Claire Kwan Feb 26, 2013 16:32:25 GMT -5
Post by andro on Feb 26, 2013 16:32:25 GMT -5
Name Claire Kwan
Trainer Class Trainer
Eyes color Brown
Hair color/style Dark brown, very long
Claire is short, thin and flat- but not yet finished with puberty. She's unlikely to grow much taller than the 5' she's at now, but it doesn't bother her; she has bigger things to worry about. Her eyes are narrow and brown, her nose small and flat, and her smile tall and toothy. Her facial features are set by a square jawline and partially covered by her mass of hair.
Her air is incredibly long, reaching down to the small of her back and curling up slightly at the ends. Whenever she has the chance she gives it a deep conditioning treatment, but considering her constantly moving lifestyle she doesn't have the opportunity very often. Because of this her hair is often messy and sticking out at odd ends, and her bangs which she painstakingly trims to be straight piece together and grow unevenly. She's hopeless with a brush- even after grooming her hair the flyaways return, so she's all but given up and simply owns the look, instead.
She's constantly decorated in the latest fashions. Conveniently, pokemon centers often have issues of fashion magazines, which she'll devour before staying the night. On the occasion she's able to win a battle and score some PD, she'll immediately spend it on clothes. In order to keep her pack light she'll drop off out-of-season clothing at a city's second-hand store, although considering how often her wardrobe rotates one would almost think she had a full deluxe walk-in closet in her backpack.
Being a young trainer, Claire still has much to learn about the world and it shows. She has a tendency to talk too much about things she doesn't quite understand and has been known to jump to conclusions with absolutely no information to back herself up. However, she's easily embarrassed, so if someone happens to prove her wrong she'll shut her mouth and keep it shut for quite some time.
She's a sensitive young girl; any insult or backhanded compliment will cut her deeply and leave her hurting for quite some time, no matter how stupid. In order to protect herself, she's developed a taste in fashion and makeup that simply cannot be insulted, at least in her opinion. Her looks are something one can't shit on, and anybody who has the audacity to call her ugly or her clothes gaudy is simply an unintelligent, uncultured heathen. Some may call her egotistical, and some may be right. Just don't say that to her face.
She's an absolute sweetheart as well, upon meeting a new person she'll find something to compliment them on. She wants the people around her to be happy and will go out of her way to make that happen. She'll tell bad jokes, sing a little number, attempt to dance- anything she can think of.
Even though some may call her a suck-up, Claire is very independent for her age. She's gotten used to having only a Spheal for company, and quite frankly she travels very slowly, leaving Claire with only a full pokeball for company. She's gotten used to being on her own and it doesn't bother her that often, but when it does she'll do anything to get some company, even if that means letting Princess out and sitting around for a few hours.
The Curtain Opens[/color]
Claire was raised in the city of Anise, surrounded by beautiful scenery in the form of both the ocean and the forest. Her childhood was spent in frilly pink dresses- gifts from the family as well as suiting her own mother's tastes- with bows and ribbons decorating her hair and colorful jewelry lining her arms and neck. Even as a toddler she would put on her mother's pink pumps and walk around the house; the tumbles she took never bothered her, although the scars left on her knees are still slightly visible.
Her parents, while not rich by any means, made enough money between their two jobs to take their children to many events held around the Kuhre region. They rarely left Kuhre- why bother? The region had every amenity they could possibly need, as well as being peaceful for the most part. They would bring their children- Claire being the youngest of three- to Pokéland, to the pier, the boardwalk, the nature reserve, anywhere that would allow the children to play and expel all their energy. After a long day of play the family would return to their single-family home, complete with a small playground in the backyard and an individual room for each child.
Claire had the world at her fingertips. Her parents- both working in the pokemon field- encouraged her to get involved with the creatures inhabiting the world. They bought her books full of pokemon, pictures of pokemon, data about pokemon, information about the entire world of battling, coordinating and breeding. They groomed their child to start her pokemon career immediately at the age of 10, as was customary. They weren't worried about their 10-year-old daughter making it on her own; after all, that's what they'd done, and they turned out just fine.
"You just tell us what pokemon you want, we'll get it for you," her mother told her just weeks before her tenth birthday. Claire's heart swelled with joy and she raced to her room, eager to look through her massive collection of books to discover her first pokemon.
Considering how massive her decision was, she made it quickly. Claire returned to her parents and showed them a picture of a round seal-like pokemon with small fangs and blue fur. "Spheal!" she squeaked.
