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24th Feb '13 6:30:59 PM EndlessSea
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!! Vandalism:
* So apparently vandalism is a thing. (As in, acceptable conduct on TVTropes troper pages.) Cool, cool. ...yeah, um, weird thing- back when I was a BZPower member, I would occasionally write stuff in collaboration with another member with the same username as yours, up until he vanished from the site a few years back. I was just wondering if you happened to be the guy in question. If yes, well, I'd really like to talk to you about, well, writing-related stuff or whatever (bleh, I is bad at saying things -_-); if not, my sincerest apologies for bothering you. :\ ~@/EndlessSea
20th May '12 3:17:49 PM DominusTemporis
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!There used to be a list of tropes here. Now there's not. I'm protesting against something, or some crap like that.

I could say stuff about TV Tropes and how it's going downhill, etc etc, but ehhh, too much effort. You're not gonna read this, I don't care enough to do something productive, and sooner or later this box of a place is gonna try to hug me.

Moving on to something more positive, Pokemon. I love Pokemon, ever since I was a kid it's been a major presence in my life. As of the fifth-gen games I've officially got too many Pokemon I want to use to handle, so even with Black and White roms (which I got in December of 2010), the actual English games, and planning for the third game... I'm still behind. Cripes. Anyway, I thought I'd repost some of the stuff I've written about those various teams there:
* Black:
** Emboar (Augustus[[hottip:*:[[DoctorWho Amy Pond's']] dad's name, thought it sounded cool]]): TheHero and team leader, deeply caring of his comrades, much like the Pokedex suggests. Generally a nice guy, goes into unstoppable rage mode when confronted with evil or injustice. Intended to start out as a bumbling Tepig then mature into a badass as the journey progresses. Has mastered a wide variety of techniques, even those outside his own type like Wild Charge.
** Simisage (Bravo[[hottip:*:As in Jonny Bravo- look at the hair! OH MOMMA]]): TheLancer, totally a ham and totally full of himself. Except when he decides to get serious, because then he drops the act and stops being funny. The comic relief of the group otherwise, but should not be underestimated. HeterosexualLifePartners with Augustus, having been teammates the longest and because Augustus knows he has a good heart deep down. Fully came into his own in the Elite Four battles, where his Seed Bomb and Shadow Claw techniques made him an invaluable team member- and people say the monkeys are weak!
** Excadrill (Simon[[hottip:*: Yes, THAT Simon who pierced the heavens]]): HotBlooded and total badass. Unlike Augustus who doesn't particularly relish battling, Simon fights to become stronger, in order to protect innocent Pokemon. Before being caught he saw what Team Plasma was really like, and the things they did to Pokemon. He chose to find a strong trainer so he could assist directly in their defeat, and will not hold back on any villain standing between his drill and the heavens.
** Carracosta ({{Gamera}}): A fossil Pokemon who died out and relishes his second chance at life. The most optimistic and down-to-earth teammate, and something of a WarriorPoet. Due to his lack of speed he initially seems like the least useful member, but when he uses Shell Smash he turns into a LightningBruiser to be reckoned with. He only does this in the most dire of circumstances or against very strong opponents, however.
** Golurk (Titan): Nobody is entirely sure what's up with this guy or what he really wants or likes. Titan is mute, and doesn't seem to pay much attention to or understand language anyway. The other teammates are a little weirded out by him at times, but Titan willingly shields them in battle with his durable body, and his loyalty and strength are undoubted. He also seems especially gentle toward children and small Pokemon. Completely by coincidence his actual nature is Gentle and his characteristic is "sturdy body." Life imitates art?
** Bisharp (Kuuga[[hottip:*:As in KamenRider Kuuga, who I picked at random for looking cool and having a cool name]]): The final addition to the team, probably the most anti-heroic out of them. He doesn't care about honor or prestige, only winning. His Dark type makes him a little naturally on-edge, but as time passes he begins to warm up to the team as they're always willing to accept him as their friend and partner. Seems to be closest friends with Titan, possibly because the silent Golurk doesn't ask him annoying questions about his backstory. [[spoiler: If you're curious, his backstory is that he was exiled from his tribe for showing mercy to a fallen opponent, and has battled with the conflict between his species' instincts and what he personally feels.]]
* White:
** Serperior (Excalibur[[hottip:*:Because of how Snivy looks with [[SoulEater a cane and top hat]]]]): Team leader. A bit prissy and prideful, but dead loyal to his trainer. Serves as more of the mentor to the rest of the team since he served much longer before any of them joined, unlike the Black team. Can be a bit of a StealthMentor at times, and while he doesn't show it he does genuinely like each of his partners deep down. [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Really deep down.]] Is oddly fond of Lillipup for reasons nobody understands... which is to say, although none of the others remember due to not having been on the team at the time, Excalibur remembers the first catch his trainer had made, a strong-willed Lillipup who eventually evolved into a Herdier before being boxed. They were good friends even if at odds at times, and the Serperior has a soft spot for the species as a whole, which occasionally bites him back in battle (such as when he fought Bianca's Stoutland and nearly lost by going too easy on it).
** Zoroark (Sylar[[hottip:*: Yes, from Heroes. I couldn't think of any other good shapeshifter/illusionist names and I always liked the sound of it anyway]]): Probably the closest thing to a TokenEvilTeammate any team I've used has. Not really evil, but he was definitely a CreepyChild as Zorua, not to mention slightly disjointed from reality and not really aware that others feel pain. Excalibur took him under his wing, claiming it was simply to keep him from being a detriment to the team. After a ''lot'' of guidance and character development, he became something more like Deadpool with less fourth wall breaking. He views Excalibur as a bit of a big-brother figure, and the Grass Pokemon is his favorite illusion, though he's done flawless impressions of every team member at various points. Was oddly the first to warm up to Vaughn, perhaps because the bird took a shine to him and doted on him a bit even though he wasn't a small Zorua anymore.
** Darmanitan (Bernard): Stern, but kind. That's probably the best way to describe Bernard. He especially seems a bit cold at first meeting, but is friendlier to those he knows well. Is both literally and figuratively TheBigGuy, and is exceptionally strong even for his species. At first, Sylar made fun of him for being small as a Darumaka, but then evolution occurred and Sylar learned a lesson about foresight. Bernard didn't do anything to him because he's too nice; in fact, hurting his teammates is his BerserkButton and he has more than enough power to wreck anyone he wants to. His eyebrows blaze more than usual when angry. One of the team's two tanks, and is conservative with his power due to the destructive potential of Sheer Force. One of his highlights was getting in a Belly Drum against an enemy Darmanitan then dropping it with a fully-boosted Hammer Arm despite being brought to critical health. It was beautiful.
** Beartic (Iorek[[hottip:*:See HisDarkMaterials, the armored polar bears are probably the thing I like most out of that series]]): Slightly aloof but well-meaning, Iorek's personality changed greatly from when he was a cheerful little Cubchoo. Perhaps it's because the stereotypical Ice-type personality took over, or perhaps he feels he failed in some way and distances himself out of shame. Bernard is the only one he's close enough with to talk about it, but the Fire-type isn't giving up any secrets. [[spoiler: The reason for this is because he learned from Brycen that certain Ice-type species must rein in their feelings, having a "heart of ice" or else their powers weaken- so Iorek chose the good of the team over his own emotions.]] Definitely came into his own in the final gym, where he soloed Iris. OHKO on ''all three'' of her team members! Haxorus was the only one who got a move in, and it foolishly used Dragon Dance instead of an actual attack.
** Galvantula (Anansi): This team has a lot of crazy, aloof, prideful, and suchlike members, but Anansi, true to his name, is the fun one of the group. A trickster, jokester, pungeon master, and always ready with a sharp retort or witty comeback in battle. While not physically the strongest, he has a lot of skill and agility, and never learned how to surrender (his Determinator status inspired by Spider-Man's own unbreakable will). Out to prove to the world that Bugs aren't a type to be laughed at, at least not for their supposed weakness. Also the team's catching expert due to Thunder Wave, and loves spoiling an enemy's day by dropping a Compoundeyes-boosted Thunder on them. While he may not be Bernard or Iorek, he's definitely a powerhouse in his own right, and any Pokemon weak to Electric and Bug do right to fear him.
** Braviary (Vaughn[[hottip:*:This name has particular special meaning- I named him for my father]]): Although he joined as a Rufflet, Vaughn is easily the oldest of the group, simply having not chosen to evolve before. Until he joined, the team was a RagtagBunchOfMisfits, with only Bernard's good nature and Anansi's jokes keeping everything from falling apart (what with Sylar being borderline psychotic, Iorek becoming more distant, and Excalibur starting to lose what little control he had as everyone grew stronger), but Vaughn's long life imparted him with wisdom and foresight beyond most Pokemon. Ended up becoming TheHeart as he brought the team together into a family when they needed it most, and ultimately even Excalibur will defer to him in serious situations. Initially, he seemed a bit harsh to them since they were in need of being whipped into shape (and because he had to make them take him seriously- despite being older than them all combined he was still the smallest), though as things got better they began to see more of his softer, loving side. The TeamDad through-and-through, he affectionately refers to them as his flock post-evolution. Before then he had to take breaks during battles due to his age and relative weakness compared to the rest of the team, but evolving into Braviary rejuvenated his body and gave him a much-needed strength boost.
* Probably-Be-Called-Gray-But-Who-Knows-I-Sure-Don't:
** Samurott (Kenshin[[hottip:*:Not necessarily THAT Kenshin, at least not entirely- there was a samurai named Kenshin in real life too!]]): This team's leader is the most willing to think of himself as that role in the form that it's needed, specifically, the one who motivates the others and will always be there for them whenever they need him. Honorable, strong, and determined, as he aspires to be like the real samurai of old. Treats opponents with respect and admiration, and holds himself to the highest standard possible.
** Zebstrika (Angus): About as Scottish as an electric zebra can get. There's no real logic as to why a zebra Pokemon in a region based on the USA is Scottish, but Angus is and is proud of it. Does not fall under the drunken or violent sterotypes, but he is boisterous and occasionally rowdy- perhaps like Kamina but with a bit more common sense. In fact, the only thing that makes him even remotely angry is asking to ride on his back. He's ''not'' a Rapidash. Don't forget it.
** Escavalier (Percival[[hottip:*:Been wanting to use this name for ages, almost used it for a Plusle but then I went with Electrode instead, long story]]): The knight in shining armor, or at least he wants to be one. Was weak but determined as a Karrablast, and eventually found a Shelmet who wanted to become faster, so they ended up both evolving. His goal is to be a superhero to young Pokemon, though he hasn't yet figured out what that means or what it entails. Looks up to Kenshin for guidance about how to be a good swordsman, and overall is a good-hearted Pokemon who's like a much less insane Don Quixote.
** Haxorus (Styrmling[[hottip:*:The unseen third dragon brother in Dragon Quest IX]]): A rough-and-tumble dragon who views fighting as a bit of sport. He knows he's not the smartest and doesn't pretend to be, but is generally jovial and has a dirty joke or two to lighten the mood (you'd be surprised at Pokemon toilet humor). Besides battling, he prefers to relax and simply enjoy what life throws at him. Definitely a simple guy who enjoys the simple things in life and is unashamed of it.
** Chandelure (Lumiere[[hottip:*: Yes, I know, I'm so sorry, it was the best I had]]): Foppish and French, that's Lumiere for you. Is not particularly mean or scary like others of his species, and is in fact helpful and suave, much like his namesake. Decided to join the team because they were the first to actually welcome his help for guidance through the Celestial Tower rather than be suspicious because of the stigma surrounding his line, and is Jeremiah Gottwald-level loyal because of it. Not to be underestimated, though, there's a reason he's a permanent team member.
** Volcarona (Helios): Helios should have been born a Spoink or Tepig, because he's all ham, even since he was a Larvesta. Used to having his species worshipped as sun gods but isn't quite aware yet that things have changed over the years. Despite that he's more of a benevolent sort, and the worst he's really done is demand a sacrifice of thirty virgins (the only one the team could think of was Bianca and even then they weren't entirely sure he was serious). Were this a cartoon, he would be voiced by the one and only BRIAN BLESSED. Exactly why he fights- fame, recognition, respect?[[hottip:*:actually he just really likes the other team members and so chooses to keep fighting alongside them]]- is unclear, but the team is thankful he's on their side.

