Name: Hannah Denzel
Homeland: Floaroma, Sinnoh.
Class/Job (optional): Trainer.
Appearance: The young woman stands about 5”5’ tall, and weighs in at roughly 116 pounds. Her slender build is beginning to show the true signs of womanhood now that she is nearly finished maturing, although she is hardly ample in the bust. Her pale skin is lightly tanned, but she has an old burn scar up the side of her right thigh from a few years ago. Its color is more of a very light shade of pink than the angry red it once was, but is still enough to catch someone’s attention. Hannah’s hair falls even to her shoulders with somewhat frayed ends, in a striking shade of royal violet. It usually hangs loose, with a fringe layered into the sides of her face, but she has been known to pull it up into a small bun at the top of her head from time to time. Her eyes are a soft and expressive gray, resembling that of molten silver depending on the light.
- Attire: Hannah prefers to keep things simple for the most part, as to lessen cleaning requirements and how she’d have to pack. However, the transfer and storage found at most pokemon centers does help in exchanging her garments out. But, for the most part she is usually found wearing practical clothes. Faded lavender jeans with cargo pockets on the sides shield her legs from the elements, and her longsleeved but T-shirt weight white shirt. The words “Some people walk in the rain, others just get wet” are stacked on her shirt in cloudy colored text, but give a glimpse into her. Black athletic shoes usually protect her feet and keep her moving, but are undecorated. Sometimes the former are exchanged, though, for one or the other. A sleeveless gray and formfitting shirt, along with a sapphire blue skort, are usually rolled up in her backpack for a change of pace and for nicer weather. Depending on what she’s wearing, she also has either a blue or violet ribbon tied around her throat as an accessory. Gold bobby pins sometimes are added to her appearance, to fashion her hair into a formal style.
Hobbies/Occupations: Despite being unable to speak, Hannah is fairly adept at the flute and ocarina. She plays them often, the instrument being her way of vocalizing.
- Skills: Hannah has some basic acrobatic skills, such as front and back flips, but she is also fairly quick on her feet. Being unable to speak, though, has made her become very good with words since she is always writing to communicate. She’s also skilled at massages and pokemon grooming, and has intermediate First Aide skills. The young woman can also recognize what plants are helpful and what are harmful, as well as several neutral ones.
- Abilities: The young woman is a budding telepath at the moment, but currently is exhausts her to use the ability as well as gives her headaches quickly. However, with enough practice, she hopes to make it an every day practice. Telepathy would give her the words, even if not a true voice.
Personality: The young woman’s natural restrictions have since made her a shy person, due to others often assuming her to be a stuck up snob until learning of her being mute. However, she remains quietly hopeful that things will pick up a bit, perhaps gaining a few friends while she takes her journey. Hannah is a kind hearted person when given the chance, and usually what she feels shows through in her expression as another way of communication. She enjoys casual battle with her partners, but when it turns serious she continues to apply the same tactics that often baffle opponents. Budding telepathy or signals do wonders in battle, as it removes any preparation time.
At the same time, though, she hopes to gain some things she never really had in her hometown. While it sounds corny even to her, she just wants someone that won’t pity her for her inability but just be her friend. Despite being mature for her age, though, she is still a teenager. There is only so much anyone can handle of any emotion; be it of anger, fear, or even general. Warning signs with her a little more than a clenched jaw or fist, coupled with a notable glare. But she is equally capable of hiding any and all emotion in some cases, spelling out her unspoken creed for someone without so much as batting an eye.
Due to rarely having friends beyond her pokemon partners when she was younger, though, she is very protective of those that stay around her. Mute or not, she does pay her dues and then some. She’s never had much experience with romance, either, making her easily flustered when something of the like happens. As well as annoyed, when it comes to perverts. With the latter, whatever handy bludgeon she has at hand is used without hesitation.
