- Dec 14, 2008
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There is a very big difference between those lackluster filler episodes and the climax of the whole series. They wouldn't conclude something big as Nyaheat's plot arc with an unearned battle. It's something they care about.My point wasn't whether he was or wasn't caught cheating, my point was that the fact that he even decided to cheat goes against his entire character and his moral code, since he has always been someone who would do things "fair and square" (in fact, this is even something that he straight up says at one point (and in BW of all series)). Same goes for that time when he tried to catch the Rotom Pokédex, so that he could stop it from staring in his favorite TV show and, thus, stop it from leaving him, even though Ash has never been this petty or self-centered and has always been the kind of person who would always release his own Pokémon if it would've allowed them to be happier and live better lives.
Point is, there is no reason for them to do sonething like that. They had no reason to add a battle with Royal Mask as the reward, it had nothing to do with the league. There was no reason to do that, other than to conclude Nyaheat's rivalry.The entire point of those statements was to show that the writers of this series would sometimes do anything in order to have the plot progress (something that you even argued to me a few weeks back), regardless of whether it makes sense or whether the characters' actions match with their character and portrayal (and both of these actions go against Ash's character).