: Emmet's twin brother and his favorite train nerd. The two have been together for as long as they can remember, never apart for more than a week's time. Being each other's only close friends before and after Colress's time in their lives, the two are deeply connected and always in sync, able to exchange full sentences with one another with subtle expressions, such as a glance. Ingo's calm, level-headed wisdom compliments Emmet's bright, cheerful, amiable disposition, the brothers using this balance between them to tackle whatever challenge they are presented with, be it the bullies of their childhood, the arduous task of training their Pokemon and collecting gym badges, or running Gear Station. Where fighting prowess is concerned Emmet considers Ingo an equal even though Ingo sees Emmet as someone who he needs to protect; when fighting with Pokemon it's a different story on Ingo's part. Even with his protective streak, he cannot deny Emmet's talent and skill in the area of Pokemon battling, which Emmet appreciates.
Ingo is responsible for keeping Emmet in line, stopping him from acting on the first idea that pops into his head and dragging him out of trouble he manages to dig himself into. Though it might seem at first glance that Ingo is the only useful one when it comes to a debate, the two work well when it comes to such things; both possessing quick wit and a healthy amount of stubbornness, Ingo has helped Emmet argue his position on many subjects, using his stoic nature to prevent evidence and deflect or reject arguments while Emmet uses his knowledge of how people work to ensure that they don't accidentally anger the person they want something from.
Neither twin has ever wanted the other to change-- they respect each others' differences and defend them rigorously to those who would sneer at them, even to the point of abandoning previous friendships, as young Emmet did with his friends when they scorned Ingo. Gainsboro relatives, alarmed by this, sought to have the twins separated so as to force them to make other friends, which Emmet and Ingo's parents rejected. Such incidents might explain why the two are a bit clingy when it comes to one another; the notion of being forced apart frightened them, so they drew even closer.
Oblivious about being the more well liked twin due to his sociable nature, Emmet does envy Ingo for how he's regarded as the more competent one. It's something he hates about himself and buries as deeply as he can.
When standing together, Ingo is always on the right. When standing with Colress, the same still held true, with Ingo on Colress's right and Emmet on his left.
: His favorite sci fi nerd. Having known Colress since they were very young, Emmet is well acquainted with his quirks and in turn Colress is in tune with his; both possessing zero impulse control, the two dragged one another into messes and crazy adventures galore as children and teenagers, often accompanied by an exasperated (and sometimes amused) Ingo. Having grown up together as the only friends the three of them had, he, Colress, and Ingo are incredibly close; the three of them are platonic soulmates, their very beings just working
with one another in a way few relationships in a person's life ever do. Not shy about their closeness, the three of them got into the habit when younger of always touching each other in some manner-- leaning on one another, placing their hands on each others' shoulders or backs, hand holding, etc. It was something they never grew out of (Emmet in particular has a habit of grabbing hands and pulling whenever he sees something exciting he wants to drag the other over to see) and often confused outsiders into believing Colress was dating one of the twins when it was not true. They shared many inside jokes, quoted movies at one another, and even as adults, indulged in being childish together. Colress has always been someone Emmet saw as needing protection, an instinct probably stemming from protecting him from bullies when they were all young. He did everything in his power to do right by Colress, especially after he lost his parents and the Gainsboros became the only family he had left. Their friend's disappearance weighs on him heavily; not a day goes by where he didn't think of him, and that holds true to this day. He clings to the hope that Colress is still alive, but as time wears on he admits more and more often to himself that his dear brother probably died all those years ago when Plasma collapsed for the second time. He envies Colress's brilliance, mistaking his friend's genius for wisdom. Like with Ingo, he hates himself for it and bottles it away.
When standing together, Colress would always stand in the middle.
: Nimbasa's Gym Leader, the twins are well acquainted with her as she likes to roam her city when she is not at the gym. They have had many a conversation with her at Gear Station, even gone to dinner together after the work day several times. Emmet considers her a friend, but the two are not super close. He worries for her, praying she survived the fall of the city.
♉ Blair Black
: A young boy whom he met at Gear Station. Possessing great battling skills, Black has cleared the twenty first victory in a row prerequisite needed to battle Emmet, and both he and his brother have met him. He has had a few conversations with Black, as the boy liked hanging about the Station, but after a while Black moved on to other callings; being only an aquaintence, the two did not keep up communications and he has not see him since. He remembers him fondly, and likes to recount battles he's had with him. There are several people Emmet believes if the world had more people like them there would be fewer people like Ghetsis around; Black is one of those people, having left an impression on Emmet despite the two not becoming close.
: Two years after Ghetsis's failed takeover attempt and shortly after Blair's departure to Opelucid, Emmet met Mei and Nate; two children who look so alike he mistook them for twins at first. He and Ingo were battling passersby that day outside the Station, it being one of their days off but the brothers also suffering from a deep boredom. The battle was fun, charged with energy; though they left afterwards, Emmet hoped to see the children around the Station sometime.
: Another youngster he met one day while asking about Colress at the start of the World Tournament. He passed him Colress's picture-- a photograph of the three of them taken at Colress's graduation-- and wrote his number on the back, asking Chili to contact them should he see their friend. Chili agreed and the two never saw one another again, but the encounter would change Chili's life forever while with Emmet the memory would dim as the years dragged on.
♉ Ghetsis: Absolutely despises him for all the obvious reasons; after all, the man did
use his own son to try to take over the region, tried to trick everyone into releasing their Pokemon, stole Pokemon, generally walked over anyone and everyone to get what he wanted, and roped Colress into this entire mess. Emmet is fully convinced Ghetsis was the one who sent the Triad after them and that he also abducted Colress after Plasma's first failure. However, he he has no evidence of any of this and was too paranoid of word making it back to Ghetsis to voice this to anyone but Ingo.
There are not many people Emmet would be instantly violent with. Ghetsis is one of the exceptions.
♉ Shadow Triad: Literally fuck them. Whether Emmet is wrong about Ghetsis sending them or not, the Triad still did their part in separating the twins from their beloved friend when he needed them most. On top of that, their skills as literal ninjas made both brothers too paranoid to do anything about it; the Triad made Emmet feel caged in his own home, leaving him in a state of constant fear of what could be lurking in the shadows of his own living quarters, and Emmet despises
them for it. He would put a bullet in their heads in an instant if he could.