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    Vero Espenson/Alice Winthrop/Kuro Lengile/Lucia Anahera/Ari Allaway/Decibel (No Last Name Given) 
The player character, who arrives in Reborn City on a train and narrowly avoids being killed in a terrorist attack. After receiving their first Pokemon from Ame, they set out to defeat the Reborn League while, by a series of coincidences, getting themselves involved in the conflict with Team Meteor.

Unlike other Pokemon games, you have two appearances for each gender available at creation, as well the option to play a gender-neutral character. The males are Vero and Kuro, the females are Alice and Lucia, and the non-binaries are Ari and Decibel.

  • Action Girl: If female.
  • Ain't Too Proud to Beg: It's perfectly possible to agree to Fern's demands that you Kneel Before Zod if it means being freed from the Nuzleaf trap.
    • Defiant to the End: It's also possible to go the other way. And no, it doesn't lead to a game over, thanks to Taka.
  • Ambiguous Gender: Ari and Decibel as nonbinaries. As of episode 17, any of them can have one if you want.
  • Ambiguously Brown: Lucia, Ari, and Kuro, particularly Kuro.
  • Anti-Hero: Fittingly, considering the game. You can do some pretty shady things, such as joining a gang and stealing Pokémon, but are still a good guy overall.
  • Badass Bystander: They usually end up fighting Meteor whenever someone important spots them, asks them to help, and gets them permission to go to the appropriate ward.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Decibel looks to be wearing one.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: At one point in Episode 18.
  • Cool Shades: Kuro's got a nice set.
  • Cowboy Cop: If they become an honorary member of the police force, they tend to act like this, as advancing the plot sometimes requires the breaking of rules to do good (like rescuing Heather).
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: You will probably be on the receiving end of this at least once over the course of the game, and you are the one giving these out in the Glass Workshop.
  • The Dreaded: Your win streak has become infamous among Team Meteor by Episode 18, and pretty much every Mook among them acknowledges they have no chance against you in a straight fight. See the following quotes for some highlights.
Really, what was she expecting? (after losing a fight with you)
Not only are you not a Glaceon, you are the singular last thing I wanted to see when opening that door.
Glass breaks and you appear yet again. Just like my nightmares. […] The nightmare thing was a joke, just by the way. Mostly.
  • Dude, Where's My Respect?: Averted. The gym leaders show you respect for your part in fighting Meteor, and if you rescue the policemen in the Jasper/Beryl wards, they'll remember it and treat you accordingly. Most noticeably, after returning to Reborn City from a period of absence due to the sleeping spell in Agate City people will actually comment on your constant raids on Team Meteor that have been getting press coverage thanks to Gossip Gardevoir, and are understandably thankful to you for saving the city. Some will even go as far as asking for your autograph.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: Alice.
  • Even the Guys Want Him / Even the Girls Want Her: If someone hits on one of them, they do so regardless of gender.
  • Friend To All 'Mons: Gaining the event 'mons requires being this. For example, you can jump in and save a Pachirisu (or Zigzagoon) from a group of boys about to throw it in the water, at which point it joins you out of gratitude.
  • Guile Hero: Several times, you have to make clever use of the environment around you to succeed in your current goal, making them this.
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]
  • Heroic Mime
  • Iconic Item: Averted. They don't have the iconic Pokemon protagonist hat.
  • Messianic Archetype: Implied, given Anna sees light surrounding you when you first meet her, and your actions have an overwhelmingly positive impact on Reborn City.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: For someone who never talks and whose personality is purely defined by the player, they still seem to have this reaction when they inadvertently drive Corey to suicide.
    • Also, when Shelly says “It’s not like reading diaries ever really got anyone in trouble.” in Ametrine City (after you potentially doing just that caused Amaria to try to kill herself), your character looks the other direction for several seconds.
  • Mysterious Past: Where they come from or why they were on the train is never explained, and their parents never appear in-game. Heck, it's not even clear that they do have parents.
  • One-Trainer Army: If they join one of the gangs, they quickly become The Dragon thanks to how they wipe the floor with the other gang's grunts. They also assault the orphanage with only two other people and trounce most everyone there. And then there's the trail of defeated Meteor members left in their wake whenever they investigate Meteor's going-ons...
  • Peek-a-Bangs: Alice's and Lucia's hair covers their right eye.
  • The Reliable One: Judging by how often they get handed a Pokémon and told to take care of it or get enlisted to fight Meteor, most people accurately peg them as this.
  • Schrödinger's Player Character: Averted, as of 18. You can see the other choices for PC riding the intro train with you; they just all die in the explosion. Basically, the one you choose is the one who Ame sits across from, and the one who survives.
  • Spanner in the Works: Frequently for Team Meteor.
  • Tights Under Shorts: Lucia looks to be wearing some.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Necessary to survive the Reborn region.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Their actions have accidentally caused some pretty bad results: completing the 'find all the police officers' ends with Corey being unmasked, which makes Heather run away, which makes Corey kill himself, which he blames the player for. Reading Titania's diary led to Amaria finding out that Titania didn't love her, causing her suicide attempt. And destroying the PULSE Magnezone tore ZEL apart, leading to Zero's mental breakdown.
  • Vague Age: They look vaguely around sixteen, but it's really hard to tell.
    • The fact that they aren't sent to the resident Orphanage of Fear upon arriving in Reborn City suggests that they're at least legal.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Alice, Grade A.

    Gym Leaders 

General:

  • Badass Family/In the Blood: A running theme: almost all of the Gym Leaders in the Reborn Region seem to know closely or be related to another Gym Leader, an Elite Four member, or a trainer that is tough enough to be a Gym Leader themselves.
  • Child Prodigy: A large number of the Gym Leaders were skilled battlers even at an early age, or are skilled battlers at an early age.
  • Dysfunction Junction: Dear god, yes. At least half of the gym leaders have a serious psychological problem, social issue, or something in their past, that makes up a noticeable part of their characterization. If we listed all of them here, it'd be a very long list.
  • Meaningful Name: Their Trainer titles that replace the traditional "Gym Leader" tend to have something to do with their personality or characterization. For example...
    • Cheer Captain: Julia was the previous head cheerleader at OST, and views herself as responsible for keeping her friends happy.
    • Head Instructor: Florinia is the principal of OST now, and also took a major leading part in the reconstruction of Reborn.
    • Agent: Corey is a Admin-level member of Team Meteor, and is later revealed to have been a Double Agent planning to backstab them the entire time he worked for them.
    • Bookworm: Shelly is the Bug gym leader, and also a Child Prodigy who loves to read (and even has her gym in the Lapis ward library).
    • Entity: Shade is... well, several characters have questioned if he's alive, dead, a pokemon, something else, or was even human in the first place, and even the Player Character has yet to get an explanation as to what he is.
    • Sensei: Kiki is the head of Apophyll Academy, very monk-like in her demeanor, and also the teacher of Victoria. And also falls victim to the Mentor Occupational Hazard.
    • Wasteland Punk: Aya lives in the Bxybyosian Wasteland, and is extremely depressed.
    • Beauty Queen: Serra is a former model who left the business to care for her son Bennett (despite loving her job), and is almost universally admired by the residents of Spinel Town, where she lives and has set up her gym.
    • Prodigy: Noel is the youngest of the Gym Leaders, seen as one of the toughest fights in the game by the fans, and generally far smarter than you would expect from someone who is likely at most 12.
    • Grandmaster: Radomus is stated to be one of the greatest chess players in the world, to the point of building a fortune off of it, and extremely adept at predicting what his enemies will do in advance, as seen with El's Ditto impersonating Radomus's partner Gossip Gardevoir.
    • Dark Dreamer: Luna is the Dark gym leader, and also sometimes thinks "outside the box" in ways that most people would see as bizarre, but which seems to work out for her (for example, turning up on Radomus and Serra's doorsteps and claiming them to be her parents, much to their confusion... and later led to both of them adopting her unofficially).
    • Strongman: Samson is the strongman at the Agate Circus, and the most blunt and straightforward member of Reborn's Fighting specialists, which shows in his team.
    • Firebug: Charlotte is the Fire gym leader, a position her mother also held, and believes herself to be (accidentally) responsible for burning down her family's old house and killing her parents. Though it's later implied that Sirius was at least partially responsible as well for the fire.
    • M3G4: Terra... is, to say the least, over the top in almost everything she does, not exactly very logical, and, as the numbers in her title imply, sort of, fights you in a computer world after Cal outs her as a Team Meteor agent.
    • Skydancer: Ciel, the last member of the Agate Aces, and for her job at the circus, is an aerial performer who uses ribbons to practically "dance" around the Big Top arena.
    • Visionary: Adrienn, the Fairy gym leader, was the main person responsible for inspiring the people of Reborn to rebuild the entire city, despite the city becoming a Wretched Hive in the time xey were gone, still seeing hope in the future despite the horrible situation.
    • Guardian Princess: Represents Titania's role as Amaria's guardian and how she does everything in her power to keep her safe and protect her regardless of whether or not she herself likes this, the princess title is a nod to how prioritizes classic literature over her time in Onyx school as well the atmosphere of her gym almost feeling like a fairytale.
      • Guardian Exile: When doing the Reshiram route, Titania was tricked into attacking Taka instead of Lin, and adding insult to injury, she was completely disarmed by Lin and almost died from her. Titania felt very guilt and failure after the event and her general demeanor and pre-gym speech completely changed
    • Flotsam: A flotsam is defined as material that has not been deliberately thrown overboard and can be recovered by the owner later, similar to how Titania didn't deliberately break up with Amaria and would later get back due to Amaria's amnesia.
      • Jetsam: A jetsam is defined as material that has been purposely thrown overboard to lighten up a ship's load, a parallel to how Titania officially broke up with Amaria after her actions in the Reshiram route finally caused her to abandon the relationship.
    • Rockstar: Hardy is both a guitarist (his gym's puzzle is even based around guitar chords), and the second-highest ranking Gym Leader in Reborn (a stark contrast to canon Rock leaders), and was stated by Word of God to have consistently been higher-ranking than Titania in the online League.
  • More Deadly Than the Male: The female gym leaders noticeably outnumber the male gym leaders, and Saphira and Titania are the only Gym Leaders who directly kill their opponents in Team Meteor.

Cheer Captain Julia/Julia Wilde

"Kaaaaaaaa... BOOOOOOM!!!"
Electric Gym Leader of the Peridot Ward and former cheer captain of the trainer school. Her gym is also Reborn City's main power plant. Used to hang out with Florinia, Amaria, and Titania in high school.
  • Blood Knight: She's less interested in battle and more interested in explosions, but she still fits.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall / Fourth-Wall Observer: After the events involving her at the beginning of the game, you meet up with her much later on. She wastes no time in lampshading this.
    Julia: It's been, like, fourteen episodes or so since we last met!
  • Cutting the Knot: When Florina decides to hack the door in a Team Meteor hideout, Julia decides to just find some explosives and blow it down. To Julia’s sadness, Florina hacks it before she can blow the door up.
  • Fun Personified
  • Genki Girl
  • Leeroy Jenkins: As said by Julia:
    Julia: "Is that a safety hazard? Oh, who cares! Let's do it anyway!"
  • Meaningful Name: She used to be the head cheerleader at OTS (the position was originally Amaria's, but Amaria gave it to Julia). As it turns out, she also seems to view herself as being responsible for keeping the spirits of her friends up.
  • Motor Mouth
  • Not Me This Time: At the start of the game, denies that she had anything to do with the train station blowing up.
  • Obfuscating Stupidity/Only Sane Man: Despite her love of explosions appearing genuine, it seems that her hyperactivity and cheerful actions are at least partially a mask to help "keep spirits high." Ironically, out of her friends (who she cares for a lot), she seems to be the least mentally troubled and stressed of them (to recap, Titania has a lot of issues with her Lack of Empathy and stayed in a relationship with Amaria she hated to help Amaria herself stabilize, Amaria is a clinically depressed and borderline suicidal Stepford Smiler, and Florina became The Spock after a Noodle Incident with Titania).
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: She drops her normal act when Titania says Florina has a "history" of being more greatly affected by things than is deserved in the timeline where Florina is hit by a Poison Fang at Amaria’s house when Team Meteor invades, getting genuinely angry at her, and later saying very calmly that she's worried for all of her friends.
    Julia: "In case you haven’t noticed, it’s NORMAL for people to be hurt when their friend blows up on them! She trusted you, and you betrayed her!"
  • Punny Name: Named after the energy unit, Joule.
  • Rhymes on a Dime: Gets an excellent one combined with Badass Boast after you, her, and Florinia successfully Hold the Line against Team Meteor at Amaria’s house.
    Julia: “S-U-C-C-E-S-S! That is how we spell success! We triumphed cuz we’re OTS, and there’s no doubt we are the best!”
  • Screw Your Ultimatum!: When Solaris tells you, her, and Florinia to give up the Sapphire Bracelets or be left in ruin, she says there’s no way they’ll listen to an old creep like him.
  • Shock and Awe: It's her specialty.
  • Signature Mon: An Electrode, what else?
  • Stepford Smiler: In Episode 18, her void-self says that she is trying to cover up to herself the "growing revelation the best years of my life are behind me and now everything else will just be a disappointment!"
  • Stuff Blowing Up: Her obsession.
  • Womanchild: Acts rather immature, carefree, and childish. In Episode 15, if she helps you fight Solaris, it's implied this is at least partially an act, and her void self seems to confirm it.

