Ellis Vander is not a good person. He constantly steals, uses other's fears to his advantage (Psyche and Scrafty are a particular favorite), is a massive flirt (A family trait) and has once implied to have been a thug. However, behind that bitterness, he sometimes show's signs of a previous Trip, who is... less of an ass.
Trip first appeared in PMD-A after trying the Entralink to see what would happen. There, he met Eskay, who without him, he would have been murdered by the evil Krabby that blow pretty bubbles. He still never thanked him.
Trip's mons seem rather contrast to their trainer.
Trip has an odd sort of "rivarly" with Psyche. Which leads to him being bloodily beaten.
Trip's Gardevoir, Rosemary, is in a relationship with Psyche's Gallade, which moved so unnaturally fast they concieved Marceline in about a month of meeting.
Trip has a younger sister, named Trish.
Trip, having invested during the war, has become a multi-millionare. Intrestingly enough, he still exists in PMD-B, having turned into a Cofagrigus.
- Trip has mentioned that he got drunk at Nimbasa once.
- Trip is the only one who remembers that Psyche once caught a Spoink at Ilex forest.