So I can see where people are getting the idea that they've gotten competent. Oh, and they've proven to be quite clever when they made up that whole plan with Meowth acting all nice with Ash and co. so they could steal their Pokémon.
Last edited by PokemonNation2000; 10th February 2013 at 7:54 PM.
1. "At least they were funny" is VERY subjective, as many believe they stopped being funny looooong ago.If they're not any more competent than before, why change them up so much? True, it definitely got boring seeing them lose like idiots, but at least they were funny before and incompetent, so it made sense. Now they lose like idiots, and they're too serious, yet still as incompetent as ever.
2. Losing does not equate to incompetence. It's how they do things BEFORE they lose that shows competence, and BW TR does things MUCH better than past TR did.
Last edited by AgentPierce; 10th February 2013 at 8:23 PM.
2) True. You're right. I'll give you that it's subjective what was funny or not.
3) It's still very off-putting and disappointing that the end result is not the same as their actions are prior to said result. It makes me feel like we've gained nothing. *shrugs*
(Maybe I'm just getting sick of TRio at this point).
And Team Aqua/Magma, Galactic, and now Plasma also next to always lose, yet they're still considered competent. Team Rocket being incompetent for years prior to BW shouldn't mean they're not competent in BW just because they still lose. There's no avoiding losing for any evil team; it's how they fight before losing that makes the difference.
Then let's hope and pray this truly is their final saga.Maybe I'm just getting sick of TRio at this point.
Here's hoping, man. I think they've been used up for all its worth at this point. Sorry if I offended you.
I really think we have done everything with TRio that is remotely possible at this point. It's really time for a new set of villains to debut.
Plus, their AG selves still had some of those favorite quirks while still being a bit serious... and actually *attempting to battle*. (which was something I liked about BW. them actually battling)
I don't remember anything funny about them in Season 9, other than the "King and Queen for a Day" episode.
The "I'd rather die!" thing James did was funny too. Yeah, that's about all I think was funny from BF.
Last edited by PokemonNation2000; 10th February 2013 at 9:55 PM.
To be fair to TR, a lot of the humor lost quality after the OS. OS is when the show was the funniest.
The only thing I disagree with is that last line. They were funnier in seasons 6-8 than 9-13 imo. Not funny, just funnier than BF and DP.
Last edited by moneylesswario; 10th February 2013 at 10:28 PM.
AG TR was never funny. What gags they did do were all in johto and carried over to sinnoh.
OS had some moments.
BW TR were more cyborgish than anything else.
They were both a step down from what they were in the OS, but they weren't completely flanderized like they became in DP. AG was definitely the mid-point for them before they got screwed over.
Last edited by PokemonNation2000; 11th February 2013 at 1:51 AM.
I actually liked boss fantasies in the beginning of AG. Only in DP did I get sick of them.
You wanna know what REALLY ruined TR for me, but this is only in the dub and not Japan? Their stupid as hell rhyming. It was incredibly annoying and it's why I stopped watching the show.
Serious Team Rocket has more personality then funny Team Rocket. Just like Palpitoad has more personality then Oshawott.