- Jun 17, 2006
- Reaction score
I've seen a few people really like Tracey and the fact that people would want him to return and get a speaking role for the first time in ages says a lot too. Tracey did get a lot of hate back in the day, especially after he initially replaced Brock, but I think that cooled down after a few years. Not showing up for ages to the point where people wondered if the anime forgot that he exists probably helped to make people appreciate him too. I doubt that Tracey will become one of the more popular characters, but he does have his fair share of fans.Does anyone actually, uh, LIKE Tracey?
I mean, I don't hate him, he's alright, and I did think it was weird he was only aknowledged once in this series set in Kanto and never even appeared as a background, even non-speaking character, a role he's pretty much perfect for.
So at this point, yeah, I'm surprised they're giving him an appearance, and it's about time, but I wouldn't say I'm EXCITED for him to come back. I'm curious, is anyone? Because from what I've seen a lot of people used to dislike him.
I thought that they said Champion of the Elite 4 when Lance showed up in Johto, which I thought meant that he was the Johto Champion. I could have misinterpreted it or it wasn't accurate dialogue in the dub. The idea that Lance is the newest Champion in the Master Class is really weird though. Admittedly, they were kind of in a weird position to have the first and second generation represented in the Master Class since neither Blue or Red exist in the anime. Plus, there wasn't a proper Champion in the first generation prior to Blue anyway and even the Johto Elite 4 shared some Kanto characters too. So having Lance represent both Kanto and Johto made sense. I just have a hard time believing that Iris became a Champion before he did. As much as I hate Iris being the Unova Champion, having her be the newest Champion would have made more sense.Lance was called the "Elite Four Champion" AKA the strongest member of the Elite Four. Kanto & Johto don't appear to have had actual Champions until Lance took the title for both regions.