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22 May 2007 @ 04:36 pm
Ye Olde Stats and Permissions Meme  
((Typos! I guarantee them!))

Contact Info: The best way to catch me is on AIM (SN in profile). I'm almost never in the IRC because the IRC makes me nervous and when I'm nervous I act like a fool, sometimes. That said, I know how to work IRC so I can make appearances in there on request.

-PAUL-

Age: Between the ages of 12 and 17. I tend to lean towards the older end of that spectrum but Pokemon doesn't do a very good job of making the ages of its characters readily apparent. He's traveled throughout all known regions which makes him Ash's age at least. However old Ash is.
Height: 5'2"...Yes. Short.
Weight: 130 lbs is a safe bet, some of that being muscle.
Medical Info: Nothing unusual here.
Eyes: Paul's eyes are eerily dark and quite slanted. He shares his eyes with two other characters in the franchise: Don Giovanni and Silver. It is interesting to note that Paul bears a strong resemblance to Silver both in terms of his philosophy on Pokemon and in terms of his physicality. Both are acrobatic, both feel that Pokemon are important only for battles and that weak Pokemon should be thrown away, both use Murkrow as their flying type. However, Paul is polite and essentially a good person once you look past his impassive behavior towards his Pokemon. Silver is full of vitriol. In many ways, Paul is Silver's mirror as Silver backbones Pokemon G/S and is an important reoccurring character in the manga. Silver does not exist in the anime canon. However, in the manga (and it is hinted at in the games as well) Silver's infamously piercing eyes are justified. He has the same eyes as Giovanni because Giovanni is his father. There is a whole plotline that runs through Pokemon Adventures about this. Why Paul has those same eyes is unknown but it COULD be that he is the son of Giovanni in the anime. For some reason, I rather hope he isn't. It just wouldn't make a whole lot of sense. He could be the son of Cyrus, though. That theory has merit.
Hair: Paul has raggedy purple hair, seldom ever brushed
Physical traits: Paul has boyish sinew, built up from a lifetime of running, jumping and climbing.
What's Okay To Mention Around Him/Her: Anything goes. I'm sure he wouldn't like knowing he's from a franchise for "little kids" in other peoples' worlds but that is going to come up whether he likes it or not. Make him flail, I support it.
Abilities: Shares Silver's ability for being a tiny ninja. Beyond that, well, he has a personal militia of critters. But he has no psionic or magical abilities whatsoever.
Notes for the Psychics: Psychics exist in Paul's world as an apparent character class. Those who specialize in, and devote their lives to, the study of Psychic-Type Pokemon become Psychics themselves. Psychics are powerful individuals in all forms of canon. In the games you can see them levitating Pokeballs in the air with their minds, in the manga they can Psionicly fling people around and the anime has the most extreme cases: Sabrina and her ability to psychicly project her consciousness into a doll and shrink adversaries, Anabelle and her power to telecommunicate. We can only guess what Lucian is going to be capable of when he shows up, which will be soon. All that said, Paul knows what Psychics are so if anyone told him they were one, he wouldn't have any particular reason to not believe them. If a Psychic were to read his mind they would sense pride and anger and beneath that uncertainty. He has no psychic walls in his mind, he's as readable as any other "normal" human.
Can I shapeshift/bodyswap/spit at/step on/etc?: I say go for it. For the big things, like bodyswapping, I ask you contact me first but really, I'm pretty lenient. And I like torturing my characters. So!
Maim/Murder/Death: This depends on my mood, so ask me first. Paul is entirely mortal.
Hugging/Kissing/Other Non-Violent Physical Contact: I really don't know how Paul would react to a kiss, that would depend on who was doing it and how. He's not a very tactile lad so he probably won't touch most other people. Feel free to touch him, though. He can handle it.
Cooking: He can cook well enough to feed himself on the go but he's no chef. I probably wouldn't eat anything he makes.

Further Discussion!



DISCLAIMER: This is for anybody who's curious about Pokemon and whether or not it might have some value for an older crowd. Aside from maybe passively mentioning some of the deities, most of this will probably not come up in game (but I have it all written out for another RPG so why not share it?). So read if you feel like it! Otherwise, it's not really important to CFUD. Also, the Sinnoh Arc has only just started and since Paul comes from the cartoon, if the cartoon says anything that directly contradicts anything said in Pokemon D/S (and it might), I need to side with the cartoon's version. As it stands now, here's what I've pieced together from past movies, games, and the manga (somewhat):

The Sinnoh Region, as depicted in the actual game, comes alive through its rich tradition of storytelling. Many cities have their own folklore about local spirits and the Canalave Library reveals interesting tidbits of information about the Creation Myth. It isn't hard to piece together the disjointed information to create the whole.

