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The first Pokémon I ever got to level 100! (The max level a Pokémon can achieve, for non-Pokémon fans).

Bold nature. Proud of her power.

Whenever anyone tries to use Attract on Thomp, Dancer murders them. She doesn't need the move Burning Jealousy, she just needs to be herself. "That's my hubby, not theirs!" She's part dragon, of course she's possessive. Dragons guard their treasures very fiercely.

"Love is love no matter how many genders or companions are involved; but as for me, Thomp is all I want. This Pokémon does not do triple battles! ...Unless Beowulf's involved. Everybody loves werewolf cuddles. And Beowulf is one of the finest cuddlers amongst werewolves."

"There are more types of attraction than sexual and romantic: sensual (engaging with others in non-sexual physical ways such as cuddling), aesthetic (appreciating others' appearance), intellectual (desiring to learn how others think), and emotional (desiring to get to know others). And of course, there is always platonic attraction: wanting to be someone's friend."

"The sins of the children are not the sins of the parents, and the sins of the parents are not the sins of children."

"Maybe another reason only women are allowed in the Dora Milaje is because all the boys ever want to do is mess around and ride rhinos!"

"And another thing! Why are the Wakandan queens called Queen-Mothers when none of the kings are called King-Father? Motherhood is sacred, yes, but is fatherhood not sacred too? ...Ah! 'Queen-Mother' is typically a term for a mother of a reigning monarch, not a monarch who is currently reigning and mothering. Understood... Listen, that might be obvious to you, but we don't exactly do royalty around here. We're animals and other assorted creatures, and some non-human persons."

Moves:

Dragon Claw.

Arial Ace.

Flamethrower.

Ice Beam (the only move she and Thomp have in common).

Moonblast.

Roost (when we cheat and let Pokémon use more than 4 moves).

Sing: fails roughly half the time, but when it works, puts the target to sleep.

Perish Song: everything, including Dancer, faints in three moves / minutes unless they switch out.

Dragon Dance: increases physical attack and speed by one stage. This is the reason she's named Dancer. She knew this move during my original Emerald playthru at one point, but being the eight-year-old non-strategist I was at the time, I replaced with a destructive move. Both her and Thomp were originally named Blue.

Favorite Characters:

Alma Madrigal (spoilers for Encanto). The grandmother and matriarch of her family. Due to improperly-processed trauma and the pressure of raising three babies on her own, she became so obsessed with making everybody be perfect and helpful to their community that she forgot what the family's magic was actually for: her family. However, she shaped up eventually. Thanks to her non-magical granddaughter: someone who investigated the family's problems instead of pretending everything was fine.

General Okoye (spoilers for Black Panther). Leader of the Dora Milaje! She had to choose between her loyalty to the king and her loyalty to the ex-king. Legally, Killmonger was the king, but he was so full of rage that he literally marked his body with the kills he claimed. He became just like his father: so obsessed with freeing slaves that he didn't guide anyone in his family home either.

"Guns. So primitive."

"If he touches you again, I am going to impale him on that desk."

"Did he freeze?" ― General Okoye.
"Like an antelope in headlights." ― Spymaster Nakia.

"Would you kill me, my love?" ― W'Kabi (her husband).
"For Wakanda...no question." ― General Okoye.

"When you said you were going to open Wakanda to the rest of the world, this is not what I imagined." ― General Okoye.
"What did you imagine?" ― T'Challa, the king who froze "like an antelope in headlights".
"The Olympics. Maybe even a Starbucks." ― General Okoye.

Spymaster Nakia (Black Panther). Dancer's a spymaster, too! She's a dragon who looks like a bird! And breathes both fire and ice! Surprise, bitches!

"I've seen too many in need just to turn a blind eye. I can't be happy here knowing that there's people out there who have nothing."

"Why are you here? You ruined my mission."

"I would make a great queen because I am so stubborn―if that's what I wanted." Thomp worships Dancer like a queen anyway. Dancer, in turn, worships Thomp like a king.

