|Mewtwo in the Anime
Just like with mew, if you have only seen the English Version of Pokemon,
then you have yet to see Mewtwo make a true appearance. However,
you can see him in the intro. At the the beginning of the intro,
he flies by from the right side of the screen. Even though he's not
seen close up, he's easier to make out than the mew. Mewtwo can also
be spotted in one of the Pokeraps.
As is clear from the title, Mewtwo is in "Mewtwo Strikes Back."
This is his story, and his only major appearance in the anime, though he
has brief appearances in three of the Series 2 episodes.
Mewtwo has a callous, wrathful disposition throughout most of the movie.
Even so, at heart he wasn't evil. He was always serious and pursuing
his goals with all of his actions. He was a very deep thinker and
a philosopher on a few topics. Also, he was more intelligent than
most humans (he rebuilt, and greatly improved upon, the cloning facility).
He is a very interesting character because of this, and stands out among
the other characters who suffer less and have no problems like his.
Mewtwo is a psychotically angry creature. Though he does many
awful things to others during the course of the movie, he shouldn't be
looked at as a pure evil abomination. He wasn't born with the intent
to hurt people, but the depression and bitterness that came from realizing
he was a genetically engineered life form drove him to it. He's very
intelligent, thoughtful and emotional. It was because of these traits
that knowing he lacked parents and was created by man instead of God had
such a major impact on him. Being an experiment gave him a deep emptiness;
he felt that he existed for no reason.
Mewtwo's major motivations were revenge and a desire to prove that he
was superior to the Pokemon he was cloned from. He loathes humanity.
Not only did they create him, but they also tried to enslave him.
Due to his bad experiences with humans at the beginning of his life, he
believes that they are all fools, and that he is vastly superior to them.
He killed all of the scientists that created him, and tortured Umio (and
really got a thrill off of it.). Not only does he want revenge against
humanity, but mew as well. He needs to defeat a mew to prove his
worth in his own mind. He's more than willing to die while trying
to gain a purpose, and is infuriated by the mew's unwillingness to fight.
He needed to prove himself more than anything else.
Mewtwo seems to be a blurring point in the line between pokemon and
humans. His form has a rather humanoid look to it, sort of like an
anthropomorphic creature. He is capable of speaking human language
(through telepathy), walks bipedally, and seems much more intelligent than
the other Pokemon. It is said that the genes of both a mew (taken
from a fossilized eyelash) and a human were spliced to create Mewtwo.
It has also been suggested that he could be part Abra-Kadabra-Alakazam
Mewtwo's psychic powers produce the typical blue field of psychic abilities.
During the movie he uses a variety of skills; recover, barrier, psychic,
reflect, energy bombs, weather manipulation, mental control, physical manipulation.