Here are some characters I dislike!
Hes one-dimensional, unfunny, bland, annoying (somebody shut this guy up!!), and instead of trying to create a compelling charcater, they just use him to see how many types of Conosseurs (I can't spell) they can make him, and also bad lines that are only beaten by DP-era trio. How many times do we NEED to hear "ITS ____ TIME!!!"? Neither that, nor his ___ Connsseur "gag" were funny the first time, now it's just old and pathetic. I liked him just fine in the games, but in the anime...this charcater is Cilan in name only. He's also a total Mary-Sue who can do no wrong, is perfect in every single way, doesn't get called out for either his actions or personality traits (well, Iris calls him out, but it's FUNNY!! LOLOLOL. Oh, and Burgundy, too, but WHO CARES ABOUT HER? SHES JUST JEALOUS!!!). He even sparkles!
In a nutshell, he's basically
Tamaki Ruby from Pokemon Adventures if all of his unlikable traits were exaggerated, mixed in with a little of Edward Cullen. Even DP Brock was better than this guy, which is saying something, considering how stale he was!
He's boring, and so is the rivalry. He's powerful, yes, but he really has no personality. His backstory was sad, but it was pretty hard to feel sorry for him. Perhaps if he wasn't a douche to everyone he met, and wasn't a cardboard cutout, this wouldn't be the case. It does seem original on the surface, but when you actually witness it, it's just an overglorified "COTD is being mean to his Pokemon" subplot drawn out for almost 200 episodes! The actual rivalry was nothing more than "Ash and Paul meet up, Ash tries to be nice to him, Paul acts like a douche, Ash gets all whiny", each and every time.
Unfunny, whiny character that annoyed me from beginning to end (if Veronica Taylor didn't voice her, Idk what I would do). Then in Battle Frontier, she was just stale (AND had a worse dub voice!). I did like the angle they tried to take with her (girl doesn't like Pokemon), but it wasn't fully explored. In fact, it didn't even last for more than a full episode.
Annoying kid who served no purpose whatsoever, and went nowhere as a character (coughlikeChristopherThorndykecough)What was the point of even having him there if they wouldn't do much with him? It seems like he was just there so kids could go "Oh look that could be me hanging out with Ash!!"
In Hoenn and BF, he got really boring, being nothing more than a marketing tool. His Pokemon-related traits (love for battling, for example) became flanderized, and with each and every movie that came out, he became more and more of a Mary-Sue, especially as he was revealed to be a descendant of an Aura Guardian (who came up with this crap?). Aura didn't serve any purpose after that (aside from a Sinnoh episode or two), its only purpose was to make Ash seem more like a "special Cryogonal", when in reality, he's just another cliched archetype. No matter how many times he gets to be the Chosen One, it won't change that. Then in Sinnoh, he was at his asolute WORST. He would only become more boring, and more flanderized, and more inconsistent. They tried to make him more "mature" than ever, but in reality, he only grew as a trainer. This just made his moments of immaturity stand out even more, and they were more exaggerated too. Certain other traits only came to light when the plot demanded it, not to use him as a real character.
Now in Unova, he's just a joke of a trainer AND a character. He can be amusing sometimes, but it has more to do with the circumstances surrounding him than him as an actual character. People say he's like Kanto Ash, but I disagree: He's Kanto Ash's bad traits if he were less endearing, rolled in with the dullness of Hoenn/BF/Sinnoh Ash.
Before anyone asks, it has nothing to do with the voice.
Last edited by moneylesswario; 25th March 2013 at 5:42 PM.
I, stickerstaryoshi, am now authorized to use the usertitle "We got 3D: XY!", created by user Cresselia92 and to modify it according to my desires.
Fan of the Mario and Luigi series since 2005.