"You can't let your father's mistakes define who you are. You get to decide what kind of king you are going to be."

"The king is dead. Come with me if you don't want to join him!"

"I am a spy with no army. I wouldn't stand a chance." However, sometimes, you don't need an army. For some missions, you just need a squad―or your partner.

Lady Aredhel (Quenta Silmarillion). "She got trapped in a forest and a farce of a marriage, but the minute she figured out something was wrong, she started planning to get her and her baby out! She even gave her life to keep her captor (who thought she was super beautiful yet used magic to set her in bonds instead of wooing her honestly by describing her beauty with words) from murdering her son." Unlike Pixxy, Dancer's patient enough to read the books. Of course she's patient. She's a dragon.

Lady Galadriel (Lord of the Rings). "Came from an atrociously ill-behaved family of conquerors, one of whom tried to take advantage of her body's potentially magical properties. She was so adamant about fighting evil that when she was offered the One Ring of Power, she resisted the temptation to rule the world."

Fa Mulan (Mulan). "A noblewoman who disguised herself as boy in order to join the army so her father wouldn't have to. She ended up saving all of China! Even the emperor bowed to her! An emperor doesn't bow to just anyone. This gesture elavated her to a goddess. But even before that, she helped a child get her doll back from a thief, helped a man she was just passing by win a game of chess, and figured out how to use two heavy coins to climb up a pole to grab her commanding officer's arrow. She fought with a sword and a fan: the perfect blend of femininity and masculinity."

Lady Nerdanel (Quenta Simarillion). "She did her best to warn her family that they were headed towards destruction. However, her treasure-obsessed, workaholic husband was terrible at listening. Even her children, including the alleged mama's boy of the family (Maglor), abandoned her to follow their father for an ultimately pointless quest. What a shame. Pride comes before a fall. And as Master Splinter says, 'Those who become obsessed are often their worst enemy.' Just because something's intended for children doesn't mean adults can't get something out of it, too. Oftentimes, that's what children's media is good at: teaching good morals. With how terrible American, Christian WASPs are at figuring out good morals, they need as much children's media as possible."

Mary Poppins (Mary Poppins). "George Banks was trying to run his household like a military. What utter nonsense! Children are not soldiers, they're the most chaotic creatures you'll ever encounter, even when they seem orderly. Thank goodness this woman and her friend Bert came along and showed him what for!"

Favorite Mando'a sayings:

  • Aure Jatnese be te jatnese - "The best of the best".
  • Munit tome'tayl, skotah iisa - "Long memory, short fuse." Memories don't get longer than a dragon's. Normally, fuses don't get shorter than a dragon's either, but she's not just a dragon, she's a bird.
  • Ke barjurir gar’ade, jagyc’ade kot’la a dalyc’ade kotla’shya. – “Train your sons to be strong but your daughters to be stronger” especially if others wouldn’t consider them to be daughters.
Favorite Sun Tzu quotes:
  • “The general who is skilled in defense hides in the most secret recesses of the earth; he who is skilled in attack flashes forth from the topmost heights of heaven.”
  • “Let your rapidity be that of the wind, your compactness that of the forest.”
  • “When the general is weak and without authority; when his orders are not clear and distinct; when there are no fixed duties assigned to officers and men, and the ranks are formed in a slovenly haphazard manner, the result is utter disorganization.”
  • “Maneuvering with an army is advantageous; with an undisciplined multitude, most dangerous.”
  • “Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys; look upon them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death.”
  • “If words of command are not clear and distinct, if orders are not thoroughly understood, then the general is to blame. But, if orders are clear and the soldiers nevertheless disobey, then it is the fault of their officers.”
  • “When one treats people with benevolence, justice, and righteousness, and reposes confidence in them, the army will be united in mind and all will be happy to serve their leaders.”

Favorite Song: Right Hand Man by Lin-Manual Miranda.

Here comes the general!

We are out-gunned, out-manned!

We gotta make an all-out stand!

Ayo I'm gonna need a right-hand man!