M. Bison, known otherwise as The Dictator, knew his body was failing him. The Psycho Power that ran through his blood granted him insane strength at the cost of his health. When Bison heard that Team Rocket was developing a creature from DNA of legendary origin, he knew he had to investigate...
The creation of a living weapon heralded to be the strongest being on the Earth intrigued the Mighty Bison. He could not only learn the secrets of the sciences being developed at Rocket Labs to combat his own health problems, but also enslave whatever this "Mewtwo" was and have it fight under his banner. Bison personally made his way to Team Rocket HQ, thanks to knowledge obtained from his limitless connections to meet with Giovanni, leader of the Rocket criminal syndicate.
Bison attempted to peacefully negotiate with Giovanni for control of the creature, to which – wait, what? Peaceful negotiations? Just kidding. Bison straight up murdered Giovanni, throwing his lifeless body to the side and made his way to the laboratory where the cloning project was underway. Mewtwo, sensing the impending danger began to break free of his constraints but was rendered immobile by intense psychic pressure.
This was Bison's Psycho Power at display. Mewtwo, as strong as he was, could not escape the relentless control that crippled his mind and powers. He only felt seething hatred and darkness, and realized that even the disdain he possessed for humans was no where near the disregard Bison had for life. From then on, Mewtwo's mind came under ownership of Bison, and a struggle for control would ensue throughout the rest of his days.
The dictator quickly established himself the new head of Team Rocket, and used it as yet another front and base of operations for Shadowloo. He immediately forced Rocket Labs to merge with S.I.N, and funded both new and old projects gained from test data that Mewtwo would gather with fights.
Mewtwo to this day fights to break free of the hold. Even when given the Psycho Power Bison employs amplifies his strength, he finds the task daunting and exhausting and ultimately fruitless. The cruel Bison uses his abilities to force Mewtwo from ever looking up at him, reminding him that the two are and will never be equal.
Design and Concept
Bison is a power monger. Mewtwo is a symbol for unstable and uncontrollable power.
These two are locked in a battle of attrition beyond face value - two minds are at war.
I love Mewtwo. I honored him with a badass illustration for One a Day, if I may say so myself. That said, it was against my wishes to make him a pawn to M. Bison but I really liked the story I had in mind and it sets up well for an illustration. I think Mewtwo is the perfect "partner" for Bison, and sorta see it as an obvious pick. Bison is a good, if not the best substitute for Giovanni. Bison could actually keep Mewtwo in check with his psychic powers, and furthermore employ him in his stead which Giovanni could never do.
The pairing in relation to the others is just cold hard OP. This duo cannot be beaten on paper. But, because this is a for fun video game concept, I had to think of ways to scale them back in mock battles. You already know that them last bosses be cheap as hell, and this team is that and then some. Teleports, virtually no lag on hits, long range physical and special attacks...Yeah.
The one major drawback and gameplay mechanic for this team is that at random moments of the battle, Mewtwo breaks free of Bison's hold and shatters the mind link that controls the genetic Pokemon like a marionette. This does damage to Bison's HP and interrupts their combo strings or simply leave them open before attacking. Seize that opportunity to punish!
In terms of depiction, Bison is seen adjust his hat, showcasing how little he needs to prepare for the battle. He stares down his opponent from above with his iconic gaze and smile, standing in a rigid firm position despite the fact that he's floating. Mewtwo is positioned below him, to showcase literally that he is beneath him in rank and power in this duo. In previous illustrations, I had explored concepts of really making him his slave, having him on knees as if he were physically being crushed by the mental weight that is brought by the psycho power connection.
The first attempt was an altogether different concept – I had M. Bison with arms crossed leaving the scene of the battle – halfway through a wormhole leaving Mewtwo in his place. Mewtwo in this concept is completely owned by Bison's Psycho power, and his own psychic powers are amplified to such an extent that he is able to create a Bison clone to fight with him. The inspiration for having the clone Bison is straight from the imagery of the game – when Bison teleports, you see a afterimage (or before image? haha) where he's about to land- so I wanted to just bring that back in a fun and interesting way.
And there you have it! The fourth day of this mini series has now concluded! I hope you enjoyed the work and the design/thought process that went behind it all.
Who do you think could defeat this team? Any of the previously introduced duos? Otherwise, tell me a dream duo that could stand a chance! As usual, be sure to leave critiques if you have any or let's talk about Street Fighter/Pokemon, whatever you want!
See ya until next time!
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Street Fighter x Pokemon is awesome.
So now Bison is in control of Team Rocket H.Q, and one of the most powerful Pokemons; Mewtwo. The perfect Pokemon for Bison.
So...since Bison's the new Boss of Team Rocket, i'm guessing that Jessie and James with Meowth cannot slack off on their dutys, or fail to many times, since i'm guessing that Bison is not so merciful like Giovanni, and punish those who fail hard and painful. Right?
And knowing Bison, he'll try to conquer the other rockets....Team Magma, Aqua, Galaxy, etc.
The New...SHADAWROCKET is born. - (Shadawloo x Team Rocket) -
Ash and friends...beware of this new deadly foe...
And yep, no more slacking off for Jessie and James! Although I'd imagine Bison would wipe Rocket clean and put his own henchmen and women in charge!
Still, the two make an excellent match! It'd work well as a rivalry or as a team.
Although Mewtwo has savage power, Bison himself has gone through similar experiences and carries a savage heart and little mercy. That to me edges him over. That's not to say Mewtwo could not go against him, as it states/hints in the write up.
Your last statement holds true but in terms of personality, this partnership as it is very much a rivalry within a forced relationship.
That'd be priceless X')
I would love to do a Season 2 for this series but if anything, I want to draw it out in my own style and not in the more realistic approach I took the first time around. Maybe I'll re-do the first set before going into the second, of which I would round out the rest of the major original cast - Dhalsim, Guile, E.Honda, Blanka, and Zangief! Damn, Chun is the only woman represented between those two sets so I guess I'd do an all female set right after featuring Sakura, Cammy, Ibuki, C. Viper, and Laura
Look at the lore behind its design m8
(He's based in Bodhidharma, that one buddhist master from India who then founded the Shaolin temple in China...)
(Along with Zen Buddhism, Qi Gong and Kung Fu).
(... like, really, Darmanitan has perhaps the deepest design of all Pokémon to be honest)
Oh, Delibird has the 5th worst stats of all fully-evolved Pokémon (competitive-wise).
The other 4 being Unown, Smeargle, Ditto, and Shedinja (in that order).
But the only one that would suit Dan out of those is Delibird xD (Magikarp/Tyroge still might make more sense though).
XD I mean, really
I like him....(in gen 1 the original after he says he'll devote his life to Pokémon)
And all I can say is this...what good would Bison's Psycho Power be if he didn't remember how to use it?
I assume you know where I'm getting at.