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Characters for the Pokémon fanfic Brave New World. Not to be confused with the novel of the same name.

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Ash Ketchum reincarnated as a Lucario, although he maintains memories of his past life as a human. He is leader of the rescue team Team Aurabolt with his brother Pikachu.
  • Acrophobic Bird: One of the running gags is that he keeps forgetting he is immune to poison.
  • Berserk Button: Simply looking at Oblivion's Shadow sends him into a rage. This is one of the worst possible things that can happen.
  • Broken Ace: Everyone loves him, he is highly skilled in rescue missions and he is The Chosen One of Arceus... Except there is the constant risk of him turning into a Void Pokemon if he experiences something traumatic enough. Even the God of Victory doesn't know if he could win that battle, and let's not get started on Darkrai. Furthermore, it is hinted that he at least indirectly caused the cataclysm, as well as killing Misty, and no matter how many gods are on his side, they can't do anything about his mental state. This mental state is so fractured that the Mirror of Truth in Fichina shattered upon seeing Ash.
  • Butt-Monkey: Tends to have shades of this from time to time, from having an Aura technique backfire upon him, turning his hair pink, to being body swapped with Tiny and repeatedly subjected to Manaphy's water attacks.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: This is a reoccurring problem with him and Misty despite the fact that they've adopted a number of children together.
  • Chaste Hero: The only person he shows interest in romantically is Misty, which he insists is not romantic.
  • The Chosen One: The general consensus of him by the gods and several others. Specficially, he is a kind of Super Soldier created from the spiritual level by Arceus to fight the First Evil in case it ever got out. The original series (yes ALL of it) was a training exercise to give him fighting experience and a Chronic Hero Syndrome.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: He can't not help anyone. Because he's a lucario and the Chosen one.
  • Cosmic Plaything: He has this opinion of himself but it's more like he's the Cosmic Go-To-Guy for any problems the legendaries have.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Suffered a tremendous one in the backstory after most of his True Companions were horrifically killed by one thing or another during Lord Null's final attack that led him to become a Person of Mass Destruction. Everyone around him wants to prevent this from happening again, as the more he recovers his memories by finding the Macguffins of the story, the more he comes screaming back to another one. He himself advocates killing him to prevent him from becoming a Void Pokemon.
  • Dysfunction Junction: As the story goes on and Ash's underlying mental instabilities resurface, he and his team starting sliding more into this. Most poignantly, he was responsible for destroying the world in his past life.
  • Earth-Shattering Kaboom: He was responsible for the original cataclysm when he fought Lord Null.
  • Enemy Within:
    • There is a Zombie!Misty in his mind eggging him into paranoia and despair. She's a manifestation of his guilt over his past life and what he did.
    • There is a further, unknown Enemy Within that is scaring the wits out of Zombie Misty. Its words have primarily been encouraging Ash, silently, to kill everyone.
  • Genius Ditz: He's the reincarnation of Ash Ketchum, so obviously he would be naturally talented at battling, Aura using and the like. On the other hand... he's Ash Ketchum. For example, he thinks that a haiku is a type of sushi and he is completely ignorant of the Creation Story.
  • Honor Before Reason: Up to Eleven, he has honor in his genes, like the rest of his species.
  • Hurting Hero: It's not enough that he watched everyone and everything important to him get brutally annihilated in his past, but add in the fact that Oblivion's Shadow is implying that his very existence is as a result of him, the person who was responsible for said destruction, and that he could easily turn into an unstoppable force of chaos with enough trauma, (of which he has no short supply off).
  • Indy Ploy: An advocate of making up the plan as you go.
  • It Sucks to Be the Chosen One: The general consensus of him and those who know what the role truly means. In summation, fight the First Evil and clean up the Legendaries' messes until it comes out of its can. It also means putting everything else in his life on hold when those two things happen.
  • The Leader: Originally it was a moot point because Team Aurabolt only had one other member but now he's a Type IV: he has so many allies because they all like him so much. Interestingly, he's also the opposite of Type II (-2) because his state of mind is the least stable.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Hit hard, hits fast, and he's the most amazingly agile member of the group.
  • Messianic Archetype: Pre-cataclysm. It was, literally, the reasoning behind his conception - to fight the First Evil with The Power of Love and suffer tremendously in the process.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Suffers two extended beatings at the hands of Paul and Oblivion's Shadow respectively.
  • One-Man Army: Capable of curb stomping an entire barbarian army on his own.
  • Parental Substitute: He is an adoptive father for Tiny, Junior, Collete and Sapphire.
  • Person of Mass Destruction: When he becomes a Void Pokémon he can end entire worlds.
  • Remember When You Blew Up a Sun?: He killed the Legendary Birds, Darkrai and Cresselia when he was a Void Human. He also was responsible, with Oblivion's Shadow, for the original cataclysm. Leo repeatedly reminds him of both because they're the most awesome things he's ever heard of.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Oblivion's Shadow can provoke mindless aggression from him, which can easily lead to tremendous collateral damage.
  • Simple Staff: He aquires a traditional aura guardian staff in Barbedo's grottle and uses it to great effect.
  • Sanity Slippage: Uncovering the truth about his past life pushes him further and further into madness.
  • Sanity Strengthening: When he is told that Oblivion's Shadow is Mewtwo's dark side and that the good side is Fighting from the Inside, he gains a better grip on his rage and becomes more mentally stable. This is because he can view the fight as a doubleteam of himself and his brother against an evil spirit that needs an aura purge instead of a fight to the death against pure evil.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Never shows any interest in anyone but his not-girlfriend Misty.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: His shadow/void persona. Unusual for the trope, its only been used once in the main narrative and everyone from Ash himself to the Big Good to the Big Bad doesn't want it to happen again. It is that dangerous.
  • Super Toughness: He is a Steel Type after all, and it's implied that his experience as a fighter has escalated his capacity for this.

