Pokémon is a tough cast to list here in terms of characters. Since Citadel Of The Heart first got started with a single Pokémon fic, Truth and Ideals, the other Pokémon related fics are going to be listed here as well until they take up too much space and warrant their own pages. In that case, similar to the Digimon characters being split based upon the seasons their fics adapt, the Pokémon characters will be split between the different generations they originally first appeared in if applicable. Once this page begins to grow too large, whichever fic has the most characters and tropes listed under them will be the first to become their own standalone pages, followed by whichever fics do so next as well. So far, the migration of tropes for characters associated with stories that have officially made their debut have been relocated accordingly to their own pages. If too many of such characters fit more than one of these, they will remain here for the time being unless otherwise relocated to whichever group they're more suited to among them all.
- Contrasting Sequel Main Character: Compared to Ash, he starts off from a friendless background, and while he chooses the Water Starter of his region, it does not go into a Super Mode like how Ash-Greninja does. Also, much like Ash, Calem gets one of the Elemental Monkeys, but gets Simisage instead, and catches it from the wild as Pansage, as opposed to being given it. He also gets a Lucario, but as Calem lacks Aura Vision, it's only about as good as Lucario to any other type of trainer as opposed to an Aura Guardian, although that doesn't stop Calem from continuing the Stellar Name theme with Lucario's line in this Series Fic. In addition, Ash was originally planned to get a Fossil Pokémon in Truth and Ideals, but it was shelved and saved for Calem who winds up getting Tyrunt that eventually becomes Tyrantrum.
- Establishing Character Moment: His worship of Ash Ketchum is introduced in the prologue, with him having witnessed Ash's battles across Unova two years prior to the present.
- Aura Vision: He actually borderline surpasses Ash in this capacity regarding natural levels of aura, but Zander's negative emotions cause him to only capable of awakening them in malevolent contexts.
- Blood Knight
- The Comically Serious: The only thing funny about him is just how over-the-top his anger issues can be.
- Fatal Flaw: Wrath. He's barely even treated as a friend by Calem's group because of how overtly hostile and violent he is, even though Zander insists on being a part of their group for unexplained reasons, which is even more confusing because he prefers to keep his distance 90% of the time. It's implied that the reason he sticks around is because he has a soft spot for Shauna's All-Loving Hero nature, but even Shauna is terrified of Zander's person because of his unyielding rage against everyone else. He's effectively a ticking time bomb in terms of his outbursts of rage, and the worst part? He actually has aura and has learned of Ash's ability to use Aura Blitz and can actually almost manage to replicate the move for himself.
- Establishing Character Moment: His sudden, abrupt change in mood from "calm" to over-the-top rage when he's the Only Sane Man who figures out Lysandre's scheme long before anyone else does.
- Guttural Growler
- Hair-Trigger Temper
- Hidden Depths: Knows of the existence of Emma and the other orphans in Lumiose City and doesn't display any of his signature anger around them.
- Jerkass: He's an OC Jerkass Rival for Kalos, and his brand of Jerkass compared to the likes of Blue, Silver, and Gladion... well... he kind of makes Silver look relatively tame by comparison.
- Make Me Wanna Shout: "Aura Shout".
- Screaming Warrior
- Turn Out Like His Father: He didn't become genocidal like his father, but he most definitely has both his and his mother's uncontrolled aggression and hostility.
- OOC Is Serious Business: Encountering Emma completely shuts him up quiet and silent, as up until this point Zander has been an infamous loudmouth regarding his uncontrollable aggression.
- Parody Sue: Literally had it not been for who his parents are and the fact this is a Pokémon fic, he would've been a significantly more mundane character than who he ultimately is. Admittedly he's more The Comically Serious because of the fact while his vicious temper can be amusing, Zander as a character is not Played for Laughs.
- The Power of Hate: How he achieves Mega Evolution with his Garchomp; pure, synchronized hatred for everything.
- The Quiet One: Whenever he isn't having something to talk about, the overall extent of his voice tends to be growling and screaming in rage.
- Refuge in Audacity: When Looker is interviewing Calem's group, he's completely impressed (and terrified) by Zander's Psychopathic Manchild tendencies that he honestly can't bring himself to arrest him because he doesn't think even the most secure of prisons will want to tolerate having him there.
- Signature Pokémon: Garchomp.
- Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: He's a Token Evil Teammate rather than a full on villain, but hoo boy he definitely fits this category regardless; some of his antics can be compared with Vegeta and he'd honestly not look too far out of home in a Digimon series with his behavior.
- Adaptation Expansion: His overall end goal and motives for what he does are significantly different to the point some of the characterization from the games don't add up with this version of Lysandre. Examples being Lysandre having a son who makes Silver look like a saint, being married to Malva who is consistently looking for a chance to cuck him by having affairs with other men, and being surrounded by human socialization with negative emotions to the point Lysandre sees the current generation as being completely un-salvageable and needing to be destroyed.
- Awful Wedded Life: With Malva.
- Daddy Had a Good Reason for Abandoning You: He didn't have any reason at all; he didn't even knew he had a son at all when Malva began cheating on him, as Malva hid her son away from Lysandre thinking that he'd be a bad influence after overhearing a conversation between him and Xerosic.
- Even Evil Has Standards: The moment he finally learns that Zander is his son he's completely horrified as to how he even has a son in the first place, but also because of Zander's absolutely vitriolic temperament that's much more feral in nature.
- Promoted to Love Interest: Not for any of the main leads, obviously, but he technically qualifies for this because in the original games, he has no love interest, and he's not the love interest for anyone else either. In Order and Triumph, he's not only married, but he's specifically married to Malva.
- Tranquil Fury: Implied to be at least constantly angry underneath his stoic exterior.
- The Red Baron: All of the Pokémon in this category have a title associated with them, even after they inevitably get caught or whatever their ultimate fate is. This title is based off of what these individual Pokémon are best known for.
Gengar the Glutton
- Big Eater: A very problematic appetite she has, considering what her diet is...
- Monster Is a Mommy: Part of the reason she consumes so many souls is because she's the alpha of a wild group of Ghost Pokémon around Eastern Kanto that all get fed from whatever leftovers she brings with her, as in, any unfortunate souls still intact before being devoured by others like her.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She both hates and fears Zapdos with a passion, as not only did Zapdos chase her and her colony out of the Power Plant, her former residence, but Zapdos has a nasty Hair-Trigger Temper against Ghost Types for inexplicable reasons.
All of them
- Ambiguous Gender: Because MF 217 is persistent with wanting to refer to almost all of them with "it" pronouns unless they've been specified to have normal genders in the games, such as Latias, Heatran, the Forces of Nature, among others, they're generally depicted as being genderless much like their game counterparts unless otherwise specified. Mew is currently the sole genderless species among them who has so far been referred to with blatantly female terminology, being referred to as Mewtwo's "mother" by Mewtwo itself.
- Retcon: Solgaleo and Lunala, when appearing outside of Truth and Ideals, are referred to as "he" and "she" respectively, but their pre-evolutions Cosmog and Cosmoem are not referred to as any given gender until they evolve to final form. While it is true that Solgaleo and Lunala are genderless in the games, the Pokédex entries in Sun and Moon state the opposite version mascot of each version to be a male evolution of Cosmog (Solgaleo's Moon entry) or a female evolution of Cosmog (Lunala's Sun entry).
- Truth and Ideals interprets Reshiram and Zekrom as both being males even though they're not referred to as such.
- Adaptational Early Appearance: All three of them appear significantly earlier in Starlight Ablaze than either of them have ever been depicted to do so in the Kanto games. Zapdos, for the record, outright appears during the first visit to Viridian Forest.
- Darker and Edgier/Adaptational Badass: The Legendary Birds are given such an extreme dosage of Adaptational Badass that it practically transforms the entire trio into Eldritch gods in animalistic forms, and their presence terrifies all who are fully aware of their true power. This only actually applies to the Legendary Birds that are native to Kanto, as the Legendary Birds elsewhere are their descendants who are significantly younger than they are; the Kanto Legendary Birds are claimed to be as old as the planet itself.
- Adaptational Badass: Can freeze entire tropical islands into uninhabitable wastelands where once jungle used to flourish by merely gazing upon a landmass and glaring, able to effectively atomize organic material into crystal ice by how freezing its body is, and can freeze water simply by flying over it in the blink of an eye. Also ignores the current weather during flight because it can generate blizzards anywhere it pleases.
- Adaptational Badass: Is infinitely stronger than Zapdos in the games is known for being, allegedly capable of smiting an individual from anywhere on the planet no matter where itself is currently located, can manifest entire thunderstorms by merely flapping its wings, and can turn the entire skyline from night to day in terms of light shining from its electrical discharges if it wants. Not even the most technologically advanced cameras can catch it clearly during mid-flight due to being able to equal light itself in speed.
- Always Accurate Attack: If the legends are true, it knows Shock Wave. Regardless of whether they're true, nobody is for sure exactly which Electric Type moves it knows at any given time.
- Darker and Edgier: Its appearance in Chapter 4 has it causing an entire hurricane in the midst of the Kanto Region; Oak left while he had the chance to Fuchsia City with ominous implications over his and his staff's safety, Green is stuck in Viridian City indoors, Blue is in Palette Town and is (allegedly) safe indoors as well, and Red's condition is still unaccounted for, meaning he has to deal with Zapdos' wrath while fully exposed to the elements at hand.
- Smite Me, O Mighty Smiter: According to legend, no matter where you are in the world, if you ask for this specifically, Zapdos will personally smite you down regardless of wherever Zapdos is even currently at compared to whomever invokes this. Causes of death link to the move Shock Wave specifically, but no confirmation on the Pokémon who inflicts it exists.
- Adaptational Badass: It causes a volcanic eruption merely by waking up, and it requires specially designed Poké Balls to catch because its body is so molten that ordinary Poké Balls liquefy upon being simply near it, and its flames are so infernal that during rain, its entire body manifests an absurd amount of steam that simply refuses to let its flames be put out by them.
- Adaptational Curves: Ignoring the early anatomy issues with his artwork as a whole, MF 217 has had a tendency to consistently draw Mewtwo in this context as being very shredded in appearance.
- Aura Vision: Has Aura Sphere as part of its moveset.
- The Dreaded: Its mere presence completely startled everyone who happened to catch notice of it; Ash's Aura Vision was completely overwhelmed the first time he took notice of Mewtwo.
- Establishing Character Moment: In its chronological debut, Mewtwo rather slowly awakens, before suddenly destroying the very foundation of its cloning tube, and immediately setting the entire facility burning to the ground in a massive, telekinetic explosion of raw energies.
- The device on its left wrist is a Looplet, meaning this Mewtwo is not from the verse that the main Pokémon continuity within Citadel of the Heart takes place in.
- Photon Geyser is a move this particular Mewtwo has, which naturally only Necrozma can use it. Now take into consideration that when Ultra Ruin is explored, this specific Mewtwo is lurking about eyeing everyone's movements as if it's becoming suspicious of their activity here...
- Nothing Is Scarier: We never learn about any of Mewtwo's creators; by the time Rigel and Pandora find Mewtwo fast asleep in dormancy in its chronological debut, the place is long since deserted; Mewtwo seemed to actively had been waiting on something to show up as to provoke it...
- Olympus Mons
- Loophole Abuse: Uses a Looplet to exploit Mega Evolution for both itself and others, so that Mewtwo does not require a trainer nor a Key Stone to achieve Mega Evolution.
- Pillar of Light:
- Knows Photon Geyser through unnatural means.
- One was said to have appeared the day Mewtwo wakes up from being fully cultivated as a clone, and destroying the very spot it was originally created completely.
- Super Mode: Mega Mewtwo Y is used the most often. A currently unknown Super Mode is used against Grandis to effortless worf him.
- Tranquil Fury: It has mastered this trope considering that despite what one might think, the game's lore of Mewtwo being brutal and hostile are completely intact; Mewtwo just learned to hide it very, very creepily well...
