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Anthea and Concordia

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Anthea and Concordia
愛の女神と平和の女神
Goddess of Love and Goddess of Peace
Black 2 White 2 Anthea and Concordia.png
Concept art from Black 2 and White 2
Gender Female
Eye color Dark pink (Anthea)
Brown (Concordia)
Hair color Pink (Anthea)
Blonde (Concordia)
Hometown N's Castle
Region Unova
Relatives Ghetsis (foster father)
N (foster brother)
Generation V
Games Black and White
Black 2 and White 2
Member of Team Plasma
Rank Goddesses
Anime debut Team Plasma's Pokémon Manipulation!
English voice actor Lianne Marie Dobbs (Anthea)
Haven Paschall (Concordia)
Japanese voice actor Saki Fujita (Anthea)
Miho Arakawa (Concordia)

Anthea (Japanese: 女神 Goddess of Love, バーベナ Verbena) and Concordia (Japanese: 平和女神 Goddess of Peace, ヘレナ Helena) are members of Team Plasma, who were adopted by Ghetsis when they were children and took care of N since then.

In the games

Anthea and Concordia as seen in the Black and White introduction

Pokémon Black and White

Anthea and Concordia are first seen in the opening sequence of Black and White. The player only encounters them in N's Castle, where Anthea heals the player's Pokémon, while Concordia tells the player more about N's past and Ghetsis.

Quotes

Anthea
"I am Anthea... Trainer. Before you go to confront my lord N, please take a moment to rest..."
"Ah, good. Both you and your Pokémon regained energy... Trainers battle to practice their skills and to grow in experience, but never to hurt their Pokémon. My lord N has realized this, deep down in his heart...but he has spent too much painful time here in this castle to admit it..."
Concordia
"I am Concordia. I give peace and comfort to N. N has been separated from people since he was young. He was brought up with Pokémon... Pokémon that were betrayed, mistreated and hurt by bad people... Ghetsis deliberately brought only those poor Pokémon closer to N. N was touched by their plight, and started pursuing idealsB/the truthW, thinking only of Pokémon. N's heart is pure and innocent. But there is nothing more beautiful and terrifying than innocence."

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Anthea and Concordia are seen in the original Team Plasma's safehouse in Driftveil City. They give the player more backstory about themselves and N, revealing that all three of them were orphans that Ghetsis took in. They were then put in charge of caring for N while he was a child.

Quotes

Anthea
"Team Plasma is an organization created by a man named Ghetsis to help him take over the Unova region. The one he groomed to help him further his nefarious aims was N. N was a strange boy who was called the child of the Pokémon."
"I wonder if N understands now. Trainers battle with Pokémon not to hurt them, but so Trainers and Pokémon can understand one another better! It's the simplest way for them to do this. The more serious the battle, the more the true nature of Pokémon and people becomes apparent!"
Concordia
"N was an orphan. I heard that right after he was born, he upset people with behavior that suggested he could talk to Pokémon. When he was living in the woods with Darmanitan and Zorua, Ghetsis took him in. We are also orphans Ghetsis took in. Our task was to take care of N."
"I don't understand N's pure and innocent feelings. But I will be very happy if he figured out what he wants to do on his own during his travels with the legendary Pokémon."

Sprites

Anthea
Anthea BW OD.png Anthea OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Black and White
Overworld sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Concordia
Concordia BW OD.png Concordia OD.png
Overworld sprite from
Black and White
Overworld sprite from
Black 2 and White 2

In the anime

Concordia and Anthea in the anime

Anthea and Concordia are N's allies, with similar abilities for hearing the voices of Pokémon. They debuted at the end of Team Plasma's Pokémon Manipulation!, where they rescued N after he was injured fighting Colress and Team Plasma in a city. With Ash and his friends in tow, they took N to their secret refuge in another dimension where they protect injured Pokémon.

