- Jan 21, 2010
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After Alain's two prior wins building him up as a major rival Paul/Gary style and the finale episode with an intentionally misleading title, the writers trolling everyone so badly last time is a very good reason to doubt Ash winning.
"Fool me once, shame on you, feel me twice, shame on me".
Alain wasn't built up as a Gary/Paul style rival. That was Sawyer. He was the one filling the Gary/Paul role as Ash's main rival. Ash and Alain didn't meet until very late in the series, he was closer to Tobias or any of those other anime-original characters created to beat Ash in the league, Alain just had a lot more development.