In the games and the manga, moreso than in the anime (though the anime has been steadily maturing since its inception ten years ago) the mythology around Pokemon and the system around which the world functions is a misanthropic anatomy of human nature. Humans in power in the manga often have ties to a criminal underground of some kind. In the anime, and that is what we're dealing with here, people are often times trying to dominate a God Power. These storylines get their own movies, rather than being threaded into the plotline of the cartoon which is a generally upbeat one (which makes me wonder how Cyrus will be handled). The kids are pure. Even if they exhibit wicked tendancies they are always good at heart and, no matter what version of the canon it is you are looking at, they always triumph over "evil". The general theme of the Pokemon story is one of man vs beast. We can wipe them out, control them, or live with them in peace. The Gods are a generally "smite" happy lot, disliking humankind and the threat they present to nature, however, somebody always manages to change their mind and show that trainers really do care about their Pokemon. Ash has an unbelievable ability to do this.

Now, as for the Gods themselves, they seem to work thusly:


Gods of the Pokemon World

In the beginning,
there was only a chaotic, heaving sea.
Everything was mixed together,
and in the center an egg appeared.
From the egg fell out
the First One.
The First One
created two emanations.
Time started to turn.
Space started to expand.
It also bore from its own body
three lives.
The two emanations prayed and
the thing called matter was born.
The three lives prayed and
the thing called spirit was born.
As the world had been created,
the First One went to sleep.

Legend of the Beginning, strict translation from the Japanese


-The Creator-

Arceus: The Original One, Arceus was born from the Cosmic Egg when only chaos existed. It conceived the emanations Dialga and Palkia who together created matter, then the Trinity who created spirit. From this unity the known universe was made. Once all was in place, Arceus withdrew to the Beginning Dimension where it slept for the rest of time, dreaming...

-The Celestials-

Dialga: Dialga appears to be a blue draconic creature with a diamond in its breast and an armored skull, it sleeps in a nest-dimension connected to the Spear Pillar. Dialga commands/is the God of the forces of Time.

Palkia: A light, pearl-colored dragon beast with pearls in its shoulders. Palkia sleeps with Dialga and is the God of Space and Dimension.

-The Trinity-

Uxie: A tiny, pixie-like creature, Uxie was conceived by Arceus himself. It is the God of Knowledge, possessing infinite wisdom and the ability to erase memories. Its existence is what provides wisdom and knowledge to humanity and Pokemon.

Mesprit: A sister to Uxie, Mesprit was conceived by Arceus to teach emotion and the meanings of pain, sorrow and joy. It has empathy for humanity and would rather teach than fight, however, touching it will cause someone to be separated from all emotion for up to three days.

Azelf: The God of Will, Azelf's power is what gives humanity the drive to accomplish various tasks and Pokemon the will to exist. Like its siblings, it was conceived by Arceus. It keeps the world in a precarious balance as it sleeps. If it is harmed, the attacker loses the will to move for a week.

-The Tier of Heaven-

Ho-oh: Ho-oh, an ever-burning phoenix with rainbow feathers represents the Sun. Its power can scorch earth and its wrath can destroy landscapes completely but its heat is also soothing and it has the power to restore life. Ho-oh has been seen by mortal eyes but only seldom, as only the pure-hearted can see it, and it exists within the physical world to keep watch on Mankind, mostly through its Eyes. It returns to its roost at Tin Tower out of instinct when the area is in great danger.

Lugia: Lugia, a psionic long-necked beast that lives deep beneath the waves represents the Moon. Its changeable, inconstant mood governs tides and its rage causes storms. It too is seldom seen by man and it monitors events through its Winged Mirages.

-The Tier of Earth-

Groudon: When the planet was young, Groudon, a dinosaur-like creature, created the land masses of the world and from them waged war against Kyogre. Its power has been sealed.

Kyogre: Kyogre, a gigantic whale, created the sea and is at odds with Groudon. Its power has been sealed.

