Spark, Torey

Joined: 12:11 AM - Jun 10, 2009

1:21 AM - Jan 14, 2010 #1

Keep the circus going inside you. Keep it going. Don't take anything too seriously. It'll all work out in the end. wrote:Name: Torey Spark
Nickname: N/A
Age: 20 (February 1st)
Gender: Female
Birthplace: Saffron City, Kanto
Family: Merlyn Spark (Father), Fairyn Spark (Mother), Ridley Spark (Older Brother)

Trainer Orientation: Neutral Good
Trainer Class: Street Performer
Starter Pokémon: Dratini and Ekans
Character Theme:
【JubyPhonic】~ PONPONPON

Character Theme:
Renard ~ Go to the Party
There will be jugglers and acrobats and tightrope walkers and contortionists and fire dancers and many other types of performers. wrote:
Kan [Male Ekans] — Even if a snake is not poisonous, it should pretend to be venomous.
One of Torey's first two Pokémon, Torey has had Kan for a long time. Kan is a joker and is quite mischievous from time to time. He takes great pride in his job as one of Torey's sidekicks for her main show: contortion. He is very friendly with Tini and almost crushes on his Dratini companion. He is slightly smaller than a normal Ekans and matches Tini's size quite well. Because he's smaller, he often rides on Torey's right shoulder.
—Received in Saffron City from Merlyn Spark.

Ability: Intimidate
Nature: Impish
Move Pool: Aqua Tail, Bite, Earthquake, Gunk Shot, Poison Jab

Tini [Female Dratini] — Just dance, gonna be okay.
Playful, childish and cheerful, Tini is one of Torey's more exuberant Pokémon. Tini was given to Torey when she was young, along with Kan, when she joined the circus. Tini likes Kan a lot and often curls up with him to sunbathe. Tini also takes a lot of pride in her role in Torey's main act. Tini, like Kan, accompanies Torey almost every where outside of her Poké Ball. Like Kan, Tini rides on Torey's left shoulder.
—Received in Saffron City from Fairyn Spark.

Ability: Shed Skin
Nature: Naive
Move Pool: Aqua Tail, Dragon Dance, ExtremeSpeed, Outrage, Waterfall

Rafari [Male Girafarig] — Gluttony is not a secret vice.
Rafari is regal, if anything else, and takes great pleasure in showing off. Torey often rides him around during shows and he takes great pride in his perfected gait. He has a bit of a crush on Nyta and often tries to impress her along with the crowds he performs for. Rafari is also a bit of a glutton and tries to take the best share of the Poffins.
—Befriended while in the Traveling Circus.

Ability: Inner Focus
Nature: Adamant
Move Pool: Psychic, Hidden Power (Fighting), Grass Knot, Sucker Punch, Thunderbolt

Nyta [Female Ponyta] — As nimble as a doe, but with none of the skittishness.
Nyta is yet another of the Pokémon that Torey rides around on during shows. She's known to frolic and kick her back hooves high in the air. She's quite a bit more nimble than Rafari is, and, though not nearly as powerful or fast, her surefootedness allows her to pull of weaving and balancing tricks he can not. She doesn't care for his show-off attitude much and much rather prefers to hang out with Mickey's shiny Ponyta, Vesper.
—Befriended while in the Traveling Circus.

Ability: Flash Fire
Nature: Modest
Move Pool: Double Kick, Flamethrower, Hypnosis, Iron Tail, Return

Cleon [Male Kecleon] — I say, Lawrence. You are a clown!
Cleon is the clown of Torey's party. Literally. He fits perfectly into a mock clown suit for his performances and often rides either Nyta or Rafari opposite of the contortionist. He has a strong liking for Mickey and often follows the Gym Leader around when not performing. He even knows how to juggle and uses that skill during shows.
—Befriended while in the Traveling Circus.

