Characters associated with Team Liberty in Pokémon: Rise of the Rockets.
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Team LibertyOne of the two main protagonist group in Pokémon: Rise of the Rockets. Team Liberty was a rebellion group made to fight against Team Rocket after the latter's rise to power.
- Good Republic, Evil Empire: Essentially how they presented themselves to begin with.
- La Résistance: They started out as this to Team Rocket, fighting against the latter's forceful takeover of the Kanto regions. Later, they grew into...
- The Alliance: Particularly after they became allies with the Rocket Separatists and Team Magma.
- The Revolution Will Not Be Vilified: It's all but outright-stated that Team Liberty has done some pretty terrible things in their war against Team Rocket, yet they tend to receive more sympathetic exposure than the latter.
- Your Terrorists Are Our Freedom Fighters: Viewed as terrorists by Team Plasma and Team Rocket and as an undeniable force of good and uncorrupted freedom by a notable portion of the population.
Markus Aleivy/GoldhawkOne of Team Liberty's original leaders.
- A Father to His Men
- Back-to-Back Badasses: With Bounty, during the assault on the Void Towers.
- Casual Danger Dialogue: With Bounty, during the assault on the Void Towers.
- Good Is Not Nice: Can come off as rather cold and aloof, even to his allies.
- Heroic BSoD: Suffers a major one following Blackskull's supposed death. He gets better.
- Light Is Good: He is primarily associated with the color yellow along with Electric-Types.
- Shock and Awe: Specializes in Electric-Types.
- War Hawk: Implied.
Kane Umbra/BlackskullOne of Team Liberty's original leaders.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Came very close to fighting Ryan S. and Sonja when it looked like they were about to start a fight with Ryan H. outside of the command center.
- Big Good: Essentially his role, as he's easily the friendliest and most supportive of Team Liberty's leaders.
- Casting a Shadow: Specializes in Dark-Types.
- Dark Is Not Evil: Blackskull specializes in Dark-Types, and yet is considered to be one of the kindest people in Team Liberty.
- Disney Death: He was thought to have died when Ford cast him into a side dimension using Nine, but he survived and later returned.
- Nice Guy: He's very friendly to his subordinates.
- Non-Idle Rich: He help to found Team Liberty, even supplying the materials to create the Alamo, when he could easily have sat back and let things play out by themselves.
- Reasonable Authority Figure: He's not so big on being super stringent if the situation can be more easily and effectively resolved in another way.
- Rich Boredom: Suggested to be at least part of the reason why he joined Team Liberty.
Shannon Ramirez/BluefalconOne of Team Liberty's original leaders. She was killed early on in the game during Team Rocket's attack on Four Island.
- Action Girl
- Do Not Go Gentle: She fought to the bitter end.
- Heroic Sacrifice: Defended the Liberty Master Network by herself in an effort to stop her group's information from being stolen.
- Senseless Sacrifice: Ultimately failed in keeping that information out of Team Rocket's hands.
- Killed Off for Real
- Making a Splash: Specialized in Water-Types.
- We Hardly Knew Ye
Selene Ashera/SilvermindFormerly a Team Liberty Executive, Selene was promoted to Team Liberty leader following Bluefalcon's death.
- Damsel in Distress: During the Manaphy Arc.
- Demoted to Extra: Zig-zagged. Her original player planned for her to be treated as little more than a McGuffin for the Manaphy Arc, resulting in her dropping into the background during said plot. When said player left afterwards, she was last seen being held by Team Magma, and was soon after traded back to Team Liberty, where she stilled remained in the background until she was finally brought back and used during Esen's introduction in Cianwood. Since then she has remained fairly active under Parugi's control.
- Faux Action Girl
- Good Is Not Nice: She is very opportunistic and generally does not hesitate to advocate for plans that others would frown upon.
- Hostage for MacGuffin: Soil Colossus's demands, offering custody of Silvermind to whichever faction successfully captured and traded over the Alpha Manaphy of the Ice Geode. Almost worked in Team Liberty's favor, except for Team Magma's arrival.
- Hostage Situation: Held hostage first by Team Rocket, then Soil Colossus, and finally Team Magma, before being returned to Team Liberty.
