A sequel run to A Petty Nuzlocke Challenge: LeafGreen Edition
It's been three years since LOCKE's adventures in Kanto and she's ready to take on Johto! A new rival and old enemies emerge as well as a rumor of a mysterious figure on Mt. Silver referred to as "RED".
Will LOCKE survive this league?
P R O G R E S S
THE NUZLOCKE RUN IS COMPLETE IN-GAME. The run goes through Kanto- RED is the final boss of the run.
I knew he would die! (I already said that in Part 6) The thing I liked about him was his humor in ''Ask Locke and Co!''
Honestly I was thinking half of your team would die. You said battle vs Whitney went terrible. Im glad you still defeated her.
Also Brospeh is cool, because cool guys don't look at explosions.
And I suppose you will use that Nidoran now?
Good to see the comic back, bad to see another death.
Gotta say though, I don't like how you portray Whitney. I like to think the Gym Leaders are super-strong warriors who help young trainers achieve great things and understand their Pokemon better through battles. Even if they behave like assholes, I'd rather they do so with good intentions (like teaching an overconfident trainer a thing or two).
Petty's behaviour also makes her look lame. It was her fault, so blaming the opponent (the match was perfectly fair 2 on 2) and punching her is just inexcusable. I can understand she was mad with regret, but she shouldn't have.
You might think about updating more often (shorter chaps for example, heck, I'd be okay even with black/white ones), 'cause, as I said before, Nuzlocke comics (IMO) are all about bonding with the characters. Which is harder if we see them only once every couple months.
Just some feedback. Either way, keep up the good work.
And make some drawing tutorial sometime. I love to see how people who actually can draw people draw people.
1: "sorry but...bros before hoes"
I know that was completely inaccurate and impossible, but that was waaaaaaay too funny to make the slightest difference xD
2: I was REALLY concerned on the last page when you said you would try to defeat this miltank. I wasn't doing a nuzlocke when i went against it, yet it beat my entire team at least 5-10 times over before I finally beat it. It used attract every single time and I was just screaming "YOUR THE UGGLIEST MOFO I'VE EVER SEEN, THAT SHOULDN'T EVEN BE POSSIBLE"
3: aaand finally, that's why girls get such a bad rap. Broseph was right: bros before TOTA HOES!
As sad as I am that Ichabod died (again), you now have an excuse to use the Nidoran Petty made such a big fuss over last comic. I mean, Ichabod can handle it. He's died before, or else he couldn't have been a ghost pokemon. He's used to it.
I played the heck out of all Pokemon games out there and I know Whitney is not a b*tch, but a grown-up child. That's a difference.
And, either way, the matter at hand is not being faithful to the game, it's just my character preferences. I'm simply stating my opinion about the comic - "commenting" if you will. I know I sure am grateful for every opinion about my comic, no matter what it is.
And I love this comic nonetheless. Petty's LG run was what really got me into Nuzlocking and that alone makes me en eternal fan.
@eworm: The beauty of opinions is that people are allowed to disagree with them, as that might just be their opinion. Not really much point in responding to a disagreement with "I'm stating my opinion". Might as well say "I'm typing text in a comment box" or something just as pointless.
Je suis française mais je suis totalement fan de ton Nuzlocke *o* !! Ouais je ne sais pas trop écrire anglais désolée...Mais je prend le temps de lire ton Nuzlocke depuis un an ! C'est toi qui m'a donner la folle envie d'en faire un en BD merci !!!
This morning, my friend checked his iPhone and got really excited for some unknown reason. I asked him why, and he told me it was because some "amazing Nuzlocke comic" he's been following just updated for the first time in months. I'd read a couple Nuzlocke comics before (I'm actually the one who got him interested in them) but I hadn't read the one he was referring to.
One giant binge of both Petty Nuzlocke Runs later, and now I see why he was so excited to see this update. I mean it when I say that this is the best Nuzlocke comic I've ever read. This is the only comic that has gotten me close to shedding tears. RIP Rick...
