Jessie, James, Meowth and their Pokémon
The Terrible Trio from the original timeline. Giovanni assigns them to keep an eye on Ash and inform him of his activities and progress.
- Adaptational Badass: They're actually able to get results for Team Rocket on a regular occasion, including stealing Pokemon. And their capture of Felgrand and taking pictures of what happened during the Gringy City incident was of huge value to Giovanni.
- Adaptational Early Appearance:
- James obtains his Carnivine, Yamask, and Inkay in Kanto.
- Jessie gets her Wobbuffet in Celadon City.
- Affably Evil: All of them, especially James.
- Berserk Button: Jessie flies off the handle when Yellow compares her and her comrades to Power Rangers.
- Butt-Monkey: Downplayed compared to canon, since instead of trying to steal Pikachu, Giovanni assigns them to spy on Ash. Because they generally don't come into direct conflict with him, they aren't sent blasting off nearly as often as in canon.
- Demoted to Extra: They don't appear as often as in canon.
- Even Evil Has Standards:
- They can't stand Pokémon abusers, outright calling Damian an "asshole" for what he did to his Charmander. This also applies to the supply robberies they commit, given that one potential target was rejected because he was trying to put his kids through college, and another because he was the main supplier for an orphanage.
- Apparently, Jessie draws the line at the sadist practices Jessiebelle wanted to attempt on James.
- Go-Karting with Bowser: James fought against Ash fair and square in the Battle Dome Tournament and they both enjoyed the match.
- Goldfish Poop Gang: They are still this but it's significantly downplayed from the original timeline, because their mission is to observe Ash, rather than steal Pikachu. They also get good results for Giovanni on occasion.
- Graceful Loser: James clearly enjoyed his match against Ash in the Battle Dome tournament, to the point he doesn't get upset at losing.
- Inexplicably Awesome: Not even Giovanni has any idea how Jessie, James and Meowth keep surviving things that should have killed them. Bear in mind that this is a setting with Surprisingly Realistic Outcome(s), and yet the trio seems to be exempt from it.
- Mad Libs Catchphrase: Their "Team Rocket is blasting off again!" is always accompanied by a comment about how strange it is, how often it happens and/or something else related to the situation at hand. Their motto also counts, since they vary the lines depending on where or how they end up encountering Ash's group.
- Not Afraid of You Anymore: James yells this to his parents on live TV while he's fighting Ash.
- The Power of Friendship: Some of James' Pokemon know Return, a move that deals more damage the more the Pokemon loves their trainer, and given that said move deals a lot of damage when they use it, it's rather evident that James' Pokemon love him dearly.
- Running Gag: Their blasting off declarations comment that the act is both unusual, and happening somewhat often.
- Shipper on Deck: They seem to believe Misty is Ash's girlfriend.
- Stalker Without a Crush: They follow Ash everywhere they can and report back to Giovanni. While Jessie does admit to watching Ash while he showers and appreciates his looks, she comments he 'isn't her type'.
- Super Mode: James got a Keystone for taking part in the Lavender Town tournament. However, he has no Pokemon capable of Mega Evolution so far.
- Undying Loyalty: Their loyalty to their boss is one of the few reasons Giovanni tolerates their presence.
- Vile Villain, Laughable Lackey: Much like in canon, they have this dynamic with Giovanni.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: James is repeatedly (and accurately) described as a "bluenette".
The Leader of Team Rocket and Viridian City Gym Leader.
- Adaptational Intelligence: Unlike in Pokémon: The First Movie, he doesn't provoke Mewtwo by insulting him to his face. In fact, he goes out of his way to try and make sure Mewtwo stays loyal to him. Unfortunately for him, Mewtwo eventually double-crossed him of his own accord.
- Adaptational Villainy: While the anime made it abundantly clear that he was not a good person, much of the more severe villainy one would expect from a crime lord and Diabolical Mastermind of his caliber was, at most, only implied. Here, the story is very much explicit about the awful things he does (such as having people murdered), fitting for the fic's Darker and Edgier tone.
- Badass Boast: Gives one in response to Solidad's Mega Slowbro:Giovanni: This changes nothing.....I've fought such Pokemon before, I've defeated more impressive evolutions!
- Berserk Button: The man doesn't like Juan. At all.
- Dishing Out Dirt: As a Gym Leader, he specializes in Ground-types.
- Even Bad Men Love Their Mamas: Downplayed. He admired and respected his mother, whom he describes as a beautiful and intelligent woman, but believes she thought too small during her stint as the Team Rocket boss before him.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones:
- He truly cares about his pet Persian.
- Zigzagged in regards to his son Silver. His inner monologue reveals he genuinely cares for him, but still takes priority over Team Rocket's business rather than celebrating Christmas and his son's birthday.
- Extra-ore-dinary: Has a Steelix.
- I Need a Freaking Drink: After reflecting that the fate of Team Rocket might depend on Jessie, James, and Meowth, Giovanni gets a strong craving for alcohol. Later on, he downs some scotch after James mentions Juan, who he hates.
- Make It Look Like an Accident: Ever the pragmatist, he prefers this approach when he needs somebody killed.
- Non-Elemental: Has a Persian.
- Parental Neglect: He doesn't spare much time for his son Silver.
- Poisonous Person: Has a Nidoking.
- Pragmatic Villainy: Team Rocket does not deal in prostitution; not because he has any kind of moral objection to the practice, but because he considers the industry too trackable.
- As it turns out, his interest in Ash is also this: he wants Ash to stand out as a heroic example for Bloodliners to follow, and inspire them to clear the competition he might have in the criminal world.
- Properly Paranoid: He suspects that Proton may be getting dangerously ambitious. Considering he's apparently running projects behind his back, he seems to have good reason to be concerned.
- Related in the Adaptation: No canon sources confirm who's the mother of his son Silver. In this story, it's Ariana, and they are married.
- Right-Hand Cat: His Persian, as per canon.
- Sadist: While he doesn't torture his subordinates, he enjoys when they suffer from their own incompetence.
- Smart People Play Chess: He's shown playing chess with Mewtwo in the latter's interlude.
- Strictly Professional Relationship: He's married to Ariana, but keeps that fact private at work.
- Villain Respect: While watching the Indigo League on TV, he's pleased to see that Ash learned something from their match.
- Villain with Good Publicity: The authorities aren't aware he's the boss of Team Rocket, only a very demanding Gym Leader.
- We Can Rule Together: Offers this to Mewtwo.
- When You Coming Home, Dad?: He seems to skip spending Christmas with his son (which also coincides with his birthday) and hasn't been present on his life very much for almost his entire life.
- Worthy Opponent: He only gets up his chair when an opponent gives him a good challenge.
Cassidy and Butch
Jessie, James and Meowth's rivals, who sometimes are more successful in their endeavors.
- Accidental Misnaming: Ash never calls Butch and Cassidy by name, but he continually thinks of Butch by a different name throughout their first battle, ranging from 'Not James' to 'Bart' or 'Dutch'.
- Curb-Stomp Battle: They're subject to one when they try to stop Ash challenging Giovanni to a gym battle, only for almost their entire team to be defeated by Gigalith (even when Cassidy starts the fight with a Tentacruel) as well as the implication that Togepi defeated their Hitmontop.
- Make an Example of Them: They try to invoke this on Arnold and Laila when decide to stand up to them. Only to discover that they inspire the rest of the people to fight back, and that they're massively outnumbered.
- Noodle Incident: As punishment for failing in Hop-Hop-Hop Town, Giovanni sends them to Dark City to evaluate the Kaz and Yas gangs. They end up sleepless, clearly hit by blunt objects, and in serious need of a shower since they reek of cheap deodorant, sake and expired ketchup.
A high-ranking Rocket Executive. She's also Giovanni's wife, and mother of his son Silver.
- Related in the Adaptation: She's married to Giovanni, and is the mother of Silver.
A high-ranking Rocket Admin. He's apparently authorizing projects behind Giovanni's back.
- The Starscream: Giovanni suspects he might be this. While it's not yet confirmed, the fact he's running projects without Giovanni's consent or knowledge might hint he is.
A Rocket agent who reports to Giovanni directly.
- Code Name: Known as the Black Tulip among Team Rocket's ranks.
- Dark Action Girl: Fully capable of kicking ass even without Pokémon.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: Decides to call off an operation upon learning that an Elite Four member is in town. Unfortunately, her minions still follow through with it behind her back.
A Rocket Admin in charge of overseeing operations in the Sevii Islands.
- Crazy-Prepared: Makes a habit of planning for every possible outcome.
- Didn't See That Coming: A combination of Red deciding to take riskier gambles with his Pokémon, and Yellow managing to break herself out of captivity ended up causing his plans to fall apart.
- Named by the Adaptation: He's supposed to be based on the unnamed Admin from the FireRed & LeafGreen games.
- Shadow Archetype: He's one to Red, representing what he could become should he let his mindset of planning ahead to get over his head to the point of arrogance and thinking he cannot be beaten.
- Villainous Breakdown: Ends up losing his cool when Yellow's timely arrival ends up causing his Pokémon to fall into disarray and get defeated.
- We Can Rule Together: Even knowing Red would refuse, he still tried to offer him a chance to join Team Rocket.
- Would Hurt a Child: Had no qualms about kidnapping Yellow to lure Red into a trap, and was planning to dispose of her after she was no longer useful anyway.
A scientist working for Team Rocket.
A old Unovan criminal associated with Team Rocket. Very strongly hinted to be the father of Team Skull admin Plumeria.
The leader of Team Zenith
- Composite Character: Has some traits of the Aqua and Magma leaders, in terms of appearance (has a beard like Archie), clothing (dresses in a labcoat with eye-wear like Maxie) and personality (is rather passionate like Archie, but also a man of science like Maxie).
- Original Character: Has no canon counterpart.
- Predecessor Villain: To Archie and Maxie, though he later resurfaced.
- Super Mode: His Altaria can Mega Evolve.
- Surrounded by Idiots: A rare inversion. His plans failed partly because he surrounded himself with too many bright people, including Maxie and Archie, since their ideas clashed with each other and they worked at cross-purposes.
- This Cannot Be!: When Sawyer and Ryuga destroy the Megalith's power source, destroying the artificial Mega Rayquaza it created.
- Weapon of Choice: His Altaria.
Admin of Team Zenith
- Big Guy, Little Guy: Female version, she's the big to Taylor's little.
- Blood Knight: She loves a good fight.
- Brains and Brawn: The brawn to Taylor's brains.
- Composite Character: Has some traits of Aqua Admins Matt and Shelly, having a muscular build like the former and a competitive streak like the latter. Her name ends in "y" as a reference to the canon female admins.
- Giant Flyer: She prefers big Flying Pokemon like Tropius or Gyarados, which fits her preference for brute force.
- Original Character: Has no canon counterpart.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: She's technically the tomboy to Taylor's girly girl.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Short blue to be precise.
Admin of Team Zenith
- Attack Pattern Alpha: She actually orders her Pokemon to assume formations this way.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: She actually favors Bug/Flying types, which signify her preference for strategy over brute force.
