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Agent9
September 18th, 2005, 02:22 PM
Well the other one got locked so i thought I might make a new one! Who is your favorite gym leader? Why?

Karasuma
September 18th, 2005, 02:29 PM
I don't know his name but It was the Gym leader of the orange Islands. The one that had a Starmie and wanted Misty to be his Girlfriend

Crystal Clair
September 18th, 2005, 02:40 PM
^ that was Rudy
I'm a big gymleader fan so I like more than I dislike
Whitney
Falkner
Bugsy
Morty
Cissy
Danny
Luan
Flannery
Winona
Touki
Mikuri
Sabrina
Erika
and I kind of like Blaine
And the most favorite one is too obvious
Clair /Ibuki/Sandra/Debora and for the Germans Kleir

Chiru
September 18th, 2005, 02:53 PM
1. Wallace
2. Morty
3. Juan
4. Falkner
5. Blue/Gary (He's a Gym Leader in Gold/Silver)

^ My top five.

I know they aren't gym leaders, but I also wuv Steven and Kamon/Silver.

Phantom_Bugsy
September 18th, 2005, 03:30 PM
Brawly and Morty are TEH sex. <3 So hot. And so sweet, too :x

kohei
September 18th, 2005, 07:46 PM
Jasmine. I like how her personality (in the game and not the anime) clashes with her gigantic Steelix.
I like any character where her weapon/Pokemon/attack juxtoposes with her personality.

Houndour2005
September 19th, 2005, 02:02 AM
Blaine
Erika
Falkner
Sabrina

jynx
September 19th, 2005, 08:59 AM
Sabrina!!

She's mysterous, superior...etc

Fls4eva
September 20th, 2005, 05:29 AM
Sabrina!!!!!! Sabrina's strong, powerful, pretty and totally impossible..

Smarties-chan
September 20th, 2005, 07:18 AM
Morty. I mean look at him he's the coolest gymleader around unlike juan or wallace (from that you can probaly guess I hate them)

Alter Ego
September 20th, 2005, 07:22 AM
Oh yeah! Morty all the way! XD

Although I have to admit, Whitney plays a close second, and Claire is quite good as well. I like Steel types so I kind of like Jasmine as well and Falkner is pretty good apperance-wise too, but their teams suck pretty bad...-_-

And I have to say that I agree with Arty about Juan too. I mean come on, what could be more pathetic than an aging playboy? -_-

Psychic*Absol
September 20th, 2005, 08:37 AM
Sabrina (too many reasons to count, let's just say I'm obsessed over her 0=) ), Tate&Liza (psychic, and really cute ^^), Janine and Morty.
BTW, Clair's German name is Sandra, but in the anime, she's still called Clair. >>;;;;

Rayquaza 55
September 20th, 2005, 09:01 AM
1.Flannery *long whistle*

2.Clair Dragons rock

3.Jasmine STEEL

4.Giovanni He's just cool

Minako
September 20th, 2005, 09:43 AM
Mmm... I love way too many of 'em, so I'll just list my top three. D:

3. Asuna [Flannery]: I just think she's way too cute. X3 Plus, she's pretty tough in Ru/Sa/Em, and she's fun to beat if you have a decent Water/Ground type. +shot+

2. Fuu and Ran [Tate and Liza]: They're so adorable~ <3 They're my favorite twincest pairing, too. =o

1. Tessen [Wattson]: Pimp. <3 XD

~Amethyst_Callista_Moon~
September 24th, 2005, 07:28 AM
1. Misty! ^_^!

2. Clair

3. Sabrina

jc_rcw
September 24th, 2005, 07:53 AM
Misty and Winnona^^ thats all.

Mister Psilo
September 25th, 2005, 02:38 AM
- Norman: I've always liked him. I have a weak spot for cute dads. Stfu. And his sideburns are hot. D:
- Wattson: HOUEN'S UBER PIMP PLZ. And he's an adorable old man.
- Janine: Cute ninja girl plz.
- Blaine: He just pwnz. Period.
- Chuck: I don't know why I adore him. He's just... Awesome and totally underappreciated.
- Juan: He makes me giggle like a little schoolgirl. :C
- Winona: She's like a man. It's wonderful.

