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BFOI: Bird Keeper Jon by etesian BFOI: Bird Keeper Jon by etesian
Round 1: Here
Round 2: [link]
Round 3: [link] [link] [link]

I have dropped out of the main contest and therefore will not be in any of the future rounds. Expect to see a lot of Jon in the mini-contests.

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And after long deliberation, I submit this with mere hours to spare. Well done, Ete.

Jonathan
Bird keepers are a not-so-proud clan of trainers who have more or less mastered the art of awkwardly standing in one place and bothering people who walk by. For purposes of conserving trace amounts of his dignity, Jon decided not accept that expected role. After years of training, the young bird keeper became a “pseudo-badger” (what he and other bird keepers call the traveling trainers who obsess over collecting pins from various gyms) and began a journey to see outside his small ninja-town bubble.

About:
Jon does not approve of Falkner since he believes that Falkner is incapable and destroys the credibility of Bird Keepers everywhere (not that they had any to begin with… but why make things worse).

While having adopted the response “at least I’m not a hiker” to the many insult, Jon is very secure in himself and his pokemon. He is no stranger to losing, especially since he has a nasty habit of challenging people far out of his league, but he takes pokemon very seriously although he is not very competitive.

A lot of the time he yells at his pokemon, and calls them poultry, but he loves them greatly.

Personality:
Silly, lazy, oblivious towards events, observant towards battle techniques, quirky, indifferent, all of this while being spirited to the point of stupidity.

Strategy:
Perfectly aware of the disadvantages bird pokemon present, Jon makes elaborate plans on how to face different kinds of opponents so that despite type, he can find a way to win... or at least put up one hell of a fight. When he doesn’t know what he should do, he tends to taunt his opponents until he better understands their style and tries to make a plan to adapt to.

Around his neck, Jon wears a birdcall whistle. Other than being a pretty accessory, this whistle is how Jon commands his pokemon. Through use of this whistle and other various whistle noises, his pokemon receive their commands. There are three main reasons Jon prefers use of birdcalls to human speech: 1) shouting out strategies is a good way to tip your opponent off. 2) when he is flying with his pokemon, whistles are heard far more easily than trying to shout over the wind 3) his pokemon use the calls as well, so they can have complete conversations as well as his pokemon treating him more as a flock member than as a master. (it also weirds people out when he goes “basabasabasabasabasabasa chuun?!”)

All of his pokemon have a metal band on their left legs with their nickname and a number used for their medical records (which are used for treatments and any breeding that may one day happen) Jon has a larger band around his left wrist as an accessory and a symbol of their bond.

(r)Egret
Species: Fearow
Info: Bitter and snappy, Egret doesn’t make friends easily and has a loner streak. . Her feathers are ruffles and she looks pretty ragged. Egret respects Jon as a trainer, though she doesn’t always listen. Jon considers her his best friend.

Roc
Species: Pidgeot
“Aptly” named for the giant Arabian bird monsters, Roc is precise and deadly. He’s also unofficially the benevolent flock leader.

Pallas
Species: Noctowl
Info: Pallas is the oldest on the team, although she has not been around the longest. As badass as an old-timer can be, Pallas designs a good number of the strategies the team uses in battle.

Martlet
Species: Swellow
Info: Martlet is a self-absorbed prick a lot of the time, but he is loyal. Named for the medieval swallow charge, Martlet is very much a bird of chivalry and honor with a bravery and determination that is nearly suicidal.
Unofficial move: Kamikaze

Harrier
Species: Spearow
Info: Harry is the newest, youngest, smallest, and weakest of Jon’s pokemon and is by far the biggest handful. He has a bit of a Napoleon complex. Ferociously attacking anything that bothers him in an attempt to make himself appear more powerful. And, it has worked out for him. (Although he is the opposite gender of Egret, they will not be bred together. Just putting that out there)

Horus
Species: Pidgeotto
Info: Horus is Roc’s son and the only child of any of the pokemon Jon has ever had. Horus tends to stay out of the way and follow instructions very well, but Horus is a pacifist by nature and would rather fly than fight. However, if he feels his flock is threatened, he fights like a mother Kangaskhan. He and Harrier are best friends.
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The alternative outfits are the clothing bird keepers wear throughout the various pokemon games. From left to right: FireRed/LeafGreen, Ruby/Saphire, and HeartGold/SoulSilver

Although I'm not sure it turned out great, this was really really fun to do. I may end up doing another purely for fun.

Enjoy, or not. Or do.
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:iconramthedragon:
RamTheDragon Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the BEST FREAKING BIRD KEEPER I'VE EVER SEEN <3 Hooray for set trainer types
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etesian Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
How many bird keepers have you seen? XD I'm very flattered all the same.

YAY INDEED!
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vtriolic Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
Ahh, he's very cool! I love his outfit! <3
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etesian Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
Thank you very much. :hug: I wish I had those clothes... would they fit me? no... but I still wish I had them.
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lizardoo Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
WHERE IS YOUR FARFETCH'D

no jk man

hahaha i love that bracelet
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etesian Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
HE IS TOO TRAUMATIZED FROM WHEN THE SNORLAX ATE HIM TO BATTLE. I WON'T PUT HIM THROUGH THAT AGAIN! :cries:

oh... jk too...

