As someone who doesn’t have much access, if any, to the GameCube saga, I feel like my descriptions of these characters could be a lot better. I know who all of those people are you mentioned, but don’t know much about their history outside of a few YouTube videos I’ve watched of each game. This is actually part of why I want to play both games so much, so I can learn more about them all.Name:
- Eh, is Magma, Aqua, Galactic (Galaxy in the original Japanese), Plasma, Flare, and Yell any more original? As long as it's fitting the team its as good as a name as any.
- Of course, the problem I more see with it is that, if Cyber wants to keep it's nose low, maybe don't have the villain team you made share the name of your main business. "Gee, I wonder if Team Cyber works with Cyber Industries, there seems to be a connection there but I can't quite put my finger on it". Like, if I was the leader (assuming the leader of Cyber Industries is also the leader of Team Cyber, or even just a higher-up), to try and cover my tracks I would have named the team something like "Team Glitch" and have it appear as cyber terrorists who are attacking Cyber Industries. Cyber Industries looked to have done something sketchy? Cyber Industries PR be like "We're sorry for the misunderstanding. The recent security breach was caused by none other than Team Glitch. We're currently investigating but nothing seems to have been taken or damaged by those hooligans"; meanwhile Cyber Industries stole valuable data.
But overall seems pretty good start of a villain team concept. The "no one investigating them makes it out alive" feels a bit too much, not saying it shouldn't be there but something "lighter" like met with unfortunate accidents that left the lucky ones just incapacitated & scared off (hinting a worse fate for the unlucky without directly mentioning it).
A bit vague on the details, like what exactly makes them a villain team aside people being suspicious of a deeper secret? Working with the other villain team to try and maintain peace? That just sounds like them doing damage control because they can't really do anything else to stop the villain team; just like how the Aether Foundation merely chases off Team Skull instead of using their resources to apprehend the grunts and take them to the police to properly arrest them. I know you're trying to keep things vague, but being this thread is about them being a villain team don't need to be subtle with their true motivations.
Would be a fun twist, Ardos is still out there and their operation in Orre is kaput at this point (and its implied anyway that Cipher had other operations in other regions, Orre was just where they were doing their Shadow Pokemon research). Also, aside from Miror B, the status of the Admins from both games whether they're still part of Cipher is up in the air. Dakim and Venus don't say anything pointing one way or another, & Ein sounds like he's still with Cipher swearing revenge against Wes for ruining their plans; Also note none of these admins appear again in XD. The odd thing about the XD Admins is that the last thing they say to the player is how they've grown to respect them and give them a title not showing hostility (unlike Ardos who labels Michael as "Cipher's Biggest Enemy" and warns Cipher will be tracking him): Lovrina says she's starting a fan club with the player being the first member, Snattle still has goals to become the Governor of Orre and says one he does he'll make the player his secretary (which I can't imagine will happen if he was still part of Orre), and Gorigan just says he respects the player and considers him a friend; they all sorta sound like they quit Cipher though I guess they could have this respect for Michael and still be part of Cipher elsewhere).
Though honestly I'd prefer a third Colosseum game. I've of course came up with my own idea what it's story will be about and how it connects to the previous two, but this isn't the thread for that.
As for the Agency and Cyber Industries, my ideas for each group are still wildly up in the air. Every time I try and come up with a new idea, I end up ditching it later on. If this helps anything, my region’s lore is all about multiple realities and the technology that connects them. The Agency’s President turns out to be one of a select few people known as a Creator, someone who is chosen from the real world to monitor the activities of the imagination. The catch is that they’re actually guarding a sort of gateway between realities.