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[[http://charcole.kyrio.net/ CharCole]] is a webcomic drawn by Kyrio, set within the Franchise/{{Pokemon}} world.

It follows the misadventures of Cole Nero. Though the son of the local Pokémon professor, he was actually never that interested in becoming a Trainer. But on his 18th birthday, he finds himself dragged along on a Pokémon journey anyways- on the ''other'' side of the Pokéball.

An encounter with a badly-programmed reconstructor/teleporter leaves him stranded in the woods [[{{Animorphism}} as a Charmander]]. Confused, he accidentally lets himself be caught by neophyte trainer Brian Wheaton, who makes up in enthusiasm what he lacks in competence.

Unable to communicate his predicament to the human world for the time being, he reluctantly goes along with Brian- and soon begins to fear just how [[TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody naturally]] he takes to battling. Then a 2000-year-old psychopathic Mew gets wind of his situation, and things start getting complicated...

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!!This webcomic provides examples of:

* AfraidOfNeedles: Cole is. [[spoiler:One more sign that he's no pokemon.]]
* AltText
* AnimeHair: Several of the human characters; comes from being Pokemon-based.
** [[AloofBigBrother Tarrant]] and [[AntiVillain Ganon]] qualify as well.
* {{Animorphism}}: Cole's predicament.
* ArtEvolution: Don't let the first hundred or so pages fool you. The art gets much better.
* [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny Attention Deficit... Ooh, Shiny!]]: Vivian Nepenthe, the "second" gym leader.
* BigShutUp: [[http://kyrio.deviantart.com/art/CharCole-232-201596388?q=gallery%3Akyrio%2F2522984&qo=230 Bud to Kraker,]] after Kraker ignores Bud's concerns about Cole.
* CutlassBetweenTheTeeth: [[http://charcole.kyrio.net/2010_02_22_charcole175-point-taken/ Tigris's stunt]] technically counts.
* DangerousSixteenthBirthday: [[ZigZaggingTrope Played with]] when Cole's absentminded father wished him a "sweet sixteenth" the morning his troubles begin, not realizing his son was in fact turning ''eighteen'' that day. [[spoiler: Taking that as the last straw, Cole decides to get revenge by sabotaging one of his dad's machines, [[SelfFulfillingProphecy mistakenly activating it instead...]]]]
* DefeatMeansFriendship: Subverted a bit with Cole's initial capture, but otherwise true; comes from being Pokemon-based.
* DontCallMeSir: Eve to Shelby
* EccentricMentor: Aodan
* ElementalRockPaperScissors: Comes from being Pokemon-based.
* ElsewhereFic: The story takes place in the newly-created "Lassoh Region".
* InstantExpert: Subverted, Just because Cole's now a Charmander doesn't mean he knows how to breathe fire. [[EccentricMentor Aodan]] has to teach him how to do quite a few things that don't come instinctively.
* GetAholdOfYourselfMan: [[http://charcole.kyrio.net/2010_01_08_charcole165-thats-crazy-talk/ In order to get Cole to calm down and think rationally]], Aodan ''pins Cole to the ground with one foot'' and angrily asks if he's lost his mind.
* GhostInTheMachine: Cole has "Reason" and "Emotion" hanging around.
** It should be noted that the voice of reason [[ThemindIsAPLaythingOfTheBody is a Charmander]].
* GoodOldFisticuffs: Cole does this most of the time, even after he learns to breathe fire.
* JustEatGilligan: Perhaps Cole is unable to speak, but shouldn't he still know enough about the English language to ''write'' "I am not a pokemon"? [[http://charcole.kyrio.net/?comic=charcole220-what-the-rodent-wrote He eventually realizes the same thing.]]
* KamehameHadoken: [[spoiler:The Boss' Hyper Beam.]]
* LampshadeHanging: Occasionally done by the author in the AltText.
* LevelFiveOnix: [[http://charcole.kyrio.net/2010_01_06_charcole164-didactic-reasoning/ Averted]], in the literal sense at least; type advantages against a 3-ton boulder are purely theoretical.
* [[PokemonSpeak Pokémon Speak]]: See TongueTied below.
