Art by, Kodai
Age: 129 Years / Appears 35
Height: 5'9 ft
Job: Notail Leader
Likes: Capture creatures, Capture creature battles, Animals
Dislikes: People who are cruel to their capture creatures, People who don’t like capture creatures, Anything that can’t be connected to capture creatures or animals in some way
Notable contributions: Z-100 is the current leader of all Z-oologist class notails.
Original Creator: Kodai
One would think that someone who wears long, flowing trenchcoats, fingerless gloves, and boots with more buckles than is necessary would be a dour and humorless sort of person, but they would be quite wrong when it comes to Z-100.
The averagely tanned notail with not-so-averagely spiky hair and antennae is a cheerful sort, wearing all manner of smiling animal masks depending on what team they're battling with – and why shouldn't they be happy? They're doing what they love best: spending each and every day surrounded by amazing creatures that they occasionally pit in ruthless combat for entertainment.
Z-100 is the best capture creature tamer. The very best. Like no one ever was.
Possessing the typical Z-class attitude towards non-animals, Z-100 doesn’t even bother to interact with other notails, let alone other sapient species – unless they can see or otherwise know that the individual breeds and/or battles capture creatures. Even then, they are terrifically socially awkward, incapable of holding a conversation that does not involve capture creatures or animals in some way. This insecurity often hides behind Z-100's arrogance, as they rarely pass up the opportunity to brag about their perfect creatures – and who can blame them? After years of pouring blood, sweat, and tears into creating their teams, they've earned it.
As much as Z-100 loves capture creatures, however, they are not immune to the typical notail perfectionism. Creatures that do not have "perfect" genes are considered to be imperfect themselves. This does not particularly affect interactions between Z-100 and such creatures, however – they are perfectly content in allowing these creatures to exist, and will pet and cuddle any animal they come in contact with. They'll just quietly bemoan the fact that these creatures aren't perfect in their own thoughts.
Even so, they do have a few teams that consist of "less than perfect" creatures – or, to put it more appropriately, "perfect" for the difficulty tier Z-100 has categorized them at. Nothing brings them more joy than having a young Z-class stop by to show off their creatures in battle, and though they retain their cocky attitude, they take defeats in these arenas gracefully, secretly pleased that the challenger is raising their creatures so well. If Z-100 does manage to win one of these battles, they encourage the challenger, giving them tips and asking them to return once their skills have improved.
It is said that Z-100 will perform a favor for anyone who can show them a legendary creature or defeat them in battle. The reason people say this is because no one has ever actually done it.
Even for a Z-class, Z-100 was viewed as a bit intense in their passion. They would spend as much time as they could get away with outside, exploring the environment in search of insects or small animals to track and study, or even just pretending to be an animal.
The day they received their first capture creature and was sent off into the Woods was the most exciting day of their life.
Judging from the amount of scarring they exited with, it was not an easy ten years, but they could not have been happier to be counted as a success and passed on to proper Z-class life. Those early years of their career were spent in the field, trapping and taming new species in order to suss out their potential uses.
It wasn't long before they became interested in the laboratory side of things, especially after an existence of watching animals, particularly their own, fall prey to disease and faulty genetics. Retiring from active exploration, they took up the vial and syringe, throwing themself as completely into the mental side of Z-class work as they had the physical.
At some point, Z-100 (re)discovered capture creature battling. They had known about it before, of course, but working in an actual laboratory exposed them to an aspect of the hobby they had never considered. They began to experiment with raising and battling creatures on the side of their starter creature creation day job, participating in laboratory tournaments and eventually working their way to the top of the bracket.
It was when they remained undefeated for five years in a row that it was suggested they look into battle creature science full-time.
Delighted and absorbed by their newest passion, Z-100 continued to gain notoriety as a battler until, at last, they were confronted by the previous Z-100 and asked for a battle.
It was disheartening, but served to push Z-100 to work even harder at understanding the intricacies of capture creature genetics and behavior. It was not until they believed themself and their creatures to be absolutely ready that they challenged the old leader again.
This time, they won, and with that victory, a new chapter in their career.
Like all class leaders, Z-100 is cloned and replaced upon death as long as they continue to demonstrate that they are the best person for the job.
Soul Link: Z-100 is so in tune with their creatures' personalities and desires, and their creatures are so in tune with them, that verbal communication is unnecessary. Commands can be issued with but a slight gesture or look.
• They wish to be called Z-00, not Z-100. Notail class numbers are unable to start with a 0 so this will never be allowed.
• M-4 appears to have a vendetta against Z-100. All training requests from the Z-class leader are denied, and they are forbidden from participating in any sort of child-rearing activity. Z-100 claims not to understand the reason for this.
They also have a rivalry with Y-35, though this is far less hostile in nature and seems to consist more of friendly, if spirited, competition.
• Z-100 prefers shorts as part of their casual attire, claiming that they are "comfortable and simple to put on. :}"
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