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THis iS LITERALLY ALL TamarinFrog
'S FauLT DO YOU HEAR ME TAMMYANyways I'm gonna drop this here and revisit it tomorrow when I'm not, you know... sleep deprived.
~ T R A I N E R I N F O ~Name:
December 16th (Sagittarius)Gender:
Virbank City, UnovaOccupation:
Actor (I mean... kinda?? she isn't retired but she's not acting right now...)Type of Trainer:
- Something about fighting types' ability to take matters into their own hands really speaks to Rochelle. Then again, she may just be living vicariously through them, trying to control her anger and all... Whatever works.Least Favorite Type:
- Rochelle just... doesn't really like anything about ice. It's cold, it's wet, and it's weak as heck in the face of a good fighting move.Personality:
Rochelle is a very angry person. This is kind of the first thing anyone really needs to know about her. She loves confrontation and fighting battles for anyone who will let her. The thing about her anger though? She hates how angry she is. Halfway through most of her fits of rage she'll end up redirecting all that rage at herself for letting herself get that angry in the first place, and then she gets really exhausted because of how angry she is. It's a vicious cycle, and she doesn't learn anything from it. The poor girl just has a temper way too big from someone her size.
All that said, Rochelle isn't mean or cold-natured or anything like that. In fact, Rochelle is just about one of the nicest people ever... you know, when she's not screaming at you... or at the book that fell on her foot... or the doors of the gym that won't let her in because she doesn't have any badges. She's inquisitive and eager to help, but incredibly reckless. She doesn't have much as far as street-smarts go, but this doesn't stop her from thinking that she can handle things. She gets easily insulted when people help her out of trouble and she didn't explicitly tell them to.
If one can bear to be around Rochelle (and her constant angry yelling) long enough, they'll find out pretty soon that she is incredibly grateful to people who put up with her, and is fiercely loyal. She will very readily pick fights with larger, older, or stronger opponenets in order to defend her friends. No one attacks her because... well, what kind of sick creature would actually attack a twelve-year-old girl? But she doesn't realize that this advantage won't last forever. History:
PokeStar Studios, just north of Unova's Virbank City, is famous for its movie-making industry, producing films and TV shows of all sorts of quality, from exceptionally engaging to egregiously boring. The participants of such a polarized environment were either very privileged or completely overlooked. There really was no such thing as 'kind of famous' - you either were or weren't here. This was the world Rochelle Mocha was born into.
On-stage and off-stage daughter of the acclaimed actress Vivianne Mocha, Rochelle was taught at a very young age that with famous blood comes all sorts of perks. For one, she didn't even have to be cast for her role in Vivi's TV show, "Miss Mocha," a 90s-esque family sitcom about on-screen Vivianne Mocha and her quirky on-screen family. Rochelle played little Pepper (short for Peppermint, since peppermint mochas hahaa)
, an uptight, proper girl who was often aghast at the outlandish things her on-screen mother did for laughs. She was the favorite of many of "Miss Mocha"'s loyal followers (aka, lots of older people who were up too early on Sundays) for her outdated ideas and incredible obsession with manners and cleanliness.
Off-screen Rochelle however? She was literally nothing like this. In fact, she was so little like this that many of the stage managers were surprised by her. She didn't care about properness or manners one bit! Now little Rochelle was a very friendly girl, no doubt. There wasn't a hint of bad intention in her. But she was loud and rash and loved to dive right into things, whether or not she really knew what on earth was going on. While Pepper Mocha had lots of friends in her cushy private school, Rochelle Mocha had to make do with the stage managers and the Pokemon who helped out on the show and behind the scenes. For some reason, there didn't seem to be any other kids her age on set who wanted to play with such a loud and reckless girl. Not that Rochelle cared. She preferred the company of grown-ups and pokemon better anyway.
As Rochelle got older, "Miss Mocha" became a bit more popular, and evolved to cater to a different audience. Specifically, a younger audience. Vivi's on-screen persona got elaborate story arcs involving several potential love interests, an impromptu adoption, and a long existential tedium involved with her job. The show became a bit less funny and sitcom-like. It was starting to seem more like a drama, and Rochelle wasn't sure how she felt about that. The biggest reason for this was that by the time she turned 10, the target audience had changed so much that having a character as uptight and old-fashioned as Pepper was no longer desireable, and they reduced her screen time little by little.
Eventually the change was so profound that Pepper's character was no longer needed, and after a very brief consultation with Vivianne, the producers of the show did away with Pepper for good, shipping the girl off to her biological father's home somewhere far away from the focus of the show. Now as a young girl, Rochelle didn't understand the fickleness of the acting business, and she certainly didn't stop to consider the market value of her not being on "Miss Mocha" anymore. All she understood was that her mom didn't find a way to stop her from being kicked from the show. Yet Vivianne was becoming ever so popular! Spending less and less time with her daughter in order to accomodate more complicated filming schedules, actually going to interviews about the strong metaphors to human complexity and emotion from the show, even sometimes to talk about Rochelle and how wonderfully the girl was doing in smaller acting gigs.
