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This is probably a dangerous can of worms to open up, but...

#21CakeOfLiesPosted 4/28/2013 12:36:28 PM
Thepenguinking2 posted...
Arceus and giratina.


This.
Seriously, it's already happened.
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#22GoldenFantasyPosted 4/28/2013 1:15:04 PM
But the Devil isn't bad. Shouldn't Giratina be based on Lucifer?
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#23InfernalFivePosted 4/28/2013 1:19:34 PM
Ugh just keep religion out of mah pokemonz.
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#24Davidk92(Topic Creator)Posted 4/28/2013 1:20:43 PM
InfernalFive posted...
Ugh just keep religion out of mah pokemonz.


But there's already Shinto in the form of the Kami trio, Tao in the form of the Tao duo, and probably plenty more if I bothered to look them up. Also, Cthulhu's not a religion.
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#25ShinySephirothPosted 4/28/2013 8:48:45 PM
ShinySephiroth posted 11/24/2010 2:20:46 AM...
Maybe they thought with how everyone in the U.S. tries to be politically correct, some people would take offense at religious symbols? I think, personally, that's why Azure Flute/Heaven's Pipe never was released. Religious tension. I mean Arceus has:
White Fur (Lamb of God)
Red Eyes (Book of Revelation)
Wheels on his sides (Book of Ezekiel)
Signature move is Judgment
Sits on a throne with a stairway (Jacob's vision in Genesis)
Was born from a lone egg and created the Universe after he hatched (science says Universe came from a singularity of light. Jesus in the New Testament says He is the Light. Kabbalists believe in the Ain Soph Aur, or Light Without End. The Dogon Tribe speaks about how the Universe was made by God from a po, or seed).
I guess GF/Pokemon Company/NoA was just trying to be safe.

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#26pokemonfreak97Posted 4/28/2013 8:54:37 PM
I don't think that getting too religiously specific is really that good of an idea. Arceus is a supreme deity (a concept which exists in nearly all religions) and Giratina is the Renegade Pokémon--the fallen traitor, which though it's very prominent in the Abrahamic religions I believe is also nearly ubiquitous. Pokémon just needs to keep from being specific when it comes to controversial topics: Game Freak wants to appeal to kids (all kids) and more importantly, their parents. Evolution (which might seem to run contrary to that) is both grandfathered in and a HORRIBLE name for what happens on-screen; that is clearly metamorphosis. (An individual does not evolve; a population does)
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#27ShinySephirothPosted 4/28/2013 9:08:09 PM
pokemonfreak97 posted...
I don't think that getting too religiously specific is really that good of an idea. Arceus is a supreme deity (a concept which exists in nearly all religions) and Giratina is the Renegade Pokémon--the fallen traitor, which though it's very prominent in the Abrahamic religions I believe is also nearly ubiquitous. Pokémon just needs to keep from being specific when it comes to controversial topics: Game Freak wants to appeal to kids (all kids) and more importantly, their parents. Evolution (which might seem to run contrary to that) is both grandfathered in and a HORRIBLE name for what happens on-screen; that is clearly metamorphosis. (An individual does not evolve; a population does)

Where's the like button? :)
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#28Ducky_MomoPosted 5/3/2013 12:07:06 AM
Bump.