CONTEST: Who's your favorite BW rival?

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  • Shooti

    9 16.07%
  • Bel

    29 51.79%
  • Cabernet

    27 48.21%
  • Kenyan

    10 17.86%
  • Langley

    19 33.93%
  • Someone else

    5 8.93%
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    Default Who's your favorite BW rival?

    We have a bunch of rivals in Best Wishes already, and many of us are rooting for our favorites in the on-going Don Battle Tournament. Whom do you like the most in general?

    I liked Bel and Kenyan ever since they were first introduced. Both of them are likable and they have amusing interactions with the main characters, especially Bel. And I can personally relate to her ditzyness. ^^;; And perhaps I just like rivals who are in good terms with the main characters, with a little bit of spice added of course.

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    Default Re: Who's your favorite BW rival?

    Burgundy, no question: she's fierce, emotional, adorable, and huggable. Langley's catching up, since she's so fierce, childish, and pretty cute (for a steampunk kung-fu hipster.)

    But all the rivals have something about them I enjoy. For example, I like Trip because he looks a bit like Paul, and his camera is cool.
    Last edited by Karamazov; 7th July 2011 at 03:45 PM.

    "Playing around?" Wrong.

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    Default Re: Who's your favorite BW rival?

    Gah, it's so hard to choose.

    Belle - adorable, hilarious, awesome
    Langley - bitchy, hilarious, awesome.
    Cabernet - less bitchy, hilarious, awesome.

    Not feeling it for Kenyan yet, though he's somewhere up there too.

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    That Kenyan guy is quickly becoming one of my favorites. And I love "fat" rivals.

    Does he remind anyone else of Morrisson, kinda?

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    Default Re: Who's your favorite BW rival?

    I love all of them. Trip is halfway between a total jerkass and a nice guy, which I love. Bianca is just so adorably sweet and clumsy. Burgundy has a pretty cool personality though if I'm being honest, I don't like her design at all. Kenyan's pretty funny. And Langley is just so cool, I love her design and personality and everything. We've got great rivals this series <3
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    Default Re: Who's your favorite BW rival?

    Bel and Cabernet, and it's not even close between them and the rest of the field in my opinion.

    Bel... she's just BW's version of Ash's Totodile. Totodile was that character in Johto that every time it appeared on screen brought with it a lightheartedness and and effervescence that was contagious, and Bel has that same quality. She makes me smile, she makes me laugh, she has great interaction with Satoshi and Dento... she's just a ray of sunshine.

    Cabernet... she's the adorable psycho. She's completely gung ho about beating Dento and becoming a better sommelier than he is, and she'll stop at nothing to do it. She's over-the-top obsessed and clearly bitchy, and yet... you can tell there's good in that girl and she has plenty of d'aaaawwww moments. Gotta love the broken French.

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    Default Re: Who's your favorite BW rival?

    Cabernet (surprised, anyone?). Adorably insane or insanely adorable? Take your pick. Either way, she's awesome, and those lovable underdog vibes have me cheering for her all the way.

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    Default Re: Who's your favorite BW rival?

    I love all of them for different reasons.

    Bel for her hyperactive personality, and the fact that she's so cute, clueless, clumsy, and ditzy 10000% of the time. I love her "try everything" attitude, her adorable curiosity, and how well she interacts with the main trio. Bel is seriously amusing. I used to think that she was very overwhelming, but she is so cute and funny and clueless that I just <3 her. She just adds so much lightheartedness and her interactions with everyone so far have been very organic and not forced at all.

    I love Cabernet because she was seriously had one of the best debut episodes ever; she is freaking HILARIOUS and her imagine-spots are some of the funniest things I've seen from Pokemon in a long time. Cabernet is freaking batshit insane, and has such a wide imagination. Plus her voice actresses make her so, so, so animated, and she gets some of the best facial expressions ever.

    I really like Langley because she is such a bitch. There has never, ever, been a character like her that is so spiteful and bitchy but so funny at the same time. She is absolutely ridiculous and her immature bitch fights with Iris are really entertaining. They have a really spirited rivalry and they're both just so childish and petty that it's just funny to behold. Also I like her character design/color palette! Blue eyes and red hair is always awesome in my book.

