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The League of the Abandoned by Paperiapina The League of the Abandoned by Paperiapina
Because I'm a nerd.

Found myself scribbling some Pokémon while visiting my family this extended weekend (no school untill today) and ended up a drawing the whole group of old Pokémon characters of mine that go by the name "the League of the Abandoned". I actually have quite a bunch of Pokémon characters, but these bunch are maybe most dear. Maybe. Decided to slap some simple color on it today, and just realized I spent the entire day doing it. Well, darn.

Character bio time!

"The League" is formed of Pokémon that are kinda sorta a patchwork family consisting of 'mons that have previously lived with humans, and have been released for various reasons.

Tezla, the center force of the League was bought as a young pikachu to a family after a big boom caused by a popular TV-series. The family's son had fallen in love with the show's character and wanted a pikachu of his own, and his parents granted the wish. The family just hadn't really made any research beforehand, and when Tezla turned out to be a challenging pet, the family decided it was easier to release her to the wild.

Though Tezla has mellowed down since, a little bit, she'll still punch anyone making fun of her species, and she's determined to find herself a Thunder stone and evolving into a raichu. Thus far she hasn't had any luck with that, finding evolutionary stones in the wild isn't as easy as it might feel.

Riesa on the other hand never minded being abandoned. On the contrary, she didn't like her trainer much at all, she deliberately started acting up and being difficult untill her jerk of a trainer took the hint and let her go. (To add insult to an injury, she evolved immediately after.)

(Okay, I could have translated Riesa's name, as Nuisance is fitting and all, and probable too considering her old trainer gave it to her, but I quite like how the Finnish name sounds like.)

She treats her torn ear as a victory mark, and although the details are a bit obscure, she loves to boast with "the biggest garchomp she had ever seen".

Kita was born in human care. He belonged to a breeder, although he was never used for breeding himself, being born with a cleft palate (although it was surgically fixed) which disqualified him. The breeder still kept him as a personal pet for quite a while, untill they went bankrupt and had to release most of their 'mons. Kita still wears the collar as a memory of them. (Also his name is Finnish and means "maw". Smart, eh?)

And Bug is a rascal. He was abandoned most probably because of his incapability to spit fire, or to use any fire moves at all.

The origin of Tuikku and Katla isn't known, no-one's sure whether they were bred in captivity or caught from wild, but nevertheless they were still just babies when they were confiscated by police from smugglers. The whole deal was illegal to begin with, but the two were even dyed to look like shinies, to sell them for higher price. They were released after the color had worn off and they had grown enough to fend for themselves.

Icaros used to belong to a breeder in Kanto who specialized in breeding the machop line. Originally won in a card game, the breeder didn't really know what to do with him. Icaros' egg group didn't match with his 'mons, and although he still treated him well, the 'mons -being unfamiliar with Icaros' foreign species- didn't work exactly like the breeder had hoped and the kirlia didn't feel well among them. Although Icaros doesn't hold a grudge or anything, he still refuses to read other mons' minds and is obsessed in finding a dawn stone and evolving into gallade. (Which is fine by Tezla, they aren't looking for the same stone.)

Magenta doesn't talk about its past. It would love to learn how to battle, though. Although it relies mostly on special attacks that don't make contact, it's still eager to learn, and is working on its anxiety issues.

Song used to belong to an incredibly rich, although senile old lady. The lady was mostly blind and nearly deaf, and she was convinced that Song was a butterfree. The lady was really sweet and caring, though, so none of her servants had the heart of telling her the truth. Thus, Song is pretty much pampered rotten. He was released when the lady passed away, but some of her old servants still visit his forest and bring him food and stuff occasionally so he hasn't exactly turned wild or anything.

Ulna and radius are actually born wild, but they never knew their parents, so the Ulna as the older of the two has taken care of them both from pretty young. And just so you know, the "rad" in Radius is pronounced like in the word "radical". He's quite fond of letting people know that. They also made up the name "the League of the Abandoned", and although Tezla or half of the others didn't really think too high of it, the name stick and has since become their name out of habit.

