AccursedT- see you space cowboy
- Jun 6, 2013
I would actually prefer a show about Garry fucking oak. He's ten years old, and he can already drive a Ferrari. Either that's legal, which is cool, or it's illegal, which is cooler. Maybe he stole it from his uncle. He's got an entourage of twenty year old super models. Ash has Brock. There are eight badges in canto. Gary has ten of them. Gary is the mans man we deserve. Can't beat that swag.ThePurpleStuff said:Has there ever been that one show you completely gave up, simply because you hated the character the show decided to follow? That was me, for Pokemon.
I stopped watching the show WAY back during the gold and silver era... also there was probably other BS that drove me to stop watching, but can't remember. Probably 90s era junk that was shoved into everything back then. (Also 4kids)
Ash I never liked or related to in any way as a kid, ANYONE could do a better damn job in his place. Hell, Plank from 'Ed Edd and Eddy' was more relateable than him. I'd be a better trainer, treat my pokemon better and actually win major tournaments. I haven't followed the show, those that have can you tell me if hes ever won anything?
I also hated in the movies where he was treated as the most important character, like the second pokemon movie, Pokemon 2000, where he was the 'chosen one' when the female supporting character (Not Misty) was stronger, and could fucking call upon Lugia with her magic flute. Ash was helped every step of the way, even by team rocket, so this chosen one bullshit was completely pointless and underminded all the other's efforts.
I blame 4kids as well as pokemon's creator for the translations and keeping Ash around, since he wanted a protagonist that kids around Ash's age could relate to...
Sure, having a character that was perfect, won every fight, did everything right, would be boring and leave the viewer with no suspense. But you have to counterbalance everything.
Can you think of a protagonist you just completely hated, found too annoying to deal with? One that never developed in positive ways and actually learned from their mistakes like a real character should, all for the sake of 'relating to the target audience'?