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Pocket Monsters XY Character Review Thread

Discussion in 'Animé Spoilers' started by Dephender, Sep 23, 2013.

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  1. Lord Trollbias

    Lord Trollbias Y'all Salty Bishes

    I thought that was just Pikachu and Fletching training/sparring in preparation for Grant's gym seeing as they're using Iron Tail and Steel Wing
     
  2. Yeah, I definitely agree with that: you hit the nail on the head here.

    Partially, but I guess it's more or less what Cyber said that bugs me about Serena. May started off in a similar vein, but quickly grew out of it, gaining more confidence in herself as a trainer. Additionally, she had a less subdued personality, and was much more energetic in general than Serena, even from the very beginning. She also had this bubbly personality and was generally funnier, like dragging Brock places to get him to help her with shopping, whereas Serena has just shown an interest in Fashion and the like in general.
     
    Last edited: Jan 7, 2014
  3. Lorde

    Lorde Banned

    We don't know if that's the case for sure, but I'd personally like to think that Ash is training his Pokemon again. If that Fletchling belongs to the orange sweater kid though, then I suppose that might make him a recurring character or at least someone of importance in the Battle Chateau episodes. I hope it's the latter.
     
  4. CyberCubed

    CyberCubed Banned

    I just realized the reason Serena is so shy and laid-back is because Bonnie is around. With Bonnie being hyperactive and cheerful and full of energy they don't want two girls being the same, so Serena has to be demure and quiet and more laid back.

    It's probably the reason Serena is the way she is. I figure if Ash ever snaps at Serena for anything she might burst into tears and run away. I just can't see Serena arguing back with Ash, even May and Dawn told Ash off many times when he said something they didn't like.
     
  5. BlueDragonfangirl

    BlueDragonfangirl Well-Known Member

    Yah, well guess that will make the Ash fights with every main girl character different, instead of the girl getting angry like most girls have shey'll just be depressed and question herself while Ash feels bad about what he said and thinks it over and says sorry. They keep trying to make these fights different each series, so I could see that.

    I didn't think Serena was getting a lot of hate, she and Dawn are tied as my favorites of the series with May for second. I love these type of characters and hope she gets more episodes later on.
     
  6. Blue Saturday

    Blue Saturday too fly

    That really has nothing to do with it...at all. Bonnie's a little kid, of course she's energetic and happy and such. During DP Dawn's personality was mundane at times, she didn't have a Bonnie-character around though. Not that's Serena's personality is bad, besides, when Bonnie is around Serena's way more interesting anyway. Even in her debut episode she was a bit rebellious and a bit of a sass master toward her mom.

    I don't see why Serena is obligated to apologize. If anything Ash should realize his own faults, look at his own behavior and apologize himself. It'd possibly give him some substantial character development and growth possibly, something his character stopped getting back in AG a decade ago.
     
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2014
  7. dman_dustin

    dman_dustin Well-Known Member

    Um if I read the post correctly, that's exactly what was being said. Not sure where you got Serena "apologizing" from.
     
  8. Lorde

    Lorde Banned

    So it's Bonnie's fault that Serena isn't as dynamic as people would like? Ironically, I had the same idea recently when I noticed how Bonnie acts. She really is too hyper for her own good and it's like her presence forces Serena to be calm because if she was more dynamic herself it would make Bonnie redundant and upset the balance. I really don't like how Serena is being upstaged by the other girl in the cast. I knew having four characters would end up being a bad idea and Bonnie proves me right with every consecutive episode. It's just unfair that Serena can't shine properly with Bonnie in the cast.
     
  9. Blue Saturday

    Blue Saturday too fly

    Don't blame Bonnie, blame the writers making Amourshipping a prevelant characteristic of Serena's character. I like Serena but I don't focus too much on Serena, I prefer Bonnie's personality a good deal. People who want a more dynamic personality have one Pokegirl and people who want a more shy personality have another. Weren't people going on about how Iris criticized him too much? I really don't see what's wrong with Serena's personality.
     
