NO IT DIDN'TI found Cheren's storyline too blatant and in your face IE 'POKEMON ARE FRIENDS STRENGTH IS OBSOLETE'. And Bianca's ended too abruptly in Nimbasa. *Sighs*
I do love Bianca's character however.
NO IT DIDN'T
The Dad thing is one part of it. She was still finding what she wanted to do in life!
THAT'S HER STORY
And she actually got close-to-full resolution after beating the e4 round two
I am a bit disappointed that she didn't have a pokemon battle with her father.
Of course it was. The confliction with her father was the main body of her story- and all of a sudden a supermodel waltzes in and everything was alright with her father. Aftet that I wasn't really bothered, the mystery and complexity of N's character eclipsed annoying Cheren and Bianca who already had her time in the spotlight.
No, it was finding what she was trying to do. That's why she gives you that spiel as to how she's tried so many thing over the course of her journey (bodyguard, bodyguard again, researcher, battler, super mode*l, gym leader and probably another one or two I just plain forgot), but still hasn't found what she really wanted to be and why after you beat the game she's reflecting on her journey and why after you beat the E4 again she decides to work with the Junipers.
*I love Elesa's line. "Blah blah blah gym leader blah blah listen to the girl blah blah ALSO I AM A SUPER MODEL blah blah battle me later"
But I hate how they plonk the rivals in a set location Post E4, I hope they'd at least place them in numerous areas during the week.
Between Cheren and Elesa, you really know how to sum up a character in a few simple words
Although it was good to see rivals with some major development, I didn't feel that Cheren nor Bianca were like real people. They were way too expressive about their emotions, although Bianca got it nearly right. Cheren just told you the same thing every time you met him ("I'm strong, I'll ignore that you defeated me, but I'll listen to this weird, random person that's told me that he's the Champion"). Cheren fought against himself for no reason, but Bianca knew why she was journeying; to prove her father wrong. I wish that Pokémon could revert back to simpler times. Juniper, however, was great, as she didn't get in the way, but had a personality. That's the kind of simple I want.
It's pretty interesting that these two are ranked so high in the list. I wonder why they're so popular?