Sleep now, my brain isn't working anymore.

Pokémon © Nintendo, Game freak
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:iconfangirlstephie:
FanGirlStephie Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
this is really awesome!!! It really helps with an idea of mine that I've been trying to develop. it's called the Home for Unwanted Pokémon, or the H.U.P for short. a trainer representing me created it after her journey in shinoh. she settled in that region even though she's from kanto.
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RiverStarMontenegro Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You really need to make story or comic or just series of illustrations with those dudes,they ALL look awesome and have awesome info!
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xkookypandax Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, the poor things...
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TzikiiWolf Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012  Student Filmographer
Awww how sweet! Love the added little features ;)
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:iconmq-killer:
MQ-Killer Featured By Owner May 22, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Me: "Nice history, but don't you think being lazy is wrong?"
Song: "I'm not lazy. I was born to take it easy :D"
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Droemar Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
Oh my god, you drew Pokemon! My life is complete!
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:iconpaperiapina:
Paperiapina Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student General Artist
I've got a whole gallery folder for them!
I love Pokémon, and drawing them. Seriously. The only things I might be eager to even take requests of.
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Droemar Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
If you ever want to do a Pokemon comic, I've got a script. :)
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:iconpaperiapina:
Paperiapina Featured By Owner May 20, 2012  Student General Artist
Iiiii... don't dare to promise anything, but you might have gotten me just a tiiiiiny bit curious.
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Droemar Featured By Owner May 20, 2012
I think what I'd actually like to do is get different artists to do "chapters" in the comic, twenty-page runs or so. Hopefully each chapter would generate enough interest for the next artist to volunteer and so on.
A girl can dream!
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:iconpaperiapina:
Paperiapina Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Student General Artist
Sounds pretty interesting actually. Twenty pages would probably take a while in my speed. Well, depending on things.
I'm kind of planning to possibly pull a Nuzlocke challenge this summer and intend to illustrate it, so it'd be a good test if I could pull that out.
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Droemar Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
Well, let me know. If you're interested, I'm interested, and can always send you the script.
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Paperiapina Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Popping in for an interval report. I've been visiting my family for a week now, and looks like I've managed to sketch down twenty pages of my Nuzlocke comic while I've been here. Getting a comic drawn on your script is actually starting to look possible now. I can't promise any time range yet, I want to get the Nuzlocke run out of my way first (two gyms down, six more and the Elite four to go), but I think I could pull it off sometime. Do you have any layouts/thumbnails, or is it all written script?
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rg116 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Artist
DaNG, i NEVER seen pokemon drawn so good before!
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calico-feathers Featured By Owner May 5, 2012
These guys are awesome~ I love how much personality they have.

It'd be amazing to see a Nuzlocke comic from you. Though I'm sure Wurr takes up more time than it should. XD
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Paperiapina Featured By Owner May 6, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks!
I actually AM planning to start a Nuzlocke challenge sometime on my Platinum, and I intend to illustrate it, but that'll probably have to wait untill summer vacation when I'm not dedicating my entire life to surviving school. (I have couple of summer school courses coming, but they won't require homework, so I don't count them.)
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calico-feathers Featured By Owner May 7, 2012
Oh really now? :0 That's awesome! I'll definitely be on the lookout for that to start, I love seeing people adapt Pokemon to their own styles. XD Best of luck on the Nuzlocke when you do it (Platinum's a harder one, I've been told) and even more luck surviving school. I know how much of a pain /that/ can be.
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Paperiapina Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks! I'll need that luck. I was originally supposed to do the Nuzlocke on my Ruby version, but I just recently found out that the game cartilage was a pirate copy and could delete my game save anytime. Then again, it WAS really cheap, bought from a second hand online store, so no wonder.
So Platinum it is.
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MrCanisSkulltail Featured By Owner May 4, 2012
i like the last ones, cub ones ^^
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RanaElaseim Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Love the Cubones! :D
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:iconmaerd7733scaip:
Maerd7733SCAIP Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool! Hope you'll do more with them soon!
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Shade-of-the-Night Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So much love!
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Crazytoast42 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wow, these are really cool.
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:iconbrackenfox:
BrackenFox Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Filmographer
So much love for the Cubone brothers <3
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SomeCallMeWeird Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
So cool...
Love Riesa! :D
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:iconrollinlol95:
Rollinlol95 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
OMG Ulna and Radius, just EPIC!
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:iconhillokotka:
Hillokotka Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Voi kuinka kauniisti teitkään nuo poksuttimet :3
Hianot tarinat myös!
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emergency-fan-51 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Love it! ^^ Ulna and Radius holding their respective namesakes was awesome :D
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Paperiapina Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Wow, someone actually noticed the bones.
Thanks! ^^
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emergency-fan-51 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I'm in my third year of Sports Medicine and I'm planning on being a paramedic, of course I noticed the bones xD
No problem! While I've got your attention can I just say that I LOVE Wurr! The world is amazing, and your characters are so imaginative and...well, epic! Thanks for sharing such awesomeness with us ^^
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purpurariuscaligo Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
Tämä on loistava =D Magentan oikeanpuoleinen kuva sai mut nauramaan :XD:
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ARVEN92 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how Ulna and Radius seem to be holding the respective bones in their hands (And do I spy Radius holding it upside down? XD)

