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|Lucas “Diamond” Shirogane|
|Theme(s)||Various Storms and Saints [Florence + the Machine]|
|Item||•Various necessities ofc, all stashed away in a travel bag taken from his home. Various nonperishable food, water, a bedroll, a change of clothes, some medicinal supplies, his sewing kit. The usual things|
•Photo album he grabbed before he left Twinleaf with his friends. He took the one he thought would be most important to his mother, aka the album with the pictures of his deceased father.
|Weapons||None. He refuses to so much as touch one.|
|Gender Identity||Demiboy (he/him)|
|Region of origin||Sinnoh | Hearthome City|
SPRITEName: Champagne (he/him)
Text colour: 71C671
-Hydro Pump (Level)
-Ice Beam (TM)
-Drill Peck (Level)
SPRITEName: Starlight (she/her)
Text colour: BF83A9
-Grass Knot (TM)
-Thunder Wave (Pre-Evo)
-Focus Blast (TM)
SPRITEName: Bastian (he/him)
Text colour: 800000
-Stone Edge (TM)
-Stealth Rock (Egg Move)
SPRITEName: Sherrie (she/her)
Text colour: A0522D
Ability: Flower Gift
-Energy Ball (TM)
-Heal Pulse (Egg Move)
-Leech Seed (Level)
SPRITEName: Notre Dame (they/them)
Text colour: FCFFF0
-Heavy Slam (TM)
-Sunny Day (Start)
SPRITEName: Dust Storm (she/her)
Text colour: EE799F
Ability: Sand Force
-Stone Edge (TM)
-Fire Fang (Start)
-Slack Off (Level)
|Quote||”All I’m doing is making their lives worse..why can’t they see that?”|
|Accent||He is very soft-spoken, rarely raising his voice.|
•He has brown skin with warm undertones (yes I know that’s not technically game canon but do I care? Nope)
•Dark grey hair and eyes alike; his hair length has grown out quite a bit since his signature look as a kid, reaching down to his shoulders
•His outfit is: a blue knitted scarf, dark brown winter coat, long-sleeved white shirt, black pants, and dark grey boots (I stole this from a yuri on ice nenderoid LMAOOO)
•Will absolutely struggle to make any sort of eye contact with strangers, and is visibly afraid around them in a way he simply isn’t with the people and Pokemon he trusts
|Religion||He’s not sure how to answer this himself. Learning the truth of his father’s death threw his beliefs into disarray.|
•A sweet, sensitive soul with a gentle heart. Diamond tries to be as kind to people as he possibly can, and desires to make the world better rather than dragging it down any further. He hates the thought of others being hurt, especially his closest friends, and knowing how much death and pain the epidemic has caused is enough to make him feel acute despair. Diamond has his limits like any other person, but he would have to be at a truly low point to start becoming angry or bitter towards others.
•Has high empathy, which both helps and hurts him; he can relate to people easily and comfort them better, but being entangled in their feelings makes it difficult for him to assert boundaries to keep from being harmed. Diamond has a hard time saying ‘no’ to others for fear of causing pain or making someone hate him, so he’s easily guilt tripped or otherwise emotionally manipulated. Even if he’s suffering badly, Diamond will typically keep quiet about it and refuse to share that pain.
•His self-image and confidence have been fragile his entire life, as a result of his anxiety disorder and depression as a result of childhood bullying. Ended up in therapy a lot as a kid, and to a lesser degree as a teenager. These issues have, unsurprisingly, worsened during the epidemic. Diamond sees himself as weak, incompetent, a burden-he doesn’t understand why his friends still bother keeping him around. Very self-loathing, and self-critical. Believes he deserves to be abandoned despite being terrified of that very possibility.
•Completely sickened and easily triggered by violence and death, especially if it involves gore and excessive blood. He cannot stand to have weapons near him, either, due to intensely personal reasons. He doesn’t even carry something as small as a pocket knife. His reliance on others for protection causes him no end of guilt and shame, but like so many of his feelings, Diamond simply pushes it away and out of sight.
•Terrified of the undead, to the point it’s one of the main triggers for his anxiety. He cannot stop stressing over it every day, nor can Diamond be left alone for long without another person lest he begin to panic; this is why at least of his Pokemon is always at his side. Because Dia is unable to escape this terror, it’s become a major factor in his worsening mental health. Most of his current nightmares revolve around either his or his friends’ Pokemon turning and attacking them.
•It may not seem like it, but Diamond has a rather mischievous side to him, though the only people who ever see it consistently are his friends. He used to revolve his battle style around completely annoying his opponent and beating them through tedious attrition; quite a few people rightfully saw him as a terror for it. He thought it was completely hilarious. His Pokemon are all too willing to enable him, and have been doing so for years. Another thing he loves are puns-the worse they are, the more he likes them.
•Being demi, he has a hard time figuring out his platonic/romantic/queerplatonic feelings, and they often blur together for him. Romance is definitely the most confusing for him, though. Diamond has mostly gotten over his awkwardness with Platinum and Pearl being a couple, but it’s been replaced with a distinct unwillingness to think any harder on his own feelings for the two beyond being his close friends. The status quo is perfectly fine, thank you.
|Affiliations||(adding links later)|
Pearl: His friend since early childhood; they are very close, and it was Pearl who nicknamed him Diamond. He’s glad Pearl has never tired of him being the timid one of the two, and enjoys his friend’s outwardly cheerful personality.
Platinum: His friend since childhood; though he’s known Pearl longer, his bond with her is still strong. Admires her confidence and ability to take charge, and is grateful she’s always kind to him.
Johanna: His mother; though their relationship became somewhat strained right before the epidemic began, Diamond loves her no matter what. He will always regret letting his own emotions come between them, and still feels poisonous guilt that never goes away.
|User Notes||•His last name comes from his father’s side of the family, while his first name is from his maternal grandfather.|
•His Pokemon’s movesets might need to be updated; I will do so in another edit