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Luke the Leafeon and Nick the Flareon [Meteor|Elite]

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Luke the Leafeon and Nick the Flareon [Meteor|Elite]

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(immense thank you to Cinderspark for getting me this image!)

Luke and Nick

Text Color:
Royal Palm (#3F6826)
Firebrick (#B22222)

Item:
None
None

Gender:
Male
Male

Age:
Adult
Adult

Species:
#470: Leafeon, the Verdant Pokemon
#136: Flareon, the Flame Pokemon

Height:
3'06"
2'11"

Weight:
52 lbs
54 lbs

Pokedex Entry:
Just like a plant, it uses photosynthesis. As a result, it is always enveloped in clean air. (Y)
It has a flame bag inside its body. After inhaling deeply, it blows out flames of nearly 3,000 degrees Fahrenheit. (Y)

Level:
37
42

Ability:
Leaf Guard
Flash Fire

Nature:
Bold
Rash

Characteristic:
Strong-willed
Quick-tempered

Moves:
-Magical Leaf (Level-Up)
-Swords Dance (Level-Up)
-X-Scissor (TM)
-Aerial Ace (TM)

-Quick Attack (Level-Up)
-Flamethrower (TM)
-Lava Plume (Level-Up)
-Retaliate (TM)


History:
Luke:

Luke was the only son of two Eeveelutions, both of whom were the prized battlers of their trainer's team. The Eevee had a safe and stable childhood, and was wanted by both of his parents; they traveled often due to the trainer's desire to earn all eight regional badges. Luke himself never minded that they were always moving from place to place, for the child was always well cared for and almost never ignored. When he was around twelve years of age, when they were passing through Eterna City to reach Canalave, he decided to evolve into a Leafeon. His parents protested, saying that he might regret evolving so soon, but Luke had made up his mind. It was far better for him to be a Leafeon then rather then evolve into one of Eevee's numerous forms later.

During his teenage years, the human Luke had traveled with decided to retire, content with the eight badges he and his Pokemon had earned. They ended up living in Veilstone City-a place Luke could vaguely remember from the years before, when they'd gone there to battle the Gym leader. Here, about a year since he had moved to Veilstone, Luke met two strange Pokemon. They were half-siblings, one a Ninetales and the other a Manectric. Amy and Jeffrey were their names, which was normal enough, but the way they acted was far from normal. The two were always so jumpy, as if someone was after them, and were all-around nervous of almost everyone except Luke. He didn't really get why they weren't afraid of him, but regardless, the Leafeon struck up a friendship with the siblings. Despite their somewhat strange behavior, both Amy and Jeffrey were great Pokemon, full of life. Throughout his adolescence, Luke remained friends with them-sure, the three often did stupid, irresponsible things, but it was fun. Nothing that bad ever really came out of it.

Then one day neither of the siblings could be found. Luke ventured outside of the city looking for them, worried that they had run off and weren't planning on returning. But when he did find the two, both were in an extreme state of panic-and Amy was injured, a shallow bite wound on her shoulder. Jeffrey was rambling incoherently about some demon dog-Luke had no idea what he was talking about, and attempted to calm him down. That was when...something attacked him. It happened too fast for the Leafeon to identify his attacker, but whatever it was knocked him out in one clean hit. When Luke regained consciousness, he realized he was trapped-likely captured by a human. He'd been with his parents' trainer long enough to know. The Leafeon was freaked out, and tried to break free of the Pokeball-it was pointless, he didn't have the strength. Luke was taken away from both his family and his friends-friends whose fate he never did learn.


He spent little time with whoever had caught him; Luke was almost immediately traded to a different trainer, this one cruel and hateful towards everybody and everything. The Leafeon was not used to such levels of bitterness, repulsed by the way he treated his Pokemon-Pokemon that trainers should care for. Half of them were extremely loyal to their human, the other half absolutely terrified of him yet unquestioningly obedient. Luke could understand why they were so, nobody wanted to further anger the person that abused them. Despite being so unfamiliar with the physical and emotional torment this person inflicted, Luke began to grow mentally tough-remaining calm despite how badly he wanted to fight against him. The Leafeon learned how to be patient and level-headed even under such terrible circumstances, searching for every opportunity to free the others from the human's grip. 

