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November 22nd, 2010, 11:01 PM
Time for a remake. I intended to remake this a little while ago, but after reading an article on PokeJungle regarding the inspiration for the characters, I remembered this thread again.

So, who's your favourite character in Black and White & why? Is it one of your two rivals, Belle / Cheren? Or maybe N / Geechisu?

If you haven't played the games, but you've seen the designs, do you have a favourite design, or a reason why you like that character without actually having faced them in-game?

Or alternatively, what do you think of Touya and Tokou, the two protagonists and their designs? What do you think their English names will be? Oh and in general, do you like the characters roles in the games? Do you think a certain character needed more of a role in the games?

Anndddd... share your thoughts on any of the other characters in-game!

Yes, lots of questions to give you lots of choices to answer.

November 22nd, 2010, 11:06 PM
I liked N, especially his theme and the cutscenes he was in. Adeku was odd, he appeared out of nowhere and later on battles you. Also to see Cynthia was a surprise, I wonder why she came to Isshu to get her Isshu-exclusives. And another cool one- Game Freak Morimoto was cool, and the sound designer that let you listen to the Team Rocket theme. It sounds like HGSS!!!

Tropical Sunlight
November 22nd, 2010, 11:25 PM
My favourite is Belle.
I like her name (just like from the Beauty & the Beast :P), and how she is dressed.

November 22nd, 2010, 11:29 PM
Geeshisu is badass so im going for him, and he did break out of jail as said by the dark trinity. Hope he appears in another pokemon game (other than grey obviously) as a villain, if giovanni didnt kill himself in HGSS then it would be cool if they teamed up or something

November 23rd, 2010, 6:54 AM
Touko! Touko! Touko!
I really love her design! (Since there isn't anything else to say about her. -_- )

Among the rivals, Belle really appeals to me. I like her clumsy nature. XD N, yeah. He is pretty cool as well.

November 23rd, 2010, 10:14 AM
We really need to standardize romanizations around here... I've seen at least ten different ways of spelling Geechisu, and that doesn't even count DENNIS.

November 23rd, 2010, 12:42 PM
Except for the medieval inspired Team Plasma (which I don't think I'll ever get used to), I was surprised to find that of the characters grew on me as I played the game, even the grumpy cowboy gym leader. It helps that you get to see most characters at least twice throughout the game. I can't say that I have a particular favorite, though I like the designs for N and Bel(l)(e) the most.

November 23rd, 2010, 1:40 PM
I like the new characters. They have really cute designs.. but my favourite is still the guy from Ruby/Sapphire.

Headfirst For Halos
November 23rd, 2010, 2:52 PM
N fancies me. The Rubik's cube-looking thing is the icing on the cake.
Is it weird that I have no problem with Team Plasma's look? >_>

November 23rd, 2010, 4:44 PM
My favorite character is Touya. His hairstyle reminds me of Jaden Yuki from Yu-Gi-Oh! GX. Touko is close, though, as well as Cheren and N.

November 24th, 2010, 2:26 AM
N was a coll character, i like the Girl to. are cool the spirits

November 24th, 2010, 10:14 PM
I thought the mom's design was cool. Not in a reverse-pedophilia way, but I like her design, it's cooler than the other ones; she's no longer just a lady with an apron! Ya know what I mean? I was genuinely excited when the video chat thing came up in the game. XD

November 25th, 2010, 6:39 AM
I agree. The mom looks so young and gentle, she makes a perfect one. :) She has resemblance to both the male and female protagonists as well so that's a plus. As for her storyline I don't really know what she says to you throughout the game, so all I can really judge is her design. ;x Overall, I'd say she's an average mom that fits the bill.

November 25th, 2010, 8:39 PM
I like adeku because he looks like the jiraiya of pokemon lol

November 25th, 2010, 9:00 PM
Hey, who else but my beloved N? :P

November 26th, 2010, 3:51 AM
I would have to go with N. I find it intriguing and I like the fact that he is the Plasma Team Leader, however, he isn't dressed remotely similar to the ridiculous Plasma garb.

December 2nd, 2010, 11:25 AM
N, N, N, N :3 I think N's really awsome, I love his character design and his backstory.