- The Worf Effect: Has a tendency to inflict this on virtually everyone it fights, while barely if ever being on the receiving end of this.
- Gender Flip: While still genderless like a majority of Legendary, Mythical, or Ultra Beast Pokémon, Mew's not given as much ambiguity regarding its gender because of its backstory with Mewtwo as having birthed it as the original Gen I and FireRed and LeafGreen state it to have done when Mewtwo was cloned from it, rather than how the adaptations and Let's Go! favored creating Mewtwo completely via a cloning tube. Mewtwo even refers to Mew using very distinct female terminology, such as notably referring to Mew as its "mother" in Truth and Ideals.
- The Ghost: Has yet to make a physical appearance despite being mentioned.
- Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: Defied. Façade getting back up towards the halfway point of Chapter 7 has nothing to do with Mew transforming into Xerneas and restoring life to the forest. It literally did just that; restoring life to the forest, as in, purely plant life. Façade being able to get back up and escape is instead because of Façade being Made of Iron.
Debut: Truth and Ideals Chapter 16
- Canon Welding: Only a single Lugia individual is noted to exist across all of the continuity as a reoccurring individual, and it just so happens to be the same Lugia who was experimented on and turned into Shadow Lugia in Gale of Darkness.
- Surprisingly Realistic Outcome: Several years after the events of Gale of Darkness, and it's still suffering PTSD and bordering on nearly becoming a Shadow Pokémon yet again due to the fact it's heart was closed off so greatly that it would take more than just human effort alone to cure it; thankfully Dialga's more divine intervention patched things up.
Debut: Shadow Heat (non-Shiny)/ Truth and Ideals (Shiny)
- Adaptational Early Appearance: Appears in Shadow Heat a week prior to the present day, as being the first Pokémon Wes failed to snag, and is ultimately what prompts Wes to do a HeelFace Turn in the first place, as Ho-Oh's choice of more brute force of action has Wes realize something is wrong with his Pokémon he thought he had known for years, and actually outright purifies Wes' Umbreon and Espeon on the spot before fleeing as a sign to get Wes to change.
- Physical God: Shiny Ho-Oh is depicted as such a being, and is actually capable of entering the Hall of Origin on its own accord.
- Small Role, Big Impact: It appears in very short bursts in each time it appears, but it leaves quite a significant impact on the plot and characters whenever it appears.
- Time Abyss: The Shiny Ho-Oh got its Shininess due to its sheer age compared to other Ho-Oh, which once they reach a certain length of eons in age, their feathers become perpetually gold in color.
Debut: Shadow Heat
- The Cameo: So far only confirmed to appear in Shadow Heat the exact same way it does in Pokémon Colosseum; whenever a Time Flute is used to purify a Shadow Pokémon.
The Lake Guardians
Debut: The Champion's Successor
- Ascended Extra: Even though Azelf and Uxie were released years ago, Mesprit is still within Dawn's possession and has been a regular battler on her team ever since catching it.
- Olympus Mons: Notably the only three of the multitude of Legendary Pokémon from Sinnoh that Dawn had actually caught flat out. However, she had released Azelf and Uxie and both of them are now occupying their respective great lakes once again.
Debut: Truth and Ideals Chapter 16
- Always a Bigger Fish: To Celebi like it has traditionally been compared to, but more noteworthy here in that it's used to purify Lugia of its semi-remaining Shadow Pokémon influence which Celebi wouldn't have been able to do.
- Back for the Finale: Appears as one of the Pokémon used in the 8th Gym Arc.
Debut: The Champion's Successor
- Starter Villain: Of The Champion's Successor. 12 years had passed since it was denied a fight from Dawn when the two had initially encountered each other, and now Giratina is partially ticked over the fact it's still eager to fight her especially after having witnessed how much she's changed over the years. Giratina itself appears at the tail end of Chapter 1 after Dawn successfully navigates Turnback Cave, after numerous attempts prior with Dawn having given into fear due to her young age causing her to not be mentally prepared to take it on sooner.
Debut: Truth and Ideals Chapter 16
Voice Actor: Isaiah Mustafa
- Adaptational Badass: Borders on being flat out invincible at times, because unlike the anime version, ALL of It's plates need to be taken out before it's possible to harm It.
- Capital Letters Are Magic: It's always referred to with capital letters when It's referred to in any capacity. Just look no further than Arceus' section of the character page seen here!
- Foreshadowing: Know anybody else from this continuity with the same voice actor?
- The Omnipotent
- Playing with Fire: Someone had tried the Silver Water against Arceus in the past to try and slay It. Arceus proceeded to turn Itself to 500,000 kelvin in body temperature and unleash Overheat to absolutely glass the entire region to a literal Hellfire. What became of the region? It's now called "Orre", in no small part due to the ludicrously high amounts of rare minerals produced in the aftermath of Arceus' onslaught.
- The Red Baron: The Original One, with "The" always capitalized when spoken fully in reference to Arceus.
- Surprisingly Realistic Outcome: When a special device is used to lock It out of its Plates, Omnipotence, and access to all of Its normal moves, It's reduced to using Struggle to fend off Ghetsis. Ends up taking quite a substantial amount of brute force to even pin Arceus down after that, considering said struggling is coming from a 10 foot tall, 700 pound horse-like entity.
- Top God
- Power Echoes
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Subverted; it was far more fleshed out than the entries below, but it was only used for one of the Gyms and absent for any fight it would've been useful for otherwise.
- Go Through Me: Why Ash catches it.
- Sore Loser: What has it being caught by Bianca.
- Graceful Loser: What has it being caught by Cheren.
- Adaptational Badass: See above.
- Foregone Conclusion: It being owned by N was made immediate knowledge upon the reveal of Zekrom being the one Ash gets.
- Only the Chosen May Wield: Chooses N.
- Foregone Conclusion: It ultimately being caught by Ash was a huge selling point for the fic in its early days.
- Only the Chosen May Wield: Chooses Ash.
- Adaptational Badass
- We Hardly Knew Ye: Is the only member of The Forces Of Nature to be used a second time before getting released.
- Last Episode, New Character: Only shows up during the Giant Chasm Arc.
- Our Zombies Are Different: Smells like a giant corpse according to Ghetsis.
- Ascended Fridge Horror: A fan theory for a while suggested that the lack of new species introduced in Gen VI was because of Yveltal causing a mass extinction in which no traces of much of Kalos' native species were left to even revive. This gets used in the continuity, but instead used to explain why Orre is such a devastated wasteland with next to no wild Pokémon present.
- Doomed Hometown: Does this in Wes' backstory at the beginning of Shadow Heat; mercilessly laying waste to a majority of Orre and being the major catalyst in Orre being a wasteland in the first place.
- Energy Weapon: How Oblivion Wing is depicted.
- OOC Is Serious Business: Yveltal is normally very docile, but if provoked to an extreme degree, it will mindlessly destroy anything in its path at will. Yveltal's devastation of Orre was ultimately because of Cipher's failed attempt to turn it into a Shadow Pokémon.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Only appears in Shadow Heat for all of the first third of the prologue and yet leaves a devastating impact in the process which also kickstarts the events of the plot.
- Adaptational Badass: In every other appearance of Zygarde outside of Truth and Ideals, because now that the Early Installment Weirdness of Zygarde's abilities are no longer an issue, there's much more free reign able to be done with how strong it actually is.
- Early-Bird Cameo: Its 10% and Complete Formes were shown before Sun and Moon were released, as well as Core Enforcer being shown earlier than expected.
- I Am the Noun: Its appearance in Secret of a Heart, in which Zygarde Complete Forme outright spams Z-Move versions of its signature moves to make short work of anything that remotely poses a threat to itself or the environment. In short, it puts the Z into Z-Move with this appearance.
- The Worf Effect: Due to Core Enforcer being confirmed a Dragon Type move the second appearance it has, it gets taken out by Ash's Whimsicott during the second encounter with Zygarde in which she tanks the Order Pokémon's Corer Enforcer move without issue.
- Adaptational Badass: Due to having access to its later introduced moves and Power Construct, this isn't a surprise. Unlike Truth and Ideals, there isn't any Early Installment Weirdness to hinder it anymore.
- Big Damn Heroes: Tanks the Ultimate Weapon's direct laser blast and shrugs it off, all the while using Core Enforcer to decimate the Ultimate Weapon for good.
- The Dreaded: Lysandre did not anticipate on Zygarde being as powerful as it is, because he had only studied the Unova specimens without realizing the Kalos specimens are even stronger.
- Gaia's Vengeance: Much, much more so than the Unova Zygarde.
- Knight Templar: If you so much as meddle with Xerneas and Yveltal for any sort of selfish purpose, it will do everything in its power to attack you on sight and destroy you. It buries the Ultimate Weapon underground as it does just this to AZ.
- The Worf Effect: Ends up putting both Xerneas and Yveltal on the receiving end of this, as Lysandre and AZ's fighting with the two Legendary Pokémon force Zygarde to go beyond 100% in terms of power output; not only does this put Zygarde in Complete Forme at the start, but it also applies Totem Pokémon Status Buffs at the same time.
- Adaptational Villainy: Is an Expy of the Islamic devil.
- Adaptational Wimp/Adaptational Badass: How Hoopa Confined is depicted, effectively being harmless when compared to its Unbound Forme. Hoopa Unbound is meanwhile given the opposite treatment, being treated as a monstrous badass who allegedly has an infinite amount of power for the short duration in which he stays in this form at a single time.
- Back from the Dead: Shadow Heat describes the ability for the Prison Bottle to revive Hoopa indefinitely considering Hoopa, as a Ghost Type, is technically immortal and thus can't remain dead forever. By the time Shadow Heat occurs, Hoopa was explicitly killed off centuries ago, and yet he still survives in the present, as well as appears in future installments such as Truth and Ideals. Even with his seeming demise in Truth and Ideals, however, the Prison Bottle will still eventually revive him as though it was just a minor setback.
- Deal with the Devil: How its wishes work; it'll give you whatever you desire, but you must agree to allowing its Unbound Forme to awaken for all three days for which you have wishes for.
- Didn't Think This Through: Is killed off by Type: Null because Hoopa had legitimately never heard of it before and thus lacked the context of how it actually could effortlessly kill him.
- Does This Remind You of Anything?: Why it's an Expy of Iblīs; because the method in which it grants wishes to others comes across as being very heavily a Deal with the Devil type of situation.
- Entitled Bastard: Once dominated every Legendary Pokémon in a fight in ancient times, so naturally has a massive sense of Pride.
- Expy: Of Iblīs.
- Fatal Flaw: Greed. It actually becomes a literal trope; its death is brought upon by allowing itself to get tricked by Ghetsis one too many times because Ghetsis kept using a device to increase the duration of its Unbound Forme without allowing Hoopa to stop and think that maybe it was getting too much of a good thing for its own good. Even though Ghetsis was also manipulating its mind at the same time, Hoopa had deliberately let its guard down enough for Ghetsis to do so because it was feeling too spoiled with the fact Ghetsis was always a returning customer for its services, and thus yet another chance for Hoopa to regain its Unbound Forme.
- Greed: How much it desperately wants to remain in its Unbound Forme has it offering wishes to people in exchange for them needing to free it of its Confined Forme.
- Our Genies Are Different: Look below under both Satan and Shown Their Work.
- Person of Mass Destruction: As Hoopa Unbound.
- Public Domain Artifact: Of the Magic Lamp and Pandora's Box varieties regarding its Prison Bottle. Normally Hoopa can freely exist outside the Prison Bottle whenever he pleases, but when he's explicitly killed off, he's revived inside the Prison Bottle and is stuck there until a poor schmuck stumbles upon it and opens it, unleashing the chaos of a newly revitalized Hoopa as Hoopa Unbound for three days. This is the only scenario in which Hoopa won't grant wishes when its Unbound power is restored, as other times, it'll try and tempt people into making a Deal with the Devil with itself to have them willing unleash Hoopa's Unbound power back into him in exchange for three wishes.
