|Text Color||#FF9C43- Light Orange|
|Item||A dark blue scarf that he wears around his neck. At night he takes it off and bunches it up to make either a pillow or a security item that he can hug in his sleep.|
|Species||#390, Chimchar/Chimp Pokémon|
|Height||1'02"(shorter than usual)|
|Weight||9.8 lbs (a bit underweight)|
|Pokédex Entry||It is very agile. Before going to sleep, it extinguishes the flame on its tail to prevent fires. (Platinum)|
Its fiery rear end is fueled by gas made in its belly. The fire burns weakly when it feels sick. (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
|Characteristic||Quick to Flee|
|Moves|| 1) Flamethrower (Egg Move)|
2) Flame Wheel (Learned Naturally)
3) Shadow Claw (Egg Move)
4) Dig (TM)
|History||Oliver was hatched in Jubilife City in Sinnoh by two Infernapes: Smash being his father and Tiana his mother. Smash and Tiana’s trainers were a pair of twins, called Phil and Lil. Together Smash and Tiana had produced five eggs not long after they became mates. With Phil and Lil’s younger brother Jonathon coming of age to start on his Pokémon journey, Smash and Tiana allowed Phil and Lil to give Jonathon one of their five young ones to be his starter Pokémon. Thus, Oliver became Jonathon’s first Pokémon.|
Unfortunately for him, Jon was a rather spoiled child. Treated by his parents as if he could do no wrong, Phil and Lil treating him quite similarly, Jon became ill mannered, arrogant, and selfish when he on top of getting everything he’d ever wanted began to become friends with a small group of boys his age who lived nearby. These boys encouraged the bad behavior until Jon was a holy terror and generally disliked by everyone who came into contact with him but his family. Oliver’s nightmare began almost immediately upon being released from his Pokéball; the boy was angry at receiving a fire starter because he had wanted a water starter. He became even more furious when he learned that Oliver was the weakest and smallest of Smash and Tiana’s offspring, feeling that his family was trying to cheat him. He left home to begin his journey and soon caught a Shinx. He traded it for a Machop, who he named Tank. Jon, Tank, and the not-yet-named Oliver set out for Oreburgh City to reach Roark and obtain the first badge of Sinnoh. Oliver was sent out first because Jon wanted to test his strength and promptly failed, whereas Tank did exceptionally well and won the badge for Jon. Afterwards Jon caught a Murkrow he dubbed Sly, who got off to a poor start with Oliver due to Oliver eating some berries off a bush that Sly had claimed as his; the Chimchar had not known this but Sly was unforgiving of it. Jon began to make regular sport of insulting and degrading the fire-type and developed a habit of physically abusing him when angry. The other two Pokémon picked up on this and began to emulate the behavior as well, eventually using Oliver for target practice when there were no trainers around who wanted to battle. The abuse became steadily worse, and peaked when Jon, no matter how hard he tried, could not get past the Pastoria Gym. The boy gave up and he and his team returned to his home, where Jon and his team took their frustration out on Oliver. They made the Chimchar’s life a living hell in every way that they could, playing sick games with the Chimchar's mind and taking every opportunity to cause physical harm as well. Oliver had long since given up trying to resist the abuse and simply took the pain, emotional and physical, without a fight. He resigned himself to the fact that this would likely be the rest of his life.
Oliver would never forget the day his life turned around. It was early spring, and he, Jon, Sly (now a Honchkrow) and Tank (now a Machoke) were in front of their house along with two of Jon’s friends. The humans were playing a trading card game while the Pokémon were playing a game of cat and mouse. Being as getting caught would result in a beatdown, Oliver was doing his best to evade his two pursuers, but being weakened from hunger, sickness, and wounds he wasn’t going to last very long. He glanced over his shoulder to see how close Sly and Tank were, and accidently ran right into the legs of a girl. Both startled, they simply stared at one another for a moment before Sly’s cawing reminded Oliver of what was going on.
The girl, Anne, scooped the Chimchar up as soon as she regained herself. Sly and Tank, not expecting this, stopped and glanced at Jon, waiting for instructions. Jon had noticed the commotion and went to go speak with the girl, a shouting match ensuing. Exhausted and sore, his adrenaline rush gone, Oliver lay limply in Anne’s arms, too tired now to pay attention. Eventually, he lost consciousness, falling asleep in Anne’s arms. When he woke he was at the Pokécenter, and immediately panicked because Jon had rarely brought him to one. Since things that were out of place tended to mean that he would be harmed, he tried to leave, but was stopped by Anne and the nurses. The girl explained that she had threatened Jon with going to the police if he didn’t release the Chimchar and, since Jon didn’t want to have a run-in with the authorities, he reluctantly handed Oliver over. The special capsules in the front of the Pokécenter being reserved for travelling trainers and emergencies, Oliver was forced to stay at the center in the same way that a human would have to recover at a hospital. He was miserable throughout because he was often bored and left alone. The nurses had other patients to tend to and he was too afraid of the Chansies and Blissies to try to befriend them whenever they came to change his bandages or bring him his food. However, on the third day, Anne came to visit him, bringing with her some flowers to brighten the room and some berries for him to eat. He was wary of her but trusted her a bit more than most because she had been the one to rescue him. He would not get very close to her but accepted her gifts. She came every day and each day he found a little more of his fear dissolving, eventually playing with her in his room as he also grew stronger. After three weeks he was released and Anne gave him a choice; he could either be her very first Pokémon, or he could go off into the wild. He didn’t even have to think; he chose her, and she gave him the name Oliver.
