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PokeGlitch app: Acantha Laine by Aki-rain PokeGlitch app: Acantha Laine by Aki-rain
:bulletred: This is now an outdated app! :bulletred:
New app: PG: Acantha Laine Reference

:bulletgreen: Items:
- The wing armor pictured here was mostly used in battle, and is created to be light yet sturdy and also allow maximum movement for flight. However, she lost the armor when the dome collapsed and she LEFT IT AT HOME.
- Compartments can be attached to her belt to allow her to carry objects, but weight of the compartments and objects, and size of the compartments since she needs to fly, puts an upper limit on what she can carry. What is depicted in her app now is the upper limit at the moment, though as she grows stronger and more skilled, she can eventually carry heavier loads.
- She previously wore her foot-claws (whose claws can sheathe most of the way) around a lot since they are lighter and more convenient than armor, but this was also lost in the collapse of the dome.

:bulletgreen: Higher-resolution drawing can be found here.

♦ Name: Acantha Laine
♦ Gender: Female
♦ Age: 15

♦ Species: Pidgeotto
♦ Ability: Keen Eye
♦ Level: 49 (14 for cover-up job)

♦ BIRTH DATE : March 14th
♦ Height: 5’2”
♦ Weight: 91 lbs.

♦ Job: Guardian... sort of (Street Entertainer)
♦ District: Lumiere
♦ Alignment: Good

♦ Moveset:
1 - Wing Attack: She uses one or both of her wings in a physical attack on the enemy without any special equipment.
2 - U-Turn: She executes an agile and particularly fast attack, physically attacking her opponent and then immediately bouncing back, in order to retreat or simply avoid the enemy's counterattack.
3 - Steel Wing: She uses armored wings to attack, varying from a simple slap of the wing to a slash with the blades on her armor.
4 - Mirror Move: With the help of her Keen Eye ability, she watches the enemy very closely, then copies the foe's exact movements. This works extremely well with physical attacks requiring no mental power; she can perform some elemental attacks with this move, but usually is not able to mimic the strength of a Pokémon who has its type to boost the strength of its elemental attack.

♦ Likes: Washing her feet in water, running and flying, fish, playing energetically with other birds or agile gijinka, and fighting.
♦ Dislikes: Strong winds, fire or electricity, shoes, being restrained, losing arguments and is especially irritated by boredom.

♦ Personality: Acantha is very persistent, and it takes a lot to make her give up. She will not stand to be restrained, physically, mentally, or whatever; that is the one thing that will make her stay angry at a person. Other than that, she is mostly forgiving and light-hearted, and can’t stay angry for more than a few moments. She does tend to be distracted easily and forgetful, but she makes up for it with her willingness to correct herself and learn from her mistakes. She doesn’t mind working with other people, and on-task usually has a solitary nature, but when she’s not on duty, she loves being in small groups of close friends. Though quick to anger, she’s normally friendly and very understanding, and as mentioned earlier, she doesn’t stay angry for long, so she is a good friend for the most part. Acantha likes to think she is rseponsible, and has a good sense of duty. Her worst flaw is that she is easily offended and doesn’t always think before she acts, though this is developing with her age and experience. She's easily affected by the emotions of people around her, especially when others are anxious and upset, and can be controlled by her emotions frequently. 

♦ History: Acantha has always had a bit of an awkward life, thanks to having wings instead of actual hands. She tries to use her wings as normal hands, with questionable success, though she has learned how to grasp normally sized objects and write in some form. It can be difficult for her, however, and near impossible when she’s flying, so she’s also learned how to use her feet, which are more flexible thanks to her being half-bird. Because it can be more convenient for her to use her feet as hands sometimes, she almost never wears shoes, and if the terrain is dangerous, resorts to flying. She grew up and matured very fast thanks to her unusual predicament and to the fact that she was an only child and her family was heavily involved in the remnants of the class struggles.

Finally when she was old enough for a real battle, she participated in the fight with the monsters outside of the dome along with some of the other gijinka. This battle didn't go well for her, and with her only moves being physical attacks, she could hardly affect the monsters at all; furthermore, one of her wings had been broken in the monster's vicious jaws. Since then, she has healed and become more skilled at battle, but the memory of being so useless still frustrates her, and she has gained a particular determination to grow stronger and not give up in any physical or emotional fight in which she may be involved. This strong will that she developed does get her into a lot of risks, but it was helpful in the collapse of the dome and kept her on task, even though the anxiety of which of her friends could be alive was devastating. 

♦ Additional Information:
She is slightly unstable in both walking and flying due to her combination of bird and human, especially since her wings are structured largely like arms, so they're not as useful for flying.

She treats Obi Shirotaiyo as an older brother. 

