-- [url=???]Shadow Triad[/url]: They don't treat one another as brothers in any interaction I have heard of them. They tend to not talk to one another in the presence of others. The two exceptions was the encounter the Maize brothers recounted and Ms. Ivory's later confession. It gave the impression that they must in fact discuss things with one another and come to decisions as a group, given that they all decided to go to the Striation Gym and give the Maize boys a hard time and later accosted Ms. Ivory repeatedly, but how frequently they spoke to one another remains a mystery.
-- [url=???]Ghetsis Harmonius[/url]: Apparently saved their lives at some point, which is why they are so loyal to him. Potentially manipulated them at some point. In every account but one, anytime they showed up anywhere, Harmonius dominated 80% of what they spoke about. Given how utterly paranoid the man could be about everything EXCEPT what was a danger to him, their untrained psychic abilites may be due in part to him? His purpose for placing Natural Harmonius as the puppet Champion (with the intention of making him a puppet king) of Unova was to persaude everyone else to release their pokemon, thereby leaving him and his followers the only ones with pokemon... which would mean he and his followers would be the only ones with access to exceptionally strong weapons. In the form of their pokemon.
Psychic powers honed as a weapon would make pokemon unnecesary if one meant to attack him. It's only a guess at the moment, but maybe they weren't taught how to weaponize those so that they, too, would be rendered weaponless if their pokemon were taken? Given that Harmonius did
have that great honking Hydregion which hand-to-hand and knife skills would do little against...
-- Natural Harmonius
: They seemed to have a measure of respect for him, but Natural Harmonius has also mentioned that they would bring him to his father when he tried to escape. It's unclear if their respect for him was genuine or if it was something Harmonius brainwashed them into. Furthermore, it's unclear if they held any kind of affection for the young man. Did they do what Harmonius wanted them to at Natural's detriment because they cared about Harmonius more, or did they merely felt powerless to stand against him? I suppose it doesn't matter to me either way because he's just as guilty as they are, so their opinion of him says nothing about their morality or Third Shadow's specifically, but it would be helpful to know which Harmonius they held more loyalty for. My money's on the elder Harmonius.
-- Black, Stone,
Belle[/url]: I don't believe they felt much of anything towards Mr. Stone or Ms. Belle, but for Mr. Black they seemed to have some kind of emotion, at least. They were not happy about their master's defeat at his hands... but strangely took no revenge against the boy despite the fact that they did show up at one of the bridges to hand him some stones Harmonius had collected and give him some cryptic words. They were never vicious or harsh in their wording with him, surprisingly, but had no qualms about routinely kidnapping him so their leaders could speak with him.
Mr. Black was definitely traumatized by this, but remains resistent to that reality, focusing instead on his hatred of Harmonius and his obsession with Natural Harmonius as a coping mechanism. Perhaps thinking too much on the people he used as tools to harm him proved to be too painful, unless they were someone who Mr. Black could, in his head, twist to be an innocent victim- the way Natural Harmonius is capable of pretending to be.
After all, focusing on someone who seems to be an innocent victim gives Mr. Black someone to protect, instead of thinking about the soulless monsters that abducted him, sometimes at the behest of said supposedly innocent victim. Focusing on Harmonius might involve thinking on someone who had directed the trauma, but it does also give the boy one target to focus his rage at instead of three, and it's objectively less frightening to think of encountering Ghetsis again (in the state Mr. Black had left him in, anyway) than it would be to think about three potentially vengeful, ninja-trained psychics who can appear out of thin air.
-- the Ivory
: Mr. Ivory had little contact with any of the Plasma takeover attempts.
Ms. Ivory and Mr. Jeon, however, are a different matter entirely. They both fought with these perpetrators several times. Mr. Jeon understandably despised them. Ms. Ivory's feelings, though, after all was said and done, were a bit more... difficult to parse out. I regret not grilling her even harder, to be truthful. I allowed her to simply not answer me a few times. I would not make the same mistake again if I had the chance.
That being said it's my opinion that similarly to Mr. Black, the girl struggled very much to cope with the enormity of what had happened and what she had been dragged into. To that end she turned to imagining victims where they were none, latching onto certain perpetrators linked to or rumored to be linked to Plasma and either excusing away their involvement, being irritatingly obtuse about what involvement they may have had, and seeking them out after the fact, likely in an attempt for closure. She never said whether or not she saw Natural Harmonius again so my guess is that she didn't, given that she admitted (eventually) that she'd seen the Shadow Triad again.
She didn't get the closure she wanted from the Shadow Triad. Unsurprising because there's nothing they could have given her, but she was too young and blind to understand that.
-- the Maize triplets
: They literally teleported into their restaurant to toy with them. Probably one of their most disgusting acts of power play, and one of only two to date not done on Harmonius's orders. Out of character for them and rather disturbing.
-- Dr. Gannon
: No conclusive evidence was ever found linking him to Plasma, though Mr. Black claims that he had proof at one point before it was lost. Ms. Ivory did not mention him in her interview and disappeared from home before rumors of his involvement among law enforcement began to surface. Mr. Looker of the IPF effectively put an end to any further investigation, as even he wasn't able to find anything, but still, I wonder. Mr. Black doesn't seem to be the kind to make up something for no reason and Ms. Ivory was a traumatized young girl who was far more occupied with Harmonius's involvement and was hyperfocusing on that to the point that she spoke of almost nothing else. It's entirely possible Dr. Gannon was involved. Perhaps Third Shadow could tell me more if I could only somehow get him to talk.
-- the Gainsboro twins
: Records I've dug up from Harmonius's private stash of documents indicate that for some reason they were sent to harrass the Subway Bosses at some point. There was water damage, though, and I couldn't discern why. Only that it had something to do with Dr. Gannon. This may be worth looking into, if possible.