- Sep 10, 2019
- Reaction score
I've heard...who was it, maybe Rica Matsumoto (Ash's Japanese voice) say that if Ash wins the League was decided on beforehand, so if I remembered correctly, that all but confirms it.It's nothing really complex; it's just been suggested (occasionally stated as fact but as far as I know it has never been confirmed) that Alain defeating Ash twice before the league and Lysandre's interest in Battle Bond suggest Ash was supposed to win the finals, but late on somebody high up (I usually see it blamed on anonymous executives) forced them to change it for unknown reasons.
I wouldn't say XY failed; it's still got a lot of fans. It just built up more hype than it could deliver on.
XY people: Ash is going to win the league, let's build up for a good series that will complement the victory!
[2.5 years later]
XY people: For [REDACTED REASON], Ash will not win the league. Please make the story have that ending.