Ability: Color Change
Nature: Quirky
Move Pool: Aqua Tail, Low Kick, Recover, Return, Thunder Wave

Volto [Voltorb] — Balancing on the top of an avalanche.
Quite serious and grumpy, Volto is Torey's balancing ball during acts. She's adept at riding the Voltorb around the stage and Volto also knows how to bounce and jump while Torey is performing on him. Volto does not take kindly to strangers and company and often decides to be a recluse during off-time. He is often found hiding in the back corners of Gateon Gym's mazes.
—Befriended while in the Traveling Circus.

Ability: Static
Nature: Serious
Move Pool: Charge Beam, Explosion, Hidden Power (Ice), Substitute, Thunderbolt
It is a bit of a circus — isn't it? wrote:
Owlit [Male Growlithe] — We can't all be lion tamers.
Owlit's main act is a mock taming scenario, where he plays the lion and Torey the tamer. He's a bit rowdy and rambunctious, so the role fits him perfectly. He's also prone to tripping people with his antics. Owlit is not a Pokémon Torey ever plans on using for battle, given he's not very good at it and he's rather frightened by it in full.
—Befriended while in the Traveling Circus.

Ability: Intimidate
Nature: Hardy
Move Pool: Bite, Ember, Leer, Odor Sleuth, Roar

Grump [Male Grumpig] — Clowns wear a face that's painted so they appear to be happy or sad.
Grump is the second of Torey's clown-type Pokémon and he often performs with Cleon. Grump's name suits him well, as he plays a rather pissy clown that often smacks Cleon's happy-go-lucky self upside the head. He is the straight man, basically, to Cleon's slap-stick humor one. He prefers sour food most of all.
—Befriended while in the Traveling Circus.

Ability: Thick Fat
Nature: Quiet
Move Pool: Calm Mind, Hidden Power (Fighting), Psychic, Signal Beam, Substitute

Phy [Female Phanpy] — Nature's great masterpiece, an elephant — the only harmless great thing.
Phy is perhaps the only Pokémon that stays on Volto's good side. She's quite small and thus manages to balance and ride around on Volto for performances and she spends a great deal of time relaxing with the grumpy Voltorb. They are often found together hiding in the back areas of Gateon Gym. Phy likes to curl into Torey when it's bedtime. Phy was a gift from Ridley, Torey's brother.
—Received in Saffron City from Ridley Spark.

Ability: Pickup
Nature: Bashful
Move Pool: Defense, Flail, Rollout, Tackle, Take Down

Floon [Female Drifloon] — I'll drift to you, wherever you are.
Floon is the only of Torey's Pokémon that does not perform. Instead, she helps around the Gym in whatever way she can. Which, really, isn't much. But it's the thought that counts, right? Floon is prone to tying herself into Torey's hair to keep from floating away on winding afternoons. Like Owlit, Torey never intends to use Floon for battle.
—Befriended while in the Traveling Circus.

Ability: Intimidate
Nature: Relaxed
Move Pool: Astonish, Constrict, Focus Energy, Gust, Minimize
Dare to wear the foolish clown face. wrote:All of Torey's boxed Pokémon reside inside Gateon Gym instead of residing within a physical PC, due to her being more of a performer in place of a battler. When Torey does battle, however, she uses those listed in her party.
Even the t-shirts have sequins. wrote:Torey stands around five feet, six inches tall. Her hair is a light, honey-brown and she most often has it pulled up into two pigtails. Even pulled up like that, it reaches her shoulders. Her eyes are brown, but she's taken with contacts and often wears a set from her rainbow of a collection. Her favorite ones are purple and orange. Her cheeks are also dotted with freckles and her ears are pierced in the standard fashion.

Attire-wise, Torey is almost always in her show clothes. The leotard she wears is skin tight (obviously) and is an alternating spiral/swirl of purple and blue, with silver and yellow sequins (also in a swirl pattern) for details on the right arm and left leg. She wears skin tight performer's shoes and gloves, adorned with matching colors and sequins, to make the get-up appear seamless.