Pikachu (Tenjin)

Ash's adoptive brother. A skilled Master Swordsman who has inherited an ancestral sword, dating all the way back to its creator Raikou. The Only Sane Man in the team.
  • Arbitrary Skepticism: Pikachu suffers from this, leading to funny results when he is proven wrong.
  • Amazon Chaser: Seeing how cleanly Dawn decapitated Paul turned him on. Leo teased him about it.
  • "Be Quiet!" Nudge: He's in charge of doing this to Leo when the Squirtle goes overboard with one of his many eccentricities. Sometimes it's a 'Be Quiet Shock'
  • Chaste Hero: Not interested in relationships and is uncomfortable with his arrangement with Dawn.
  • Cool Sword: Wields a legendary katana that's renowned worldwide, forged from Thunderbolt Iron by forgotten smiths and infused with the power of the gods Zapdos and Raikou.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Sarcasm and quipping is a coping mechanism for the weirdness.
  • Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": His name is Pikachu, which is weird in this world, as most people have their own name. It's justified as a family tradition. He has to earn his own name. It's revealed in Chapter 63.
  • Fanboy: Of the pokerockers. Even ultra-otaku Leo was embarrassed.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: His family's heroic legacy is based solely on the blade, Thunderfang.
  • Honor Before Reason: Inverted, despite being a samurai, as he takes it upon himself to be the 'reasonable' one of the group, especially in relation to Ash and Leo.
  • Immortal Life Is Cheap: Once Leo gains Resurrective Immortality he can kill the squirtle for being annoying without guilt.
  • Only Sane Man: Of Team Aurabolt's nutcases, he takes it upon himself to be reasonable. This becomes a problem when one of his teammates is Leo.
  • Perfectly Arranged Marriage: With Dawn since his parents didn't like his "vassal" situation. His protests against becoming her husband are brief and half-hearted.
  • Samurai: Of a long family line of samurai with a legendary blade and family heirloom that has been fused with the lightning of Raikou and Zapdos.
  • Seen It All: The world weary type. He used to complain about the weirdness but eventually gave up and rolled with it.
  • Shock and Awe: Naturally as an Electric-type, but even more so when he receives a portion of the Element of Thunder's power.
  • Twitchy Eye: This becomes his running gag once Leo joins The Team and the weirdness increases.
  • What Did I Do Last Night?: With Dawn. It took getting outrageously drunk for him to act on his interest in her.


A nerdy and fat but intelligent Squirtle who becomes the first new member. He inherits his undead father's Cool Shades and carries a Chekhov's Armory in his shell.
  • Ascended Fanboy: He spent his entire life playing games, reading books, watching shows etc. about heroic adventurers, pirates, ninjas and magical girls. Now he is a heroic adventurer, travels with pirates and a ninja, and has a Cute Witch for a girlfriend.
  • Awesome by Analysis: His fighting style can be boiled down to: use shades/knowledge and then Attack Its Weak Point.
  • Badass Bookworm: Once he works off some basement fat, his intelligence makes him dangerous in battle and even before then, he managed to beat the crap out of Ash via Confusion Fu.
  • Badass Normal: Discussed by Lily. She and the others have special powers but Leo keeps up with his smarts and random junk. This makes him, comparitively speaking, more dangerous than they are.
  • Butt-Monkey: He's the one that gets the most comical injuries.
  • Catchphrase: "Yatta!" is his official one. His unofficial one is "Talking Is a Free Action". He tries to upgrade to "Booyashaka!" but Pikachu vetoes it.
  • Cool Shades: His shades function as a Pokedex and a few other things. In fact, it's what his family is known for.
  • Chekhov's Armory: He has one in his shell. A Running Gag is the cast's reactions to all the werid shit he has stuffed in there 'because he might need it someday.' A short list includes: Every game console ever made, a mirror, a laptop, diapers, a holy relic, heart medication, a hang glider and a parachute (depending on how far away the ground is) and the costume he uses in his guise as a cultist nun. Most of them have been useful.
  • Cloudcuckoolander: He genuinely comes off as being mildly insane at times, and he thinks the world follows the same rules as the entirety of the TV Tropes database and JRPGs in general.
  • The Cuckoolander Was Right: The world really does operate according to story conventions.
  • Crazy-Prepared: In addition to his Chekhov's Armory, he has gigabytes of information on countless subjects from anime to medicine to martial arts to fictional languages. Pikachu challenged him to a duel of hyptothetical situations and lost.
  • Demonic Possession: He's prepared for this too. He rigged his body to shut down if it was possessed by an evil spirit.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: Downplayed as they do like him but only Lily can honestly say he doesn't annoy them.
  • Gangsta Style: Abused to hell and back in the Tournament Arc as part of his disguise; he periodically tries again afterwards only for his disgruntled team mates to make him stop.
  • Genre Savvy: He guessed Dawn's entire backstory based on the fact that she's a ninja, and knew Ash and Pikachu's quest before they told him. He's predicted most of the plot twists. He quotes and even puts to example multiple Tropes.
  • Happily Married: To Lily and so happily that it broke a curse on her.
  • I Know Mortal Kombat: Leo can fly / run a train car through a Bullet Hell without taking a scratch because he beat Touhou Project on Ultra mode. However, he learned how to hack Nihilator computers by hacking government ones in his spare time.
  • Immortality Seeker: He fully intends to live forever, and given the resources avaliable to him in this setting, he's likely to pull it off.
  • Gadgeteer Genius: The stuff he makes with random junk rivals the Evil Genius / Mad Scientist of the Nihilators, Doctor Tarantulas.
  • Geeky Turn-On: Lily invoking/spotting tropes or quoting video games arouses him.
  • Large Ham: Part of being an Ascended Fanboy is acting the part, complete with dramatic statements, fanfare, and Calling Your Attacks, or calling them for others.
  • Legacy Character: He thinks he's one of these, both in trying to live up to his warrior father's example and his namesake, as he was named over a local expy of Leonardo the Ninja Turtle and takes that as an inspiration.
  • Lovable Nerd: He has every sterotypical nerd behavior and is the nicest guy around.
  • Meta Guy: His tropes discussions are a Running [[Tv Tropes Will Enhance Your Life Gag].
  • Playful Hacker: Because hacking into a game developer's computer is as much fun as the game itself, especially since you can modify the game to suit your own interests.
  • Real Men Wear Pink: He will freely admit to watching Chick Flicks because he's that secure in his masculinity.
  • Resurrective Immortality: His summoning contract enables him to re-spawn instantly if he is killed.
  • The Rival: With Chobin via MMORPG and then real life battles, and still doesn't take it seriously.
  • Science Hero: He's extremely good at making gadgets and devices out of available stuff, rivals and outwits master Mad Scientist Doctor Tarantulas, and he himself borders on a mad scientist in his own right.
  • Seen It All: Genre Savvy type. No matter what just happened, he'll smugly say he saw it coming because he's seen it in a dozen stories.
  • Talking the Monster to Death: Justified; he negiotiated the monster to death in Turtle Town.. Lacking the strength and power of the others, this is a tactic he likes to fall back on.
  • Weak, but Skilled: Holds his own in battle despite a lack of training and basement fat due to his impressive knowledge and Chekhov's Armory.


