!Sinnoh Kingdom
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!!The Five Heroes (working on a nickname for the group)

[[folder:As a whole]]

* AllLovingHero: They make friends like Combee make honey, and have shown mercy to defeated enemies more than once. That said, crossing [[MoralEventHorizon certain lines]] can make them lose their mercy and take the kid gloves off. Should it ever come to that, the guilty party is [[{{VideoGame/Undertale}} gonna have a bad time.]]
* BerserkButton: Above all, these TrueCompanions are fiercely protective of each other. Mess with any one of them, and the other four will tear you to pieces.
** To a lesser extent, they don't take it well when someone insults their mentor/father figure, Byron.
* BigBrotherInstinct: As the three oldest members, Riley, Nando and Cynthia take it upon themselves to look after Roark and Gardenia. Invoked: Riley in particular has been protective of Roark since they were very young, and considers himself a sworn knight and bodyguard to his little lord.
* BreakTheCutie: The world of the Sinnoh Kingdom is not kind to them. At least they have each other.
* TheDeterminator: As is typical for Pierrots, they are ''very'' stubborn.
* FearlessFool: Another Pierrot trait. They find themselves jumping headlong into danger at the prospect of adventure or heroics more often than not. [[OnlySaneMan Nando]] not so much at first, but even he starts showing signs of this after [[LoonyFriendsImproveYourPersonality spending enough time with the group.]]
* KidHero: At the beginning, Roark is 12, Gardenia is 13, Riley, Nando, and Cynthia are 14.
* NatureHero: Through their membership in House Pierrot, they all have ties to nature and primarily use earth-based Pokémon (Rock, Grass, Steel, and Ground-types). Gardenia in particular is fond of [[MeaningfulName gardening]] and the supposedly haunted Eterna Forest.
* OddFriendship: Several, given their status as a RagtagBunchOfMisfits.
** Roark and Gardenia have a SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl dynamic.
** Riley's and Gardenia's families are constantly fighting, but that does not stop them from being friends.
** Nando being friends with the other four at all, given that House Tantibus has historically never been on good terms with House Pierrot.
* TwoGirlsToATeam: Two girls, three boys.
* UndyingLoyalty: To their House, to Byron and most importantly to each other.
* WakeUpGoToSchoolSaveTheWorld

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[[folder:Roark Pierrot]]

Lord Byron's young son and heir.

* AdorablyPrecociousChild: 12 years old might be pushing the definition of "child", but his attempts to act like his father and make people take him seriously are a definite invocation of this trope.
* TheBabyOfTheBunch: The youngest of his friends.
* BrutalHonesty: Inherited from his father. He doesn't mince words, and he will ''not'' lie to someone unless it is absolutely necessary.
* TheCutie: How everyone else sees him. He wishes they didn't.
* CoolHelmet: His iconic red mining helmet, which he always wears.
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: With Gardenia, since early childhood.
* HeirToTheDojo: The little prince of House Pierrot.
* {{Megane}}
* MissingMom: His mother abandoned the family when he was two to join the Kanto mafia. He doesn't particularly remember or miss her.
* NiceGuy
* OvershadowedByAwesome: He sometimes feels this way about his friends, what with Cynthia being the top battler in her class, Riley being his father's apprentice, and Nando as the heir apparent to the second most powerful House in the region.
* RedHeadedHero
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Him and Gardenia.
* TinySchoolboy: Yet another thing to tack on to his long, ''long'' list of insecurities.
* WeaponOfChoice: Cranidos.
* WellDoneSonGuy

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[[folder:Gardenia Greengrass]]