There was a Flareon, who seemed to be avoided by every other Pokemon and generally disliked. Luke noticed how wary the Fire-type was of him, as if he was waiting for the Leafeon to mess up and lash out. When the human decided to begin training Luke, the Flareon became much more than wary-he was livid. Completely furious. The Fire-type began to hate Luke with a passion, showing a fierce temper that could've easily rivaled that of their 'trainer'. Luke, however, was determined to befriend this Flareon, determined to get this Pokemon to stop hating him so much. In one of the guy's better moods-which still wasn't much of an improvement-Luke would try to talk to him, not ignore the Flareon as everyone else did. Maybe it was because he was the only one showing any sort of kindness, or at least something besides contempt, but Luke didn't fail to notice that the Fire-type was becoming less and less angry. Over time, this formed into an actual friendship-Luke ended up learning that the Flareon's name was Nick, and didn't begrudge him all that former fury. With a human like theirs, Luke could understand perfectly how someone could become so furious and quick-tempered over the years.


Their situation didn't improve as years went by. Their trainer remained as volatile as ever, and neither Luke nor Nick were powerful enough to overcome his loyal Pokemon, even if they fought together. The Leafeon began to believe, though he never admitted it, that they wouldn't be able to escape the human. It was a terrible thought, made worse when it developed into a mindset-but that was before the incident with the human's strongest Pokemon. They had been behaving strangely, yes, but what they did was far beyond "strange behavior". Turning against their beloved trainer like that, with such brutality-Luke would have never guessed that such a thing could happen. He should have felt at least a little sympathy for the human, having received such a horrific end, but Luke knew he could never do so after what the human had done to them-Nick in particular. The human had gotten what he deserved, and though Luke understood that it wasn't an honorable thought, that didn't stop him from believing it.


The rabid Pokemon were too occupied with fighting to notice and attack Luke or Nick, giving them ample opportunity to escape. Though the epidemic was now spreading throughout the regions, the Eeveelutions were lucky enough to survive. To this day, they both continue to work together to stay alive.


Nick:

Nick's parents were not a happy couple, brought together for reasons he never learned. His father left first, deserting the mother Flareon and his son at the first opportunity. The former would stay with the small Eevee for a time, but she was distant, never truly caring for the health and happiness of her child. Eventually, she too left, leaving Nick to fend for himself in the streets of Veilstone. Confused, hurt, and simply too young to understand why both parents had left, he happened to wander outside the city in search of them. By some tiny chance, a traveling trainer was heading to Veilstone and didn't waste the opportunity to capture the young Eevee.

The human was not a happy one; abusive, extremely easy to provoke, and not afraid to take out his rage on his Pokemon, Nick had not ended up in a good place. His childhood, a supposedly happy and carefree time, was quickly dismantled by the horrible treatment both he and this person's other Pokemon suffered. The Eevee did not stay passive; he developed a fierce temper almost enough to match that of his trainer's. Rebellious and always angry, Nick found himself ostracized by the others, none of whom wanted to be associated with the disobedient Eevee. Perhaps the marks, bruises, and barely-healed scars that began to cover his pelt reminded them what rebellion bought with their human. This was the pattern of his early years-physical abuse, then emotional, with nobody willing to be near Nick.

Upon reaching adolescence, Nick had long grown accustomed to such a life. His mind was the only refuge, and that was full of the hateful words of his trainer, planting the seeds of insecurity and doubt. In a further attempt to "tame" his wild, unruly Eevee, the human decided to begin training Nick to battle-all of his most loyal Pokemon had only become so after their extensive training. The teenage Eevee found himself being forcibly evolved into a Flareon-the same Eeveelution his own mother had been, he could recall. In the following years, Nick found himself in battles, something he had no experience with. His trainer didn't tolerate failure, and the beginning of his training was far from easy or enjoyable; in time, though, the Flareon would catch on. Being put into battle training threw a new angle into his normally predictable routine-he began to actually see a chance to get out of this life. Before, he'd been a tiny Eevee with no strength behind him, but now...

