Pokemon Character Sketch - Gen I Satoshi/Red (Manga Project)
by, 11th July 2013 at 05:41 AM (803 Views)
Here's some sketches of the main character for the first arc of my manga project, a counterpart to Red:
Story starts off the same as the anime version, but heads in vastly different directions: it follows the game outline a bit more.
Like the original Kanto saga of the anime, Satoshi is a curious, headstrong, and hotblooded young boy who dreams of one day becoming the world's greatest Pokemon Master. Before he turned ten and headed off on his Pokemon journey, he lived with his mama, Hanako. He had a father and a grandfather, but his father left on a Pokemon journey when he was just a newborn. He often heard stories from his mother when he was very young, that his father had become the world's number one Pokemon Master. However, as he grew older, he began to realize that they were all lies, so even when Hanako eventually told the truth, he wasn't surprised. When he got his first personal computer, he often searched for the names of both of his father and grandpa on the official list of active trainers - they were never in it. In his mind, his dad had become an incompetent adult, who left his wife and son alone to aim for a goal he will never reach, and never came back. This didn't stop him from wanting to become a Pokemon Trainer though, he still loved Pokemon and wanted to prove that even if his old man and grandfather couldn't do it, he'd be able to become a Pokemon Master, and make his mother proud.
His best friend used to be Shigeru, however, as they got older, he started to become self-centered and somewhat of a bully. Kids such as Sayako (counterpart of Blue/Leaf) didn't fare too well against the grandson of the famed Dr. Orchid and son of the mayor of Masara Town. Satoshi, whether through idiocy or extreme courage, was the only kid in town willing to stand up to him.
Roughly when Satoshi and Pkachu start their journey, Mewtwo awakens as an infant and befriends the human clone, Aitwo. And so their story begins...
What I plan to do with him
Unlike the anime, I plan for him to develop substantially in Kanto - more than half of his badges are earned through battle, he will disband Rocket Gang, and win the Pokemon League competition to take on the Elite Four. His character won't end there though, he will become a key character in the GSC arc, return as protagonist in the FRLG arc, and return as a key character yet again in the BW2 World Tournament arc. He'll also age and retain his competency.
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