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|Item||None at present, although he often carries a spear that he has conjured from his Bone Rush attack|
|Species||#448 Lucario, the Aura Pokemon|
|Pokédex Entry||"A well-trained one can sense auras to identify and take in the feelings of creatures over half a mile away."|
|Ability||Inner Focus (prevents flinching)|
|Characteristic||Highly persistant (+Defense)|
|Moves||Metal Claw (level up)|
Force Palm (level up)
Bone Rush (level up)
Aura Sphere (level up)
|History||Khan was born in northern Sinnoh as an only child. His parents, both Lucario, were protective of their son but tried to encourage him to be independent from an early age. The young Riolu was bold and adventurous, venturing into the snowy wilds at his leisure but already mature enough not to deliberately get himself into trouble. Once or twice he visited Lake Acuity, and daydreamed about meeting Uxie, the legendary Pokemon that his parents said possibly lived there.|
When Khan was a little older, he decided one day to travel around to the opposite shore of the lake to see what was there, and also hoping for a glimpse of Uxie. He carried a small pouch of berries that his mother had given him in case he got hungry. He made it after a long walk, and gazed across the water happily while taking a well-earned rest. The peace was not to last, however. A group of Sneasel ambushed him, beat him to a pulp and took off with his berries. Khan lay in the snow, sobbing in pain as he lost consciousness.
When Khan awakened, the first thing he noticed was how warm he was. The head of a teenage human girl bent over him as she softly cleaned and bandaged his wounds. A small fire flickered on the opposite wall, and a Houndour puppy blinked at him from the rug in front of it. The tranquility of the scene erased any fear that Khan might've had at that point. The girl smiled at him and told him that she'd found him unconscious in the snow near the shores of the lake. Her name was Eva, and Khan liked her as soon as he saw her.
Khan stayed under Eva's care and within a week he had recovered. He padded around the house, exploring all the rooms while the Houndour, Alesha, gave him a guided tour. The house was in Snowpoint City, just a few miles away from his home. But Khan barely remembered his old life; he adored living with Eva and her family. He regained his strength eating Eva's delicious Pokemon Food, played outside in the snow with her and Alesha and listened to stories by the fire. He was particularly fascinated in the book that Eva had about legendary Pokemon, and enjoyed looking at the pictures.
About a year later, Eva one day announced that she was going to leave home and become a Trainer. Khan didn't have time to worry - she instantly chose him to be her first partner. They said goodbye to Eva's parents and Alesha and set off on their way. They traveled down to Canalave City where they caught a ferry bound for Johto. Once there, Eva wasted no time in training Khan and it didn't take long for him to evolve into Lucario - he was simply ecstatic with joy and loved Eva more than he could express.
Eva caught many other Pokemon on her trip through Johto and Khan became friends with all of them. Once they were ready, they started to challenge the Pokemon Gyms. Falkner went down easily to Eva's Flaaffy, and Khan himself made short work of Whitney and her Miltank. Things couldn't have been better. Khan was easily Eva's favourite Pokemon to use in battle, and he rarely failed to impress. When not training the group took trips to Johto's landmarks, notably the National Park and Lake of Rage. Eva kept making the irresistible Pokemon Food that Khan loved so much. The Lucario could not stop smiling, often noticing that his cheeks were sore after most days.
The team went from one side of Johto to the other, collecting a total of six badges before booking themselves into a hotel in Mahogany Town for a few days rest. In the early hours of one morning, Eva's phone rang. It was her mother. Khan, who had been sleeping on a large cushion nearby, watched Eva's face morph from mild concern to utter horror, the muffled yet frantic voice on the other end sending a chill into Khan's heart. Eva hung up, swallowed and looked at him. "There's ... something wrong with some of the Pokemon," she said, looking at him with scared eyes. "They're attacking people. We need to go - they're evacuating the cities." Khan clutched Eva's arm as they walked out into the corridor, where other confused and sleepy people were being led out by the hotel staff. Once outside they were surrounded by barricades and militants, blinking in the light of a helicopter as it flew by. They were led towards a truck, but an explosion in the background unleashed the building panic - the helicopter had been hit by a Hyper Beam and it crashed, exploding into flames.