Bio/History: Hannah was born during early spring, around when the sakura trees began blossoming with the height of growth. What with her hometown being of average size yet still on the sleepy side, there was always something going on; be it small or a town event. However, when it was nearly a year past when most children began speaking, it became perfectly clear that their daughter was mute. Her parents weren’t particularly rushed or busy during the first few years of her life, thus granting her a smooth and happy part of her early childhood. Their careers were just starting to take off, Marisa in her pursuit of becoming a recognized PokeWatcher, and her father Jonathan as a new cadet in Florama’s law system.
The young girl received an abra egg for her sixth birthday when their jobs suddenly took off, causing them to spend more time away from the house than at it some days. While it took a little while for him to hatch, Kin had already connected to the mute child’s mind. It eased much of the loneliness she often felt, due to being unable to interact fully with others. Hannah’s parents had since learned how to communicate with her, and her spelling became quite good for her age when she started using notebooks and palms. Still, it was steady progress. Between Kin and the extra studies to occupy her free time when not at school, she became an advanced student within a few short years. Hannah never had many friends due to the muteness, it causing mixed reactions before and after meeting her, so she turned to pokemon for her companionship.
Her ninth year proved to be a highlight in her life once more, though, the family once again coming back together all the way as life eased up on them. Lost ground was made up swiftly, now that Marisa’s and Jonathan’s careers had leveled out. Now that they had more time, family events and outings were allowed to take place. That winter, they also took a trip to visit Hannah’s uncle in Snowpoint City during her winter break. Much to her surprise, Uncle Jack had caught Hannah a buneary. The fluffy rabbit pokemon was of a very unusual coloring compared to the ones that she’d seen around Florama, but he’d explained it to be common around there. Said buneary’s name was Angel, from her color and disposition.
By the time they got back home, though … Well, they found out just how hyper the adorable cuddle-muffin was. When they found out that music helped calm her, Hannah pursued her interest in wind instruments. A substitute for a voice, along with the fact it helped lull Angel to sleep. Something much needed. Kin also proved to be something of a father figure to Angel, though, helping maintain the eccentric rabbit’s manners and behavior. So while Hannah busied herself in learning how to play an ocarina, a simple and affordable instrument, other things were beginning to progress as well. On a rare occasion, particularly around psychic type pokemon, she’d occasionally get flickers of what appeared to be telepathy. Attempting to use that energy immediately resulted in a massive headache, but she was persistent.
Over the next several years, it grew to where when it appeared; she could at least manage a few short minutes before the migraine hit. The extra energy was also slowly becoming a little more frequent, allowing her bits of opinion in a form of vocalizing. Needless to say, something she was determined to develop. On her thirteenth year, though, things got out of hand when she was watching a battle between one of their foremost trainers and a traveler. It was supposed to be just a friendly sparring match, but nature had other plans about it. And during a festival of all times. A fire had broken out.
Inferno has a ceaseless appetite, so she and Kin learned. It ate at everything it could touch, leaping into the sky as if to proclaim its might. Although Kin tried to make a barrier to protect her, some of the flames still found their way through. By the end of the night; she was resting with the other injured people at the town’s main medical Center. Although her injury was not as severe as it could’ve been, or compared to one unfortunate soul, it still left a harsh crimson scar across the outside of her right leg. Kin, whom had evolved during the firefight after she’d been burned, remained with her for the night. The next morning she was allowed to leave, of course, but with instructions to maintain care to the burn so it wouldn’t become infected.
Florama began rebuilding a few days after the blaze broke out, repairing some of the damaged buildings and trying to renew the ashened area of the fields. It was slow progress at first, but with a little help from both people and pokemon, it was on its way back to recovery. Hannah also began taking classes in first-aide after that, eventually getting enough skill to care for a variety of aliments. Also living in Florama, though, came with the knowledge of several different plant types. Harmful, helpful, and neutral base ones. Such knowledge helped in learning how to mix up old-style polituces, as well as basic remedies.
