The Gijinka Project Rules: Spoiler 1. All BMGf rules apply. 2. God-modding is not allowed, except by the Owner (myself) if it is deemed necessary for the plot to progress. 3. Controlling others' characters is not permitted. 4. Flaming is prohibited. 5. People are forbidden from controlling NPCs which are created by other people without their permission (save for the Owner). 6. Players are allowed 1 Shiny Gijinka for every 2 normal Gijinka they have, and are allowed to choose Legendary Gijinka from the list provided. Legendary Gijinka may not be natural Gijinka; they must have been experimented on. 7. Players should at least attempt to use proper English. Intro: Spoiler Lately in the world of Pokémon, everything has been going excellently. Humanity has been rescued from the brink of ruin several times. The world has been turning clean, and, for the first instance in human history, all nations have been exhibiting a glimpse of willingness to attain world peace. At the very least, that's how it all seems... What follows is the story of several Gijinka. In the recent age, Gijinka are recognized as atypical people; people with the hearts and souls of Pokémon. For the most part, they're all treated normally; no differently from one human as one to another. However, they are noted as being quite interesting; occasionally, some of them can even take on remarkably less human forms which are much more similar to the Pokémon they are truly. Despite all their differences and abnormalities, Gijinka are primarily considered to simply be... interesting. Frequently, a Gijinka may arise to reach a revered position in modern society (such as N). Something far less common than for a Gijinka to belong to a species line is for a Gijinka to be of a specific type variety (or, as N was, a Gijinka of all Pokémon in their entirety). They may be appreciated as productive individuals with unusual personalities or, at their worst, absolutely detested as abominations of nature and thought of freakishly. Typically they would appear to be almost completely ordinary, with only a mild semblance of their Pokémon personalities in addition to an extent of such a Pokémon's abilities. They would also, in a regular society, perhaps be given various jobs to suit their capabilities (such as a Pikachu line Gijinka typically being expected to be a sort of electrician or something similar, like an electronic innovator or mechanic)... ...but that is not their story. A young adult awoke to find himself immersed inside a stasis tank in a certain remote scientific laboratory. What... the f*ck?! He noticed around him several other subjects, all of which were trapped and contained similarly. At the center of the room he noticed someone - a somewhat younger girl - also restrained likewise, in a different type of tank, chained back against a wall. Multiple scientists and researchers in lab coats were standing nearby. They took note of the young experiment awakening. "...how are you?" one of them, a woman who appeared to be quite young and acted subordinately to all the others (perhaps a college-age intern), kindly asked him. "Who the hell are you? What-" He was interrupted suddenly; the wall of the lab to his right was blown apart. Multiple troops from a certain region all started pouring in immediately. The scientists sent out their Pokémon; the numerous soldiers readied their weapons and did similarly. "Wait; no!" the scientist who was looking over him exclaimed; she was immediately shot. Several of the experiments began awakening. The soldiers were shooting at everything, and a few of the scientists returned fire. He caught sight of the girl in the center; she was waking. There were several mechanical limbs operating inside her container. "Agh! W-what are you doing?!" He beat the glass that kept him imprisoned furiously; it was cracking slowly. The soldiers were slowly taking more ground. One of them used his semi-automatic firearm to smash in the girl's cell door. He discarded his weapon and brought out a knife. "Someone, help!" she screamed. He finally managed to break out of his tank; he began gliding across the room over to their general vicinity. The rifleman shoved aside the mechanical devices and raised his left arm, preparing to stab her. The test subject gripped his arm suddenly. He wrestled with the soldier, and they fell back onto the fluid-covered ground. The experiment got above the soldier and kicked him in the face. He proceeded to the girl. The soldiers directed their attention towards the victims. They began to shoot down all the test subjects, breaking the glass tanks. A few of them tripped out of their cells and got moving. Some of them walked around for a moment, wondering what the hell was going on right before getting gunned down. A few of them caught understanding of what was happening and managed to escape. Still