    I LOOOVE Kenyan. His lack of sclera scares me and I wish he were more of a bishie so I could think he's adorable, but his seiyuu and his personality somewhat make up for it. He's just a really laid back guy with an awesome personality, and the gag with his name getting absolutely butchered never, ever gets old.


    ...And, well, Shootie. I LOVE the idea of him - a jerkass rival who is actually SUPER DUPER kuudere and shy and just likes playing with his camera. But so far he just seems kind of racist and jerkassish to me that I'm starting to really lose my interest in him. However, chibi-Shootie is definitely moe and adorable and sweet. I really want the anime to prove me wrong and show me that he really more than a one-dimensional aloof asshole. Sigh. Me needs more deredere Shootie.

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    Default Re: Who's your favorite BW rival?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aestivate View Post
    ...And, well, Shootie. I LOVE the idea of him - a jerkass rival who is actually SUPER DUPER kuudere and shy and just likes playing with his camera. But so far he just seems kind of racist and jerkassish to me that I'm starting to really lose my interest in him. However, chibi-Shootie is definitely moe and adorable and sweet. I really want the anime to prove me wrong and show me that he really more than a one-dimensional aloof asshole. Sigh. Me needs more deredere Shootie.
    AWWWWW...my heart, it melts from the kuudere, curse you ;___;

    Cabernet, hands down, is my favorite rival of BW though. She's funny, driven, insane and is one of the few people in the series to stand up to Dento like that. She is everything you could want in a rival XD she even has purple hair!!

    "seasons change, people change"

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    I voted for all three girls, because each of them are brimming with so much personallity that I'd feel bad if I left even one of them out. Cabernet having quite clearly snapped via her own delusions. Langley being a bigger female dog than Cabernet's Stoutland. And Bel for being an adorable, airheaded bundle of energy. Ash, Dent, Iris? Jessie, James Meowth? Nah. These three are the real power trio this gen.

    If I had to pick just one of the three however, I'd definately stick with Bel. She's so disgustingly sweet that my teeth are starting to rot, and despite that, I always want to give her a big hug whenever she's on screen.
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    Default Re: Who's your favorite BW rival?

    Probably just Bianca for right now since Trip is a disappointment and the rest...I'd like to see a bit more of them before ranking them. Though I guess the other two girls are quite fun.

    Curious that the females happen to be the most interesting overall this time around.

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    Default Re: Who's your favorite BW rival?

    Quote Originally Posted by Trainer_Gabriel View Post
    Curious that the females happen to be the most interesting overall this time around.
    You say that as if there have ever been a lot of female rivals in the show. Prior to BW, there was just Zoey and Ursula, and Zoey hardly acted feminine. Neither the original series nor AG had female rivals that weren't one-shots.

    Its actually shocking that there are more female rivals than males for once.

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    Default Re: Who's your favorite BW rival?

    All of them are pretty good, except Trip. If I had to choose one though, I'd go with Burgundy, since it's amusing to me that she assumes the worst about Cilan, yet Cilan hardly ever shows animosity towards anyone.

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    Default Re: Who's your favorite BW rival?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gliscor'd View Post
    You say that as if there have ever been a lot of female rivals in the show.
    Though I wasn't. Merely that the female rivals in BW happen to have the best personalities--at least in my opinion.
    Prior to BW, there was just Zoey and Ursula, and Zoey hardly acted feminine.
    Ursula was still the best Contest rival in DP.
    Neither the original series nor AG had female rivals that weren't one-shots.
    Unless you want to count Casey.
    Its actually shocking that there are more female rivals than males for once.
    That too.

    And now that I think about it, Bianca may be the most fleshed out rival--bar maybe Trip--to date, but she hasn't exactly been treated like a "real" rival so far. And by that I mean not very competitive for Ash. Though she still may be my favorite BW rival so far, even if Burgundy and Langley have actually been treated more like rivals.

    Just need to give everyone more time it seems.
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    Default Re: Who's your favorite BW rival?

    Although I like Bianca, I think I prefer the way Barry was handled early on. Even though he lost a lot, Barry still gave the vibe of a decent battler and he still pushed Ash to battle him.

    Bianca getting crushed in every fight (she loses her first battle in the tournament too), isn't exactly riveting.

    Anyone think the writers are pushing the, "dumb blonde" stereotype with Bianca a little too much? I mean we know she's a ditzy blonde...but yeah...she's like failing all over the place. :p

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