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Misfits 40 - Epilogue by DragonwolfRooke Misfits 40 - Epilogue by DragonwolfRooke
So it was that our journey came to an end.

It feels like so long ago that Mo first protected me against those Starly. I chose him to be my partner then, despite his twisted face and missing arm. Or maybe I chose him because of them, in that small, best part of my mind?

We went on a great journey. We made wonderful friends, forged bonds that will last forever. We saved the world. I watched heroes rise and fall. I watched a new life come into the world. I watched two hearts fall in love, a beauty for a beast, and a yin for his yang. I saw mercy, triumph, despair, rejection, hope, humility, and victory. I learned so much on this journey.

And am I better person for it? I think so.

Spirit, Mo, and Remus all stayed with me. Spirit is my close companion, my ever present helper. He still plays tricks and jokes and teases me, but he's always there for me. Mo and Remus continue to train and spar, and they're as happy as they can be, I think.

I know they still miss Dia. Mo most of all. He goes to visit her grave every day, and he's planted the most beautiful flowers there. He's become quite a gardener. You see, I decided to move to Floroama. So we live her, in town of the flowers that we so loved.

Rudder and Marsha live nearby, with Gilly. They made themselves a little holt by the river. Gilly has learned to swim - she's as good at it as any Buizel. The three of them are very happy. I think Marsha might even be thinking of having another baby. I know Rudder wouldn't object. Memnon the Psyduck and his little girl Flower the Happiny moved in with them, making them a proper clan, a proper holt. Members of Rudder's old holt sometimes see him, with his ragtag bunch living on the river banks, and I'm sure they don't approve. But, like always, Rudder doesn't mind that. He's happy. They all are.

Feldspar the Onix and his mate Mica moved back to the caves. Bark the Bonsly, who I never truly trained, lives with Nolan and his group of pacifists, who now travel over Sinnoh trying to spread their cause. Doug the Bidoof isn't a Bidoof any longer - he evolved into a Bibarel, and he also moved into Rudder's holt, delighted to finally have a place to fit in.

Teresa the Pachirisu and my other Pokemon all live with me, of course, and I try to keep them out of the box as often as I can. It's a good life, here, and it's not too far from Twinleaf. I get a stipend, an actual pay, due to being Champion, so that's what funds things. I don't mind living on my own, after travelling for so long. And of course, with all my Pokemon, I'm not alone.

So I'm the Champion now, but I doubt I'll stay so long. I mean, I don't think I want to defend my title. I think I'll give it back to Cynthia. Besides, I probably wouldn't be the best for the image of a Champion. A ten-year-old, with a twisted leg? Sure, I was able to trek across the continent, stop an evil organization, vanquish a God Pokemon, and of course defeat the Champion herself. But being the best isn't really my speed, I think.

I look around at all that's happened, and the wonderful Pokemon who surround me in my life. I think...the best thing that I gained from this journey, is that I was able to help them.

The ugly, the rejected, the small. The lonely, the broken, the fallen and the lost. We were all misfits in our own right, all of us. And in the end, that was okay. More than okay. That's what made us who we are.

So, I guess this is the end. But if any of you wonder if you're a misfit, if you don't belong where you're placed, if those around you don't make you feel welcome...well, then. Learn from our example. Because you're much more than you think you are. The greatest things don't "fit" anywhere - they stand alone, like a tree on a hill, proud and strong. And those sorts of trees just end up finding one another.

And there's always a place for you here, if you like. Just follow the roads to Floroama, where the flowers grow thickest. Keep an eye out for a tubby Floatzel, a sniggering Mismagius, a smirking Purugly, a whooping Lucario, or an ugly Infernape who's secretly more handsome than anyone. You'll know you're in the right place.

THE END

Misfits (c) me
Pokemon (c) Pokemon


Well, you guys, it's been a great run. This was really cool to do, to write this and paint this and have all of you support this run. It was really, really cool. Thanks for reading. :)
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mysterykit42 Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014
I just reread this whole nuzlocke, and... gosh, I'm t-tearing up.... :'3
You are such a great storyteller, Rooke! ^U^
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newv Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014
This Picturelocke was wonderful. Thrills, Cheers, Tear, it had it all.

