Bias on your end ? how so ?
I do think that cilan and iris (i will miss them tho) are gonna go due to the promotional value of them going (I do think iris will cameo as a champion tho) and they will be replaced with a gym leader or another gym leader/playable girl character in that series to promote gen 6. Just like the previous series does.
Are we still going to have Ash as the main boy? Again? With Pikachu? Again?? With their brains and levels reset and being stupid?? AGAIN??
...for once I'd like to see someone else other than Ash. Even though I like find him likable in some ways... I think it's time he got off the show and we get a new character. Seriously, we don't need him for 20 friggin' years...
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I highly doubt he'll get replaced after the BW2 anime ends, it would look kinda bad honestly at this point but this isn't the thread for that.
I, really really hope this anime is written very differently from how Best Wishes was written. Since they reset Ash in the last saga theres no reason to do so in this one. I'm hoping they'll have him be competent and learn from his many mistakes from the last saga. Let them focus on his team a lot more rather than him catching a lot of new Gen Pokemon and spreading their development thin.
Also, I want the female companion to have an equal role, or even be a sort of rival to Ash as we haven't had anything like that. I wouldn't mind also having a female Brock/Cilian, just so long as she isn't handled like dear Iris was.
& Please, for the love of Arceus have an actual plotline. DP had several plotlines that were very clever and tied together a lot of things, so I would love to see something like that again, not to mention featuring the villains and giving them the spotlight they deserve.
Overall, my expectations have dropped considerably due to Best Wishes, but it would be unfair to say that the X & Y anime will be bad because that one was. Why? Because I figured BW would be awesome because DP was, a mistake. So I'll just wait and see what happens. Maybe we'll even get a new anime, I wouldn't mind that either.
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For the Pokemon XY series, they should get rid of all the shit writers that participated in this saga. Get some decent writers for the next gen anime and we'll be good. No more Iris, either. I wouldn't care either way if Cilan stayed, but I can see him leaving as well. After seeing how badly Iris was handled, they shouldn't bother with giving the next female companion a heavily ambiguous goal that she will hardly ever work at. The anime ruined Iris for me, honestly. They should just bring in the Gen VI heroine like they did for AG and DP. I don't even care if she's a coordinator again. Just let her be better than Iris, please. I had to stop watching BW because of her, along with a plethora of other reasons.
In general, I think it's important to get the show back to the way it was a couple of years back. If that means that the next girl is a co-ordinator, so be it.
-Let's get a female rival who isn't taken as a joke or used as shipping material.
-Let's get co-stars that contribute to things fairly and balanced, not forced and overexposed.
-Let's get the starters to evolve, because no one really cares about promotion anyway.
Not going to lie, I kind of miss contests, and if it means that the show will become more balanced, I'm all for it. Promotion may be what this show revolves around, but in DP we had Piplup yet DP still had a story.
Promotion shouldn't stop a story from telling. If it does, the dream is lost and all you have left is a machine.
I would really love it if the next female lead is another new trainer. I liked the chemistry Ash had with May and Dawn much more than he had with Misty and especially Iris. Ash being in a more mentor role was kind of nice too, even though he was more of a mentor for May than for Dawn. Plus, being a new trainer would mean that she'd get a starter Pokemon and possibly divide the starters among the cast. Ash would get Chespin, as he always gets the Grass starters, the female lead could get Fennekin and the secondary male character could get Froakie. While I wouldn't mind Ash getting two starters since I think that worked out in DP for the most part, especially when Infernape tied to his rivalry with Paul, having one starter would be a bit more ideal for me.
I also just like being able to see a new rookie trainer in the group and Ash is still around to show a more experienced trainer through Gym battles. I still would have no problems with Contests returning, but if the new games can provide another battle-driven sidequest for the female lead, then I'd be all for it. Seeing the female trainers start off from the beginning of their journeys to moving on their own at the end of the series has been more entertaining and satisfying than how slightly more experienced trainers like Misty and Iris were handled, at least for me.
I think that I would like Cilan to stay since he has been the only replacement for Brock that I have liked, he is an entertaining character and I don't know if they can do that again with another secondary male character. Plus, I like his chemistry with Ash and introducing two new characters right off the bat didn't really work out that well in BW, so I would like for him to stay. It's probably more likely that he'll leave and if that does happen, then hopefully I'll get to like him too.
I would like the male player character be Ash's partner, but the problem is that Ash will probably get the guy's costume - like he did with Brendan, Lucas, and Hilbert (Brendan was shown briefly though). The female player character would be good too, but they have the option of making her badass (like May) or airheaded (like Dawn). I'd hope they would go with the former instead of the latter. I don't want to see the female player become the Scrappy.
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