Characters: Pokémon Colosseum

Pokémon Colosseum by Genius Sonority has a much more realistic cast than the rest of the series. You can check out the character list right here. If you're looking for the sequel, click here.
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    Protagonists 

Wes

Wes is a young man who lives in Orre. He is the protagonist of the first game. Has a Mysterious Past and a bit of The Cowl complex.

Rui

Rui is the Mysterious Waif with psychic powers. She is the Sidekick and secondary protagonist in the first game. She's determined, caring, but can be a bit bossy and stubborn at times.

    Antagonists 

Nascour

A strange man with long white hair and glowing red eyes. He's the one giving orders to all of the Cipher Admins... not that anyone's surprised by that.

See the "Unmarked Spoilers" folder for a list of his tropes.

Miror B.

The Laughably Evil member of the Admins who loves to dance. Sometime after the events of Colosseum, he leaves Cipher to start his own organization, which consists solely of Trudly, Folly, and himself. You can guess how well that works out. In battle, he prefers to spam Ludicolo, using a combination of Rain Dance and Rain Dish to gradually recover his team's HP and attempting to win by attrition.

  • Affably Evil: He's not as kind most examples, but he's surprisingly cheery in a pleasant way.
  • Ambiguously Gay: He's some sort of camp, that's what.
  • Bad Boss: Folly and Trudly fear his punishment so much that they turn themselves in to the police to avoid it.
  • Battle in the Rain: Given that his favorite Pokemon is part Water-type and has abilities that benefit from rain (Swift Swim and Rain Dish), it's unsurprising that he's fond of the move Rain Dance.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: He's a competent battler.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Seems to exist in his own little world most of the time.
  • Dance Battler
  • Disco Dan
  • Double Entendre: "Let the music spin!" "Let's get it on!"
  • Fashionable Asymmetry: In XD, he wears a black glove on his right hand, but his left hand is bare.
  • Funny Afro: It's huge, and colored in red and white halves like a Poke Ball.
  • Heel-Face Turn: In a sense, also overlapping with Karma Houdini. After Snagging the Shadow Dragonite (the final Shadow Pokemon) from him in XD, he can be found in the Krabby Club dancing alongside Razell and Dazell, feeling content enough that he doesn't even notice when Michael talks to him.
  • Ineffectual Sympathetic Villain: In XD, he desires to be his own evil team leader and rule over all Pokemon. Yeeeah...how's that going for ya? Trudly and Folly lampshade this a couple of times when Miror B. is out of earshot, wondering whether that goal is actually realistic.
  • Left the Background Music On: He appears to be aware of and in control of his own theme, as it stops whenever he says "Stop the music!" and resumes whenever he says "Let the music play!". It's made even more notable in his second battle in Colosseum when he says "Never mind that" right after declaring the music, and the standard Cipher Admin battle theme plays instead of his own during the fight.
  • Lone Wolf Boss: In XD, where he is no longer affiliated with Cipher.
  • Meaningful Name: Mirror ball.
  • Morality Pet: His Ludicolo. He sure seems to have fun dancing with them, and they're his main team members.
  • Multicolored Hair: His red-and-white-colored afro.
  • Opaque Lenses: His eyes are completely obscured by his Cool Shades.
  • Recurring Boss:
    • In Colosseum, he is first battled in Pyrite Cave, and then fought a second time at Realgam Tower. He later shows up as the final opponent in the first round of the post-game Deep Colosseum.
    • In XD, he can be battled numerous times, though only two of his fights are required to finish game.
  • Shout-Out: To Michael Jackson, especially in XD where he debuts by moonwalking onto the scene.
  • Start My Own: In XD, he's no longer a member of Cipher, and is now trying to start his own team.
  • Starter Villain: He's the first Cipher Admin that Wes has to deal with.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: In XD, he wears an open purple jacket with no shirt underneath.
  • Weapon of Choice: Ludicolo. In the first battle against him, his team (aside from the Shadow Sudowoodo) consists entirely of Ludicolo. His team in the second battle is a little more diverse, but still has two Ludicolo. In XD, he always has at least one member of Ludicolo's evolutionary line on his team for every battle.
  • We Can Rule Together: Offers this to Michael in XD.

