How do you know they never won in-story? Red did.
What's the staus on the Elite 4? I'm going to assume they're the same as in BW.
Things you do post-game is clearly questionable canon, otherwise Kyurem isn't wild. You didmt need to beat Alder to make the credits role so you can't sayhe PC is confirmed champion unless someone ingame confirms.
Red's story *was* to beat Blue. The BW PC only ever continued the league journey to stop N, which s/he did.
Also, the outcome of Red's battle was confirmed in GSC/HGSS. Unless its confirmed here, its not the same scenario and remains fuzzy canon.
I was half-expecting Marshal to be champion: he seemed to be Alder's protoge and obvious successor. But Iris?
Didn't see that coming.
If N beat Alder and claimed the Champion title, wouldn't have beating N technically made you the Champion, though?
Yeah, I'm guessing most of B/W's post-game isn't canon, since Team Plasma is in possession of Kyurem.
Also, just a note: Saying "how do you know they aren't" isnt an argument for the BW PC to be champion, its simply supporting the assertion of a fuzzy continuity.
If you wish to say they are, then provide evidence. As of right now, based on concrete events, the PC's challenge was interrupted, therefore the PC never became Champion at that time. What happens afterwards is pure speculation based on events that didnt need to happen.
I'm still shocked that Iris is the fucking CHAMPION... why you trololololol us Gamefreak?
I wanted Hilbert/Hilda :( and if they were impossible then I still think Drayden would be a much more logical choice for the new Champion while Iris could takeover as the only Gym Leader in Opelucid...
I'm sure the main reason they did it was to surprise us and get us to react the way we are doing right now... since Drayden would've been too obvious and as for the heroes - I guess we might no see them at all =\ but I really hope I'm wrong and maybe they'll do something other than being the Champion
I wonder if this will somehow affect the anime, though I can't see how when anime!Iris is extremely pathetic right now and can't even dream to compare to her original BW self, not to mention her new BW2 self...
OH I DON'T EVEN CARE ANYMORE, just give me another date with N on the ferris wheel and I'll be happy
Of course, we never fight the player character as champion, and how are we not stuck sitting in the E4 building once we're champion? That is a bigger question which I don't want to bother answering.