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BW Team Rocket Discussion

Discussion in 'Pokémon Animé Discussion' started by playerking, Dec 10, 2010.

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What should the Anime do with The Trio?

  1. Bring back the funny version and feature them often.

    9 vote(s)
    20.5%
  2. Keep the current serious version.

    18 vote(s)
    40.9%
  3. Write them out after the conclusion of Best Wishes.

    9 vote(s)
    20.5%
  4. Keep the funny version but feature them less often. (every third episode or less on average)

    8 vote(s)
    18.2%
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  1. Not anymore.

    As much as I liked the old Team Rocket, it would suck if they became silly again. After Best Wishes, they should either be written out of the show (which won't happen) or stay serious and evil.
     
  2. Nikkoru_91

    Nikkoru_91 Vappy Trainer~

    The Best Wishes version of Team Rocket is a nice harkening back to when they were actually a -THREAT-. I agree with the above poster. If the writers don't keep up making them a functional part of plot, they should be written out to save what little dignity they have left as characters.
     
  3. PokemonLeagueChamp

    PokemonLeagueChamp Team Aero Leader

    I'm gonna have to say I prefer the new, serious version by far. It hearkens back to the earlier episodes where they weren't pushovers there to get blasted off again every episode. This version is more like the hardcore Rockets I've faced in the games, and that, for me at least, is something I'd like to see remain in the show.
     
  4. Vandslaux

    Vandslaux Well-Known Member

    I highly prefer the new.
     
  5. deathseer

    deathseer Oh, u mad bro?

    I'd like to see Team Rocket fall off a cliff, pick them up, then push them off myself.

    I've been annoyed with them since Kanto and wish they would just go away for good.
     
  6. Nekaku

    Nekaku Well-Known Member

    I want them to stay serious till the end of unova then leave. The show can keep going on without TR since it has been seen in a few eps
     
  7. CyberCubed

    CyberCubed Banned

    They're probably going to be written off at the end of Best Wishes, so it doesn't matter.
     
  8. The Great Butler

    The Great Butler Hush, keep it down

    Even if they were not as serious as they are now, they were more serious in Kanto. They were threatening because Ash actually had to work to defeat them many times, they sometimes significantly impeded his progress (remember him almost being disqualified from the League because of them?) and they commanded a slight bit more respect than they later did. They had things like the St. Anne mission and the Porygon project that had good chances of succeeding. It wasn't until they stopped having a purpose that the problems started.

    I won't say that they don't have problems now, but you're looking at it the wrong way. The Battle Subway plot (and presumably the Meteonite plot as well) were well-executed and carefully planned instead of impulsive nonsense with stupid robots and such. Keep in mind we also don't know yet where the data Zager had them steal will lead.
     
  9. CyberCubed

    CyberCubed Banned

    I just rewatched the entire Kanto saga recently, and TR were still treated like bumbling bad guys in many of the episodes. Its true they did seem more menacing and weren't defeated quite as easily, but there are still many episodes where they're literally goofballs.

    I think it was somewhere around Orange Islands where they started getting less competent overall. Then by the time we got into Johto they basically stayed that way through all of AG and DP.
     
  10. randomspot555

    randomspot555 Well-Known Member

    TR has always been comic releif. It's only the first dozen episodes or so where they're treated as legit threats, and even then, they're toying with the idea of making them "lovable bad guys", such as when they cheer him on for Lt Surge's gym battle.
     
  11. Sushi

    Sushi unspecified Staff Member Super Mod

    Merged with BW Team Rocket Discussion, which I've moved out of Spoilers. Keep in mind to use spoiler tags for events taking place in yet-to-be-dubbed episodes now!
     
  12. starshapes

    starshapes Rising Star

    Jessie, James and Meowth are not "hardcore" Team Rocket members and they never have been. If the show wanted "hardcore" team Rocket members why not add in Attila and Hun. It makes more sense then completely and inexplicably changing the TRio's personality.

    Also being serious doesn't make you efficient. Like I said, at the end of the day, this new Team Rocket is just stealing data, something the old Team Rocket could have done.
     
  13. Yeul

    Yeul Green Eyed Girl

    For now, I think they should stay serious and have their lighthearted side as an kind of obfuscating stupidity, like what Meowth did while he was travelling with Cilan and co.
    However, I don't think they should be totally 100% serious business all the time, wouldn't you like to see the TRio having an off day to relax and look over what they've been doing for the past few months?
     
  14. Victory

    Victory Banned

    I love how they are so serious now, it really gets me excited for what they are gonna do
     
  15. Mr. Reloaded

    Mr. Reloaded Getting Beenox'd

    Its either Team rocket keeps the seriousness they have currently or we write them out of the series completely They had their time and now its time for them to go away or stay serious its the writers choice.
     
  16. Nikkoru_91

    Nikkoru_91 Vappy Trainer~

    Exactly! The new 'reboot' of Team Rocket makes their plots actually -interesting- again, and has returned them to the point where I don't audibly groan when I see them come on-screen.
     
  17. The Great Butler

    The Great Butler Hush, keep it down

    Answer me honestly: could you have seen them pull off the Nacrene Museum heist before?

    They are not just "stealing data." That's a bad call based on how useless they were during the 30 episode gap between Castelia City and Nimbasa City.
     
  18. starshapes

    starshapes Rising Star

    As a matter of fact I could see the old Team Rocket stealing the meteorite. They started copious amounts of profitable small businesses in their time; it's not a huge stretch to think they could steal a rock from a museum.

    During the episode "Great Bowls of Fire" (254-Master Quest) Team Rocket almost pulled off a similar heist, meaning there was infrared security, of a gold plate but Wobbuffet messed it up. They have always been a very talented group of individuals.
     
  19. It's not just that they steal data. Let me explain.

    Firstly, have you SEEN BW011? Did you see all their ninja like moves, and whatnot to get into their security? Same goes for BW015.

    Also when they're not doing a mission and just merely harassing Ash, they're doing a damn fine job at that. I mean, in the Druddigon episode it took Ash and Co almost all of the entire thing rescuing the dragon. Also, their plots are a lot more clever, especially the Roggenrolla one where they were EXTRACTING ENRGY FROM ROCKS! The old TR wouldn't do that.

    Also in the fishing episode, they decided it would be smarter to spend time getting away instead of catching Pikachu. A lot of the reasons why Team Rocket would fail was because they would do the opposite
     
  20. Soperman

    Soperman The One and Only

    I say the serious versions are idiotic and cheesey. Even worse than the originals, which were basically there for conflict until the creators can think of something interesting or creative.
    Take them out, they're wastes of time.
     
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