Note: this page naturally contains spoilers for Omega Ruby, as well as for the series as a whole.
KieraOur heroine, and this universe's version of May.
- Age Lift: Started her journey when she was around 18-19. This wasn't by choice; Norman deliberately did everything he could to delay her getting her first pokemon, since he didn't want her to become a trainer.
- Anti-Hero: Stubborn, cocky, quick to anger and slow to forgive. The latter is particularly clear in how she treats Maxie after the Seafloor Cavern; refusing to accept his apology is one thing, but dehumanizing and actively trying to kill him through his link with Groudon?
- Asexuality: Kiera is asexual and was previously in a relationship with a popular contest idol named Lisia, who broke it off after Kiera's mutation.
- Berserk Button: Doesn't suffer fools lightly. Being patronized or conscended to doesn't fly with her either, and she can't stand when people won't take responsibility for their own problems.
- Break the Haughty:
- Her attitude as she headed to the Seafloor Cavern was almost suicidially overconfident, to the point she had her cell's camera running so she could record her victory over Maxie. Things don't go the way she expected, leading to a few stress-induced breakdowns afterwards.
- The aftermath of the Delta Episode is even worse, when she discovers how quickly most of Hoenn turns upon their former Champion.
- Half-Human Hybrid: Using the Green Orb makes her half-Rayquaza.
- How Do I Shot Web?: The fact that she can't automatically fly after her transformation is a huge sticking point with Kiera, and one of her bitterest complaints about the whole mess.
- Inferiority Superiority Complex: While Kiera's a damned good trainer, her Awesome Ego is partly a facade: Norman's constant manipulations and undermining has gotten to her more than she wants to admit.
- It's Up to You: Deconstructed, as Kiera comes to resent how it felt like everyone in Hoenn kept expecting her to solve their problems for them. This only got worse with how her heroism during the Delta Episode was 'rewarded'.
- Legacy Character: Bandit, her second Sceptile, takes her mother Rogue's position in the party after Rogue is nearly killed defending Kiera in the Seafloor Cavern.
- No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: After saving the Hoenn region from disaster several times, she finds herself as a Hero with Bad Publicity after becoming half-Rayquaza.
- Not So Different: Much like her father, she's stubborn, holds a grudge like nobody's business, and can be incredibly cruel.
- Not So Similar: Fortunately, unlike her father, she's eventually able to recognize those hateful similarities and works to better herself. She doesn't want to follow in his footsteps, after all.
- Parental Issues: Having Norman for a father hasn't done her many favors.
- Pokemon Hate Her: After her transformation, most of her old team turns on her. She's only able to keep Bandit at first, and later reconnects with Storm.
- Scars Are Forever: Gets some nasty scars during the Seafloor Cavern incident. However, becoming a Half-Human Hybrid causes them to disappear.
- Break the Haughty: Attempting to use the Red Orb to control Groudon sets off a Trauma Conga Line.
- Half-Human Hybrid: The Red Orb forcibly mutates him into a half-Groudon hybrid.
- Horror Hunger: Groudon's teeth aren't just for show. Maxie finds himself dealing with cravings for raw, fresh meat, and his attempts to ignore this end poorly.
- Eat Dirt, Cheap: He's also able to eat rocks.
- Impossibly Tacky Clothes: Maxie is the reigning champion of dressing in horrible outfits. Kiera's Action Fashionista Pikachu is extremely tired of his clothing choices.Kiera: WHY IS DINO DAD'S FASHION SENSE SO GOD DAMN TERRIBLE WE'VE BEEN TRYING TO HELP HIM FOR YEARS BUT HE ALWAYS ENDS UP BACK IN CROCS AND SOCKSArceus: There are miracles too great for even my powers to grant
- It got so bad they've been banned from parts of Kalos purely from Maxie's insanely dorky style.
- "It" Is Dehumanizing: Kiera uses this on him after Seafloor Cavern, which he accepts.
- Karmic Transformation: Believes that his transformation is proper punishment for his actions.
- My God, What Have I Done?: After everything that happens at the Seafloor Cavern.
- Papa Wolf: He raises a baby Turtwig from an egg Kiera gave to him after she forgot to return it to Professor Rowan.Olita: For the longest time Maxie won't admit how much he loves the little turtleOlita: Then some assholes make a grab for itOlita: And it's like someone dropped a second nuke
- Pokemon Hate Him: Has all of his pokemon turn on him after his transformation, save for Camerupt.
- Silent Scapegoat: Accepts any and all blame for the consequences of his actions, as well as plenty of blame for things that weren't actually his fault.
- Sweet and Sour Grapes: Maxie's rejection of his transformation leads to multiple events of physical and emotional trauma. Once he learns to let go of the humanity he's lost, he becomes more confident in his abilities and acquires higher-level powers.
- What Have I Become?: Has the hardest time accepting and adapting to his transformation.
- Cursed with Awesome: Actually takes his transformation remarkably well, all considered.
- Emergency Transformation: Using the Blue Orb actually saved his life. Maxie had torn him up pretty good before Kiera showed up, and the mutation helps heal his wounds.
- Half-Human Hybrid: The Blue Orb makes him part Kyogre.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Upon seeing that Kiera has the Blue Orb, Archie convinces her to let him use it instead, so that she doesn't have to risk her humanity to fix their mistakes. This directly leads to his own transformation into a half-Kyogre hybrid.
- Shark Man: Being part Kyogre gives him gills, arm and dorsal fins, and More Teeth than the Osmond Family.
- More Expendable Than You: Part of how he convinced Kiera to let him use the Blue Orb instead.