others were shot up in their tanks and never got the opportunity to go on living. Amidst the chaos, the young adult used a type of aura to break her chains; they made their escape quickly. Gijinka Sign Ups: Spoiler Name: (Self-explanatory.) Gender: (Male or Female.) Age: (Any.) Species: (Self-explanatory.) Moves: (Gijinka are now permitted all moves learned by leveling up and egg moves, but TM and Move Tutor moves must be listed.) Ability: (An ability the species of Pokémon can have in the games.) Appearance: (At least 4 sentences.) Personality: (At least 4 sentences.) History: (At least 4 sentences; was your character born a Gijinka or did he or she become a Gijinka?) Pokémon Team: Species: (Self-explanatory.) Name: (Self-explanatory.) Gender: (Male, Female, or Genderless.) Age: (Optional.) Appearance: (Optional; how are they different from others of their species?) Personality: (At least a sentence.) History: (Optional.) Materials/Equipment: (Optional.) Civilian Sign Ups: Spoiler Name: (Self-explanatory.) Gender: (Male or Female.) Age: (Any.) Appearance: (At least 4 sentences.) Personality: (At least 4 sentences.) History: (At least 3 sentences.) Pokémon Team: Species: (Self-explanatory.) Name: (Self-explanatory.) Gender: (Male, Female, or Genderless.) Age: (Optional.) Appearance: (Optional; how are they different from others of their species?) Personality: (At least a sentence.) History: (Optional.) Materials/Equipment: (Optional.) Project Researcher Sign Ups / Mercenary Sign Ups: Spoiler Name: (Self-explanatory.) Gender: (Male or Female.) Age: (Any.) Clearance Level: (1, 2, or 3.) 1: Restricted (Usually for the likes of security grunts or scientists who analyze results from experimentation and provide new information on Project E experiments.) 2: Confidential (For scientists who interact with experiments directly and Project managers.) 3: Secret (For administrative scientists who take part in critical experiments and operations essential to the Project, as well as a few of the guns-for-hire employed to abduct or otherwise deal with test subjects; if anyone gets injured or dies, they're authorized to know.) 4: Top Secret (For the Chief Scientific Officer and a few executives.) Appearance: (At least 4 sentences.) Personality: (At least 4 sentences.) History: (At least 4 sentences.) Pokémon Team: Species: (Self-explanatory.) Name: (Self-explanatory.) Gender: (Male, Female, or Genderless.) Age: (Optional.) Appearance: (Optional; how are they different from others of their species?) Personality: (At least a sentence.) History: (Optional.) Materials/Equipment: (Optional.) There are 3 different nations secretly operating against each other: Tohjo, Unova, and Kalos. Hoenn and Sinnoh will gradually become involved in these matters. Almia, Fiore, Orre, and Alola may also be used as your characters' home regions. I initially planned for the opening to be set in Orre; it now occurs on an island off the coast of Unova. The requirements for Sign Ups have been shortened dramatically, seeing how "paragraphs" don't have much definition, and it wouldn't be reasonable for Sign Ups to have 2 or more sentences for every given Pokémon. Characters: Reserved: Zekrom: Taengos Available Legendary Gijinka: Spoiler Victini: Cobalion: Terrakion: Virizion: Tornadus: Thundurus: Reshiram: Landorus: Kyurem: Keldeo: Meloetta: The following Legendary Gijinka may not be Shiny: Victini Cobalion Terrakion Virizion Tornadus Thundurus Reshiram Zekrom Keldeo Meloetta My Characters: Spoiler Name: Jon Theou Gender: Male Age: 18 Species: Togekiss Moves: Psychic Shadow Ball Flamethrower Fire Blast Roost Ability: Super Luck - whether the fact of how his attacks frequently do twice as much damage as they do normally or how he's just so charismatic and successful personally, he's just generally f*cking lucky. Appearance: He stands at 5'10" and weighs 140 lbs. or so; he's somewhat thin and even physically frail; at least whatever bulk he does have is muscle. He's just slightly better than adequate at running and really doesn't like fighting. He has an olive colored skin tone. He used to have brown hair with a red patch on the right side of his forehead and a blue one on the left. His hair now consists entirely of a bunch of scattered red and blue patches of color and every so often turns white (with bright red and blue pieces) and fluffy. He has sable irises. His appearance has been altered as a result of the experimentation. He's practically always glowing. After undergoing experimentation, the constituency of the hair on his body became substantially more... feathery. His arms are capable of outright transforming into wings if he uses a Flying-type attack. He has scars all over his arms and legs that he usually tries to conceal. He usually has a gray t-shirt and wears khakis. He's always wearing black running shoes. Personality: