Name: James Leary
Appearance: James is almost 5 feet tall, with a lean frame. He has short brown hair that hangs messily on his head and brown eyes. On the left side of his face is a scar he got from an encounter with a wild Spearow.
James' clothes are utalitarian for traveling. He wears a short-sleeved red shirt with a gray vest lined with pockets. He also wears black cargo pants and a blue baseball cap.
Personality: James is well-known for his fierce competitive drive. He's not one to shy away from a battle or any other type of challenge. This can sometimes cause him to get in over his head, and he's gotten plenty of bumps and bruises as a result. (Like the scar.) Even so, he still strives to be the best at whatever he sets his mind on.
James also has a powerful sense of honor, and he hates bullies and cheaters. He takes particular joy in delivering retribution to bad guys who hurt him or those he cares about. He goes by the philosophy, "Fool me once, say your prayers."
History: Being from Pallet Town, James hails from the same town as many legendary trainers. Since he was a child, it's been his dream to join such august company in the annals of the Pokemon League. Unfortunately, one of his misadventures led to an accident that put him in the hospital for several weeks, and the following rehab delayed his plans for a journey.
His greatest dream, besides making it to the Pokemon League, has been to battle Lance, the Dragon Master. This has been especially so after seeing the master in a league battle. James found himsel in awe of Lance's Dragonite, and has long wished to command a powerful dragon as well. This is why he plans to start with Charmander for his journey.
Before going off on his journey, James attended the Pokemon Trainers' School in Viridian City, where he scored some of the highest marks in battles with rental Pokemon. He used this to keep his battle senses honed for the real deal.
Starter Pokemon: Charmander
Other: Despite what his uncle told him, James doesn't think "Besiktas" is a real Pokemon.