Appearance: Derek is thin, and quite tall. His pale skin burns easily, so he is almost always wearing a hooded trenchcoat. Not many people see Derek, but to those that do, he is quite intimidating. His deep red eyes are always in a scowl of concentration, and his face almost never leaves its slightly angry expression. He has black hair, and keeps it mid-length.
Personality: Derek would much rather avoid society altogether, if it was not a part of his job as a Council elite. The growing Plasma threat has worn down on Derek's mentality, leaving him much more likely to snap at the grunts under his command. He yells a lot, but mostly because he wants to uphold his reputation of being one of the strongest elite. He is anticipating a promotion, but he has yet to receive it. This has angered him further, almost driving him to insanity.
History: Derek grew up in the large town of Castelia city, loving the many ships. He also had a soft spot for water Pokémon. Once he was old enough, he got a Feebas from his sailor father. He loved his Feebas, taking it with him on a journey through the region. He was enjoying the Iccirus Marsh when N came, wanting everyone to liberate their Pokémon. Derek, instead of following the orders by the clearly more powerful trainer, ran into the forest. He lived there for a few days, but quickly ran out of food. Delerious from starvation, Derek stumbled deeper into the forest to find a clearing. Once there, he passed out. When he awoke again, the guardian of the forest, Virizion, was standing over him. She told him to go to the Council, and to fight for the Pokémon. Suddenly relieved of his aliments, Derek walked off to join the Council, Virizion by his side until he left the forest. His resolve solid, Derek quickly proved himself to the Council, and they promoted him to an Elite after a month. He now serves as one of the Council's greatest Elites along with his now-evolved Milotic.
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Appearance: Gulliver's hair hasn't always been the way it is, going from brown to silver, but he now accompanies the new color with a ponytail. He dons a beard- albeit more of a shade of very dark gray along the bottom of his face. He wears glasses, which fit neatly on to his oval face. He is at 6'2," sizing very nicely for his age. He is rather skinny, and although his previous attire would be a plaid blue buttoned shirt with the sleeves rolled up, the shirt itself tucked into his blue jeans tightened by a brown belt, he now wears a white lab coat with a solid blue t-shirt under it along with brown pants. He is about 50 years old.
Personality: Gulliver is a man who seems gruff, or like any other stereotypical grumpy old man (although he considers himself to be quite young compared to some of his prized possessions). This is the kind of guy, who, at first glance, you would expect to come at you with a rifle and yell "get off my lawn, ya' hooligans!" Not that he hasn't done that with just a shaking fist to amuse himself and his son, Seth Arosi, but it's not something in his nature. He's quite a pushover, if anything, and he is also a coward, proven by his actions when N came to take over Unova with the dragon from lore.
Speaking of which, he's a history and mythology buff, always telling the best ghost stories or the coolest legends. Many children have accompanied Seth to his house purely to listen to hear Gulliver tell of the day Zekrom and Reshiram were created, and of their might. He's also a lover of fossils and archaeology, because of course his previous occupation was as an archaeologist.
He's practically what we call a kind fool.
History: Gulliver was a funny child, his brown hair matted against his head. Humourous and a class clown, he would make people laugh and laugh when he went not only to school, but also at home (he lived in Castelia at this point). As he grew, his hair grew, but Gulliver didn’t cut it until it would reach his shoulders, where he would then return it to the state it was in when he was younger. The summer after his final year in junior high, his family moved to Opelucid. Some of his friends took him with them to catch Pokemon in the woods before they left. Gulliver joined them, and he found a Pokemon egg all on it’s lonesome, without a nest or anything. While his friends had all caught themselves Pokemon, Gulliver turned out to be the only one with an egg, making him the joke of the day. Gulliver didn’t mind. A Pokemon was a Pokemon, even if it wasn’t born yet. Was that still considered a Pokemon...?
Whatever. Gulliver didn’t care, and he took the egg with him to Lacunosa. During high school, it soon hatched into a Timburr, the Pokemon and him becoming great friends. Gulliver was changing, too. He had begun to embrace his studies, and lousy Cs became As. He enrolled in Castelia University, where he found a passion for archaeology, getting a major in the subject and soon employing himself to travel all over the world. During these studies, he traveled to gather pictures of the Abyssal Ruins, stone specimens from Dragonspiral Tower, and fossils from Twist Mountain. One of these fossils turned out to be a Tirtouga fossil, which he had revived successfully with the new (at the time) fossil revival process. It took a year to revive. During these expeditions, he fell in love and settled down, eventually getting married at 30 and having a kid at 35. His wife died a while after childbirth, making him depressed. Noticing the bitter coldness of his son, he began to notice the responsibility he had to take for his child. Although Seth is still a cold person, because of what his father did Seth didn’t grow up as he would have, instead being cold on the exterior (almost a self-defense mechanism) but warmer on the inside, so to speak.
When N arrived at Lacunosa, Gulliver panicked. This was not just any Pokemon, this was the Pokemon of the Legend. And so, like all wise but cowardly men, he gave up his Pokemon. The result was rather strange. When Plasma found out Gulliver knew a lot about Pokemon, they asked him to be their Pokemon Specialist. Of course, he would keep his Pokemon and get paid, and if not... well, that would be the end of him. Pushed into a corner but not liking Plasma’s ideals, Gulliver is staying a coward... for now. However, his son left when he noticed Gulliver would give in to Plasma, and thus left, leaving Gulliver with no one- except for his Pokemon. Gulliver, at this moment, is still stuck in Lacunosa, within the Pokemon Specialist building, which is complete with an office, a conference room, and a floor above for him to stay.