- Informed Ability: Her profile describes her as a master strategist and The Chessmaster, but she has never effectively demonstrated this in practice. It doesn't help that she was largely turned into a plot device after her promotion for the Manaphy Arc.
- The Other Darrin: Taken over by Parugi some time after Neya's departure from the game.
- The Strategist: She was formerly the Executive of Strategy for Team Liberty before her promotion. This hardly shows.
- War Hawk: Gives off this vibe, given her background and attitude even after the ceasefire.
Kyle EstonA Team Liberty field agent from Fuchsia City.
- A Birthday, Not a Break: The events in Unova happened right around his 19th birthday. To say that this was not a good time would be a massive understatement.
- Battle in the Center of the Mind: Had one against Keston Ail, essentially Kyle's shadow self.
- Brainy Brunette
- Child Soldier: Was brought into the Liberty-Rocket War at the ripe age of six.
- Cynicism Catalyst: A number of events could count, but Suicune's death was the point at which his generally friendly demeanor all but vanished.
- Despair Event Horizon: Falls way over this following Suicune's death, almost immediately after learning that his mother has died.
- Disappeared Dad: Richie Eston is implied to be out of contact with Kyle on a regular basis; he later disappears in Unova, though is eventually located.
- Played even straighter with the revelation that Richie is not his biological father—he did not even come into the picture until Kyle was three.
- Distressed Dude: In Kalos, after getting ambushed, captured, and poisoned by Quentin Dallas, necessitating Esen and Cero's efforts to save him.
- Good Scars, Evil Scars: His a thin, straight-line of a scar on his upper-right lip from an incident when he was younger.
- Heroic BSoD: Suffers a huge one immediately after Suicune's death.
- Informed Ability: Kyle's background states that he was near the top of his class during training for Team Liberty; however, little of his strategic ability has been seen at this point. Possibly justified, as he was put into a coma shortly after being introduced and the resulting damage to his self-confidence has been shown to have had a multitude of effects on him.
- Instant Awesome: Just Add Dragons!: After obtaining Charmander/Charmeleon/Charizard and Axew/Fraxure.
- Kick the Dog: Done by Hayes after defeating Kyle by revealing the recent death of his mother to him.
- Kick Them While They Are Down: Hayes psychically breaking Kyle's left arm immediately after the above.
- Mind Rape: Has experienced it four times as a result of the Signs' fear gas, effectively forcing him to wrestle with past demons and relive some particularly disturbing and traumatic memories and thoughts.
- Missing Mom: Primarily because of her several-years-long coma, which eventually led to her death.
- No One Should Survive That: The sniper round to the chest that put him into a coma. Even so, the experience has a very lasting impact on Kyle.
- Considering the beat-downs he received from Shift on top of the implied-to-be-lethal side-effects of the Signs' fear toxin, it's a wonder he managed to get out of that situation alive, let alone after being exposed to the toxin at least three times in the span of a day.
- Only Sane Man: He certainly feels this way at times, anyway.
- Repressed Memories: Shift's fear toxin forced him to recall the exact events of the attack on his family during their initial departure for Four Island—including the fact that his mother was not the only family member killed during the attack, and that Richie didn't enter his life until he was three years old.
- Sanity Slippage: Began to suffer from this after a series of unfortunate happenings, but has finally started to recover from it.
- Scars Are Forever: Retains a rather large one across his chest from his sniper injury, along with a certain degree of breathing problems due to lung damage. He has another, much smaller scar from another incident when he was a kid.
- Ship Tease: With Esen.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: The war has not been kind to him, and any given conversation with him is likely to show this.
- Shock and Awe: Utilized the prototype Electric-Suit during the battle against the Ancients.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: During the Unova Arc, when he was (understandably) in a very bad mood.
- Took a Level in Kindness: After the battle with the Ancients, having had time to reflect and recover from everything that had happened.
- Trauma Conga Line: It started with his injury during the Attack on Four Island and only got worse from there. Finally caught a break after the Darkrai were defeated, though his narratives make a point of indicating that he is still shaken up.
