Amanda Zarth is a Pokémon Trainer for Team Plasma specializing in manmade/artificial Pokémon.
Discovered washed up on the beach in Undella Town in Unova, with no memory of her past or her identity, Amanda Zarth was adopted by a wealthy family of the business world and learned their ways with rapid efficency. Since leaving home, she has traveled repeatedly between Unova and Johto as a foreign representative of her current organization's interests in that realm.
Amanda is a courier as well as a trainer of Team Plasma's group-use teleporters; she will travel to a region, attain familiarity with important transportation sites (such as towns, Pokémon Centers, and other major public facilities) alongside her personal Elgyem, and then return with a larger contingent of Plasma teleporters, utilizing her and her Pokémon's familiarity with the location to speed the training process for the others. Since the announcement of the cease-fire, Amanda has successfully trained many Team Plasma teleporters to be able to visit important sites in the Sinnoh region, and was most recently assigned to carry out the same duties within Johto.
Life Outside UnovaEdit
Escape From OpelucidEdit
Recently, while preparing to travel to Johto on Team Plasma business, Amanda was diverted and ordered to protect and rescue Team Galactic Admin Jupiter from the attack of Kane in Opelucid City. After taking Jupiter back to Eterna City and failing to convince the Admin to revive her demolished team, Amanda returned to her original task in Johto.
After The EggEdit
After receiving reports from Evan Tierra and Jenny Hakuda regarding Team Liberty and Team Rocket's joint plans to strike John Ford/The Shadowed Man's base of operations on Two Island, Team Plasma diverted Amanda (as the closest active Plasma agent) to The Alamo to serve as a representative should harm befall Tierra and Hakuda, or to serve as an administrative assistant to the pair if they weren't. Upon making contact with her new superiors and informing them of their new diplomatic status, Evan Tierra assigned Amanda to attend a briefing on the threat of Missing Zero in his place; at the briefing, Amanda learned of the Power Suits and of the joint operation between Liberty and Rocket to use the suits to gather data on Missing Zero activity on Three Island, and unintentionally volunteered to participate in the mission, being assigned the T-15 Psychic-type suit by Liberty Executive James Arthur's Type Affinity Protocol (T.A.P.). After the briefing, Amanda and Executive Arthur discussed the T.A.P. algorithm and the purpose for the Power Suits, with the two proving to be quite similar in motivations and objectives, impressing Zarth to the point that she considered the Executive to be an asset to both Team Plasma and to her personally.
Although volunteering her participation in the mission was unintended, Amanda concluded that joining the expedition would serve to improve relations between Team Plasma and the two Kanto-based Teams, and so she attended a training session the night before the mission's departure. At this session, she was matched with Team Liberty Executive Jayron Aaron wielding the Dragon-type Power Suit, during which her superior strategy allowed her to compensate for her significantly lesser experience in direct combat and battle the Executive to a draw with the aid of her Magnezone and Elgyem. After the battle, her critiques to the Liberty technicians revealed that the suit had not registered a use of the move Teleport despite her using the move in the battle; while both she and the others present wrote the occurrence off as a technical error with the T-15, this was in fact the first recorded indication of the emergence of her latent Psychic potential.
Mission Against M0Edit
Just before deploying for the Three Island mission, Amanda equipped Executives Aaron and Arthur with two of her suit's six surveillance drones, with the express intention of being able to rush to their aid via Teleportation. Once she and the other mission participants boarded the helicopters that would transport them to the mission theater, new intelligence from One Island indicated Missing Zero activity threatening the island's evacuation operation, which was taking longer than initial estimates had suggested. Zarth, along with fellow "Echo Order" squad members Ryan "Black" Hikari and Ray Hakuda, argued that the mission should divert to One Island to protect the evacuation efforts while still gathering the Missing Zero instance data they had originally deployed to obtain. Ultimately, Zarth's suggestion was adopted, with reallocation of the suits within the helicopters allowing the team to land relatively unmolested.
Appearance and PersonalityEdit
Appearance: Clean-cut, to an almost mechanical degree. Short, slightly androgynous haircut (black hair). Pierced ears, wears small, unobtrusive stud earrings. Ordinary white button-up with slightly lacy collar and mid-length sleeves, in warmer weather a v-neck t-shirt instead, revealing a clean pendant necklace with a small iridescent stone. In either case, also a simple black vest with gray stitching. For legs, either a black trouser skirt or dark gray slacks depending on weather.
Personality: Clean-cut, to an almost mechanical degree. An eternal analyst, her mind for logic and data has made her an invaluable asset for the insurance firms she's worked for, as well as for her job as a transporter for Team Plasma. Has no emotional attachment to the war or any of the recent events in the world, observing them with as Analytic an eye as possible.