ANIMA, the Angel of Suffering Pokégirl
Type: Semihuman (Metamorphic)
Element: Magic/Ghost/Psychic (Celestial)
Frequency: Extremely Rare
Role: Living Tragedy
Strong Vs: Normal, Magic, Psychic, Fighting
Weak Vs: Sonic attacks, ‘Toxifying’ Magic
Attacks: Heaven’s Arrow, Transcendant Sword, Pain, Soothing Mist, Highway to Heaven, Withdraw, No Sell, Feel the Burn, Dark Bomb, Dark Shield, Dark Matter, Oblivion
Enhancements: Loses ultra-dense skin, Body spikes, Telekinesis, Telepathy, Emotion manipulation, Sensation control, Enhanced Regeneration (x6), Limited Metamorph, Solid Ether Shell, Manifest Weapon: Chains
Evolves From: Penance (Further abuse)
As hard as it is to believe, an evolution for the Penance has been discovered. When Penances go through even more abuse, at least a week’s worth in all known cases, they undergo a horrifying evolution. They become the most twisted, distorted vision of a Pokégirl ever. And, to people’s dismay and surprise, they are Celestials.
Upon evolution to Anima, Penances lose their ultra-dense skin, trading it in for normal skin and a series of spikes lining their arms and going across the tops of their heads. Their skins become darker, more mottled and scarred, as the leather straps that once covered them become ragged bandages that cover precious little. Their teeth become razor sharp, and one eye vanishes from its socket if it hadn’t already been removed by the torture. Two halves of a grayish-blue shell of solid ether surround them, one that they can close and open at will for protection. And around their chest, binding their arms in a position where they are covering their breasts, are a pair of thick chains. Around her wrists and ankles are metal clamps. These ‘accessories’ may symbolically suggest that the Anima is now trapped in her pain. Which is certainly close to true, as their body spikes constantly hurt them. Blood can be seen running down their arms and faces at regular intervals, despite their regenerative powers.
This Pokégirl is a tragedy made flesh. The fact that even one exists is horrifying, but there have been at least six recorded cases of an Anima being created throughout history. Animas are to be pitied. But they are also not to be taken lightly, either. They possess tremendous psychic ability, and are constantly broadcasting a low-level pulse of psychic energy. That pulse contains a constant projection of the pain and madness they suffer. Most psychic-type Pokégirls that encounter an Anima suffer from dementia and nightmares for weeks afterwards. They have tremendous telekinetic prowess, and have a long ‘reach’ with their telekinesis. They can take all the pain they are suffering and use it as a concentrated psychic attack, infusing it with magical energy for a 50% chance of inducing a random status effect.
They have two abilities, however, that are more frightening than most attacks out there.
The first ability is the chains. Animas can summon chains spiked chains with hooks on them from anywhere. They have the ability to manipulate these chains as if they were extensions of their own limbs, frequently using the hooks on the end of the chain to mutilate their victims, tearing off ragged chunks of meat and eating them. These chains have almost become the trademark of the breed, and are feared.
Their most frightening ability is their exclusive attack, a Celestial/Dark-element move called Oblivion. Bloody chains shoot out of dark portals in the ground, wrapping around the legs of an opponent and dragging them back down into the portal. What happens has never been personal witnessed by researchers, but one of the few Pokégirls who’ve been struck with the attack has come forward with a full description of the chilling move, which will be listed below. Suffice to say, it’s an unpleasant move.
Animas, mentally, are completely insane. Because of the abuse they’ve suffered as a Penance, they’ve lost hold of any grip on reality. Their personalities range from constantly terrified to the point of violent hostility towards anything in their vicinity, to vicious, cruel sadists that delight in pain and take a perverse pleasure from torturing and raping their victims.
Against all logic, Animas do seek out Taming. They wander around, the frightened ones kidnapping people in secret and taking what they need from them by pinning them down with their chains and forcing them to arousal with their tongues, taking what they need from there and brutally murdering them afterward. The sadists cruelly torture their victims, bringing them to the edge of pleasure and pain as they destroy them mentally and physically.
Disturbingly, in two of the six known cases of an Anima existing, in two cases the Anima had an active Tamer.
