Alright, I'm out to discuss about Serena's character. While I do like Serena a lot I feel her character was quite overshadowed by her crush on Ash aka Amourshipping, lol. Serena fans tend to overlook this in Serena's character and they deny her character flaws are due to her crush on Ash. They say Serena is #1 PokeGirl becuase of her character development and goal progress but how can she even be the #1 when her character didn't completely work out? Let's see! It took Serena +40 episodes to find a goal, her character arc was too rushed and so did her character development. Even though Serena started off as a girl who didn't have a solid goal and she didn't know what to do, it took her a way too long to decide what she wanted to do and once she chooses to try Showcases her character arc and development was rushed as f*** which felt so forced. In the first 30+ episodes of XY Serena constantly blushed whenever Ash was around her. Her goal isn't did not require much struggle and her Pokemon team wasn't even full. As we can see Serena's character didn't work out very well throughout XY series athough she was overall fine but her fans will still tell you she's the best so I wonder, when it comes down to this, isn't Serena strongly overrated by her fanbase because of Amour? What do you all think?
Time to revive a semi-dead thread and out in my two cents. It really was quite rushed. I swear the whole time it felt like she wasn't even progressing as a character cause of her whole infatuation with Ash. To me Serena's' character development is as non-existent as Team Galactic's Cyrus's emotions.
Post by ~♥Melanie the Writer♥~ on May 29, 2020 20:26:03 GMT
It's important to separate an aspect of a work (such as the Pokémon anime) from its fans. Just because Amourshipping has a toxic fanbase doesn't automatically mean Amourshipping itself is bad. If you think it's bad, fine, but think that based on the thing itself, not what its fans are like.
This isn't directed at a specific person, it's just my opinion. Base your opinion of something based on the thing itself, not outside factors like fan communities and websites.
I don't have much of an opinion on Serena, as I haven't seen much of the X/Y anime yet. I do like her design, though.
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