In spite of what he is, he knows he's not anywhere near being some kind of angel. He knows he's not the best person he could be (or even good, for that matter), or even important to anyone, but he desires good. He always wishes for what's right; he wants what's best for everyone (no matter how painful it may be), and he realizes that no one should have to suffer, but he believes that people should definitely be willing to suffer (starting with himself). He may not agree with certain beliefs other people might follow or condone vicious actions they might take, but he understands; he'd care about them, regardlessly. He doesn't want to cause pain to anyone, but if he has to in order to keep people from causing misery to others, he will warn them, and oppose them until they stop. There was a time when he had once sought vengeance, and he's still occasionally driven by it. The physical injuries he's received from childhood that he doesn't usually unveil reflect his soul; he doesn't like making mistakes or having to put others at risk. He believes that people should want to do what they should do, although he hardly ever lives up to that standard himself. He always feels severe regret and penitence for whatever he realizes he's done wrong (even to his enemies). Some of his best and quickest ideas, however, involve committing some sort of wrongdoing. History: He was born and raised in Aspertia City. He has a brother who's older than him by 3 years, a sister who's younger than him by 3, and another sister who, in turn, is younger than her by 3. His family was always kind and loving, and his parents cared about everyone they knew. He was known to be a Gijinka from a very young age (since he was about 3). In their youth, his parents taught him and his siblings a few things: that all people are born equally (what people do determines what they deserve), that all people are f*cking evil (including themselves) and they should try not to be (everyone should do what they feel is right), that everyone deserves to go to hell, as well as themselves, that hating other people because of what they do is wasting one's life, that life could always be worse (no matter how terrible you think life and people are towards you, someone's always suffering more; you have no right to hate others or to complain), that what's best for other people (what's right) isn't always what's easy or what makes someone happy (in fact, it tends to be what's painful way more frequently), that the only thing which is really worth living for is other people (you won't find a reason to live if you're living for yourself), and the only way to overcome evil is to forgive everyone. Everyone always considered him to be a brilliant student. Once he reached high school, he decided he'd begin Pokémon training. He was decent at it, to say the least, and he became a rising star in Pokémon battling from Unova immediately. He began by training his Beldum, which his older brother had given him at the age of 10. He gradually managed to beat every single Gym Leader and defeat the entire League over the course of his high school battling career. He traveled to Tohjo, and, within a month, managed to defeat the Gym Leaders from both of Kanto and Johto right before overcoming its Pokémon League. After his training, he headed back to Pallet Town to meet the regional Professor; he was just passing through Viridian City (by the Trainer House) and took a rest after having trained his Pokémon at Mt. Silver extensively, at which point he was tersely kidnapped. Pokémon Team: Species: Absol Name: Absolvens Gender: Male Personality: Absolvens always knows what he's doing; he's strong-willed and level-headed. He wants the best for others, even if it's painful for them or himself. Species: Gardevoir Name: Gardant Gender: Female Personality: Gardant is a kind, compassionate, empathic Pokémon who loves others. She tries to protect people as much as she can. Species: Gallade Name: Galant Gender: Male Personality: Galant tries to be courteous and kind. He's a selfless, clever kind of Pokémon who wants to do as much good for others as he possibly can. Species: Metagross Name: Metagross Gender: Genderless Appearance: It's shiny. Personality: Jon's first Pokémon, Metagross is his absolute strongest; needlessly to say, they are very close personally. Metagross always tries to understand people, and does care about everyone; however, it will cause suffering and hardship to anyone's enemies if that's what's required to stop them. If he had to commit a misdeed so that good might result or so that people acting out of self-interest may be defeated, he'd take that course of action. He can think through (scientifically and mathematically) essentially anything, really. Materials/Equipment: An empty M16 he acquired from a dead soldier during the fight. Name: Jacqueline