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This is what remains of the region after the virus hit.
Undead pokemon lurk behind every corner, infest every city, haunt every cave.
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Gym Leader Candice

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Post by Abysswalker Fri Jul 10, 2015 7:11 pm


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Candice Stark
Text Color F6F7F2
Theme(s) Wretched Weaponry [NieR: Automata OST] (adding link later)
Item Large hiking backpack, knife sheath, universal communicator
-Inside her pack: a pack for her communicator, rations, thermos, down-insulated sleeping bag, waterproof matches and three lighters, backup pair of black glasses inside a protective case, two knives, extra clothes, flashlight, first aid kit (also contains supplies for her Pokemon), a single Icicle badge wrapped in cloth
Weapons Ice pick, the aforementioned knives
Gender Identity Cis woman (she/her)
Birthdate November 30th
Age 30
Species Human
Weight 181 lbs
Height 6’
Region of origin Sinnoh | Snowpoint City
Occupation Snowpoint Gym Leader
Party PARTY INFO
Pkm 1
SPRITE
Name: Ana (she/her)
Text colour:
Species: Froslass
Level: 68
Ability: Snow Cloak
Attack list:
-MOVE1 (METHOD)
-MOVE2 (METHOD)
-MOVE3 (METHOD)
-MOVE4 (METHOD)
Pkm 2
SPRITE
Name: Vortex [he/him]
Text colour:
Species: Glaceon
Level: 66
Ability:
Attack list:
-MOVE1 (METHOD)
-MOVE2 (METHOD)
-MOVE3 (METHOD)
-MOVE4 (METHOD)
**Any additional notes (items, scars, current status, et cetra)
Pkm 3
SPRITE
Name: Yeti (she/her)
Text colour:
Species: Abomasnow
Level:
Ability:
Attack list:
-MOVE1 (METHOD)
-MOVE2 (METHOD)
-MOVE3 (METHOD)
-MOVE4 (METHOD)
**Any additional notes (items, scars, current status, et cetra)
Pkm 4
SPRITE
Name: Tourmaline [she/her]
Text colour:
Species: Alolan Ninetales
Level: 64
Ability:
Attack list:
-MOVE1 (METHOD)
-MOVE2 (METHOD)
-MOVE3 (METHOD)
-MOVE4 (METHOD)
**Any additional notes (items, scars, current status, et cetra)
Pkm 5
SPRITE
Name: Seraphim (she/her)
Text colour:
Species: Frosmoth
Level: 61
Ability:
Attack list:
-MOVE1 (METHOD)
-MOVE2 (METHOD)
-MOVE3 (METHOD)
-MOVE4 (METHOD)
**Any additional notes (items, scars, current status, et cetra)
Pkm 6
Quote ”If I could make it all melt away like snow..I would.”
History
history:

(still in progress!)

It should be no surprise that Candice was born in Snowpoint. The northern city was all she ever knew as a child; snow-covered fields and the icy forest were as familiar to her as her own house. Back then, her two constant companions were Celosia, one of the daughters of the Snowpoint Gym Leader, and a little Snorunt that always followed them around. Together the three of them explored the places around Snowpoint, including Lake Acuity, watching the native Pokemon and playing in the snow.

Like many other kids her age, Candice had a liking for Pokemon battles, and a certain knack for it as well. Celosia told her once that she reminded her of the Gym trainers her father apprenticed. The fast pace of battles clicked with her restless energy; it was easier for Candice to think under pressure, and so she developed a certain style; either she’d sweep the opponent in minutes, or barely be able to put up a fight. All of her victories were hard-won as a result, and she loved it. Loved it so much, she became reckless, and challenged the Gym Leader to an unofficial match.

It was a welcome surprise when he accepted, but the rush didn’t last very long. Candice was soundly defeated in the span of a few minutes. And though she was used to her defeats being very one-sided, this time it hurt far more than when she would challenge a random passerby trainer. Celosia having watched her lose badly didn’t help. The girl’s father wasn’t gloating or cruel, but his assurances of Candice’s potential made it worse. Her confidence deflated, and it didn’t return after a few days of sitting with her feelings.

