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The main character, who after some weirdness involving time travel and Hitler, set out to become the Pokemon League champion with the help of his older male friend N.
Tropes that apply to Black:
- Action Survivor: Initially, but after some experience with fights he becomes a Badass Adorable.
- Alien Blood: His blood is black when he's in his half-Kcalb state.
- Anti-Hero: Type II. For all his snarkiness and occasional dickery he always tries to do the right thing.
- Attractive Bent-Gender: Sometimes it's hard to believe he's a guy.
- He later becomes this in Chapter 23 when he turns into a Sailor Scout.
- Bi the Way: Maybe. Has a crush on White and possibly Arti.
- But Not Too Foreign/ But Not Too White: Black has some Puerto Rican blood in him. It really shows during the Beach Episode.
- Clothing Damage: Whenever he becomes Kclab, all his clothes explode off of him. They're back when he reverts back to normal though.
- Curtains Match the Window
- Deadpan Snarker
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: Lampshaded. The crossdressing doesn't help.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: It didn't last very long.
- Mr Fanservice: Blame the crossdressing.
- Nice Hat
- Super-Powered Evil Side: Kcalb
- Surprise Incest: White is Black's twin sister.
- Wholesome Crossdresser: Does most of his fighting in drag.
- Though this almost never happens willingly.
The other main character and Black's older male friend. Antagonistic towards trainers, believing they enslave their Pokemon.
Tropes that apply to N:
- Ambiguously Gay: Is quite blatantly in love with Black, stares at his ass occasionally and is into dresses. REALLY into dresses.
- Attractive Bent-Gender: Not as feminine as Black, but looks pretty good in a dress.
- But Now I Must Go: In the penultimate chapter, he decides to leave after being mainpulated by his dad and Kyurem's Hero to find himself, but promises Black he'll be back to repay him for all he's done for him.
- Clingy Jealous Boy
- Conflicting Loyalties: Between his friendship with Black and Team Plasma.
- Cry Cute: Oh so much.
- Ditzy Genius
- Going Commando: Anytime he fights, since his underwear changes into the Menger Gun. But it seems it's also the Menger sponge that he carries around all the time, which would mean he never wears underwear.
- Green-Eyed Monster: He always gets upset when he thinks someone else is getting close to Black. He even punches Black in the crotch when he finds out that Black is having dreams about White.
- He also goes full on psycho when Black is revealed to be Reshiram's hero.
- Hair Decorations: Wears them from episode 9 to Episode 11
- Heroic B.S.O.D.: After a brief encounter with his father Ghetsis in Castelia City, he is left awfully depressed.
- And again after Zekrom refuses him as the hero.
- Innocent Fanservice Guy: Subverted; he sees no problem in Going Commando or wearing skimpy Magical Girl costumes, but is mortified when Black actually sees his junk.
- Jerk Ass: When ever his jealousy over Black or overzealousness about Pokemon gets the best of him.
- King Incognito: Is actually the king of Team Plasma.
- Man Child: So endearingly innocent. Despite being 21 and half years old, and recently turning 22, he doesn't seem to know about birds and bees.
- Nice Hat
- No Social Skills
- Single-Target Sexuality: For Black.
- Trademark Favorite Food: He really seems to enjoy his tea.
- Wholesome Crossdresser
- You Gotta Have Green Hair
The infamous glitch from the first generation who somehow ended up in the possession of Black. No one is really sure how.
Tropes that apply to MissingNo.:
- Heroic Comedic Sociopath: Played for laughs and he's pretty tame compared to Kcalb.
- Jerk Ass: All the deaths in the comic can be traced back to him.
- Equippable Ally / Morph Weapon: Every time Black fights he is wielding MissingNo. So far MissingNo. has turned into katana, a shield, and arguably a scythe.
- Token Evil Team Mate
- Would Hit a Girl: Just ask Mary.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: In addition to the above weapons, MissingNo. has also been a stocking, a tie, a cage, a giant hand, and a motorcycle.
Joy the Audino
The first and so far only Pokemon Black has (and probably only will get) caught.
Tropes that apply to Joy:
- The Medic
- Non-Human Sidekick: Unusually for a Pokemon comic, it's the human characters who do most of the fighting with Joy providing support from the sidelines.
- Talking Animal: Though this also qualifies for most recurring Pokemon characters, Joy is the most obvious example.
- Unsettling Gender Reveal: Joy is actually male.
