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    Default Could the Best Wishes Saga been different if the TR VS TP episodes weren't canceled?

    Okay let's be honest, when Best Wishes first started, it started on a very high note. A lot of people were happy with how things were going, people actually liked the fillers, the battles were great, and a lot of fans were happy that the writers didn't spam TR every episode.

    Then, 2 years ago, the Pokemon anime community were excited about how Team Plasma would be making a debut, Giovanni and Team Rocket would be making a return, Looker would also be coming back, and Team Plasma were going to be facing off against Team Rocket.

    The amazing trailer for the two-parter got even old fans excited...until the Tohoku earthquake hit Japan and indefinitely postponed the episodes. After those episodes were postpones, a lot of people started getting disappointed with the Best Wishes saga performance and quality wise.

    So now that Episode N is finally taking place, Team Plasma is making a debut, Looker is making a return, and N is appearing, it looks like the Best Wishes saga may be re-glorified like it was before.

    But watching the opening over and over again, do any of you guys think the Best Wishes saga could have been way different if the TR VS TP did air. If it had aired, Team Plasma would have most likely appeared a lot more during the remainder of the series, Episode N most likely wouldn't exist, the Unova League arc probably would have been the end of the Best Wishes saga, Kotetsu and Virgil might have not existed, and N might have appeared way earlier.

    Who knows, maybe the Unova League were planned to be interrupted by N and Team Plasma.

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    It's the third time, I think, that someone opens a thread about this.

    Anyway, my answer is - of course. This saga was totally different and maybe Ash would have been finished the Unova league in other place instead of Top 8.
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    Some people did start disliking the series out of nowhere because of that.

    It would have been even better though, we wouldn't have had an arc to them and the league would be bigger and hopefully done better(the Kotetsu battle).

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    If it did happen, than TRio would become probably Comic Fodder again, so I think more forced evos would happen...

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    If the episodes didn't get postponed we would have had BW TP instead of BW2 TP. So yeah Best Wishes would have been very different.
    I am still hoping we'll ever find out what the writers were originally planning but I doubt it.

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    I don't really believe that the storyline changed and just think that episodes involving them in future were probably just pulled as well..

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    Back then I was really excited to see how the anime would pull of Plasma and their stance on liberating Pokemon, I thought that would really change the dynamic of things but that seems long gone now. The series probably would have been better. I cant really think of much that justifies what we got instead. TR remained good overall (not as well planned as the 1st 20 episodes but still serious), rivals felt either annoying or just ok and the league turned into a disaster. Maybe what Episode N gives use will make up for it all judging at least from the new opening's foreshadowing.
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    I agree with IcySealeo. Of course the Best Wishes Saga would have been different if they haven't canceled the TR vs TP episodes. Alot of fans were looking forward towards these two episodes and was really disappointed when it never aired. And don't forget Team Plasma was suppose to be based off of black and white 1 not black and white 2. Also in other Sagas could you imagine how the Advanced Generations would have been without Team Magma and Team Aqua; Do you think we would have seen Groudon Vs Kyogre. Could you imagine the Diamond and Pearl Series without Team Galactic and Cyrus. Also I thought that the League was rushed too so they can get focus on The N Arc. I have alot of High hopes for this Arc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pokemon1998Ash View Post
    I agree with IcySealeo. Of course the Best Wishes Saga would have been different if they haven't canceled the TR vs TP episodes. Alot of fans were looking forward towards these two episodes and was really disappointed when it never aired. And don't forget Team Plasma was suppose to be based off of black and white 1 not black and white 2. Also in other Sagas could you imagine how the Advanced Generations would have been without Team Magma and Team Aqua; Do you think we would have seen Groudon Vs Kyogre. Could you imagine the Diamond and Pearl Series without Team Galactic and Cyrus. Also I thought that the League was rushed too so they can get focus on The N Arc. I have alot of High hopes for this Arc.
    It has already been stated that the Subway Arc was already in production and the Kami Trio arc with Zager and TRio was already planned to take place at the end of 2011. TRio and Zager were always going to be the main antagonists after the episodes got postponed. We wouldn't have gotten a largely different show like some people seem to think we would have. It was probably planned from the start that TR would be the main villains during BW and BW2 and that Team Plasma would become main antagonists after the League.

