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Am I the only one who doesn't hate a single female companion of Ash's ?

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by , 14th September 2012 at 06:01 AM (543 Views)
Warning: This blog is incredibly positive.

If you are prone to bashing Ash's female companions, I suggest you turn back. I won't, because ... I have a reason to like each and every one of them.



Misty: To be honest here, I mostly like her due to nostalgia she represents for me in Pokémon anime. She was the original girl so I will always remember her fondly as I remember crying when she split up with Ash and Brock at the end of Johto. I was very happy to see her return in AG and finally get some sort of closure with the whole Togepi storyline. I was especially ecstatic when I saw her commanding her Gyarados to use Flamethrower. It made me feel really proud of what's she accomplished and how much she's grown since her early Kanto days.

May: I didn't know what to expect when Misty left so I was pleasantly surprised by what May's character introduced along with a new goal. Starting of as an inexperienced trainer not that fond of Pokémon and only interested in traveling, I was happy to see May grow into a capable trainer as she found herself sailing the seas of Pokémon Contests. I especially liked how she didn't have a mascot which allowed her Torchic to fully evolve by the end of BF completely representing May's full growth as a person and as a trainer.

I also loved her rivals and ofc, I shipped her with Drew.

Dawn: What can I say? I loved Dawn. Even though they were both coordinators, May and Dawn's beginnings starkly contrast each other with Dawn being set on becoming a Top Coordinator unlike May who didn't exactly know what she was going to do with her life. I generally found Dawn's contest story arc pretty amazing with her confidence being shattered after a second loss in row in appeal round and then having to regain that confidence so she could become the talented Coordinator she is now.

Another thing I like is how she was the first main girl to challenge a gym leader, it was an exciting decision made my the writers and I fully supported it. Oh and I love her team (including Piplup). :D

Oh and I loved her interactions with Ash and still do. Pearlshipper. :P

Iris: I love Iris as well. From the very start I knew she wouldn't disappoint and she was a true breath of fresh air after two coordinators girls. I just LOVE her jungle girl motif and everything she does as a jungle girl, it's really refreshing.

One of many stuff I liked about Iris is how we got very little info about her and then gradually started to find out more about her past as she got more comfortable around Ash and Cilan. Her snarky attitude is always welcome and I support the idea of her not being afraid to criticize certain characters (such as Ash or Cilan) for their sometimes excessively dumb or inappropriate behavior. She's honest, straightforward and generally tougher in terms of personality.

Her whole backstory revolving Excadrill and the character development was absolutely beautiful and not to mention the foreshadowing set up back in episode 36 revolving around Drayden and the old matriarch from the Dragon Village which will hopefully pay off decently in the upcoming Drayden arc.

Axew, just like Scraggy, has grown from a baby Pokémon uncapable of performing a simple Dragon Rage into a decent fighter with much more untapped potential and all thanks to Iris's constant push and training.

Oh and despite the fact she doesn't get as much as focus as Dawn did, I like how she found her own rival in Georgia, the Dragon Buster, establishing one of the most satisfying rivalries in BW.

Throughout BW, Iris has proven that she has potential to become a Dragon Master though we were also shown that she has a long way to go as well especially with the recent Dragonite incident that has set up an obstacle for Iris to overcome.

And ... man, I could go on and on but I think I proved my point. xD
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Am I the only one who doesn't hate any of the four girls? Because it IS possible to like one girl without hating others by default. ^^

Man, it feels good to write a positive blog for once. :)

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Updated 14th September 2012 at 07:10 AM by Tsutarja

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  1. HumanDawn's Avatar
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    Warning: This blog is incredibly positive.
    Oh the horrrrooor...?
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  2. Tsutarja's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Human
    Oh the horrrrooor...?
    You'd be surprised. ^^
  3. Tsutarja's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Human
    For what? It isn't funny, and I know what you're trying to do with it.
    Trying to let all people know that every female companion has something good about her?

