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Seirye posted at Jan 7 2018, 04:35 AM
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Appearances can be deceiving...
Long of leg and lean in form, Maria looks more like a runner than anything. She is rather tall for a woman at a comfortable, even six foot, and enjoys making herself taller with fashionable heels. Despite her profession as a researcher and time spent in the field, she is often caught in these shoes, and anyone who knows her knows she can do everything from run and jump to climb in them.
She is dark skinned and attractive by many standards, with high, sharp cheekbones and an outward confidence that comes naturally. Her hair is long and black, though the roots and temples have started to gray early, just a little. Her eyes are a deep brown, rich despite the common color. She keeps her nails trimmed short and neat, and rarely sports any jewelry. At times, she does wear a pair of slim glasses, and is often seen with a clipboard in her hands.
Her favorite thing to wear other than her heels is her lab coat. She is proud of her profession and enjoys the fact that people recognize what she is just from that single garment. Otherwise, she will wear whatever is comfortable, though she tends to prefer pants over skirts just for practicality. Her clothes always seem impeccably neat and well kept, and she always smells faintly of something flowery.
But people change with the wind...
Plenty of words can be used to describe Professor Okafor, but the first would be passionate. Nothing in life matters as much as her research, though the exact subject varies from day to day. She is wildly obsessed with pokemon, almost to the point of dressing like them as some folks do--in fact, she owns some nighties and onesies that do resemble some particular pokemon, but she keeps these well hidden away! Her work comes first to her, and in her work, the pokemon are of the utmost importance. Their welfare and well being is more important than any study results, and if she ever feels the pokemon are threatened, she will not hesitate to put an end to an experiment.
She enjoys anything funny and finds even the smallest things worth laughing about, assuming it's not too serious. She has a habit of making fun of pokemon, but in a loving sort of way, and certainly not where they can hear if they're the sensitive sort. If a squirtle gets stuck on its back, she's going to laugh about it, and instead of helping will watch to see what the pokemon does. Fortunately, many pokemon seem fairly self sufficient, but when it becomes clear the pokemon cannot help itself, she will step in.
Outside of pokemon, she has another passion in the form of women. While sexuality may not be a personality trait for some, Maria will go out of her way to flirt with and make her affections known to ladies who catch her eye. She isn't necessarily the flirtiest person, but she does enjoy doting on others, and can be very generous in the form of gifts and attention. Making others smile is very important to her, and she tries to live life to the fullest.
In her downtime, Maria can often be found reading, sleeping, and eating. In fact, despite her rather active job, she is something of a couch potato. She's more inclined to sitting and watching pokemon than she is to going out for a hike, though she is often torn on this. Hiking means seeing pokemon in their natural habitat, but also, that time could be spent napping. It's a true dilemma at times!
So who you were is not who you are.
Born and raised in Slateport City in Hoenn, it's no surprise that Maria found it easy to gain passage to new regions throughout her life. Her mother was a PokeMart employee and her father a sailor of sorts, who owned his own small boat and taught her to sail early on. She did not share his love of the sea, but she did still enjoy their days on the water, and eventually took that knowledge to travel to other regions without depending on anyone else.
Before she left Slateport and Hoenn, however, Maria grew into a fine young woman with an unsurprising passion in pokemon. She began her own pokemon journey at the age of thirteen, traveling Hoenn and seeing everything there was to see. She challenged the gyms and earned her badges with her starter, a mudkip she named Splashes. She was just a kid, after all; who expected her to be creative about it?
She never challenged the League in Hoenn. Instead, she ended up spending all of her time on the routes between cities, watching the pokemon in their natural habitats. Despite having a team of her own and badges under her belt, she really did not enjoy pokemon battling. She preferred to watch them, and eventually went into schooling specifically to be a researcher and a professor.
When she finished her schooling, she was seized by the need to explore other regions and see the pokemon there, as well as to compare differences in species found throughout. She left her team at home in the hands of the lab there, knowing they would be happier where they could still battle freely. She set sail on her little boat, and started her new adventure alone.
Coming from Hoenn to Ho'ohiki was a bit of a culture shock for Maria, but she settled into life in the region without too much trouble. It was easier than Alola, and she liked the scenery. She spent her time, from the start, watching pokemon in their native habitats and comparing notes with her experiences in previous regions.
This is your new beginning.
set a or b;
TM 29 (Psychic), Hoenn Pokedex
This post has been edited by Seirye: Jan 7 2018, 06:49 AM
Professor Coral posted at Jan 13 2018, 06:29 PM
Congratulations, your character has been accepted for play on PLEDGE!
Please make an IC account using your characters full name if you have not already, and link it as a subaccount to your OOC account.
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SET ITEMS: TM Psychic
HOMETOWN ITEMS: Hoenn Pokedex