  10. BlueDragonfangirl

    BlueDragonfangirl Well-Known Member

    Well, looking back at the AG group again. While I loved the group, they didn't seem to really know what to do with Max and Brock did they? At the same time you could see how close they were as the series moved on, I can only hope they do the same thing with the X and Y group. Right now they seem to be focused on the pairings we are seeing, I think will be seeing other interactions later on. I'm one of the few really looking forward to Ash's / Bonnie's interactions without her bro around :)
     
  11. Lorde

    Lorde Banned

    I honestly won't care about how close the cast members are or how many interactions they get if Serena - the main female traveling companion - ends up getting shafted because of Bonnie. It would be totally unfair and unjustified. It's already bad enough that Serena has no goal at the moment and likely won't get one in the near future, and the fact that Bonnie has more personality than the other characters combined isn't doing Serena any favors. I wish Serena could be dynamic and spontaneous too.
     
  12. CyberCubed

    CyberCubed Banned

    I think the writers don't want Serena to be that dynamic because she'll be too much like Dawn then. The writers strapped themselves into a corner here.

    If she's too energetic and dynamic she'll be like Dawn, if she's too well characterised and bubbly she'll be like May, and she's designed to be as opposite as Misty/Iris so she has no temper and doesn't mock Ash. So Serena has no choice to be as she is.
     
  13. Caseydia

    Caseydia Ace Trainer

    Ash always apologizes though. I want to see a different type of argument between them so that the outcome will be different. I never liked to blame just Ash for the fights because they were stupid. However if they can make a good plot towards it then it could be better. I want an argument where I can cheer for Ash for once.
     
  14. Lorde

    Lorde Banned

    I don't think the writers are afraid of making Serena act like previous female characters; the fans will always compare characters to each other anyway so it's not something that should bother the writers. I would just like for Serena to be more expressive like she was during her debut. We got a sneak peek at her true personality back then, but ever since she joined the cast she's been really tame by comparison. It's just disappointing that the writers haven't restored her original character traits.
     
  15. Navin

    Navin MALDREAD

    I agree that Amourshipping has become irrevocably attached to Serena's name, but she hasn't shown anything that would indicate she has feelings for Satoshi-kun in the last one month of episodes.


    Except in Episode 1, the writers clearly showed Serena's Sassmaster side, meaning she definitely is more than just laid back. And I really don't think the writers are going to try to make Serena as different as possible from the other girls. Plus, if that's indeed their rationale, what are they planning on doing for the next girl (barring the idea that Serena being the final Pokegirl/Ash's story coming to an end)?

    Serena has shown to be sassy, irritable, cheerful, excitable, shy, nervous, and nice. Honestly, she comes across as a regular, well-rounded girl. Yeah, I can see the sense behind a lot of people wanting to see that entire range of her personality than what she has been mostly showing thus far, but she's hardly just one personality type.
     
  16. yuoke

    yuoke Treasure huntin'

    Why do people keep bringing up the "sass" serena has in the first two episodes? That clearly is reserved only for her mother, who won't be appearing in an episode any time soon. She won't act that way in front of her waifu or his other friends.
     
  17. CyberCubed

    CyberCubed Banned

    Indeed, she lost that trait when she joined the group.
     
  18. AshsPikachu

    AshsPikachu Well-Known Member

    I agree, sadly. However imo I think it's because she may be a bit shy towards Ash since she has a crush on him and all... I think once she gets more comfortable she'll start to show that sassy side of her again.
     
  19. LizardonX

    LizardonX Banned

    If all people want to see is the pokegirl being sassy there's 150 episodes of BW waiting to be watched.
     
  20. Lorde

    Lorde Banned

    Then it's just bad writing. The writers can't have Serena act one way with her mother and then totally differently when she's around her friends, especially since her personality while she was with her mom was ten times better than her current personality in my opinion. The writers are making Serena seem bi-polar or something. It's frustrating.
     
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