Pokémon's probably intended to be that way, but at the same time that will never work for me. I hate making my Mii and Avatar look like me aswell, I just want them to look crazy or fantasy like. It's one of the reasons I just can't like games like Oblivion, where your character has no preset appearance, name or personality. Persona is different as the characters do have names from the manga series', and no matter what you do you always wind up as a nice guy anyway.
I just wouldn't feel connected to Pokémon nearly as much if I wasn't playing as a hero or heroine, someone who would become well known in the fan community, someone who could appear in crossover games, anime or manga.
(The fact that you have to create a character instead of using the game characters is one of the reasons I don't have Battle Revolution)
My fave protag is May, probably.
( Edited 06.02.2010 23:46 by Toon SuperLink )