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END RUN: Chase Austerby by Vhu END RUN: Chase Austerby by Vhu
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Ladies and mentlegen, END RUN.
And a wall-text. :|

The guy.

    NAME: Chase Austerby
    AGE: 23
    HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 1.80m (around 5'10" ft) / 81 kg (179 lbs)
    HOMETOWN/REGION: Vermilion City/Kanto
    MILITARY FACTION: Army
    EXTRA ITEMS: Military issued shovel and knife, journal, pen, pencils, photo of his wife and daughter, wedding ring
    DOG TAG NUMBER: DTKA-127
    THEME: [link] and [link]
    BATTLE THEME: [link]


  • A struggling violinist, Chase's vision of making a career as a musician was hindered by harsh reality and his family's disdain for such a petty living. Chase had to frequently take on small jobs which were scarce to find in the years preceding the war. However, his wife's father, an owner of a well-off shipping business, ever so generously would provide him with labor - but only such he deemed suiting to his son in law's social standing - of the low-class kind.
    In face of the obviously spiteful offers Chase would, for those rare moments in his life, bite his tongue, take the jobs up and do his best. The experience didn't affect him very well, it seems.
    When recruitment for the Kanto Army was announced, particularly down on his luck and money, he enlisted not only for the well-paid job, but also to please his disdainful parents - of blood and law; at least so he claims. After the war he plans to continue trying to make a living as a musician, wishing to move with his wife and daughter abroad, to Unova, to start a new, better life.

  • PERSONALITY:
    Chase is best described as a honorable and good-spirited jerk; witty and taking things in his stride, he tends to come off as cocky, frequently poking light-hearted fun at people and situations, but he is never spiteful or looking down on others. For a generally jolly fellow he is far from being a preaching optimist, as he keeps a perhaps unexpectedly firm grasp on reality. Given his tendency to openly speak his mind he has his moments of grim observation sprinkled with dark humor. This however does not stop him from keeping his chin high and crowned with a sly grin. Most of the time.


  • MISC:
    - Artistically inclined in music and visual arts; plays the violin and guitar, can figure out new instruments pretty quick;
    - Very high alcohol tolerance, though he drinks surprisingly rarely;
    - Married and a father, much to everyone's confusion and, frequently, disbelief, so unless he mentions it it definitely isn't obvious; he wears his wedding ring on a chain around his neck.
    - Childhood friends with Nathan.

    - Left-Handed


  • POST R3:
    Chase doesn't have any personal feelings towards the Rogues, but he finds the entire movement rather pointless and unnecessarily complicating the war by creating a second enemy faction for Kanto. Doesn't care enough for Pokemon to care for the Rogue ideals.

    Comparing to many fellow soldiers, Chase is taking the war pretty well so far. He's tired from the prolonged physical/mental stress of the military, but overall, and strangely enough, he's good. Not as chipper as he was by the start, but still has a quip or two to say about anything that comes up, if out of habit.

    His occasionally brutal pragmatism is slowly seeping through his casually friendly demeanor. If spoken to about enemies or seen in battle it will become apparent he carries out all orders with little to no second thoughts, mercy or regrets. If asked about it, he will claim he is just doing what he must and he's able to compartmentalize the things he does. Also won't want to really talk any further about it.



  • POST R4:

    Chase was promoted to the rank of officer and now oversees a small, 5-man fireteam of scouts.


  • NEW GEAR:

    Carries Ophelius' Odd Stone in a fitted backpack. Post of the backpack fits the Stone, has a few small additional pockets for a radio, basic first-aid and additional knickknacks that might be needed on a mission. Chase still carries his journal and a pen/pencil in the flap of his jacket.

    Has a single machete fitted for left hand use.

    Darker parts of coat around shoulders/arms are plated with light but durable material for a bit of extra protection while retaining generally high mobility.

    Only his hat remains from his old uniform. The new goggles are a prototype to what one day may become Go-Goggles.




The Mons:

MARIKA
  • Sneasel | Lonely Nature | Keen Eye | Female
    THEME: [link]
    BATTLE THEME: [link]


  • Marika led a wild life in the routes surrounding Mt. Silver and, until she was caught, never had any close enough encounter with humans or their world. She went through basic combat training and was rather quickly shipped to give away to one of the new cadets.
    Since Chase won't usually give her commands, she will tend to act on her own accord. She's rather creative at using her moveset and will prove to be a reliable partner.</sub>


  • PERSONALITY:
    Introverted and horridly awkward in her new surroundings, Marika finds herself having a hard time adjusting to all the new things she's suddenly being exposed to, shrouding her usual daring nature with a grudging and highly focused demeanor, though she let's her natural curiosity get the best of her from time to time. She is reserved and cautious towards both other people and Pokemon, willing to cooperate if she must, but remaining rather detached. She does not allow to have herself picked up or petted and will lash out in warning at anyone who attempts such contact.</sub>


  • NOTES: Marika's left ear is cut.



