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Battle of the Sexes by JelloJolteon2000 Battle of the Sexes by JelloJolteon2000
AKA Battle of Yggdrasil, Battle of the Axes, or whatever else you'd like to consider them representational of.

EDIT: Due to a person who shall remain anonymous, I wish to remind everyone of the fact that all views expressed in this commentary are explicitly my opinions and are not reflective of the opinions of the rest of the fandom. I am as free to think for myself and hold opinions as you are, no matter how "wrong" they may be. Thank you. :)

...You know, why do all the mascot legendaries after gen II have to be mad at each other? Groudon and Kyogre was fine, that stuff actually happens, but Dialga and Palkia? What? I'm pretty sure time and space work together and Reshiram and Zekrom was just kinda... eh. I mean, I understand that there was a point there, that you can have BOTH truths and ideals, but goodness, those brothers were pretty durn stupid.

But this is kind of asking for it. You know these two will at some point have been/be/will be at each others throats, the way I understood them as the X and Y chromosomes. This leads to some irony, as I am willing to bet that if they do gender them 100% like I think they will, a la Cresselia, Yveltal is going to be female despite being Y. I dunno, it just looks more effeminate than, y'know, a MALE deer. With a crapton of antlers. What is that? A 16-pointer?

...I'm getting off track.

Besides, Xerneas sounds more manly than Yveltal.

Anyway, I'm really loving how this turned out; it's just so close to what I wanted! ^^
If you'd like either of them individually, I can easily take this apart with them individually, transparent, or with background. Feel free to use it, just give me credit!


Yveltal, Xerneas Game Freak, Art Me.
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MegaRezfan 14 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
:3 this pic is so widely used, and one of the first pics on google to come up.
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lVlosskit Sep 4, 2013  Student Artist
Well. Look at it in my point of view.. Xerneas is a fairy type- yes, but it also has full head of horns. Its body type represents that of a male deer; At least in my point of view. (kinda reminds me of the great prince from Bambi.. - cough-) 

Where as Yveltal has a very feminine body, and seems very close to that of a female anyhow. The name. The looks. 

In my opinion, Yveltal is female, because from what I've seen. The majority of pokemon featured on the show (or manga) are mainly males. Which strikes me so. 

To me, most of the legendaries seem to be male, too. I think it'd be nice for a time for a female legendary to pop out of the blue and claim it's place!~


Don't you agree?
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:iconjellojolteon2000:
Haha I do! I haven't looked at the battles too closely, though they're probably confirmed genderless by now.
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SuffocationXJay Jun 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Always imagined Yveltal a male and Xerneas a female.
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:iconjellojolteon2000:
That's interesting! I think the horns stopped me from imagining that; if they weren't there I would probably agree with you, haha.
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fanaticalpokeblack Apr 24, 2013  Student Artist
i think xerneas will be a female or male but what i think aout yveltal will be most likely female as of my oc because its better :icondealwithitplz:
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:icondragon-draft:
Whatever Nintendo's idea of Yveltal's gender is, It'll always be female in my brain.
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:iconjellojolteon2000:
I'll probably make up my mind once I see an official gender but until then it's a lady in my eyes. XD
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Bluestar174 Apr 3, 2013  Student Artist
:WARNING: WHAT IM ABOUT TO SAY MAY BE VERY STUPID. IF YOU HATE STUPID SUGGESTIONS, IGNORE. :WARNING:

What if Xerneas will be Rainbow-Type and Yveltal Sun-Type? (Might as well make a Shadow-Type, and a Moon-Type XD I'm an idiot.) Yes, I know, it's very stupid. But it just might happen, ANYTHING is possible!

If you think I'm a complete insane idiot, feel free to say it in all caps. :meow:
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