Chaos erupted. People and Pokemon ran and screamed as the militants tried desperately to maintain control. The owner of the Hyper Beam rose up from the wreckage: an undead Aggron. Khan froze in terror, unable to comprehend what he was seeing. It was Eva who got him moving again, screaming that they needed to get away. As they ran yet more infected Pokemon emerged, striking down the terrified people and tearing them to shreds. Gunfire echoed as the army open fired, but the bullets passed straight through their already decaying bodies, and they too were killed. Khan now practically pulled Eva behind him as she lost her courage and collapsed into tears of terror. All around them people were getting savaged to death, the Aggron's Hyper Beam destroying vehicles and setting off powerful explosions. One of these sent Khan and Eva flying, and a Scyther attacked them while they were on the ground. Khan managed to force the bug off of him, only to be immediately pinned down by an Ursaring. He struggled and kicked and punched but the massive bear would not budge. Worst still, the Scyther he'd fought off now was chasing Eva.
She was running towards him, crying out his name and sending out her Ampharos to help get the Ursaring off, neither of them noticing the Scyther has he advanced from behind. Khan screamed at her to run, but in her panic she did not hear him. The world ground to a halt, the cries and explosions far away as the bug caught up to her and raised its scythe. Khan screamed. Eva's head was swiftly decapitated. It rolled towards him, her dead eyes wet with tears. Khan screamed. He screamed and screamed until he could scream no more. A Force Palm blasted the Ursaring off of him, but not before it slashed him across the cheek. Eva's Ampharos, distracted by her own grief, was killed by the same Scyther. Bleeding, burnt and still screaming, Khan fled.
He screamed. Khan curled up inside a cave and screamed until he lost his voice; wept until his eyes were sore. He'd lost everything, absolutely everything that he'd ever lived for. He did not eat or sleep properly for weeks; every time he closed his eyes he saw Eva's head bouncing towards him as the Scyther began feasting on her innards; hear the explosions and the terrified cries of the people; the gunshots of the militants. He plunged into a depression so great he barely even knew his own name, going mad with his grief.
One day, he couldn't take it anymore. He stood on the edge of a ravine, ready to throw himself to his death. As he stood there, bringing up the courage to do it, he had a revelation. Why kill himself and waste his life when there were so many other people and Pokemon out there that needed help? If he died now, all of Eva's hard work she put into training him would go to waste. What struck him hardest, however, was the knowledge that Eva would want him to go on. He stepped away from the edge, determined to do whatever he could to keep Eva's memory alive. He would become strong; so strong that no undead could even hope to defeat him.
So he trained. Every single day, Khan deliberately threw himself into battle, sometimes against multiple undead at once. He fought until he could no longer stand on some days. He grew stronger; each level he grew, each new move he learned, he dedicated to Eva. He had nothing to lose - even if he did die in battle at least he'd tried and, to him, that was all that mattered.
Some time after the outbreak, Khan ventured into Violet City and met with a group of fellow survivors. They were being pursued by an undead Jynx from within Sprout Tower. They fled to the Gym, where they climbed up to the roof and escaped through a hole, losing it for a while. Later, they came across the ruins of the Pokemon Centre where a young Pichu lay in the rubble. Khan took the little Pokemon in his arms just as the Jynx returned. Using her psychic power, she enveloped them in a bubble and teleported them to the neighbouring region of Kanto - to Pallet Town.
In his rage, Khan managed to kill the Jynx with a Bone Rush to the skull. Having never been outside of Johto, Khan was getting distressed at not knowing where they were. They wandered into Route 1, where they met a Kangaskhan called Norma and her infected baby. They discovered that Maxwell, the Pichu, was also infected, and the prospect of having a motherly Pokemon look after him despite his infection was too tempting, and he decided to go along with Norma. Khan, cold with bitterness towards any infected being, tried to convince Norma to euthanise the baby. She refused, and a fight broke out.
