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    One of the biggest debates in the fandom has been Kasumi's role on the show. Some enjoyed her, while others thought she did very little throughout her run. Did you enjoy her role? Did you find her uninteresting? How could the writers have improved her? Please explain here.
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    Default Re: Did you like Kasumi's role on the show?

    Yes. I would have liked her to be involved in more battles, but overall she was a great character to me.
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    Default Re: Did you like Kasumi's role on the show?

    I liked her fine. I thought she was a fun character overall, just like I found Takeshi to be one. I guess they could've made her more involved, but I'm not too surprised that this wasn't done with her character.

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    She was fine for Kanto/Orange, not so much in Johto.

    Although to be fair it really doesn't matter so much anymore, since the writers addressed many of the issues with her character with almost all the characters who came after. In a way, Misty served as a template for the writers where a lot of trial and error was done.

    I don't think they actually knew what they could truly do with a female protagonist at the time.

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    I liked her role on the show, but eventually the time came for her to leave, and while it was nice to see her again later on, I don't think we'll be seeing her again. It may be a straightforward response, but that's how I feel.

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    Default Re: Did you like Kasumi's role on the show?

    Yes, I liked her.

    She was the first female accompanying Ash and although the writing wasn't as good back then as it is now, she was handled fine. As much as I would have liked for Misty to have had a storyline more like Iris's current one, she served her time and her goodbye was bittersweet. She also got plenty of cameos, so yeah. She was a nice character and Ash's first female companion - people will never forget her. Especially her fans who are still present in 2011. :D


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    Default Re: Did you like Kasumi's role on the show?

    There is no definite answer in my case being both yes and no.
    Character-wise:i was satisfied with way Misty was treated liking her personality and change through she went starting out as impatient and temperative girl later on with help of friends and Togepi starting to become more patient and better a controlling her anger.
    This can be noticed with her violent side not being showed so frequently which allowed other personality traits she had which were at times overshadowed by temper to come on surface more like sarcasm,kindness,her teasing remarks and humor,quirks like love for water types or competitive fire in her etc.

    Story-wise:She received good focus for a supporting character serving as Ash coach and mentor along with Brock helping him to grow as trainer but as far as character development and story goes while there was some great development she didnt received nearly enough.
    Especially in such a long region like Johto was with lot of opportunities being wasted by writers on unnecessary filers.For example they could expand more on her goal of becoming water master having her battle and compete in more competitions which would serve as indication of further progress being made(similar to Whirl Cup)
    -give her possibly some rival which would serve as push forward(Marina,Trinity etc were clearly missed opportunities)
    -do more with her pokemon and exploit on her back-story and motives behind some decisions(like desire to use one type wanting to become best with the.,from where her fears from Gyarados an bugs come from etc) which would allow for some quality development etc.)
    Her goal of becoming water master was barely touched,Misty as character wasnt fleshed out enough not receiving enough focus with many things being left unanswered in her story and undefined.

    Unfortunately writers never did as much as they could with Misty leaving lot of potential for further development unused which resulted in character being replaced with many things in story being left unfinished and underdeveloped.

    In nutshell i was more or less satisfied with what Misty got in Kanto and OI but in Johto she didnt got enough generally speaking not being fleshed out as character to required level not getting enough focus and development.However she was and is great and very fun character in my opinion.
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    Default Re: Did you like Kasumi's role on the show?

    I was fine with it. Most people know that Misty's my favorite character, and I had no real problems with how she was handled. She could have used some more development and focus, but as a whole I'm happy with the way she was.
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    I though Kasumi/Misty was an interesting character. She didn't do as much as future characters, but she was still interesting. Let's see: she helped Ash, she participated in the Whirl Cup, she had an interesting backstory, and so on and so forth. I'm under the impression that the writers didn't really know how to deal Kasumi and that her character would have improved if she hadn't left the anime after Johto.

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    Default Re: Did you like Kasumi's role on the show?

    I was fine with Misty's character (as in personality and Pokemon). D= I felt really bad when she was taken off, I thought everything would change....well it did but I gave May and Max a chance ^^;

    I don't have much to say because I haven't watched anything before DP in long time ^^; and I never really sat down to analyze her character so I can't really say anything about her "role" unless I take things from what I hear from other people.

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    I think her specializing in water pokemon should have stood out more. Aside from those few water competitions she was in, there was very little emphasis on it.

    For the most part, there's really nothing Misty did with her water pokemon that was unique compared to any other character that had water pokemon. Ash's 5+ water pokemon, Dawn's Piplup, May's Squirtle, etc. all have had tons of emphasis on them.

    We've seen Ash bring out the power in many of his water types, yet there's really nothing Misty did with hers to make it stand out as being unique. Her pokemon never used much attacks outside of the usual water gun, bubble/bubblebeam, etc.

    More diverse types like Corsola being part rock type (like it using Spike Canon), would have helped differentiate her team that had almost all the same moves.

    And even though this is minor, anyone notice Misty never had a connection with a legendary like every other character? For a movie or even an episode, it was never done. They could have had a Suicune ep revolve around her, but nope.

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    Default Re: Did you like Kasumi's role on the show?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gliscor'd View Post
    Her pokemon never used much attacks outside of the usual water gun, bubble/bubblebeam, etc.
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    Default Re: Did you like Kasumi's role on the show?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gliscor'd View Post
    I think her specializing in water pokemon should have stood out more. Aside from those few water competitions she was in, there was very little emphasis on it.

    For the most part, there's really nothing Misty did with her water pokemon that was unique compared to any other character that had water pokemon. Ash's 5+ water pokemon, Dawn's Piplup, May's Squirtle, etc. all have had tons of emphasis on them.
    Actually thats not entirely true,Misty had special relationship with Psyduck which cant be denied and if i remember correctly she manage to get Poliwhirl confidence back when he was losing in Johto against Andreas Poliwrath encouraging him to believe in himself being able to stand up and turn battle around.
    That and with Staryu we could see how much she truly cared for it like when battling Ash in Cerulean gym pointing how she understands his feelings later when battling Ash for Totodile apologizing to Staryu because of pushing him too hard.

    But in nutshell i agree with you on all accounts,writers should expand more on Misty goal of becoming water master and while Whirl Cup was good start defining better what that term means it simply wasnt enough.They should have her battle more giving bigger diversity to Misty team(most diverse was Corsola and Staryu who used sometimes moves not specific for water),reveal more of her past etc.

    One of unused opportunities was definitely Horsea who should have been brought in Johto evolving it,or possibly giving her Totodile changing things up instead of Ash getting all three.
    Than there was whole potential to give Misty some rival which could stand on her way posing obstacle she would need to overcome.I always thought Marina would be perfect for Misty rival sharing similar dreams both being water trainers.

    Misty has great pesonality,unique traits and potential but unfortunately she didnt received justice as character with many things being left unexplored about her and story being one of reasons why i want her back as main.

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    Default Re: Did you like Kasumi's role on the show?

    Watching many Animes has made me detest Tsunderes with a burning passion so my dislike for Misty is much more than when I first watched the show. Back then, I thought she was okay. Not good but not not horrible either.

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    Misty was actually the first tsundere that I saw, so I actually loved her character when I saw the show all those years ago. I don't know much about battles or "role", but personality-wise and how she interacted with Ash, at least pre-Johto, was really fun.
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