The main character of Silver Resistance. Shortly before the story began and for reasons not yet explained, Char was transformed into a Charmander and dumped into Ambera. Shortly after arriving, he was found by Saura, and shortly afterward both of them were discovered by an enigmatic Scyther called Scythe, who took them into the Gold Division, one of three bases of operations for the Resistance against the Master. Shortly after, Char discovered he had a powerful ability called the Call, which allows him to mind-control other Pokémon and even contact legendary Pokémon... but the power is difficult to control and arises more often on its own than it does when he needs it to. Char is a strong believer in friendship and is particularly loyal to his close friends, and will defend them to the bitter end.
- Baleful Polymorph: In keeping with the tradition of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, this occurs to Char at the very beginning of the story.
- The Chessmaster: Dialga has revealed that as a human, he saw something that needed to be changed, and made a complex plan to fix it, one that involved turning into a Pokemon and forgetting his memory.
- Out-Gambitted: The Master discovered his plan. The entire Temporal Tower arc is the Master's plan to kill him, which nearly succeeds.
- Cursed with Awesome: Char was turned into a rare Pokémon that is able to breathe fire. He also possesses the Call, which only appears once about every thirty years in a single Pokémon or so.
- Defense Mechanism Superpower: Char can only blaze and drastically increase the power of his Fire-type abilities when he's in a life-risking situation.
- The Determinator: During one chapter, a battle ended up going south, but Char refused to quit and killed a Steelix.
- Fish out of Temporal Water: Nobody is sure where Char is from, but judging from his experiences it's not from any time in the story.
- Heroic Second Wind: Whenever Char is close to fainting, his Blaze ability kicks in, allowing him to keep fighting even if he is incredibly exhausted.
- Hope Bringer: Char is this to the entire Gold Division, and on a wider scale, to La Résistance as a whole.
- Little Hero, Big War: Subverted: Char doesn't actively participate in the conflicts between The Master, but does spend a lot of his time helping out in other ways.
- The Mind Is a Plaything of the Body: Char, at various points, has noticed that being a Charmander has affected the way he thinks.
- No Matter How Much I Beg: When he meets Dialga, Dialga explains that Char asked all the gods to never tell him his name. The only one who can is Giratina.
- Pals with Jesus: As a human, he was friends with all the legendaries, to the point that Arceus was happy to do him favours.
- The Power of Friendship: Char wouldn't be himself without believing in friends.
- Naïve Newcomer: Char suffers from this for many of the early chapters, for obvious reasons.
- Playing with Fire: Naturally, as a Charmander.
- The Reveal: His name is Amadeus.
A kind-hearted Bulbasaur with a loving family, Saura had it easy until the Master came to draft him into his personal army and make him his servant. Terrified, Saura fled, stumbling upon Char and eventually joining the Resistance. While Saura is a firm believer in The Power of Friendship, he can be a bit hasty to blame himself for things that happen, even when they're merely imagined. His one true wish is to reunite with his family again. As of the end of Season IV, he decides to stay with his family after reuniting with them, leaving Team Ember in the process.
- Apologizes a Lot: Even for things he doesn't need to apologize for.
- Bad Dreams: Becomes a recurring problem later on, of the "traumatic experience flashback" type.
- But Now I Must Go: Leaves the team at the end of Season IV.
- The Chosen One: According to the Redeemer, Char specifically chose him along with many other Pokemon as his potential "partners" in his entry into Ambera; that is, in the current timeline, Saura is actually Char's "chosen one", his hero. Also, out of all the potential timelines, the ones where Saura was the partner tended to have the most success.
- Green Thumb: To be expected from a Bulbasaur.
- Guardian Entity: According to Adiel, he and to some extend his family are protected by the gods themselves.
- Happily Adopted/ Doorstep Baby: Adiel found him as a young child and gave him to his parents to raise, as Adiel had no time to raise a child. Saura does not know this.
- Heroic BSoD: Saura gets this after being attacked and touched by the Watchers.
