Comic 107 - Dawn of Misunderstanding: Finally, Meet the Trainer
16th Mar 2014, 4:10 PM
Dawn of Misunderstanding: Finally, Meet the Trainer
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Guybrush20X6 edit delete
Guybrush20X6
And now we have Dawn's name said aloud so that if this thing is ever printed out I don't need to reprint all these author comments so the story makes sense. Then again, where is this story going?

This was a real last minute rewrite as the original joke was deemed just to dark and unsettling. Maybe I'll post the script of it if enough are curious....

And if you like Pokemon but think it needs more Harvest Moon check this out
Guybrush20X6 edit delete
Guybrush20X6
Due to popular demand, the original script

Part 5 And you Thought your Country’s Healthcare Sucked

Panel 1: Dawn: {Thought bubble} Ok Dawn, that boat must’ve taken you to some weird alternate universe with talking Pokémon and video game characters. No need to worry, just keep calm and try to play along.

Panel 2: Dawn: So do you have a trainer or are you a wild Pokémon?
Gardevoir: Wild, in the sense that I don’t have a Pokéball but I practice psychiatry at the MM Memorial Hospital.

Panel 3: Dawn: So is that like some fancy Pokémon Centre?
Gardevoir: Oh it’s more than that. We treat Pokémon, humans, Koopas, Zoras, Elves, Vortigaunts, and well, pretty much every species.

Panel 4: Dawn: Huh, we don’t have any human hospitals where I come from.
Gardevoir: Really? Then what do people do when they get sick or injured?

Panel 5: *Beat*

Panel 6: Dawn: Die?
TheMightyBox edit delete
TheMightyBox
The colors are coming, the'll be up later and stuff, but I just gotta say,

Am I the only one who thinks that Brewster is extremely scary with actual proportions.
Like this giant bird thing towering over you, you can't see it's eyes.
Maybe it's just me.
GigaNerd17 edit delete
GigaNerd17
What the heck is a Marina and how is Gallade carrying conversation with her?
FourOfFour edit delete
FourOfFour
I didn't expect anyone would guess, but Altoclarinetist is right. That's Marina Liteyears from the obscure, but really fun N64 game Mischief Makers.
I thought it would be funny to show Gallade striking out with somebody, and I picked her for three reasons:
1. She has a similar color scheme.
2. She's a robot who has no problems communicating with aliens and animals, so it's not quite as weird for Gallade to be hitting on her.
3. She already has a method for dealing with creepy guys who get too close.

On another note, I really love drawing Brewster...not really reacting to things.
Guybrush20X6 edit delete
Guybrush20X6
Color's up along with a fix for the grammar fart in panel 4.

I also noticed, this comic is only 3 away from being in the top 100 most subscribed comics of Comic Fury.
User comments:
Koopario edit delete reply
Koopario
@Panel 4
Well. I'm surprised Pokemon Centers haven't come up with a device like that already.

@Panel 6
Gardevoir, Trainers gotta catch 'em all. I'm surprised Dawn or any other trainer hasn't already came in. And a) it's a fold-up bike, and b) I'm sure Dawn would sell two of her rods to the right buyer if she could. Stupid Key Items Pocket, useless items that can't be sold...
DragonMaster77 edit delete reply
DragonMaster77
Maybe so but that doesn't answer the fact they fit in the back, I've seen a fold up bike it's still too big to fit in a back pack so that doesn't answer how that stuff fit in the bag.
Lektio edit delete reply
Item balls. Yes, items are kept in little capsules the same way pokémon are. This is why every item you can see on the ground in the game looks like a pokéball - it's inside an item ball.
Presumably either item balls are very small, or (due to the relative incomplexity of items as compared to pokémon) each item ball can hold a sizeable number of items.

Equally possible - the physics of video game universes simply allows all beings some hammerspace, which is why pokémon trainers can carry immense amounts of things, the Dovahkiin can carry 300 brooms without being slowed down, and Alucard doesn't drop all his frankfurters on the ground when he turns into a bat.

Hopefully, this time, this comment gets posted to the right place.
spycrab king edit delete reply
spycrab king
well played
Cassius (Guest) edit delete reply
Fun fact: there's a fan theory that the Bags in Gen IV+ store Items in the same way as a Storage PC.
Altoclarinetist edit delete reply
Altoclarinetist
Hey, Marina from Mischief Makers! I wonder if she ever has to visit Gardevoir; all those staring soulless eyes from the Clancer planet has to take some toll on sanity...
FourOfFour edit delete reply
FourOfFour
Holy crap...somebody besides me knows who that is!

You're right about the faces though. For everyone who doesn't know, imagine a world where everything has a face like in Mario games. Except instead of dot eyes or smiley faces, everything looks like it is constantly screaming in agony/terror/sorrow, while the lights of the underworld shine through their empty eyes and mouths.
Altoclarinetist edit delete reply
Altoclarinetist
I'm surprised anyone knows about that game too! It's fun but oh dear heavens the friendly creatures are just as terrifying as the enemies. It's best not to wonder how much of the scenery is sentient.
spycrab king edit delete reply
spycrab king
does'nt sound like my cup of tea :I
Guest (Guest) edit delete reply
whos that in the background with gallade? I wont be able to tell till coloured version
spycrab king edit delete reply
spycrab king
that was me guys,I forgot to login
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
It took me a minute to realize what you meant. I thought you were claiming to be Marina.
spycrab king edit delete reply
spycrab king
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so she's marina? K then
Iamabrawler edit delete reply
Iamabrawler
Sure, post the script.