Head Instructor Florinia/Florinia Sevilla

"I might wish you 'Good luck,' however 'luck' is merely an illusory essentialization of statistics, and is not inherently good or bad in any way."
Grass Leader of the Onyx Ward and Head Instructor/former student of the trainer's school, which also functions as her gym.
  • Aloof Big Brother: To Fern. Despite being his older sister, she doesn't seem to care much about him. When he's revealed as a member of Team Meteor, she says she's going to kick his arse. However, she also says flat out that he should leave them for his own good, indicating she might not be as aloof as she seems.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Joins the team fighting to liberate Agate City in Episode 18.
  • Broken Bird: Fern, Julia, and her diary all reference an event with Titania that hurt Florinia so much, she decided to discard/suppress all her emotions.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Averted: When she shows up again at Amaria’s house, she has non-Grass pokemon in her team.
  • Crucified Hero Shot: When investigating the attack on the Obsidian ward, you can see her strung up in vines, though you can't reach her.
  • Emotionless Girl: She invoked this.
  • Green Thumb: She's a Grass type specialist, after all.
  • In-Series Nickname: Fern calls her the Flobot.
  • Meaningful Name: 'Flor' is Spanish for flower.
  • Never Be Hurt Again: Implied to be why she's the way she is.
  • Not So Above It All: Despite how she acts most of the time, her talk with Fern when he tells her he has joined Team Meteor, as well as her refusal to tell why and how she decided to act so emotionlessly, indicate that she's not as emotionless as she wants to be.
  • Not So Stoic: If you managed to defeat Solaris on Pyrous Mountain, Fern will give Florinia a "The Reason You Suck" Speech when Team Meteor attacks Titania's hideout. She answers his accusations in terse monotone, but considering the ellipses she uses in her speech, it's clear that he struck a sensitive nerve.
    • Implied further by her void-self, whose only words are "Please notice..."
  • Signature Mon: Her Cradily.
  • The Spock

Agent Corey/Corey Molinar

"Hope is weakness. It's an illusion meant to sugarcoat this sickening reality."
Poison Leader of the Beryl Ward and father of Heather. Known to shut himself in his room for days at a time. Also a high-ranking Team Meteor Admin who eventually kills himself over the loss of his daughter.
  • Came Back Strong: Maybe. It's not really clear if it's that or just Shade messing with you by nicknaming a Gengar after him.
  • Combat Pragmatist: If you expose him as a Team Meteor Admin, he releases mind controlling gas into the lobby of his gym, forcing the police that reached the building before you to battle for him. After that, as of episode 13, he fills the battlefield you challenge him on with poisonous gas, a field effect his team benefits from even more than the alternate one.
  • Death by Childbirth: His wife, and the reason for his worldview. Interestingly, he does not blame his daughter, instead blaming a machine that failed. In reality, Sirius poisoned her IV bag to get ahold of the Ruby Ring which Corey used to propose to her. Corey knew, and was planning to get even.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Heather running away, either because he was exposed as a Team Meteor Admin before her eyes, or because she's just sick of his nihilism, causes him to lose what's left of his hope.
  • Driven to Suicide: Kills himself after you defeat him and Heather runs away.
  • Good All Along: In Episode 15 after obtaining the Silver Card, you can read in his journal that he originally joined Team Meteor to sabotage them and get revenge on Sirius for killing his wife Elena. Which just makes his death even more tragic than it already was.
  • In Spite of a Nail: It doesn't matter if you reveal Corey's identity as a Team Meteor Admin to Heather or not, she'll still run away and drive Corey to commit suicide. You do, however, get more story insight and a more believable scenario in the former case.
  • Jerkass Has a Point: In the timeline where he’s not outed as an agent of Team Meteor, he points out to Heather that her just flying away won’t magically solve all her problems. Heather doesn’t listen to him. Later on, she probably wishes she had.
  • Poisonous Person: The Poison specialist of the Gym Leaders before he kills himself.
  • Signature Mon: His Crobat. When he releases his Pokemon to commit suicide, it is the one that takes it the hardest and the last to go.
  • Straw Nihilist: He claims to be this, but he doesn’t give up entirely out of love for his daughter Heather.
  • Take Care of the Kids: Before he kills himself, he asks you to watch out for Heather due to the Ruby Ring she has making her a target for Team Meteor.
  • Villainous Breakdown: If you expose him as a Team Meteor Admin, his pre-battle speech is significantly longer, angrier, and he gasses the battlefield to try to make you suffer.

Bookworm Shelly/Shelly Citra

"I know this pain it feels... It's lonely..."
Bug Leader of the Lapis Ward. Runs her gym in the Library.
  • Apologizes a Lot: She tends to do this when she's talking to people. This is especially visible when she meets up with Cal in Ametrine City and mistakes him for Blake.
  • Big Brother Worship: She adores her brother, Bugsy, and became a gym leader to try and get his approval. It didn't work. Despite that, she still really loves him.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: She became a Bug specialist to get respect from her brother Bugsy.
  • Broken Bird: Her family ignoring her, and her sort-of substitute brother Cal yelling at her during a Noodle Incident both contributed to her Shrinking Violet/Broken Bird status.
  • Child Prodigy: Is only twelve, but she's a Gym Leader. She's also stated to be a college-level reader.
  • Cute Bookworm: Her trainer title is "Bookworm", even!
  • Leaning on the Fourth Wall: She complains that her big brother Bugsy doesn't pay attention to her, even after becoming a gym leader. Of course, he wouldn't be considering her status as a character made for a fan-game.
  • Nice Girl: She's very sweet when she starts to talk.
  • The Nicknamer: She nicknames her Signature Mon. This is later seen in the future where her entire team is nicknamed after her friends.
  • The Quiet One: While she's got nothing on Shade, she's not exactly talkative.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The blue to Heather's red.
  • Shrinking Violet: Though she grows out of it a little later on, she's still this. Cal believes that it's his fault.
  • Signature Mon: Her Yanmega and Volbeat, who are named after Heather and Bugsy respectively.
  • Took a Level in Badass: Her Pokemon are all in the 60s by the time you meet up with her at Mt. Ametrine. She’s actually tougher than Bugsy ever was now! And in the Glass Factory, when you fight her and Cain, her pokemon are all in the low 80s.
    • The Worf Effect: Against former Ice gym leader Blake, however, she apparently lost badly. But considering her team was lower level than his, several of them were part Flying type, and Blake was fighting her on a Snowy Mountain, a terrain that gives him a huge advantage, it's understandable.
  • You Gotta Have Purple Hair

Entity Shade

"..."
Ghost Leader of the Abandoned Power Plant.
  • Added Alliterative Appeal: Your encounter with him at the Water Treatment Plant after defeating Taka has him talking like this.
  • Ambiguously Human: Even in-universe, Normal Leader Noel and Bug Leader Shelly are uncertain if he's even human, and DJ Arclight questions on air whether he's human, a ghost, or something else entirely.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Reappears in Episode 18, helped point Luna and Radomus to the Glass Workshop, and later fishes you out of the Void.
  • The Bus Came Back: Appears by surprise at the end of the Water Treatment Plant storyline to talk to you, and then at the Glass Workshop.
  • Dark Is Not Evil: Appears to be an undead/ghost, specializes in Ghost types, and his gym is in an abandoned power plant. Despite this, he seems to be one of the good guys.
  • Foreshadowing: Even if it wasn’t apparent at first, three of the images seen in his gym’s four monitors have come true; Corey’s suicide, Amaria’s (failed) attempt at suicide, and Kiki’s death at the hands of Solaris’s Garchomp. One remains at this point - specifically, what appears to be Lin being cut to pieces.
  • The Grim Reaper: Evokes this and takes Corey's corpse away after his suicide. The screens in his gym also all involve images of people seemingly dying. However, when you meet him in the Treatment Center, Shade says that "four screens foretold four souls fortune forsaken - from now, forsooth, only two will be taken." Possibly indicating that Amaria and Lin, the two of the four who have yet to die, may survive after all.
    • His Gengar is named after Corey, as well, implying it may very well be him- especially given that it's the only one of his Pokemon with a nickname.
    • Don't Fear The Reaper: Is apparently thought of as nice by Anna and helps open the Railnet up to you when you beat him. Too bad Sigmund and Team Meteor were there to kidnap them.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: There’s no real explanation yet as to just what he actually is.
  • The Quiet One: Barely speaks at all.
  • Signature Mon: Chandelure at first, but after E17, it's changed to Mimikyu.
  • Small Role, Big Impact: He’s only been seen directly in a few scenes throughout the game, but it’s heavily implied that he’s doing a lot of work behind the scenes. For starters, it’s said in now-removed content that he told Luna to run away from El, it was implied by Gardevoir in an interview/report on TV that he might have recommended Noel to be the Normal type Gym Leader, Anna for whatever trainer rank she is, and that’s not getting into his apparent ability to project scenes from the past/future on the screens in his gym
    • Later on, he calls Luna to the Glass Workshop, who brings Radomus and Gardevoir, who encounter Serra there before they enter thanks to Gardevoir calling her.
  • Soul Power: He’s a Ghost-type specialist. Also, he may be a ghost himself...

Sensei Kiki/Kiki Mikael Argall

"We mustn't let our inner turmoil complicate outside affairs."
Fighting Leader of Apophyll Academy and mentor to Victoria.
Despite surviving a "family" that communicated mainly in drugs and violence -
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: She’s a master of the Fighting-type, and is entirely badass even when she’s not using her Pokemon.
  • Battle Aura: In her battle sprite.
  • Beneath the Mask: It's heavily implied by her void-self that her calm demeanor was just on the outside, and that her brief breakdown from after she collapsed was constantly happening inside of her, saying she was "made of chaos."
    "The only thing I ever taught was mercy. And no one could teach that to me."
  • Bonus Boss: You can battle what seems to be her ghost later in the game, but is in actuality a low level Gastly (Misdreavus in later episodes) somehow mimicking her and her strongest Pokemon.
  • The Bus Came Back: Not physically; she reappears in Episode 18 as part of the void.
  • Despair Event Horizon: She's dying, but has managed to keep it from her students. After the player beats her, she faints in front of everyone watching the battle, leading her to break down over the fact that she's dying, no amount of serenity or calmness can do anything about it, and her facade of healthiness has just been broken. However, she manages to pull herself out of it to try to help you face off against Team Meteor.
  • Determined Defeatist: It's clear where Victoria learned this sort of principle from. No matter what the world throws at her, no matter how bad she feels, how much doubt she has in herself or everyone else, if she breaks down, or how much despair she feels, Kiki will always get up and try again.
  • Handicapped Badass: She drags herself to the top of a volcano to help you, Cain, and Victoria despite being so sick it’s hard for her to walk.
  • Ill Girl: Is sick at the start of the story, and has been for quite some time.
  • Mentor Occupational Hazard: While it’s pretty clear her days were already numbered low due to her sickness, Solaris’s Garchomp sped up the process considerably.
  • Only Sane Man: Stated to be what she felt like, considering Apophyll an "oasis of serenity" in the "fucking ballistic" world.
  • Signature Mon: Medicham.
  • Stepford Smiler: Episode 18 implies that she was this when she was alive. Her void-self goes into a furious rant about how unfair it was that despite everything she knew and taught, her body was killing itself and she couldn't stop it or do anything about it.
  • Together in Death: Nonromantic version, but she only has one Pokemon when you rematch her Bonus Boss variant; the Medicham that was thrown into a volcano shortly before she was killed. Ultimately subverted when you discover the whole encounter is an illusion, however.

Beauty Queen Serra/Serra Voclain

"Within reflections and crystal imperfections, there's art. It's something I could never hope to live up to again."
Ice Leader of Spinel Town who used to be a famous model, but gave up her career in favour of taking care of her son, Bennett.
Serra: And what about you? Aren’t you upset over losing her? Over both of them?!
Radomus: Of course I am. But for better or worse, I am a veteran when it comes to losing “hers”. One might say I’ve been bearing an awful lot of wounds through some mean times. Another might say we very often tell others the advice we ourselves need to hear.
  • Awesomeness by Analysis: When she shows up at the Glass Workshop, she's able to recognize the remains of Glaceon's Ice attack that made the elevator with you and Hardy drop aren't glass from roughly 20-30 feet in the air, and that it has yet to melt, meaning it was recent.
  • Breakable Arena: Using Earthquake, Bulldoze, Boomburst, or Hyper Voice will completely shatter her Mirror Arena field, causing all combatants to take heavy damage. It’s also shown if you use one of those techniques during your fight with her; the mirrors all break afterwards.
  • Broken Bird: In addition to the aforementioned loss of her modeling career, she's terribly lonely after Bennett and Luna leave.
  • Deadpan Snarker: When a quake hits right after your gym battle with her.
    • It's still present later on in the game.
    "And that means that person must be… based on the strange hat, Radomus."
  • Good Parents: Despite missing her old modeling career, it's clear she does care for Bennett and Luna, and is heartbroken by their departure.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Sort of, but it's not fatal; in the void, one of her appearances has her ripped in half, but she’s fine otherwise.
  • Heroic BSoD: At the Glass Workshop, after Bennett leaves and Luna is seemingly swallowed by a black hole. Radomus and Anna snap her out of it.
  • Mama Bear: When Gossip Gardevoir tells her that Bennett has aligned himself with Team Meteor, after a brief shock, she orders Gardevoir to take her to Bennett. Gardevoir asks they finish the interview first. Serra repeats herself more slowly. Gardevoir quickly shuts up and agrees after that.
  • Mirrors Reflect Everything: Most beam attacks can be reflected if they miss, and physical attacks that miss cause damage to the user as they hit a mirror.
  • Parents as People: She had a life she really enjoyed, but gave it up when she got pregnant. She doesn't regret her choice... or at least, she says she doesn't, but she still misses her old life. Bennett also somewhat resents her treating him as a child, but he still clearly cares for her even after he leaves.
  • Rousing Speech: She gets one in Episode 18 from Radomus and Anna that seems to help her outlook become more positive.
  • Ship Tease: In Episode 18, there's some between her and Radomus, much to Luna's delight.
  • Signature Mon: Froslass.

Prodigy Noel/ Painter Vanhanen

"Nomos and Nostra are just dolls, but... hi. Um... Nomos says 'Hi,' too."
A patient of Dr Connal as well as the Normal Leader, and Anna's brother. Has a Cleffa doll called Nomos. Unlike his sister, he doesn't think it's alive.
  • Adorably Precocious Child: Very with it despite his young age, thus the "prodigy" in his title.
  • Child Prodigy: It’s in his title, and he lives up to it.
  • Dull Eyes of Unhappiness: In his versus cut. He's easily the more restrained and sombre of the twins, as well.
  • Gameplay and Story Segregation: His Signature Mon is the Fairy-type Clefable, despite being a Normal-type Gym Leader. Justified, since he had Clefable in his online team before Fairy-types were released in Generation 6 (and Ame (the game character) specifically mentions allowing him to keep using it beforehand).
  • I Just Want to Be Special: Some of his dialogue in Episode 18 implies that he wants to be more like Anna.
  • Luke, I Am Your Father: He and Anna are Radomus' children, who were separated from him a long time before.
  • Non-Elemental: His Normal-types are this.
  • Only Sane Man: Definitely the most mentally stable of everybody who ever went to the Orphanage (including Connal himself), and one of the largest contenders for this among the Gym Leaders in general.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With his twin Anna; he's The Stoic, while she's cheerful and energetic.
  • Signature Mon: Clefable.

Grandmaster Radomus/Radomus Vanhanen

Psychic-type Gym Leader located in the Vanhanen Castle on Route 1.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall / Fourth-Wall Observer: Refers to the Player Character as "a player character with no dialog".
  • Chess Motifs: He is apparently very good at chess and his gym’s challenge has you attempt to checkmate the enemy king to get to the next room. He also talks about El putting himself in check when he kidnaps his Gossip Gardevior.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: He can be pretty eccentric.
  • Disappeared Dad: Not by choice, Episode 18 reveals that his wife left him and took their children, Anna and Noel, with her.
  • Family of Choice: Lampshaded by him about his Parental Substitute relationship with Luna, and her antagonistic relationship with her own father Elias.
    Radomus: “Is blood a stronger tie of family than those who care for her?”
  • First Girl Wins: He says he only fell in love once during his life with his soulmate, and that after she “spun away” (what happened wasn’t explained further) he had no further interest in romance.
  • Gray and Gray Morality: He admits freely that things are rarely just "black and white".
  • I'll Pretend I Didn't Hear That: Says that in response to Cain's innuendo laden dialogue.
  • Master of Disguise: Has made himself appear as a Team Meteor agent and Elias both.
  • Mysterious Past: He is heavily implied to have had previous dealings with El, possibly before he took in Luna. Also, the Emerald Brooch used to be his before he gave it to Luna, it’s stated by Luna; how he got it is not explained. And according to El’s personal journal, the Emerald Brooch used to be El’s, and was given to him by Solaris, all but confirming Radomus’s had a former connection with El, but also leaving unclear how exactly he got it…
  • Nice Hat: Is fond of saying "the right hat for the right job", and dons several throughout your interactions with him.
  • Oblivious to Love: His (Gossip) Gardevoir is in love with him, and she expresses her frustration once during an interview with him when he doesn’t notice despite her rather blatant hints.
  • Oh, Crap!: When he accidentally knocks Cain off a ledge.
    Radomus: "…Well, now I’ve done it."
  • Psychic Powers: He doesn't have them himself, but Psychic-types are his specialty.
  • Signature Mon: None other than the Gossip Gardevoir herself.
  • Silly Rabbit, Cynicism Is for Losers!: To Serra, pointing out that if she believes she will lose everything, she is just taking the pain from losing it now instead of when it takes place, even if it might never take place - or if what she loses returns.
  • Unlimited Wardrobe / Changing Clothes Is a Free Action: is seen spinning around to change his clothing regularly.

