What Pokemon: The Three Relics lacks in the department of a coherent overarching plot, it makes up for with a plethora of characters. The bulk of these are original creations of the authors, but as it is set within the existing Pokémon universe, characters from said world frequently appear. Some of them are reoccurring cameos, while some have had major influence on the plot. As an unofficial work, and the relatively bare characterization of them in the canon, some elements of their personalities and motivation are created or altered.
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- Action Girl: Is more likely to be the one doing the rescuing nowadays, though she has had her Damsel in Distress moments.
- Badass Adorable: Can definitely hold her own in a Pokemon battle, and she's actually pretty able to defend herself when Pokemon aren't an option.
- Badass Normal: She has no special powers whatsoever, unless you count The Power of Friendship/Love/Trust or her natural talent for Cooldown Hugs.
- Beware the Nice Ones: She may not look all that tough, but she really is one of the most powerful trainers in the roleplay. Beware indeed.
- Clingy Jealous Girl: Pretty much whenever another girl so much as looks at either Mike or Keegan, but it's usually comes out a lot more when it comes to the redhead.
- Cooldown Hug: She is very good at giving these, having calmed down Mike, Nina and even Keegan at some point with these.
- Cuteness Proximity: Cute Pokemon are Kasiya's weakness, though what she considers to be 'cute' can often up for debate.
- Damsel in Distress: Since being rescued by Mike, she tends to hold her own and usually can be found in the role of the rescuer.
- Determinator: Operation Rescue Shocker, and her unstoppable drive to make sure that her friends stay happy and united.
- The Klutz: She's probably hurt herself more times than most characters combined, and usually because she got distracted by something shiny. Accident prone hardly begins to describe it.
- Love Triangle: Kasiya, Mitsu, Mike; Kasiya, Flannery, Mike. (Sensing a pattern?)
- Plucky Girl: It's hard to keep this girl depressed most of the time, though she seems to be growing out of this trope as time marches on.
- Romantic Runner-Up: Initially, she fully believed Mike had feelings for Mitsu, though this was before learning of Mike's feelings for Flannery. Now with him fully admitting feelings for her, the poor girl is more confused than ever.
- Averted when the two ended up together following the Magma mission.
- The Heart: Kasiya is often the glue that holds the rest of the characters together.
- The Rival: To Riza. The two do not get along overly well and tend to compete in everything they do, including Pokemon battles and contests.
- Security Cling: she has probably clung to most characters at one point or another. Works better for her than a Cooldown Hug ever could, even though she is pretty good at giving them.
- Shock and Awe: her preferred type of Pokemon, and now she has 3 of them.
- Undying Loyalty: To Mike, obviously. Lampshaded by Mitsu, Serenity, Keegan, Mai and even Mike himself at times.
Jaeshan Edward Devereaux
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- Ascended Extra: He started off as just a random trainer encountered by Kasiya, then became a fully fleshed out character.
- Berserk Button: Keegan seems to have a masterful talent at pushing this, often calling him 'Jae' just to piss him off. Jerkass.
- Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Normally Jaeshan looks all sweet and normal and unassuming and even goofy and comical, but watch out if you make him mad. His Pokemon team (pre-amnesia, of course) is pretty formidable as well, showcasing his talents at Pokemon training.
- Determinator: Jae was pretty easygoing in the beginning, but it's very nearly his defining trope now that he's struggling to regain his memories.
- Good Parents: At first it was implied that Jaeshan's parents were strict and harsh about him having a "good future" (they'd forced him into med school to become a neurosurgen) but once he told them he wanted to be a Pokemon trainer, they pretty much shrugged and said "all right!" and since have been incredibly supportive of his career.
- Identity Amnesia: And how. Poor boy can't even remember his name, birthday, hometown, Pokemon, friends or possible allergies, which sparked a humorous scene in which he panicked over getting anaphalactic shock and dying from an apple.
- Insistent Terminology: The only person in the world that's not allowed to call him 'Jae' is Keegan, because for some reason, it really, really pisses him off *cough*Berserk Button*cough*.
- Lonely Rich Kid: Not really by choice, but more because the other kids in town considered him to be a Rich Bitch or Royal Brat. This is obviously not the case, as Jae is the traditional nice-guy type.
- Nice Guy - Lampshaded by some, at various points."The redhead shook his head and scoffed. Jaeshan trying to steal Kasiya away from him? The very thought was ridiculous, not to mention highly unlikely. He didn't want to use the term 'pushover', but Jaeshan was way too, well, Mr. Nice-guy to ever try to pull anything like that." Keegan's Inner Monologue
- Non-Action Guy: He helped out a bit during the Slateport incident at first, and then decided to call it a day and went swimming at a hotel pool instead.
- The Runaway: Averted. Jaeshan initially planned to run away, but before he could go through with it, he had a sit down with his father and the two sorted everything out.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Type 2, with Keegan. Generally they see each other as rivals and worthy opponents, but they do respect each other on some level, and will help the other out if necessary.
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- Fiery Redhead: Averted. Rather than being fiery, passionate and spirited, Karrigan is reserved, collected, and cold.
- Missing Mom: Supposedly died before Karrigan turned a year old.
- The Quiet One: Rarely speaks up even if she does have something to say, and when she does, it's usually something very relevant and logical to the situation.
- "Its strange. You never question what you see first. Its your initial image, your comfort. When something changes, you lose that comfort, that stability. You struggle to maintain that balance. You claw at that fleeting normalcy youve created in your mind, which fades, never to be seen again. It is only then that you realize that it was never there to begin with. How we cope with that change determines who we are. Should we accept it and try to move on; the thought ever present, nibbling at the back of our mind, or should we reject it? Deny that it happened? Change is an illusion, an internal inconsistency. Nothing truly changes because we never stop thinking long enough to let it"-Mike reflects on his spiral into madness.
- Achilles' Heel: Gym puzzles. Mike has a tremendous difficulty with the puzzles located in Pokemon Gyms, and will often try to avoid them outright or blatantly cheat to get past them.