* ActionGirl: Don't be fooled by her ditzy nature. When the chips are down, she can be as dangerous as Cynthia.
* TheBabyOfTheBunch: Downplayed. She's the ''second'' youngest of her five friends, but her childlike personality and naivete lends itself a bit better to this trope than Roark's attempts to act older than his age.
* BoyishShortHair: Fitting her tomboy nature.
* TheCutie
* TheDitz
* EveryoneCanSeeIt: Her crush on Roark.
* GenkiGirl
* LeeroyJenkins
* MoralityPet: Nando's. While he's not a bad person by any means, she was the first to open up to him, and he trusts her the most.
* NightmareFuelStationAttendant: She loves all Grass-types...even terrifying ones like Cacturne and Abomasnow. To say nothing of her countless ventures into [[TheLostWoods the Eterna Forest.]]
* OneOfTheBoys: She was raised in the masculine and male-dominated House Pierrot, and Riley and Roark were her best friends growing up. Ironically, at heart she's still more feminine than fellow tomboy Cynthia.
* PlatonicLifePartners: With Nando, and Riley to a lesser extent.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: Her and Roark.
* RedHeadedHeroine
* WeaponOfChoice: Budew.
* WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes: She's terrified of ghosts.

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[[folder:Riley Ferron]]

* AnimalMotifs: He has a dog/wolf theme. Dogs are known for their loyalty and are protective of their owners, which fits his dedication to protecting the Pierrot family. His partner is Riolu, a puppy-like Pokémon. He is also usually the first to take charge of the group in times of danger, akin to an alpha wolf. Less flatteringly, enemies of the Pierrots have referred to him as Byron's "attack dog".
* BadassBookworm: He's interested in history and spends a great deal of time at the Canalave Library.
* TheChampion: He intends to be one for Roark.
* CoolBigBro
* HeroicLineage: His ancestor was the great knight Sir Aaron, who sacrificed his life to stop a war in Kanto.
* LastOfHisKind: The only known Aura Guardian.
* LadyAndKnight: A rare same-sex example, with him as the White Knight to Roark's Bright Lord.
* MeaningfulName: Ferro(n), Italian for "iron", is a fitting name for a Steel-type specialist and an aspiring KnightInShiningArmor.
* NiceHat
* NonIdleRich
* NobleWolf
* WeaponOfChoice: Riolu.

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[[folder:Nando Solista]]

* EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette: Devoting yourself to studying behind thick castle walls will do that to you. After staying with the Pierrots for a while, he starts to look more healthy and robust. Must be all that time outside.
* ElegantClassicalMusician
* HeirToTheDojo: He's being groomed to be the next lord of House Tantibus. His status as Tobias' heir isn't set in stone, however, and there are many eyeing it for themselves...
* MySpeciesDothProtestTooMuch: A kind-hearted and gentle boy from a DeadlyDecadentCourt.
* MoralityPet: For more than one character. He's possibly the only living person [[NobleDemon Tobias]] genuinely cares about, earns the respect of his human-hating Scizor through patience and kindness, and convinces Byron that not all members of House Tantibus are rotten to the core.
* NiceGuy
* OnlySaneMan
* ShelteredAristocrat
* SixthRanger --> TheSmartGuy
* ShrinkingViolet: His initial characterization, which he grows out of thanks to his new friends.
* WeaponOfChoice: Ralts.
* TheWisePrince

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[[folder:Cynthia Stone]]

* TheAce: Top of her class, beautiful, talented, popular and a skilled Pokémon trainer.
** BrokenAce: ...but she still has insecurities and flaws underneath it all. She's afraid of letting her friends down, feels pressured by her mentor's expectations, and may be hiding a few dark secrets.
* ActionGirl
* BloodKnight: She loves the thrill of battle. An aspiring Pokémon master always has to be ready for action, after all.
* CoolBigSis
* HairDecorations: Two pairs of black teardrop-shaped hair clips. [Note: They will have some significance, perhaps as a TragicKeepsake.]
* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold
* LadyOfWar
* ToBeAMaster
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: With Gardenia, although both have tomboy traits. Generally speaking, Cynthia is the tomboyish ActionGirl and graceful LadyOfWar always ready for a Pokémon battle, while Gardenia is the girly girl who likes flowers and fairy tales, but isn't afraid to get her hands dirty in a fight or venture into the Eterna Forest.
* WeaponOfChoice: Gible.