Those are the English releases. Oh, but wait, those are just my main story teams. I've decided of late to also build "backup" teams out of other Pokemon I like, so that I can use some more 'mons and mix my teams up once in a while. Check it:
* Black:
** Leavanny
** Cryogonal
** Garbodor (a Pokemon I refuse to hear any hate toward)
** Mienshao
** Stunfisk (I may not be a huge fan of the design but it is my most-wanted type combo...)
** Beeheyem
* White:
** Lilligant
** Gigalith
** Sigilyph
** Crustle
** Jellicent
** Reuniclus
* "Gray":
** Heatmor
** Durant (yes, on the same team as Heatmor. I thought it'd be good for characterizing)
** Eelektross
** Musharna
** Vanilluxe
** Audino

Yeah, I haven't added names or backstories yet, as this is a very recent idea. Oh, but wait, these are just the ''English'' games! I haven't even gone into the Japanese versions yet! There's still two more teams to go:
* Japanese Black:
** Iroh (Simisear): TheHero. In my version of events, the trainer's starter, an Oshawott, was stolen by Plasma, and the rest of the game is bolstered by Iroh, now the "starter" of the team, rallying his teammates and trainer to get the stolen Pokemon back. Knows a variety of powerful moves, though Flame Burst is his signature attack. Iroh could perhaps be compared to Optimus Primal- someone not expecting to be thrust into the role of a leader, but one who did so with incredible heart and perseverance. Ultimately, the starter Oshawott is recovered at the end of the story thanks to N, but Iroh remains as the leader of the team and finally overcomes all the doubts he'd had about himself throughout his journey.
** Eli (Whimsicott) TheSmartGuy. By far the most tactical fighter, having relied on status moves and Leech Seed as a Cottonee, to his advantage as he won almost every battle he was in during that stage. Upon evolution he changed his moveset to a variety of powerful special attacking moves, and boasts such techniques as Hurricane, Energy Ball, and Shadow Ball for extreme type coverage. The team's strategist and moral center, he's also the one who keeps them emotionally upbeat and cheers them up when sad or conflicted, he doubles as TheHeart.
** Scott (Scrafty) TheBigGuy. Named for Scott Pilgrim, he's a little ditzy but basically well-meaning. Kind of nerdy and hipster-ish like his namesake, and wears his hoodie up a lot of the time. Underneath it all he's a big softy of a lizard who likes listening to music you've never heard of and hanging with his teammates- also the first to jump into a fight when one is in trouble.
** Ace (Archeops) TheLancer. Unlike Iroh who's unsure of himself, Ace fully believes in his name and tends to be a LargeHam when boasting of his achievements. However, while he is a strong battler he's every bit the GlassCannon as the rest of his species and tends to suffer hilarious defeats whenever his ego starts to get too inflated. While he is prideful he's also very loyal to his team, and the first to encourage Iroh when the fire monkey starts to doubt himself.
** Odette (Swanna) TheChick. Unlike most Chicks she's also a full-fledged ActionGirl and possibly the strongest of the original five despite appearances. She's won more than one battle she shouldn't have based on types and base stats alone, but this Pokemon named for the Swan Princess unleashes moves like Surf, Ice Beam, and Hurricane with grace and ferocious power. She's also Ace's mate and is willing to put up with him because she knows he's honestly a good guy underneath all the swagger.
** Drach (Hydreigon) The SixthRanger. Joined much later than the rest, was initially a TagalongKid til his first evolution proved his worth. However, he didn't really reach his full potential until much later- he was chosen to sit out in place of Reshiram, and didn't win many battles in the league. However, after the Plasma fiasco had blown over, his trainer decided to focus on making Drach stronger, and he finally evolved into a three-headed victory machine. Drach likes to eat, sleep, and battle most of the time, preferring not to speak. When he does, he speaks in a surprisingly gentle, deep voice- but only when he has something absolutely worth saying, and even then not til he evolved the second time. Before then, the rest of the team had thought he was incapable of normal speech.
* Japanese White:
** Leroy (Throh)
** Bruce (Swoobat)
** Vyre (Scolipede)
** Kroze (Krookodile)
** Atem (Cofagrigus)
** Gizmo (Klinklang)

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!There used to be a list of tropes here. Now there's not. I'm protesting against something, or some crap like that.

that. Because I could say stuff about TV Tropes and how realized it's going downhill, etc etc, but ehhh, too stupid and this site has pretty much effort. You're not gonna read this, I don't care enough to do something productive, and sooner or later this box of a place is gonna try to hug me.