- Big Guy, Little Guy: Female version, she's the little to Carly's big.
- Brains and Brawn: The brains to Carly's brawn.
- Composite Character: Has some traits of Magma Admins Courtney and Tabitha, having an obsession with analysis like the former and is rather haughty and smug like the latter.
- Original Character: Has no canon counterpart.
- The Short Guy with Glasses: Noted to be very short, and wears glasses.
- Stoic Spectacles: Wears glasses and she's the planner of Team Zenith.
- Tomboy and Girly Girl: She's technically the girly girl to Carly's tomboy.
The leader of Team Aqua, who seeks to change the world by expanding the ocean.
- Benevolent Boss: Seems to be this if his interactions with Shelly are an indication.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Expressed dislike for homophobic people and those who think the world's issues are from 'sexual deviancy'.
- Fire-Forged Friends: Subverted with Maxie when they were both part of Team Zenith. They saved each other and worked well together, but ultimately their differences led them to part ways.
- Not So Above It All: Loves all kinds of cakes, and willingly engages in caroling with his subordinates.
- We Used to Be Friends: With Maxie, though they weren't exactly "friends" per se.
A Team Aqua female admin.
The leader of Team Magma, who seeks to change the world by expanding the land.
- Benevolent Boss: Seems to be this if his interactions with Courtney are an indication.
- Fire-Forged Friends: Subverted with Archie when they were both part of Team Zenith. They saved each other and worked well with one another, but ultimately their differences led them to part ways.
- Not So Above It All: Received a backscratcher during Christmas, and he still uses it the following year, though he keeps it hidden from his subordinates.
- We Used to Be Friends: With Archie, though they weren't exactly "friends" per se.
A Team Magma female admin.
The Team Galactic Leader, who, after disappearing in a vortex, somehow managed to gain control over time and space. After mastering his new powers, he proceeded to dismantle the universe and rebuild it according to his vision. To prevent this, Arceus chose Ash and sent him back in time, setting in motion the events of the story.
- Evil Is Petty: He tested his new powers by making Ash lose League matches he should have won. While it's true that he needed to practice so that he could make all the changes he wanted in one go, that was just a dick move.
- Gameplay and Story Integration: The world changing to reflect the new features introduced in the games (such as abilities, new types, new Pokemon, the special and physical split, etc) are the result of him meddling with reality.
- Instant Expert: Averted, he had to spend quite a while practicing with his new Reality Warper abilities before he could make the changes he wanted.
- Knight of Cerebus: Granted, the Mars Gaiden was hardly sweetness and light to begin with, but his appearance signaled that the story would go down a very dark path.
- Never Found the Body: Turns out, Cyrus was able to survive undetected on a different plane of existence.
- Omnicidal Maniac: The story opens with him killing nearly everybody in existence.
- Person of Mass Destruction: Him gaining control of reality turned him into this. He was able to erase most of the universe in a very short amount of time. Even Arceus, for all its power, could only hold him back for a few minutes while it explained the situation to Ash before sending him back in time as a desperate Hail Mary.
- The Social Darwinist: He's recruiting strong people for his plans.
A Team Galactic Scientist and Admin.
- Mad Scientist: One working for Team Galactic.
The youngest and most loyal of Team Galactic Commanders.
- Abusive Parents: Her aunt and uncle were this to her.
- Big Sister Instinct: Had this for Kibou.
- Cool Big Sis: Her friend Kibou saw her as this.
- Despair Event Horizon: Kibou's death was this to her.
- The Dog Bites Back: After her uncle and aunt kill her friend Kibou, she snaps and has her Bronzor crush them to death with its Psychic attack.
- Evil Redhead: She wasn't always evil, though.
- Never Be Hurt Again: Ultimately, her reason for joining up with Cyrus comes down to this.
- Stepford Smiler: She always put a smile despite being constantly abused by her uncle and aunt.
- Used to Be a Sweet Kid: And how.
A Galactic Grunt. Attempted to steal Hareta's Piplup.
The CEO of Lysandre Labs, who's also secretly the Leader of Team Flare. Alain's benefactor.
- A Glass of Chianti: The Holiday Special has him drinking some wine at a party.
- Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: After an encounter with Joseph Stone, he bitterly muses on his beliefs that optimists like him are destined to have their efforts taken advantage of and their ideals broken.
- Villain with Good Publicity: While the world sees him as a wealthy philanthropist, he secretly harbors the desire to remake the world, regardless of the methods.
The Leader of Team Skull. Unlike most leaders, he specializes in Bug-Type Pokemon.
- Abusive Parents: His father was apparently a piece of work.
- Berserk Button: Has several due to his anger issues. These consist of hurting his grunts, his own failure, abusive parents and golf. Calling him or insinuating he's weak is also one, angering him enough to stop ZZAZZ's attempt to possess him during the events of the Glitch War
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: He uses Bug-types primarily.
- Coincidental Accidental Disguise: Due to him confronting several Cipher Peons while they are worried about Ula' Ula's Kahuna, they believe him to be the island's Kahuna instead of the actual Kahuna, Nanu. He doesn't bother to correct them.
- Don't You Dare Pity Me!: He tends to get really ticked off whenever someone looks at him with worry.
- A Father to His Men: While he won't admit it, he deeply cares for his grunts.
- Noodle Incident: He was apparently banned from Battle Royals after throwing a stool at a competitor after his Masquerain had three Hyper Beams fired at it at once.
- Too Spicy for Yog-Sothoth: He's the only character in the Glitch War who's able to avoid the possession of ZZAZZ altogether before it takes place, and without external help.
Head Admin of Team Skull, who specializes in Poison-Type Pokemon.
- Berserk Button: Don't hurt the Team Skull grunts. You'll get a Crobat in the ribs for it. Also, don't mess with her favourite cereal.
- Cool Big Sis: Treats the Team Skull grunts like siblings.
- Not So Above It All: She's the most level-headed member of Team Skull, but mess with her favourite cereal, and she'll act like a typical Skull member and beat the perpetrator "down, down, and down to the ground".
- And there's her forcing Guzma to dress like Santa and climb on rooftops.
- Only Sane Man: Given the named Team Skull members in Reset include an idiot who tried to make french fries with a Pokeblock machine, a graffiti artist who uses her fingers instead of spray cans, and Guzma....
- Technicolor Eyes: Not red, so she isn't a part of the ever expanding half sibling population, but golden ones. It's implied she has Unovan ancestry, where the color is more known. Chapter 41 hints that her father is an Unovan man named Frank Gipani.
A Skull Grunt and Bloodliner. Sketch is able to generate paint at her finger tips. The best graffiti artist in Team Skull.
- Bullying a Dragon: Insulting Iolani's late mentor was a very bad idea.
- Face Palm: Odlaw's idiocy makes her do this.
- Generic Graffiti: Her Bloodline allows her to generate paint, which she uses for this purpose.
- Mad Artist: Not exactly "mad", but Macross called her that and she didn't deny it.
- Mundane Utility: What does she use her paint abilities for? Graffiti.
- Shipper on Deck: Has to shut Odlaw up when he almost blows the whistle on a grunt named Nats who is playing secret Santa for another, and she wants them to get together.
A Skull Grunt. Not that smart.
- Ascended Extra: He was originally an unnamed grunt who appeared to harass Wally in a holiday special. The Kiawe oneshot gave him a name and returned him back to Alola.
- The Ditz: He's not the sharpest tool in the shed. Case in point, he once put a potato in a PokeBlock machine, thinking it would give him French fries. Obviously, this broke the machine.
- Hero of Another Story: Sure Team Skull aren't really good guys, but the tale of a Team Skull Grunt having to save up money to fly back home could make an interesting story.
- Meaningful Name: "Odlaw" as in "outlaw". It could also be a reference to 'Wheres Waldo', as outside of the U.S the series is known as 'Where's Wally', and Odlaw is the American/British name for the antagonist of the series.
- Motive Rant: He goes into one about how Trial Captains are to blame for them acting the way they do because they couldn't pass the trials. Iolani is having none of it, especially after he insults Kiawe's grandfather.
A female Skull Grunt who has some pretty weird delusions.
- Artificial Limbs: Has a glass red eye.
- Cloudcuckoolander: Even Odlaw doesn't get what she says half the time.
- Expy: Partially based on Gundham Tanaka from Danganronpa.
- Noodle Incident: Engaged in a chain of quests to get a Carnivine for another grunt as a Christmas gift.
- Sesquipedalian Loquaciousness: Engages in this when she talks about what she was doing to get a Christmas present for a friend.
- Shock and Awe: Her team is entirely composed of Electric-types: Togedemaru, Dedenne, Emolga and Pachirisu.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: Claims otherwise, but she apparently doesn't fare well against the Yungoos line.
One of the main scientists of Team Cipher in charge of turning Pokemon into Shadow Pokemon.
- Mad Scientist: Is the creator of the Shadow Pokemon process.
- Manipulative Bastard: He took advantage of Giovanni's desire to make a profit no matter what to obtain a crucial piece of equipment to create the Shadow Pokemon process.
- Pragmatic Villainy: When Nascour proposes subjecting the Peons to the Shadow process as well, he objects out of logistical reasons.
Head executive of Team Cipher and representative of Cipher's Leader Evice.
- Major Injury Underreaction: Upon getting punched by Dakim hard enough to crack a rib, he congratulates Dakim and punches him back.
- Mighty Glacier: His Shadow Metagross is just as slow as a regular one, but it hits even harder and is more resilient.
- Muscles Are Meaningless: The lithe Nascour is able to punch the much larger Dakim hard enough to send him into the midst of their battling Pokémon.
- Obviously Evil: He's a man with glowing red eyes, dark purple clothing and ominous floating hair.
A trainer from Orre who joined Cipher in search for stronger opponents to fight.
- Blood Knight: He loves nothing more than a good fight, whether a fist-fight or a Pokemon battle.
- Challenge Seeker: His primary reason for joining Team Cipher.
- Charles Atlas Superpower: His strength must be a case of this, since it's known that he's not a bloodliner.
- Dumb Muscle: Downplayed. He's not exactly dumb, but compared to the other Cipher leaders, he's nowhere near as smart.
- Neck Lift: Dakim lifts Lesar by the collar after defeating him in an Ante battle, demanding his prize for winning.
One of Cipher's Admins and scientist in charge of the XD Shadow Pokemon series. She owns a Shadow Delcatty.
- Evil Genius: Helped improve on the Shadow Pokemon process.
- Never Found the Body: Lovrina was knocked into the water by Clay during their battle by mistake. While the Unovan authorities assume she'd be dead, the reader is shown that she was found and rescued by Cipher.
- Valley Girl: Speaks like one, but that doesn't mean she isn't dangerous.
A Cipher Peon from Unova who joined Cipher out of desperation. He owns a Servine named Sir Thorn.
- Didn't Think This Through: He made the grave mistake of starting his journey in Orre without being ready. It costed him dearly.
- Driven to Villainy: Becoming a Peon was the last thing he wanted, but he joined the criminal organization when he ran out of money.
