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Are the writers setting up Kotetsu to be a possible main character?

Discussion in 'Animé Spoilers' started by CyberCubed, Dec 9, 2012.

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  1. CyberCubed

    CyberCubed Banned

    Kotetsu fits the same shonen trope of the, "idiot kid hero" that Ash plays in shonen anime. His personality is similar to Ash in many ways as in the enthusiastic kid hero with a somewhat airhead personality. His design is also not tied to any generation by not being a game character, meaning her could fit for any gen.

    Kotetsu has been promoted by the writers in various ways:

    - He got a full Gym battle to himself, Marlon, who was one of the only Gym leaders Ash himself never battled in the series.

    - He replaced Dawn in the opening after she left.

    - He beat Bianca in the league, who was the only girl rival of the series.

    - Its almost confirmed that he beats Ash in the league

    - Its quite possible that he may beat Virgil too, and win the entire league in the process

    - He has some of the most popular and well promoted Pokemon, like Lucario, Hydregion, Samurott, etc.

    Why would the writers be promoting a new rival like this so much? None of the other rivals ever got this kind of treatment by the writers. It almost seems as he's being set up to become a possible main character, or spearhead his own series as a new kid hero.
  2. Midnightmoon6o2

    Midnightmoon6o2 "Tougher than you."

    I don't think Kotetsu as the new 'main character' I just see him as a late arrival rival that is suddenly powerful without a vivid explanation. It just doesn't seem fair on Ash.
  3. KibaLG8

    KibaLG8 Well-Known Member

    OR maybe unlike many of the League Characters that defeat Ash hardly get any development, Kotetsu does get some form of development, since its far more than any other League Rival has ever gotten.
  4. HatersGonnaHate

    HatersGonnaHate Throwing Shade

    Hopefully Kotestu disappears after the league. He's gotten enough special treatment which has rubbed me the wrong way.

    I doubt he'll become the main character since his partner Riolu has evolved into Lucario. That means he's lost his 'pikachu' partner in the process.
  5. CyberCubed

    CyberCubed Banned

    I get the strong feeling that Kotetsu is essentially replacing Trip as Ash's main rival this saga.

    If so, its possible Ash will have a rematch against him later on in BW after losing to him in the league.
  6. Blue Saturday

    Blue Saturday too fly

    Cyber, they are not setting up Kotetsu as the next main character. It's obvious they're not throwing some non-game character into that role, and early on in DP Dawn seemed to be the main character with being the center of attention but she wasn't actually it.

    I realize you want Ash to be replaced, but be real. Why do you keep making threads to complain about it and bash BW? You don't pull this crap on Bulba because you know the threads would get closed in a heartbeat and you would be infracted, treat other forums with the same respect you would another. Your threads usually lead to negative behavior anyway.
  7. HatersGonnaHate

    HatersGonnaHate Throwing Shade

    Kotestu comes across like a Ritchie to me. But fine, let Ash beat him and then he can disappear for good.
  8. AuraChannelerChris

    AuraChannelerChris What a pain to relax...

    If he does get beaten by Kotetsu, then I hope this happens, and just maybe perhaps Kotetsu will grow a decent brain if he gets to have character development...

    I wonder, what are the chances his Lucario turned into a cold bastard Pokemon?
  9. Pepsi_Plunge

    Pepsi_Plunge Dojyaaa~~aan

    Him having an Hydreigon while you wanted that Hydreigon to belong to a CotD rubbed you the wrong way.


    Anyway Cyber not making sense as usual.

    Kotetsu migh appear again after the league though since Lucario and Eevee seems to still be promoted, him and Virgil migth take part in some episodes in the filler arc.
  10. AgentPierce

    AgentPierce Mad science FTW!

    I could buy this theory if Kotetsu didn't already have so many uber-powerful Pokemon at his disposal, and if his "Pikachu", Riolu, wasn't confirmed to be evolving.
  11. HatersGonnaHate

    HatersGonnaHate Throwing Shade

    No, him beating Ash and putting him in top 8 rubbed me the wrong way. Stop acting like you know me because you don't.
  12. JennaJayfeather

    JennaJayfeather jflkdjkfgjafgaf


    Next saga Pikachu accidentally destroys Kotetsu's bike and he joins the main cast and does Contests >:|
  13. Tuskie Tyrant Yoko Kurama

    Tuskie Tyrant Yoko Kurama Fancy footwork

    I doubt he'll become a main character. He just seems to be giving Ash a hard time, even though they are similar. Adding to that, he does have some popular Pokemon and have good battling skills.
  14. AuraChannelerChris

    AuraChannelerChris What a pain to relax...

    In all seriousness, Kotetsu feels like a Morrison-type. Remember the Beldum caveman kid?
  15. Pepsi_Plunge

    Pepsi_Plunge Dojyaaa~~aan

    :D suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure!


    He wants to be a Champion maybe he can be a contests Champion.
  16. Princess Raspberyl

    Princess Raspberyl ~Shining One~

    Kotetsu with Contests... *imagines it*
    *the image of Hydreigon thrashing the appeal area with outrage comes to mind*
    OH DEAR LORD NO! Make the horrific images stop ;_;
  17. AuraChannelerChris

    AuraChannelerChris What a pain to relax...

    I can really see that happening...or already happened, anyway. A freak accident of the past.
  18. HatersGonnaHate

    HatersGonnaHate Throwing Shade

    Suuuure what? Last time I checked, my thoughts aren't mailed to you so you can get over yourself. It's low-class of you, honestly.
  19. the1stpkmnfan

    the1stpkmnfan Your Big Buff Bro

    Actually, it may be a long shot, but if Kotestu wins the league, then I would say that's a satisfying ending to bringing him in the series. I mean, the gang spent time with him when he got his final badge, arrived at the league, etc.

    It's not impossible either; sure there's still Virgil that's up for the trophy, but somebody has to win. It'd be nice to have a character win the league who is fairly known to us (at this point, either Kotestu or Virgil). We had Tyson and Tobias win, and it was upsetting to see Harrison lose in the Johto league. We may not have got to know a lot about those characters, but we do know about them in some way. Today, we still, and likely never, will know who the winner of the Kanto league was. Stupid shadows. xD

    After the league, I could see Kotestu appearing, and possible Virgil. It wouldn't be a bad idea. Just depends on how the situation goes.
  20. Interference

    Interference Banned

    ash get bad treatment !!!!!!!!

    kotesu plot dvice he defect Ash !!!

    kotesu bad for show !!!!
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