Moving on to something more positive, Pokemon. I love Pokemon, ever since I was a kid it's been a major presence in my life. As of the fifth-gen games I've officially got too many Pokemon I want to use to handle, so even with Black and White roms (which I got in December of 2010), the actual English games, and planning for the third game... I'm still behind. Cripes. Anyway, I thought I'd repost some of the stuff I've written about those various teams there:
* Black:
** Emboar (Augustus[[hottip:*:[[DoctorWho Amy Pond's']] dad's name, thought it sounded cool]]): TheHero and team leader, deeply caring of his comrades, much like the Pokedex suggests. Generally a nice guy, goes into unstoppable rage mode when confronted with evil or injustice. Intended to start out as a bumbling Tepig then mature into a badass as the journey progresses. Has mastered a wide variety of techniques, even those outside his own type like Wild Charge.
** Simisage (Bravo[[hottip:*:As in Jonny Bravo- look at the hair! OH MOMMA]]): TheLancer, totally a ham and totally full of himself. Except when he decides to get serious, because then he drops the act and stops being funny. The comic relief of the group otherwise, but should not be underestimated. HeterosexualLifePartners with Augustus, having been teammates the longest and because Augustus knows he has a good heart deep down. Fully came into his own in the Elite Four battles, where his Seed Bomb and Shadow Claw techniques made him an invaluable team member- and people say the monkeys are weak!
** Excadrill (Simon[[hottip:*: Yes, THAT Simon who pierced the heavens]]): HotBlooded and total badass. Unlike Augustus who doesn't particularly relish battling, Simon fights to become stronger, in order to protect innocent Pokemon. Before being caught he saw what Team Plasma was really like, and the things they did to Pokemon. He chose to find a strong trainer so he could assist directly in their defeat, and will not hold back on any villain standing between his drill and the heavens.
** Carracosta ({{Gamera}}): A fossil Pokemon who died out and relishes his second chance at life. The most optimistic and down-to-earth teammate, and something of a WarriorPoet. Due to his lack of speed he initially seems like the least useful member, but when he uses Shell Smash he turns into a LightningBruiser to be reckoned with. He only does this in the most dire of circumstances or against very strong opponents, however.
** Golurk (Titan): Nobody is entirely sure what's up with this guy or what he really wants or likes. Titan is mute, and doesn't seem to pay much attention to or understand language anyway. The other teammates are a little weirded out by him at times, but Titan willingly shields them in battle with his durable body, and his loyalty and strength are undoubted. He also seems especially gentle toward children and small Pokemon. Completely by coincidence his actual nature is Gentle and his characteristic is "sturdy body." Life imitates art?
** Bisharp (Kuuga[[hottip:*:As in KamenRider Kuuga, who I picked at random for looking cool and having a cool name]]): The final addition to the team, probably the most anti-heroic out of them. He doesn't care about honor or prestige, only winning. His Dark type makes him a little naturally on-edge, but as time passes he begins to warm up to the team as they're always willing to accept him as their friend and partner. Seems to be closest friends with Titan, possibly because the silent Golurk doesn't ask him annoying questions about his backstory. [[spoiler: If you're curious, his backstory is that he was exiled from his tribe for showing mercy to a fallen opponent, and has battled with the conflict between his species' instincts and what he personally feels.]]
* White:
** Serperior (Excalibur[[hottip:*:Because of how Snivy looks with [[SoulEater a cane and top hat]]]]): Team leader. A bit prissy and prideful, but dead loyal to his trainer. Serves as more of the mentor to the rest of the team since he served much longer before any of them joined, unlike the Black team. Can be a bit of a StealthMentor at times, and while he doesn't show it he does genuinely like each of his partners deep down. [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Really deep down.]] Is oddly fond of Lillipup for reasons nobody understands... which is to say, although none of the others remember due to not having been on the team at the time, Excalibur remembers the first catch his trainer had made, a strong-willed Lillipup who eventually evolved into a Herdier before being boxed. They were good friends even if at odds at times, and the Serperior has a soft spot for the species as a whole, which occasionally bites him back in battle (such as when he fought Bianca's Stoutland and nearly lost by going too easy on it).
** Zoroark (Sylar[[hottip:*: Yes, from Heroes. I couldn't think of any other good shapeshifter/illusionist names and I always liked the sound of it anyway]]): Probably the closest thing to a TokenEvilTeammate any team I've used has. Not really evil, but he was definitely a CreepyChild as Zorua, not to mention slightly disjointed from reality and not really aware that others feel pain. Excalibur took him under his wing, claiming it was simply to keep him from being a detriment to the team. After a ''lot'' of guidance and character development, he became something more like Deadpool with less fourth wall breaking. He views Excalibur as a bit of a big-brother figure, and the Grass Pokemon is his favorite illusion, though he's done flawless impressions of every team member at various points. Was oddly the first to warm up to Vaughn, perhaps because the bird took a shine to him and doted on him a bit even though he wasn't a small Zorua anymore.
** Darmanitan (Bernard): Stern, but kind. That's probably the best way to describe Bernard. He especially seems a bit cold at first meeting, but is friendlier to those he knows well. Is both literally and figuratively TheBigGuy, and is exceptionally strong even for his species. At first, Sylar made fun of him for being small as a Darumaka, but then evolution occurred and Sylar learned a lesson about foresight. Bernard didn't do anything to him because he's too nice; in fact, hurting his teammates is his BerserkButton and he has more than enough power to wreck anyone he wants to. His eyebrows blaze more than usual when angry. One of the team's two tanks, and is conservative with his power due to the destructive potential of Sheer Force. One of his highlights was getting in a Belly Drum against an enemy Darmanitan then dropping it with a fully-boosted Hammer Arm despite being brought to critical health. It was beautiful.
** Beartic (Iorek[[hottip:*:See HisDarkMaterials, the armored polar bears are probably the thing I like most out of that series]]): Slightly aloof but well-meaning, Iorek's personality changed greatly from when he was a cheerful little Cubchoo. Perhaps it's because the stereotypical Ice-type personality took over, or perhaps he feels he failed in some way and distances himself out of shame. Bernard is the only one he's close enough with to talk about it, but the Fire-type isn't giving up any secrets. [[spoiler: The reason for this is because he learned from Brycen that certain Ice-type species must rein in their feelings, having a "heart of ice" or else their powers weaken- so Iorek chose the good of the team over his own emotions.]] Definitely came into his own in the final gym, where he soloed Iris. OHKO on ''all three'' of her team members! Haxorus was the only one who got a move in, and it foolishly used Dragon Dance instead of an actual attack.
** Galvantula (Anansi): This team has a lot of crazy, aloof, prideful, and suchlike members, but Anansi, true to his name, is the fun one of the group. A trickster, jokester, pungeon master, and always ready with a sharp retort or witty comeback in battle. While not physically the strongest, he has a lot of skill and agility, and never learned how to surrender (his Determinator status inspired by Spider-Man's own unbreakable will). Out to prove to the world that Bugs aren't a type to be laughed at, at least not for their supposed weakness. Also the team's catching expert due to Thunder Wave, and loves spoiling an enemy's day by dropping a Compoundeyes-boosted Thunder on them. While he may not be Bernard or Iorek, he's definitely a powerhouse in his own right, and any Pokemon weak to Electric and Bug do right to fear him.
** Braviary (Vaughn[[hottip:*:This name has particular special meaning- I named him for my father]]): Although he joined as a Rufflet, Vaughn is easily the oldest of the group, simply having not chosen to evolve before. Until he joined, the team was a RagtagBunchOfMisfits, with only Bernard's good nature and Anansi's jokes keeping everything from falling apart (what with Sylar being borderline psychotic, Iorek becoming more distant, and Excalibur starting to lose what little control he had as everyone grew stronger), but Vaughn's long life imparted him with wisdom and foresight beyond most Pokemon. Ended up becoming TheHeart as he brought the team together into a family when they needed it most, and ultimately even Excalibur will defer to him in serious situations. Initially, he seemed a bit harsh to them since they were in need of being whipped into shape (and because he had to make them take him seriously- despite being older than them all combined he was still the smallest), though as things got better they began to see more of his softer, loving side. The TeamDad through-and-through, he affectionately refers to them as his flock post-evolution. Before then he had to take breaks during battles due to his age and relative weakness compared to the rest of the team, but evolving into Braviary rejuvenated his body and gave him a much-needed strength boost.
* Probably-Be-Called-Gray-But-Who-Knows-I-Sure-Don't:
** Samurott (Kenshin[[hottip:*:Not necessarily THAT Kenshin, at least not entirely- there was a samurai named Kenshin in real life too!]]): This team's leader is the most willing to think of himself as that role in the form that it's needed, specifically, the one who motivates the others and will always be there for them whenever they need him. Honorable, strong, and determined, as he aspires to be like the real samurai of old. Treats opponents with respect and admiration, and holds himself to the highest standard possible.
** Zebstrika (Angus): About as Scottish as an electric zebra can get. There's no real logic as to why a zebra Pokemon in a region based on the USA is Scottish, but Angus is and is proud of it. Does not fall under the drunken or violent sterotypes, but he is boisterous and occasionally rowdy- perhaps like Kamina but with a bit more common sense. In fact, the only thing that makes him even remotely angry is asking to ride on his back. He's ''not'' a Rapidash. Don't forget it.
** Escavalier (Percival[[hottip:*:Been wanting to use this name for ages, almost used it for a Plusle but then I went with Electrode instead, long story]]): The knight in shining armor, or at least he wants to be one. Was weak but determined as a Karrablast, and eventually found a Shelmet who wanted to become faster, so they ended up both evolving. His goal is to be a superhero to young Pokemon, though he hasn't yet figured out what that means or what it entails. Looks up to Kenshin for guidance about how to be a good swordsman, and overall is a good-hearted Pokemon who's like a much less insane Don Quixote.
** Haxorus (Styrmling[[hottip:*:The unseen third dragon brother in Dragon Quest IX]]): A rough-and-tumble dragon who views fighting as a bit of sport. He knows he's not the smartest and doesn't pretend to be, but is generally jovial and has a dirty joke or two to lighten the mood (you'd be surprised at Pokemon toilet humor). Besides battling, he prefers to relax and simply enjoy what life throws at him. Definitely a simple guy who enjoys the simple things in life and is unashamed of it.
** Chandelure (Lumiere[[hottip:*: Yes, I know, I'm so sorry, it was the best I had]]): Foppish and French, that's Lumiere for you. Is not particularly mean or scary like others of his species, and is in fact helpful and suave, much like his namesake. Decided to join the team because they were the first to actually welcome his help for guidance through the Celestial Tower rather than be suspicious because of the stigma surrounding his line, and is Jeremiah Gottwald-level loyal because of it. Not to be underestimated, though, there's a reason he's a permanent team member.
** Volcarona (Helios): Helios should have been born a Spoink or Tepig, because he's all ham, even since he was a Larvesta. Used to having his species worshipped as sun gods but isn't quite aware yet that things have changed over the years. Despite that he's more of a benevolent sort, and the worst he's really done is demand a sacrifice of thirty virgins (the only one the team could think of was Bianca and even then they weren't entirely sure he was serious). Were this a cartoon, he would be voiced by the one and only BRIAN BLESSED. Exactly why he fights- fame, recognition, respect?[[hottip:*:actually he just really likes the other team members and so chooses to keep fighting alongside them]]- is unclear, but the team is thankful he's on their side.