Anyways, I can't help but notice that Locke seems really over-the-top angry. I understand why she feels that way, after losing a pokemon to a smug feminist who insisted on smashing Locke's buttons with a sledgehammer. However, there are really only two types of people people who have ever enraged Locke to the point of physical violence - Rockets (read: the Bad Guys) and Gary (read: someone who tried to kill her). Locke's never really been driven to punch a gym leader before, so there's probably going to be some consequences to this. (That's not to say Locke hasn't punched someone who may become a gym leader in the future. I'm looking forward to seeing Locke's reaction to learning who the new Viridian gym leader is.)
My current suspicion is that Brosef has just severely injured or even killed Whitney's Miltank. If it's true, Locke's going to feel terrible for stooping to that level. Actually, injuring/killing an opponent's pokemon in revenge is closer to Gary's level than anything else.
Anyways, fantastic job on the comic. You've earned yourself another avid follower. Your art has certainly improved a lot over the course of this journey, even within the HG run. I'm looking forward to see how you're going to continue this story.
@eworm: Er, I dunno if you remember, but that IS how Whitney acts in the game. When you beat her she bawls and won't stop blubbering long enough to give you the badge. You have to wait until she stops throwing a temper tantrum before she'll give you the Plain Badge and a TM.
PS I love this comic! I finished the LeafGreen one in two days and promptly started on this one!
And somehow, all the best nuzlockes involve Whitney getting punched. Or slapped. Hell, I think I've seen maybe one 'locke in which she's successfully portrayed as a halfway decent person. And I read a LOT of nuzlockes...
@Daemon: There's a difference between breaking into tears when she loses and misandry.
Misandry is a hatred of men and assumption that all men are assholes. That no man has any redeeming qualities except maybe eyecandy and reproduction (sort of like, gee, how women are traditionally viewed).
In the game, however, Whitney is just immature. She's used to getting what she wants (aka winning) and is emotional. She's a little arrogant, but mostly like if you were fighting a child gym leader (except those who exist are not as childish as her).
tl;dr: Whitney is childish in the game. Whitney is just a straight up bitch in the comic.
I actually took time to read all the words in the 9th pic where the gym trainers and Whitney were rambling on about this and that and whatnot... lol, your portrayal of Whitney is pretty accurate. RIP Ichabod. :(
Oh, I can easily understand why Locke would lash out at Whitney. Locke is usually just more composed than that, having a strong sense of morality that prevents her from going absolutely nuts on anyone who kills one of her pokemon. This is really one of the few times that I've noticed Locke getting angry enough to overcome those inhibitions.
If Silver was watching this battle, he might have a few things to say to her. Locke had planned out a complicated strategy in order to defeat her opponent, but in reality, the only thing she needed to do to win was to lose a bit of her self-restraint.
@Naiko: J'ai traduit votre commentaire.
Il dit: I am french, but i am a total fan of your nuzlocke! Yeah I don't know how to write english sorry. But i took the time to read your nuzlocke last year! It is you who gave me the desire to do a BD thank you!
J'etudie francaise, mais je ne sais pas si je convertis tout correctment. c'est ma meilleure traduction.
I just wanted to translate it for those who couldn't understand it.
Thanks for writing these comics! I love how you embellish what the game gives us; this is my favorite Nuzlocke comic. I also like how you make each Pokemon have a personality and get us attached to them (poor Rick). On a side note, will ask Locke and Co. come back soon? I have a burning question to pose
Ohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygoshohmygosh!!!!!!! Both parts were so worth the wait. The Sailor Moon reference in part one was amazing, complete with the art style too. Also, I'm wondering how long Rory will last lmfao.
Alas, poor Ichabod, we hardly knew you. But daaaaaaamn, I can't wait to see the aftermath of Locke punching Whitney.
@eworm: I concur that Whitney is horribly misunderstood by players seeing as she's relatively easy if you grind enough. On the other hand I believe that Petty only had Locke punch Whitney to give more intensity to the comic. After all not every Nuzlocke comic portrays every person the same way.
@eworm: Looks like you're getting a lot of arguers. On the topic of Locke punching Whitney, I don't think she did it because she was mad that she killed Ichabod, I think it was because she was so horribly callous about it. At least Bugsy showed some respect.