- Also water, thanks to his acquired Pyrokenisis. Contact with his skin causes steam, and leaves reddened and bubbled skin. Too much water can kill him. He doesn't like to play in a rain or go near the ocean so much anymore.
- Aerosol Flamethrower: His mother, an inventor, invented him a pair of gloves that shoot fire from them, claiming they were for his self defense. At first, Mike thought they were ridiculous and dangerous, but they turned out to be very useful.
- He used them to help breakout of the Saffron Mental Hospital by tricking the orderlies who thought they were normal gloves into letting him keep them on, then burning his straight jacket and torching his padded cell.
- Ax-Crazy: Boy is he! Milo's influence turned him into a very violent, very unstable person.
- Since Milo's defeat, Mike has become much less violent overall, but it wouldn't be safe to push his buttons.
- Battle in the Center of the Mind: Milo, who claimed to be Mike's true self, was constantly trying to take over as the dominant, and only personality of his mind. For a while, when Mike became overly fatigued or emotionally overwhelmed, Milo would take the wheel while he recovered.
- Beauty Is Never Tarnished: Averted. Since Mike's swan dive into madness, he's frequently been described with matted, blood-soaked hair, ragged clothes and cuts and scrapes all over him. His lack of ability to properly bathe and wanted status as a criminal also got in the way of him cleaning up.
- Beware the Nice and Silly One At the start, Mike was energetic, friendly, and provided a good deal of the story's humor through his wacky antics. It turns out, that this wasn't exactly the real him, and once given the proper push, that changed.
- Break the Cutie: Break is not the most accurate word. Detonate, however...
- Breath Weapon: His hidden weapon to those who don't know of his powers. Utilized when he set a Team Magma grunt's hair on fire when she believed she had the upper hand in a fight.
- Burning with Anger: Following his resurrection at the hands of Moltres and his unintentional acquisition of pyrokenisis, whenever Mike is angry or distressed, smoke will begin to pour from his scars, and the air around him will ripple with heat. The scars that cover his body will also glow orange as his body temperature rises. Should he start to sweat or cry, it will quickly evaporate.
- Catchphrase: Ready Set? before almost every significant Pokemon battle.
- Character Development: Done with Mike's descent into complete insanity. The player claimed he was not happy with Mike's dangerous potential as a Gary Sue, and decided to expand on his backstory, and twisted the barely mentioned childhood crush into something much darker.
- Childhood Friends: Keegan, Flannery, Winona.
- When they were kids, Mike, Flannery and Keegan called themselves "The Lavaridge Trio" and got into all sorts of silly kid trouble.
- Chivalrous Pervert: Mike can be seen as quite the ladies man due to the fact that early on in the story he had as many as three girls crushing on him at one time, and that a few of them still hold a small degree of feelings for him even after his breakdown.
- Characterization Marches On: It is a bit jarring seeing a completely stable Mike early in the story, especially when you know how bad it is going to hit the fan later.
- Combat Pragmatist: When in a physical fight, Mike will compensate for his lack of strength by burning his opponents. As pyromancy isn't something known from humans in the world of Pokemon, this is a potent secret weapon.
- Cruel Mercy: What Mike claimed to be doing when he savagely beat members of Team Magma during his quest to bring Maxie to justice, saying that he is saving them from eventually being used like he was. The extent of his violence makes this a bit hard to believe, however.
- Cursed With Awesome: Man it just sucks to be graced with the blessing of an immortal fire bird who sees great worth in you, have a second chance at life, and get superpowers out of the deal! WAAAHHH!!
- Custom Uniform: His mother wove flame-retarded fibers into his clothes to help protect him due to his fondness for Fire Pokemon. That and his outfit makes him look like a 50's sports car. (He produces enough exhaust.)
- His Team Magma outfit was customized to have a face mask, a long red scarf, and flame decals on his pants.
- Death by Origin Story: Mike's father, Robert. When Maxie and Archie summoned Groudon and Kyogre, he went to the Sky Pillar and summoned Rayquaza, which stopped the feuding Groudon and Kyogre from further destroying Lilycove, but he never returned and is presumed dead. So now Mike lives knowing that his actions caused his loving father's death. What is even more heartbreaking is that Robert went specifically because he knew his son was in Lilycove at the time, and never knew of Mike's involvement in the whole incident, or if he had managed to save him at all.
- Dramatic Irony: Despite having a great admiration and love for fire and fire Pokemon, when he was revived and discovered he had pyrokenisis, his initial reaction was one of horror, as he felt it was now impossible to be close to those he cared about. His opinion of it began to shift slightly when he found out he could now hug and pet his Fire Pokemon without harm.
- Emotion Bomb: Mike's snap at the Slateport Party was so intense that his pain could be felt by Nina and Sabrina, who were on the other side of the continent at the time.
- Evil Feels Good: As Mike began to give in to his darker side, he became frightened that he was actually beginning to enjoy it on some level, much to the delight of Milo.
- For example, when Mike was facing off against some Magma Grunts in his mission to stop Maxie, he set a girl's hair on fire, cackling hysterically as he did.
- Fighting from the Inside: Done quite literally when Mike fought a two-pronged battle against Maxie while Milo (mentally projected by Portabello) kept his friends at bay by commanding his other Pokemon.
- Foreshadowing: Very early in the story, Mike commented before his Gym Battle that Watson laughs too much.
- Freak Out: Mike's secret involvement with Team Magma and the Lilycove Incident was revealed to everyone at the Slateport Beach Party by Giovanni (on national television no less), including Flannery and his closest friends. Flannery's reaction was (understandably) disgust and she left him in front of everyone, but not before calling him sick and kicking dirt in his face as he begged for her to understand. Mike's mind completely shattered. Milo resurfaced almost instantly, took over, and went on a rampage, attacking people around him and slamming his head so many times into the ground that it left a massive scar on his forehead.
