Family: Divine Water
Career: None, however he fancies himself a dragoon, like his father. Oh, and he hunts for food.
Appearance: Think Kain from final fantasy 4 (I'll upload a picture soon) only with light blue (salamence color) and red instead of purple-blue armor. His spear is also different, it is a naginata, instead of whatever Kain has. The head piece/helmet is also different, instead of a dragon it is shaped like a Salamence (well, still shaped like a dragon, just not the same one) He almost always wears his armor, instead of when he sleeps. Underneath, his a tall, muscular man, with a strong-looking face. His eyes are blue, and his hair is long, curly and blonde. It is kept in a ponytail style, and sticks out the back of his helmet. He has fair colored skin, mainly because his helmet and armor block all of the sun. He has some scars on his hands, from playing with spears as a child and just general wounds from growing up.
Personality: Makoto's father was a Dragoon. Pride is very important in their family, and it cost Makoto his father. That pride is exactly what makes Makoto fight. He was kicked out of the army for fighting another soldier, but he feels a duty to his father to follow in his footsteps. He is still a soldier at heart. Protecting his family is his way of honoring his father, who he believes would have done the same. He isn't all stiff and boorish, however. He jokes around a lot when not in battle, and there is a definate line between his serious and joking modes, making the shift ino one or the other almost instantly. He gets confused often on why he fights, and always gets mad at himself and simply states "for honor" whenever he has doubts.
History: He grew up with his sister, father, and mother. His father died in a fight. A teenager had a grudge against Makotos father, and taunted him into a fight. The punk had an ambush lying in wait, and they each stabbed Makoto's father multiple times, killing him. Makoto was very close to his father, so this had a big impact on him. His sister and mother moved in with the rest of the Divine Water family, while he went off to train for the military. He started learning karate and other forms of fighting (with weapons) but he got into a fight with another soldier and got kicked out. (after a serious physical punishment) He returned to his mother and sister to protect them and the rest of his family.
Skills: Good with a spear, and can hunt. He hunts with a bow and knife, but his archery is shabby at best. (not useful in a battle) He is in great shape and can run both fast and for extended times.
Flaws: With pride comes arrogance, and this is true for Makoto. He is also young, he has almost no experience. Death also sickens him, and could not take life from just anybody. He would really have to hate you, or be in a life or death situation. He is intelligent, but not educated. He has never gone to school, and only knows things he has encountered. (so a legendary pokemon such as entei might suprise or intimidate him)
Weapons: Naginata, And a hunting knife. He knows very basic karate a but a novice could beat him. He likes to practice in his spare time, karate chopping inanimate objects to the amusement of Kaisho
Pokemon Name: Kaisho
Pokemon Personality: Kaisho is quiet, and very mature for one who recently evolved into "adult" form. He is extremely protective of Makoto and cannot imagine life without him. One flaw in his maturity is his temper, especially when Makoto is threatened by a stronger opponent. He threatens anyone who poses a threat to Makoto, often giving very vivid, horrible explanations of exactly how he will kill them. (Makoto can translate. They communicate through telepathy, but Kaisho doesn't like to telepethize with others) Kaisho also likes to lay rather than stand, and can be lazy when not in immediate danger.
Pokemon History: Kaisho shares his history with Makoto.
Pokemon Specialty: Flying, breath attacks, claw attacks, biting attacks, tail attacks (not really specialties, but those are the attacks he can use. His specialty is flying and claw)
Pokemon Flaws: Kaisho is arrogant, and would not give up a fight. If he gets in a battle he won't win, he'll die before giving in. (unless Makoto tells him to) His physical weaknesses are few, but should not be overlooked. His wings are valuable and not protected very well. Flying is one of his greatest advantages, and without it he can be surrounded and overpowered quicker. This one sounds cruel, but cutting off his tail would help too. He can sweep with it to keep people off his rear. Finally, that nice 4x ice weakness will haunt him, especially with the legendary Suicune runnung around.
Proof of Reading: Ethan protects the Kamino girls with his Quilava. The rocket gangster loses, and the old guy tells a tale of the two families
Anything Else: None
Oh...that Zapdos spot....must...resist...
