"This place… was my world. When I was little, I was abandoned deep in the woods. The ones who took me in and raised me were the Pokémon who lived there. Then, one day, a man appeared, claiming to be my father. That was…Ghetsis."
Spooooky~ Added some bass to give it an unsettling feeling!
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I love how N explained everything about his horrible abusive childhood where he was trapped in one room for most of his entire life and forbidden to socialize with other humans.
And Ash and the gang are like
So then there’s a bunch of annoying kids asking insensitive PSTD triggering questions. ”So how did you start your Pokemon journey? Is it Team Plasma? Yeah? Well? Huh? Is it? Is It?” OMG THE HAUNTED LOOK IN HIS EYES, LEAVE MY POOR BABY ALONE
And then there’s fucking Cilan. “Not being able to go outside sounds terrible. Your parents must have wanted to make sure you were safe. “
N’s reaction was like: “No, you’re wrong. (b^_^)b Locking up a kid their whole life is abusive no matter what the excuse is, and also
(ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:・ﾟ✧ It’s Ghetsis.”
Well, we should also consider how N’s childhood has been presented in the anime. Sure, it was still ceepy and unpleasant, but the amount and type of abuse the boy has been subjected to in the game canon aren’t even half in the anime — N’s room is tidy (albeit somewhat dark) and has a bed, the Pokémon that visited him seemed healthy and cheerful like any other Pokémon and Ghetsis talked to N calmly and somewhat reasonably at any time (contrast the game, where he starts yelling at N and insulting him at every given opportunity). His childhood is anything but pleasant and he’s still being manipulated into everything, that’s made absolutey clear, but it appears like this happened more through sneaky words and not (first subconscious and later open) abuse.
So, in the end, N’s childhood has been presented considerably more low-key and the reactions of Ash & co. were somewhat appropriate to that. N brushes over the whole thing relatively fast, and his guests acknowledge that all in all, he’s had an awful life, but it appeared to be not as horrible as in the game. After all, these are two different canons, basically, and looking at the episode with the knowledge from the game in mind, it might come off as too easy, but the anime canon just isn’t the game canon.
Just adding my two cents to this :D