Well, I'd like to believe that "pedophilia" and "awesomeness" were separate, but, knowing TVTropes, it wasn't. :(
I'd like Piplup a lot more, were it not for the anime trying to shove it down our throats and make it Pikachu 2.0. I've always said that I honestly wouldn't be surprised if Dawn's Piplup just up and learned Thunderbolt.
EDIT: Ironically, I just realized I've had the same avatar since the episode where Piplup learned Hydro Pump. In my defense, that particular image was just screaming to be captioned "IMMA FIRIN MAH HYDRO PUMP!!!"
But Cynthia is awesome D:
Glacia, but the most popular entries are Glaceon-related, and not the Elite Four member herself. Also, part of the reason one of the dA artists (one who draws a Pokemon a week) decides to go through alphabetically is if she ask fans to choose the people to vote, Eeveelutions will be the most likely candidate. Similarly, I feel very indifferent about Lucario, considering how popular it is (even appearing in Super Smash Bros. Brawl!). Really, familiarity breeds contempt.
However, I don't mind Ninetales, 'cause it's not as overused, and it's cool that it has Drought.
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I hated Charizard anyway, because of how irritating I found Ash's in the anime, but the way all the old-school fans fawn over Charizard really, REALLY annoys me. I like every fire starter better, partly because of that reason. And it's half flying type. Wow, that's original, having flying as a sub-type. "OMG, it's a dragon-looking thing! It's so tough and ferocious!" Um, no. In fact, I think it has a terrible design.
I also hated Misty anyway, but the way so many people act like she's the end-all female character gets on my nerves. Dawn and May are LOADS more developed personality and goal-wise, and hell, I even like IRIS more. Okay, we get it, Misty was the original girl and she got replaced. Get over it!
Um...none I really hate, but I always avoid using Charizard for reasons mentioned above. Same with Eevee, though I'd be lying if I said I hated it. To be honest, Eevee is more of a novelty Pokémon, made to be collected. What's so great about it? It's furry and cute! It evolves into different types! There are plenty of furry and cute Pokémon!
Ditto used to be my fav until I discovered all the dirty jokes about it. I mean, come on. It's a freaking Pokémon.
Of course, this isn't a perfect theory. I don't know what the reaction to Tracey in the Orange Islands saga was like, but I think it merits consideration.
Lucario does suck though.
@FinalArcadia I'm one of the old-school fans and I hated Charizard from the very start.
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Squirtle in Blue, so I didn't really see much of Charizard prior to the anime). It just seems like so many old fans act like Charizard is the end-all fire-type, badass, awesome Pokemon, that's why I bring it up. But not all of them are like that, I know.
N. I don't *hate* him, since I think he's a legitimately interesting character, but his fans...argh. They overlook all the important aspects of his character in favour of transforming him into this perfect ~suugoiii desu~ bishie that they can promptly ship off with the player character or an OC (i.e. a thinly veiled version of themselves). If I see ONE more NxOC fanart I think I'm gonna puke...