I shall demonstrate my understanding with what I think is an example:
lack of tactical comprehension. In the early days of the Anime, Ash could act like a rookie because he was
. The Fleeting Demographic
demands that lessons need to be applied repeatedly, at least once per Region
. The problem is, Ash's starter, Pikachu, is the series mascot. So it's left to Ash to be the Audience Surrogate
. And with the Fleeting Demographic
, it means that Ash is Not Allowed to Grow Up
and thus, have to (re)learn most of the same lessons
even after he competed in 4 Regional Leagues and 2 Challenge Series (the former of which he always lasted long in the Tournament Arc
, and the later he conquered).
tl;dr: Ash could be an Idiot Hero
back when he started, but his still being, and acting ten years old
discredit his past achievements. And yet, it's necessary due to the Fleeting Demographic
of the Anime.
Which means, to me, half of the examples, and a quarter of the description, is wrong.
EDIT: In effect, the offending element had to be there from (almost) the start, a central
element of the series or one of its key characters/settings, was not offending at first, but later proves dated or irrelevant
or is the source of Fridge Logic
when applied to or compared with later episodes of the series.
(By comparison, Brock's Casanova Wannabe
act is not
this because it's not essential to the series.)
edited 17th Sep '12 7:20:30 PM by DonaldthePotholer