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Is she really that bad? by DarkAncientLight Is she really that bad? by DarkAncientLight
Reasons for being hated: Mary Sue, replaced May, crybaby, is just a "copy of May".
BAWW!!! Dawn is a Mary Sue!!!
:facepalm: This is the excuse that everyone  gives when they really don’t want to be specific about not liking a character. Dawn is far from perfect, she can get pretty demanding when things don’t go her way, and sometimes she is WAY too positive.
BAWW!!! Dawn replaced May!!!
You say that May replaced Misty and now you're calling Dawn replaced May? Just WTH, fans? This is a common false argument among Pokemon fans. I'm very 
surprised to see this one, considering May gets a lot, and I mean a LOT of hate for pretty much replacing Misty, which well… May got a really well closure for her adventure with Ash, I love May, she is my favorite character in the Pokemon anime, but I was content with her stay, and quite frankly I’d hate to see her as hammered Misty got in Johto, where she was reduced to just carry Togepi.
Also, once again, this is more the executives wanting to go on another character, Diamond & Pearl was right in the corner at the time, so it made sense.
BAWW!!! Dawn is a crybaby!!!
Geez, Lenalee (D.Gray-Man), Winry Rockbell (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood) cry for good reasons. 
She gets mad when things don’t go her way but really, she is friggin positive, her catch phrase is "No need to worry!" for crying out loud!
If she, Lenalee and Winry didn't cry then it wouldn't make her human because it's normal for humans to cry.
BAWW!!! Dawn is just a "copy of May"!!!
Wrong! This isn't true at all.
May of all things, isn’t as lady-like as Dawn is, May does get wilder in a lot of ocassions, she gets depressed easily and really needed the support, May didn’t even liked Pokemon at the start, heck, she didn’t knew what she would do with one other than going on an adventure. Dawn is more positive and her dreams are more straight up, more cemented and it adds to her positiveness, which is I say, Dawn’s best attribute.
BAWW!! Ash belongs with me/Misty/May <insert OC or canon here>!!!
*cough*You're welcome to pair up to whatever couples you like but remember this:
Ash isn't a teenager yet! He's only 10!! He's too young to get a girlfriend or fall in love yet. Ash needs to age more and he needs to be at least 14 or older to get a girlfriend. He's too busy thinking about becoming Pokemon Master.
You're welcome to write fanfics where Ash and his friends are teenagers. But Ash doesn't exist even if he does, he won't tolerate anybody hating Dawn because she's important to him and Brock.
In short, Dawn was my favorite character in Pokemon. I stopped watching Pokemon entirely after Diamond and Pearl ended. I use wake up every Saturday morning to watch Diamond and Pearl.
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tultsi93 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Even if I support AshxMisty, it doens't mean I hate Dawn. May is neutral, and I'm supporting her and Ash only as friends. I'm pairing May with Drew.
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EmperorPalpitoad Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2015
DP is my second favorite pokemon series,
next to only XY
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HoneyBeeGirl94 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
I actually like Dawn when I watched the anime. She and Ash are actually my Brotp, because to me they're like siblings.
I honestly don't like Ash. Mostly because he usually gets a ton of pointless ship tease with almost every female companion whom are always going to be replaced and start a new trend of hate on the new female companion or he's always the chosen one almost every movie and saves the world. Would it kill the producers to give his other companions a chance on being the hero for once? Give them a actually role. I mean even in the Mario games we occasionally have other characters being the heroes, instead of Mario. 
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DarkAncientLight Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Student General Artist
It's almost like Ash has his own harem. And I mean the only time they get to be heroes is in the games.
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HoneyBeeGirl94 Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
I know, but still it annoys me. I do wish that male Pokemon players would for once also appear in the series with a actual role, instead of simply appearing in the into every movie. 
Ash is just a forever eleven year old boy. Why would he need ship tease? 
Plus, I liked Ash so much better in the begging of the series, but he become more annoying or meh later on. 
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DarkAncientLight Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014  Student General Artist
IKR? 
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HienFan Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014
Only saw her in one film(I kinda missed out a lot of the anime after a while but I enjoyed watching the films) but she's adorable with such a cute voice
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DarkAncientLight Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Student General Artist
True, I hope she makes debut in Pokemon the series XY.
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HienFan Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2014
I was hoping May also reappear(considering the remake she probably would!)
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DarkAncientLight Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Student General Artist
Yeah so do I. I'm so looking forward to 3Ds remake~
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HienFan Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014
Would you do a stamp of Serena? I notice a lot of people complained about her to be only there for shipping reasons
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DarkAncientLight Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Student General Artist
You mean the character that players choose if they're girls and customize her appearance in Pokemon X and Y? Pokemon the series XY, her anime counterpart?
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HienFan Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
Derp  I meant the anime
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DarkAncientLight Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Yeah, her anime counterpart.
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HienFan Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2014
The XY girl
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moe-kawaii-sunshine Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I Love Dawn. and Piplup. They're Great. May was the annoying one. as cute as she was.
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Cybersai Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2014
What was annoying about May? She had a great personality.
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DarkAncientLight Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Student General Artist
Meh, May was alright. :\ I never watched Advanced Generation. 
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moe-kawaii-sunshine Featured By Owner May 3, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I found may annoying, her and max. though I get the feeling Ill like May more so then Iris. 
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DarkAncientLight Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Honestly, I dropped Pokemon Black and White because of Iris. 
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moe-kawaii-sunshine Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I Hate Iris. 
  My Friend Just told me that Black and white is Really good though. going on about how Team rocket is kicking ass and Ash is On top of shit and actually catching pokemon. But even still having Iris and no Brock that brings me down.
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DarkAncientLight Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Student General Artist
:highfive:
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moe-kawaii-sunshine Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
XD
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Psychokid999 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
I agree with this. Dawn maybe my least favorite of all the main female companions in the Pokemon anime, but that doesn't mean that I hate or even immensely dislike her nor do I believe she deserves the crap rabid fans of the other girls project at her. Hey, I initially disliked her at first, but even someone as stubborn as I am can grow to appreciate her.
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DarkAncientLight Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2014  Student General Artist
Yeah, Iris annoyed me one the biggest reasons why I didn't watch Black and White.
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OneWingedDaemon Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconthemizplz: Really? REALLY!?

