Pokemon 2000: The Power Of One (mild -) 

Phen and I watched this tonight; while it was nice to experience as an artifact of the license, I read up on the localization changes and couldn't help but feel resentful. AFAIK, the original casts Ash as the person who happened to be in the right place/time to step up and do the hero thing (which he's able to do with a lot of help), the dub makes him out to be a Chosen One called out by name who fulfills the prophecy because he's Just That Great

Pokemon 2000: The Power Of One (mild -) 

There's a pretty significant difference: "Well, it could've been anyone else in my position, but I'm in the middle of it, so I need to give it my best shot" versus "I, specifically, was ordained by God to perform this grand task." The latter feels like a marketing move to me: the world suddenly revolving around Ash (combined with the similarly dub-emphasized will-they/won't-they with Misty) acts as a hook for people to continue following the TV series

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Pokemon 2000: The Power Of One (mild -) 

@Lobst As someone that watched a 7.5 hour discussion of almost every individual element of ORAS recently (on fast forward), it was a reminder of how much further the games have gone in this direction as well - something which I hope Sword and Shield will cut back on but they probably won't.

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