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    Prior to the eps BW felt like DP now I know they had eps finished prior to those eps but as soon as the eps were put to rest the following ones really seemed to go down in quality. They kinda picked up with the Don George battles and the Nimbasa ARc but went back down later

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pokemaniac24 View Post
    It has already been stated that the Subway Arc was already in production and the Kami Trio arc with Zager and TRio was already planned to take place at the end of 2011. TRio and Zager were always going to be the main antagonists after the episodes got postponed. We wouldn't have gotten a largely different show like some people seem to think we would have. It was probably planned from the start that TR would be the main villains during BW and BW2 and that Team Plasma would become main antagonists after the League.
    When the episodes got postponed everything related to Team Plasma got removed. Which means that we don't know what role Team Plasma would have had.

    For all we know more episodes about Team Plasma were supposed to be aired but got removed after the two parter got postponed. Hell they easily could have tweaked some existing episodes to remove anything Team Plasma related.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Verdant View Post
    When the episodes got postponed everything related to Team Plasma got removed. Which means that we don't know what role Team Plasma would have had.

    For all we know more episodes about Team Plasma were supposed to be aired but got removed after the two parter got postponed. Hell they easily could have tweaked some existing episodes to remove anything Team Plasma related.
    I guess we'll never know, but that's likely. Heck, they may even have adapted all the Team Plasma episodes so they could be inserted in Episode N, for what we know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Verdant View Post
    When the episodes got postponed everything related to Team Plasma got removed. Which means that we don't know what role Team Plasma would have had.

    For all we know more episodes about Team Plasma were supposed to be aired but got removed after the two parter got postponed. Hell they easily could have tweaked some existing episodes to remove anything Team Plasma related.
    For all we know, they planned it from the start that TP would show up in those 2 episodes and then not return until after the League. It seemed to me like they wanted to focus more on TR in BW and BW2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pokemaniac24 View Post
    For all we know, they planned it from the start that TP would show up in those 2 episodes and then not return until after the League. It seemed to me like they wanted to focus more on TR in BW and BW2.
    That just seems very unlikely. Why introduce Team Plasma so early and then not make them appear until after the league? That would make no sense at all

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    Um, probably not. Sure we probably would have seen Team Plasma more often if the two episodes hadn't been cancelled, but I doubt it would have made much of a difference for me personally. Seeing N and the others would have been a beacon of hope for BW, but there were still too many other issues in that saga, for me anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuzamaki90 View Post
    Okay let's be honest, when Best Wishes first started, it started on a very high note. A lot of people were happy with how things were going, people actually liked the fillers, the battles were great, and a lot of fans were happy that the writers didn't spam TR every episode.

    Then, 2 years ago, the Pokemon anime community were excited about how Team Plasma would be making a debut, Giovanni and Team Rocket would be making a return, Looker would also be coming back, and Team Plasma were going to be facing off against Team Rocket.

    The amazing trailer for the two-parter got even old fans excited...until the Tohoku earthquake hit Japan and indefinitely postponed the episodes. After those episodes were postpones, a lot of people started getting disappointed with the Best Wishes saga performance and quality wise.

    So now that Episode N is finally taking place, Team Plasma is making a debut, Looker is making a return, and N is appearing, it looks like the Best Wishes saga may be re-glorified like it was before.

    But watching the opening over and over again, do any of you guys think the Best Wishes saga could have been way different if the TR VS TP did air. If it had aired, Team Plasma would have most likely appeared a lot more during the remainder of the series, Episode N most likely wouldn't exist, the Unova League arc probably would have been the end of the Best Wishes saga, Kotetsu and Virgil might have not existed, and N might have appeared way earlier.

    Who knows, maybe the Unova League were planned to be interrupted by N and Team Plasma.
    When I look back at all this... It still really ticks me off!!! All because of that stupid earthquake the whole saga had to be dumbed down! Why couldn't they just have a 1 or 2 month Hiatus instead of just a bunch of boring forgettable fillers!? Grrrr.... It still irks me to this day! BW1 Ghetsis could have been the most badass anime villain ever! However with this new Episode N saga (it is a saga right?) we might just get graced with the even more badass BW2 Ghetsis! Let's just hope that no more major earthquakes hit Japan for a while otherwise we may never see a dark destructive situation in the Pokemon anime again! (Note: The Earthquake and Tsunami that hit Japan 2 years ago was very tragic and I don't mean any offence with this post I just had to vent my anger a bit.)
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    I don't think it would have made too much of a difference. They might have made the series more exciting, but two episodes aren't enough to save an entire saga.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Verdant View Post
    That just seems very unlikely. Why introduce Team Plasma so early and then not make them appear until after the league? That would make no sense at all
    Because B2W2 weren't out, and the writers wanted to wait until they knew what was going to happen with Plasma in those games.
    It's the exact same thing that happened in DP, where pretty much the entire Galactic story took place between DP100 and DP150, with some minor stuff early on to introduce them.