Wow, this was trippy. 8D

Eon-Rider
September 25th, 2005, 02:47 AM
Sabrina coz she is psychic.

Hinoshi-chan
September 25th, 2005, 02:53 AM
Erika hands down shes my faveorite, i dont know why though lol. I also like that tate and liza, there cute

Charizard_Fire_God
September 25th, 2005, 05:05 AM
Meh, tch, I'm havin' a hard time choosin' between Flannery an' Winona... tch, but I guess Flannery's fiery, tch, so I'll pick her. ^^

Himawarii
October 6th, 2005, 04:10 PM
I like Clair,Whitney and Tate and liza.I'm really weird,I have this HUGE liking for twins.

Normal
October 6th, 2005, 04:31 PM
I've always had a thing for Sabrina... ;)

Charaxes
October 6th, 2005, 04:43 PM
1: Giovanni: The misfit, the man who threw away the honor and titles for a life of crime. His intellect with his money but his strength fed by his indominable will makes him worthy of his titles. He doesn't need the Rockets to prove himself, but they do need him. His complexity is the least of his true inner qualities.

2: Sabrina: the most mysterious along with the most powerful (second only to Giovanni) makes her runner up as favorite. Her power with her miserable past and her feared status makes her more than the cookie cutter "goth girl". But unlike the favorite archetype done by Teen Titans' Raven in that of she is allowed to overstep her bounds and be automatically excused for such actions, Sabrina knows of the great power that lies within and she knows about her roles and responsibilty to hopefully restrain herself, despite such extensions (her doll) of her powers.

3: Brock: One of the most horniest characters there is combined with the weirdest eyes ever, a man of character and empathy, and voiced by Eric Stuart? Need you ask?

4. Faulker: A pity there isn't more to the first Johto Gym Leader with his grand ambition: to fly like the birds. This with Nathan Price's excellent portrayal creates one of the more profound Gym Leaders.

5: Bugsy: The boy with the mop head, but one of an egg head as his scientific curiosity with insects and his own research makes him not only one of the more intellectual characters, but certainly one of the more fleshed out as his life is more than the game. Not to mention, he's also one of open minded ness, by choosing the Bug type, the downtrodden type (complete with a defensive/lecturing attitude about them) and expanding his mind. All this and adorable anime looks. He's a plushie essentially.

But those are my choices.

Mewfive
October 9th, 2005, 12:45 PM
My favourite leaders are (Without any concrete order):

Wallace, i like water pokemon and he is very cool.
Flannery, she is nice and i like magcargo :P
Watson, he is laughing all the time, hi is funny :D
Brock, one of pokemon protagonists, he is very funny when he looks a girl.
Giovanni, i like team rocket and giovanni is its leader.

Duplica
October 9th, 2005, 01:29 PM
My favourites are as followed:
1: Bugsy: He is just so cute! He's also the Johto Leader nearest my age.
2: Flakner: I think he is so cool! And I also think it's so cool how he follows in his dad's footsteps
3: Whitney: She is so preety! Not really much I can say about her, but she's cool!
4: Jasmine: I think Jasmine is so preety and sweet! I love her personality!
5: Erika: She is so beautiful! I also like her Pokemon
I like alot more, but those are my top five!

Shining Lericon
October 9th, 2005, 08:36 PM
I like Winona the best because she looks neat, and she has a shiny Swellow in the Anime.

Recknin
October 19th, 2005, 01:33 PM
claire,walace,giovanie,and sabrina

PichuSecretBase
October 19th, 2005, 01:35 PM
I love Asuna (Flannery) and Mikuri (Wallace).

devilicious
October 19th, 2005, 01:40 PM
Tate and Liza, Winona and Blaine.

I think all the Gym Leaders are nice, but the Johto ones were... freakish stupid.

Kid Frost
October 19th, 2005, 01:48 PM
I think it would have to be Lance

StarZeo
October 19th, 2005, 03:18 PM
Winona: I just like her style.
Sabrina: I always had a thing for cold-acting girls.
Jasmine: She's cool...and pretty. =P

SubZer0
October 19th, 2005, 05:22 PM
Koga- In the show it was a short one with Koga because stupid Team Rocket had to ruin everything as usual. In the game however Koga has awesome strategy. Most serious trainers follow in his footsteps when they raise their pokemon.