Lief Gender: Female Age: 16 Species: To Be Revealed Moves: None. Ability: None. Appearance: She has red hair and blue eyes, in addition to chalky skin (she spends most of the day inside). She's 5'7" tall and weighs about 145 lbs.; she's somewhat well-built. She has a great physical appearance, and quite frequently does her best to run around and remain healthy. She primarily wears jeans and small t-shirts; she's currently wearing a gray one. She has red running shoes which she always wears. She has a black jacket for cold weather. Personality: She's kind and sweet to everyone she knows. She always tries to extend kindness to other people, even if they've wronged her or her friends, or acted ungratefully (she honestly doesn't consider herself to be entirely innocent, which is probably a good thing). She knows how terrible everyone in the world behaves, but she still always tries to be kind. She doesn't like being judgmental towards anyone. She only really wants to accomplish what's right (not for any type of reward from anyone else; because no one should have to suffer). She is remarkably intelligent, and, given sufficient pertinent information, can understand anything. She's never personally met a Gijinka, nor does she have the faintest idea about why she was kidnapped. History: She was born in Viridian City. She has an older half-brother who happened to be an exceptionally skilled Pokémon Trainer. She would usually wander around all the towns; she mostly enjoyed staying in Celadon City. She was given a fully trained Dragonite by her older brother when she was 13. Her parents got married about a year before she was born, a few years after her mother divorced her half-brother's father; they were both going out with other people during their marriage, and they were mutually aware of (although not particularly displeased by) it. Her mother settled down with her father in Viridian City, and they've since lived contently. Her brother frequently stops by (for a few days every couple of months, or, sometimes, in a rapid succession of alternating weeks if he's not busy). Her brother lives in Saffron City; he's a powerful, responsible young adult who's been attending a college there, studying to attain a medical profession (which limits every moment he would have had with her even more), and loves her dearly, as well as everyone else in his family. She's always done well at school, and even got to spend her freshman year with her brother while he was a senior. She enjoyed science more than anything. No one actually knew she was a Gijinka; in fact, she doesn't even perfectly qualify as a Gijinka. During the summer, she would practice training her Pokémon frequently; she was a decent Trainer, and even managed to beat all the Gym Leaders up to Saffron City; she didn't know where to find the 7th Gym, actually. She was stopping by to meet up with some of her friends in Viridian City, and decided to spend about a week at the Trainer House. She practiced her battling and asked around where the Gym Leader may be. She heard that after Cinnabar Island experienced that horrible volcanic eruption, he had to leave, and established a new Gym in the Seafoam Islands, where he resides currently. She didn't even want to bother with her hometown's Gym Leader; she knew how tough he's supposed to be, and she knew she'd need more training. At the Trainer House, she kind of killed two birds with one stone by visiting. It was the middle of her week in training when she was suddenly kidnapped. Pokémon Team: Species: Pichu Name: Pichy Gender: Female Personality: Jacqueline's beloved child, bred between a couple of Pikachu she caught in the Forest and left in Goldenrod's local Day Care; Pichy was given to her in Johto during a visit by Magnet Train. She knows better than to be cruel, selfish, arrogant, or avaricious. She's always sought to let other people know that someone cares about them. Species: Eevee Name: Vi Gender: Male Personality: A Pokémon Jackie caught and raised herself. Those who take him lightly, beware; he successfully managed to single-handedly knock out half of the Saffron Gym Leader's team just recently. Species: Charizard Name: Lizardy Gender: Male Personality: Jacqueline's first Pokémon, given to her at the age of 10 during a visit to Pallet Town in her brother's company. He has a close bond with her, and is the vanguard of her team. Species: Dragonite Name: Kai Gender: Male Personality: Kai was a gift to Jacqueline from her brother; he grew close to her almost immediately. He's from Johto; he's the trump card of her team. She's practically a civilian who was just kidnapped alongside everyone else, and should be treated accordingly. Name: Ryouma Nodoka Gender: Male Age: 23 Species: Charizard (Shiny) Moves: Fire Punch Outrage Roost Solar Beam Thunder Punch Ability: Blaze Appearance: Ryouma stands at 