- This was exactly what Giovanni had planned, as Mike and his friends were beginning to get too close to sabotaging their plans, and he needed a way to split the group.
- From Bad to Worse: Come home from accidentally razing a city and nearly killing everyone you love? Surprise! Happy Birthday! Here's a Charmander! Oh, and we can't find your father after he left to try to fix everyone dying in Lilycove. You wouldn't know anything about that would you, Mike? We're just so glad you're okay. He'll be so happy when he gets back. Now go sit by Keegan and Flannery. Who wants cake?
- Good Is Not Nice: Mike's newer methods of problem solving involve either violently dissuading people from the dark path, or scaring the ever-loving shit out of them with threats or psychological torment.
- Go Out with a Smile: Mike's final thought before he died was that the mental silence that came before it was wonderful, as he has been plagued by Milo and other voices for years.
- Guardian Entity: Amusingly, Milo fit this role. He had halted Mike's several attempts at suicide and took over his body should Mike become too stressed or tired. While this was merely out of self-preservation (because Milo knows that if Mike were to die he too would cease to exist), it still counts.
- Hellish Pupils: Or lack thereof. When Mike was at the apex of his insanity, his pupils almost disappeared, leaving his eyes frighteningly similar to Milo's.
- Helpless Good Side: Mike, when Milo was in control of his body.
- Heroic BSoD: There have been several times when Mike has become so overloaded with emotion that he simply shuts down, going limp and collapsing on the spot.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: Only because there isn't a trope for someone who hated himself so much that his mind invented a shadowy twin form of himself whose sole purpose was to berate, torture, and fill his mind with doubt about everything he will ever do because that's all he feels he deserves.
- He Who Fights Monsters: Maxie makes a mocking jab at Mike along these lines, claiming that the more Mike struggles against the evils in the world, the more he'll have to rely on his inner darkness to defeat them.
- Hot-Blooded: Literally. His flame powers are caused by his blood reacting to the air around him, which is why he always radiates heat, and his scars occasionally glow and seep smoke.
- Identity Amnesia: Mike's will to flee from his past was so potent that on the boat ride to Kanto, he temporarily lost his memory of his past, including his love of Flannery, which had shaped his entire life up until that point. Those memories began to resurface once his journey with his friends had them travel back to his home region of Hoenn.
- Insanity Immunity: When Mike is in full on psycho-mode, he showcases ridiculous resilience, going so far as to snap his broken nose back into place and laugh it off, and at another point continue fighting with multiple broken bones and a knife in his arm, not even noticing that knife was there until after he'd beaten down his opponent, then pulling it from his arm without hesitation, then cracking a joke about it.
- I See Dead People: Mike is constantly surrounded by the ghosts of those who died in the Lilycove Incident. He even knows their names, as he has memorized them from the list of those who were killed, including gender and basic age. Except not really. Unbeknownst to Mike, the ghosts he sees are nothing more then hallicunations and don't actually exist outside of his mind. This belief is unfortunately reinforced due to Portabello and Nina's telepathy, which allows them to interact with them as clearly as Mike can. Anyone who tries to convince him otherwise is met with a number of excuses that really only make sense to Mike, but at this point, people are willing to just accept that he's so damn crazy that they just go along with it.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: While in the hospital recovering from the Magma mission, Mike breaks things off with Flannery, knowing that he can't offer her a normal life and certain she would end up being miserable in the end if she took him back, and that he is willing to let her go so she can be happy.
- Knight in Shining Armor: Has dared two evil teams to save his friends Kasiya and Sasha. Once alone, the other with the help of Kilik.
- Love Is a Weakness: Maxie knew this, and exploited his love for Flannery and youthful ignorance to get him to join Team Magma.
- Madness Mantra: Just smile and laugh. Just smile and laugh. Just smile and laugh. Just smile and laugh. Just smile and laugh. Warped from a phrase his mother used to console him as a child.
- Meaningful Name: Kyoka means 'firebrand'.
- Mind Rape: Milo did this to Mike daily, mostly by taunting him with extremely vivid hallucinations of people he loves rejecting him or dying.
- This accidentally happened to Nina when she got near Mike. Unknowing about his meltdown, the sudden psychic influx caused her brain to be overwhelmed and rendered her helpless for a moment.
- Morality Pet: His Pokemon. Despite his new-found psychosis, he continues to treat them with care and praise.
- Milo, however, treated them poorly, refusing to call them by their nicknames, and at one point had Proton ''paralyze'' Napalm and forced him to lift Titanium (a giant metallic serpent) with his telekinetic abilities, further punishing him when he was unable to do this.
- Motifs: Notice the flames on his clothes and that most of his team consists of Fire Pokemon? How about his slowly increasing number of Ghost Pokemon?
- Near-Rape Experience: When in control of Mike's body, Milo almost had his way with Winona after pretending to be Mike and assaulting her, only to be foiled as Mike resurfaced, leading to quite the shock.
- Nietzsche Wannabe: Milo. He felt that everything Mike held dear was pointless and temporary, so much so that he was attempting to take over and ruin Mike's life to prove that.
- Person of Mass Destruction: He has always left a trail of complete destruction wherever he goes, even before he went completely insane.
- One such incident was when the group chose to invade the Team Rocket base on Five Island, and rather than learn the password, Mike chose to release his Steelix, and demolish the entire front of the building. This deed was met with a combined look of horror from Nina, Sabrina, and Mitsu, but not Kasiya, who gave him a thumbs up. What a surprise.
- Power Source: Using his powers causes him to lose blood. If he uses it too much, it leaves him weak.
- Psychic Link: Of sorts with his Breloom, Portabello. Mike communicates with his telepathic Pokemon mentally in fights and uses him to translate his other Pokemon's speech.
- When Mike went insane, linking with his trainer would cause Portabello great pain due to Mike's overwhelming mental presence. This was eventually fixed when the two meditated while linked, and the Breloom conditioned himself to realign telepathically with his master.