Those are the English releases. Oh, but wait, those are just my main story teams. I've decided of late to also build "backup" teams out of other Pokemon I like, so that I can use some more 'mons and mix my teams up once in a while. Check it:
* Black:
** Leavanny
** Cryogonal
** Garbodor (a Pokemon I refuse to hear any hate toward)
** Mienshao
** Stunfisk (I may not be a huge fan of the design but it is my most-wanted type combo...)
** Beeheyem
* White:
** Lilligant
** Gigalith
** Sigilyph
** Crustle
** Jellicent
** Reuniclus
* "Gray":
** Heatmor
** Durant (yes, on the same team as Heatmor. I thought it'd be good for characterizing)
** Eelektross
** Musharna
** Vanilluxe
** Audino

Yeah, I haven't added names or backstories yet, as this is a very recent idea. Oh, but wait, these are just the ''English'' games! I haven't even
gone into down the Japanese versions yet! There's still two more teams to go:
* Japanese Black:
** Iroh (Simisear): TheHero. In my version of events, the trainer's starter, an Oshawott, was stolen by Plasma, and the rest of the game is bolstered by Iroh, now the "starter" of the team, rallying his teammates and trainer to get the stolen Pokemon back. Knows a variety of powerful moves, though Flame Burst is his signature attack. Iroh could perhaps be compared to Optimus Primal- someone not expecting to be thrust into the role of a leader, but one who did so with incredible heart and perseverance. Ultimately, the starter Oshawott is recovered at the end of the story thanks to N, but Iroh remains as the leader of the team and finally overcomes all the doubts he'd had about himself throughout his journey.
** Eli (Whimsicott) TheSmartGuy. By far the most tactical fighter, having relied on status moves and Leech Seed as a Cottonee, to his advantage as he won almost every battle he was in during that stage. Upon evolution he changed his moveset to a variety of powerful special attacking moves, and boasts such techniques as Hurricane, Energy Ball, and Shadow Ball for extreme type coverage. The team's strategist and moral center, he's also the one who keeps them emotionally upbeat and cheers them up when sad or conflicted, he doubles as TheHeart.
** Scott (Scrafty) TheBigGuy. Named for Scott Pilgrim, he's a little ditzy but basically well-meaning. Kind of nerdy and hipster-ish like his namesake, and wears his hoodie up a lot of the time. Underneath it all he's a big softy of a lizard who likes listening to music you've never heard of and hanging with his teammates- also the first to jump into a fight when one is in trouble.
** Ace (Archeops) TheLancer. Unlike Iroh who's unsure of himself, Ace fully believes in his name and tends to be a LargeHam when boasting of his achievements. However, while he is a strong battler he's every bit the GlassCannon as the rest of his species and tends to suffer hilarious defeats whenever his ego starts to get too inflated. While he is prideful he's also very loyal to his team, and the first to encourage Iroh when the fire monkey starts to doubt himself.
** Odette (Swanna) TheChick. Unlike most Chicks she's also a full-fledged ActionGirl and possibly the strongest of the original five despite appearances. She's won more than one battle she shouldn't have based on types and base stats alone, but this Pokemon named for the Swan Princess unleashes moves like Surf, Ice Beam, and Hurricane with grace and ferocious power. She's also Ace's mate and is willing to put up with him because she knows he's honestly a good guy underneath all the swagger.
** Drach (Hydreigon) The SixthRanger. Joined much later than the rest, was initially a TagalongKid til his first evolution proved his worth. However, he didn't really reach his full potential until much later- he was chosen to sit out in place of Reshiram, and didn't win many battles in the league. However, after the Plasma fiasco had blown over, his trainer decided to focus on making Drach stronger, and he finally evolved into a three-headed victory machine. Drach likes to eat, sleep, and battle most of the time, preferring not to speak. When he does, he speaks in a surprisingly gentle, deep voice- but only when he has something absolutely worth saying, and even then not til he evolved the second time. Before then, the rest of the team had thought he was incapable of normal speech.
* Japanese White:
** Leroy (Throh)
** Bruce (Swoobat)
** Vyre (Scolipede)
** Kroze (Krookodile)
** Atem (Cofagrigus)
** Gizmo (Klinklang)

OH ARCEUS IT IS LATE AND I DO NOT WANT TO WRITE ANYMORE

I WILL ADD MORE LATER

BE THERE

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25th Nov '11 3:04:38 PM DominusTemporis
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Be mildly entertained. Be ''very'' mildly entertained.