OPHELIUS
  • Spiritomb | Quiet Nature | Infiltrator | Male


    A supportive/defensive member of the team, Ophelius is tame and responsive to cooperation with humans, though his quiet, ghastly presence can become quite unsettling for those not used to him.
    He was picked up by a trapper team hunting for Pokemon in Sinnoh. Initially approached with great caution and fear, when the military specialists realized he is not nearly as harmful as old Sinnohan tales hold his species to be, they cautiously prescribed him for military training.
    Ophelius didn't seem to mind and, in fact, apparently enjoys the ride, getting to see new places and things and do some funky fighting with a human. He's cool with that.


  • PERSONALITY:
  • Pretty goddamn chill for what's supposed to be a cluster of 108 spirits, Ophelius just kind of hangs around on this crazy ride of a war, plays nice and cooperates with Chase. He his moments of quirky curiosity usually aimed at people or human technology.
    He seems to be a bit envious when he sees other beings eat or sleep. Sometimes he attempts to chew on something or close his eye and kind of flop about on the ground, but it doesn't seem to work like he'd like it to.


HERSYLIA
  • Hydreigon | Brave Nature | Levitate | Female

    A mode of transport and tank in one, Hersylia was bred in captivity and trained as a mount. She is highly accustomed to and comfortable around humans, though she is far from docile and will lash out in warning if annoyed or treated badly. She can grow wild and hard to restrain when she is injured.


  • PERSONALITY:
  • Not nearly as intelligent as most Dragon-Types but still observant and loyal enough to be an asset when left to fend for her own. Hersylia is a high maintenance, somewhat sassy beast, has little tolerance for annoyances, new things and military-issued monster feed and doesn't take kindly to being overburdened or confronted with a different rider then Chase.
    For all her less then convenient quirks, though, she is a highly agile flier and one hell of a tank in battle.


Arpad was removed from Chase's team as he was either too far from evolving or unable to evolve. He is well and alive and happily perching on tall places and being king of the mountain and reigning over those silly, silly humen researchers who are currently taking care of him.
bonus: [link]
courtesy of ~AriadneArca

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Edit (10.11.2012: R5, updated post R4 text, new references for Pokemon, added Hersylia, removed Arpad. Will need to update the pictures for Chase later on.
Edit (22.09.2012: R4, updated post R3 text as well as uniform; seperate reference for Ophelius pending.
Edit (19.03.2012): updated art and text and formatting for R2, added Arpad
Edit (15.01.2012): redacted text, switched out moveset; 'Reflect' for 'Leer'

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:iconsnakeman2013:
Snakeman2013 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014   General Artist
Awesome character
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:iconpunklion:
PunkLion Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2013
Dude, I love the designs, especially that wicked Spiritomb. I've only recently discovered End Run and this is by far my favorite entry yet.

The fact that I'm a huge fan of dark types and that his personality is almost exactly how my friends have described me couldn't possibly have influenced my opinion. Probably. :)

Truly excellent work, dude.
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:iconhammertheshark:
hammertheshark Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
nice Hydreigon :3
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:iconchibiphlosion:
chibiphlosion Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ha ha...I want to see Ophelius flopping around on the ground. What an adorable Spiritomb.
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:iconrelevancies:
Relevancies Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ALL OF THEM... MUST HAVE
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:icondragontaxi:
dragontaxi Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Student General Artist
that spiritomb is a BOSS. i dig your style
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Hersylia and Grenich should be friends. XD
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:iconvhu:
Vhu Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
Sassy murderdragon friends! :icontehestareplz:
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:iconturtle-arts:
Turtle-Arts Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Mmmyesss. XD
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:iconetesian:
etesian Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Just when I thought he couldn't get any more beautiful. I mean the app... the app got more beautiful... :B

Your style is so amazing <3
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:iconyoungsherlockholmes:
youngsherlockholmes Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AGH UPDATE

Arpad, you will be missed. But this hydreigon....intriguing.....

I am eager to see where your story takes young master Austerby~
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:iconvhu:
Vhu Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Know that Arpad fondly remembers the Stached Man. He was of Considerable Height and, had He the time and was the Stached Man not guarded by a Fire Demon, Arpad would surely try to perch on the Stached Man's Head and be King of the Mountain from there. He would be most pleased as he could look down on all this Subjects, including the Fire Demon. How he would laugh at the fiery abomination in all it's Temporarily Inferior Height.

thank you, SO AM I HAHAHAsobbing
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:iconyoungsherlockholmes:
youngsherlockholmes Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
The Stached Man is honoured by your compliments, Arpad.

and Kushka is pissed but what else is new
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:iconatomic-chinchilla:
Atomic-Chinchilla Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Chase has a Hydreigon. OH MY GOD YES. :iconicameplz:
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:iconvhu:
Vhu Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
DRAGON SURFING YEAAAAAH
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:iconariadnearca:
AriadneArca Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
arpad

:iconmanlytearsplz:
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:iconvhu:
Vhu Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
His Highest Reign has ended in the Kanto Army, but our Memories of him will remain Forever.

also you do know
it's all risa's fault
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:iconariadnearca:
AriadneArca Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He will never be forgotten.

