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Death's Nuzlocke summary: part 2 by Protocol00 Death's Nuzlocke summary: part 2 by Protocol00 <previous next>

You should probably read this journal first:

the last page in case you need to go back and look over it: 

Link to my Nuzlocke comic.

Link to the comic on the forums. 


oh boy this is where the plot derailing begins, so brace yourselves for bullshit i guess

The morning after, James finds that Silver is nowhere to be seen. After asking Whitney for his whereabouts, he figures that it’s likely that Silver discretely disappeared as soon as the ordeal was over, not wanting to deal with the authorities. He also guessed that the reason probably had something to do with whatever Silver had been secretive about. Whitney also tells him that the police reports were unusual, as a significant number of the estimated number of grunts were nowhere to be found, but all the admins were still taken in. When James asks about Petrel specifically, she continues to say that his case was the most unusual of them all, as he was found roughed up, disoriented and confused and, if the rumours she heard while waiting around in the police station were true, it seemed very likely he had been struck with amnesia.


After thinking for a while, James came to the conclusion that the grunts that had mysteriously disappeared were the ones that he saw looked like him, since Whitney didn’t mention anything about their appearance, and he hadn’t been taken in for interrogation because of it.


James brings up the issue of the look-a-likes with his team, but even after sleeping on it, none of them have a clue what happened. Banksy offhandedly implies that the whole mess could mean that James had some ties with Team Rocket, knowingly or not. The idea is treated as accusation by some, and an argument breaks out. After everyone quiets down a bit, some tension still in the air, James requests to talk to Jazz alone, something he had seen coming and wasn’t looking forward to.


When the rest of the team it gone, James confronts Jazz with a question he already knew the answer to:


“A light screen can’t mitigate an explosion at all, can it?”


He then asks him when he learned protect, since he doesn’t remember teaching it to him, and as far as he knows, Slowbro can’t learn it naturally. Jazz tells him that the ability to use protect was a ‘gift’. It was given to him by his people while they were in Mahogany town with the specific purpose of saving them. James then goes on to ask another question:


“If your people can give you power when they want, then they can take it away when they want, right?”


Knowing exactly what he was referring to, Jazz reveals that yes, during the Petrel incident, his attacks were blocked for a while, most likely to prevent him from interfering with what happened. When James asks him why his people would do that, Jazz tells him that it isn’t his place to know why they make him do what they do as he’s only meant to follow orders. The fact that they intervened directly meant the possibility of his defiance was enough for them to force the situation themselves. When James starts accusing Jazz and his people of being the reason Ampsen died, Jazz retorts, saying that Ampsen’s death was unavoidable. Back then, Jazz and the rest of James’ pokemon could tell that Ampsen was getting weaker the more power he used, which probably meant that because of how long he’d been hooked up to a machine that fed him power, he became reliant on it, and was unable to sustain himself for long without it, and he knew that. It was also why he didn’t tell Ampsen that his last ditch light screens were ineffective, and allowed him to have some joy in saving people before he died, despite it being a lie. When James asks Jazz why he allows his people to do such morally deficient things, Jazz responds by saying:


“The will of the Pawn is irrelevant to the order of the King.”


 After passing by Mahogany once again to quickly talk to Pryce jr (who gives James the Glacier badge, telling him that his father insisted when he heard about their battle), James reaches Blackthorn and beelines for the gym. Upon entering, he finds that the stadium isn’t surrounded by lava, like he’d previously heard, but instead had a huge pool in the centre. Upon meeting the Gym Leader, Clair, he finds out that the pool was recently installed to give her an edge over her challengers, as all of her pokemon are aquatic. Calling bullshit, James argues with Clair about the setup being unfair, and she tells him that if he has a problem with it, it would take weeks for the complaint to go through the league and have someone do something about the Gym’s layout, so he proceeds to battle her anyway.


Side note: Jazz defeated Clair’s Gyarados, Banksy defeated Clair’s Dragonair and Hamma defeated her Kingdra.