If anyone with a paypal account is reading this please listen. Go to Itoshii's Crazy Nuzlocke Adventures a pokemon sapphire nuzlocke and read the latest page. I can't do much more about the situation because i'm only 12.
Poor Ichabod... I did Whitney's gym by having my female croconaw span headbutt, and I won pretty easily, but I overleveled pretty hard before the match. Thanks for helping inspire me to do my own runs, I've already done White, Platinum, White 2, and I would have finished my HeartGold one if my DSI had not broke, so I'm gonna have to wait to write 'em all up, but your comic is awesome, no crap.
...Maaannnnn, I can really ramble...
That's for my heracross! Seriously I was so happy to get one considering the chances of getting one from headbutting a tree in Azalea town. I even trained him to level 19 so he would learn brick break. And Whitney's stupid miltank killed it!
I love Broseph in this strip, and i'm someone who's just started following/reading this run and read Leafgreen like the other day. You have a lot of great humor in your strips, and Broseph's thoughts are what I feel every time a pokemon I have powers through attack to KO someone
Cheapest Pokemon battle in existence. I'ts super fast, bulky, and has decent attack on top of spamming imobolizing moves. My Croconaw couldn't do anything to it after attract.
My Pidgeotto has crap for defence so I just used him to stall and heal my geodude that already took a crap ton of damage from that cow. Switched to my female Weepingbell to try and posion, which of course missed.
So I said screw it and just switched back to geodude and spammed rock smash until it died. Thank god defence fell almost every time I used rock smash.
I came really close to losing half my team on the fight.
Oh, and guess what one of the trainers before the Whitney fight used against my Pidgeotto. Metrenome. Which of course gave her rock wrecker. No clue how he survived that one.
I, too, witnessed the huge massacre Whitney put me through. Wasn't Nuzlocke, but a heck of a battle happened. WHY, WHITNEY, WHY ARE YOU THE MOST OVERPOWERED GYM LEADER DESPITE BEING THE THIRD (also, besides the fact that girl power rules over all except God)
If Petty actually makes a new video here is the future team in my opinion Feraligator female Arcanine male
Umbreon female Crobat female Electrode(Rick) (watch the April fools special) :3. Togetic male
About the Whitney stuff
-reads comments above
I'm far too late and missed the entire conversation but I just have one thing to point out.
A lot of Nuzlockers who write comics portray the canon characters differently to fit in with the storyline. I sure as heck plan on doing it a lot.
So Whitney being more of a jerk in this page is probably because Petty wanted her to be that way. Gives her character a better reason to punch her in the face, amiright?
And I liked this page a lot. Really funny and kinda sad when Icarus died. I can feel everyone's relief when the Miltank was defeated. I've had trouble with the pink haired misfit in the past... (But Miltank is an incredibly Pokémon guys. Catch one!!)
And for everyone who is confused about the Ghost type being hit with Stomp, Scrappy ability lets it happen. Sad but true.
I named my Gastly in my current SoulSilver Nuzlocke Ichabod, in memory of the adorable little thing from this comic. Just made it to Goldenrod actually, without a single death so far, and I have a female Geodude, so Whitney shouldn't be too hard. ^^
On my first attempt (not a Nuzlocke) she massacred my team. On the second, she KO'd half my team until Geodude used Selfdestruct. Then he didn't get the exp because he fainted. I raged. Damn Miltank. Attract is way OP and should be seriously nerfed. Like only a one third chance of succeeding. Sorry for rambling, but these are my thoughts.
@fryla: To be fair, let's look at Locke's character development over the course of the last Nuzlocke and this one so far. In the last locke she was broken repeatedly, watched many of her friends die, until the point where the only reason she even continued the League challenge was in order to ensure that Giovanni couldn't capture Mewtwo. By the end of it she was so disgusted with the League that she resigned her status as champion. Then look at the beginning of this Nuzlocke; when she's just living with her pokemon, she's happy. It's just when she's forced to go through the League again in order to stay with them - AND starts running into Rockets again - that she really gets angry. Add into the mix a complete jerk murdering one of her friends unapologetically (and possibly teenage hormones, to boot) and you get a recipe for lots and lots of punches.