Also, hilarious background action. Decidedly, that Gallade... Er... There's a pun I came up with but it's not for kids.

I was expecting another thing would happen to Dawn. She recovers, but another English-speaking Pokémon enters (Meowth, maybe) and orders a drink. Would end with Gardevoir thinking "relapse in 3... 2.. 1..."
spycrab king edit delete reply
spycrab king
so johnny test styled?
I before A except after K (Guest) edit delete reply
Please do post the script to the original joke. Since you brought it up, all that's done is made me curious.
TheMegaLucario edit delete reply
TheMegaLucario
POST THE SCRIPT NOW! (Please?)
KathiraNarae (Guest) edit delete reply
And what, precisely, is so wrong with the very valid fridge horror and hilarious black comedy the alternate script pulls out? It's more funny than the official, to my mind, maybe you could do a full version as an extra comic or something?
Guybrush20X6 edit delete reply
Guybrush20X6
Even ignoring that, Pokemon X&Y did indeed confirm that there are human hospitals. Nothing like Canon to ruin the fun.

Maybe we'll do it as an extra somewhere down the line
GigaNerd17 edit delete reply
GigaNerd17
It really clashes with the narrative we were aiming for. The Gallade Arc is meant to clarify and flesh out our setting, neither of which the original script accomplished. Besides, it's Level 30 policy to cram in at least three jokes per strip, and the first draft only possesses one.

There's a lot that goes on in the making of this comic that isn't immediately apparent.
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
TheMightyBox
If I don't get to coat the good doctor in blood when a Witch tears Wilco to shreds right in front of her, then we don't go for the super dark "And then we die" joke.
spycrab king edit delete reply
spycrab king
or maybe do a alt pokemon universe thing without it and cram that joke in
Super Luigi! (Guest) edit delete reply
Just a note, I love all these comics, and this strip is no exception. Keep going strong everyone!
SonOfPreacherMan (Guest) edit delete reply
The term for where cartoon characters and the like store their items is a fourth dimentional pocket called Hammerspace. It's also how they're able to hid behind ridiculously thin/small things like flag poles. I've studied cartoon physics far too much for my own good.
spycrab king edit delete reply
spycrab king
is it anything like scott pilgrim's subspace thingy?
FourOfFour edit delete reply
FourOfFour
Not like the subspace travel, but it is like Ramona's infinite bag.
Iamabrawler edit delete reply
Iamabrawler
Well, yeah; in the comics, she stuffs Scott in her bag before she goes in Subspace to battle Roxie Richter, her fourth evil ex. In context, it's less weird than it sounds.
GoogleIt edit delete reply
GoogleIt
I am beginning to suspect that Dawn could hide a dead body in that handbag, and nobody would notice.

(BWAHAHA!)
GigaNerd17 edit delete reply
GigaNerd17
Considering all the fossils she finds in the Underground, her bag's pretty much a portable morgue. o_o
spycrab king edit delete reply
spycrab king
wow,did'nt expect that much reply
also do a scott pilgrim thing(there is a game after all)
GigaNerd17 edit delete reply
GigaNerd17
Sorry, Scott Pilgrim and other series not originating from a video game are off limits. :P
spycrab king edit delete reply
spycrab king
aaaah
unless its a cameo thing like deadpool
TheMightyBox edit delete reply
TheMightyBox
Nah, that was April Fools Day.
The joke being that it cannot happen otherwise.
spycrab king edit delete reply
spycrab king
wow did'nt even realise
ok so I'll just quickly come up with a logical way for that to happen
on april the 1st,the weakened barriers of reality shatter for the whole day and pretty much chaos happens,but by the end of the day the barrier of reality(or 4th wall)is repaired
Guest (Guest) edit delete reply
There's gotta be some kind of pun here involving Gallade and Pokemon: The Legend of Thunder.

...No? ...Just me?
Iamabrawler edit delete reply
Iamabrawler
Well, the pun I came up with is very funny, but it's more about that Gallade's um... Casanova wannabe-ish tendencies.

BTW, this page's title implies that Dawn will become a recurring character even after the Dawn of Misunderstanding arc is complete. (We had Meet the Nurse, Meet the Mages... And now Meet the Trainer)
spycrab king edit delete reply
spycrab king
nice one brawler,this also included gallade and infernape since they're her pokeon
DryKirby64 edit delete reply
DryKirby64
Wait, what?

I was making a joke about the Pokémon character actually named Marina (http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Marina_(Johto)) and the fact that there's a Marina here.

...Is there something I'm missing?
DryKirby64 edit delete reply
DryKirby64
Damn it, forgot to log in and now I can't delete the above. >_>
FourOfFour edit delete reply
FourOfFour
Bwahahahaha! Now the evidence of your foolish act will linger here to torment you for ALL ETERNITY!
spycrab king edit delete reply
spycrab king
I just say I forgot to login and its alright
DryKirby64 edit delete reply
DryKirby64
I'm already feeling the torment. It burns my flesh, but more importantly, it burns my soul.
Zoramercer (Guest) edit delete reply
I know how dawn fits that stuff in her bag! Okay after the great pokemon war doctor who came and he saw that these dangerous beats attacked humans so he designed I ball that would contain them and also alter there brainwaves so that they would obey threes trainers commands. After he left the peaple designed d bags that work on the same princeibles. And that's why we have poke balls
spycrab king edit delete reply
spycrab king
nice
Ekimmak (Guest) edit delete reply
*Sigh* Kickstarter. I see interesting things on it, but they don't accept Paypal payments, and I don't use credit cards on the internet.