(insert more writing here)

It wasn’t until she was 19 that she got her second chance. The Gym Leader was planning on retiring, and had decided to hold a tournament to choose his replacement. Candice, with her renewed confidence, knew she could do it. He may have been a Fire-type specialist, but she knew this time she would win. Celosia would be watching the match again, and Candice knew she could not let her down a second time.

-becomes Gym Leader
-meets Maylene some time after, they become close friends
-Snowpoint life
-starts dating Maylene
-then epidemic bad stuff :T
-present day?

Accent ACCENT
Appearance Candice has kept her old clothing meant for travel in single-digit and subzero temperatures. All of what she wears is made of either wool or synthetic material, and is layered for insulation and protection against wind and snow. Her current outfit is a parka (thermal clothing is layered underneath, alternating loose and tight-fitting), insulated boots, a face mask paired with a thick woolen scarf, woolen mittens, snow pants, and dark glasses for protection from the reflection of sunlight off of snow.

Candice is fairly tall at her height of six feet, and has a muscular frame due to her adherence to physical training. Her black hair is kept in braids, though these are rarely seen from their place underneath her headgear.
Religion She doesn’t see any Legends as gods, but does believe in cosmic forces that are flawed and not omnipotent, and can be argued with. Right now, she’s in a back-and-forth state of either anger or apathy towards the universe and fate.
Personality

•Candice was once very open and friendly, with a loving heart; the epidemic snatched up that personality and crushed it into fine powder. She has shut herself off from others, refusing to become close with anyone to avoid further pain and trauma. A fortress of ice protects her heart; it would take a lot of time, patience, and understanding to convince her to leave it. Even then, she will never return to the bright-eyed girl she used to be, a thought which brings her no end of pain and is shoved far away as a result.

•When interacting with others, she’s not necessarily mean or cruel-more so neutral, and difficult to read. Everything she says is carefully measured to provide emotional distance. Candice doesn’t hold lengthy conversation of any kind if it’s not about serious matters; she doesn’t really know how to relax anymore, or have fun. However, it’s not that difficult for her to become vicious if she’s pushed far enough, and when Candice lets her bitterness show, it’s sharp enough to cut through glass.  

•She has intense survivor’s guilt, regretting that she has lived when so many of Snowpoint’s people died; there are days where she believes she should have died too. The early days of the epidemic and the destruction of Snowpoint are memories that will always haunt her. Being unable to protect her Gym Pokemon is another wound that will never heal; she tries not to think of the little Snover or Sneasel, nor the Abomasnow that was the child of her Yeti, and especially not the Weavile that was one of her oldest friends. The horror and despair Candice endured lives on in her nightmares, unable to be escaped.

•Once she has her sights set on a goal, good luck getting her to change course. Candice is stubborn to a huge fault; she struggles to place her trust and determination with other people, and values her own ideas more. This was true even before the epidemic. She’s never been a person who is eager to follow the lead of anyone else, and when cooperating with others, Candice has to actively work to not push others out of a leader role.

•As mentioned in her history, she’s cool (pun unintended) under pressure and actively thinks/plans better when there’s a time limit or in a fast-paced situation. When left to her own devices, Candice tends to become listless instead, and has a harder time focusing on the task at hand. She’s learned to work around that shortcoming over the years, but still vastly prefers to have some kind of weight on her shoulders driving her forward.

•Unsurprisingly, she loves cold weather, and despises warmer climates; Candice feels more at home in snow and ice than anywhere else, seeing it as beautiful. She respects this environment too, especially the danger it poses, hence her large amount of subzero gear and reluctance to travel in it for any significant amount of time. However, even these feelings have been twisted in the past few years. Underneath the familiarity and appreciation, she’s developed a angry, sickening feeling towards her beloved Snowpoint in particular due to it being a site where intense trauma occurred. Any place with similar weather would probably drag back those intensely negative feelings.

•Though headstrong in about every other way, she’s rather timid with her affections. It was Maylene who first initiated their relationship despite being her typically passive counterpart. Candice is far more shy than her girlfriend even with completely innocent gestures such as holding hands, often feeling self-conscious (though no less happy). She misses Maylene more than anyone else in the world; she’s the one person Candice doesn’t try to push out of her own head.
Affiliations Maylene is her girlfriend. I don’t take criticisms <3
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