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So Brock is leaving the anime

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by , 6th August 2010 at 09:57 PM (1039 Views)
Am I the only one not surprised?

I remember calling it from early DP that this was likely going to be his final arc, and I was right.

It seems the writers thought Croagunk could rejuvenate the character, but that just made people like Croagunk, not Brock himself.

What's sad is that Brock has been around for 13 years and 620 episodes...yet has nothing really to show for it. For a character that's been around that long, he hardly has any character development and served pretty much the same role and running gag throughout the entire thing.

I wonder if Dento can avoid becoming Tracey 2.0.

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  1. Kasumi's Avatar
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    This is odd you know? For better or worse, I've gotten used to seeing Takeshi around. It's going to feel weird without him.


    About Dento from what I've seen of him, he looks decent. Plus he might be voiced by Tamaki from Ouran's VA, which in itself it's pretty awesome and fits Dento to a T.
  2. Archaic's Avatar
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    Agreed that Takeshi got himself pigeon-holed into being a 1 trick gag. With any luck, Dento will establish himself with some actual depth to his personality.
  3. The Fighting Misty's Avatar
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    This is oddly nostalgic, as it really does bring back memories of watching Orange Islands for the first time.

    I can't believe that was back in 1999/2000 or whatever it was. Its been a decade since then.

    I do think Brock being absent will feel more odd than Dawn, since Brock has literally been there forever yet Dawn was only around for 4 years and we're used to the females leaving anyway.
  4. Dogasu's Avatar
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    I remember calling it from early DP that this was likely going to be his final arc
    Don't you think that every arc is going to be a character's final arc?

    How many times have we heard you claim that whatever arc we're currently in is going to be Ash's last arc?
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  5. The Fighting Misty's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogasu
    How many times have we heard you claim that whatever arc we're currently in is going to be Ash's last arc?
    It should have been Ash's finale, and the Elite 4 stuff was perfect set-up for it, as well as Ho-oh should have been in Movie 13, but they screwed up.

    What's the point of having Pokemon become like Simpsons, honestly? Do we really need to watch Ash for 20 years?
  6. Dogasu's Avatar
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    Money.

    And my point is that you correctly predicting that a certain storyline is going to be a character's last isn't really much of an accomplishment since you do that for every character. You're bound to be right sometimes.

    You are the epitome of the phrase "even a broken watch is right twice a day."
  7. The Fighting Misty's Avatar
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    I think Brock's numbered days were obvious this time around though, only 3 Pokemon the entire arc with no evo's/captures at all? No chemistry/relation with Dawn at all? Dawn and Brock were associates rather than friends.

    The DP trio really felt like the most forced, fake and artificial group the show ever had. Brock still worked well in AG, simply because he had Max to play off of.

    It really feels like the writers simply gave up on Brock this time around. In AG he still got evolutions (Lotad evolving twice and Mudkip, as well as Bonsly), and he functioned better with May/Max than he did with Dawn.

    Anyway with Ash and TR being the only returning characters, perhaps now that they removed 90% of the cast, its a sign they know these characters have been run dry. BW won't end till 2014 most likely, its going to be another long wait.
  8. NeoMiniTails's Avatar
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    Hmm... So what do you think of the new cast without Brock? Do you know wish they kept him?

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