Except Rochelle wasn't doing very well at all. What happened to her was unjust, in her mind. And as a child's mind happens to work, the magnitude of the injustice was not as important as the fact that it happened. So every time her mother mentioned her on camera, she grew a bit angry. She did all that work just to be removed from the show, and her own mom has the nerve to say that she's okay?? And now she barely even got to see her. Eventually her grudge got so bad that she became belligerent. She picked fights with her mother just because she could, and she often spent a lot of time sulking or getting into trouble backstage just to get away from others. Even as "Miss Mocha" ran its course and apprached its series finale, Rochelle was never around. The only time she didn't seem to be nearly as upset was when she was playing with the helper Pokemon around set. Something about being around them did at least a little to curb her anger.
Vivianne was confused as to why her daughter was acting up like this all of a sudden, but the elder actress was fairly intelligent, and figured that Rochelle's anger had something to do with Pepper being cut from the show. But the girl never wanted to talk about it - every time "Miss Mocha" came up, Rochelle would get indignant and refuse to maintain a civil conversation. It didn't take long until Vivianne decided what the solution was - she needed to spend more time with her daughter. At first Rochelle was very obstinate about the idea, but after a few months of mother-daughter outings and commercials with strong family angles to them, she began to realize how much she missed her mom. There was only one problem... she was still really, really
mad. It wasn't even at Vivianne anymore, it was just... in general.
The troubled Vivianne looked at all possible explanations for her daughter's learned anger. Did all that resent from being kicked from the show and being left alone for so long actually teach
her to be angry? It almost drove Vivianne to tears thinking that she was responsible for this change. But she was also quick to notice the one exception to Rochelle's incredible temper problem - the pokemon on set. Perhaps it would be good to let the girl go out on her own and raise a few pokemon of her own? It might actually help her maintain her negative emotions. And who knows, maybe she could make some actual friends on her adventure!
So she approached Rochelle with her idea, and was glad to see it met with excitement. And in order to keep being far from her mother from causing any more angst, Vivianne made a big announcement that she was moving to a different region to expand her audience and explore new movie-making opportunities. Now that her TV show was done, she needed some new pastures to expand her acting. So she and Rochelle moved out of Unova and took some time to explore the best venues to spearhead Rochelle's trainer debut and Vivianne's movie star career. As their fate would have it, they seemed particularly fond of this region by the name of Borealis... Inventory:
-Rochelle is a little embarrassed by how badly she treated her mother. She actually likes Vivianne a lot, even though she can't totally forgive her yet. Rochelle calls Vivianne every day to let her know how she's doing.
-Rochelle carries around a Substitute doll to let out her anger on. She learned to sew so that she can fix it when it tears, which is often.
-Rochelle is incredibly touchy about her hair. For some reason, she needs it to look good all the time
. She gets irritated when it gets messed up (the reason she usually has her hood on, actually). She gets incredibly
insulted when people touch it.
-Actually just trying to touch her in general is probably not the best idea.
-Rochelle can take on pretty much any role she wants to. Sometimes she acts like someone who is calm and mellow all the time just to see what it feels like, and usually it makes her feel bad afterwards.
-On a totally different note, if you need someone to play a role for you in your devious scheme of some sort, Rochelle's your gal!
-Rochelle hates most sweets, and has an excessively fad-like obsession with fresh fruit.
-Her favorite Pokemon type is Fighting, but she also seems to like Fairy types quite a bit too. They're brilliant actors! Shejust doesn't realize that sometimes they're kinda subversive.
~ R E L A T I O N S H I P S ~
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~ P O K E M O N ~
Claudius the Mankey Nickname:
Ability: Anger Point
---- “So your favorite type is Fighting? How powerful! You're very moved by your emotions and frustrated with those that just don't seem to understand where you're coming from. Sometimes you're a little too much to handle but it's either your way or the highway – isn't that so? With the guidance of the stars, I believe Mankey is the best partner for you! I hope you two have a long lasting companionship!”
Claudius was named for the brutal and merciless antagonist of Shakespeare's Hamlet
... thankfully for all of us, he's really nothing like his namesake at all. This playful and curious pokemon is your classic 'silly monkey' archetype. He loves things that are new, and wants to get his hands on anything that is shiny or makes funny noises. He is a Mankey, however, and he is quick to anger. As Mankey also have this bizarre tendency to rampage with the rest of their colony whether or not they have any reason to, he's incredibly quick to mirror Rochelle's seemingly useless rage. When she gets angry, he gets angry, and anyone who is the target of their anger has an incredibly tough time.
Claudius and his new trainer may be a match made in heaven, but boy oh boy is Vivianne going to be upset about this!
This odd egg was given to Rochelle by her mother as a way to start her Pokemon training adventure off. Vivianne meant for it to teach Rochelle how to be gentle and calm. Rochelle seems to care a lot for this egg... I mean, she does
get really mad at anyone who touches it without her permission. But it's a start.
Christine the ScraggyNickname
Christine Daae Gender:
Ability: Shed Skin
Christine is a strange little lizard, even ignoring the homemade suspenders that distinguish her from most scraggy. She is a very energetic and gullible Pokemon, trusting most without giving their words a second thought. She idolizes her trainer for the sole reason that Rochelle was the one to liberate her from the tedium of holding up her pants 24/7. Christine is particularly fascinated with human apparel and fashion. She likes to decorate her suspenders with pins and buttons, and takes such small, decorative trinkets very seriously. The good news is that she'll most likely take very good care of Rochelle's future gym badges. The bad news is that she may never give them back.Pokemon belongs to Nintendo.