By the time she was fourteen, Hannah had gotten the notion of becoming a trainer. Many people had already left Florama to answer the call of challenge, but spread out across the years and at different ages. However, her parents had already paid for the first half of her highschool tuition. She may as well learn what she could before leaving, as well as garner extra time to develop technique and strategies. The next two years were spent diligently, although she didn’t mention her idea to her mother or father as not to worry them. Her telepathy was getting stronger every time she used it, even if it did come at a price. When the time came to start preparing extra for departure, she announced her hopes through Kin. Surprisingly enough, they’d expected it for some time. They’d watched many children grow up and go on their adventures already, so it was due time before their own went on a trip. Naturally, they were concerned and hesitant with the siege of Magma in the region, but she was nearly grown. Jonathan considered it Hannah’s passage into adulthood, and placed full confidence in Kin’s promise to do his best. Marisa was much of the same, and on the morning that Hannah was due to leave, they surprised her with a small gathering of close family friends at the edge of town. Small and practical gifts found their way into her backpack, before she was on her way.
Backtracking first to Oreburge, Hannah’s first gym conquest with Roark came after study of other challengers and a bit of extra training for themselves. They stayed in the city for a few more days for the local scenery and experiences, before moving on. Jubilife was naturally a strange attraction to them, both times going through for a total of about a week, but Hannah and her two partners ended up taking the shortcut around Florama towards Eternia. While they were touring the area for the first part of their entrance to the massive village-esque town, they came across a stray. In particular, the fire-dark type seemed almost pathetic with hope that she’d acknowledge him. Bane, as his tag said, proved to be quite the friendly dog. Stigma may have been attached to him, but she was highly swayed by his sweet personality.
However, the first task they had was removing the collar from him – The leather band almost choking him by that point. Their stay in Eternia while he began recovering proved their longest yet, as she had no intention of challenging Gardenia until everyone was healthy and in good shape. She had some test battles with other trainers and sparring between her own for practice, yes, but only to keep them in condition and to encourage them to get to know one another. By the time another two weeks had passed, Hannah having already been gone for nearly three months, they decided it was time to give it a go. Between all three of them, turning out to be a tough battle until Bane stepped in, they managed to earn their second badge. As of yet, they are prepared to set out once more.
Upon arriving in one of the more recent cities, they received a ticket from someone whom was trying to stop gambling, saying they'd had enough of it. Thinking nothing of it, she simply stowed it away in a pocket for the time being. Oddly enough, however, winning one of the dozen tickets to Orre. Setting out after sending Angel back to her mother, allowing the buneary to keep her company whilst she, Kin and Bane explored the region that had just opened its doors to them.
Likes: Watermelon, nicely designed notebooks, the night sky, and her pokemon family.
Dislikes: Sour foods, perverts, unrestrained fire, and those that consider completely brutal battles a sport.
Quote: “Words are nothing without meaning.”
Marisa – Mother: A pokemon sketcher that studies wildlife.
Jonathan – Father: A law official of their hometown, but he also has pull in other areas.
Other Noteworthy Facts: She currently has two badges to her name. Hannah has also got several ways to communicate depending on how much time she has; be it through Kin, writing on notebooks, or by writing letters in someone’s palm.
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Nickname [Meaning] (Pokemon), Gender:
Kin (Kadabra), Male.
Synchronize / Inner Focus
(Learned): Teleport, Kinesis, Confusion, Miracle Eye, Psybeam, Reflect, Recover, Psycho Cut.
(Specifically Taught): Shadow Ball, Fling, Shock Wave.
(Tutored/Inherited): Thunder Punch, Signal Beam.
Special Features: The star upon his forehead isn’t the usual red, but instead is an odd shade of green. Not a large difference, but one that usually causes mild curiosity among others.
Accessories: Kin enjoys the emerald green cape he wears both for the warmth and for the dashing style it gives him, even though he jokingly laughs about it himself.
The psychic type is fairly jovial, and is never one to let his companions down. In any situation or sense of the word. He strongly believes he should be strong enough for all of them, emotionally or physically. His kind hearted nature more than makes up for the fact he is fine with not evolving anymore, and often will translate Hannah’s thoughts into words for her when he is out and won’t startle people, so she won’t wear herself out exercising new telepathy. Kin is a bit of a fatherly figure to Angel, always setting the eccentric buneary on the right track if she goes astray, but is also one that will stick through thick and thin. Rather like the gardevior line of pokemon, he will lay his life down if he must to protect his human. Growing up together, they are family in every sense of the word.
