Small ripples lead to big waves.
- Mar 18, 2017
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On a related note, a common thing in Pokémon/Digimon crossovers (judging from blurbs) is Ash being Digidestined.
Well, to be fair, not being betrayed hasn't been doing him any favors over the past 20 years...It's like it's saying that Ash needs to be betrayed and suffer to become the very best.
Paul doesn't care about Ash (or anyone), do why would he stand by him?Well, to be fair, not being betrayed hasn't been doing him any favors over the past 20 years...
And I guess it would only make sense that someone like Paul would be painted as the good guy in such a situation. Either Ash would have to adopt Paul's superior training ways, or the author dislikes his friends so much that Paul has to be the hero by default.
Those things are cancerSome clichés I dislike:
* Ash's friends betray him in an OOC way
* Ash vanishes for a few years to train
* Ash comes back with a [email protected]$$ team
* Ash is stoic
* He enters a world tourney where he meets his old friends again
These happen in Ash Betrayed fanfics. It's like it's saying that Ash needs to be betrayed and suffer to become the very best. Also, can you really imagine Ash's friends betraying him? Why would they do that?
It becomes worse when they make someone who doesn't even care about Ash (Paul) be the good guy and stand with him. I doesn't make sense.
Am I to believe that Dawn, May, Brock, and the rest will betray Ash and that Paul will stand by him?
Not just Naruto, I've heard that a lot of 'fixed' Gohans are basically tall Vegetas.They like doing the Naruto thing where they turn the main character into the rival instead of actually writing the rival as the main character of the story
"Yeah, my Naruto/Ash dresses in black, is a BAMF, and gets all the ladies!"
"Why don't you just use Sasuke/Paul?"
"Ew, they're the bad guys though."
As I writer with Ash, I do work to ensure he does stay within the confines of who he is. Ash has a few key traits and I make sure to follow them.
I guess I can see why people do it, But I personally try to avoid making canon characters central to the plot of my Pokemon fics. I just find it easier that way.
I think it's because he's the most famous of the trainers, if you will. I mean, he's the star of an anime that's been running for ~20 years. That and the authors decided to take a shortcut and use a preexisting character instead of making one that fits closer to an appropriate characterization.