|Text Color ||5B9C64 Emerald|
|Sex/Gender ||Male/Masculine (he, him, his)|
|Age ||Adult (About 28)|
|Species ||#162/Furret/The Long Body Pokemon|
|Height ||3'11"/ 1.8m|
|Weight ||71.6lbs/ 32.5kg|
|Pokédex Entry ||There is no telling where the tail begins. Despite its short legs, it is quick and likes to chase Rattata.|
|Ability ||Keen Eye (Prevents other Pokémon from lowering accuracy.)|
|Nature ||Lonely (+Atk, -Def)|
|Characteristic ||Good endurance (+Def)|
|Moves || - Toxic (TM)|
- Thunderbolt (TM)
- Quick Attack (Learned)
- Flamethrower (TM)
Israfael hatched in some unnamed woods in Johto without a mother of a father or any other family. Being a young and naive Sentret, he easily got himself caught by a trainer soon after he was born. The trainer's name was Kain, and he was hard set on becoming an unbeatable Pokemon trainer. Israfael immediately warmed up to his trainer and all the other team members, his prestige and pride rubbing off on him as trustworthy. His teammates loved him, but Kain's appreciation and love was... debatable. They vigorously trained, and soon Israfael evolved into a Furret. Israfael felt more bonded with his trainer, but Kain only seemed to use him and not praise him for doing well. Most of his time was spent in his ball, and he fondly remembers those times as the more calm periods of his existance.
The epidemic started to hit, and someone with an undoubtably evil heart used a recently infected, dying Pokemon in battle. Israfael had battled poorly, being unsettled by how voracious and merciless the Houndoom was going after him. Eventually things got out of hand and Kain was biten. No one knew yet this infection was happening on a national scale, so Kain didn't suspect more than horrible infection when the wound bruised purple and leaking puss - nor was he worried. The days after, Kain went through rapid progression of brain death and neurological damage, resulting in him slowly decending into insanity.
The next half a week since Kain's infection, he trained his Pokemon until they were borderline dying from exhaustion. He did not have care for himself or his Pokemon at this point, only his goal to become stronger still remained solidly in his consciousness. He shoved all his Pokemon on his original team into boxes, progressively becoming less concerned with anything. He kept Israfael with him because he fought the hardest out of all of his Pokemon and would follow his commands. He caught two other Pokemon in his mental decline, and proceeded to train Israfael to near complete exhaustion. The Furret become incredibly emotionally unstable, cowering whenever Kain saw him but he would often nudge him to get his attention. Kain finally snapped, and decided he needed to take out his frustration that had been welling within him for the entire week.
He tied up Israfael with the ropes he had in his closet, around the ferret's limbs, tail, mid-section and once around his throat. It was enough to cut off the ferret's circulation. Israfael screamed in utter terror and agony when he was finished and hung him up by one of the loops and onto a nail on the wall that had previously held a picture. In morbid glee, Kain started slicing into the defenseless animal with his pocket knife, peeling off skin in slices on the middle of his stomach and ribs. The ropes cut into Israfael's flesh more as he tried to get out of the strangulation and away from Kain, but the lack of air made it almost impossible. Kain carved a star into his left leg, as a way to mark him as his Pokemon for ever. Blood finally began to to seep out of his incredible wounds, the ropes thankfully serving as tourniquets. As a final marker as Israfael was losing consciousness, Kain stabbed and viciously ripped out his Pokemon's left eye with his knife. When the ferret gave it's last conscious sob of anguish, he stopped. Thinking he was dead, he cut the rope around his neck to try to allow him more air to breathe so he could continue to savor his noises of pain, but no luck. He spat hatefully at him and decided he was dead; he left the house and was never heard from again.
Israfael awakened after a couple hours of hanging, numb, but able to move. Incredibly through complete shock trauma, he was able to bite through the rope and land on the ground. His wounds didn't bleed as badly as they could have since the blood that had been trickling out managed to clot all the wounds, but the impact made his shoulder bleed profusely again. It took him an entire day to be able to move without opening his wounds. When he was able to hobble he walked out of the house and was doomed to die, quite literally because of every odd laid out against him. He miraculously managed to survive; but the loss of circulation and scars extensively impaired his ability to move and left him in fits of pain if he moved incorrectly. the loss of blood flow to his brain caused irreversable psychological and neurological death, but enough to function. He walked off in shambles and as healthy as he'd ever be again - but he was alive.
Very scarred up, and is usually hunched over. The flesh of his eye socket has crusted over and began to heal as a solid wall of flesh, and it's jagged and unsmooth. He has a fearful and sad look most of the time, and won't usually look others in the eye. His scars tend to itch and hurt, and he tries to refrain from scratching them but sometimes he will forget and curl into pain from it. He constantly looks down at the ground. He's not nearly as fast as a healthy Furret, and will usually require help when escaping so that kind of makes him a meat bag.
Is a bit of a suck up when something happens between him and some other Pokemon. He has a tremendous lack of self-worth and confidence. He thinks he drags other Pokemon down, and that he's not worthy of their respect - due to his lack of love through his life. Tries to hold himself together, but he is incredibly timid and prone to anxiety. Any loud or unexpected noise or beginning instigation of violence terrifies him and he will hide or run. He absolutely loathes humans after what Kain did to him, and he will try to attack any human he sees out of his severe PTSD.
|User Notes ||•Fox's picture of Israfael~|
•His nickname is Rafa, and uses it mostly to introduce himself.
•He has chronic pain, but it's inflamed by moving or overexertion.
•Is name is a combination of "Rafael" and "Israfel," Rafael means 'God has healed,' and Israfel is the angel of resurrection and the trumpet. It's said he cries at the sight of hell because his inner happiness makes him grieve for the well being of others. Which is true to his personality before being owned by Kain.