!A Few [[strike:(OK, quite a bit more than that)]] (screw that I'm paring this down) Tropes From My Life
* AccidentalPervert: A couple of times...
* '''AllLoveIsUnrequited''': And how! Upwards of ''thirty different girls.'' I lost track, okay? It got depressing.
* BadassBookworm: I usually do a pretty good job at keeping my temper under control, but it's generally agreed upon not to tick me off.
* BeYourself: Surprisingly a good piece of advice for reality.
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* BigNo: I do these for comedic effect.
* BiggusDickus: Please, spread this rumor.
* BriefAccentImitation: According to various people I've worked with, I'm pretty good at this, especially English accents.
* CaffeineBulletTime
* CargoShip: People once shipped me with a mannequin head on a stick. Long story.
* CelibateHero: Not by choice.
* ChivalrousPervert
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Often played for laughs, or lampshaded.
* ContemplatingYourHands
* CrossesTheLineTwice: Many of my favorite jokes.
* DamnYouMuscleMemory
* DaydreamBeliever: Ah, to be young again... sometimes I still think I'm a Chameleon Arch'd Time Lord.
* DistractedByTheSexy
* EEqualsMCHammer: Written word-for-word on a chalkboard on a play I was in.
* EmpathicEnvironment: Scarily often.
* EvilLaugh
* {{Facepalm}}
* FakeBrit: Again, pretty good at this, to the point of being told by someone they thought I was British ''when I had only spoken to them in my normal, American accent.''
* FiveManBand: Once lampshaded, pointing out that one of the other guys was [[TheChick the chick]]. Even with two girls.
* FourthDateMarriage: My parents, who married after knowing each other two weeks.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Sometimes I have to slap myself to snap back to normal.
* GoshDangItToHeck: Save the swears for when you really need them, kids.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Low self-esteem sucks.
* HotBlooded: When I want to be.
* HurricaneOfPuns: Often done with my high school speech coach. I'm the only person in history to out-pun him.
* HyperAwareness
* HypocriticalHumor: Played for laughs... usually.
* IAlwaysWantedToSayThat
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Every damn time. Not necessarily by choice.
* IfYouKnowWhatIMean
* InTheStyleOf: [[strike:I'm in]] I used to be in improv. I also randomly improvise throughout the day. This happens a lot.
* InsultBackfire
* JadeColoredGlasses
** Starting to veer into KnightInSourArmor territory.
* KaleidoscopeEyes
* LargeHam: My take on Shakespeare's Nick Bottom is legendary in my school.
* LoveHurts: A HELL of a lot.
* MadeOfIron: Never had a broken bone, despite taking some rather bad blows. I attribute it to plenty of calcium.
* ManOfAThousandVoices: I have been described as "the man with LittleKuriboh's voice." Need I say more?
* MustHaveCaffeine
* MysteriousMiddleInitial: Oddly enough, nobody ''ever'' remembers my middle name, and keeps asking what said initial is for. Even when I've already told them.
* NerdsAreVirgins: ...(sigh)
* NotAMorningPerson
* ObfuscatingStupidity: If you meet me and I claim not to understand something, fifty-fifty chance I'm faking it.
* PaleSkinnedBrunette: I just ''cannot'' tan.
* PermaStubble: I can never grow past this. My facial hair tells me to be an action hero, but my heart says no...
* PerverseSexualLust: Let's just say "a lot" and leave it at that.
* ProudToBeAGeek
* SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud

Yeah, so I'm the kinda guy who has no luck with women and ends up kind of depressed by that. Don't suppose there are any female tropers in the 18-20 range who might be somewhat interested...?

Nah, didn't think so. Silly Tempo, romance is for kids!

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\n\nBe mildly entertained. Be ''very'' mildly entertained.\n\n!A Few [[strike:(OK, quite a bit more than that)]] (screw Oh wait, Troper Tales doesn't exist anymore. Good going, Powers that I'm paring this down) Tropes From My Life
* AccidentalPervert: A couple of times...
* '''AllLoveIsUnrequited''': And how! Upwards of ''thirty different girls.'' I lost track, okay? It got depressing.
* BadassBookworm: I usually do a pretty good job at keeping my temper under control, but it's generally agreed upon not to tick me off.
* BeYourself: Surprisingly a good piece of advice for reality.
* BewareTheNiceOnes
* BigNo: I do these for comedic effect.
* BiggusDickus: Please, spread this rumor.
* BriefAccentImitation: According to various people I've worked with, I'm pretty good at this, especially English accents.
* CaffeineBulletTime
* CargoShip: People once shipped me with a mannequin head on a stick. Long story.
* CelibateHero: Not by choice.
* ChivalrousPervert
* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Often played for laughs, or lampshaded.
* ContemplatingYourHands
* CrossesTheLineTwice: Many of my favorite jokes.
* DamnYouMuscleMemory
* DaydreamBeliever: Ah, to be young again... sometimes I still think I'm a Chameleon Arch'd Time Lord.
* DistractedByTheSexy
* EEqualsMCHammer: Written word-for-word on a chalkboard on a play I was in.
* EmpathicEnvironment: Scarily often.
* EvilLaugh
* {{Facepalm}}
* FakeBrit: Again, pretty good at this, to the point of being told by someone they thought I was British ''when I had only spoken to them in my normal, American accent.''
* FiveManBand: Once lampshaded, pointing out that one of the other guys was [[TheChick the chick]]. Even with two girls.
* FourthDateMarriage: My parents, who married after knowing each other two weeks.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: Sometimes I have to slap myself to snap back to normal.
* GoshDangItToHeck: Save the swears for when you really need them, kids.
* HeroicSelfDeprecation: Low self-esteem sucks.
* HotBlooded: When I want to be.
* HurricaneOfPuns: Often done with my high school speech coach. I'm the only person in history to out-pun him.
* HyperAwareness
* HypocriticalHumor: Played for laughs... usually.
* IAlwaysWantedToSayThat
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Every damn time. Not necessarily by choice.
* IfYouKnowWhatIMean
* InTheStyleOf: [[strike:I'm in]] I
Be.

!There
used to be in improv. I also randomly improvise throughout the day. This happens a lot.
* InsultBackfire
* JadeColoredGlasses
** Starting to veer into KnightInSourArmor territory.
* KaleidoscopeEyes
* LargeHam: My take on Shakespeare's Nick Bottom is legendary in my school.
* LoveHurts: A HELL
list of a lot.
* MadeOfIron: Never had a broken bone, despite taking some rather bad blows. I attribute it to plenty of calcium.
* ManOfAThousandVoices: I have been described as "the man with LittleKuriboh's voice." Need I say more?
* MustHaveCaffeine
* MysteriousMiddleInitial: Oddly enough, nobody ''ever'' remembers my middle name, and keeps asking what said initial is for. Even when I've already told them.
* NerdsAreVirgins: ...(sigh)
* NotAMorningPerson
* ObfuscatingStupidity: If you meet me and I claim not to understand
tropes here. Now there's not. I'm protesting against something, fifty-fifty chance I'm faking it.
* PaleSkinnedBrunette:
or some crap like that.

I just ''cannot'' tan.
* PermaStubble: I can never grow past this. My facial hair tells me to be an action hero,
could say stuff about TV Tropes and how it's going downhill, etc etc, but my heart says no...
* PerverseSexualLust: Let's just say "a lot"
ehhh, too much effort. You're not gonna read this, I don't care enough to do something productive, and leave it at that.
* ProudToBeAGeek
* SayingSoundEffectsOutLoud

Yeah, so I'm the kinda guy who has no luck with women and ends up kind
sooner or later this box of depressed by that. Don't suppose there are any female tropers in the 18-20 range who might be somewhat interested...?

Nah, didn't think so. Silly Tempo, romance
a place is for kids!
gonna try to hug me.
19th May '11 10:22:28 PM DominusTemporis
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** Serperior (Excalibur[[hottip:*:Because of how Snivy looks with [[SoulEater a cane and top hat]]]]): Team leader. A bit prissy and prideful, but dead loyal to his trainer. Serves as more of the mentor to the rest of the team since he served much longer before any of them joined, unlike the Black team. Can be a bit of a StealthMentor at times, and while he doesn't show it he does genuinely like each of his partners deep down. [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Really deep down.]] Is oddly fond of Lillipup for reasons nobody understands.
** Zoroark (Sylar[[hottip:*: Yes, from Heroes. I couldn't think of any other good shapeshifter/illusionist names and I always liked the sound of it anyway]]): Probably the closest thing to a TokenEvilTeammate any team I've used has. Not really evil, but he was definitely a CreepyChild as Zorua, not to mention slightly disjointed from reality and not really aware that others feel pain. Excalibur took him under his wing, claiming it was simply to keep him from being a detriment to the team. After a ''lot'' of guidance and character development, he became something more like Deadpool with less fourth wall breaking.
** Darmanitan (Bernard): Stern, but kind. That's probably the best way to describe Bernard. He especially seems a bit cold at first meeting, but is friendlier to those he knows well. Is both literally and figuratively TheBigGuy, and is exceptionally strong even for his species. At first, Sylar made fun of him for being small as a Darumaka, but then evolution occurred and Sylar learned a lesson about foresight. Bernard didn't do anything to him because he's too nice; in fact, hurting his teammates is his BerserkButton and he has more than enough power to wreck anyone he wants to. His eyebrows blaze more than usual when angry.
** Beartic (Iorek[[hottip:*:See HisDarkMaterials, the armored polar bears are probably the thing I like most out of that series]]): Slightly aloof but well-meaning, Iorek's personality changed greatly from when he was a cheerful little Cubchoo. Perhaps it's because the stereotypical Ice-type personality took over, or perhaps he feels he failed in some way and distances himself out of shame. Bernard is the only one he's close enough with to talk about it, but the Fire-type isn't giving up any secrets. [[spoiler: The reason for this is because he learned from Brycen that certain Ice-type species must rein in their feelings, having a "heart of ice" or else their powers weaken- so Iorek chose the good of the team over his own emotions.]]
** Galvantula (Anansi): This team has a lot of crazy, aloof, prideful, and suchlike members, but Anansi, true to his name, is the fun one of the group. A trickster, jokester, pungeon master, and always ready with a sharp retort or witty comeback in battle. While not physically the strongest, he has a lot of skill and agility, and never learned how to surrender (his Determinator status inspired by Spider-Man's own unbreakable will). Out to prove to the world that Bugs aren't a type to be laughed at, at least not for their supposed weakness.
** Braviary (Vaughn[[hottip:*:This name has particular special meaning- I named him for my father]]): Although he joined as a Rufflet, Vaughn is easily the oldest of the group, simply having not chosen to evolve before. Until he joined, the team was a RagtagBunchOfMisfits, with only Bernard's good nature and Anansi's jokes keeping everything from falling apart (what with Sylar being borderline psychotic, Iorek becoming more distant, and Excalibur starting to lose what little control he had as everyone grew stronger), but Vaughn's long life imparted him with wisdom and foresight beyond most Pokemon. Ended up becoming TheHeart as he brought the team together into a family when they needed it most, and ultimately even Excalibur will defer to him in serious situations.