Dark Dreamer Luna/Luna Vanhanen

"Darkness is love. There's nothing to fear."
Dark-type Gym Leader located in Iolia Valley.
  • Accidental Innuendo: With Cain.
    Luna: Hearts beat faster in the darkness. Do you know why?
    Cain: Because it’s better with the lights off?
    Luna: …Oh my. Well, be that as it may, it wasn’t quite my intention…
  • Alice Allusion: All of her pokemon are named after creatures Alice met from Wonderland.
  • Archnemesis Dad: She both hates and fears her birth father El/Elias, and ran away from him, claiming Radomus and Serra are her parents.
  • Badass in Distress: She's one of Reborn's higher-ranking gym leaders, but she still runs away from El. Given that he's an Elite Four member, and capable of mopping the floor with her, it's pretty understandable, though.
  • Big Damn Heroes: After Gossip Gardevoir summons a black hole and pulls you, Cain, and herself into the Void in order to destroy the PULSE Hypno, she goes in herself, and helps Shade get you out.
  • Child Prodigy: At most, she’s a young adult.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: She turned up at both Serra and Radomus' doors and insisted that they were her mother and father (Word of God is that she decided to “invert” the typical adoption method). And while both Radomus and Serra were happy to take her in, Luna insists on calling Radomus (at least) 'Master' and acting as his maid, for her own reasons.
    Luna: "Oh? Perhaps I’ve lost my way after all. How wonderful!"
  • Damsel in Distress: She's the target of her birth father Elias, who insists that she is his daughter and that Radomus has brainwashed her to forget this (she is El’s daughter by birth; she just doesn’t view him as her father, no brainwashing involved).
  • Dark Is Not Evil: She’s a dark-type specialist, in a clear contrast to her birth father El’s Light Is Not Good.
  • Determined Defeatist: Goes up against you when you’re Brainwashed and Crazy, and says she’s aware she likely wouldn’t win - and as it turns out, she just wanted to soften you up for Radomus and Serra.
  • Elegant Gothic Lolita: How she dresses up, with a black and white theme.
  • Happily Adopted: Her relationship with both Serra and Radomus, despite the two not being married (though both are Gym Leaders, and Word of God is that they know each other through her). Radomus and Serra meet up in Episode 18, and there's at least a little Ship Tease between them, to her delight.
  • Like Brother and Sister: How she views her relationship with her adopted brother Bennett, even saying she forgives him for briefly joining her birth father El (who she hates a ‘’lot’’). However, this means she has no idea how to react to his Anguished Declaration of Love beyond leaving and trying to avoid the topic.
  • Naytheist: Despite her father El being a massive believer in Arceus, she states bluntly that she doesn’t acknowledge said Pokemon as a god.
    El: Excuse you. I do the Lord’s work.
    Luna: And you wonder why I deny him…
  • Nice Girl: She’s a very kind-hearted girl. Except towards her biological father.
  • The Nicknamer: Has nicknamed all of her Pokemon after Alice in Wonderland characters.
  • The Sacred Darkness: How she seems to view the type she specializes in.
  • Sand In My Eyes: When Radomus and Serra meet for the first time, she starts crying.
I am perfectly fine; there is no need to worry about me. I am just very - happy. I am happy to have you both back.
  • Signature Mon: Umbreon.
  • Uncertain Doom: As of Episode 18, she's stuck in the void with Cain and Samson/Ciel. However, when she shows up she's walking on the void and seemingly making a path for herself, and calls it her home. And considering you're released from the void by Shade, who she appears to know, "doom" may be too strong a word...
  • You're Not My Father: She refuses to acknowledge her birth father Elias as her parent.

Firebug Charlotte/Charlotte Belrose

"Awesome kind of runs in our family. No big deal."
Fire-type Gym Leader of Calcenon City. She was one of Dr Connal's patients at the orphanage.
  • Child Prodigy: She’s not even 18, and her Pokemon team are all in the high 60s to low 70s.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Very much so.
  • In the Blood: She's a gym leader and her sisters Saphira and Laura are another Gym Leader and an Elite 4 member, respectively. Her mother was also a Fire gym leader.
  • Irony: The Cinder Badge, which she gives out, allows the use of Dive in the field. She even lampshades it.
    "Don’t ask me whose bright idea it was to make the Fire leader enable a water Machine."
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: She cusses, can be rude or coldly pragmatic, and is highly sarcastic, but she cares for all the kids in the orphanage and wants to stop Team Meteor just as much as anyone else.
  • Lady Swears-A-Lot
  • Living Emotional Crutch: Episode 18 implies that Saphira is hers.
  • The Nicknamer: Slaps Cain with the nickname "Princess" for his "fruity" ways.
  • Playing with Fire: She's the Fire specialist, after all.
  • Self-Made Orphan: See Unwitting Instigator of Doom. Actually subverted. Charlotte says that she accidentally burned her parents' home down, killing them, but as it turns out, Team Meteor did it, specifically Sirius, intending to kill the whole family so they could get the Sapphire Bracelets.
  • Signature Mon: Ninetales.
  • Smoking Is Cool: She used to have a cigarette in her battle sprite - this was later changed.
  • Survivor's Guilt: Played with; while she says she doesn't have any regrets about surviving, or starting the fire that killed her parents (since she figures that feeling guilt for the rest of her life over one act she didn't intend would be foolish), she also admits that she's not as free of guilt as she herself thought.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: She says that she was responsible for (accidentally) starting the fire that killed their family’s parents and got them sent to the orphanage. However, it turns out that it was actually Sirius.

M3G4 T3RR4/Terra Pierce

"I AM TERRA, HEAR ME RAWWWWRRRR!!!!!"
Ground-type Gym Leader located at Agate Circus.
  • Became Their Own Antithesis: According to the couple in Episode 16- implied to be Terra’s parents- and DJ Arclight, she used to be quiet and shut-in before she joined the circus. And before she met what may have been Lin when her parents tried to adopt said girl… one of them even mentions it’s like she became an entirely different person.
  • The Bus Came Back: In Episode 18, she, or at least her "void-self" is briefly glimpsed within the black hole.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: Her grasp on reality is... vanishingly thin. Though at least part of it is implied to be Obfuscating Stupidity.
    Ame: …I’m not going to question how she managed to enter a computer world at all; that girl already defies logic.
  • Deceased Parents Are the Best: When asked about her backstory, she tries to pass off Batman's backstory as her own. It doesn't work.
    • She later attempts to pass off Luke Skywalker's backstory before her Gym Battle. At least, before Episode 16.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: If her name is any indication.
  • Drop the Hammer: She introduces herself via launching several characters with a giant hammer.
  • Evil All Along: Though in a rather Laughably Evil sort of way.
  • Fun Personified: Just watch her talk.
  • Genki Girl: Very much so.
  • Hammer Space: Lampshaded by Cain when she puts her hammer away without a trace by spinning around. For reference, said hammer appears to be bigger than Terra herself.
    Cain: “Okayno, hold on, what did you just do with that giant mallet? Like really, what, where could that POSSIBLY have gone?!”
  • I'm a Humanitarian: She says when you’re in Agate City and seeing the asleep Aya and Hardy that they’re exhibits “A and C.” She also says there was an exhibit “B” and that she ate him. Like everything else coming out of her mouth, take that with a grain of salt.
  • L33t L1ng0: Talks like this.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac
  • Meaningful Name: 'Terra', meaning earth, and she's the Ground-type Leader.
  • The Mole: Secretly works for Team Meteor because she was bored.
  • The Nicknamer: All her Pokémon have nicknames based off of her personality. Her Nidoking, however, is nicknamed Giovanni.
  • Not Even Bothering with an Excuse: Beyond some somewhat half-hearted evasion of the topic, Terra doesn’t even bother to say "no" when asked if she’s part of Team Meteor.
  • Playful Hacker: And The Cracker.
  • Retreaux: Her gym battle is done in an area that's a massive throwback to Generation 1.
  • Signature Mon: Garchomp (or as she says, RAWRCHOMP).
  • Stop Helping Me!: Sent Aya and Hardy flying quite a ways to get them out of Agate, despite that she could have just carried them out due to the sleeping effect on Agate not affecting her. Both Aya and Hardy feel the painful aftereffects of this. After she is outed as a Team Meteor member, it turns out that workplace injuries at the circus have greatly declined as a result of her leaving.
  • The Tease: Enough of one that Cain is freaked out by her.
    Cain: “I – Please tell me I’m not this bad.”
  • Toon Physics: Seems to be the only possible way she can pull off half of what she does. Such as resisting a signal that knocks everyone else in Agate out somehow, carrying around a hammer bigger than she is, sending two humans flying for what appears to be miles without killing them, and entering a (glitchy) computer world that she created herself.
  • Uncertain Doom: After you defeat her and leave the Computer World, Samson turns off and restarts the computer she was in while she was inside. While they haven’t been able to find her yet afterwards, they weren’t able to before he turned it off either.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Rainbow hair.

Skydancer Ciel/Ciel Featherstone

A pleasure to meet you, darling!
Flying-type Gym Leader located at the Agate Circus.
  • Bilingual Bonus: Her name means "sky" in French.
  • Change the Uncomfortable Subject: When Samson teases her about her and Terra’s “position 52.” Though it’s just a joke, as there’s no indication they are dating otherwise.
  • Drop the Hammer: Figuratively. The arena makes high use of moves that would thematically cause a downward strike, imitating the high striker carnival game.
  • Hair Decorations: Wears a feathered headband.
  • Heroic BSoD: Has one in Episode 18, in the storyline where Samson sacrifices himself to save her from getting sent to the void. Afterwards, she blames herself and rambles about her feelings for Samson, and her past.
  • I'll Pretend I Didn't Hear That: When she first sees you and Samson talking after you return from Amertine, and Samson (falsely) claims you were talking about “the thong she was apparently wearing.”
    Ciel: “Right. We’re going to try this again, you and I.”
    • Ciel leaves the room, then reenters.
    “Hello, <name> and the ever-cordial Samson. How are you each on this fine day?”
  • Lonely at the Top: Ciel hints after your battle with her that, as much as they annoy her, she does see Samson and Terra as her friends because they are the only people she can talk to equally, and it's even more clear in Episode 18.
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: Has a Noivern. Her Altaria also has Hyper Voice.
    • The arena amplifies the power of Sound-based moves.
  • Nice Girl: Infallibly polite to everybody, even her fellow Agate Aces (who both annoy her, even though the three are all still friends).
  • Only Sane Woman: Amongst Samson and Terra, she appears to be this.
  • Signature Mon: Altaria, which is capable of Mega Evolving.
  • Uncertain Doom: In one route of Episode 18, she's stuck in the void along with Cain and Luna.

Visionary Adrienn/Adrienn Flores

"I'm not going to stand for anybody who treats their Pokemon badly."
Fairy-type Gym Leader, originally located in the Coral Ward.
  • Ambiguous Gender: Does not identify as either gender. Uses the pronouns xe/xey/xir
  • Fish out of Temporal Water: Wakes up and finds out that Reborn City has changed a lot in the many years since they were there.
  • Flat "What": Upon Radomus deducing that they spent more than a decade frozen in time in the ruins under Reborn.
  • Knight In Sour Armor: In Episode 16, after Ame’s death, xe admits that xe didn’t really expect that xe would be able to make too much of a difference in the Wretched Hive Reborn had become in xir absence, but decided to try anyways.
    Adrienn: We cannot blame ourselves in the present for mistakes we made in the past. Down there, outside… There’s a truly wonderful city. It is, even now, lumbering, insurmountable, putrid, horrifying, unknowable… but still altogether wonderful. And not a day goes by, that I don’t think…for the past however many years that did not exist for me, if I had been here, maybe I could have kept things stitched together long enough that none of this would have ever happened. Maybe this city would be the shining paradise that it is now only in our memories. If I hadn’t made a trivial mistake like falling into a fairy ring – but no. Those thoughts will not fix the city. They will not bring those we’ve lost back. And they will not help us to move forward. We must choose to move forward. And we’ll drag the world along with us, even if it’s kicking and screaming the whole way. You have that power too. So, will you help me?
  • Our Fairies Are Different
  • Rip Van Winkle: Fell in a crevice behind the Grand Gates ten years ago investigating a light shining through the floor and got stuck in time until El, Cain, Radomous and the Player Character discover xem ten years later. Oddly enough, when xe got stuck in time, so did the grand gates, preventing them from being opened for that time. Gossip Gardevoir even refers to xem by this trope.
  • Signature Mon: A shiny Florges.
  • This Cannot Be!: Xir first reaction to seeing the sorry state of Reborn, is to briefly ask what has happened, and then to ask “This is a joke, right?” upon seeing xir Gym after more than a decade of neglect.
  • Walking Spoiler
  • Year Outside, Hour Inside: Adrienn says that the 10+ years for Reborn xey spent underground trapped in the ruins of the Citae Astrae seemed to be only about an hour to xem.

Guardian Princess/Guardian Exile Titania/Titania Andersen

"This is already over. There's no need for your shining armor here."
Steel-type Gym Leader located in the Tourmaline Desert.
  • Bridal Carry: How she handles Amaria when she finds her in the Water Treatment Center, still unconscious.
  • Extra-ore-dinary: She's the Steel-type specialist of Reborn's Gym Leaders.
  • Fiery Redhead: She's got red hair and a strong, intimidating personality.
  • Good Is Not Nice: She’s on your side, but she’s not at all pleasant about the fact.
  • Hypocrite: Titania is not very good at following her own advice to Taka to face his issues and not run away from them. As soon as Amaria wakes up, revealing to not remember why she tried to commit suicide, Titania runs away rather than deal with the problem.
  • In-Series Nickname: Amaria calls her Tania.
  • Kick the Dog: She does a lot more damage and dog-kicking to Team Meteor’s Mooks in the Water Treatment Plant than you do over the entire rest of the game.
  • Lady of War: Tends to wield her Aegislash like an actual sword.
  • Living Emotional Crutch: To Amaria. It hasn't ended well for either of them, and both of them are aware of this fact, but aren't willing to bring it up to each other except in the Reshiram route.
  • Meaningful Name: 'Titania' is the name of the queen of the fairies in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Titania's Gym resembles a castle, features the Fairy Tale field, and has several notes about how vicious fairy tales really are. Titania is also similar to titanium, a kind of metal.
  • Noodle Incident: Something happened between her and Florinia that resulted in Florinia deciding to turn herself into an Emotionless Girl, and it's implied that it was Titania's fault.
  • Pet the Dog: Despite her less than good relationships with almost everyone else, it's clear that she does care a lot for Amaria.
    • Later in the Plant, she spares a pair of enemy Mooks despite wanting to just kill them.
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: When she’s freed in the Water Treatment Center to a pair of Team Meteor cultists. Counts as a Kick the Dog moment. Which she has a lot of in the Center.
    “Fine, live by your orders. Die by them, too.”
  • Questionable Consent: She was Amaria's girlfriend for some time, but only entered into the relationship because she was afraid that Amaria would kill herself if she didn't do it. She has no romantic feelings for Amaria at all - we don't even know what her sexual orientation is.
  • Running Gag: She gets trapped in part of the Water Treatment Plant due to water level, machinery, or something else going wrong, and you having to rescue her. She finds this rather annoying.
  • Sarcasm Mode: When Amaria arrives right after her talk with you… and overheard part of it.
    “Perfect timing. Couldn’t be better. Really.”
  • Sociopathic Hero: She's not a full-blown sociopath, but she's not very good at empathizing with other people.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives one to Taka, saying that being the Token Good Teammate of Team Meteor and claiming to not support their overall goals while still going along with their plans makes him pathetic and weak, too cowardly to just leave.
  • Roaring Rampage of Rescue: Deconstructed; when she goes on one of these with you to find Amaria at the Water Treatment Plant, this leads to her murdering several defenseless Team Meteor mooks in cold blood. It's very disturbing to watch.
  • Unscrupulous Heroine: She has no problem killing mooks, even when they can't threaten her.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: She found the Sapphire Bracelets in the ruin of Charlotte, Laura, and Saphira's family’s house and later gave them to Amaria as a gift, thus putting Amaria in danger by sheer accident.
  • Weapon of Choice: Aegislash. She doesn't just use it as her Signature Mon, she also wields it as a sword and shield.