5'10". He weighs 160 lbs., and has an astonishingly fit physique. He has slightly tan skin, crimson irises, and (formerly light brown) jet black hair. He also has perma stubble that developed into a gnarly beard over the course of his abduction. He usually wears either red or gray collared shirts or black or white t-shirts, accompanied by gray shoes and khakis. Personality: History: Pokémon Team: Species: Gengar Species: Rotom Species: Bisharp Species: Aegislash Species: Sylveon Species: Greninja Name: Aaron Peterson Gender: Male Age: 21 Species: Metagross Moves: Earthquake Ice Punch Magnet Rise Thunder Punch Ability: Clear Body Appearance: Aaron stands at 6'0" flat, with chrome-blue hair and red eyes. Personality: History: Pokémon Team: Species: Alakazam Species: Aegislash Species: Espeon Species: Lucario Species: Magnezone Species: Swampert Name: Edouard Hugo Gender: Male Age: 18 Species: Dusclops Moves: Pain Split Ability: Frisk - Edouard can tell what people are carrying (even if it's concealed) by looking at them. Appearance: Edouard stands at 5'10" and weighs 155 pounds. He's not physically outstanding in any sense. He has corpselike skin. He has jet hair and red eyes. He enjoys wearing dress clothes or gray collared shirts and khakis. He usually prefers to wear dress shoes over running shoes, unless it's not a reasonable option. His feet are round, pallid gray stumps. Personality: Edouard is rather courteous. He acts nicely to people who care to go out of their way to converse with him. He doesn't like to appear intimidating, but he doesn't want to look like a degenerate punk. He believes that the first step to getting people to be friends is to act kindly towards them, and, if people respond cruelly, there's nothing you can do to get them to like you, so it's not worth trying to be kind to them. Furthermore, he knows better than to trust people, even if his policy is to be charismatic and kind. History: Edouard was born in Mistralton City. He's an only child to parents from Kalos. He was physically frail throughout his youth. He had a few friends with whom he'd train Pokémon. He did exceptionally well in school, and some of his friends would ask him to explain the content of some science and mathematics classes for them. He was always recognized as a Gijinka; no one questioned it from the day he was born, due mostly to his red eyes. He'd often practice intangibility to help his friends get anything they'd need that'd otherwise take a ridiculous amount of effort. Unlike some Gijinka, he was never kidnapped. Pokémon Team: Species: Mismagius Name: Ms. Mage Gender: Female Personality: She's Edouard's newest Pokémon, and a bit shy. Species: Tyranitar Name: Tyranitar Gender: Male Personality: He's Edouard's strongest Pokémon, who's usually brought around town for protection. Edouard's father caught him on Route 15 while searching for a place to settle; he's been with Edouard for the longest time out of anyone on his team. Tyranitar isn't as bellicose as most Trainers would expect him to be. Materials/Equipment: None. Name: Jason Cayce Gender: Male Age: 17 Species: Abra Moves: Calm Mind Charge Beam Dazzling Gleam Energy Ball Psychic Psyshock Shadow Ball Telekinesis Zap Cannon Ability: Magic Guard - Jason's immune to anything that'd otherwise cause an injury except that which would injure him through direct physical contact. Appearance: Jason weighs 120 lbs. and has a height of 5'3". He has blond hair and brown eyes. He's not remarkably fit, but he's not out of shape. He has well-tanned skin. He usually wears jeans and a white t-shirt with black running shoes. Personality: Jason's a deadpan humorist. He believes that there's a difference between the way things are and the way things should be. He expects people to be self-serving. He believes that people are inherently evil, and he approves of those who go out of their way to exact vengeance or karma or ensure that life's fair. He tries to devise means by which to mock those who consciously and deliberately try to piss him off, and approves of people going out of their way to exact vengeance. If others threaten him or those he likes, he's absolutely willing to injure them. He could also be considered an anarchist, although not in the sense that most people imagine, and he wouldn't boast about it. He wishes people would be kind to each other even if the law wasn't enforced. History: Jason was born in Goldenrod City in Tohjo. He has one younger sister. He was identified as a psychic at an early age. He had been capable of moving small objects he'd made contact with telekinetically and teleporting to whatever location he desired that he could recognize. He sought to maintain good grades, and, although he found difficulty in being uncertain of whether or not he'd select the best words to express his thoughts in literary classes, he excelled