But it was going over this epilogue, and read those two last paragraphs, that I really reflected on what happened, and what I could take away from the tale of the Misfits. I saw the beauty of those words, and I teared up a little from the emotions held in the story.

This was easily the best ending I have encountered in a Nuzlocke, and is up there in best endings I've ever encountered.

Thank you for writing this beautiful story for us to enjoy and learn from, and good luck to you with whatever God chooses for you.

And I also wish the best for all of the Misfits, wherever it is in God's Dominion that they happen to be real.
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TGI-Zuzume Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
- *So we live here

- Who's Nolan again?  I'm assuming that he's one of the box pokemon...

- Oh, so she was a 'misfit' the entire time?  I wonder if that was said in the beginning and I just missed it...

- Those last many pages had me teared up near constantly, and I loved this.  Now, on to start reading Two Kingdoms for real!
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suicunetobigaara Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013

aww this was so sad, but I loved the characters and the personalities. It makes me want to start a nuzloke of my own or maybe a a picture nuzlocke like yours :')

Each of you pokemon sounded amazing.

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WolfpackDragonfly Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
;u;
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Sackuraba Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I cried...
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FabulousMaggot Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student Filmographer
I don't know why
but i can kinda picture
The Classy Trio- Boss, Sir Calvin, and Kagnome (my classy, snobby lil Azelf)
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mysterykit42 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
I miss Sir Calvin the most. :'} (just reread this again. still love it, Rooke! XD)
RIP, you marvelous misfits.
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FerreTrip Featured By Owner May 17, 2013
This was amazing. (And I admit, I read it just to read about the chubby floatzel. He's too adorable.) I do have one complaint, though:

If Emily had a twisted leg the whole time, how could she have done so much biking?
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DragonwolfRooke Featured By Owner May 17, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Possibly she had a recumbent bike, one of the kind where you sit back in, and she could have pedaled with one foot. Which would be why it would take so long and be so annoying to bike around so much.
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mysterykit42 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Picturelocke, Animationlocke, Nuzlocke... Heh, maybe I'll try a Plushlocke. XD
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FabulousMaggot Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Student Filmographer
That must exist.
Do it now.
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DragonwolfRooke Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
If you did, that would be flipping incredible. XD
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pokemonGandI Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
your picturelocke is the reason I love purugly and Makes me think that maybe i should start my own picturelocke, if I could draw!
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BluestarzStrike Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WOOOOW. That. Was quite the twist, I never would of thought Emily was a misfit as well xD
You're such a great writer, everything you write has such depth and meaning, I enjoy all of your runs and stories <3
It really was an amazing run :heart:
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jojo7262 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
are you gonna do the next island, the place you unlock arfter the league?
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DragonwolfRooke Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Nope. Misfits is done. :)
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SantaFeDreams Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am a misfit
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Pastel--Puppy Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
;u;
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Hiryu-knight Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
This was great to follow and I really enjoyed it.The whole fact that you created a new way of nuzlocking was really cool. Who know's what style with come next, Animationlocke?
This was so great and I loved all the characters. RIP Bea the Bidoof,Sir Calvin the Roserade,Gilly the Staraptor, and Dia the Beautifly. Thanks for the great read!
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IceHeartTheWarrior Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
... Why is it that when I'm around overs, I can't sped a tear? I've read from the first E4 page to now in 1 sitting and have cried... 3 or 4 tears? Why can I not do this in front of people?
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Jk-Howling Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Bravo, Rooke :)
I had my doubts about this Nuzlocke when you first started it, I'll admit that. The different style- Picturelocke, you call it?- threw me off. But in the end I got hooked, and the ending was just beautiful :'D
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fruity-kitteh Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Bravo! Best finished Nuzlocke ever (trust me, i've read plenty)! Rooke, how did you only lose 4?? That's lucky! When'd you finish this? And how far are you in Remnants? I'm so proudz of you, Rooke! Good luck in W2!!
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DragonwolfRooke Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
I finished this two days ago, actually. :) And thanks!
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fruity-kitteh Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
wow. again, congrats and good luck! Oh, make sure you get the best ( personality-wise ;) ) pokemon!
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FloatingPetals Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
And there's always a place for you here, if you like. Just follow the roads to Floroama, where the flowers grow thickest. Keep an eye out for a tubby Floatzel, a sniggering Mismagius, a smirking Purugly, a whooping Lucario, or an ugly Infernape who's secretly more handsome than anyone. You'll know you're in the right place.