- Satan: Implied; seen Shown Their Work below.
- Shown Their Work: Is a reference to the Shayṭān, which is one of the names of the Islamic Devil known as Iblīs. In Islam, the Devil, and more specifically the Shayṭān, are genies.
- Spotlight-Stealing Squad: Of the Kalos Pantheon primarily because it's kind of Awesome, but Impractical for the other members to appear, so it's Justified in this case.
- Worf Had the Flu: Didn't even dent Mewtwo in their encounter in Truth and Ideals because Hoopa was back in its Confined Forme for said encounter. In the ancient past, Hoopa actually is one of the few equals to Mewtwo so long as it could stay within its Unbound Forme.
- Big Damn Heroes: Its role in Operation R.E.B.O.O.T. has it playing a major role in the rescue mission into the Ultimorian Multiverse.
- Dimensional Traveler: While non-existent in its debut, it gets played up for all its worth in Operaation R.E.B.O.O.T.. The climate of Ultimoria's Multiverse is deemed so hostile that one of the only methods of traversing into that world is through mounting either Solgaleo or Lunala through, as both Legendary Pokémon are near indestructible to the energy fields of the multiverse at large, as well as being capable of shielding their riders as well.
- Retired Badass: Apparently was the original Ambassador Solgaleo at one point but was given a chance to retire after its age could possibly handicap it later. Doesn't stop it from pulling off plenty of Big Damn Heroes moments, though.
- Small Role, Big Impact: It appears much earlier in the timeline pursuing Eidolon on a rescue mission to the Ultimorian Multiverse alongside Lunala.
- Suddenly Voiced: Inverted; all future appearances will have it mute.
- Brought Down to Normal: De-aged back into Cosmog to save its life.
- Butt-Monkey: First de-aged back into Cosmog after taking heavy damage from Necrozma, and then ends up being attacked by Necrozma yet again once it becomes fully evolved again, this time being forcefully drained of light by Necrozma using it to become Dawn Wings Necrozma, and then also having to go through the excruciating pain of Necrozma unleashing its Ultra Burst and becoming Ultra Necrozma.
- Dimensional Traveler: While non-existent in its debut, it gets played up for all its worth in Operaation R.E.B.O.O.T.. The climate of Ultimoria's Multiverse is deemed so hostile that one of the only methods of traversing into that world is through mounting either Solgaleo or Lunala through, as both Legendary Pokémon are near indestructible to the energy fields of the multiverse at large, as well as being capable of shielding their riders as well.
- Small Role, Big Impact:
- It appears much earlier in the timeline pursuing Eidolon on a rescue mission to the Ultimorian Multiverse alongside Solgaleo.
- It ultimately becomes known as "Nebby" by the time the adaptation of Sun and Moon take place.
- Suddenly Voiced: Inverted; all future appearances will have it mute.
Species: Pokémon (Legendary Pokémon/Ultra Beast)
Threat Category: 1
Weakness: Dark/Ghost/Bug Type Moves, any and all opponents who can outright overpower it before it can take them over or activate Ultra Burst.
Debut: Truth and Ideals
Voice Actor: TBA
An incredibly violent Legendary Pokémon who went berserk after its original forme was permanently destroyed by the Ultra Recon Squad, and ever since it has been going on an endless rampage across numerous worlds to steal their light in an attempt to repair itself. Originally a benevolent being much like Solgaleo and Lunala, the desperate attempts by the Ultra Recon Squad to use Necrozma as an energy source forever tainted its vision of other entities besides itself, in which Necrozma sees everything else as being greedy for its own light, while being unable to realize itself that it's also being greedy for light to restore itself. Necrozma's rampage, to this day, has proven so notorious that some of the connections between the various universes have happened solely because of Necrozma's quest to regain its original forme.
As it had traveled across space and time, Necrozma appears time and time again to try and take over a host or flat out steal all of the light in a given universe, no matter the extreme so long as it could once again become full with light once more. Having a massive hubris while it was worshiped as the Blinding One, Necrozma felt entitled when its body was broken as to why it wants its light back so badly, regardless of how it gets a hold of it. First appearing in Truth and Ideals, but prior to the release of the games Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon which gave clarity on Necrozma's background, Necrozma feigned mercy towards Ash and recognized that due to its fight with Eidolon and now Ash, it was too weak to do anything other than fall back and seek self-preservation before moving on.
The first encounter with Eidolon happened in Operation R.E.B.O.O.T., and then subsequently in Truth and Ideals not long afterwards; Eidolon, a light based entity obscured in a shadowy veil, fought back against Necrozma using his various summons. Unfortunately, what was called ever since as the "Mt. Coronet Paradox'', Necrozma and Eidolon were sent back in time in which the two remained in an endless power struggle for four years straight until they were both dislodged, but leaving Necrozma in a vulnerable state for Eidolon to take command over. Necrozma, now under the command of Eidolon, was summoned to fight Ash in the above encounter as already destined to happen. However, before any form of time-loop could happen again, Necrozma forced Eidolon to use the a prototype Z.E.R.0. Materia "The Z.E.R.0." model against Necrozma, which caused a "shell" to shed and take over and appear in said Stable Time Loop in place of the real deal.
Now liberated from the time-loop thanks to Eidolon's efforts of self-defense, Necrozma tries again to absorb Eidolon but is instead cast out into another universe entirely, from which Necrozma is unfamiliar with in territory and inhabitants. Attacking virtually anything that moved in an attempt to train itself to eventually confront Eidolon once more, Necrozma's curiosity was intrigued to say when two Digimon known as Brondramon and Cobaldramon appeared in battle before its eyes. Reminded of twisted versions of Solgaleo and Lunala in the forms of an feathered serpent and a hydra, Necrozma noticed that both of them had one thing in common; both of them were filled with an eternal light DigiCore, from which Necrozma decided to lie in wait for one of the two combatants to weaken, in which Necrozma will ambush and latch itself onto the fallen counterpart while it has the opportunity. It doesn't care what forme it'll take in doing so, but it will become Ultra Necrozma once more, time and time again as it gains enough light to utilize Ultra Burst anew...
Tropes that apply to Necrozma
- Achievements in Ignorance: Due to Necrozma's Weirdness Magnet nature, it ends up going head to head in Curb-Stomp Battles in its own favor against opponents that Mewtwo would blush at the mere idea of being able to defeat. Why does Necrozma do this though? Because it just wants its original forme back and nothing more.
- Adaptational Villainy: Defied; the interpretation of Necrozma here falls in line with what Game Freak had said about Necrozma from the original games, in that it's ultimately up to the player's own interpretation as to what Necrozma's morality actually is. Add that with the fact the author of Citadel of the Heart prefers to imagine Necrozma as a heartless Blood Knight with a death wish...
- Ambition Is Evil: It went bonkers when it began its near endless winning streak during the events of Crazy Carousal.
- And I Must Scream: Among the many design flaws the original Z.E.R.0. had was getting rid of the materials that created it when it kills Invictus and the aftermath; as a result, technically by a stretch, Necrozma survives... as a lifeless husk of its black prism corpse until the Ultra Recon Squad find it many eons later.
- Artistic License Physics: Again, like in the canon, this is Justified due to Necrozma's Eldritch Abomination nature.
- The Assimilator: What it does to any light based entity that happens to be living to achieve Ultra Necrozma again. Precisely what happens to Brondramon as well.
- Author Appeal: Because Game Freak gives the players complete interpretation of Necrozma's morality, the author doesn't exactly waste the opportunity to depict Necrozma as how he ultimately sees it in the wake of the release of Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.
- Bad Future: An alternate timeline of Crazy Carousal shows the events are destined to happen anyways, except Rose actually saved everyone from an even worse future in how she went about doing so. Without Rose or her actions present, nothing would've been able to stop the raw power of Necrozma invading the Madokaverse since by 100 years later, Necrozma's power would've grown beyond the Ultimorian Deities, who would've remained stagnant, by this point, and thus Rose intervening 100 years earlier is crucial because it ultimately puts an end to a Bad Future that would've otherwise left Necrozma as the sole survivor in a destroyed greater multiverse.
- Bizarre Alien Biology: It can enter stars into their very center and completely drain them of all of their matter and light within seconds, regardless of the size of the star. If the star is massive enough, it can either do a few things depending on the form Necrozma is in. If regular Necrozma, Necrozma will become Ultra Necrozma immediately. If already Ultra Necrozma, the infamous stat boosts applies yet again. If those former two happened already, it gains enough Z-Energy charge to use Light That Burns The Sky all on its own.
- Blatant Lies: Possibly, when it pleads for mercy after Eidolon's control over it vanishes. Originally not the case at the time the chapter in question was originally posted, as Necrozma's more antagonist role in Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon didn't show up yet.
- Blood Knight: Why it keeps coming back to try and earn its light the hard way.
- Blood Lust: Worthy of the Understatement of the Year award if it ever existed.
- Bonus Boss: Any antagonistic role outside of the timeline set within Truth and Ideals' world.
- Character Shilling: In the All There in the Manual entries for Necrozma seen here, it seems to be Played Straight, but in the actual story itself, nobody knows enough of Necrozma to even do any shilling for it of any kind; all of Necrozma's power is actually demonstrated within the stories proper, without the hyping up of it by any other characters present.
- Characterization Marches On: Once Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon made it clear what Necrozma truly is, the characterization it had originally was completely discarded in favor of a full on antagonist.
- Chekhov's Gunman: Its prismatic eye contains Pure Zeronium, which is the final ingredient needed for the infamous Z.E.R.0 weaponry.
- Death by Irony: Is Killed Off for Real by the very thing it ended up playing a role in creating in its last appearance; it dies once more for its prism to extracted of its Pure Zeronium elements, and for extra measure, Necrozma isn't even given the easy way out; its entire body aside from its prism is vaporized by a 90% completed Z.E.R.0. before the Pure Zeronium is extracted.
- Death Seeker: Implied; it finds victory to be boring after a while, and it's noted by Ash in the aftermath of Truth 2 and Ideals 2 that it has become like its emotions now feel "hollow" after so many years. eventually confirmed in Citadel of the Heart, in which the 90% Z.E.R.0. is forged and Necrozma willing goes to hostility to force itself to need to be killed by the Z.E.R.0. by Chronicler for the Pure Zeronium to be taken from it.
- Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Whereas in Digimon Re: Tamers when it first appears, it has to fight a weakened Brondramon to assimilate and become Ultra Necrozma with, when it has to do the same thing to Cobaldramon, Necrozma flat out beats Cobaldramon into submission without any prior waarning, despite Cobaldramon being at full power unlike Brondramon prior. What results is Cobaldramon being too busy being pummeled by a cosmic force and then quickly assimilated into becoming a part of Cobalt Fang Necrozma.
- The Dreaded:
- Altair's normally very quick to be paranoid about Ultra Beasts; he has no clue what Necrozma even is when he first sees it.
- Its appearance before ZeedMillenniummon in Digimon Re: Tamers has him absolutely floored because not only are none of ZeedMillenniummon's attacks even working, but he's unable to try and make a move because Necrozma disturbs him just that much.
- We later see why this is the case. Necrozma shows up towards Cobaldramon and Brondramon as both of them back away in reluctance at Necrozma's presence... as Necrozma proceeds to drain the light out of Brondramon and become Ultra Necrozma and completely curb-stomp Cobaldramon like nobody's business.
- Arceus immediately summons up Mewtwo, Ho-Oh, Rayquaza, Xerneas, and Yveltal and orders all of them to attack at once just because Arceus fears what would happen if Necrozma is at full strength having to face Arceus by itself.
- Inverted with Balaur's species; due to wiping out the Incubators in the previous incarnation of the Multiverse, Necrozma unwittingly created its own natural predator in the form of the Ultrarian based Harvest Dragon, and subsequently the supersized cloned specimen named Balaur Macbeth.