Sabrina- Come on! Psychic powers are awesome. You would never have to yell out the moves to your pokemon, so in that respect your opponents would never know what was going on until its too late.

Blaine- Ok if you had your gym located inside a VOLCANO you would be pretty tough too. Fire pokemon are not my favorite type, and I'm an Ice type fanatic. (If you did not guess by now.) Training pokemon inside a volcano must realy toughen them up though.

In addition I would like to mention this one guy from the Kanto region pokemon tv show season. Towards the beginning of Ash's journey, Ash meet a trainer who had a Sandshrew. Now this Sandshrew was tough. He made his Sandshrew meditate under a waterfall! Now thats really tough. When pokemon learn to resist the elements that they are weak against. This guy will become a champion and the toughest battle ever for Ash if they ever meet up again. Honestly I dont think Ash could ever beat him.

Ibuberu
October 19th, 2005, 05:28 PM
Norman-Aw...I just like him,cool dad and tough gym leader with his Slaking.
Falkner-Oh,he looks kinda cool and is also loyal to his father.
Janine-Ninja girl,yea!

PichuSecretBase
October 19th, 2005, 05:51 PM
I think all the Gym Leaders are nice, but the Johto ones were... freakish stupid.

They were not. I loved them. They weren't my top two. Falkner would probably be my third top favorite.

Rai
October 19th, 2005, 05:53 PM
My favorite Gym Leader is Lt. Surge! Why? I have no idea.

Charaxes
October 20th, 2005, 10:58 AM
In response to the freakish comment, I wouldn't say that. Johto had their own distinctions, via personal statements, the design (Chuck, a flabby muscle man, hee.) as the extension of the Kanto arc and to play with the cerebral or spiritual (Pryce, and Faulker, respectively) than the novelty, cohesion, and unique characterization of the first lot. They just went one step further.

Hoenn on the other hand has novelty (With Flannery and Tate and Liza and Wallace's design) again but not much else to make distinctive (at least to me) beyond the mere surface valve. Oh well.

devilicious
October 20th, 2005, 01:04 PM
Hoenn on the other hand has novelty (With Flannery and Tate and Liza and Wallace's design) again but not much else to make distinctive (at least to me) beyond the mere surface valve. Oh well.

Flannery sucks, and Wallace is... *cough* I mean, Wallace is not a Gym Leader anymore. [But in any case, that new Gym Leader (Adan is his name, ne?) is also stupid].

pikachu592
October 20th, 2005, 01:09 PM
My favorites are:

1.Wallace
2.Brock
3.Giavonni
4.Roxxane

I love Roxxane 'cause she is soooo cool but I think Misty sucks.

Charaxes
October 20th, 2005, 01:54 PM
Flannery sucks, and Wallace is... *cough* I mean, Wallace is not a Gym Leader anymore. [But in any case, that new Gym Leader (Adan is his name, ne?) is also stupid].

Flannery has novelty with her exposition of her family and Norman is interesting because of the familal connection to your character. But in terms of sheer personality, the Hoenn GLs are quite boring aren't they? They seem to rely on their designs and expositions to get their acknowledgements and that's...almost pathetic actually.

Natsuki
October 20th, 2005, 02:20 PM
I really like Flannery. =D She uses fire Pokemon -and since my favorite Pokemon (Typhlosion =P) is a fire type, of course I like Flannery the best. X3 I also like Blaine, since he too uses fire types (he has the coolest Ninetales ever!!! XD). :33

~Kelsey

devilicious
October 20th, 2005, 02:34 PM
Flannery has novelty with her exposition of her family and Norman is interesting because of the familal connection to your character. But in terms of sheer personality, the Hoenn GLs are quite boring aren't they? They seem to rely on their designs and expositions to get their acknowledgements and that's...almost pathetic actually.

I was saying Flannery's desing is stupid, not her history. Norman is pretty nice, but just for being your father doesn't makes him really "in the story". If he actually did more than just battling you, making Wally stick to you, and being at your house to give you the Ticket. In the Gameboy, I judge the Gym Leaders by design. Pokmon may be a RPG, but, admit, it has no story like the others RPGs. Unless you want to count Team Rocket/Aqua/Magma as the storyline, it's still not to be compared with others.