- Unfamiliar Ceiling: After he and his group escaped from the Signs, Kyle was brought to a hospital for medical treatment and woke up four days later. Downplayed in that, while he doesn't know exactly where he is, he immediately recognizes it as a hospital.
- What the Hell, Hero?: His reaction towards Evan for letting Hayes escape when she could easily have been captured.
Sonja Baron/Lyndon Grant/The Sixth ChildA Team Liberty field agent and a native of Unova. Sonja's primary job is to act as a field guide for agents who have never been to Unova.
- Berserk Button: Sonja does not take well to being hit on—especially if you do so using pet names.
- Beware the Nice Ones
- Code Name: Lyndon Grant, the Sixth Child.
- Cool Big Sister: Has this kind of relationship with Ellen.
- Dude Magnet: At least four other characters are known to have, or have had, a crush on Sonja.
- Heroic BSoD: After Kyurem, Palkia, Seth, Evan, and Zach destroyed much of Unova, to the point where she took an extended leave following the ceasefire. Eventually, she recovered.
- Laser-Guided Amnesia: Done by McKinley to keep her from revealing the specifics of his plan.
- Long-Lost Relative: Sophia Baron, who vanished on her own Pokémon journey when Sonja was little—from Sonja's perspective. In reality she was recruited by Ford.
- Only Sane Man: Sees herself as this following the events in Opelucid.
- Put on a Bus: Taken by McKinley following the second encounter with Hayes.
- Although this was planned for some time, it was also a conveniently timed case of Real Life Writes the Plot: By the time the situation in Fortree occurred and resolved, Parugi had begun to get worn out by the sheer amount of work on his plate, as well as tired of the Love Triangle plot-line involving Sonja, Ray, and Ryan, and was looking for ways to temporarily pull away from the game.
- Reluctant Warrior
- Spell My Name with an "S": Her Code Name, Lyndon Grant, was originally Lynda. After her "official" recruitment in Fortree, however, it was switched to Lyndon.
Chloe (formerly Zach) Yuuki "Grey" Hikari
- Accidental Pervert: Got tricked by her Zoroark, Katie, into entering the bathroom while Olivia Seaton was in the shower. As this was before their Relationship Upgrade, things didn't go well for Chloe.
- Beware the Nice Ones: Is overall a very soft-spoken, kindhearted person. However, when her Ax-Crazy father Gerald started turning his breaking speeches to Olivia, Chloe turned completely furious and had an outburst for the first time onscreen.
- Bishōnen: Chloe's frame is highly atypical for biological males. Her arms are comparatively slender, and her hips wider compared to most men, to the point women's clothing fit her much better than men's do overall. Her facial features are also rather androgynous.
- Whether this has something to do with Chloe's transgender nature, or if there's another reason, hasn't yet been explored.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: Temporarily by her father, Gerald.
- Childhood Friend Romance: With Olivia.
- Ditzy Genius: Not necessarily a genius, but has extremely competent Pokemon battling skills, and is overall a decently intelligent person. However, Chloe also tends to not fully think through situations, and suffers from a general lack of common sense at times.
- Friendly Rivalry: Has this dynamic with, again, Olivia.
- Heroes Want Redheads: Her Love Interest, Olivia, has red hair.
- Heroic BSoD: Had one after being possessed by her father and Kyurem and being forced to destroy part of Unova.
- She's Back: Arguably had this when she went to help Dahlia Seaton. Finally began to put that behind her in Sootopolis and Celadon, as she was forced back into action alongside her friends.
- Idiosyncratic Ship Naming: Dreamshipping, referring to her and Olivia.
- Long Lost Sibling: Ryan Hikari.
- Lucia Zyther arguably fits this bill better, as Chloe wasn't even aware of her existence for most of her life.
- No Sense of Direction: As demonstrated in Celadon, dragging Olivia and herself in a wide circle, conveniently setting them in the same location as where Gerald would make yet another appearance.
- Official Couple: With Olivia, because you couldn't already tell.
- Power Incontinence: A large number of Chloe's struggles stem from her inability to effectively control her psychic powers.
- Psychic Powers: Began developing some variation of these during the Unova Arc.
- Shell-Shocked Veteran: Being manipulated and forced to destroy a large part of a region will do that to you. Seems to be slowly recovering after the Relationship Upgrade with childhood friend Olivia Seaton.