- Early Installment Weirdness: In Chapter 58 of Truth and Ideals, its debut chapter, it's very hard to tell if Necrozma's sob story is genuine or just Blatant Lies, because at the time the chapter was posted, it was meant to be genuine, but is no longer considered such.
- End of an Age: Three of them. More than that if you consider the alternate timelines.
- In the finale of the first third of Crazy Carousal, Ultra Necrozma uses a Z.E.R.0. Materia spiced Photon Geyser to render the Incubators totally extinct, meaning they will never in the slightest have a chance of appearing ever again.
- Also indirectly causes the final moments of the Madokaverse proper because its prismatic eye is the last ingredient for the Z.E.R.0, in which Rose ultimately uses it against Invictus Ultrarius while Eidolon, Chronicler, Homura, and Madoka are distracted with each other. Also by technical definition, since it was now a part of the Z.E.R.0., unofficially has a hand in killing Invictus Ultrarius as well.
- The Poipole of the side-story of Truth and Ideals is the last Poipole to be born in its original world before Necrozma steals the light from it, in which the world becomes Ultra Megalopolis in the aftermath many centuries later. This also completely ends Necrozma's benevolent role beforehand.
- Necrozma's fourth timeline would've been 100 years after the events of Crazy Carousal had Rose never been there to setup the events of said story to begin with; because the Ultimorian Deities are still locked up, most of the entities involved in the story's first act would've been absent; Necrozma, on the other hand, already would've originally shown up 100 years later in which it would've been too powerful for anybody other than Invictus Ultrarius to defeat. In short, Rose invokes this trope against Necrozma by preventing a Bad Future in which Necrozma would've become the Ultimate Lifeform.
- While the type of erasure only applies to this very specimen, Necrozma effectively no longer exists in the depiction seen here towards the end once the 90% Z.E.R.0. is used against it so its Pure Zeronium can be taken by force. In the original timeline this doesn't happen, because Necrozma's already dormant/dead to something else before the Pure Zeronium is extracted.
- Energy Weapon: Prismatic Laser.
- Entitled Bastard: Very self-centered when it comes to attempting to negotiate with it.
- Fantastic Nuke: Light That Burns The Sky. Doubles as Holy Hand Grenade Up to Eleven.
- Faster-Than-Light Travel: Due to Solgaleo and Lunala possessing the same ability, Necrozma has access to it as well due to the fact all three are former Ultra Beasts who had ascended to Legendary Pokémon.
- Fatal Flaw: Pride; Necrozma was once a benevolent deity as the Blinding One; it became arrogant when it was challenged in more peaceful situations as a friendly fight, because numerous strangers from other worlds tested its power more and more, and with each victory, Necrozma's ego inflated more and more. Eventually after a humiliating incident with the Ultra Recon Squad which leaves its body broken and permanently damaged, it now desires to regain its original forme no matter how many worlds fall to its wrath in stealing all of the light across space and time.
- Final Boss Preview: It's the True Final Boss of the Truth and Ideals verse, next only to the human villains otherwise. It gets to appear in numerous other fics, however, in which it either fails or succeeds in becoming Ultra Necrozma again and serving as a Bonus Boss type of threat.
- For Want of a Nail: Had Rose not kick-started the events of Crazy Carousal herself, Necrozma would've already showed up and did everything all on its own approximately 100 years later anyways. The only difference is that because Rose would've been absent, it would've been a far more bleak outcome; Necrozma becoming the Ultimate Lifeform among all of the multiverses known, to which its presence forces Invictus Ultrarius out of hiding for the sole purpose of destroying the entire greater multiverse into nothing in-order to destroy Necrozma for good.
- Foregone Conclusion: In-Universe everyone knows that Necrozma will die at some point or another, but they're far more interested in what all it'll actually do during the time it's still alive than as to worry about when it'll ultimately die, if merely to see how massive of a Blood Lust Necrozma truly has when compared to other Blood Knight characters.
- Freudian Excuse: The Ultra Recon Squad experimented on it and ruined its body, though everything it does next is still completely unwarranted when you consider how easy to fix Necrozma actually is. Really considering the characterization of this particular Necrozma, it's easier to say the Ultra Recon Squad ruined its sense of pride and now it wants to get back at them purely out of spite.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: An obscure initial cameo in Truth and Ideals to one of the recurring Big Bads of the whole continuity.
- Hard Light: Gets a cameo in Reflection Code when it's summoned by accident, as Necrozma mistakes this trope as being literal in meaning and attacks every character who had ever been virtualized before to try and steal their light. Little did the inhabitants known, a mentally immature Chronicler was more than enough to provide an Ultra Burst into Ultra Necrozma.
- Holy Hand Grenade: Photon Geyser.
- Hypocrite: Views everyone nowadays as greedy for its own light, despite sacking entire worlds to steal their own light in an even more greedy fashion.
- I Resemble That Remark!: See Hypocrite above.
- It's All About Me: Only thinks for itself and self-preservation.
- Kick the Son of a Bitch: Allegedly kills Ghetsis in the finale of Truth and Ideals.
- Knight of Cerebus: Even though its first appearance was subdued, it still counts as Altair had no idea what to even make of Necrozma at the time. Necrozma borders on a Conflict Killer in its later appearances though.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Why the Ultra Recon Squad went after it to begin with; it was already too violent by that point as its original forme, and needed to be stopped.
- Mind Screw: Why does it have so many alternate timelines created because of itself? Because one of them in particular had Necrozma kill off Dialga, meaning time was completely out of flux for the remainder of that timeline's existence.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Its default fighting style is incredibly brutal, to say the least; it goes into a fight as if flat out trying to kill someone, but ultimately is holding back at the same time for an unknown reason. A bit of an Oxymoronic Being with its fighting style in that Necrozma doesn't fight to outright kill; it delays the inevitable to the very last drop by relishing in its own, unhinged brutality towards the opponent(s) ability to withstand attacks.
- Oh, Crap!: When Photon Geyser is No-Selled by Balaur's entire species and not just Balaur herself, that's when everyone realizes that because of Necrozma's mindless rampage, the Z.E.R.0. had Invictus recreate the multiverse with a predatory species against Necrozma in mind.
- Olympus Mons: An absurdly strong Legendary Pokémon who has managed to pose quite a bit of trouble to more noteworthy opponents.
- Outside-Context Problem: Necrozma is noteworthy in this regard as it's the first character in Citadel Of The Heart to get a separate page all to itself because of this factor; a majority of the times, Necrozma appears in fics which aren't even Pokémon related at most.
- Appears as such in both Digimon Re: Tamers and Operation R.E.B.O.O.T., in which both times Necrozma lunges at a light bearing entity and tries to steal their light. Whereas Eidolon in the latter just barely escapes alive and Mind Rapes Necrozma for its troubles, Brondramon in the former isn't so lucky...
- Pragmatic Villainy: Had it not been for the fact Brondramon was heavily weakened before attempting, Necrozma would've otherwise left Brondramon alone before attempting to latch itself onto it by force in an attempt to drain its light.
- Pride: The sheer amount of hypocrisy and It's All About Me elements in Necrozma's personality all boil down to something akin to this.
- Psychic Powers: In the For Want of a Nail entry, the Incubators would've been powerless against it because Necrozma's Psychic Type abilities would've evolved so vastly over the course of said 100 years that nobody is safe from being Mind Raped into submission for Necrozma to be unopposed, or being atomized by lasers instead.
- The Red Baron: "The Blinding One". Or, alternatively, "Death Black Prism".
- Spanner in the Works: How it ends up fucking over just about everyone in Crazy Carousal. By the time it takes down ZeedMillenniumon and SpaceGodzilla, the finale of the first third, "Tyrant Prism" begins. What ensues is every remaining side of the Madokaverse and Ultimoria originals having to undergo a mass scale Enemy Mine against Ultra Necrozma, in which the sole survivor by the time Ultra Necrozma over-exhausts itself are Chronicler and Eidolon, Homura, Madoka, and Rose. Not even long afterwards, Invictus Ultrarius shows up and the impending Impaled with Extreme Prejudice via the Z.E.R.0. ultimately happens because Necrozm's prism eye was the last ingredient needed to 100% complete it.
- Suddenly Voiced: Might possibly lose its dialogue the next appearance it has.
- Super Mode: By default, Ultra Necrozma. Brondramon's immense amount of light causes Bronze Scale Necrozma and Ultra Necrozma afterwards to be super-charged beyond their normal status. Ultra Necrozma gets a lovely 6+ everything...
- Taking You with Me: Uses Light That Burns The Sky in a supercharged version of it to completely sack anything in range in its final moments in Crazy Carousal.
- There Is No Kill Like Overkill: On the receiving end of this because of the incident with Arceus above, and also on the giving end because of how strong Photon Geyser and its Z-Move variant can become as Light That Burns The Sky.
- Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth Arctearona and Bolireshut, as well as Chronicler, prove to be too much to handle for Necrozma; it can't even touch the former two, and after staying as Ultra Necrozma too long after absorbing the latter, it was taken off guard when Mirror M forcefully tore out Chronicler from it and Chronicler's offensive light attacks shattered its Ultra Necrozma forme like glass instead of being absorbed like before.
- Tragic Monster: What ultimately leads it to becoming what it is now, albeit kind of deserved to a degree.
- Ultimate Lifeform: Comes with the resume of having the fourth highest Base Stat Total in all of Pokémon.
- The specific Necrozma to appear in the Madokaverse without Rose's interruption is the result of 100 years worth of battles Necrozma would've partaken in, in which its mission during then was to absolutely slaughter all of the Legendary and Mythical Pokémon, including literally everything else known to exist in its own verse; Arceus was holding the line for 100 years against Necrozma's efforts, but by the time Necrozma finally atomizes Palkia and Dialga, nothing is stopping it from going after the Big A Itself, leaving to two possible outcomes in which either Necrozma wins or Arceus wins; naturally the Necrozma to appear in the Bad Future is the one from the timeline which Necrozma kills Arceus successfully in.
- Victory Is Boring: What it considers life to be like in the aftermath of Truth 2 and Ideals 2. It's only implied in the story proper, but it's outright confirmed by the time Citadel of the Heart happens in which it graduates to Death Seeker.
- Walking Spoiler
- Weirdness Magnet: Some of the stuff Necrozma gets involved in is very strange to say the least.
- Wham Episode: The Necrozma sub-arc in Digimon Re: Tamers speaks for itself; as a wounded Brondramon is trying to avoid death, Necrozma arrives to take advantage of Brondramon's endless supply of light and attaches itself to it, becoming Bronze Scale Necrozma in the process. Using Ultra Burst, it becomes Ultra Necrozma as normal... except it's happening in a Digimon fic...
- Wham Line:
- Not spoken by itself, but MetalEtemon refers to its mystery cargo as "Death Black Prism" in an attempt to activate it, which prompts Necrozma, who had been slumbering in the last car behind Locomon, to awaken and use Photon Geyser inside of the mountain.
- Also Jiang-yu's off-screen encounter with Necrozma in which the Metal Empire Coalition broke through Juggernaut by using Necrozma as a secret weapon, which leaves Jiang-yu traumatized.
- Wham Shot:
- Its abrupt appearance before Eidolon in Operation R.E.B.O.O.T. changes everything that follows into a Wham Episode.
- EVERYTHING regarding Bronze Scale Necrozma.
- Ditto with Cobalt Fang Necrozma.
- Photon Geyser's usage by an off-screen Necrozma in MetalEtemon and GrandLocomon's last ditch efforts to save themselves from dying underneath several hundred tons of debris in a mountain at the end of Chapter 10 of Digimon Re: Tamers.
Ambassador Solgaleo and Lunala
- Dimensional Traveler: Just like their parents.
- Junk Rare: Both are Shiny.
- Olympus Mons
- Uniqueness Decay: Their parents are commonly bred for use by the Ambassadors because of how notoriously difficult it is to traverse the Ultimorian Multiverse more than any other Multiverse. Considering Solgaleo, Lunala, and Necrozma are completely shielded from the issues at hand... well...
