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Unpopular Opinions

Discussion in 'Animé Polls' started by U.N. Owen, Jan 12, 2017.

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  1. U.N. Owen

    U.N. Owen In Brightest Day, In Blackest Night ...

    Maybe there's an episode you love and everyone else hates, maybe you find the most popular character overrated, or maybe you see a meaning in an event everyone else doesn't see.

    Now, here's where you put them.
  2. Pokegirl Fan~

    Pokegirl Fan~ "Christina"

    XY Ash is overrated and too overpowered.

    While performing isn't my preferred choice for Serena's goal; I'd rather have her do that than Rhyhorn racing. I also liked that the female restrictions it had kept Ash out from stealing even more screentime from her. I'd also would have liked to see Serena as the main character of XY instead of Ash and I would have liked to see her challenging gyms.

    I care more for Serena's character and her character development over Amourshipping.

    I like the way SM has been set up with the school thing.
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  3. Wednesdayz

    Wednesdayz Banned

    *Prepares to get flamed* I think SM sucks so far. It's all face faults and repetitive gags. Even BW was better, and look at the hate that saga gets...
  4. DatsRight

    DatsRight Well-Known Member

    * I didn't mind performing either, just it failed to make Serena feel accomplished goal wise. The whole setup and narrative needed some serious fine tuning, but the concept itself wasn't awful.

    * XY was over rated, and XYZ especially so. It didn't break any new grounds and if anything just felt lazily done and rehashed old formulas and flaws even BW had bothered to fine tune a bit (it was the one series that truly felt like the twerps were just automatically winning all the time besides the inevitable final in their goal). I'd rate SM just by it's first nine episodes over the whole of XYZ, it feels so much more vibrant and cleverly done....so far.

    * I don't mind comical Team Rocket, they just need to be used productively, as in not forced into episodes or made to interrupt plots with the same old shtick when the writers run out of ideas. I do however prefer them to be a challenge for the twerps, as in limited numbers of curb stomps and plot armour handed wins. Another reason the start of SM has shown more promise than all of XYZ. Hell even DA didn't use them as cheaply.

    * BW was very flawed, but not awful. It gets credit for being fresh and different and at least making a try at rectifying some of the show's recurring defects. Similarly Iris wasn't really that much more annoying than any of the other female companions.
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  5. Pokegirl Fan~

    Pokegirl Fan~ "Christina"

    Iris was great, probably the best thing of BW for me. I also loved BW season 1 as well besides the whole Ash regression thing, but honestly that doesn't bother me as much now anymore since I found XY Ash to be more unbearable with all the praise he got, and he hardly ever struggled either.
  6. Power Up

    Power Up ...

    There's a reason why these are unpopular opinions, cause there unpopular

    For me SM sucks, and that's that. I completely agree with Wednesdayz
  7. Wednesdayz

    Wednesdayz Banned

    Omg, I'm pleasantly shocked that someone is defending her. She gets way too much hate even though she wasn't as bad as people say. Like, she may've had a dumb catchphrase, but people act as if she was saying "Heil Hitler." :/
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  8. DatsRight

    DatsRight Well-Known Member

    Here's a biggie.


    Seriously it just seems way more expressive and cute than any interpretation before. His personality is also thus far compromised perfectly. He's fallible, childish and goofy but has competence and insight beneath all of it. He's neither a whiny loser or an invincible ace.
  9. Frozocrone

    Frozocrone Miraculous!

    *Dawn was written well, but for the most part you can take episode 1 and episode 191 of the DP saga and she has the same personality. I like her, but I can't help but notice that about her.

    *I don't like Ash-Greninja. It feels lazy and was just another tool given to the God-Stu that was XY Ash to crush his opponents with, exception being Wulfric for 'flaws' and Alain 'for marketing purposes'. I'm also going to extend to the XY saga in itself, I felt some of the writing was the worst the anime's seen at times.

    *I liked Iris. She's cynical but in an funny way. I used to dislike her, but catching up on the raw version made me like her.

    *Lana is currently my favourite of the SM characters. I won't go into details since this is the Poll section however. Kiawe still the one I have high hopes for (Lillie too due to game).
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  10. Power Up

    Power Up ...