- The Determinator: One of her key character traits, fitting for the Hero of Will. It took a Heroic BSoD to cause her to lose hope, and she bounced back from that only a few months later.
- Transgender: She's a trans woman.
- Attention Whore: What drew Gluttony to him.
- Big Brother Instinct: Toward Ellen.
- Heroic BSoD: A small one after the Liberty Ball, and then a huge one as events quickly piled up after that.
- Love Makes You Crazy: Or at least susceptible to manipulation by a Sin. In any case, by the time Fortree rolled around, Ryan was more than willing to attack Ray because of his obsession with Sonja.
- Love Makes You Dumb: His common sense (and common courtesy) went out the window pretty much as soon as he developed feelings for Sonja.
- My God, What Have I Done?: Sonja slapping him after he tried to kill Hayes results in him realizing just how obnoxious he's been for the days prior to that incident.
- Only Sane Man
- Not So Above It All: As the Liberty Ball showed.
- Took a Level in Jerkass: During the events in Opelucid.
Joseph LarkA crafty and linguistically-skilled novice Team Liberty agent who is always looking for an excuse to laze around.
- Bling-Bling-BANG!: He ONLY uses the Luxury Ball variant of the standard ball capsule.
- Brilliant, but Lazy
- Chess Motifs: Lark played chess long before he battled. This carries over into how he thinks about battle, as seen multiple times:
- The rematch of Lark V. Hex involved him ordering his 'mon a combination of attacks he considered akin to a chess 'fork', or move that threatens two pieces-in this case, two pokemon-at once.
- "The pawn's soft steps to victory are not heard when the queen thunders across the battlefield."
- Lark reminesces in prison on how Manuel represents his queen, Sasori his knight, and Namikaze his bishop.
- Chuck Cunningham Syndrome: Dropped from the game after his player returned.
- Deadpan Snarker
- Guile Hero
- The Plan: Hasn't had the chance to apply any major one yet, but Lark loves using minor ones in battle.
- Nerves of Steel: Even incarcerated he shoves aside depression and keeps strategizing.
- Renaissance Man: See Sacrificed Basic Skill for Awesome Training below.
- Sacrificed Basic Skill for Awesome Training: Lark can speak four languages, is an outstanding chess player, and is a great and learned strategist. He also has very little development in basic social skills.
- Teen Genius
- The Leader: For his trio.
- The Smart Guy: He fulfills this role quite often.
- The Spock: In the Lark-Yutry-Vandius Power Trio.
- The Strategist: For the three.
- Weak, but Skilled: He's the most physically weak member of his team and his 'mon are second weakest. Yet Lark is the smartest.
Hex YutryHex is the average novice Team Liberty agent.
- Anti-Hero: Type IV
- Beware the Nice Ones
- Gotta Kill Em All: He is currently a Liberty member because he wishes to kill all Rockets.
- Heroic BSoD: Experiences one after Jennifer Lorne is consumed. Turns out she's his sister. Subverted; it was a front in order to keep up his mask-Jennifer is not actually his sister.
- Roaring Rampage of Revenge: Hex periodically goes into these. He even commits Revenge by Proxy.
- The McCoy: In his Power Trio.
- What Measure Is a Mook?: Decided against killing a Team Aqua prison guard named Ray after it was revealed that his daughter had just been born. Ralph, on the other hand, was not so lucky.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: First his player stopped posting, leaving him in the middle of a fight with several brainwashed Gym Leaders, and then once that was finished after Parugi's intervention, he and Jennifer were last shown being taken to the hospital.
- Faux Action Girl: Subverted.
- What Happened to the Mouse?: First her player stopped posting, leaving her in the middle of a fight with several brainwashed Gym Leaders, and then once that was finished after Parugi's intervention, she and Hex were last shown being taken to the hospital.
James ArthurA hacker, former Team Rocket member, and current Team Liberty Executive.
- Badass in a Nice Suit: Both a fancy business suit and the Normal Type Power Suit.
- Greed: One of James' biggest flaws, which winds up drawing Greed to his location.
- Hollywood Hacking: Generally avoided, but early-RotR James used some unrealistic methods at times.