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Grandis every time refers to Kartana at least Once an Episode as origami or at least a reference to origami, since that's pretty much what Kartana is.
Poipole & Naganadel
The Conquerors Four (Magearna, Marshadow, Zeraora, Meltan/Melmetal)
- Adaptation Relationship Overhaul: Magearna, Marshadow, Zeraora, and Meltan/Melmetal have no relation in the actual games to each other aside from them all being Gen VII Mythical Pokémon. Here they're actually part of a collective group since their origins are all having them be from parallel worlds in which Alola is united under either one of them, with the Tapu having been completely overthrown by them, and thus either deceased, MIA, or slaves to one of the Sages.
- The Chosen One: Marshadow has a tendency of hiding behind such people and actively influencing their win streaks behind the scenes.
- Demonic Possession: Marshadow is somehow influencing the trainers it deems The Chosen One, but it almost never appears physically once it finds someone to latch onto. The entirety of Truth and Ideals is implied to have unfolded the way it did regarding Ash in particular because of Marshadow possessing him.
- Fusion Dance: Zeraora is born from the fusion of a Kanto Raichu and an Alolan Raichu, by using the Light Ball to draw in their energies into a singular sphere, causing their physical forms to permanently merge into Zeraora.
- Small Role, Big Impact: If Marshadow is indeed possessing Ash, it's role in Truth and Ideals is small aside from backstory for it, but its actions while possessing Ash have major consequences all across the board.
- Super Empowering: Magearna's ancient Soul-Heart is the basis for virtually anybody to be capable of accessing Heartsoul Amplification, as she is the propagator of the ability in a more primitive form than seen in others elsewhere.
- Berserk Button: Unlike other Legendary Pokémon within this Series Fic, do not refer to Zacian as "it". Zacian uses female pronouns almost explicitly, though admittedly she won't give you as bad of a time over it assuming you have no idea about just about everything as to what exactly Zacian is.
- Cool Big Sis: Towards Zamazenta.
- Related in the Adaptation: It's sword is forged from the same metal alloy that composes Eternatus' body combined with more earthly materials.
- Time Abyss: Over 20,000 years old.
- Always Second Best: Something that doesn't bode well with Zamazenta if this is pointed out to him when compared to Zacian. Unlike Zacian, who has a nasty temper that allows her to fight back when people offend her, Zamazenta is too chill and mellow to be able to stand up for himself, even after having been reborn as a powerful Legendary Pokémon.
- Related in the Adaptation: It's shield is forged from the same metal alloy that composes Eternatus' body combined with more earthly materials.
- Sibling Yin-Yang: He doesn't make as big of a deal over pronouns as Zacian does, even though he's referred to with male pronouns by various characters and nobody ticks him off doing so. Then again in Zamazenta's defense, Zamazenta's original life as a human was as a male, frail boy, so he'd more get pissed off if you call him a weakling instead; something Zacian doesn't let offend her by comparison.
- Adaptational Villainy: Eternatus is an Absolute Xenophobe Omnicidal Maniac here, whereas Eternatus' morality was questionable in the actual games. Subverted when one considers this is what it believes that everyone else around it behaves towards it by comparison.
- Alien Blood: Galar Particles, Dynamax Candies, among other such associated materials from Dynamax and Gigantamax Pokemon, are all the result of Eternatus' near infinite amount of blood being shed during it's fight with Zacian and Zamazenta and subsequently crystalizing without a living vessel to inhabit.
- Backstory Horror: Causes one for those native to Galar; Dynamax and Gigantamaxing is made possible via the exploitation and scattering of Galar Particles, which in actuality are crystalized blood from Eternatus spilled during it's battle against Zacian and Zamazenta.
- Blue-and-Orange Morality: It cannot comprehend the idea of anything being a peaceful individual when it perpetually sees everything as out to kill Eternatus itself.
- Humans Through Alien Eyes: Despite showcasing many signs of being a xenophobic Omnicidal Maniac, when one witnesses the world from its perspective, Eternatus is scared shitless in that it perpetually views Everything Is Trying to Kill You.
- Madness Mantra: "HOT IN HERE! HOT IN HERE! HOT IN HERE!! HOT IN HERE!!!"
- Non-Standard Character Design: In-Universe it is described as having a Conspicuous CG type of appearance, visually popping out of place between anything else surrounding it to the point several people question whether what they are seeing is real or just a hallucination, as even scientists who've extensively studied Eternatus while it was sealed away couldn't understand what they were looking at to the point they had no idea they were looking at a Pokémon the whole time. Even from the perspective of the Ultra Beasts and Alter Beasts, they react in utter horror and confusion because they can't tell consistently whether Eternatus is one of their own kind or something else entirely.
- Overdrawn at the Blood Bank: Disturbingly so this is indeed the case, as a part of Eternatus' Bizarre Alien Biology, although it's downplayed by having it so Pokémon who are naturally encountered in Max Raids have their own blood converted to Dynamax Particles and aren't just endlessly scattering Eternatus' own blood when defeated.
- Sword of Damocles: Eternatus' Dynamax Cannon is what kept various Pokémon it mind controlled after having Dynamaxed them from rebelling against Eternatus' control.
- Foreshadowing: They're introduced as regular Ultra Beasts at first until the obvious red flag occurs when Ash catches the first two shown in regular Poké Balls just fine; actual Ultra Beasts are only able to be reliably caught with Beast Balls.
- Olympus Mons: Share the same base stat total and general motif of the Ultra Beasts.
- Shadow Archetype: To the various life-forms an Alter Beast is formed from.
UB-?? SHREDDER Shrealibur
UB-?? PANZER Zerkrion
UB-?? TEMPLAR Calisaber
- Animal Jingoism: Is stated to be an invasive species in Kartana's world.
- Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Is modeled after a Medieval Knight, whereas its prey target is from a world in which Kartana is modeled after Origami; Calisaber is an invasive species to this world, due to the fact the cultures of both designs don't mesh at all.
- Shadow Archetype: To Chronicler and Eidolon.
UB-?? FOG Foggoar
- Emotion Eater: It preys on fear from humans.
- Expy: It's Calamity Ganon's foggy appearance combined with the Emotion Eater nature of The Grimm. Chronicler takes a risk by deliberately importing Grimm into the world in an attempt to cause enough of a ruckus to lure Foggoar out into the open.
- Fat Bastard
- Full-Boar Action: See Shout-Out below.
- Informed Attribute: It's description has it being described as a boar, but in terms of actual appearance outside of Fog Forme, it resembles a Dimetrodon better.
- Shadow Archetype: Apparently to Grandis; nobody else matches the description. Although the imported Grimm wound up influencing it's more shadowy appearance.
- Shout-Out: To Calamity Ganon
- Super Smoke: Is made of this trope.
- All There in the Manual: They're not actually Grimm from RWBY; they're scattered fragments of UB FOG given their own physical form depending on how large the fragments are. In other words, they're technically Phione-esque offspring of FOG proper, meaning they are just another form of Alter Beast.
- Bait-and-Switch: They're not actual Grimm from RWBY; their codename is Grimm, and while their species hasn't been given a true name, they are simply more Alter Beasts to add to the list in the end.
- Karmic Transformation: All of the survivors of the fight at the end of Truth and Ideals spontaneously transformed into ordinary Pokémon in the aftermath and fled the vicinity. An unknown specimen that Chronicler was responsible for placing had transformed instead into... something else, although what exactly it is hasn't been revealed yet. It was strong enough to form into an entirely distinct form, though.
- Shout-Out: To RWBY, which at first leads to think these are actual legit Grimm... except when more on them is revealed All There in the Manual they're just more Alter Beasts that forged themselves from discarded fragments of UB-?? FOG.
- Deflector Shields: "Beast Shield" causes it to where for each of the user's Pokémon that is KO'd, the user of Beast Shield's Defense and Special Defense increase by 1 Stage each. However, Attack, Special Attack, and Speed experience the opposite effect.
- Shout-Out: Its design resembles the Badnik Thunder Spinner while having a UFO motif going for it.
- Status Buff: Learns Swords Dance, Nasty Plot, and Agility.
UB ONSLAUGHT (Yottaragon)note
- Cast from Hit Points: Its major flaw is how much of what it can do relies on its absurdly high HP to function at all.
- Itself of Imperialdramon Dragon Mode.
- Fire Bullet Zerkrion is one of Dinobeemon, and Ice Blade Shrealibur is one of Paildramon. Alternatively, one could also say they're both expies of Dawn Wings and Dusk Mane Necrozma, since both pairs of formes use Ultra Burst to become a draconic third forme Super Mode.
- Alternatively, Prototype Zero or Ray because of its HP mechanics being unique to itself based on its ability, and has a similar issue as both if it fails to score a KO.
- Godzilla Threshold: Faces off against Eternatus when everyone realizes that Eternatus' power is equal to Yottaragon's own. Eternatus emerges victorious, but requires an Enemy Mine with Zacian and Zamazenta to pull off.
- Light Is Not Good: While it can't learn Photon Geyser, it CAN however learn Light of Ruin.
- Limit Break: Much like Altair's Z-Move and Ultra Necrozma, executing Yottaragon's Z-Move causes the user incredible fatigue, but unlike those two, essentially drains their lifeforce almost entirely to be able to then freely spam the Z-Move itself.
- Oxymoronic Being:
- Both of its two potential prior formes are a combination of a Yin-Yang Bomb type of motif.
- Yottaragon is Fairy/Dragon as well.
- Shadow Archetype: Allegedly to Raiga, an Omegamon, but Raiga notices something off-putting because she notes the prior fused forms and Yottaragon itself share more in common with Paildramon, Dinobeemon, and Imperialdramon instead of with Omegamon, from whom Shrealibur and Zerkrion are directly a Shadow Archetype of WarGreymon and MetalGarurumon instead of XV-mon or Stingmon.
- Super Mode: Transforms from either of the two fused formes of Shrealibur and Zerkrion via Ultra Burst to become Yottaragon.
- Wham Shot: Its stats;HP: 255ATK: 255DEF: 125SP. AT: 255SP. DF: 125SPE: 96BST: 1,111
- Its ability can also be one; Arrested; always inflicts 25% max HP damage to the user had not dealt direct damage to the target, in which case no HP damage is dealt to the user other than anything from direct damage or other effects. All other healing moves and items fail to work on the user; status effects cannot be inflicted on the user, however. Upon KOing, the user can restore 10% of its max HP in addition to negating the self-inflicted damage of this ability.
- Wrong Context Magic: It's not immune to Dragon. It's chaotic nature of complete instability robbed it of any type resistances and immunities it would otherwise have.
Arctearona and Bolireshut
- An Ice Person: Arctearona's Ice-type.
- Astonishingly Appropriate Appearance: Both of them have vague similarities to who their original forms would've been had it not been for their mutations, but at the same time sticking to their own individual motive of cold and heat by using a bear and a shark to represent a colder climate and a much warmer one.
- Dimensional Traveler: Just like Solgaleo and Lunala.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Bolireshut, despite being based on a shark.
- To Yottaragon; Yottaragon has very, very powerful base stats, but Arctearona can tank anything thrown at it from Yottaragon and can deal super-effective damage with Ice moves, and Bolireshut can out-speed Yottaragon flat out and go for the KO with its own jacked up stats and ability. Yottaragon is a powerful Alter Beast, whereas Arctearona and Bolireshut are powerful Legendary Pokémon whom had abandoned their Ultra Beast roots almost entirely.
- Also to Solgaleo and Lunala; whereas those two are heavily light based, Arctearona and Bolireshut are heavily the lack of light within them.
- For Want of a Nail:
- Both of them evolve from Cosmoem, but has it exposed to either extreme cold (Arctearona) or extreme heat (Bolireshut) that otherwise would result in Solgaleo or Lunala respectively.
- "Different atmospheric compositions and distances from a planet's star than our world is what triggered these evolutions from Cosmoem."
- Olympus Mons: Legendary Fakémon created specifically for this continuity.