- Psychoactive Powers: Mike's flame powers become more intense the more emotional he is.
- Rage Breaking Point: Getting dumped on national television by the very girl he obsessively spent his entire life trying to protect behind the scenes after pleading on his hands and knees that he only had the best intentions.
- Redemption Quest: Mike and friends invading the Team Magma hideout to take down Maxie and all of Team Magma.
- However, this turned out to be a cover for the missions real purpose, which Mike hid from everyone (including Milo, who lived in his head) which was for Mike to remove Maxie, himself and Milo from the equation permanently in hopes to make the world a better. This was foiled by Portabello, who shielded Mike from his orchestrated attack that would have killed them all.
- Resurrection Sickness: Mike's resurrection was done so with a good deal of Moltres's personal essence, and altered the boy's body because of the phoenix's natural power and command over fire. When it first surfaced, it did so by forcing flames out of pretty much every orifice on his body, including his eyes. The transition afterward was just as unpleasant, as his entire body was basically forcing all of his old blood out by means of his new high pressurized blood boiling it to the surface. Because of this, he has vomited molten bile more than once, likening it to the worst case of acid reflux he's ever had times a thousand.
- Room Full of Crazy: When he secluded himself in Mt. Ember following his mental breakdown. Had the words "Just Smile and Laugh." scrawled on the walls of the cave he was staying in.
- Self-Harm: It's his favorite. His method of choice? Smashing his head into solid objects.
- Self-Insert Fic: Mike shares his first name and a physical similarity to his player, a fact that slightly embarrasses him now. The player states that another reason he underwent such a dramatic and frightening shift was to differentiate the character from the player and avert this very trope.
- Ship Tease: Mitsu and Kasiya.
- Will They or Won't They?: Mike's bond with Kasiya is arguably the strongest out of everyone he cares about. The two make a terrific team and are practically inseparable. When everyone else around Mike abandoned him after his breakdown, Kasiya alone stood between him and Giovanni, still willing to protect him. She was later able to trace back subtle clues from her time spent with Mike that he was never fully sane, something that even Mike's oldest friends and mother were unable to detect over a lifetime of knowing him. She even managed to one-up this by teaming up with Mike's mom to help her break him out of the Saffron Mental Institute by attacking guards and covering his escape, seriously risking her own safety and freedom. The pair pushed their relationship when they admitted their love for each other before the Team Magma assault. Mike's feelings for Kasiya carried over from his temporary amnesia and were so potent that it even had him questioning his love for Flannery. You know, the girl he leveled a city for.
- They Do: After the Magma mission, the two end up together.
- Stalker with a Crush: That's putting it lightly. From the shadows, Mike had set fire to the Lavaridge Gym so Flannery could put it out and feel brave, secretly caused a rock-slide to help her catch her first Pokemon (nearly killing it in the process), secretly left birthday presents on her windowsill every year, and decorated a cave in a nearby volcano with pictures of her. He also kept a mass of her pictures with him at all times in his backpack while he traveled.
- Talkto The Fist: Once started a confrontation with a Team Rocket Grunt by punching him in the face, then battling Pokemon with him. Since his snap, Mike has become more prone to physical altercations in general.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Milo frequently pointed out that no matter how much Mike refuses to admit it, he existed for a reason. That reason was that deep down, Mike is severely disturbed in one way or another and denying it only makes Milo (a manifestation of Mike's guilt and self-hatred) have a more powerful hold on him.
- Epiphany Therapy: This ends up backfiring on him, as Mike eventually comes to the conclusion that he is indeed messed up, and that he accepts this, and will no longer try to deny it or be afraid of it. This decimates Milo's hold on him, and allows Mike to get rid of Milo by ripping him out of his head and become a more balanced, but equally (if not more-so) crazy individual.
- This is because Milo is defeated by the "ghosts" of the Lilycove dead rising from the ground and tearing him to pieces, then replacing Milo's position as mentally loitering phantoms. So in a sense, Mike traded one phantom for hundreds more.
- The Sleepless: For multiple reasons. Mike became terrified of sleeping after Milo resurfaced, fearing his body could be taken over the instant his guard was down. The few times he managed sleep he was plagued with various nightmares (either flashbacks of the Lilycove Incident or paranoid dreams of rejection) and woke with a start. If woken by someone, there was a good chance that person was getting attacked.
- The Unintelligible: Some of his rants degenerate into babble, and his Character Blog is almost entirely this.
- Through the Eyes of Madness: Being a figment of his own insanity, only Mike could see Milo. The same for the ghosts that came after Milo's defeat. That iss unless, someone near him has telepathy. If so, they are able to see them as plainly as Mike does.
- This has a particularly potent effect on his telepathic Breloom, Portabello. The Pokemon could see Milo as clearly as Mike did, and violently despised him. Milo relished in annoying the Breloom, and would go out of his way to torment him through taunting or injuring Mike in some way.
- Now, Portabello carries on casual conversation with the mass of phantoms, even accepting advice from them in battle.
- Tragic Hero: Through his quest to protect the people he loves, Mike has unwittingly caused hundreds of deaths and immense trauma, causing him to go completely insane with guilt.
- Troll: Milo was relentless with his verbal abuse, and aimed to tear apart all of Mike's friends ties to him and each other. When in control of Mike's body, he taunted Keegan for each girl that he ever liked liking Mike better, the hypocrisy of the entire group for accepting Kilik despite him personally killing someone in cold blood, and Sasha and Kirsa for being lesbians (even though they're not. Well, Kirsa isn't. Sasha's just special.) When he was battling against them during the Magma mission, he continued his mental assault, taunting Keegan once more, and reminding Winona of her up close encounter with him just days prior. He does this in hopes that they will abandon Mike, and in his grief Milo can take control for good.
- Turn in Your Badge: After the incident at Slateport, Mike was branded a criminal and as such, the Pokemon League suspended his license. Figuring he didn't need to play by the rules anymore, Mike withdrew two more Pokemon for the Magma mission, bringing his current total to 8.
