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    Gengar (Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team)

    GENGAR! (Ash's Gengar's reaction to the unlikable Gengar)
    Gender: Male
    Type: Bully and liar, who wants to beat the protagonists
    Species: Gengar
    Human (Formally)
    Portrayed by: James Carter Cathcart (Anime English Dub)
    Nobutoshi Canna (Anime Japanese Dub)
    Status: Alive
    Media of origin: Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
    First appearance: Pokémon

    "Kekekekekeh, being the mean rescue team leader is fun to the point I lie about the player of being the cursed human in the legend (Even though they weren't here during those events.)"

    Gengar is one of the main antagonists of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team.

    He is the leader of a Rescue Team called Team Meanies.

    He is voiced by James Carter Cathcart in the English Dub and Nobutoshi Canna in the Japanese Dub of the anime special called Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate!

    Why He Is A Meanie

    1. Unlike Ash's Gengar, who has a good reason for being a prankster and mean ghost when we meet it, being abandoned by its old trainer and thus being another one of Ash's sympathetic Pokémon who was caught by Ash and given love and care and also become one of Ash's best Pokémon later in Journeys, this Gengar is mean just because he likes to be mean, and it doesn't have any reason or sympathetic reason why it behaves like this.
    2. He constantly torments the player and their partner, as they are a new rescue team. To the point that he tries very hard to ruin their reputation during most of the game.
    3. He is a liar, as he falsely accuses the player of being the cursed human of the Ninetales Legend (despite the player looking less suspicious than Gengar who looks like the cursed one and them not being around during the events.) resulting in Team A.C.T and the others to track them down to stop them. He eventually gets karma for this, since he gets chased out of Pokémon Square for lying to them once the news comes out that the player is innocent.
    4. He is extremely rude and very mean to everyone, especially the player's team, the other rescue teams, and even his rescue team members. And will also go as far as to put them in danger.
      • In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate! ‎Gengar tells his members on the team Medicham and Ekans that they deserve to be beaten up by Skarmory, making him quite a backstabber.
      • During the post-game, he threatens to attack Ninetales if his curse doesn't get lifted. And then insisting that the player will fight Ninetales for him, even though Ninetales cleared the player's name of them being in the Ninetales Legend (That Gengar lied about in the first place).
      • He trapped Pichu in the anime special Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate! by sealing the cave off with a rock after he lied to Pichu about his big brother Pikachu was inside of the cave, in which Charmander uses his battle claw to break open the rock and rescue Pichu from being trapped inside of the cave.
    5. He is also a thief, as he steals from the player and partner.
      • Game Example: Stealing the Rescue Team Jobs from the player's mailbox at their base.
      • Anime Example: Stealing Team Go-Getters' berries, by ordering Ekans to eat them.
    6. He is very selfish, as he wants his rescue team to be considered the best, he steals the player's Rescue Team Jobs from the player's mailbox and attempts to rescue Metapod before the player's team does after the Caterpie asks the player's team to do so.
      • Anime Example: Buying all of the supplies from the Kecleon shop, so that Team Go-Getters doesn't get anything from it. This results in the Kecleon shop being closed to all shoppers, and no one getting any supplies.
    7. As it turns out, in the later events of the game. It is revealed that Gengar was the cursed human in the Ninetales Legend. Meaning Gengar himself was the one who brought the world destruction in the first place.
    8. His redemption in the post-game is half-baked considering there are no hints of him redeeming himself in-game, and he never apologized to the player's rescue team for falsely accusing the player of being the cursed human of the Ninetales Legend.
      • Additionally the only reason he asked the player's team to take him to Mt. Freeze is to get rid of his curse that Ninetales gave him for abandoning Gardevoir.

    Redeeming Qualities

    1. In the later events of the game, he has some character development. Such as when he admits that he abandoned Gardevoir and realizes that Gardevoir still forgives him. However, this doesn't excuse him from threatening Ninetales.
    2. Though unintentionally (Considering he was going to take the player to the dark world, rather than saving them. And he went to the wrong path which saved them.), he saved the player and their partner from their death from the impact of the shooting star and brought them back to life at the Hill of the Ancients.
    3. Both James Carter Cathcart and Nobutoshi Canna do a great job voicing him in the anime special Team Go-Getters Out Of The Gate.


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