Futachimaru. That's that.
This show is unpredictable.Langley and Kenyan, we've seen them win, but neither really has shown anything that indicates them making a deep run in a League tournament, especially because we've seen them win.
You mean "want"? Yeah, I wouldn't mind Langley or Kenyan advancing over Cabernet.We don't need to see Kenyan or Langley really getting wins and they both would make good first round opponents for Satoshi, Shooti or Bel.
Satoshi and Shinji's rivalry was one of the main points of DP, something Ash truly was working toward that wasn't played for laughs. Cabernet usually in played for jokes in every episode she appears in, showing no development in character or change thus far.Also, I don't think that past results should determine the results of any match. It just negates the purpose of having the match in the first place, and makes improvement impossible for characters. If anything, that means that Satoshi beating Shinji isn't believable.
Cabernet was not some unstoppable force, and I could not disagree more with those sentiments.The way the battle itself is written is what's important in terms of making the battle believable. For example, the aforementioned battle between Iris and Cabernet, it respected the pre-battle logic, but was shit writing because of Iris winning the match after she'd been dominated and outsmarted by Cabernet was very unbelievable.
I personally think Iris has had the best and most character development in BW thus far, I still see Bel's win over Shooti as being pretty forced and cheap. I really don't see how that ol' Bulk Up'd Fighting behemoth lost to Bel's Emboar, who only won by Flinging Stone Edge stones and throwing those rock concrete at it. Otherwise Rouboushin & Shooti had Bel and Emboar in the palm of their hands the whole match, couldn't touch Roubushin with a Flamethrower, Hammer Arm/Focus Punch, or Arm Thrust. But, some how managed to beat it by Flinging Rock moves of all things.Bel because it would just highlight the personal journey she's taken, the progress she made and everything she learned throughout her journey,best developed character in BW. I would actually want Bel to win the League. :D
It still would come off as forced to me, unless most of them are fake badges. I really don't think Cabernet could beat Shaga, Yakon, or Hachiku. Showing up at the league and whipping out eight badges and being "SURPRISE BITCH!!" would just be sudden, very sudden and out of the left wing of the park. Even when Satoshi talked to her being all "Listen, all I wanna do here is win and then go on to win at the Raimon Gym as well" she showed no reaction to the idea, even referring to his dreams as silly. She wasn't in the slightest interested in the Raimon Gym, she most likely earned the Tri Badge in an attempt to showoff to Dento and most likely only wanted to earn it in her efforts to beat Dento.