- Glory Seeker: He admits to have been this when confronted by Sanpei, and he deeply regrets it.
- Path of Most Resistance: He decided to start his journey in Orre to toughen himself up, grossly overestimating his own skills. Needless to say, it ended badly for him.
- Trapped in Villainy: After killing his friend Jeff and taking his Dewott Mizutaro, the hopes of leaving Cipher become very scarce.
A Cipher commander assigned to attack the Kalos Ninja Village in search for information about Bond Phenomenon and stealing Froakie eggs.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Apparently managed to put up a respectable facade enough to almost get married to Kaoruko Fisher until his true nature was exposed.
- He's revealed to have worked for the Aurumburg family in Kalos as a gardener as a teen, and managed to kill them all and get away with all of their money, not even out of his teen years.
- Kill 'Em All: After encountering Satoshi he quickly decides that Satoshi and any possible nieces and nephews of his must be killed.
- Knight of Cerebus: Whenever he shows up, things are about to get very serious.
- Matricide: Given who he is related to he was a part of the killing.
- No-Nonsense Nemesis: If he suspects anyone of being his niece or nephew, he will immediately try to kill them.
- Original Character: Has no canon counterpart.
- Rank Up: He's promoted to admin thanks to the info he gathered.
- The Reveal: Turns out he's C of the Seven Brothers.
- Would Hurt a Child: Attacks Satoshi with the intention of killing him the moment he suspects who he is.
- Xanatos Gambit: Sets one up during the Sanpei oneshot: he sends a team to try and get the Froakie Eggs while another team goes to obtain all the information on Bond Phenomenon.
A Cipher admin assigned to capture Celebi after its energy signature was detected in Vien Forest of Almia.
- The Brute: Described as gorilla like.
- Villain: Exit, Stage Left: Though unwilling to retreat at first, the arrival of the backup Jane called forced his hand and he and several Peons escaped the Rangers with his Slowking's Teleport, though several Peons and Gorigan's two Shadow Pokemon were left behind.
The leader of Team Snagem, hired by Team Cipher to steal Pokémon for them.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He admits to being capable of many things, but he would never kill the men under him.
- Exact Words: Manages to twist his words to Ein enough to convince him when questioned about the Pokémon shipment they delivered.
- Genius Bruiser: The guy is big and muscular, and the only one capable of beating their simulations until Wes arrived.
A member of Team Snagem, and Gonzap's second-in-command.
- Number Two: To Gonzap.
A member of Team Snagem.
- The Ghost: Only mentioned so far.
A group of female bloodliners who lost their families, either because they died or because they kicked them out of their homes. They have no qualms about using their powers to get what they want. Coming to despise humanity and the world in general, they choose to follow their own rules.
- Affectionate Nickname: Belladonna refers to her lovers Aurora, Vedia, and Evanna as My Dear, My Sweet, and Sweetie respectively.
- Amazon Brigade: They're all girls.
- Anti-Villain: While all four now consider themselves above humanity and have little regard for the law, their typical actions are usually just breaking/entering and theft, the sole exception being the events of "Poison War", and even then they had standards. In the end, they're a group of lovers that typically act more like teenagers wanting to have fun, only going worse when someone harms one of them.
- Battle Harem: Aurora, Vedia and Evanna are this to Belladonna.
- Dark Action Girl: All of them are good with their powers.
- Dark and Troubled Past: The four of them have some pretty tragic backstories. See below for details.
- Enemy Mine: While not exactly enemies, Belladonna and her girlfriends choose to help Misty, Iris and Anabel in rescuing Ash from Sabrina.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Despite being willing to harm or even kill anyone who gets in their way, they're very affectionate to each other and to their Pokémon. This also extends to any potential half-sibling of Belladonna, unless they go into truly evil territory.
- Expy: Of the Pokémon Adventures incarnation of the Kanto Elite Four with a Ice, Ghost, and Fighting themed member led by a figure with strong similarities to Yellow.
- Five-Finger Discount: They mostly get what they need by breaking into stores, though Belladonna is willing to relent for Aurora's sake to get things legally whenever they have the chance.
- Good Feels Good: The aftermath of Saffron has them experiencing this, with Aurora being the first to point out they should help people more often.
- In Vino Veritas: Aurora ended up revealing the truth about her past to Belladonna after the shy girl accidentally got drunk while they were burglarizing a cabin.
- Original Character: None of them have canon counterparts.
- Polyamory: The nature of their relationship with each other.
- Poor Communication Kills: A problem Belladonna seeks to avoid with Aurora, always trying to ensure that things are clear and that she's always presented an option. Still, Aurora doesn't have the courage to say out loud that she doesn't want her father dead and follows through with the plan to kill him out of fear of being left alone.
- They Look Just Like Everyone Else!: Not so much with Belladonna, but the other three look like normal teenagers.
- Unholy Matrimony: They're all in love with each other.
The leader of the group, and after her resemblance to Ash was pointed out to her, decided she liked the idea of having a brother.
- Ambiguous Disorder: Between her volatile emotions, her strong temptations to kill people, and her lack of care of anybody besides those she holds close to her heart, it seems like there's something very off about her.
- She's actually aware of this, noting her mother's hoarding tendencies and her father's seeming inability to stop fathering kids, and wants to make sure to avoid bad habits, which protects Hilda when she imitates Aurora.
- Bad Powers, Bad People: She's well aware of the effect her mind-controlling abilities have on Poison-types, but she doesn't care.
- Berserk Button:
- Do not mess with Belladonna's girlfriends. See Violently Protective Girlfriend below. It's not a good idea to disguise yourself as them either: she can pick it up real quickly and does not appreciate imitation.
- Just being around smokers induces violent urges in her.
- Boobs of Steel: Noted to be busty, and is a capable fighter.
- Byronic Heroine: Fits the trope like a glove. Physically speaking, she's both intimidating and attractive, and has enough personal magnetism to attract multiple lovers. She's got plenty of brains too, able to come up with cunning plans and sabotage complex machinery. She has a tendency to brood on her Dark and Troubled Past, and is very cynical about society. Speaking of which, she generally chooses not to interact with society in any significant way, and considers herself to exist outside the laws of humanity. As for her emotions, she tends to suffer from mood swings, and is noted for her passion by both the characters and the narrative.
- Contralto of Danger: Noted to speak with a deep voice. As for the "danger" part, she's a powerful and skilled bloodliner who's absolutely ruthless towards those who hurt her loved ones.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Her mother was a hoarder in the Old Cesspit neighborhood which even by the standards of pre-cleanup Gringy City, was pretty bad, and neglected her heavily. She was thrown out of her home for being gay, the one thing her hoarder mother did not want to keep.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: Of the group, she takes this the furthest. In addition to deeply caring about her girlfriends and Pokémon, she also shows a good deal of sisterly love regarding her possible half-siblings. This is shown by her being very affectionate towards Ash after becoming convinced he's her brother, when she was trying to kill him not even two minutes beforehand.
- Even Evil Has Standards: She has several examples that gives her more depth than her portrayal as a simple murderer when she was introduced.
- Despite her wanting very badly to kill Tokiomi Borealis, Belladonna waited until he was transferred out of a hospital specializing in cancer treatment to one that specializes in treating those with a history of substance abuse. Her plan to kill him would've required sabotage of his hospital's backup power system, so collateral damage was an inevitability. And that's why she waited. While she's perfectly fine with killing people who are ill because of poor life choices, she'll avoid killing those hospitalized for reasons beyond their control.
- She makes a comment about not caring for the laws of man, which she immediately corrects to being the laws of humans with no specifically to gender. For not even the vengeful and hate-filled Belladonna wants to imply that she hates an entire gender.
- While she's very protective of her loved ones, and goes to great lengths to punish those who wrong them, she doesn't take it to psychopathic extremes. For example, she mentions she wouldn't melt someone's face off for bumping into one of her lovers on the street.
- Leaning more into Everyone Has Standards than anything, but Aurora notes that Belladonna has a very strong sense of consent, and absolutely refuses to have sex with Aurora after she accidentally got drunk.
- Chapter 36 makes it clear that she's disgusted by the behavior of the possible Date Rapist half-sibling Misty encountered.
- Evil Counterpart: To Ash, especially when you consider they share a father.
- Eyes Never Lie: Even though Hilda's disguise was physically perfect, one look into "Aurora's" eyes let her realize that she was an impostor.
- Fantastic Racism: In addition to not liking baseline humans, she also has a specified dislike of Grimer and Muk on top of it. This is revealed to be tied to her hoarder mother, whose home was so dirty that it attracted the garbage eating Pokemon. Who'd literally eat everything from young Belladonna's teddy bear to the clothes on her body.
- Gene Hunting: She starts trying to discover who her father is after a few encounters with people who she thinks are her siblings.
- Identical Grandson: If she really is Felgrand's niece, then she strongly resembles her paternal grandmother.
- I Just Want to Be Loved: This is one reason she's so eager to establish a sibling relationship with Ash and her other half-siblings. She's desperate to have a loving family. This is also the reason her Dominion Bloodline takes the form that it does.
- Knight of Cerebus: Despite being one of the story's more sympathetic villains, her first appearance brought a darker tone. She hypnotizes huge numbers of Poison-type Pokémon for an attack on the Gringy City power plant, which kills numerous innocent workers, all in a successful plot to murder Aurora's father without implicating herself. During said attack, she earns the distinction of being the main story's first villain to commit murder onscreen. Her pivotal confrontation with Ash is one of the darkest scenes in the story, to the point that Dexter remains unusually quiet throughout. And to top it all off, she introduces the very real possibility that all these Ash-lookalikes aren't just coincidence, which no matter how you slice it, is going to have a huge impact on the story.
- Knight Templar Big Sister: After becoming convinced that Ash is her younger half-brother, Belladonna, on learning that Ash knows the pain she's talking about, resolves to punish the one who made him feel the way he did. And considering the extremes she's willing to go to, especially on behalf of her loved ones, it's safe to say that she'd give them a lot worse than just a stern talking to.
- Taken even further in Chapter 33. After learning from Misty, Iris and Anabel that Ash was kidnapped, she quickly declares she'll come along to help them rescue him, no questions asked.
- The Leader: No doubt that she's the one in charge of her group.
- Long-Lost Relative: She becomes convinced (very likely) that Ash is her younger brother.
- Man Bites Man: Knows Poison Fang.
- Mass Hypnosis: Belladonna takes control of an army of Poison-type Pokémon in preparation for an attack on the Gringy City Power Plant.
- Meaningful Name: Belladonna is named after an extremely toxic plant. Her last name Tyrian plays with this. Tyrian sounds like the word Tyrant, which given her villainous role does fit. However as the Pokedex points out this word means imperial purple, which is the color of Poison Types.
- Mind over Manners: Belladonna's non-Poison half of her Dual Bloodliner allows her to make anyone speak the truth to anything she asks. However she will not use it on her lovers, or on Ash after their possible genetic relation came to line, and considers the prospect of doing so a betrayal. She does not extend this to others however, and the same chapter showed potential issues of this philosophy.
- Mood-Swinger: Can change from murderous rage to affectionate quickly.
