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    Kanto and Johto: Kasumi, Taksehi.
    Hoenn: Musashi, Nyarth.
    Sinnoh: Shinji, Pochama, J.
    Unova: Dent, N.
    Kalos: Citron, Sonans.

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    Um, the XY quartet would be my top characters~ c:

    That and May, Barry, Harley, Drew, Conway, Cilan, Paul and Gary. Ofcourse TR. x3

    For Pokemon, besides the really obvious : I really enjoyed Chimchar's character arc and Charizard because well, he's incredibly memorable and had great battles.
    I'm going to go for Froakie, really liking the direction going with him. And Ash's Bulbasaur, because he's Bulbasaur~

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    Characters I Strongly Like (Bold Indicates Characters I Absolutely Love):

    OS Ash and AG Ash- OS Ash has a lot of hidden depth to his character and I like him the most out of all Ash incarnations if only for the fact that he actually acts the most like a real 10 year old boy would, and that is at his core who Ash Ketchum really is, but it's not just that: this incarnation of the character was also the most realistic, acting more like a real human being than others would- he would get angry, he would get sad, he would get mad, he would get happy, he would get livid, he would act mature at times, act immature at other time, and he was generally capable of showing a great variety of emotions that is not found in any of his successors excluding AG Ash. What strikes me as the most amazing thing about the character, though, is how selfless and honorable he was: he was willing to let himself DIE to save the people and Pokemon he loved, he would do anything it took to protect what he cared about, and he would always have the courage to stand up even after suffering defeat and get even stronger from it. Additionally, this was only complemented and made even better by Veronica Taylor, whose voice perfectly complemented Ash in being both age appropriate for a 10 year old boy, as well as her acting being full of life, energy, and enthusiasm, with a genuine laugh and genuine crying that made you sympathize and relate to the character's strife and internal struggles.

    AG Ash has a very humble and down-to-Earth personality that I found was very easy to identify with, and he had many of the characteristics of his predecessor, while also being a little more calm and rational in his thinking when it came to battling, strike a great medium between being a good character and a good trainer, but wasn't as selfless or honorable as his predecessor (though still quite a bit in the first few episodes of AG and in the Lucario Movie), but was still a very good and like-able character to me (see OS Ash description for Veronica Taylor's voice complementing this incarnation of Ash as well-- it applies here too).

    OS Brock and AG Brock- OS Brock was easily the best incarnation of the character and he was the wise, smart, calm, collected, and yet extremely funny mentor to both Ash and Misty, the guide for when they would get lost, as well as the more mature and level headed member of the Original Trio. Brock in this saga demonstrated profound depth to his characterization in terms of, much like OS Ash, being very self-sacrificing and selfless in caring for Pokemon by staying up all night to take care of them, to be willing to let himself get run over and mauled to help others, and also had a flirting gag that was not overplayed or abused too much that was, at this time, actually genuinely hilarious. He also developed a lot as a character as the saga progressed, and Eric Stuart's voice perfectly complemented him to a tee, being age appropriate for a 15 year old teenager, while also managing to strike the serious and comedic chords of the character with ease and making him feel like a wise older brother to the group.

    AG Brock is the same as OS Brock, but his flirting gag was run into the ground a little bit more and he didn't get quite as much screen time as his predecessor did, but fortunately Max was there to keep him company and helped keep Brock more like-able in this saga, and what I said about Eric Stuart's voice for him above is, once again, directly applied here. In addition, I found Brock was at his peak in terms of his Pokemon team and as a battler in this Arc, having Pokemon in his arsenal as strong as Marshtomp, Ludicolo, and ones at the Pewter Gym like Crobat and even a Steelix that kept him company.

    Misty- She developed a lot over the course of the Series, and I always enjoyed her tomboyish and snarky ways with Ash and at times, Brock, but was also genuinely kind and sweet underneath that tough appearance she made for herself. She was very interesting to watch grow over the course of the Series, and is without a doubt my favorite heroine on this Series- I also like how as time passed, she began to mellow out and her Pokemon team actually got a lot stronger with the addition of a Politoed to her arsenal. Rachael Lillis' voice complemented her perfectly, but that's implied, of course.

    Max- I think he's possibly the most underrated character on the show and while he could get a bit annoying with the snarky comments at times, there was a lot more to him than his stereotypical nerdy appearance would have suggested, and the sixth Pokemon film and episodes like "Do I Hear a Ralts" as well as the episode where he befriends Deoxys show this to be true. Additionally, Amy Birnbaum's voice for him fit him perfectly and she made him sound just like a real 8 year old boy would.