A cute but traumatised mute Larvitar who was reduced to silence after a terrifying childhood. His aura is impregnable until Ash and the rest of Team Aurabolt warms up to him. Evolves into a Pupitar during the Pirate Island arc.


A wild Absol from the mountains and an on-and-off member of Team Aurabolt. She has No Social Skills and is the High Priestess of Darkrai.
  • Apron Matron: Back home she's a powerful matriarch.
  • Balancing Death's Books: She gave her life to Darkrai to save the life of her child. That's why she is his High Priestess.
  • Cool Old Lady: Gruff but caring; the acolytes of Darkrai's temple think she is cool and scary.
  • Don't Fear the Reaper: She works for Darkrai, i.e. Death, and is unnerved when he says that her priestess robes make her immortal.
  • Good Shepherd: Downplayed. She is a priestess and a hero but the roles are separate. She has no one idea how to be a priestess because she didn't think she needed to know the rites and such. She becomes the full version when she straightens out the members of Darkrai's temple in Fichina.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Sees nothing wrong with eating her dead enemies, be they absol or any other Pokémon.
  • Kirk Summation: Gives one to the young Pokemon who have turned Darkrai's temple into a rave about how her master hates what they have done.
  • No Social Skills: Wild pokemon; not big on manners. She sees them as entirely pointless.
  • Spider-Sense: Like all Absol she can sense danger but there's a catch; she can't tell what kind of danger it is. She can only put her feeling on a scale of two values: probability that something bad will happen and severity of what will happen.


A Misdreavus and abused daughter of Bellum. She eventually has a Heel–Face Turn encouraged by Ash and proves to be a powerful witch. She evolves into a Mismagius after she marries Leo and the curse binding her to Giratina is broken.
  • Ascended Extra: In two ways. She was both a Character of the Day in the anime, and one of Bellum's daughters originally in the fic, who barely got any screen time as either. Then she betrayed Bellum, joined Team Aurabolt, and is much happier for it.
  • Berserk Button: Don't touch her hat or she'll Perish Song you.
  • Calling the Old Man Out: She gives an utterly spectacular verbal takedown to Bellum during the fight with her.
  • Cute Witch: She reminded Leo of the Dark Magician Girl, complete with a cute witch's hat.
  • Emotionless Girl: Lily has emotions, but her incredibly traumatic upbringing has left her extremely confused on how to deal with or recognize them.
  • Fisher King: The mood and wishes of the Duchess affects the physical condition of the Yukihime estate, which, now that she has accepted her inheritance, is her.
  • Happily Married: To Leo. It made her so happy it broke her curse.
  • Imaginary Friend: Someone called 'B' hangs out in her head and gives her emotional support and guidance. She was originally Lily's only friend before the Heel–Face Turn.
  • The Ingenue: Played with. While she's not in the least sheltered and has done horrific things, she's naive about life beyond a witch's minion and still possesses the same sense of gentleness and innocence.
  • Like a Son to Me: Or rather, like a mother to me. When she sees Bellum savagely wound Fantina, the one person who acted like a true mother to her, she SNAPS.
  • Little Miss Badass: A result of her upbringing is she has formitable magic powers.
  • Mad Scientist's Beautiful Daughter: Evil Witch in this case but she's still a daughter of a major antagonist who defects to the good guys with help from The Hero. It's a variation as The Smart Guy was the first to notice that she was a good person and he's the one she falls in love with.
  • Magic Wand: The Yukihime ancestral wand.
  • Nice Hat: A cute witch's hat. It's also a Magic Hat where she stores her Spell Book and Hammerspace.
  • Not-So-Imaginary Friend: 'B' was not created by Lily's mind. She's actually Latias' daughter Bea.
  • Ojou: Heir to the Yukihime family estate (because her mother and older sister were banished) which includes status, land, and magical power. She only cares about the latter to protect her real family and doesn't care about her heritage.
  • Playing with Fire: Given a portion of the Element of Fire's power.
  • Tyke Bomb: Not quite as a weapon, but a summoning catalyst.


A Metang who evolved into Metagross who has a personal grudge against the Nihilators after they killed his beloved wife Peeko, a Wingull.
  • Always Someone Better: Smithy is older, stronger, more grizzled, more experienced, etc. Instead of bitterness, he is one of the few pokemon that Briney honestly respects and admires.
  • A Fate Worse Than Death: What he did to Archie. Darkrai himself was impressed with how awful and nonlethal it was.
  • The Captain: This is what he's called before being properly introduced and he reminds everyone of their (significantly lower) place while on his ship.
  • Cool Old Guy: Oldest character in the main group and more badass than all of them.
  • Cool Ship: He made over a dozen pre-series, with all sorts of weapons and security features and all but one got blown up pre-series.
  • Crusading Widower: The reason for his one man war on the Nihilators is that a gang of punks killed his wife.
  • Eye Scream: Removed his own eye and replaced it with his dead wife's to remind him of his life mission.
  • Good Is Not Nice: Briney is a good mon but in his own words...
    Briney: ...Leo, this is me we're talking about, I don't do nice.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Briney fights with old fashioned brawling with Psychic mind crush throw in.
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: Briney regularly uses his psychic powers to intrude on people's thoughts...and sometimes upon the omniscient narration of their thoughts.
    How did he keep getting himself into these situations?
    Briney: Because you have a big mouth and don't think before talking.
    Leo: You don't have to constantly be reading our minds, you know.
  • Made of Iron: Yes. He is a steel type. A Steel type that can pull off using Explosion repeatedly.
  • Mangst: Briney suffers from paranoia and loneliness so severe he fears they'll overwhelm his sanity, but you will never ever EVER hear him whine about it.
  • Memetic Badass: "Briney is badass" is the only thing that Leo and Pikachu can agree on, and they give him the edge in hypothetical fights like "Briney vs Death".
  • Real Men Hate Sugar: Averted. He likes lollipops.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: There was a reason the Nihilators saw him as a #1 priority to exterminate. Even Oblivion's Shadow finds it irritating that he keeps finding the Nihilator hideouts and killing their residents.
  • Screw Politeness, I'm a Senior!: He forgoes such niceties as 'not eavesdropping on his companions inner thoughts' because he's a paranoid old man. "I'm older than you, so I can do whatever I want."
  • Self-Imposed Challenge: In Chapter 63, Briney fights Shadow Entei in Hyper Mode. He doesn't consider that enough of a challenge, however, so he promises not to use his psychic powers, his magic powers, his hammer, the move Explosion, or three of his arms. He still wins.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Pikachu and Leo agree that he's already so badass that he can't get any more badass unless he evolves into a Metagross which terrifies him because it involves fusing with another Metang and merging personalities. He considers this a form of death. He goes through with it after eventually getting over this fear.