- Indeed, the fact that this trope is even associated with James is a notorious berserk button for his player (mainly due to the name suggesting that James is on Hollywood's level rather than any disagreement about the content itself). This prompted a vow from his player to change this for the better.
- Theme Naming: He and his team are named from various figures in Arthurian legend.
GuinevereA Gardevoir and James' first Pokemon.
Seth VicensThe Hero of Time.
Jayron AaronAn aura-wielding Team Liberty agent, recently promoted to Executive.
- Battle Aura
- Demoted to Extra: Following Umbra of Doom's departure from the game.
- Made prominent once more after Colette, a fellow aura-wielder was introduced to the game.
- Disney Death: Appeared to be killed by one of Ford's hitmen early in the game, but was revealed to have survived soon after.
- Dude, Not Funny!: Towards Colette and Zoe during their hunt for Zoe's missing backpack, due to Zoe's active imagination about how her backpack was important intel on its way to the Shadowed Man and Colette's decision to "prank" Jayron by choosing not to tell him this vital piece of information. Considering Jayron and Blackskull have both almost been killed by Ford, Bluefalcon was killed by Ford, Team Liberty has suffered massively in general at his hands, and Jayron had just told Colette about all of this within the past day, it was more than justified.
- Ninja: Trained under Koga when he was younger, along with Cyan Vero.
- Signature Mon: Lucario.
- What the Hell, Hero?: He's called Colette out on a few of her more rash decisions.
Meghan VertTeam Liberty's Executive of Science.
- Ascended Extra: Originally created as fluff during the first Executive Promotion Ceremony; later developed into a key character with the inclusion of her creation of the Power Suits, her general personality, and her involvement in the Sins Arc.
- Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: On the outside, she appears fairly helpful to those on her side, even offering practical weapons support when the main group of Liberty Agents heads off to fight the Ancients. Underneath, however, she doesn't care so much about their well-being as she does data gathering.
- Blood Knight: Part of her lust manifests in the form of a noted enjoyment of particularly brutal battles—a sort of blood lust, which eventually drew the titular Sin to her location.
- For Science!: She doesn't care about the consequences of her actions so long as it helps her scientific developments. This inevitably draws Lust to her location.
- Four Eyes, Zero Soul
- Insufferable Genius
- Obviously Evil: She doesn't exactly try to hide that fact that she's more focused on developing her projects than anything else, even at the expense of her test subjects.
- Powered Armor: Designed the eighteen Type-Based Power Suits and constructed sixteen of them, capable of granting humans a weaker version of the Elemental Powers of Pokémon.
- Token Evil Teammate: Easily one of, if not the most morally depraved Team Liberty members in the game.
- You Gotta Have Sage Hair
Richard ApolloViolin playing, fun-loving, annoying, bard of a trainer
Aspen Benedict SeatonThe third Seaton sibling.
- Deadpan Snarker: Nearly every line that comes out of his mouth.
- Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Was genuinely concerned for Ellen's safety when she ran into a burning building on the verge of collapse, and helped rescue the injured Eevee inside. Afterwards, he put said Eevee in a Pokeball purely because he wanted to keep it safe.
- Scary Shiny Glasses: Had these towards Hannah Wright during the end of Celadon during his Tranquil Fury.
- The Friend Nobody Likes: Is rude and sarcastic to nearly everyone, leading to this.
- Took a Level in Kindness: As a result of his confrontation with Pride.
AriaA Lucario that Aspen was given by Alistair.
Colette Natalie LlyanAn Aura-wielding Team Liberty Agent who has been training her aura powers since the age of four.
- Battle Aura
- Child Soldier: Enlisted at a very young age as part of a plan to provide a sort of rallying point for future Liberty battles.
- Dude Magnet: Managed to attract an unhealthy amount of male attention during the Liberty Ball.
- "Just Joking" Justification: After Jayron's Dude, Not Funny! lecture about her refusal to clarify that Zoe's teacher wasn't actually a Ford sympathizer.
- Knight Templar Big Sister: She is very protective of Zoe, even threatening to hurt a preteen who was bullying her.
- Would Hurt a Child: At least if they're bullying Zoe.