in mathematics and sciences. After visiting the hospital for having teleported into the path of a bicyclist on his way to one of his friends' houses one afternoon at the age of 10, he was found to be a Gijinka. He broke his right arm and a few ribs. Fortunately, the bicyclist remained unscathed. He was occasionally subjected to mockery by some of his peers for being small and having a face that they described as obnoxious. He's been afraid to interact with people he doesn't know as a consequence. Eventually, he became sick of social behavior (although he had already been an inveterate enemy of society since he realized that people act as if there's a way to behave with each other so as to feel proud of themselves, and that although everyone is in a group with those they deem friends, the people who belong to the biggest, most popular group get and use the opportunity to mock and screw with others for pleasures such as social approval, and the law is just enforced by those with connections who have the most authority to fear); he decided to try developing physical fortitude. While he tried to improve his physical resilience by exercising nearly every day, one of his cousins, a biological researcher, visited his family when he was 16. He honed his abilities, and, in doing so, helped his cousin conduct research. He was given a Froakie with an unusual ability as a parting gift. Pokémon Team: Species: Greninja Name: Greninja Gender: Male Personality: Greninja likes and follows Jason's belief system. Materials/Equipment: None. Name: Dr. Teru Shiraga Gender: Male Age: 35 Clearance Level: 4 Appearance: Weighing 160 lbs. and standing at 5'11”, Teru Shiraga has florid skin and well-toned physical traits. He has brown hair and blue eyes. He usually wears a dress shirt and jeans with brown shoes. He wears a lab coat on top of his attire whenever conducting or overseeing an experiment. Personality: Dr. Shiraga likes to give off the impression that the people he's with matter most to him; that others’ lives carry significance to him. He conducts himself with a charismatic behavior, hoping to be approachable and kind in others’ eyes. Above all else, he wants others to think of him fondly; for his life to have amounted to something good. He's made several mistakes in the past, and was incompetent for the most part as a child; he believes that these experiences helped him develop some extent of maturity in college, and he's usually willing to confess that he's the one to blame and strive to make amends if he can. He doesn't assume misdeeds or errors to be committed out of malice when they could just as well be attributed to incompetence or factors that aren't the (whom he often views as flawed) person's fault. He believes that it's inherent in everyone's most fundamental nature to act out of self-interest, which also leads to ignorance, but he doesn't blame others for that because he believes that it's not a person's fault until they wittingly elect to commit a vice. He believes that it's alright for people to despise other people, but it's not alright to act on the basis of those emotions. History: He was born and raised in Saffron City in Kanto. He's an only child. He moved to Humilau City in Unova after earning a medical degree. He was hired by an anonymous funder to serve as the Chief Scientific Officer for "Project E"; he devises each experiment the scientists who work for the Project use to test certain hypotheses and attain the results the Project was meant to accomplish. Pokémon Team: Species: Starmie Name: Starmie Gender: Genderless Appearance: It’s shiny. Personality: Starmie is aware of more than what it lets on, but it’s always hoping that Shiraga intends for things to turn out well for others. Species: Lanturn Name: Lanturn Gender: Male Personality: Lanturn’s a somewhat cheerful team member; he always thinks Shiraga will know to do the right thing, and doesn’t like to overthink things. Species: Kingdra Name: Kingdra Gender: Female Personality: Kingdra is often used in experiments with Shiraga’s Salamence, and doesn’t mind about serving on a team; she usually enjoys aiding in Shiraga’s projects. Species: Reuniclus Name: Reuniclus Gender: Male Personality: Reuniclus tends to be nervous around both Pokémon and people, but he does find whatever activities Shiraga engages in to be entertaining, and often lends a hand himself. Species: Salamence Name: Salamence Gender: Male Personality: Shiraga bred and raised Salamence for the singular purpose of serving as a weapon, in case he ever needed to defend himself and other people with his Pokémon team. He’s always eager to claim lives. To call Salamence a blood knight would be an understatement. Species: Eevee Name: Eevee Gender: Female Personality: Eevee’s the most recent addition to Shiraga’s roster; she doesn’t know what she should think about