But, as the series goes on longer, weve been seeing less realistic animals and more pokémon. This could be a sign of Ashs mind deteriorating. As hes in this coma, hes losing concepts of some animals and machinery and replacing them with pokémon. It could explain things like electric pokémon working as power generators. A sign that his memory of the old world is slipping more and more as time goes. The pokémon realm will be idealized continuously the longer he has no stimulus from the real world.
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The rest of the whole organization Including Butch and Cassidy is symbolic of his inability to escape his fathers machinations. Mime is actually a stand in for Ashs father, one that cant emotionally abuse him or his mom. He is a pokémon, a peace loving creature thats oddly humanoid, but that can never hurt a human. Ashs was never really hurt by a pokémon, so he sees them all as harmless; whereas, in the real world they may be quite feral or vicious (as seen in the early episodes). Again falling back to the theory that the only real pokémon are the ones from the first season, and everything else is just further speculation coming from his mind on what new species would love look like. The new teams ( magma, aqua, and galactic) are Ash attempting to work out the problems he has with his father. To do that he first needs a new bad guy to feel good about beating, and if giovanni isnt best leading a criminal organization he can more easily relate to him. If one recalls, there were real animals early in the show and references to animals in the game and show. For example, a clear case to point out is the aquarium of fish in the cerulean City gym or that by the pokédex that pikachu is a rat-like pokémon. But they dont matter to Ashs psyche so they dont come into play much. If Ash had loved puppies, everything would be about different breeds of dogs, and a dog fighting circuit.
As I said, team Rocket and the episodes they occupy are Ash dealing with ground he feels uncomfortable with tackling on his own. Jessie is Ashs vanity and gullibility, she will trick Ashs submissive homosexuality into doing her bidding so she can please father. James troubled childhood is his way of justifying his latent homosexuality. Now James is Ashs latent homosexuality, hence garden why he is constantly punished by pokémon and attacked by random attractive girls. I believe the split between Ashs parents was caused by this part of Ash, maybe an incident at school, bringing shame on the family and forcing them to move to the small, country town of Pallet. Ashs motivations for his journey were to escape mounting pressure at home. So in a way, ash is team Rocket.
It was something he was able to allow his gay/vain side to experiment with (and by virtue of that himself) When he found that it wasnt something for him, outsiders his Free side stopped playing with. Further, their methods of capture become more and more ludicrous (and physically impossible) because Ash is just a kid dreaming these things. This is the reason team Rockets disguises are always believed. He knows its them (on some level but chooses to ignore it, so he can better himself, in a sense the Ash who wants to escape is sabotaging the ash who wants to stay lost in his mind. So that there can be more conflict, and hopefully an eventual escape. The filler episodes that dont focus on Ash and the gang are his mind working through, and humanizing the parts of himself that he demonized. Its a way for him to deal with issues that Ash and crew wouldnt touch, because it involves treading ground he himself had sworn not to go near.
The split between ashs parents was likely over ashs homosexuality and some sort of incident as a catalyst, forcing his father to disown him and his mother to move out of the city and down to pallet town. This is why giovanni runs the faceless Vile corporation, and Why he berates Jesse, james, and meowth as much as he does, and why they keep trying to please him. Another thing to notice is the difference in uniform, The rockets wear Black and Red, where team Rocket wears White. A symbol of their purity and naievete. Theyre willing to please father despite his utter hatred of those parts of Ash. Team rocket are aspects of Ashs personality that he has deemed bad James implied homosexuality, and Jesses vanity. Youll remember that meowth has the potential for rehabilitation, and doesnt want to be evil, so yet again this fits in with the conflicting personalities and demonized self theory. Team rocket started cross-dressing because ash had to come to terms with that part of himself.
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Since he already established Misty as someone hes not likely to go anywhere with, he created a new super female, one that was more like him, and less violent all the time. (One will note that both may and Misty had no tolerance for Brock whatsoever whereas dawn seems to try and shrug it off.). Tracey, the Breeder was a possible future for Ash that he discarded. It was one that he sent off to work with the Professor (the professors being Ashs ultimate ideal of a father figure) when he disrupted the dynamic Ash had with his other possibilities. Ashs mind is fighting the coma and since Ash viewed this one as a companion he was quickly replaced with a more threatening rival. Pikachu obviously represents Ashs Humanity, hence the episodes where they get separated, and ash wants desperately to find him, even to the point of working with the rockets ( aspects literatur of himself he woould never normally associate with) but for some reason cannot. They want to steal pikachu (Ashs humanity) and hand it over to his father, giovanni.
