Character Name: Nori Mizuke
Author: Beth (Bandraptor@aol.com)
Nori is a 16-year-old girl. She is small and lightly built, standing 5' 02",
and probably weighing less than 100 pounds. She has glaring green eyes, and
impossibly spiny black hair, which makes her look like a disgruntled porcupine.
(It used to make her look like a disgruntled echidna, but she clipped her
dreads.) Wears calf-high, steel-toed, black boots, light gray pants, a black
short-sleeved shirt, and a letterman-style jacket that bares the Viridian Gym
Carries a variety of essential gadgets, including her PokéGear, which she wears
around her wrist (Gear & Watch standard), a Japanese D3 (V-mon version), a
minidisk player; and a small, silver and blue computer that looks suspiciously
like a Gameboy Advance. This device, called "Movédex," automatically records
data on any Pokémon attack seen or experienced by Nori. She also carries the
typical trainer's Pokébelt, a small coin purse, and a Dragon Fang, which she
wears on a chain around her neck. Generally stays away from backpacks, and
anything else that might weigh her down, should she need to make a hasty
After murdering Sarah Jane's Mr. Mime, Nori fled to Johto. There, she began
taking on Gym Leaders, in hopes of gaining enough badges to earn her berserker
Dodrio's respect. However, as time went on, she became disillusioned with
Pokémon training, and released most of her monsters for various reasons. She
returned to Kanto, where she worked under Giovanni at the Viridian Gym.
Eventually, Giovanni was stripped of his position as Gym Leader, and freed from
her responsibilities, she left to go exploring.
Some months later, she heard rumors of Rocket activity in Mahogany Town, and
journeyed there to investigate. She found that the group's numbers had
dwindled, and the gang consisted almost entirely of a small group of recruits.
This turned out to be beneficial for her, as she received a promotion based
entirely on seniority. She befriended a high-ranking Executive named Grey, and
impressed by her knowledge of Pokémon and their attacks, he recommended her for
a project that involved cataloguing all Pokémon abilities. She was presented
with Movédex, and sent on her way...which brings her to where she is now.
Although she is fairly intelligent, she is lazy, and rarely bothers to think
things through. She is also stubborn to the point of being unreasonable, and
comes nowhere close to being emotionally balanced. Shifts from being gregarious
and breezy to brooding and destructive at the drop of a hat. Irascible--and
extremely dangerous when angered, because she has the ability to hold grudges
Nori went to great lengths to make herself immune to psychic attacks, but as a
result, she lost her own senses of empathy and intuition. Since she is
completely indifferent to the feelings of others, she will commit all sorts of
atrocities against them--however, as she has at least a skewed sense of morals,
she rarely bothers people unless they've antagonized her. Whatever that means.
Not entirely antisocial, but because she is unable to sense the intents of
those who wish to harm her, she tends to be overly suspicious of everyone.
Extremely arrogant, she has a deluded opinion of her own physical abilities,
and insists on settling even the most minor conflicts through physical combat.
This is generally a BAD thing, considering her Appearance, as described up
Absolutely despises Psychics--both the human and Pokémon variety--and will go
out of her way to make their lives miserable. Has a fear of Fighting-types
bordering on neurosis.
Her general objective is to please Giovanni, and her immediate intent is to
complete Movédex. Doesn't have any long-term personal goals, with the possible
exceptions of survival, and ticking off a bunch of Psychics.
A Houndour pup. Bred from an Arcanine, he has flared, Growlithe-like ears, a
shaggy underbelly, and paws that are too big for his body. Wears his own
Pokéball as a tag on his collar; when he's inside his ball, Nori wears the
collar looped through her belt. Good-natured and trusting, Anubis is playful,
and has no interest in fighting.
(Leer, Ember, Bite)
All of Set's brothers grew up to be HolyBird Xatus, but Set rebelled, teaching
himself Dark-type moves, and so on. While he does not actually belong to Nori,
he's joined up with her group, partly out of boredom, and mostly to annoy his
brothers. Follows all commands given by Nori, not so much out of respect, but
because the prospect of causing trouble thrills him. Although he mocks the
ideals of his ancestors, Set has decided that he, as a descendant of a holy
race, is above all others. He makes a point of telepathically expressing this
opinion as often as possible, usually to the chagrin of any Psychics nearby.
Nori and Anubis are incapable of understanding Set's psychic ramblings, so they
think he's just the cutest little thing since SD Tasuki.
Set's plumage is very bright in color, almost pastel. It has an odd tendency to
sparkle when ruffled, even though Set doesn't know Flash.
(Peck, Thief, Teleport, Psychic)
Ever enigmatic, Cerberus refuses to let Nori know its gender or level (the
former doesn't interest her, and the latter is estimated to be around 95). The
only remaining member of Nori's original team; she chose to keep it; mostly out
of fear for what havoc the powerful bird might wreak, if released into the
A Dodrio of rather average height and weight, it's easily distinguishable by
the scar that runs across its chest, stretching from wing to wing. The right
head wears a golden headband of sorts, the middle head wears an illegal Sharp
Beak attachment; which is a nasty, serrated piece of metal that hooks on over
its nostrils, and under its upper bill.
Has the capacity to plan, and favors guerilla tactics--however, in battle it
unfailingly abandons all set moves and strategy, preferring to tear its
opponents to shreds with its large, clawed feet, and razor-edged beaks. Because
it is completely unreliable in battle, it is rarely permitted to fight, and
because of that, it is almost consistently sullen and morose. Will perform any
task requested of it, but does so with such a belligerent attitude, that it's
usually better not to ask.
(Fly, Drill Peck, Tri Attack, Substitute)
The Mount Moon Crew, most of the Kanto police force.
Notes on Movédex:
The Movédex is a highly sophisticated personal computer, with an OS based on
that of the original Pokédex. It was designed by Team Rocket scientists (most
likely the ones who seceded from Silph Co.), and tested fairly extensively
under laboratory conditions. By experimenting with a Togepi's Metronome attack,
scientists were able to unlock over one hundred different techniques, all of
which are listed in the Movédex index. Unfortunately, these listings rarely
consist of more than a name. To its credit, Movédex lists some extraordinarily
obscure techniques, such as Sacred Fire and Megahorn. However, since nothing is
known about these moves, the weight of their rarity is lost.
On the top of the Movédex unit, there's a sensitive infrared scanner. This
measures the frequency of the wavelengths emitted from various attacks; and the
system then draws upon this data to determine Base Power, Type, and Accuracy.
It can also estimate Power Points, by clocking the time elapsed between
consecutive attacks--this estimate is based on the assumption that high PP
attacks like Tackle will be used more frequently than low PP attacks like Hydro
Pump. (The only surefire way to determine PP is to count down to Struggle.) It
is up to the user to identify any special effects resultant from an attack.
In addition to analyzing the techniques themselves, Movédex provides limited
function as a Pokédex: Instead of describing the attributes of scanned Pokémon,
Movédex lists the techniques that they currently know. One of the nice things
about Movédex is that it retains information on the Pokémon it's scanned. The
data from researched moves and scanned Pokémon can then be cross referenced, to
produce lists of moves that certain Pokémon can learn, or lists of Pokémon that
can learn specific moves.
-Beth, of the ever changing sig.
Member of the Butch and Cassidy Fanclub!
Subber of Pokemon movies!
Holder of 25 Zeni Points!
100 U. Shigeru points!
And 20 Kanji Moder Points! (whatever those are)