A recurring ninja Buneary who eventually joins Team Aurabolt, becoming Pikachu's loyal servant and love interest. Later on she becomes happy enough to evolve into a Lopunny.
  • An Ice Person: Has Ice-type attacks naturally and then is is given a portion of the Element of Ice's power.
  • Composite Character: Of Sadic (Pikachu's lover in Latias' Journey), Dawn, and Dawn's Buneary.
  • Happiness in Slavery: Much to Pikachu's dismay she's happy being his vassal.
  • My Master, Right or Wrong: Obeys Pikachu but will sometimes deliberately ignore requests depending on the seriousness of them.
  • Ninja: She was raised in a secret ninja school.
  • The Fettered: The most important thing to her is her ninja code, personal honor, etc. Everything else, including her own physical well being, is second.
  • To Be Lawful or Good: While she is a good person at her core, she clings tighter to rules than anyone else in the main party. She has done, and will do again, any manner of Dirty Business to uphold her oath and orders.
  • Sarcastic Devotee: Becomes this by the Fichina Arc. Her loyalty is still high grade but she talks back and/or ignores as necessary.
  • Super Mode: Ice armor in the style of the Slicer.
  • The Voiceless: Her vocal cords were cut as a baby so she talks with clicks. Darkrai arranges things so that once she evolves she'll be able to talk.



Oblivion's Shadow (aka Mewtwo)

We take pride in our evil. There are many villains who would deny their evil, to try and justify their actions... but let's face it, we're trying to release the Ruler of Evil and destroy the world. How can that possibly be justified?
Oblivion's Shadow, he's lying.

Leader of the Nihilators and the Big Bad of the fanfic. A masked figure who floats above the ground, Oblivion's Shadow wishes to release the imprisoned demons trapped beneath the mysterious door under Treasure Town. It turns out he's actually Mewtwo. In the past he built a valley for his Clone Pokemon, only to be framed by a Mew imitator that he was planning evil operations there. The valley was annihilated with all the Clone Pokemon murdered. The trauma caused his mind to split into two, the evil half becoming Oblivion's Shadow.

  • Big Bad: The leader of the Nihilators and the one the heroes fight again.
  • Big Brother Instinct: The reason he spared Ash and friends 1,000 years ago as Lord Null and spent all the years since trying to cure Ash's Superpowered Evil Side AND why he held back when fighting Ash in Treasure Town is because he's technically Ash's older brother and a good friend of his from Pre-Cataclym days.
  • Card-Carrying Villain: From Chapter 61, we have this quote, "We take pride in our evil".
  • Diabolus ex Nihilo: His flagship is named this and the characters discuss how their knowledge of this fact means that it is not a "devil from nowhere" but the innocent bystanders it attacks would definitely think so.
  • Despair Event Horizon:
    • Stated to have crossed this a very long time ago, and references The Killing Joke when he reveals this.
    • Mewtwo's mind split in two when the clones he was sheltering were attacked and wiped out by an army of legendaries led by a Mew impostor. Mewtwo's darker half became Oblivion's Shadow, and his good half is Gardevoir's blur-friend.
  • Evil Plan: Destroy the world or something similarly evil. At first; later on it's revealed he has something more well-intentioned going on.
  • The Faceless: His mask only shows the person speaking to him. He also speaks in their voice.
  • Foregone Conclusion: His plan will fail. Everyone knows this, including him, but he continues with his plan anyway, because he would rather lose his way than win on another's terms.
  • Hearing Voices: His good side ultimately wakes up and gives him a hard time. Then The Ruler of Evil does likewise.
  • Heel–Face Turn: This is a Defied Trope. After making it very clear that Oblivion's Shadow has completely and utterly lost, Mewtwo says that he could surrender, kill the Nihilators, and join Team Aurabolt under the disguise of one of the many Nihilator prisoners to prevent the Ruler of Evil being released. Oblivion's Shadow considers this and then the Ruler of Evil puts a stop to that.
  • Large and in Charge: He's about the size of a human; given the size of most Pokemon, this lets him tower over many of his subordinates.
  • Mind Rape: A specialty of his in general, given his ruthless use of his immense psychic power, and most explicitly the effects of the Anti-Life Equation.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: When he killed 108 captive children in a failed attempt to coerce Gardevoir into giving up the rebels, he freaked out over it. Then she accused him of making her ruthless and he freaked out over that too. It turned into an Ignored Epiphany but he was made to confront some awful truths about his operation.
  • Necessarily Evil: His plan, to kill the Ruler of Evil instead of freeing it, relies on Mesprit converting negative emotional energy (pain, suffering, etc.) to positive energy, and to force-feed it to the Ruler. Of course, to do so, he needed to cause enough suffering to have enough energy.
  • Only Sane Man: In the Nihilators, he is the only one with the slightest vestiges of sanity. Even that is debatable due to his Villainous Breakdown and his schizophrenia with Mewtwo.
  • Pride: He admits that his plan has a slim chance of success, and further, that there's a less messy alternative to the same goal that has a higher chance of success but insists on doing things his way because if he's going to fail he'd rather fail on his terms than someone else's. He seriously contemplates surrendering in Chapter 63. A pity that the Ruler of Evil doesn't.
  • Psychic Powers: One of the top tiered psychics in the story.
  • Split Personality: Oblivion's Shadow is part of Mewtwo's mind. After the trauma of watching his valley and the clone Pokemon brutally destroyed, his mind spilt in two, one half becoming Oblivion's Shadow.
  • Split-Personality Takeover: Oblivion's Shadow forced Mewtwo into dormancy pre-story because Mewtwo couldn't handle a certain tragedy in his life.
  • Villainous Breakdown:
    • Implied as he talks to a possible illusion of his dead mother.
    • In chapter 59, it got even worse for him. Possible Illusion Mom left him, and he saw that he might not actually be the Big Bad and that his actions might well be predetermined and planned by something else. He did not take it well. He could not even get angry after his scenes with Gardevoir.
  • Villain Override
    He left the room, guided every step of the way by the tug of the invisible strings of the puppetmaster of his fate, unaware that with every breath he was drawing closer and closer to the damnation he surely deserved...
  • Well-Intentioned Extremist: Heavy on the Extremist, but his plan is to kill the Ruler of Evil, not to let it conquer the world.
  • You Have Failed Me: He kills those who fail him. Mostly. The ones he doesn't wish he did.