- Motive Rant: She goes on one of these after Ash asks her if killing Tokiomi is a little excessive. After she finishes, the two of them realize that they're not so different, because Ash remembers feeling a similar rage when Paul blew his Primeape into the sky and Belladonna recognizes from his expression that he knows the kind of pain and anger she's talking about.
- Multicolored Hair: Her hair is green at the tips, though the narration claims it's dyed.
- Not So Above It All: She cheers loudly as she watches Ash in the Fuchsia Tag Tournament on TV pulling off an amazing move to turn back the match.
- Pay Evil unto Evil: Anyone who makes her loved ones suffer in any way, will suffer her wrath with increased interest.
- Pet the Dog: While staging her power plant attack, she spares a guard's life after he pleads that he has a family.
- Poisonous Person: A Poison-Heart Bloodliner.
- Pragmatic Villainy: Why Belladonna has no interesting in Hilda's offer for taking over the world: she simply has no reason to want to do so. In her own words she'd get some additional bits of revenge and the And Then What? trope would kick in, hard.
- Psycho Lesbian: Subverted. One might think that her emotional instability and willingness to commit cold-blooded murder would point to this trope, but she only plotted to kill Tokiomi Borealis because she thought that was what Aurora wanted. Word of God says that had Aurora told her that she didn't want to kill her father, Belladonna would have stopped.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Her eyes are as red as a Tentacool's body crystals, and while she's not a deranged psycho, she doesn't have much problem with taking deadly vengeance on those who hurt her loved ones.
- Revenge: One of her more prominent traits is a desire to punish those who hurt her loved ones.
- She kills Tokiomi Borealis with a power outage while he's in the hospital to gain her vengeance on him for disowning Aurora. Unfortunately, she has no idea that Aurora doesn't actually want her father dead, and is only going through with Belladonna's plan out of fear that she'll be rejected, leaving her all alone again.
- After learning that her possible half-brother Ash has also seen those he cares about suffer because of somebody else, she resolves to punish those who hurt him.
- Shadow Archetype: To Ash. She represents what he might become if he doesn't restrain his anger at people who hurt those he cares about.
- Shipper on Deck: Ships Ash and his female companions, and Arnold and Laila, and virtually any relationship involving one of her half-siblings with someone they care about.
- Smug Straight Edge: Belladonna has some tendencies to this regard: she showed disdain for people who are in the hospital for tobacco related illnesses and has a low opinion on intentional alcohol consumption. She outright states that she finds tobacco smoke to be the worst smell in existence in Chapter 26. Keep in mind: she grew up in a filthy, Grimer-infested house owned by a hoarder, so that's really saying something. She'd count as Straight Edge Evil if she did it for pragmatic reasons instead of personal ones.
- Spot the Imposter: She picked up that Hilda was disguised as Aurora very quickly.
- Statuesque Stunner: Tall for her age. Specifically either 6'4 or 6'5.
- Super Spit: Capable of spewing toxic fluid from her mouth, with the speed and force of bullets.
- Technicolor Eyes: Her eyes are red, which is a growing plot point.
- Truth Serums: As part of her status as a dual bloodliner, her other bloodline lets her force people to tell the truth.
- Übermensch: Considers herself and bloodliners in general above human laws.
- Villainous Cheekbones: Implied, since she's described as having sharp facial features.
- Violently Protective Girlfriend: A dark example. If somebody hurts one of her girlfriends, don't be surprised if she seeks deadly revenge.
- Younger Than They Look: 16 years old, but her height and curves make her look considerably older. Anna was shocked to learn her age, and she knows grown men shorter than her.
Aurora Aoi Borealis
Casted out by her father after he discovered she was a Bloodliner, his murder attempt set Belladonna and Ash on a collision course.
- Affectionate Nickname: Her father used to call her "little snowflake".
- Beware the Nice Ones/Beware the Quiet Ones: The least malicious of the quartet, and a shy and nervous girl, but as shown when she froze Sabrina during Ash's rescue, she's not to be underestimated.
- Dark and Troubled Past: She lived well with her father until her powers became known, which rapidly soured their relationship and he threw her out. This led her to develop several psychological problems.
- Eerie Pale-Skinned Brunette: She has very dark hair and pale skin.
- Extreme Doormat: When it comes to her loved ones, at least; see Fatal Flaw below.
- On the other hand, it's subverted when it comes to do good. Case in point, she convinces Belladonna to wait until she can prepare a medicine with herbs to heal Anabel before they go to rescue Ash.
- Fatal Flaw: After her father abandoned her she gained a complex over doing things that could make her loved ones dislike her. This includes speaking up against things she really doesn't want to do, though Belladonna is aware of this flaw to some extent and will push Aurora to speak her mind. Unfortunately Belladonna doesn't press hard enough all the time, in part because she's pretty sure that Aurora will take it the wrong way if she does.
- Freeze Ray: Is an Ice Beam Technique bloodliner. She seems to favor firing it from her fingertips.
- Girlish Pigtails: Wears her hair like this, which helps to signify that she's one of the more conventionally feminine members of her group.
- An Ice Person: She's an Ice Beam Technique Bloodliner.
- Icy Blue Eyes: She has them, fitting for her ice powers.
- Lipstick Lesbian: Definitely feminine enough to qualify for this.
- Luminescent Blush: Flushes heavily after getting kissed by Belladonna.
- Meaningful Name: Aurora Borealis, clearly a reference to the Boreal Aurora.
- Missing Mom: Her mom died when she was young.
- Multi-Ethnic Name: Her full name is Aurora (English) Aoi (Japanese) Borealis (Latin).
- Shrinking Violet: She's very shy and nervous.
- Token Good Teammate: She seems the least evil of them, since for the most part she follows Belladonna on her schemes out of fear of being left alone. Chapter 26 lampshades this and has Belladonna note she's the only one of them who actually prefers to get things legally when they can.
A short girl who is best with technology among her group.
- Berserk Button: While she does not go berserk over it, Vedia has a bit of a Napoleonic Complex about her height.
- Blind Without 'Em: Implied in the Holiday Special, when Evanna suggests she should change her current glasses for a better model.
- Brainy Brunette: Brown-haired and clearly very intelligent.
- Casting a Shadow: She's a Shadow Sneak Technique Bloodliner.
- Dark and Troubled Past: She comments that she and Misty have similar eyes, and is hinted to have a similar backstory to her. However, she notes she had been put out of her family for longer than Misty has.
- Emotionless Girl: Borderline example; she's not exactly emotionless, but is very stoic and inexpressive.
- Evil Counterpart: To Misty, with the two of them having similar backstories.
- Evil Genius: Seems to be the most tech-savvy of the group, and has figured out clever uses of her Bloodline.
- Lonely Rich Kid: It's implied she used to be one before joining up with Belladonna. The 2017 Holiday Special confirms her parents were never around and homeschooled her with private tutors.
- Mysterious Past: Of her group she's the only one without a fleshed out backstory. Chapter 26 hints she comes from a background with a lot of money and at some point ran away from home, while the Holiday Special 2017 reveals her parents were often absent and left her to be homeschooled with tutors, but that is the extent of it.
- The Napoleon: She's rather sensitive about her lack of height, saying that it's a family trait and that Belladonna finds it cute.
- Older Than They Look: When she compares herself to Misty, the latter replies "Maybe when [she] was 12", due to her height.
- Shadow Archetype: She is who Misty could have become had she never met Ash.
- The Short Guy with Glasses: An evil, female example.
- Specs of Awesome: She never took off her glasses during her fight with Misty.
- Stoic Spectacles: The least expressive of Belladonna's group, and the only one to wear glasses.
- Teen Genius: She's implied to be very tech-savvy.
- Teens Are Short: A trait that runs in her family.
The only one of the group that had a genuinely good parent. Dresses like a Battle Girl.
- All Webbed Up: Happens to her, after Ash's Butterfree tags in during her fight with Iris in the power plant. This triggers a memory on how her adoptive father was killed.
- Blood Knight: Loves the thrill of a good fight.
- Bright Is Not Good: Wears a distinct orange outfit and has few qualms about her involvement in some very serious crimes.
- Butch Lesbian: The most tomboyish of her group, and like the rest of them, she likes girls.
- Combat Sadomasochist: Implied by her disappointment at the lack of pain from Meowth's bite, and her love of getting bitten by Belladonna's Poison Fang.
- Cynicism Catalyst: Her adoptive father's death was this to her.
- Dark and Troubled Past: Her birth parents died in a typhoon when she was young, but she was adopted by a martial artist name Kyle Narec, until he was killed by a mob after she stepped on a Slowpoke's tail in Azalea Town.
- Expy: Not of a character, but her physical description matches the Battle Girl Trainer Class from Generation IV. James even calls her one when they meet.
- Extremity Extremist: When fighting, she only uses her fists.
- Happily Adopted: She was quite happy with her adoptive father, a martial artist named Kyle Narec, up until he ended up being murdered by an angry mob in Azalea Town.
- Hostile Weather: Her birth parents were killed in Typhoon Urobuchi when she was very young.
- Megaton Punch: She's a Power-Up Punch Technique Bloodliner.
- No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: As a child, she once saved a baby carriage from rolling into the traffic. All she got for her trouble was getting herself badly beaten and her adoptive father lynched by a mob (including the baby's mother, no less) for stepping on a Slowpoke's tail accidentally.
- Power Perversion Potential: Loves it when Belladonna uses poison fang on her during their make-out sessions.
- Shameless Fanservice Girl: Downplayed; she at least doesn't have issues with sleeping topless, and didn't bother to cover herself when she snuck up on Hilda.
- Token Evil Teammate: A slight example, but unlike Belladonna she'd be fine with working to take over the world, a goal that Aurora would likely have absolutely no interest in and Vedia has no shown interest in.
- Tomboyish Ponytail: She wears her hair in a ponytail, and she's not very feminine.
The Bloodline King
A mysterious individual seeking world domination, apparently through building an army of Bloodliners.
- Archnemesis Dad: He is "G", meaning he is this to Ash.
- Canon Character All Along: Previously teased as this, but confirmed by Sabrina as someone Ash knew in the original timeline.
- Cool Crown: If MissingNo's picture of him in Chapter 26 is any indication, he wears one of these.
- Diabolical Mastermind: Despite his name, he isn't actually a monarch, "just" (in the author's words) a powerful and influential egotist. To put it one way, he's more Magneto than Doctor Doom.
- The Dreaded: At least to those who know of his existence.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": So far. Only his initial, G, is known.
- The Faceless: No physical description has been given of 'him', other than he apparently has glowing red eyes if the drawing MissingNo makes of him is any indication.
- Might Makes Right: He certainly believes that this should be the case.
- Misanthrope Supreme: The Bloodline King and his followers think of humans as inherently inferior, and thus they should rule over them. They also extend this view to Pokemon, considering them inferior as well due to their (usually) lower intelligence.
- More Than Mind Control: The form his Dominion Bloodline takes. He's even able to do things like trigger ovulations.
- Non-Indicative Name: No, he doesn't have a kingdom.