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** Serperior (Excalibur[[hottip:*:Because of how Snivy looks with [[SoulEater a cane and top hat]]]]): Team leader. A bit prissy and prideful, but dead loyal to his trainer. Serves as more of the mentor to the rest of the team since he served much longer before any of them joined, unlike the Black team. Can be a bit of a StealthMentor at times, and while he doesn't show it he does genuinely like each of his partners deep down. [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Really deep down.]] Is oddly fond of Lillipup for reasons nobody understands.
understands... which is to say, although none of the others remember due to not having been on the team at the time, Excalibur remembers the first catch his trainer had made, a strong-willed Lillipup who eventually evolved into a Herdier before being boxed. They were good friends even if at odds at times, and the Serperior has a soft spot for the species as a whole, which occasionally bites him back in battle (such as when he fought Bianca's Stoutland and nearly lost by going too easy on it).
** Zoroark (Sylar[[hottip:*: Yes, from Heroes. I couldn't think of any other good shapeshifter/illusionist names and I always liked the sound of it anyway]]): Probably the closest thing to a TokenEvilTeammate any team I've used has. Not really evil, but he was definitely a CreepyChild as Zorua, not to mention slightly disjointed from reality and not really aware that others feel pain. Excalibur took him under his wing, claiming it was simply to keep him from being a detriment to the team. After a ''lot'' of guidance and character development, he became something more like Deadpool with less fourth wall breaking.
breaking. He views Excalibur as a bit of a big-brother figure, and the Grass Pokemon is his favorite illusion, though he's done flawless impressions of every team member at various points. Was oddly the first to warm up to Vaughn, perhaps because the bird took a shine to him and doted on him a bit even though he wasn't a small Zorua anymore.
** Darmanitan (Bernard): Stern, but kind. That's probably the best way to describe Bernard. He especially seems a bit cold at first meeting, but is friendlier to those he knows well. Is both literally and figuratively TheBigGuy, and is exceptionally strong even for his species. At first, Sylar made fun of him for being small as a Darumaka, but then evolution occurred and Sylar learned a lesson about foresight. Bernard didn't do anything to him because he's too nice; in fact, hurting his teammates is his BerserkButton and he has more than enough power to wreck anyone he wants to. His eyebrows blaze more than usual when angry.
angry. One of the team's two tanks, and is conservative with his power due to the destructive potential of Sheer Force. One of his highlights was getting in a Belly Drum against an enemy Darmanitan then dropping it with a fully-boosted Hammer Arm despite being brought to critical health. It was beautiful.
** Beartic (Iorek[[hottip:*:See HisDarkMaterials, the armored polar bears are probably the thing I like most out of that series]]): Slightly aloof but well-meaning, Iorek's personality changed greatly from when he was a cheerful little Cubchoo. Perhaps it's because the stereotypical Ice-type personality took over, or perhaps he feels he failed in some way and distances himself out of shame. Bernard is the only one he's close enough with to talk about it, but the Fire-type isn't giving up any secrets. [[spoiler: The reason for this is because he learned from Brycen that certain Ice-type species must rein in their feelings, having a "heart of ice" or else their powers weaken- so Iorek chose the good of the team over his own emotions.]]
]] Definitely came into his own in the final gym, where he soloed Iris. OHKO on ''all three'' of her team members! Haxorus was the only one who got a move in, and it foolishly used Dragon Dance instead of an actual attack.
** Galvantula (Anansi): This team has a lot of crazy, aloof, prideful, and suchlike members, but Anansi, true to his name, is the fun one of the group. A trickster, jokester, pungeon master, and always ready with a sharp retort or witty comeback in battle. While not physically the strongest, he has a lot of skill and agility, and never learned how to surrender (his Determinator status inspired by Spider-Man's own unbreakable will). Out to prove to the world that Bugs aren't a type to be laughed at, at least not for their supposed weakness.
weakness. Also the team's catching expert due to Thunder Wave, and loves spoiling an enemy's day by dropping a Compoundeyes-boosted Thunder on them. While he may not be Bernard or Iorek, he's definitely a powerhouse in his own right, and any Pokemon weak to Electric and Bug do right to fear him.
** Braviary (Vaughn[[hottip:*:This name has particular special meaning- I named him for my father]]): Although he joined as a Rufflet, Vaughn is easily the oldest of the group, simply having not chosen to evolve before. Until he joined, the team was a RagtagBunchOfMisfits, with only Bernard's good nature and Anansi's jokes keeping everything from falling apart (what with Sylar being borderline psychotic, Iorek becoming more distant, and Excalibur starting to lose what little control he had as everyone grew stronger), but Vaughn's long life imparted him with wisdom and foresight beyond most Pokemon. Ended up becoming TheHeart as he brought the team together into a family when they needed it most, and ultimately even Excalibur will defer to him in serious situations. Initially, he seemed a bit harsh to them since they were in need of being whipped into shape (and because he had to make them take him seriously- despite being older than them all combined he was still the smallest), though as things got better they began to see more of his softer, loving side. The TeamDad through-and-through, he affectionately refers to them as his flock post-evolution. Before then he had to take breaks during battles due to his age and relative weakness compared to the rest of the team, but evolving into Braviary rejuvenated his body and gave him a much-needed strength boost.



** Beeheeyem

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** BeeheeyemBeeheyem



** Iroh (Simisear)
** Eli (Whimsicott)
** Scott (Scrafty)
** Ace (Archeops)
** Odette (Swanna)
** Drach (Hydreigon)

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** Iroh (Simisear)
(Simisear): TheHero. In my version of events, the trainer's starter, an Oshawott, was stolen by Plasma, and the rest of the game is bolstered by Iroh, now the "starter" of the team, rallying his teammates and trainer to get the stolen Pokemon back. Knows a variety of powerful moves, though Flame Burst is his signature attack. Iroh could perhaps be compared to Optimus Primal- someone not expecting to be thrust into the role of a leader, but one who did so with incredible heart and perseverance. Ultimately, the starter Oshawott is recovered at the end of the story thanks to N, but Iroh remains as the leader of the team and finally overcomes all the doubts he'd had about himself throughout his journey.
** Eli (Whimsicott)
(Whimsicott) TheSmartGuy. By far the most tactical fighter, having relied on status moves and Leech Seed as a Cottonee, to his advantage as he won almost every battle he was in during that stage. Upon evolution he changed his moveset to a variety of powerful special attacking moves, and boasts such techniques as Hurricane, Energy Ball, and Shadow Ball for extreme type coverage. The team's strategist and moral center, he's also the one who keeps them emotionally upbeat and cheers them up when sad or conflicted, he doubles as TheHeart.
** Scott (Scrafty)
(Scrafty) TheBigGuy. Named for Scott Pilgrim, he's a little ditzy but basically well-meaning. Kind of nerdy and hipster-ish like his namesake, and wears his hoodie up a lot of the time. Underneath it all he's a big softy of a lizard who likes listening to music you've never heard of and hanging with his teammates- also the first to jump into a fight when one is in trouble.
** Ace (Archeops)
(Archeops) TheLancer. Unlike Iroh who's unsure of himself, Ace fully believes in his name and tends to be a LargeHam when boasting of his achievements. However, while he is a strong battler he's every bit the GlassCannon as the rest of his species and tends to suffer hilarious defeats whenever his ego starts to get too inflated. While he is prideful he's also very loyal to his team, and the first to encourage Iroh when the fire monkey starts to doubt himself.
** Odette (Swanna)
(Swanna) TheChick. Unlike most Chicks she's also a full-fledged ActionGirl and possibly the strongest of the original five despite appearances. She's won more than one battle she shouldn't have based on types and base stats alone, but this Pokemon named for the Swan Princess unleashes moves like Surf, Ice Beam, and Hurricane with grace and ferocious power. She's also Ace's mate and is willing to put up with him because she knows he's honestly a good guy underneath all the swagger.
** Drach (Hydreigon)(Hydreigon) The SixthRanger. Joined much later than the rest, was initially a TagalongKid til his first evolution proved his worth. However, he didn't really reach his full potential until much later- he was chosen to sit out in place of Reshiram, and didn't win many battles in the league. However, after the Plasma fiasco had blown over, his trainer decided to focus on making Drach stronger, and he finally evolved into a three-headed victory machine. Drach likes to eat, sleep, and battle most of the time, preferring not to speak. When he does, he speaks in a surprisingly gentle, deep voice- but only when he has something absolutely worth saying, and even then not til he evolved the second time. Before then, the rest of the team had thought he was incapable of normal speech.
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I've currently taken the Characters page for ZatchBell under my wing and am sort of making it my own personal project, as I'm a big fan of the series. Feel free to chip in, and if you like what you see there, it's likely my work. Of course, any and all helpful edits are welcome. It's a team effort, I'm just taking the time to do something I love, and if others decide to help out, that's great!