For performances, her hair and makeup also change a bit. Her contacts will usually match her outfit in color and her hair is usually pined into a bun instead of in pigtails. She also wears sequins over her cheeks. When she's not performing and didn't decide to wear her performance clothing, she wears a more laid-back affair: jeans (usually tight in fit) and a tank top. She's fond of bracelets and her earrings are usually always in.
Artwork by Bachera (front and right).
I remember being in the circus and learning that the clown was the prince — the high prince. wrote:Torey is a happy individual. There is rarely a time when she's not in a good mood. She's prone to letting her body show off her mood more often than not, though, and will often hop up on her hands to balance and do cartwheels when she's in especially good moods. She's friendly, out going and loves to see and meet new faces. She's especially fond of kids and loves to put on mini-shows for them.

In the case that she's upset, she can be a complete mess. She often shells up when she is, though, and will go hide somewhere within Gateon Gym or Gateon Port. When she's like this, she tends to get very fiery if people chose not to let her brood/pout and she'll lash out at them if they try to get her to spill. It usually ends with her giving up and sleeping it off in the end.
I always thought that the high prince was the lion or the magician... but the clown is the most important. wrote:
Name: Merlyn Spark — The trick to juggling is determining which balls are made of rubber and which ones are made of glass.
Age: 47
Gender: Male
Relationship: Father
Trainer Orientation: Chaotic Good
Trainer Class: Juggler

Merlyn, Torey's father, works as a juggler and clown in the traveling circus his family has long since performed in. He comes from a long line of circus performers and is proud that his daughter followed in his foot steps. He's a bit of a goof and has a great sense of humor and grasp of life... he is a clown, after all.
Name: Fairyn Spark — Being on a tightrope is living; everything else is waiting.
Age: 47
Gender: Female
Relationship: Mother
Trainer Orientation: Neutral Good
Trainer Class: Acrobat

Working as a tightrope walker, Fairyn also performs in the same circus as Merlyn and Torey (prior to her leaving). She's a bit less goofy than her husband, and she is much more down to earth than he is, even given her profession. Her Hitmonlee is capable of walking the tightrope with her, and they put on a double act.
Nobody should try to play comedy unless they have a circus going on inside. wrote:Torey grew up in Saffron City. Well, rather, that just happens to be where she was born and where her family's off-time residence in. She has spent most of her waking life with a traveling circus, as both her parents are performers for the show. Her brother, Riley, who is five years her senior, did not take to the circus life and eventually became an inventor for Silph Co., then opened his own shop.

Torey herself took to the circus life at a young age, and, while she didn't have much knack for the tightrope or the trapeze (heights scare her to a degree), she found a particular niche in contortion. When she was only five, she was given both Kan and Tini, who both began to help her in her shows. Both of them being bendable-type Pokémon helped fuel her skill in contortion, though at her young age, she still had a long way to go.

Later that year, a ten-year-old boy named Mickey joined the same circus as a clown and juggler. Torey did not interact with him as much at that time, due to their age gap, but she knew of him and considered him a good guy. It wouldn't be until Torey was around ten herself, and Mickey fifteen, that she really began to gravitate towards him. His character and the way he acted was somewhat inspiring to her and she began to expand her own horizons, picking up Pokémon that acted as clowns and adding acts into her list.

Mickey would leave the circus when Torey was fifteen. Torey would continue to travel with the circus and expand her ability as a contortionist (for the interested, she's a back bender) as well as the Pokémon in her "'team." It was around Torey's twentieth year that she saw a flier for the newly established Orre League. To her surprise, one of the names was one she recognized: Mickey Maroon.

Without much thinking to the decision, Torey left the circus to travel to Orre. She was no tried and true battler, but Gym Leaders always had assistants, and, if the gym in Gateon Port was new, it was likely Mickey needed help.
I think I’ll be a clown when I get grown... Yes. A clown. wrote:Torey promptly began to scratch the little dragon's ears with vigor. "She always gets like this after a show."

The Ekans slithered in a circle around Torey's feet before he leaned against her leg, rubbing his head against her calf with affection, much like a cat. The girl knelt and gave the Ekans a good rub too, showing him that she appreciated his hard work during the show just as much as she had the Dragon-type's.

"You're both good performers."

Peering up from her crouched stance, Torey met Mickey's gaze once more. "So, badges... how do you make them? I thought most places just got orders or boxes from the League establishments."

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