Dakim

One of the four Cipher Admins. He's The Brute of the group, and one of the most strangely dressed characters in the game. Dakim's team is composed of hard-hitters; he generally has one member of his team use Earthquake while the other member uses a Defend Command to avoid taking friendly-fire damage in the process.

  • Benevolent Boss: Mildly, but it's there as he isn't angry with Skrub for failing to stop you.
  • Blood Knight
  • The Brute: He's one of the only Pokemon characters to be seen physically attacking another trainer.
  • Defeating the Undefeatable: According to himself, the only people he's ever lost a battle to are Nascour and Wes.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: He really loves the move Earthquake.
  • Jerk Ass: He's fond of going on and on about how great and strong he is, and how puny his opponents are.
  • Karma Houdini: Last seen, he's battling in the Under's Deep Colosseum; a free man.
  • Primal Stance
  • Recurring Boss: First battled during the Mt. Battle takeover, then rematched at Realgam Tower. He later shows up as the final opponent in the second round of the post-game Deep Colosseum.

Venus

A wannabe pop idol who's obsessed with being popular and is in control of the Under. In battle, she prefers to incapacitate opponents with status effects and Attract.

Ein

The leader of the Admins and creator of the Shadow Pokemon as a whole. He enjoys spamming Toxic and Confuse Ray; after his first appearance, he also uses a modified Rain Dance strategy, sending out a powerful Water-type Pokemon in conjunction with a supporting team member with the Lightningrod ability to protect them from Electric-type moves.

  • Improbable Hairstyle: That Hair Antenna of his is pretty bizarre.
  • Karma Houdini: And he makes it clear he's unrepentant, too!
  • Mad Scientist
  • The Man Behind The Monsters: He's the one responsible for the creation of Shadow Pokemon.
  • Meaningful Name: Ein, as in Albert Einstein.
  • Recurring Boss: Just like the rest of the Cipher Admins. He's first fought at the Shadow Pokemon Lab, then rematched at Realgam Tower. He later shows up as the final opponent in the fourth round of the post-game Deep Colosseum.
  • Scary Shiny Glasses
  • Shipper on Deck: Unintentionally to Wes and Rui ("You've come this far. Hand-in-hand like a happy couple on an aimless stroll.")
  • The Sociopath: Possibly the most evil guy in all of Cipher, even more so than the leaders. They may promote the creation of Shadow Pokemon, but they're not the ones creating them.

Gonzap

The leader of Team Snagem. Needless to say, he isn't too happy about having his hideout blown up.

  • Bald of Evil
  • Badass Mustache: It's shaped like a pair of lightning bolts. And really long.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: After losing to Michael in XD, he and his henchmen help him break into the Cipher Key Lair. Also, when defeated in Orre Colosseum, he makes Michael an honorary Team Snagem member.
  • Enemy Mine: Between Colosseum and XD, Cipher cut all ties with Team Snagem, leaving him with a ramshackle hideout and only a few peons to his name. Since Michael is trying to take down Cipher, Gonzap is more than happy to let him take back the Snag Machine (because it was too small for him to use anyway), and help him get into the Cipher Key Lair.
  • Large and In Charge: He's already a big guy in Colosseum, and he gets even bigger in XD.
  • Lone Wolf Boss: In XD, where he no longer has any affiliation with Cipher.
  • Soundtrack Dissonance: Regular battle music plays when battling him in Colosseum. This is rectified in XD, where he uses the Cipher Admins' battle theme.
  • Walking Shirtless Scene: He wears the same open red vest as his grunts do, but unlike them, he doesn't wear anything underneath it.
  • Weapon of Choice: Skarmory. He has one as the Shadow Pokémon on his team in Colosseum. In XD, he has a non-Shadow Skarmory which is the only Pokémon that is on his team during both battles against him.
  • We Can Rule Together: Offers this to Michael in XD.