    OS Team Rocket and BW Team Rocket- What can I say about OS TR? They were genuinely funny, intelligent, like-able, and actually had individual personalities with very intriguing backstories, James coming from a rich family that refused to accept his lower-than-upper class behavior or desire to be free from the clutches of his fiancee Jessibelle, Jessie coming from a downtrodden family struggling to make ends meet, and Meowth learning to talk in an attempt to impress the Meowth he loved, but then being coldly rejected and called a freak just for talking like humans would. Additionally, Eric Stuart was a perfect fit for James making him sound suave, debonair, and yet also hilarious at the same time, Maddie Blaustein was able to handle the harsh exterior of the character very well while also nailing the softer, gentler side of Meowth, and Rachael Lillis was a perfect fit for Jessie making her sound like the diva and tough woman she really is.

    BW TR, however, I liked for how far they were progressing towards their goal and how they had finally obtained Giovanni's respect as well as having an air of seriousness and competence to their actions that had barely been seen before, while also being quite interesting in the ways they managed to do things other than stalking Ash continuously for his Pikachu.

    Iris- Most dislike this character, but I am definitely not one of them: I love how she criticized Ash for acting like an idiot when he was, I like how much she grew over the BW Series and became confident in her own abilities as a trainer worthy of raising her Excadrill and other Pokemon, as well as her showing a lot of kindness towards her friends under the facade of being tough and hard on the outside.

    Cilan- A complete breath of fresh air for the Series after the very stale DP Brock took his leave, and his enthusiasm was downright charming for things, and he was just hilarious but also quite interesting to see interact with his brother Chili and he was like another brother to Ash.

    Characters I Somewhat Like:

    May- She grew a lot over the course of the Series from a girl who was unsure if she liked Pokemon at all and even wanted to be involved with them at all, to a girl who became fully confident in her abilities as a Coordinator and showed profound growth in both that and her character as time progressed. Veronica Taylor's voice for her was perfect and sounded just like a 10 year old girl would, but she also put a lot of energy and charm into her voice that just fit her so well, too.

    Dawn

    AG Team Rocket

    BW Ash
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    Since I posted my rants about the characters I dislike, I think I should balance things out by posting the characters I love!

    -May: May's my absolute favorite character in the series. I could literally write a 10 page research paper on why I love May but I'll try to keep this short XD I literally love everything about her, like how she's super close to her little brother and very protective of him, her initial love of travel/fear of pokemon, how she can be self-reliant but at the same time she's also super vulnerable, she loves food, her picture taking ability, her thousands of expressions, her foolishness and how easily distracted she is...and how she kinda wanders through life permanently confused. Oh and also how she's so nice that she doesn't know how to react to people sometimes (Drew, Harley). She's one of the sweetest characters ever.

    -Max: Though I don't like the ear pulling trick he learned from Misty, he's also an awesome character. Loved his fights and interactions with his sister, and how encouraging Ash was to him all the time, and how he helped Brock with the cooking. His reactions to Drew were pretty funny. He's sarcastic and loves sci-fi, kinda reminds me of my own little brother. "Ah the beautiful scent of the city!"- May "You mean the stench of the air pollution?"-Max Like his sister, he's also easily distracted. I seriously think those two are the most fun people to travel with, but without Ash and Brock they wouldn't really get anywhere.

    -Gary: Gary can be a jerk but in the hilarious best friend kind of way haha. He does it even without trying like when he opened the door in that western town when Ash was about to go in and Ash got knocked out. Memorable moments with him are the questionable amount of badges he had for the Kanto League and that huge Krabby he had that could eat Ash's krabby for breakfast. I think he just loves to mess with Ash but they're really best friends.

    -Cilan: Sooo hilarious and funny. He's the only person I know who would go to every single train station and collect stamps from them XD His food puns crack me up and also he's a little bit like May, sometimes it seems like he needs Ash to save him hahaha. His evaluation time is literally just him insulting people and it seems like only Iris and Burgundy get that haha. He's so arrogant and I don't think he even knows it.To be honest it's because of him I loved BW so much.

    -AG Ash: I loved his confidence and the fact that he actually did stuff physically without calling out his pokemon. "Ready Brock-o? Chaaaarge!" & May: Guys, he's drowning, go save him!!!! (talking about Romeo who fell in the lake) *Ash immediately goes in the water to save him* (well, Brock too)
    Also that it really seemed like he wanted to be a hero. I always thought he was such a hero around May. I also liked that he got annoyed a lot with May and Max, a side of him that I don't really see with anyone else, because those two get distracted easily and May gets whiny. Sometimes he's really sarcastic with May too. Their fights and dialogue were hilarious

    -N: I like N in all universes, he's a great character. He's also another reason BW was great, because it actually had a story...

    Characters that I really like but aren't my favorites:

    -Alexa: She's like, May all grown up with May's dream job!

    -Trip: "Hii Cynthia~~! <3 <3 <3"-Trip "Oh! Hi Trip!"-Cynthia Trip's a total fanboy. I loved how he was so nice to everyone including Ash after he fulfilled his life dream to have a pokemon battle with Alder.
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    Hands down there is one character who easily beats a others for best character!

    Misty's Psyduck.