The thought of taking out his trainer and escaping was something Nick clung to throughout the following years. He went along with the training, hoping that he would become powerful enough to make that thought a reality. There was, however, going to be yet another change in a once monotonous way of life. The newest addition to their trainer's Pokemon was an Eeveelution, one with long tan fur and leaves. His name was Luke, a Leafeon, and nobody knew anything about him. Nick was wary of him at first, noticing how calm and collected Luke was despite their trainer's erratic and aggressive behavior. When the human decided to train the Leafeon instead of his Flareon, for reasons none of the Pokemon knew, Nick was pissed. He was nowhere near the level of strength he'd wanted; there was no way he could overpower the massive Arcanine that was his trainer's main protector. The Flareon became bitter and for awhile, he hated the stranger that had ruined his plan.

Over time, however, Nick found himself disliking Luke less and less. Perhaps it was because he was the only Pokemon in a long time that actually spoke to him, maybe it was because of Luke's level-headed nature in the face of so much instability. Either way, the Flareon and the Leafeon started to form a sort of friendship over time, the only one Nick had ever really known in his lifetime.

As the next few years dragged on, there was little that changed with their trainer; he remained, as always, volatile, and their everyday lives reflected it. Nick had long since accepted that this was going to be their circumstances as long as they were around him; Luke, too, had adopted this mindset. Nick never stopped looking for ways to get him and his best friend past the Pokemon that served their trainer without question; always they were watching, making sure nobody could get away when they were released from the Pokeball. These ones were extremely powerful, and had earned places at their trainer's side through sheer strength and brutality. The way things went, that same power that got them such favor would end up backfiring against the very one they obeyed unrelentingly.

Some of the human's favored Pokemon had been acting oddly, but nobody expected them to actually attack him and the other Pokemon out of nowhere. Their crazed state only accelerated the normal brutality such fighters displayed regularly; many of their victims weren't even recognizable after the initial attack. Through this random occurrence, through some stroke of luck, both Nick and Luke were able to escape from the carnage. After all the years of torment, the Flareon was free, the one that had caused so much misery in his life gone. It didn't seem quite real. Nick knew he should be exihilerated, beyond happy that he and Luke had gotten away-yet for some reason, he only felt shocked. There was something wrong about such a reaction, at least to him.

Of course, the two would discover that their trainer's demise from his Pokemon going mad was not as random as they believed. The epidemic was now running rampant in the region, causing the deaths of humans and Pokemon alike. Nick and Luke both stayed alive, even as the days turned to months and the months to years without the epidemic ending. It has been far from easy, and they have not gone without their own fights, but the two friends continue to work together to survive.

Appearance:
Luke:

Having been put through a strict, rigorous training program done in a short amount of time, Luke has plenty of strength and endurance, which makes up for his relatively thin frame. He has normal coloration and quite a few scars scattered across his body, lingering evidence of his life before the epidemic. Most are hidden by his tan pelt; the most visible is the long, hooked scar below his right shoulder. These serve as his only differing markings, and Luke otherwise is an average Leafeon. He tries to keep his fur looking at least halfway-decent, but usually just gives up on the prospect.

Though he tries to stand tall and not look dead on his paws, sleep deprivation and stress have taken their toll on Luke. It is visible in every movement, no matter how hard he tries not to show the exhaustion; even the colors of his pelt and leaves seem to have become less vibrant.

Nick:

 Nick's red fur is wild and tangled, unkempt throughout the epidemic and mostly ignored by the Flareon himself. Like Luke, Nick has many scars over his body, though they are far more frequent and visible than the Leafeon's. Nick has light blue eyes that can be lit with anger one minute and reflect utter defeat the next. Average of height and fur coloration, his scars and eye color are the only differing physical traits Nick has from the norm of his species.