- Not So Similar: To Sabrina. Both are social darwinists and responsible for the deaths of innocent people, but their ideal views on life are radically different. Sabrina's ideal world is a Meritocracy where the people who are above average in something can live and the average masses are non-existent or at least not a 'threat' to the talented, with this category being regardless of exact species. The Bloodline King follows a master race mentality where the winner is simply being a Bloodliner, with him as the biggest winner of all and misery for all who aren't like him.
- Offing the Offspring: Had his own son John Archer killed for being sterile and thus "useless" to him.
- Parental Favoritism: Apparently favors his oldest son, the Bloodliner Prince, as his heir.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: If the drawing MissingNo makes of him is any indication.
- Sex God: According to Sabrina he has a 'reputation'. Fathering hundreds of kids all over the world is easier with this trope in play.
- The Social Darwinist: In his opinions Bloodliners deserve to rule over normal humans and Pokémon, with himself at the top.
- Super Breeding Program: He has one of these to expand his forces. At the end of Chapter 15, he has his Emissary kidnap the Sensational Sisters to force them into it, and it's implied that he's kidnapped others as infants to induct them into his ranks.
- Super Supremacist: Believes that Bloodliners should rule over humans, and that he should hold supreme power.
- We Can Rule Together: Offered Sabrina the chance to be his queen, but she refused.
A servant of the Bloodline King, who apparently travels around searching for potential material to expand their ranks.
- Everyone Calls Him "Barkeep": His real name, if he has one, is unknown.
- In the Hood: Wears a dark brown hooded cloak, presumably to hide his identity.
- Mouth of Sauron: Serves as this to the Bloodline King.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: Beyond making some rather disturbing remarks about the Sensational Sisters' fate, he also doesn't refer to Belladonna by name when talking to Sabrina in Chapter 26, instead calling her a 'byproduct'.
- Villain Teleportation: It's heavily implied that he's capable of this.
A servant of the Bloodline King, and apparently brother of the Emissary.
- The Ghost: Only mentioned so far.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: It's obvious you don't want to have this guy close.
The Bloodline Prince
The eldest son and first child of the Bloodline King and his heir. Hilda works directly under him.
- A Lighter Shade of Black: According to Hilda, he is this to his father. Mostly under the idea that in his world, only humans would be put down (against his father who would do it to Pokemon as well).
- Polyamory: The Prince and his 'lovelies', including Hilda and Siri.
- The Starscream: Interested in seeing his father overthrown.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: Hilda paints him as one, saying that he wants to raise Pokemon up alongside bloodliners, even if humans are put down.
A observer of the Fuschia Tag Tournament and of Bloodliners. A Zoroark Bloodliner.
- Adaptational Villainy: This is not a typical Hilda when it comes to morality.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Seemed to genuinely be trying to comfort Belladonna at one point.
- Exact Words: After her failure to recruit Belladonna, she seems to have wisen up about being so straightforward about her goals. So when she approached Rubrum, she says that she and the Prince want to make the world a better place for "him and his siblings", leaving out the fact that doing so means to enslave normal humans.
- Mad Mathematician: She litters her speech with lots of math speak, though compared to who she was talking to she prefers math a layman could appreciate.
- Perky Female Minion: To the Bloodline Prince.
- Related in the Adaptation: Is White's sister.
- ShapeShifting: Akin to how a Zorua is shown doing so in the animated adaption, she is able to change her appearance.
- Shape Shifter Guilt Trip: Took the form of Aurora when speaking to Belladonna in Chapter 31 and continues to wear it to keep the latter from attacking her.
- Subordinate Excuse: Casually admits to sleep with the Bloodliner Prince.
- Villain Respect: Given her ambiguous state, she has this for Ash, as well as Red to some extent.
- Who Wears Short Shorts?: To the point Vermell couldn't help but stare at them.
A remnant creature from the old timeline, who seems to enjoy tormenting Ash.
- Adaptational Abomination: The original Missing No is a Glitch Entity, but this version is outright considered the equivalent of the devil.
- Adaptational Badass: This monster has powers and abilities well beyond what the original glitch could do.
- Adaptational Intelligence: MissingNo showed no signs of such diabolical intelligence in the games.
- Adaptational Jerkass: Missing No in the games is relatively benign. To say this one is anything but would be an understatement.
- Adaptational Personality Change: The original Missing No had basically no personality, while this one is a sadistic sociopath.
- Adaptational Villainy: In the games, MissingNo was nothing more than a Glitch Entity in the game, and a relatively benign one at that – the only real damage it did was to the Hall of Fame data. Here, it's the Pokémon equivalent of Satan, complete with Faustian bargains. It appears only to mess with Ash's head and tell him that bad things will happen to his friends from the original timeline, done as vaguely as possible with the full knowledge Ash can't do anything to realistically stop it. It also mentions that some of these horrible events have already happened, such as the deaths of Brock's parents. It even expresses disappointment that Norman managed to prevent May from suffering a tragedy.
- Bald of Evil: Appears as a bald man in front of Wicke, and later assumes a similar appearance when meeting Guzma during the Glitch War events.
- The Corrupter: It might be responsible for William Stronger's Start of Darkness.
- Dark Is Evil: Associated with darkness in many ways and very, very evil.
- Deal with the Devil: Is implied to give these.
- Depending on the Writer: Cross writes it as a very sinister and menacing figure, though with an apparent comedic streak. Fox tends to emphasize its malevolence and creepiness, with horribly malicious schemes and a good deal of innocent blood on its hands, if only indirectly. Viroro, on the other hand, plays up its comic side a bit more, with it coming off as more of a petty, bullying douche than anything. It's also a good deal less successful — with even Viroro admitting it's something of a Butt-Monkey in his hands — and overall seems more like an example of The Devil Is a Loser than anything.
- Dream Walker: Chapter 24 has it enter one of Ash's weirder dreams, and comment that the boy can have crazy dreams without its help.
- Dream Weaver: Its very first appearance has it creating a dream for Ash, showing him some glimpses of what would have happened had the original timeline not been destroyed by Cyrus.
- Eldritch Abomination: Is the part that's leftover from the original timeline.
- Enemy Mine: With the Storytelling Gastly, needing his help to track down ZZAZZ's fragments across the timeline during the Glitch War.
- Evil Versus Oblivion: The Evil to ZZAZZ's Oblivion during the Glitch War events.
- Faux Affably Evil: Always speaks to Ash in a genial, almost friendly tone, but it doesn't hide that he sees Ash and his friends as nothing more than playthings to amuse itself by making them miserable. Later appearances however have him lean more to Affably Evil territory, notably during and after the Glitch War events.
- Feathered Fiend: Mina dreams about it fighting Santa Claus while in the form of a dark purple bird. He assumes this form for a large part of the Glitch War events.
- A Form You Are Comfortable With: Invoked while Ash is trapped in Hunter J's ship, taking on the forms of Serena, Dawn and Iris (albeit with their edges pixelated) to mess with his head. He later shows up as SM Ash in chapter 26.
- Glitch Entity: Similar to how it was in its original game, it's a "glitch in the system", being composed of what's left of the original timeline.
- Godhood Seeker: Tries (the key word being tries) by getting people to form a cult worshipping it. It instead has them worshipping Omanyte and Omastar.
- Good Feels Good: After the Glitch War, he admits to himself he enjoyed fighting on the side of "good" guys for a change, and the sentiment continues in the Holiday Special 2020.
- Hybrid Monster: The form it takes when first talking to Ash. It has the body of Origin Forme Giratina, the arms of Palkia, and Dialga's head. All of these parts are colored differently than they would be on their respective owners.
- I Have Many Names: MissingNo mentions that he's been called (among other things) Satan, the Devil, Anti-Helix, the Domed One, and Atropius.
- Jerkass: Not only is it deeply cruel and malevolent, it's also a bullying, trolling asshole.
- Knight of Cerebus: Generally, the tone of the story gets considerably darker during its (brief) appearances. There are exceptions, though, mostly involving the Dude.
- Mix-and-Match Critters: In his first encounter with Ash, he takes the form of a hybrid creature with Origin Giratina's body, Palkia's arms, and Dialga's head, all parts in different colors from the original ones.
- No-Sell: Able to essentially ignore anything Ash and his Pokémon throw at it.
- Our Demons Are Different: Some of the nicknames it's received imply it to be demonic in nature.
- Reality Warper: Can glitch reality to make the Dude's Pokeballs multiply indefinitely with the intention of crushing the Dude beneath their weight. It was shocked that only was the Dude manages to use them up fast enough to escape that fate, all the Rattata he caught were donated to Joey and Tristan's Common Rodent Appreciation Society, saving their Christmas.
- Time Master: Capable of travelling through time.
- Troll: He loves taunting Ash with knowledge of the previous timeline while Ash is powerless to do anything about it. And he takes the time to taunt even random Dudes.
- Villains Never Lie: While it's certainly malevolent, it seems to have never told an outright lie thus far. It drives William Stronger to go on a Bloodliner killing spree by telling him the truth — or at least part of it — about a possible future.
- Voluntary Shapeshifting: Seems to be capable of this. In one instance, he takes on the forms of Dawn, Iris and Serena just to torment Ash.
- Weaksauce Weakness: As it turns out, the reason he rarely takes a physical form in the real world is because that makes him vulnerable.
A glitch entity originated from MissingNo's constant travels across the timeline, with similar abilities.
- Antagonistic Offspring: Of a sort. MissingNo calls him "son" after learning he originated from him, though he later does so mockingly.
- Evil Versus Oblivion: The Oblivion to MissingNo's Evil, wanting to turn reality into a world of nothingness.
- Grand Theft Me: Attempted it on MissingNo and almost succeeded, but the latter managed to scatter his pieces across the timeline.
- Kill One, Others Get Stronger: His remnants grow stronger every time one gets destroyed during the Glitch War events.
- Reality Warper: Like MissingNo, though it seems he's less experienced at it.
The Old Chateau Ghosts
Two ghosts that haunt the Old Chateau in the Eterna Forest, a little girl and a butler. They lure their victims to their place and keep their existence in the world of the living by draining their life force.
- Adaptational Villainy: Played with. In the games they're mostly harmless, but in this story they're based on their Generations incarnations.
- Big "NO!": Both of them do this when Gardenia and Rotom destroy the stone anchoring them to the living world.
- Creepy Child: The little girl.
- Dragged Off to Hell: Once Gardenia and Rotom destroy the stone keeping them tethered to the world of the living, they're absorbed by a spiraling vortex into the afterlife.
- Ghost Butler: Guess who.
- Life Drain: They keep themselves in the world of the living by feeding on human life force.
- One-Winged Angel: The butler has a form that resembles a giant Haunter.
- Our Ghosts Are Different: Aside from the Life Drain above, they also require an "anchor" (in this case, a large shining rock) to keep them tethered in the living world.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: Both of them do this when they attack Gardenia and Sho.
The Brothers in General
The sons of an infamous criminal from Orre. Only one of them managed to get away from her abuse, with the other six eventually killing her off and becoming notorious criminals themselves. They made an agreement of not to rat the others or having any children, lest that the legacy of their mother resurfaces, though it's clear that one of them is not respecting the latter part.
