- Jun 17, 2006
- Reaction score
It's not just about Dawn not having any new Pokemon. That's a big issue, but if she had been able to make more off-screen accomplishments besides getting more ribbons and losing in more Grand Festivals, people probably would have been okay with that. Or at least it wouldn't have been a major problem. Being involved with those plots doesn't really change how her character feels stagnant. It's still cool to see Dawn interact with Ash again and I don't think Dawn herself is poorly written in these appearances, but being involved in multiple plots, while pretty cool on a surface level, doesn't negate the intentional or unintentional lack of progression for her character.Yeah Dawn has no new pokemon but she got involved in 3 villain team/legendary plots and she might appear one more time if the opening is any indication.
I have my doubts about Mallow and Lana getting anything noteworthy, especially when Mallow herself feels like the most bland female lead in the anime. It's still possible, but since neither of them were particularly goal driven or had interesting goals, I'm not sure what they could do with them.Lillie is getting closure to the Mohn arc and a welcome home celebration. While Mallow and Lana didn't get much maybe they will in the next 2 eps.
Again, Dawn did not get a massive glow up, development or closure. She got multiple comebacks, but there was no real sense of progress for her character. Only Serena, Iris and soon Lillie got any noticeable off-screen development or closure in Journeys thus far. I know that May feels like the odd one out when she doesn't have any appearance, but I would not consider Dawn's returns as signs of her character development or closure. I would still say that May has a chance of coming back. It's not particularly likely, but if the series has until November, there would still be time for May to potentially show up.Basically every main girl got a massive glow up, development or closure from when we last saw them. Misty, Iris, Serena and Lillie especially while Dawn got multiple comebacks. That's why I said with May being the only one not to return this series she's the only one feeling left out and without any major development like the others.