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Saturday, November 26, 2016

MonCollé SP-40: Zygarde 10% Forme (2015)

Imagine if he were actually that scale in comparison to Goodra. That'd be one big dog...

Competitive Pokémon players can complain about Zygarde all they want. He's currently got me on a classic collection quest to find all 100 of his cells and cores, making me appreciate Alola all the more as I scour it systematically. If you want to understand the allusions to Norse mythology at play, you can go check out Lockstin's seminal videos on macro Pokémon theory. For me, Zygarde goes beyond that, with all of his forms screaming at me to follow that path even further to another possible homage at play...

...the predominant black and green coloration...
...the binary flashing scales...
...Jörmungandr having to release himself to begin the end of the world...
...his poisoning (blackening) of the sky...
...Thor's near-immediate death upon defeating him...
...the red and blue patches on opposites sides of Zygarde's complete forme...
...his trainer sensing "the presence of [the] many" when all of his cells converge upon him...

Why wasn't his 10% forme a cat, as Norse mythology would seem to call for?

Well, what's the name of Keanu's band...


The paint on figures in this line isn't the best, but for their size it's perfectly passable. Neo here predictably has soft plastic composing his scarf of sorts, ears, and tail-like protrusions. He also cheekily has one of his iridescent scales standing in for his anus. Oh Game Freak~ 😆 

3 Legendaries Worthy of the Title out of 5

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