:'|
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:iconangelicdragonpuppy:
AngelicDragonPuppy Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Hydreigon is one of those pokemon that I always thought had the potential to look awesome, but just never quite got there in terms of in-game or official art. But you, most talented artist, you have officially made hydreigon AWESOME. Well done! :'D
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:iconvhu:
Vhu Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012
Aw, shucks! Thank you kindly!
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:iconwolfdude131:
wolfdude131 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
Ophelius posing with Chase made me like Spiritomb :D
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:iconvhu:
Vhu Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Spiritomb are cool, yo'.
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:iconsleepyoctopus:
SleepyOctopus Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Student General Artist
dude you got more awesome on every update!!! :D:D
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:iconvhu:
Vhu Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Aw shucks, thank you so much! I try, haha~
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:iconmicka33:
Micka33 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Chase new design is amazing! It looks really cool!
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:iconvhu:
Vhu Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Hah, thanks so much! I've been quite eager to update him into newer garb!
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:iconneiltavaresart:
NeilTavaresArt Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I dig this addition missy!
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:iconvhu:
Vhu Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Spiritomb, +54 to Neil Approval!
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:iconuberwurmple:
uberWurmple Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
I really like the colors and general look of Ophelius. Spiritomb tend to look a bit small and awkward from what I've seen, but he looks like he could definitely be a threat.
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:iconvhu:
Vhu Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012
Well, we'll see how much of a threat I actually manage to make him! as soon as I properly use him in an entry
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:iconrelevancies:
Relevancies Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That spiritomb looks legit. Nice work, as always.
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:iconministerfiddler:
MinisterFiddler Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2012
HELLO SOLDIER! PLEASE VOTE FOR ME WALTER FIDDLER FOR KANTO MINISTER OF DEFENSE BEING HELD ON OR AFTER JUNE 30TH

Keep up the good work soldier!
And if you turn rouge, then shame on you.
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:iconvhu:
Vhu Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
HELLO PERSON?
I'm afraid I extend all my support for Dao Nguyen and Dao Nguyen only, so...

DAO NGUYEN FOR MINISTER OF DEFENSE!

/waves little "GO DAO!" flag
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:iconmercurybird:
mercurybird Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Arpad has just.. the cutest personality ever. I can't wait to see him in a comic *U*
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:iconvhu:
Vhu Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
I can't wait to write for him in the comic. :,D
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:iconfakapokebio:
FakaPokeBio Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
And now Arpad isn't so much like a turtle!
And I must say, that the texture on Arpad is beyond beautiful, especially on his eyes and antennae.
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:iconvhu:
Vhu Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
It's the exact same design, he just has his mouth slightly open. :y
Thankyers! I'll have to find a way to convey his texture in non-painted work though, for comic entries. /+1 to things to figure out for ER
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:iconfirstnoelle:
FirstNoelle Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Now he's a cutie. :)
BUT.
Does Marika not have the head gem?
Jw~
She's cute anyway.
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:iconvhu:
Vhu Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Thank you!

and ack, I completely forgot about it! Hah, thanks for spotting that, I'll fix it as soon as I have the time to.
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:iconfirstnoelle:
FirstNoelle Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
Welcome!

Lulz, it's okay. xD
I was just curious if she lost it or something~
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:iconatomic-chinchilla:
Atomic-Chinchilla Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woo hoo, lizard bug! :iconsuperw00tplz:

Also, love the new art for Chase! 8D
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:iconvhu:
Vhu Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2012
LIZARDBUGS :iconexciteddummyplz:

Haha, thanks!
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:iconatrinox:
Atrinox Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Gotta love how you gave the vibraba a hebrew name.
....That was intended, right?
Since 'arpad' means vampire and that stuff....

That aside, great art etcetera.
Really nothing I can say that at least 1000 people said before me.
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:iconvhu:
Vhu Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Oh? I didn't know it's meaning in Hebrew. I simply chose a Hungarian name, to match the origin of Marika's.
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:iconicey5670:
Icey5670 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
omg hope your character doesn't die. It's too good XD
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:iconvhu:
Vhu Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012
Ahah, well, I hope he doesn't die either and will do my best to prevent this!
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:iconicey5670:
Icey5670 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Good luck and can't wait to see moar of Chase and Malcolm XD
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:iconyangyexin:
Yangyexin Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012   Digital Artist
Haha this is awesome >8D
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:icontatetops:
Tatetops Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This update. This update is amazing! I can't put it into any other words ;.;
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