Name: Jason Bard
Background: Came from a fairly well-to-do family. His talents for both music
and pokémon training were exquisite. He joined both of these together by
creating a pokémon band. There are four band members (besides him), one
sound technician, and one lighting director.
After starting up his "dream band", Jason discovered the meaning of
"copyright infringement" first hand. A year or two of running and playing
later, a team of ninja-lawyers ambushed him, and he spent the next 5 years
working off the debt. Now, with the suing party murdered (he had nothing to
do with it) Jason is back out on the road and in the way of trouble again.
But now he is accompanied by his new girlfriend, Amber Foxwing, a
half-Sneasel girl. They have both just recently returned from a trip to an
onsen, doubtless a trip wrought with many interesting events, but they are
known only to the two lovers...and anyone they might choose to talk about it
Personality: Jason can back up any of his pokémon on any instrument pretty
well, but prefers to sing instead. Has an amazing tenor voice and a knack
for imitating voices perfectly. Plays songs by other artists (Doesn't have
much creative power to write his own, but on rare occasions will sing
something he wrote.) and is constantly on the move followed closely by POed
syndicates with copyright lawsuits. I doubt even HE could explain why does
what he does, he just follows whatever whim comes into his head, usually. DJ
has mentioned his suspicion that much of what Jason does is involuntary...he
could be onto something there.
He's generally a clever guy, but his lack of an attention span and overall
goofiness tend to confuse him for an airhead rockstar. He has no athletic
abilities worth writing home about, but he can hold his own in a fair fight
pretty well. His favorite activites involve socializing with his pokémon,
his girlfriend Amber (who he loves dearly), or anyone interesting he happens
to meet. To quote his Chansey again, That's pretty much spot on.
When reacting to people, he usually goes with whatever's the funniest thing
he could say. Then he goes with what apropos, but tends to slip in comments
about whatever's on his mind. However, should anyone insult or hurt Amber or
his friends in anyway, he will turn vicious and either try to protect her or
attack her attacker. For their sake, they should hope it's the former. He
tends not to display any emotion other than happiness, or anger. Could it be
that this lack of emotional depth is a cover for some deeper painful past
Appearance: Hawaiian shirt, open to a white undershirt. Black spiked hair
(Which is then bleached blonde), ocean blue eyes, and baggy jeans.
Allies: Amber Foxwing, Mimic, Drake, Solo, Karl, Bob Raiser, Kitsu and
Goal: Become Pokémon Master (how cliché) and earn him and his band the
recognition they deserve.
Plays wood winds and brass but specializes in reeds. Can sing soprano in
perfect English, but only when Jason tells her what to sing. She cannot
speak a word of it on her own. Can use her Double Team attack when she needs
to play more than one instrument at a time. If you can understand pokéspeak,
you'll hear her talking in tough girl accent. "Don't go there, girlfriend!
You best step off before I lodge an Ice Beam up your candy ass!" She has her
hair back in a braid that starts at the nape of her "neck" with green and
neon pink streaks dyed through it. She is sarcastic and has a mild rivalry
with Rivet. Her part of the competition is usually hurling insults or
exclamations of hurt dignity. She plans the costumes and choreography for
each of Jason's shows.
Moves: Ice Beam, Doubleteam, Mean Look, Doubleslap
Plays strings but specializes in guitar. Wears a helicopter pilot helmet
(with visor) and worships the "Village Pokés". Can sing just like Ella but
in bass. He owns an extensive comic book collection that, somehow, can be
found anywhere he goes, even in his pokéball. He is also addicted to video
games and anime. This addiction as earned him a profound skill at any card
game, video game, etc. His voice, in pokéspeak, is a perfect match of an
Italian gangster. His ego is through the roof. When he is near Ella, he can
usually be found poking fun at her, among other things.
Moves: Scary Face, Flamethrower, Slash, Swagger
Plays percussion and specializes in drum set. He has a red bandanna wrapped
around his forehead, which he throws into the audience after every show.
Drumsticks are weapon of choice in battle. He is very good friends with
Rivet. They both immensely enjoy the attention they get from female pokémon,
and flaunt it as often as possible. He talks, in pokéspeak, like a surfer
dude. Miami gets a kick out of Rivet's egotistical attitude, and this only
encourages Rivet on to greater heights of self-absorption. He is a rampant
carbosholic, but this never seems to hamper his playing ability. Likewise,
he is a sports fanatic, especially hockey.
Moves: Bonemarang, Headbutt, Rock Smash, Strength
Plays dual keyboard and specializes in synthesizer. Enjoys powerful
instrumentals (i.e. classical) He is as snobbish as an English gentleman,
and talks like one too. Anything that annoys him, he usually ignores or
indirectly insults. Miami usually takes this role, and Wolfgang's obvious
annoyance only encourages him. Wolgang is supernaturally organized and hates
anything being out of place. He has an eloquent tongue and has gotten Jason
out of many sticky situations, providing the problem could understand
Moves: Vital Throw, Leer, Foresight, Submission
Is the sound technician. He is an excellent listener and Jason's confidant.
He prefers not to antagonize and is the disciplinarian of the group,
although can be so without causing hurt feelings or coming off as harsh. He
cooks all the dinners for the group, and does all the chores like washing
clothes. He is in charge of lighting and special effects, assisted by
Moves: Bide, Softboiled, Hidden Power (Psychic), Minimize
Transports equipment and provides all power. It also keeps track of the
finances. It has almost no personality and "prefers" to stay in its pokéball
whenever it's not needed. It speaks in binary language that, fortunately,
Jason can understand as well as the rest of his pokémon. Despite its size,
it is known by people who have seen it move as "The Fastest Magneton in the
World." (Take THAT Electrode.)
Moves: Lock-on, Zap Cannon, Screech, Swift