A New Challenger appears! Mar 4, 2010 14:15:14 GMT 11
Post by latani on Mar 4, 2010 14:15:14 GMT 11
Art by the lovely Morri <3 ~
Name: Tanya Marie Jordan
Age: Nineteen (born on 4th of December)
Trainer Type: Plain, good old-fashioned Trainer
Would love to be a Ranger too
Hometown: Blackthorn City, JohtoAppearance: Standing at a tall 5'9, Tanya Jordan tends to tower over the smaller, more petite ladies, which she immensely enjoys. A slim, willowy figure fits perfectly in with her height, giving her slender yet strong limbs to boot. One of her most recognizable aspects is the long, glossy, auburn brown hair that flows down in gentle waves to the middle of her back. It tends to turn even redder in the right light, giving the girl a fiery mane to accenuate her spirited nature. With some sort of unknown infusion into her roots, Tanya boasts clear, olive-tone skin, giving her an almost permanent look of a light tan.
Set into her heart-shaped face is a pair of bright, mischievous, emerald green eyes. They glitter like a cat's when put in the right light, and are often seen dancing with mischief or glee. Tanya usually wears whatever she feels like, though her most favoured outfit is a gray, long-sleeved t-shirt with black sleeves, with a lacy white tank top worn underneath in case she overheats. Completing the ensemble is a pair of dark blue denim jeans, and feet clad in black leather boots. Some days she may wear a green and white ruffled short-sleeved shirt that comes with accessorizing ribbons, or a pristine white blouse with a low v-neck and button up front.
On cold days, Tanya enjoys wrapping herself up in a long black coat that reaches to the top of her knees with a decorative sash to tie round her midsection. A black, fluffy woolen cap will adorn her head, dark gray gloves sported to protect her fingers, and adding the last touch is an emerald green scarf made of a silky yet insulating material.
Personality: At first, Tanya appears to be almost lazy in her behaviour. She takes things one thing at a time, but this is merely a byproduct of her easy-going nature. A rather laid back girl, Tanya is an easy person to talk to and befriend, though she has a rather short temper that can be sparked by even small things. In arguments and debates, the fiery-haired girl won't back down until she proves herself right, and her opponent wrong, and will keep at it until either she wins or there's a ceasefire.
Her stubborn attitude tends to put off those charmed by her initial nature of a sweet-natured girl, but it is a trait she values well. Call it a core of steel, Tanya relies upon it to help her through testing times, and often perseveres because of it. A girl who keeps everything upfront, her emotions are usually as clear as glass, written either across her face or sparkling out from her gemstone eyes. But like glass tends to become cloudy, her emotions can become difficult to read. At this point, it's best to leave her be and let her sort things out herself.
When she was grounded for her misdeeds as a young kid, Tanya took to reading plenty of books. Thanks to this habit, she tends to be rather intelligent when it comes to battles. Strategizing is a key element to her style, and she rarely charges into a battle without thinking things over thoroughly. Tanya takes her losses in stride, and refuses to let them disrupt her focus until after the battle's finished.
History: Tanya was born in Blackthorn City, Johto, to Damien and Anise Jordan. Her father and mother had relocated from Cinnabar Island of the Kanto region to begin a new life in the beautiful lands of Johto and escape the constant worry of the local volcano. Growing up, their daughter seemed playful and adventurous, even getting nervy enough to play with her father's Ekans, Slither, when she was able to walk. Her parent's Pokémon, Meganium, Ekans, Raichu and Pidgeot took a liking to the tyke and kept watchful eyes on her while her parents were busy with other tasks, keeping Tanya out of danger and imparting wisdom when they could. Because of the constant immersion with Pokémon so early in life, the Jordan girl was able to connect with them on a deep level and learn how to nurture them to bring out their full potential.
When she was finally old enough to be introduced to the local kids around her age, Tanya seemed able to play fine with them, up until one day when one of the boys tried to bully her. It was a nice sunny day at the park, and Tanya and two other girls were playing in the sandbox when the boy came up and pushed her over and out of the sandbox. Undeterred by the act of bullying, Tanya got up and pushed the boy right back before resuming play with her friends. The incidents continued unnoticed by parents as she and the other children got older, even going into school. After the boy tried cornering her once again, she finally snapped and engaged in a playground scuffle, of which she emerged victorious. This set in stone her steel-headed stubborn side, as the fiery haired girl refused to let anyone bully her and wasn't afraid to fight back.
