Honestly for me it's not the fact that Ash lost - even though admittedly if he did win after how the battle turned out then my feelings of wanting him to win would have taken over, but still, it was just not a good battle. Just compare it to Sawyer's battle with his Mega Sceptile, which was much more epic.Ash didn't win? I'm so shocked.
Oh wait, no I'm not. Don't we go through this same song and dance every time a league rolls around?
As a somewhat avid fanfic reader and aspiring writer, that's the impression I can't deny getting from Alain. Thanks, XY saga, for teaching me how not to write a character.I'd rather have had Ash lose to Sawyer than to Alain. Alain is just a Mary Sue, comes in, so amazing at everything, takes on legendaries and wins, takes on 10 megas in a row and wins, challenges 8 gym leaders in quick succession wins em all, goes to the league wins all the way. Who is this guy Dj Khaled?
I mean literally the most unexpected shocking moment of the XY series, was Serena doing a Britney and chopping off her hair!
I watch the anime for the fun Pokemon animation and fun characters that pop up, while enjoying some story elements there and there. I just hope that Ash's companions are actually fun characters next time around. Mallow has an interesting design and might have a personality that interests me more, so I've got hope.Literally I don't see the point anymore, he's going to travel over to Alola, and then get reset and beat by some kid with a starter, or some Gym Leader/Trial Captain carry on along his journey, get split from his friends in about 5 different caves and forests then reunited, then head to the league and lose. There you go, no need to watch anymore, just laid out the whole next 3 years of the anime for you!
This is true. If people doubt this claim, I haven't watched a Pokemon anime episode live in 3/4 years(unless you count Origin), but it was the teases that I saw being shared and commented on Tumblr that made me want to check the episode out live.Finally, it's not just the fact he doesn't win I can't stand, it's the constant teases, which while not outright lies, are deliberately done to get you watching just in case. Asking questions like how will Ash win, putting victory in the title, calling it his most important match ever (why was this match more important than the other 5 times he got beat, because he was Top 2 is that all?)
After every sign pointing in the right direction, Ash STILL loses to Alain. There's NO WAY that OP Mega Charizard X should have survived that last attack. Alain is officially a gary stu to me. Fuck you, writers!
While I say that the anime jumped the shark, I still think there is a chance to prove that Alain isn't a Gary Stu. He's going to be around for a few more episodes, and this is a good way to really show him off as an actual character as opposed to a Tobias-expy.Alain is just a Mary Sue, comes in, so amazing at everything, takes on legendaries and wins, takes on 10 megas in a row and wins, challenges 8 gym leaders in quick succession wins em all, goes to the league wins all the way. Who is this guy Dj Khaled?
That's just Ash for you. Cursed to forever be 10, and always taking his losses well, just not realizing that all his attempts at success will be futile despite his victory on the Orange Islands and the Battle Frontier. If I were him, I'd just take Scott's offer and become a Frontier Brain instead of spending centuries of challenging leagues with a 0% chance of winning any.Satoshi is much happier with his loss than most of the viewers are right now
Mine too. Ash losing will only lead to everyone above the age of 10 becoming so cynical to this anime, and now cynicalism is at its highest. (By the way, I love your avatar with Roxas).Posting my reply from a previous thread:
...crushed. I was liking this series so much, and thought Ash would finally pull through, especially considering how his character was built up, and then the writers went and trolled everyone. Goddamn it. My enthusiasm for the anime has just completely vanished after that stunt.
Do you genuinely believe that? If Alola does have one of these league tournaments (not looking likely) he'll be back to Top 4 in no time!But he's becoming more professional and mature, so eventually, he will become like Alain and win everything. That could happen in Alola.
...only to be defeated by another Mary Sue/Gary Stu with poor development. Bonus points if Pikachu is defeated early in Alola by a Magikarp who only knows Splash.Do you genuinely believe that? If Alola does have one of these league tournaments (not looking likely) he'll be back to Top 4 in no time!
The end of Pokémon? Nah, we can trust Nintendo and Game Freak to find a way to keep the franchise popular, especially with Pokémon GO being strong. The first thing they should do is create another Pokémon anime (ala, Origins) that would appeal to teens and adults while letting the current anime decay to a preschooler show.They just killed the anime, the anime was at its peak right now (At least the XY series's peak) and they destroyed it like this. Their games weren't selling that well but Pokémon GO has helped Nintendo recover from the loss and if Ash has won, then fans would surely be back to the show and start playing games again. But unfortunately....NO! they just destroyed an opportunity. I can see the end of Pokémon is near.