Doctor Tarantulas

The Mad Scientist of the Nihilators, Dr. Tarantulas is a corrupt scientist and former associate of Professor Oak. He enjoys experimenting on his test subjects, builds giant mechs, and has a complex relationship with his assistant Chobin.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: In a very surprising twist with Chobin. The very thought of Chobin calling him a monster (when he gained a concious) hurt him deeply, not to mention what Oblivion's Shadow does to the rest of the Chobin clones after he fails his mission drives Tarantulas to even further madness. Hell, one of the main worries he has now is losing Chobin forever. It reaches very quickly into Ho Yay territory.
  • Ax-Crazy: He kidnaps, murders and mangles with a gleefully For Science! attitude.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: His experiments are gruesome and painful.
  • Cyborg: He's lost many body parts of the years and replaced them with mechanical parts.
  • Evil Genius: He makes lots of gear and technology for the Nihilators.
  • Freudian Excuse: Claims his traumatic life is a good enough excuse to turn into a megalomaniac. Professor Oak calls him out on this, much to Tarantulas' shock.
  • Herr Doktor: Complete with the bad German accent!
  • Humongous Mecha: Lots of these from Robo Groudon to giant spider mobile bases.
  • Karmic Death: Professor Tarantulas is ultimately slain by his old colleague, who he had kidnapped earlier.
  • Killed Off for Real: Obilivion's Shadow makes sure that he dies for good by destroying any means he could use to avoid death. It's punishment for his many failures.
  • Mad Scientist: Lots of mad cackling while he warps the laws of psychics and torments research subjects.


Crazy assistant to Dr. Tarantulas and becomes Squirtle's rival. He has a tendency to die a lot, so Dr. Tarantulas created endless clones of him.
  • Superpowered Evil Side: The sight/sound of Leo drives Chobin to one of his personalities, Arackaiser. In this form, he's smarter, stronger, and even more dangerous than Tarantulas. He's also a more "refined" evil than Chobin's random vileness.
  • The Rival: With Leo starting with MMORPG.
  • Too Dumb to Live: There's a reason Tarantulas needs clones. This idiot will jump into a swarm of ravenous spider robots.
  • Too Kinky to Torture: It's impossible to torture him because his mind is too messed up to feel honest pain.


A sadistic witch and mother of Lily and Marianne. She planned to use Lily to summon Giratina from within the Door.
  • Abusive Parent: To put in in perspective Lily's very conception was made to be a tool for abuse.
  • An Ice Person: She's a Froslass after all.
  • Ax-Crazy: She murdered her family and joined the Nihilators to gain more power and murder more people.
  • Berserk Button: She has many, but she really hates being called uglier than Fantina.
  • Cold-Blooded Torture: One of her greatest joys and her largest hobby. Her fortress is said to have thousands of Mind Raped, skinless, frozen victims.
  • Self-Made Orphan: She's the reason that the Yukihime family consists only of herself and her two daughters.
  • Vain Sorceress: She believes herself the most beautiful thing around and uses magic to make sure of it.
  • Wicked Witch: A classic; the powers, the evil, the "theatrics", etc.


Bellum's other daughter and Lily's sister. Seems quite loyal and obedient to her mother, and speaks only with "Bzzbzz".
  • Ax-Crazy: Like her mother, she is a remorseless murder.
  • Brain Bleach: She and Chobin end up as a couple. Do the math. Leo wants brain bleach after hearing that.
  • Cain and Abel: Cain to Lily's Abel because she's evil and has tried to kill her sister. She's also an inverted trope in that she is a "loyal daughter" while her sister betrayed them to join the heroes.
  • The Dragon: She is Bellum's favored daughter and chief minion.
  • Shock and Awe: Her magic specialty is lightning magic.
  • Verbal Tic: "Bzzbzzbzz".


A treacherous ex-ninja who was Dawn's best friend before he betrayed her and killed all of the ninjas in their home to gain immortality.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Dawn stimulates his pain receptors using icicles, then dismembers him using ice sculptures of the ninjas he killed. Then she rips his skull apart.
  • Dirty Coward: His Start of Darkness was his fear of death. Afterwards he dished out pain without reserve, but then Dawn gave him reason to fear again and he shyed away from battle.
  • Immortality: He found a way to hide from death and so he can fight without fear of permanently losing. Then Dawn gets rid of it.
  • Karmic Death: Paul is slain by the ninjas he had killed along with Dawn.
  • Killed Off for Real: Dawn has to take away his immortality twice before he finally dies for good.
  • No-Holds-Barred Beatdown:
    • To a near nightmarish level with Ash. It involved severed limps after the fight was effectively over.
    • He takes one himself when Palmer unleashes his ultimate technique on him.
  • One-Winged Angel: His hyper mode, which explicitly resembles the Shredder.