December 2nd, 2010, 1:48 PM
My favorite is probably...N and Kamitsure

Touya - He has a pretty cool design, as for the name, probably Black. As all the protagonists are usually named after one of the versions.
Tokou - She also has a pretty cool design. Name is probably White, same reasoning as above.
Dento - He's...ok, but not the best. I still like him though
Poddo - O.o Not a fan. I don't really like his design.
Kon - I like Kon, I just like his design, which also seems to match his personality. Kon beats the other two Sanyou gym leaders.
Aloe - She has an OK design, and she's the first black person in the series.
Arti - Eh, he's not that bad, just weird looking
Kamitsure - *drool* LOVE HER! She is just epic, in both personality and looks.
Yaakon - Eww...not much more to say
Fuuro - *drools again* She's...hot.
Hachiku - His design is ok.
Shaga - He's...cool for an old man.
Iris - Mmm, OK...
Shikimi - ...Eh, she has the cute-nerd design, so OK.
Renbu - ... ... ... ... ...
Giima - He's kinda weird, otherwise cool.
Katorea - Her design is OK.
Adeku - Eh...not the best...
Makomo - I like her design, and maybe just because of her Munna/Mushaana.
Plasma Grunts - Not the best designs, but for the grunts for the evil team, it's alright.
Geechisu - Weird/Cool looking, other than his design, I don't like him.
N - Love his design, and he's not all bad(Geechisu's just using him...)
Belle - She's not much of a beauty to be named Belle, but she's still ok
Cheren - Nerd. Like 'im. He's ok.
Yo mom - She has the best design for the moms so far(is there a reason there's never been a dad, except for Norman?)
Backpacker - Much better than the hiker.

That's most of my opinions.

Serene Grace
December 2nd, 2010, 3:17 PM
Dude. Cheren. Awesome. In real life, I am Cheren but black... And other stuff... Okay, awkward.

But, honestly, I think he's one of the best Pokemon characters in total and certainly my favourite in Black & White. I mean, he's intelligent, very cool and has such a perfectly matching design to his personality. That and the manga makes him look even cooler! (If you haven't seen Cheren in the manga, go read the manga now XD).

December 2nd, 2010, 4:15 PM
I love Lord N!!! <3 <3 <3

I love everything about him, his design-he's absolutely gorgeous! He's a king. He has deep compassion and love for Pokemon.

His story made me cry! </3 I feel so terrible for him....

He's my favourite character of all time.

I also love Touko! Her design is adorable.

December 3rd, 2010, 12:52 AM
Belle, because she's so clumsy and stupid it's adorable <333

I love silly people like her, I cannot wait until she appear's in the anime, I will die of happiness.

N & Geechisu are pretty awesome aswell :') They both have a Badass attitude that's amazing :D<333

The Red Chain
December 3rd, 2010, 2:03 AM
I don't have a specific favorite of this generation, but I can say that I appreciate all of the main characters being so three dimensional in-game.

Before, a gym leader was a gym leader. Now it feels they have just that bit more of a push in the character department.
They aren't just there to lose and give you the badge anymore, and they actually do something in game.. this goes for like.. all of them. <3

They don't just talk to you and "develop" through their words. They have actions and even contribute their part more closely to the storyline than the rest of the gym leaders in the past games ever did.
Sure, they contributed a tiny bit in the past, but only a couple did before. All of them do their part in some way in these games.

It really helps get a feel of B&W to me. I love all the characters. <3

December 3rd, 2010, 9:14 AM
Kamitsure and Touko!!! <333

I didn't want to know about the Gym Leaders, I saw the leak when the games just came out but dismissed their images though I still remember them, but when y'all put them in your signatures, it's hard for me not to know about them. I became drawn to Kamitsure, especially after a piece of fan-art I saw on someone's siggy, I'd seen others but this one was good. To add to it, the character descriptions by Ken Sugimori came out and it said that she was based on models and how robotic they look, how win is that? Just an awesome character right there. However, if her Gym is where I think it is, it would have been better suited in this other place that fits better with the "model" aspect of her character better, even though the other place seems more "electric" as her Gym type and goes with the "robotic" description. Sorry if that just spoilered it for anyone.

I want to know more about Touko. Like what she was based on besides "people I saw on the streets" and I want to know her age, and height, to see if we're compatible as I'm really tall, 6ft or maybe slightly over now :( And I'm only 15. The mum's design is really cool too, I want to see her Sugimori art if there will be one. Touya has a cool design also. And don't get me started on N... he's just awesome fullstop.

Great work Game Freak, absolutely fantastic.

December 3rd, 2010, 9:59 AM
From an interview on Nintendo Dream:

The protagonists:
Older compared to the protagonists in other Pokemon games who are around 10, 11.
Male protagonist was drawn by Sugimori to be cooler/hotter looking than past male leads.

Prof. Araragi and her dad:
In earlier designs, Araragi was a fat middle-aged man and his dad was an old man, an aesthetically bad combination.
Thus after complaints from staff, Sumigori changed Araragi to a woman and her dad to look younger.
Araragi is modeled after women working in NY.

Designed to look like an intelligent guy who's earnest and inflexible.
His jacket is made to look like one worn by class presidents to emphasize this.

A girl that does everything at her own pace. Ditzy and not exactly stylish.
Design to give off a "round feel", as female characters in BW are mostly "sharp."
She's especially designed to be the opposite of the female lead, who has a sharp feel to her.

She's older than she looks but calls herself "the dreaming maiden." Roughly the same age as Araragi.
Mostly there as a guide to Game Sync, and so her overworld pixel is a reused/remodel of a female scientist character.
Dreamy eyed as if she's going to drift away, daydreaming.

