Which Gym Leader do you think got the short end of the stick the most in the Show
I'm gonna go with Erika. Not only was she a glorified COTD, but a bland one without much screen time either. She looked & acted nothing at all like her game or manga counterparts, and refused to fight Ash for petty reasons ("You don't like perfume? Then *beep* off!"), only to GIVE him her badge. (Sure, he saved her Gloom, but it still felt really cheap.)
I know the producers didn't care much for the (non-companion) Kanto Gym Leaders, but--DAMN!
Following very close behind is Marlon who was also a glorified COTD who was only in half his episode and lost to friggin' Kotetsu of all people.
3rd Place: Koga, whose house was more interesting than him, and his battle with Ash was practically an afterthought.
How about you guys?
Time to show some sympathy towards Gym Leaders the producers certainly didn't care about. (And if you're thinking about someone not in the poll, feel free to talk about them too)