Village Bridge, Unova
|Age||10 (9 at the start of the RPG)|
|Hometown||Village Bridge, Unova|
|Pokémon||Duo (Duosion) |
|Parents||Paul Burks, Anna Burks|
Ellen lived in Village Bridge her entire life. With the exception of a few trips to Lacunosa Town, she never ventured outside of her hometown. She recently went on a vacation to visit her aunt and uncle in Accumula Town, though her parents had to stay behind in Village Bridge because of their work. This trip to Accumula Town made Ellen highly curious of the world outside Village Bridge. As her vacation drew to a close, she tried to convince her parents to let her walk home, so that she could see more of the world. Her parents eventually agreed, on the condition that Terry, their family pet Herdier, accompany her to protect her on her journey.
Shiny Beast GroupEdit
One day in Accumula Town, Ellen saw a trainer passing by with a multitude of foreign Pokemon following him. Ellen's Solosis, Solo, sensed that the trainer had one more Pokemon with him -- an incredibly powerful one -- that he was keeping in its Pokeball. Struck by curiosity, Ellen later tracked the trainer down. The trainer introduced himself as Ryan Sanders and explained that he was in the Isshu Region with a powerful Entei on a special mission. Seeing this as an opportunity to explore the rest of Unova, Ellen insisted on joining him. Ryan at first refused, but then accepted after seeing Solo's surprising power. The two later met up with Sonja Baron, Zach "Grey" Hikari, Ray "Orange" Hakuda, Thomas Solson, and Justin Icewater, who were in Unova with a female Raikou to find the criminal known as "Black", as well as to prevent dimensional disturbances in the area with the help of a group of Shiny Legendary Beasts.
As the group approached Striaton City, they met Plasma Agent Evan Tierra, who challenged the group to a battle. The group fought, Evan one by one, each person fighting one of the Plasma Agent's Pokemon. Ellen fought Evan's Swinub with Artemis. After the battle, Ryan's friend Alex Lockwood joined the group with a male Raikou.
After spending the night in Striaton, Thomas and Justin decided to leave the group. The rest of the travelers journeyed to Nacrene City, where Ellen encountered a Purrloin that stole an apple from her. Terry chased after the Purrloin, but the cat-like Pokemon got away. Afterward, the group was attacked by a swarm of Swoobats that were fleeing from a 'bruja.' Realizing that the Swoobats had come from Castelia City and that the 'bruja' was likely still there, Ryan, Evan, and "Orange" teleported into the city while Ellen and the others walked. When the group reunited in Castelia, they found "Black." They chased after the criminal, who revealed himself to be Zach's brother. After "Black" seemingly killed Zach, Maddison Hayes showed up, explaining how she had planted bombs throughout the city. She then kidnapped her sister Sonja along with Ellen, taking them to the top of Coeur Tower in the heart of Castelia.
In Coeur Tower, Hayes tied up the two girls, leaving her Bronzong to guard them while she worked on completing her final bomb. The Ford Agent explained that she was sending a message to Team Rocket and Team Liberty -- that their war was affecting other regions like Unova.
Finally, Ryan, "Orange," and Evan arrived at the top of the tower, where they battled Hayes in an attempt to rescue Sonja and Ellen. During the fight, Kyle Eston, who had left the group just before Ryan and Ellen had joined it, returned to help stop Hayes. Alex arrived late, too, crashing through the window with Raikou. However, after listening to Hayes' reasoning for the bombing -- to send a message to Teams Rocket and Liberty that their war affected regions even as far away as Unova -- Unovan native Regis Naser turned on the group and sided with the Ford Agent.
After a long and difficult battle, Hayes retreated, leaving the group alone at the top of the tower with her final bomb completed. The Shiny Suicune sacrificed her life to help the others escape the tower before the bomb detonated. Shocked by the destruction of Castelia, the group headed to Nimbasa City to recuperate.
After they rested up, the group saw "Black," who had escaped to Nimbasa, attack Blair, Whitlea, and N, reverting Reshiram, Zekrom, and Kyurem back to their stone forms. The group followed "Black" to Route 16, where he stole Plasma Agent Summer Shirayuki's Oshawott. Ryan and Alex then took off after "Black," leaving the rest of the group behind. After watching Zach's battle with Burgh, Ellen flew with Sonja to Black City, where Evan was correcting a misunderstanding between Ryan and Alex and two Plasma Agents, who believed that Ryan and Alex were trying to steal the Oshawott.
Evan then brought the group to Plasma Castle for a meeting with the Sages. After the meeting, Blackskull, Ethan Gold, and Richie Eston from Team Liberty joined the group. The next day, Ellen saw the same Purrloin she had met in Nacrene. Terry chased after it, with Ellen chasing after Terry, but they eventually found themselves cornered by a pair of thugs that the Purrloin had angered. Ellen tried to fight off the thugs herself, but eventually Solo had to return to the Pokemon Center to bring the rest of the group to help. The others in the group quickly chased the thugs off, but when Ellen went to see if the Purrloin was okay, the cat-like Pokemon scratched her and then ran off. Ryan and the rest of the group took Ellen to the Pokemon Center to get her arm bandaged up and then, after a brief snowball fight, continued their journey.
On Unova Route 14, Ellen found the Purrloin lying unconscious on the side of the road. Worried, she picked up the Pokemon, put it in an empty Pokeball, and rushed it to the Pokemon Center in Undella Town. The Purrloin woke up halfway through the Poke Center treatment, but Ellen stopped it from running out the door, explaining that she had captured it. The Purrloin was not too fond of being captured, but nevertheless decided to stick with Ellen, who nicknamed the Purrloin Chrono. However, because of their past experiences with him, Ellen's other Pokemon, Terry in particular, were still wary of Chrono.