Two months later, Anne and her father left for Johto, which they did every summer. They had a little cabin near Route 32. Anne regularly played in the forest and went fishing with her father during these summer trips; this year, the new family member participated in the activities and enjoyed himself immensely, but the period of fun and games wouldn’t last. Two weeks into their stay the girl and her father, Arnold, left for a hike in the woods with her father’s Lucario, Martin; Oliver was left behind because the Chimchar hadn’t felt up to a hike so early in the morning, and was so tired that he mistook his “conversation” with Anne (using that word loosely, as she can’t understand his Pokémon language) as a dream. When he woke it was late in the day and yet his new family was still missing. He remained in the house until dawn of the next day before working up the courage to go looking for them, eventually discovering an infected Umbreon feeding on the ripped up remains of Anne’s father. The Umbreon chased him until he was hopelessly lost and after shaking the Umbreon off his trail, he vowed that he would not rest until he found Anne, no matter how long it might take. So, he continues to roam, desperately searching for his Annie.
|Appearance||Chimchar tend to either have purple-grey or brown eyes, and white eyelids. Oliver has brown eyes and his eyelids are the same red as the inside of his ears. He has thin, furless lines on his back, stomach, and arms from the scars left behind by being clawed but they're hard to notice unless you really look closely. He’s a bit shorter and skinner than most Chimchar but differs in appearance from them in no other way except for his item, which is the aforementioned scarf.|
|Personality||Because of his treatment as a child, Oliver tends to be very timid. He won’t usually look anyone in the eyes and frequently fidgets with his scarf when trying to avoid eye contact. He doesn’t like to stray far from home by himself and being forced to do so has really rattled him. He tries his best to avoid everyone, Pokémon and human alike, especially with the outbreak. He longs for friends but is too afraid to try to make any. He constantly doubts himself and has major self esteem issues, believing himself to be near worthless. Kindness, especially from strangers, confuses and frightens him, but if the kindness persists, his fear will start to dissolve and he’ll grow fiercely loyal and affectionate to that individual. Even then he is still nervous because he’s afraid that if he fails to live up to expectation, or makes a mistake, that the person will abandon him. This thought in particular will take time to get out of his head, as it’s been driven in there pretty deeply by his past abuse. |
Oddly enough, he can be quite sarcastic... but only in his thoughts. He rarely uses sarcasm aloud for fear of someone taking offence. If he begins to use sarcasm aloud, it’s a sign that he feels very comfortable around that individual.
His affection towards Anne at the moment tops his feelings towards everything and everyone else. Being the first person he can remember who was so good to him, Anne is precious to Oliver and finding her is his top priority along with survival. Nothing will pry him from that mission, and he’ll be sympathetic and understanding towards Pokémon with similar missions.
He doesn’t usually fight. Besides not being used to fighting, the Infected also terrify him. It’s far more likely he’ll run away than fight, but he would attempt to overcome his fear long enough to defend someone if the situation called for it. For Anne, and for anyone else he may bond to, he would fight any battle, no matter how frightened he might be.
|User Notes||1) He stutters when nervous. The more he stammers, the more nervous he is. In comparison, the less he stutters, the more comfortable he is.|
2) The scarf was a welcome-to-the-family present given to him by Anne. He treasures it above all other material possessions and will flip if someone tries to take it from him.
3) His sense of smell and hearing are exceptionally sharp for a Chimchar. He can use his nose to track down people, Pokémon, food, and water like a dog would, and at night he relies on his ears and nose to alert him to what he can’t see, as in comparison his night vision is the pits. This is pretty much the only reason he’s still alive, as he can smell and hear Infected long before they actually get to him.
4) His flame burns hotter than average. On the rare occasion he’ll actually use Flamethrower or Flame Wheel, it’ll pack a punch provided he’s not facing a type disadvantage
5) He adores Mago and Pecha berries. As well as anything sweet, especially chocolate and other junk food. He despises anything bitter or sour but probably won’t complain if someone gives him something sour or bitter as a present.
6) Due to the fact that Sly liked to lock Oliver outside during storms, he suffers from astrophobia. He will usually seek extra shelter during storms, like hiding in a closet, under a bed, blanket, or even under a larger Pokemon. He's used to going without comfort during the duration of the storm because he grew up that way, but that doesn't mean he doesn't want it--he's usually just too afraid to ask. Hugging or holding helps, and sometimes distraction does as well.
7) Anne was going to begin her Pokémon journey when she returned from Johto. Because she didn’t want to battle beforehand, she’s only directed Oliver in battle twice before, when attacked by wild Pokemon whose territory they accidently strayed onto. His current power level was mostly attained through Jon’s use of him, with the exception of the last three levels.
8) He could have evolved at level fourteen but chose not too because he’d be too big to ride on Anne’s shoulder
9) Anne’s special name for him is “Ollie.” Someone else using the nickname will either make him upset or angry, depending on his mood at the time and the person speaking.
10) Oliver's Infernape father passed his moves of Flamethrower and Shadow Claw down to his son. Dig was given to Oliver as a TM by Anne.
Last edited by Starprincess13 on Sun Sep 23, 2012 1:21 am; edited 28 times in total (Reason for editing : Coding assistance.)