- It's All My Fault: Saura is fairly quick to take the blame for things.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Subverted. Saura acts like he had his memory taken away due to guilt, but he in fact opted out of it.
- Not So Weak: Saura will gladly fight for his friends, but will avoid confrontation or trouble otherwise.
- Stepford Smiler: Saura temporarily played Type A straight.
- The Power of Friendship: Even more so than Char. Saura, at some points, is even afraid he made his friends angry when that case is not true.
- The Reveal: He also has the Call.
- Tragic Dream: Saura desperately wants to see his family again. As things stand now, he can't. Fortunately, this resolves at the end of Season IV.
An all-around cheerful Raichu, Ray joined the resistance movement due to his admiration for his late brother Rautzen, a member of the movement himself. Once there, Ray ascended through the ranks and eventually joined Team Ember, fulfilling his wish of training under Team Remorse and Scythe. Though he's cheerful almost all of the time and is the first to crack a joke, he often feels a bit down deep inside.
- The Big Guy: He is the only member of Team Ember that is evolved.
- Blessed with Suck: He once had Pokerus, meaning that he grows stronger in half the time that a normal Raichu would take, but it also halved his life expectancy.
- Boisterous Bruiser: Ray is both the biggest member of Team Ember and, arguably, is the most humorous.
- Broken Pedestal: Ray looks up to his dead brother, but the reason he's dead is because he turned traitor to the resistance movement and Scythe ordered him to be killed.
- Characterization Marches On: Ray started out as somewhat of The Everyman, but as the story progressed turned more into a Boisterous Bruiser with small traces of...
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: Ray believes he's useless, even though he's probably one of the more combat-capable members of Team Ember.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: His full name is Raikouun, but he hasn't told that to anybody.
- The Team Normal: Ray, unlike Char and Saura, does not have The Call.
- Plucky Comic Relief: Ray provides most of these moments throughout the story.
- The Pollyanna: He does it on purpose.
- Shock and Awe: Ray is a Raichu, so it makes sense.
- Stepford Smiler: Very mild example of Type A. He's fun to be around, but under his optimistic façade he's got something of an inferiority complex.
- Your Days Are Numbered: He once had Pokerus. The virus is gone but the effects stay, so his original life expectancy has been cut in half.
A Scyther, leader of one of the most renowned Teams in the resistance, and an important protector to Char and the rest of Team Ember, Scythe is both enigmatic and powerful. He once served under The Master, but regretted it and fled to the resistance movement, where he quickly ascended through the ranks. He instructs the heroes in the use of The Plan but is also extremely competent at fighting as well. Just don't ask him if he's holding any secrets.
- The Atoner: Scythe served under the Master for some time. He regretted it.
- Anti-Hero: Type 2. He's an all-around nice guy, but can be a bit unforgiving and defensive of his own actions.
- Big Brother Mentor: To the entirety of Team Ember and his own Team Remorse.
- Body Double: Readers have brought up the possibility that the current Scythe is actually Adarc, another member of his clan. Scythe's mannerisms post-return don't exactly match up to what they were before, and Eva notices deceit from his face and his movements.
- But Now I Must Go: At the end of Season III.
- The Champion: Scythe is exceptionally protective of Char due to his Call ability.
- The Chess Master
- The Dreaded: There are very few main characters more powerful than Scythe, but don't say that he's holding a secret. How powerful is he? He can take on Adiel, who evolved, and Adiel's scared of him, because Adiel doesn't know who'd win if they thought.
- Good Counterpart: To Adiel. Both are powerful Pokemon who served the Master faithfully. The difference is that Adiel wanted to be strong, so much so that he shed the code of their clan and evolved. Scythe remained a Scyther, and turned away from the Master when he realised that despite everything he said, he was only destroying Ambera.
- Good Is Not Nice: Scythe can come off as this sometimes, but he means well.
- HeelFace Turn
- Jumped at the Call: Literally, though the Call isn't his, it's Char's.
- Lightning Bruiser: Scythe is extremely combat-capable, moreso than the rest of Team Ember combined.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Like Ray, he hasn't told anyone else: his original name was Adron.
