- Mar 15, 2018
- Reaction score
That’s such a double standard considering that the one gimmick per battle is also a narrative choice by OLM, just like any battle setup. Are we also gonna call foul on Ash using a Z-move against Volkner or Cynthia using Mega Evolution against Iris despite the opponent not having a gimmick? Were Ash and Cynthia taking the easy way out there? This is a work of fiction where whatever the rules are are the whim of the writers. Don’t treat it like Ash is somehow cheating because this is hardly the first time the anime has created its own rules.Gimmicks are bound by rules for a reason. I think it's a stretch to say that Ash worked particularly hard for them, anyway. The payoff is disproportionate.
"It's Leon's fault!" doesn't work when discussing a narrative choice made by OLM. As a matter of fact, I do find Leon to be cocky and rather obnoxious in an "endearing" way. But this is Ash's story, not his. Ash took the easy way out by accepting the offer.