After having to deal with Clair being a sore ass loser, James eventually gets her badge, and as he’s about to head back to New Bark town, he’s met by two Kimono girls who invite him to their dance hall in Mahogany. They say that they have an important request one that can only be carried out by a trainer, and they chose him to be that trainer as they’d heard of his ascension through Johto’s gyms. James eventually agrees to at least hear them out but only after he explores Mt. Mortar, as it’s on the way back, and he’d grown curious now that he had access to waterfall. They consider it a good idea, as any last minute training would be beneficial to their request and agree to wait for him in their Dance hall.


Sorry this took so long to upload, I actually finished drawing it days ago, but I got distracted by breeding and training pokemon in X and Y for a couple of days and completely forgot to write up the summary until now. orz

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NehanShoja Featured By Owner May 17, 2014  Hobbyist
Oh man, poor Ampsen. I love you man! </3
LighttheChao Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Ahhh, the memories this brings of playing Soul Silver.
LittleScarecrow Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Student General Artist
I... I can't stop looking at James' eyebrow in the VS panel ._.
Protocol00 Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Student General Artist
when i drew those eyebrows the only thing that went through my head was

"go hard or go home"

and so his eyebrows reached the heavens
LittleScarecrow Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2013  Student General Artist
That they did.

Ministrels will be singing about those eyebrows in future generations.
Igor-Castro Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2013
Wow, the Nuzlockes recently have given a turn for the worse, I'm worried that it's affecting every Nuzlocker's Electric Pokémon.
Miscomunication Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
The plot isn't that bad, I don't think XD
And nice art, as usual c:
CountessFoxington Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
I wonder where you'll take it next. Very curious.
RagnaLocke Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013
Why does James care that Clair remodeled her gym? Can't the leaders choose what the arena is like?

Looking forward for more summaries. :)
Protocol00 Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Student General Artist
He cared that she remodeled the gym in a way that gave her an unfair advantage, as all her pokemon were aquatic, and not every challenger would have many pokemon that could fight well under those conditions.
RagnaLocke Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
I guess that's true, but then again, not many pokemon can survive diving into lava anyway. And if you bring physics into it (a bad idea, I know), you could probably freeze her pokemon more easily without a pool of magma around. Doesn't change the fact that she sort of cheated trainers who were expecting lava, though.

Thanks for the answer. :D
Gottabeperfect Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I am certainly glad to see more of this intriguing tale. I shall dutifully stick with this until the end, then.
newtypeFERN Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oooh some kind of slowbro king? perhaps a SLOWKING? i still like where this is going!
roobertoober Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sadface. I like how Claire looks here, would have liked to see her be a total bitch for realsies.
warlandoboom Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Plot is really interesting so far.

Claire looks good, well done with her design.

I love the way you draw Jazz, slowbro has been one of my favorites for a long time.
Dragonling140 Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
Plot sounds good so far; not sure what the derailing is.
Ryutoshi Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Claire look lovely~
SilvaMcDerpster Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Pfft, so far I love this plot, I don't know what you're talking about. xD And poor Ampsen. 8c

-Points to Clair.- Dem blue lips. *u*
Shireyaki Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nawww it looks really good. and the text and the pic and gawwww.
Velink Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist
aww I thought Claire is a loli jail-bait for James
Bas-Serabas Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Student General Artist
Love the picture, and the story-ish bit you wrote, It was very interesting and I like it, maybe just as much as your old comic format
Azreal-Blue Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks again, Proto. I'm thoroughly enjoying reading these summaries.  I haven't noticed anything with the plot particularly cliche or dark yet( other than perhaps the clone idea ). ^^" It's not that bad, and it reads quite well this way. I also like your design for Clair. : 3
Walory Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
I think these summaries are awesome.
Jexima Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
This is great! I don't really understand where the plot-derailing begins.....
EifiHanaki Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2013
ikr? me neither, this is still going awesome
Chibidrow Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
Thank you very much for these summaries.
TheKillerShaymim Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013
It's okay. I understand that X and Y is fun.
ArtFromLion Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist
Clair looks awesome! *o*
WolfpackDragonfly Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
;n;  ...
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