Name: Michael “Mike” Thompson
Appearance: James is just like all normal humans. He has a height of 6’3 and weighs 190 lbs. He has an average build (not so muscular and not so flabby) He has slightly fair skin yet some people call him black. He usually sports a thick, messed up hairstyle because he lets nature decide his hairstyle. His eye color is brown which was inherited from his mother. He wears a gray shirt with a Pokeball imprinted on the back. This gray shirt is covered by his full black leather jacket. He wears black pants to match this leather jacket. He also wears black sneakers (which serves as his running shoes). He sometimes wears black fingerless gloves when in an official battle (such as against gym leaders or in the Pokemon League).
Personality: James is a typical ordinary guy although he does have some issues. He is talkative and sometimes stutters. He’s tactless and gets easily angry at other people’s faults (regardless if it was little or large) and is also a not so trustworthy guy. Because of that, he has little to no friends. On the other hand, he is slightly curious and is good at scavenging. He likes to exercise to maintain his health, weight, strength and agility. James is a bit courageous, ready to stand up for the people he cares about but is yet to be seen of him. He also has average intellect. James is also a very aggressive battler (in his dreams ) and shouts simple commands at his Pokemon as he has been accustomed to.
History: James was born to rich socialites in Cinnabar Island. When he was a child, his parents left him to the care of a Lolita, the Thompson’s maid and caretaker as James’s parents left for business in Unova. Lolita was a very tactless maid. She would usually reprimand James for little misdeeds and gave him short yet insulting and hurtful words. She unknowingly molded him into what he is now. When he was 10, he met Blaine the Gym Leader. He instantly became a rabid fan of his, watching all of his gym battles and seeing the glory and power of Fire types while analyzing its weaknesses and how a fire type could overcome its weaknesses. Eventually, he started mock battles in his dreams, fighting against Blaine, winning sometimes or losing. Regardless, he was overjoyed as he developed a fiery passion in battling. He dreamt of going on a journey and becoming Champion but knew he needed to train hard and have his own Pokemon. Eventually by age 13, he was given a chance to do battle with Blaine in an unofficial match. He rented a Growlithe from Blaine and fought against his Ponyta. He lost that battle but he learned from the experience. A few days after that experience, Lolita died of an unknown cause. Now that he was alone and with no means to earn money, he sold his house and lot (which was eventually torn down) and decided to live in a yacht which his parents owned before (with the remaining money used for his basic needs). However, this tough experience did not sidetrack his goal of becoming a fierce battler and become Champion. By the age of 14, he found out that Professor Oak was giving away Pokemon for FREE so he set out on his private yacht to Pallet Town, determined to get his own Pokemon.
Hometown: Cinnabar Island
Starter Pokemon: Charmander