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What previous main characters you miss and would like to see return to pokemon?

What previous main character you miss and would like to see return to pokemon?


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Hello everyone.

Since there is no real thread talking about Ash past traveling companions. What might have become of them and their future.

I decided to make one with moderator consent where people can vote and express their feelings, doubts and wishes regarding replaced main characters.

Where you guys and girls can talk who do you miss, used to enjoy so much in its escapades, quirks, depth of emotions or personality that you want to see him/her return.

See character you grew to like and symphatize receive continuation of its adventures and follow up,. Delivering new, fresh material on table. And advance their own dreams and stories.

Or if you feel there was unused potential, enough unfinished plots or subplots introduced about past Ash friend story warranting in your eyes justification that past companion even comes back as main character traveling with Ash again.

Receiving serquel of its character development, go through more substantial progress in coming toward achieving their dreams and find way that life path of Ash and his past friends interlace uithin each other again.

Not counting current XY cast, we had 8 main characters who were once part of pokemon show.

There was Misty, Brock, Tracey, May, Max, Dawn, Iris and Cilan.

So dont hesitate to express your desires and thoughts of who of them you would like to see return missing him in show and get more development. Wanting to take him in new adventures.

It could be:
A)- just small appearance,
B)-it can be whole arc of multiple episodes(8 to 9) like Dawn received in Unova.
C)-Or downright return as main character for one more series(couple of seasons again)receiving build up.

All options are available and i decided to include multi choice poll so that you can pick your favorites.

Therefore let your expectations, imagination or longing for past characters on loose. Expressing in this thread if there is any of replaced main characters you miss, want him/her to return and for how long.

With explanation present behind it of course.

If for some reason you dont want anyone to return while ill be surprised thats fine as well.

To not make introduction any more longer than needed ill be first one to get things going:;-)

There are many ex main characxters i miss and would like to see back. There is of course May, Brock, Max, Cilan etc.

Wanting to see them deal with new challenges, learn more about their personalities, fears and childhood, past life. Dealing with new temptations and obstacles having to find strength in overcoming them and developing new skills, experty and personality traits through such experiences, Deepening on their characterization and story, promptly making big stepo forward in achieving their dreams and what they want to fulfill in their life.

Enjoying in their pokemon, presence and all those exciting, new paths through which they could be taken in pokemon case.

However above all there is one main character i want to see make comeback in pokemon universe and storyline the most.

That character is Misty/Kasumi. Known alternatively as "Tomboyish Mermaid!" of Cerulean city.

Reason i want that Misty returns isn't just because she is my favorite pokemon character.

Its not just because i like her personality more than its case with any other past traveling companion. Although its one of them.

Liking how she had lot of personality, emotion and fire in herself ranging from sweet, kind nature, Silly, bubbly attitude liking to explore, be involved in various activoties and resolve mysteries. Hotheaded, temperament attitude, sarcasm and witty cokebacks she is able to deliver t other characters. Followed with dreamy, passionate side for water pokemon, battles, competition scene and make name for herself. Being adamant and strong in her beliefs, outspokemon and indeoendent knowing how to resolve crisis on her own and act accordingly.

But also because i feel Misty return could offer truly spectacular and most unpredictable storyline on table through sequel of her adventures, struggles and further fleshing out. With there existing many mysteries and unanswered things about her family and why they abandoned their kids. Her past and childhood. Water pokemon master career which has plehoras of new directions to take it forward.

Like chain of elemental tournaments using various pokemon types like amphibious, aquatic and water with flying abilities pokemon. Introduce underwater battles, races, battling on rock, steel etc terrain asking for water trainers to adapt to unfamiliar situation.

With Whirl islands revealing it has connections to mythic water pendants and sea spirits. With winner of Whirl Cup aside from acquiring title of Alpha, Omega of water pokemon! making significant step forward in acquiring water master title.Giving lot of material to work with for plausible follow up.

Or regular tournaments being enjoyable to see how Misty would fare against other pokemon types like grass, electric ghost etc as mono specialist.