For tropes specific to the C brother Cappricio, see the Cipher character folder. For tropes specific to the D brother Descant, see the Other Villains character folder.
- Alphabetical Theme Naming: Their initials go from A to G, in their birth order.
- Connected All Along: On initial glance, none of them look like they'd share a connection, but they are ultimately the key factor connecting a large amount of the subplots together.
- The A brother, Accentus, is one of the criminals the G-Men were assigned to apprehend.
- The B brother, Balaur, was arrested by Nanu in Alola some years prior.
- The C brother, Cappricio, is an admin for Team Cipher and responsible for attacking Kalos' Ninja Village.
- The D brother, Descant, is the Pride Sniper who worked alongside Hunter J.
- The F Brother, Felgrand, is the criminal Ash fought in Celadon city and was later captured by Team Rocket.
- The G Brother is the father of numerous Bloodliners across the world, as well as the Bloodline King.
- The mother, Heratia, was the criminal Gligarman defeated but failed to stop from being killed by her children.
- One of the fathers, Tarasque, was Gurkinn's fellow disciple and the one who stole the power of Mega Evolution for evil.
- Evil Uncle: The rest who are not the Archnemesis Dad or the White Sheep are this to Ash and the rest of his half-siblings.
- Freudian Excuse: If Felgrand is to be believed, the abuse they suffered at the hands of their mother is the reason why they're so awful.
- Honor Among Thieves: They call each other by their initials as a way to respect their pact of not ratting out the others. They also swore to never had children (with Balaur even getting a vasectomy to ensure he could not break it), and Felgrand is not happy to learn one of them hasn't kept his word on this.
- Muggle Born of Mages: Their mother is a bloodliner, but they all were born normal humans, barring the youngest one.
- Older Than They Look: None have been described as looking that old, despite the fact that the Holiday Special 2017 shows that even the youngest of them is old enough to remember a time pre Oak, making them all over 40 years old, and in all likelihood being at least 50.
- Original Character: They lack canon counterparts, the sole exception being the G brother, the true identity of the Bloodline King and Ash's biological father, who, according to Sabrina, is someone Ash met on his journey in the original world.
- Self-Made Orphan: Felgrand and the other evil brothers killed their mother.
- Theme Naming: Two themes are common among the brothers and their related characters.
- Music themes: Accentus is a real life musical company, Cappricio is a lively music set, his second in command Stradivarius is a type of violin.
- Dragon themes: A Baluar is a type of Romanian Dragon, Felgrand is a Dragon-type Arcetype in Yu-Gi-Oh, Hera(tia) is associated with the dragon Ladon, and Tarasque is a type of French Dragon.
- White Sheep: The E brother was the only one who got away from their abusive mother, and the only one who is not a criminal.
The Mother of the Seven Criminal Brothers/Heratia
A infamous criminal from Orre and the mother of seven sons, six of whom went on to commit crimes. She is long dead by the start of the story, but her legacy is present in the form of her criminal sons.
- Abusive Parents: Was very abusive to her sons. Among her abuses include forbidding sleep if they do not learn skills she found valuable. Such skills weren't simple ones like cooking or cleaning, but things as complicated as ancient languages and Pokemon raising. This could apparently be enforced by her bloodline, go on for 48 hours, and would be also used as punishment for displeasing her. They eventually killed her in retaliation.
- Asshole Victim: By all accounts, her death was well-deserved.
- Bad Powers, Bad People: An abusive mother who could apparently manipulate people's emotions.
- Evil Matriarch: See above.
- Facial Markings: According to Felgrand, she had Z-shaped birthmarks on her cheeks. This is the major hint that anyone else who has them is related to her.
- Meaningful Name: Her name contains Hera in it, referencing the Queen of the Greek Gods. A queen who is well versed in the Greek hat of Jerkass Gods.
- Mind Rape: Her bloodline gave her the ability to affect people's minds, according to Felgrand.
- Predecessor Villain: To the infamous criminal brothers as their mother, though they hate her for her abuse.
- Statuesque Stunner: Given that her possible granddaughter Belladonna was described as looking a lot like her by Felgrand, she was likely rather tall.
- Take Our Word for It: Word of God once called her a worse parent than Ragyo Kiryuin and Ghetsis put together. We don't know exactly what she did, but it was enough for her sons to swear to never reproduce just in case her Bloodline skips a generation. Unfortunately for the others, the G brother broke that agreement.
- Theme Naming: Named her sons alphabetically. She herself has the letter right after their name, H, to her name. What she'd have done with more children afterwards is hard to say.
The oldest of the seven brothers.
- Badass Normal: The guy is able to fight Pokémon to the death on his own, as well as take their attacks and shrug them off as if they're nothing.
- Facial Markings: He has Z-shaped marks, just like many of his nieces and nephews.
- For the Evulz: When asked why he kills everyone, he replies "Because I choose to".
- Kill 'Em All: Loves killing people and Pokémon alike. He even killed the Pokémon he had been given when he was under Heratia.
- Sword and Gun: Wields a sword and a machine gun when he raids the forest sanctuary.
- Villainous Friendship: Forms one with Dainsleif. Fittingly given that they both love going on killing sprees just because.
- Willing Channeler: Allows Dainsleif to possess him in a mutually beneficial arrangement.
The second oldest of the Seven Brothers from Orre.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: According to Nanu, he's got his share of scars.
- Meaningful Name: A Balaur is a creature from Romanian Folklore: a many headed Dragon that represents evil. Known for being strong, wicked, and cruel such a creature is a fitting namesake for a villain that a warrior, such as Nanu, might combat.
- Perpetual Frowner: According to Nanu, he never smiles.
The second youngest of the Seven Brothers from Orre.
- Boomerang Bigot: He's not a bloodliner, but he has a strong hatred for them, and his mother was one.
- Chekhov's Gunman: At first he seems like just a Villain of the Week for Ash, but he returns in Chapter 23 to play a very important role in the story.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Has an Onix and a Rhyhorn.
- Even Evil Has Standards: He's a crook and a murderer, but at least he's kept his word to do nothing that could result in his mother's bloodline being inherited, unlike his younger brother.
- Expy: Seems like one of Giovanni, at least from his first encounter in the games (fights the hero in Celadon City, and his team has an Onix, a Kangaskhan and a Rhyhorn).
- Fantastic Racism: He calls Ash a "freak" the moment he realizes he's a bloodliner. It's heavily implied this has something to do with his mother.
- Hope Spot: After his operation gets busted by Ash, he escapes and is ready to start anew, but then the Team Rocket trio shows up, and they're not happy to see someone else stealing Pokémon in their turf.
- Matricide: He and his other brothers (bar E) killed their mother.
- Non-Elemental: His Kangaskhan.
- Worf Had the Flu: It's likely that the main reason the TR trio was able to capture him is because all his Pokémon had previously been defeated by Ash.
The Youngest Brother/ G
The youngest of the Seven Brothers from Orre, father of Ash Ketchum and all the rest of his siblings. The only one to inherit his mother's bloodline.
- Archnemesis Dad: He's the father of Ash, Red, John Archer, Belladonna and many others, and will most likely become this to them at some point. At least a few of them want to punch him, in any case.
- Canon Character All Along: Per Sabrina's words, this character is one who appeared in the anime at some point.
- Darwinist Desire: He spent years tracing lineages to find women carrying the genes for bloodliner traits to sleep with. The children inherited his bloodline, while also having the Recessive Super Genes their mothers carried flare up.
- Deconstructed Character Archetype: The author has admitted that several aspects of him are meant to be a deconstruction of a typical harem fic character. Like one of those characters he sleeps with a mind boggling amount of women all across the story universe with often little build up, with him being known for being attractive and with unusually high stamina. However unlike those characters there are virtually, if not entirely, no people who he slept with who remember him fondly (most who mention him loathe him), his activities left kids everywhere, powers were involved in causing a number of these encounters and most of the resulting pregnancies, his borderline Anatomically Impossible Sex aspect served a purpose beyond power fantasy, and said power fantasy aspect is taken from an out of universe reason, to an in-universe reason.
- Dirty Old Man: Subverted. While he deliberately seeks out women much younger than him to sleep with, he has sex with them mostly because of their genes and fertility. Getting his rocks off seems to be, at most, a very distant second.
- Enfant Terrible: Killed his mother at the age of 10. Age did not make him any better, as he was murdering random people and escaping prison by age 15.
- Evil Cannot Comprehend Good: He can't understand why Gligarman found him and his brothers killing their mother when she was down to be unsettling. Likewise, he thinks that the actions of his good brother in befriending Pokémon to help him escape his mother, and Professor Oak changing the world for the better make no sense whatsoever.
- Good Girls Avoid Abortion: Wicke's glimpse into a For Want of a Nail universe implies that he uses his bloodline to invoke this with the women he seduces.
- More Than Mind Control: His manifestation of his mother's bloodline, which he used to seduce (in some cases) the mothers of his children, keep them from aborting the resulting kids, and even causing ovulation when necessary.
- No Name Given: He's still the only (evil) brother whose real name remains unknown.
- Really Gets Around: See the General Supporting page for most of his children. It's mentioned he did years of research before he started getting around, to find the right women. By Word of God, the only group he did not sleep with at some point are the Draconids (a very secretive tribe who'd he struggle to find information on which of them would be right', let alone get access to them for getting around purposes) and the Ultra Megalopians (who live in another universe'' and he'd have no real way of knowing).
- The Sociopath: His part of the holiday special makes him out to be one in unsettling detail.
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome: And he's not afraid to use it to his advantage.
- Youngest Child Wins: Only he got his mother's Bloodline.
A former student of the Tower of Mastery alongside Gurkinn, who betrayed the Tower and the city itself to help Heratia. The father of one of the brothers.
- Deceptive Disciple: Gurkinn believes he was this. How much of it is true is uncertain, though.
- The Ghost: Only mentioned so far.
- Outlaw Couple: Was this with Heratia, at least for a time.
- Super Mode: Was able to use Mega Evolution for evil purposes.
- Villainous Lineage: His father was imprisoned for life, and Gurkinn thinks he was destined to be just like him.
One Eye and his Crash
A group of Pokemon that swore revenge on humans after suffering abuse or being abandoned by them. They consist of a Rhydon, who is their leader, and an Electabuzz and a Lickitung.
- Autocannibalism: After his eye gets destroyed, One Eye eats what's left of it to deny his adversaries a trophy.
- Covered with Scars: One Eye has plenty of scars on his chest and face.
- Dark Action Girl: Lickitung is female, and has few (if any) qualms about attacking human settlements.
- Dishing Out Dirt: One Eye, their leader, is a Ground and Rock-type.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: They clearly care deeply about one another.
- Later, they even adopt an abandoned egg
- Eye Scream: One Eye became one-eyed as a result of Luana's Marowak's attack impaling his eye.