- Pirate Parrot: He trains an extra-annoying Chatot that some locals were planning on eating. He learns to communicate with it and they plays pranks on the other members.Olita: It can spill secrets in human language AND pokespeak!Olita: A bilingual annoyance
- Pokemon Hate Him: Of his whole team, only Sharpedo sticks around after his transformation.
WallyA young boy whom Kiera helped catch a Ralts, leading to his own journey. Wally returns the favor many times over.
Brendan BirchKiera's neighbor, the son of Professor Birch.
- Age Lift: Around the age of 14-15 when Kiera first starts her journey.
- Horror Hunger: Wound up a victim of this when he ate his own starter.
- Stepford Smiler: How he copes with the Trauma Conga Line he goes through after the Delta Episode.
- Wide-Eyed Idealist: Runs into issues with this at times. For instance, he naturally assumes that Norman is a caring father just like his own dad and only wants what's best for Kiera, making him a good Unwitting Pawn.
NormanKiera's father, head of the Littleroot Gym, and an Actual Leaky Trashbag. Has spent Kiera's whole life trying to control her, and wasn't too thrilled by her finally managing to start her journey.
- Abusive Parent: Relies heavily on emotional and psychological abuse, constantly claiming that Kiera's incapable of taking care of herself. The only reason he doesn't use violence to keep her in line is the second time he tried it, she fought back.
- Control Freak: It says a lot that he thinks the bright side of her becoming a Half-Human Hybrid is that it'd give him an excuse to keep her locked up.
- Disc-One Final Boss: The only reason he was willing to let Kiera fight him for his badge in the first place was because as a Gym Leader, he's FORCED to accept all challengers. He didn't make it easy for her, and only begrudgingly handed over his badge when she won.
- Manipulative Bastard: Particularly after the Delta Episode, when he exploits the fear and Fantastic Racism to turn most of Hoenn against the hybrids, including his own daughter.
- My Beloved Smother: More concerned with dictating what his daughter can't do than figuring out what she can.
- Overprotective Dad: Didn't let his daughter do much dating of anyone he didn't approve of. It should be noted, however, that part of what he's looking for is somebody capable of 'keeping her in line'.
The MercA self-employed mercenary from Orre that the team comes across during their adventures. They live in an abandoned Pokemon centre buried in the Wastes.
- Ambiguous Gender: The Merc is non-binary and isn't referred to as male or female. "They/them" are the pronouns they use.
- Deadpan Snarker: They love dryly commenting on the strange situations the trio gets them into.
- Horse of a Different Color: They have a trained Houndoom that can serve as a ride if their car breaks down in the desert.
- Desert Punk: Being from Orre, the Merc has all the characteristics of a blunt, hard-fighting Badass complete with a thick Southern US accent.
- Insult of Endearment: The Merc regularly insults the trio based on their mutations. The team doesn't mind and get along well with them.Olita: "Chickin' dinasaur, snake bitch 'n loud fish"Olita: Collectively refers to them as "tha muties"
- Unfazed Everyman: Their response to finding out that the team is made of half-Legendary hybrids? Quite chill by comparison.Merc: Ah, ya'll mean yer a bunch 'a muties! We got them 'round her too, 'cept we don't try ta dance 'round tha fact by pointin' fingers aht a thing tha' don't 'sist.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: After the team gets on friendly terms with the Merc, all of them exchange insults freely.Gena: Merc is probably the only one allowed to give em a hard time after a while because they hit a friendship pointGena: in like the only-refers-to-them-in-insults manner
UbumeA woman chosen by Ho-Oh to recieve the legendary's blessing. However, she discovered the downsides of this too late, and they had a falling out.
- Blessed with Suck: She thought being chosen by Ho-Oh was a blessing up until she learned that he wasn't as benevolent as she'd believed.
- Broken Pedestal: Used to worship and admire Ho-Oh. Not anymore.
- The Chosen One
- Half-Human Hybrid: Half Ho-Oh.
- Human Mom, Non-Human Dad: Was part of a inversion, having a fully human lover. He didn't take learning about her Blessed Forme well.
- Infant Immortality: Sadly Averted. Her child didn't even get to be born before dying, and Ho-Oh refused to bring them back.
- Start of Darkness: Once a staunch follower of Ho-Oh, she was honored to bear his blessing. She also fell in love and became pregnant. When she revealed her Blessed Forme to him, he promptly freaked out and murdered her. She revived; her unborn child didn't. Ho-Oh refused to bring them back to life, and also spelled out that they'd never be reunited in the afterlife.
- Who Wants to Live Forever?: One of her biggest gripes with Ho-Oh. It certainly doesn't help that she learned this the hard way.
GroudonOne of the legendary Pokemon of Hoenn, whom Maxie tried to revive with the Red Orb.
KyogreThe legendary Sea Basin Pokemon, and Groudon's rival.
RayquazaAnother legendary native to Hoenn.
Ho-OhOne of the revered legendary Pokemon of the Johto region.
- Hypocrite: Remember the tales of how he revived the three pokemon killed when Tin Tower burned down? He doesn't see any discrepancy between that mercy and his staunch refusal to revive somebody who never even had a chance to be born.
- Light Is Not Good: A much bigger Jerkass than his worshippers would have you believe.
- No Sympathy:
- Regards the victims of Team Rocket's horrible experiments as abominations that need to be wiped out in order to 'cleanse the worlds'.
- This effectively destroyed his relationship with his Blessed Hybrid Ubume. Not only did he refuse to resurrect her unborn child no matter how she pleaded, but he told her that she'd never be reunited with them, either!
- Vocal Dissonance: To his followers, Ho-Oh's cries are considered melodious. For those who can understand Pokespeak, he sounds like Gilbert Gottfried.