Rayquaza: At the creation of the physical planet, Rayquaza ended the dispute between Kyogre and Groudon supposedly by sealing their powers away. Rayquaza governs the sky and is seen as the deity of movement as well. His manner is vague and aloof but, as with Lugia and Ho-oh he does exist within the physical world and remains consistently active. When he roosts, it's at the top of a Pokemopolitan Pharos out in the middle of the sea that is very difficult and dangerous to climb.

-The Tier of the Watchers-

The Eyes of Ho-oh: The Legendary Beasts: Raikou, Entei, and, in particular, Suicune (Lightning, Fire and Water) serve as the eyes of Ho-oh. When the Brass Tower burned, the beasts died, but Ho-oh resurrected them into their current forms. Ho-oh is closest to Suicune, the water elemental.

The Winged Mirages of Lugia: The Legendary Birds: Zapdos, Moltres and Articuno (Lightning, Fire and Ice) report to Lugia but watch mankind from afar. Lugia is the only God capable of silencing the Mirages when they start to war against each other, so he likely created them or at least infused them with the same elements used to reanimate the Beasts.

Cresselia: A lunar spirit. She answers to the Moon but not necessarily to Lugia. She is considered a Lunar Aspect, the female counterpart to Darkrai.

Darkrai: Some think Darkrai was once a Dark God that fell out of the Trinity's favor. Whatever the case, it feeds on human suffering and has the ability to lull victims to sleep and give them dreams. On nights where there's a full moon, Darkrai can give its victims horrible nightmares. It is considered by some to be a demi-god of the Dreaming. It is a Lunar Aspect.

The Gate Guardians: Regigigas and its golem brethren Regirock, Regice and Registeel lurk in forgotten old ruins and shrines. They were once protectors but whatever it was they were protecting is uncertain. Those able to read the ancient Braille see something mentioned called the Tree of the Beginning. Nobody knows where the golems originally came from or who animated them. It is known that Regigigas came first. Using its mighty strength it dragged the continents and lands apart across Groudon's back.

Celebi: A green fairy, Celebi was created from Dialga's will and has received his blessing to directly access the Crossroads of Time. She is the protector and guardian spirit of Ilex Forest.

Shaymin: A tiny green hedgehog, Shaymin is the guardian spirit of Floraroma. When the town was young, the land was plagued and nothing grew. Humans found their efforts to be in vain. Then someone prayed, thanking nature for its ability to create beauty and wonder. His gratitude summoned Shaymin, who blessed the town and created the fields of flowers around it.

-The Tier of Myth-

Mew: A pink kitten, Mew has been proven to possess the DNA of all known Pokemon making it possible that she was the first real "Pokemon" created by the Gods, though she was never granted sovereignty over any element. Mew spends most of her time sleeping in the fetal position.

Great Bellsprout: A giant Bellsprout is rumored to writhe at the center of Bellsprout Pagoda. The resident monks pay it respect and all use Bellsprouts as their Pokemon of choice.

Heatran: A legend in Sinnoh speaks of a Pokemon whose rage was so intense that the Gods had to use a magic orb to lull into a state of peaceful slumber. As the ages passed, the Pokemon became a volcano.

The Unown: There is not just one Unown. There are in fact thousands of them. The Unown occurred later in world history, after the arrival of Mankind. They were born from the will of the Sleeping Palkia himself to keep watch. Indeed, Unown have flat bodies with eyes and they spend the better part of their existence stuck to walls. It was the Unown that inspired the human alphabet. Unown also act as a single unit with a single consciousness and their combined psychic energies can forge new realities, though not realities of as much substance as those made by Palkia. They were likely a governing force to the Ancients.

Jirachi: Jirachi has no cult but is recognized as a Demi-God of sorts, governing the power of wishes. It is an ancient and unique Pokemon of myth since it seems mostly oblivious of the existence of Man. Humankind has been hunting it for generations due to its ability to grant any wish that is written upon a paper and attached to its head. It grants the wish upon awakening but Jirachi remains awake for only one week every one thousand years.

Giratina: When the Gods commanded the Pokemon to appear before humanity, Giratina rejected the orders and chose the life of an eternal outcast. It is said that Giratina retreated into a different thread of reality created by Palkia. It retreated as far away as it could, into a dimension that lay opposite to the dimension of mankind. However, in the spring Giratina supposedly returns to the material realm to remind the Gods that it still exists. It emerges into a labrynth, shrouded in myst, in hopes that no human will ever see it. The origins of Giratina are a mystery. The Renegade bares a striking resemblance to Palkia and Dialga. Could it be a rogue Emanation of Arceus? A self-appointed deity of Death?

