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Does Brenden=Drew?

Sableye King

The Ghost Guru
Well I didn't get much response from the 3rd Generation Discussion thread, so here goes.

This thread is mainly directed to fans of Brenden. But anyone may comment. This thread is about a brainstorm I had. That Drew is the anime version of Ruby/Brenden. I know that Brenden fans were sorely dissapointed in the 4-second cameo Brenden made in Pokemon: Jirachi Wish Maker. This is my support:

The writers for Pokemon, base many of the main charaters on the manga of Pokemon. For example, Ash=Red, Gary=Green, May=Sapphire, and Gold and Crystal in the Pokemon:Chronicles mini-arc. Although technically, Brenden is the anime version of Ruby in the manga, the 4 seconds is hardly able to be taken seriously as even a moderate role in the anime.

So I think Drew is the REAL anime version of Ruby and even Brenden. Because in the manga, Ruby is a coordinater and so is Drew. Also, in the manga, May/Sapphire and Brenden/Ruby are rivals. And in the anime, they are rivals too. And in the manga, Ruby and Sapphire are in love with each other, and although never admitted, May and Drew also love each other, or at least Drew is the one May cares about the most in the anime.

Drew and Ruby/Brenden also have similar personalities. They were both so full of themselves and arrogant at the beggining, then became more understanding later on. And they have the same facial features, because in the manga, Sapphire's eyes were more like most boy's eyes in the series, and Ruby's eyes were drawn like a girl's. Both May and Drew have the same eye design as their manga counterparts.

On a side note, another way Drew relates to the manga is his similarity to your rival in the R/S/E games, Wally. They both have green hair, similar facial features, and use some the same pokemon- Roselia and Flygon. Since Ruby and Wally were friends in the manga, it gives it more reason for why Drew=Brenden by a combination of Wally and Ruby.

So, I think Drew is a sort of "reincarnation" of Brenden, so when you see Drew you are actually seeing a version of Brenden.

You may comment, but if you are here to bash or criticise, please don't be too harsh. And let me know if I'm over-analyzing this, as I am a die-hard Brenden fan. Or if this is the wrong thread to put this kind of thing on. Thank you.

Lil Brother

Just kinda there.
I <3 Brendan, if only for his design. So was he Drew? Mmmm, nah. :p Any similarities between Drew and any of the forms of Brendan would probably be coincidental. I mean, you could look at it that way, but it obviously wasn't intentional.

Oh, and Brendan also showed up for a cameo at the start of movie 9. ^^


ᵀᴴᴱ ᴼᴿᴵᴳᴵᴻᴬᴸ
Brendan =/= Drew

Drew = Wally

Legendary Raikou

Well-Known Member
If you guys remember correctly, it show the real Brenden throw out a Swampert and something else in "Destiny Deoxes". Check out the pics on serebii.net.

uber gon

Accept Change
If you guys remember correctly, it show the real Brenden throw out a Swampert and something else in "Destiny Deoxes". Check out the pics on serebii.net.

You're right. But Brendan also has a Shiftry and Aggron.

Poke Master 7

Boulder Trainer
Yea it seems the writers made May and Brendan the opposite of their manga counterparts since Brendan seems to be a battler and May is a coordinater.

Shiny pokemon lover

Shiny pokemon hunter
Yes, but they should used both Brendan and Wally in the anime.
They will probably do the same with Lucas in the DP anime.
Why did the writers refuse to use them?


The Hat > You.
I don't think he's Brendan, due to the fact they established an actual brendan in the movies, and there can't be 2 Brendans.

Sableye King

The Ghost Guru
I figured no one would think that. It's just a comforting idea for me to make up for the lack of Brenden footage in the anime, except for that 10 seconds cameo, as he is my favorite character. Thank you for responding.

Poke Master 7

Boulder Trainer
Yea but the writers should at least give him a special with Wally in it because they're the only game main characters not to be at least in a special.

Sir Devious

Sir Devious
The male usually isnt in the Anime. Brendan had his 4 seconds of fame. He is not Drew, or anything like him. Drew is just... Drew. Brendan is in the Anime, but just as another person. He's just another trainer. Im sure the D/P Male will come along and you will be like, "ZOMG ITS PAUL!!!111111oneoneoneelevenShift+1" but he wont be.

Reign G

Roggen and Rolan
I still say they should have had Brendan replace Brock, and then Brendan have Double Gym Battles with Ash while May goes off on Contests like she did. Just replace Brendan with Lukas and May with Dawn for D/P.

Anyway, if this theory were true, Drew would at least look somewhat like Brendan...


The Road of Life
I'm surprised somebody else actually cares about Brendan besides myself.

I, myself, am a huge Brendan fan.

I too thought that Drew could have some similarity with Ruby, but all it really is, is the "smug" look on both their faces. I've never really seen many of the Hoenn eps. So I can't go too into detail about Drew.

Ruby loves to gloat about his achievments but never talks down to his opponents. He was a very shefish person, before the big battle between Gorudon and Kyogre, Sapphire tried to convince Ruby to help and save Hoenn. Ruby clams that Hoenn is not his home, and could care less about it. Cause after he won all the contests, he'd return to his "home" (He's from Jhoto, Meaning, he was supposed to be Norman's kid, hence why when he takes off his hat, it's not white hair, but he looks like a young Norman) It wasen't until his mentor knocked some sence into him caring about others (His mentor is Wallace, another character that wasen't in the anime)

I have no idea where this post is going anymore so,

In short, Brendan =/= Drew.

I, too, felt insulted about Brnedan's two cameos. It looked to me like he was not good enough for the anime writers. But thats just me.

Yet, I still pray to this day that they will make a spinoff ep with him in it


Back here. >.<
They're different, Drew doesn't look like Brendan..