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Characters: Black Adventures
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     Main Characters 

Black

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:

N

The other main character and Black's older male friend. Antagonistic towards trainers, believing they enslave their Pokemon.

Tropes that apply to N:

MissingNo.

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.:

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.

Kcalb/Light Hero

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:

White

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
  • Badass: Arguably the most competent trainer in the comic, possibly barring Alder.
  • 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.
  • Face-Heel Turn: Maybe.
  • 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.
    • Which prompts White to go full-blown evil.
  • 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

Bel

Another childhood friend of Black.

Tropes that apply to Bel:

Cheren

Another childhood friend of Black.

Tropes that apply to Cheren:

Looker

A globe trotting elite of the international police. He recruits Black to help him track down the Plasma sages.

Tropes that apply to Looker:

     Supporting Characters 

Professor Juniper

The Pokémon Professor of Unova.


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Fennel

A friend of Prof. Juniper who studies dreams.


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Kidachi

The husband of Lenora.


Tropes that apply to Kidachi:

Dirk

A Dancer that White met in Nimbasa City. Black sees him as rival for White's affections.


Tropes that apply to Dirk:

Iris

Daughter 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:

     Villains 

Joseph, Mary and Jesus

Jesus (left), Mary (middle), Joseph (right)

Team Plasma members and so far the main antagonists.

Tropes that apply to Joseph, Mary and Jesus.

Ghetsis

The Leader of Team Plasma. He's also N's father.

Tropes that apply to Ghetsis.

Dark Trinity

Three members of Team Plasma that serve N.


Tropes that apply to the Dark Trinity.

Adam, Eve and Apple

Apple (left), Eve (middle), Adam (right)

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:

     Pokémon League 

Corn, Dent and Pod

Pod (left), Dent (middle), Corn (right)

Leaders of the Striaton Pokemon Gym/cafe/Host club.

Tropes that apply to Corn, Dent and Pod:

Lenora

Gym Leader of Nacrene City.

Tropes that apply to Lenora

Arti Burgh

Gym Leader of Castelia City

Tropes that apply to Arti:

Elesa

Gym Leader of Nimbasa City.

Tropes that apply to Elesa:

Ingo and Emmet

Emmet (left), Ingo (right)

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.

Clay

Driftveil City's Gym Leader.

Tropes that apply to Clay:

  • Badass: Unlike other gym leaders he didn't need help to take care of Team Plasma.
  • 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.

Skyla

Mistralton City's Gym Leader.

Tropes that apply to Skyla

Alder

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.
  • Big Ol' Eyebrows
  • Broken Pedestal: For Cheren.
  • Cloudcuckoolander
    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.

Hachiku

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.
  • The Stoic

Drayden

Opelucid City's Gym Leader.

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     Other Pokémon 

Grimey

A Pokémon that attacked Dent, Corn, and Pod at Striaton City.

Tropes that apply to Grimey:

Meloetta

A Pokémon that attacked Lenora during a concert in Nacrene City.

Tropes that apply to Meloetta:

Genesect

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:

Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus

Thundurus (left), Landorus (middle), Tornadus (right)
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:

Reshiram, Zekrom, and Kyurem

Kyurem (left), Zekrom (right)
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:

Cobalion, Terrakion, and Virizion

Cobalion (left), Virizion (center), Terrakion (right)
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.

Keldeo

Human form (left), true form (right)
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.

Nilbert

A 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.
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