- Power of the Void: Why they are drastically different from Solgaleo and Lunala; they derive their energy from the lack of light in their systems.
- Sand Worm: Bolireshut.
- Shown Their Work:
- Cold causes eggs in some animals to be more likely to hatch as males, whereas heat has it more likely to hatch females. Arctearona and Bolireshut coincide with Solgaleo and Lunala in terms of what genders they're actually supposed to be respectively.
- While one could argue this still should result in Solgaleo and Lunala, it doesn't for a key reason; Arctearona and Bolireshut gain their evolved forms off of the lack of light in addition to the exposure to extreme temperature elements.
- Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth:
- Necrozma, in practice, could fuse with them and try and become Ultra Necrozma... except neither of the two have any light stored within them to be able to properly fuse with Necrozma, leaving Necrozma to start flailing from either freezing cold or extreme heat exposure.
- Fateen is left speechless with trying to describe Bolireshut since the idea of an indigenous species of Pokémon is something that defies everything she would've known, indicating that Bolireshut is 'very'' much The Spook at this point.
- Wham Shot:
- Their heads are drawn as starry outlines in the cover artwork for Starlight Ablaze, giving the indication they're going to have a major role in said fic despite the fic itself being directly based off of Gen I.
- Bolireshut's Dynamic Entry in Shadow Heat with all of the Foreshadowing regarding the Dune Demons completely being contradicted by everything Bolireshut showcases first hand.
- All Your Powers Combined: MissingNo.'s true form uses the different versions of it and combines them into a singular entity.
- The Dreaded: Considering this is implied to be Eidolon from elsewhere in the continuity, this is a given; that and its introduction isn't exactly a pretty fight in the least, yet alone the aftermath.
- Break the Badass: Does this to Ash seemingly for no other reason than to take immense pleasure in doing so.
- Eldritch Abomination: Not only does it have all five forms it has from the games, but it also has a special form which combines all of them into one freakish abomination.
- Hero Killer: Literally had Ash at death's door by the time it was slain.
- Horrifying the Horror: Ash's Pikachu in Truth and Ideals never displayed any issue with evolving to final form and thus becomes Raichu on his own free will, MissingNo. still notes it's scarily uncharacteristic of him to the point it asks in horror as to if Raichu even realizes what he's done...
- Kill the Cutie: What it had intended and practically succeeded in doing. Even though Ash is spared by Dusknoir, he's lucky that Dusknoir even knew N otherwise he would've stayed dead, and the incident traumatized him for quite some time after it had happened.
- One-Winged Angel: Takes on a sixth form which combines all of its prior forms into a singular monstrosity.
- Reality Warper: How it shows up and how it even exists.
- Sadist: Really loved to mess with Pikachu prior to its evolution to Raichu, and goes to such lengths as to make sure the others get KO'd slow and painfully as it feasibly can.
- Shock and Awe: Its weakness, although needs to be in absolute extreme conditions to do so, as Chargestone Cave itself couldn't harm it alone. Raichu basically overcharged its entire body using both a combination of Chargestone Cave's electrical properties, Discharge, Thunder, and Stoked Sparksurfer to land the killing blow against it.
- Small Role, Big Impact: Only appears for a single chapter, yet its impact is lethal.
- SNK Boss
- Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Considering he came closer to actually killing Ash than any other villain ever did, in that, he technically succeeds.
- Wham Episode: Because of its role in the fic and its brutal battle against Ash, Pikachu ends up willingly evolving into Raichu to gain more power to fight MissingNo. head on, Ash is comatose for a few weeks, and even after he wakes up he's put through such an extreme Heroic BSoD that he delays his adventure so he can head home and recover and reassure everyone he'll be fine after what horrors he had to deal with not just with MissingNo., but also the other revelations made within Chargestone Cave such as Sirius' last words before his death.
- Would Hurt a Child: Altair is an older child at this point, Pikachu is still technically a child, Ash is only 16, and yet MissingNo. goes out of its way to try and flat out murder them.
Debut: Starlight Ablaze
While at first given the author's track record for the usage of this particular name for what was originally a single OC villain, now the name refers to many individuals who dress similar enough to the point it's difficult to tell who the real 0Ω is if there even is a "true" 0Ω. Long-story short, they are a group of individuals obsessed with power and feeling like everything is in their control, and will not hesitate to use even the slightest bit of brutal force against whomever dares attempts to cross them. They're so driven by blood lust that they'll flat out terrorize and destroy entire towns and cities if they mean solely to drive someone out of hiding from the ensuing carnage.
Tropes applying to all of them
- Bait-and-Switch Boss: While all of them are actual villains featured in Starlight Ablaze, and some have the makings of a Big Bad, it's actually just one of them who happens to be the Big Bad, and not even the most obvious candidate, considering it eventually turns out to be just Façade causing a very literal temper tantrum of a Cosmic Horror Story.
- Blood Knight
- Decomposite Character: Originally only a single Original Character existed under the name 0Ω; in this fic multiple Original Characters exist with the same name, leading to the creation of this group as it currently is.
- Despotism Justifies the Means: Ghetsis already had this motive in mind, but now this group is a whole family of villains in this regard. Whereas Ghetsis was intended to be vile because of Victory Is Boring taking effect with his original success, these guys on the other hand do it purely for pleasure alone.
- For the Evulz
- Glowing Eyes: All of their differing colored eyes have a very distinct shininess to them that creates this effect, and some of them, most especially with regards to Mupo and Iaze, only have one of their eyes shine like this.
- Human Aliens: Appear to have this sort of background much like the Ultra Recon Squad, as some of them even display the same Amazing Technicolor Population as they do.
- It Amused Me: The single biggest defining motivation behind all of them.
- Legacy Character: How the group gained their name after their original incarnation formed them via Decomposite Character.
- Men in Black: Inverted, but otherwise Played Straight. Their uniforms are white and purple, but that aside, he group is the subject of many paranormal events going on in Starlight Ablaze, so far appearing in four cities/towns almost as if they're implied to be related to the various outings of the Ambassadors or the Embassies. Considering Ambassador Mewtwo is equally going around snooping in these same areas, it's probably no coincidence.
- The Power of Hate
- Thrill Seeker
- Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: They're absurdly bloodthirsty as antagonists and almost all of their motivations regards just making everyone else not one of their own family have to suffer a waking nightmare because of their Sadist tendencies.
- Wham Shot: They don't waste any time appearing directly before Red, Blue, and Green following the news report of their existence and Mewtwo being somewhere in Route 1 briefly prior.
"The Mother" Jennifer Vale
- Absurdly Youthful Mother: She's astonishingly sexy when it comes to her appearance proper to the point many characters in-universe don't know how old she actually is because of it.
- Anything That Moves: She will hit on anyone and anything in a highly provocative manner. Poor Caine is traumatized through having been loaned to her at times, considering she'd abuse him until she got him to do what she wanted him to do to her, such as trying to give her oral and constantly getting him hooked on her scent and various drugs she tried to give him to test whether or not he'd go further.
- Bestiality Is Depraved: She is where Caine developed his habit of sniffing women's personal regions, mainly because Rosso was a common customer for her sex crazed needs and Rosso was more than happy to let her borrow Caine for lengthy periods of time.
- The Dreaded: Not even Brock wants anything to do with her or her relatives.
- Expy: Of Hunter J appearance-wise. Heavily implied to just be this continuity's own incarnation of J because the only hint we get of her actual name is it beginning with the letter J.
- Faux Affably Evil: She can be polite and well behaved at times, but she's never anything more than a heartless killer underneath. She can actually play the role of an attractive stripper who appears innocent and naive on the surface too; too bad her victims don't know of her true nature ahead of time til they're already caught in her trap.
- Harping on About Harpies: She's human, but her suit gives the impression of one with her armored gloves and shoes giving the impression of razor sharp talons.
- Informed Attractiveness: Every now and then expect even her own enemies to admit she's super hot in appearance.
- Playing with Fire: Her type of Pokémon she has tend to be an all female roster of Fire Types.
- Sensual Spandex: Definitely loves showing off her body a lot.
- Signature Pokémon: A female Heatran. Most tend to mistake her Blacephalon for this in-universe once they know where she came from.
- Ms. Fanservice: She goes so into it at times even Elesa's telling her to knock it off.
- Non-Standard Character Design: Her Stripperiffic attire and her Ms. Fanservice qualities, and the very sexually aggressive means of showcasing her body to everyone, just showcases how completely out of place she is in a Pokémon fanfic. Also, when compared to the other 0Ω, she looks perfectly ordinary for a human, yet alone the Human Alien aspects of her relatives showcasing Amazing Technicolor Population.
- Teenage Pregnancy: Implied to be how she ended up having her teenage son, considering whenever the son in question brings up her in particular, he always rants how much of a slut she is to the point he was nothing short of an accident in her ventures for sex.
- Terms of Endangerment: Seems to have a kick out of referring to her male enemies with very sexually interesting dialogue. Even those significantly younger than she is.
- Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: She is without question the most sexually depraved character in the whole fic, to the point she makes Roy Oshiro look like he has standards.
- Wham Line: When she's asked about her age, she rather casually drops a bombshell that she's 474 years old.
"The Teenage Son"note
Voice Actor: Kirk Thornton
- A God Am I: Views himself as perfection when it comes to the final phase of human potential.
- Always Accurate Attack: His Nidoran's usage of Toxic is depicted as such, since as of Gen VI onward, Toxic never misses when used by a Poison Type.
- Ambition Is Evil: "I aim to be perfection, after all."
- Ascended Meme: His original incarnation was very much an edgelord, but this incarnation of him completely embraces his edginess compared to everyone else, all a part of his insane God complex.
- Ax-Crazy: In Battle Mode.
- Berserk Button: Being in any way considered a weakling compared to his own opponents.
- The Bully: Really doesn't give Blue any kind of dignity after having successfully snagged his Squirtle and basically rubbing the fact in his face by her successfully being able to order her around as though, even using her to attack Blue in the process, and give him an opening to proceed to attack Blue himself, all but literally kicking him while he's down and leaving the scene due to Blue proving to be too boring and pathetic to ever want to see again.
- Can Not Tell A Lie: Something that can be observed with Zero Omega's dialogue is his overall truthful wording choices, and more often his Brutal Honesty when it comes down to it. When Zero Omega tells Blue that the latter's Rattata is a male with Guts as its ability, Blue doesn't believe him at first, but then he turns out to be indeed correct upon checking the same Rattata later.
- Child by Rape: Aside from saying his mother was 14 when she had him, this is never outright stated to be the case nor is it even confirmed; the wording between the family proper can sometimes suggest it, though, although if anything this only seems to apply to him in particular.
- Clone Degeneration: He was born as any other person, but due to the severe genetic tampering and the unreliability of using a surrogate (albeit unwilling) mother, the teenage son may currently be a teenager in terms of actual years aged, but in terms of physical age, he's already in his 80s. When he's unleashed upon Johto and Kanto at approximately 2 years old, he's got the body of a 10-15 year old and the mentality of a significantly younger spoiled brat.
- The Comically Serious: He tends to treat everything about what he does and himself seriously; anything remotely humorous that happens in relation to him is typically by through external sources getting him angry due to his Hair-Trigger Temper.
- Deconstructed Character Archetype: Of the Black-Hole Sue; aside from what's listed under With Great Power Comes Great Insanity below, the Teenage Son is rendered so mentally unhealthy by his possession of so many powers all at once that his relative's final moments are all them performing an Enemy Mine with the heroes to flat out kill the Teenage Son before he continues to grow even stronger.
- Dragon with an Agenda: Tends to have a more easily defined motive and personality to fit the role of the Big Bad, even though he technically is just a whipping boy for Façade, leading to many In-Universe believing Zero Omega is the bigger threat simply because of how much more identifiable he is as a whole, whereas Façade is seen as an obscurity at most.
