I want her to have good characterisation, and I'm fearing the writers will use the, "Oh, she inherited the skills from her mother" nonsense to have her breeze through her Contests. I think it's a given she'll lose her first Contest anyway, but I hope they don't improve her too quickly.You complain about her either way so...
Hikari is already a pretty decent battler though. Her Pochama can actually put up a fight, whereas Torchic could barely do anything in early Hoenn. It's a reason why May focused on Beautifly more than Torchic for her Contests. (Torchic was never even in a Contest, ever. Its first Contest was as a Combusken in Lilycove).The appeals aren't the only aspect of the contest. If May took time on that, then Hikari has to develop her skills differently.
You mean, like another May? Looks like the predictions were right, then...So far, she really has no flaws. That's a possible invitation to Mary Sue territory. Here's hoping rival girl smacks her into the ground so Hikari has to work harder rather than strolling on easy street.
If you're talking about Mary-Sue territory, then no. They had May spend about 5 episodes practicing Beautifly's appeal and she still did poorly in her first Contest. Not to mention Torchic was a complete joke battle-wise in early Hoenn.You mean, like another May?
Well, Hikari knows a lot about battling compared to May.How can you think Hikari is good at battling? I think that Hikari picked up the appeal thing from her mom. She seems overly obsessed with that aspect, and that may be her downfall. I don't believe she has actually proven she can battle successfully.
I kind of agree. Hikari losing this contest might be the more realistic outcome, but I'd prefer to see something less predictable. I'd rather she go to one extreme or the other - either win the entire thing or fail to make it through the appeal round. If the writers played their cards right, she needn't come off as a Mary Sue. I've been thinking that it'd be interesting to see a reversal of the usual Ash/Gary or May/Drew relationship, where the protagonist is the underdog to the cocky, talented rival. Why not make Hikari the arrogant one who gets her head inflated before the contest and acts like a jerk to her rival? Over-confidence is already one of her main characteristics, so it wouldn't be at all OOC. Perhaps Hikari could go up against redhead-girl in the finals and narrowly win, earning the ribbon and becoming totally insufferable. Then, after the contest, her rival challenges her to an unofficial rematch and wins, knocking Hikari off her pedestal. It could work.I'm actually hoping she'll win for a few reasons. Having an experienced coordinator in the family SHOULD give her a little more of an edge than the average beginning trainer. Having her be a more expierenced beginner will also keep her from going through May's development all over again, and finally I think the whole "newbie trainer HAS to lose their first gym battle/contest/league/grand festival" cliche is so boring now.
Bwuh? May didn't get her first ribbon until like 45 episodes into AG. How in the world was that not a long time? She did miserable in her first Contest, nearly screwing up in Beautifly's appeal, and then Drew creamed her easily. She didn't even get into the final round in her first Contest.It should have took May a long time as well. I don't know but it seems like they made it a slight easy for May. But that wasn't super contests, so what do I know.