2013-Dec-05 08:02:09 Glitcher Red said: The image is wrong. Here's the correct link:
2013-Dec-05 07:56:09 Glitcher Red said: How could an Electrode have tears?!
2013-Dec-05 07:53:58 Glitcher Red said: Electrode's face is MORE epic!
2013-Dec-05 07:30:24 Glitcher Red said: Ruby would make his own Team Rocket uniform, which would certainly be "beautiful" or "fabulous".
2013-Dec-05 07:21:24 Glitcher Red said: Only the key words were left not interfered. How convenient.
2013-Dec-05 03:46:06 Glitcher Red said: This is US R/B version-specific Missingno., which doesn't harm the game in any way except corrupting your Hall of Fame.
2013-Dec-05 02:07:10 Lurker said: Top row: FRLG!Red; HGSS!Ethan; RS!Brendan; Platinum!Lucas; and Hilbert.
Bottom row: Pixiv!Red (at least, that's how I know him. Otherwise known as badass!Red); GSC!Ethan; Emerald!Brendan; DP!Lucas; and...just Hilbert (maybe BW2!Hilbert if he ever showed up).
Pretty sure this is just fanart of game versions of the characters (sans Pixiv!Red). The artist probably decided to draw each character with a different personality depending on the attire they wore in different versions of the same game (ie. GSC vs HGSS versions of Ethan; DP vs Platinum versions of Lucas). The artist probably thought the bottom versions of the characters were more serious/flaring with badassery, hence why they are drawn that way. The same can be said with the top row, but probably with thoughts that they are the more friendly/"moe" versions of the characters. So yeah...technically it is like alter-egos of the characters. Not sure if that makes sense, but I strongly believe this is just game-related fanart; not manga-related (if eye color wasn't already an indicator :P).
...BTW, can I say I LOVE Emerald!Brendan in this? He looks so badass! XD