Character Name: Cappie
Author: Beth (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Cappie stands 4' 07", and weighs 106 pounds. She has a rather small
body with lanky limbs and big feet. Her large head sports
proportionately large brown eyes, which are somewhat beady, but also
bright and innocent. Her short, brown and pink-streaked hair falls
over her ears, and her nails are painted purple. Both her feet and her
wrists are tightly wrapped in bandages, to prevent sprains and other
such injuries. Her standard apparel consists of jeans, a T-shirt, and
a loosely buckled belt. Carries a camper's backpack complete with a
bedroll; and wears the effeminate version of the PokéGear around her
Cappie is a juvenile Hitmontop from the Mount Silver region. She's
lived most of her life in a village called Ma, which is occupied
mostly by Fighting-type and humanform Pokémon. Ma is a modest village
by human standards, but relatively sophisticated when one considers
that it was built and founded solely by Pokémon. Unlike the brutal
monsters that live in the fields surrounding the Silver Caves, the
Pokémon of Ma are highly civilized. Many of the adults are
human-trained Pokémon that have been released into the wild, and
they've brought bits of human culture with them to Ma. However, the
Pokémon of Ma have unique customs as well.
Cappie is trained in Karate, Aikido, and of course, Capoeira.
Traditionally, when members of her family come of age, they partner up
with humans from local dojos, and leave on an extended Battle
Royale/Pokémon Journey. Each of Cappie's six elder brothers took this
route; but Cappie opted out, after learning that many of the Pokémon
she'd be facing had received no formal training, and would be
ill-matched against her. Cappie's goal in life is to become a teacher,
so she's going on a journey of her own, her aim being to find
interested pupils whom she can train in the martial arts.
Cappie is outgoing, and friendly to just about everybody. She's very
slow to anger, and even when she gets mad, she tries to resolve things
peacefully--she'll avoid fighting at all costs. She's a little naive,
and somewhat idealistic, she tends to believe the best about everyone.
She always tries to do the right thing in any given situation, but
since she often sees in terms of black and white, she sometimes makes
the wrong decision.
Cappie is a kind, if occasionally stern teacher, who believes in
exercising her students' minds as well as their bodies. She takes a
hands-on approach to training, working alongside her students every
step of the way, and placing mastery of basic techniques above
knowledge of Devastation Attacks. Because of her own experience, she
has a good sense of how far a body can be pushed, and will never
permit her students to enter a battle that they have no chance of
winning. Conversely, she won't allow her Pokémon to bully weak
When Cappie's grandparents came across the ocean to Johto, they spoke
only their native Hitmon language. However, her parents learned
English during the course of their various training missions, and
wanting their children to have every opportunity possible in the
human-run world, they taught them largely in the new tongue. As a
result, while Cappie can decipher some spoken Hitmon she is hard
pressed to speak it herself, and she can't understand most other
varieties of Pokéspeak at all. She does know a few choice Hitmon
expressions, as well as the Hitmon names for most towns and martial
arts techniques. She will occasionally substitute these for English
phrases, if she can't think of a proper equivalent.
To become a martial arts instructor, and start her own dojo in the
Ember, Cross Chop, Karate Chop
Gar is extremely rowdy, but also shy around strangers. He's fascinated
by humans, but since he never saw any while he was living in Ma, he's
also terrified of them. Gar's Machamp daddy was a P-1 Champion, and
his mom is registered in the Pokémon League Hall of Fame, so he's
under a lot of pressure to succeed as a fighter. He's thrilled to be
training with an accomplished martial artist, but thinks Cappie moves
far too slowly for a hotshot like him.
Although Gar knows some English, he's pretty self conscious about
using it, and will usually speak in Magby unless someone instructs him
to do otherwise.
Growl, Metronome, Sweet Kiss, Frustration
Togepy is a horrible thug of a Togepi who wants to terrify everyone
around him. No matter how macho Togepy tries to act, he always comes
off looking cute, and this enrages him to no end. When he performs his
Sweet Kiss attack, he goes straight for the enemy's neck with his
sharp canines. This has a 75% chance of baffling the opponent.
Togepy speaks only the Toge language, which is actually highly
sophisticated, but usually dismissed as baby talk by untrained
listeners (like Cappie and Gar). He is perfectly capable of
understanding English, although it usually doesn't interest him to do
Rolling Kick, Rapid Spin, Focus Energy, Pursuit
Cappie is at a moderate level. Because she is female, her Attack stat
is much lower than that of the average Hitmontop. However, she is
extremely dexterous, and her skill at dodging and planting techniques
makes her a force to be reckoned with. She has an excellent sense of
balance, and can beat any member of her family in a game of
Her Pokémon and her family.
None so far.
--Beth, with a Tyranitar in her sig.