Flotsam/Jetsam Amaria/Amaria Fiore

"I have everything a girl could possibly want... Status, a good education, the love of my life... So... why does everything feel so grey?"
Water-type Gym Leader located at the Fiore Mansion atop the Ametrine Mountain.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Her diary and dialogue reveal she's going through depression, and has been for a while.
  • Amnesiac Lover: Downplayed. After being rescued from her Bungled Suicide, she is revealed to have forgotten everything up to just before you came to Reborn, including why she tried to commit suicide in the first place. She still remembers everything else, though. Which only makes it worse for Titania.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: She's the third highest-ranking leader in the Reborn League,
  • Big Damn Heroes: Saves the PC from being killed by Solaris at the last minute with her Kingdra Atlantica.
  • Clingy Jealous Girl: To Titania, and it really shows in the Reshiram route.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: When you first team up with her, her Pokemon are level 80. That's about forty levels above you and the Meteor grunts you're fighting. The battle goes pretty much how you'd expect.
    • Later on, when her amnesia is discovered and a trainer is sent to test her to see if she's still capable of being a Gym Leader, she defeats him in a 6-0 victory while Gossip Gardevoir is still telling the audience what is happening.
  • Despair Event Horizon: Hits her after reading Titania's diary and finding out that Titania doesn't love her. Interestingly, in the Zekrom path, before her gym battle she tells the player that despite not remembering reading the diary, she still knows that Titania doesn't love her because her lack of attraction is obvious, implying that she already suspected it when she read the diary, and having it confirmed is what pushed her over the edge.
    • She crosses it again in the Reshiram route after you defeat her, and it's implied that she might not recover this time.
  • Driven to Suicide: When she discovers that Titania is only pretending to love her back so that Amaria doesn't slip into despair.
    • Bungled Suicide: Her suicide attempt fails, but not without consequences.
    • Her dialogue before her battle in the Zekrom route implies that she's tried to kill herself many times before.
  • The Dreaded: To Team Meteor. Some of the grunts who ran into her have been having nightmares about her and her Lapras, and Solaris backs off from his goal of killing you as soon as she appears to fight her instead.
  • Friend to All 'Mons: Her first appearance has her worried over a baby Popplio (Oshawatt, before Episode 17), and expressing relief when Cain helps rescue it.
  • In-Series Nickname: Her friends call her Amy.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: She’s dating Titania, and is one of the most traditionally “feminine” characters in the game.
  • Made of Iron: Takes a Superpower from a Tyranitar and survives, albeit with several broken ribs.
    • Later on, when she tries to kill herself, she jumps off the top of the Celestine Cascade. Again, she lives through it.
  • Making a Splash: She’s on par with the likes of Misty and Wallace as a Water trainer.
  • Morality Pet: To Titania. When she’s missing after trying to kill herself, Titania goes on the warpath against Team Meteor.
  • Nice Girl: Stepford Smiler or not, she’s one of the nicest characters in the game. As long as you don't get her mad at you.
    • After the aforementioned run-in with Team Meteor and Solaris’s Tyranitar, she gives you the keys to her boat so you can cross Azurine Lake, knowing you’ll need the boat more than she does.
  • One-Woman Army: She tears down a literal army of Meteor grunts via Curb-Stomp Battle.
  • Signature Mon: Lapras.
  • Stepford Smiler: While she’s extremely sweet and likable, reading her diary in the school reveals that none of the things in her life are making her happy, no matter what she does. She's deeply upset and frightened by this, but can only plaster on "another fake smile" because she doesn't know what else to do.
  • Yandere: In Episode 17, during the Reshiram route where Taka dies, she takes out her anger on the player when she thinks you "stole" Titania from her, trapping them in an underwater room to drown. Titania rescues the player and finally dumps Amaria, and she winds up furious at them, saying that they're the reason Titania left her, outright telling them that she wants them dead.
    • In the Zekrom route, after Titania warns her of a threat to her life, Amaria emotionally manipulates her into saying that she'll always stay and protect her, by pretending she doesn't know that Titania doesn't love her when she told the player previously that she knew otherwise.
  • You Gotta Have Teal Hair

Rockstar Hardy/Hardy Andersen

"Chin up. You're gonna rock this fight, aye?"
Rock-type Gym Leader of Agate City.
  • Always Someone Better: To his sister Titania - while Titania's relationship with Amaria is rather unstable, Hardy's probable relationship with Aya is apparently very stable so far. Also, he's a higher-ranking Leader than she is.
    • Also to Fern, his Foil, as while Fern was unable to defeat his sister Florinia and grew bitter, Hardy proved himself to be a better trainer than him, Florinia, or Titania.
  • Arch-Enemy: Fern seems to be this to him; the two disliked each other even during their time at the Onyx Trainer’s School, and it’s clear he doesn’t like him when Hardy arrives at the Wasteland Hideout.
    Hardy: “I think seein’ Fern get beat is worth the trip out here in itself.”
    • And Fern joining Team Meteor and them taking Aya prisoner just made things worse on Hardy’s end.
  • Awesome Aussie: He talks like this. Word of God says he intentionally affected the accent to sound like singers he admires.
  • Badass Family: He’s Titania’s brother, and both are Gym Leaders of their own merit.
  • Brutal Honesty: When you beat Fern at the Wasteland Hideout, he makes his opinion clear on the fight (see above).
  • Butt-Monkey: Greatly downplayed, but Hardy's luck isn't the best. In-Universe, his (possible) girlfriend is kidnapped by Team Meteor, he's knocked out by the sleeping effect on Agate City when he took her there to see his gym, and he gets hit with it again in the Glass Workshop. Out of universe, his preferred strategy in the online league was apparently Triple Battles, which have been stated by Word of God to be something that will not be included in Reborn.
  • Determinator: Pretty much nothing will stop him from trying to find Aya. Even if he's momentarily halted, he won't stop. He also admires this in the player should you lose your first Gym match against him and return to try again, saying you would never have made it this far if you crumbled at the first sign of trouble.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: Of the Rock variety.
  • Foil: To Fern. Both have an older sister, both specialize in a specific type (at first, on Fern's part), both attended the Onyx Trainer’s School, and their relationships with said sisters are not exactly the best. Also, their personalities and how they act are in clear contrast; for example, when Fern defeats Aya, he rubs it in that he won (and ignores that Aya beat him once already). Hardy comes in to welcome Aya to the Reborn League, and is shown to be a lot nicer than Fern.
  • Lightning Bruiser: In stark contrast to Rock's usual Mighty Glacier strategy, Hardy focuses more on this.
  • Made of Iron: Was tossed over the Agate Circus and Route 2 by Terra, landed near the Fiore Mansion, and survived. Cain lampshades it later on Route 3.
    "Geez, first Terra, and then you slam into the rail? You’ve taken a beating, and not in the good way."
  • Nice Guy: Beyond a dislike of his older sister Titania, who he doesn't get along with, he's a rather pleasant guy.
  • Ship Tease: With Cain’s sister Aya.
  • Signature Mon: His Dusk form Lycanroc, and before that, Gigalith.
  • Tempting Fate: After discovering the PULSE Avalugg generated iceberg preventing passage to Ametrine City, Hardy says that the next city, Calcenon, is “right around the corner.” The stairway leading to Calcenon is then blown up by Team Meteor’s PULSE Clawlitzer. Then, right afterwards, he says “the road will be a straight shot” due to the bridges that were built to make the Route easier to traverse. Collateral damage from Team Meteor’s PULSE Clawlitzer blows up all but one of said bridges (again) and leads to you and Aya fighting a gauntlet of Team Meteor agents, including a battle with Aster and Eclipse (though on the other hand, the PULSE Clawlitzer gets turned off).
  • You Keep Telling Yourself That: Said word for word to Fern when he says that Hardy was “just another loser” at the Onyx Trainer’s School and that he (Fern) was on top.

Saphira Belrose

"Revenge is a dish that is best served... now."
Dragon-type Gym Leader of Labrador City, and the last Gym Leader in the Reborn League.
  • Anti-Hero: Has every intention of eventually turning Dr Connel into an Asshole Victim at her own hands, and was directly responsible for the deaths of several Team Meteor grunts.
  • Badass in Distress: In the storyline where you rescue Anna instead of Heather at the Yureyu building, Sirius takes her prisoner instead of the kids by having his Seviper hit her with a Poison Fang.
  • Combat Pragmatist: Has no problem whatsoever with overtly killing Team Meteor grunts. She would have killed one of their superiors too, but he managed to survive the attack.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Befriends the giant Steelix after you defeat it.
  • Freak Out!: After Laura is found and goes off with Bennett to find Zero and then go to the Elite Four, instead of coming to see her and Charlotte.
  • Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: The type she specializes in.
  • Mama Bear: Fuck with her family, and she'll kill you.
  • Meaningful Name: Saphira is likely a reference to Eragon.
  • No One Could Survive That!: Is attacked by Lin's Hydreigon and falls off a mountain as a result. She's perfectly fine when you go looking for her ten minutes later, and has singlehandedly destroyed Meteor's mountain base to boot.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: When talking to Connal in the storyline where she’s captured when you first run into the PULSE Abra’s room, when he claims all he did was “care” for the kids and restrain “the psychotic woman who attacked him” (Saphira herself, who he and Sirius threw in a cell after her Dragonite blasted him through a wall).
    Saphira: “Caring for her? You think pinning a child down and lighting her up like a Christmas tree is “caring” for her? You think HALF of the things you’ve done to me were “caring” for me?! Don’t talk to me about caring, “Doctor.” You don’t know the meaning of the word.”
  • Signature Mon: Dragonite.

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    Elite Four 

Laura Belrose

"Oh, um........ Excuse me........"
Grass-type Elite Four member, former resident of the Orphanage, and sister of Charlotte and Saphira.
  • Accidental Discovery: How she finds the switch that opens the gate in Tanzan Mountain; she’s looking around, and accidentally sticks her hand into the rock that opens it.
  • Badass in Distress: While she’s a skilled trainer, due to being an Elite 4 member up until she’s fired, she rarely gets to show it off in person. At Tanzan Mountain, she’s either kidnapped by Dr. Connal because he had his Electrivire attack Laura herself instead of her Pokemon, or she does help you (albeit in an Offscreen Moment of Awesome), but gets knocked out by the Giant Steelix before she can call on any of her Pokemon.
  • Damsel in Distress: Aside from her potentially being kidnapped by the Doctor at Belrose Manor, she also was kidnapped and knocked out by Team Meteor after leaving Calcenon when she lost her position as an Elite Four member.
  • Easily Forgiven: Even after Bennett flat out tells her that he's her enemy who cost her the position as an Elite Four member, she still forgives him and helps him.
  • Green Thumb: In the old Reborn League online, Laura is a Grass-type leader. In the game, her only seen Pokemon is a Lilligant.
  • Humans Are Flawed: She's fully aware of her own psychological problems, as well as those of her sisters, but maintains the view that their flaws don't have to define them.
Do people have to be defined by their flaws and mistakes?
  • Let's Get Dangerous!: Threaten her family and she will step up to the plate… and remember, she’s good enough to become an Elite 4 member.
  • Nervous Wreck: She stammers constantly whenever she's talking.
  • Nice Girl: She’s entirely willing to welcome you and Shelly into her home along with Anna, Noel, and Charlotte (though the latter is her sister, and she knew Anna and Noel from the Orphanage). And later on, she is willing to forgive Bennett for his part in getting her kicked out of the Elite 4, saying that he's clearly trying to change and giving him another chance.
  • Reluctant Psycho: Very downplayed example; she’s upset when there aren’t an even number of things, as seen by the eight-set of flowerbeds outside the Belrose house (and her self-admitted hate of the number seven). She’s aware it’s weird, but admits she’s always been that way.
  • Retired Badass: She was fired from the Elite Four for unknown reasons by Ame. As it turns out, putting the pieces together, she wasn’t fired; it seems that someone faked her signature and made a letter of resignation with her name on it. Given El’s promise to get Bennett into the Elite 4, and how he’s working with Team Meteor and Bennett is loosely working with him, he’s the prime suspect. It's later revealed that they hypnotized her into making the letter and then told her she was fired.
  • Shout-Out: Possibly to Death the Kid, given her aversion to the number 7 and conversely, her fixation with even numbers, particularly 8.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: The first day she turns 18, she gets the hell out of the Orphanage.
  • Shrinking Violet
  • Signature Mon: Lilligant.

Heather Molinar

"What kind of father doesn't let his daughter go out to beat up bad guys?!"
Corey's adventurous daughter, who's much more lively than her father.
  • Break the Cutie: (Potentially) discovers her dad is part of Team Meteor, then her dad commits suicide, then she gets tortured by Dr Sigmund, then Blake locks her up when she tries to help the people of Ametrine.
  • Child Prodigy: She's a member of the Elite Four. She's also stated by an NPC in the Beryl Ward to be roughly 10.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Towards everyone else she knows (except Shelly).
  • Foil: She and Shelly are this to each other. Opposing personalities? Check. Both incredibly talented for their age? Check. Both have a family member that is a Gym Leader (who their opinions of differ drastically towards?) Check. Friends anyways? Check.
  • Giant Flyer: Her only known pokemon is a Salamence, and in the online Reborn league, she was a Flying gym leader.
  • Heroic BSoD: Suffers one after being electrically tortured by Connal the 2nd time. She gets better.
  • Kirk Summation: Gives one to Blake, not that it has any effect.
    • Also gives one to Dr. Connall earlier in the game when he asks why she doesn’t want to stay with him. She says it’s because he’s a creep.
  • Nice Girl: Even though she's a Tsundere, when Blake steals Ametrine City's food, Heather sneaks out at night and gives the people food, though she eventually gets caught by Blake and locked up.
  • Only Friend: She’s this to Shelly.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The red to Shelly's blue.
  • Tsundere: Non-romantic. She doesn't take Cain's attempts to look out for her well, but eventually warms up. She denies it in typical Tsundere manner, though.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: She seems to be convinced that she’s the typical Kid Hero of a Pokemon game. This being Reborn, it doesn't go well for her. Though given that she’s an Elite Four member, it’s understandable why she thinks she could do it.

