Cass the Raikou was a recruit in the Moebian mercenary group known as the Nihlic Warriors. He was executed by the group after he hijacked a psychic training exercise with his genetic ability, revealing that he was already mentally ill from it's overuse.
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|Weaponry||Four small monocle-like toys|
Cass, like most anthropomorphised Pokemon, resembled the non-anthro members of his race. He was mostly yellow, with black stripes on his back and legs, a blue x-shape over his muzzle and white belly fur. He had long white hair and purple stormclouds rippling down his back, with sharp red eyes and a jagged blue tail finishing off his image.
As a recruit into the Nihlic Warriors, Cass dressed somewhat over-the-top with a yellow & black jersey edged with purple and black shorts with yellow & purple markings. He added to this a pair of white gloves with similar detailing to the shorts, a black bandana with a blue stripe down the center and yellow trainers with a white, black and purple lightning design.
Like most Mobianized legendary Pokemon, the early life of this Raikou is barely known, thanks mostly to the secretive nature of these families. As such, the earliest known details of his life was when he joined the Nihlic Warriors.
Cass appeared to the Warriors at a recruitment drive, which surprised the mercenary group. As a legendary Pokemon, they though he would want more respect than anyone else, which was proven to be partially the case. The twenty-three year old stunned the group with the display of his powers in an early training run, ranging from his skill in hand-to-hand combat to his elemental mastery, with his two genetic abilities as the icing on the cake. However, one of the commanding officers was concerned by the presence of the ability Synergy Effect, having heard rumors of the mental illness tied to it. Cass simply passed it off, and the other officers taunted the man for his paranoia.
As this progressed, Cass proved to be just what they were looking for in a field commander. He was quick on his feet, intelligent and powerful, and one who was willing to listen to their belief in Nihlus with an open mind. Plans were drawn up, and it was decided - Cass would be the newest field leader, as soon as basic training finished.
Unfortunately, the last trials that the group had to do was a psychic training exercise, which depicted the trainees being captured and held as prisoners of W.A.R, with fully trained agents serving as the enemy. The trainees were never informed about this exercise. As such, Cass panicked, and in the process activated the Synergy Effect inside the psychic linkup, essentially overriding it and taking control. From there, things got weird. At least two of the experienced officers died from cerebral hemorrhaging after trying to resist his commands, while another died from a heart attack caused by the Raikou's electrical powers. The sheer power that Cass was emitting in both the illusion and reality was causing havoc. As such, one of the people outside the link-up managed to tranquilize the man.
It was clear that their predictions were wrong. He was indeed mentally ill, with some form of paranoid schizophrenia emerging. However, after killing so many of their number, there would be no dishonorable discharge for the young man. Instead, he was executed by two of the officers, taking two shots to the chest and one to the head before dying.
Cass left behind a tangled, convoluted mess after his execution. The surviving Warriors grew biased towards the mentally ill, who were no longer allowed to enter their forces. In addition, the rumors of the effects of the Synergy Effect spread faster, which often resulted in beings known to have the ability being persecuted.
As a young Raikou, Cass was regarded for his more-than-impressive array of power, topped off by his twin genetic abilities. Pressure was an aura of power that seemed almost weighted, which served to slow down and almost drain energy reserves and stamina by impeding movement and casting abilities. Synergy Effect was a coordinating power which allowed the user to take control of the minds of countless others, although it was well-known for driving the user insane. It was this genetic ability that lead to his death.
As a Raikou, Cass had access to a massive array of electrokinetic techniques, and a modest array of other techniques on top of that. This made him a veritable powerhouse, when combined with his genetic ability. He was noted as carrying four small monocle-like toys. These were revealed to be relics with a locking ability, allowing the Raikou to ensure his next attack would hit by breaking a monocle.
However, despite his brilliant strength, Cass was also a paranoid, due in part to Synergy Effect, which left him weak and prone to making accusations. In addition, Earth-based techniques were strong against him as with other Raikou.
- Charge Beam
- Electric Gate: Heavenly Lightning
- Electric Spindash
- Lightning Armor
- Lightning Shield
- Lightning Tether
- Magnet Rise
- Shock Tail
- Static Cling
- Thunder Fang
- Thunder Kick
- Thunder Wave
- Volt Switch
- Wild Charge
- Calm Mind
- Double Team
- Giga Impact
- Quick Attack
- Wreak Havoc
Cass was a paranoid, who often seemed to "hear voices" and was easily panicked by the smallest things. However, he also seemed to hunger for power, and was driven enough to learn to maximize the strength of his powers. He also seemed to fear being held prisoner, for some unknown reason.
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