Shiny Meganium
October 20th, 2005, 11:59 PM
I think Giovanni and Blaine are awesome.

Yoru Ryu
October 21st, 2005, 01:47 AM
Hey, i just saw one of my Dolls up their as an avvie... hell, they get around :P

Ah, the Topic.

MORTY: And not just because he looks Stoned. I don't usually go for Blonds...

BLAINE: In the Anime they guy just had STYLE. C'mon, a battle over a volcano! How good is that. And he had a shiny head too, ha. And any hippy style sure get's my vote.

CLAIR: 'specially in G/S/C she was hillarious! Making you find a "Sacred" Dragon's Fang then letting you keep it after throwing a tantrum o_o Lance and that Elder Len guy have a lot on their hands there...

WALLACE: He's so "beautiful" as he says XD And he was awful hard to beat in R/S. Friggin' Milotic Recover *grumble*

SABRINA: l337 Psycic an' all that.

TATE&LIZA: Friggin' adorable even if their Pokemon are walkovers

Eon-Rider
October 21st, 2005, 01:49 AM
Sabrina! She has psychic powers. It's cool...

Infusco
October 21st, 2005, 05:19 AM
Jasmine. I like how her personality (in the game and not the anime) clashes with her gigantic Steelix.
I like any character where her weapon/Pokemon/attack juxtoposes with her personality.

Then where is Sabrina!? :D Needless to say, my favourite gym leader is Sabrina, definetly. She can turn people into dolls, so there ya go.

Charaxes
October 21st, 2005, 10:00 AM
I was saying Flannery's desing is stupid, not her history. Norman is pretty nice, but just for being your father doesn't makes him really "in the story". If he actually did more than just battling you, making Wally stick to you, and being at your house to give you the Ticket. In the Gameboy, I judge the Gym Leaders by design. Pokmon may be a RPG, but, admit, it has no story like the others RPGs. Unless you want to count Team Rocket/Aqua/Magma as the storyline, it's still not to be compared with others.

I agree with your views on design, that's another reason why the Johto GLs succeed, Faulker's asian design, Bugsy's femboy looks, Clair's fashion statement, are quite distinctive. With the exception of Wallace and his...uh...flamboyant style and Tate and Liza and their weird twin scheme, no one in Hoenn has that unique style of Johto or Kanto's revolutionary designs.

I complained about Flannery because beyond her history, there isn't much to her story, she's just there. Wallace on the other hand has more but that's mostly because the anime screwed him over. Part of the game is caring about the GLs and I don't with the Hoenn ones. They're so squeaky clean perfect.

Chinks in the armor makes the character viable. Not overt like say Sabrina with her family angst in the anime (or Giovanni's for that matter) but enough to make a difference for your empathy.

I agree with you about the lack of story. Nintendo would rather have you skipping along, collecting badges than do side arcs with the story and other characters' characterization. Although I do view Team Rocket/Magma/Aqua as a subplot and a very nice one (One of the main reasons I keep buying the games really) but there needs to be more than them, I agree.

devilicious
October 21st, 2005, 12:31 PM
I agree with your views on design, that's another reason why the Johto GLs succeed, Faulker's asian design, Bugsy's femboy looks, Clair's fashion statement, are quite distinctive. With the exception of Wallace and his...uh...flamboyant style and Tate and Liza and their weird twin scheme, no one in Hoenn has that unique style of Johto or Kanto's revolutionary designs.

I complained about Flannery because beyond her history, there isn't much to her story, she's just there. Wallace on the other hand has more but that's mostly because the anime screwed him over. Part of the game is caring about the GLs and I don't with the Hoenn ones. They're so squeaky clean perfect.

Chinks in the armor makes the character viable. Not overt like say Sabrina with her family angst in the anime (or Giovanni's for that matter) but enough to make a difference for your empathy.

I agree with you about the lack of story. Nintendo would rather have you skipping along, collecting badges than do side arcs with the story and other characters' characterization. Although I do view Team Rocket/Magma/Aqua as a subplot and a very nice one (One of the main reasons I keep buying the games really) but there needs to be more than them, I agree.

Bugsy deisgn owns, that's true. I have nothing imuch to say about the first paragraph, but I do agree that some Hoenn one's desing is screwed [For example, Wattson is a fatty grandpa, and Brawly is just clichd.]