- His license was returned after both Winona and Blaine vouched for him following the Magma mission and Maxie's arrest.
- Unwanted Revival: Yelled at Moltres for resurrecting him, claiming the world was better off without him and Milo terrorizing it.
- You Are Not Alone: When his friends show up to make sure he's okay after he had disappeared, then agree to help him take down Maxie.
- Your Mind Makes It Real: Mike fully believed that Milo was real, so much so that Milo could cause physical pain to Mike when he felt it necessary or fun. Mostly the latter.
Alexandra 'Sasha' Jennings Beauchamp IV
- "I'm sorry, Keegan. You must s'hink I'm a spoiled brat crying because I didn't get my way.""Yeah, you're a bit spoiled, but it's part of your charm."-Keegan displays his expert social skills
- Berserk Button: As long as your name doesn't happen to be Mazarin Stanky, you should be fine.
- Bilingual Bonus: Sasha speaks mainly in English, but will occasionally speak French when she is excited, or trying to say something overtly sexual about someone else.
- Cuteness Proximity: When in the presence of cute Pokemon or people, Sasha's vocabulary tends to degenerate into babble.
- Damsel out of Distress: When kidnapped by Team Aqua, not only did she constantly berate her captor, but when freed, she proceeded to beat the everloving shit out of her before kicking her down a flight of stairs.
- Ethical Slut: Scoffed at a by-standing mother, who glared at her while covering her son's ears as Sasha recalled sneaking a boy into her room with devious intentions. Sasha then snidely replied that she knew where that woman's son came from and what she had to do to make him.
- Fish out of Water: Before, during, and after the Magma mission, Sasha quickly realized that she was not cut from the same mold as her friends, and was visibly distressed by all of the violence and danger that didn't seem to phase other characters nearly as much.
- Foreign-Language Tirade: Sasha can go off on a French rant when both overly pleased or entirely pissed off. The former will have a good deal of cutesy babble, while the latter will be a bit more colorful.
- Hate Sink: Mazarin. Sasha absolutely despises him. She reached her breaking point when he was still making sexual advances and cocky jokes at her, despite being tied to a tree and threatened with a tazer while she tried interrogating him on Mike's whereabouts."For once in your miserable life could you ever shut up!" Her green eyes flared up intensely as she screamed at the boy. "Everything about you is nothing short of repulsive. Your voice, your attitude, your posture, there is nothing about you that doesn't cause my blood to boil, and my lunch to rise up from my stomach!" Sasha lunged forward and grabbed the boy's cheeks harshly, her nails digging into his skin. "I don't think I've ever hated a single person more in my entire life."
- I Just Want to Be Special: Her reason for running away from home was to make a name for herself as a Pokemon trainer, and not just because she was born into a rich family.
- Inspiration Nod: Sasha's use of a tazer is a call out to another schoolgirl dressed character◊.
- I Owe You My Life: To Mike and Kilik. It is why she was so willing to forgive them when their dark secrets were revealed, and why she agreed (albeit hesitantly) to go with Mike on his mission to take down Team Magma.
- Jizzed in My Pants: That time when Kasiya accidentally fondled her in bed was just her being surprised, right? Right?
- Lonely Rich Kid: Probably why she's so, um, open with her advances.
- Ms. Fanservice: Serves somewhat as a foil to the player's other character.
- No Sense of Personal Space: What are friends but places where you can rest your boobs?
- Put on a Bus: After not knowing what to do with her, Sasha's player just sent her off somewhere, never to be seen again.
- Statuesque Stunner: Needs to be if she wants to model. Which she is. So she is.
- The Fashionista: Sasha a semi-professional model. Not like her income really matters, she just likes doing it to show off and make a name for herself.
- The Nicknamer: Sasha likes to give her friends pet names in her native tongue.
- Erika: Ma petite fleur "my little flower".
- Kasiya: Mon coup de foudre peu "my little lightning bolt".
- Mike: formerly Mon petit héros "my little hero", now mon oiseau cassé "my broken bird".
- Kilik: Mon petit porc-épic "my little porcupine".
- Kirsa: Mon petit soldat "my little soldier".
- Keegan: mon petit gentilhomme "My little gentleman".
- Nina: ma petite psychique "My little psychic".
- Whitney: ma jumelle rose "My pink twin."
- She breaks the trend of only giving French pet names by calling Winona "helmet hair" or "Amelia" simply to annoy her.
- The Runaway: Ran away from a life of luxury to get down and dirty with the lower class.
- The Tease: Being a confident young woman, she's comfortable with showing a little skin to get what she wants. This could be a favor, company, or even simply a reaction.
- Trademark Favorite Food: Mushrooms. The fact that this intersects with her favorite type of Pokemon will lead you to some dark places if you think on it too much.
- Troll: To Winona, especially after finding out how uncomfortable the more modest girl was with Sasha's, ahem, latent personality.
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- AnnoyingYoungerSibling: You've met her, right?
- Aura Vision
- Badass Normal: From a certain point of view. After training with Koga, Kilik has began to develop the ability to see the auras of his Pokemon, and at times is even able to momentarily see through their eyes. This could be considered a superpower, but it also could be argued that in the Pokemon universe, everyone has the latent ability of the Aura, but not everyone is able to utilize it.
- Big Eater: On many occasions, Kilik has eaten enough to feed small armies, yet never seems to put on a pound.
- Brainwashed: By Giovanni into joining Team Rocket, and eventually killing the Silph Co. president in cold blood.
- CustomUniform: Ever since hatching Elekid, Kilik has worn some form of yellow and black.
- Family Business: His father, his father's father, and his father's father's father all were famous Pokemon Excavators. Kilik will not continue the trend.
- Shonen Hair
- Spiky Hair
- Tall, Dark, and Handsome
- The Nicknamer: Averted. While most trainers give their Pokemon meaningful or silly names, Kilik for the most part prefers to keep them standard. The only exception is Cable, who was likely given a name so he felt on par with Mike's Magmortar, Napalm.
