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Are May and Dawn now "classic" Pokemon characters?

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How old do you have to be for something to be "classic?"

May was introduced 13 years ago back in 2002.

Dawn was introduced 9 years ago back in 2006

Both characters are nearly or over a decade old. By contrast when Hoenn was airing people considered Misty "classic" and she was only gone for like 2-3 years at the time.

Discuss.
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>>24592992
No, for "Classic" or "Retro" goes only two original gens, 1 and 2.
Hoenbabbies are not counted as nostalgiafags for a reason.
So you'd only count Blue, Crystal, Misty, etc.
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Almost 20 years later Misty is still the best.
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Is this a Scott thread again? It feels like one of those Scott threads.
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>>24593060
She lost that title the moment May showed up.
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>>24593060
>Who is Serena
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>>24593077
No personality.
>>24593225
Generic childhood friend.

We all know tsundere is always the best option.
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>>24593243
There's more than one personality for a girl. Tsundere is not all there is.
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>>24593266
But is the best.
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>>24593276
But that's wrong.
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>>24592992
It depends on the person.
People can feel nostalgia for May and Dawn, people can feel nostalgia for anything.

I think most people would only consider Misty stuff as classic, but people who are particularly enamoured with May/Dawn and feel nostalgia towards them might do so.
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>>24593292

Fuck off buttscab
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>>24593276
Misty lost her tsundere personality once she got Togepi anyway.
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>>24593056
Sorry anon, but "classic" and "retro" are shifting terms. You're getting old and people will look back at Gen 1 the same my gen looks upon Colecovision.

GBA and DS won't be modern forever.
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>>24592992
2000 is the limit imo
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My personal boundary for "classic" is anything below Gen III.
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>>24593809
Not really. Super Mario Bros. and Pac-Man were considered "retro" as early as 1996. 11 and 15 years after they were made.

13 years is more than enough to be considered "retro"
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1, 2, 3 - old
4, 5 ,6 - new
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Gen III is now old enough to be considered retro. I mean its fucking 13 years old for god sakes.

How is something that's over a decade and a half old not retro?
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>Be over a decade old
>Not being featured regular for 5+ years

I'd say those are the requirements to be considered retro. May is in a weird zone since she's obviously more relevant again due to ORAS.
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>>24595629
Get in line.
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>>24595694
May's largely the best known female lead (aside from Misty), to the general pokemon population for those reasons:

- She was the very first new female lead in the anime. Whenever people think about who came after Misty, May is the first thought on everyones mind.

- May was the first playable female lead at the start of a game gen in R/S...since Kris didn't exist till Crystal version.

- AG had the highest ratings of all the series after the OS simply because it aired back in the early 2000's when more people watch TV, so just by default she was the most watched/viewed female after Misty.

- May was also the first coordinator of the show, so even though Dawn got more screentime as a co-star, May is still the one who started the Contests arcs.

Its why I consider May practically a classic character now. Dawn almost too, but maybe next year when she hits a decade.
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The originals of every remake out yet are considered "classic".
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>>24597837
hot
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>>24597837
>>24597842
Yeah because it also is hot when a Pikachu realizes it has 5 fingers on each hand
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>>24598035
Who cares? May and Dawn are playing with each other.
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>>24593243
Yandere>Tsundere
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>>24595629
Who doesn't tbqf?
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>>24592992
I think most would say it's Misty despite not being a playable character.
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I would consider Gen 3 as a whole retro, as well as the GBA and arguably the Gamecube at this point. Millennials won't admit it off the bat but they're getting pretty damn old now. The GBA and GC will be 15 years old next year and R/S will be 14 years old.

So yes, May is a retro character. Give Dawn a few more years.
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>>24593408
>Misty lost her tsundere personality once she got Togepi anyway.
no.
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>>24599522
That's just abusive. Really, that falls under tsun-tsun rather than tsundere.
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>>24598212
>crazy bitch
>good
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>>24599522
>tomboyish mermaid
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>>24599545
>turned out she wasn't even that much of a tomboy anyway
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>>24599522
It happened moreso once Johto started. Misty had no temper in the Johto episodes besides a few.
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>>24599562
It started more so around the middle of Orange Islands.
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>>24599582
Yeah, its pretty obvious after the anime stopped being a slapstick comedy that's when Misty's role in the show pretty much died. During Orange Islands they tried to play up Pokeshipping but then they abandoned that too once Johto started.

Looking back Misty had no real reason to be in the Johto saga at all. They just had no new girl to replace her with at the time.
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>>24599616
True, they replace the girls every new series because of eye candy, which is nice.