- Foil: To Twenty Gyarados Bill's army. While the Gyarados were set down a path towards mass murder by their trainer, the crash turned on humanity because they were abused and abandoned by humans. Also unlike the homogenous group of Gyarados, this group is quite heterogeneous, despite being far less numerous (at least at the time of their encounter with Luana).
- Freudian Excuse: One Eye lost his blood family, Electabuzz was abandoned because he was called a freak for having extra digits, and Lickitung was used and used until she was abandoned herself.
- The Leader: One Eye is clearly the one in charge.
- Magnetism Manipulation: Electabuzz knows Magnet Rise, which is very helpful in the fight against Luana's Marowak.
- Major Injury Underreaction: One Eye barely seems fazed when he gets a bone lodged in his eye, even when he pulls it out.
- Monster Adventurers: A villainous example.
- My Species Doth Protest Too Much: Most Rhydon hate water, for understandable reasons. But One Eye knows how to swim.
- Non-Elemental: Lickitung, of course.
- Red Right Hand: Electabuzz has extra digits. Indirectly, they're actually the reason why he's evil, since he was abandoned because of them, which instilled a violent hatred of humans in him.
- Revenge: Their entire motivation.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: What their actions amount to.
- Shock and Awe: Electabuzz, of course.
- True Companions: To the point that One Eye considers them his family.
- Villain: Exit, Stage Left: At the climax of Luana Gaiden, the trio flee from Luana after suffering injuries, but not before dealing significant damage themselves.
Nidoking of the Safari Zone
A tyrant of a Pokemon who is responsible for Tommy getting stranded in the Safari Zone.
- Abusive Parents: Even his own children aren't exempt from his tyranny.
- The Juggernaut: Any single Pokemon trying to fight him will get soundly pummeled. It took the efforts of dozens of Pokemon of the Safari zone to bring him down, and he still took a lot of punishment before going down.
- Would Hurt a Child: His own kids aside, he killed the baby of the Kangaskhan that would later adopt Tommy.
Gengar of the Drowning Woods
An evil and sadistic Gengar that rules the Drowning Woods.
- Baleful Polymorph: Is able to turn human souls into Gastlys.
- For the Evulz: Its only reasons to torment humans is just to amuse itself. It downright tells Agatha and Sam that it sees humans just as toys to play with, then "break" them once they're no longer entertaining, and find more toys.
- How the Mighty Have Fallen: When Agatha and Oak were teens, he ruled the Drowning Woods, had a small army of Ghost types, mind controled other Pokemon into doing his bidding, and did unspeakable things to any unlucky human that crossed its path. Decades later, it's weak and malnourished, and only has a few followers left once Agatha pretty much purges the Woods from most Ghost types.
- Laser-Guided Karma: Decades later, he's defeated by the same kid he killed and turned into a Gastly.
- Mind Control: It's somehow able to make other non-Ghost type Pokemon to do its bidding.
- Your Soul is Mine!: Rips Tony's soul out of his body, and turns it into a Gastly.
A Shiny Aegislash who goes on killing sprees, and later teams up with Accentus.
- Black Eyes of Crazy: People possessed by it gains these.
- Demonic Possession: Can possess people, either living or otherwise. Accentus, however, becomes a Willing Channeler for it.
- Evil Weapon: It's a living sword and shield after all.
- Extra-ore-dinary: Part Steel-type.
- For the Evulz: Likes to go on murderous rampages for the hell of it. Having this in common with Accentus is a huge factor in their team-up.
- Luckily, My Shield Will Protect Me: Can use King's Shield.
- Meaningful Name: It's named after King Hogni's sword, which is to be used to kill a man every time it's unsheathed.
- Soul Power: Part Ghost-type.
- Villainous Friendship: Forms one with Accentus.
A hunter-for-hire who takes jobs of stealing rare and valuable Pokémon for her clients.
- 13 Is Unlucky: Combined with Number of the Beast, Hunter J has a bank account number 1366613.
- Adaptational Early Appearance: Ash encounters her as early as Kanto, while in canon he only met her in Sinnoh.
- Combat Pragmatist: Like in canon, she doesn't have a problem with attacking another trainer during a Pokemon battle.
- Dragon Rider: She's seen often riding her Salamence.
- The Dreaded: Quite a fearsome figure, to the point that even hardened members of the criminal underworld are relieved that they won't have to go up against her. It gives some perspective to her fear of the Bloodline King.
- Evil Poacher: Her general business.
- Evil Versus Evil: She's in direct competition with Team Rocket, and hates being in their territory more than necessary.
- Fantastic Racism: Implied to be at least very wary of Bloodliners, judging by her interactions with the Emissary.
- I Need a Freaking Drink: After finishing her job from the Bloodliner King.
- Nerves of Steel: The woman remains calm and collected during most of her confrontation with Drake. Same later against the bloodliner vigilante Flamestorm.
- Number of the Beast: See above.
- Offscreen Villain Dark Matter: Averted. She needs money for her operations, and after the Emissary threatens her with exposing her bank accounts, she's forced to accept the Bloodline King's job.
- Older Hero vs. Younger Villain: She's the younger villain to Drake's older hero during their confrontation.
- Psycho for Hire: Like in canon, she's still a sociopath who only cares about profit.
- Villainous Valour: J may be a lot of horrible things, but as demonstrated in Elite Four Drake Interlude, cowardly is not one of them.
- Villain Team-Up: Forms a temporary alliance with the Pride Sniper.
- Would Hurt a Child: She still has no compunctions harming children, since she had no problem kidnapping Ash or ordering her Pokemon to kill Michelle and Bianca for getting in her way.
Twenty Gyarados Bill
A man who went on to terrorize the coast of Johto with his army of Gyarados, and the reason for the currently set six active Pokémon limit for trainers.
- Badass Army: His twenty Gyarados. It took another Badass Army to defeat them.
- Breakout Villain: The guy went from a one off mentioned historical footnote to one of, if not the most impactful character on the backstory of the Resetverse.
- Determinator: As Sabrina noted, it takes a lot of this to raise an army of Gyarados.
- Dragon Rider: He was often seen riding atop First's head during his rampages.
- The Dreaded: According to Lara, even in death, his name can fill any Johton old enough to have lived when he was rampaging with terror. The Clair one-shot also shows that even younger Johtoans fear Gyarados more than their counterparts in other regions because of Bill.
- Elite Army: Though his Gyarados numbered only twenty, they were a great menace to Johto.
- Even Evil Has Loved Ones: He and his Gyarados were genuinely close, partly because they empathized with each other. It was enough to allow Bill to Mega Evolve his first Gyarados.
- Evil Redhead: The narration of his gaiden describes him as having red hair.
- Evil Virtues: As Sabrina notes, he may have been a mass murderer, but his hard work and determination were qualities that could be respected. Also, Jasmine later acknowledges that he had a strong bond with his Gyarados to be able to achieve and control Mega-Evolution on his first try.
- Face Death with Dignity: When fatally wounded, he smiles in triumph before collapsing dead along with his Mega-Gyarados.
- From Nobody to Nightmare: Started off as a simple crewman in a fishing boat before he became the terror of coastal Johto. Sabrina actually finds this the most admiring part about him because she sees it as proof that even the mediocre can achieve great things, if they put their minds to it.
- Go Out with a Smile: After being fatally injured, he dies smiling, knowing that nobody will ever laugh at him again.
- Head Pet: Inverted. Bill was known for riding on First's head.
- I Control My Minions Through...: Loyalty. He managed to inspire a lot of devotion in his Gyarados, ensuring that they would follow him to the bitter end.
- Instant Expert: He masters Mega Evolution on his first try, a point Jasmine would later bring up when instructing Sho.
- Kingpin in His Gym: While his Magikarp were working on gaining levels and evolving, he was also working on becoming more athletic.
- Motive Rant: Gave one where he stated he was sick of all the mockery he received before having his Gyarados destroy the harbour.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: 20 Gyarados Bill.
- Numerical Theme Naming: Due to the need to differentiate his twenty Pokémon, Bill began calling them First, Second, and so on early in their training.
- Original Character: He was created out of whole cloth for this fic.
- Person of Mass Destruction: He and his Gyarados wrecked coastal Johto.
- Posthumous Character: Died forty years before the start of the story.
- Predecessor Villain: Been dead long before Ash was born, but the consequences of his actions are still felt decades later in the present. Generally, he's the reason why there is a six active Pokemon limit, and specifically, Sabrina views him as a source of inspiration and his actions and life story helped shaped her views and turned her into who she is today.
- Red Baron: See above.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Started by killing his fellow crewmen for making fun of him, and then he just let himself get carried away with terrorizing any coastal settlements he could find.
- Super Mode: Found a Mega Stone, which he gave to his very first Gyarados. He stole Javelin's Key Stone during their battle to Mega Evolve First.
- Villainous Legacy: After he died, the T.A.T.O agreed to limit the number of active Pokemon for trainers. The fact that decades later, the limit is still in place is a testament to how devastating his actions were, and will forever show how much he affected the world. Also, to a lesser extent, he provides a reason for Sabrina to take on her current mindset, when she wrote a school essay about him and praised him, despite being a mass murderer, and his Gyaradosite is now kept by the Blackthorn Dragon Clan. He is also cited by Gurkinn as an example of why he doesn't want Mega Evolution used by evil after the aftermath of First's Mega Evolved rampage.
- Villain Protagonist: Of his one-shot.
- Who's Laughing Now?: His motivation to go on a Roaring Rampage of Revenge started with his fellow crewmen mocking him.
- You Could Have Used Your Powers for Good!: He becomes a very competent Trainer in only a year, gaining the respect of 20 Gyarados when most trainers are unable to tame one, and can fight a whole army, which includes an Elite Four member with a type advantage to Gyarados, to a standstill. He could easily have made it far in the Pokémon League (which was his original dream) had he not been obsessed with getting revenge on those he perceived to have wronged him, and possibly committing Suicide by Cop. As if lampshading this, when he jumped into the main author's Shudo cross Modern Ash series, he was mentioned to have become a good and well respected man.
A Serial Killer who terrorized Unova three years ago. Secretly was the Striaton Gym Leader, Eric Knudsen.
- Calling Card: Carves a small but distinctive mark on his victims' bodies. It turns out the mark is based on the badges he gives out in his day job as a gym leader.
- Carved Mark: Leaves these on the bodies of his victims as a Calling Card.
- Malevolent Masked Men: Wears a cloak and a mask when carrying out his murders.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: "The Reaper" is not the name of a friendly guy.
- Serial Killer: Murdered at least nine people, including Georgia's parents.
- Would Hurt a Child: One of his victims was barely seven years old. He also tried to kill 12-year-old Georgia when she discovered him.
- Zorro Mark: Left one of these carved on the bodies of each of his victims. They were based on the badges he gave out in his gym.
William Stronger AKA The Bloodliner Hunter
A former priest turned Serial Killer who targets bloodliners, convinced that he's on a divine mission to save the world from them.
- Combat Pragmatist: He uses small devices to disrupt Pokéballs so his victims cannot call their Pokémon for help, plus he also carries around an electric baton to fight directly with it if needed. As shown in his interlude, he's also willing to use knives and guns if he has to.