Afterward, Khan and the others went back into town to look for supplies. The Lucario was growing angry and bitter, not understanding why Norma wanted to nurture such vile creatures that had made his life hell. A pink Pikachu arrived, and Khan snapped at her to come along if she wished, before she changed his life forever.
It was Mew. Khan dropped to his knees and begged her forgiveness for speaking to her so rudely. Her little hand touched his shoulder, embracing his entire body with a warmth so beautiful he could've cried. The small legend revealed that she had come to do an important job, and Khan insisted on helping. It was soon revealed that she had come to find the body of another legend, Genesect, so that she could bury him. She did so, and erected an amazing oak tree over his grave. Mew thanked Khan for his help and left, saying that she was going to help her brothers and sisters end the epidemic. Khan nearly wept as she flew away, her words only strengthening his own, identical goal. Meeting Mew was a special moment in Khan's life; when her hand touched him he felt happiness and comfort that he had not felt in years.
Soon, however, Norma and Maxwell turned up again, the Pichu now evolved into Pikachu. Khan threw himself into an attack, determined to put Maxwell out of his misery. He escaped, and Khan felt himself losing his mind once more. Confused by the Pikachu's non-aggressive nature and intimidated by Norma's conflicting views, Khan tortured himself as he started questioning his own beliefs. His friend, Haze, lashed out at him for the way he treated Maxwell, and he lost his temper. He swung his spear at the Nuzleaf, only for it to disintegrate. Realising how close he had come to killing his friend, Khan fled.
He sat by himself under a tree, wrapped his arms around his knees and sobbed. He was failing at everything he was trying to do; not only was he unsure of his own morals, but surely none of his friends trusted him after what he had almost done. He missed Eva. He looked to the sky and whispered her name over and over, but got no response. He wondered why, out of all of his friends, he had to be the one to survive; to endure all the horrors that followed. Everything that Khan knew was falling apart; the Lucario was in pieces.
But then, something happened. The sky darkened and massive bolts of lightning crashed down onto the town. Earthquakes shook the ground. Scared for his friends, Khan returned to Pallet just as the storm ceased. He apologised for his actions, and was relieved when they forgave him. A Meowth called Arsi, frightened by the storm, joined their ranks. Norma and Maxwell, now a Raichu, arrived once more, but instead of fighting them, Khan invited them to share the shelter, promising a fight if any of them caused trouble. He and Arsi ventured out to search for Ken, who had gone missing during the storm.
Disheartened after not finding him, Khan returned only to hear a terrible scream. He raced inside to find that Maxwell had been killed by a Growlithe. Norma left to pursue the undead canine, while Khan, numbed by a grief he never expected to surface, took Maxwell and buried him under Mew's tree, opposite Genesect. They met Shiloh, and had barely begun to plan their next move when they were attacked by two very powerful undead, Garchomp and Tyranitar. The beasts caused complete chaos, setting half the town on fire and blasting massive trenches in the ground with Hyper Beam. One of these hit Khan full on, seriously wounding him.
He managed to recover enough to kill the Tyranitar with his new move, Aura Sphere. Comparing the ferocity of these beasts to Maxwell, Khan realised the full extent of his mistake and vowed to make up for it. He fought hard, but the Garchomp was an unbeatable foe. Her body was burnt down to the bone, but she still fought with a lust for blood that even Khan could not effectively counter. The thick smoke, deadly flames and bottomless trenches were too much for the group. Haze was killed by a Swoobat that had decided to join in, and Khan screamed his name as he fell to his death in one of the trenches.