And I'm sure Pok├ęshipping pandering was caused by 4Kids.
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>>24599616
There surprisingly wasn't that much for Pokeshipping during the Orange Islands. Around five or six episodes out of thirty-five near the beginning of it and what they did with the movie. They pretty much killed it near the tail end of OI then all through Johto.
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>>24599635
Iris kind of debunks that.
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>>24599682
Explain.
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>>24599706
Iris wasn't really eye candy and people didn't like her that much. Plus, you had Hilda and Rosa.
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>>24599733
I don't mind any of those three. More fap material is a good thing.
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>>24599733
They were for Iris and Cilan instead of the "Main girl" is to simulate Gen 1/Season 1 with two gym leaders partners (Misty, Brock).
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>>24593989
This
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>>24599635
I loved how big May's boobs were in the early AG episodes.
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>>24599936
But then she got "flattened". Even game May has smaller bazingas now than back in RSE.
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>>24599936
That's not really big, Anon.
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>>24600142
Why do people keep using fanart as source? She never had big breasts.
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>>24599936
obligatory image
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>>24600156
This is straight from the anime. Wouldn't you agree that she's quite busty here?
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>>24600292
I guess she is a bit...
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>>24600315
And here, just for the sake of comparison.
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>>24600156
Scenes like this show how large her breasts really are. You see the entire outline of her breasts.
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>>24593060
She was never the best. In fact she was the worst Gen 1 girl.
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>>24600388
She's better like that.
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>>24598035
Oh, hey, pikachu is in there. I didn't notice before
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>>24592992
I dont know, but cheekrubs are my fetish
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>>24600388
>>24600581

These versions aren't even the same.

LOOK AT THE COLORS
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>>24601110
She's the same May. Her loli-like look is preferable.
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May's boobs were a lot more noticeable in her Wallace Cup outfit than the loose fitting Emerald clothes.
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>>24593989

Exactly. Next year, 4 will join the old.
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>>24601550
>May's contest costume was meant to show off some midriff and feet
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>>24593243
>tsundere is always the best option

I know /vp/ has shit taste but i never knew it was this bad
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>>24601813
More fap material, man.
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>>24604323
Yes. The amount of fanart we got from that outfit was also great.
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bampy
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>there are people on /vp/ right now feeling nostalgic about the "old school classic" DPP
>there are people on /vp/ right now that started with BW/B2W2
>in a year or two there will be people on /vp/ that go "damn, this game was my childhood" about XY and ORAS
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>>24608694
Brett?

I still can't believe there are people on this board who didn't started with either of two classical gens, it's like those fucking babbies and other nextgenners
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I wish we saw more scenes of May in this bathing suit.
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>>24611312
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>>24611337
Delicious cake.
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May fanart always emphasizes her breasts, Dawn its always her ass or legs.
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>>24597837
I need more. Please tell me the artist did more pages.
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>>24611409
http://hikariangelove.deviantart.com/gallery/31464709/conf-of-a-fellow-coord-commission
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May/Dawn is probably the most popular main girl yuri ship.

Nowadays people pair Dawn with Serena more because they're so alike, but May/Dawn had a huge fanart following for years.
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>>24594283
>its fucking 13 years old
>over a decade and a half
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>>24592992
A classic inplies that it has stood the test of time to be introduced again and again to new generations and its aknowledged by them. Like Bethoven or TMNT...

Neither May nor Dawn has had that treatment, but Brock was a classic for a while, and Ash ofc is still
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>>24594283
>13 years old is older that 16+ years old
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>>24613955
And yet May is the best known female companion after Misty to even casual fans who stopped watching a decade ago. Literally everyone knows who May is, but they probably aren't familiar with more recent characters like Iris and Serena unless they're current watching.
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>>24614090
B-but May was introduced in 2001... so if they stoppped watching a decade ago, 2005, ofc they would know may and not Dawn.
But why does it matter anyway?
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>>24612734
>You know who this is for
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>>24614108
and not Dawn and later characters*
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>>24611312
>You will never fuck May in that dress.
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>>24614108
>2001
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>>24614147
Okay sorry. 2002*
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>>24614156
Well yeah, when I meant a decade ago I really meant "13 years ago" since May was introduced back in 2002.

Time really does fly. Some people tend to forget how long its been since Misty left the anime and when May was introduced, people act like that just happened 5 years ago or something when in reality it was 13 years ago.

Probably why you still see people ranting about Misty on forums like she's relevant, even though she's been gone for 13 years. People have no grasp of the passage of time. I think they believe Misty just left 5 years ago.
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>>24608694
>>24608720

Welcome to life, how old are ya?
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