We could with Misty see someone trying to become E4 member, prior to that becoming apprentice in training. Giving us look into pokemon league commitee, their agents and what tasks and missions Misty would need to pass to reach siuch position.

In fact whole mini story of Misty becoming her idol E4 Lorelei or E4 Siebold from Kalos who is water master apprentice could be made.

Entering tournaments hosted by them trying to impress and end up taken under theid custody training to become truly strong and recognozed water experts achieving her dreams. Bringing both smething unexpected to main plot and groundbreakiung.

I mean E4 are best mono trainers(in games theyre marked as type masters). Being selfexplanatory what this has to do with Misty.

We could also see Misty being on travels collecting key and mega stone to mega evolve her pokemon like Gyarados or catch new one who can rewach bigger level of power like Mega Slowbro. Learning how to read hearts of water pokemon, develop two way alley of support, love and understanding. Unlocking their hiden power and full strtength.

And i think its logical continuation of Misty story from current position as gym leader. Taking care of gym currently due to sisters not being competent needing her help which can change once she finds substitute or they become more responsible. Always showing to have higher ambitions than to be gym leader dreaming of acquiring title of water pokemon master and becoming strongest water trainer in world reaching her idol E4 heights in strength and honor.

So i believe there exist lot of unsolved quirks, fears and insecurities from Misty characer. Lot of unfinished things in story. Bringing ground for interesting, eventful and very ,meaningful growth taking her character forward. And enjoy in her humorous presence again.

Maybe if Red and Green games got remakes in 3D version , tomboyish redhead might have chance to receive sequel of her in many ways unresolved story and play vital role in pokemon series again.
 
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Iris is the only real cameo I can see happening in the near future during the XY series. In every new region, the heroine from the previous season always made a cameo, big or small. Also, with the Fairy-types introduced in generation 6, she could easily appear with the excuse "I'm here to train". Mind, I don't really miss her, but if there's ever going to be a cameo, she's coming back.

Also, since Prof. Oak makes regular cameo appearances every few months or so, there's always going to be space for Tracey, although more than often he's been just mentioned...
 
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As a cameo? I really don't care that much, but Iris reappearing would be nice. She was an enjoyable and lovable character and I definitely miss her. I don't think it is going to happen, though, Best Wishes characters aren't that popular (a true shame, because the characters were one of the best things about that saga and are unfairly hated because of Best Wishes bad writing).
 
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As a cameo? I really don't care that much, but Iris reappearing would be nice. She was an enjoyable and lovable character and I definitely miss her. I don't think it is going to happen, though, Best Wishes characters aren't that popular (a true shame, because the characters were one of the best things about that saga and are unfairly hated because of Best Wishes bad writing).
I don't think you'd need to worry about that. I'd be very surprised if Iris didn't return: the previous saga's female protag has always made a brief appearance in the current saga. Heck, I'd be very surprised if Serena wasn't in the next one.
 
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In response to some of above posts and with hope that people wont miss focal point of what this topic is about in case of overlooking opening post.

I would like to address how main point of this thread isn't to discuss what past main character will come back or has chance of coming back becoming relevant in pokemon universe again.

But more along the lines of which of past traveling companions you want and think should come back based on plot, storyline and potential to do continuation of its unresolved flaws, interests, goals, fears and unanswered things regarding its background, future, feelings toward other characters etc.

Its topic of hypothetical nature and place where you can share your own wishes with others in here as brought in opening post. Feel free to bring up scenarios, opportunities or plots taking place in games such as mega evolution, E4 members like maybe Drasna, Siebold etc, tournaments like pokemon showcasing, Battle Chateau or anime only events(post league arcs etc) which would in your eyes justify their return as well.

In nutshell all kind of return wheher its appearance, longer arc where companion joins Ash and co for awhile(like Dawn or N did) or even to main cast are open to talk about and express your wishes in here.


post scriptum:
In other words which of them you miss and want to see return receiving sequel of its adventures?
Not necessarily who you think will return.
 
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It's hard to say who I'd really like to return. Although I wouldn't mind a big group-get-together at some point.
 