A fusion of MissingNo. and Black brought out whenever Joy uses Helping Hand on the two of them. Although he is a fusion of them, Kclab is his own entity as well and frequently communicates with Black while showing a disturbing interest in him. It's revealed in the last chapter that he's actually the Light Hero from the very first fight between Reshiram and Zekrom.
Tropes that apply to Kcalb:
- Alien Blood: His blood is white.
- Berserk Button: Don't hurt Black. He nearly has a panic attack when he and Black switch places with Black in the dream world, meaning he can't protect Black.
- Blood Knight
- Character Tic: He likes sitting on top of Black. Even after he regains his sanity as the Light Hero!
- Full-Frontal Assault: Played for laughs. After being questioned about it, the author confirms that Kclab is always naked. And he's also a berserker.
- Fusion Dance
- Humanoid Abomination: An unholy fusion of Black and MissingNo..
- Screw Yourself: Heavily implied to be in love with Black
- Sinister Scythe: His main weapon
- Slasher Smile: His default expression.
- Sociopathic Hero/Heroic Comedic Sociopath: Like with Missingno, it varies.
- Super-Powered Evil Side
- Walking Shirtless Scene: He's constantly naked. It's played more for laughs than fanservice though.
- Walking Spoiler: Hopefully you've finished the comic before learning who he really is.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair
Black's childhood friend and twin sister, whom he has a crush on. She starts her own Pokemon journey at the same time with Black.
Tropes that apply to White:
- The Ace: Had all 8 badges by Chapter 19, and the only thing stopping her from beating the entire League by then was the fact that it wouldn't accept challengers at that point in time.
- But when she finally does, hoo boy...
- Action Girl
- But Not Too Foreign/But Not Too White: Also Puerto Rican like Black.
- Generation Xerox: Looks just like her mom, who also happens to be Black's mom.
- Hidden Depths: Ghestis interprets her dream of becoming champion of many different regions as a farce hiding her true desire to rule the world and destroy all who oppose her. She claims that he's twisting her words though. However, Ghestis justifies his views by citing the legend of the two heroes and saying that the dark hero was a tyrant feared far and wide for his great power.
- The Lad-ette: She gets a power drill for Christmas. She is thrilled.
- Nice Girl: She really does care about her friends and wants to spend time with them.
- Nice Hat
- Oblivious to Love: She's too focused on her goal to become the Champion to notice Black and Dirk's interest in her.
- One of the Boys: She acts this way, but not everyone sees her like one.
- This actually results in her becoming Zekrom's chosen hero.
- Only a Flesh Wound: Being shot through the chest by Ghetsis doesn't seem to bother her.
- This lasts as long as she was possessed. When Zekrom's Hero stops possessing her, she immediately registers the pain.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: After becoming Zekrom's hero.
- To Be a Master: Her goal is to beat the Champion.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: With Bel.
- Yaoi Fangirl: Maybe
Another childhood friend of Black.
Tropes that apply to Bel:
- Berserk Button: Don't call her fat.
- Cute Bruiser
- Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life
- Nice Hat
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: With White.
- Yaoi Fangirl: If dressing Cheren in a Meido outfit and encouraging Alder to fall in love with Cheren while humoring him that Cheren is a girl is any example.
Another childhood friend of Black.
Tropes that apply to Cheren:
- Bishōnen: Not as much as Black or N, but still enough for Alder to believe that he is a girl.
- Blind Without 'Em
- Break the Haughty: Episode 22.
- Butt Monkey: Just look at all the suffering he goes through when Bel and Alder are around.
- Character Development: Lampshaded when the author says Cheren got more character development than everyone else.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Dude Looks Like a Lady: He wasn't happy to find this out.
- Heroic B.S.O.D.: Is left catatonic after being forced to cosplay as a maid.
- He spends several pages of episode 21 with a blank expression upon finding out that Alder thought he was a girl.
- Hidden Depths: Black points out how White, Black, and Bel would be nothing without Cheren's encouragement, advice, and help.
- Interrupted Suicide: Black saves him.
- Jerk Ass: His Christmas present for Black? Chesto berries he happened to have in his pocket. Luckily they became useful later.
- Jerk Ass Woobie: In episode 22, Cheren finally snaps after Alder put him in the girl's side of the bath and caused Bel to beat the crap out of him, and runs out of the bath in tears.
