Kai Amarin

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Kai in their Frontier Brain outfit, by ky-nim.
Name: Kai
Nickname: -
Gender: Genderfluid
Sexuality: Bisexual
Age: 21
Height: 5'10" (177.8 cm)
Ethnicity: Mixed Japanese (maternal) and white (paternal)
Birthday: August 21, 1997
Trainer ID: 87921
Home: Battle Frontier, Hoenn (currently); Ecruteak City, Johto (childhood)
Pokéform: Toxicroak
Starter: Skye

Frontier Brain Kai Amarin (formerly Eskay, Sarah, Kieran, Ama, or Kaito) is an NPC, and the former primary PC of BittersweetNSour.

Biography

Before Debut

Kai was born under the name "Eskay", son of Ivory Ellen Amarin and Dylan Jameson -- who would later separate after his younger sister, Alli, was born. For the first ten years of his life, he and Alli lived like any other kids, going to school while preparing to become Trainers early through teaching from their mother. Eskay's starter, a Skarmory named Skye, entered his life when she was found with a broken leg near Ecruteak City, and his next Pokémon -- Jazz, a shiny Ekans (now Arbok) -- was found near Vermillion City, during the family's first time exploring the other side of Kanjoh.

In 2007, Ellen was attacked and killed by a Toxicroak. Although in the aftermath they were given the opportunity to live with their grandmother, they instead chose to try their best to live on their own as Trainers after Alli received her starter from Lance. In the following years, the siblings caught a couple more Pokémon -- in Eskay's case, he caught Amphibidax and Kong Ria and Banjo, as well as a Houndour named Tartarus, who later ran away due to disagreement on the whole concept of Pokémon training.

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Appearance

Kai is 5'10", pale-skinned, androgynous, and has amethyst-purple eyes. Their natural hair color is brown, but they began dyeing it red after the Kalos arc. On their chest is a large diagonal scar, originating from a combination of a Toxicroak attack during the Holon Arc, and being impaled by the Transistor in Psyche's Mindscape; a similar, smaller scar is visible on their back from the latter as well. Although most of the internal damage from both healed, Kai still has heart problems; as such, although they used to have a fairly athletic build, they have not been able to maintain it since these two events, and are now somewhat less fit than they used to be.

As revealed in a conversation at the end of December 2017, Kai looked up to Pentigan when the J-Team first became famous, and took aesthetic inspiration from him -- in particular, wearing a long black coat and hat over an otherwise plain gray shirt and jeans. After a number of assorted outfit changes, they eventually chose an updated version of their original look, with purple accents (as depicted above). They've also been straying somewhat toward a goth aesthetic, wearing thicker eyeliner and black lipstick (although no updated art has been made since this decision).

Personality

Kai is generally friendly to a fault, to friends or to strangers. They have somewhat of a flirtatious streak, especially with people who are easily flustered. When the opportunity arises, they also have a flair for the dramatic. They are, however, very self-conscious about other people's perception of them, and crack under pressure fairly easily, due to their anxiety disorder.

Achievements

  • Is a Heart of Gold, and the first to make the attribute's empathic abilities and Goldspeech known.
  • Has conquered -- in order -- the Indigo League (and all associated gyms from both Kanto and Johto), the Unova League, the Kalos League, the Sinnoh League, and the Hoenn League.
    • Has a grand total of fifty badges
  • Became an official Hoenn Frontier Brain, after a period of apprenticeship under Palace Maven Spenser.
  • Runs the Battle Base, with the title "Raid Boss".

In the AU

The AU version of Kai is currently in a retcon-induced limbo. The retcon in question has yet to be clarified.

In the Otherverse

Rather than Eskay adopting Skye, Ivy did. It wasn't until he found Jazz when he caught his first Pokemon. Due to her shininess, Eskay believed he was meant to be a Poison-Monotype Trainer, much like how his mom was a Steel-Monotype Trainer. Eventually, Skye fended off the Toxicroak which would have killed her in the OU and AU - but she was still poisoned by it, and was in the hospital when Alli received her first mon. The incident left him with a similar phobia of Toxicroak, but not nearly as crippling as in other 'verses.

Other Details

  • Favorite color: Purple
  • Fears: Toxicroak
  • First appearance: Page 6041

Has a Mindscape

Trivia

  • Kai refers to Mezzo as "Piano"; Fortis introduced her to them referring to her by that name.
  • Kai's numerous traumas throughout their life have accumulated into PTSD as of the Orre Arc, although not to the magnitude of Tagg's.
  • Kai has ADHD, an anxiety disorder, and is on the autism spectrum.
  • Kai originated as a self-insert of their author, BittersweetNSour; however, over time, they've gone through a number of retcons separating them from their author. They do not always use the same pronouns, nor are they ethnically identical (Kai is mixed Japanese, while BittersweetNSour is primarily white)

Pokémon - OU

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Jazz
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Ria
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Banjo
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Wilbur
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Spectrum
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Doopliss
497Serperior.png
Smuglord
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Myra
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Dihrao
604Eelektross.png
MGMT
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Oscar
625Bisharp.png
Cassius
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Everest
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Brecht
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Lamarr
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Avada
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Holly
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Pyrite
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Birnam Wood
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Vo*
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Barako
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Eitr*
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Tartarus
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Onabarrak

Pokémon - AU

Scott:

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Skye
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Cassius

Keith:

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Jazz
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Amphibidax
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Kong

Pokémon - Otherverse

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Jazz
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Andromeda
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Delaire
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Dihrao
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Selk
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Kurama
Team Umbra
Members: UmbraLinaAmmyArikaNicoRobin
Affiliates : WakaKikiKaguyaSeishirouFuumaKaiTaggJennaAnthony NoxMaggieXerneasGiratinaX-NautsAnna 247Team Locke



Kai's Team
On Hand : Jazz024SMini.pngSpectrum330Mini.pngMGMT604Mini.pngCassius625Mini.pngHolly282Mini.pngLamarr141Mini.pngVo206Mini.png
Boxed : Ria160Mini.pngWilbur326Mini.pngAvada065Mini.pngBanjo217Mini.pngMyra479Mini.pngSmuglord497Mini.pngDihrao034Mini.pngOscar569Mini.pngEverest545Mini.pngDoopliss132Mini.pngPyrite074SMini.pngBirnam Wood185Mini.png
Omnipresent : Brecht 606Mini.png
Released / Traded : Skye227Mini.pngAmphibidax260Mini.pngKong289Mini.pngTartarus229Mini.pngPallad376SMini.png
Alternate Universe (Scott): AU!Skye227Mini.pngCassius625Mini.png
Alternate Universe (Keith): AU!Jazz024SMini.pngAU!Dax260Mini.pngAU!Kong289Mini.png
Other!Eskay : Other!Jazz024SMini.pngAndromeda169Mini.pngDelaire003Mini.pngDihrao033Mini.pngSelk452Mini.pngKurama407Mini.png
As last seen in: Hoenn Battle Frontier