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!!The Noble Houses

[[folder:Tropes common to all or most Houses]]
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!!House Pierrot

[[folder:Universal Tropes]]

* ArchEnemy: With House Tantibus for generations.
* ChronicHeroSyndrome
* DumbMuscle: Their enemies' opinion of them, although the majority of them are anything but, and they even have a few BadassBookworm[=s=] in their ranks.
** IdiotHero: ...On the ''other'' hand, their reputation for recklessly jumping into danger to save innocent people is not an entirely unfounded one.
* KnightInShiningArmor: The ideal they aspire to.
* GoodIsNotNice: They can be very harsh when dealing with their enemies.
* NatureHero
* SuperStrength

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[[folder:Lord Byron Pierrot]]

The benevolent leader of House Pierrot. He is Roark's father, and serves as a mentor/father figure to the protagonists.

* ActionDad
* BenevolentBoss / AFatherToHisMen: He treats every soldier, student and servant with respect, and makes it a point to remember their names.
* BerserkButton: Hurt ''any'' of his children, and he won't hesitate to rip you apart.
* LikeASonToMe: He treats all the Pierrot students like his own children, but it's Riley, his personal protégé, who he's closest to besides his own son, Roark.
* EccentricMentor
* ExtraOreDinary: Technically he's supposed to be the master of all six Earth Pokémon types[[note]]Steel, Rock, Ground, Bug, Poison and Grass[[/note]], but the Steel-type is his specialty.
* TheMentor: To Riley most prominently, but also serves as one to the other four protagonists.
* NoodleIncident: Why does he hate Tobias so much?
* PapaWolf: To all the students of House Pierrot, but of course he's most protective of Roark.
* ParentalSubstitute
* SuperStrength

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[[folder:Reed Greengrass]]

Gardenia's deceased father, a brilliant scientist.

* FloralThemeNaming: Like his wife and daughter, he's named after a plant.
* GoodParents: By all accounts, he loved his daughter very much, even if the time they had together was tragically short.
* HeterosexualLifePartners: He was very close to Byron, enough to trust him with looking after his daughter.
* TheLostLenore: To his wife Rosalind, who continues to mourn him deeply.
* MadScientist / GadgeteerGenius: He was a genius at crafting BambooTechnology. In fact, he was so good at his job that Byron often wonders why he didn't choose to join House Ampere.
* NiceGuy: From what we know about him, he was a loyal friend, a loving family man and overall a swell guy.
* NonActionGuy: He preferred to aid House Pierrot through his technology and inventions, leaving the fighting to his wife Rosalind.
* PosthumousCharacter: Although he is dead in the present day, his inventions help the main characters on the journey and his legacy remains a crucial part of Gardenia's ComingOfAgeStory.
* ShoutOut: A scientist named [[Comicbook/FantasticFour Reed]]...sounds familiar.
* TheSmartGuy: He served this role in House Pierrot.

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[[folder:Rosalind Greengrass]]

Gardenia's mother, a Pierrot knight.

* ActionMom: In her prime, she was one of Byron's most capable fighters. Still is.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Reed did most of the defrosting. After he died, she somewhat "refroze" herself, hiding her grief behind a stoic facade, but opens back up over time with her daughter's help.
* FeudingFamilies: Her side of the family is...not on good terms with the Ferron family, which is why she disapproves of Gardenia and Riley being friends. Their main point of contention seems to be fighting over which of them Byron prefers, but there might be more to it than that...
* FloralThemeNaming: Named after a plant like the rest of her family.
* GreenThumb: She has a love of gardening and primarily uses Grass-type Pokémon to battle.
* HeroicBSOD: Her husband's unexpected death sent her into a state of grief that lasted for many years and affected Gardenia's early childhood.
* MamaBear: Arceus help you if you put her daughter Gardenia in danger. Byron himself got a particularly brutal tongue-lashing after he allowed her to go on a dangerous mission by herself.
* PlatonicLifePartners: She is also one of Byron's close confidantes.
* ProperLady: She is regal, dignified, elegant, and carries herself with perfect manners.
* SavvyGuyEnergeticGirl: In her case, it was inverted. She was the Savvy Girl to Reed's Energetic Guy.
* ShipperOnDeck: Subtly, but she drops a few hints that she approves of Roark/Gardenia. Helped by the close relationship their families already share and Roark's status as heir to the Pierrot throne, meaning that Gardenia marrying him would advance the Greengrass family's social standing and give them a significant edge over the Ferrons.
* SilkHidingSteel: A capable Pierrot warrior and a shining example of a stoic ProperLady. Nobody said she couldn't be both at the same time.
* TheStoic: She is always composed, proper and prefers not to let her emotions show, the exact opposite of her daughter [[GenkiGirl Gardenia.]]
** NotSoStoic: ...but even if she isn't as open about it, she loves her daughter, and still privately grieves for her husband.
* UptownGirl: A girl from an ambitious, social-climbing upper-class family who fell in love with a poor but brilliant inventor.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Her hair is pink. Rose pink, in fact.