The Legendary Birds

Moltres, Zapdos and Articuno appear as unrepentent monsters. Often squabbling amonst themselves, these three are working with the Nihilators For the Evulz, traumatised by their experiences in the Crisis Wars. They also happen to be Ash's number one enemies for murdering his friends and mother in the previous world.


The monstrous Monkey King who wishes to destroy Pokemon Square. Curb Stomped to death by Charla.
  • Character Death: Yes, Aaron along with some others do kill him, but overall he really has no-one to blame but himself.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Despite insisting that only strong will survive, he resorts to dirty tricks to fight back against Team Aurabolt.
  • Irony: If the strong rule the weak, and the civilized Pokemon of Pokemon Square are weak, technology-dependent excuses for Pokemon, then by losing to three of them he is clearly not fit to rule.
  • Kirk Summation: Not only do they beat him up, they refute his philosophy.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: Gal's emotional blackmail using Charla as a hostage doesn't end too well.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: Team Auraforce takes great joy in systematically destroying his philosophy in front of his very eyes, i.e. kicking his ass.
  • Social Darwinist: The strong rule the weak in his opinion. Naturally, he believes this because he is the strongest and seeks great power from the Nihilators.


The insane admiral of the Nihilators, Manaphy seeks revenge on Ash for not saving May after the destruction of Earth previously, enslaving his own mother Kyogre as his slave.
  • Death Equals Redemption: Reborn as an egg and ends up in the care of the reincarnated May.
  • Face–Heel Turn: Turned evil after blaming Ash for abandoning him and not saving May when Earth was previously destroyed.
  • "Freaky Friday" Flip: Manaphy swaps all of the bodies of Team Aurabolt to disable them in combat.


The infamous Killer Game Master from Latias' Journey, back now as a reality warping demon guarding a fortress that contains the key to Tiama's lair. He remembers his encouters with Ash, Pikachu and Leo in his past life and becomes a major villain, but has yet to cross paths with Oblivion's Shadow.
  • Cardboard Prison: Averted. The shrine an aura guardian trapped him in has successfully held him for ages. He ultimately escapes through a loophole.
  • Giant Flyer: Unleashed Leviathan and utilises her for transport.
  • Joker Immunity: Like his previous self, Mewgle refuses to die. He survives in the form of a clown nose, and thanks to Bellum, nearly reincarnates through Meowth but gets his own body back.
  • Plot Armor: He literally has this because destiny forbids him from being defeated by anyone other than his eternal rival, Leo. This is why he is so confused and panicky when Sam and Max defeat him.
  • Killer Game Master: He sets up his games to give himself an advantage, like "no programing Limit Breaks into a turn-based combat game".
  • Reality Warper: Often does this to play deadly games with opponents.
  • The Rival: To Leo, as promised a millennia ago.


A traitor to Arceus, Giratina was imprisoned along with countless other demons in the Door beneath Treasure Town. However, Oblivion's Shadow and Bellum plan to release her at some point.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Turned evil because she believed Arceus loved Mew more than her.
  • Casting a Shadow: Darkness is one of her things.
  • Eldritch Abomination: She is one of the ancient, tremendously powerful and godlike monstrosities sealed away in the Abyss.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: Hasn't done anything since being sealed but is the motivation behind Bellum's actions.
  • Physical God: Very high up there on the god-tier.
  • Sealed Evil in a Can: More like sealed within Hell via a door under Treasure Town.
  • The Starscream: Turned traitor believing Arceus loved Mew more than he loved her, leading her to become the Ruler of Evil's second-in-command.

The Ruler of Evil

A Manipulative Bastard with incredbile powers of simple persuasion, the Ruler of Evil kicked off the Crisis War after turning endless people into demons and promising them eternal freedom from any form of law or control. He also built a massive reality-consuming planet called the Gaiavore which he planned to become the omniverse itself. Defeated by Latias, Rayquaza, and The Power of Love weapon created by Arceus. Imprisoned in the Abyss with Giratina.
  • Dark Messiah: In the backstory, he used a warped version of "love" to drive followers into his camp and his war against Arceus.
  • Eldritch Abomination: The Ruler of Evil, and Gaiavore - a living, growing, reality-consuming planet made up of two more abominations named MBlock and Missingno, whose life and death cycles kept in perfect balance with each other.
  • Evil Overlord: It was this in the backstory, where it ruled over many worlds with a much more sinister administration than Acreus.
  • Greater-Scope Villain: His war against Acreus in the backstory underpins basically everything in the present conflict and he has followers in the Nihilators but he himself has been dormant since his loss and hasn't taken any action. It is Oblivion's Shadow who is the threat now. Events late in the story reveal that he has influencing Oblivion's Shadow/Mewtwo for some time now, thus making him more of a Man Behind the Man.
  • Manipulative Bastard: Manipulated the opinions of endless amounts of universes to become his worshippers and then demons, using fake promises of omniversal peace, freedom and love for all if they followed him.

    Supporting Characters 


There are two Latias in the story. One is the Physical God Guardian of Light and the heroine from the fanfic's prequel. The other is the mortal Latias living on Earth. The guardian Latias possesses the body of the second to guard Pokemon Square, combining the two into one character. The physical Latias is still infatuated with the physical Rayquaza, and the goddess counterpart has a daughter named Bea with the divine Rayquaza.
  • Brother–Sister Team: With the divine Latios; hope and light work in pairs.
  • Demoted to Extra: It's more like Demoted To Supporting Character because she was The Protagonist in the previous story and now she has a smaller role.
  • Holding Back the Phlebotinum: The Guardian of Light could kill Oblivion's Shadow in one hit, or renew the seal on the Door under Treasure Town, or find the seven Star Badges, or even find Giovanni and Team Rocket... if the summoning ritual hadn't been messed with, making it impossible for her to leave Kanjohenn.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Being one of the celestial Guardians of the omniverse.
  • Physical God: Already a legendary, she absorbed tremendous power in the previous story and is now on this level.
  • Psychic Powers: They're so powerful she could kill everyone in Pokemon Square simply by being in it. She can't suppress her powers enough so she's not observing everyone's thoughts at the same time.
  • Time Abyss: She's older than the universe; indeed, older than the deity who created it.