- Conspicuous Trenchcoat: Was wearing a dark trenchcoat during his encounter with Frey.
- Crazy-Prepared: Aside from the devices he carries, he always seeks to have Pokémon with type advantages against the bloodliners he targets, and he always tries to learn as much about his victims as possible before striking
- Disney Villain Death: Falls off a cliff into the sea to his death. Or so it seems.
- Do Unto Others Before They Do Unto Us: He justifies his killing spree against bloodliners by claiming it's a preemptive strike against people who will destroy the world if they're left to their own devices.
- Dreaming of Things to Come: During the Ultima Interlude, he claims that every night, he has visions of a Bad Future caused by bloodliners, which is why he feels he has to exterminate them. Considering he specifically mentions the Bloodliner War, which has already been established to happen in one possible future, he's probably both truthful and accurate about his nightmares being prophetic. Mars Gaiden reveals these were triggered by him making contact with the orb found by Cynthia.
- Fantastic Racism: Up to Eleven. The guy goes to extremes to kill bloodliners at any cost.
- The Fundamentalist: He seems to fully believe that he's on a divine mission, and that bloodliners are an abomination against Arceus who need to be purged from the world.
- Gadgeteer Genius: He's very knowledgeable in electronics and mechanics, being capable of putting together lots of different devices to use in his hunts for Bloodliners.
- Good Shepherd: Was this, until the incident with the orb.
- Hunter of Monsters: Thinks of himself as this.
- I've Come Too Far: He thinks he's past the point of no return with his killings, and is determined to take his mission to the very end.
- Knight Templar: Despite all the innocent blood on his hands, he's fully convinced that he's in the right.
- Names to Run Away from Really Fast: The nickname "Bloodliner Hunter" really helps to underscore how dedicated and ruthless he is in regards to his attempts to exterminate bloodliners.
- Never Found the Body: According to Looker, his corpse has yet to be found, so there's no confirmation that he's actually dead. Sure enough, he shows up very much alive in Johto several months later.
- Parental Substitute: Was this to Mars' friend Kibou.
- Red Baron: Known as the Bloodliner Hunter.
- Redemption Rejection: Despite the pleads of Kibou's ghost/hallucination, he refuses to stop his killing spree.
- Selective Obliviousness: He seems in denial of Kibou having been a bloodliner.
- Serial Killer: According to Looker, he has eight confirmed victims, and six unconfirmed ones.
- These Hands Have Killed: He's very much aware of how many people he's killed, but he believes it's too late to turn back.
- Unwitting Pawn: To MissingNo.
- Villain: Exit, Stage Left: Manages to slip away from Frey, who has to choose between chasing him or helping the girl he tried to kill setting her house on fire.
- Villain Protagonist: The Bloodliner Hunter Interlude is largely told from his perspective.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: His motivation for trying to kill bloodliners, at least in part, is because he thinks it will prevent a devastating war.
- Would Hurt a Child: Most of his victims were less than sixteen years old, though it's not mentioned by how much. His youngest known victims were a pair of ten-year-old twins.
- Wrong Genre Savvy: Assumed that the Gray Poochyena would have a Dark-type affinity based on her name, and thus prepared accordingly.
- Younger Than They Look: He's in his mid-to-late thirties, but he's been hardened by life enough to get wrinkles in his face, making him look considerably older.
A collaborator of William Stronger, who provides him with intel about his victims and Pokémon to use in his hunts.
- Freudian Excuse: He collaborates with William Stronger in his efforts to get rid of Bloodliners because one apparently killed his son years ago.
- Sadist: Shows some shades of this in his conversations with William Stronger.
- Would Hurt a Child: Maybe not directly, but he certainly doesn't bat an eye at providing a serial killer the means to kill children.
Neko Hachi AKA The Black Arachnid
An infamous Phantom Thief from Catallia City in Johto.
- Adaptational Heroism: For all we know from the anime, the original Black Arachnid was just a simple thief after valuable treasures. Here, his targets are only horrible people who need to be exposed for what they they are, and he takes something of historical or monetary value from them as punishment for their actions, never seeking to hurt innocents.
- Age Lift: In the Anime, the Black Arachnid was active one century before the present and was likely long dead by the present day. In Reset, Neko only started his heists five years before the main story, and doesn't look to be too old.
- The Alibi: Befriended an Abra and avoided keeping him in a Pokeball to establish them. His existence was exposed during the Denki Memorial Exhibit.
- Calling Card: Leaves one with a black spider silhouette after his heists, thus earning his name.
- Childhood Friends: With Ito Jenny.
- Evil Former Friend: Not exactly "evil" per se, but he's now a criminal and thus Ito Jenny is obligated to arrest him.
- Fame Through Infamy: He decides to become famous by committing crimes against people who deserved it.
- Gentleman Thief: Since he only targets people who deserve it and never harms an innocent (bar one or two non-lethal hits for people who are just doing their jobs in trying to bring him in). He even encourages Ito Jenny to live up to their childhood promise and become the best police officer she can.
- Glory Seeker: Was one in his youth but almost gave up, until Sabrina spurred him back into achieving fame somehow.
- I Never Said It Was Poison: Figured out that Sabrina was a Bloodliner when she used his last name when she couldn't have heard it.
- Karmic Thief: Not only does he steal from the scum of the Earth, he also makes sure to expose what they're really like.
- Named by the Adaptation: His real name was never revealed in the anime. Here, he's called Neko Hachi (from his Japanese name).
- Never Hurt an Innocent: At worst, he'll deliver some minor injuries to pursuers.
- Non-Elemental: His Meowth, who from the very beginning was known as the Black Arachnid's partner-in-crime.
- The Promise: With Ito Jenny, they both promised to become famous one day, but by their adult years they almost gave up. Sabrina encouraged Neko to live up to it, and in turn he does the same for Ito.
- Villain: Exit, Stage Left: Always manages to slip away from his pursuers.
- Villain Protagonist: Of his gaiden, though it's more of a nominal villain case, since he targets people who are way worse than him.
- Villain Teleportation: Thanks to his Abra.
A pirate captain who makes a living catching rare Water Pokémon. He works for the Phantom.
- Double Think: One of his crew members quietly notes how he decries Bloodliners as monsters yet expects Mizu to come help her family.
- Fantastic Racism: Hates Bloodliners with a passion. Aside from his Freudian Excuse below, it's also implied that he's envious of the power they get at birth.
- Fat Bastard: The Hiker calls him as one.
- Freudian Excuse: Apparently his father died at sea fighting a Flying-type Bloodliner.
- Stout Strength: Despite his chubbiness, he's pretty strong.
- Surrounded by Idiots: Often feels this way with his crew, especially with Scuz's antics.
- Would Hurt a Child: He intended to sell Mizu for experimentation.
The Pride Sniper/Descant
A professional hitman, considered the best in his line of work in the underworld.
- Assassin Outclassin': Played with. He was not the intended victim of the original Pride Sniper, but nonetheless cut off his escape and gunned him down (for killing his benefactors), taking over his title and resources.
- Badass Normal: Managed to slip away from Decid-Arrow during their confrontation, and apparently has had his fair share of encounters with Bloodliners before. He was also able to fight on even terms against Gligarman despite the latter using a suit that enhances his strength.
- Bifurcated Weapon: His sniper rifle can split between a knuckle and a tactical baton, the latter of which also includes a concealed blade.
- Cold Sniper: Obviously.
- Crazy-Prepared: He planned his second assasination attempt two steps ahead from the heroes, giving J's goons weaponry and Pokémon to fight them, using a body double to mislead them, and disguising himself as the helicopter's pilot to shoot his victim at point-blank range.
- Even Evil Has Standards: Always keeps his word and hates betrayal more than anything else.
- Eviler Than Thou: The original Pride Sniper seems to consider him colder and more ruthless than himself.
- I Have Many Names: Claims this is the case, though we don't get to hear any of them. His real name is eventually revealed to be Descant.
- Klingon Promotion: Got access to the assets and resources of the original Pride Sniper after he killed him off.
- Legacy Character: He was given the title Pride Sniper from the original one.
- The Reveal: He's D of the Orre brothers.
- Villain Team-Up: Decides to form a temporary partnership with Hunter J for his current job.
- Walking Armory: Described as such. By the time his fight with Gligarman ended, the field they were fighting at was littered with several of his weapons.
- Weapon of Choice: A sniper rifle, though he also carries (among other things) combat knives and handguns.
- Where I Was Born and Razed: Casually admits to Hunter J to having torched and blown up his childhood house.
- You Kill It, You Bought It: He took the title of the Pride Sniper when he killed off the original bearer.
A Unovan mercenary, hired by Pokémon smugglers to assist in their dirty business.
- Adaptational Early Appearance: Appears much earlier than Unova.
- Big Creepy-Crawlies: His two canon Escavalier.
- Dark Is Evil: His Mandibuzz and Tyranitar.
- Dishing Out Dirt: Has his canon Tyranitar, and his Mandibuzz and Braviary are both capable of using Rock Tomb.
- Evil Poacher: As per canon.
- Extra-ore-dinary: His two Escavalier are part Steel-type.
- Feathered Fiend: Owns a Mandibuzz and an unusually big Braviary.
- Giant Flyer: His Braviary is noted by Misty to be bigger than Ash's Pidgeot, enough for him to ride.
- No Honor Among Thieves: When it becomes clear he's not going to win, he abandons his subordinates without hesitation.
- Non-Elemental: His Braviary.
- Shock and Awe: Has a Zebstrika.
- Villain: Exit, Stage Left: Escapes on his Braviary when the smugglers' submarine gets blown up.
The Original Pride Sniper
An assassin who once bore the title of the Pride Sniper, until he passed it down to the one who took him out.
- Boom, Headshot!: How he meets his end.
- Face Death with Dignity: He welcomes death without a hint of fear, even respecting his killer for taking him out.
- Honor Before Reason: His final request before being killed is that his killer takes over his title and fulfills his pending contracts.
- No Name Given: Unlike the current one, we never learn his name.
- Walking Spoiler: Duh.
The Hive Queen
A teenage girl living in a Guyana rainforest. She is able to command Bug-type Pokémon, and is apparently worshipped as a Goddess by them.
- The Dreaded: Feared as a demon by the natives of the area.
- Glowing Eyes of Doom: Her eyes sometimes glow with an eerie yellow light.
- Hidden Villain: She wasn't seen until the very end of her chapter.
- Hive Queen: Controls hordes of Bug Pokemon, and it wasn't entirely clear if she's a Bloodliner or something else.
- The Man Behind the Monsters: She's the one in command of the Bug-types in the area, and even if she's not human, she certainly looks like one.
- Only Known by Their Nickname: Never referred as anything other than Hive Queen.
- Teens Are Monsters: According to Dr. Gideon Knowles, she can't be more than fifteen.
- The Unintelligible: She speaks in a series of animalistic sounds that don't resemble any human language even remotely.
- Wild Child: Pretty much this, being extremely feral and incapable of human behavior and speech.
- Wild Hair: It's long, dirty, and untamed.