- Stoic Spectacles
- Stupid Sexy Flanders: Has a man-crush on Alder. Until he finally meets him, that is.
- To Be a Master: His goal.
LookerA globe trotting elite of the international police. He recruits Black to help him track down the Plasma sages.
Tropes that apply to Looker:
The Pokémon Professor of Unova.
Tropes that apply to Professor Juniper:
A friend of Prof. Juniper who studies dreams.
Tropes that apply to Fennel:
The husband of Lenora.
Tropes that apply to Kidachi:
A Dancer that White met in Nimbasa City. Black sees him as rival for White's affections.
Tropes that apply to Dirk:
IrisDaughter and apprentice to Drayden. Black met her in the Dreamworld, where she promptly has an allergic reaction, turns into a Cloyster, and dies. In the real world, whatever happened to her there caused her to be stuck in a coma for two years.
Tropes that apply to Iris:
Joseph, Mary and Jesus
Team Plasma members and so far the main antagonists.
Tropes that apply to Joseph, Mary and Jesus.
- Dual Wielding: MissingNo.!Mary for a single panel.
- Eye Scream: MissingNo. at one point bitchslaps Mary in the eye which is left hideously bloodshot. Later, Kcalb just rips it out.
- Eyes Do Not Belong There: Mary activating her powers adds a large eye to either of her swords. They also glow with a purple aura that has eyes.
- Fan Nickname: The Holy Trinity/The Virgin Trio.
- Jerk Ass: All three of them, but Jesus takes the cake.
- Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: Your mileage may vary on the sympathetic part but they ain't the most competent criminals in the world.
- Kick the Dog: They are introduced kicking an Munna.
- Knight Templar
- Moral Myopia
- Non-Human Sidekick: Jesus the Whimsicott.
- Not So Harmless Villains: They are treated as a joke until they take a level in Badass. After that Joseph impales Black.
- Ship Tease: Mary and Joseph at the end of Episode 16 and near the end of Episode 19.
- Mary also blushes when talking to Adam and thinking of Ghetsis.
- Sir Swears-a-Lot: Jesus.
- Talking Animal: Jesus.
- Terrible Trio
- Theme Naming: Take a guess.
- Took a Level in Badass: Mary in chapter 16. It seems to be a side effect of MissingNo.'s bitchslap. Once she returns Joseph's sword they both get a badass boost.
- Touched by Vorlons: Mary seems to have gained some of MissingNo.'s powers.
The Leader of Team Plasma. He's also N's father.
Tropes that apply to Ghetsis.
- Abusive Parent: Maybe
- An Arm and a Leg: Lost his right arm, right eye, and had half his face paralyzed in an encounter with Kyurem.
- Artificial Limbs: Has an arm gun where his right arm used to be.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: Under his robe.
- Perpetual Frowner: Blame Kyurem
- You Gotta Have Green Hair
Three members of Team Plasma that serve N.
Tropes that apply to the Dark Trinity.
- Cloudcuckoolander: One of them is always doing something random, even during their missions.
- The Stoic: All three, even the aforementioned Cloudcuckoolander.
- Terrible Trio
Adam, Eve and Apple
Another trio of Grunts from Team Plasma but are considered to be the best. Like Joseph and Mary, Adam and Eve are human, while Apple is a Victini.
Tropes that apply to Adam, Eve and Apple:
Corn, Dent and Pod
Leaders of the Striaton Pokemon Gym/cafe/Host club.
Tropes that apply to Corn, Dent and Pod:
- Ambiguously Gay: Pod.Pod: EATING OFF OUR BODIES IS RECOMMENDED!
- Keet: POD.
- No Indoor Voice: POD.
- Perpetual Poverty: Despite being gym leaders, battles aren't their strongest suit and due to their losing streak they can't afford to take new challengers.Pod: WE'RE DROWNING IN DEBT!
- Perpetual Smiler: POD.
Gym Leader of Nacrene City.
Tropes that apply to Lenora
- Happily Married: To Kidachi.
- Sassy Black Woman: So much so that she scolded a villainous Meloetta into a Heel–Face Turn
Gym Leader of Castelia City
Tropes that apply to Arti:
- Big Creepy-Crawlies
- Bi the Way: Gay by all means, but had a crush on Elesa.
- Unlucky Childhood Friend: To Elesa.
- Wholesome Crossdresser
Gym Leader of Nimbasa City.
Tropes that apply to Elesa:
- Can't Hold Her Liquor: It takes less than one whole drink to reduce her to a giggling mess.
