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Giovanni

Discussion in 'Citizens' started by Giovanni, Dec 1, 2017.

  1. Giovanni

    Giovanni Pokémon

    Posts:
    13
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Rocket Technologies / Team Rocket Boss
    Location:
    Pandora Town
    Race:
    Human
    Alignment:
    Neutral Evil
    Directory:
    link
    GIOVANNI
    Prepare for trouble.

    [​IMG]
    Played by Nairne

    Fandom: Pokemon
    Age: 41
    Species: Human
    Gender: Male
    Canon Point: After Giovanni is defeated in Gen 1
    NPC Companions: His Pokemon companions: Persian, Rhydon, Nidoking, Nidoqueen, Kangaskhan, Dugtrio

    SKILLS & ABILITIES

    Giovanni's greatest skill is his leadership abilities. As the founder of Team Rocket, Giovanni has run its operations for years and successfully organized and committed numerous crimes in order for it become a reputable criminal organization. His cunning has kept him from being caught as he leads a double life. He is a business man as well, being able to manage the Viridian City Gym and even a theme park called Pokemon Land on top of his criminal career. Finally, his leadership abilities make him a strong Pokemon Trainer. While he pushes his Pokemon hard and to be the greatest, he leads his Pokemon to victory in battles. Being a Pokemon Trainer/Gym Leader means Giovanni has in depth knowledge about battle strategies and about Pokemon themselves. Giovanni's specialty is Ground type Pokemon.

    EquipmentGiovanni doesn't carry much with him other than the Pokeballs that contain his Pokemon, a wallet and a cellphone.


    POKEMON


    Persian
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    Type: Normal
    Strengths: Average all around
    Weakness: Fighting
    Moves:
    Fury Swipes - A quick flurry of slashes
    Screech - Lowers the opponents defense and hurts their hearing temporarily
    Double Team - Raises Persian's evasiveness and speed against an opponent
    Bite - As the name states, Persian bites​
    Nature: Sassy
    Ability: Limber - This prevents Persian from being paralyzed.
    Height: 3' 03"

    Ryhdon
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    Type: Ground/Rock
    Strengths: Fire, Flying, Electric
    Weakness: Water, Steel, Grass, Fighting, Ground, Ice
    Moves:
    Horn Drill - Rhydon's horn spins, creating a devistating attack
    Fissure - Creates a large crack in the ground and knocks opponents off their feet
    Rock Slide - Powerful attack where rocks fall on the opponent, similar to the real event
    Fury Attack - Repeated attack on the opponent in quick sussecion​
    Nature: Gentle
    Ability: Lightning Rod - This attracts electrical attacks to its body, which have no effect. It also raises its attack power.
    Height: 6' 03"

    Nidoking[​IMG]
    Type: Poison/Ground
    Strengths: Grass, Fire, Electric
    Weakness: Ground, Ice, Psychic, Water
    Moves:
    Rock Tomb - The opponent is barricaded by rocks and buried
    Thunder - A strong electrical bolt strikes the opponent
    Earthquake - Striking the ground, Nidoking can create an earthquake in the nearby area
    Thrash - Becoming enraged, Nidoking will repeated attack with increasing power. If it's not disrupted and fulfills the move, it will become confused.​
    Nature: Quirky
    Ability: Poison Point - If the opponent is directly attacked, there is a possibility they will be poisoned.
    Height: 4' 07"

    Nidoqueen
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    Type: Poison/Ground
    Strengths: Grass, Fire, Electric
    Weakness: Ground, Ice, Psychic, Water
    Moves:
    Counter - Whenever Nidoqueen is physically attacked, she will deal the damage twice as strong back
    Poison Sting - A poisonous shot stings the opponent and has an increased possibility to poison the opponent
    Body Slam - Nidoqueen throws herself at the opponent, potentially paralyzing them temporarily
    Earth Power - The ground erupts under the opponent, causing great damage and lowers their defense​
    Nature: Careful
    Ability: Poison point - If the opponent is directly attacked, there is a possibility they will be poisoned.
    Height: 4' 03"

    Kangaskhan
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    Type: Normal
    Strengths: Average all around
    Weakness: Fighting
    Moves:
    Mega Punch - A very strong, precise punch attack
    Fake Out - Causes the opponent to flinch
    Dizzy Punch - A strong punch that will cause the opponent to become confused
    Outrage - Kangaskhan rampages until it becomes confused, destroying everything in its path​
    Nature: Mild
    Ability: Scrappy - Kangaskhan can hit ghosts with physical attacks
    Height: 7' 03"

    Dugtrio
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    Type: Ground
    Strengths: Electric, Rock, Poison
    Weakness: Water, Ice, Grass
    Moves:
    Dig - It burrows under ground and reappears, damaging the opponent
    Sand Attack - Dugtrio throws sand at the opponent and lowers their accuracy
    Sandstorm - Causes a sandstorm to occur for a limited period of time. The sandstorm inflicts small damage on the opponent as long as its in effect
    Earthquake - Striking the ground, Nidoking can create an earthquake in the nearby area​
    Nature: Calm
    Ability: Sand veil - Boosts Dugtrio's evasiveness in a sandstorm
    Height: 2' 04"

    WEAKNESSES

    Giovanni has standard human weaknesses/mortality. When he is defeated, he becomes angry and flee to avoid being caught (in the case of doing illegal things).