    I also didn't like Kanto and Johto
  11. Mrs. Oreo

    Mrs. Oreo Banned

    Mine is that the BF arc wasn't as great as most fans think. To me it seemed cool in terms of battles, tho the arc's pacing was bad and we got too much filler. ^^;
  12. Navin

    Navin MALDREAD

    Well in Serebii, you tend to have more constructive criticism.

    But I know Serena and her crush is loved pretty much everywhere else. So unpopular opinion: While SatoSere had some really good moments, I honestly thought Ash had better chemistry with all the previous girls, except maybe Iris. I also thought Misty/May/Dawn were all better overall characters than Serena, and Iris in some aspects too.

    Another unpopular opinion: Ash shouldn't have won in the Kalos League. The KL was rushed, and there were no cameos of older characters nor reserves appearing to battle. It was just a B-plot for the Flare climax.
  13. Frozocrone

    Frozocrone Miraculous!

    I personally feel he should have been disqualified as soon as the referee called time on his no-show against Tomo. Would have taught him to listen to Serena and think about the bigger picture than 'ooh battle'.
  14. Satoshi & Touko

    Satoshi & Touko Ayla going to the Kingdom! :D

    Unpopular opinions? I got some.

    I think Amourshipping is not only overrated, but a major problem causer for the Pokemon Community.

    I liked the BW series AND I don't mind Iris. In fact, I sort of liked her catchphrase because with Ash the way he was in that gen, it had truth to it.

    I don't think getting emotionally invested in this anime is good for you.

    I'll edit this once I think of more...
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  15. Daniel31

    Daniel31 HopingGaryReturns

    I agree with this and for the reasons being said. When they're ready for Ash to win a league, there should be cameos, more episodes for the league showcasing more of his battles, maybe an episode before the finals where he doubts himself and thinks about the past leagues he was in, etc...a win at the KL wouldn't of felt right from this sense.
  16. Mrs. Oreo

    Mrs. Oreo Banned

    That's actually some good advice. I don't get too invested in the show that way anymore myself cuz I don't want to be disappointed when things go bad, like when Ash lost at the Kalos league.
  17. Satomine Night

    Satomine Night The Power of Z!

    That is some good, sound advice right there.

    ~ I love SM Ash, and I think he is probably the best Ash yet. His character design is very appealing; he is cuter and way more expressive than he has ever been, and his movements are so fluid and realistic. I also like his character; he is a nice balance of skilled Trainer and goofy, young boy.

    ~ I'm actually not too salty that Ash lost the Kalos League. At least he lost to an opponent whose strength as a Trainer was already well-established. On top of that, he was still runner-up.

    ~ *gets ready to run for my life* During my initial viewing of OS, I preferred Tracey over Brock. Brock's womanizing got on my nerves, and I thought Tracey was a nice change. Even now, I still, to a degree, feel that way.
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  18. Shinyhunter1990

    Shinyhunter1990 Shiny Hunter 4 life

    i would love to see ash and melody get together at some point
  19. 345ash-greninja

    345ash-greninja Grinning Shorty is the most adorable

    I personally think SM Ash is the worst Ash ever. He is acting like an idiot most of the time and his mature and badass self from XY which was one of his best aspects in my opinion, has totally disappeared. Though I will admit that I am liking SM more than I thought initially, that's mainly because of the other characters. Ash's character design+attitude is the worst so far among all sagas in my opinion.
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  20. Xenon Blue

    Xenon Blue No Hard Feelings

    - Ash losing the KL league was the best approach if the league was getting that kind of treatment no matter what.
    - SM anime isn't bad. It's not amazing, but it's not awful as most people seem to exaggerate it as.
    - I didn't mind the Ash BW reset too much. It was far from BW's main problem. To add onto this BW isn't as bad as most people make it out to be.
    - I liked Trip as a character/rival, at least near the start. Too bad he became a jobber at all the tournaments he attended other than the Junior Cup and got abandoned by the writers for no good reason.
    - XY(Z) is overrated. Like really overrated
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