Final Vega. Manic is also not Sophie; she is a new character, and is the protagonist of this run.
Edited by Manic, Feb 5 2014, 02:49 AM.
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Feb 5 2014, 02:48 AM
Whew! Didn't think this topic would blow up quite so fast.
PFFFFTCHCHCH SURE

Come on, Manic. You know how popular your runs are around here. You really should have expected this.

Anyway, yeah, I'm jumping on the bandwagon that Manic's the starter. If he was the rival, wouldn't that mean that he would be repeatedly defeated, and his first rival battle would result in a failure, because his starter would be dead?

Also calling that this is Obsidian. If this is Bloody Platinum, you are so screwed you don't even understand.
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Manic is Sophie's mother. :v:

(More seriously, perhaps Manic's her PokeTech? He tries frantically to guide her, she just naively wonders why her mom got her the model with the really advanced A.I. and worries about how much it must have cost...)
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Guessin' Manic is the champ, but pokÚmanic would be fun.

The apparent reality show setting can be interesting.
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Y'know, the idea of Manic being the little voice inside Sophies head giving her advice isn't half bad... Manic hasn't debunked it yet so who knows...
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I'm liking the audition tape feel of the intro. I'm curious to see how this will end up being different from your usual runs, Manic. I'm sure it'll still fit into your overall story somehow...
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Anyway, yeah, I'm jumping on the bandwagon that Manic's the starter. If he was the rival, wouldn't that mean that he would be repeatedly defeated, and his first rival battle would result in a failure, because his starter would be dead?

Who says that if Manic shows up as the rival that he would have Nuzlocke at all? He might show up as a secondary character that doesn't have Nuzlocke. And also, Manic didn't debunk the starter theory, the rival theory, OR the block of cheese theory so each of those options could be how Manic shows up here.

Or Manic might not show up at all and could just be pulling our legs.
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Feb 5 2014, 01:07 PM
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Anyway, yeah, I'm jumping on the bandwagon that Manic's the starter. If he was the rival, wouldn't that mean that he would be repeatedly defeated, and his first rival battle would result in a failure, because his starter would be dead?

Who says that if Manic shows up as the rival that he would have Nuzlocke at all? He might show up as a secondary character that doesn't have Nuzlocke. And also, Manic didn't debunk the starter theory, the rival theory, OR the block of cheese theory so each of those options could be how Manic shows up here.
Well, it would kind of defeat the point if Manic is supposed to restore the timeline, not Sophie. And Manic's "thing" has always been that he's had Nuzlocke. Just my two cents.

Also, this is sounding more and more like a TV program. The updates are called Episodes, and "How will anyone care about your Pokemon if they don't have names?" makes me think this will be a survivor-esque thing, not to mention the general tone of the prologue.

Denied also makes me think that this will be based on Ace Attorney, like Der was on MegaMan.

Guess for Denied!- After your first death, you may no longer catch Pokemon until you earn a gym badge, and then only once per time.

Not likely, but whatever.
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Hi Manic, I'm new here but I've been quietly following all of your runs and I'm really fond of them! This one should not be an exception :)

Anyway, here is my attempt at a hypothesis...

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I've put in a whole lot of work, done a lot of studying - but not too much! - and I think I'd do a really good job.

Great job? If it was a TV show or a contest (singing, dancing, whatever...) I'm not sure we'd be talking about a job so I'm guessing we're talking about something totally different! Extreme Makeover - Home Edition? #RandomIdea

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I'm going to be fourteen years old in about two weeks...just in time for the announcement!

Again, what announcement? Maybe just the announce of the ones kept for the 'final' round - Sophie, Barry and Lucas I'm guessing... but gym leaders are also contestants!! #WhatATwist

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I don't know if there's a uniform or anything

Something quite formal? To do a job? For an entertainment show?
... Am I the only one with a Hunger Games vibe here?

As for Manic's part in this, I like the idea of him being a Poke, but maybe with another twist linked to rule 7 - being the starter seems too 'easy' for Manic ;)
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I look forward to this run! Maybe it's possible that Manic's the starter, but he has ways of pulling awesome twists in his runs, so maybe not. I'm never any good at theories, so I'll just wait and see...
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Good luck, Manic! Platinum's tough as it is, without a hack involved.
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I think that Manic would HAVE to be the starter, my reason being quite simple. Manic has to defeat the champion in order to get to pretty much every legendary (or what is considered to be a legendary, anyway). He can't be in the "sidelines", because then the timeline would still be... bad in the way that this one has currently. If he is defeated, then that timeline is fucked. Which one he might be... I have no idea. Turtwig, maybe?

As for Rule 7, it probably has something to do with contests, because she seems like a contestant-type of girl. But it's probably going to have something to do with Gym Leaders. Like this: "DENIED! - After you defeat Roark, you may no longer heal at Pokemon Centers until you defeat the next one, and then only once"! If not, then I will have no idea as to what is to come. Knowing Manic, he's probably going to pull some shenanigans out of Sophie's hat, or something. :lilcal:
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I wonder which Platinum hack you'll be playing since you've already had a vanilla Platinum run. The possibilities are endless, given only the one screen shown right now, but either way I'm very much looking forward to this run.

Dat rule 7 has me worried, though...
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