- Proud Warrior Race Guy: ...maybe.
- Rebel Leader
- Reluctant Warrior: Scythe doesn't particularly like fighting but fights against the Master because he has to.
- Sempai/Kohai: Sempai to both his own resistance team and Team Ember.
- The Sleepless: Caused by an exposure to the Watchers: he has to pass out unconscious if he wants to have some rest.
- That Man Is Dead: Adron the Terrible, faithful servant of the Master, is long dead, replaced by Scythe, the revolutionary.
- Tragic Hero: Scythe is slowly being driven insane by his own desire to do good and the stress it causes when he fails.
- Watching the Sunset: Very much enjoys doing this.
- Xanatos Speed Chess: He plays this with his Evil Brother.
A Pidgey that Team Ember ran into at Wanderer's Meadow early in the Season II. Originally a wild Pokemon acting on instinct, it was impressed by Char into thinking him as his master (something that Ray stresses is rare and as unlikely to happen as being born shiny). He was sent to Kanghaskan's daycare and then civility-training in hopes to being a part of Char's team.
- Awesomeness by Analysis: Was able to recognize Domo's transformations of a Pidgeot and Staraptor being members of Team Silverwing, and notes how likely a chance he can hold his own against them.
- Defeat Means Friendship: How he came to join the group.
- Dumbass No More: All impressed Pokemon start off as a blank slate, essentially needing to learn from society's rules. At disciplinary training, Otto was shown as a delinquent who constantly ate gummis and acted on battle instincts, and at most could only say one word (Char). After the Temporal Tower adventure, Otto officially joins Team Ember and shows he's a very sharp-witted bird, with an intelligence ranking of 11 1/2 stars to boot (the same as Scythe).
- Emergency Transformation: forced to evolve to a Pidgeotto to heal his multiple broken bones when Watchers are breathing down his neck.
- Genius Bruiser
- The Smart Guy: Of Team Ember's Five-Man Band in Season IV.
- The Spock
- The Stoic
The Evil Overlord of Ambera and wreathed in mystery and shadow, The Master is never even seen, much less heard from. Who is he? What does he want from Ambera? And more importantly, how can he be unmasked and stopped?
- Big Bad
- The Chessmaster: He discovered Char's plan and made his own plan to kill Char and co.
- Evil Overlord: Well, he is called "The Master."
- The Faceless: Extreme example: The Master is never even seen, much less his face.
- The Ghost
- He Who Must Not Be Seen: The Master, even in flashbacks regarding him, has never been sighted.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: The Master is referred to nothing else than his title, ever.
- The Reveal: Like Char, he's a Pokemon transformed into a human, in this case Mewtwo. His form was meant to be a punishment, but it's the source of his strength.
- Villainy Discretion Shot: This is bound to happen if he's never seen doing bad things or otherwise. Everyone knows about his horrible actions, but nobody ever sees him doing them... not even his most trusted followers.
One of the Master's most notorious and loyal followers, Adiel is a Scizor feared by the Resistance, who only appears whenever the Master needs something big. Powerful and deadly, Adiel is a killing machine, but he has hidden depths...
- Authority Equals Asskicking
- Blood Knight: Adiel is supposedly notorious for being the killing arm of the Master.
- Non-Action Guy: He hasn't killed anyone on-screen yet, and he's actually talked people out of killing because of the bad circumstances. That being said, he wasn't actually scared or intimidated.
- Evil Counterpart: To Scythe. They grew up together in the same clan. When Adron left the Master and became Scythe, the Master searched for a replacement and found Adiel, who desperately wanted power. Unlike Scythe, he believes that the Master is good, and follows him willingly.
An Infernape, the leader of Team Flamewheel, and an old friend/enemy/rival/something of Scythe's. Prince lives in the Emerald Division with Team Flamewheel, where he moved for an unknown reason. He's not part of the Emerald Division at all- he once was, but he left it with many of the Emerald Division to start a new Division, the Silver Division. The Silver Division was massacred within a day. The only survivors are Team Flamewheel, who still call themselves the Silver Division despite living in the Emerald Division.
