I guess… there are some things even Mewtwo can’t do…

If you recall, Sabrina has vowed to regain her eyesight and even decided not to cut her hair until she does. But here we have it – it’s not happening. Even Mewtwo can’t restore her vision. I’ve been rather vague about her inner conflict thus far, suggesting that she just wants “respect” despite her height or that she wants her eyesight back – but I hope it is now clear that it’s not just about that. Gary was way off in his assessment on the previous page – Sabrina would love nothing more than to be “ordinary” and she is far from proud of her powers. But she’s been trapped in a loop of needing her ESP due to the suffering her ESP caused. It has caused her to become visibly “abnormal” – short and blind – even when she’s not using her powers at all, and don’t get me started on her luck with… parents. She hates her powers, but she needs her powers… and will always need them.

So if that late title drop felt like a sentencing to you… yeah, it was meant to. I don’t usually use my comic format itself for dramatic effects like this, but I ain’t missing that good of an opportunity to really punctuate the point. And yes, this three-parter has a clear “title theme”. Is Sabrina a “Blind little girl”? Is she a “Monster”? Or maybe…?

I teased you how the trio visiting a grave would be important later on… Well, this is pretty much their purpose realized. They have unknowingly taught Mewtwo a little thing about a certain human tradition and the meaning behind it. And you know what mutually understood symbols and meanings allow for? Communication. Mewtwo can actually be “talked” with, who knew. Doesn’t speak though… which kinda reminds me of someone, but I can’t quite put my stinger on who…

Next time on Yonkoma Nuzlocke’s Shipshipping Month: Gary… dies?
Stay tuned for the finale on May 30th!

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