Flannery just lost her grandpa and now is the GL. Oh, wow. At least the Mang emphasys on the Gym Leaders MUCH more than the Game and the Anime. You can see the intense battle of GLs vs Aqua/Magma at the Hoenn Series, and GLs vs E4 in the Kanto ones.

The Sabrina episodes were one of the best of the 1st Season. They had some intersting story at least, not just "Save the guy in need and battle Team Rocket".

Now, forgetting the GB Games for a while, Pokmon Colosseum's Snagem and Cipher were way better plots than Magma/Aqua/Rocket. I mean, let's look what they had at Colosseum: No Gym Leaders. So they could emphasys more in the story. Even that the main plot for the game is battling the Gym Leaders and the E4, I completely agree there should be more subplots, other then battling a random Team. Thinking of it, at FR/LG Sevii Islands, Team Rocket had a great appaerance. I mean, all Sevii Quests, other then very very sub ones, the main thing you had to do was to discover the Rocket Passwords and fight them, while trying to get the Ruby and the Sapphire. If they could make things like that [I.E.: You are fighting a GL, then a Rocket guy enters in the Gym and steal the badges. Then before having to fight the Gym Leader, you'd had to go on a quest with, hmm, the same size of the FR/LG Sevii, to get the badge back. Why can't Nintendo see we want a better plot, and better sidequests?

Charaxes
October 21st, 2005, 01:07 PM
Flannery just lost her grandpa and now is the GL. Oh, wow. At least the Mang emphasys on the Gym Leaders MUCH more than the Game and the Anime. You can see the intense battle of GLs vs Aqua/Magma at the Hoenn Series, and GLs vs E4 in the Kanto ones.

The Sabrina episodes were one of the best of the 1st Season. They had some intersting story at least, not just "Save the guy in need and battle Team Rocket".

Now, forgetting the GB Games for a while, Pokmon Colosseum's Snagem and Cipher were way better plots than Magma/Aqua/Rocket. I mean, let's look what they had at Colosseum: No Gym Leaders. So they could emphasys more in the story. Even that the main plot for the game is battling the Gym Leaders and the E4, I completely agree there should be more subplots, other then battling a random Team. Thinking of it, at FR/LG Sevii Islands, Team Rocket had a great appaerance. I mean, all Sevii Quests, other then very very sub ones, the main thing you had to do was to discover the Rocket Passwords and fight them, while trying to get the Ruby and the Sapphire. If they could make things like that [I.E.: You are fighting a GL, then a Rocket guy enters in the Gym and steal the badges. Then before having to fight the Gym Leader, you'd had to go on a quest with, hmm, the same size of the FR/LG Sevii, to get the badge back. Why can't Nintendo see we want a better plot, and better sidequests?

I agree they definitely had some fun in Special from what I saw. I guess to compensate for their overall blandness in the other formats.

Sabrina was amusing to see and we watched as they didn't make the GL a good guy (unlike Johto's GLs) but a tragically flawed little girl in a teenager's body with super powers. That gives the anime more credence but also hollow as we don't see that type of characterization much, and undermines the conversion process.

I won't get to FR/LG's subplot of the Islands as I don't have the games but it was a nice touch and continuition of the subplot of the Rockets. As for the other groups, it was hard to show much concern for them, although Magma addresses a real world problem and Cipher has more screen time devoted to them. But the issue with Nintendo, could be more laziness, as they're established. What made R/B and G/S was they had to give their top effort to impress and prove lightning strikes twice whereas R/S/E was more "been there, done that", and phone in the game really. And they could take a cue from the anime with separate tasks or twists in the plot but they won't.

Because it's a cookie cutter archetype the traditional RPG is in and too lazy and comfortable to change, that's why.

But it's funny to point its foibles. ;)

misty-slave09
October 21st, 2005, 01:18 PM
Misty is my favorite gym leader of course

Nedrag Terces12
October 21st, 2005, 07:47 PM
Any dragon trainer, ex. claire and lance

Samurai X
October 21st, 2005, 09:59 PM
My favorites are Falkner and Blaine. Falkner because of bird pokemon and Blaine because of the battle with Charizard and he pwns.

MegaFlare
October 21st, 2005, 10:08 PM
ah Blaine does not have a Charizaed