Pokeani Challenge Day 1: Favorite character
James and Cilan
I have two favorite characters that I love dearly.
The first one is James. I’ve loved him even as a little kid. Charming, witty and a goofy personality, he was every young girls dream boat. When I got back into the anime, I fell even more in love with him as a character. It was back when Billy Beach took over as the role, and I thought he was off the charts amazing as him. I also realized he was more than just a pretty face. Sure, he certainly cares a lot about his appearance, but he loved others (especially his Pokemon) just as much. When I started The Black Bullets, which came to me in a dream, I put him as the main character in a sort of AU where Team Rocket disbanded and James tries to use his skills he learned from there to do at least do some good.
Cilan was an entire different story. When The Black Bullets started sixish years ago, I created a character who loved grass-types and happened to be the team chef. When Black and White came out, I knew my character would love him. I never really made a real connection until I started planning a new story to star this character in. I decided that he would meet his idol and he would realize that Cilan isn’t exactly “the man of his dreams” but I had a hard time getting a grip on Cilan’s dialogue. So, I watched Best Wishes from the beginning and studied Cilan. That’s when I really got into him. I have a lot in common with Cilan. We’re both overly obnoxious about the things we love and when we try to ramble about them, we’re often ignored, or shut out. We were also both really mellow around others we don’t really know. I never really got a hang of Cilan’s dialogue, but I found a character I really dug.