I guess that a girl winning a League is more likely than Ash winning one. XD
So long as the character who wins the league isn't a sue, a last minute league rival, the personification of DEM, or multiple of the aforementioned, then I don't care whether it is a guy or a girl who wins. Seriously, the double standards with people...why do people want a female to win the league so much? It is utterly trivial whether its a guy or a girl, but the only thing you SHOULD care about is: is the winner an undenyable mary/gary sue? Did the winner even deserve to win? And did they actually have any impact on the actual story (Whoever won the Kanto and Johto League had 0 impact whatsoever. Tobias, while being last-minute, actually battled Ash and was hyped for several episodes so he had much more of an impact by comparison)?
I guarrentee that if Tobias was gender-flipped, keeping the same Pokemon and whatever personality he has intact, then the gender-flipped Tobias would either be praised, or hated less than the Tobias which was a guy. It would be less of "Tobias used a Darkrai AND a Latios which was so OP" and more of "OMG! Finally a female wins a league". People wouldn't care too much about the legendaries, because its a girl and thus it makes up for those sueish things *sarcasm*. Because if Tobias ever was gender-flipped, I would still have the EXACT same opinion of him regardless of whether he is gender-flipped or not.
I keep mentioning Tobias for a reason since people seem to want a female to win who is basically Cynthia 2.0/Tobias gender-flipped. Does it actually matter that a female hasn't won? No. Will it matter? Depends on the female. If its a completely random female (like those guys who one the Kanto League and the Johto League) then I will not be amused. If its a rival, be it one Ash has any real interactions with (Bianca, or any other of his rivals not named Virgil for that matter) then that is good.
If a CotD wins a league (read: like the guys who won the Kanto League and the Johto League), then it should NEVER matter if they were guys or girls. I could rant about those people who want a female getting the gym badges, or outright being the main protagonist, but this thread REALLY isn't the place for that...
Last edited by Lunanight; 12th January 2013 at 10:00 PM.
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To be perfectly honest here, a pebble has more of a chance at beating any Pokemon league than Ash does. Would be cool to see another female champion.
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I would like to see a female League winner/female rival.
I'm pretty sure that Pokemon has a fairly significant female fanbase (thus, the being able to choose between female and male in the games). I definitely find it easier to relate to female characters than to male characters, just like I relate to characters who have had similar pasts, have similar interests, ect. So, I don't see why there shouldn't be a female rival/League winner. There's already been loads of male rivals/League winners, so why not mix it up a bit, and reach a wider audience?
Bianca and Burgundy really weren't handled well, and Burgundy was one of my favourite characters at the start of BW. It's not like there can't be female characters that don't really accomplish anything onscreen (even though it's bad writing!), but not every character that does accomplish something should be male, either. And, even though some people have said that the Contests were for the female fans, they're not around anymore, plus there WAS a male Top Coordinator, and some interesting male rivals who did well in the Grand Festivals (Harley, Drew, Nando, ect), so there's no reason not to have a female League Winner, too.
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I think the way Bianca was treated tells us everything we need to know to answer the original subject's question.
Silly posters everyone knows that female trainers belong in the kitc..* Ciccone shoots me*
But seriously, there's at least been female Grand Festival winners, Solidad and Zoey. It seems that the writers believe that Pokemon League is for the guys and frilly sparkly contests are the the girls thus why Kenny did so badly as well as having Bianca be knocked out by a last minute rival with an overpowered pokemon.
I'd rather see Ash's main rival be a girl next region, although the shipping will be through the roof.
Although that hasn't stopped Gary, Paul and Trip ships...