    Quote Originally Posted by Human
    figures you had more things to say about Iris than everybody else
    Well duh. :P

    Oops, seems like your comment isn't showing up. Stupid moderation. xD
  4. HumanDawn's Avatar
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    [QUOTE=Tsutarja;bt255750]Trying to let all people know that every female companion has something good about her?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tsutarja
    Well duh. :P
    You're right. Maybe I was just being paranoid.
  5. CrackFox's Avatar
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    You're definitely not the only one. I don't dislike any of the females. It's true that I prefer Misty and May over Dawn and to a lesser extent, Iris, but I see the appeal in them all, and to be honest, since Dawn has come back to BW, I've found myself really growing to like her.

    Yay for positivity!
    pokemon fan 132 and Tsutarja like this.
  6. pokemon fan 132's Avatar
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    No, your definitely not the only one, because while not equally i like all females in this show too.

    I like Misty because of her colorful personality and spunky attitude, touching story of having to live in sisters shadow bing like "diamond in rough" and unique dream of becoming best water trainer in world. And just like you i liked way she grew since early days becoming more mature and outgoing, while keeping her charm of snarky and young adventurous girl.

    I like May because of novice aspect which brought something refreshing to series, and her bubbly and optimistic nature growing in more independent down to earth character which realized what she truly wants to do in life.

    I like Dawn because of her cheerful and girlčy attitude being touching to see her going through depression streak having to prove herself to others and Johanna. It was really outstanding when she managed to climb up from very bottom almost wining GF on first try.

    And i like Iris because of her wild and hyperactive attitude having interesting storyline, pokemon and background being interested in how will things play out with her.

    Hopefully one day there will be episode where all of them will have chance to meet each other.:p
    Tsutarja and HumanDawn like this.
  7. Chiplet's Avatar
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    Even though I definitely think Dawn is extremely boring, I do in no way hate her character. I actually liked her during her BW cameo, but couldn't help to feel that her presence felt rather useless. My opinion.

    Misty is also kinda on the mehish side, but she has her moments.

    Iris and May, however, I absolutely adore! And even though both of them are far from being flawless, they were still the ones who managed to entertain me the most. All girls have their flaws, but all of them also have something to make up for that.

    May had a great and entertaining personality, with the flaws possibly being her rather undeserved victories.

    Dawn most certainly has gone through the best development when it comes to her goal, however, she still remained very, very boring personality wise.

    Iris, just like May, has an amazing personality and also shares some great interactions with most of the character she encounters, while her Axew on the other side has received some shitty development.

    And Misty has... her moments. ^^; She was the first girl, and she could be rather hilarious at times, even though I personally felt like she was extremely neglected.
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  8. Shinneth's Avatar
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    I'm totally fine with positive things. I just prefer it when the positive praise is genuine; not some ploy to make the "haters" look bad for daring not to like all of the female companions. For daring to be negative.

    If you really like all of the female companions, more power to you. But when one is aiming to be positive and full of praise, it's counter-productive to lace passive-aggressiveness towards those who don't feel the same way in their words.
  9. CrackFox's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinneth
    I'm totally fine with positive things. I just prefer it when the positive praise is genuine; not some ploy to make the "haters" look bad for daring not to like all of the female companions. For daring to be negative.

    If you really like all of the female companions, more power to you. But when one is aiming to be positive and full of praise, it's counter-productive to lace passive-aggressiveness towards those who don't feel the same way in their words.
    So you think that this blog was designed to make you, Hellion and a handful of others look bad? How big is your ego. We all know by now, that it is vitually impossible to get you guys to say something nice about the likes of Misty and Iris, why would we bother..why would we even care. I also don't see anything remotely 'passive aggressive' here, but If you see it that way, I guess there's nothing we can say to change your mind about that.

    I just know that the anime section has been turned into a format for a constant argument that never gets resolved. It's nice to look upon the show and agree that at the end of the day, no character was bad, but if you once again, would rather turn this into another debate then, go ahead. Have fun, because it's boring me to tears now and you seem to take things far too personally.
  10. Tsutarja's Avatar
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    Exactly. Seems like I can't even make a positive blog without one member or another making their way into comment section and making paranoid claims.

