....then would that mean his development will be in your face too?
And that ain't a serious question.
Updated 25th June 2012 at 07:01 PM by Don
What do you mean? XD He hasn't gotten any development in BW :P
Originally Posted by Gotpika What do you mean? XD He hasn't gotten any development in BW :P neither has anyone else. Well except for a few pokes maybe.
@Alphaphlare; Iris has, whether you like her or not :P Dragon Buster, Deino, Vannilluxe being prime examples . Oh, well. Not to mention Oshawott has and so has Georgia, and Bianca to an extent.
Originally Posted by Gotpika @Alphaphlare; Iris has, whether you like her or not :P Dragon Buster, Deino, Vannilluxe being prime examples . Oh, well. Not to mention Oshawott has and so has Georgia, and Bianca to an extent. It didn't seem to make a lasting impact on her
I was actually going to do a really long, ranty boring article on why I think that Cilan fans are getting the short end of the stick simply for having too many feels, but I don't have time nor can I deny the pure eccentricity that exudes from his fanbase. I've noticed only a very specific breed of people can fall under his spell, and they are all of different ages, gender, intelligence and talents. All united under one green god.
So development, shmelopment. Dento was never given a really serious plot anyways, he simply just wanted to follow Ash around for the lulz (he tried to justify it, but the more I watch episodes with him, the more I think he was just using it as an excuse to escape his gym and follow a 10 year old boy on some adventures). The reason why Iris is given so much snuff by people is because there was somewhat of a premise for her story...she actually had a fairly serious groundwork to begin with and when it wasn't carried out to the fullest capacity, people got disappointed. Of course, the Iris fans probably wouldn't have minded that much since, well, you simply don't focus too much on the plot-related flaws of your favorite character. They're your favorite character because there's just something about them that makes you happy. And when there's so much negativity presented towards that character, you can lose sight of that and become hyperactive. Fandom isn't simply divided into individual pockets of fanclubs and groups, though it may seem that way. Ideas spread, people get influenced by the hive mindset, there are ways.
So I am so distraught when I see Iris fans bashing Dento fans and Dento fans bashing Iris fans, because you know what? We're all in this fandom to have fun...hopefully. I know everyone has the right to state their own opinion, but just know that it has an effect on people. I don't want to be told to stop liking a character just because someone doesn't like "how the fans act."
Let us show our passion. We have every right as you do.
And I'm sorry if Dento seems like another "Piplup" to you guys. Try focusing on the positive aspects of the show, it becomes a lot less painful, trust me. Find something that you REALLY like in the series and give it your all. Who watches pokemon for the plot, seriously? It's always been about the characters for me, and for most people, I'm POSITIVE.
Damn...that turned into that long boring rant, didn't it? XDDD procrastination ftw
@CommanderPigg, that was well put. Those are my thoughts exactly. Originally Posted by Gotpika What do you mean? XD He hasn't gotten any development in BW :P But everybody knows that everything to do with Cilan is always your face. XP
But seriously, even if he doesn't get any big development, at least we can see that Cilan has been learning things while travelling. Cilan's views on Pokémon battles has changed as well as how he evaluates the partnership of a trainer and Pokémon. And that's all thanks to his battle against Ash.
I love Cilan the way he is, as long as I continue to be entertained by him then that's what matters.
I don't understand why people use this whole "development" thing as an excuse to dislike him in the first place. I mean...if you ask me it's great if there's a character who you didn't really like at first and they undergo somehing to change that, however with Dento he just seems to be so happy-go-lucky he doesn't (necessarily) need development to be an amusing character. Sure it's all preference but....xDDD Though, I'm all open to finding out about his Purrloin phobia/anything and everything else about Dento. Though at the same time I'm content with how his character is because he makes me smile!~ ^^ (Feels good to rant in an area with minimal haters)
I just feel bad because sometimes on a certain site it feels like they bash poor Dento...then they blame it on the fact his fans are rabid. -_-; Um for one thing that's a bit insulting to me where I only want to come onto the forums for lulz....and two....they need to learn the basics about fangirling. They could take lessons from Dento and Luke. See? Pokemon IS educational 8D