Anonymous asked: Is serena controversial because of Amourshipping? I notice many Poke and Pearlshippers especially feel threatened by how canon Serena's crush is. If Serena wasn't introduced with a crush do you think she would be less controversial?
Serena is controversial, yes. But I wouldn’t say because Poke and Pearlshippers are threatened by it. I do know hardcore Pokeshippers who have hated Serena right from the beginning, but these people are a minority. Most people value a character for what they are and not the shipping factor she brings. Shipping is like a religion, people have learned to be tolerant over the ages.
Serena is controversial because of Amourshipping because it is her reason for coming out of the house. People dislike Serena’s lack of agency. But I also find it wrong to blame Serena’s lack of development on Amourshipping. Serena’s lack of development is solely because of her lack of development, and Amourshipping isn’t involved in it anyway.
Episode 7 has been branded as shippy both by Amourshippers and anti-Amourshippers. But my good friend Vallhala explained well how this episode wasn’t entirely shipping bait.
So yes, Serena’s lack of development makes her boring, but what makes her controversial and receive the scorn of the many is Amourshipping, which I find surprising as there’s next to zero canon romance going on and this ship has been nothing but an advertising tool right from the beginning (which I do admit is a cheap way of catching attention).
If she wasn’t introduced with a crush, and just ran away from house because she’s sick of Sihorn racing. I think people would have dealt with her differently. They wouldn’t have been as overly critical as they are right now. Yes, they would have still found her lack of development, character focus boring.But they would have at least been a bit more patient.
Lack of development?
That’s not lack of development, she’s a kid. Do you she’s going to throw herself at Ash’s lap just after she joined him?
Serena’s bonding with her friends right now and if you think that’s boring, then why the hell are you watching the show.
"Serena is literally a Dawn clone but with feelings for Ash and no talents or aspirations what-so-ever. She’s the moe-blob."
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Dawn wants to be a top Coordinator just like her mother, even though Johanna never tried to make her a Coordinator.
Serena doesn’t like Rhyhorn races, despite her mother’s attempts to make her a racer. Yes, she said races weren’t as bad as she thought they were, but that’s really far from saying “oh i really like that”.
About her talents, Serena does have some skill at Rhyhorn races, she just doesn’t like it, and she can cook sweets too. But for now, she just wants to be with the person she likes and that’s enough to her. On the other hand, Dawn refused to travel with Kenny, even though she might have feelings for him.
And just because Serena doesn’t know her goal, doesn’t mean she doesn’t have any talents. After all, she’s 10 years old.
is this frozen?
Don’t let them in
Don’t let them see
Be the old man you always have to be
Oh Doug if only there was a master out there who loved you.