I suspect that May will make it to the last battle, but the a legendary will be found, and she will have to decide either to battle for a chance to become the champion or save the world. Mark will go, May will stay, and when it seems as if Max is about to fail, May will pop in and save the day.
Several things: It is possible that Alex went to a different region and started over in this region, but you ruined the possibility of it when you said that.
And about Taylor, maybe he was so sure he would pass the parliminaries that he didn't brainwash the judges and simpley didn't make it by winning with brute force (makes perfect sense if you ask me, he thinks he's a great trainer but he only wins through brute force, and he's so sure of himself).
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Mark is going to make it to the top 8, May the semifinals. Taylor forgets about brainwashing all the different peoples and is dusqualified because of his superclones during his match with May in the quarter finals. She gets pissed off because she didn't get to show the rat what he's worth. Becuase she so angry she does something stupid like breaks her leg, so she can't think straight during her next macth and looses.
Edit: I started reading the 4.x and had this idea when he talked about the effect. I'm thinking the Destroyer is somewhere in teh middle of the 'effect' area and is what is causing it.
No, I think it's more that they've read both and get it mixed up. I got it mixed up myself for the longest time until somebody asked me about it.
They probably read the IALCOTN and skip ahead to the ILCOE too sometimes, but if they do that, they're going to get confused about much more important things than whether there is an Effect draining the energy of Pokémon in northwest Ouen.