...Almost. Instead of falling on solid rock, Khan landed with only a slight bump on a forest floor. Confused beyond belief, he sat up, speculating that everything that happened in Pallet was all a dream, but that didn't explain the massive amount of pain he was in. Arsi's voice calling him snapped him back to reality, and he ran to join her. The weight of Haze's death hit him then, and it was only thanks to Arsi that he didn't lapse back into his old self. They decided to go and find help and something to ease their wounds. They came across a group of survivors, led by Shadowfax, who very much lived by the dog-eat-dog method of life and called themselves 'hunters'. Khan offered to exchange his services for Arsi's protection, and the two of them were brought some berries by a friendly Floatzel called Aqua. Once they were capable of walking again, Khan stood up and walked away with Arsi, and the two decided that they couldn't stay in this group since their way of life was not suitable for them. They slipped away. They roamed together for some time before becoming separated in a battle. Now Khan once more is alone, tortured by strange dreams and wondering whether his existence is worth protecting after all.
|Appearance||Khan has the size and appearance of a regular Lucario, with untidy fur and distinctive scars on his left cheek. He has other scars too, but most of these are hidden under his fur.|
|Personality||Khan is a very troubled individual. While very good at keeping his emotions in check, the Lucario's head swirls with inner turmoil. His beliefs, particularly after the events in Kanto, are constantly being challenged, and he has had many a battle with his own head in an attempt to justify himself for some of his past actions. Khan is a very emotional Pokemon, his heart brimming with compassion and a strong urge for justice.|
Khan's outer appearance can often discourage people from talking to him; the Lucario constantly carries a cold, hard expression on his face and a glare in his eye. Khan is a relentlessly serious individual - nothing is to be taken lightly; nothing is a game or a joke. He cannot relax in any way at all, always having to be on the alert and never having the time nor patience for any sort of fun. The Lucario has forgotten what it feels like to be happy.
One should not let his cold, serious exterior fool them though - Khan's heart is made of purest gold. The Lucario forms close bonds with any friends he makes, and will do anything to help them. He is kind-hearted, loyal and honest. He is protective, almost to the point of obsession, and will gladly put himself in danger to help a friend. He simply cannot stand the idea of losing anyone, and deals with loss incredibly badly. In Khan's head, everything that goes wrong is his fault; because he isn't strong enough. He trains to the point of exhaustion so no one else has to die. He constantly seeks redemption for Eva's death and for the deaths of his friends in Pallet Town, and will fight to the end to prove himself. Khan's sense of justice is strong, and he will treat others exactly how he thinks they deserve to be treated.
For a long time, Khan was automatically aggressive towards any Pokemon he met that had the virus. He killed without mercy, and relished the idea of infected blood on his fur. He believed that he was fighting for the entire Earth; one dead infected brought the world closer to regaining its former glory. However, after the events that took place in Pallet Town, his views have been challenged. Khan learned that not all infected Pokemon are immediately hostile, and some of them even displayed many characteristics of non-infected individuals up until they actually died. This led Khan to question his beliefs, and wonder if, all along, he had indeed been killing innocent Pokemon who were just as much victims of this as he was. Currently, Khan will allow an infected to travel with him as long as they don't get too close or show any signs of bloodlust. He will immediately turn hostile if they attack.
Khan is a noble, just and very passionate individual. He firmly believes that, with enough strength and effort, the world will one day resume its natural state. He lives and would die for that goal, and since meeting Mew and witnessing her own sorrow, it has only intensified. It is easy for Khan's emotions to break through his hard exterior; more than once the Lucario has broken down into tears of frustration that he doesn't seem to be progressing in his goal, or has lost his temper when his views have become tangled with those of others. Overall though, he is very good at maintaining his strong-willed, compassionate and dignified nature, and carries it with him in the belief that, one day, life will return to normal and he can smile once more.
|User Notes||--Khan's favourite move to use in battle is Bone Rush, which he wields like a spear with great power and accuracy. Since learning Aura Sphere, he enjoys combining the two moves together.|
--Aura Sphere was learned in the RP and replaced Quick Attack in his moveset.
--Khan is able to distinguish living Pokemon from infected ones by examining their auras. A Pokemon with a bright blue aura is healthy; dark pink to red is infected, and dark red is fully undead. He can also identify legendary Pokemon due to the fact that their auras are different colours (Mew's was bright pink) and are much more powerful.
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