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!!House Tantibus

[[folder:Universal Tropes]]

* ArchEnemy
* DarkIsEvil / DarkIsNotEvil
* EvilIsPetty
* TheFairFolk
* PragmaticHero
* PsychicPowers
* TokenEvilTeammate

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[[folder:Lord Tobias Nightlock]]

* BerserkButton:
** He has little tolerance for [[EvilIsPetty pettiness,]] especially among [[DeadlyDecadentCourt the members of his court.]] Everything he does, cruel or kind, [[PragmaticHero has a purpose.]] He can hold grudges, but he would never do something stupid or rash just for the sake of spiting someone he hates.
** More directly, threatening or hurting Nando will [[PapaWolf send him into an unstoppable rage.]] When a gang of teenage delinquents beat the crap out of Nando and stole his Pokémon when he was 12, Tobias personally hunted them all down and used his Darkrai to [[MindRape ensnare them in horrific mind-destroying nightmares]] until ''every last one of them'' went irreversibly insane and had to be carted off to the BedlamHouse for their own safety. Yikes.
* CastingAShadow
* TheDreaded: Everyone in the criminal underground, from the lowest thief to the highest mafia don, fears his wrath should they displease him.
* DreamWeaver
* EveryoneHasStandards
* HeroOfAnotherStory: He captured two legendary Pokémon (a feat next to impossible for most) and overthrew the previous lord of House Tantibus, a despotic tyrant.
* IDidWhatIHadToDo
* LonelyAtTheTop
* NobleDemon
* NotSoAboveItAll: He dislikes pettiness and refuses to let his emotions rule him. Yet he relishes in the suffering of his enemies, shows rare bouts of extreme anger that sometimes influence his decisions, and his affection for Nando can make him do things he wouldn't otherwise.
* NotSoStoic: His cold demeanor rarely breaks. [[MoralityPet Nando]] seems to be the only one who can bring out his emotions--Tobias is at his happiest when spending time with him, genuinely loves and cares for him to some degree, and gets enraged when someone hurts him.
-->'''Lord Tobias:''' What is it about him...that changes me? [[WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove Why does he make me feel like this?]]
* PragmaticHero / PragmaticVillainy
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure
* {{Sadist}}: He has shades of it, like the incident with the delinquents mentioned above. He enjoys inflicting pain on his enemies, but is usually rational enough to keep it to a minimum.
* SurroundedByIdiots
* TranquilFury: The few times he shows anger, it's almost always this.
* YouKillItYouBoughtIt: Stole the Shadow King's Darkrai after defeating and killing him.

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[[folder:The King of Shadows (working name)]]

* AxCrazy
* BadBoss: He treated his underlings like dirt--knights, pages, squires, and nobles alike.
* TheCaligula: Insane, violent, and rose to power by murdering his predecessor.
* DarkIsEvil: Unlike [[NobleDemon Tobias,]] he was unambiguously and absolutely a vile, horrific individual.
* TheDreaded: Forget Tobias, ''this guy'' is the reason why House Tantibus is so feared and little loved even decades after his reign.
* DrunkOnTheDarkSide / DrunkWithPower: He was initially sane, but overexposure to Darkrai's power and experimentation with Pokémon magic drove him to madness.
* {{Expy}}: Of none other than [[Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire the Mad King himself, Aerys II Targaryen.]]
* PredecessorVillain
* ProperlyParanoid
* VillainOfAnotherStory: Specifically, Tobias's, and will likely factor into Byron's as well.

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!So This Is Basically...

* RunningGag:
** Jello getting characters' names wrong on purpose.
** Every episode features a disliked character killing a dog with a jackhammer.