Saturday, 9 June 2012

It's amazing how many people don't realize how connected Pokemon is to the Mother (Earthbound in North america) series. Since the tradition and formula from the first game is always carried over, we will probably always have some variation of Mother homages in each game.
. Earthbound also helps explains the inspiration behind Red and any other absent protagonists parent's, including Ash/Satoshi. It's so heavily speculated that he reason Red's father is absent is because Ness' father was absent too. He only calls you on your phone. Ness' father was was based on Itoi's own life. He was always busy and never had much time to spend with his kids. Because of this, the Pokemon games will always carry the tradition of having a father somewhat based on Itoi. That's pretty huge for Mother/Earthbound fans. Pokemon is much popular and will always have sequels.
Mewtwo is an homage to Giegue, specifically his appearance in Mother 1. Mewtwo and Giegue also share strong psychic powers, and Mew is speculated to have originated from space. According to dialogue from the games, Mewtwo was born from a pregnant Mew and became bitter about his relationship. This would make Mew his Mother. It's also a little bit similar to how Giegue became twisted, hateful and bitter about his origin. Also It's interesting to note that Giygas' appearance in Mother 2 is rumoured to have the appearance of a Fetus. Mew actually is based on an embryo. (I just like adding fuel to crazy theories, so ignore that last part if you don't like those weirdo giygas theories.)
It's speculated that most of the species of Pokemon have originated from space. (Link) More specifically, Clefairy, Deoxys, Lunatone and Solrock, Kyurem, are said to have arrived on a meteorite. In Mother 2, a meteorite falls from the sky. BuzzBuzz, a talking Dung Beetle emergeces and helps Ness fight off the invading aliens with psychic powers.
The style of the overworld maps for both games are very similar. Red may be based on Ninten or Ness' appearances due to the iconic red hats and backpack. Both character's are rivals with their neighbors. For Ness it's Porkey and for Red it's Gary. The movie 'Stand by Me' was one of Shigesato Itoi's inspirations for the Mother series. Link. ) It can be seen on TV in the first generation Red/Green/Blue and Yellow games. There is an item in Mother 2 called the Rock Candy, which permanently boosts your stats. It's similar to the Rare Candy from the Pokemon Games which levels up your pokemon.
It's been confirmed many times that some people who worked at Ape went on to work at Gamefreak. This is probably the reason why Lucas and Pokemon Trainer were paired up in Brawl.
The Mother/Earthbound series is so underappriciated. I think it's so ironic that Pokemon has a massive following, and most people have not even played the game that inspired it. It's a brilliant game on it's own right, Mother 3 comes close to literature at times. It's heart breaking. Some of the most discussed about things in the Pokemon Universe are directly inspired from it, and copied every game! The reason why Red/Ash doesn't have a father, the origins of Mewtwo and all Pokemon according to really popular theories. Mother fans may only have 3 games, only one of which was officially released, but the style lived on through the massively popular Pokemon games.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Forgot one major thing in my last post. I can't believe I didn't realize it. If you don't like the Freudian analysis, it's still pretty good.

Oh yeah and I don't think he's a fetus or anyone gave anyone an abortion. It's fucking symbolism for Itoi losing his innocence walking into a rape scene. A weird vagina alien would make sense in that context, symbolically and metaphorically.

Overanalyzing some Freudian Symbolism

(I forgot to add the Skyrunner, and possibly the Hummingbird Egg.)

 Put the word symbolic before the word penis, vagina and womb. It's not literal.

Porky is symbolically returning to his Mother's womb, the true "abslutely safe capsule." There were robot duplicates of his Mother in New Pork City. His symbolic womb was also mechanical. Porky's theme song in M3 is a lullaby. Porky has a play room that looks like a nursery. It's in the center of the Tower of Peace and Love, which shares similarities with the Abslutely Safe Capsule and a womb. This is one of the reason's why the metal sphere appears in the Mother Logo.

Geigue has always been a symbolic vagina and/or womb. Mother 2 did not introduce this concept.Geigue's Devil Machine is an homage to H.R. Geiger's work, or at least bares some striking similarities. It's not likely that this is a coincidense. M2 is filled with scifi homages. The opening scene of the game is an homage t War of the World's for example. Giger's work was filled with Freudian symbolism, phallic ojbects, and vaginas. Giger designed the alien from the series of the same name. The alien is intentionally phallic. The Face Huggers intentionally resemble vaginas, and the chest bursters intentioally resemble phallic objects. He created the concept of Freudian aliens. Therefor we can assume that Gieuge intentionally resembles a vagina. You don't make an homage to Giger's work without this. It's impossible for it to be a Giger homage without it.

Mewtwo is based on Geigue from Mother 1, but he lst most of the symbolism present in Mother.

In Mother 2, with the power of the dragons they reset the Earth to its natural state. Mother 3 is about returning to Mother Earth. Compare this with the villian, who symbolically returned to the womb via technology. Also, Giegue, who abandoned Maria, his Mother.

If the Earth is Mother Earth, then perhaps the entity that stopped Porky from traveling to all other time peroids was Father Time. It would make sense with the themes of duality throughout the game.

From Mobile Suit Gundam, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. I don't know how most people have missed these. They are as spot on as the Blues Brother's and Lucky & Gorgeous.

Random Observation

Alright to be honest I couldn't find a better name than my username for this blog. It's sort of a place to dump all my thoughts after reading too much into cartoons and videogames.

Anyways. Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. She has silver slippers in the books and ruby slippers in the movie. However, if she wore the ruby slippers in kansas they would appear silver due to the black and whiteness.

I don't even think I'm implying anything by this I'm just pointing out something I realized that may not even make sense when I stop being sleep deprived.

Some copypasta I thought was worth posting.

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Shiver Star = Earth after Nuclear Winter

Monday, 6 February 2012

to do list;

pokemon mother comparisons

pokemon mother comparisons in new games

reply to comments
reply to comments on EB central

replay mother 3 & find the twin peaks giant reference

compare gavan and the end of mother 2