History: Kin was given to Hannah while he was still in his egg even, his strong mind reaching out to the nearest person in a plea for help. During the weeks that it took for him to hatch with Hannah’s constant care, they already managed to form a bond. From the time that his human was six years old, they grew together. Time was spent in training, travel, through light and hardship. He’s met friend and foe many a time before even his seventh year, taking it upon himself to protect her even as an abra.
Over the years he grew strong, but chose not to evolve until the circumstances required it. Life in Floaroma town was fairly peaceful for the most part, aside from the occasional hotshot passing through. Rarely did they have a problem with thugs, but even a town as peaceful as theirs had small crimes going on. The world wasn’t perfect, after all. When the time came to make his peak, though, a fire had broken out from a battle. His Barrier as an abra wouldn’t be enough, that much was clear. His evolution was like a slow motion explosion of power, though, his form and capabilities rapidly changing.
Once the crisis had passed, though, the next two years were spent in relative ease. Practice battles, yes, but little to none trouble. That changed when troubling newscasts and the usually joyful travelers turned sullen. When Hannah announced through him that it was time she take her journey, despite what was happening, Kin vowed to her parents that he’d take care of her. He intends to live up to that vow, possible consequences or not.
Nickname [Meaning] (Pokemon), Gender:
Bane (Houndour), Male.
Dark / Fire
Early Bird / Flash Fire
(Learned): Leer, Ember, Howl, Smog, Roar, Bite, Odor Sleuth, Beat Up, Fire Fang.
(Specifically Taught): Sunny Day, Iron Tail, Headbutt, Protect.
(Tutored/Inherited): Will-O-Wisp, Super Fang, Heat Wave.
Special Features: The fur on his neck seems permanently compressed from his months in a collar far too small, but his pelt is still a little lackluster as he’s recovering from malnutrition. However, his ribs have begun to fill out again, making them not so obviously visible.
Accessories: He wears a non-traditional collar now, being much more like the old fashion ones. A blue piece of cloth with a copper colored tag instead rests on the lower section of his neck, almost like a medal instead of a collar.
Bane has always been one to seek affection, but being abandoned has made him a little wary. He does love children, especially the ones that gave him scraps of food after he was left behind. He’s tried to approach adults before, but most ignored him. Getting lucky with Hannah, he’s grown very protective of her and his new partners. To say he’s a family-type of dog is no exaggeration, and he turns into a panting canine pile of mush when someone scratches behind his ears. He has a tendency to simply crawl into Hannah’s lap when they’re relaxing, though, or sit vigil at her side since she took him in. It’s hardly uncommon to see them curled up together sleeping, either, with Angel and Kin. Bane’s loyalty could be considered a defining trait, to be sure.
History: The dual type pokemon spent his early life on the streets, before a kindly child brought the newly hatched puppy home with him. Although there was much stigma attached to his dark side, he was generally – almost begrudgingly – accepted into their family for a few months. His name came from that same stigma, although he didn’t understand it at the time. However, at six months old, they abruptly had to move. His heart was torn in two as he sat in the leaky cardboard box, tears staining his face as they drove off into the rain. Having understood the hushed conversation the little boy’s parents had the evening before, too little too late.
Bane waited for months on end for them to come back, sleeping under the awning of their front door as he grew thin and his coat lost its shine. Having never had the need or will to fight other strays for the scraps of food that could be found here or there, the nearly adult canine had to learn quickly if he was to live. Still approaching humans in attempt to rekindle some affection, and sometimes earned a few bites of food from kids on their way to school. He grew to where he would sit at the school gates in the mornings for a little bit of the affection he now regularly received; a pat or a hug before the students went in, sometimes a dog biscuit too.
However, his luck finally turned when he met the mute girl passing through Eterna. Hannah, the kadabra said. The young woman had given him more than just a pat or a single snack, but actually took him in – Regardless of the stigma attached to his secondary type. Now that he’s spent some more time with her, he’s grown very protective of Hannah. Still wishing to meet with his old masters, but grateful to have a place with his new family as well.