Well, as nobody seems to have objected to the idea of me joining, I thought I'd put up a character profile.
Name: Shuya Maridou
Sexual Orientation: Heterosexual
Appearance: Shuya is 5 foot 10.5 inches tall, and weighs approximately 64.7 kg, with rusty brown hair and reddish brown eyes.. He is rather slender in build, seeming very fragile, and always sports a look of nonchalance, no matter which situation he is in. Shuya has the distinct look of someone who has been well-cared, even pampered most of his life.
Shuya tends to wear a dark (usually black) blazer over a variety of different brightly coloured shirts, all with his family's insigni emblazoned on the collar. Shuya nearly always wears plain black pants which are highly resistant to burns and tears (as is the material of his blazer) due to the many tough scrapes he gets himself into on his travels.
Background: Shuya Maridou was born into nobility, an only child to parents who were thought infertile. His so-called "miracle birth" combined with his parent's vast fortune gave Shuya anything he ever asked for. But Shuya, being surprisingly observant and unmaterialistic from a very early age, never asked for much. However, despite this modesty, the regular children refused to mix with him, hating and shunning him for his good fortune. And the other nobles never interested Shuya, as he found them to be pompous fools who knew nothing about the truths of this world, causing him to stay away from them. And so Shuya, the boy who was loved more than any other, lived a life lonlier than any other. However, Shuya managed to make one friend at the age of 16 - he encountered a lone Vulpix whilst wondering the woods in his father's lands alone on a starry night. Seeing it had intelligence far greater than that of a feral Pokémon, Shuya took her in, naming her Fireplug. Not long after this, the Vulpix revealed to him that she could talk as a normal human would, and they had been best of friends ever since.
As soon as Shuya came of age at 20 years old, he left his home, hoping to find friends and adventure elswhere in the vast lands of this world by becoming a pokemon trainer, and eventually master. However, a mere three days after his departure, Shuya heard word of his parents' deaths at the hands of an unknown enemy, leaving him to be the possessor of a vast fortune, and inheritor of the title of Duke. He has been travelling ever since, making himself stronger and defeating Gym leaders, but never taking their badges as a token for his victory.