- The Rival: To Mike. Kilik views Mike as his greatest adversary and close friend. This is played out mostly through the competition between their Pokemon Cable and Napalm, the two always battling to see which one is stronger, usually ending in a stalemate.
- Younger Than He Looks: While looking at him based on height, the way he carried himself and acted, one would think he was at least 18. NOPE.
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- Battle Aura: It's blue!
- Berserk Button: Don't kill Sabrina. You'd think that'd be pretty damn simple, but Team Rocket at times doesn't display the best judgement.
- However, it turns out that she wasn't really dead, and that after getting shot, the Gym Leader put up a mental projection on Nina so she thought she was dead so she could continue her operations against Team Rocket in secret. This kinda backfired as Nina stormed the Viridian City Gym in hopes to find Giovanni and, well, have a nice chat. Mike, Kasiya and Flannery went to the rescue, but the girl was not in the best state of mind. Thankfully, the group stopped Nina before she hurt herself or anyone else in the process. Except that one grunt that shot Sabrina in the first place. Yeah...
- Sabrina eventually revealed herself weeks later, much to the relief of the rest of the characters.
- HeelFace Revolving Door: At times, Nina has a real problem figuring out whose side she's on.
- Inspiration Nod: Elements of Nina's story are very reminiscent of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Nina's rampage after Sabrina's death was very similar to Willow's little romp after Tara's death, even down to the clothes and hair changing to black. Seeing her player's username, this should come as no surprise.
- Luke, I Might Be Your Father: Evil immortal(?) asshole Maorde Menskr manipulated Nina in hopes to get her to side with him. It sort of worked, until she found out that he wasn't really her father.
- Paint It Black: When Nina thought that Sabrina was killed by Team Rocket.
- Shout-Out: Nina and her Misdreavus are named after the Williams sisters of Tekken.
- Tangled Family Tree: First she was Sabrina's sister, then she's not. Then she's Moarde's daughter, then she's not. Then she's some random moron's daughter, which makes her Whitney's sister maybe. Hell, we're pretty sure the player doesn't even know at this point.
- Telepathy: Nina's most prevalent, outstanding skill that she has been developing from a very young age. She frequently uses it to communicate with her Pokemon— most notably Anna— as well as Sabrina.
- "Well, everyone screws up now and then. But I've found it's best to just laugh it off. And if that doesn't work, laugh at someone who's screwed up even more than you have."-Keegan's attempt to cheer up Riza.
- Abusive Parents: Todd Summers' treatment of his only son often bordered on abusive, if not for the grueling amount of work he gave him and the constant speeches. It's hinted at that Mr. Summers' physically assaulted his son, more than the dope slaps he's been given at times, and its entirely possible that this treatment is the main reason for Keegan's general outlook on life.
- Achey Scars: During an early encounter with Team Rocket, he suffered a burn from Mitsu's Houndoom, Sapphire. Burns from these Pokemon do not heal and it continually caused him pain until Mitsu used her powers to heal him.
- Back-to-Back Badasses - With Mike during the assault on the Team Magma Base.
- Badass Long Coat: Both the black and tanned leather varieties, and he makes them look good.
- The Coats Are Off: You know it's about to get serious when he takes off his coat.
- Badass Normal: No special powers or qualities whatsoever, unless you consider sarcasm to be a superpower.
- Big Brother Instinct: Towards Miharu. Even though she's actually his cousin, their relationship is closer to that of siblings.
- Brilliant, but Lazy - In both his regular, everyday life and Pokemon Training. Keegan's motto for everything is pretty much "whatever" or "meh".
- Chef of Iron - He can take a random assortment of leftovers from your fridge and turn it into something incredible, and he can also kick your ass quite incredibly, too.
- Childhood Friends: with Mike and Flannery, the third member of the aptly named 'Lavaridge Trio'.
- Combat Pragmatist: Not above busting your kneecaps or taking cheap shots to gain the upper hand in a fist fight, though he fights pretty fairly in Pokemon battles. There was also that one time where the briefcase he was protecting turned into a handy-dandy-face-cracking weapon.
- Dream Within a Dream: During his, uhm, therapy session with Mai, he woke up a few times, only to find out that he was still dreaming.
- Farm Boy: He grew up on a Pokemon breeding ranch. While not quite a farm, his daily chores were close enough to make it count.
- Fight Magnet: It's not Keegan's fault that people are eager to introduce their faces to his fist, though his Deadpan Snarker trait may have something to do with this.
- Lampshaded by Kasiya and mostly anyone who's in his company for at least an hour or so.
- Friend to All Living Things: Keegan may not get along with people very well, but he has quite a way with Pokemon, especially younger ones, though that is probably due to the fact that he has been around them all his life. He has consistently shown immense patience and kindness towards all kinds of Pokemon, with a notable example being the time that Dante's Vibrava, Bahamut, chomped down on his finger and wouldn't let go. Keegan remained calm and collected the entire time and did not raise his voice even once.
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: He is a pretty big fan of mocking himself.
- I Want My Beloved to Be Happy - After the assault on the Magma base and Kasiya makes it perfectly clear that her choice is Mike, Keegan realizes he has no choice but to let her go, but not before giving Mike a pretty fair warning of what would happen to him if he hurt her. See below.
- If You Ever Do Anything to Hurt Her...: Said to Mike about Kasiya after she makes her choice, a threat which Mike cheerfully accepted.
- Likes Older Women: He definitely could not keep his eyes off Dante's hot mom, Violet. Mai isn't that much older he is, but it still counts.
- Made of Iron: Black eyes, bruises, broken ribs, lacerations and bloody knuckles are all part of a pretty, pretty package.
- Meaningful Name: Keegan means "small flame".
- Mind Rape: Mai had one of her goons paralyze him with a Vileplume's Stun Spore, and then a psychic sat by his bedside, tormenting him with nightmares and false visions.
