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Post by Alek Malone on Apr 16, 2018 10:33:44 GMT -8
Aleksandr francisco malone
Alek is a bit below average in height, standing at a mere five feet, eight inches tall, complimented by a lean figure and an athletic build. Despite his slightly toned physique, his frame makes it seem as though an above-average gust of wind would send him flying into the distance. Despite his small stature, he looks to be a rather healthy individual that life had merely given an extremely fast metabolism.
Medium-length blond hair hugs a rather boyish face, making Alek look younger than he actually is. A gleam of perpetual mischief constantly seems to lurk behind his dreamy, icy-blue eyes, and his face is rarely seen without its signature smirk.
As far as style, the young man is normally seen in casual apparel usually consisting of a tee shirt and jeans, topped off by a hoodie if called for. When performing, his style is a little more flashy, consisting of brighter colors, but on a day to day basis, he's normally seen in more subtle, even mundane colors.
Easy-going: For the most part, Alek is pretty laid back, preferring to enjoy life, and as such not let a lot get to him. While there are a few exceptions to this, he really doesn't like confrontation, and sees everything as good, clean fun unless proven otherwise.
Vain: Alek puts a lot of stock in himself as a person, be it his abilities as a photographer or coordinator, his appearance, or his caring of his Pokemon. Insulting either of the above--or anything he's taken some level of pride in--for that matter, may cause a less than laid-back reaction from the young photographer.
Creative: An important part of his personality is the ability to think on his toes, often coming up with solutions and maneuvers on the fly. Even in a basic battle, he tries to add some sort of flair or pizzazz.
Excessive: Sometimes, Alek can get a little too creative, especially in battle, to the point where it becomes much more flashy than it is practical. Sometimes, the desire to look good overrides the need to win.
Fun-loving: All in all, Alec just loves to have a good time. Whether it be flirting, coming up with that next amazing routine, or just enjoying the weather. Sometimes, this can lead to the bending of certain rules or social norms, but he harbors no ill-intent.
Impatient: Patience is a virtue, and one that is in short supply for a certain blond haired, blue eyed, aspiring coordinator. He really wasn't built for the long game, preferring to finish things hard and fast. When something needs to be done, there is no time to merely sit and do nothing. The sooner he accomplishes his goals, the better.
Charismatic: Alek seems to radiate this natural charm and energy that either draws people to him, or drives them away, depending on the other person and the circumstances surrounding the encounter.
Stubborn: Once he's made up his mind, swaying him from what he's decided is not an easy task. If he's convinced he's right(and he usually is), he tends to stand his ground and not back away from what he feels is the best decision.
Alek was born to a breeder named Salvador and his wife Winifred, a seamstress. They lived a middle class life in Caravella City, and did fairly well providing for their four children: Iris, Michelangelo, Jade, and of course Aleksandr. They weren't exactly living a lavish lifestyle, but they never went hungry and thanks to their mother, their clothes were all hand-made. Though, most of Alek's ended up being hand-made hand-me-downs. It wasn't that he wasn't as loved, but it was hard to make clothes for four kids and make custom orders and repairs for customers. With both parents being so busy to provide for them, the kids were normally left to fend for themselves, but thankfully the older ones weren't too mean. Well, Iris could be bossy, and Jade could be a bit of a bully, and Mikey was more aloof and day-dreamy, but they made sure their baby brother stayed out of trouble.
When he was ten, something happened. Alek wasn't quite sure what, but one day, their dad just....left. Each child was left with a Pokemon for their trouble, but it was never the same after that. Iris was already an adult, so she stayed and helped by working odd jobs for awhile, and Jade and Mikey helped neighbors, but they eventually had to pack up and move. Iris stayed behind, getting her own place, and the next few years saw the family bouncing around quite a bit. The young boy found several passions to escape, be it dancing, caring for Pokemon, or just getting into trouble. As each sibling came of age, they moved on to pursue their own passions, which also took some of the financial strain off as there was now one less mouth to feed.
Meanwhile, Alek had found a love of performing, and found joy in working battle with style, and he made it his goal to become a Coordinator. He found a way to make money by taking pictures of people and their Pokemon, and by selling pictures of landscapes and wild Pokemon he came across. After awhile, his mom moved back with Iris, leaving him to do whatever he deemed fit. Now, he spends his time wandering from place to place, taking what pictures he can, and meeting any challenge that comes his way head on.
His life may have had some rough patches, and was far from glamorous, but Aleksandr Malone has nowhere to go but up, and that's exactly where he plans to go, straight to the top.
Pokedex Name: Ampharos Nickname: Dutchess Gender: Female Ability: Static Moveset: Thunder Punch, Ion Deluge, Fire Punch, Cotton Spore
Pokedex Name: Eevee Nickname: Rebel Gender: Male Ability: Run Away Moveset: Swift, Bite, Baby Doll Eyes, Covet
Pokedex Name: Snubbul Nickname: Moxie Gender: Female Ability: Intimidate Moveset: Ice Fang, Fire Fang, Thunder Fang, Scary Face
Agility(Major): An Agility Major is hard to catch. They can move very easily and shift their bodies around in ways that almost don’t seem possible to the average person. Acrobats, gymnasts, and contortionists would fit in here as much as dancers and fighters.
Alek's small frame and natural athleticism led to an interest in things such as gymnastics and dancing, to further hone this natural ability. Now, this aids him in syncing his movements with his pokemon instead of just standing there while they do all the work.
Strength(Minor): A Strength Minor has enough practice or training to have built up some extra muscle. Heavy lifting maxes at about 150lbs (68kg) at a time comfortably. It's possible to lift more but causes muscle strain and pain. In combat whether hand to hand or using weapons, an individual has enough motor control to deal more damage than passive strength.
Underneath that lithe, wiry frame lies an unexpected strength. He's trained enough to be able to hold his own body weight, allowing him to climb trees or other structures with ease to get that perfect shot while remaining undetected.
Alek is a decent dancer, able to hold a rhythm with grace, poise, and relative ease. He has a certain charm and a way with words. He's good at persuasion and possibly manipulating people if need be, but he's a rather terrible liar. He can cook well enough to survive, and he has just enough sewing ability to repair rips and tears.
The sunlight streamed down on the blond boy's face as he took in the gentle breeze and beautiful landscape of the green stretch of meadow. Flowers were bloomed, and he had his camera out and ready. He snapped a few pictures of the landscape, then pulled a Pokeball off of his belt. In a flash of light, a rather spunky Eevee was by his side, stretching a bit.
"Hey there Rebel," he said, giving the Eevee a scratch behind the ears before snapping pictures. After awhile, he let out the rest of his Pokemon, giving each of them some time in the spotlight before he lay down on the grass, arms by his head as his Pokemon did the same. His blue eyes looked up at the sky dreamily as his mind wandered. One day he wouldn't have to do this for income. As much as he liked photography, he was going to make it big one day.
His coordinating skills were going to rocket him straight to stardom, and he and his team would be set for life. They were going to be known all across Veria, maybe even farther, if he had any say in it. But right now...relaxing seemed like a good idea.
OOC name: Fishy Face Claim: [b]Yuri on Ice[/b], Yuri Plisetsky [i]Malone, Alek[/i] Continuity: Original Other Characters? N/A Starter Items:
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Post by Super Gmagical on Apr 25, 2018 16:19:41 GMT -8
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