- The Atoner: To make up for the massacre of his Silver Division, he dedicates his life to protecting Lily, and later, Char.
- Furthermore: Prince has been wracked with guilt on a subconscious level for his senseless slaughter of an entire village while 'under the influence' of a Watcher's Mind Rape for decades. It's the entire reason he felt such a strong impulse to leave the Gold Division and start over to begin with, after having his memory erased.
- The Chessmaster: He gambits his way into the Temporal Tower mission, realises that Scythe and Char were going to go without him, and then manipulates things so that Scythe believes that Temporal Tower has moved, though it never had. In the ensuing confrontation, he forces Scythe to officially let him on the team.
- Meaningful Name: He actually is a prince- his father was the servant of the King of a small country. The King ruled the people and Prince's father ruled the Pokemon, but they had a disagreement, and to punish his father, Prince was exiled.
- The Mentor:
- To Char for a short time, as Char never had a Fire Pokemon teach him how to really be a Fire Pokemon.
- He's also been Lily's mentor for a long time, so much so that she's pretty much the most important thing in his life.
- Morality Pet: Lily is his. It's such an extreme case that Lily is pretty much the only thing keeping him from defecting to the Master out of shame that he failed.
- My Greatest Failure: As Lily's mentor, he was in a position to do a lot with the Call. He failed to defeat the Master.
- Old Master: Prince is at least seventy years old, and he still managed to hand Scythe his ass on two separate occasions.
- Overly Long Name: His real name is Calamar Morfeaux Distragnatia.
- Passing the Torch:Char: Prince! Prince! Prince, you... there was... You left your frozen flame in the bag?Prince: So? I don't need that thing anymore. I think it's finally time that it passed hands. I've been looking for a successor to hold the frozen flame for a great while now... and I have seen no successor more fitting than a particular little Charmander who, while growing quite strong, is still learning how to cope with a body that is not truly his own. So... I pass the flame to you, now. Please accept it?
- Pyrrhic Victory: Prince formed the Silver Division in response to an overwhelming threat made by the Master's army. Lucario said they should surrender, Prince said they should fight, and as they couldn't agree, Prince formed the Silver Division and fought. They lost, but it was actually a victory, because the Master's army believed that the entire Emerald Division was destroyed.
- The Reveal: He was touched by a Watcher and made to massacre an entire village. He requested that his memories of it be removed, and moved to the Emerald Division shortly afterwards.
- Replacement Goldfish: After he left the Gold Division, he tried to make Team Flamewheel into a copy of Team Remorse. It didn't work. After he failed to beat the Master with Lily, he tries to do it again with Char to redeem his failure. It doesn't work.
- Sadistic Choice: After the Call calls the Watchers into the Emerald Division, Lucario demands that Prince and Team Flamewheel must leave, or they can stay, but they must eject Lily.
- Spanner in the Works: To Scythe. By going along on the Temporal Tower mission, he screwed up Scythe's plan beautifully. To be fair, it wasn't his fault- the Master planned it.
A Bayleef, Lily is part of the resistance, and lives in the Emerald Division as part of Team Flamewheel. She was the last bearer of the Call, and was linked to Prince, but they ultimately failed.
- Ascended Extra: Originally submitted by Gorsecloud as a potential character for the prequel, Emerald Chronicles. From there, she gets the role of the Pokémon with The Call. THEN, she appeared with a cameo role in the main fic, only she quickly progressed to becoming a major character during the journey to Temporal Tower. She is also a bit of an inside joke, connecting Silver Resistance to Spanning Time, where a character named Lily is the main character Chlora's niece.
- The Heart: To the Silver Division. She was the reason it existed in the first place; unfortunately, it didn't work out so well.
- The Mentor: To Char. As the only other known Pokemon in the fic with the Call, she decides to go on the Temporal Tower mission so she can tell Char everything he doesn't know. Not knowing things is what screwed up her chance to win; she wants Char to know them so he can win.