Seeing as Christmas was just a few days away, the rest of the group decided that they should get Ellen home in time for the holidays. They managed to get her to Village Bridge the day before Christmas Eve, and decided to spend Christmas at the Burks' house.
On Christmas Eve, they discovered that Ellen's father worked for Déoza, a weapons company that has connections with John Ford. The revelation left Ellen scared and confused, but some guidance from Entei helped to calm her. The group left for Dragonspiral Tower on Christmas Day, leaving Ellen in the care of her parents. After a discussion with her father, Ellen decided that although she agreed with Ford's ideals, she disagreed with his methods. That night, she and her Pokemon ran away, hoping to reunite with the group at Dragonspiral Tower. However, she barely got past Opelucid City before Palkia, summoned by Evan, teleported her along with the rest of the group (which was currently fighting "Black" on top of Dragonspiral Tower) to Plasma Castle in Black City.
At Plasma Castle, Zach was able to summon Kyurem from the God Stone, but when "Black" and Zach's father showed up, Zekrom and Kyurem were fused into Black Kyurem. A corrupted Zach and Black Kyurem fought against Evan, Seth, and Palkia. The battle moved from Plasma Castle to the area over Accumula Town, and Ellen could only watch the battle unfold on the news.
By the time Zach was finally defeated and Black Kyurem was separated, the Six Sages of Team Plasma demanded that the Liberty and Rocket agents leave Unova at once. Determined to help them defeat the Ancient Darkrai, Ellen accompanied them in their exile.
Battle Against the Ancient DarkraiEdit
No longer welcome in Unova, the group teleported to Team Liberty's base on Four Island, where they prepared to battle the Ancient Darkrai that had covered Sinnoh and Hoenn in darkness. Before the battle, Evan used his power as Hero of Space to grant Ellen limited powers of Space. With this power, Ellen could essentially see the world how Palkia saw it, and could use this ability to help her Pokemon narrowly dodge attacks.
Once everyone was ready, Ellen joined Seth, Evan, Klim, and many others that had been part of the Unova group in traveling to the Sinjoh Ruins where the Ancient Darkrai had set the stage for their final battle. When they arrived, the Darkrai began to summon Sombra, the Alpha Darkrai. Then the Darkrai split up to fight the members of the Team Liberty strikeforce. Ellen and Ryan found themselves facing Seven. During the battle, Artemis evolved into a Mienshao.
By the time they managed to defeat Seven, Sombra was nearly free. Nine arrived to speed up the process, unleashing the Alpha Darkrai from his prison. Ellen fought valiantly alongside the others. However, just when they thought they had finally defeated him, Sombra absorbed the other Darkrai (except for Five and Nine) into his essence, becoming a monstrosity.
Overwhelmed by the powerful Darkrai, Ellen and her Pokemon fell into the Dark Void. However, even from the Void she was able to lend some energy to Seth, the Hero of Time, who ultimately sacrificed himself to defeat Sombra once and for all.
Upon the defeat of the Ancient Darkrai, Team Liberty and Team Rocket leaders announced a ceasefire as both sides struggled to recover from the destruction the Darkrai had wrought. Wanting to do all she could to help, Ellen followed Ryan to his hometown of Fortree, which had been badly burned in a fire. During the peacetime, Solo evolved into a Duosion. This evolution split Solo's mind in two, causing him to constantly second-guess himself. To reflect this sudden change in personality, Ellen changed his name from Solo to Duo. Also around this time, Ellen celebrated her 10th birthday.
After six months, Fortree was nearly restored to its former glory. One day, Ellen was approached by a young man who introduced himself as Tyler. Upon seeing that Ellen was having trouble controlling her Purrloin, Tyler offered a spicy Pokeblock. Ellen explained how Chrono had always been troublesome and that she hadn't seen any improvements in the past six months. The two discussed possible reasons for Chrono's behavior, then Tyler urged Ellen to keep trying, assuring her that she had great potential.
The term potential reminded Ellen of the words Maddison Hayes had used to describe her back in Castelia. That night, everything Ellen had tried to forget about her adventures in Unova and battle against the Ancient Darkrai returned in a series of nightmares: Maddison Hayes at the top of Coeur Tower, the terrifying form of Sombra, and the revelation that her father's company Déoza has connections with John Ford. Ellen was also worried about her failure to bond with Chrono and her newfound frustration with Duo.
The following morning, Ellen went for a stroll with her Pokémon, trying her best to forget the nightmares.
AppearanceEditEllen has light auburn hair and brown eyes. She is somewhat small for her age and wears a light-pink shirt and Capri pants.
Ellen is kindhearted and lighthearted and has a childlike innocence. However, because of this she is very naive, yet also curious. She grew up with her Pokemon and is thus extremely close to them. Although she cannot speak to Pokemon, it is not hard for her to understand them, even when she has had very little bonding with them.
Upon learning about the Liberty-Rocket War and witnessing the extreme measures taken by Ford to end the war, Ellen became convinced that there was a more peaceful way to stop the fighting. She is determined to help bring about that peace without resorting to violence like Ford.
"You have potential, little one--the same potential that Ford felt in me when we first met." -- Maddison Hayes, to Ellen
"Why pick the lesser of two evils when you can choose good?" -- Ellen, to her father on the destruction of Castelia
At nine (now ten) years old, Ellen is the youngest Rise of the Rockets character.