Lawrence Cain

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Titan as a Cipher Commander, by Daydre.

Lawrence Cain (formerly known as Titan) was a former Team Galactic commander, a former Cipher Commander, former leader of Team Neo-Galactic, and Lucius' father, who worked for PEFE HQ prior to his death in 2017.

Appearance

Lawrence bore a distinct resemblance to his son, with grey eyes, a pointed nose and high cheekbones. However, his face showed signs of visible aging. As Titan, his greying black hair was dyed blue due to his Team Galactic affiliations.

Personality

As Titan, he was usually cold and highly ruthless. To him, fulfilling Cyrus' dream of creating a new world without spirit was the only goal that mattered, and he would go to almost any ends to achieve it.

He regards Pokemon as little more than animals or tools, though he seems to have a certain fondness for his own Infernape, Omega. Even unusually intelligent or powerful Pokemon such as Edge or Pallad are nothing more than anomalies that need to be investigated further to him. However, his façade of emotional detachment is directly contradicted by his moments of weakness and his strong desire to protect those he views as his family.

History

Much of Lawrence's history is unknown, though he claimed to have had a long and interesting life prior to settling down in Eterna City. He was an adept Aura-sensitive, and was able to understand Monese thanks to tutoring from Omega and Sidious. He also claimed to have met an Obscuric at one point in his past while he was part of the Travelers, thought apparently the two did not part on good terms. After the Traveler's split, the remnants broke ties with him after he killed his abusive elder brother while fighting in his Pokémon smuggling ring. As a trainer, he beat the Sinnoh League on three separate occasions, one of which was against Ellen.

At some point, he married and decided to settle down in Eterna City, but had to raise his son alone after him and his wife split up. He joined Team Galactic after hearing one of Cyrus' seminars and rose through the ranks of the organisation to become a Commander, eventually creating a schism between him and Lucius when the latter found out about Galactic's true nature. A week before the events at the Spear Pillar, Titan disappeared, predicting Galactic's collapse but vowing to finish what they started.

After four years of evading capture, Titan came to Unova to rescue his henchman Deimos from police custody, and set up operations in the region. He ended up forming an alliance with Edge and his troops after the Bisharp's botched kidnapping attempt of Carol, though the relationship between the two become rather strained after Deimos' Bisharp killed several of Edge's Pawniard during training. Titan remained mostly underground for the remainder of Unova-2, making one more appearance after Edge's death in order to watch Lucius challenge the Unova League and steal his Dream Rift machine afterwards.

Titan's next appearance was in Orre, having joined Cipher as a Commander under the command of Alexiel. One of his first acts in his new position was to snag Regina from Jacob, and he ended up taking Crewe under his wing after she was Shadowed, though both were frequently loaned out to other Cipher operatives. Crow also started to work with Titan during this time as part of his attempt to infiltrate Cipher. Though at first Titan viewed Crewe as no different to any other Shadow, he started to become fiercely protective of her over time.

Eventually, Titan's standing within Cipher took a severe blow when his lab was taken out in a raid led by Lucius and Psyche, the former almost breaking Titan completely by pretending to be a Shadow with the help of an armband then delivering a harsh verbal beatdown. Titan eventually quit Cipher completely after the collapse of the Resources department and a heated argument with Tokarev, asking Crow to return Crewe to the J-Team before attempting to start his own organisation, Neo-Galactic. However, his operations in Orre were foiled when Jacob defeated him in battle and snagged Regina back with Jirachi's help, forcing him to flee to Kalos.

Eventually, Aelia staged a coup and took the reigns of Neo-Galactic with its other admins, which ended up being the push Lawrence needed to give up on his goals and try and destroy his own organization. After Sidious betrayed him, snapping Omega's neck, he turned himself in to get her the care she needed so she would survive. Shortly after, at a trial at PEFE, he was sentenced to work for them, which he willingly took as a means to atone.

Lawrence's heavy use of his Auric abilities led to him suffering from Aura Depletion, and his condition deteriorated rapidly. He passed away at PEFE HQ in 2017 with Lucius at his side.

Relationships

  • Lucius: Lawrence had a complicated relationship with his son. Whilst Lawrence cared deeply for Lucius and only wanted the best for him in life, despite his own abhorrence for sentimentality, he often neglected his son's personal safety in favour of focusing on his own plans. Lucius, for his part, was bitterly resentful towards Lawrence due to his failings as a father.
  • Crewe: Despite initially viewing her as nothing more than a psychological weapon to be used against the J-Team when she was Shadowed, Lawrence eventually came to see Crewe as an adoptive daughter of sorts - even if he would never use the word itself. Even after purification, Crewe seemed to reciprocate and view him as a father figure.
  • Crow: Lawrence considered Crow to be a dedicated if somewhat sycophantic and accident-prone employee, and quite possibly the closest thing he has to a human friend. After Crow started being a Murkrow more, Lawrence's opinion of him dropped, but he still kept him as a team member. He also trusted Crow enough to leave half of his team with him after he found himself unable to take care of them. In turn, Crow had a form of respect for him and is glad he was able to turn from his evil ways.
  • Psyche: At first, Lawrence saw Psyche as nothing more an "experiment", actively avoiding interfering in her abusive upbringing just to see what would happen despite him being her closest living family. This changed significantly after she was able to cause Lawrence to suffer from a guilt-induced breakdown with Lucius' help. Psyche still hates Lawrence, though holds out some hope that he can change.
  • Allen: Lawrence viewed his former superior's acts as despicable and unnecessary even by his own standards and despises Allen on a personal level for harming his son. As such, Lawrence's main reason for having kept Allen in his employ was the catharsis that came from abusing his power.

Pokémon

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Alpha
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Gamma
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Epsilon
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Omicron
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Sidious
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Omega
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Iota

Trivia

  • Titan is so far the sole villainous character with powers over Fighting!Aura who isn't an aspect like Nihilist!Tagg.


Lawrence's Team
On Hand: Epsilon464Mini.pngIota376Mini.pngOmega392Mini.png
Temporarily Owned: Regina282Mini.pngCrewe215Mini.png
Betrayed By: Sidious065Mini.png
Released: Alpha373Mini.pngBeta430Mini.pngGamma635Mini.pngOmicron477Mini.png
As last seen in: PEFE HQ