Comic 104 - Dawn of Misunderstanding: Titular Moment
23rd Feb 2014, 8:10 PM
Dawn of Misunderstanding: Titular Moment
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Author Notes:
Guybrush20X6 edit delete
Guybrush20X6
Enjoy today's extra big comic. Turns out that the me from about a year ago had terrible comedic pacing so we decided to do a bit extra for this one.

Even when you live in a world of all games sometimes you see something that violates one of the core principles of your understanding of the world. Most don't take it that well.

I used Dawn as Gallade's trainer because at the time I was writing she was the most current one and it was Gallade's debut generation. I also have a cousin named Dawn so if you're reading this, I'm just using her default name, she's not based on you.

Potential family reunion awkwardness: Averted.
Guybrush20X6 edit delete
Guybrush20X6
And speaking of family:

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GigaNerd17 edit delete
GigaNerd17
Oh my gosh, the colors! Big thanks to Box for making things so pretty to look at!! ^_^

My apologies that today's comic was a little late -- I got dragged into another road trip. But since I got most of it done at the hotel, no regrets! ^_^

It seems that a few of 404's artistic mannerisms are bleeding over into my style. And that's great! Now we can both share dat Panel 5 face together! ^_^

Infernape is also totally my new favorite character. That dude's got 'tude. ^_^

Lot's of avatars from this one! ^_^

I'm feeling kinda happy!! ^_^
TheMightyBox edit delete
TheMightyBox
I can't say I wasn't a little inspired by the counter aesthetics in Smash 4 when I thought of panel 8.
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I guess since I didn't post last comic, I'll say here, I made a real effort to distinguish Gardevoir from Gallade visually, so despite being very close to being the same species, I made sure not to reuse the same colors between them.
Gardevoir has fair, more colored skin, Gallade has less saturated, rough skin color.
His eyes and green are darker, his chest spike less saturated.

Also Dawn is heavily red accented now, don't ask me why.

YOU GOTTA BELIEVE!
FourOfFour edit delete
FourOfFour
GB is starting to draw with some of my mannerisms? RUN! RUN! IT'S INFECTIOUS! THE VIRUS IS SPREADING!!!

Anyways, Dawn's breakdown here brings me great joy. And sulky Gallade, too.
User comments:
DryKirby64 edit delete reply
DryKirby64
Something tells me that Venatus Prime is the only world where it's publicly acceptable to cosplay.
Rvan edit delete reply
Rvan
Oh, god no! They'd never be able to tell people apart! Plus, I'd think the characters they were cosplaying as might feel a bit weirded out by it.
Iamabrawler edit delete reply
Iamabrawler
Cue a few Team Rocket Meowth references...?
TheMegaLucario edit delete reply
TheMegaLucario
This, Not, Sense, Make! Again!
Guest (Guest) edit delete reply
I was really hoping that this would happen at some point.
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
That Gardevoir would accidentally, literally blow someone's mind?
Guest (Guest) edit delete reply
I was thinking that a trainer would be confused by Gardevoir's english.
GigaNerd17 edit delete reply
GigaNerd17
That Gallade would get punched in the face?
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
TheMightyBox
That we would get to see both of Gardevoir's eyes in one panel?
FourOfFour edit delete reply
FourOfFour
That a human character would finally question the magic talking pseudo-animal?
Hero'sBlade (Guest) edit delete reply
That we would all ask repetitive questions?
Rvan edit delete reply
Rvan
That a joke would run on for far too long?
pwag42 edit delete reply
pwag42
Making new business, one accidental traumatic experience at a time.
ranger_brianna_new edit delete reply
ranger_brianna_new
Well, you can never have too many patients. What's one more to add to the list?
DS Piron (Guest) edit delete reply
Funnily enough, it took me awhile to realize that the thing that broke Dawn was Gardevour talking.

Since I forgot Pokemon don't usually speak in a way Dawn understands.
DryKirby64 edit delete reply
DryKirby64
Box, is that a Parappa the Rapper reference I hear? ;)
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
TheMightyBox
That eighth panel just reminds me of Parappa a lot the way it was drawn.
DryKirby64 edit delete reply
DryKirby64
It does look a bit like Parappa, doesn't it? I guess it's just the silly appearance and pose.
GigaNerd17 edit delete reply
GigaNerd17
She's trying to believe! XD

In all honesty, I was actually aiming for a Psychonauts vibe, but without having a reference pic on me, it just sorta turned into Parappa instead.
DryKirby64 edit delete reply
DryKirby64
She must be rappin' AWFUL. And, apparently, she's attempting to bust a freestyle.
spycrab king edit delete reply
spycrab king
only giganerd can turn psychonauts into parappa
Iamabrawler edit delete reply
Iamabrawler
BTW, I like how Dawn looks like her anime self, except drawn in a Western style. It looks great. We don't get to see that often, anime characters not drawn with their usual anime style.
khan (Guest) edit delete reply
Wait why does dawn break at psychic powers? Their are entire class of trainers who are psychic so it not like humans are incapable of those abilities.
spycrab king edit delete reply
spycrab king
I think its all the facts adding up
also proof or it did'nt happen on the psychic trainers
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
TheMightyBox
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It took me five minutes on a phone to find this. Google is your friend.
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
Human Psychics exist in the Pokemon World but I'm not sure any of them would be strong enough to lift a Pokemon with their mind, even if it was a fighting type.

Besides trainer classes never cross over, so you are either crazy enough to get plastic surgery to look like a Pokemon or have psychic powers but not both.
Guest (Guest) edit delete reply
What if it was a psychic from some other game that got plastic surgery to look like a gardevoir.
spycrab king edit delete reply
spycrab king
kk
but its probably still all the facts adding up
Seesthroughwalls edit delete reply
Seesthroughwalls
I apologise if it sounds insensitive but Gallade definitely needs to try and fake a mental illness to get some couch time with Gardevoir.
spycrab king edit delete reply
spycrab king
thats probably next comic
pokey (Guest) edit delete reply
yes the glory that is since not make strikes again!
Koopario (Guest) edit delete reply
Admit it, some of you were looking for a Glasses Gardevoir. Or Glasses ANYTHING, for that matter.
spycrab king edit delete reply
spycrab king
WHAT NO








yes
derp (Guest) edit delete reply
has anyone got out of a depressed stump just by looking at the first panle of this comic like i did? just me ok.
HKim edit delete reply
lol, hilarious!

I liked that plastic surgery joke!