Her parents nodded and told her, as her 10th birthday present, they'd take her to get her Spheal. The young girl was overwhelmed with excitement, telling everybody at school about how she was starting her pokemon journey and not to expect her to come back. It was with a bounce in her step that she waved goodbye to her childhood friends and accompanied her parents to Anise Pier. In the past she'd gone with her siblings to get their first pokemon as well, but as she was the final child to be sent off, it was just her and her parents.
She clutched to her mother's hand, bouncing up and down as her parents conversed with vendors, asking around as to where they could find a Spheal. They had to jump from vendor to vendor, some specializing in Hoenn, some ice-types, but it seemed as though they would never find Claire's pokemon.
After what seemed like ages to a 10-year-old, they found a man who towered even above Claire's father. This man, wideset and bearded, brought them aboard his gigantic boat around to the back, where he had a whole host of pokemon in metal cages. It was like a zoo- except this time around, Claire would be able to take one of the pokemon home. He brought them over to a lineup of Spheal and told them to take their pick.
Ushered forward by her parents, Claire took the time to look into each and every one of the cages while her parents worked out a price with the man behind her. She poked her fingers through the cages, earning bewildered looks from the pokemon trapped behind bars. It didn't seem as though any of them were too happy to see her, but she didn't pay that any mind; she was getting a pokemon!
It seemed as though things were wrapping up behind her, so Claire chose a Spheal at random. "That one!" she announced, pointing to a completely unobtrusive Spheal sitting near the middle of the cages. The vendor nodded and retrieved the girl's new pokemon, returning it to its pokeball and sending them on their way.
Claire's parents didn't allow her to open her pokeball until they returned home, but the moment she was in their backyard she let her new companion out of its pokeball and looked at it with eager eyes.
It returned a blank stare.
"Hi!" she squeaked, "I'm Claire! And your name is gonna be, uh," now this was going to be a tough decision. This Spheal needed a name, its life would be completely shaped by the name given. Claire was its god, and its name was her canvas. But she needed some more information before she could possibly take such responsibility.
"So, are you a boy? Or are you a girl?"
The Spheal honked.
"A girl! So, what is your name?"
Claire pondered over this for a bit, locking eyes with her bored-looking girl Spheal. She could give her a silly name, but she would never want her companion to be made fun of. So blubber was out. She could give her a meaningful name, but who had time for that? It could be any name, really. But it had to be fitting.
"What abooouuuttt... Fluffy!"
The Spheal snorted.
The Spheal groaned.
"Well fine! Princess!"
The Spheal rolled her eyes.
"Your name's Princess!" Claire jumped up and down, having found the perfect name for her pokemon. Her parents would be so proud, and everyone she ever met would be so jealous!
Princess didn't appear to have much to say about Claire's decision, she just continued to look at her new trainer with a glazed over look. She was completely unimpressed with this child, at least the man who captured her had some sense. Claire returned Princess to her pokeball and raced inside for a last home-cooked meal before embarking on her journey.
It was a wonderful meal- lasagna, her favorite. Her parents had even cooked up something special for their daughter's pokemon and allowed her to eat on the floor, next to the family dinner table. Princess proved she could out-eat the entire family while Claire told her parents all about how excited she was to explore Kuhre with her new friend. They applauded her nickname- they had to admit, it was much better than her brother's Scyther, nicknamed Green- and encouraged her dreams of taking on the pokemon league when she grew up.
Her journey has been simple thus far- she's learned quite a bit about the world, one particularly interesting tidbit being that Spheal rolled to move around. Getting used to her partner took some time; Princess certainly lived up to her name, and often refused orders given by her trainer, leading them to defeat time and time again.
In the four years since they've started their journey together, Princess and Claire had developed a deep friendship. They still have a certain level of distrust- Claire has not yet proven herself to Princess, who continues to refuse her orders when she deems them inappropriate- but they have an understanding of their partnership.
Princess the Spheal
Watch your fucking mouth
Ability: Thick Fat
BP: 0 in It's Apparent
King the Poochyena
A responsibility is a responsibility; a promise, a promise
Ability: Run Away
Not available in It's Apparent
Oran Berry x2
Saved for solo
Capture Rufflet 24.8%
Capture Cyndaquil 5.9%
Capture Meditite 23.5%
Capture Carnivine 26.1%