Family: Sacred Fire
Career: Medicine/Potion Maker
Appearance: Addie is very lean, appearing to completely lack any evidence of muscle. She is of about average height, standing at 5'4. Her skin is pale and doesn't tan very easily, just temporarily turning an unusually bright red when in the hot sun. Another side effect to sun exposure is that Addie will develop faint brown freckles running along the bridge of her nose and beneath both her pale hazel eyes. These freckles come and go, however, as hiding away indoors for a few weeks will get rid of them. Addie has a dimple on her left cheek when she smiles, and she's always wondered what the heck happened to the other one. Her wavy blond (nearly white) hair is very long, just reaching the arch of her back. She never styles it in any way, just leaves it down. Addie wears a plain black dress that buttons up on the front. The collar as well as the ends of the sleeves have a ruffled appearance. The sleeves are long and end a little bit before the wrists. The dress also has a small belt around the waistline.
Personality: Addie is laid-back and indifferent to most things. Whenever dealing with difficult situations, she isn't one to freak out and worry about what should be done. It's obvious, of course. When in doubt, just get your Pokémon to kill it. Addie hates having to participate in physical fights herself and will only do so if it is absolutely necessary, or rather, when she deems it necessary. The reason for that is she isn't so great at fighting, and she's quite lazy as well. However, her excuse is always, "I can't fight you, I'll get all gross…" in the calmest voice possible.
If, for some reason, Calypso can't fight for Addie, Addie does have a back up plan. She has some telekinetic power that allows her to lift anything below forty pounds. She makes use of this power by lifting up her dagger or other objects behind an enemy and throwing it hard against their head in an attempt to knock them out or kill them. However, her eyes will glow a bright blue when she uses this power so anyone familiar with her wouldn't be caught off guard. Addie always wants to avoid having to make quick, rapid movement, not only because she is lazy, but she has exercise-induced asthma as well. Addie frequently tries to do things "the easy way"; shortcuts are her best friends. She has a tendency to act very sarcastic with people whose personality clashes with her own; people who seem to have too much fun with everything they do, and people who get way too angry over nothing. Addie has a strong dislike for most Pokémon (with the exception of Calypso), but she doesn't express that opinion due to the possibility of execution or banishment.
Addie and Calypso are very close and will do anything for each other. They rarely have an argument with each other because they have a tight bond and feel and think nearly the same way. Calypso often collects berries, plants, and other obscure ingredients so Addie can brew potions and medicines. Addie is very skilled at making them, but to her annoyance, people love to tease her by calling her a "witch" claiming she looks and acts like one, with the bonus of making potions.
History: Addie was born to her two parents as the middle child, in between an older sister and a younger brother. Her life was mostly carefree and she spent her time playing with her siblings inside the house. Addie was never allowed to go outside and run around because she frequently got asthma attacks and her parents wanted to remain cautious. While her siblings ran around and played tag outside, Addie's mom taught her how to make medicines and potions. Since Addie was inside so often, she became very skilled in making potions. Her father was almost always working elsewhere, so he rarely showed his face at the house.
Even though Calypso wanted to go outside and play with Addie's siblings and their Pokémon links, she stayed inside to keep Addie company. The two constantly experimented different mixes of certain ingredients and kept track of what the result was. They loved finding out what happened when their creations were consumed. As long as Addie promised she wouldn't run, she was allowed to go outside with Calypso to train her in battle. Addie hated not getting to move around much, but as years when on, she became used to it and is now quite lazy.
Skills: Making potions/brews/medicines, telekinesis, remaining calm
Flaws: terrible fighter, lazy, tries to do everything in the easiest way possible, is sarcastic, can't run or fight very well due to asthma, eyes glow when using telekinesis so it's easy to know what she's doing
Weapon: Addie has the power of telekinesis, though it is not very strong and she can't lift anything heavier than forty pounds. She carries around a medium sized dagger and frequently bounces it around in the air with her telekinesis when she's bored.
Pokemon Name: Calypso
Pokemon Personality: Calypso can be just as lazy as Addie, the only difference is that she is physically able to fight, and so she does. Calypso only fights when Addie tells her she may, or when the situation obviously calls for it. She is also very calm and laid back, for the most part.
Pokemon History: (Same as Addie)
Pokemon Specialty: Has very high attack, can remain levelheaded
Pokemon Flaws: Can't take many hits, is almost as careless as Addie is
Proof of Reading: *proves it* That guy smokes and has a wheezy voice! Smoking is bad for the environment, sir.
Anything Else: When Addie does happen to get nervous or tense, she cracks the joints in her fingers to try and distract herself.
((I'm sorry, I took forever -___- if I need to change anything, let me know. I have a feeling I must have messed up somewhere, hahaha.))
Also, I feel like you deserve the Zapdos spot. If you want to alter your sign-up a bit to use Zapdos, you're more than welcome.
Yes... I enjoyed your sign-up that much.