Parson El/Elias Hazel

"Prosperitas, Pax Pacis, Obseqium. Blessings of the Lord Arceus upon your house."
A priest who claims to be Luna's biological father. He also has met Solaris.
  • Badass Boast: When he speaks to Cain after the latter has told you to leave at Vanhanen Castle, despite knowing El’s an Elite Four member and the best he can do is buy you time to escape. (Don't worry, Cain survives).
    Elias: “You will bow before the Lord.”
  • Blind Seer: He was born blind - being granted actual sight is implied to be a large part of why he's so faithful. He gained it after he received Emerald Key from Solaris.
  • Church Militant: He and his cult are able to imprison you without so much as a fight beforehand. Given they're all equipped with appropriately leveled, very powerful Pokemon, and El himself is apparently a known member of the Elite Four, whose Ditto can transform into Arceus itself during your single battle with him thus far, this is justifiable.
  • The Comically Serious: In response to Cain's innuendos.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He does care for his daughter Luna (even going so far as to threaten Bennett during a Getting Crap Past the Radar moment from Gossip Gardevoir, and in his private journal, wishing both her and Taka “all the blessings of the Lord they have turned from”). However, the trope is also deconstructed; due to him being The Fundamentalist who sided with Team Meteor, potentially abused her emotionally, and who knows what else, Luna herself hates El.
  • The Fundamentalist: He doesn’t seem to be capable of understanding the idea that he might be wrong, and that him acting the way he did was what drove his daughter Luna away.
  • Heel–Face Brainwashing: By Radomus, in order to get his stolen accessory. It doesn't take permanently, however.
  • Holier Than Thou: He acts like he's better than you and the others even when he's talking about using the power of Arceus to burn the "old world" to the ground and start again from "pure innocence".
  • In the Blood: His daughter Luna is a gym leader, and he’s apparently an Elite 4 member. With that said, the two are nothing alike morally.
  • Light Is Not Good: His cult's robes, and the Pokemon they worship, are all brightly colored, as are his clothing, but they're not at all above illicit activity to get what they want.
  • Vague Age: It’s said he’s about ten years older than Solaris, and with Luna appearing to be younger than Taka, it’s hard to pin down how old he is.
  • Villainous Friendship: In his personal journal, found in Episode 16, he says that he knew Solaris from the time they were both young adults, and that the two view each other as friends, potentially even today. Sadly, we have yet to see them interact in the game itself.

Lepidopterist Bennett/Bennett Voclain

"Something about how little insects can go from what they are to something so much more is just so exciting!"
Ice gym leader Serra's son, and initially, a prospective Bug-type Gym Leader, who decided to try for greater heights when El said he could make it into the Elite Four with his determination.
  • Anime Hair: He says his time is better spent studying than for personal hair care, ironically.
  • Big Creepy-Crawlies: He specialises in Bug type Pokemon, and his team is butterfly-themed.
  • Brainy Specs: On his VS sprite and overworld sprite. Oddly, they’re absent from his trainer sprite.
  • Character Development: He changes between joining Elias and turning up again in Episode 18, becoming more self-aware and mature. While he still hasn't fully gotten over his entitlement and other issues, he's working towards it and has acknowledged them.
  • Deadpan Snarker: When he meets Radomus, his exact (while inaccurate) words are "Mother, how do you manage to make every new boyfriend weirder than the last?"
  • Entitled to Have You: Has this towards his recently adopted sister Luna, who he thinks is the prettiest girl he’s ever seen. The only reason it’s not outright Stalker with a Crush is because he admits he might be “just pathetic” and is willing to admit she might not like him that way. To his credit, he later apologizes to her about this.
  • Graceful Loser: He doesn't mind his loss to you in his mother's house, and after a bit of anger (directed mostly at himself) after you defeat him in Iolia Valley, he leaves peacefully, wishing you luck in your battle with Luna (at least, if your relationship value with him is positive). And while he's very much crushing on Luna, he's mostly willing to back down after his loss to you.
  • Hypocrite: Downplayed, but Radomus points out that he’s sort of running away from his own problems by continuing to assist Meteor, even if he doesn’t like them and is only helping to repay his debt to El.
  • In the Blood: He's the son of Ice Gym Leader Serra, and according to El, he's Elite Four material (and in E16, he appears to have made it in due to a position opening up due to Laura being tricked into resigning/being told she had been fired, likely by El, though it's also confirmed by Ame (the in-game one) that he made it in of his own merit).
  • Kick the Dog: While he may have been correct in his analysis of Zero, saying that he’s clinging to Lumi and Eve just because they were his chance to stand out was pretty cold, considering that as far as he knows they’re dead, and that Zero is clearly undergoing Sanity Slippage.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: Elite Four or not, he isn’t going to pick a fight he cannot win, especially when it’s one on two against you and Hardy (the Rock leader).
  • Like Parent, Like Child: Calls Radomus's mask ridiculous, and Serra apparently "told him it was awful."
  • Personal Space Invader: With Luna when he finally gets to see her again. She seems somewhat creeped out by it, judging by how she continually tries to keep away from him when he gets too close, and eventually flees outright.
  • Pet the Dog: Pulls Laura away from Gardevoir's black hole, despite being her enemy.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Gives an vicious one to Zero after they hypnotize you into defeating Luna, Radomus, and Serra.
Bennett: The only thing that’s been tested is your willingness to indulge.
Zel: I’m -I’m sorry, I don’t understand…
Bennett: You’ve just been enjoying puppeting them around as an outlet for your frustrations with them.
Zel: That’s-
Bennett: Nothing is gained by battling now when we’ll just put them to rest anyway.
Zel: But you said—
Bennett: I said to actually do something; not to waste time and jeopardize the PULSE’s security in a 1-vs-2 scenario. I will take responsibility for the battle with Luna, but this fight served no purpose than to stroke your own ego.
Zel: I just wanted to make sure they were fully under control…
Bennett: You wanted to feel that control. I assume because you’ve lacked autonomy over your own body for so long. Am I wrong?
Zel: …
Bennett: And I read your file. You were just a grunt before joining with those girls, correct? Not an effective one either. They were your only chance to stand out, which is why you cling to them even now. The kind of behavior you’ve demonstrated today exemplifies your incompetence. You let your emotions get in the way of your outcome. Until you learn to set ambitions aside and truly focus on your self and your goals, you will never change.
  • Self-Deprecation: He repeatedly calls himself “stupid” for different reasons after your second battle with him just before you fight Luna.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: In Episode 18, he takes the opportunity granted by Gardevoir fucking everything up with the black hole to flee Team Meteor.
  • Stating the Simple Solution: Points out that Zero could have just used the PULSE Hypno to knock out Serra, Radomus, Gardevoir, and Luna from the start when they arrive at the Glass Factory instead of having you fight them.
  • Took a Level in Badass: While he believes himself that he's not capable of living up to the title of an Elite 4 member, the fact he was able to make it in at all, even if Laura was fired, speaks well of him.

    Rivals 

Apprentice Victoria/Victoria Marlow

"As soon as I heard, I had to go see if I could help! I'd stay and talk more, but I have to hurry!"
The apprentice of Kiki, who starts the Reborn League at the same time as the player and becomes their rival.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: Has several double battles with the PC.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: Her theme.
  • Berserk Button: After Kiki's death, Team Meteor agents mentioning her name is enough to enrage Victoria.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Develops one for Shelly after the latter witnesses Corey's suicide.
  • Cannot Spit It Out: She's been in love with Cal for a while, but can't muster up the courage to tell him.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Prior to Episode 17, unlike your other rivals, the Grass and Poison type specialists Fern and Cain, she takes much longer to train any Pokemon that are not part Fighting type. After, just like the other two, she never sticks strictly to Fighting types. Her starter isn't even of her alleged specialty type at any point in its evolutionary line.
  • Damsel out of Distress: She gets kidnapped by Aster and Eclipse at one point. When you reach them, she does not stand by passively, instead teaming up with you for a double battle.
  • Determinator: She can be beaten and broken, but she will not give up.
  • Honor Before Reason: Victoria is prone to well-intentioned but foolish actions, such as challenging you to stop you from challenging Kiki, even though you need to defeat Kiki to get the Strength HM and save a bunch of children.
  • Leeroy Jenkins: Rushing to attack Team Meteor caused her to get captured.
  • Love Hurts: Cal is working for Meteor, and his actions indirectly get her mother figure killed. She can't even look at him after finding out.
  • Mission Control: After Ame dies at Lin's hands, Victoria takes over as the advice-giver for you when you go to the gyms alongside Adrienn.
  • Nice Girl: While she has her limits, she's still very kindhearted. Sadly, she has partially Took a Level in Jerkass after Kiki's killed.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero!: If she'd actually let Cal explain that he'd sabotaged the PULSE machine when it was installed, things could have gone a lot better between them.
  • Parental Substitute: Kiki is this to her, and her void-self implies that she wanted to be like her. Or at least, the person she thought Kiki was.
  • Put on a Bus: As of Episode 15, she’s barely present in the story after Kiki’s death, beyond The Cameo when you’re going down the waterfall to the Water Treatment Plant.
    • The Bus Came Back: In Episode 16, she returns to the main cast, with a huge role in helping you storm Devon Corp and the resulting incident with Team Meteor.
  • Signature Mon: Gallade and, prior to Episode 17, Emboar. After, the latter's replaced by Incineroar.
  • Silk Hiding Steel
  • Small Steps Hero: Deconstructed. Victoria's attempt to do good immediately, without considering the long-term consequences, end up being more of an hindrance than anything.
  • Survivor's Guilt: Victoria turns out to have been guilt-ridden over Kiki’s death when she reappears. Her void-self even introduces herself to you as Kiki.
    “Why did I have to be the one to live?!”

Pretty Boy Cain/Cain LaRue

"Heyyyy, you're cute. What? Haha, no, I didn't say anything!"
One of the player's rivals, who tries to help out whenever he can.
  • Agent Peacock: He wears eyeliner, a fishnet shirt, paints his nails, and is just as badass as everyone else in Reborn.
  • Bi the Way: He doesn't care if you're male, female, or gender-neutral, he'll flirt with you anyways.
  • Big Brother Instinct: After Heather's father commits suicide, Cain spends a fair amount of time reaching out and trying to be comforting to her, and is fairly protective of her from then on.
    • While he’s actually the little brother, he also has this with his sister Aya.
  • Brainwashed and Crazy: In Episode 18, he and Shelly are mind-controlled by the PULSE Hypno and forced to fight the player 2 on 1.
  • Cain and Abel: Subverted with him and his older sister Aya. While at first it seems that Cain ran away due to how his family treated him after he came out as Bi the Way, it’s shown when you meet her that she feels very guilty about it.
  • Crippling Overspecialization:
    • Averted prior to Episode 17, at first by accident due to adopting an Oshawott early in the game, eventually intentionally. Before taking on Psychic gym leader Radomus, Cain decides to supplement his usual Poison types with a couple of mons that cover their weaknesses.
    • By Episode 17, he never sticks strictly to Poison types.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: He volunteers to hold off half a dozen orderlies at the orphanage. When you're done running around doing your bit, you head back to find that he's pushed them into a corner. Also, before he came out as Bi the Way and left his mother and sister, he was the Poison Reserve Gym Leader. And his old team, now with his sister Aya, is fairly high in the running for being That One Boss even by Reborn Gym Leader standards.
  • Desperately Looking for a Purpose in Life: He admits in the void that even though he ran away from home, the only place he ever ran was "in circles."
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: His trainer title is even “Pretty Boy”!
  • Meaningful Name: Presumably as in Cain and Abel. It becomes more meaningful when you realize that he has a little in common with the original Cain from the Bible, being the younger brother who ran away from home (though he didn't kill his sibling).
  • Mundane Solution: When a Team Meteor Grunt bars his way at Pyrous Mountain, refusing to move or send out his Pokemon, Cain just has his Nidoking push him down a ledge (don’t worry, the grunt survived).
  • One-Man Army: See Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass to learn exactly how.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: He feels this way at Radomus’s castle after Radomus (unsuccessfully) brainwashed El/Elias and took the Amethyst Pendant. While nobody’s arguing El deserved it, he’s understandably unnerved, even lampshading it.
    Cain: “I’m really kind of not comfortable with this… And I’m normally comfortable with a lot of things most people aren’t comfortable with…”
  • Poisonous Person: He was the former Poison Reserve Gym Leader.
  • The Runaway: Ran away from home because his mother didn't approve of his sexuality.
  • Sad Clown: He was pretty hurt by his family's rejection, but covers it up with jokes and innuendo.
    "But hey, everyone's a little bit broken, right? And some pieces just don't fit together."
  • Shout-Out: After he’s rescued from El/Elias, he mentions he’s “never gonna be the very best, like no one ever was” at this rate.
  • Signature Mon: Nidoking and, prior to Episode 17, Samurott. The latter gets replaced by Primarina after it.
  • That Came Out Wrong: Has a habit of spouting out innuendos.
  • The Tease: Flirts with anyone, regardless of gender. But mainly flirts with you.
  • Uncertain Doom: As of the end of Episode 18, he's stuck in the void along with Luna and Samson/Ciel.

Swag Jockey Fern/Fern Sevilla

"Later, loser!"
The player's other, other rival and the cast's resident asshole.
  • Alpha Bitch: Male version. And yes, he is a male.
  • Armor-Piercing Question: To Florinia at Fiore Manor/Amaria's house, if you defeated Solaris at Pyrous Mountain.
    Fern: You really are dead inside. You really are just a stupid robot now.
    Florinia: Incorrect.
    Fern: Isn’t that what you wanted to be?!
  • Black Shirt: Guess who joins Team Meteor when he decides they're the winning side?
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Averted prior to Episode 17, like Cain, but the deliberate reason comes even earlier. Not applicable after, as he never sticks strictly to Grass types any more.
  • Deadpan Snarker
  • Dude Looks Like a Lady: Having a feminine name doesn't help.
  • Entitled Bastard: Believes that by siding with Team Meteor, when they rule the world, he will be in his “rightful place at the top.”
  • Explain, Explain... Oh, Crap!: When Julia sets the first Team Meteor base to blow, he asks what she did. Her response is “Kaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa-“
    Fern: “Oh shit! Let’s move!”
  • Four Eyes, Zero Soul: In your first encounter with him and the subsequent raid of a Team Meteor base, he could be considered to be a mostly decent person, if a bit of a Jerkass. That illusion fades fast in your later encounters with him.
  • The Friend Nobody Likes: No one in Reborn, not even his sister, likes him that much, and he’s only tolerated because of his skill, mostly.
  • Gender-Blender Name
  • Green Thumb: His specialty is Grass-types, and he's the Grass Reserve Leader at least, until he joins Team Meteor. He probably got fired after that.
  • I Fight for the Strongest Side: Fern cites this trope as his reason for joining Team Meteor.
  • I Have No Sister: After the Armor-Piercing Question above, he leaves the Manor, saying that he doesn't have a sister anymore. Even Solaris seems a bit unnerved by this exchange, and he was previously talking about "remedying" his own son Taka for disloyalty/incompetence!
  • Inferiority Superiority Complex: It's implied by his void-self in Episode 18 that his Small Name, Big Ego tendencies are the result of viewing himself as inferior to his sister.
  • Insufferable Genius / Small Name, Big Ego: A mix of the two. He's talented, but not as much as he thinks.
  • Jerkass: The guy makes Silver look pleasant.
  • Kneel Before Zod: Tries to force the player character to "get on all fours and beg like a dog" if they want to be let out of the Nuzleaf cage. If they refuse, he leaves them there to starve to death.
  • Lack of Empathy: His crowning moment being making jokes about Corey's suicide.
  • Never My Fault: Fern absolutely refuses to admit his own mistakes. Whenever he loses, it's because his opponent cheated or got lucky. When he attacks his own sister at Titania's hideout, it's her fault for not joining Team Meteor along with him.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!: When he orders the Trainers at the Trainer’s School to prevent you from fighting Florinia and to stall you, all they really accomplish is to give your team a nice source of experience to ensure you can fight her evenly.
  • Poor Communication Kills: Downplayed example early in the game; when Julia and Florinia tell him to meet them at the Abandoned Plant in the Peridot Ward, they don’t specify which one of the two they’re talking about.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Under certain circumstances, he will give his sister Florinia a speech about how she uses her lack of emotion as a shield to avoid confronting her issues, calling her a coward and an unfeeling robot.
  • The Rival: Your primary one.
  • Signature Mon: Roserade and, prior to Episode 17, Serperior. After, it's replaced by Decidueye.
  • Smug Snake: He loses again and again to the player, and always remains more arrogant than Blue and Silver combined.
  • Sore Loser: Is he ever.
  • Worthy Opponent: Inverted: He thinks you’re not good enough to face him, or his sister Florinia, and tries to prevent you from facing her by blocking off the building. It's implied by his void-self much later that this act is actually because of a Inferiority Superiority Complex, and it/him says that "You're worthy (to face Florinia). And I never was."

