From: Roberto Perez-Vila
Subject: Re: [PW!] Resisting the Pokemon Resistance
Date: Sunday, October 24, 1999 4:26 PM
> "I grow weary of this technobabble! Face the wrath of my
> devastating Confusion attack!" Luthor started concentrating intensely,
> and suddenly his mind started radiating a large multicolored wave of
> psi. The slow Porygon was caught in the wave...but since Ermac had
> Converted to Luthor's type, the Confusion attack barely scratched
> him. "...Impossible!"
> Jessica grinned almost evilly. She dropped Ermac's Pokéball as
> her forearms quickly turned into Scyther blades. "We have him now!!!"
The Slowpoke's jaw drops down to where most Slowpoke's jaws permanently
reside upon seeing that part of Jessica's gradual transformation into a
Scyther, "You must be one of the X-Men, you mutant! X-Woman, it would be an
honor if you could leave that organization and join my army. I seem to be
short a couple hundred million members or so..."
"Join you? Join *you*?!" The wings protruding from Jessica's back jut out
into view, "You egotistical, self-righteous, good-for-nothing Pokemon - you
whiz on people then ask them to be your friends? No way! Ermac, Tri Attack!"
A whirring noise comes from the Porygon. It declares, "Available system
resources low. Allotting RAM. Minimum of..." Ermac's synthesized voice
deepens, "...one..." Its voice returns to normal, "...minutes until Tri
Attack may be initiated."
Luthor's smirks at Jessica, "That gives me enough time! Bwa... ha... ha...
Jessica's eyes narrow, becoming more Scyther-like when they do, "*No*
Slowpoke can run away in just one minute."
"Who said anything about running away? Are you calling Luthor a coward?!"
Luthor stands up on his hind legs again to show off his power, but cowers
when Espio spits a Flamethrower into the sky to remind the Slowpoke of the
warning to not speak in the third person. Luthor struggles to reach into his
backpack with one of his short arms, "Luthor... Err, *I* know when I'm in
danger, but I also know that super heroes never let the villain die. They
just take them to an asylum."
Espio the white Charizard nudges Jessica, "It's a good thing we're not super
heroes then, eh, Jessica?"
"I couldn't care less what *you* are!" Luthor scowls at the large sarcastic
Fire Pokemon, "The both of you are lousy super heroes when compared to the
most obnoxious and good willed hero of all time!" Luthor finally grabs the
item he was rummaging around in his backpack for. He throws a small homing
beacon, "Doppler, I summon you to save me from these corrupt super heroes
who would dare defeat me instead of taking me to an asylum!"
The homing beacon falls onto the floor. Luthor, Espio, and Jessica all stare
at it for a few seconds, but nothing happens.
"Initiating Tri Attack..." Ermac the Porygon emits noises which indicate
computations. A triangular light green hologram ejects from the Porygon's
hexagonal eyes. The two-dimensional triangle spins around, dividing and
rotating, until it has become three smaller triangles, arranged in the shape
of a large triangle with an upside-down triangle composed of negative space
in the center of it. The light green hologram spins away from Ermac, headed
straight for Luthor!
"Is this the untimely end of Luthor?" Before Espio can burn Luthor to a
crisp for using the third person a third time after his warning, Ermac's Tri
Attack crashes into the Slowpoke! Luthor flies off of the ground and his
Shorts get knocked off! When he crashes back down a few meters away from
Ermac, his fainted body rolls around the grass a few times before coming to
a complete stop. Luthor ends up laying on his back, his soft belly facing
up, his eyes swirling out of control.
Seeing Luthor defeated, Jessica calms down, and her Scyther blades revert
into arms. She uses her hand to grab Ermac's Pokeball off the floor, and she
recalls her Pokemon back into it, "See, Espio? It pays off not to lose your
"You first need to have cool in order to be able to lose it." Espio's
self-deprecating nature returns for a moment, "Besides, you weren't exactly
as cool as a Jynx during that match. From where I stood, you were more fired
up than Magus!"
Jessica's wings gradually shrink back into her back, and her skin slowly
changes back to normal, "Leave my Magmar out of this! I know I did, since I
didn't want to kill the Slowpoke. I believe that annoying Pokemon got what
"And do you know what Kyle deserves?" Espio looks back towards the rock
where a depressed Kyle Richter sits, "He deserves to have his friends with
him. You should go up there, Jessica, he really needs you now. I'll be okay
Jessica grabs Espio's arm and looks into the Charizard's eyes, "You're as
much a friend of Kyle as I am, Espio. He needs us both. C'mon." Jessica
turns around and walks towards where Kyle is, accidentally crushing Luthor's
homing beacon under her foot on the way there. Though Espio doesn't think so
highly of himself, he follows Jessica with his head low.
Luthor is still fainted on the battlefield. He'll be there for a long time
unless someone takes him to a Pokemon Center.