    Once Giovanni's Pokemon are defeated, they are unable to battle any longer. They can be injured and even die, depending on the circumstances. They can behave of their own free will separate from Giovanni's command, though he is critical for battling and strategy. His Pokemon can be confused, put to sleep, paralyzed, burned, poisoned, frozen, and other conditions after battling. These conditions can be healed with medicines or gotten over in time and some Pokemon have resistances to some conditions. (See NPC section)



    PERSONALITY

    Confident, selfish, power hungry. All of these things can describe Giovanni's personality. As the founder of Team Rocket, Giovanni seeks to rule the world using the power of Pokemon. Though his intentions are mainly self-serving, he is hard working and ambitious. However, he will behave ruthlessly in order to achieve his goals. That ambition is also to be a great Pokemon trainer. His attitude and goals causes him to neglect his own son, showing that personal relationships are usually a means to an end. He likes collecting (more like stealing) rare Pokemon to use their power for his personal gain. However, his current Pokemon he raised himself, though he will keep them in cages when he's not using them, with the exception of Persian.

    Giovanni has a tendency to be somewhat traditional, having great respect for his mother and showing respect towards business partners. However this respectfulness does not extend to those he looks down upon or dislikes, with him frequently making demeaning comments. He gives the appearance of calm and collected from day to day. However, after being defeated by opponents or things don't go his way, he can become frustrated and have angry outbursts. He is also cunning and tries to put situations in his favor.

    He hates teenagers, especially after being defeated by a young strong trainer in a Pokemon battle and them causing trouble for Team Rocket. Giovanni also gets irritated with incompetence and being woken up early in the morning.


    APPEARANCE

    Giovanni is a man of average height and build, though he is physically fit with muscles. He has well groomed brown hair and matching brown eyes. He often will be seen wearing suits, such as his notorious orange one or standard black with the red “R” for Team Rocket sewn on the breast. He also has a hat and black trench coat for when he’s sneaking around.


    BRIEF HISTORY

    • Giovanni originates from the Kanto region in the Pokemon World. As the founding member of Team Rocket, an evil gang organization bent on stealing Pokemon and using them to gain power across the land, Giovanni is the mastermind behind numerous crimes. However, his true identity is a secret, for on the surface he is the leader of the Viridian City Gym and is the final leader to beat before going to the Pokemon League.
    • Throughout his time as a Team Rocket boss, he is responsible for numerous schemes to steal Pokemon, money, equipment and generally disrupt the peace of the general public. However, most of these are conducted by his underlings.
    • He helped fund research looking for a mysterious Pokemon known as Mew. A piece of its genetics was found and through the power of science, the Pokemon Mewtwo was created. It used its power to destroy the laboratory it was created in out of revenge. Giovanni attempted to control this Pokemon and use it for his villainous plots. However, Mewtwo resisted him and fled.
    • Giovanni is foiled by teenage Pokemon trainers who continually defeats his grunts and prevent him from taking over Silph Co. Plus, his incompetent grunts, Jesse and James are always losing to Ash Ketchum and begin to ruin the name of Team Rocket, which greatly irritates him. When Giovanni is finally defeated by the same group of teenagers, he disappears from Team Rocket and it disbands due to his absence.


    ROLEPLAY SAMPLE

    It was all going according to plan. Mewtwo had been a marvelous accident. At this point, his usefulness outweighed the loss of the laboratory's destruction or the scientists lost. They'd known what they had signed up for. Mewtwo held such power...he'd never seen anything like it! And the Pokemon was so intelligent too. Once Giovanni trained this new Pokemon as his own, then Team Rocket would be unstoppable. No trainer would stand in his way. Not Ash or those other insipid trainers always trying to ruin his plans. He could even restore the damage that Jesse and James had caused Team Rocket's reputation. No more annoying phone calls at 3am to hear that they had failed and made a laughing stock of his organization.

    Giovanni had built Team Rocket himself. It had taken years of hard work to gain the resources and establish trust as the Viridian Gym Leader, but it had all paid off. Silver of course didn't care at all for his accomplishments. In fact, his own son had run away, cursing his name. What an ungrateful, stubborn child. No doubt he had inherited this from himself, but that was no excuse. The child had a lack of respect for everyone in his path. He was better off on his own anyway. Giovanni had no use for such a disappointment.

    His Persian meowed for attention and Giovanni stroked its head. Persian had been a loyal companion to him since the beginning. He preferred to not battle with it, though it could hold its own in a fight. That was how he had encountered it in the first place, fighting for its life in an alleyway. They had been inseparable since. Persian enjoyed the lap of luxury and could some times act like a spoiled pest. But Giovanni preferred its companionship compared to even his own men at times.

    A notification appeared on his computer, an incoming message from one of his subordinates. Apparently Mewtwo summoned him. Giovanni smirked. A Pokemon giving orders to a human? Well, he would have to do a thing or two about that. Pokemon were made to serve humans and do their will. Clearly Mewtwo needed to be taught that lesson.

     
    #1 Giovanni, Dec 1, 2017
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2017
  2. Giovanni

    Giovanni Pokémon

    Posts:
    13
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Rocket Technologies / Team Rocket Boss
    Location:
    Pandora Town
    Race:
    Human
    Alignment:
    Neutral Evil
    Directory:
    link
    Complete!

    I blended his canon from the video game and the anime/movies. Hope it works!
     
  3. Thalia

    Thalia Scratilicious
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    Hi, Nairne! Giovanni looks awesome! Are we going to have a new Team Rocket in Pandora? Can't wait to see! ;) Have fun!

     
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