Pochoden the Snake (pronounced "pah-KO-den") is an assassin that serves the Fire Clan of Fiamme.
A lean kingsnake who stands a fair bit over three feet tall, Pochoden has a somewhat short muzzle with slit nostrils, a pair of small fangs that are always visible, even when his mouth is closed, and a long, slender tail.
His scales are primarily NCS red in color, with a vanilla muzzle, chest, and stomach, as well as large, CW red-violet blotches that are ringed with black and run evenly down his back, all the way to the tip of his tail; he also has a large, CW red-violet blotch on top of his head that partially covers his eyes, is ringed with black, and also has a NCS red spot in the center of it. He has no hair on his head, and his eyes are sunray in color.
As an assassin, Pochoden excels in disposing of a single enemy with little to no hassle; he has respectable physical strength, and the speed to back up his swift takedowns. He's well-versed in hand-to-hand combat, and is also adept at striking the weak points of his opponents. Being a snake, he has very sharp teeth, and can deliver a nasty (and often flame-infused) bite.
He wields throwing knives to great effect; they can either be thrown from a distance, or used up close to slash at opponents, and the throwing knives can additionally be coated in flames. His long tail is also an effective weapon in its own right; he uses it like a whip, and can either trip up his opponents or lash them with it, and it's prehensile, as well.
Pochoden is a proficient Pyrokinetic, although the bulk of his attacks are physical (like Inferno Slash); his connection to the Chaos Force isn't terribly strong, and he can only pull off weak energy-based attacks of the Fire Element, such as Gatling Fire.
Genetic Ability: Shed Skin
A Genetic Ability that is common in reptiles, it has a chance to activate whenever Pochoden is afflicted by poisoning, paralysis or a burn. When it activates, a thin layer of his skin at the source of the status condition sloughs off, taking the negative status condition with it. However, it isn't terribly reliable, as it sometimes may not activate until 30 or more minutes after being afflicted; however, other times it may activate within as little as 5 minutes.
Pochoden is relatively resistant to the Elements of Fire and Nature (his Fire resistance is somewhat higher, however). He is quite agile, able to dodge slow-moving opponents and attacks with ease. Hot, dry weather also strengthens his pyrokinesis to some degree, and he can tolerate hot, dry weather with ease.
Pochoden is weak to the Elements of Ice, Earth and Water. His defenses aren't anything special, therefore he mostly relies on his agility to try and evade potentially devastating attacks. Cold and/or rainy weather also severely dampens his pyrokinesis, and cold weather is additionally dangerous due to him being cold-blooded.
Friends and Foes
- Ice Clan of Kyanos -
- Nihlic Clan of Nihlus -
- The Eggman Empire -
Pochoden has a fairly rough-edged personality, and tends to be a bit difficult to get along with due to his overly serious and somewhat short-tempered nature. He's generally cold and distrusting of strangers, and doesn't even really open up much around his allies in the Fire Clan, generally maintaining a no-nonsense demeanor that doesn't play well with jokester types. There's no denying he's brave and loyal, however, and cares deeply for his allies, even if he does have a brusque way of showing it.
- Somewhat short-tempered
His name is the Czech word for "torch".