- Dumbass Teenage Son: Most definitely
- Establishing Character Moment: Chapter 8 pretty much sums up the Teenage Son very perfectly, to say the least. He starts by talking to his siblings, showcasing that he Can Not Tell A Lie and is an Insufferable Genius towards them. Then, when making himself known to Blue, he pulls off a Dynamic Entry involving a lot of flips and athletic ability just for the sake of showing off, and when landing and cutting to the chase, gestures as if expecting a round of applause. His perfectionist attitude, his showy nature of his own inherent skills, and his thievery and mental traumatizing of Blue by snagging his Squirtle, and his overall ability to keep his composure in check, with his quieter moments revealing his own sadism more so than otherwise.
- Expy: Of the original incarnation of 0Ω, amplifying his edgy character design and God complex and fully embracing it for all its worth. Overall choices of dialogue and mannerisms bring to mind both Shadow and Infinite from their Sonic Forces appearances.
- Fille Fatale: Despite being 16 in Starlight Ablaze, he sexually assaults a Nurse Joy the same age as he at the end of Chapter 9. Granted he wasn't being remotely serious as he was merely using the whole scene as bait so that a hero type of Pokémon Trainer would challenge him to a battle, although he did at least get a kick out of Nurse Joy's reaction.
- Forceful Kiss: He kisses Nurse Joy this way in Chapter 9.
- Glory Hound: For as much as the 0Ω generally avoid the spotlight, Zero Omega relishes in it and constantly seeks it out for more, leading to an ironic twist between much of the 0Ω and Zero Omega to be at odds with each other because of this drastic difference in desired notoriety.
- Hair-Trigger Temper: Actually manages to keep his composure a lot to the point he doesn't seem like he has this problem. Apparently only very specific things can truly set him off, and that anything else won't trigger his temper issues at all.
- Hidden Depths: Out of the numerous times he's fought by everyone at one point or another, he swaps out his entire team for something new each time; he never swaps out the Porygon/Porygon2/Porygon-Z though, giving the impression he has some kind of very personal attachment to it.
- I Am the Noun: "I am not part of the 0Ω, I am the 0Ω, the one and only!"
- Informed Attribute: Defied regarding his title and age:"... But aren't you 19 though?""Bitch I've only got one year til I'm not a teenager anymore so PLEASE let me make use of the grand finale of the past 7 years, alright?!"
- Foreshadowing: He's eyeing the Pewter City Museum while lamenting about his inability to find a Moon Stone at Mt. Moon. He later on breaks into the museum and steals a Moon Stone for himself, and immediately uses it to evolve his Nidorino into Nidoking.
- Future Spandex: Technically the whole family counts, but the Teenage Son flat out looks more like an evil Sentai ranger with how his wardrobe commonly looks. Although he typically tends to exclude the helmet while he still has the appearance of a teenager in Starlight Ablaze, assuming he doesn't have any need to contact the others of his own group that is.
- Kick the Dog: After snagging Blue's Squirtle, he uses her to attack Blue since Blue doesn't wind up bringing out Rattata to start the remainder of the battle, and thus declares Blue to be boring considering his Heroic BSoD going on. As a result, Zero Omega returns Squirtle to her Poké Ball, head butts Blue onto the ground, stomps his foot onto his chest and declares Blue to be worthless, and to never show his face near him ever again before leaving.
- Knight of Cerebus: The only thing funny about him is either unintentional or the result of him being The Comically Serious. After an otherwise quiet moment of the remaining two thirds of Chapter 7, the Teenage Son doesn't waste time with establishing himself as an even greater threat towards Blue, first and foremost by snagging his Squirtle and successfully commanding her to attack Blue on the first outing, and then leaving having basically broken Blue by his actions.
- One-Hit Kill: His Nidoran knows Horn Drill.
- Outside-Context Problem: While not as obvious as Façade in this regard, the Shadow Pokémon he employs do not use the mechanics of them seen in Pokémon Colosseum or Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, but rather how they function in Pokémon GO, since his team of Shadow Pokémon display the hostile red eyes and the ability to grow stronger and evolve like seen in GO. In addition, he can instantly corrupt a Pokémon, indicating an unknown ability in his person that causes it. Lastly, he has the ability to generate Snag Balls, and is when compared to actual antagonists in the GameCube duology, he's actively shown using it against the protagonist, since he neither needs a Snag Machine nor is an Obvious Rule Patch that as an NPC would prevent him from resorting to this tactic.
- Palette Swap:
- In an upcoming Let's Play of the rom hack Crystal Clear, he's depicted as using Silver's sprites color swapped to purple. Technically none of the available sprites work for describing his appearance, as in reality he's not actually a teenager and when unmasked he's actually an old man.note
- This ultimately proves Averted now that a newer version of Crystal Clear has been released which allows customized sprites, and even customized starters that can have moves normally illegal on them. The latter is important because of the fact Porygon2 can't learn Shadow Ball in Gen II despite being able to do so in later generations.
- Parody Sue: He's got the personality and career of a lowly thief and bully than he does the actual god-like entity you'd expect from his own power set and alleged perfectionist ideology.
- The Perfectionist: As somebody who lives up the ideal of believing himself to be God, he has this sort of ideology for himself.
- Psychopathic Manchild: He's the most brutally unhinged of the entire group.
- The Red Baron: "Zero Omega".
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: His Shadow Pokémon differ from Cipher's by having glazed over red eyes of perpetual anger.
- Refuge in Audacity: He ultimately wanted to face Red before his match in Pewter Gym, so what does he do to get his attention? Sexually assaults a Nurse Joy (of the same age as himself, no less) for no other reason than to get Red's attention to have him battle him.
- Signature Pokémon: Porygon-Z line. Specifically also loves pairing Nasty Plot with Hyper Beam. And even has a customized Z-Move which makes Porygon-Z's Hyper Beam into effectively Mega Flare.
- Soft-Spoken Sadist: His overall Sadist tendencies is better brought out when he's much more calm while speaking, as Blue learns to his horror.
- Take That!: When his Porygon-Z enters the fray, it's body and attacks are completely rendered in pure monochrome black and white with some grays, and the coloration of any of Pikachu's relatives are amplified when they're nearby, referencing how Porygon's line is The Scapegoat and how Pikachu is the real blame for the infamous seizure outbreak the anime caused with Porygon's debut. Despite not having existed yet when the episode was made, even Alolan Raichu is affected by this.
- Teenage Pregnancy: Based off of how he talks about his mother, this is how he was born and why he's significantly older than his siblings.
- The Unfavorite: He's not the well liked one of his family. At all. Considering his family consists of a bunch of shut-ins who don't want the spotlight on them unlike how Zero Omega actively seeks it out, this is highly Justified.
- Wham Line: "Go! Snag Ball!"
- With Great Power Comes Great Insanity: His gauntlets effectively supercharge him with so much raw energy that according to Altair and Mewtwo, it should by all accounts flat out vaporize the Teenage Son before he could even move. The fact he can survive being overdosed with such raw elemental energies has essentially reduced his mind in-battle into an Ax-Crazy lunatic.
- Wrong Context Magic: The Shadow Pokémon, which he is already noted as being able to instantly create upon simply catching or snagging a Pokémon, are still capable of growing stronger and even evolving, unlike the Shadow Pokémon seen in Pokémon Colosseum and Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness. This is because his form of Shadow Pokémon are based on the more recent incarnations of them from Pokémon GO, which also are capable of growing stronger and evolving while still Shadow Pokémon.
- Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Whereas the others are shown to have some form of guilt and or redeeming qualities, the Teenage Son flat out denies rejection at all because he feels humiliated by his background and wants to truly solidify himself as a legend of a monstrous killer to everyone. Also worth noting is that a majority of the body count his family racks up has 81% of it being the Teenage Son's alone.
- Villainous Breakdown: His violent outbursts whenever things are so much as not remotely going his way, especially worse considering just how absurdly strong the guy truly is.
Mupo and Iaze
- Ambiguous Gender: Mupo, due to how bulky her outfit is compared to the more form hugging outfits the other women of the 0Ω have in comparison. Not to mention her voice is heavily muffled, but still audible in sound.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Mupo has icy green skin with pink eyes, and Iaze has fiery orange skin with sapphire blue eyes.
- The Fair Folk: Mupo's Type Specialist is Fairy.
- Fat and Skinny: Mupo (fat) and Iaze (skinny).
- The Giant/Lean and Mean: Iaze, as shown above, is fairly skinny, but he's of an undetermined height that towers over Red, Blue, and Green even when he's simply slouching.
- I Was Just Passing Through: Their interests clash with the other members of the 0Ω in that just about every time they're encountered, they basically serve a two person show for the grunts of the group. This is best shown by neither of the two using Ultra Beasts on their teams.
- Lesser of Two Evils: It doesn't make them any less sociopathic, but Mupo and Iaze have a distinct lack of interest with mindless slaughter like their relatives tend to have. In fact, it's easier to count how many times they actually do kill someone intentionally, than it is to count how many times they opt not to.
- Meaningful Name: Mupo and Iaze's names are based off of the Japanese names of Glitch (D7) and PokéWTrainer, two Glitch Pokémon from whom the Time Capsule exploit are why Mupo and Iaze have a Togetic and Typhlosion respectively.
- The Quiet One: Iaze, even more so than Red.
- Peek-a-Bangs: Both of them have it, but on a different side of the face than the other.
- Playing with Fire: Iaze's Type Specialist is Fire.
- Signature Pokémon: Eviolite Togetic for Mupo, Typhlosion for Iaze.
- The Slow Walk: Iaze's movement has him walking very slowly; Justified in that's he's huge enough to walk several feet at a time in a single step.
- Surprisingly Realistic Outcome: As Iaze is a scaled up human, one would expect him to be rather slow. However, as Iaze's walking stride is identical to a regular sized human, his size and the aforementioned stride make him actually move significantly faster, even when merely walking.
- Terms of Endangerment: Iaze is on the receiving end of flirtatious remarks from The Mother, with it being very clear Iaze isn't exactly interested.
- Affably Evil: Genuinely a nice person unlike her daughter. Especially considering she's retired and doesn't bother trying to control her children and just is glad they're leaving her alone.
- The Aloner: She doesn't like her daughter or her relatives hanging around for too long because they infuriate her to no end with their arguing.
- Amazing Technicolor Population: Her skin is white, as in, very literally white. Her hair meanwhile is non-existent due to being bald, but it's implied by her associates that she had cyan hair in her youth. Her eyes, meanwhile, are a sparkling blue color. The shininess of her eyes she shares with the rest of her family, and is about the only obvious resemblance between her and her relatives.
- The Atoner: She's retired because she wants to personally eliminate her daughter and her relatives because she is sick of how they remind her of her past self.
- Mind over Matter: Psychic Type Specialist.
- OOC Is Serious Business: She has to frequently remind her relatives that their lax treatment of Façade will eventually bite them in the ass, and that she is be treated as seriously as everyone else among her own kin would be treated. Façade is simply so dangerous of an entity that the Grandmother will absolutely put her foot down to actually care about her relatives for once if it means stopping the inevitable rampage of Façade for even the tiniest moment.
- Signature Pokémon: Cosmog.
- Stopped Caring: She doesn't bother putting up with her daughter's negative influence because of her old age.
- Undeathly Pallor: Her skin color, baldness, and her very fragile nature all point to her being an undead mummy of an individual who has lived a very, very long time.
- Villains Out Shopping: Expect a lot of moments with her like this by proxy of her daughter and her relatives being the Big Bad Ensemble of the sequel, with the Grandmother basically just being retired and not wanting to bother anymore.
- Absurdly Youthful Father: Doesn't look all that old much like his wife. Considering he's the Beta-Male to another man in the same household, he's all but outright stated to be the Teenage Son's father.
- Informed Attribute: Exploited with his title; he's not the father of the other kids, but rather the Teenage Son.
- Poisonous Person: Poison Type specialist.
- Signature Pokémon: Shiny Naganadel.
- The Unfavorite: To his "wife", so it would seem.
- The Teenage Son doesn't mince his words about his thoughts about his old man either.
