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    Default Help with Team Rocket's characterizations?

    Alright. So the fic I'm working on right now has about 75% of the plot take place in the HGSS postgame, or at least after the seventh badge. It involves a couple of former Grunts being enlisted by Looker to help track down the four Team Rocket executives so he can take them into custody--much like the six sages in BW, except I'd imagine the execs would actually put up a bit of a fight.

    The problem is that I'm not entirely sure of how to go about their characterizations--I have a few general ideas, but the details are what I need to work out. And as for what each of them are doing and where they've gone while they're in hiding, I'm drawing up blanks.

    I am taking some headcanon/guesses and writing them into this fic--some of them being that Ariana was Giovannis' mistress/lover/wife/whatever and Silver's mother, and that Proton was the one who killed the mother Marowak back in first gen/FRLG. So some other headcanon bits would also be welcome!

    Thanks and uh, have at with whatever your personal thoughts may be!

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    Well, I've been making a Giovanni/Ariana backstory fic (and Giovanni+Silver family fic) since last year, and my head canon has it that Ariana comes from Sinnoh and is related to Mars (sister) and Byron (cousin), while Archer is an (amoral) attorney and Giovanni's right hand since always, Proton is a delinquent/criminal on some sort of probation program (and the youngest of the group), and Petrel is just funny!Petrel in my case. If I made a fic of how they all ran away and had to be recaptured, I'd send Ariana to hide at Sinnoh, Archer making it into a "legal" business, Proton being the leader of a smaller criminal gang (perhaps trafficking illegal rare candies), and Petrel the first one to fall to justice because he's silly.

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    Oh, that sounds reasonable! I am planning for Petrel to be the first one to be caught, yes. (He's also the one that puts up the least resistance...Archer and Proton put up quite a bit of resistance, IDK about Ariana)

    Proton and Ariana are the two that I'm having the most trouble with, characterization-wise. With Proton, there's also the deal that I know he's the type to do VERY nasty things-torturing and beating people and Pokemon, murder, possible rape (though IDK if I'm going to even touch that last one)- but I want to imply more than explicitly show, unless it's for effect.

    He and Petrel are also the two Execs that the main characters have seen the most of, since they're lower-ranked and the two OCs are former Grunts.
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    Is he, necessarily? He claims to be the "cruelest member" but all we see him do is the Slowpoke thing. And given that Slowpokes regrow their tails in the time it takes the player character to climb the ladder out of the well, is that really cruelty above and beyond the call of duty? Or does he just talk big?

    Not saying that he couldn't be, but it would be interesting to see a dichotomy between persona and reality.

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