It's quite clear. That between Kotetsu and Bianca, that the writers would always choose Kotetsu over Bianca.
Originally Posted by 11RBK
It doesn't matter if Bianca is an established rival or not, while Kotetsu is just some last minute moron.
Kotetsu will always be superior to Bianca, in the writer's minds. Ignoring the fact Bianca for the most part deserves to get farther. You know if Kotetsu had to get higher than Bianca, did they have to face each other.
It's like hey dman_dustin's top two trainers to beat Ash are Kotetsu and Bianca, let's have them battle each other, just to piss him off, and to make it guaranteed Bianca gets screwed over yet again as usual.
I'm sick of Gamefreak and the anime for pissing on Bianca, and making her a miserable character. She deserved a lot better.
And if you think Kotetsu showing up with a Samurott, and Riolu, and kicking Marlon's rear end, is proof that he deserves to get farther than Bianca, then you seriously have some crazy priorities.
Maybe next generation, we shouldn't have any rivals, introduce some character last minute who kicks some gym leader's rear end just so we can say "Totally this character deserves to get far in the league, potentially beat Ash."
Ash didn't even get to have a single full battle with the three rivals that were important this generation.
Vs Trip- 1 on 1
Vs Bianca- Didn't happen
VS Stephan- only a 3 on 3 at most
What the hell?
I was fine with Kotetsu going far, because I was under the impression that Bianca would do better, but Kotetsu is likely battling her the same round Ash is battling Stephan.
Could the writers be worse at handling rivals this generation then any other generation.
At least with Hoenn, Ash didn't have any rivals that no one care about, that wouldn't be thrown under the bus.
If Virgil and Kotetsu were so damn important, they should've showed up a lot sooner.
Hell I'd accept Katharine as more of a rival to Ash that last minute Kotetsu, and last minute Virgil.
But no, Kotetsu, and Virgil had to have non 5th generation Pokémon, so they had to be introduced last minute.
I disagree, entirely, in order for Kotetsu to have been shown strong, the battle between him and Marlon would've been more impressive.
Originally Posted by Pepsi_Plunge
Marlon would've had to be more impressive. It wasn't impressive at all. So no, just because Marlon was the last gym leader in Black 2 White 2, beating Drayden as the most powerful, doesn't mean he was more powerful than Drayden anime wise, nor was there any guarantee that he was all that strong.
Had Iris beaten Drayden, that battle would've been far more impressive. Even Roxie vs Ash was more impressive and that was my 2nd least favorite gym battle.
Kotetsu beating Marlon wasn't to show how super strong he was, it was just get him his eighth badge, indicated by how horribly rushed the battle was.
Last edited by dman_dustin; 19th November 2012 at 11:50 PM.
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