Jesse and James will always oppose ash because ash is terrified of the thought of his humanity lying in the hands of his father. However this is the same reason that he will work with those aspects of himself in order to save his humanity from just becoming flat out lost. He couldnt evolve his pikachu without challenging his concept of who he was, something he wasnt comfortable with while he was still working through his original issues. Another thing is the narrator. The narrator is Ashs higher mind, recapping and explaining the progress hes made and the tribulations he will face allowing itself insight into how best to awaken him. Ash has issues With his Father; so he put him atop the evil corporation, and demonized him. There may be an actual team rocket, and Im positive theyre quite dastardly, but I doubt that ashs father is their leader, in fact the head of the rockets wasnt really identified as anyone until later on in the series.
Misty is an image that Ash had of a girl. This is why she plays so prevalently in the series but is ultimately unattainable because he never really knew her before the coma. Likely the one that helped get him to a hospital. I have a theory in line with this: Since misty was his initial love interest (if only subconsciously he needed her to reach a level of womanhood. He felt that people could only have relationships when theyve matured. But in practice, it turned out he couldnt cope with it and just wanted the normal, pushy, arrogant Misty he knew, and wouldnt let her keep Togepi anymore.
Misty is Ashs first attempt at a girl he could love, however, being a girl from the real world, all he really he knew of her was her anger, as a result she ended up quite hot headed in his mind. Constantly berating his sexuality, but eventually mellowing out until she had faded into the background. This was also traumatizing to him, being attached. Since then, the thought of anyone around him maturing to adulthood has been blocked, and anyone who shows signs of it will quickly end up leaving for another, more naive fill-in. Max came with may, she played the Id with great aspirations, and he played the sensible Ego that Session. They worked for a little while but Ash, being a teenager, eventually had his sexuality had to come back into play. He kept reinventing himself and eventually wrote new aspects, but his mind slowly brought back the old ones as a crutch to make the transition easier. Dawn is Ash giving himself a chance to love.
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Brock like isnt just Ashs latent sexuality, hes also his fatherly instincts, business neither of which Ash can come to terms with. Brock leaves his siblings to journey with Ash. Because Ash cant cope with having that much responsibility, much as his foray with a real relationship ends on mysterious terms. Ash just cannot handle commitment at his mental level. Brocks Stay with professor ivy was tempt to outright suppress his sexuality. Youll notice that James got much more dialogue in this part of the series, as well as getting more touchy feel-y with his pokemon and getting most of his backstory. Ash didnt enjoy this much, hence the reasons Brock comes back all horrified, and refuses to speak about. (ashs subconscious was repressing him at the time, so other than a general feeling of dread he has no idea of what went on then.) This is also why brock keeps coming back to the ually after ash meets a new girl aspect of himself.
Meowth especially wants to appease him because he remembers the good times with giovanni. This Places meowth in a category known as ashs (corrupted) innocence, and another fragment of ashs humanity. If you note that meowth can speak this quickly becomes apparrent. In fact right the whole reason for meowths speech is so he can help Ash accept team rocket as part of himself eventually. Brock is Ashs repressed sexuality. He fell into the coma a virgin and needed an outlet for his growing sexual frustrations. Since he can never experience sex, Brock must never succeed. Brock is a projection of his sexuality, and is constantly shot down because Ash could never know sex.
like they. It also explains a few other things, such as how a child can go off on his own in a world full of dangerous untamed animals, and why every pokémon center has the same exact nurse. Joy and Jenny he knew from his hometown, and they act as a safety net or anchor, allowing him to feel safe no matter where he goes. The professors, like the joys and Jennys represent stability, and ashs ideals. This is why gary became a professor. Its also the reason that every time he enters a new region, virtually no one has heard of him, despite his conquests, and why giovanni leads team Rocket. How could paul, the rival of the sinnoh area, not know of someone who has placed in at least the top 16 of all three leagues and has destroyed the Orange league and Battle Frontier? Ashs travelling partners are actually aspects of himself he can enjoy, but doesnt like to associate with himself. Team Rocket are his qualities that he deems negative, but is coming to terms with. Jesse and James want to appease giovanni, ashs Father.
Days later he was found and was hurried to the hospital and treated with heavy medications. This is why team Rocket became less menacing. The medication took effect and stabilized his coma dreams, instead of being terrifying, they became idyllic, and hes able to live out his pokémon master fantasies. If one had noticed, the early episodes of pokémon were of amazing quality. The rest of the series is just the results of his subconscious mind fulfilling his desires, as well as attempting to escape them. Should Ash realize hes in a coma, he would wake up, but suffer brain damage. So he has to take down all his mental barriers one by one until he can come to grips with what he is and escape his coma. This explains why he doesnt change much physically.
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Let me start off by saying this was not written. But I think this is one of the most well written articles on the internet and eksempel I just had to share. —, if youre prepared to soil a part of your childhood, proceed. Did one ever know the reason why the pacing and story development change after Ash was hit by lightning in the beginning episodes? How Ash and his world were relatively normal until after the incident? I have a theory. The accident with the bike put Ash in a coma.