Like above, there are two Latios. One of them is the Guardian of Hope (currently fighting evil on the opposite side of the Omniverse), and the mortal Latios, who is Latias' brother and disapproves of the mortal Latias' relationship with Rayquaza.
  • Big Brother Instinct: He tries to keep Latias safe and doesn't like her crush for this reason.
  • Big Brother Mentor: Inverted since Latias is the more mature of the two of them.
  • Brother–Sister Team: With the divine Latias; hope and light work in pairs.
  • Irony: Latios can't seem to get a date, while his sister has reincarnated with her husband, Rayquaza/the Dragon God-King, for millennia.
  • Our Dragons Are Different: Being one of the celestial Guardians of the omniverse, same as Latias.
  • Heroic Self-Deprecation: He really doesn't have a high opinion of himself, and it makes sense. He loses his sister to the Guardian of Light (an alien force which he doesn't understand at all), he has to watch her and the Dragon God-King fall in love (which he doesn't like one bit), and he has to deal with the constant knowledge that he is essentially nothing but a third wheel in the eternal romance of Latias and Rayquaza. Suddenly his inferiority complex is justified.
    Latios: Latias and Rayquaza, the great and holy dragon gods...and their tagalong brother, Latios. Whoopee.
    Latias: Is that what you really think of yourself? That our fates are so dissimilar?
    Latios: How can I not? You and Rayquaza being together is all the Draconians seem to talk about. The two of you have reincarnated constantly together, supposedly one of the Omniverse's longest-lasting romances. Where am I in that legend? What part is there for me to play in your story?
  • Physical God: The Guardian of Hope.
  • Psychic Powers: His mental might is more standard for a psychic pokemon.

Rayquaza / Bagon

There are two Rayquaza in the fanfic - the Dragon God King and the guardian Latias' mate (currently missing), and the mortal Dragon King who has a crush on the mortal Latias. He's transformed into a Bagon part way through to help bring the guardian Latias to Earth.
  • Disappeared Dad: Latias and their daughter Bea have no idea where the Dragon God King is. He disappeared somewhere in the omniverse.
  • Emergency Transformation: When the mortal Dragon King lost his power, he turned into a Bagon.
  • Odd Friendship: To an outsider, the beloved Dragon God-King admitting his best friend is General Nuken is bizarre.
  • Olympus Mons: A werid variant. He's trying to capture himself or rather his divine power self thing.


A Shedinja that works for Rayquaza as his Number Two. He's also Bellum's ex-husband and Lily's father. Later he marries Missy when she announces being pregnant.
  • Badass Bureaucrat: His introduction scene includes manhandling two dragons out of court and the narration notes that he didn't earn his current position in Rayquaza's government through nepotism.
  • Chessmaster Sidekick: Combound his position with his great experience and ruthless nature and he could overthrow Rayquaza if he didn't have Undying Loyalty to the dragon.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: His anger issues stem from when he and his brother Koga split apart, with Nuken deliberately taking all of the sociopathy and rage that existed within them to give Koga the stoicism necessary for a ninja life.
  • The Dreaded: Everyone who knows of him (with a couple exceptions) is pant-wettingly scared of him. He invokes this trope to scare others into doing what he wants without getting his claws bloody. From Rayquaza's Trial of Mercy in Chapter 65:
    Nuken was currently wrapped from top to bottom in chains of the strongest and heaviest metal known to Pokemonkind, floating in the middle of a containment spell of the kind used to hold archdemons or toxic materials deadly enough to destroy the world, with several dozen of the most powerful guards in His Excellency's service and a hundred ninjas all keeping their weapons trained on him, ready to strike if he so much as twitched the wrong way. Not a single Pokemon in the room doubted he could still break free and murder them all if he so chose, despite the security measures.
  • Four-Star Badass: He is a general in Rayquaza's military and terrifyingly effective on the battlefield.
  • Morality Pet: His girlfriend later wife Missy, who is perky and friendly and the only one he will listen to that isn't his liege lord.
  • Noble Top Enforcer: Inverted. Rayqueza is beloved for his benevolence and Nuken is the terrifying second-in-command who gleefully does his dirty work.
  • Not So Different: Lily's chief fear is that he will be just as controlling as his ex-wife and her fears are justified as he planned to put her in a Gilded Cage at Rayquaza's Sky Palace so she wouldn't be in any more danger.
  • Number Two: He's basically Rayquaza's Prime Minister and Commander-in-Chief as he ranks immediately below the dragon king in both domestic and military affairs.
  • Overprotective Dad: He is not at all happy to learn that Leo is after his daughter. He might have killed the Squirtle right then and there if a Relationship Upgrade between him and Lily wasn't the only thing that could break her curse.
  • Secret Keeper: For a long time he was the only one to know that the mortal Rayquaza in the fic was a Bagon that stepped in to replace the real mortal Rayquaza who was killed by Bellum pre-series.
  • Sociopathic Hero: By his own admission he is a "monster that happens to be on the opposite side of the other monsters."
  • Vetinari Job Security: Rayquaza admits that the Empire would have collapsed without him years ago.
  • Undying Loyalty: Literally undying considering that Nuken is a ghost type. He is quite happy to serve Rayquaza forever no matter what happens.


A beautiful resident of Pokemon Square, Gardevoir is kidnapped by the Nihilators early on and has since spent most her time in captivity. She has been transformed into a vampire by Darkrai and a vampire from another universe.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: While Gardevoir is transformed into a vampire, she maintains her sense of good and plots to bring down the Nihilators from the inside.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Her beauty and grace attract both guys and girls.
  • Good Angel, Bad Angel: after becoming a vampire she discovers a pair of these in her mind. They're constantly arguing.
  • Hive Queen: All the vampires of this universe are connected to her by blood and so she can direct and speak with them provided they are on the same planet as her.
  • Our Vampires Are Different: Literally, she is different from both the vampires from other universes and the vampires that previously existed in her home universe. She has the traditional weaknesses of sunlight, silver, etc. and creates a hive mind.
  • Play-Along Prisoner: At one point, she pushed Oblivion's Shadow out of her mind with brute force. From the way she speaks with her alter egos she believes she can leave her cell whenever she wants.
  • Psychic Powers: She's a psychic Pokémon.
  • Silk Hiding Steel: A prisoner in a custom made cell yet she's able to undermine The Shadow while remaining insufferably polite. Her dismisal and mockery of his theories in ch 59 is a thing of beauty.