    It's just awful.
  11. Shinneth's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrackFox
    So you think that this blog was designed to make you, Hellion and a handful of others look bad? How big is your ego.
    For someone who is so against negativity and arguments, you sure are quick to throw insults at people. I don't think the entire blog was meant for that purpose, but there were some unnecessary reference bits in the post and Tsutarja has a history of making a slew of personal insults at me and others in my position in the past, so I have every reason to believe there's a personal jab when I see one.

    I have no intention of turning this into an argument, either. I'm simply saying parts like

    Warning: This blog is incredibly positive.

    If you are prone to bashing Ash's female companions, I suggest you turn back. I won't, because ... I have a reason to like each and every one of them.

    Am I the only one who doesn't hate any of the four girls? Because it IS possible to like one girl without hating others by default. ^^
    are completly unnecessary and uncalled for. Sticking to the subject and that alone would have made this post much more genuine. It's not like those of us who don't like all of the characters in question will freak out and melt like a witch doused in water.

    @Tsutarja - Just leave the rest of the real world out of your posts (or at least the people of the real world that you oppose) and they'd look a lot better. This is not a demand; just a suggestion.
  12. Tsutarja's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shinneth
    I don't think the entire blog was meant for that purpose, but there were some unnecessary reference bits in the post and Tsutarja has a history of making a slew of personal insults at me and others in my position in the past, so I have every reason to believe there's a personal jab when I see one.
    Not really, since I'm over it. :I

    But apparently you aren't.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shinneth
    are completly unnecessary and uncalled for. Sticking to the subject and that alone would have made this post much more genuine. It's not like those of us who don't like all of the characters in question will freak out and melt like a witch doused in water.
    If you dislike my blogs, avoid them.

    No one is forcing you to come here and I wasn't making any insults either. The fact that you imagined that I was making some sort of attack at you is clear proof that you're simply being paranoid.

    I'm afraid that the problem lies solely in you, @Shinneth;

    Let people like what they like.
  13. Karamazov's Avatar
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    Guys, cool it. Remember what happened yesterday? You don't tell people what to do. You don't insult anyone. You don't take blogs as a chance to attack others.
  14. Tsutarja's Avatar
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    I apologize Karamazov, but that line at the top was my way of saying 'you guys are being too negative' so I decided to write a positive blog with no criticism of the main girls whatsoever. I didn't mean to insult anyone and I certainly have no idea why Shinneth is acting the way she is.
  15. Don's Avatar
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    For some reason I never care much about female characters. Not just in Pokémon, but in any show I watch. Every single time I have a favourite character they're always male. So my views towards Ash's female companions is basically neutral; I do like them, but I do not have much of an opinion on them.
    Updated 15th September 2012 at 09:13 AM by Don
  16. The Fighting Misty's Avatar
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    From what I can tell most people who hate female characters is because they dislike one particular aspect of them and blow it out of proportion.

    For example I've seen people say they hate Dawn simply because she's concerned about her hair or appearance, and they act like that's the only part of the character that they talk about. Or people dislike Iris because of getting overpowered pokemon.

    There's also the people who hate characters based on stereotypes. I've forgotten how many times I've seen people say May and Dawn are, "weak" simply because they're girly coordinators who don't do Gyms, mostly from Misty fans on youtube and deviantart.
  17. Lumi's Avatar
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    They all are awesome! ^_^
  18. Caseydia's Avatar
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    Thank You Tsutarja. I'm glad someone likes all of them. Now if only everyone else has your view then maybe little flamewars of main girl characters can stop. Just like someone above me said, I never really cared for the girls on the show. The only one that stood out for me was May because she was a surprise and a breath of fresh air from Misty who did little to nothing on the show. She got rivals and we got to see her whole family. So what was there not to be surprised about? Dawn was almost a May clone and Iris is almost a Misty clone, so May stood out for different reasons. But I don't really care about either of them because since they all leave anyway, there's no point to fight about which one is better. Each one served their purpose and each one deserved the time that they got.

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