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     In General 

Team Liberty

One 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.
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     Goldhawk 

Markus Aleivy/Goldhawk

One of Team Liberty's original leaders.

     Blackskull 

Kane Umbra/Blackskull

One 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.

     Bluefalcon 

Shannon Ramirez/Bluefalcon

One of Team Liberty's original leaders. She was killed early on in the game during Team Rocket's attack on Four Island.

     Silvermind 

Selene Ashera/Silvermind

Formerly 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 Eston 

Kyle Eston

A 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.
  • 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.
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     Sonja Baron 

Sonja Baron/Lyndon Grant/The Sixth Child

A 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 Hikari 

Chloe (formerly Zach) Yuuki "Grey" Hikari


     Ryan Sanders 

Ryan Sanders


     Joseph Lark 

Joseph Lark

A crafty and linguistically-skilled novice Team Liberty agent who is always looking for an excuse to laze around.

     Hex Yutry 

Hex Yutry

Hex is the average novice Team Liberty agent.
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     Tim Vandius 

Tim Vandius


     Jennifer Lorne 

Jennifer Lorne


     James Arthur 

James Arthur

A 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.

Guinevere

A Gardevoir and James' first Pokemon.

     Seth Vicens 

Seth Vicens

The Hero of Time.

     Jayron Aaron 

Jayron Aaron

An 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 Vert 

Meghan Vert

Team 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 Apollo 

Richard Apollo

Violin playing, fun-loving, annoying, bard of a trainer

     Aspen Seaton 

Aspen Benedict Seaton

The third Seaton sibling.

Aria

A Lucario that Aspen was given by Alistair.

     Colette Llyan 

Colette Natalie Llyan

An Aura-wielding Team Liberty Agent who has been training her aura powers since the age of four.

     Zoe Llyan 

Zoe Natasha Llyan

Colette's younger sister.

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