- She then spends the next month passed out on Lenora's floor.
- Shock and Awe
- Wholesome Crossdresser
Ingo and Emmet
Subway Bosses of the Nimbasa Battle Subway.
Tropes that apply to Ingo and Emmet:
- Gratuitous German
- Perpetual Frowner: Ingo.
- Perpetual Smiler: Emmet. Lenora finds this creepy.Emmet: I am saddened! I cannot express sadness!
- Twincest: Heavily hinted at.Emmet: Zuh city has been running on backup power for days! Luckily, our subways our unaffected. Zhey are powered by our Bruderliebenote .
- Ultimate Job Security: Their fights always end with massive collateral damage and apparently occasional deaths. One can only guess how they've managed to keep their jobs and more importantly why they haven't been arrested.
- Uncatty Resemblance: All of their Pokemon have the exact same expression as their owners.
Driftveil City's Gym Leader.
Tropes that apply to Clay:
- Big Damn Heroes: After Black gets impaled he shows up to save the day.
- Dishing Out Dirt
- Jerk Ass: When Black and N show up, he blames them for Team Plasmas escape and even calls them fairy boys.
- Nice Hat
- Tsundere: If the end of Episode 17 is any indication.
Mistralton City's Gym Leader.
Tropes that apply to Skyla
- Bare Your Midriff
- Blow You Away
- Butch Lesbian: or Lipstick Lesbian.
- Fiery Redhead: Very Hot-Blooded and with a Hair-Trigger Temper. She yelled at a news reporter for being outside to deliver the news after Tornadus made off with the reporter's panties, screamed at Tornadus to battle her to keep him from attacking the tower, and angrily chewed out Black and N for showing up so late to save Mistralton. In her defense, her city had been under attack for weeks, and she even admitted that the stress of the situation was setting her off and making her lose control of her temper.
- Going Commando: As of her first appearance; Tornadus is wearing her panties on his head. How he got them when she wears shorts is a mystery...
- What the Hell, Hero?: She calls out Black and N after they show up to save her Big Damn Heroes style...weeks after Tornadus first started terrorizing Mistralton City.Skyla: YOU GUYS ARE LATE! TORNADUS HAS BEEN WRECKING SHIT SINCE SUMMER. IT'S GONNA TAKE AN ASS-TON OF MONEY TO CLEAN UP MISTRALTON - AND THAT'S NOT ALL! I'VE GOT THE NATIONAL GUARD AND EVERY PSYCHIC I COULD FIND DEFENDING THE TOWER. TORNADUS THINKS IT'S FUNNY TO FUCK UP THE WEATHER, BUT IF ANYTHING HAPPENS TO THAT TOWER, WE ARE ALL DEAD. YOU SO-CALLED HEROES ARE SUPPOSED TO PREVENT THIS SHIT.
The Champion of the Pokemon League.
Tropes that apply to Alder:
- Accidental Misnaming: He consistently gets everyone's names wrong, usually Cheren's.
- The only person whose name he hasn't gotten wrong so far is N, whose name he doesn't even know.
- Broken Pedestal: For Cheren.
- Cheren: Does this mean...Alder was never affected by your illusions?Beheeyem: Correct. Alder's brain functions in an incomprehensible manner. Therefore, my powers do not work on him.
- Dirty Old Man: Has no problem holding Cheren's hand because he thought he was a young lady.
- Lolicon: Subverted: he thinks Cheren is a girl and actively flirts with him, but sees 'her' as too young.
Icirrus City's Gym Leader.
Tropes that apply to Hachiku:
- Gratuitous Japanese: His Beartic is named Kumanote , and he commands it to use Brine in its Japanese name, Shiomizunote . He also keeps his Japanese name, even after the artist started using English names for the Gym Leaders.
- Interrupted Suicide: Both he and Kuma try to commit seppuku after being defeated by Kyurem; Black and Joy stops them.
- Noodle Incident: Something happened to him in the past, which led to him becoming...
- The Quiet One: When he does talk, it's always in haiku format, save for the Gratuitous Japanese above.
Opelucid City's Gym Leader.
Tropes that apply to Drayden:
A Pokémon that attacked Dent, Corn, and Pod at Striaton City.
Tropes that apply to Grimey:
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Until being defeated by Black and N.
A Pokémon that attacked Lenora during a concert in Nacrene City.
