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If Gen 5 ends next year, you know what that means...

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...no, not new Pokemon. It means the next big female protagonist war in Pokemon will start all over again.

Next gen it'll be Misty Vs. May Vs. Dawn Vs. Iris Vs. 6th gen girl.

Every time the new female protagonist is revealed the female character debates start all over again. I don't want to be around for the next big female protagonist war. Every new female protagonist is compared directly to their predecessor and the ones before, and then each character gets their own little separate fanbase.

But what exactly can they do? The girls are now even:

- Two female Gym leaders who tag along and bicker with Ash (Misty and Iris)

- Two female coordinators who start off as rookie trainers that Ash looks after (May and Dawn)

What the hell can they do next? The writers have made it clear they are incapable of creating truly unique characters outside of the same character traits, (even arguably Brock, Max, Tracey and Cilan all filled the same role), so what is going to happen?

Man, back in my day it was only Misty and May....now there will be 5 different female protagonists with Ash. Time to get ready for 2013 everyone, it will be the return of the female protagonist debates for the 5th time!

Everyone batter down the hatches!

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  1. TeddiUrsa's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Gliscor'd
    I have always thought Tracey wanted to score with all 4 of the Cerulean sisters. At the same time. That's why he keeps his sketchbook handy.
    So you've seen my old doujinshi? :p
  2. Hidden Mew's Avatar
    I just hope that the next female companion is handled better than Iris has been thus far. I'd be perfectly fine with another Coordinator, but as long as she's more likeable than Iris and has more effort behind her character, I'll probably be content enough with her character.
  3. Chiplet's Avatar
    I hope she is like Iris. Or at least similiar to either Misty or May. I don't want another female protagonist that lacks personality like Dawn.

    I dunno about having another Coordinator... May was great, but I kinda got sick and tired of contests as Dawn took over, I just wanted the shit to get over with already so that we could return to Ash. But I guess that it'd be interesting if the boy was a Coordinator instead, and then maybe the female could have some other goal? I dunno, but it'd be a nice twist on things.

    A part of me is still wishing for both Cilan and Iris to follow Ash to the next region, but I'm very well aware of that being highly unlikely. I'd say that Cilan has got a bigger chance than Iris at least, but without Iris it just won't be the same.
  4. Hidden Mew's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Chiplet
    I hope she is like Iris. Or at least similiar to either Misty or May. I don't want another female protagonist that lacks personality like Dawn.

    I dunno about having another Coordinator... May was great, but I kinda got sick and tired of contests as Dawn took over, I just wanted the shit to get over with already so that we could return to Ash. But I guess that it'd be interesting if the boy was a Coordinator instead, and then maybe the female could have some other goal? I dunno, but it'd be a nice twist on things.

    A part of me is still wishing for both Cilan and Iris to follow Ash to the next region, but I'm very well aware of that being highly unlikely. I'd say that Cilan has got a bigger chance than Iris at least, but without Iris it just won't be the same.
    I don't really like Iris personality-wise either and I didn't care about Misty at all, so I'd prefer for the new female character to not remind me about either one of them. May would be okay since she's my favorite female lead and she was pretty fun. I wouldn't say that Dawn lacked personality. She didn't have a really stand out personality, but I'd take that over Iris. At least I found Dawn generally okay and likable most of the time. Having the new female character be more unique would be the best though.

    I still don't have much of a problem with another Coordinator. At least there would be a chance for believable development. A male Coordinator could be interesting, but I'm not sure if they could handle three on-going goals at the same time. I agree that Cilan does have a better chance of traveling with Ash again and I'd actually like to see him stick around. I don't think he needs to be with Iris in order to make him an entertaining character and I think it could be even better if Iris wasn't part of the group, but that's just me.
  5. Caseydia's Avatar
    I'm so sick of this. Why do they need to battle each other anyway? May and Misty never battled. Maybe Iris won't battle the next girl either. I hope not. Because this is just dumb.
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