Shiraga or the rest of his team yet. Materials/Equipment: Salamencite. Name: Misaki Yamato Gender: Female Age: 24 Clearance Level: 2 Appearance: Misaki’s about 5’3” and weighs 130 lbs., with pale skin and a common physique. She has shiny brown hair and dark brown eyes. She usually wears a simple gray t-shirt and jeans, with red running shoes. She wears a lab coat whenever she’s tasked with performing an experiment. Personality: Misaki’s never liked competition, but she recognizes that the people in the world often arrange competitions for everything, including, to her chagrin, academics. She’s always enjoyed school and understanding new things, but she doesn’t approve of people taking advantage of that knowledge (or anything they may have, for that matter) out of self-interest. She hopes to discover something groundbreaking that may be useful for everyone through research. She believes that people should care about each other before themselves, and to wish that things would turn out well even if there was nothing you could do. History: Misaki was born in Goldenrod City in Johto. She never traveled much. She has an older sister who lives in Blackthorn City; she’s a renowned Pokémon Trainer. Her parents gave her a Lapras when she was 13. She never cared much about training, although her family was reputable for having skilled Dragon-type Trainers. She moved to Humilau City in Unova after being offered a job as a researcher for Project E. Pokémon Team: Species: Lapras Name: Lapras Gender: Female Personality: Lapras has never taken part in a battle; Misaki never wanted to train, so neither of them would know whether or not they’d want to. Lapras does, however, enjoy using Surf for any reason Misaki may have in mind. Materials/Equipment: None. Name: Clemens Dumas Gender: Male Age: 21 Clearance Level: 2 Appearance: Clemens weighs about 180 lbs. and stands at 6’1”. He has tan skin, dark brown hair, and green eyes. He hardly looks interesting. He usually wears a gray collared shirt and khakis. He dons a lab coat as needed for conducting experiments. He usually wears black leather shoes. Personality: He’s usually thought of as a tough guy, but he’s usually more fearful than he’d appear to let on, and, by his own admission, he’s more of a coward than most people. Whenever he participates in any experiments, he worries about the risks of accidents that could occur, and always spends a great deal of effort taking precautions to prevent them. He wouldn’t want anything to go wrong for anyone whatsoever. He believes that people should seek understanding before power. History: He was born in Lumiose City in Kalos; he spent a great deal of his life studying fields of science concerning Biology and Chemistry, even before he decided he’d like to be a researcher. He was given a Gyarados with Gyaradosite by his parents when he was 18. He had never been interested in training Pokémon, but he was thankful for what he’d had and would use the Gyarados if he ever needed to defend anyone. He was recently offered a job as a researcher in Unova. He accepted the job and moved. Pokémon Team: Species: Gyarados Name: Gyarados Gender: Male Personality: Gyarados is indifferent to most things; the only thing that he’d care about to make his life sufficient is doing whatever needs to be done so as to keep the people he knows safe, but he would enjoy putting his opponents in their place if he ever had to fight in a battle. Materials/Equipment: Gyaradosite. Name: Christof "Chris" Stefansohn Gender: Male Age: 25 Clearance Level: 1 Appearance: Chris stands at 5'10 and weighs 155 lbs. He has blond hair and blue eyes. He usually wears a black t-shirt and jeans if he isn't wearing his guard uniform. He prefers to keep his hair trimmed well above his eyebrows. He has a white fabric jacket in case of cold weather. He likes wearing gray running shoes. He's somewhat well-built. Personality: Chris is laid-back, to an extent. He enjoys not having anything to do. He likes thinking of his job as a hobby that people think is worth getting paid for. He doesn't like to actively threaten other people (especially without provocation) and he doesn't like having to make difficult choices directly. He wants everyone he knows to be well. History: Chris was born in Lacunosa Town. He has one younger sister. He'd never dreamed of being the best Trainer anyone he met ever knew. He had a few friends in his youth, whom he'd sometimes train his Sneasel with. Now, he works as a security guard at Project E. He has a remarkably impressive memory and observational skill set. He's Dr. Shiraga's cousin; their mothers are twins. Pokémon Team: Species: Sneasel Name: Sneasel Gender: Male Personality: Sneasel's Chris' oldest friend, given at the age of 5; they've been best friends for 20 years. Materials/Equipment: A taser gun, a police baton, and a 9×19mm Glock.