- Mr. Vice Guy: Generally prefers lust and wrath. Sometimes together.
- Obfuscating Stupidity: He often does this very well, though anyone paying enough attention to him quickly realizes that this is nothing more than a facade.
- Romantic Runner-Up: First with Flannery, then later with Kasiya. Both times, he was the runner-up to Mike.
- Sarcasm Mode: Always active.
- Ship Tease: with Sasha and Riza, and even Dante at some point, even though that might be wishful thinking on some of the players' parts.
- "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Not counting all the ones he got from his father growing up, Mai delivers one to Keegan after his beating at the hands of Leo, and then a second one after Giovanni's revelations force Mike to snap and Kasiya to protect him from an attack from an enraged Serenity. Mike(really Milo) even gets a good one in there too not much later, right before indroducing Keegan's face to the ground. Rough day."Now just look at you, such a sorry sight. What happened, Red? I thought you were the so-called "tough guy" of the group," she laughed, using her fingers to put "tough guy" in air quotes. "You did put forth a valiant effort, might I add, but you'll never be the hero. Not like the others. Come on, Red, even your girlfriend is tougher than you. Why don't you just give up already? If you had any guts at all, you'd be over there with your "friends", helping them battle Giovanni. You're pathetic." -Mai
- "You see, Red?" she called out, locking her icy blue eyes with his emerald ones, "do you see how she stands up for him, protects him, and loves him, even when he's clearly in the wrong? Talk about standing by your man. To think that all this time, you've been the rebound man, the second-choice. The lesser option. Runner-up. Tsk. It's such a shame, the way she's played you, taken you for a fool. Tell me, Red. Has she ever told you loved you?" - Mai again.
- "The way you talk, it's like you have women lining up out the door to date you!" Mike said with a taunting cackle. "Pretty mighty talk for someone who spent the majority of his life defining the word 'unlikable prick'." - Milo
- Unknown Rival: Shiro Crenu. Crenu spends an (unhealthy) amount of time hating on Keegan, while in reality, Keegan doesn't even remember who Crenu is.
- Vitriolic Best Buds: Type 2, with Jaeshan. Their friendship is more of a rivalry and is stated as such at times, but they hold a mutual respect for one another.
- "Well Done, Son!" Guy - One thing Keegan has always craved is his father's approval and respect.
- Whatever: Could also be considered a catch phrase on a good day.
- Why Did It Have to Be Snakes? - Keegan is absolutely terrified of bugs and Bug-type Pokemon, and yes, this is often Played for Laughs.
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- Shrinking Violet: Displays various degrees of this trope over the course of time, generally yo-yoing with her confidence.
- Signature Headgear: Miharu always wears a hibiscus flower clip in her hair, which belonged to her mother.
- You Gotta Have Green Hair: Miharu is only one of a rainbow of different hair colours throughout the cast.
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- Half-Human Hybrid: Human/Celebi mixture, but much more human, as she has no visible similarities to the Pokemon parts of her DNA.
- Flawed Prototype: Due to her escape before the experiments were concluded and the destruction of the lab, the true extent of Mitsu's mutations are unknown.
- Healing Hands: Mitsu's genetic alteration has left her with the ability to heal people through a type of energy transferal. By placing her hands on someone, she sacrifices some of her own life force to heal them. Problem is, is that she doesn't necessarily know how to control is fully, and if she heals too much, it can seriously harm her.
- LEGO Genetics: Was captured by Team Rocket as a child and made part of a series of genetic experiments of fusing different Pokemon DNA with humans. Hers was Celebi, which granted Mitsu her powers.
- Mysterious Past: Mitsu is very tight-lipped about her past, and has yet to fully (or even partially) reveal any measure of it to the other characters.
- Phlebotinum Rebel: One day, in the middle of an experiment, Mitsu escaped, causing the Rocket lab to explode in the process. It set off a chain reaction that set fire to the nearby forest. While she feels no remorse for the potential scientist deaths, Mitsu feels very guilty about the Pokemon she has harmed in her escape process.
- Shout-Out: Her last name.
- Shrinking Violet: Mitsu has always been a very shy girl, but the Slateport Incident, which affected just about everyone, has caused a bit of a change in Mitsu, and she is starting to become more certain of her own abilities as a trainer and a person.
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- Bullying a Dragon: During the Rocket attack at Slateport, amid all the chaos caused, Robin stood up and chastised Giovanni. It is possible she wasn't aware of exactly who he was at the time, but even so, that was ballsy.
- Determin Ator: It's pretty hard to get this girl down; and even if you do, it won't be for very long.
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- Big Brother Instinct: To Mitsu. The two got along famously, and would frequently call each other on the phone to vent and discuss their problems.
- Cross Dresser: With Keegan, to get into Erika's all girl's Pokemon gym. It is safe to say that hi-jinks were had.
- Gag Haircut: He used to have beautiful flowing locks. Then Dante went into the Burned Tower.
- GuyFriday: To the Legendary Pokemon.
- Not Good with People: Dante's natural disposition can come across as distant to the more extroverted characters. It is little surprise that he gets along with Keegan so well.
- Put on a Bus: When Dante left to go serve the legendary Pokemon. He even gave out all of his Pokemon to people he trusted.
- The Bus Came Back: Turns out, servitude wasn't an entirely full-time job, and Dante was able to resume his Pokemon training. He even got back a good majority of his Pokemon from his friends after explaining the situation.
- "All that matters is absolute power. The power to protect what you want and destroy anything that opposes you. Don't have it? Then you're expendable. Get lost."What a charmer.
- Conspiracy Theorist: Crenu is convinced everyone is out to get him, or connected in some way against him. Every person he meets seems to know every other person he meets, and even strangers are connected to them somehow, all wanting him to fail and to fall. He's very paranoid.