One case is that of Seymour T. Guado, known member of Team Rocket. Early in Seymour’s life, he was strongly connected to his mother. His father, Jyscal, was a cruel, heartless man who abused his Pokéwoman wife until she became a Penance. Infuriated and concerned that the discovery would ruin his standing in the community, he kept his wife locked up and beat her daily, trying to actively kill her. She became an Anima, but before she could kill Jyscal, her son did the deed for him. He took in his own mother, eventually Taming her and making him the Alpha of his own personal harem. He and his Pokégirls, due to the constant exposure to the maddening psychic waves drove them mad. They joined Team Rocket, but were all killed by a Tamer named Tidus Zanarkand and his Harem during a raid on the Viridick Gym shortly after the arrival of the alternate universe visitor, Ranma Saotome.
The second case is also the only known living Anima, as all others have been put out of their misery. A sadist type, this particular Anima was taken in by former Blue League military tamer Captain Elliott Spencer. Captain Spencer was known for his own cruelty, as well as his bloodgifts of regeneration and durability due to his Steel-type ancestry. This made it easy for him to both relate to the Anima and tame her. The two have since become an infamous duo, an embarrassment to the Blue League, and a high bounty is out for their capture and execution. Caution is advised in confronting them, as Captain Spencer is known for his cleverness, depravity, and vicious creativity.
What is strangest about these girls is that in every recorded incidence of an Anima being created, every Celestial Pokégirl within a 100-mile radius of the Anima suffers a tremendous bout of psychic pain that lasts for several minutes. Those that were willing to come forward after feeling the attack claim that the feeling is like having electrified acid poured over their whole bodies…
A kill-on-site order is in effect for any and all Animas in existence in the present or future. Not just because they are dangerous, but because they are also in constant pain. It’s a mercy killing… Incidentally, for anyone who creates an Anima, a far worse punishment has been approved for general use. Creating things like a Penance, Panthress, or Hyperdoll is bad enough. But this is beyond unforgivable and will not be tolerated. UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IS CLASSIFIED TOP-SECRET EYES ONLY AND MUST NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, BE PLACED IN THE PUBLIC POKÉDEX.
There has been a seventh Anima. The very first one, to be precise.
After the Athena Incident ended, some of Athena’s bases were raided by Crimson League officials, many of Athena’s personal journals being found. They were turned over to the PLC and other interested parties, the shocking discovery of the reason behind Athena’s madness being discovered at last. Along with that, the fate of the missing General Pokégirl, Artemis, was discovered as well.
Apparently, near the end of the Revenge War, Artemis was captured by human forces and tortured ruthlessly in her interrogation. The techniques used on Artemis were relentlessly brutal. Athena led a squadron of Celestial Pokégirls to rescue Artemis, but they were all captured and held prisoner by the humans. The torture of Artemis continued, and she eventually turned into a Penance right before Athena’s eyes.
The horror on Athena’s face apparently made her captors realize that she and Artemis were lovers. They continued to brutalize Artemis, who had been crippled before her evolution and was unable to run away.
Things got bad when Artemis evolved from a Penance into an Anima.
Athena’s writings stopped after a point, detailing her plans for a rescue, and resume after her escape. Apparently the shock of the evolution startled her captors enough that Athena was able to break free and slaughter them. Artemis was too weak to move from the torture she had suffered, and had said only three words to Athena.
“Kill me. Please.”
Athena had to kill her own lover. With further research done into the topic today, it’s believed that Artemis was Athena’s Recognition partner. Add into that the psychic trauma the Celestials under Athena’s command suffered by the Anima evolution and the physical torture they suffered under their inquisitors, and it becomes less of a mystery as to why the Bloody Angels unit was formed. The Bloody Angels, comprised of all the Celestials that were under Athena’s command, committed acts of cruelty so great that some Mazouku still speak with jealousy of them today. They were all killed, but some, such as Hild, hold the unit in high regard. Athena was the only survivor, a once wise General become a mad seeker of vengeance.
The intense feelings generated in Celestials who have experienced the backlash Anima evolution, in many cases, have led those who experienced it to believe that humanity that humanity needs direction. This fact that has, unfortunately, to much backlash against Celestials in general because it manifests itself in many, ranging from gentle kindness that can exceed even that of their more altruistic, unaffected kin to outright busy-bodyness, and the latter, although only affecting a fairly small minority, has been greatly capitalized on by their detractors. Regardless, though, these 'affected' Celestials, in general, feel a need to keep solid control of things and create order in their world. This has led these Celestials, moreso even than the normal variety, to conflict with Macavity many times. However that is an unrelated topic.
If you’ll forgive this researcher for saying so, but the fact that the Anima exists at all makes me wonder if Sukebe wasn’t right in the first place…
ANIMA, the Angel of Suffering Pokégirl
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ANIMA, the Angel of Suffering Pokégirl