Talk:Gengar (5e Race)

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Cost Racial Trait
1 Dexterity score increases by 1.
2 Charisma score increases by 2.
0.5 Darkvision
1 Night Shade
0.5 Mean Look
0.5 Fade To Black
0.5 Lick
-1 Cursed Body
5 Total.

Funny thing about Gengar - I was originally trying to make Celfable, but I started getting too many ideas for Gengar, so I put Clefable aside and decided to finish this guy. Lots of easter eggs in this one, as (mostly) usual.

The words "Spirit", "Specter" and "Phantom" are thrown around a lot in the history section, among other areas, but they're usually mentioned in certain areas. Spirit is mentioned in Gastly's section, Specter in Haunter's section, and Phantom in Gengar's section. This is because in the Pokemon Red/Blue beta, those pokemon went by those names.

Night Shade, the signature move of the Gastly line, was based on the Aasimar's Healing Hands trait.

Mean Look is a move originating in Pokemon Gold and Silver that prevents the pokemon from running away.

Fade to Black is from Gengar's TCG card in the Crimson Invasion expansion.

The part about a boy befriending a haunter and "defeating a mystic with split personality disorder" is a reference to the episodes, "Tower of Terror" and "Haunter vs Kadabra", where the psychic gym leader Sabrina regained her connection to her younger self thanks to Haunter's silliness.

Gengar having a fondness to Mimikyus is meant to be a reference to their Tag Team card from the TCG expansion Team Up.

Another anime reference is found in the society section. The story of the "Greedy Rapooh" and Acerola befriending it is from the episode "Why Don't You Give Me A Z-Ring Sometime".

This is also the first time I tried giving a pokemon race feats. Hopefully they go over well. Anyway, Gothic Fear and Twilight Poison are references to Haunter's TCG card from the Generations/BREAKthorugh expansions and Gengar's TCG card from the Double Blaze expansion respectively. --MetalShadowOverlord (talk) 22:21, 7 March 2019 (MST)

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