Anthea and Concordia also appeared in the next episode, where they and N told Ash and company about their past with Team Plasma and Ghetsis. With N, they explained that the three of them were raised in a great mansion by Ghetsis and Team Plasma. However, when Reshiram destroyed the mansion during a ceremony two years prior, they realized Ghetsis was lying to them and helped N escape. Because of these experiences and Ghetsis's training, Anthea and Concordia were deeply distrustful of humans and even initially believed that Ash and his friends led Team Plasma to their hideaway. Ash, Iris and Cilan defeated the Team Plasma members, who had found their way into the dimension using a special machine, causing Anthea and Concordia to have second thoughts about them. After this, N joined his foster sisters, and disappeared into the mist. When the mist faded, N, Anthea, and Concordia were gone, and Ash and his friends found themselves on a wide field, where they saw the Dragonspiral Tower a little distance away.

They were briefly seen at the beginning of Meowth, Colress and Team Rivalry! and in N's fantasy in Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals!.

Anthea and Concordia made another appearance in What Lies Beyond Truth and Ideals!, where they came to the White Ruins to aid N in the fight against Ghetsis and Team Plasma. After providing a distraction for N to free himself, they begged him to return with them, declaring that his heart had been "stained". After N refused and explained the situation, Anthea and Concordia agreed to help him fight Team Plasma - unfortunately, Colress used his machine to take control of their Pokémon. Anthea and Concordia were apprehended by the Team Plasma Grunts, but managed to escape with N when Reshiram was awakened. They watched Ash and the others attempt to destroy the device, with N explaining how the strong bond between Ash and his Pokémon allows them to overcome any obstacle. After Team Plasma was defeated and Reshiram calmed, Anthea and Concordia were finally able to realize that not all people were cruel to Pokémon, enabling them to move on from their past. At N's request, they joined him in his travels, seeking to achieve their dream of a world where humans and Pokémon could live together in harmony.

Pokémon


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Anthea's
Anthea's Gothitelle
Gothitelle
Gothitelle is Anthea's only known Pokémon. It first appeared by her side when she and Concordia arrived to save N, who was injured. It was also used to carry him with its Psychic powers. Later, it was used to deflect the attacks of a Plasma Grunt's Muk and Barret's Magnezone.

Gothitelle's known moves are Psychic, Protect, and Psybeam.

Debut Team Plasma's Pokémon Manipulation!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Emily Jenness
Concordia's
Concordia's Gardevoir
Gardevoir
Gardevoir is Concordia's only known Pokémon. It appeared by her side when she and Concordia arrived to save N, who was injured. Later, it was used to deflect the attacks of a Plasma Grunt's Muk and Barret's Magnezone.

Gardevoir's known moves are Protect, Magical Leaf, and Signal Beam.

Debut Team Plasma's Pokémon Manipulation!
Voice actors
Japanese Megumi Hayashibara
English Michele Knotz

Voice actors

Anthea

Language Voice actor
Japanese 藤田咲 Saki Fujita
English Lianne Marie Dobbs
Polish Anna Gajewska
Spanish Latin America Andrea Orozco
Spain Celia de Diego

Concordia

Language Voice actor
Japanese 荒川美穂 Miho Arakawa
English Haven Paschall
Polish Marta Dobecka
Spanish Latin America Christine Byrd
Spain Laura Pastor

In the manga

Anthea and Concordia in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Anthea and Concordia appear as members of Team Plasma in the Black & White chapter. Three years prior to the start of the chapter, they were tasked with raising N, bringing him up to become the man he is in the present. They are first seen in a flashback during N's battle against Black, in which they are seen accompanying him while he walks to his coronation. After N awakens Zekrom from the Dark Stone, Anthea and Concordia watch as N attempts to befriend Zekrom and have it join Team Plasma's cause. They are horrified when N is violently attacked by Zekrom.

At the Pokémon League, Team Plasma enacts its plan and summons N's Castle from the depths of the earth to surround the League building. Anthea and Concordia accompany N and he watches the chaos unfold. As N and Black battle each other, Anthea and Concordia remain in N's room, where White is Teleported to after Hood Man foiled her attempt to rat out Team Plasma's infiltration on the League. Although White is startled to learn that they are N's caretakers, Anthea and Concordia assure her that they are not hostile. They tell White about N's past and how he was found by Ghetsis as a child. They reveal that N had slowly changed over the course of his meetings with Black and White, and that he released his Pokémon except for Zekrom. Hearing about N's sad past brings White to tears, and she and Gigi set off to meet up with Black again.