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Dawn's the only one I'd like to see back really. The rest have done everything they can and Iris I am not a fan of.
 
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IRIS!!!

The only one I literally care for seeing again is Iris, that's it. Hell, one of the reasons to why I'm even bothering to keep up with XY now is because of Iris' potential cameo.
 
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Really I want all of them except Tracey and Max (Tracey was so bland and I never really liked Max, he just left a really bad first impression on me). Now I know we'll probably just get Iris and at best maybe Cilan too, but it's fun to dream.
 
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I want Kasumi back... A cameo, a special, a full fledged return where she supersedes Satoshi's as the franchise's main human character and Pikachu's best bud (he did always like her best after all), anything will do :p

At the very least I would love to see just an ounce of interaction between her and Serena - my dream is that there would be some real hilarity (satisfying for any hardcore Kasumi fan) ensuing from Sez's jealousy at Kasumi being the very first travelling companion.

(Also, although this isn't part of the OP's question, I'd trade the Kasumi-as-a-main-character scenario for the return of Shinji!)
 
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None of the above... The Kanto gym leaders'd be fine to see again even if it's almost impossible to happen. I'd love to have more info on Natsume, Machisu, Kouji and Erika for eg, to make up for most of their lacky appearance and poor background information (what's up with Natsume's double persona whom NEVER got explained well?)
 
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Misty, if only to see how much her team has progressed since mid-late AG. You know it's a problem when a main character has 10 Pokémon, and more than half of them were unused and/or unevolved for most of their existences. Hopefully if Misty does return, the writers redeem the neglected members of her team - especially Horsea and Starmie.
 
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Brock and Misty. If there's anything I want to see, its the original trio back together.
 
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Dawn. If I remember correctly, she wasn't terribly active in her last cameo and mostly just hung out with Iris. I think she should have a better cameo.
 
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I mainly voted for the first 3 females for the long term returns. Nothing personal against Iris, I'd like her to return for a short bit, but since Unova is from what I've been led to believe, the farthest away in terms of time and distance, and she has her responsibilities as Gym Leader, she and Cilan can't stick around too long.

But I would like to say that ALL of them, Misty, Brock, Tracey, May, Max, Dawn, Iris, and Cilan, they owe it to Ash Ketchum for changing their lives for the better. For example: Do you think Misty would have managed to learn as much about water Pokemon had she never had met Ash? Where do you think that Misty would have wound up had it not been for Ash? Would Brock have had the opportunity to become a Pokemon breeder? Would Tracey have ever managed to meet Professor Oak had it not been for Ash? Would May and Dawn have become as good of Pokemon coordinators if they had never met Ash? And so forth.

I can imagine their futures would have been very dark, unfulfilling, and in the worst possible cases, even tragic. Especially Misty's, whose backstory I've always imagined it to be as I have mentioned in posts prior can imagine what fate she would have been dealt had it not been for Ash. In a way Ash Ketchum practically saved her life. Ash gave them adventures that they probably would have never experienced on their own.

So why wouldn't they all want to return to Ash's adventures and be with the boy that changed their lives forever. Plus in the girls' case, a chance to get Ash for themselves, but that's for shipping purposes.
 
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Misty or Tracey or brock big fan of johto saga,I doubt any of them will make a return except for maybe side story episodes
 
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I mainly voted for the first 3 females for the long term returns. Nothing personal against Iris, I'd like her to return for a short bit, but since Unova is from what I've been led to believe, the farthest away in terms of time and distance, and she has her responsibilities as Gym Leader, she and Cilan can't stick around too long.
I'm pretty sure that Iris still isn't a Gym Leader in the anime. She was considered to be the next Gym Leader by Drayden, but she never took the position. As far as I know, she's still traveling in Johto and has no plans to return to Unova anytime soon, or at least that was the impression that I got from her special, so she doesn't have any responsibilities as Gym Leader. Cilain is considered a Gym Leader, but he's basically left his brothers do manage it and travels on his own now, so I don't think that he needs to rush back to Unova to help run the Gym.

