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My personal theory is that it's the Original dragon Reshiram, Zekrom, and Kyurem came from. It's highly probable due to B/W-Kyurem's BST only being 20 away from Arceus himself.
While I disagree that Giratina is the Pokemon Satan, it might have drawn some inspiration from our concept of Satan. The idea of the world of darkness makes much more sense, though.
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I honestly can't understand how people can deny the whole Arceus/YHWH and Giratina/Satan thing.
-Arceus' name is entirely derived from western words.
-Its signature move is called Judgment
-Sinnoh has an actual church, as in the western kind. Its Japanese name is literally "Foreign Culture Building."
-Giratina's serpentine appearance, Dragon type, and sixes everywhere match Satan so well it's not even funny.
-Giratina's classification: Renegade Pokemon
-Giratina's Platinum Pokedex entry: "It was banished for its violence."
Arceus = YHWH. Giratina = Satan. Get over it.
So are other legendary pokemon, including those that are Japanese based, doesn't prove anything.
A god using judgment? Wow, it's not like there's a bunch of other gods that do that in other mythologies.
If it's foreign, then how does it apply to native Sinnoh legends?
There are many gods and creatures that are snake-like and/or associated with snakes. Also, using certain traits or coincidences does not make one representative of the devil. Rayquaza's a Chinese dragon but it probably draws from Hebrew Legends.
Giratina is probably more representative of the concept that matter and antimatter can't meet together. Also, just because he may be a "dark god" doesn't make him the devil, there are other things that he could've drawn from, like Yomi.
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It's inconclusive at best and is more likely coincidences given the fact that you're dealing with powerful, deistic Pokemon who are bound to share some of those characteristics.
Get over it.
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Wouldn't surprise me if Arceus is retconned to be "a god Pokemon" rather than "THE" God Pokemon in a later game. And the person writing the Pokedex entry just misunderstood it. Just to give room for a more powerful Pokemon.
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willingmess posted...KingTumbleweed posted...Giratina.
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I assume that you compare Pokemon to the abrahamic religions, because only then would the question of a "Satan" appear.
While I try to give certain religions the benefit of the doubt because of certain things in my life...that...that was utterly magnificent. Beautiful.
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