Lol let's just be happy the writers haven't made that stereotype a reality yet.
It's strange how it's always the guys who are actual cooks in Ash's group, first Brock, now Cilan. xD
Why not make a thread 'How long until a female companion can cook?'
Seriously, this thread makes no sense! Some of the things (like having a female rival) are viable ideas, but the OP cares more about a girl winning the next league, no matter how. I don't get how that will make a difference at all...it'll be like any random character who wins the league, but she'll be a girl. That's it. It won't be any different for Ash than Jon Dickson winning the Johto League. If it did, it'll most likely happen because of the thought that girls aren't good enough as Pokemon trainers...which will make Ash seem sexist. Quite a weird way to present the ten-year old protagonist, innit?
Obviously, if some random chick comes out of nowhere comes and whups Ash's butt outta France using a Lugia next season, most of us will have a problem with that, just like we had with Trollbias and his Legends. If the same chick does it without Legendaries, it still won't contribute to the show. What will it do...make a kid's show seem less sexist? Is that what we're arguing over? We already have so many strong female characters in Pokemon (Cynthia, Bertha, Karen etc.), it's not like Pokemon has suddenly become a 'guys only' world! I'm not against a girl winning the league...just that it won't really contribute to the show.
And seriously, guys...Ash is the protagonist here. We should be rooting for him to win a league(even though I don't think that's going to happen in the next few seasons, seeing the way he's going in BW). Here, we're already making plans of how he should lose. Pretty eagerly, if I may add.
As for past female league winners, the show claims that to become a member of the Elite Four, you must have won the respective league previously. This was shown in the Ash vs Flint episode, where we see Flint winning the league and ascending to an elite. This means that all of the chicks in the Champion League, be it Elite or Champon, are league winners. That gives us...nine winners, as of today.
TL;DR: The thread is pretty pointless, as the OP really cares more about a girl winning the league. Same with some others, which is weird as we should be rooting for Ash like we did in the past, not another pointless CoTD win.
I completely agree with the wall of text above me.
I don't. I agree with the OP. I don't give two Skittys if Ash won or lost the League. From my perspective, I want a female to win. That's all. People have different opinions, we don't all have to be rooting for Ash.
Ash isn't going to win the League anytime soon.
But we as fans have an obligation to support the main character! I know I'll be with cyber when he starts the Ash will win the XY league bandwagon.
A female Eevee won the league :P
Probably not anytime soon. But a female not winning is the least of this show's problems, to be honest :P
Well females have won grand festivals before....
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