Ash's love interest reincarnated as a Vaporeon. She is kidnapped by the Nihilators and goes through a traumatic time until saved by a Hive Mind of good-intentioned lifeforms led by Deoxys.
  • Distressed Damsel: Kidnapped, tortured and then drawn again into a Hive Mind does not make Misty a happy Vaporeon.
  • Making a Splash: Vaporeon and thus water attacks.
  • The Runt at the End: Like canon, she is considered less pretty and more scrawny than her older sisters.
  • Tsundere: Like Ash, she denies being in love with him.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Misty still has her fear of bugs, but with good reason. Misty was kidnapped and brainwashed by the minions of the Insect Queen to think she was a bug and completely subservient to the queen. Her rescue and rehabiliation are traumatising for her. Her new place in a nicer hive mind is not all fun for her.


The god of Death and many other things. He plays a small role early in the story until He admits to being the one who sent Sasha to join Team Aurabolt and is plotting to bring down Oblivion's Shadow on his own.

  • Adaptational Heroism: Averted with regard to the Anime, where Darkrai was a misunderstood good guy.
  • Badass Boast: So good at this he can make the Big Bad himself quake in his boots.
    I know the demons you have locked in your skull, and trust me when I say that I can make them real and even more horrifying than you've ever imagined...
  • Berserk Button: Enraged at what the current generation of his followers had done to his sacred temple.
  • Casting a Shadow: Darkness is one of his domains.
  • Don't Fear the Reaper: A friendly guy and Shipper on Deck who tries to ease the deathly transition. He told Leo how to become immortal without tricks.
  • Good Is Not Nice: One of the few benevolent deities in the story but he loves scaring innocent people with nightmares
  • It Amused Me: He messes with people for fun. He's even the patron deity for a town based on this.
  • Loophole Abuse: No contract can bind him because he is a Guile Hero who exploits Exact Words and plausible deniability.
  • Odd Job God: At last count, he's the god of death, holy darkness, dire dreams, the dark side of the moon, deserts, cigarettes, and independent films.
  • Olympus Mons: Averted, one of the few not captured by the villains.
  • Pass the Popcorn: A explicit power: while in a nightmare he can create popcorn out of nothing.
  • Physical God: He is one of the deities of the setting, and this makes him both powerful and vital. The physical part means he can be killed as well.
  • Persona Non Grata: He's banned from Fichina for another 270 years because of a Noodle Incident involving Kyurem and Victini.
  • Religion of Evil: Inverted. Darkrai's religion was once a pleasant religion based on terrifying yet completely harmless mischief. Then the latest generation of priests became obbessed with some tacky and melodramtic vampire novel for teens and changed things. They wrecked the place, changed the decor to emphasize shock factor instead of dignified horror, and treated Cressila like she had forced Darkai into their marriage. By the time Sasha reaches his temple, the teenage followers have completly taken over and turned it into a rave for goths and emos to do all sorts of naughty things. She quickly turns things around and shows them what it truly means to follow Darkrai.
  • Shipper on Deck: Supports Ash/Misty, Leo/Lily and others.
  • Slap-Slap-Kiss: With his wife, Cressila. The legends about them always include "violent fighting and then equally violent make up sex." It is very good sex.
  • The Problem with Fighting Death: As he warns the Big Bad, "Death always wins. Sooner or Later."
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech:
    • This happens to anyone who sleeps near him because he's the god of nightmares.
    • Mocks Oblivion's Shadow during his Villainous Breakdown by explaining how stupid his plan is.
  • The Strategist: He has more than a small hand in the adventures of Team Aurabolt, especially after Sasha joins.

Team Getem

A group of pokemon that formed on the way of their journey to save the world from an evil organization by collecting sacred macguffins. If this sounds familar it's because they're all expies of Team Aurabolt.
  • Can't Catch Up: Ash and Ritchie start on more or less even terms but Ash quickly becomes greater and greater
    • Knowledge of Aura Purge
    • Chosen One status
    • Beating down evil gods without fancy armor.
  • Elemental Powers: The sacred plates are elemental themed
  • Expy: Every- one of them. The species is different for half of them but otherwise they're tweaked versions of Team Aurabolt. It freaks the originals out.
  • Hero of Another Story: Discussed by Salty. They may be only tangentially related to the main narrative but their quest is just as important, and just as awesome, as Team Aurabolt's.
  • Knight in Shining Armor: Sparky is this instead of a Samurai like Pikachu. It's a similar "honor and duty" thing but with more European flavor.
  • My Dad Can Beat Up Your Dad: Tiny and Cruise naturally compare their adopted dads and insist theirs is cooler.
  • Powered Armor: The Sacred plates turn into armor.
  • Sentai: Again the sacred plates transform them into color coded warriors who strike poses and such.
  • Sanity Has Advantages: Ultimately, Ritchie decides he's better off than Ash for having less emotional baggage.
  • Strange Minds Think Alike: Zippo and Leo, both otaku, come to similar conclusions.


A duchess of Fichina and a rival of Bellum. During one of their competitions she frees a trio of vampires and works to bring them to Fichina to testify against the Nihilators.

  • The Ace: Beautiful, powerful, famous and rich. She's won the Convocum Mysticus Fantastica every year for centuries.
  • The Archmage: She revolutionizes the magic world regularly and has invented a spell to create objects out of nothing. The only mage in a country of mages that is in her league is the divine queen.
  • Blue Blood: Fichinan nobility.
  • The Leader: Served in this capacity during the Express Arc. A type IV; everyone likes her. When she tries to dismiss her servants for their own safety, they pretend she didn't.
  • I Want Grandkids: Technically she's not Lily's mother but she's extremely eager for the girl to have kids nonetheless.
  • Like a Daughter to Me: She treats Lily, her apprentice, like one of her many daughters.
  • Polyamory: All of her daughters have different fathers.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: The head of the noble House of Fantasma and willing to help the heroes once she becomes aware of the threat they face.
  • The Rival: She has been competing with Bellum ever since they were children.
  • Vain Sorceress: Altrustic example: She uses magic to make other people look better.


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