Tropes that apply to Meloetta:
- Beehive Hairdo: Step Form.
- Dance Battler: Step Form.
- Humanshifting: She can take on a more human form.
A super weapon Pokémon created by Team Plasma to attack Burgh in Castelia. As it turns out, they used the mind of Adolf Hitler to create it, who was brought to the future by Black and N early in the series.
Tropes that apply to Genesect:
- In-Series Nickname: Hitlersect.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: A Nazi cyborg insect creature.
Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus
Three Legendary Pokémon brothers. Tornadus and Thundurus are huge perverts, much to the chagrin of their older "brother", Landorus. Thundurus first attacked Elesa at Nimbasa, Landorus attacked Clay at Driftveil, and finally Tornadus attacked Skyla at Mistralton.
Tropes that apply to Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus:
- Ambiguous Gender: Landorus.
- Attack of the 50-Foot Whatever: Landorus, until "he" is defeated by Black and N.
- Badass Mustache
- Dirty Old Men: Tornadus and Thundurus. According to Landorus, Tornadus is the worst of the two.
- Elemental Powers
- Only Sane Man: Landorus.
- No Biological Sex: Landorus, and most likely the other two as well.
- Panty Thief: Tornadus. And he somehow stole Skyla's panties while she had her shorts on.
- Smarter Than You Look: All three are notably more articulate in their minds than they are in reality. Mostly Thundurus.
Reshiram, Zekrom, and Kyurem
The Tao Trio, a trio of Legendary Pokémon. Kyurem first appeared in the story to attack Icirrus City and Zekrom has appeared to interact with N and talk about the hero he is searching for.
Tropes that apply to Reshiram, Zekrom, and Kyurem:
- An Ice Pokémon: Kyurem.
- Blood Knight: Kyurem.
- Dragons Up the Yin Yang
- Everything's Better with Dinosaurs
- A God Am I: Zekrom thinks of himself that way.
- Instant Awesome, Just Add Dragons
- I'm a Poketarian: Kyurem doesn't just beat his opponents, he eats them.
- Made of Iron: Kyurem. He takes a Last Resort from Joy and a Black Gorgeous Penetration from a Sailor Moon'd Black and only gets a scratch.Kyurem: Ow.Black: Really? Just "ow?"
- Playing with Fire: Reshiram, presumably.
- Power Trio
- Rated M for Manly: Zekrom rejects N for not being "man" enough.
- Shock and Awe: Zekrom, presumably.
- Snake Talk: Kyurem, inspired by the Verbal Tic of a fangirl on the comic boards who role-plays as Kyurem.
- Worthy Opponent: Kyurem will accept challenges from whoever it deems worthy enough.
- Notable targets include Hachiku, N, and Ghetsis.
Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion
A trio of legendary Pokemon that despise humans. They first appear when they attack Black and N while they are on their second trip to the Dream World. In this series, they have sided with Team Plasma, as they have a common goal of wanting to separate humans and Pokemon.
- Badass Crew
- Humans Are the Real Monsters
- Master Swordsmen
- Power Trio
- More Than Mind Control: Were apparantly controlled by Team Plasma via an unnaturally powerful Musharna.
- The Musketeers
Another Pokemon that has allied itself with Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion. When Black and N are cornered by the other three, Keldeo jumped in while taking a human form to make it a fair fight.
- Butt Monkey: The other musketeers don't think too highly of him.Black: Who's that? (referring to Keldeo)Terrakion: Some faggot.
- Cool Horse
- The Musketeer
- Nice Hat: In his human form.
NilbertA Zorua who has been adopted by N and his family.
Tropes that apply to Nilbert:
- Ascended Extra: Originally a character that appeared in a couple of Author!Black's Deviantart drawings.
- Cheerful Child: Tries to be one, but is implied to be a Stepford Smiler.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Abusive doesn't even begin to describe his former trainer. He even made the poor kid hate himself for being a Pokemon.
- Glamour Failure: Gets outed as a pokemon by Joy, who sensed his crying as the attack Fake Tears.
- Humanshifting: He has a human appearance that looks like N and Black
- Luke, You Are My Father: Subverted
- Parental Substitute: Sees N and Black as his parents, despite him never meeting Black until he was captured by Team Plasma.Nilbert: You're Daddy and N is mommy.
- Strong Family Resemblance: Subverted since they're not blood related, but looks just like young Black with green hair. Justified since he's a shape shifter.