That is my favorite part. I really loved this picturelocke and how you portrayed the characters.
RIP- Dia, Gilly and Sir Calvin, Sweet Dream you three
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IceHeartTheWarrior Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't forget Bea the Bidoof
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FloatingPetals Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Thank you. RIP Bea, Dia, Gilly, and Calvin. Sweet Dreams and may you all go where Pokemon never die.
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Krisantyne Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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This was beautiful.

I knew there had to be something unusual about Emily all along. Just because you didn't show her before. :aww:
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mysterykit42 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Emily has a twisted leg? And- and she did all that- at age ten!
BEST CHAMPION EVER!!! :'D
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Shimmerwind Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
/that was beautiful, Rooke.

A favorite part of mine-
Sure, I was able to trek across the continent, stop an evil organization, vanquish a God Pokemon, and of course defeat the Champion herself.

lol, like that isn't a lot for a 10-year-old with a twisted leg! X3

Anyway, awesome run, amazing characters, and wonderful story line! And, last but not least-

RIP Dia, Gilly, and Sir Calvin! Sweet dreams, you three. 8'3
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darksableye Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
this was beatiful, i really liked this nuzlocke
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Owlfeather301 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student General Artist
You finished really really quickly..
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xXFluffyGenocideXx Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
*Manly tears*
Beautiful! Bravo! Bravo!
You should be nominated for run of the year!
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DragonwolfRooke Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Aw, thanks! :3
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bubblesishot46853 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
What a twist at the end! Emily was a misfit the entire time! It was a nice move, not showing her until the end.

So...may I come over to Rudder's place? I wanna visit him!
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DragonwolfRooke Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Sure, the more the merrier! XD
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bubblesishot46853 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Thanks! *heads on over to Rudder's place* Hi there!
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Miscomunication Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
This was such a blast to read.
And a blast for the concept. Of Misfits.
Brings ones spirits up c:
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CaptainDoghaus Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeeeeah do bw2 next!
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Shimmerwind Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Ima do white two NuzLocke run after I finish my normal run. :3 I love that game!
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iamafishy Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Extremely good job, Rooke. I'm glad I was able to keep up with this-through victories, through deaths, through evolutions. Kudos to you for pulling through and entire Nuzlocke Run-knowing myself, I would have rage quit after Gilly died, if that was me playing. Again, good job, the art's amazing as always, keep it up! :heart:
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redliger Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I loved this! Honestly!
Great Run!
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Seedlo Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012
Awesome ending congrats, it was well done. It fills me with excitment for myown upcoming Nuzlocke, i just gotta finish white 2 and I'll be ready to begin
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KiraKats Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
to get through the whole game with only loosing three (Four, if you count Bia) is a very good run. :) but wow, this entire story was really amazing... hard to believe that it's really over :,)
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Samagirl Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my gosh... This was awesome. The story, plot, and character development. I'm in love with this run. I want to thank you for making this unique nuzlocke~ it was fun to read!~ (( :3 I like that ending misfit message, I fit into that statement, but few other things in this world~ )) -how did I miss that she had a twisted leg... Or did you not mention it? Either way, bravo, bravo!!~
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DragonwolfRooke Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
I didn't mention her leg before now - it was meant to be a secret. :)
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Samagirl Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
;)
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thegamemaster27 Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012
Wow you are such a great writer Rooke, I never can sit down and read when its just text in a nuzlocke but the way you did Misfits really stuck to me and I wish it could have continued. You know how to make great characters, stories and overall just good reads when you are using picture or even like this. I wish you best of luck if you do anymore nuzlockes because i'm sure to come back and read. You were the girl who got me started into nuzlocke comics and i'm not stoping anytime soon.
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DragonwolfRooke Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thank you! :D
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