:bulletgreen: Evolution: Pidgey --> Pidgeotto (December 12, 2012)

:bulletgreen: Past Updates
5/27/2013: New image and costume
11/28/2013: New image and costume
6/6/2014: Modified items (she lost all her armor due to the collapse of the dome) and modified her history and personality a bit. 
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appsdata Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student Artist
has she ever been tickled before?
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:iconaki-rain:
Aki-rain Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student General Artist
I don't remember. I could have sworn she was, but I'm not entirely sure. I'm sure she would love being tickled, though.
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appsdata Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student Artist
ok then
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appsdata Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student Artist

six more levels till she evolves to a pidgeot.

 

Acantha Level 30 --- Level 36 ---> Pidgeot Acantha.

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Aki-rain Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Student General Artist
I don't evolve her by level. She probably evolved into Pidgeotto when she was level 20-something. And I don't want her to grow up too fast, so I'm not planning on evolving her again for at least a couple of years.
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appsdata Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student Artist
You know she has the ability to use her wings as hands, but she doesn't know. Does she?
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:iconaki-rain:
Aki-rain Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student General Artist
She can use her wings as hands for some very basic things, like a person would hold something in two hands, but beyond that she has almost no control because of her feathers replacing fingers. Sometimes she does use her feet for hand-like things, because her toes are long and somewhat dextrous, but only when it's important, since it can look rather weird.
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appsdata Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student Artist
Why can't she have hands like this? images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__c…
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:iconaki-rain:
Aki-rain Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student General Artist
I've never seen that before, and in spite of my anime style I tend to lean more toward realism in terms of concepts, so I'd rather just have her have either wings or hands and not a mix. Some cartoonists such as the one above do use wing-hands, but I've never understood quite how it works. And I've established Acantha enough with her uncoordinated wings so that it would be odd if I suddenly did change it on the off-chance that I figured something out. I still have a good memory of her struggling to eat a cupcake at a party... xD
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appsdata Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student Artist

What if I roleplayed with you so that Acantha can learn to use her wings as hands again?

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Aki-rain Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student General Artist
She never knew to begin with, and there wouldn't be much of a way to learn because feathers just don't work the same way fingers do. It's like asking my parakeet to pick up a cup of coffee with his wings.
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appsdata Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student Artist
I was thinking of creating a special equipment to equip on Acantha's wings so that they can be her new hands. is that a good idea?
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:iconaki-rain:
Aki-rain Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student General Artist
If it's not too heavy. :D She'd probably like to still be able to fly.
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appsdata Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student Artist
Has Acantha ever stepped on a lego brick before? if she did, was it painful for her?
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Aki-rain Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student General Artist
Hehe. xD Probably not, since she can't use them well due to her lack of hands. I'm not even sure if Legos exist in the year 3000 anyway...
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appsdata Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Student Artist
come on. it exists. after all it is the future.
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appsdata Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Student Artist
excuse me, can you add this ribbon fav.me/d6gnn4n to your app?
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appsdata Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student Artist
I made acantha as a microfigure from lego. You saw that. right?
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:iconaki-rain:
Aki-rain Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Yup, I saw. :D
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appsdata Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student Artist
you did? so are you going to plan on drawing Acantha in a different form in the future? Have you made a fursona version of Acantha?
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:iconaki-rain:
Aki-rain Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Maybe cosplaying as another bird character, but not too different. What do you mean by fursona version?
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appsdata Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student Artist
I mean something like this [link]
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Aki-rain Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh. "Fursona" means an animal character that represents me in something. The style it's drawn in (the way it's an animal, but looks sort of human-like) is called "anthro". I wasn't planning on drawing Acantha in that style, since she's already part Pokémon and part person.
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appsdata Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2013  Student Artist
oh.
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Dravencleary Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
hehe mirror move the move charge, zap poor Acantha ;w;
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:iconaki-rain:
Aki-rain Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Hmm... I bet someone could use that mischievously. :iconheplz:
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Dravencleary Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
marque Shot
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:iconaki-rain:
Aki-rain Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student General Artist
That would be an interesting, humorous short thing to write about. xD Acantha trying to use Mirror Move on Charge...
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Dravencleary Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
heheh or like, zapcannon. with out the proper power it woul djust fizzle out
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Dravencleary Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
So is acantha going to ever get a special somebody god im nosey and bored and i love her OTL
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Aki-rain Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student General Artist
Forever alone I sure hope so! xD She's still young, so she's fine for now, but possibly.
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Dravencleary Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
pats acantha on the back* i know this feel

hnng cant wait to see which lucky boy/girl/metapod manages to nabb her
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Aki-rain Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Student General Artist
I don't want to say too much about it because my friends are going to pester me. .w.

Metapod? xD What's that from?
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Dravencleary Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
nothing~ i just put that there as a third option~
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Dravencleary Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
OTL Shes so pretty...
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:iconaki-rain:
Aki-rain Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks for all your comments. XD I'll be sure to draw her again soon.
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Dravencleary Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
yaaaaay~
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Dravencleary Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
OTL i loves her, so awesome
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CreepinOn Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Ahhh, she's still so pretty *w*
i need to reply ahdksladhs
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Pingo1387 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
I really like the way you draw eyes. Just saiyan.
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Aki-rain Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013  Student General Artist
Ehehe, puns. xD Thanks, they take a while but I really enjoy drawing them.
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