After Team Plasma's defeat, several Grunts that escaped capture prepare to go into hiding under the cover of night. When one of the Grunts, Whi-Two, asks if they can take the Pokémon liberated by N with them, her mother tells her that they can't. Anthea decides to allow the girl to take a Foongus with her, as it was the one she had bonded with the most. Concordia also gives Whi-Two a locket containing a photo of N.

Trivia

Names

Anthea

Language Name Origin
Japanese 愛の女神 Ai no Megami
バーベナ Verbena
Means Goddess of Love.
From the flower genus Verbena. Symbolizes "tender love" in the language of flowers.[1]
English Anthea From Anthea (an epithet of the Greek goddess Hera) and possibly anthem
French Muse de l'Amour
Vénus
Means Muse of Love
From Vénus, the Roman goddess of love
German Muse der Liebe
Minna
Means Muse of Love
From minna, Old High German for love
Italian Antea Variant of Anthea.
Spanish Musa del Amor
Amor
Means Muse of Love
Love, from her title
Korean 사랑의 여신 Sarang-yi Yeoshin
버베나 Verbena
Direct translation of her title
From her Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 巴貝娜 Bābèinà Transliteration of her Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 巴貝娜 Bābuinàh Transliteration of her Japanese name


Concordia

Language Name Origin
Japanese 平和の女神 Heiwa no Megami
ヘレナ Helena
Means Goddess of Peace.
Refers to a species of olive. Symbolizes "peace and wisdom" in the language of flowers.[1]
English Concordia From Concordia (the Roman goddess of peace) and possibly concord
French Muse de la Paix
Colombe
Means Muse of Peace
From colombe, dove
German Muse des Friedens
Elfriede
Means Muse of Peace
From Frieden, peace
Spanish Musa de la Paz
Paz
Means Muse of Peace
Peace, from her title
Korean 평화의 여신 Pyeonghwa-yi Yeoshin
헬레나 Helena
Direct translation of her title
From her Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 荷蓮娜 Héliánnà Transliteration of her Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 凱蓮娜 Hóilìhnnàh Transliteration of her Japanese name


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 https://twitter.com/matsumiyan/status/314678782697029632



King: N
Seven Sages: GhetsisGormBroniusRoodZinzolinGialloRyoku
Notable Members: Shadow TriadAnthea and ConcordiaColress
Lower Members: Plasma GruntsTogariAldithSchwarz and WeissBarretWhi-Two
Buildings: N's CastleP2 LaboratoryPlasma Frigate
Anime characters
Protagonists Ash KetchumPikachuMistyTogeticBrockTracey SketchitMayMaxDawnPiplup
IrisAxewCilanSerenaClemontBonnieDedenne
Rivals GaryRitchieHarrisonDrewHarleyMorrisonTysonSolidadPaulZoeyNandoKennyConwayBarry
UrsulaTobiasTripBiancaBurgundyStephanGeorgiaCameronVirgilTiernoShaunaTrevor
Antagonists JessieJamesMeowthGiovanniButchCassidyDr. NambaMatoriPierceDr. ZagerShellyArchie
TabithaMaxieHunter JSaturnMarsJupiterCyrusCharonColressAldithGhetsisBarret
Lysandre
Professors Professor OakProfessor IvyProfessor ElmProfessor BirchProfessor Rowan
Professor CarolinaProfessor JuniperCedric JuniperDr. FennelProfessor Sycamore
Relatives Delia KetchumFlintLolaForrestBrock's siblingsDaisyVioletLilyNormanCarolineJohannaChiliCress
GraceMeyer
Supporting Officer JennyNurse JoyTodd SnapCharles GoodshowCaseyLizaSakuraLanceMr. SukizoRaoul Contesta
Vivian MeridianScottLilian MeridianMarianRhondaCynthiaAngieLookerLyraKhouryDon GeorgeAlder
LukeFreddy O'MartianIngoEmmetMontgomeryJervisNAnthea and ConcordiaPorterAlexaAlainMairin
DianthaGurkinn
Gym LeadersElite FourFrontier BrainsMany temporary characters

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