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I've currently taken the Characters page for ZatchBell under my wing and am sort of making it my own personal project, as I'm a big fan of the series. Feel free to chip in, and if you like what you see there, it's likely my work. Of course, any and all helpful edits are welcome. It's a team effort, I'm just taking the time to do something I love, and if others decide to help out, that's great!






* FakeBrit: Again, pretty good at this, to the point of being told by someone they thought I was British ''when I had only spoken to them in my regular voice.''

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* FakeBrit: Again, pretty good at this, to the point of being told by someone they thought I was British ''when I had only spoken to them in my regular voice.normal, American accent.''


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Moving on to something more positive, Pokemon. I love Pokemon, ever since I was a kid it's been a major presence in my life. As of the fifth-gen games I've officially got too many Pokemon I want to use to handle, so even with Black and White roms (which I got in December of 2010), the actual English games, and planning for the third game... I'm still behind. Cripes. Anyway, I thought I'd repost some of the stuff I've written about those various teams there:
* Black:
** Emboar (Augustus[[hottip:*:[[DoctorWho Amy Pond's']] dad's name, thought it sounded cool]]): TheHero and team leader, deeply caring of his comrades, much like the Pokedex suggests. Generally a nice guy, goes into unstoppable rage mode when confronted with evil or injustice. Intended to start out as a bumbling Tepig then mature into a badass as the journey progresses. Has mastered a wide variety of techniques, even those outside his own type like Wild Charge.
** Simisage (Bravo[[hottip:*:As in Jonny Bravo- look at the hair! OH MOMMA]]): TheLancer, totally a ham and totally full of himself. Except when he decides to get serious, because then he drops the act and stops being funny. The comic relief of the group otherwise, but should not be underestimated. HeterosexualLifePartners with Augustus, having been teammates the longest and because Augustus knows he has a good heart deep down. Fully came into his own in the Elite Four battles, where his Seed Bomb and Shadow Claw techniques made him an invaluable team member- and people say the monkeys are weak!
** Excadrill (Simon[[hottip:*: Yes, THAT Simon who pierced the heavens]]): HotBlooded and total badass. Unlike Augustus who doesn't particularly relish battling, Simon fights to become stronger, in order to protect innocent Pokemon. Before being caught he saw what Team Plasma was really like, and the things they did to Pokemon. He chose to find a strong trainer so he could assist directly in their defeat, and will not hold back on any villain standing between his drill and the heavens.
** Carracosta ({{Gamera}}): A fossil Pokemon who died out and relishes his second chance at life. The most optimistic and down-to-earth teammate, and something of a WarriorPoet. Due to his lack of speed he initially seems like the least useful member, but when he uses Shell Smash he turns into a LightningBruiser to be reckoned with. He only does this in the most dire of circumstances or against very strong opponents, however.
** Golurk (Titan): Nobody is entirely sure what's up with this guy or what he really wants or likes. Titan is mute, and doesn't seem to pay much attention to or understand language anyway. The other teammates are a little weirded out by him at times, but Titan willingly shields them in battle with his durable body, and his loyalty and strength are undoubted. He also seems especially gentle toward children and small Pokemon. Completely by coincidence his actual nature is Gentle and his characteristic is "sturdy body." Life imitates art?
** Bisharp (Kuuga[[hottip:*:As in KamenRider Kuuga, who I picked at random for looking cool and having a cool name]]): The final addition to the team, probably the most anti-heroic out of them. He doesn't care about honor or prestige, only winning. His Dark type makes him a little naturally on-edge, but as time passes he begins to warm up to the team as they're always willing to accept him as their friend and partner. Seems to be closest friends with Titan, possibly because the silent Golurk doesn't ask him annoying questions about his backstory. [[spoiler: If you're curious, his backstory is that he was exiled from his tribe for showing mercy to a fallen opponent, and has battled with the conflict between his species' instincts and what he personally feels.]]
* White:
** Serperior (Excalibur[[hottip:*:Because of how Snivy looks with [[SoulEater a cane and top hat]]]]): Team leader. A bit prissy and prideful, but dead loyal to his trainer. Serves as more of the mentor to the rest of the team since he served much longer before any of them joined, unlike the Black team. Can be a bit of a StealthMentor at times, and while he doesn't show it he does genuinely like each of his partners deep down. [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Really deep down.]] Is oddly fond of Lillipup for reasons nobody understands.
** Zoroark (Sylar[[hottip:*: Yes, from Heroes. I couldn't think of any other good shapeshifter/illusionist names and I always liked the sound of it anyway]]): Probably the closest thing to a TokenEvilTeammate any team I've used has. Not really evil, but he was definitely a CreepyChild as Zorua, not to mention slightly disjointed from reality and not really aware that others feel pain. Excalibur took him under his wing, claiming it was simply to keep him from being a detriment to the team. After a ''lot'' of guidance and character development, he became something more like Deadpool with less fourth wall breaking.
** Darmanitan (Bernard): Stern, but kind. That's probably the best way to describe Bernard. He especially seems a bit cold at first meeting, but is friendlier to those he knows well. Is both literally and figuratively TheBigGuy, and is exceptionally strong even for his species. At first, Sylar made fun of him for being small as a Darumaka, but then evolution occurred and Sylar learned a lesson about foresight. Bernard didn't do anything to him because he's too nice; in fact, hurting his teammates is his BerserkButton and he has more than enough power to wreck anyone he wants to. His eyebrows blaze more than usual when angry.
** Beartic (Iorek[[hottip:*:See HisDarkMaterials, the armored polar bears are probably the thing I like most out of that series]]): Slightly aloof but well-meaning, Iorek's personality changed greatly from when he was a cheerful little Cubchoo. Perhaps it's because the stereotypical Ice-type personality took over, or perhaps he feels he failed in some way and distances himself out of shame. Bernard is the only one he's close enough with to talk about it, but the Fire-type isn't giving up any secrets. [[spoiler: The reason for this is because he learned from Brycen that certain Ice-type species must rein in their feelings, having a "heart of ice" or else their powers weaken- so Iorek chose the good of the team over his own emotions.]]
** Galvantula (Anansi): This team has a lot of crazy, aloof, prideful, and suchlike members, but Anansi, true to his name, is the fun one of the group. A trickster, jokester, pungeon master, and always ready with a sharp retort or witty comeback in battle. While not physically the strongest, he has a lot of skill and agility, and never learned how to surrender (his Determinator status inspired by Spider-Man's own unbreakable will). Out to prove to the world that Bugs aren't a type to be laughed at, at least not for their supposed weakness.
** Braviary (Vaughn[[hottip:*:This name has particular special meaning- I named him for my father]]): Although he joined as a Rufflet, Vaughn is easily the oldest of the group, simply having not chosen to evolve before. Until he joined, the team was a RagtagBunchOfMisfits, with only Bernard's good nature and Anansi's jokes keeping everything from falling apart (what with Sylar being borderline psychotic, Iorek becoming more distant, and Excalibur starting to lose what little control he had as everyone grew stronger), but Vaughn's long life imparted him with wisdom and foresight beyond most Pokemon. Ended up becoming TheHeart as he brought the team together into a family when they needed it most, and ultimately even Excalibur will defer to him in serious situations.
* Probably-Be-Called-Gray-But-Who-Knows-I-Sure-Don't:
** Samurott (Kenshin[[hottip:*:Not necessarily THAT Kenshin, at least not entirely- there was a samurai named Kenshin in real life too!]]): This team's leader is the most willing to think of himself as that role in the form that it's needed, specifically, the one who motivates the others and will always be there for them whenever they need him. Honorable, strong, and determined, as he aspires to be like the real samurai of old. Treats opponents with respect and admiration, and holds himself to the highest standard possible.
** Zebstrika (Angus): About as Scottish as an electric zebra can get. There's no real logic as to why a zebra Pokemon in a region based on the USA is Scottish, but Angus is and is proud of it. Does not fall under the drunken or violent sterotypes, but he is boisterous and occasionally rowdy- perhaps like Kamina but with a bit more common sense. In fact, the only thing that makes him even remotely angry is asking to ride on his back. He's ''not'' a Rapidash. Don't forget it.
** Escavalier (Percival[[hottip:*:Been wanting to use this name for ages, almost used it for a Plusle but then I went with Electrode instead, long story]]): The knight in shining armor, or at least he wants to be one. Was weak but determined as a Karrablast, and eventually found a Shelmet who wanted to become faster, so they ended up both evolving. His goal is to be a superhero to young Pokemon, though he hasn't yet figured out what that means or what it entails. Looks up to Kenshin for guidance about how to be a good swordsman, and overall is a good-hearted Pokemon who's like a much less insane Don Quixote.
** Haxorus (Styrmling[[hottip:*:The unseen third dragon brother in Dragon Quest IX]]): A rough-and-tumble dragon who views fighting as a bit of sport. He knows he's not the smartest and doesn't pretend to be, but is generally jovial and has a dirty joke or two to lighten the mood (you'd be surprised at Pokemon toilet humor). Besides battling, he prefers to relax and simply enjoy what life throws at him. Definitely a simple guy who enjoys the simple things in life and is unashamed of it.
** Chandelure (Lumiere[[hottip:*: Yes, I know, I'm so sorry, it was the best I had]]): Foppish and French, that's Lumiere for you. Is not particularly mean or scary like others of his species, and is in fact helpful and suave, much like his namesake. Decided to join the team because they were the first to actually welcome his help for guidance through the Celestial Tower rather than be suspicious because of the stigma surrounding his line, and is Jeremiah Gottwald-level loyal because of it. Not to be underestimated, though, there's a reason he's a permanent team member.
** Volcarona (Helios): Helios should have been born a Spoink or Tepig, because he's all ham, even since he was a Larvesta. Used to having his species worshipped as sun gods but isn't quite aware yet that things have changed over the years. Despite that he's more of a benevolent sort, and the worst he's really done is demand a sacrifice of thirty virgins (the only one the team could think of was Bianca and even then they weren't entirely sure he was serious). Were this a cartoon, he would be voiced by the one and only BRIAN BLESSED. Exactly why he fights- fame, recognition, respect?[[hottip:*:actually he just really likes the other team members and so chooses to keep fighting alongside them]]- is unclear, but the team is thankful he's on their side.

