Hello everyone and welcome to a new series on this account called "TPI Rant", where I of course rant on issues I have with Total Pokemon Island series.
Like the Season Reviews, if you have any requests for things in Total Pokemon Islands you want me to rant about, either post a comment here, on my Blogspot, or send me a note on DA.
To kick off this new series, I will talk about something a lot of long-running shows do both online and on TV, add new characters.
The creators will usually do this whenever: A) They run out of ideas for their current cast, B) They feel the new characters could create new storylines/conflicts for the current cast, or C)To add more variety to the show.
I actually really like the concept of Add-ons in a TPI since it could make the characters more interesting if an Add-on shows up and mixes up the status quo a little bit(IE: Luxray in Misdreavous525's Total Pokemon World Tour/The Musical, Vibrava from TheAndyXChallenge, Scolipede from Micheal545, etc)
Add-ons, if done right, can make the season more memorable if it's executed well. But for every good execution of an Add-on, you also have executions of an Add-on done so poorly, it rivals whatever plan the Mayor of Ferguson had to stop the riots.
With these cases, the Add-ons either don't serve much to the game and are just there for no reason, they exist to stop one villain and then do jackshit for the rest of the season, or are just there to increase the cast of one season.
Let me give you some examples of the badly executed Add-ons in a Total Pokemon Island.
Lileep from Micheal545's show: Was only really there to be the Smart Girl to the Stupid Guy(Sceptile)
Volcarona from TheAndyXChallenge: Hardly does a thing other than be Vivillion's love interest.
95% of the Add-ons from PichuXCastform123: What was their purpose >
Mamoswine/ Blaziken, Hitmonchan, Hitmonlee from Misdreavous525
The list goes on. I don't mind the idea of Add-ons to a TPI but when you have them not do anything, then it becomes a problem.
When the examples I listed above were eliminated, I didn't care one bit because they didn't serve much of a purpose to be there and that's a bad thing.
I should care about them because characters in a story aren't meant to be cardboard cutouts or blank slates, they should have something that makes them stand out from the rest at the very least.
I'm not saying that the characters should be as deep as something like Harry Potter , but make me care about them at least.
Hell, even though I didn't like Shiny. Rapidash from TheAndyXChallenge USA, I can at least admit she DID something to make me care about her.
That's all I gotta say, so take care