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    Default How to do a new future main character for main anime?

    Many fans are afraid that if the next generation will no more Ash as a main protagonist, a new hero is not very interesting, and a copy of Ash. This topic will be offering their own ideas of what should be a new hero to make it interesting.
    Here's my version - a new hero should look like Wally and have an unusual relationship with his first Pokémon (also very cute. From space. And in general - I feel that the topic of the next generation will be space). For whom vehemently pursues new villainous organization. What will remind LBX. The new hero will be helping their Pokemon find friends in earth, and this pokemon to help to make friends with others who are caught. And perhaps with the help of Ash, as champion-mentor-agent of international police.
    Well, you're ideas…

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    My idea for a new main would be for her to be female. It would be a great change of pace. Also, like the OP suggested, do something else besides gym battles or contests. Having Ash as her mentor is a good idea and maybe have him be the person she intends to surpass one day

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    Honestly, the only thing I really want is for the next protagonist to be a girl.

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    -Give him/her a new signature pokemon that isnt pikachu.

    -Take steps to diffrence this new series for Ash's series; make the protagonist a legendary, have actual romantic sub-plots(I would assume this is easier to do when the MC doesnt have to stick around), give him/her a secondary hobby (sky battler, swimmer, Rhyhorn-racer).

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    Also bump up his/her age by a few years. Have him/her be a teenager instead of ten years old.

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    uh and what do you do with Ash?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BJack View Post
    uh and what do you do with Ash?
    Have him succed in his goals and maybe be a mentor to the new main character. This is just a hypothetical thread about what type of person the new MC would be should the writers decide to end Ash's story

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashton Ketchum View Post
    Many fans are afraid that if the next generation will no more Ash as a main protagonist
    I don't understand these fears at all though. We're barely halfway through XY and nothing is known about Gen 7/the next saga, much less if Ash would even leave. :x

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    I'd like to see a new protagonist that's female with a new goal that can be used instead of the gym badge quest, along with no mention of Ash or Team Rocket whatsoever tbh.
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    No, better to the new hero is a boy. It must be a guy at the end of its story to be like Ethan/Gold. And girl protagonist better for 8th Generation.

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    Why does the the new MC have to be a boy? What's wrong with a female main?

    I don't think they'll do multiple protagonist if they end Ash's journey. They may use the new main for quite a few generations
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    I don't see why they couldn't fast forward a number of years and have Ash's kid as the protagonist. He could still make some special appearances, and it would bring some familiarity to an otherwise completely new setting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majestic Snivy View Post
    I don't see why they couldn't fast forward a number of years and have Ash's kid as the protagonist.
    And I don't see why he can't simply stick around as the protagonist. I mean I don't like him much but apparently kids do, so I see no reason why he'd be replaced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Majestic Snivy View Post
    I don't see why they couldn't fast forward a number of years and have Ash's kid as the protagonist. He could still make some special appearances, and it would bring some familiarity to an otherwise completely new setting.
    why it has to be Ash's kid? it can be like Inazuma Eleven

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    I'm not sure it's gonna happen, but if it does, I think they should do a time-skip and let the new main character be Ash's child.

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    It doesn't have to be, but I think that could be interesting with his child trying to live up to his (or her) father's greatness (this would be assuming that Ash actually starts winning some leagues over the years).

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    Id prefer it if the MC wasnt a human-pikachu hybrid, so no thanks to the child idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ashton Ketchum View Post
    Many fans are afraid that if the next generation will no more Ash as a main protagonist, a new hero is not very interesting, and a copy of Ash.
    Ash is interesting? :P

    But anyway, I think rather than scrapping Ash overnight (appealing as that idea is) he should be gradually phased out. Let him win the League in this season, then introduce a new character designed to take over, let Ash fill the mentor role that Brock used to play and over the course of a couple seasons reduce Ash's importance until he's no longer needed then drop him completely.

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    Terrible fanfiction material spotted.

    Anyways this is a marketing tool Anime, so some elements will be respected, it won't appeal to a western mature audience so drop your angsty need of edginess or "maturity" and romance, it will have tools relatable to the target age wich are Japanese kids. There will be a TR expy Japan loves them and get will recycle it. As a marketing animation don't expect arc writing since it's easy to cover episodic elements from both a writing and marketing aspects.

    Hope that helps to focus the wish listing in elements that would most likely happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Disaster_Lord View Post
    Terrible fanfiction material spotted.

    Anyways this is a marketing tool Anime, so some elements will be respected, it won't appeal to a western mature audience so drop your angsty need of edginess or "maturity" and romance, it will have tools relatable to the target age wich are Japanese kids. There will be a TR expy Japan loves them and get will recycle it. As a marketing animation don't expect arc writing since it's easy to cover episodic elements from both a writing and marketing aspects.

    Hope that helps to focus the wish listing in elements that would most likely happen.
    As far as Pokemon appealing to older audiences goes and at the risk of looking egoistical, I'll quote my self from this thread: http://www.serebiiforums.com/showthr...=#post17671109

    I think pokemon fan 132 nailed it. Pokemon doesn't have to turn into Akira or anything just to appeal to anyone over 10. There is a middle ground between sugary rainbow sweetness like My Little Pony (to be fair I’ve never actually watched it so I’m just guessing) and dark, complex series like Puella Magi Madoka Magica that put the characters through all sorts of psychological torture. Avatar: The Last Airbender is a perfect example. Wikipedia lists the intended demographic as 6-11 (seriously?) but it features parental abuse, war, genocide, murder, the episode “Appa’s Lost Days” won an award from US Humane Society for its accurate portrayal of animal cruelty, and one of the characters is reduced to an insane screaming wreck by the end.

    But it also has balances out all the darkness and drama with lots of light hearted episodes and fun storylines so well that it has a pretty big fanbase well outside its target demographic. Heck, I know people in collage (myself in included) who love the show and still watch it nearly seven years after the finale. So, it is possible for so called “kid’s shows” like Pokemon to appeal to adults that aren’t watching just for the sake of nostalgia. There's no need for a second anime, just put much more solid and consistent writing and effort into the current show.

    The quality is a bit shoddy and there’s another scene that intercuts with this one that was removed but here’s an example of what the 11 and under ATLA is allowed to portray: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yycpDyhH9gg Spoilers about how Zuko's banishment and how he got his scar. I don't think Pokemon needs to be that dark but I don't see any reason not to make it a bit more mature.

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    Why doesn't he just...die? He's a good character, but he needs to expire soon.


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    I mean, they continued new series of Yu-Gi-Oh with older Yugi and Kaiba as recurring characters. Could happen with Ash too.
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    Before anyone gets excited, remember the anime is supposed to reflect the games when it comes to its main structure. The badge quest isn't something you can get rid of.

    Also @tommytoe your quote in your post about ATLA is interesting, but I'm pretty sure the target audiences here are not the same. They're both aimed at children but Pokemon aims for children at a much younger age I feel. I
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maldread View Post
    I mean, they continued new series of Yu-Gi-Oh with older Yugi and Kaiba as recurring characters. Could happen with Ash too.
    But aside from them being anime, the two shows have hardly anything in common though. The various Yu-Gi-Oh! series' plot structures and choice of cast can't be mimicked in Pokemon imo.

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    They're never going to get rid of Ash or TRio.

    The only replacement I'd like would be Ash and Serena's kid
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