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Only very slight changes here, but I still felt the need to update. Besides, it gave me chance to do something new with the shading/highlighting. I only did two of the drawings, though, because I have more stuff to get done while I'm on break from Let's Plays (namely Hoodie's new reference, which will introduce some major changes).
Also changing the reference info format to something a bit easier to read, with less unimportant details.
Name - Ferroco
Nickname(s) – none (Xanthe sometimes calls him “Cher”--French for “Dear”-- but not really enough to count as a nickname)
Species – Cacturne (Scarecrow Pokemon)
Gender - Male
Age – 25
Level – 43
Nature – Calm
Height – 4'6”
Weight – 160.4 lbs
Ability – Water Absorb
Moveset – Energy Ball, Sucker Punch, Ingrain, Focus Blast
Personality – Ferroco is somewhat similar to Ghost types in that he likes to creep people out, and gets a kick out of the reactions he receives even with just a simple slow turn of the head and wide smirk, or through suggestive wording spoken in tones used to paint an unsettling image in others' minds. Sometimes, rather than any of that, he'll just say or ask something entirely awkward and random (usually something extremely personal) just to get a reaction.
Though outspoken and bold, he's also very calm and collective, even when put under pressure or into a bad situation, usually able to play things off casually, or quickly think of a way out of it.
He's also a bit of a flirt, but most tend to be even more creeped out by that than by his looks alone.
He's very proud of his Spanish heritage and absolutely hates being mistaken for a Mexican.
Background/History – Although Ferroco is entirely native to Route 111 of Hoenn, his parents (a male Cacturne and a female Maractus) are formerly non-wild Pokemon from Spain whose trainer released them there for reasons not entirely understood (it is apparent he was no longer able to take care of them for whatever reason).
As a result, Ferroco is bilingual. He speaks fluently in both human Spanish and Pokemon, and often mixes the two unconsciously. He has a heavy accent when speaking in Pokemon (even a human wouldn't miss the rolling “rrr” sound in the word “Cacturne”).
Not long after evolving, he was captured by a Team Aqua grunt named Kinsho (albeit the future Team Aqua Admin). Being raised in the desert, he doesn't at all mind the idea of more water in the world, and loves the outfit he gets to wear, so he doesn't object to fighting for Team Aqua.
Habits – As is the case with all Cacturne, he tends to be entirely inactive during the day, at which time he normally sleeps unless called upon not to. Even when awake at this time, he's not nearly the same, and becomes prone to falling quiet and still instead of his usual “hurr hurr” self. He still carries the habit of standing while sleeping, with his hat angled to ward off light from getting to his eye.
When he has the need to keep his Team Aqua identity secret, he stores his bandana and scarf under his hat and pulls it down far enough to keep it on tightly, while also covering half or more of his eye.
Body – Ferroco is notably tall and far underweight for a Cacturne. His skin color is a tad darker and unhealthier-looking than a normal member of his specie as well. His spikes are retractable.
His left eye was badly injured shortly before he was captured by the same Garchomp that a member of Team Cipher used to capture Drika in Walls of glass (sorry, spoiler alert there). Luckily, eye patches fit in well enough with Team Aqua's uniforms (but were considered annoying enough to wear) that there were some unused ones. Ferroco never removes his eye patch, even when undercover. The wound is too hideous even for him to want it to be seen by just anyone. Whether it will heal or not is unknown, but it seems somewhat unlikely that it would.
Relatives/Family – Family mentioned above.
Currently in an intimate relationship with a male Roserade from Team Magma named Xanthe. [link]
Trivia – Ironically, though he is in Team Aqua, he can't swim very well, if at all. His Water Absorb ability (combined with just being an unhealthy and somewhat water-deprived cactus) makes him soak up and retain moisture and water easily, making him appear oddly fat. When this happens, he becomes too heavy to stay afloat (and isn't built to swim in the first place). He can easily fix this, however, by cutting part of himself open and bleeding out the water. Amazingly, this doesn't seem to harm him.
Also ironic: Though he is Spanish and hates it when he's assumed to be Mexican, Ferroco's name is derived from the genus and specie of the Mexican lime cactus (Ferocactus pilosus).
Ferroco sometimes has the same snicker/laugh as Spain from Hetalia (“Fufufu”). This was actually an accident; I only found out when Xanthe's creator told me.
Though this is non-canon, Ferroco seems to have adapted the nickname “Butt Pirate Cacturne” when the character is referred to in real life, similar to Paschel (a Lampent OC of my friend's) being called “The Haunted Gumball Machine.”
Hates anything sung by Ricky Martin.
If I could pick anyone to be Ferroco's voice actor, I would pick Antonio Banderas.
Quotes Worth Reading: "¿De donde eres? Are you from around here, or do you have roots elsewhere? No pun intended.” (Chapter 1 of Only By Moonlight)
“... So do we kiss now or what?” (Chapter 1)
“I do sort of look a bit old, don't I? I've been told I look like something out of Pirates of the Caribbean.” (Chapter 2)
“... Ssssssooooooo you wanna make out or what?” (Chapter 2)
“Actualmente... not all of it was a lie. I really did live en Route 111 my whole life until I was captured about a year and a half ago. You were right, though; I wasn't entirely content there. The most credible lies always have some truth in them.” (Chapter 3)
Sexual Description – Fairly experienced, mainly with females. He is bisexual, but refuses to play bottom with other males. He can be a tad bit of a tease at times, but still satisfies his partners. He uses Ingrain creatively.