Just like in real life, losing is a reality for Ash and all of the other characters in the anime. What do you think of that? Personally, I find it really painful to see these characters lose time and time again... Like when Dawn made it all the way to the finals of the Grand Festival to lose to Zoey and her b*tchy Glameow with the arrogant grin. Or when Ash's Pikachu's Electro Ball wasn't strong enough to ward off Cameron's Lucario's Aura Sphere, causing them to lose the match. I just hate those moments! The worst part for me is when they vow not to lose, and everyone in the stands cheers their hardest and begins to believe in them, only for them to lose anyway. It's as if the writers build up the enthusiasm to make the inevitable loss that much more painful. Uhg! If you're anything like me, you lose enough in real life, and you kind of want to see these characters succeed. I don't know. What do you guys think about this?