* ThePowerOfRock: Sort of, [[ShockAndAwe Kraker]] [[http://charcole.kyrio.net/2010_03_05_charcole179-photosensitivity/ lights up a cave]] with the [[Music/HeavyMetal horns gesture.]]
* PreAssKickingOneLiner: Many, but especially this one: "We have five minutes, Kraker. Make it quick." "Quick you say? That doesn't necessarily mean... painless."
* [[PrecisionGuidedBoomerang Precision Guided Bonemerang]]: averted, to Dante's frustration.
* TalkingToThemself: Reason and Emotion. Becomes a particularly interesting example when they [[http://kyrio.deviantart.com/gallery/2522984?offset=144#/d2fcf74 duel]] [[http://kyrio.deviantart.com/art/CharCole-151-146753862?q=gallery%3Akyrio%2F2522984&qo=150 each]] [[http://kyrio.deviantart.com/art/CharCole-152-146787369?q=gallery%3Akyrio%2F2522984&qo=151 other]] ala [[Film/FightClub Fight Club]].
* ThePunishment: Maoh, to a degree.
* RunningGag: Brian getting hit in the head by something a Pokemon he just captured threw at him.
** Cole being called a loony by various characters.
* ShoutOut: [[TheDitz "Why?]] [[Film/TheDarkKnight Slow]] [[http://charcole.kyrio.net/2009_09_03_charcole80/ sirius?"]]
* SinisterScythe: "The Boss", a Scyther.
* SplitPersonalityTakeover: Whether or not Cole/Charlie will succumb to this is a large part of the main plot, and it's something he's very worried about. [[spoiler:It may be what Maoh was attempting to instigate by futzing around with Cole's subconcious in the first place.]]
* SteppingStonesInTheSky: [[http://charcole.kyrio.net/2009_10_28_charcole135/ Against a Beedrill swarm.]]
* TheExitIsThatWay: "To Marquee Town!" "Sensors indicate your destination is in the other direction."
* ThemeNaming:
** Cole[[note]]sounds like "coal", or an ember[[/note]], Prometheus[[note]]the giver of fire in Greek mythology[[/note]], Nero [[note]]Roman emperor associated with the Great Fire of Rome[[/note]], and Aodan[[note]]name means "fire"[[/note]] are all linked to fire in some way.
** The towns of the Lassoh region, as well as the region itself, are all named after Photoshop filters or tools.
** Various other characters are theme named as well such as the Grass/Fire gym leading family, the Wheatons[[note]]wheat also being a plant[[/note]]. Including Ivaline[[note]]Sounds like Ivy[[/note]], Mandragora, and Brian[[note]][[WordOfGod a slight mutation of Briar]][[/note]]
** Pokemon are generally named with their species or type in mind. Such as Charlie the Charmander, Kraker the Pikachu, or Bud the Bulbasaur.
* TheMindIsAPlaythingOfTheBody: Cole's main internal conflict [[spoiler: with Charlie, furthered by interference from Maoh.]]
* ToBeAMaster: Comes from being Pokemon-based.
* TongueTied: Cole is limited to PokemonSpeak, preventing him from telling any humans about his condition.
* TransformationComic: Somewhat: it caused Cole's predicament, and is the catalyst for the entire comic.
* UnstoppableRage: Cole's power surge in his first gym battle, triggered by a memory of his apathetic parents, which nearly causes him to torch his opponent Ivysaur to death.
* WebcomicTime: Roughly two years out-of-comic cover a week within, with the second year covering approximately 24 hours.
* WhamEpisode: Chapter 9, PsychoSafari. [[spoiler:Cole tries to write a message to Professor Cedar and explain his situation, only to find out the Prof. had put two and two together and knew Cole was a Charmander all along. Cole then agrees to some stress tests, which consist of Prof. Cedar trying to shoot Cole's head off while he runs for his life. Dante tries to [[BigDamnHeroes intervene]], but this just leads to him getting shot at. To save Dante, Cole literally [[WreathedInFlames catches on fire]] and stops the bullet with his freaking hands, all while remaining in control unlike his previous tastes of power. Even Maoh was impressed.]]
* WhenYouComingHomeDad: A major contributor to the friction between Cole and his father.
* WithGreatPowerComesGreatInsanity: Maoh was supposedly granted a "taste of divinity," including immortality, according to a story in the comic. Now he's rather unstable, to put it mildly.
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