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Post by Scott Turner on Aug 3, 2018 8:28:45 GMT -8
Too many aliases to count
19 (June 18)
Scott stands at 5'7" and has a wiry build, with people often not noticing his muscular appearance until they get a closer look. His skin tends towards the pale side; he has several scars, though they are all somewhat small and not easily noticed at a glance. His hair is a dirty blonde color, kept somewhat short and generally disheveled. His eyes are a piercing sky blue. His clothes are generally casual and cheap, and he tends to wear multiple layers even when the temperature is on the warm side, with a particular fondness for one orange hoodie.
Scott's personality is, simply put, a study of contradictions.
One's first impression is generally of him being quite the people person, as he is extroverted, talkative, and generally good at winning over strangers. Deep down, however, while Scott is good at making surface connections with people, he doesn't truly care about most people he speaks with and reserves his loyalty for only those who have gone above and beyond to earn it. (His loyalty, once won, is fierce, but at the moment the only ones who he truly trusts are his Pokemon.)
Scott seems to radiate confidence when speaking, but deep down he's unsure of himself, second-guessing both his current actions and his overall identity and existence. If there were an opportunity for him to sacrifice himself to protect someone he truly cares about, Scott would take it in a heartbeat. Despite this, however, he can, will, and has done just about anything to survive another day.
Scott's not afraid to take risks by any means, and he does tend to be rather headstrong and reckless, but he won't take a risk that isn't worth the potential reward, at least in his mind. (To paraphrase a certain meme, he takes calculated risks, but he's not always the best with math.)
Scott spent his early years in an unassuming house on the outskirts of Castelia City. His father was a businessman, but asking more than that always led to long, overly-technical explanations that flew over a young Scott's head. His mother, who by all accounts was a kind and giving person, died giving birth to him; Scott always felt some guilt for that, though he knew rationally that it wasn't his doing, and wondered if that was part of why he was never his father's favorite.
His oldest sister was several years older than Scott, and even before she had truly reached adulthood she had stepped in to take on much of the work that was usually done by a mother. (Scott would realize only in hindsight what a sacrifice that must have been for her, putting her own dreams on the back-burner to help her siblings thrive.) Scott's other sister, however, was scarcely a year older than himself, and for a while the two were a tight-knit pair, near-constant playmates and companions.
Scott got lackluster grades in school, though at least part of the reason why was because he usually found schoolwork boring and often flat-out refused to do it.
For a while, everybody assumed that Scott's boyish tendencies were just signs that he was naturally a tomboy. Trying to socialize with boys rather than girls? Caring more about superheroes than princesses? Refusing to wear dresses or pink things? All those traits and more were written off as endearing or annoying character quirks, sometimes catered to, often flat-out ignored. His asking for a Tyrogue for his 10th birthday instead of a more feminine Pokemon was made fun of, but his father came through when the day came. Even once Scott learned the word "transgender" and realized that he had never been a girl to begin with, he hid behind the image of a tomboy, knowing full well that his father would react poorly if he learned the truth.
The first person Scott let in on his secret was his middle sister, the one who was his constant companion, and somehow, despite everything, she seemed to understand. In hushed tones when they should have been sleeping or at times when their father was out of the house, the two tried to brainstorm male names that would fit him well and daydreamed together about what life might be like if he came out. Over the course of a few months, Scott let a handful of close friends know the truth, swearing them to secrecy, and as far as he knew they all kept their word.
One cool day in November, however, Scott made the mistake of mentioning his true gender to a teacher. The teacher in question insisted on telling his father about it, despite Scott's begging and pleading that it remain a secret, despite his attempts to explain that his father would be highly unlikely to accept his true self. The teacher made him stay late as the two talked, despite Scott clearly wanting to just go home already.
Scott came home from school that day to find all of his belongings in bags on the sidewalk next to his house, with a note from his father on top saying that he would return home in a dress or not at all. In a side pocket in one of the bags, Scott found what Halloween candy still remained in the house and a note from his middle sister saying that she was sorry, and that she wished she could do more to help him.
Scott gave away or sold all the skirts and dresses that had been packed into those bags in the coming days; he figured that even if he got desperate, he would rather struggle to survive on his own than live a lie for his father's sake. He kept the note from his sister, however, crumpled and torn though it became over the years, and gladly ate the candy that she had saved for him when there was little else available.
Scott tried to contact his friends from school, but though he was able to secure a few nights at a few different houses, none were able (or willing) to let him stay permanently. Scott thus dropped out of school, headed into Castelia City proper, and looked for any work he could find, no matter how degrading or menial or illicit it was.
Illicit work, as it happened, was easier to secure and more lucrative than legal work, so Scott took it on often, willing to take on the inherent risk that came with such work in order to reap the greater rewards that were part of the deal as well. He gave out aliases aplenty, though never using any of the names he remembered dreaming up with his sister (she wasn't here with him, and this was far from the dream life the two had envisioned way back when). He traveled frequently within Unova for a number of reasons, most of them not entirely legal. Along the way he picked up a few Pokemon: a Croagunk he met while both were dumpster diving, a Buneary he stole-- no, saved from a smuggling ring, a Drowzee-turned-Hypno that had tried to prey upon him but ended up caught by him instead. His beloved Tyrogue evolved into a Hitmonchan during this time as well.
Then a few things lined up at the same time: Scott got a tip that the police were closing in on him, a number of his contacts expressed interest in buying the babies his Pokemon might have in the future, and a close associate was able to create false papers for him and send him off to Veria.
And so "Scott Turner, the Pokemon Breeder" was born.
Scott's been traveling on Sinclair ever since, hawking his breeding services. He sees his move to Veria as a second chance at life, an opportunity to go clean and make a proper living for himself... but if business takes too steep a downturn, well, he's not afraid to return to old habits if need be.
Pokedex Name: Hitmonchan
Ability: Iron Fist
Moveset: Sky Uppercut, Fire Punch, Ice Punch, Thunder Punch
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 (i.e. causing heavy bruising and some minor bone breaks) and for a slightly longer period (longer if paired with endurance).
Endurance- Minor An Endurance Minor can take some decent damage (deep cuts, minor breaks or fractures, or even some weaker Pokémon attacks) and force themselves to keep going forward. This can apply to ignoring pain during a battle or dealing with it after the end of the conflict. They may be able to push themselves for a mile on a broken leg or stay up for two days if they don’t feel particularly safe to sleep.
Speed- Minor A Speed minor is able to run up to 15mi (24km) an hour for about a minute burst. When combined with Endurance major or minor, this can be kept up for a little longer than otherwise but will still feel the tension in their legs after. Speeds of 10mi (16km) or less can be maintained for about ten minutes without Endurance training, or potentially for hours by an Endurance Major / Speed Minor.
Scott is a talented liar, a skill he's honed over the years.
He's gone through a number of aliases before his current name of "Scott Turner", and it's not unheard of for him to react when hearing a name that he once went by.
OOC Name: Haberdasher Face Claim: [b]Pokemon[/b], Spark as [i]Turner, Scott[/i] Continuity: Original Other Characters?Val Leclair, Emi Minami Starter Items: Breeder 5 PokeBalls, 3 Romantic Mush, 1 Fancy Mush, 1 Big Mush, 1 Floral Honey, 1 Rare Voucher
Post by Super Gmagical on Aug 5, 2018 15:11:37 GMT -8
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