Man, the rabid fans (I assume mostly fangirls, though I may be wrong) really do flip their shitake mushrooms over the slightest things, don't they?


Although I haven't watched that much of the Pokemon anime since the end of the Johto arc and early Hoenn episodes, I've managed to catch some episodes of the DP series and a few of the movies, and Dawn was an alright character; she got some laughs, some emotional moments, all the stuff that Nintendo's good at with Pokemon, so why do people spend their time hating on a FICTIONAL CHARACTER?

As much as I joke that I ruin fandoms for others, I certainly don't spend my days whinging and complaining over the internet at the slightest thing that I don't agree with; I'm all for "like what you like and don't force/be forced by others to like something," but I can never understand why character-bashing is seen as perfectly acceptible in certain circles, especially when it isn't necessary in any way, shape or form


Drawing cruel hate art just because a character's mere existence ruins your potential shipping ideas, even though the majority of shippings in existence are the fandom's collective headcanon and very rarely canon?

Getting upset just because the producers want to add some variety to their show and cycle the featured characters about instead of keeping the same team together to learn the same lessons over and over again?

Hammering out complaint after complaint with perma-capslock just because the character's personality isn't what you personally expected?

Is all of that stuff reeeeaaally worth it in the long run?
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I guess it'll just be one of those things I'll never understand


Oh and thanks for mentioning Ash being ten-years-old, it's been confirmed that he's still ten since the creators wanted a protagonist the target audience can relate to, even though he should be about twenty nowadays; I'd personally go with the idea of having a new male lead per-series to mix things up and providing a time-skip to meet back up with old faces after they've aged a couple of years would please both old and new fans, but these decisions aren't up to me, so I guess we can just run with that Nintendo wants
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DarkAncientLight Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm like that, hating on a character that doesn't exist is pointless is you ask me.
It kills me for Ash to become a freaking teenager already.
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OneWingedDaemon Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Some people just have too much time on their hands

They could just make him twelve later on, he'd be older and still avoid being classed as a teenager :XD:
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DarkAncientLight Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student General Artist
I prefer he's 14 or 16 like many Shonen heroes. XD 
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OneWingedDaemon Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That'd make sense
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DarkAncientLight Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student General Artist
:nod:
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yxa4evr Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
People dislike Dawn?
She was a wonderful character though lol.
Of course, the shippers hop on that.
I ship Pearl over anything else but it's no reason to put anyone else down.
And Dawn was a crybaby at the beginning, it was part of her development, she grew up.
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Cybersai Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014
You're didn't know that Misty fans spent the entire span of DP calling Dawn bland or dull compared to Misty? Most of the Dawn dislike came from bitter Misty fans.
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yxa4evr Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh yeah, back in the day. Didn't know it still happened lol.
Some Misty fans are so jealous it's jarring. She was anything but bland.
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DarkAncientLight Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Student General Artist
Apparently. :\
Yeah she is. LOL. 
I'm looking forward to see a time skip in Pokemon.
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yxa4evr Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If they ever dare to do that. D:
lol, I already recently convinced a friend to prefer Dawn over the others. D/P is the best.
At least in my eyes.
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DarkAncientLight Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Student General Artist
LOL, I haven't gotten Pokemon Diamond or Pearl version, I only have SoulSilver but I'm eager to get Pokemon games. :la:
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yxa4evr Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
They're good too! I meant the anime season though lol.
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DarkAncientLight Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Student General Artist
Oh okay. LOL. I'm looking forward to see Dawn in any future episode of Pokemon X and Y.
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yxa4evr Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wish that'd happen :/ sadly it seems to be Iris' turn.
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DarkAncientLight Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014  Student General Artist
I mean the anime Pokemon the series XY.
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powdergirl101 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student Artist
......THANK.......YOU
:cry:
have a cookie
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Austria-Gentleman Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2014
:iconashkplz: : Not cookie for my love for dawn? :(
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powdergirl101 Featured By Owner May 2, 2014  Student Artist
oh sorry ash
*hands cookie*
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Austria-Gentleman Featured By Owner May 2, 2014
me and ash: thank you!
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powdergirl101 Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Student Artist
welcome
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Austria-Gentleman Featured By Owner May 7, 2014
yw
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DarkAncientLight Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014  Student General Artist
You're welcome!
Aww, thanks. *eats the cookie*
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powdergirl101 Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Student Artist
no your welcome
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Austria-Gentleman Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2014
so cool!
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