    Spoilers: Reserve Gym Leaders 

Wasteland Punk Aya/Aya LaRue

"I'd be better off if everyone just left me alone..."
Cain's sister and the Poison Reserve Gym Leader, setting up shop in her home at in the Byxbysion Wasteland.
  • Aw, Look! They Really Do Love Each Other: Has a moment of this when she’s reunited with Cain. They insult each other beforehand, but it’s clearly not serious.
  • Big Sister Instinct: She has this towards Cain, no matter how much she denies it.
  • The Eeyore: Aya is downright depressed at times, saying she's a terrible person who doesn't deserve to be gym leader and that she just wants everyone to leave her alone. This seems to be because of how she treated Cain before he left.
  • Everyone Can See It: Aya and Hardy say they’re not dating. Cain doesn’t buy it.
  • Fish out of Water: She's the Reserve Poison Gym Leader, who never expected to actually become Leader. It doesn't help that Cain was the Reserve Leader before he ran away.
  • Freudian Excuse: Her void-self is found begging Cain and their mother to stop fighting, saying she'll do anything they want if they'd just love each other again. It didn't work.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: It's implied her gloomy attitude and low self-esteem comes from her regret of how she treated her brother when she discovered his sexuality.
  • Poisonous Person: She is the Poison leader, after all.
  • Ship Tease: With Hardy.
  • Signature Mon: The news claims that it is Seviper, though in the current build she doesn't have one in her party. In actuality it is Dragalge. Likely because she was using Cain’s Pokemon to fight you.
  • Took a Level in Badass: When she joins up with you later in the game, her Pokemon have all made it into the 60s.
  • Tsundere: The news claims she is one, but she doesn't display it when you meet her, most likely because she had just gotten beaten by Fern. It shows up later when you meet her on Route 3 and talk with her, as well as in her concern for Cain when he is nearly killed by a deflected PULSE attack, then denying it when he points this out to her.

Strongman Samson/Samson Alvarez

"Ready to take me on, pipsqueak?"
The Reserve Fighting Gym Leader, a strongman at the Agate Circus.
  • Abusive Parents: His father was a fan of corporal punishment. When Samson got bigger than him, this posed a problem for his father.
  • Always Someone Better: In the past, he apparently had a bet with Terra for a six on six match; if Samson won, Terra left the circus, and if Terra won, he did whatever she wanted. Terra won, and asked him to sign on as another Gym Leader, which led to him becoming the backup Leader.
  • Bare-Fisted Monk: Uses Fighting types.
  • Cutting the Knot: When they can't find Terra after she's fled into her Game World, he decides to just turn off the computer, turn it back on, and talk to her when she gets sick of the isolation.
  • Drop the Hammer: Figuratively. The arena makes high use of moves that would thematically cause a downward strike, imitating the high striker carnival game.
  • Dumb Muscle: An insult often levelled towards him. While he's hardly an idiot and is fairly mature emotionally, it's clear that he's a lot less disciplined and self-controlled than Kiki.
  • Everyone Has Standards: He’s initially delighted to be the new Fighting leader, and wonders why the previous leader Kiki retired. He’s slightly depressed and upset by how he acted when he finds out she died.
  • Signature Mon: Conkeldurr.
  • Tranquil Fury: In the route where you give Blake the Ruby Bracelet, after Lin either kills Ciel or sends her into the Void, he's angry... till he isn't.
I learned from getting back at my old man that getting even doesn’t make anything better. But I can’t shake this anger. It’s quiet by now, but it’s there. It doesn’t leave, no matter what I take it out on. I can barely breathe, like a vat of lava being poured down my throat. Fire in my fucking bloodstream, eventually it just settles into stone. A weight in my core. Hard to walk. Hard to think. And I’m sure it’s not half as bad as whatever’s happened to Ciel.
  • Uncertain Doom: In one route of Episode 18, he's sent to the void, and is stuck there with Luna and Cain.
  • World's Strongest Man: The strong man at the Agate Circus. He also was strong enough to send the bell on the High Striker flying off the top during his Establishing Character Moment (and it’s stated this wasn’t the first time it happened), so he's probably the strongest human character in the game.

Cain/Cain LaRue

Original Poison Reserve Leader before running away from home and leaving his Pokémon with his sister. See Rivals for more information.

Fern/Fern Sevilla

Backup Grass Leader. See Rivals for more information.

Sandy

Reborn's Reserve Ground-type Leader.
  • Animal Wrongs Group: She's a Pokemon-rights extremist.
  • Dishing Out Dirt: As expected of the Ground-type Leader.
  • Grey and Grey Morality: She and the player battle city workers cutting down trees in Malchous Forest because the deforestation is harming resident Pokemon. Adrienn then shows up and explains that one, the city is going to need the wood for the restoration project no matter what, and two, the trees they're cutting down aren't indigenous trees- they were created by the Tangrowth PULSE incident. Sandy concedes the point after that.
  • Making a Splash: She uses Waterium-Z despite training Ground-types. She gives it to the player at the end of her sidequest.
  • Too Dumb to Live: After the Water Treatment Plant part of her sidequest, Adrienn explicitly tells her that xe'll let her off that time, but that Sandy should keep her nose clean now. So Sandy's response is to decide to... break into the Grand Hall and destroy certain confidential papers. That is, she wants to break into and commit vandalism in the place where Adrienn works and spends all xer time. Of course she gets caught.

    Team Meteor 

Aster & Eclipse/Caitlyn Fisher

Two Grunts who frequently team up against you.

ZEL/Zero, Evelynn Seijaya, Lumina Seijaya

A high-ranking Team Meteor agent.
  • Achilles' Heel: The PULSE machine containing the Magnezone that forced them to combine. When they lose to you in episode 16 and the machine is dismantled, Zero is restored to his own self and Eve and Lumi are gone.
  • Alas, Poor Villain: Eve’s last words to Lumi after your E16 fight with them is that she “Will always, always, love you.” Then, the Magnezone which allowed Lumi and Eve’s personalities to exist in Zero’s body vanishes, and so do they. Zero, the body’s original personality, descends into a Madness Mantra before he runs off to Agate City. No matter how loyal the three were to Team Meteor, it’s just sad to watch Zero break down as he realizes his companions are both gone, possibly forever.
    Zero: I’m alone. I’m alone. I’m alone. I’m alone. I’m alone. And I'm... empty.
  • Ambiguously Brown: While Zero is clearly white-skinned, Eve and Lumi's original bodies are both almost as dark-skinned as Arclight.
  • Ambiguous Gender: ZEL themselves, but even their individual personalities don't have explicit genders (at first). This may in part be because ZEL was originally 3 separate people, two of which were female and the last of which was a (male) Team Meteor agent overseeing the creation of the first PULSE.
  • The Bus Came Back: Eve and Lumi's bodies were taken care of by Team Meteor, so when the PULSE Magnezone was destroyed, they wound up back in their own bodies. As of Episode 18, they're both alive, free and wholly on the player's side.
  • Casting a Shadow: Their Umbreon, representative of (and commanded by) Zero.
  • Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Whether because he's unsure what to do anymore or because of lingering mental effects from the destruction of Magnezone, it's pretty clear that Zero's broken up due to Eve and Lumi's seeming deaths.
  • Evil Genius: Eve was responsible for the creation of the PULSE.
  • Freudian Trio: Zero is the Id, Lumi the Superego, and Eve the Ego. Bonus points for their being three personalities in one body. Even more bonus points for originally being three people who merged into one body
  • Fusion Dance/ Three Beings One Body: Originally three separate people who were merged when the PULSE prototype was first activated.
  • Ill Girl: Lumi, who was sick with a genetic disease that also killed her and Eve's parents.
  • Jerkass: Zero, and to a lesser extent, Eve.
  • An Ice Person: They use a Glaceon, which represents (and is controlled by) Lumi.
  • Nice Person: Lumi is meek, friendly, and in general seems at odds with the machinations of Team Meteor.
  • Psychic Powers: Espeon, in reference to (and commanded by) Eve.
  • Sanity Slippage: After Eve and Lumi vanish in Episode 16, Zero starts losing it, to say the least. By Episode 18, he's completely lost it.
  • Split Personality: They have three — Zero, Eve, and Lumi. Which one is active and speaking is designated by which letter in their name is capitalized. Each of the personalities was originally a separate person.
  • Unwitting Instigator of Doom: Eve. Her efforts to heal her sister brought the PULSE machines to life.
  • Wrench Wench: Eve, or rather Evelynn, who built the first PULSE machines to try to cure Lumi's/Lumina's disease.

Taka Alcantara

An oddly-friendly Team Meteor Admin.
  • Big Damn Heroes: It's heavily implied he's the one who rescues you from the Nuzleaf cage. If alive, he also turns against Team Meteor during the battle for Agate City.
  • The Dutiful Son: Apparently he's Solaris' son.
  • Foil: To Luna. Both are very different from their parents, but whereas Taka loves his father Solaris and remains loyal to Team Meteor and his bloodline despite hating what they are doing, Luna ran away from her father Elias (also part of Team Meteor), and makes it clear that she doesn’t view him as her father and wants nothing to do with him. They also were friends as children.
  • Friendly Enemy: He usually chats casually with the player before attacking them, and gladly hands out information on Meteor's current plan.
  • Graceful Loser: He's always seen taking his defeats at your hands in stride.
  • Mr. Fanservice: Given that he resembles Morty, it's inevitable.
  • Noble Demon: If he wasn’t Solaris’s son, it’s doubtful there would be much tying him to Team Meteor at all. He later states that the only reason he’s a part of Team Meteor is due to Resignations Not Accepted preventing him from leaving and his love for his father, and that he doesn't really agree with what they're doing.
  • Noodle Incident: He and Luna were friends as children. In Episode 17, his dialogue says that he did something that made Luna as delusional as she is.
  • Punch-Clock Villain: It's pretty clear that the only reason he's an antagonist is because he works for Team Meteor due to his father Solaris - beyond that, he's probably one of the most pleasant characters in the story.
  • Rhetorical Question Blunder: When he asks Titania if she has any idea what his father Solaris would do and how he would feel if Taka left Team Meteor. Titania counters that Solaris would probably still feel better than the countless people Team Meteor has hurt.
  • Sacrificial Lion: If you don't fight him in the Water Treatment Center, then he joins you for most of Episode 17 and gets plenty of Character Development... only for Lin to kidnap him and trick Titania into killing him.
  • Scarf Of Asskicking: He carries a scarf everywhere (It's even in his trainer and VS sprites), and is a Team Meteor Admin.
  • Signature Mon: Chatot and Cradily.
  • Single Line of Descent: He and his father are apparently the last direct descendants of the family that enshrined Arceus’s Meteor.
  • Token Good Teammate: Gives off this impression for the Meteor admins. After being defeated, he regularly directs you to where Meteor's plot is going on.

Sirius

A high-ranking Team Meteor member.
  • Bad Boss: Sirius' treatment of his underlings is truly abysmal. Eclipse learned that the hard way.
  • Eye Scream: Got his left eye taken out by Corey.
  • Know When to Fold 'Em: When Lin turns up at the Tanzan base with you still there, he decides to just let you go after she leaves.
  • Mysterious Past: Alluded to over the course of the game - he knows Anna and Noel's father AKA Radomus, and has gone to great lengths to obtain the Keys.
  • Pet the Dog: When Lin turns up at the Tanzan mountain base, Sirius gets the player to pretend they're a Meteor recruit so Lin won't kill all of them and you. Then, once Lin has left, Sirius tells the player this is their only chance to get out alive. Of course, he could have done that just to save his own skin.
  • Signature Mon: Chandelure and Seviper.
  • Would Hit a Girl: To lethal extents. He killed Eclipse, was directly responsible for the death of Heather's mother when he poisoned her IV bag when Heather was born to get the Ruby Ring, and had his Chandelure burn down the former house of Charlotte, Laura, and Saphira to get the Sapphire Bracelets, which Charlotte still thinks she was responsible for.
  • Written by the Winners: His void-self states this belief in Episode 18, that he's "written too much already", and that reality accepts nothing less than "full commitment and sacrifice". And that with all he's done, there was only "one choice". He even gives Solaris a "The Reason You Suck" Speech in the Reshiram route about how he's the only one in Team Meteor now who cares about the "old world" instead of the new one.
  • You Have Failed Me: A firm believer in this trope.