- Naïve Newcomer: In Emerald Chronicles, having just come to Ambera from the human continents.
- Passing the Torch: To Char. She has the Call, but Char's is much more powerful. Lily's adventure is over and she knows it, so she decides to become his mentor.
- Spanner in the Works: To Scythe. Scythe's plan is to vanish quietly from the scenes in Temporal Tower so he and Adiel can duke it out without anyone else getting hurt. Unfortunately, Scythe is forced to fight Prince, leading Lily, Ray, Char and Saura to have to pick a side. Lily picks Prince, everyone else picks Scythe, and they end up having to take her out first.
- We Used to Be Friends: To Char and co, after the Temporal Tower mission.
An Espeon who appears early in the story, commissioned by Scythe to test Char and Saura for the Call. After failing to detect Char's call, she runs away into hiding as a Gold Division outlaw. Later, she re-appears and forms a curious bond with Char and his team. Potentially the fifth member of Team Ember, she seems to be doing well in redeeming herself for her mistakes, although some are still suspicious of her. By the end of Season IV, she's officially admitted into the team.
- The Chick: While not technically on Team Ember, she is this to Char's Five-Man Band as of Season IV. Made official by the end of said season.
- Official Couple: Slated to be this with Char, according to the author.
- Phony Psychic: Eva's psychic abilities are less than stellar, so she makes her living as a con artist who uses her powers to help her lie effectively. She can only read minds by asking questions to trigger particular thoughts, and only by close physical proximity to the target. She cannot test for the Call, but had tricked Scythe and the rest into thinking she could in order to keep herself employed.
- Char recognizes her talents in espionage and appoints her as the team's spy after admitting her into the team.
A female Talonflame who seems prideful on the outside, but secretly yearns for acceptance and recognition for her talent. Formerly of Team Flamewheel, she is accepted into the ranks of Team Ember as a new member in Season V.
- Almighty Janitor: Complains about having to perform mundane tasks despite her ability, where she is capable of completing ten missions in a single day by herself. When Char puts her as second-in-command of Team Ember, she is noticeably flustered and touched about it.
- The Lancer: Char appoints her as Team Ember's second-in-command, much to Eva's initial chagrin.
- Tsundere: The author even calls her Tsunderebird in his post-chapter notes.
The Starborn/The Redeemer
A suspicious Nidoking who Saura, his brother Saurvor, and many others suspect is actually Cepheus, one of the Master's generals. Turns out this Nidoking is actually his son, and instead works for Amadeus in order to make sure that his plan succeeds. His role is to "correct mistakes," hence his title of Redeemer. According to the author, his actual name is Coronus.
- Cassandra Truth: Is this to Saura and Saurvor, foretelling events that might not happen and perhaps did in a forgotten timeline only he and the gods remember.
- Expy: of Homura Akemi, and of Grovyle from Time/Darkness/Sky to a degree. The former gets some emphasis in "Discontinuity," which feels like a continuation the last few minutes of the Rebellion movie.
- "Groundhog Day" Loop: Coronus has spent a number of years traveling back in time, always trailing Amadeus' entry into the timeline, searching for the Golden Path that will allow them all to survive. Sometimes the broad events of the story change drastically, but no matter how many times he's tried, events have always conspired against him to make him fail again and again and again. He's now more than a bit jaded.
- Stern Teacher: Acts as this to Saura in hopes that he would be able to stand on his own.
- The Reveal: Turns out that Cepheus isn't the only one with the title of Starborn, as all royal Nidoking descended from Centauri the Boundless are born with this title.
- Time Travel: Uses a Time Gear to return to the past following whatever entry point Amadeus chose for his 'next' iteration. It grows colder the closer the current timeline comes to discontinuity, including giving away too much about the future, and effectively killing everyone that ever existed - in the "Discontinuity" special story, his throwing history completely off course causes it to become so cold it's painful to touch it directly.
- Walking Spoiler: Kind of a big deal even though he appears pretty late into the story.
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