Thank you ^^
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lizardoo Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
NOT THE FARFETCH'D NOOOO
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etesian Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2011
HE'S OKAY, MOST OF HIS FEATHERS HAVE GROWN BACK AND HE GOT A NEW LEEK THAT HE LIKES BETTER.
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lizardoo Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
i think zoey is the only one out of all of BF with a farfetch'd
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etesian Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
really? I don't think so... but... you know I haven't seen another farfetch'd
I made one for myself as a potential ID for the hell of it and I have a farfetch'd... doesn't really count though XD
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lizardoo Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
well i haven't checked through the spectators yet but i went through all the competing trainers and I didn't see a farfetch'd anywhere-- though I didn't check pets and i may have overlooked some

I wanted to draw them for my bottom cloud on my first impressions but i didn't find anyyyy ;a;
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etesian Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011
That's so strange... I love farfetch'd it's such a cool pokemon! Jon will now have a pet farfetch'd (it might be invisible for a little bit though) because there is a clear lack in awesomeness on these islands. >BV <- angry duck face

aw... I'm sorry. But if it makes you feel better, farfetch'ds are endaaaangered, so maybe no one has been able to find one? O3O;
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mgrayman Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Student Filmographer
BIRD POKEMON!!! :love:
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etesian Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
Absolutely. Bird pokemon are awesome... until the other guy has an electric type XD
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mgrayman Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Student Filmographer
They're still awesome anyways. ;u;
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:iconetesian:
etesian Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
Yush. They are.
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fangurley Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011  Student Digital Artist
lolz bird keeper, thats great :D
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etesian Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
Thank you :tighthug:
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Shikaku-the-Reaper Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
BD I want that shirt!
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etesian Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
as you should. it is a pretty awesome shirt XD
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Shikaku-the-Reaper Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
Tch! YEAH!!!
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etesian Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
mhmm :nod:
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Shikaku-the-Reaper Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
GAH! You are on! Go to BMWR NOAW! plz...?
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etesian Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2011
'kay
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Porcubird Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Yes! It's nice to see another bird/flying type specialist in the competition

All us flying type awesome people should walk around in a group lookin' cool with our birds :iconsunglasses:
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etesian Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
We're everywhere!taking over the Pokemon world with our feathers and covering great statues with white poo. :la: or... not.

Yep. We should have an entire flock of bird trainers. We can be our own gang. Like there is a team Aqua and Team Magma... we need a team who wants to extend the sky (and/or live in it)! I have decided this now.

team.. air... team ether... team sky... team atmosphere... team empyrean... we'll come up with something, yeh?
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Porcubird Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
We could be the third group devoted to Rayquaza and use the sky to take over the world, or something. We'd probably just want to free the sky of air pollution or something and fly on our Pokemon and HYPERBEAM polluting things from the air XD Or plot to wake Rayquaza to do sad things instead. But most of us are from Johto, I think, so... maybe something involving Lugia/Ho-Oh or the Legendary birds would be cooler and more fitting since they're birds? IDK

We just need a team outfit. We should all invade the BFOI too XD
Team Gale? Hurricane? Typhoon? Azure?
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etesian Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Hell yes. Rayquaza would definitely make them the equivalent of magma and aqua, however, Ho-Oh and Lugia would be more bird-y... and most of us are from Johto (Kanto all the way). We could have something with like the Pokemon 2000 movie. The legendary birds and Lugia with Ho-Oh would be cool. Plus if we followed Rayquaza the outfits would have to be green... and that is not a good color for the sky.

I like the saving the air from pollution idears. They may also not be too keen on clean wind energy, what with all the spinney propellers.

Team... SUPER AWESOME FLYING POKEMON PEOPLE!
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Porcubird Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
It should involve this crazy chain of events. First, wake up legendary birds to get Lugia and Ho-Oh's attention in order to use them to reach Rayquaza (I mean, he's pretty far up there) and then use all of them for our team's purposes.

Maybe Team Tempest? Because in a way our team would be causing a storm for the sky to exact revenge on the land for the pollution and ozone depletion etc. Then the team uniforms could be stormy shades of purple and blue or something.
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etesian Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
There could be all sorts of crazy things that could happen... BWAHAHAHAHAHA :cough: ha...

:icongijinkagirl2000: (who also has a bird trainer) suggested the name "Team Vestus" because Vestus is latin for wind. I'm pretty fond of that, but what do you think? And the stupid aqua team stole the blue color... what about yellow? it would make primary colors (aqua blue, magma red, _____ yellow) and it's the zodiac color for air?

Hm... we need a way to be able to discuss this in a larger group, so that we can have a super special awesome brainstorm bash. Do you know any way we could do that?

I like you. :hug: (yes... I am that random)
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Porcubird Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Whipped up a little uniform sketch --> [link]
Dunno about the colors or logo, but I'm happy with how the clothing turned out ^^
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etesian Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
Oh em freaking gee woman! that is the most amazing thing I have ever seen. YES YES YES. I love the scarf, and the goggles. I love how it is so elegant and simple (simple is a very good thing in my book). The logo is great.

