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Comic Alola Teen Mon Undertow - A Moon Nuzlocke

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SayleeK

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Eyyy, Kai knows Gladion! Makes sense but I didn't think of it until now. Also Kai and Hau being friends gives me LIFE
 

TheLastUnicornInOz

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Gladion looks big baby mad xD

But that's a really cool way to train zubat! I love when artists/writers show more creative training instead of just FIGHT
 

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THE SEX NUMBER
 

Kadew

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Oh man I hadn't caught up with this comic since it was on the boat from babytown to Akala, and reading through all that good content all at once was a great treat! I'm loving the Akala vibes so far, between Olivia being an old fellow trialgoer to someone who grew up into a different person from before, to the sweet little zubat who i'm so happy is on Kai's shoulder all the time, to the giant floofer dog rodeo, and now to everyone's favorite emo kid Gladeon, who Kai obviously already knows of because they're both skullboys. I can't wait to see what their relationship is like. Thank you for this good food!
 

Picket Furret

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I'm just waiting for the inevitable reference to Wolverine's Cameo in X-Men: First Class
 

Bowser's Family Vacation

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Do not throw leaves at your heart bat, Gladion! D:<
 

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Riboo's Musing

Always felt that Gladion was more of an overachiever type of person, something that his mother might have had some influence on in an indirect manner. Given Gladion is shown on his own in game, he would only have himself to rely on, so he would have to push himself harder than anyone else out there as he doesn't really have a support system (at least one that he's not reaching out to) in game, so I can see where his severity can come from.



Meanwhile, Hau, being a more sensitive kid in some aspects, has grown up in a home that is, perhaps to a degree, overly sheltered? I only get this from the fact that in game dialog points to Hala having a severe side that he tries not to show Hau as it upsets him, so I get the feeling that Hau is likely coddled to some extent, but is aware of the pressures of being a Kahuna's grandson by outside sources, given Hala and the rest of Hau's family can't protect him from everyone.



Something like this I find interesting to explore and think SUMO did that fairly well in its presented themes from Hau, to Gladion and Lillie's family to the found family that is Team Skull. There's certainly a heavy emphasis on what this environment has produced and there's a wide variety of facets represented in game. Which, I think Lillie and Gladion were a good inclusion as outsiders to the traditions and culture of Alola, which gives a different perspective when it comes to home life.

Consider this: bottom trim on hoods is very good.

Thanks! I def was like: naked... not naked -w- the world is safe now

GLAD BOI IS HEREEEE. I wonder what kind of relationship Kai has with the edgy boy

;3 yes, he is, we shall seeeee

Eyyy, Kai knows Gladion! Makes sense but I didn't think of it until now. Also Kai and Hau being friends gives me LIFE

Really wanted that big bro energy to show here, Hau could have used some more sibling style friendships I feel

Gladion looks big baby mad xD

But that's a really cool way to train zubat! I love when artists/writers show more creative training instead of just FIGHT

Big baby mad is all he knows until he's an adult that can be big baby face mad, he grows a beard to spite everyone saying that

THE SEX NUMBER

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Oh man I hadn't caught up with this comic since it was on the boat from babytown to Akala, and reading through all that good content all at once was a great treat! I'm loving the Akala vibes so far, between Olivia being an old fellow trialgoer to someone who grew up into a different person from before, to the sweet little zubat who i'm so happy is on Kai's shoulder all the time, to the giant floofer dog rodeo, and now to everyone's favorite emo kid Gladeon, who Kai obviously already knows of because they're both skullboys. I can't wait to see what their relationship is like. Thank you for this good food!

Thanks! Glad you caught up, hoping that it ends up a satisfying adventure, def a lot of heavy emphasis on the trials and the people themselves this isle.

I'm just waiting for the inevitable reference to Wolverine's Cameo in X-Men: First Class

It took me a while to get this then I was like: yeah, sounds like gladion

Do not throw leaves at your heart bat, Gladion! D:<

Its a total valid training method- OH SHIT PAPER CUTS THOUGH
 

SayleeK

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I totally get the contrast in upbringing between Hau and Gladion--like, Hau's been enabled and encouraged to accept mistakes and learn from them and just be happy, and Gladion... hasn't.

But also, "take it up with the complaints department" has me HOWLING
 

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Kai as 'take it up with the complaints department' is very, very Kai. Why do I have the feeling that Gladion is about to be introduced to Kai's fist at high velocity?
 

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Yeah, Gladion, and the Hau Complaints Department is only open at nine in the afternoon. 😤
 

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Oh I love your musings on Gladion and Hau and how their backgrounds influence them. I def got many of the same vibes from Gladion between his mom being who she is and the situation he's in; but I didnt think as much on Hau and its interesting to think about!
 

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PROTECTIVE UNCLE KAI TAKES NO SHIT
 

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That Kai calls Gladion "Glad" is so great as a nickname. Just look at this kid. Least glad person around. Constant frowns, infinite dissatisfaction. Unfitting nickname juxtaposition is always funny to me.
 

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Riboo's Musings

Throughout the scripting process, I never really thought about just how Kai is pretty observant of things around him, which in SUMO you can kind of take for granted given your PC just kind of goes with everything. As I started to work on the comic I started to notice this trait XD (Ironic I didn't notice his observance skills) in how he tends to pick up on non-verbal stuff and tends to either try to diffuse or antagonize a situation depending on where the context of the situation falls on Kai's morality scale :P Which we know isn't.... SUPER lawful or nothin' but hey

I totally get the contrast in upbringing between Hau and Gladion--like, Hau's been enabled and encouraged to accept mistakes and learn from them and just be happy, and Gladion... hasn't.

But also, "take it up with the complaints department" has me HOWLING
Def a situation where environment is a big factor to how the characters are in their present day lives, the kids are still malleable, but there's already evidence of what they might be like as they get older sprinkled in
Kai as 'take it up with the complaints department' is very, very Kai. Why do I have the feeling that Gladion is about to be introduced to Kai's fist at high velocity?
HEH, well I'd hope Kai, an adult, wouldn't actually hit Gladion, a child
Yeah, Gladion, and the Hau Complaints Department is only open at nine in the afternoon. 😤
Ew, bad deal 9-5 at least lets ya have a clear afternoon :P
Oh I love your musings on Gladion and Hau and how their backgrounds influence them. I def got many of the same vibes from Gladion between his mom being who she is and the situation he's in; but I didnt think as much on Hau and its interesting to think about!
Thanks! I'm hoping to expound on this more as the comic moves forward
PROTECTIVE UNCLE KAI TAKES NO SHIT
>:0 you step you better respect
NO LONGER THE SEX NUMBER
Ha
That Kai calls Gladion "Glad" is so great as a nickname. Just look at this kid. Least glad person around. Constant frowns, infinite dissatisfaction. Unfitting nickname juxtaposition is always funny to me.
HEH, irony is fun
 

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HEH, well I'd hope Kai, an adult, wouldn't actually hit Gladion, a child
Yeah, fair enough. But beating him in a Pokemon battle is fair game.

Heh, Zubat screaming at Zubat. Unsurprisingly, it's super effective.
 

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It's not supersonic, it's not screech, it's just actual screaming, and it works marvelously.
 

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Honestly if I was that Zubat I would go down right then and there if only cause who wants to fight someone screaming at you like that?
 

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I don't know if Gladion's face is confused, disappointed or both, but this definitely isn't how he planned on the battle going.
 

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how to win a fight
step 1: rupture eardrums
 

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