Okay, so this will really be the last serious poll since I feel this is the only set of "important characters" left that are not polled in my series of polls (unless I am massively forgetting some people: for reference all Gym Leaders, E4, Professors, Champions and Evil Team Leaders have been done). Now I had a bit of an issue getting them all to fit; namely I couldn't. So I ended up dropping the ones that I felt it was most justifiable to drop. Trevor and Tierno aren't even rivals on the same wavelength as the player, so they were the easiest to drop. Shauna is more because she never seems to battle you seriously, it's more just for fun. Bianca was similar, but her first few battles were serious at least: her dialogue indicates she is trying. Though I will agree that Bianca skirts the border between "Rival" and "Friend" quite a lot.
But I know people will have different opinions, so...yeah.
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I know I'm gonna be in the minority, but I really liked Barry. N was really cool too.
Silver is just a whiny b****, and Blue is a similar one-trick-pony, but with being a jerk instead of being a crybaby. --- YOU WANT SOME FUNERAL TO GO WITH THAT CAKE? | 3DS FC: 3437 - 4335 - 3104 | | Friend Safari: Panpour, Wartortle, Frogadier |
Green was the only rival who became champion. Now that's dedication.
Well many other rivals went all the way to the E4 and kept training hard afterwards. Green wasn't really any different when it comes to dedication, even though he was Champion. Or at least not in my eyes. --- Crap, I edit a lot. Sometimes even serious times have their funny moments: http://puu.sh/2Su65
They all had some kind of closure and character development imo. Bianca doesn't really count to me as a rival, Wally was what Brendan/May should have been. Barry was annoying as hell. N was the villain more so than a true rival. I don't remember Hugh at all though to be fair, I barely played B2. He was more of what a true friendly rival should be constructive to both you and himself and to save his sister's pokemon. --- NNID: BowMasterPit Married to Flannery; Official Scyther of the Pokemon X board