You should be really proud of this. :worship:
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Porcubird Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Oh, I think I like Vestus better, has a more airy sound to it. Asthetically, Tempest and Vestus sound similar. I think yellow could work, not to mention if Rayquaza is still our target, his markings are yellow.

Hmmm, I dunno. E-mail? Form a group? Find a forum to talk in?

:glomp:
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etesian Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
Yeah... my thoughts were similar. I like the word Tempest... but it doesn't make me think of air so much as a vampire or werewolf novel... it's an awesome word though.

Hm... I think this would be a good group but I have no idea how to make one. I'm not huge on giving my email away because personal information is linked to it. A forum would work.
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GijinkaGirl2000 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Wow, a bird keeper! I'm not the only one with birds majoring in my party >u< Good luck!!
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etesian Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Yeah... it seems flying type trainers are more popular than I expected. I just wanted to do one of the NPC's and bird keepers have always been my favorite... but in hindsight I probably should have gone with something a bit more obvious like a Bug Catcher or a Hiker. Oh well. I'll make spectators XD

There is a major difference, however, between our trainers, yours is well made and clever. Mine will inevitably just laze around the spearow ranch being a boring lump.(assuming that he even lasts that long...HA) ;)
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GijinkaGirl2000 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
I already have 2 spectators, so if I don't get in as a trainer, awell~ I get to watch C:

Well made and clever....??? I made her doing a art block of mine and she's probably one of the oddballs of my pkmn trainer group XD But I like your trainer!! Even if he is a lazy lump ;p Mentia is like that when it comes to major work too sometimes. Lazy bird buddies yeeeeeey~
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etesian Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Trainers instantly become NPCs if they don't make the cut (I asked). So I'll be able to watch too, but I want to make moar spectators.

When and how she was made is unimportant. I like her oddball-ness! Daw, thank you.
Bird buddies forever! They should be friends. I just decided that without you despite the fact it is your character.
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GijinkaGirl2000 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Really? They become NPC's instantly? D: But damn, then I'll have the 3 NPC cap XD;; Awell. I'll figure something out.

YES. BIRD BUDDIES. This must happen. It's totally alright without the consent XD Bird people uh... birds of a feather flock together, yeah. that saying, lol ♥
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etesian Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Well let me double check on that but I think that's what tazsaints said... *checks* yeah

"Trainers who don't pass a round automatically become NPCs when they are no longer in the contest. As all NPCs can enter the events and mini-contests, it's perfectly acceptable for them to enter as well."

So yeah. They become NPCs.

BIRD BUDDIES! I have just decided (as of 30 seconds ago) flying trainers need a gang. There is team magma and team aqua, but no team... air... this must be remedied immediately... right after I come up with a suitable name for it.

BIRDIES FOREVER
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GijinkaGirl2000 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Oh wow! That's super awesome to hear then :D

...I HAVE A NAME MY DEAREST BIRD FLOCKATEER.

TEAM VENTUS. Ventus was latin for "wind" or "air" I believe :icongrinfaceplz: WE HAVE OUR NAME. And we can have totally kickass snazzy flowy outfit's because it's airy and stuff. Oh god. Feathers in peoples hair, wut?
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etesian Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011
Glad I could help.

:la: OOOOOOOOOOOH TELL TELL

Ventus, eh? That would be a pretty good name. But I will forever pronounce it "wentus" because that is how it would be pronounced in latin. (I takes latin... it is awesome!) That's a sweet name. Let's do it.

Yes! the flowy outfits of DOOM. But some of them may need to be warmer, because it may be a little cold to be flying above the clouds. Bah, shut up logic in my head! Flowy outfits... What color should they have? (Aqua stole blue) wind...

mind voice: they should wear INVISIBLE CLOTHES! CAAAAN YOU PAAAAAAAAINT WITH ALL THE COLORS OF THE WIIIIND!
me: no.
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anaiaram Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011  Student General Artist
I really like him! :D
the design is really cool and i can totaly imagine people looking weird at him for doing those noises xD
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etesian Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
I'm glad!
Yeeeeah... probably. There are forum articles about Bird Keeper Gail (whom I based this trait off of) and it was too hilarious not to put in.:D
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anaiaram Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011  Student General Artist
Hey, I was wondering...does his hair change colour or you painted it like that just for fun? (at the alternate outfit part)
I'm sorry if that's a stupid question ;M;
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etesian Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
The hair changes color because all the alternate outfits are based on outfits worn by bird keepers in the Pokemon games. The hair colors given are the hair colors that the respective bird keepers had in the game. The reference is a little too subtle. It's my bad.

There are no such things as stupid questions, just stupid people (you are not a stupid person XD)
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TheUniverseTraveler Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
AHH!! Hide the bird seed!
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etesian Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Quickly! Those rats with wings will ruin everything D8
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TheUniverseTraveler Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
:noes: On no!
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etesian Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2011
Birds::evillaugh:
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