Personal sketches of Mouse to work on some of his more recently developed personality traits. The written stuff is just my notes to myself.
Mouse has really changed a lot since he first started, but to clear up the confusion- This is always where his character was going.
I had planned from the beginning for Mouse to go from being a relatively harmless, well mannered kid to a psychotic killer. I've said it before that he was supposed to be like his team members- cute and loveable when they start, but less and less pleasant as they grow up.
Also, since I'm not technically allowed to enter the rounds now, the plan for Mouse in this round was that his plane finally gets shot down, and lands in hostile territory. He's not a POW, but he has to make his way back to friendly ground without getting caught or killed. Which means he has to start fighting on the ground with his team (more army style instead of airforce). This is where the first situation in which Mouse actually has to personally fight his enemies shows up. Which also presents the first time he has to personally deliver a killing blow (attacking another plane is a bit different than actually doing it face to face). And the first time he kills someone is about the time he jumps on the fast track to crazy town. XD Up to that point he's been getting more and more paranoid and agitated, but hadn't actually attacked anyone. And after that he pretty much kills any Johto recruit he can manage. At this point he still knows better than to attack anyone other than Johto militia.
Oh, this is also technically the round where Mouse gets those scars on his face (and back). They're from a nasty run in with a Beartic, in case you'd been wondering. Except for the one on his mouth- that's from a person. :I
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