- Jun 26, 2015
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Thanks, I just realize now that I have actually used a wrong word to describe the situation. I don't think Ash is a generic protagonist, otherwise he would have been the same character throughout various series. It is the inconsistency that has been bothering me since the BW series. Instead of letting Ash become a completely different persona each time we hop from a series to another, giving those personality traits to different protagonist and have Ash the same way as we remember from the old good days would be a better approach to this character than that, in my opinion.I feel the issue most people see with Ash's personality in the later series is not of being 'generic', but rather inconsistent.
In BW, Ash was borderline dumb and felt like he lost all of his progress from DP.
In XY, Ash was more mature and inspiring.
In SM, Ash was a ‘goofball’ when not handling Pokemon or not battling
And JN feels like it takes all of those three previously mentioned versions of Ash into one.