Solaris

The apparent boss of Team Meteor, who even the Admins answer to.
  • All for Nothing: As of E18 in the Reshiram path, his struggles prove to be for naught, as he's completely usurped by Sirius after losing to the player and finding out that Taka is dead.
  • Big Bad: He leads several operations directly, and in all likelihood, will utterly destroy you in your fight with him on Pyrous Mountain. As it turns out, however, he only used to have this role; Lin has long since taken control from him of Team Meteor.
  • Combat Pragmatist: He has no qualms with attacking meddlesome trainers directly. Twice he tries to kill an enemy with his Garchomp. He succeeds the second time.
  • Commonality Connection: When they first met, he and El only found their purposes in defying/not working with the purposes of their families (protecting Arceus’s meteor and serving the former’s family, respectively). Later, they choose to align themselves with these purposes willingly, but seem to still be friends.
  • Conveniently an Orphan: His parents were killed by somebody searching for the four Keys. He did not take it well. To a degree, he apparently blames himself for their deaths.
  • The Coup: Inverted in the Reshiram route. After your long awaited tie breaker battle with him, Sirius proceeds to mock Solaris for his weakness before revealing that Taka's dead to him and wrestling all control of Team Meteor that Solaris had left away from him. Solaris runs away.
  • Dark and Troubled Past: As it turns out, at first, he didn’t believe in the cause of his family, which was to protect the Meteor of Arceus. He only did believe in it after an unnamed man killed his parents to obtain the four Keys to access the Meteor, literally beating him to death in his rage and shouting “Why?!” for hours on end.
  • Dark Is Evil: His Tyranitar and his Mandibuzz.
  • Demoted to Dragon: It's stated by Eclipse that he was the original leader of Team Meteor, before Lin usurped control from him.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: If what he says is true, and he doesn’t seem to be much of a liar, he’s not all that happy to be working with Lin, and according to Eclipse, Team Meteor only sought to make people leave Reborn when Solaris was their leader, and only turned to truly evil measures after Lin took charge.
  • Former Teen Rebel: El’s book says that he used to be this until his parents died.
  • Generation Xerox: Apparently, El’s and Luna’s family has served his and Taka’s for generations.
  • Knight Templar: His goal is to return Reborn to how it once was; a holy site. All the people that will suffer and die for his ideals are a secondary concern at best. Though it's claimed by Eclipse that he was less horrible before Lin took control, choosing indirect methods to convince people to leave instead of the near-war/revolution that seems to be the current focus of Team Meteor. He himself seems to be aware of this, and says that the world will hate Team Meteor for their methods like "a child resenting his parents for their discipline."
    Children cry because they do not understand. Adults cry because they do.
  • Morality Pet: Taka is his. Despite disapproving of the methods his father has turned to, Taka speaks quite highly of the man and simply wishes for Meteor to go back to how it was before Lin joined.
  • Only Known by Their Nickname: Word of God is that Solaris is a codename, and not his actual name.
  • Pet the Dog: The first time you meet him under the Grand Gates, he lets you go free without so much as a single threat on you or Victoria. Yet.
  • Strong and Skilled: Despite his huge disadvantage to Amaria type wise, as he has a Sandstorm team - and on top of his ace, Garchomp, having been taken out by a sneak Ice Beam attack - he proceeds to engage in battle anyways and was seemingly holding his own.
  • Tragic Villain: This game's version of one. Defiant and rebellious while young, he now views that behaviour as the reason his parents died. His family was the original holders of the 4 keys, protecting them and the Citadel with their lives. Then came a thief who killed them and tried to steal the keys, only to be killed by Solaris in return. This caused him to fully devote himself to their family's purpose. Sometime in between then and the plot as it is now, Reborn City and it's Predecessor were built over the Citadel and the community that surrounded it. Originally he founded Meteor to protect the Citadel but as it was built over and forgotten, Meteor's purpose turned towards getting people to leave the city to restore the Citadel. While this was mostly passive at first, over time it turned into the full blown terorrism you see today, as a result of members like Lin and Sirius. In the end, what does the man get for trying to uphold his family's duty and protect Reborn's history? He loses everything he had left. His son. His pride. His organisation.
  • Vague Age: He’s about ten years younger than the white-haired El, according to the latter’s personal journal. Beyond that he has a son (Taka) who appears to be at most in his early 20s, and it’s hard to narrow his age down more than that.
  • Villain Forgot to Level Grind: When you first fight him at Pyrous Mountain, his Garchomp is at level 75. When fought later at Titania and Amaria's house, it's at level 76, only one level higher.
    • Averted in your third battle with him, where his pokemon are all around level 90, and he brought along a Mega Stone for his Garchomp.
  • Villainous Friendship: With Elias. They know each other from when the latter was blind, with El serving as a servant to him due to the legacies of both their families. This friendship was cemented further when it was partially thanks to Solaris giving El the Emerald Key that gave El his sight. They haven't interacted on-screen yet, however.
  • Villain Respect: When he's defeated at Titania's hideout, he states that, while the player's purpose is foolish, he still has to respect his/her skill.
  • Weapon of Choice: His Garchomp. When it's fought the first time, it's effectively a Hopeless Boss Fight unless you get very lucky with misses and/or have a very good game plan to deal with it. E17's Sugiline Ruins reveal that the Garchomp and Aegislash lines were the signature Pokemon of the Alcantara family. Taka's refusal to wield either of these Pokemon shows just how much he wishes to ignore his family's legacy.
  • Weaksauce Weakness: Inspection of his team at Amaria's house (A Garchomp, Gyarados, Excadrill, Mandibuzz, Scizor, and Tyranitar) makes it apparent that 2/3 of his Pokemon take extra damage from Water or Ice attacks. Small wonder he tried to kill Amaria. In addition, the remaining two Pokemon on his team who aren't vulnerable to Water or Ice, Gyarados and Scizor, each have their own 4X weakness to another type. As of E18, he now has a Staraptor over his Mandibuzz.
  • Worthy Opponent: Views you as this after you defeat him in your second battle. Depending on whether you beat his Garchomp in your battle at Pyrous, he will either respect you as an individual or as an opponent.
  • Why Don't You Just Shoot Him?: He has, to his credit, tried this four times so far in-game; first when he tries to have his Garchomp kill you with Dragon Rush (which Amaria saves you from), the second shortly after when his Tyranitar uses Superpower on Amaria herself (who comes out with several broken ribs as a result and has to Opt Out of fighting Team Meteor till she recovers), the third when his Garchomp (successfully) kills Kiki, and the fourth when he orders Sirius to burn down Amaria’s house to break your battle line (Titania interrupts him by having her Excadrill connect the main area of the house to Amaria’s Water Gym, flooding the front area).

Lin

The true leader of Team Meteor.
  • Badass Boast: Her response to a super-sized Steelix and the Dragon Gym Leader of Reborn trashing her base?
    Lin: Size doesn't necessarily equal strength. I'll deal with this.
  • Bad Boss/You Have Failed Me: In her first ingame appearance, ZEL and Sirius decide they’d rather pretend you’re a new recruit and let you go free afterwards than let Lin find out how much you’ve interfered with their plans, despite otherwise having you outnumbered four to one (Lin, Dr. Sigmund, ZEL, and Sirius: all bosses in their own right…), stating that she'll rip you all apart otherwise.
  • Big Bad: Oh, God yeah. Apart from being the true leader of Team Meteor after she took over from Solaris, in episode 16, she cements herself as this by forcing a Fighting Your Friend scenario on you, Adrien, Victoria, and Arclight, as well as having her Hydreigon murder Ame, the Reborn League champion and the closest thing the game has to a Big Good.
  • The Corrupter: To Team Meteor. According to Eclipse, they went from greyish to full-on evil once Lin started getting into positions of power.
  • Dark Is Evil: Her sole known Pokemon is an incredibly powerful Hydreigon.
  • Dark Reprise: Her theme is a darker remix of Champion Cynthia’s battle theme.
  • Dragon Ascendant: Apparently, she started out as a lower-level Team Meteor member, and eventually made her way to the top, usurping control from Solaris.
  • The Dreaded: Pretty much everyone, including Sirius, speaks of her with absolute fear. It seems likely that the only reason that Solaris isn't still in charge is because Lin potentially overpowered him.
  • Genre Blind: Lin leaves you, Victoria, Arclight, and Adrienn all alive when she had you trapped and directly in her power, when all four of your Pokemon teams are all likely approaching or in the 80s by that point. Though she was savvy enough at least to kill Ame, it’s still rather foolish overall. However, considering her belief that nothing matters except raw power (and how she was able to defeat Ame, the current Champion who is even tougher than the other four of you), this is somewhat in character.
  • Have We Met?: Several characters from the orphanage seem to "know" her, they just can't put their finger on it.
  • Hidden Agenda Villain: Her goals have yet to be even hinted at, but involve Arceus in some way.
  • Invincible Villain: Eighteen episodes in, and the good guys never even managed to as much as annoy her.
  • Invisibility: Anna wasn't able to see her on her Hydreigon's back. Considering Anna seems to be able to see the "spirits" of other people in some way...
  • Kick the Dog: In Episode 16, Lin forces you, Arclight, Adrienn and Victoria to fight each other, and whoever loses suffers a “penalty”. These “penalties” included Arclight having an eye ripped out, Adrienn being trapped in a cage with a superheated floor, and Victoria having to undergo electroshock torture. All three survived… but the same can’t be said for Ame, who Lin directly ordered her Hydreigon to kill.
  • Made of Iron: Survived multiple slashes from an Aegislash as well as having it plunged directly through her body. She woke up unscathed immediately after. It turns out this could be literal, as Samson punched her head-on when he encountered her in Agate, and says he's dented steel softer than Lin.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name backwards is Nil
  • Mysterious Past: It’s implied that she may have been a child at the Orphanage years ago even younger than Anna, and that she fell into the area under Reborn/was thrown down there by Connal, where Arceus’s meteor was enshrined, and was somehow made older by the energy radiating from it.
  • Nothing Is Scarier: It's never been totally explained just where she came from or got her powers, and she's not talking herself.
  • Sadist: She forces the player, Victoria, Arclight and Adrienn to fight each other, the losers being physically punished by being burned (Adrienn, who refused to play along), shocked (Victoria) and having an eye torn out (Arclight). And if she was the girl from the Orphanage, she would apparently find out the fears of other children there and use that knowledge to torment them (such as breaking one of Laura's things whenever she had 8 so that she only had 7; Laura has what appears to be a form of OCD, with her favorite number being 8, and a hatred of odd numbers).
  • The Sociopath: If she really is the same girl that tormented Laura at the Orphanage, she’s likely this. Even if it isn’t her, her actions aren’t exactly supporting her not being this.
    Lin: (to you and DJ Arclight) "You are pigs to be herded. You are pigs to be hurt. Sputter, scamper, and squeal."
  • Sleepyhead: According to Taka, she has narcolepsy and is often found randomly asleep. It's not been seen in-game, though.
  • Straw Nihilist: A lot of her monologues resemble this trope. Especially the one given by her void-self.
    How funny. You thought you were strong together. And here you are now. Let this be a lesson. Numbers do not help. Friends do not help. Nothing ever helps. No one ever helps. No one ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever ever helps.
  • Super Not-Drowning Skills: She walks underwater by herself, without a Pokemon using Dive (and possibly without a rebreather), drags out a statue that's probably several hundred pounds, and never appears to surface for several minutes.
  • The Woman Behind the Man: She turns out to be the real leader of Team Meteor, and even Solaris answers to her.
  • Walking Spoiler
  • World's Best Warrior: She defeated Ame, the Champion of Reborn, (in a fight that was entirely offscreen), before killing her. Earlier in the story, her Hydreigon was able to deliver an apparent Curbstomp Battle to a supersized Lv 75 Steelix and Saphira. In addition to her powerful Pokemon, she herself can deflect an direct Aegislash blade from Titania with her bare hands, and walked off a hit from Samson without any issues.

Simon and Tara

A pair of Meteor Grunts.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: Simon turns out to have fallen in love with Tara after he met her. Her death made her returning his love impossible.
  • Ascended Extra: The pair start out as simply two mooks Charlotte befriends after she's captured by Team Meteor. Eventually, Tara's death at the hands of Saphira leads to a subplot you can follow involving Simon and why he joined Team Meteor.
  • The Atoner: Zig-zagged with Simon after he quits Team Meteor. He doesn't want to cause any more trouble on one hand and regrets what he did while working for them, but, out of loyalty for his friends in the organization, he won't reveal any of their secrets or help you further as of Episode 13.
  • Death Seeker: Simon's dialogue in Episode 18 implies that he wants Saphira to kill him too.
  • Killed Off for Real: Tara.
  • One Degree of Separation: As it turns out, they both have the same last name; Copperfield. While it's possible they were family and didn't realize it... it's also unlikely that they would be able to work with each other for several months in-universe (not counting how long they were Team Meteor agents before the story began with your arrival) and not eventually recognize each other/realize they were related). Simon is still rather freaked out by this, though.
  • Red Shirt: Deconstructed. They're both essentially this, but Simon's backstory and depression, and even acknowledgement that Saphira has a family that would grieve if he killed her, humanizes all of Team Meteor and its grunts by proxy beyond the standard disposable mooks.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Averted. Simon realizes that killing Saphira will do nothing but cause more grief, and decides to just leave Team Meteor, and the whole fight between them and Reborn, behind.
  • Second Love: Tara was this to Simon.
  • Walking Spoiler: They're actually not that important to the overall story, but pretty much any tropes relating to them spoils the role they serve.
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Tara.

Blake Whitaker

Heather's guardian, Cal's brother and a member of Team Meteor.
"Cool story, bro."
  • Abusive Parents: After adopting Heather, he certainly acts like this to her.
    • As it turns out, his and Cal's father apparently used to make them stay outside in the snow and wouldn’t let them in until he decided they could come in.
  • Adaptational Villainy: He was apparently a lot more pleasant in the online League than he is in Reborn.
  • Always Someone Better: He shamelessly rubs his superiority in his brother Cal's face.
  • An Ice Person: Uses a lot of Ice-type Pokemon.
  • Cain and Abel: The Cain to Cal's Abel.
  • Cassandra Truth: When he tells Heather in the storyline where Corey wasn’t outed as a Team Meteor Admin that Corey was one of their agents, she doesn’t believe him. As she points out though, considering he’d lied about everything else, why should she take his word for it?
  • Combat Pragmatist: What does he do when his brother Cal challenges him to a Pokemon battle? He just walks up to Cal and pushes him off a cliff.
  • Friend to All Children: According to Word of God, he secretly really likes kids.
  • Generation Xerox: Takes after his and Cal’s father, it would appear.
  • Jerkass: Blake is an arrogant, spiteful and thoroughly dislikeable person.
  • Not in This for Your Revolution: He states that he doesn't really care about Team Meteor's ideals and goals, and that he's just using them.
  • Shut Up, Kirk!: His answer to Heather's Kirk Summation is to ask if she's done yet blabbering, and that he can't hear her over the sound of whining brat.
  • Smug Snake: Blake seriously overestimates his own competence, and is reduced to a ranting, cursing wreck when Heather and Cal finally get the better of him.
  • Signature Mon: Walrein.
  • The Sociopath: Starving an entire city to death to get what he wants? Throwing his own brother off a cliff? He can do all that and not lose any sleep.
  • Threw My Bike on the Roof: Blake is often a jerk for the mere joy of insulting and hurting others, and not necessarily because he has anything to gain from it.

    Other 

Ame

Manager of the Reborn League, who gives you your first Pokémon.
  • Author Avatar: Of Amethyst (a.k.a. the game's head designer).
    • Creator Cameo: Beyond giving you your starter, and giving you advice for how to handle the Gym Leaders, Ame doesn’t do much. Word of God is that this is intentional.
  • Authority Equals Asskicking: Aside from being the Manager of the Reborn League, she’s the Champion of Reborn until her death at Lin’s hands. It’s mostly an Informed Attribute though, since we only see her in action at the very end of her fight with Lin, and she’s killed shortly afterwards.
  • Badass Bystander: Turns out the friendly manager that does nothing more than sit in the Grand Hall registering newcomers and checking on gym leaders is also the champion of the Reborn League.
  • Big Good: She was responsible for helping supervise the cleanup of Reborn ten years ago and in the present, gives you info on the Gym Leaders, and is overall a Reasonable Authority Figure. Until her death at the heads of Lin’s Hydreigon…
  • Good Is Not Soft: When a Team Meteor grunt refuses to talk at the start of the story, she has no issues with letting a Torkoal start heating up the metal chair he’s sitting on till he does.
  • Killed Off for Real: She gets decapitated by Lin's Hydreigon, and her Pokemon are all kidnapped. You can later find an Absol whose Original Trainer profile says it used to be hers, but what happened to the rest of her teammates is so far unclear...