    Hilarious, so himself, and way powerful. Psyduck was the greatest character the show ever had, and I miss him dearly. Live on Psyduck, live on!
    Someone once told me that Misty's cameos in Advanced Generation help make it easier knowing that she is no longer a series regular. They couldn't have been more wrong. After she leaves behind Togepi she returns to her gym more alone than ever AND ON TOP OF THAT, her last cameo was in 2005. 2005!?!?!? ITS BEEN TEN YEARS SINCE ONE OF THE CAST WHO STARTED THE SHOW WAS ACTUALLY ON THE SHOW!?!?

    Why do we even watch Pokemon anymore

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    My favorite character is Alain because he is by far the coolest character in the whole series not only does he have my favorite pokemon which is mega charizard X but I just like how cool he is he is basically one of the highlights of the pokemon X and Y anime and why it has gotten better than best wishes anime.
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    Serena because she's starting to get some decent character development finally.
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    OS: Ash, Brock, James, Gary, Duplica, Bulbasaur (Ash's) , Pikachu (Ash's), Nurse Joy that had a Gyarados as a friend, Ash's mom, Whitney, Sabrina
    ???: Ritchie, Misty, Marina
    Hoenn: May, Ash, Brock, James
    Sinnoh: Dawn, Zoey (later in the season), Kenny, Hunter J
    Isshu: Iris a bit, Snivy (Ash's), Stephan
    Kalos: Clemont, Bonnie, Clemont & Bonnie's dad, Frogkie (Ash's), Garchomp (Sycamore's?), Sanpei, that old man with a Clauncher
    Movies: Mewtwo (MR & MSB), Molly, Melody
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    Main characters:

    OS: Ash, Misty, Brock, TR
    AG: Ash, May, Brock, Max, TR
    DP: Dawn
    BW: Ash, Cilan, Iris, N, TR
    XY: Ash, Serena

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    Ritchie and Cameron. They have more DEM hax powah than Ash.

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    I like Ash from the original series, because he was very funny, and wasn't very serious.

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    Top 5:

    1) Ash (XY)
    2) Serena
    3) Dawn
    4) Clemont
    5) Bonnie

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    My top 5 as of today:
    Dawn
    Paul
    Serena
    N
    Hunter J
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    The definitive best characters list is as follows:

    1. Dawn
    2. Iris
    3. Brock
    4. Duplica
    5. Paul

    Done!!!!


    Quote Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum
    Does Dawn own Misty? Yes she does!

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    My favorite anime character will always be Brock. With Misty coming in as second.

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    Dawn, but anybody that knows me knows this is obvious lol

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    uhh, aside from that, I liked Cilan a lot, and Paul just for the sake of aggravating ash.

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    1- Misty
    2- May
    3- Brock
    4- Gary
    5- Harley
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    Top 5?
    1. Trip
    2. Virgil
    3. Alain
    4. Clemont
    5. Cameron
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    Dawn from DP and SERENA from XY

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    My favourite characters would consist mainly of the XY characters. I feel like they have a whole lot of realism to them and just seeing Ash grow up finally and act like a 14/15 year old. Best incarnation of Ash period. I also like Bonnie as she acts her age. Unlike Max, she has a lot to learn and ofcourse likes to play like a little kid would. Max was unrealistic IMO. Clemont is amazing with a cool little gag of his failed inventions and the marriage gag with Bonnie. I also like his growth as a trainer and being around Ash made him stronger as a person and gym leader. And last but by no means least, Serena. Definitely one of the more debatable characters of XY. But how she has been handled lately is worth to take note. I believe she has the most emotion out of all the female companions, and Maybe an edge over Misty. She is realistic as she make out what she wanted to do like most people in real life and ended up doing thongs here and there to desipher that. One of the best characters the series has to offer and even the whole anime in general. And back to my first point, Ash helped Clemont and Serena grow stronger and that lead to both of them to have great respects for Ash


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    Ash Ketchum it is!
    Although i never disliked any characters apart from TR who sometimes do frustrate me & are also good sometimes..

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    Favourite XY characters:

    Bonnie
    Clemont
    Miette
    Diantha's gardevoir
    Mirror Serena

    DONE!!!


    Quote Originally Posted by Ash Ketchum
    Does Dawn own Misty? Yes she does!

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    Ash is my favorite as he is the main character and just seeing him inspires me. I don't care what others say, he is the best character and nothing can change that.

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    My favorite rivals are Paul, Harley, and Ursula. Paul because he was the best written rival imo and had a great team and used alot of interesting strategies as well, and he also felt almost like an antagonist as well as the anti-hero.
    Harley because he felt almost like a villain, but he was hilarious as well. I loved his schemes against May.
    Ursula because she was kind of evil as well. She was pretty interesting' though I wish she appeared a little sooner and maybe got a win off of Dawn.
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    Dawn is my favorite character in the series along with DP ash

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