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What are the Therian Forms of Landorus, Thundurus, and Tornadus based on?

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What are each of the therian forms based on? I think that the therian Tornadus is based on Ho-Oh or Lugia, but I have no idea about Thundurus and Landorus' therian forms. Can anyone help me?

asked Feb 23, 2013 by Lucario1st
Why would they be based off of other pokemon?

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They wouldn't be based on other Pokemon; why would they be? New generations try to vary their designs from previous generations, and each region has its own legends, so there's not really much basis on a Pokemon being based on previous Pokemon.

e.g. Zorua and Fennekin are both fox like Pokemon, but they're based on foxes, not each other.

I don't see your logic on Tornadus-T being based on Lugia/ Ho-oh; by aesthetics they look nothing alike.

In any case:

therian: a mammal of the major group Theria, which comprises the marsupials and placentals.

and

Theria: a major group of mammals that comprises the marsupials and placentals.

Their original forme is called the Incarnate forme:

Incarnate: (esp. of a deity or spirit) embodied in flesh; in human form

So Therian formes are more animal like and Incarnate formes are more human like. Tornadus looks like a bird, Thundurus looks like a snake/ dragon, and Landorus looks like some feline creature.

Bulbapedia on form differences

(those dictionary definitions came from the dictionary on my Mac)

answered Feb 23, 2013 by fondant
selected Mar 6, 2013 by Mewderator