Seriously though, your creativity never fails to amaze me :D I've been playing pokemon for a lifetime, but never imagine such a cool situation as this one :)

YOU. ARE. INSPIRING.

PERIOD. <3
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Paperiapina Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh, gee, someone actually noticed that! (Radius might have the easier-to-draw end of his namesake bone..)

Aww, thanks! Pokémon are just so fun to play with. So much variety and potential!
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ARVEN92 Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yesss! Studied arm and leg bones for an anatomy exam, I'm feeling anatomy-nerd these days XD

And no problems! You are right, it makes me want to try it out with my own team! :'D
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Biotype Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
*finally gets to artist's comment*
Or, are you a nerd?
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RikaStormfeldthefox Featured By Owner May 3, 2012
gah these are so cool! >w< *flails*
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merrypaws Featured By Owner May 2, 2012
Minua kutsuttiin joskus pienenä nimellä 'Tuikku'.
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Shine-Hikaru Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
These guys are so cool. @_@
The way you drew them is amazing, really. Their back stories are interesting as well. ^_^
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PuppyAkamaru Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Song's poses are epic
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D-Rock92 Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Always great to see some of your characters. Interesting backstories. I never liked releasing Pokemon, so if I somehow caught two of the same kind, I ended up keeping both, usually.
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Aspendragon Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Professional General Artist
Are these drawn in pencil and colored in photoshop or drawn digitally as well? I have such a problem with cleaning my pencil lineart and coloring the lines :P
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:iconpaperiapina:
Paperiapina Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Pencil sketches. I pretty much decided not to bother cleaning the lines here, when I slapped colors on them the extra sketch lines didn't look as distracting anymore.
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CrazyRodeoGirl Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooooh pokemon. Love the variety!
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:iconrockingaround:
rockingaround Featured By Owner May 2, 2012   General Artist
Wonderful 'mon style and a whole whack of totally creative individuals; brilliant!
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Mauli-cat Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is very cool
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FlashSurge Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love magenta!
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:iconpb-zeppelinfan:
PB-ZeppelinFan Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist
fobia for the ditto should be phobia.

I love the Cubone bros.
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LucaLoo Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Not sure if when you said Songs previous owner was " nearly death" you meant she was about to die or hard of hearing. If you meant she was hard of hearing the word is "deaf" not death. Two very different yet easily confused words. Just thought I'd let you know:)
Love this bio though!. If I wasn't itching for more pages of Wurr I'd be begging for a comic:)
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Paperiapina Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Student General Artist
Typo. My brain was already half asleep when I wrote it. ^^;

I won't turn this into a long comic like Wurr, but I wouldn't mind drawing short strips about them occasionally.
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LucaLoo Featured By Owner May 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
For sure:).
That would be pretty awesome. I'd really like to know more about them!
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