Trudly and Folly

Miror B.'s henchmen.

Reath and Ferma

Miror B.'s other henchmen...er, women.

    Allies 

Duking

Duking is a very large man and the de facto mayor of Pyrite Town. He looks big and mean but he's really a Gentle Giant.

Silva

Silva is a young man from Pyrite Town. He's Duking's Number One man. He's also a talented Master of Disguise when the need arises.

Chief Sherles

The police chief responsible for Pyrite Town. He seems to have his hands rather full.

Eagun

Eagun is a very old man with a long white beard, and flowing robes. He's the grandfather of Rui. When he's not trying to write in his P*DA he acts as The Obi-Wan.

  • Badass Grandpa
  • Badass Mustache
  • Bag of Spilling: His Pikachu drops from level 50 in Colosseum to level 12 in XD.
  • Cool Old Guy
  • Instant Expert: Averted. His only text to Wes in Colosseum is a rambling message that gets cut off before he gets to his actual offer of a Master Ball, and five years later in Gale of Darkness he doesn't appear to have learned much: his first email to Michael is empty and the sbjuect is spelt bdaly. His second and last are abruptly cut off, and he spams Michael constantly while the guy's on Citadark Isle.
  • Retired Badass: Like most of Agate Village, he was a hotshot and well-known Trainer in his younger days.

Beluh

Eagun's wife and Rui's grandmother.

  • Flat Character: She's there to give the tablet and nothing else. Eagun could have done that. However, then she would have been nothing at all, only existing to avert Missing Mom.
  • Women Are Wiser: While we don't see a whole lot of her personality, she does seem a lot more sensible than Eagun.

Nett

Nett is the founder of the Kids' Grid and the resident Techno Wizard of the group.

Secc

Secc is the kid who establishes contact with Nett in the Under. The pair act as a main source of information afterwards.

Megg

Nett's little sister.

    Other Characters 

Mirakle B.

A Cipher Peon who appears in Miror B.'s room in Pyrite Cave after Dakim is defeated. He claims to be Miror B.'s successor.

Agnol

A mysterious trainer from Deep Colosseum who is often referred to as the "Deep King."

Battlus/Somek

The master of Mt. Battle in Story Mode.

Infin and Inity

The masters of Mt. Battle in Battle Mode. Infin is the master for single battles, Inity is the master for double battles.

    Unmarked Spoilers 

Nascour

A rather ominous-looking individual who at first appears to be Cipher's leader. In reality, he's just acting as the boss to hide the identity of the true leader.

  • Big Bad: He is initially believed to be this, but it turns out he isn't the real leader of Cipher.
  • Devil in Plain Sight: Let's just say that when you first meet him, there's no mistaking this absolutely demonic looking man for a good person.
  • The Dragon: To Evice.
  • Dragon-in-Chief: Nobody but the real Big Bad and himself know that he's not in charge.
  • Not So Stoic: He stutters a lot when Evice steps onto the scene.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: There is no music when you fight him. All you hear is the crowd screaming and cheering.
  • Obviously Evil: Glaring red eyes, Sephiroth hair...yeah.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning
  • The Stoic: He's incredibly calm and sure of himself for pretty much the entire game.
  • We Can Rule Together: Perhaps not rule, but before the battle he asks Wes if he would consider becoming a show-battle trainer for Cipher, as he has the potential to become a top star. However, he then goes on to say that while he might have made such an offer at one point, he's not so charitable as to forgive Wes's constant interference in their plans, and immediately challenges him to battle.
  • Weapon of Choice: A Shadow Metagross. Once it's snagged, he replaces it with an Alakazam.
  • White Hair, Black Heart

Es Cade/Evice

The mayor of Phenac City and the one who's really responsible for the plot, and the most powerful and significant evil in Colosseum.