Usually tense and ready for conflict at any moment, Nick's body language reflects his short-fused personality; in his more depressive states, the Flareon will be slumped and unresponsive. Around friends, or at the very least acquantices, Nick is slightly more relaxed.

Personality:
Luke:

Luke is easily the calmer and more amiable of the two; he is less suspicious of strangers and willing to befriend them should they prove to be non-hostile. The Leafeon is reasonable and less impulsive than Nick, making him more of a "leader" type-however, he is fine with letting others lead if he respects them and agrees with their decisions. Luke is protective of those close to him and looks out for the entire group, should he be traveling with one.

The Leafeon has a tendency to bottle up emotions such as guilt, fear, and grief, trying to move past the events that cause them. Unfortunately, doing so has now started to slowly damage his currently-stable mind; the hardships and horrors of the epidemic is only making it worse. He still retains his normal personality, but under the right conditions, Luke's mental health and behavior will take a definite turn for the worst.

Though he is fairly confident in his own beliefs and views of other Pokemon, Luke is less sure of himself when it comes to potential life-or-death situations, fearing that he would be unable to protect the ones he cares for or even begin to severely panic. This stands as the main reason he is okay with following someone else's lead. Luke also worries about Nick, understanding why his friend acts as he does but afraid there will be nothing the Leafeon can do to help. Luke is reluctant to speak of these doubts and concerns, keeping it to himself as he does with many negative emotions.

While Luke cannot always keep out of arguments or petty fights (the former of which he is perfectly capable of starting himself), he tries to prevent any major conflicts from breaking out amongst the group, and is completely against even the idea of members trying to kill each other.

 

Nick:


Shaped by harsh experiences and cruel people, Nick has developed few positive attitudes towards life or other Pokemon. Treating strangers with little other than obvious dislike, the Flareon does not give a very good impression. He's distrustful, easily provoked, and pessimistic-all qualities that leave other Pokemon either dismissive of or angry towards him. It is all made worse by the fact that should anyone talk about his problems and try to help, they usually just receive a furious outburst in response. Nick is strongly against people doubting his mental health or stability, even though his rebuttals only show just how unstable he really is.

However, Nick is not actually a terrible person. Most of his personality-explosive temper, low self-esteem, among other things-was formed as a result of the abuse the Flareon suffered at the hands of an uncaring trainer. Since he only escaped the human due to the epidemic, he hasn't had the environment or opportunity that could cause changes in personality. Nick is not actually malicious or hateful towards other Pokemon; should he get to know them better, he'll apologize for his behavior. Even if he doesn't befriend them, the Flareon's attitude would definitely improve-as long as no one managed to set off his temper.

As mentioned, Nick doesn't have a lot in confidence, a result of his trainer's bitter and cruel views on life and the role of Pokemon. He constantly doubts his own worth and value to others-particularly Luke. Despite the Leafeon being his only friend, Nick fears that Luke seems him as useless and will eventually leave. The Flareon has not failed to notice his friend's ability to move on, and it has only increased his worry. Nick finds himself unable to speak to Luke-or anyone, really-about it, believing that it would only make things worse.

Most of Nick's actions (or reactions) are guided by impulse and his own perception of a situation, even if what he thinks is happening is not accurate to the actual situation. The Flareon both acts and speaks without thinking; unsurprisingly, it often ends in problems of varying intensity. His rash nature is often at odds with Luke, though it has not proved to be bad enough to tear them apart. Even though Nick will stubbornly defend his poor choices, he is aware of when he's messed up; the Flareon will be openly guilty and apologetic for his actions, regardless of how problematic they actually were.

Nick, being used to misfortune and worst-case scenarios, has little optimism or hope for a future, viewing death at the hands of undead Pokemon as an inevitable fate.

User Notes:
-Based off of Luke and Nick from The Walking Dead: Season Two


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I would never hurt them ;;
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These two can be moved to the main computer for approval~


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Approved~
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