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Can we please go back to having a badass rival?

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2 years ago#1
Ala Gary mother****ing Oak, Silver, etc?

I mostly mean Silver though. Steals s***, treats his 'Mons harshly, and doesn't afraid of anything.

May was meh, hell I thought Wally was better.

Barry was...well...awful. Although I enjoyed battles against his strong team, I did not enjoy his ADD.

Cheren and Hugh weren't bad, just weren't on the level of Gary and Silver. Can't say I liked Bianca though.
2 years ago#2
Pokemon has never had a badass rival. I have no idea what you're talking about. The closest was Silver, and even he came off like that kid on the playground trying to pretend he's hard, far more pathetic than badass.
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2 years ago#3
Female Rival, preferably tsundere.
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2 years ago#4
I always liked Barry more than Wally. Wally never seemed to wholly stop being the kid sidekick.
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2 years ago#5
scrappybristol posted...
Female Rival

That would be nice. We've never had one of those.
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2 years ago#6
Twilight_Sonata posted...
Pokemon has never had a badass rival. I have no idea what you're talking about. The closest was Silver, and even he came off like that kid on the playground trying to pretend he's hard, far more pathetic than badass.


Blue and Silver are both the embodiment of badassery.
2 years ago#7
Kyle1022 posted...
Blue and Silver are both the embodiment of badassery.

I'm sure they look that way if you're five, but go back and play those games as an adult and you'll see how whiny they really are.
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2 years ago#8
Is Hugh not as badass as he looks? I haven't played W2 yet.
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2 years ago#9
darkportal785 posted...
Is Hugh not as badass as he looks? I haven't played W2 yet.


He loses points for raging over a cat.
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2 years ago#10
darkportal785 posted...
Is Hugh not as badass as he looks? I haven't played W2 yet.


He's pretty good yeah, I just don't think he's on Silver's level. He's probably the best we've gotten since Silver.

Twilight_Sonata posted...
I'm sure they look that way if you're five, but go back and play those games as an adult and you'll see how whiny they really are.


I played Gold back when I was 10, and thought Silver was awesome. Played Heart Gold when I was 17, and still thought he was awesome. Now playing through the original Red and Gold, I still think those rivals are awesome. Blue always being one step ahead of you, and Silver abusing his Pokemon and stealing s***. Just seems so out of place in a Pokemon game nowadays and I love it.
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