Iris and Cilan are boring.
by, 2nd June 2011 at 12:51 PM (226 Views)
Before I get started on this let me just say that I do enjoy both Iris and Cilan's character on the show (Actually a huge AshxIris fan I might say) it's just that....they don't do anything.
At first I thought the reason Black and White was moving at a faster pace than Diamond and Pearl was because they wanted to correct the mistakes they made with that series but now it's becoming more apparent to me that the reason this show is going by a lot faster than the former series is because Cilan and Iris only are on the show to give an interesting opposite to Ash's personality and have there are no goals to accomplish other than Ash getting the Gym Badges so he can go to the Unova league.
I can understand why they are doing this somewhat considering they are trying to recapture the mood of the original series and making Iris and Cilan just Brock and Misty expies makes that a lot easier it still kind of bothers me.
A good character usually has a goal that they want to aspire to and us as the viewers to try and enjoy their journey to get to it. Dawn and May both had goals they wanted to do and it made the show more interesting as a whole to see them make it to that goal (Even if Dawn made me rage somewhat with her getting Pokemon that Ash and Misty already had and whatnot >.>)
And to make things worse it's not like they don't have things they could be working to do. Iris wants to be a great dragon trainer right? Great there's something we could do with that other than having Axew fight Scraggy all the time. Cilan wants to be a Pokemon connoisseur doesn't he? Why don't they expand on this. I mean he even has a rival for pete's sake!
I know the writers for Black and White are really good at good story telling so far because despite all I said, this is my favorite Pokemon series since Johto and I just want it to be the best it can. I hope they round out the personalties of Cilan and Iris later and I know they can but only time will tell.
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