Dr. Sigmund Connal

"Now just hold still. ...You might feel a little shock..."
A psychologist known for his controversial use of shock therapy. Also runs his own Orphanage of Fear.
  • Dirty Old Man: Heather calls him this in the void, though he clearly isn't one.
  • Even Evil Has Standards: Says he doesn't approve of Team Meteor's methods despite joining up with them. Oddly enough, this goes both ways, since some members of Team Meteor seem to think the same of him.
  • Freudian Excuse: Is the ruthless, shock therapy obsessed man he is because he doesn't want anyone else to end up like his sister did.
  • Knight Templar: He is absolutely convinced that he's the only one who knows how to look after the children in his "care", and won't listen otherwise.
  • Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: While his doctorate seems to have come through legitimate means, his morality is... up in the air. At best.
  • Orphanage of Fear: Runs one of these in the Lapis ward.
  • Psycho Psychologist: Who conducts literal shock therapy on his charges.
  • Shock and Awe: He's a Electric specialist.
  • Signature Mon: His Electivire.
    • Psycho Electro: What Electivire's canon Pokedex entries claim it to be. Like master, like pet.
  • Start of Darkness: He studied psychology because his sister committed suicide after being refused electric shock therapy. It seems to be his go-to procedure, even in patients that are, at worst, a little defiant.
  • Villain Team-Up: He teams up with Team Meteor after the orphanage is liberated by you, Cain, and Shelly.
  • Would Hurt a Child: The worst thing is, he is absolutely certain he's doing it for the child's own good.

Anna/Fantasia Vanhanen

"If two stars fall, passing like ships in the night, do you think they would wish upon each other?"
A patient of Dr. Connal's Orphanage of Fear, Noel's sister, and apparently a very high-ranking trainer despite her youth.
  • Cloud Cuckoo Lander: She swears her Jirachi doll is alive and can speak, and when she becomes ill, somehow pouring medicine onto it cures her, and sees strange things others don't... But the things she sees that others dismiss as delusions almost universally turn out to be foreshadowing or character insights of some variety.
  • Genki Girl: She's constantly happy and energetic, regardless of the situation.
    Cain: “Haha, heyyy. I’m Cain. You’re pretty peppy.”
    Noel: “She is. And always when it’s least appropriate.”
    Anna: “But being cheerful when it’s least appropriate is when it’s most necessary!”
  • Like Father, Like Son: Her personality greatly resembles her father's, aka Radomus, and she apparently inherited her mother's Aura Vision.
  • Little Miss Badass: It's not seen in game yet, but she's apparently an extremely talented trainer, even more so than her high ranking gym leader twin.
  • Not-So-Imaginary Friend: She thinks her Jirachi doll Nostra, and her brother Noel's Cleffa doll Nomos, are this. It's unclear how true this is, given the above incident.
  • O.O.C. Is Serious Business: If you talk to her in the Glass Workshop in the Reshiram route and didn't beat Solaris's Garchomp, she all but breaks down.
    • Shortly afterwards, this is inverted - after you enter the void, her void-self acts like Anna herself, even though after you escape, it's shown that she was in the Glass Workshop the whole time. The other void-selves, while acting like the people they are based on, aren't always aware you're there, act like they're at a certain point in the game, and vanish when they're done speaking, while Anna's void-self jumps off the path in the void and seems fully aware of you.
  • Polar Opposite Twins: Cheery and energetic compared to her dour and quiet brother.
  • Psychic Powers: Her only known Pokemon (from before episode 16) was a Gothitelle (and she has a Jirachi doll, to boot). In the online Reborn League, she was also a Psychic gym leader.
  • Wise Beyond Their Years: Despite her Cloud Cuckoolander tendencies, she can be surprisingly wise for her age, offering comfort to Laura when the latter is crying about her parent’s deaths, and pointing out the trope itself to Gossip Gardevoir in an interview with her.
    Gossip Gardevoir: Anyway! Anna, you may not be big or bad-ass, but if your rank is any indication, you sure know how to battle. Tell us, what’s your secret? How can you be so talented at such a young age?
    Anna: "Huh? I’m not sure I understand the question. Because it doesn’t matter how old you are as long as you’re good at something, right? There are talented people who are old, so it only makes sense that there would be talented people who are also young."
    Gardevoir: "Surprisingly wise words! Or I guess we shouldn’t be surprised by now."

Cal Whitaker

"I guess I have a habit of not really being what people want me to be."
Former Fire-type gym leader, he retired to find himself and became Kiki's top apprentice at her academy. Is actually a part of Team Meteor; after he indirectly helps kill Kiki, he is horrified enough to leave and become a rogue agent.

  • Always Someone Better: He was always trapped in his elder brother's shadow; all his achievements had been done by him first, and all his failures stood out even more for it.
  • Be Yourself: Cal admits that he’s spent most of his life trying to oneup Blake and escape his shadow by being better than him. After his stay at Apophyll and the incident where Shelly accidentally set him off, he’s decided that he should be just try to be his own person instead of somebody better than Blake.
  • Big Brother Instinct: For Shelly, since they both know what it's like to be ignored by their families, and especially their older brothers. He apparently at some point in the past became angry with her when she said “something” that set him off (later dialogue implies Shelly thought he was trying to please Blake, like she was with her brother Bugsy). He regrets this almost as much as how he indirectly got Kiki killed, but admits that he finally managed to let go of his anger towards his brother afterwards.
  • Broken Ace: He's skilled, handsome, and a good student, but has a load of issues and doesn't regard himself as anything special.
  • Cain and Abel: Abel to Blake's Cain.
  • Everyone Has Standards: Solaris killing Kiki is what causes him to do a Heel–Face Turn.
  • Foil: To his brother Blake.
  • Journey to Find Oneself: Left on one a while ago.
  • The Mole: At first.
  • Mr. Fanservice: In-Universe, all the girls at the academy find him very attractive.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: His exact reaction when he inadvertently gets Kiki killed.
  • Rogue Agent: Since the protagonists haven't forgiven him, he strikes out to fight Meteor on his own.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: On Mount Ametrine, Cal tells Blake that he’s not going to define himself in opposition to him anymore, or let him aggravate him when Blake tries to rile him up.
  • Title Drop: When you team up with him on Ametrine Mountain, his Trainer name is Reborn Cal. Also mixed with Meaningful Name, given his Character Development.
  • "World of Cardboard" Speech: When Solaris says that he's as pathetic as Blake said he was, Cal initially begins to get mad, before agreeing with him, and admitting that he's always been weak and pathetic. Then, he says that real weakness is not doing anything to stop the things you hate from happening, decides he'll stop doing that himself, and orders his Magmortar to Blast Burn the PULSE Camerupt.
  • Would Hit a Girl: He once hit Shelly after she said that he was trying to please Blake, not become better than Blake.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Inverted, then played straight; at first, he dyed his hair red to stand out from Blake. Later, he lets it return to its natural blue color.

Gossip Gardevoir

The reporter of Pokemon Reborn, responsible for several different TV channels, and the partner/main Pokemon of Psychic gym leader Radomus.
  • All Love Is Unrequited: In an easily-missed interview on the television, it’s pretty much stated outright that she's in love with her trainer, Radomus, who has sworn off romantic relationships entirely.
    • Says her own feelings are a reflection of Radomus’s longing for his deceased wife when she appears in the void.

  • Cut Short:
    Gardevoir: Today, we’re meeting one of Reborn’s strongest trainers! She’s big! She’s bad-ass! And she’s set to tear you a new one -
    Anna: Hey! I’m not any of those things!
    Gardevoir: Only joking! Everyone say hi to Anna!
  • Damsel in Distress/Damsel out of Distress: She is briefly kidnapped by El before you can challenge Radomus. She mentions that she could have escaped anytime she wanted to; she was just waiting for Radomus’s word to Teleport away.
  • Dying Declaration of Love: To Radomus in Episode 18 after you're Brainwashed and Crazy by the PULSE Hypno.
  • Heroic Sacrifice: Uses her powers to take out the PULSE Hypno, sucking in the player, Cain and Luna with it. Even after the player escapes, she's under Lin's control, being used to pull more people into the void.
  • Intellectual Animal: In a setting where many Pokemon are implied to be just on the low edge of sapience, she is a very sapient, very vocal reporter, who is apparently more famous than her eccentric, chess grandmaster/Gym Leader trainer.
  • Pass the Popcorn: Asks for bets as to whether Adrienn will go crazy after finding out what happened to Reborn City.
  • Rich Bitch: The only people she seems to respect (or at least act normally to) are her master and Luna, and to a lesser degree Serra. She also seems to be fond of Adrienn, but mostly expresses that by teasing xem.
  • Undying Loyalty: To Radomus.
    • Says when she appears in the void that she doesn’t mind dying, if this is what it was like to die, because she was of use to her master.

Ms. Craudburry

An old woman in the Lapis Ward, who is a target of both the Magma and Aqua gangs.
  • Acceptable Targets: Pretty much considered this In-Universe by the Magma and Aqua gangs, and the police don’t seem to care that much about her stolen Pokemon.
  • Cassandra Truth: When she tells the police officer in her house that you were responsible for stealing her Pokemon, he doesn’t believe her, since the department has the profiles of all the other members of both gangs (you’re not one of them at the moment), and there’s no actual evidence you did it otherwise beyond her word. However, saying she was going to get the officer fired and then insulting the entire police department, and then the entire city of Reborn, probably wasn’t the best way to try and get what she wanted.
  • Rich Bitch: Very much so.
    Police Officer: "…Oi. No wonder the others insisted on drawing straws to see who had to take this case…"
  • Screw the Rules, I Have Money!: She thinks she has this. Pretty much everyone who knows her disagrees.
  • Smug Snake: Believes that she has the right to do whatever she wants due to her wealth. You and Archer/Maxwell take great pleasure in correcting that belief.

The Ringmaster

The leader of the Agate Circus, who inherited the position from her father.
  • Family Business: She’s new to her job, as her father, the previous Ringmaster, passed away recently.
  • Large Ham: When introducing herself, you and your opponent to the audience for your gym matches at the Agate Circus.
  • Reasonable Authority Figure: She was willing to let all the people displaced by the sleeping attack on Agate City stay at the Agate Circus. Also, she was willing to overlook Ciel giving you a Battle Pass directly, something that is normally not allowed.
  • Spoonerism: She has this when she’s introducing herself to you.
    Ringmaster: "Guaranteed to make your draw jop! I mean, jaw drop! Dammit!"

Maxwell

The leader of the Magma Gang, archrivals of the Aqua Gang.
  • Ambiguously Brown:
  • Emotions vs. Stoicism: Whereas Archer seems to be more on the logical side of things, Maxwell falls more under the emotional category.
  • Playing with Fire: His specialty.
  • That Man Is Dead: If you side with the Aqua Gang, the second time you defeat him, he decides to “kill himself” – that is, who he once was, by getting a normal job and a normal life, deciding that “glory was a cage.”

Archer

The leader of the Aqua Gang, and opponent of the Magma Gang.
  • Making a Splash: His specialty.
  • Emotions vs. Stoicism: He’s mostly used to logic, as opposed to Maxwell’s emotional approach.
  • That Man Is Dead: If you side with the Magma Gang and defeat him twice, once at his hideout and the second time at 7th St, he decides to just depart the Aqua Gang and dissolve it.

DJ Arclight

The DJ and spokesperson of the Reborn Nightclub, a very exclusive area where the best way to get in (not only) is to defeat the Elite Four.
  • Anime Hair: He has a large yellow Mohawk that only looks like it could exist in a place with lots of hairstyling tech.
  • Electric Black Guy: Downplayed overall, but 2/3 of his team members are Electric type.
  • Eye Scream: Lin has one of his eyes ripped out for his “penalty” in Episode 16.
  • Good News, Bad News: How Adrienn delivers the news about his eye; he’s still alive, thankfully, but said eye is gone.
  • Graceful Loser: Arclight accepts his defeat in the Meteor base rather calmly, despite knowing he’ll likely be subjected to Cold-Blooded Torture as punishment (this loss is what costs him his eye).
    Arclight: “At least this way, winner and loser alike, we can both take pride in knowing that we did everything we could. Go get em’, hero.”
  • Make Me Wanna Shout: His other specialty; he has a Noivern and Exploud, both of which know Boomburst.
  • Mr. Exposition: On the TV Interviews channel, he gives descriptions of the Gym Leaders and their teams and tactics.

???

A mysterious voice, who appears offscreen when you leave the Citae D’astra after the encounter with Elias, and later in the void. Another voice, implied to be a different character, appears at the end of Episode 18.

  • all lowercase letters: The voice at the end of Episode 18 talks like this; the voice at the end of the Citae D'astra/in the void does not, however.
  • Fourth-Wall Observer: Says “You’re like me… why else would you keep playing?”
  • The Ghost: Has yet to be seen in person, except possibly for a character in the void who tells you a story about a meteor also addressed as ???. It could, however, be the unnamed deceased wife of Radomus, given who appears directly after the story.
  • Jekyll & Hyde: The mysterious voices act like this. Both are keen on the game, saying they want to keep playing. Both say that they've been helping out the player. The playful voice who speaks with proper grammar acts like they're a friend of the player, saying they're the player's ally, while the resentful voice who speaks in lowercase letters says the player is ungrateful and points out that the voice has done more for the player than the player ever did for them. They even threaten to keep the player stuck in the black space between episodes.
  • No Name Given: It’s never made clear who this is.
  • You Bastard!: The voice at the end of Episode 18 calls out the player (not the player character, the player) for being ungrateful for everything the voice did for them.

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    Hardcore-Exclusive Characters 

Techie Johnathan

The current head of the Hardcore League, a harder version of the Reborn League for select trainers. He technically existed in the base game, but he was a one-off early-game trainer; he's pretty much a different character here.
  • Determinator: In a bit of side dialogue, he tells you that he's going to get an Arceus for a kid who requested one, just to see his reaction. Not too impressive, until you find out that he actually succeeded ...sort of. He got a Type: Null, an artificial recreation of Arceus, which he intends to pass of as the real deal. Still impressive, considering there are canonically only three in existence.
  • I Am Not Left-Handed: When you finally fight him (around the time you get to Apophyll Academy), he has a relatively underwhelming team, consisting of early-game Com Mons like Watchog or Pokemon that aren't even fully evolved, like Pikachu or Klang. Then he sends out his final Pokemon: a goddamn Rayguaza, which is 28 levels higher than the level cap to boot! Even with a sub-par movepool, it's still likely to lead to a Total Party Kill. Then he tells you he wasn't even going all out which is true; he can Mega Evolve his Rayquaza!
  • Smug Super: As head of the Hardcore League and owner of a Rayquaza, he's got a bit of a swelled head.
  • Took a Level in Jerkass: Even though he only had about three lines in the base game, he was still relatively nice; here, he's not afraid to rub his superiority in your face.

Jim/Gym Guy

The former Gym helper in the Reborn League, until Ame replaced him with the telecom system. He now works for the Hardcore league, letting you shift the leader's teams between Single Battles and Double Battles.
  • Butt-Monkey/The Chew Toy: Constantly gets hit by one misfortune after another, starting with him losing his job at the Reborn League.
  • Making a Splash: When you get to fight him in an optional battle, four of his six Pokemon- Marshtomp, Lanturn, Floatzel, and Gyarados- are Water-type. Justified, since he became a fisherman after he was fired from the Reborn League.
  • New Child Left Behind: According to his diary, he has a daughter he barely knows. Corey's suicide and the fact that Corey left behind a young daughter has made him want to connect with her.
  • Unwitting Pawn: Implied to be one for Techie Johnathan, who only hired him because he apparently knew Commander.

Commander

The original head of the Hardcore League.
  • Foil: To Ame. Both are based on the people who made the respective game/mod and founded a Pokemon League, but while Amethyst ran her league and actively worked to maintain it, Commander stepped down and left it to Techie Johnathan, becoming a recluse in Terra's computer world. They even have different forms of the Pokemon Ninetails on their team!
  • Wholesome Crossdresser: After Ame dies, he decides do pose as her to make sure that nobody panics due to the fact that the League Champion is dead. The best part is: It's not the first time he's ever done that.
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