Anyway, the only characters that I'd really want to see again are May, Dawn and maybe Brock. It would be great to find out where May is traveling now and how well she did in the Johto Grand Festival. Dawn's cameo felt extremely lackluster given how she didn't really show any progress she had made after traveling on her own a bit and we don't know how she did in Hoenn Contests or if she's traveling somewhere else. With Brock, I'd like to see where he is now and what progress he's made with his new goal, especially when I didn't mind how long he stayed in the series. I wouldn't be upset to not see him again, so if given the choice, I'd rather see May and Dawn more than Brock in that regard.
 
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Basically, I voted for Misty, Brock, Dawn, and Cilan. The reason I voted for them was because I feel like they had the most loose ends to tie up.

Misty's plot would be about how her sisters left her alone at the Gym for a vacation in Kalos, and Misty goes there to scold them for not giving her any respact throughout her life. Naturally, she bumps into Ash and his new friends, and drags them into the conflict. I'd like this to be a mini-arc, as I think that Misty telling embarrassing stories about Ash's stupidity would just be hilarious! They could also have Ash and co. go to a water P{okémon lake battle competition, as I'd imagine a region about beauty would have gorgeous lakes. Plus, I feel like she could help boost Serena;s confidence up.

Next up is Brock. Personally, I think he got a good send-off goal-wise, but I don't think that he ever got a proper romantic conclusion. Plus, I don't like how his cameo was shoved into Cilan's special. Brock is the character that traveled four different regions with Ash since the beginning of the franchise. He deserves much better than what he got!

Speaking of Cilan, he said he was going to Hoenn for a fishing trip, but the thing that happened with his brothers seemed to imply that he'd stay with Ash. Therefore, I can see him rejoining as for a little while, as his goal would definitely fit a french-inspired region.

Now, you might be wondering why I jumped form one character to another. Personally, I'd like it if Brock and Cilan traveled to Kalos together, as their meeting having nothing to do with Ash is a unique situation that none of the other previous main characters had happen to them. While Cilan would rejoin Ash for the rest of the Kalos saga, Brock would get a mini-arc about finally getting a love interest. It could also involve Bonnie, as to expand Bonnie's role of matchmaker to more than just her brother. Think of the hilarity it would cause!

The only reason I can think of for having Dawn return is that her cameo didn't show any progress in her endeavors unlike previous ones. So, I'd like to see a cameo of her bumping into Lisia, who turns to be be both a Grand Coordinator and a Kalos Queen, because of the Pokémon Contests in the games being closer to what contests being similar to what Pokémon Showcases are in the Anime. I feel like Dawn going up against Lisia could serve as an inspiration for Serena.
 
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Great thread idea Pokemon Fan 132!

This would be a hard choice for me because I like Serena/Clemont/Bonnie but this would be my choice:

Permanent Return - Misty and Brock

As I've said before, the characters are only as boring as the writers make them. The dynamic between these three in the first season was great (OI was great for Ash and Misty too) and nostalgia aside, there was something about that first few seasons that makes me want to watch it over and over again.

Misty had her goals as a Water Pokemon Master so the writers can easily find stuff she can pursue along side Ash. When you look at May and Dawn's journey, they had their contests so it was more like they shared the spotlight with Ash rather than the show being just about him.

Many people play with the idea of replacing Ash but what would be even better is, have the story center around 3 protagonists instead of just one. Three journeys makes for deeper stories and more creativity which the current writers lack.

Brock could be a traveling Pokemon doctor and have his own story revolving around helping sick Pokemon.

Cameos - May, Max and Dawn.

Out of the three, I'd really like to see if Max has received his first Pokemon. Even though I've put them down as cameos only, having one of them return alongside Brock and Misty would be pretty good too. We could have contests along side the other characters activities. The best thing about about having 3-4 main characters is, there is no reason for those 'Pancham ran off, let's dedicate the episode to finding him'.

Iris and Cilan - never really liked either of them (or the whole of BW) so I'm fine with not seeing them. At the most, maybe Ash could briefly chat to them over the Holo Caster.
 
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