TL;DR

The mythos was copied from another RP journal of mine. Read the rest of the essay here, if you want. The rest of the essay covers government, history and setting. I didn't feel the need to transcribe those since they have even LESS to do with CFUD.
 
 
 
Maxine Gibson: friendly conversationnotarobin on May 22nd, 2007 09:06 pm (UTC)
*whistles* That was an impressive read! I noticed how the D/P generation suddenly has a lot more legendaries compared to the previous groups. Putting the entire class together and add in the info from the game, manga and anime certainly made this pretty interesting.
Ted: kittens and rainbows and tenkaifate_ality on May 22nd, 2007 09:11 pm (UTC)
...this is. so very cool and interesting to read. I loev pokemon <3
Paulrobilars_gambit on May 22nd, 2007 09:25 pm (UTC)
I think the next part of the D/P saga will center around Giratina. Can't wait to figure out his deal.
mean_janine on May 22nd, 2007 09:42 pm (UTC)
Waahh, so many words. Ilu.

ALSO. I didn't know you were Paul until I read it on Bulbagarden. Welcome back~~~ ♥
Paul: +3 agilityrobilars_gambit on May 22nd, 2007 09:47 pm (UTC)
Huh? Oh! Yes, I've been at the Garden for years.

Aaaand, you are hiding behind a character that wasn't here a year ago. S-Sooo...?
Paulrobilars_gambit on May 22nd, 2007 09:49 pm (UTC)
OHWAIT, You're Ketsuban. Winnar I am.
mean_janine on May 22nd, 2007 10:44 pm (UTC)
S-sorry! I'm Ketsuban! I used to be Fletcher.
Paul: Is that the The Colour Out of Spacerobilars_gambit on May 23rd, 2007 12:21 am (UTC)
Fletcher's gone!?
mean_janine on May 23rd, 2007 12:22 am (UTC)
...yeah. Sorry.
Paul: Forest of Hesitationrobilars_gambit on May 23rd, 2007 12:27 am (UTC)
'Tis a different cast now for sure.
mean_janine on May 23rd, 2007 12:28 am (UTC)
D: Hope you like Janine, at least! She sure doesn't like you.
Paulrobilars_gambit on May 23rd, 2007 12:33 am (UTC)
She's cool! Paul would like her except he doesn't like anybody. Except he probably really does.

He just has ego issues. D: HE'S A MUCH NICER PERSON THAN MY BEFORE PUP THOUGH, HONEST!
mean_janine on May 23rd, 2007 12:33 am (UTC)
AHAHA THAT'S NOT HARD.

Oh, I meant to ask. What does the screen name mean?
Paul: +3 agilityrobilars_gambit on May 23rd, 2007 12:37 am (UTC)
His username? My first post in this journal explains it.
京楽 春水 (Kyouraku Shunsui): yoroshikuspring_spring on May 22nd, 2007 09:49 pm (UTC)
♥ geeky essays, just so you know~

I wish I could actually afford a DS, I haven't played anything since Gold... ;_;
James: Obligatory Tea Iconmakeitdouble_d on May 23rd, 2007 04:48 am (UTC)
Wow, this makes a lot of sense, actually.
Paul: I been Phil Spectored resurrectedrobilars_gambit on May 23rd, 2007 05:36 am (UTC)
They say a lot about the world in the games! Just...never in the same place.
tl;dr: unf (muk luvin)ee970 on May 23rd, 2007 06:40 am (UTC)
W-wow. Definitely makes this seem a lot bigger than a series meant to get kids to spend money making beetles fight on TV screens. *knew little to none of this mythos... .___.*
Brock: blarg (alskfdjprostrate)youllgoblind on May 23rd, 2007 06:41 am (UTC)
...ahahah, wrong login v.v
also, we need to meet ICly! You are doing awesome so far~ :Db
Paul: Mukkuru getto daze!robilars_gambit on May 23rd, 2007 04:46 pm (UTC)
So far the only other person I met was Gary. Well. And Ash. Gary under very weird conditions.

Th-thankyou, I try
Brock: geh (just gonna lie here for a bit)youllgoblind on May 24th, 2007 04:24 am (UTC)
Ahh... I-I still haven't met Gary yet... *fails spectacularly*
Paul: I regret nothingrobilars_gambit on May 24th, 2007 04:47 am (UTC)
It's a big camp! Easy to not meet people.
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