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I've heard that there is some controversy over Kadabra having a star on his forehead and a lightning bolts symbol on his abdomen, both of which are used by the Nazi SS. I was also sitting in class today when I realized something. Isn't odd that both Kadabra and Alakazam have five points on their head, ie. the form of an inverted pentagram? -Ragnarok7038
- Alakazam has no pentagram on its head. Kadabra has a star. If a star is suddenly an "occult inverted pentagram", well then the US flag is covered in them. Oh-em-gees, occult in my Christian nation? As for "lightning bolts", um, the Nazis had two of those S things for their secret police. If you look at every wavy line as if it's "OMG NAZI GASP" then you're just crazy. TTEchidna 05:15, 16 November 2007 (UTC)
I didn't say that I interpreted it as Nazi symbols, I was referring to a controversy that has arisen elsewhere. And the star on Kadabra's forehead isn't the inverted pentagram, his head is. Look at the shape. -Ragnarok7038
- ...now that is a stretch. I mean, if Kadabra's head is an inverted pentagram, then so are the heads of all foxes. And controversy always arises from super-fearful parents. The easiest way to kill something is to compare it to Hitler. TTEchidna 01:20, 19 November 2007 (UTC)
- I'm sure it's just an error. I've written to Pokemon.com's mailbag about that, but they haven't answered it yet. What purpose would they have for making Kadabra unsearchable? That'd just inconvenience people. - unsigned comment from Missingno. Master (talk • contribs) 16:19, 22 December 2008 (UTC)
- More than a year, and I just checked right now, and it's not searchable. I seriously think that its notable now. I'm adding it. The Dark Fiddler - You enter a poorly lit room... 02:19, 27 August 2009 (UTC)
I've yet to see a source on the entire "Kadabra, like Abra, sleep for around 18 hours a day." line
Can we get ANY citation for this or are we going by hearsay or making things up? Zelinko 02:41, 7 April 2010 (UTC)
"The name might come from the Spanish word for goat."
- I can somewhat see it. Both Kadabra and goats have that scruff of fur on its face. :--SuperAipom7 (Need me?) 00:59, 12 December 2011 (UTC)
- Actully the article says under orgin Kadabra is based on a magician and also a spoon bender. It also shares similarities to goats and foxes, both animals with ties to magic.. The spanish naming using the word for goat probably comes from that explanation. --Pokemaster97 01:02, 12 December 2011 (UTC)
- Ah. Now I sorta see it. Foxes?Origami is math for the hands. -Martin Grant, MathPath 00:08, 17 December 2011 (UTC)
"Geller attempted to make a case against Nintendo of America for using his likeness in a character and lost, Nintendo's defense being that they had not named any Pokémon after actual people."
Are we sure that that's the reason? I would think that it would be more likely that he lost because he sued Nintendo of America -- a company who named him "Kadabra" which has nothing to do with Uri Geller. As a matter of fact, if Nintendo's defense was "no Pokémon were named after actual people" then couldn't he have easily proved them wrong, by citing Pokémon who obviously were, such as Hitmonchan and Hitmonlee?
Also "This may be due to Nintendo and Pokémon Card Laboratories' desire not to provoke Uri Geller's litigious nature."
I'm pretty sure that you can't sue someone twice for the same thing, so I really don't see why that would be the reason. Unless they thought that he was going to sue Nintendo of Japan this time around (instead of Nintendo of America)... but if he was going to I think he'd have done it back in the days of Generation I when Kadabra was more important to the series. Dannyjenn 15:00, 19 March 2012 (UTC)
The TCG card Dark Kadabra seemingly depicts a Kadabra that's breaking its spoon while phasing in or out. When I acquired the card several years ago I assumed the latter - that is, phasing out - and that it did so because it was breaking the spoon. Hence, it seemed to me like it committed suicide. Has anyone else noticed this? Just asking out of curiosity. FrozenMetal 18:03, 24 March 2012 (UTC)
- Never mind, silly question. It probably just stumbled. FrozenMetal 17:15, 25 March 2012 (UTC)
I've never edited a wiki before so I thought I would bring this up on the talk page before messing with the article. Is it possible that the Japanese name of Kadabra, ユンゲラー (Yungerer) is in fact a portmanteau of spoonbender Uri Geller's (for the gerer part) surname and the surname of psychiatrist Carl Jung? I propose this because the name Jung is pronounced jʊŋ (Yung with a long u sound) and fits the mystical theme of the line's names. Furthermore, Jung was also seen as somewhat of a mystic due to his interest in the occult.