    What Pokemaniac24 said in his first post in the thread pretty much sums everything up. You wouldn't have gotten a different story, and you most definitely wouldn't have gotten a differently written league. This is just looking for scapegoats for writing decisions you didn't like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dephender View Post
    Because B2W2 weren't out, and the writers wanted to wait until they knew what was going to happen with Plasma in those games.
    It's the exact same thing that happened in DP, where pretty much the entire Galactic story took place between DP100 and DP150, with some minor stuff early on to introduce them.

    What Pokemaniac24 said in his first post in the thread pretty much sums everything up. You wouldn't have gotten a different story, and you most definitely wouldn't have gotten a differently written league. This is just looking for scapegoats for writing decisions you didn't like.
    Well, but it's still a bit weird that Team Plasma was going to be featured in only two episodes, before reappearing again after more or less 80 episodes. But we'll never know what where the original plans. We can only speculate.
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    I honestly don't see how BW would be different if those episodes weren't canceled.

    But I guess that's something we'll never know because I don't think those episodes are ever going to air.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Verdant View Post
    When the episodes got postponed everything related to Team Plasma got removed. Which means that we don't know what role Team Plasma would have had.

    For all we know more episodes about Team Plasma were supposed to be aired but got removed after the two parter got postponed. Hell they easily could have tweaked some existing episodes to remove anything Team Plasma related.
    I Agree due to them Postponing the 2 Part Episodes we might not know what they were planning. For all we know they could have planned to have both Team Plasma. Team Plasma from Black and White 1 where N is the antagonist along with the 7 Sages,The Shadow Triad, and Ghetsis trying to achieve there goal in liberating Pokemon from humans. And after the League they could have Neo Team Plasma where N realizes his mistake and how Pokemon and Humans should live together in Harmony. N along side Ash and Co. being the protagonist trying to stop Ghetsis and Neo Team Plasma. Team Rocket will always have an Arc dedicated to themselves. The Whole Best Wishes Saga had Great Potential if they would have debut The 2 Episodes of TR VS TP because Both Team Plasma and Team Rocket would have more of a role in the Anime.

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    Short answer: NO.

    Longer answer: Up to the Nimbasa Subway two-parter was in production when the TR vs. TP episodes were "cancelled", and the whole year (like always) was mapped out from the start, with the Kami Trio two-parter planned for the end to tie in with Kami Trio holiday merchandise. Also, BW039, which ultimately led to the Twist Mountain two-parter, would be one of the episodes already in production at the time of the disaster. Taking all of this into consideration, I think it's obvious there was never going to be a Team Rocket vs. Team Plasma story arc following the two-parter. The two-parter was just to wrap up the story arc of the first few BW episodes. Team Rocket was always intended to be the serious evil team that would get defeated before the League, like Aqua/Magma and Galactic were, THEN Team Plasma would show up. People just need to accept this and stop scapegoating the disaster.

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    I think A LOT of episodes were scrapped, and the ones already made were heavily edited to remove Team Plasma/Team Rocket because of the incident. TP were never introduced, so they couldn't air any preceding episodes.

    So yes, I think BW would have been different and a lot more interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wormow View Post
    I think A LOT of episodes were scrapped, and the ones already made were heavily edited to remove Team Plasma/Team Rocket because of the incident. TP were never introduced, so they couldn't air any preceding episodes.
    Then you don't know how TV animation works. At all.

    That would have been impossible due to scheduling issues and the amount of time it takes to animate or "heavily edit" things. If Team Plasma was in episodes that were already made (which is up to the Subway two-parter, mind you) and removed, we'd KNOW. And if TP was really intended to be in unproduced episodes shortly following the two-parter, WHY would they be scrapped? Why wouldn't they just be reworked so that THEY introduced Team Plasma instead? I'm sorry, but there is no conspiracy here. TP wasn't cut from anything.

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    But I guess that's something we'll never know because I don't think those episodes are ever going to air.
    Er, have you seen the Episode N opening? Because it seems to suggest otherwise.

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    You wouldn't have gotten a different story, and you most definitely wouldn't have gotten a differently written league. This is just looking for scapegoats for writing decisions you didn't like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cresselia92 View Post
    Well, but it's still a bit weird that Team Plasma was going to be featured in only two episodes, before reappearing again after more or less 80 episodes. But we'll never know what where the original plans. We can only speculate.
    In DP we went almost 70 episodes before seeing Galactic for more than a few seconds, and another 30 episodes until we got a proper introduction to their plot. This is no different.

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