- The Stoic: Crenu has the poker face of a champion, never letting any hint of trouble joy etc. shine through. Along with his aloofness, he always takes the logical route, cold as it may seem, and doesn't appear bothered by the moral implications of his actions, he simply doesn't seem to care. It's rare, but only Riza can make him start to crack a smile, his poker face only breaks when he's with her or when he's having a paranoid meltdown.
- The Snark Knight - Crenu doesn't like people. Children, the elderly, medical staff, holy men, orphans, it doesn't matter. If it'a a human being he dislikes them, and that includes himself. Everyone is below him, is worthless...maybe the only exception is Riza.
- Intelligence Equals Isolation: Crenu is smart, very smart. After his fathers death he spend most of his childhood reading books, one after another to pass the time. He is analytical, logical, and isolated. He prefers to be alone, mostly from the lack of stimulation offered by the general public, it's hard being aroudn ignorance. There are few people he tolerates now, his isolation isn't as severe now that he is older, but he still feels alone.
- Real Men Wear Pink: Amusingly, despite Crenu's hardened exterior, he finds enjoyment(?) in Pokemon contests. This may just be him trying to get close to Riza, however.
- Ship Tease: With Riza, although by now it's pretty much graduated to the big leagues.
- Smoking Is Cool: Crenu will pop a cigarette in and smoke it to the very end, usually followed by another. He seems to do it at random, through stressful situations are almost always followed by a smoke, and he doesn't care what people think about it. He knows it's not good for him, he doesn't care, leave him alone.
- Unknown Rival: Crenu hates most people, but especially Keegan. Having taken Riza from him for one night, he detests the red haired menace, and doesn't even know his name. He wants to surpass him, to be better than him, to absolutely crush him, but in reality Keegan doesn't even know who Crenu is. His rivalry with Keegan stems not only from his interest in Riza, but also from the fact that Keegan is an accomplished and strong trainer automatically making him a target for Crenu, but the interest in Riza makes him all the more threatening.
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- Beauty Contest: Entrant, and winner of the Cerulean City Pokemon Contest.
- Level Grinding: Riza's player left an impression on the moderators as the fastest player to level, catching two Pokemon and having all three advance to level 20 in the first in-game day of her character's introduction. And it didn't take long for those three to make it to the next ten levels. Girl can post.
- Modesty Towel: Within five minutes of first meeting Keegan, she was wearing nothing but "a towel and a smile" in front of him, something he still thinks about to this day.
- Ms. Fanservice: Plenty of gratuitious shower and clothes-changing scenes.
- The Rival: To Kasiya. Not even her player is certain why, but Riza and Kasiya just do not get along and tend to compete against each other in almost everything.
Katherine "Katie" Lavinia Maguire
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- Family Business: Her mother is an internationally renowned fashion designer and Katie has definitely inherited her mother's talents for designing. While someday she plans to become her mother's successor, for the time being, she's quite happy being a Pokemon Trainer and just out enjoying the world.
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- Floral Theme Naming: Naming her Pokemon after plants is pretty much an addiction.
Claire Endellion Hikari
Amethyst "Amy" Maple
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- Born Lucky: Jasper has survived two life threatening injuries either out of blind luck or some external help. The first was surviving a car crash that claimed his family when he was only one year old, the second when he fell from a tree, only to be saved by an oddly-colored Ditto.
- Jade-Coloured Glasses: Jasper's life of hopping between foster families and stealing to survive has left him cynical, despite his young age.
- Long Lost Sibling: Once again, Hayley.
- Lovable Rogue: Despite being a thief, Jasper does it in such a silly way that you can't help but smile.
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- Born Unlucky: Unlike her brother, the accident that killed her and Jasper's parents left her scarred mentally and physically. These subconscious memories tend to [[Flashback flare up]] in situations of extreme stress.
- Action Mom: What would a normal mother do if she found her kid was in a mental institution? Probably visit. What does Karen Kyoka do? Team up with her son's best friend and bust him out.
- This leads to rather bittersweet moment when Karen joyfully hugs her son goodbye before sending him off, only to be taunted by Milo (who was inhabiting Mike's body at the time) for being an enabler for her son's dangerous psychosis, and causing her to momentarily doubt her decision of setting him free.
- Good Parents: She loves her son, no matter what he may have done. When she found out that Mike had a hand in inadvertently caused her husband's death and how devastated he was over it, she embraced him.
- Mama Bear: Don't mess with her son. She will make you regret it.
- My Beloved Smother: Half of Karen's inventions are those specifically made to protect her son, including his flame resistant clothes and flamethrower gloves. Granted, some of her inventions have caused more harm than good, but bless her she tries!
- Protectorate: As an independent developer of security technology, it is her job to protect people. She takes this a step further by manufacturing more complex systems for her home and the Lavaridge Gym, including fingerprint and retinal scans, and even going so far to program it to recognize her son's habitually incorrect passcode entries.
- Adaptation Name Change: Somewhat. While her last name is never expressly stated in the games or anime, her grandfather's surname is Moore.
- Hate Sink: The guy is pretty much the worst breed of human being. He thinks he's the greatest thing on the planet, tricks girls into sleeping with him, and doesn't care how his actions affect other people. However, he does it in such an entertaining manner that you can't help but kind of enjoy it.
- Adaptation Name Change: Named to signify a relation to Nina.
- Badass Longcoat: Before adopting her pretty purple pantsuit of evil, Mai's long coat was kind of a trademark.
- The Baroness - Cold, cruel, ruthless. Don't get on her bad side if you value your life.
- Daddy's Little Villain: While Giovanni certainly isn't her biological father, he took her in and raised her like his own. Considering that at times Mai can step into Big Bad territory all by herself, this is quite a feat.
- Grand Theft Me: Switching bodies with her half sister in order to spy on her and her friends? Convoluted, yet effective.
- Parental Abandonment: Surge left her mother before she was even BORN to reunite with his first love and they started a family. When he found out about Mai's existence, he pretty much shrugged her off. Dude, that's harsh... no wonder Mai has problems.