Shows the dangerous side of being a genius.
Artistic-looking and almost androgynous, he looks like the male lead in some aspects.
A straightforward "hot male" but deliberately shifted away from looking normal.
Kageyama mentions that N's musical theme is a "fragile music box."

Weird. Weird, eerie atmosphere, weird and eerie clothing. Over all a strange, strange man.
Team Plasma and their banners are designed after knights in the middle ages who served their kings.

Sanyo Trio:
Despite being triplets, if they looked the same it'll be boring.
Thus their hairstyles were designed to look like the types of Pokemon they'll use.
But apart from their hairstyle, the clothing isn't anything special as not to deviate from the image of a waiter.

One word: big momma.
An African-American woman who encompasses motherhood, and an overall reliable mom.
Her apron serves as both a symbol of motherhood and her job as an archaeologist.

Sugimori was asked to design a cool young man who's also an artist.
After some thought, only his hairstyle was done so Sugimori asked female employees what they see as good qualities in a man.
Eventually he settled on Artie which we see now.

Has long legs compared to others, since she's a model.
Because a fashion models job is to walk emotionless on a runway, turn, then walk back, she's designed to look android-like.
We imagined that she'll be interested in music so we gave her headphones, in return the headphone cables further emphasize her machine-like appearance.

A mine baron and a CEO. Inspired and modeled after Japanese who traveled to the US to pursue the American dream.
Dressed as a cowboy, since he tamed the frontiers of a country that was new to him.
Designed to be the opposite of Kamitsure, and so is short and tough looking.
He's a busy man who wants to get business done his way, so is drawn holding a phone.

Was originally designed as a "big sis" type of character in charge of an all-male crew of airfield workers.
However the "big sis" character type was deemed too out of fashion, and instead she became a cute perky teenager.
Her sexy clothing is mostly what is left over from Fuuro 1.0.
The ball pouch on her thighs are inspired from military issue magazine pouches.

Extra info regarding the leads:
N was designed before the protagonists, so the leads were given caps to match N, not the other way around.

As for the female lead, her short pants came automatically to Sugimori after the cap idea.
After this stage he studied girls on the streets to see what could work well with her cap and short pants.

From here the male lead was designed, to be similar looking to the female lead.
The DP/RS male lead had short hair to match their tame/energetic fashion. However this time around the male lead has rather long hair to reflect his choice of clothes.

King Gumball
December 3rd, 2010, 1:45 PM
I like adeku because he looks like the jiraiya of pokemon lol

Waaay too young for my liking. I keep mistaking her for the female trainer you start with :/ I just don't see that 'mother-ness' when looking at her. I liked all the mums until now. They had that motherly look to them.

December 3rd, 2010, 2:05 PM
I like Belle the best because of her personality in the game. right when you least expect it here she comes with something to say and then strait into battle she's great.

December 3rd, 2010, 2:38 PM
Love Kamitsure. Definitely my favorite 5th gen character. I can't wait to see what she's like in the anime, and what her English name will be. Her design is great, and I can't get enough of those earphones and plugs! They're so cool haha. N and the two protagonists have some cool, stylish designs. Really hope they make an appearance in the anime. I can't say I really took a liking to any of the male trainers this time around though, except maybe Adeku, who is pretty awesome and is close to being the coolest Champion in my opinion (Cynthia still being my favorite <3.)

December 4th, 2010, 9:10 AM
Artie is really cool too. He looks like a typical New York City-er. Love it.

December 4th, 2010, 12:23 PM
Lol, none of the characters really stand out or impress me... maybe I'll have to wait to play the games but as of now I dont care anyone more than the others.

December 7th, 2010, 11:02 AM
What if they change N's name to another letter, or even give him a full name (though there is a rumor that his full name will be revealed in the third version game meaning that he will still have a one letter name in Black and White's English versions). But what if they change his name to Y, or D or even... Q!?!?!

OmegaRuby and AlphaSapphire
December 7th, 2010, 4:39 PM
I love all of Team Plasma including N and Geechisu, from what I know of them, they are great characters with complex lives and goals.
I also like all the new gym leaders as they look awesome :D!

December 26th, 2010, 11:04 AM
I don't know if this thread has been done before but this is a thread discussing the designs of the new trainers that you select at the beginning of the game. What do you like and what you not like about them?

December 26th, 2010, 6:34 PM
Merged with characters discussion, mainly because of:

Or alternatively, what do you think of Touya and Tokou, the two protagonists and their designs?

With people discussing other aspects of them, too. :)

January 16th, 2011, 8:06 AM
I want Touya and Touko's English names!!!

He's called Ninty in Nintendo Power though, probably Nintendo default name.

January 16th, 2011, 8:33 AM
I want Touya and Touko's English names!!!

He's called Ninty in Nintendo Power though, probably Nintendo default name.
I doubt we will find out untill the games come out, kinda like Lyra (only that name was leaked). Im pretty sure we will have to judge by default names too, considering the other gender you didn't choose doesn't appear in the game.