Journal Entry: Fri Oct 24, 2014, 6:17 PM
Something that's been on my mind for a bit now as I've been writing a lot of PMD from all three headcanons (Rescue Team, Explorers, and Gates to Infinity). Throughout those games, (well, except for the last one sort of), the OCs I create for them tend to follow one of the above thinking patterns. They generally either base their decisions on their emotions, their instinct, or their intellect.
Take my PMD 1 headcanon for example. Pycu the Pikachu is the smart one of the group, because he idolizes Alakazam and studied hard to be just like him, part of a top rank Rescue Team. He tends to base his decisions on thorough thought and will usually hesitate to attack unless the situation calls for it or he's thought his plan through.
Jerome the Cyndaquil makes his decisions based on Emotion, because really that's all he has. He was a human turned Pokemon, so he has no idea of where he is or how the world works really and hasn't since studied much, and while he does have some basic Pokemon instinct, it isn't as strong as if he spent his whole life living as a Pokemon. So he really can't base his thoughts on anything else.
Vui the Eevee bases her thoughts on instinct. She explored dungeons before joining the team so she needed to rely on her instincts to make it out unscathed. Therefore that's for the most part how she bases her thoughts. Well that and she's too hasty to bother thinking things through.
It even works with the main protagonists of each game funnily enough (and I did not plan this).
You have Jerome from Rescue Team above
Axle the Riolu from Explorers uses instinct. It's how he survived the future of darkness to try and find a way to fix it and that was only heightened when he became a Riolu and could sense the aura around him.
Oswald from Gates to Infinity uses Intellect. Because he didn't lose his memory like most PMD protagonists he actually retained a lot of his basic knowledge and actually did research on the world he was in. So he actually thinks with a calm level headed mind and plans strategy. ...Also he's sort of half based on a certain character. I'll give you a hint, in my game his name is Hubert and his partner's name is Flynn.
It's just generally interesting how I've sort of done that. I don't know if it's because I like working with those types of character dynamics or what but aw well. I just find it interesting.
...Oh yeah, on an unrelated note, as you can see I'm using a new Journal skin. To be honest, I was looking for a PMD one, and since I couldn't find one I settled with this. After all, Shaymin is my favorite Legendary,
Listening to: PMD 2 Dialga Fight to the Finish (Piano Remix)
Reading: TV Tropes
Playing: LoZ games
Eating: Chili Dog and Mint Candy
Drinking: Elixir Soup