Of course, as they all continued growing older, adults took more notice of problems between children. Punishment in Blackthorn City wasn't restricted to scolding, time-outs or detention, but was instead something that usually inspired kids to never try to toe the line and be good. Delinquents were put inside the Dragon's Den for up to hours at a time depending on the severity of their 'crime' and left on their own. The tense atmosphere, rampant Dragon types and perpetual darkness (other than by the Shrine) were alone enough factors to force naughty children to do a 360 and be on their best behaviour - except, naturally, Tanya.
As a girl reputed for her fighting skills, acid tongue and general fiery temper, she ended up in the Den enough to make her the bane of her parent's existence. Tanya was tough enough to stick out any period of time in the Den until an incident at the age of ten that frightened her forever. A local Dragon Tamer had finally been allowed a private training session in the den with strict instructions to leave her on her own and to not speak with her. He released a Garchomp, Flygon and Salamence and ordered them to practice their best moves against each other. His Garchomp powered up a Dragon Rush attack and streaked towards one of its opponents, who dodged it and left the large Dragon to keep hurtling towards where Tanya sat, staring at the edge of the large lake and accidentally crashed into her, knocking her into the water.
Unable to comprehend what had happened, the young girl began to panic and subsequently inhale a large quantity of water, nearly drowning herself out of fear. One of the wild Dragonair that inhabited the lake swam up from the depths and wrapped itself around her and began carrying her to the surface, but the panicking girl mistook the Dragonair's behaviour as if it were trying to drag her down and began thrashing around again, eventually passing out when she couldn't find any air. She awoke a few minutes later with the Dragon Tamer and Shrine elder crouched over her, as well as the Tamer's Pokémon, but the damage had been done - Tanya became terribly frightened of Dragon types and refused to have anything to do with them.
Now that the typical punishment couldn't be applied to her, when she got into trouble, her parents simply grounded her and removed anything fun from her room except for her books. Spending an awful long time in her room meant she read a lot and was able to learn a fair bit about Pokémon and battling strategies, leading her to eventually gain the idea of becoming a trainer. However, this idea became a reality fairly soon when Tanya somehow managed to convince Slither to wrap around a boy from head to foot, and ended up getting him sent to the hospital to coax the serpent into letting him go. Her father went off on her, calling her irresponsible and telling her that she had to find something to do with her life other than being a mischief maker.
Thoroughly scolded, Tanya began to mellow out and be less of a troublemaker, eventually becoming a very laid-back girl as she entered her teens. Soon she was able to befriend plenty of people without them fearing a temperamental backlash from things they said in her presence. But after finishing school, the mahogany haired teen began to grow bored with life in Blackthorn and yearned for a change of pace. Her mother told her that some kids had gone down to New Bark Town, a trip through the local mountains that was well over a few days, to get Pokémon and become certified trainers. It was a choice she agonized over for several days, as she had plans to become a Ranger if the organization ever came to Johto for recruits, but eventually Tanya relented and told her parents she was off to become a trainer and embark on an adventure around Johto.
Despite her parent's initial shock, the duo accepted their daughter's choice and gave her supplies and some money to get her started before seeing her off. It took only a day to trek down to New Bark Town, as she had traveled through the mountains before and knew the quickest routes to take. Once she arrived, she headed towards the massive laboratory that Professor Elm worked out of and stepped inside, going through the arduous process of filling out forms and whatnot to certify that she was a trainer. And then it was down to the choice; the Starter Pokémon. But as soon as Tanya laid eyes on the Fire type, Charmander, she fell in love with the sweet looking, blue-eyed lizard. Christening her Saphira, the pair walked out the doors and took their first steps on an amazing journey.
Goals: - Get over her fear of Dragon types (somehow)
- Make it back to Blackthorn
See at least one Legendary Pokémon
- Meet the legendary Ho-Oh
The Edge of Glory
Flight of the Silverbird
How did you find us?; Googled Pokemon RPs, found a site that listed top RP sites, and checked out the link here. ~