  • Acrofatic: As old and rotund as he is, Evice is capable of doing several huge flips during his battle animation somehow.
  • Badass Moustache
  • Badass Grandpa: Evice is easily among the hardest final bosses in any of the games. His Pokémon are at the highest levels you've seen at this point and they all boast great stats, fantastic movesets, and have ways to boost their already high attacking power even higher, and he has a deviously evil strategy where he uses his Slowking's Skill Swap to free his Slaking from his restrictive Truant ability so he becomes much more dangerous. Add in the fact that he can do a ton of flips and levitate as well, and it's clear that Evice is one hell of a powerful old geezer.
  • Big Bad: The real mastermind behind the events of the game.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: He seems like a nice guy when first met, and he even offers to help out. In reality, he's the exact opposite.
  • Dark Reprise: Once he shows his true colors, his leitmotif gets replaced with a more sinister version.
  • The Dog Was the Mastermind: Since he's the mayor of one of the few relatively crime-free areas and only seen once, it's somewhat surprising that he was the Big Bad all along. The only hint you're given is that Nascour is first seen walking out of his office.
  • Evil All Along: He appears to be nothing more than a jolly, fat mayor until The Reveal.
  • Evil Old Folk: He pretends to be a Cool Old Guy, but it's just a facade.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: Part of his "transformation." His two clumps of hair become long and jagged.
  • Eyes Always Shut: His "mayor" persona. Once he finally opens them, the exact reason why he keeps them shut becomes very clear.
  • Fat Bastard: His true nature.
  • Foreshadowing: There's a lot of this leading up to his reveal if you're very observant. It's already suspicious enough that Nascour just so happens to be first seen walking outside of his house, but there's also the fact that despite his promises, you get absolutely no help from him whatsoever in regards to the Cipher problem. And if you check his house later into the game after you've meddled a lot in Cipher's affairs, he's nowhere to be found while an old woman outside tells you that he stomped off in a rage. And a last minute tipper is that when you're fighting Nascour, the Shadow Tyranitar that Ein mentioned making for his boss is nowhere in sight...
  • Generation Xerox: According to an NPC, the founder and first mayor of Phenac City was his grandfather. Though his grandfather was more than likely a much better person than he is.
    A long time ago, this area was barren of life. Neither people nor Pokemon could live on this blighted land. It was the mayor's grandfather, the first mayor, who founded Phenac by drawing water to this parched land.
  • The Man Behind the Man: Nascour acts as leader to protect Evice's identity. And then it's revealed in XD that the Big Bad of that game is the man behind Evice; Evice was only the boss of Cipher's Orre branch, and XD's Big Bad has always been the true leader.
    Sherles: Five years ago, we arrested a man named Evice who we thought to be the boss of Cipher. But recently, it came to light that Evice was only the boss of the Orre region, and nothing more. In other words, Cipher's real boss exists elsewhere, and he or she is directing the syndicate. Cipher didn't collapse when Evice was caught. It was active all this time without anyone taking any notice.
  • Mayor Pain: He's the mayor of Phenac City, but that's just a cover for his status as the Big Bad.
  • Meaningful Name: He's evil, and he's the vice leader of Cipher, as revealed in XD.
  • Mister Big: The Man Behind the Man is one of the shortest characters in the game.
  • Names to Run Away From Really Fast: His name is derived from the word "evil," and for good reason.
  • Power Floats: He somehow floats in midair, though he only does it after shedding his facade.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: His eyes are pitch black with red pupils.
  • Slasher Smile: He wears a demonic grin on his face after The Reveal.
  • Spikes of Villainy: After his "transformation," his hair, eyebrows, mustache, and clothes all become spiky.
  • Take Over the World: States his desire to rule the world before the final battle.
  • Villain Exit Stage Left: He tries to do this by escaping via helicopter, but Ho-Oh won't have any of that.
  • Walking Spoiler: Because of his status as the true Big Bad.
  • Weapon of Choice: Shadow Tyranitar. After it's snagged, it's replaced by an Aggron.

Fein

A Cipher Peon who is also a Master of Disguise. Angered by Cipher's defeat, he disguises himself as Wes and attacks people with a Shadow Togetic in an attempt to frame him.