- Casting a Shadow: Ghost Type Specialist.
- Daddy's Little Villain: Her mother often loans her the Blacephalon because it's part of "her favorite type".
- Foil: To Giselle and Billie, whom are both sympathetically portrayed Lesbians, whereas the Daughter plays the Psycho Lesbian trope completely straight.
- Killed Off for Real: While at first she takes aim for Billie with her spear, she pulls a fast one and impales herself with it instead. Everybody is floored to learn as to why she decided to do so.
- Knight of Cerebus: She changes everything about what the heroes though about her group based off of her choice of words when she commits suicide.
- Psycho Lesbian
- Signature Pokémon: Blacephalon.
- Yandere: For Giselle.
"The Old Man"
- Foreshadowing. His Non-Standard Character Design when compared to the other family members.
- Handicapped Badass: Much like Ghetsis, had his right arm torn off in an accident.
- Non-Standard Character Design: He looks a dead ringer for a younger looking Ghetsis, minus the missing eye and not immediately having a missing arm.
- Ascended Fridge Horror: The implication she's actually a Nihilego in human guise is very strong with her, but it's never outright revealed to be this for what exactly she is.
- Bathos: She's a Knight of Cerebus who in her own mind is not one at all, judging by her girlish movements and energetic, child-like glee at times, and her overall naive, child-like mentality. However, what she does in reality is brutally maim people and their Pokémon with the outright intent of killing them, and is a confirmed destroyer of property by having either used her own brutish force to destroy buildings, or having set houses aflame while the inhabitants are either asleep or trying to hide from her never-ending Blood Lust. Oh, and despite her seemingly innocent behavior, she's by no means naive to the atrocities she commits.
- Bears Are Bad News: Her physical appearance known highly resembles a Bewear, only with no snout, large ears, tail, and having thumbs on her hands.
- Big Bad: Of Starlight Ablaze.
- Blood Lust: Her main motivation, just like any of the other 0Ω family members. Her relatives hate her for her rendition of it, though, because of how unpredictable Façade ultimately is to the point not even they're safe from her wrath...
- Brawn Hilda: Assuming she actually is human underneath her suit, this is the type of body she's speculated to have at minimum.
- Dark Action Girl: Very, very threatening, and very, very sadistic.
- The Dreaded:
- Based off of one of the scariest Glitch Pokémon will do that for you. As well as the implication she is said Glitch Pokémon.
- Even among her own family she's this; the Grandmother in particular has to constantly remind her own younger relatives that Façade, even with her girly and childish behavior and dialogue, is not to be treated with a lax temperament and that she is as serious of a threat as anyone else among her own kin.
- Empty Eyes: Her eyes are drawn differently from everyone else's; no light shining in them at all, much like the rest of the 0Ω family.
- Eldritch Abomination: Considering what's revealed about her, the fact her own family considers her The Dreaded, and the fact she's so incredibly heinous even by the standards of the 0Ω as a whole, pretty much signals that she can't possibly be human. How correct they are...
- Expy: Of ♀ .. Also has some spades of Nihilego and The Pyro. Vocally, she's an Expy of Tom Hardy's take on Venom.
- Faux Affably Evil: A Genki Girl in the form of an Uncanny Valley Girl mixed in with a Serial Killer.
- Genki Girl: Surprisingly very cheerful despite her heinous behavior and personality.
- Generic Doomsday Villain: It's not that she doesn't have a personality or any motives for her actions, it's more so the fact she's mostly a mindless beast rather than a logically thinking person like her relatives are. As a result, she's very unpredictable by nature, and cannot be reasoned with under any circumstances.
- Godzilla Threshold: If she's sent out at all, there's a very, very good reason why the 0Ω had to go through the trouble of stirring her awake.
- Harmless Electrocution: Averted. Zapdos inflicts this with a major surge of electrical energy shoved into her when she tries to grab it, and the damage is so intense that it causes an electrical concentration to surge around her entire neck, causing her neck to snap and spin in several directions, before she passes out on the ground in a comatose state for a several moments. Even despite the Neck Snap involved, she still manages to get back up and flee the scene undetected.
- Hate Sink: The biggest of the 0Ω family, due to how obnoxiously cheerful she can be even with her most heinous of deeds, and her complete apathy towards having a moral compass.
- Hell Is That Noise: Whenever she's nearby, everyone can hear the following.
- Human Aliens: Perhaps a little too literally with Façade's case.
- Humanoid Abomination: Whereas with her family they're more Human Aliens, with Façade there's no clue what she is at all. She moves like she was something that was only capable of performing an imitation of human movement, rather than something that can perfectly do so normally. That's not even getting into the horrific sounds she makes even when she actually does speak.
- I Am Legion: "We... Are 0Ω."
- Informed Attribute: The fact she even has a confirmed gender is only because of her relatives knowing more (or, rather, too much) about her. Anybody else in the cast who didn't already get the memo isn't exactly able to come to the conclusion on their own, as Façade's own voice sounds like Tom Hardy's Venom at times.
- Knight of Cerebus: What everyone else sees her has. From her own perspective, however, not so much.
- Leitmotif: "Chaotic".
- Made of Iron: She shrugs off numerous electrical attacks from Zapdos despite it still being clear they're actually harming her, even down to being electrocuted in a near execution fashion, suffers a literally head-spinning Neck Snap, and then passes out as roots grow over her to pin her down. Then Green notices that Façade had gotten up behind everyone's notice without making a sound, and managed to successfully flee.
- Mysterious Past: If she's not human, then what the hell is she?!
- Nightmare Fetishist: Most definitely... She has the excitement and overall energetic gestures of a young girl when she goes about her horrific brutalization of things.
- Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: She's considered this by her own family, hence why setting her on a mission is considered crossing the Godzilla Threshold.
- Non-Standard Character Design: Proportions on Façade were deliberately exaggerated in terms of being a gigantic, robust entity seemingly made out of plush, but nevertheless very deadly when one considers Bewear's near identical proportions. If one takes into account the fact she apparently isn't even human...
- Omnicidal Maniac: Doesn't even flinch (again) at the destruction of anything that's within her targeting range.
- Outside-Context Problem: She's effectively treated less as a rampaging Dynamaxed Pokémon, and more a colossal human whose only presence is that of a Humanoid Abomination, displaying distinctly human behavior as her obnoxious Genki Girl personality, and yet is a very, very dangerous entity as she is first shown stalking Blue and cornering him, Red, and Green to ultimately kill them just for fun.
- Royal "We": See I Am Legion above.
- Sadist: Relishes in the pleasure of her Blood Lust whenever she succeeds in achieving it. She does so in the fashion of a very excited young girl, which only adds to her disturbing nature.
- Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: After having been beyond electrocuted to hell and back, having her neck snapped by her head literally spinning in place, and then having roots entangle her, she decides to bail considering she was having to endure so much pain and Zapdos was not fun enough for her to stick around.
- Serial Killer: Doesn't even so much as react as she uses Oblivion Wing to absorb life-force into her system, effectively killing anyone it touches just to heal her.
- Signature Pokémon: Aegislash and Blissey. Later Guzzlord.
- The Sociopath: She's even more unhinged than her family tends to be.
- The Un-Reveal: After she's briefly accidentally struck with a Poké Ball and revealed to not even remotely be human, at first it seems like we'll eventually learn what she actually is, except that never happens at all, and she continues using Pokémon like an ordinary human for that matter as if it was no big deal.
- Uncanny Valley Girl: YA THINK?!
- Vile Villain, Saccharine Show: Okay to be fair the entire 0Ω family is this, but Façade is considered absolutely heinous by even the other villains who appear in Starlight Ablaze. Mewtwo also notably flat out tries to kill Façade mere seconds after meeting her, which is something it didn't even bother doing with the other villains before or after her.
- Voice of the Legion: When she introduces herself and her family's name as the 0Ω.
- Wham Shot:
- Being struck with a Poké Ball causes her to be briefly sucked into it, only to break out after a failed capture attempt; a failed attempt on what was otherwise presumed to be a human.
- Façade winds up being given an electrical induced execution from Zapdos, complete with her own head's neck snapping several times over, and then being buried underneath numerous upon numerous of roots by Xerneas, it is believed that Façade had been disposed of, especially considering Red, Blue, and Green have a prolonged conversation in the aftermath with not a sound in hearing range. When Green turns to look back towards where Façade had fallen down, she sees the various roots had been burst open from the inside, leaving a massive hole, meaning that Façade had gotten back up and escaped without even making a sound. Even ignoring her ability to escape, the fact she survived what Zapdos did to her is a testament to her nature as an Implacable Man. Mercifully, the remainder of Chapter 7 doesn't feature any further appearance of Façade, meaning that Zapdos at the very least managed to successfully repel her from trying to launch another attack.
- Wrong Context Magic: Whereas the other members of the 0Ω utilize Mega Evolution or Z-Moves, Façade is unique in that she uses Dynamaxing and Gigantamaxing instead of the former two; something her relatives have next to no interest in and thus don't know how it even works. Nothing is technically stopping Façade from using Z-Moves or Mega Evolution, but she opts to. Her distinct fighting style of using Dynamaxing and Gigantamaxing as a result makes her even more unpredictable when compared to the other members of the 0Ω.
- Your Size May Vary/Make My Monster Grow: As the Glitch Pokémon she's based on is rather massive in reality, she has two set sizes; a more standard humanoid size, very much akin to a very hunchbacked looking Bewear, or what is effectively a Gigantamax version of herself where she's significantly more upright, and has the proper size and weight of her Glitch Pokémon basis. Speaking of Gigantamaxing, she is the first anachronistic appearance of Dynamaxing in Citadel of the Heart, as whereas her siblings prefer Z-Moves and Mega Evolution, she prefers Dynamaxing and Gigantamaxing.
- Adaptational Badass: He has Xerneas as his Pokémon of choice right from the start.
- Adaptation Expansion: Has a huge amount of new material for his resume in Order and Triumph than he did in his own games. Such as being the biggest reason why Team Flare can't immediately use the Ultimate Weapon at first.
- Continuity Snarl: Averted; this universe isn't the one where the Lysandre of Team Rainbow Rocket originates from, so AZ's Adaptation Expansion isn't an issue with his origins because AZ's entire reason for said expansion comes from intervention from the player character, who in Team Rainbow Rocket's context never existed.
- Age Lift: From 47 to 60. Justified in that it's to make the fact he's a grandfather more believable, and also because since Blue already had been given an Age Lift, it would've made Blue's parents absurdly youthful had Oak not been given an Age Lift as well to make things more realistic.
- Domestic Abuse: He's implied to have had this relationship with Delia, but how much of it was him trying to kill her when she got turned into a Phione, whether he was even aware it was her or not, has so far not been revealed.
- The Ghost: Does not physically appear in the flesh in Truth and Ideals, but scars of what he had done to Delia still remain.
- Nothing Is Scarier: Aside from a few key facts about his actions and having been in a relationship with Delia, nothing else about this man is known to the readers, and details are left incredibly vague as otherwise an actual appearance by him would've rendered the fic to have to change to an M Rated fic.
- The Sociopath: He killed a Phione to steal it's internal gemstone for a wedding ring to propose to Delia with. Delia had to deal with being forcefully transformed into a Phione due to Manaphy taking it's rage out on her, which is ultimately how she later met Ash's Victini he had at the time she's informing him of Ragnus' existence.
- Vile Villain Saccherine Show: Whatever exact details of Ragnus' actions would've been more than enough to force the rating of Truth and Ideals to an M Rating which the author flat out didn't want to have happen, so Ragnus had been rendered The Ghost instead. From what little is actually stated about his actions, it's not a pretty picture being painted by the fact he outright murdered a Mythical Pokémon solely to carve a wedding ring out of it's remains, and then having some unknown fate happen to him at the hands of Manaphy and or Victini, from whom the latter met Delia with through this very incident due to Manaphy taking it's rage out on Delia by transforming her into a Phione to force her to realize what Ragnus' true colors were.