Characters: Pokemon Masters Of Azeroth
The characters in the crossover fanfic, Pokemon Masters of Azeroth.
Core Five (Trainers)
- Character Development: Done prior to his first appearance. Before the story’s start, he had the arrogance beaten out of him by a brush with death.
- Dragon Rider
- Functional Addict: Arcane magic is highly addictive. How he deals with this after the end of the story is left to the reader’s imagination.
- The Hero
- Heroes Want Redheads: His feelings toward Misty.
- More Hero Than Thou / More Expendable Than You: Often his reasoning is that he’s just another Glass Cannon, Misty can theoretically resurrect him, and she’d be safer with Ash or one of the other less-squishy folk protecting her than if the mage was protecting her. He makes several of these sacrifices, but being a lucky bastard, he manages to survive anyway.
- Playing with Fire
- Simple Staff: Being a mage, he uses staves as his main weapon. Until he gets his hands on the Infinity+1 Sword Quel’Delar.
- Squishy Wizard / Glass Cannon
- Undying Loyalty: He is fiercely loyal to his friends. Since they need each other in order to survive (especially since he relies on Ash to protect him and Misty to heal him), this is justified.
- Write Who You Know: The reason he’s a fire mage is not only because it works for the plot, but because fire mage was, at the time, the only class-spec combination the author knew well enough to write as a main character.
- Fake Defector: First she acts as a double agent pretending to be Scourge, then she is pretty much forced into a Shoot Your Mate situation, making it look like she really has gone to the dark side.
- Fiery Redhead / Heroes Want Redheads
- Friend to All Living Things: It comes with being a paladin.
- Healing Hands
- The Heart
- Heroic BSOD: Several small incidents of this, with the first being after her first kill, and the largest being after James compares her to the Lich King and threatens to kill her.
- Hurting Hero
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Again, it comes with being a paladin. Or so it seems. She comes dangerously close to corruption multiple times.
- Jeanne d'Archétype: Misty is a normal girl in her own world, but becomes an armored, sword-wielding holy warrior when she gets the Call to Adventure. She later leads at least one charge into combat. Sound familiar?
- Knight in Shining Armor
- Knight Templar: Sometimes she borders on zealotry, causing James to call her out on her similarities to the Scarlet Crusaders.
- Light Is Good / Light 'em Up
- Love Interest
- Not So Different: While some of her similarities with Arthas or the Scarlet Crusaders are only imagined, some are very real, and very dangerous.
- Reluctant Warrior: Toward humans. She has far fewer problems with massacring The Undead.
- Dark Is Edgy
- Dark Is Not Evil: Jessie uses curses, hellfire, black magic, and summons demons. She fights for the good guys.
- Only in It for the Money: While she technically is in it for defeating the Lich King, she repeatedly expresses a desire for gold rather than questing for other reasons.
- Squishy Wizard
- The Chick: Jessie has very little personal usefulness before or after outland (where her knowledge of demons is important), though she has her moments such as when she saved James from a ghoul, and when she befriended Sylvanas and the undead Forsaken. Otherwise, she’s mostly just extra firepower.
The Other Party Members
- Fantastic Racism: She and the other elf are the party racists – interestingly, she doesn’t have much of a problem with humans or dwarves, but with other elves (blood elves, to be exact).
- Forest Ranger
- Good Is Not Nice: Let’s face it, Starwisp is downright mean sometimes.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She’s really a good person, but she’s still a bitch.
- Our Elves Are Better: Than other elves.
- Really Three Hundred Years Old
- Shy Blue-Haired Girl: Subverted. She’s the only girl in the group without red hair (hers is blue), and she’s probably the most aggressive of them all.
- The Beastmaster: As a hunter, she has an animal companion in the form of an owl. Contrary to what might be expected, said owl isn’t all that bright.
- The Older Immortal: She’s the oldest of the lot, at three hundred years, where the other main character immortals are under a hundred (or in Kai’s case, undefined but certainly less than two hundred).
- Wolverine Claws: Starwisp’s offhand weapon is a bladed glove.
- Asexual: By word of the author, though it was never displayed. Apparently she's characterized him as being rather dense about romance, and when it's pointed out to him, he gets a little uncomfortable.
- Good Is Not Dumb: Despite what paladin stereotypes might tell you, he’s actually very intelligent. In fact, he outwits the Lich King at one point.
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness: Doesn’t mean he can’t be controlled rather than corrupted, which is precisely why he needs the heroes to rescue him.
- Knight in Shining Armor
- Light Is Good / Light 'em Up
- Man in White
- Master Swordsman: Explicitly stated to be such.
- Older Than They Look: He’s been dead for seven years. He still looks like he’s in his late twenties despite being in his mid-thirties.
- Parental Substitute: To some extent, for Misty.
- People Puppets: Until Misty set him free, he was essentially Kel’Thuzad’s puppet.
- Purple Eyes: At one point, his identity is confirmed to old friends by them.
- Sad Clown: Somewhat. He’s naturally a bit of a joker, but his attempts at “lightening the mood” usually fall into this.
- Stepford Smiler: To some extent. Seven years spent locked up in Naxxramas being forced to commit horrible crimes will leave one slightly traumatized.
- The Mentor: To Misty
- The Undead
- 24-Hour Armor: Same reasoning as James; he’s dead.
The Naxxramas Raiders
The Other Heroes
- Dark Is Not Evil: And how! Gaunt face, glowing eyes, black armor, goatee, pale hair, and all, he’s among the more heroic, idealistic characters in the story.
- Happily Married: His wife is a Forest Ranger somewhere in Eversong Woods. Zaraia is the product of this happy marriage.
- I Am What I Am: One of the few death knights in the story who refuses to say this.
- Immortality Begins at Twenty: Subversion. He’s in the elf equivalent of his early forties, and he looks it.
- Incorruptible Pure Pureness
- Obviously Evil: A walking subversion.
- Tragic Dream: He can never be a paladin, because he’s a death knight. Or so it appears. At the end of the story, he manages to get one bolt of holy power out.
- Flat Character: With so many characters to establish the personalities of, someone was bound to get the short end of the characterization stick. Iridi was that unlucky soul.
- The Quiet One
- Arch-Enemy: To Sir Zeliek.
- The Dragon: Figuratively. He plays this role, characterization-wise. In terms of difficulty and threat, Sindragosa is more of a Dragon than he is, in more ways than one.
- Our Liches Are Different
The Lich King