Those are the English releases. Oh, but wait, those are just my main story teams. I've decided of late to also build "backup" teams out of other Pokemon I like, so that I can use some more 'mons and mix my teams up once in a while. Check it:
* Black:
** Leavanny
** Cryogonal
** Garbodor (a Pokemon I refuse to hear any hate toward)
** Mienshao
** Stunfisk (I may not be a huge fan of the design but it is my most-wanted type combo...)
** Beeheeyem
* White:
** Lilligant
** Gigalith
** Sigilyph
** Crustle
** Jellicent
** Reuniclus
* "Gray":
** Heatmor
** Durant (yes, on the same team as Heatmor. I thought it'd be good for characterizing)
** Eelektross
** Musharna
** Vanilluxe
** Audino

Yeah, I haven't added names or backstories yet, as this is a very recent idea. Oh, but wait, these are just the ''English'' games! I haven't even gone into the Japanese versions yet! There's still two more teams to go:
* Japanese Black:
** Iroh (Simisear)
** Eli (Whimsicott)
** Scott (Scrafty)
** Ace (Archeops)
** Odette (Swanna)
** Drach (Hydreigon)
* Japanese White:
** Leroy (Throh)
** Bruce (Swoobat)
** Vyre (Scolipede)
** Kroze (Krookodile)
** Atem (Cofagrigus)
** Gizmo (Klinklang)

OH ARCEUS IT IS LATE AND I DO NOT WANT TO WRITE ANYMORE

I WILL ADD MORE LATER

BE THERE
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Describe DominusTemporis here.

Well, okay, if you insist...

Dominus Temporis was a new troper who had been hanging around the site for a while and finally got his lazy tuckus in gear. Then he made this page. And then he forgot about it. And then it was moved to the Tropers section along with all the others, which totally explains all those red links over in Troper Tales. And now I'm editing this once more...

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Describe DominusTemporis here.

Well, okay, if you insist...

Dominus Temporis was was, once upon a time, a new troper who had been hanging around the site for a while and finally got his lazy tuckus in gear. Then he made this page. And then he forgot about it. And then it was moved to the Tropers section along with all the others, which totally explains all those red links over in Troper Tales. And now I'm editing this once more...







!A Few (OK, quite a bit more than that) Tropes From My Life

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!A Few (OK, [[strike:(OK, quite a bit more than that) that)]] (screw that I'm paring this down) Tropes From My Life



* AllLoveIsUnrequited: And how!
* AskAStupidQuestion: Happens occasionally. I usually do a "here's your sign" reference.

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* AllLoveIsUnrequited: '''AllLoveIsUnrequited''': And how!
* AskAStupidQuestion: Happens occasionally.
how! Upwards of ''thirty different girls.'' I usually do a "here's your sign" reference.lost track, okay? It got depressing.



* GirlOnGirlIsHot: ''Duh.''
* GoshDangItToHeck
* GroinAttack: You ''never'' get used to it.
* HandOrObjectUnderwear

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* GirlOnGirlIsHot: ''Duh.''
GoshDangItToHeck: Save the swears for when you really need them, kids.
* GoshDangItToHeck
* GroinAttack: You ''never'' get used to it.
* HandOrObjectUnderwear
HeroicSelfDeprecation: Low self-esteem sucks.



* HugeGuyTinyGirl: My current love interest is hardly five feet tall. I'm six-foot-two-and-a-bit. UPDATE: yeah, it failed. See AllLoveIsUnrequited above. And now there's another girl much shorter than I am...



* IKnowKungFu
* IKnowYouKnowIKnow
* IReadThatAs
* IRememberBecause
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy
* IceCreamKoan: He who edits tropes often... has way too much free time.
* IdenticalGrandson: Apparently I look just like my maternal uncle did when he was my age.

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* IKnowKungFu
* IKnowYouKnowIKnow
* IReadThatAs
* IRememberBecause
* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy
* IceCreamKoan: He who edits tropes often... has way too much free time.
* IdenticalGrandson: Apparently I look just like my maternal uncle did when he was my age.
IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: Every damn time. Not necessarily by choice.



* InTheStyleOf: I'm in improv. I also randomly improvise throughout the day. This happens a lot.
* InnocentInnuendo

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* InTheStyleOf: I'm [[strike:I'm in]] I used to be in improv. I also randomly improvise throughout the day. This happens a lot.
* InnocentInnuendo
lot.



** Starting to veer into KnightInSourArmor territory.



* LastNameBasis: At my college, two people are subject to this. They are sisters. ...yeah.



* MySisterIsOffLimits: Done to me, not by me (I'm an only child). The problem is that the guy was never ''direct'' about it, so I can only assume the inevitable outcome was him turning said sister against me...



* SelfDeprecation: Low self-esteem sucks.


~with more to come, hopefully sooner next time~

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* SelfDeprecation: Low self-esteem sucks.


~with more to come, hopefully sooner next time~

Yeah, so I'm the kinda guy who has no luck with women and ends up kind of depressed by that. Don't suppose there are any female tropers in the 18-20 range who might be somewhat interested...?

Nah, didn't think so. Silly Tempo, romance is for kids!
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